Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
01 03:30 Increase The Gritty ██
02 02:31 What Am I Doing Here ██
03 03:22 Be That Way Sometimes ██
04 03:00 Do It For This Block ██
05 02:31 Another Day Another Dollar ██
06 03:04 Good Company ██
07 02:53 The Reason ██
08 03:10 New pus*y ██
09 02:22 Cold Corner ██
10 04:02 Neighbourhood Watch ██
11 03:55 Ice Box ██
12 02:39 On My Way ██
13 02:59 On The Arm ██
14 03:51 My Brothers Keeper
02. Good To Go (Feat. Bun B)
03. Pop The Trunk
04. Speak Her Sex (Feat. Nikkiya)
05. Daddy’s Lambo
06. Turn It Up (Feat. Emilio Rojas)
07. Go Crazy (Feat. Rich Boy)
08. Love Is Not Enough
09. Trunk Muzik
10. Box Chevy (Feat. Rittz The Rapper)
11. Hometown Hero (Remix) (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
12. Mixing Up The Medicine (Feat. Juelz Santana)
13. I Just Wanna Party (Feat. Gucci Mane)
14. That’s What We On Now
15. s**t I’ve Seen (Feat. Trae Tha Truth)
16. I Wish (Feat. Raekwon)
17. BET 2010 Cypher (Feat. Wiz Khalifa, Bones Brigante & Raekwon)
18. Lemonade Freestyle
19. Swagger Killer (Feat. Mz Shanti)
20. Smell My Cologne (Feat. Big HUD)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
GRITTYLYFMUSICONLINE RECENTLY CAUGHT UP WITH GRITTYLYFMUSIC RECORDING ARTIST "JAE STAXX" TO SEE WHAT HE'S BEEN UP TO. AFTER 3 WEEKS OF TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIM WE FINALLY TRACKED HIM DOWN AT THE STUDIO.. ENJOY
What's shakin staxx? YO YO WADDUP WORLD.. GRITTY LYF MUSIC WATS GUD??
Your 1st mixtape under grittylyfmusic was "staxx on deck" what's the name of the nex project an what's your direction this time around? The title of the second project is the “pre game”.. u kno before every game, or every situation is about to pop off theres a beginning prior to it, this is mine… My direction wit this project is still the same as the last one, REAL MUZIK.. im doin wat I do, sharing my experiences on life on these records, speaking on my past, letting niggaz kno how my town get down.. that typa thing ya dig..
What part do you play in the grittylyf movement? I consider myself the fly boy of the group lol… im into the whole fashion movement so I get a lil fresh n all dat, so I let it b known that me n my team r sum fly Gz feel me?? Im the one who gon carry the G.L torch wen nobi n dash don’t want it anymore lol
As the youngest an one of the newest artists under grittylyfmusic do u feel any pressure in keeping the consistency an quality that Gl is well known for? of course theres pressure to keep up with the consistency, im running with 5 other dudes, not to mention anyone whos on g.l caribeno or g.l. south… anybody that follows my squad knows that we release 2 to 3 mixtapes a month, so sumbody is always lookin for a feature, a hook to be done, something.. but as a solo artist, and especially being a new one, that pressure keeps u on ur toes.. watchin niggaz like nobi drop a project every month n still be all over every1 elses shows me 1st hand that it can be done ya dig… that pressure either gon push u to go harder which in turn gon make u a better mc and a better artist all around, or u gon fold.. in my case it makes me go hard.. makes me stay sharp n allows me to show niggaz y im jae staxx n why I do wat I do!!
