General Jimmy

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Darren steps to Young Money

Young Money might very soon become NO Money.

As Summer turns in Autumn or as they say in America ‘The Fall‘, it seems the latter might occur to the Young Money Empire that’s headlined by the following…

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It started with Drake deciding that it would be perfectly fine to produce & include himself in various out-takes along with unfinished tracks that he purchased by the deceased R&B Legend – Aaliyah.

This lead to a Public Statement from the Family of Aaliyah distancing themselves from this posthumous album in some manner due to Drake not asking for their blessing:

Rolling Stone – ‘Aaliyah’s Family Not Involved With New Drake-Led Album Project’.

Über Hip-Hop Record Producer & Genius Timberland along with Missy Elliott as well-known friends with Aaliyah instantly made it known that they wanted nothing to do with Drake’s project.

As murmuring of unhappiness where being directed towards Canada’s best Rapper his Label Colleague & Boss made perhaps one of the biggest Own-Goals in Hip-Hop History…

This dis from the same Lil Wayne that made the colab with Jay-Z ironically called…
‘Hello Brooklyn 2.0’.

To distance yourself from the major entertainment market & Media Hub that’s New York City would cause a reaction yet it even became Political…

It must be noted that when big-time Rappers have spoken negativity towards major American Cities the results have been lethal & tragic..!!

Then the final part of this comedy of errors came from the most Plastic & even being more *surreal than anybody on the Young Money stable – Nicki Minaj.

In, this American Election Year that sees it’s 1st African-American President looking for a 2nd Term guess what she ‘spits’ (appropriate word) on wax. Please be warned, you’ll have to rewind this to believe she actually thought this was cool…

For an African-American Celebrity especially in Popular Music to declare opposition towards President Obama in support for his rival to The White House – Mitt Romney is on-par with thinking it’s clever to wear a Man Utd Home Shirt in the Liverpool end of a Football (Soccer) Stadium.

It will be interesting to see if any maturity along with business skills return at Young Money due to their Summer of total madness that might possibly become a very harsh winter, never to possibly recover?

Ohhh… this is why I used the Asterisk (*) in the above article was in relation to this…

Lil Wayne ponders on his influence within Culture & History compared to a certain Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple..!!

Hendrix Foundation not happy about new Film

When I brought the news out the other day, naturally a day or two after everyone else, that Jimi Hendirx was definitely going to be played by Andre 3000 in a new biopic I voiced my concerns that no music would be allowed on the film. Those concerns sadly look pretty strong, especially after Rolling Stone broke the story that the foundation were anything but pleased with the idea. Considering this was first mooted back in 2008, looks like the film-makers have just thought fuck it let’s do it anyway. Probably not the best cause for creating a biopic, but if the story can still be told then you never know…

RIP MCA

I’m not going to claim to be the biggest Beastie Boys fanboy out there (never really liked License to Ill that much), but you can’t fuck with a legend. MCA passed away after a three year battle with cancer yesterday and hip-hop is mourning a true pioneer. ‘Paul’s Boutique‘ is by far and away one of the greatest albums ever (if sadly also a snide girl’s clothes make) and the ultimate love letter to sampling, ‘Intergalactic‘ is a beyond brilliant party record and their influence knows no bounds. Rolling Stone did a great Spotify playlist showcasing all his finest musical moments; check it below.

RIP MCA.

UPDATE

A few days after I roginally osted this post the Mighty Mojo, another DJ from Liverpool who has a blog, wrote this tribute to MCA. Check Check Check, Check it out.

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