With the release of his third solo album Selling My Soul, Masta Killa has become one of the most consistent solo artists in the Wu Tang Clan family. But back in the early 90s, Killa was just another hungry young emcee looking for an opportunity. In a new video interview, MK recalls those early years of the Wu, including the story behind his entry into the group on the classic track "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin". Killa also explains why he's the only Wu member not featured on the group's breakout single "Protect Ya Neck", plus GZA's reaction to MK's first written rhymes. Selling My Soul is Masta Killa's first new studio album in over six years, and features production from the likes of 9th Wonder, Mathematics, Inspectah Deck, PF Cuttin, and more. It's now available in physical and digital stores everywhere.
Rapsody Talks Differences from Nicki Minaj & 9th Wonder's Influence
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Rapsody speaks on 9th Wonder & Raleigh, North Carolina's inspiration and how Spoken Word influenced her artist name. She also touches on why female MC's shouldn't get boxed in and how there is room for what Nicki Minaj does and what she does.
Video Submission - Lancecape Ft. Korry Deez - Napalm
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Lancecape is no stranger when it comes to beats and has steadily been perfecting his production skills for roughly 15 years. Having produced bangers for the likes of Frank N Dank, Rapper Big Pooh, Keith Murray, AG and Cannibus he has gained ground in the global beat circuit. Being in Detroit's Red Bull 'Big Tune' beat battle Lancecape was able to grab the crowds respect, finish as a semifinalist and rub shoulders with hip hop heavyweights Black Milk, Jake One, Oh No and Alchemist.
Following up his 2011 debut mixtape, The Unexpected, New Jersey product Wem return’s with his sophomore mixtape Intellectual Arrogance, which features guests and production from Maybach Music Group artist Rockie Fresh, Neako, Nickelus F, Cardo and more.
Video: Snow Tha Product "F#ck Your Phone" Lyric Vid
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Whether you're at a crazy party or on a hot date, you can almost guarantee that people are spending more time Tweeting and Instagramming than talking with each other... so Snow Tha Product is giving it to you straight with "F#ck Your Phone"!!
The Countdown Begins on December 26th on Centric TV
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Before saying "Bye Baby" to 2012, Centric is giving viewers a "Refill" of some of the hottest R&B and Hip-Hop music of 2012 as the network announced today, The Hot 50. The four-part, year-end special features artists such as, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Usher and Miguel and will kick off on Wednesday, December 26th at 8:00AM ET.
The Hot 50 will be hosted by Centric's entertainment correspondent, Jasmine Sanders. Teamed up with Jasmine will be a few of entertainments leading media experts - Cori Murphy, Entertainment Director, Essence Magazine; Nicole Spence, Celebrity Editor, Global Grind; Ed Love, TV Personality, Comedian and Radio Personality, SiriusXM's Backspin; Sean Lynch, Assistant Editor, The Source and Jermaine Hall, Editor-in-Chief, Vibe - who will appear throughout the countdown special adding their commentary.
Mark your calendar - below is the complete schedule of The Hot 50:
DATE TIME COUNTDOWN
December 26th 8:00AM ET Top 50 - 41
December 27th 8:00AM ET Top 40 - 31
December 28th 8:00AM ET Top 30 - 21
December 29th 8:00-10:00AM ET Top 20 - 1
Paxton Baker is General Manger & EVP for Centric. Depelsha Mcgruder is SVP of Business Operations for Centric. Produced by Rod McDonald. Nicole Johnson is Talent Booker and Music Producer.
Centric is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today's African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today's hottest artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night.