Audio: Big Noyd f/ Krondon, Mista Sinista, Phil The Agony - "All Out (M-Phazes Remix)"
Courtesy of DM 360.
Woddop! We're getting ready to roll out Phazed Out, which is a compilation of joints from our (Coalmine Records) catalog, remixed by M-Phazes and dj mixed/blended together by Rhettmatic. The project should drop around mid January, but in celebration of our new site launch and to kick off the campaign, here's a stream to the first leak that we're just throwing out there. This is a remix to our 4th vinyl 12-inch, "All Out" featuring Big Noyd, Phil The Agony & Krondon, which makes for a dope east coast west coast collab track. Phazes definitely did this remix justice, which was originally produced by Shuko.
The High Life is a crew of four Massachusetts-based emcees: VICEVERSAH, Dominik Omega, Carolina Black, Fran-P, and their producer The Arcitype. The genesis of The High Life came about organically; all four members of Boston based hip-hop label AR Classic Records were slated to record their individual material on the same night. With everybody in one room, the group started trading verses, sharing beats, and tracking songs with one another. What had started as an ambitious recording schedule, ended in cross-pollination and the creation of a new group - The High Life.
Since then, The High Life's diverse, dynamic and infectious energy has been turning heads and bringing the fun back to hip hop. With multiple placements on ESPN and with the support of mixtape distribution site Get Right Music, and NYC/LA streetwear company Cookies-N-Cream, the group's hard work is already starting to pay off.
Download "Iller" now to have a taste of The High Life.
So I've been playing mustard all month, it's time for me to ketchup! FREE MUSIC GALORE~!
DJ Flash presents The Best of Phonte Mixtapes
Quoted as "The Phonte mixtape to end all Phonte mixtapes," here's a mixtape of Phonte's greatest hits which is over 65 tracks long (so no tracklistings here)! If you haven't heard of Tay beforehand, this mixtape is a great start. If you have, listen anyway. New Tigallo New Tigallo New Tigallo New Tigallo!
Whatever "Silent President" means, best believe Lil B's that, along with a lot of people he often says he is in his songs. There are plenty of people for Lil B to be in this mixtape. #Swag!
Tracklisting: 1. Great China Sea 2. Black and White 3. Silent President 4. Mom stressed Out 5. December 1989 6. Cap Pillah 7. The Original 8. THe Based One 9. Same Place 10. Got You One 11. Beat the Cancer 12. Start Fishing 13. BasedGod 50 14. Stangz
Here's a new free album from Cool Kids' own Sir Micahel Rocks and know that it rocks, indeed. Brought to you by illRoots, "Premier Politics" features productions and features from Alchemist, Jeremih, Cardo, Boldy James, Chuck Inglish (of course), and more.
Tracklisting: 1. Merry Go Round 2. Wassup 3. Thank God 4. She Gotta Have 5. Too Short Back feat Shorty K & Tris J 6. Get It Together feat Casey Veggies 7. Stop The Show feat Boldy James & Payroll of DBCO 8. Cell Dope 9. Brite 10. Neiman Marcus Swag 11. I'm Doggin' 12. Mr. T 13. I Can't Go feat DJ Thunder 14. Slice feat Shorty K 15. Fast Car 16. Miss Jane feat Jeremih
Is it me or is DJ Skee finding a lot of dope emcees from L.A.? Shane Eli gives you a bold statement that anything your favorite rapper can do, he can do better. And listening to this mixtape, I'm not mad at his statement at all. Check this one out. Guest appearances in clde Critical Hype, Ahmad, Playboy Tre, Rittz, etc.
Tracklisting: 1. DJ Skee Intro 2. Boarding Pass 3. The Feeling (ft. Julius Francis) 4. When We Were Kings (cuts by DJ Critical Hype) 5. If I Don’t Make It 6. Guillotine 7. City Never Sleeps (ft. Jenny Bapst) 8. The Night Is Young (ft. Jason Caesar) 9. Fantasy 10. Let’s Ride DJ Skee Intro 11. Let’s Ride (ft. Playboy Tre & Rittz) 12. Get Down (ft. Aleon Craft) 13. I Love You (Kinda) 14. Bo Jackson 15. Have Mercy 16. When No One Cares 17. Lullaby 18. The Arrival (ft. Ahmad) 19. DJ Skee Outro
Here's a new cut from an Ohio native who's working to make it. A reluctant star, huh? I don't see anything hesitant about Vic, but he's working on becoming a star nonetheless. Check it out!
