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Music Review: Vado – Slime Flu

Posted by Oak Jones on October 26, 2010

During the late 1920s through the early 1930s, Harlem, NYC was the mecca of the African-American universe. It was a cultural movement that consisted of an evolution of literature, art and music. So, anyone from that particular suburb of Manhattan knows what it means to be born and raised there. Since then, the musical mecca has shifted to almost every part of the nation at one point or another. In the 1970s a new art form was presented to the national stage, the genre that we have all come to know and love as hip-hop. It was not centered in Harlem specifically, but in the borough of the Bronx… but it was New York City nonetheless. As history shows us, about every 10-15 years, the rap spotlight shifts back to NYC, and in 2010 the man who many consider would be the one to “bring the Big Apple back” is Cam’Ron’s protégé and fellow Harlemite, Vado.

Upon giving the phrase “slime” national acclaim, on October 12, Vado released his highly anticipated Slime Flu project to the masses. Lyrically he isn’t the sharpest rapper to ever do it, but like artist such as Nas, DMX, and 50 Cent (just to name a few…) he brings a refreshing sound to the game, one that we haven’t heard in a few years. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Music From The Diplomats – “Salute”

Posted by T. Adeyemi on June 26, 2010

Dip…Dip…Dip Set! Guess who’s back like cooked colc crack? Indeed it seems that Cam’ron was in the kitchen cooking up the raw, and the product still seems to feel just that good. The Dipset movement of the early to mid 2000’s has forever been etched in Hip Hop history. This is evident by the street anthems that still provide a heavy crowd response at any club night across the U.S. But furthermore the group has managed to continue to create buzz in a together but separate roundabout way. Now however, it seems the Dipset reunion is complete with the release of new music featuring all the original members.

After running this track back about 10 times you can’t help but mentally travel back a few years to the times where these dudes were at the top of the game. Now as four seasoned vets in the game they all bring a little bit different sound. Read the rest of this entry »

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Call It A Comeback: Dipset’s Reunion (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on June 14, 2010

Best. News. Of. The. Year.

On Friday, at a construction site in Brooklyn, the big four, Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey, all got together and filmed a video to show the world a unified front!

It didn’t happen at SummerJam last week (Juelz had his own set, Jimmy was blocked from the building and Cam surprised the crowd with Vado during DJ Khaled’s set) but that doesn’t meant that the wheels haven’t been turning in the same direction behind the scenes.

Jimmy’s track record at venues is well documented. Freeky Zekey recently sat down with XXL and shed light on way Capo was AWOL at Summer Jam. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Harlem Renaissance (by J. Tinsley)

Posted by T. Adeyemi on April 20, 2010

Cam’ron and Jim Jones working on repairing their friendship shouldn’t be a surprise by now.Miss Info broke the news last night, automatically conjuring memories of years past. During the early to mid 2000’s, there wasn’t a group who had more of a cult following than The DiplomatsG-Unit, possibly, but the more they became worldwide superstars, that organic and natural feeling of authenticity with their music seemed to disappear.

The crew that Cam built was different though. They never sought mainstream acceptance, although it eventually came. Dipset’s rise to power blossomed as the internet became more and more of a key player in Hip-Hop (for better or worse). They never seemed to not have product on the street either – albums and/or mixtapes. They had a proven leader and a solid #2 man in Juelz Santana and everyone else played their role. In essence, they were somewhat like the first Young Money with more emphasis on the street image. Read the rest of this entry »

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DJ Drama x Cam’ron – “Boss Of All Bosses 2″ (Mixtape) – J. Tinsley

Posted by Mr. Put On on January 12, 2010

Drama just recently let go of one of his two extremely anticipated Gangsta Grillz. On this edition, Dram hooks back up with Harlem’s own, Cam’ron. While the cover is “odd” to say the least, that’s not what I’m downloading it for. Crazy thing is, knowing the tape is now available for online consumption, that’s not even best news.  The lovely Miss Info just let go of this piece of information: Read the rest of this entry »

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Cam’Ron – Cuffin’ (ft. Vado & Gucci Mane)

Posted by Mr. Put On on September 29, 2009

Looks like Cam’Ron dropped his album, then mixtapes, and is still going. No stopping in site for this man; so for all those who want him to go back to that Horse & Carriage business– I wouldn’t hold your breath. His most recent Gangsta Grillz mixtape Boss of All Bosses dropped late August and had heavy features by Vado. On this track Gucci brings his blessings, as he, Killa Cam, and Vado discuss this cuffin’ phenomenon. It’s rather sickening actually, to see a man cuffin’ (not wifin’) a chick, when everyone else knows what the real deal is. Well that’s neither here nor there, check it out.

DL: Cam’Ron – Cuffin’ (ft. Vado & Gucci Mane)

Bonus: Cam’Ron – Gangsta Grillz: Boss of All Bosses (Mixtape)

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"It's Still Killa Season…"

Posted by J. Tinsley on July 4, 2009

Before I take a leave of absence for the day, posting duties call. With confirmation of Cam’s Gangsta Grillz on the way, the Evil Empire hooks up with Giles with a mixtape packed with exclusives. A mixtape with exclusives these days? Go figure.

Hit the break for what you came for.

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Cam'ron – "You The Baddest" x "Professional"

Posted by J. Tinsley on June 29, 2009

You know, for a second there I REALLY thought Cam had disappeared again. Ever since Crime Pays dropped in May, Giles has been quiet again giving me the uneasy feeling of another “extended vacation” (the last one totaled three years and some change) on the horizon. A recent conversation with my New York homie, Joe, about the state of (what used to be) Dipset helped ease worries that Cam would once again do his best “Carmen San Diego” impression.

And what do ya know? As if almost on cue, (Keep reading…)

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CAM'RON x GANGSTA GRILLZ…COMING SOON

Posted by J. Tinsley on June 11, 2009

For a second, I thought Cam was embarking on another hiatus. At least, that was until DJ Drama spilled the beans. This tape has been anticipated since news of it first leaked almost a year and some change ago.

Once again, however, Drama’s mixtapes > Drama’s albums.

DL: Cam’ron feat. DJ Drama & Vado–Labumba

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MAINO'S PREDICTIONS…SIX MONTHS LATER

Posted by J. Tinsley on May 29, 2009

About this time last year (give or take a few weeks), Maino was beginning to reap the success of his then smash single, “Hi Hater”. Things looked promising for Brooklyn’s Bully and his debut album, If Tomorrow Comes, ranked as one of my more anticipated albums of 2008. Fast forward through the numerous push backs and label politics, Maino has still yet to see his LP hit shelves. However, with a projected summer date set in stone and an official tracklist confirmed, hopefully the man who once “laid the hand of God” on Lil’ Cease can soon see his name on the Billboard Top 200.

Not to be mistaken, however, Main’s been keeping busy. Aside from smacking a random audience member for disrespecting him or his run-in with Yung Berg, his most successful side hustle has been that of a psychic.  Earlier this year, the track, “2009 Predictions”, was released with Brooklyn’s own giving his take on the year to come, two-double O-nine.

With the last year of the decade halfway complete, let’s take a look back at how successful he’s been.

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