Keeping up with Mozzy’s release schedule over the past few years has not been an easy task, but he’s slowed down a bit in 2017. He hasn’t pulled his foot f the gas pedal just yet though, as he drops a new album titled 1 Up Top Ahk.
The Sacramento rising star’s second solo project 2017 serves as the follow-up to his Fake Famous album, which dropped in January, and comes on the heels his Gunplay collaboration. The 16-track release features guest appearances by some prominent artists including Boosie Badazz, Jay Rock, Dave East, Lil Durk, YFN Lucci and The Jacka.
Check out the stream, cover art and tracklist for Mozzy’s 1 Up Top Ahk below.
1. Intro 2. Mandated f. June 3. Like You Say You Do 4. Take It Up With God f. Celly Ru 5. Sleep Walkin’ 6. Tomorrow f. Rexx Life Raj, Boosie Badazz and E Mozzy 7. Unfortunately f. June 8. Don’t You 9. Momma We Made It f. Jay Rock 10. Outside f. Lex Aura, Lil Durk and Dave East 11. Stay Over There f. YFN Lucci and Kolyon 12. M.I.P. Jacka f. The Jacka 13. Afraid f. Dcmbr 14. Prayed For This 15. Can’t Take It (Ima Gangsta) f. Bobby Luv 16. Fall Off
Meek Mill Co-Signs Lean Popsicles, Frosé & Allen Iverson
As part Pitchfork’s Over/Under series, Meek Mill spoke on the people, places, and things he finds overrated or underrated.
Given that Meek hails from Philadelphia, former 76ers player Allen Iverson was thrown into the mix. The musician unsurprisingly labeled Iverson “underrated,” and added that the baller was one his biggest inspirations growing up.
“Allen Iverson was one my biggest role models. One my biggest inspirations. Top five, dead or alive,” Meek Mill said.
Also underrated for Meek is Frosé, lean popsicles (which he used to enjoy “when he] was sipping lean”), and in-flight birthday celebrations. The rapper, who turned 30 in May, explained that celebrating on a plane is only underrated when the party is on a private jet.
“I say underrated if you on a jet,” the Philly rhymer said. “We had a 30th birthday. We had a party on a jet in the air. Took mad shots. Got the stewardess drunk. Got fucked up. Came out to a little band playing Spanish music. And danced all the way to the hotel. ‘Til we went to sleep. Yeah, it was fun. I had a good time.”
Although Meek Mill expressed his approval Frose and Allen Iverson, he revealed that what he isn’t here for is Mountain Dew, skydiving, and elderly drug dealers.
Lean Back! Fighting The Biochemical Attack On The ‘Hood
“How we stop the Black Panthers/Ronald Reagan cooked up an answer”–Kanye West on “Crack Music”
(AllHipHop Opinion) It was the eve the revolution that their grandparents had always dreamed and the Black Lives Liberation Army was gonna set it f bright and early at dawn against the evil forces that were destroying the hood. But during the nightly strategy session, somebody passed out a purple drink in double styroam cups and suggested they do a battle toast. So when they finally woke up at noon the next day, the revolution was over…they lost.
This current generation millennials is, arguably, the most “woke” group African Americans since the conscious Hip Hop Era the late 80’s and some would say, with their skills at social media, since the Black Power Era. Since the murder Trayvon Martin in 2012, there has been an awakening the masses and the high prile police involved shootings Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and many, many others have fast tracked us on the road to the revolution that Malcolm X talked about 50 years ago.
But as in science, for every action there is an opposite reaction. So, for everything that wakes us up, there is always something to put us back to sleep.
Drug use has always been glorified in Hip-Hop to a certain degree. After all, when the early rappers said “ski” they weren’t talkin’ about a vacation in the Aspens .
But this new generation is on a whole ‘notha level.
Thanks to mainstream Hip Hop, getting high f prescription medicines seems to be just what the doctor ordered.
The past decade has seen a rapid increase rappers being self medicated prescription drugs. You can hardly listen to the radio without hearing artists like Future rapping about pills like they just raided Grandma’s medicine cabinet.