1. Reluctant Star [Produced by C.Avery] 2. Power - [Produced by C.Avery] 3. Man Outta Time feat. Satellite High [Produced by Madd Caesar] 4. For Your Love feat. Blayze Kid [Produced by C.Avery] 5. Change The World -[Produced by App Did DAT] 6. Ride Slow( Midtro) feat. Rey Resurreccion [Produced by Xchange Leaders] 7. The Season -[Produced by Rey Resurreccion] 8. Down Goes Frazier feat. BlocKartel [Produced by App Did DAT] 9. Far From Home -[Produced by App Did DAT] 10. Me and The Kick (Freestyle) - [Produced by Rey Resurreccion] 11. Her Needs -[Produced by Madd Caesar] 12. Paletero Man feat. Paulie Rhyme [Produced by Stev-r]
Yes, this is from the same band who bought you the classic "Elmatic" (I don't care what anyone else says, it's still classic to me!). This soul-funk band played gigs with fellow Motown natives Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Phat Kat and here are the audio evidences to prove it. A full band, along with DJ Dez on the 1s' and 2's. If it's Will, then it's got to be REAL!
Tracklisting: 1. Introductions 2. Mic Check 313 (Feat. Guilty Simpson) 3. Back On The Road Again (Feat. Guilty Simpson) 4. Nightmare (Feat. Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson) 5. Front Street (Feat. Phat Kat & DJ Dez) 6. Cold Steel (Feat. Phat Kat & Elzhi) 7. Get Riches (Feat. Guilty Simpson) 8. So Gone / Nautilus (Feat. Black Milk) 9. Pressure (Feat. Black Milk) 10. Danger (Feat. Black Milk & Phat Kat) 11. Take Notice (Feat. Guilty Simpson)
That's it for the "Ketchup Edition" of "Free Music Fridays." If you have any free music you would like to share with the world, please e-mail me at email@example.com. If you're an artist with your free mixtape/album shown on this page and you want to send me a link re-up, corrections, and/or questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, as well. Thanks for reading and enjoy y'all! Two fangas, one love...
Video: Gel Roc f/ Abstract Rude - "Beautiful Tragedy"
"Beautiful Tragedy" Produced by Xczircles with Scratches by DJ Drez. Featuring MC's of E TIMES TWO (EX2), MASS MEN, FREESTYLE FELLOWSHIP, PROJECT BLOWED, MACHINA MUERTE & MORE... P & C 2011 Abolano Records.
The eighth album from producer Geoff Wilkinson’s hip-hop-jazz crew Us3 sees the introduction of two new MCs from different backgrounds and different nationalities. From Puerto Rico via New York comes Oveous Maximus, and from London, England comes Akala.
The familiar Us3 sound features collaborators past & present, including fiery horn players Ed Jones (sax) and Bryan Corbett (trumpet). A variety of keyboard players take the chair including John Crawford, Mike Gorman, Barry Green, Tim Vine, Neil Angilley, and John Turville. Double Bass is handled by Chris Dodd, and DJ First Rate shows off his turntable trickery again.
Geoff explains the title, and theme, of the album; "I’ve become increasingly disillusioned by the people we, as children, are traditionally brought up to look up to. Politicians, police, business leaders, sportsmen, religious leaders, etc all seem to be up to their eyeballs in corrupt practices. The gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening at an increasing pace. Is this what a democracy should look like, where it’s ok to lie, cheat & steal your way to the top?"
Akala & Oveous articulate this in the hard-nosed title track, culminating in an epic crescendo of horns. Both rappers acknowledge the spoken word roots of rap respectively; Oveous on the blues-drenched Wild West, and Akala on the staccato stop/start rhythms of The Ring.
The melancholic guitar drenched groove of Ghost sees Oveous telling a story of abuse and revenge, while the breakbeat led Puppets has Akala telling a modern day parable relevant to us all. The Us3 sound is expanded to include flamenco influences on Uptown, and the Fela Kuti – like afrobeat of (You Are) So Corrupt. Lie, Cheat & Steal was recorded in London before, during, and after the recent riots, & Akala sums up the atmosphere on Pressure Bursts Pipes over an amalgam of piano, electronica, horns & angular beats.
The 8-piece Us3 live band will be performing a 19-date European club tour in October 2011.
