“Born in ’89 but I’ll be 36 forever.” That is the bold line off of the smooth, melodic track entitled ’36 Forever’ by rhyme fanatic E Jake. It is one of the lead singles from his upcoming 26-track album called “Wu Raised Me,” which is set for an October 19th release date. The project is heavily influenced by the hard-hitting, head bopping sounds of the super Rap group The Wu-Tang Clan. E Jake chose this album name to display his appreciation of the group and to personify his skills on the mic. His mission is to honor the culture by carrying on the tradition of lyrical content, unique style, and underlining ambiguity throughout the entire production.
“36 Forever” refers to two of E-Jake’s favorite Wu albums, which are “Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers” and “Wu-Tang Forever.” However, in drug and street jargon, the term ’36 forever’ means to keep it 1000% raw, real and authentic. Hence, you see the ambiguity. E Jake’s unique rap style is highlighted on the second verse of the song as he creatively name drops all original nine members of the Wu as well as the 7 original members of his independent Boston, MA based entertainment label, Power House Movement. As far as original lyrical content goes E Jake talks about the streets and Trap life without using profanity.
Make sure to download #WuRaisedMe available Oct 19th on ALL digital outlets.
Three weeks after the release of “GOD” and his poignant commentary on society, JEEZY is back with his latest sermon “CHURCH IN THESE STREETS”. The song, produced by Zaytoven, is the title track off JEEZY’s forthcoming album out November 13 on CTE/Def Jam.
This also begins JEEZY’s new weekly series, SUNDAY SERVICE, where each Sunday afternoon JEEZY will release a new sermon. Whether it’s new music, videos or alternative content, each sermon will be sure to ignite conversation… To stay up to date on SUNDAY SERVICE, visit www.JeezySundayService.com or fans can text “JEEZY” to 404-800-9983 to subscribe to Jeezy’s mobile list and get text updates on Sunday Service.
On this date in 1993, De La Soul dropped their third full length studio album
The legendary Long Island Hip Hop trio known as De La Soul showed and proved that the third time is the charm when they released their Buhloone Mindstate album two years after their oxymoronic De La Soul Is Dead LP. Marketed and promoted by Tommy Boy Records for DSL’s third time around, Buhloone Mindstate flew pretty much under the radar, but still managed to make 10th on comedian Chris Rock‘s top 25 Hi pHop albums of all time as published by Rolling Stone magazine.
The most familiar single would be “Breakadawn”, which features the unforgetable samples from Michael Jackson‘s “I Can’t Help It” and Smokey Robinson‘s “Quiet Storm”. Even the late great Guru from Gangstarr made an appearance on “Patti Dooke”, making this project one of the most well rounded LP’s from the three Plugs.
Salute to Trugoy, Mace and Posdnous for this classic project!
Kidd Adamz has a firm policy against new friends. The MarcMyWords directed visual “Hold On” features a grimy, whip-ready Play Picasso beat backed by the Miami buzzmaker as he lets haters, lames and opportunists know he’s not f**king with ‘em. Fweagovelli drops soon.
Steel City Records rapper Young Nate drops the single “F’d Up”. from his upcoming project dubbed Welcome 2 The Wildman. There’s been a host of talent to make it from Pittsburgh from Wiz to Mac Miller, but Young Nate has a style that is all his own and it picking up in the streets. If there’s one thing that you can say, its that the streets know and respect Nate. Its going to be cool seeing where he takes this one! Video coming soon!
Some of us heard it, some of us haven’t, Brooklyn crime rhyme connects on another level when RRose RRome & Uncle Murda link up today to bring us a hard hitting new York banger titled “Whats The Word”. UM and the “Canarsie Crimie” deliver aggressive flows and dominant word play, Check out the GQ beats produced track below.
Bay Area rapper Big Cheeze gets “Str8 2 Bidness” with French Montana on the track. Lets not forget the big homie goes and gets Pleasure P on the hook and this is definitely a certified banger for the clubs, streets and the ladies all at the same damn time.
Sean Moltke aka MC Shan of QB’s Juice Crew turns a half a century today
The first solo MC with major release out of the “infamous” Queensbridge Projects celebrates his 50th birthday today. MC Shan was at the top of his game during Hip Hop’s “Golden Era”, along with crew mates Roxanne Shante, Craig G, Tragedy, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace and of course DJ Marley Marl, who formed The Juice Crew. Shan’s first album, Down By Law, was a hit among Hip Hop aficianados of the 80s, with his epic battle against KRS-1 and Boogie Down Productions being one of the greatest crew beefs in Hip Hop of all time. BDP vs. Juice Crew is a prime example of a good, healthy beef that stayed on wax and even managed to morph into a Sprite commercial featuring Shan and Kris.
The Source Magazine send a supreme born day salute to MC Shan on his 50th and wish him many more in the future!
Former safety for the New York Giants dies in his home this morning in Iowa
According to WHO-TV in Iowa, former safety from the NY Giants Tyler Sash was found dead in his home this morning. Sash was 27 years old.
The former Iowa Hawkeye and Iowa native was a part of the 2012 Super Bowl Championship Giants, who defeated the New England Patriots 21-17. The same year, the NFL suspended Sash for four games for violationg the performance enhancing drug policy. The following year, Sash was cut by the Giants organization.
The cause of death is still unknown. An autopsy fro mthe State Medical Examiner’s Office is still pending.
Exactly one month following the untimely death of Boot Camp Clik new millenial frontman Sean Price, TheSource.com conducts an exclusive interview with MERES One, the creator of the famed Sean Price memorial mural located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn that has been visited over the past month by thousands. MERES, who is also the founder of the now defunct Five Pointz Art Gallery, talks with Sha Be Allah about how he came up with the idea for the mural, the details of the art and more importantly, why Sean Price still is an important figure to Hip Hop and Brooklyn.