What is exactly is the definition of grittylyf to you? Gritty Lyf to me means that everyday shit.. everybody lyf is hard one way r another, we all deal wit shit.. n that’s wat we represent, all 6 of us in our own individual forms.. BUILT AND CREATED FOR STRUGGLE period!!! Gritty Lyf Muzik is a totally different thing.. that rite there, thas a unit, army, family.. those is them niggaz u cant keep up wit on ur best day ya dig.. but its deeper than the music, we family.. we all play apart in one another life aside from the music shit.. them niggaz is my brothas, all 5 of em… we chill wit each other aside from doing music n shit so theres a personal relationship developed bsides the bars n beats n that’s y we work so well together n we got these niggaz out here by the throat.. theres unity ova here
Where do you think the game is going from here? As far as hip hop an rap as a whole Honestly the game is going in two different directions if u ask me.. its evolving thanx to technology.. its easier to put yourself out there and get urself heard now compared to early 2000 n shit.. but at the same time this shit going downhill.. hip hiop isn’t hip hop anymore, its been infiltrated by a bunch of lames that put out shit I cant even call music cuz it has no lyrical content n they buzzin.. theres not a lot of people doin this rap shit rite now that can actually rap, make sense wen they rap, or have substance in they music.. but that’s also due to the advancing of the technology.. anybody can upload they shit on youtube, thatcrack, datpiff n all these other sites we live on, but its mostly garbadge to me… dnt get me wrong, theres still good music out there that some people put out, but a good majority of it b whack n I think a lot of other mc’s would agree
How exactly did u link up with Nobi an can you break down the situation you guys worked out? Me n the big homie nobi met thru A-dash.. ive known dash since about 06, we used to work in the Westchester mall together.. every now n then we wud get up, have ciphers in the parking lot n shit like that… then one day he asked me to come to the studio wit him.. this was during the time he was recording the timeless mixtape.. I went wit him, did like 2 joints n they made his mixtape n I never knew lol.. at that time I was dealing wit a couple local dudes around my way, but they had no ambition.. shit wasn’t being pushed outside of the four walls we recorded in, so I aint take this rapping shit too serious, but the people who heard me always had good things to say.. fast forward that to 09, me n dash had lost contact wit each other n I wasn’t writing, recording nothing.. I was doin me, n then one day I bumped into dash in the palisades mall.. son asked me if I was still fuckin wit the music n I told him nah not really.. that’s wen he mentioned nobi n the whole gritty lyf movement, n extended his own personal studio for me to record in… I took him up on the offer n went thru the crib.. We did two joints, one was a feature for him that ended up on think verde and the other was a joint wit Pro Dillinger n Nobi on it… At this time I didn’t know dash had already spoke to nobi n let em hear a few verses of mine.. so I laid the records down n a few days later I got a phone call from dash telling me to come up to the g.l radio show to meet wit him n nobi.. that day came n the homie nobi jumped out the whip, dapped me up n we immediately starting chopping it up.. he told me he liked wat he heard, n that he saw a lot of potential in me n wanted me to run under the Gritty umbrella.. N its been history after that!! I was officially a member of the gritty lyf roster n the ball started rolling immediately.. this was all days before the first g.l edition was released and since then ive been on every project to come out the camp wit the exception of 2.. the situation me n nobi worked out is simple, IM GRITTY LYF… son extended his hand to help me out wit this music shit not knowing me from a hole in the wall.. theres not too many niggaz in the street that will do that n be genuwine about it… he helped me put together my 1st solo mixtape which was staxx on deck in a matter of meeting him 5 months prior n thas love… so for that, im loyal to him n the whole gritty lyf imprint cuz if it wasn’t fa him, we wudnt b discussing me as an artist rite now, past r prior mixtapes.. shout out to the general Nobi!!