Oveous Maximus grew up in the Bronx & Washington Heights in New York. An honorary member of the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café, Oveous has a unique style of rap & spoken word. He was a National Poetry Slam finalist 3 years in a row, a multiple winner at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem & has performed on the TV series HBO Def Poetry. He has recorded with Louie Vega and Osunlade., and is about to release his 3rd self-produced studio album this year.London-based Akala is a MOBO award-winning artist, label owner & social entrepreneur.
Inspired by the likes of Saul Williams & Gil Scott-Heron, Akala has released 3 solo albums and performed as far as Vietnam, Brazil, Africa, New Zealand & Australia. In 2009 he launched the "Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company", already an acclaimed music theatre production enterprise. Recently he presented a TV show about UK MC culture called "Life Of Rhyme" on Channel 4.
A candid and uncensored look at the show from two VERY opinionated viewers! All interlinking sections between their recap segments are written by Ciara.
Part 1 The BET Hip Hop Awards 2011
Before the show began I decided to to take a quick power nap and catch a hot shower, I turn on the show , log onto Facebook and get a memo from Jeff that he will be late for the show due to his bus driver being M.I.A and nowhere to be found. By this time BET has opened the show with a performance by some guy and T.I…don't worry later on I will find out who the other guy was. I missed the entire performance (shame on me). Bet introduces comedian/actor Mike Epps as the host for the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards. After walking down the red carpet Mike welcomes everyone to the 1st annual Hip Hop Telethon and DJ Khaled cosigns and does the same. The stage is setup as if it is a real telethon with four tables, a DJ spinning the ones and twos on one, three females on another, three dudes sitting at another and Twista, DJ Khaled and two other people at the other. "Tonight we are raising money for Hip Hop because its all over the place but its ain't everywhere that's right it ain't everywhere and we cant survive in this world without Hip Hop that's right I'm doing my part I just signed a rapper from Iraq last week and I know he gonna blow up." Everyone laughs. Mike Epps goes on to say everyone has the game twisted "I don't hear the phones ringing Twisted Twista what are they doing?" Twista breaks out into his as I say his personal lingo that is so fast that closed caption cant even keep to sum it up Twista says no one is calling for Twista to pick up the telephone line. To quote Mike Epps "Huh what you say?" "We aint got no calls man" dang Twista that's all you had to say. And out of nowhere DJ Khaled decides to say "We the Best"…..who told him to pipe in? I digress. Mike points to a picture of a guy on the screen and says this guy needs Hip Hop like a basketball wife needs a husband. "That's right and your donations will help him get a Lil Wayne starter kit." DJ Khaled: "He's the best." Mike Epps starts dancing to 6'7. "We take cash, checks, EBT cards, food stamps, post stamps, we even take rest cards. Swizz Beatz we need some of that Alicia Keys money we all those cars are in her name." At this moment they put the camera on LL Cool J dying laughing at this. "That's right Amare Stoudemire we need….Y'all locked out I'm not even going to ask for your money. Malcolm Jamal Warner we need some of that Cosby money." DJ Khaled: "Theo the best man." Mike Epps goes on to say "Theo aint shit." we move on from that to the nominees for the Sweet 16: Best Featured Award. Busta Rhymes picks up the win for the Sweet 16. After that we have Da Brat take us to commercial and introduce what's coming up next after break. During this time I'm catching Jeff up to speed on what's been going on. Ciara: Mike Epps got hotline with Twista and DJ Khaled answering the phones. Jeff: Wth Ciara: T.I and somebody else performed, Busta won the the Sweet 16 award. Jeff: Um......Where has Twista been? Ciara: Idk but his part was funny as hell we need a drop for that. Jeff: Lol Ciara: Idk who opened the show, ummm Da Brat. Jeff: I heard T.I opened. Ciara: Yea him and some dude idk who it was it looked like either Gucci Mane or Main-O (Ciara Gucci is locked up DUH) Jeff: Lord We come back from the break and the first set of MC cyphers is underway. Big K.R.I.T starts off the "Indie Meets Mainstream" cypher off HOT! Tech N9ne jumps in and keeps the flow going (I could not understand a word he was saying) then Bad Boy Records/Interscope Records newest signee Machine Gun Kelly keeps it going…Machine Gun Kelly never EVER go shirtless such an eyesore pass me the eye bleach. Kendrick Lamar has his say then B.O.B jumps in with a few weak bars but he finishes off strong. Ciara: Big K.R.I.T is killing the cypher, damn Tech N9ne. Jeff: Who else is in it? Ciara: Tech N9ne is killing it now, Machine Gun Kelly now can you put on a shirt? Jeff: Lmfao Ciara: He is just not....yuck, Kendrick Lamar looking like Lil Cease. Jeff: Smh never a good look. Ciara: See me and Kendrick got issues now he got on a hoodie with shorts. WHY DID YALL INCLUDE BOB IN THIS? He just fucked this cypher up Jeff: Why is Bob in that cypher? He should've been in the one with Ludacris and Yelawolf.
