Bow Wow Leaves Cash Money Records

I heard back in 2009 that Bow Wow was joining Cash Money Records, I thought to myself, he doesn’t14280045861402-e1431193801627 seem like the type of artists for that label.  At the same time I was wondering what type of music he would make with them.  So I waited, and waited and waited and nothing ever happened.  Eventually I didn’t really pay him no mind because, well he’s Bow Wow who cares.  This week Bow Wow announced that he is leaving Cash Money Records to go back to the artists that got him his start in the first place, Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupree.  He’s leaving Cash Money because he was getting frustrated making albums and they never come.  Birdman was basically shelving him indefinitely, most likely to concentrate on putting out his other heavy hitters like Nikki, Wayne and Young Thug (wait what, Young Thug?!?).  So let’s wait and see what’s good with his new music that he makes with Snoop and Dupree.

 

No more Cash Money. No bad blood though! All love… (This is my answer, so when i do interviews pls dont ask the question) thanks.

Posted by Bow Wow on Friday, May 8, 2015

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Hip Hop Biggest Music Revolution Ever

The British invasion of rock bands in the 60’s was revolutionary, changed music, lives and the way people saw the world.  According to a study by scientists queenlatifahtupacfrom Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London Hip Hop was much bigger in the 90’s.  Their study of over 17,000 songs over a 50 year period, the researchers studied trends in style and diversity as well as how harmony, chord changes and tonal quality changed over time.   “We can actually go beyond what music experts tell us, or what we know ourselves about them, by looking directly into the songs, measuring their makeup, and understanding how they have changed,” said lead author of the study Matthias Mauch.  “The rise of rap and related genres appears, then, to be the single most important event that has shaped the musical structure of the American charts in the period that we studied,” Mauch said.  The study found the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eurythmics and Duran Duran paled in the face of Hip Hop in the 90’s.  A revolution that is still going on today shaped the way pop music is made with the help of drum machines and synthesizers from the 80’s.  With that said, here’s a copy of my Old Skool Hip Hop mix with all the joints that revolutionized music.

Selectah EJah’s Old Skool Hip Hop Vol 1

Play on your PC, iPad, Android or iPhone:
www.HipHope.com/mixes/Selectah-EJah-Old-Skool-Hip-Hop-1.mp3

Download to play on any device or burn a CD or DVD:
www.HipHope.com/mixes/Selectah-EJah-Old-Skool-Hip-Hop-I.rar

Song list:

01. New York State of Mind – NaS
02. How Many MCs – Black Moon
03. Oh My God – A Tribe Called Quest
04. Public Enemy No 1 – Public Enemy
05. The Day the Niggaz Took Over – Dr Dre
06. Progress of Elimination – Boss
07. Paper Thin – MC Lyte
08. Because I Got it Like That – Jungle Brothers
09. Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin Ta Fuck Wit
10. Loves Gonna Get’cha – BDP
11. On the Run – Kool G Rap and Polo
12. Let ‘Em Know – Souls of Mischief
13. Sucker MC’s – Run DMC
14. Tonight’s Da Night – Redman
15. Criminology – Raekwon
16. What the Blood Clot – Method Man
17. Renee – Lost Boys
18. I Met a Girl – ????
19. That’s the Joint – Funky 4 Plus 1
20. Love Rap – Spoonie Gee

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Forbes Top 5 Wealthiest Hip Hop Members

Nothing new here with Forbes list of the top 5 wealthiest Hip Hoppers.  Late last year with the sale of Dr Dre’s Beats to Apple, he was self proclaimed as Hip Hop’sdr-dre-diddy first billionaire.  According to this list, he is not, he is still trumped by Diddy, Daddy, Puffy or whatever his name is these days.  The only difference from last years list, is 50 Cent passing Baby, maybe because of the rumors of big names leaving his label and the foolishness he’s been doing to get his other artists noticed.  Jay Z’s position may change next year with his music app Tidal coming out.   Here’s the Forbe’s list of wealthiest Hip Hop artists:

 

 

1. Diddy – $725M
2. Dr. Dre – $700M
3. Jay Z – $550M
4. 50 Cent – $155M
5. Birdman – $150M

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Ciara – Jackie

Ciara_-_Jackie_(Official_Album_Cover)It’s been about two years since Ciara’s last self titled, mediocre album.  Mediocre may be a nice way of describing the album, it was downright terrible compared to all her other dope albums.  Almost every song was boring or sounding like she was trying too hard to make a hit.  Her latest effort Jackie is right back to Ciara’s usual dopeness.  Almost every song on the album is poppin’ and her voice sounds cleaner and has more depth to it.  The first single, I Bet, is a soulful slow jam while Jackie (BMF) is an uptempo club song.  BMF, Bad MF is what that stands for.  The rest of the album no doubt has some hot songs on it and is more of what I expect from Ciara, I wish she would sing more songs that utilize the octave range of her vocals so people like Tamar Braxton would shut up about her not singing certain types of songs.  Album is def an 8.5 out of 10, great job a define must have to your Hip Hop/R&B collection. Check the video for her first single I Bet below, Ciara is looking mighty fine lately though.

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Love & Hip Hop’s Mendeecees Harris To Do Jail Time

Love & Hip Hop star  Mendeecees Harris has to do jail time for drug trafficking.   His ties to a drug ring from 2005 to 2012 that moved cocaine and04.22.15YandyMandy heroin up in Rochester, NY.  Harris made a plea deal that will land him in jail for 8 to 10 years and or a fine of up to $5 million.  In addition to the plea, he has to give up the money he made from Love & Hip Hop of about $103,000.  He will remain out of prison until his court hearing in August,  Harris  was supposed to marry his fiance Yandy Smith on live TV on VH1.  Harris’ co-defendants are already serving 10 years as we speak.

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Nas Search For Hip Hop Across The Globe

0021Nas is an executive producer for a film Shake the Dust, a film that travels the globe and sees how Hip Hop since it’s birth in the South Bronx in the mid 70’s, has shaped the world through its culture around the globe.  Places like Uganda, Yemen, Columbia and Cambodia as well as other countries are showcased.  The drastic difference of Hip Hop culture is different from place to place and a lot of countries don’t get enough mainstream recognition.  This film is a perfect film to show how the rest of the world gets down, check the trailer for the video.

 

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