Currensy – Verde Terrace Mixtape [Spitta Andretti] (Official Download + Tracklist) (DJ Drama)

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Curren$y is here with his official “Verde Terrace Mixtape” going by his Spitta Andretti alias with DJ Drama. I love when Currensy stays on the grind because that means there’s going to be more dope hip hop music to post up. Although his “Weekend At Burnies album” was pretty solid, I thought that he could have stepped his game up more. Maybe I was a little bit too critical though, but I’m trying to give honest feedback.

I posted up his “Televised video” from the album awhile back, but I’m glad he released a new project. In a recent interview, Curren$y says that he generally averages completing 3 new tracks every single day, unless he does a feature for a friend (like Dom Kennedy). On days when he does a feature, he generally only drops the verse for the feature and calls it. With that said, his grind is definitely on point and to be honest, he’s got one of the coolest, most down to Earth, personalities out of any artist in the music industry; something that makes him even more likable (no homo/pause).

Currensy – Verde Terrace (Album Artwork)

Some people complain that most of Spitta’s joints have been “sounding the same” or “similar” to his other songs because he has that slow, mellow, stoner flow. To be honest, I love what he’s doing here, but if I had one recommendation for him, it would be to at least try to get some more upbeat instrumentals. I appreciate the slow stoner-esque flow that he’s using, but I know he’s capable of sounding really dope on higher energy music like “Runway” and “Space Shuttle,” and even like he did on “Damier Doobies.”  He is still one of my favorite mixtape artists of all time no doubt (I still think he’s the most played in my iTunes library). Click here to read more.. »

August 23rd 2011 Downloads, Interviews, Mixtapes, Music

Producer Lex Luger Talks About Making Beats

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Lex Luger talks about making beats for Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, as well as working with Kanye West for the song “H.A.M.” No doubt dude has talent… Although a lot of people say his beats all sound like a slight modification of his past beats (e.g. recycled), I think they are all pretty fucking hot. Dude has become popular and for good reason – his beats fucking knock. I’m just being true to myself by saying fuck the Lex haters out there, he makes trap beats that knock… Hard In Da Paint/BMF/H.A.M. are all prime examples… Plus he worked with Wiz Khalifa on Cabin Fever mixtape and Juicy J for “Rubba Band Business” mixtapes…

May 1st 2011 Interviews, Music

DJ Drama Talks Beef w/ Young Jeezy / New Album (Video)

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Thisis50 sat down with DJ Drama a.k.a. Barack ODrama to talk about his new album, his new hit “Day Dreamin”, T.I., his relationship with Young Jeezy, and more.  See what’s good with Mr. Thanksgiving….

PREVIOUSLY: DJ Drama – Kiwibox Interview (Video)

March 17th 2009 Interviews, Music

Asher Roth Wants To Start A Revolution (MTV News Interview) [Video]

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Here’s some footage of Asher Roth talking with MTV news about wanting to start a revolution.  Check up on it and be on the lookout for his 4/20 album campaign for “Asleep In The Bread Aisle.”  See what’s good with Asher!

PREVIOUSLY: Asher Roth – Tim Westwood 20 Min. Freestyle (Video)

March 17th 2009 Interviews, Music

KiD CuDi Talks Retiring / Music Industry (Video)

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Damn, I love KiD CuDi’s music, and I fully support his decision to retire after 1 album. I’m definitely with Cud, but I feel that he will never fully leave the game. I feel the same way about this blog… I’m changing thangs up.  Mor interviews / album reviews, less crackinfo (i.e. constant short updates)…

PREVIOUSLY: KiD CuDi – Switching Lanes (CDQ)

March 17th 2009 Interviews, Music

Gucci Mane – “Goin Hammm” In The Studio w/ Mya & OJ Da Juiceman (Video)

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Gucci Mane La Flare is officially outta the jail and back in da traphouse recording “Goin Hammm” along with Mya and OJ Da Juiceman (Ay Ay Ay… Okay! Okay!)….haha  Definitely good to see GUCCI back in action – him and Zaytigga (Zaytoven) = dat piff.  Props to Gucci Mane for the exclusive!

PREVIOUSLY: Gucci Mane Is Free: ATL Welcome Back Concert

March 15th 2009 Interviews, Music

Slug Talks Atmosphere’s “Paid Dues 2009” Live Show (Video)

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Here’s footage of Slug talking about changing thangs up for the “Paid Dues 2009” tour.  Should be some dopeness.  He talks about Ant, and Felt (along with MURS), and another album.  Check up and see what’s good widdit!

PREVIOUSLY: MURS Talks Slug / LOUD Interview: Part 3 (Video)

March 14th 2009 Interviews, Music

Joe Budden, WALE, 9th Wonder – Talk Internet Comments (Video)

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Here’s some hilarious footage / real talk from Joe Budden, WALE, and 9th Wonder talking about internet comments.  I dig this footage – WALE is hilarious, Budden keeps it 100, and 9th Wonder keeps it cool.  Oh and Tahiry is in da buildin too!

PREVIOUSLY: Joe Budden – “In My Sleep” (Music Video)

March 14th 2009 Interviews, Music

Camron – the.LIFE Files Interview (Video)

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Killa Cam talks about everything from what happened to Sizzurp, that status of his relationship with Jim Jones and Juelz Santana, how he beat the recession, his feelings on Jay-Z’s comments on the song “Dig A Hole” and his new album “Crime Pays.”  Check up and see what’s goo with Killa!

PREVIOUSLY: Camron – I Got It 4 Cheap (Prelude)

March 14th 2009 Interviews, Music

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek – Angie Martinez Hot97 Interview (Video)

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Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) chop it up with Angie Martinez over at Hot97 for a quality interview. I’m definitely looking forward to their new material – as their work gets constant play on my iTunes and by my homies with good taste in music.

PREVIOUSLY: Talib Kweli – Coast2Coast (Mixtape: Vol. 4)

March 13th 2009 Interviews, Music