Part 2 The BET Hip Hop Awards 2011
Ciara: Well Bob just fucked it up. Wiz Khalifa and some random dude are out next as the second performance of the night performing "Taylor Gang" And oh by the way it's a shirtless Wiz Khalifa…..GAGS Ciara: Now it's Wiz Khalifa......Can somebody donate food to this fool? Jeff: Lmfao Ciara: Wiz your shorts shouldn't be that tight. Jeff: Wth Ciara: Taylor Gang.....Wtf is that Wiz? Jeff: He's performing the song? Or did he bring them out (Jeff….WHO? Is them?) Ciara: Yes. Jeff: I like that song. Ciara: wiz khalifa looks like a damn stick figure doing all these weird dance moves. Jeff: Lmfao, Amber needs to put him on that pinup strong diet. Ciara: Okay this song needs to end. Jeff: Or WIC After this never ending performance Da Brat takes us to commercial again. Ciara: She looking like she is stuck in 1996. Jeff: So she regular? Ciara: Yes braids and all! Look I know home girl been in jail and all but WHY Do you still look the same as you did in your very first video? Sweetie its 2011! MOVING ON! Finally back from commercial we go straight into another cypher dubbed as the "Uncut Cypher" starting off with Reek Da Villain (never heard of him) than onto 2Chainz who has on three chains one being an airplane. Ciara: Cypher time Reek Da Villain….WHO? Jeff: No clue. Ciara: Me either, 2 Chainz….but you got on three chains not two! He can't count. Jeff: BET DID YOU REALLY FIND THIS FOOL? Busta Rhymes has his say and boy did he say a lot! Busta basically seated a few people without saying HAVE SEVERAL SEATS. We go to Ludacris who had nothing ludicrous to say pretty lackluster. This was a bad move to have Ludacris end this cypher when it actually was ended when Busta finished. Next up is Reese's Perfect Combo Award…Yes Reese's even has their award for the show. Malcolm Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross present the award with Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes picking up the win. Jeff: Malcolm, Tracee AINT NOBODY CHECKIN FOR YALL Ciara: HELL NO Ciara: Who won? Jeff: Chris, Busta, Wayne. Ciara: That song is going to snatch a bunch of awards. Jeff: definitely Wale is up next to perform his hit single "That Way" Did I mention that I've been a big fan of Wale since his early days on mixtapes? Wale is soon joined by his fellow Maybach Music Group affiliates Meek Mill then Rick Ross. Meek Mill is lip syncing faster than the track playing pretty clusterfuckish I seriously don't get his hype. Jeff: ….Meek Mill Ciara: LIP SYNCING MEEK MILL REALLY? Jeff: No comment did you see L? Ciara: Naw I missed it. Jeff: Looking sickly as hell. (Referring to LL Cool J) Ciara: ImNotFor Wale and this girly hairdo. Why can't somebody tell Rick Ross that Velvet, Satin, and some cottons are NOT for HIM? Jeff: *hands you the phone to his publicist* Rick Ross joins his crew to perform some song I have never heard with wearing a satin shirt that was pleading with him the entire performance to LETITGO. Randomly the camera is put on Tyrese in the crowd feeling the music. Ciara: Tyrese looking fine. Jeff: Tyrese REALLY? Ciara: He still fine and has a new song with Ludacris. Jeff: Self promoting with @tyrese shirt smh. Ciara: Ill @tyrese him alright Lol. At this point I'm going to skip commercial breaks because for some reason BET likes to show a billion commercials during award shows and it becomes tiring. We have "Survival of the Illest" cypher start off with the returning Lady of Rage whose hair looked like it was in a rage all by its damn self. Ciara: LADY OF RAGE THAT WIG IS RAGING TO GET OFF YOUR HEAD Next up is another guy I never heard of which makes me feel bad because well the brother is blind. Ciara: Blind Fury Who? Apparently he is blind LAWD Then it goes over to another unknown Dom Kennedy. Dom starts his freestyle off talking about how he looks good ( I disagree) then fellow Virginian Skillz steps up to the plate and let every know why he is called "Skillz" and ends the cypher on a high note. Next performance gave me a flash to the back. Everyone's favorite barking dog DMX hit's the stage and tore the roof off. He performed his memorable hits "Get At Me Dog", "Ruff Ryder's Anthem", "What's My Name", and "Party Up." The audience loved it and you can tell DMX loved it at the same time it felt like 1998 all over again. Part 3 The BET Hip Hop Awards 2011
