It's that time of year again. The Grammy Awards air tonight on CBS at 8 ET.
And the (Hip-Hop) Nominees Are...
Best Rap Solo Performance
“Over” – Drake “Not Afraid” – Eminem “How Low” – Ludacris “I’m Back” – T.I. “POWER” – Kanye West
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
“Shutterbugg” – Big Boi & Cutty “Fancy” – Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz “On to the Next One” – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz “My Chick Bad” – Ludacris & Nicki Minaj “Lose My Mind” – Young Jeezy & Plies
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars “Deuces” – Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Wake Up! Everybody” – John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common
Best Rap Song
“Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna “Not Afraid” – Eminem “Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B & Bruno Mars “On to the Next One” — Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
Best Rap Album
The Adventures of Bobby Ray – B.o.B Thank Me Later – Drake Recovery – Eminem The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z How I Got Over – The Roots
Feel free to comment on who you think will win tonight (or if you prefer how much of a joke the Grammy Awards are). I'll say Kanye for Solo, Big Boi for Duo, Jay-Z for Collabo, B.o.B. for Best Song and The Roots for Best Album.
"I sold a lot of records and a lot of people KNOW ME! Now where's my G*d damn trophy?!!" - Willie D (Geto Boys)
Hailing from South West London Rain has been putting it down since 2005. This talented 25 year old has already been tipped to do big things by a number of urban scene's tastemakers; Rain has previously been supported by DJ's such as Ras Kwame and DJ279 as well as having receiving radio-play from BBC Radio One, BBC 1Xtra, Choice FM and Kiss FM. Rain has also worked with some Hip-Hop's best producers including multi platinum producer Chad B and Tha Bizness who have worked with 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, T Pain and Drake. He has released a total of nine mixtapes and has a strong live performance and has performed at many events around the UK and overseas including performances in Tenerife, Barbados and the USA. Now in 2011 Rain gears up for his new mixtape 'London To QB' which is a collaboration project with Infamous Mobb's Ty Nitty and is set for release spring 2011. Before that though we have this excellent new single which sees Rain team up with R&B sensation Nathan who you may remember from his massive 2006 hit 'Come Into My Room' as well as fellow South London rapper Mayday. This track has massive crossover potential and just a taste of what's to come in the forthcoming weeks as we get ready for Rain's 'London To QB' release!!!
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Kottonmouth Kings To Release “Legalize It” EP on April 20th & Schedule Special 4-20 Performances ***
The Kottonmouth Kings are gearing up for this year’s annual stoner holiday with the release of their new “Legalize It” EP, which will be released through digital retailers on April 20th, 2011 and contain select tracks off the group's upcoming "Sunrise Sessions" album. The Kottonmouth Kings will celebrate the release of the EP with a series of special festival shows beginning on April 17th in Pozo, CA.
“It's that wonderful time of the year, a time of renewal and new beginnings. The Kottonmouth Kings are celebrating the holidays with the release of an uplifting digital EP called ‘Legalize It’ and a new string of shows,” commented Brad X. “Look for our new single ‘My Garden’ to drop in early April and the world premiere of the video on 4-20! It's an exciting time in our career, as we are in our 15th year as a group and still creating some our best songs. We are anxious to share the good vibes with the world and what better time than on 4-20!”
Kottonmouth Kings are riding a creative high with their new studio album, "Long Live The Kings", after announcing they have added Oregon based rapper the Dirtball to the group as a full-time member. The Kottonmouth Kings video for the track “Reefer Madness” can be seen online http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwNb4SdrWck .
The track listing for the Kottonmouth Kings "Legalize It" EP is as follows:
1 - Stonetown 2 - My Garden 3 - Rise Above 4 - Soon Come 5 - Ganja Daze 6 - When We Fall
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES: Apr 17 - Pozo, CA @ Pozo Saloon Apr 20 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre Apr 22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Apr 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont
“I Shitted Again” is King Just 1st leak off his upcoming Street Album “All Hail” dropping late February. The clean version is called “I Did It Again”. The track was produced by Phantom of the Beats (from umc’s). “All Hail” is dropping threw New York City own indie label Hardtimes Records. PR Dean & King Just are hard at work on his upcoming album, right now they looking for a retail/marketing home to release the project. “All Hail” itunes version is distributed by uprising Fork And Spoon Digital distribution (FAS Distribution).
"Jams DaBoombox Also Known As "King Boom" Is A Producer From Little Rock, Arkansas. Only Two Decades Into His Life And Has Been Making Beats For Half Of It. Raised On 90s Culture And It Is Shown Through His Music. Boom Takes Inspiration From Every Corner Of "The Arts" & Puts That Inside Of His Music. King Boom Raps From Time To Time To Express Himself. But Even When He Is Not Rapping, He Tells His Story Through Audio Clips And The Title Of His Beats."
Cataclysmic Boom Is Basslines and Drums in Audio Format, What this Arkansas Native brings you is the bridge from Soul to Hardcore timing. Listening to Jams DaBoomBox production takes you on a musical journey from Kool Keith to Flying Lotus .. get you some before its gone !!!!!!!!!!