Much this madness originally came out the Dirty South as rappers from Texas to Tennessee bragged about sipping on that Sizzurp aka Lean and some have died from taking too many sips that Purple Drank. For the less hip, Lean is a deadly combination st drink, Kool Aid, codeine, cough medicine, Jolly Ranchers and anything else somebody feels like throwing in a cup.
Now enter something called “Legal Lean.”
Either some mad scientist or some hipster with a determined idea and too much time on his hands has come up with a way to push that potion in the hood, legally, by substituting codeine with natural stuff. The ingredients are different but the effects are supposed to be the same.
Now, while Legal Lean may be available near some college campuses so some wealthy white coeds can vicariously live out their Lil Wayne fantasies, most the stores that sell this are in the hood.
Of course, the makers Legal Lean think they are providing a service by giving cough syrup junkies an alternative. To hear them tell it, Legal Lean is to Purple Drank what Methadone is to Heroin.
After all it is 100% natural. But so are psychedelic mushrooms and if you really want to get funky with it, cocaine contains a 100% natural ingredient, as well.
So, once again the Black community is under a biochemical attack at a time when we need to be in our collective best state mind to survive the Trump Era.
Fortunately, some groups around the country are not giving up the hood without a fight.
In Wisconsin, the Original Black Panthers Milwaukee have staged successful campaigns against stores selling Legal Lean.
Also, in Durham NC, activists have started Operation #LeanBack to have the product permanently shut down, nationwide.
Every community activist should be fighting to get Lean up outta here, whether legal or illegal.
As always, you are gonna have some to defend destruction to the grave. But those us who aren’t “gone f that Lean” have a responsibility to raise our voices in protest.
As Kendrick Lamar said on Be Humble
“I let my soul speak, you let the meds talk…”
Min. Paul Scott is founder the Black Messiah Movement. He can be reached at email@example.com Follow on Twitter @truthminista
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Oakland, CA – A few months ago, Down 2 Earth dropped an album titled Fair Share that flew under the radar many listeners. In an effort to wake up those still sleeping on them, the Bay Area trio has returned with some more quality music in the form the Sunburnt EP.
Clyde Shankle, Dayvid Michael and HBK Gang member Azure got back in the studio and concocted five new tracks for fans to enjoy. Production is handled in-house by the group along with contributions by Wax Ro, Phil Park and Elujay. The EP is perfect for these summer days as D2E looks to capture the feeling the season on wax.
“We wanted Sunburnt to represent the feeling a hot day, like Stevie Wonder’s Hotter Than July record,” Clyde told HipHopDX. “We’ve been having a lot more fun with the musical process lately as well so we feel that now would be a good time to put out something like this. From this project, you can expect songs you can just put on and slap.”
View the stream, cover art and tracklist for Sunburnt below.
1. Atlantic prod. by D2E] 2. Carnivals prod. by Wax Ro] 3. Effervescent prod. by Elujay] 4. Nitemares prod. by D2E and Phil Park] 5. Levitate f. Elujay prod. by Elujay]
Shaq Diesel Lets LaVar Ball Know Who The Original Big Baller Is With Diss Track
Shaq Diesel was once one the biggest rappers in the game, and waking the sleeping lyrical giant by angering him is something that isn’t widely advised. It looks like LaVar Ball, father rising NBA talent Lonzo Ball, brought the platinum-selling artist out rap retirement.
Shaq released a three-minute diss track aimed toward Ball TMZ Sports, going at the Big Baller Brand, his basketball skills and much more.
Over JAY-Z’s “Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)” instrumental, Shaq criticizes the NBA’s loudest talking parent. “Dudes talking loud, I don’t understand/ Walking around like they the true Big Baller Brand,” he raps.
He later brings up what would happen if the two ever played basketball together. “You beatin’ me? That’s a bunch bologna/You think you Mailman, you ain’t even Jeff Malone,” he says.
Shaq takes an unconventional approach near the end the diss track, and actually compliments Ball on his sons’ talent. “You’ve done a great job, I love how your sons play/ And lil ‘Melo too, attitude hella cool/ Jumper wet wet like two thots in a pool” he admits.
