The Lox sit down with Ciphasounds & Ebro to talk Trinity EP & the current state of NY hip hop this is a must see interview for true hip hop fans.
Last night & early this morning was a great day for Twitter users to get a few laughs & learn more about how fake most these industry artists really are. Apparently that old Slogan from “Scarface” about my word & my balls is all i got & i don’t break them for nobody doesn’t apply to today’s rappers. It all started late last night when a twitter user by the name of @SargeWP sent twitter in a frenzy by RTing rappers old tweets before they got put on an it made a lot of their new-found alliances look bad. It seems like nobody in the industry likes Wale from what we learned, and most of Rick Ross’s MMG crew weren’t big fans of his music before he put them on. I don’t know how @sargeWP was able to get these tweets but his following has skyrocketed since last night and rappers have been running an hiding copping pleas. 50 said it best “These Industry Niggas Ain’t Friends They Just Know How 2 Pretend”. The Only artist to stand by his words was Tyler The Creator, an that is what real men do you said it own up too it admit your wrong instead of running for cover saying people are lame for bringing up the past, if there lame what does that make y’all rappers? . I can’t respect these cats that are deleting tweets & saying that was 2 years ago that’s pretty recent smh y’all were still adults an chasing rap money just admit that you were a hater as well. The same artists calling haters wack are the same ones that were hating on there come up. I personally think this is good for rap because all these artists responses to these tweets will allow us to truly see their REAL characters, and it shows these new generation fans that rap is just entertainment don’t believe or buy into what these cats telling you to do because they ain’t even doing it. Meek was Cass #1 Team Cassidy supporter on twitter then got signed an started talking shit on Philly rappers an saying Cass hating, look at the whole picture. If im Rick Ross i’m dropping Rockie Fresh he was a MAJOR Ross hater as recent as two years ago & he didn’t even remove the tweets prior too signing a contract the audacity of that guy smh. How do you know he still don’t still feel that way, you don’t want people like that in your camp. French was 50 homie before he blew up 50 even looked out had DJ Whoo Kid host Coke Wave which helped him get a little more exposure a couple years later French Taking jabs calling him a donkey. Another funny one is Travis Scott who is this guy??? to say TI sucks, and if he felt that way why sign with him? These artists are only loyal to the money keep ya circle small or don’t have one at all is the best move. I made a few pic Collages below so y’all can see some of these tweets, i made it BIG so everyone can read clearly. In closing rappers just own up too your words move on because twitter will always find more incriminating shit to fuck y’all careers up.
Earlier this week I woke up very disappointed when I seen the XXL 2012 Freshman cover. This is a disappointment to all the hard-working new artists out. I am confused as to how they choose people for this cover it’s obvious it doesn’t go by how relevant you are because I have no idea who some of these people are and I’m a big hip hop fan. I thought a freshman was a new artist if that was the case French Montana & Roscoe Dash should not be on the cover. The idea of French being a Freshman is ridiculous the guy been in the game almost 10 years. It’s a shame he is the only East Coast rapper on the cover & he isn’t very lyrical at all. If u look back at past Freshman covers there has been more missed than hit rappers. I am aware artists work hard to build up their buzz, but I can’t even take some of these artists seriously. This section should be called XXL’s Rappers we want you to like this year. If you really think about it Future is the best new artist on this cover he did Racks on Racks, Tony Montana and a few other songs that got him some big Features from artists such as Drake & Rick Ross. Machine Gun Kelly must have been handed this cover with his Bad Boy Record deal. I don’t know who Macklemore is and I don’t care because I searched Hopsin, Iggy Azalea & Danny Brown and I was disappointed. I have no issue with Kid Ink I feel he earned it. In the 5 years XXL has had Freshman Class this is by far the worst one. I guess they don’t notice up & coming artists like Los, Jon Connor, XV, Schoolboy Q , Push!, Stalley even Chevy Woods to name a few. I see why ASAP Rocky passed on being in this class its a joke like interscope magazine oops!! I mean XXL.
One of the top 2011 Freshman is back with another song off his recent mixtape “Long Live Asap” out now. On this video he hooked up with Vice its influenced by Scarface, Belly, Enter The Dragon, Warriors, Willy Wonka.
Check out this interview by Blow Hip Hop Tv.
1.) How long have you been producing?
V Don: I’ve been producing for about 5 yrs now.
2.) What makes your sound stand out compared to others?
V Don: My sound differs from others because it’s a mixture between a late 90s feel and something new .
3.) I know your track record speaks for itself but who would you like to work with that you haven’t had the opportunity too yet?
V Don: I would like to work with Kendrick Lamar , im really feeling his music . I spoke with Asap Rocky about doing some work with him. I would also say definitely Rick Ross , Meek Mill & Common.
4.) What inspired the “Large On The Streets Big L beat ?
V Don: I made that beat a while ago , like the top of 09 . I came across a lil sample an added a dope drum break to it . At the time I was making beats with signature hooks on them
then I chopped up Big L vocals on the beat it went perfect.
5.) What was your breakout song?
V Don: It definitely had to be Vado Large On The Streets.
6.) Who is your top 5 producers of all time?
V.Don: I would have to go with Kanye , Alchemist , Hi tek , DJ Premier & Just Blaze.
7.) How can people reach you for beats?
V Don: You can hit me up on twitter.com/vdonsoundz or Soundzserious@gmail.com
8.) What do you use to make your beats?
V Don: FL Studio , Pro Tools , MPK
9.) What do you think the best album of 2011 is thus far?
V Don: I would say Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the throne or Kendrick Lamar Section 80
10.) Is there any projects you got on the way the people should know about?
V Don: Yes definitely I just placed a track on 50 Cent upcoming album , I just did a track with Lloyd Banks on “The Cold Corner 2” . I have my own artists SteadyFam im working with from Richmond Va . im also working on a ep with a new artist Bodega Bamz called Sidewalk Exec . In the future expect to hear me working with Trae Tha Truth , Willie Da Kid , Smoke Dza & Asap Rocky
11.) What are your thoughts on rap music as a whole right now?
V Don: I think rap music is in a changing stage right now , there’s a lot of dope new artist and a lot of garbage out too overall.
12.) Why should artists come to you for beats?
V Don: Artist’s should come to me for HEAT because my music definitely brings the best in you..
The new kid on the block repping Harlem A$AP Rocky who has been co signed by pioneers such as Cam`Ron, Jim Jones. Here is an exclusive listening session for his new project which sounds good. Blow Hip Hop Tv on the visuals