I won't BS you, a lot of things went wrong during this edition of HHS. McFly didn't call in until over halfway through, and for some reason I was unable to patch him in. To make matters worse my internet connection died, so I lost the switchboard on BlogTalk and had to cut the show short by a couple minutes. Nevertheless new songs by Asher Roth, Evidence, Termanology and Wordsmith all made the cut and we had a good live audience for the show! Join us every Wednesday night at 10:00 PM EST, 9 Central via blogtalkradio.com/angrymarks and if you miss the live show be sure to look for the replay here on RapReviews.com or via our sponsor mrobandthecancer.com. Enjoy!
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Multi-platinum producer Johnny "J." Jackson, producer of well known hits such as 2Pac's "All Eyez on Me" and Bizzy Bone's "Thugz Cry", died on October 3rd from an alleged suicide in the Los Angeles County Jail.
According to numerous reports, while Jackson was serving time for DUI charges, he allgedly jumped from a tier in prison, ultimately causing his death. The official cause of death, however, has not been determined.
Johnny J was born in Mexico and raised in South Central L.A. where he started his music business at the age of 16. His first taste of success came after producing "Spanglish" rapper Candyman's Grammy-nominated 1990 hit "Knockin' Boots."
Around 1993, Johnny J started an affiliation with Tupac Shakur, which would eventually produce hundreds of recordings land the producer work on a number of high profile releases.
He produced tracks on albums such as "Above The Rim" soundtrack, as well as Tupac’s "Thug Life" album, "Me Against The World", and "All Eyez On Me", which contained the Johnny J produced hit single "How Do U Want It".
Johnny J was prolific as well, having produced or scored music for movies like "Blood Diamond," "The Fan," and "The Big Hit."
Johnny J also released a solo album in 1995 titled "I Gotta Be Me" and many of his productions on Tupac Shakur ended up on posthumous releases like "Until The End Of Time," "Better Dayz," "R U Still Down (Remember Me)" and others.
Johnny J also worked with a number of artists, ranging from Tatyana Ali and The Outlawz to Lil' Eazy E's group The Kings of L.A.
A documentary on his life was also being produced at the time of his death.
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Weird Al brings the jokes again; hopefully T.I. has a sense of humor about it! Thanks to Zomba Label Group for sending us the audio and press release (both available in the full post).
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Press release courtesy of Loud.com.
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Press release courtesy of Babygrande Records.
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It seems you just can't keep a good song down as more and more people are taking their own stab at flipping the 'Love Lockdown' track by Kanye West. Through a publicist we were directed to www.twurl.cc/5m2 (Vicarious Music), who have put up a remix gem from Fresh Prodeuce, a hot production team on the scene. Their description of the new adaption of Mr. West is as follows: "Makes the song club-ready, perfect music to kick off the weekend." Check it out for yourself and see if you agree.
* http://www.zshare.net/audio/1985542060ada4d4/ *
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This press release courtesy of Babygrande Records.
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This week I sat down with New Jersey emcee Hasan Salaam to get the full story on how he's combining Hip-Hop and goodwill to create a new face for the culture...
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It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you - without some free ish to step to...
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Women and Hip-Hop, and women who love Hip-Hop. Adam B takes a look at things from his unique perspective.
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