Finally, he returns to form and lets Ball know who’s in charge. “Watch your mouth, don’t ever step outta line/ Shaq O’ Neal, bro — greatest all time,” he raps.
So far no response from Ball raps, but it’ll be interesting to see whether this “beef” gets settled on wax or on the basketball court.
Listen to the new track above.
Studio Tales: Zaytoven Recalls A Funny Time When Gucci Mane Walked Out On Him
(AllHipHop Rumors) There’s nothing like a good story from a producer or a music artist!
Super producer Zaytoven recently chopped it up with ‘Pigeons and Planes’ for their Youtube series ‘What Had Happened Was,’. The series allows musicians and artists to tell crazy and outrageous stories that they’ve experienced during their musical careers.
Zaytoven decided to share an anecdote about a time that Gucci Mane got mad and stormed out the studio!
Gucci and Zay were once in the studio with Hoops as they were all working on a collaboration together.
At some point during the session, Gucci Mane ended up falling asleep. Hoops decided to be a little prankster and went in the kitchen to get flour to sprinkle over Gucci’s face.
When Guwop woke up to the flour on his face, he was so upset that he stormed out the studio and never did that particular collaboration with Zaytoven.
It’s just such a funny story especially when you try to get the picture in your head old Gucci getting that mad and exiting. It’s also hilarious because Zay and Guwop are such good friends and collaborators today.
Studio stories are tentimes some the best ones!
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Zaytoven Details How A Nap & A Bag Of Flour Ruined A Collab With Gucci Mane
During a recent episode Pigeons & Planes’ What Had Happened Was series, Atlanta producer Zaytoven shared a story how a practical joke killed a collaboration between himself, Gucci Mane and former reality star Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander.
Zaytoven explained he was in his old recording studio at his mother’s house with Gucci and Hoopz when a practical joke went left. At one point during the trio’s recording session, Gucci fell asleep and Hoopz decided to cover him in flour.
“So, we get in the studio, I make the beat,” Zaytoven said. “Gucci Mane falls asleep on the couch. Hoopz is trying to put her verse together. What Hoopz does is she goes in my kitchen and gets flour. Gucci Mane’s asleep on the couch. She takes flour and starts putting it on his nose and his face. And the whole time we got the camera on Gucci Mane to see if he gon’ wake up. He’s not waking up. She’s running over there, doing it. And then running away hiding.”
Gucci eventually woke up and according to Zaytoven, he was less than pleased with what went down at his expense. In fact, he ended up leaving.
“Before you know it, Gucci Mane smeared all the stuff on his face,” he said. “Now he wasn’t happy at all. It wasn’t no joke to him. He got up and he was mad … I was scared to tell him that Hoops really put all this stuff on your face because I thought he was gonna spaz out on her. And he didn’t do the song. He left.”
Towards the end the story, Zaytoven did fess up to the ruined collab being “part my fault” since he let the shenanigans go on.
Watch the clip above.
John Singleton Defends R. Kelly: "He Just Has A Bunch Of Girlfriends"
Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton has come out in defense R. Kelly after a Buzzfeed report that Kelly was running a “sex cult.”
Asked by a TMZ reporter if the recent scandal around R. Kelly would “make a good movie someday,” Singleton said: “No, he’s not misunderstood. He just has a bunch girlfriends. A lot people have a bunch girlfriends.”
When faced with the argument that many people are calling Kelly a “predator,” Singleton said, “The women that he’s with are adult women and they made the decision to be with him. They know what they’re getting into, so I don’t see what the controversy is.”
Asked whether he would compare R. Kelly to Bill Cosby, who also faced allegations sexual misconduct, Singleton answered: “No, not at all, that’s a whole different situation.”
The explosive Buzzfeed report surfaced after claims were made by the parents one the girls that R. Kelly is allegedly keeping. Other associates Kelly claimed that “six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.”
The woman whose father made the accusations addressed the issue publicly, explaining that she was happy where she was.
A lawyer for R. Kelly vehemently denied the allegations, saying, “We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans.”