Ciara: DMFUCKINGX Jeff: Lmfao Ciara: DMX dressed like its 1998. Jeff: I missed the cypher (cooking dinner) Ciara: You better go head with your barking ass WHO FOUND SWIZZ BEATZ? Jeff: SHUT EM DOWN OPEN UP SHOP Cameraman decides go over to Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star who are going crazy over DMX. And we get a random Alicia Keys sighting. Oh by the way Swizz Beatz was DMX's hype man. (So important I forgot) Ciara: SPLIFF STAR Jeff: Lol Alicia (former wifey) Ciara: FOOLS DONE CAME OUT THE WOODFUCKINGWINKS Jeff: why am I reciting this song? Ciara: Yea that's why Alicia paying off all his IRS bills (referring to Swizz Beatz) these were the songs. Jeff: I got the TV on max volume my roommate looks scared. Ciara: He better be. Jeff: WHY didn't I think of that earlier? Try FEAR. Ciara: Up in here is the damn anthem. Right after the performance we go straight into another award with some guy from the TV show "The Game" no not the rapper there is a show called that and for some odd reason girls in the audience are screaming for this guy (me confused) and oh he is also joined by Amare Stoudemire who I just realized was so fucking tall. The two make jokes about the lockout….not funny and we move onto the nominees for People's Champ Award powered by Verizon…Yes Verizon has their own award too and where is The Rock when you have people stealing his gimmick? Again Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes pick up this award. Ciara: Busta is going to get tired of getting up accepting awards in a bit. Chris Brown or Lil Wayne were in attendance at the show. Jeff: He better act out. Ciara: Send Spliff Star to collect it. Jeff: Exactly. After this we have Da Brat send us to commercials again. Ciara: BET THIS SPRITE COMMERCIAL WITH DRAKE Jeff: WHY IS THIS COMMERCIAL STILL AROUND? Ciara: Its so 2009. We go from that ancient commercial to another commercial for a show that NO ONE and I mean NO ONE is going to watch no matter how many times BET tries to shove it down our throats with this over promoting "Reed between the lines" Jeff: BET again...AINT NOBODY CHECKING FOR THAT DAMN SHOW! Wale kicks off the "Maybach Music Group" cypher. While Wale is free styling Meek Mill and Rick Ross are in Wale's spotlight I understand you guys are a team but step back and let the guy have his time. Pill is up next yes there is somebody named pill. Stalley steps up next and the whole time Jeff and I are wondering who found Stalley? Meek Mill is up next and again women are screaming for him and once again I'm confused. Rick Ross in all of his satin glory is up next. Jeff: RICK WHY THE SATIN AND SHORTS? Ciara: Looking like LAST SEASON. Jeff: Looking like your damn pants shrunk in the wash. After the Maybach Music Group edition of the cypher, Too Short comes out to introduce the next performer. Ciara: Too Short.....WHY Jeff: OH HELL Too Short starts off talking about….I really don't know what he was saying because I could not understand one word. Ciara: I need closed caption for him. And for some reason the whole time he is talking he keeps stroking his jacket. Lupe Fiasco performs "Words I Never Said" with Erykah Badu who is dressed in a black sheet she is covered from head to toe in a black sheet all you see is her eyes. More commercials after this performance and we go straight into the "International Flow" cypher right after commercial break. Nitty Scott kicks things off first then Lacrae steps in. Then the flow gets thrown to Soprano from France that's speaks no English. Ciara: Soprano....SWEETIE NOT TONIGHT Jeff: Lmfao At some point BET decide to put up closed caption for Soprano. Ciara: WE GOT CAPTION TO TRANSLATE WOW Aint this some shit? Jeff: They know the people who watch BET don't know French Lol. Soprano is finally done speaking in his native tongue and Estelle shows people that she can flow. In case you didn't know Estelle was a rapper before she became a singer. Estelle ends the cypher on a high note and we jump into another performance this time by Big Sean. Ciara: Bobble head syndrome time Big Sean. Jeff: My roommate is mad I'm blasting my TV yet it aint an issue when he blasts his movies... Ciara: Tell your roommate to chill or I'll have him walking around like Big Sean. This song… Jeff: I don't mind this song. I have never heard this song. At some point Big Sean was doing way too much in his performance. Jeff: Sean...either