N.O.R.E. Puts Some Respeck On Birdman’s Name, Chats About Lil Wayne, Blueface, & More
Two OGs hyperlink up and chop it up.
There are few males extra influential within the music trade than Birdman. While he has been clowned many occasions prior to now, his observe report is inarguable. Stunna is behind the rise of so a lot of at the moment's icons and the legends of tomorrow. In the longer term, we'll certainly be taking a look at individuals like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake within the highest regard. Birdman is behind all of these acts and whereas he certainly cannot take all of the credit score, he did give individuals a platform to succeed in the heights they have been destined for. N.O.R.E. respects the hustle that Birdman has put in through the years, displaying like to his buddy and chopping it up on Instagram.
Noreaga posted a photograph with Baby, noting that the 2 have been pals for over twenty years. However, he thought that it was the proper time to really hear the rapper's full story, talking with him at size about all that he is completed. "I felt it was lastly time to listen to his story," wrote N.O.R.E. "I requested him every part from Ross, to Wayne to Nicki to drake to blue face and the person checked out me within the face and answered each query. I wanna thank the followers for being affected person and I wanna thank child for being a person of his phrase wit me !!! 20 years robust!!!"
Finally, Birdman has gotten some respeck placed on his title. He's one of many biggest of all time, clearly nonetheless carrying numerous pull in the suitable circles. Just have a look at Blueface's latest rise. That's all of the proof you want.
Cardi B Was A Video Vixen For Pusha T Before Beating Him For Best Rap Album
Her come-up is spectacular.
Cardi B made historical past when she claimed the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album because of her profitable debut, Invasion of Privacy. Many celebrated the victory and famous the truth that she turned the very first feminine solo artist to win the title. Now, the achievement is revealed to be even grander.
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N.O.R.E. reminded the general public of Cardi’s magnificent come up when he congratulated the artist on social media. He uploaded a snippet of the “Tadow” music video, a Pusha T collaboration. The rapper identified how she was featured within the clip as an additional solely to climb up the ranks to win the Academy’s blessing over Pusha. “Remember I used to be there from the start and I’m pleased with u gurrrl!!!” he wrote within the caption. “It’s loopy she went in opposition to Pusha however at first she was an additional… Such a wonderful story how can anybody hate?”
The course of wasn’t straightforward for Bardi both. “When I used to be attempting to be a vixen, individuals have been like, ‘You need to be on the duvet of this journal?’ Then they pull their dicks out,” she informed Cosmopolitan in 2018. “I wager if one in every of these girls stands up and talks about it, persons are going to say, ‘So what? You’re a ho. It don’t matter.’ These producers and administrators, they’re not woke, they’re scared.”
N.O.R.E. Returns In New Video For "In The Beginning"
20 years within the recreation.
N.O.R.E., the artist previously generally known as Noreaga, has been making his return to the music scene dropping numerous initiatives just lately. First gaining notoriety in Queens-based hip-hop group Capone-N-Noreaga, N.O.R.E has develop into a staple within the rap world. He current album was launched on his peer Nas’s label, Mass Appeal.
The video accompanies the opening monitor of his 5E album, “In the Beginning.” It options N.O.R.E, actual title Victor Santiago Jr, spitting rhymes towards a brick wall. The gentle is actually shone on the rapper, his rhymes and his ice which compliments an in any other case subdued mixture of a branded shirt and sweats.
You can watch the long-lasting rapper’s video above.
N.O.R.E. & Fabolous Stunt On Their Haters In "Big Chains" Video
N.O.R.E. & Fab kill this Cool & Dre production.
There was a period in time where Cool & Dre were producing hits left and right. The production duo reached into their vault of bangers and produced the perfect instrumental for N.O.R.E. and Fabolous to get gully on. “Big Chains” was featured on N.O.R.E.’s 5E project, and now the veteran rhymer has graced fans with visuals for the braggadocious banger.
Director Michael Garcia opts to keep N.O.R.E. and Fab in all black and white, which adds a noir effect that accentuates the tone of the instrumental. In a music video about big chains, there isn’t much to do except for showing off extravagant ice and other lavish pieces. Simple yet eye-catching, the “Big Chains” video is another excellent addition to N.O.R.E.’s catalog.
N.O.R.E. Drops Off New Video For "Don't Know" Featuring Fat Joe
Check out N.O.R.E.’s new video for “Don’t Know” featuring Fat Joe.
N.O.R.E. is fresh off the release of a new project called 5E, which features guest appearances from Fat Joe, Tory Lanez, Fabolous, Pharrell, The-Dream & many more. Today, just hours after the project was made available on all streaming platforms, the Queens veteran decides to share a new video in its support for the song “Don’t Know” featuring Fat Joe.
