Saturday, 30 April 2011

Chiddy Bang Breaks Freestyle Record

The inaugural "O Music Awards" witnessed a new world record on Thursday. After freestyle rapping for 9 hours, 18 minutes and 22 seconds, Chiddy broke the Guinness World Record for the longest rap in history. He barely skipped a beat the entire time - indeed, to take more than a 3 second break would rule his effort invalid!

The target to beat was set by the rapper M-Eighty, from Indianopolis. Following his performance, Chiddy Bang was overwhelmed with public support for this effort: "Feel crazy right now thx for all the support yall the s**t! Cudnt did it without yall forreal" (Twitter).

Truly an incredible effort - I can hardly maintain some decent freestyle flow for 10 minutes! Check the video below for a 10min clip of Chiddy's rapping.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

I Am Still Music Documentary

So finally, a blog of mine which isn't about Eminem!

Lil Wayne is turning his trek his I Am Still Music tour into a documentary.

The Young Money figurehead told MTV in New Orleans last  week that cameras have been capturing footage of his first tour since being released from prison. "I just felt like a movie like that hasn't come out in so long. I also felt that I was the artist and I have the label and the artists with me to pull it off," he explained.

Treading a path similar to many other rappers with tour documentaries, Weezy felt it necessary to bring the behind-the-scenes element back to fans. "At that time when they put those movies out, we as the fans were interested in what they were doing on the road. It's going to be real major; it's going to be real big, I will eat real nice."

This isn't the first time the 28-year-old has let the cameras inside his personal life. He reportedly took part in a documentary following him as he prepared to begin his eight month prison sentence last year. The project was never released, but according to MTV, Scoob is also shooting the current project, so the new footage may be added to the upcoming documentary.

Wayne, Travis Barker, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and the rest of his Young Money family are wrapping up the tail end of the tour with three shows in Canada this week. No word yet on whether or not the documentary will hit the silver screen or go straight to DVD.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Eminem Goes Diamond

11 years since its release, Marshall's third studio album "The Marshall Mathers LP" has gone diamond, with the album shipping more than 10 million units.

Released in May 2000, the album was an immediatel success. Landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the controversial effort hit the top of the international charts and subsequently reached platinum status in almost two-dozen countries. It became the fastest selling rap album in history in the US, selling 1.76million copies in its first week.

Additionally, the album' racked up several accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2001. Fueled by singles 'Stan,' 'The Way I Am' and 'The Real Slim Shady,' it was later ranked at No. 302 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and was also included on similar lists in Q Magazine, Time Magazine and Complex Magazine.

Eminem most recently released his seventh studio album 'Recovery' last year. The LP bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 741,000 copies in its first week and later becoming the best-selling digital album of all time. It also won the rapper his sixth Grammy for Best Rap Album.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

"Bad Meets Evil" - Eminem and Royce Da 5'9

Eminem and Royce Da 5'9" have revealed plans to team up for a collab EP called 'Bad Meets Evil,' with the expected release date on June 14. The project is a much-anticipated follow-up to their 1999 collaboration of the same name, and is set to feature production from D12, Mobb Deep, DJ Khalil and others.

Eminem has revealed he is enjoying working with Royce and feels there is synergy between them: "Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the studio. At first we were just seeing where it went without any real goal in mind, but the songs started to come together crazy, so here we are."

"I'm excited to see this project come to fruition considering the long lapse in time between when we worked before and now. We had a blast doing it and we just hope everyone enjoys it while we're working on the 'Monster' that will be the Slaughterhouse album," said Royce.

The duo first worked together on Eminem's 'The Slim Shady LP' in 1999,whilst also producing the underground classic "'Scary Movies." In the noughties, Royce had bitter arguments with Eminem and D12, releasing several diss tracks but subsequently squashing the beef after the death of D12 member Proof. Since then, Royce has signed to Shady Records as one-fourth of super group Slaughterhouse, who most recently released an eponymous EP in February 2011.

Already this month, Royce released the track 'Writer's Block' featuring Eminem. It is as of yet unknown whether the track will be included on the joint album. Em also appeared on Royce's 'Rock City,' released back in 2007.

Listen to Writer's Block here:

Getting Started:

So! This is the first post on - my new place for blogging about fresh new music, and whatever comes to my mind! I'll be trying especially to get the latest info on hip-hop tracks and EPs, but will also attempt to get some personalised remixes and mash-ups the recognition they deserve.