let the track play or you rap YOU CANT HAVE BOTH Ciara: ImNotFor Big Sean trying to dance. Roscoe Dash joins Big Sean on stage to perform "Marvin and Chardonnay." Jeff: WHY IS ROSCOE DUMBASFUCK DASH ON MY TV? Ciara: Why is Big Sean trying to dance? I'm confused. Jeff: Why is Big Sean having a seizure on stage? Da Brat introduces Nelly as the presenter for the "I Am Hip Hop Award." LL Cool J is this year's recipient. During Nelly's introduction he compares LL Cool J and Lil Wayne what those two have in common I have no damn idea. LL Cool J even looks at Nelly as if he was saying "Me, Lil Wayne…no comparison." We get a package video of BET highlighting LL's career. LL accepts his award and walks off stage….no tribute what so ever. Some more commercials. This time it's the "Chris Brown and Friends" cypher (yes Chris Brown raps) Ace hood starts this one off first. Ciara: Ace Hood…WITH THIS TIGHT ASS SHIRT you hustling that shirt hard. Kevin McCall is up next. Ciara: Kevin McCall...WHO? Jeff: I've heard of him….then turned. Young Money's Tyga is next in line. Ciara: Tyga I'm not for you and your rabbit teeth. Ciara: Tyga When was the last time you were relevant? Or HAD AN ALBUM? Chris Brown is next and does well for his I believe first time freestyling on show. Choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson is out to present the Best Club Banger Award. Jeff: Laurie-Ann NO Ciara: Why can't Laurie get her teeth fixed? Jeff: bahahahhahaha Waka Flocka Flame, Roscoe Dash, and Wale pick up the win for Best Club Banger with "No Hands." Wale and Roscoe Dash accept the award on Wake's behalf and bring about forty people with them onstage that were not even on the song. Ciara: DO WE NEED 45 PPL ON THE STAGE? Jeff: CAN YOU ALL SIT DOWN WALE CAN HANDLE THIS Ciara: Can we have closed caption fro Roscoe Dash? I think by now you know more commercials follow this. BET ends the night with the BEST cypher. "Shady 2.0" cypher is underway with Yelawolf sounding off. Ciara: He is so fine. Jeff: ...........Anyway. Eminem steps up next but then Joe Budden decides he wants next Eminem steps aside and lets him go at it. Ciara: Joe just don't beat up any women during this freestyle. (Yes I went there) Jeff: Shade no shade but shade? Ciara: Yes. Jeff: Just don't Jinder Mahal him. Ciara: Look he is almost there. How the fuck do you lose Tahiry and Ester Baxter? ARE YOU STUPID? Jeff: EXACTLY! He missed a step. Ciara: A couple. Crooked I is next and is followed by Joell Ortiz who looks to have lost some weight. Royce Da 5'9 with the most talked about verses in the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards "Hi Rihanna" Eminem closes out this cypher talking baby fetuses among other things. Finally its time for the last performance of the night with the one and only "The Overweight Lover" Heavy D. Heavy performed a medley of his hits. Still heavy and still moving, but "The Boys" were not dancing alongside him. I'm not sure where they were but overall it was good seeing Heavy D back on stage. For some reason people in the audience were not dancing to this performance or feeling it made me go wow people just don't know what REAL Hip Hop is. I bet half that audience doesn't know who Heavy D is. Heavy performs "Somebody for Me" but no Al B. Sure in sight. When it was time to perform "Now That We Found Love" someone thought it would be a bright idea to have Tyrese sing the chorus. Tyrese over sang the chorus and it was ridiculous. With all the young R&B acts there in attendance they pick Tyrese, give somebody else that opportunity. We go to more commercials and come back to Mike Epps closing the show. Very anti-climatic ending, we end the show like that no big performance nothing.
Best Hip Hop Video: Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes for "Look At Me Now" Best Live Performer and Lyricist of the Year: Lil Wayne MVP of the Year and Made You Look Award: Nicki Minaj Producer of the Year: Lex Luger NO NO NO NO not that Lex Luger Track of the Year and Rookie of the Year: Wiz Khalifa "Black and Yellow" Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams CD of the Year: Kanye West "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" Best Hip Hop Online Site: WorldStarHipHop.com DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled Hustler of the Year: Jay-Z Mixtape of the Year: J. Cole "Friday Night Lights"