Presented by Mass Appeal, the video finds the two NYC veterans mobbin’ with the homies in what looks to be some loading/shipping dock, before taking their talents to the dodgeball court, where some funny & true character come out to display their talents in the hood Olympics.
Check out the Michael Garcia-directed clip (above) and let us know what you think. 5E available on iTunes.
Stream N.O.R.E.'s "5E" Project
N.O.R.E has been having himself a nice successful run in the media lately, curating arguably one the of the best hip hop shows on the internet with his Drink Champs podcast, but he’s now ready to get back to the music. Announced last week, the Queens veteran decides to come through today and share his 5E project Nas’ Mass Appeal Records.
Laced with 11 tracks, the follow up to 2016’s Drunk Uncle features guest appearances from Fat Joe (twice), Tory Lanez, Fabolous, The-Dream, Pharrell, Jadakiss, and more. Meanwhile production is handled by the likes of Beatz N Da Hood, Cool N Dre, Hazardis Soundz, Pharrell Williams, Reazy Renegade, and more.
Available now on iTunes, fans can stream the project in its entirety Apple Music & other streaming platforms. Hit play and let us know what you think.
1. In the Beginning
2. Big Chain (feat. Fabolous)
3. Bendicion (feat. Fat Joe)
4. Don’t Know (feat. Fat Joe)
5. She’s Mine (feat. Tory Lanez)
6. Woof (feat. The-Dream)
7. Let Me Be Great (feat. Yung Reallie)
8. No Reason (feat. Sevyn Streeter)
9. LaLa (feat. Jadakiss, Wyclef & Wyclef Jean)
10. Parade (feat. Kent Jones & Yung Reallie)
11. Uno Mas (feat. Pharrell & Pharrell Williams)
N.O.R.E. Details How He Helped Drake Clear A DMX Sample
Blessed are the peacemakers. While hip-hop fans seem to encourage beef, loving when rappers exchange words social media, or even more preferably on record. A few years back, long before Drake dropped Views, DMX hit the radio circuit with some inflammatory words about the 6 God; he felt particularly incensed about Drizzy's involvement on a posthumous Aaliyah album, and claimed the Old X would "catch him in the elevator and beat him up." Eventually, cooler heads prevailed, and the "beef" was settled. Drake even went on to sample DMX on the Views cut "U With Me?" News quickly broke that the legendary N.O.R.E. helped facilitate the clearance, acting as a peace-keeper sorts between the two rappers.
In an interview with Montreality, N.O.R.E opens up about his role in making "U With Me?" come to fruition. It started, he explains, through his close relationship with Drake's right hand man 40. Apparently, Drake's team were looking for X in order to clear the sample. Apparently, DMX was an elusive one, and managed to keep under the radar. Eventually, he managed to ensure that Drake could personally get on a call with X. "The reason I respect Drake even a hundred times more than I did is because when you sample an artist's record that's a legend, that's not dead, call them!"
He continues, saying "that's the most respect an artist can give another artist....For Drake to do that, you can't get more hip-hop than that." It's cool to see how the Drink Champs host has accepted his role as an "ambassador peace." Respect is earned, not given.
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10 Best Hip-Hop Video Game Soundtracks Of All Time
In the realm virtual reality, when most people think the word “score,” they think about points. In whatever format the game was developed, there was undoubtedly a scoring system. A way to accumulate virtual currency, gain power-ups, or literally purchase items. "Score" has another definition in the world music. To score a soundtrack, for example, would mean to produce and arrange music for a specific purpose. Scoring a video game soundtrack is a very important task, although it is vastly overlooked. Everybody who played video games in their childhood can hum at least one video game theme song. For me, the regal horns Starfox’s level in the original Super Smash Bros. comes to mind. Music is a vital piece how players experience games. Flipping through the radio channels while gunning down a rival gang in San Andreas made the experience feel genuine and spontaneous.
The games that featured distinguished hip-hop soundtracks became mainstays in the rap community. To this day, people still discuss the Def Jam video game series, which meshed multi-player melee with rap superstars and dope music. NBA Street Vol. 2 introduced millions kids to classics by Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Lords Of The Underground. Just like in the real world, hip-hop music took the virtual world by storm. The absolute necessity for a great soundtrack to set the backdrop loading and menu screens is even more apparent in sports games. Franchises like Madden and NBA 2K have partnered with artists to curate or create music specifically for their games.
Of course, there has been a multitude games with dope hip-hop soundtracks throughout the years, but these are the best ones. These soundtracks weren’t just thrown together to eliminate the staleness silence. Instead, these soundtracks made the entire gaming experience better, or may have been the best part the gaming experience altogether. From DJ Hero to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, here are the greatest video game soundtracks all time.