Late Night with The Roots (mixtape)

The Roots have been responsible for giving us some of the most memorable live performances on Late Night Television since teaming up with Jimmy Fallon and becoming the house band for his show.

The mixtape feature live cuts from some of the best performances.

01 The Roots – How I Got Over (Live)
02 Ludacris – I Do It For Hip Hop / Last Of A Dying Breed (Live)
03 Mos Def – Casa Bey (Live)
04 Beastie Boys – So Whatcha Want (Live)
05 Black Star – History (Live)
06 Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Rock (Live)
07 Ghostface – Baby f. Raheem DeVauaghn (Live)
08 Wale – Pretty Girls (Live)
09 Raekwon – Catalina (Live)
10 50 Cent – Baby By Me / Do You Think About Me (Live)
11 Clipse – Popular Demand f. Black Thought (Live)
12 Clipse – Grindin’ f. Black Thought (Live)
13 Q-Tip – Barely In Love (Live)
14 Goodie Mob – Soul Food (Live)
15 Public Enemy – Bring the Noise (Live)



I came across this article and felt it was important to get the word out to new artists about these shady practices going on.

Many of us journalists with actual degrees in journalism and communications feel as if our jobs are being taken away by a geek with internet access. This theory is made a reality by various websites having the ability to sustain as much daily hits and unique users as mainstream media outlets; therefore making it hard to determine the credibility of the reporting and posts listed. The end result is amateur “industry” representatives taking advantage of the unsigned talent; payola.

Payola is when a person of influence i.e. a DJ or journalist takes money for “promoting” something as if it is their genuine belief. It is simply a paid advertisement without telling the public it is an advertisement. In short, payola is nothing new to Hip Hop, but with Twitter and the Internet being widely used, it is becoming more accessible than ever. Many website owners, promoters, bloggers and DJs have a much easier avenue to reach their prey; an unsigned artist.

Why is payola a bad thing? It is because you, the public, trust the opinion of a certain DJ/journalist/website. If they tell you something or someone is good for whatever reason, you should believe what they say. But if they really don’t feel that way and are just getting a paycheck, where is the credibility? Then you, the consumer wonder why there isn’t any “good music” out.



Mariah drunk 2x’s? LOL

Last night @ The People’s Choice Awards Mariah looked a lil twizzy..look @ how Nick helped her up..LOL

now peep this other video of Mariah accepting an award for her role in Precious..


Meet Rihanna’s New Man

Rihanna has been busy running the town with her new hubby Matt Kemp of the L.A Dodgers. Let’s see how long this one will last!!


Red Carpet Eye Candy

While everyone was watching the 2010 People’s Choice Awards last night. My mind was else where: Taraji Henson, Dania Ramirez, Paula Patton, Mary J. Blige *wakes up*


New Music: Maino – “2010 Predictions”

A few of his predictions I agree with…….

–Knicks will still suck
–Some rappers will admit they’re queer
–Tiger Woods face will end up on the cover of pornos
–Lil Wayne gonna go to jail & come out Muslim
–Lamar Odom & Khloe Kardashian not gonna make it
–We gon find out that Rihanna likes girls too



This dropped just in time to leave everything behind in 09 and move on to the next one…….



I know everyone and their momma is doing a best of 2009 type of list etc. Mine is based on the opinion of a dude who just likes hot beats and hot rhymes. That’s the reason why I decided to post my list. I love music and hip hop in general and wanted to give my opinion as the average cat who just about visits every hip hop site known to man in search of good music to listen to. So here I present to you my Top 10 Albums/Mixtapes for 2009. Enjoy and def check out this music if you havent already.


#1 The Salvation – Skyzoo
If you missed this album on your list then choke ya self!! For me, Skyzoo is the perfect definition of an underground mc & he’s better than any other rapper out there. The album contains strong lyrical delivery & ear catching production. This is the perfect album to save hip hop or at least to learn that there is a lot more to hip hop than Lil Wayne

#2 OB4CL2- Raekwon

As the first track cued I lost my mind the first time I played the album because I noticed that it’s the continuation to OB4CL pt1. That made me realize that this is more than an album, it’s a movie. A movie told by one of the games best storytellers Raekwon. This album was well worth the wait. Hope to see you on my 2010 list Dr. Dre


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