What was the response from "staxx on deck"? An what response do you expect to get from this new project? Suprisingly, my response to Staxx on Deck was off the fuckin wall.. a lot of people dnt kno that I rap, so people were shocked wen they saw it was me.. others mite have known I fucked wit the music, but didn’t expect it to be on the caliber it was on.. Staxx on Deck was an introductory tape for me as well as a personal one.. it was a opportunity for listeners to get they first real listening to my music aside from the features.. n it allowed me to get sum shit off my chest that I had a hard time saying outloud.. On staxx on deck, theres a lot of personal records on there.. I spoke on aborting my first child n the after shock, I spoke on losing my grandmother who was the most important person in my life n most influential to me and I also put sum other shit on there and had fun doing it.. It’s a beautiful thing wen u can make a record, release it a few places and see the reaction of people who think it was an ill record or respect the record cuz they been thru it r can relate to it n that’s wat I pride myself on, making music people can relate to.. that everyday, real life shit.. Like I sed earlier, im still in the early stages of my career so im jus tryna continue building my audience.. I wanna keep putting out quality music for the fans n listeners to relate to.. A couple more people started following my career due to features I did wit otha people n jus me griding in the street so I expect this one to get a few more views n downloads.. some might even like this one better than staxx on deck cuz they’ll be able to see the growth in my music as they should..
Any plans on dropping an official album on i-tunes,amazon etc? oh yeah most def, im definitely looking to put an ep r street album out via i-tunes, amazon etc but its not one of my main concerns right now.. wen I make that move, I want to be able to benefit from it like im supposed to.. I wanna be able to release an e.p and have 2,000 want to spend 5 cash on the project, n not hope for them to spend that 5 cash.. if its done right, that’s a 10,000 come up off something that could have been released for free, thas how im lookin at it.. im jus workin to put myself in the position to where it can happen.. Plus wen I drop that ep, im not coming to the table wit no bullshit like some of these other niggaz out here.. its gon b done correct n well worth wateva price I slap on it!!
Thanks for your time staxx, we'll definitely be lookin forward to your future projects. Any closing words? No doubt, I appreciate the interview and I appreciate the invite for the interview.. Shout out the my whole gritty lyf team, all my shadows! shout out to 34 sharks niggaz out there in queens that’s fuckin wit me.. The whole Yonkers, Greenburgh stand up.. Green Leaf multimedia, Red- I designs, left lane, reddick, piffy the whole g.e.m.s click, m.g.b, cashtro n smoke1 out in Miami.. Anybody that fuckz wit Jae Staxx man, I get a lot of love on the street n I give it back so big ups to yall.. Also shout to everybody doin this music shit, one thing abt me is ima humble nigga, n I dnt wish negative shit on nobody, that shit for the birds.. I wanna see everybody succeed for themselves but some of yall jus not built for it!!!
LOOK OUT FOR STAXX NEW MIXTAPE COMIN SOON AN YOU CAN CATCH HIM ON THE MAY 15TH RELEASE OF "THE GRITTYLYF EDITION V.4(PLAY OFF SEAZON)"
Monday, April 25, 2011
“Snitichin on me how could it be we was team…I guess we got divided by the cream”
The two Detroit-bred and long time friends have announced that they’ll be releasing a joint EP titled Bad Meets Evil this summer. The title, which stems from their 1999 collabo of the same name will drop on June 14th via Interscope Records. So far you can expect production on the project from Mr. Porter, DJ Khalil, Havoc, Bangladesh (I’m shocked too), and more.
Em on re-uniting with Royce & the EP:
“Royce and I started hanging out again and inevitably that led us back into the studio. At first we were just seeing where it went without any real goal in mind, but the songs started to come together crazy, so here we are.
Royce on the collabo project:
“I’m excited to see this project come to fruition considering the long lapse in time between when we worked before and now. We had a blast doing it and we just hope everyone enjoys it while we’re working on the ‘Monster’ that will be the Slaughterhouse album. #TeamShady”
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Encore (The winning team)Feat Pro dillinger,A.dash,Jae staxx,Nobi an Cheryl Lynn by GRITTYLYFMUSIC
THE GRITTYLYF EDITION V.4 "PLAY OFF SEAZON" DROPS 5/15
THE GRITTYLYF EDITION V.4 "PLAY OFF SEAZON" DROPS 5/15
2. I Need A Woman 01:20
3. Good Luck Charm 04:08
4. Put A Little Umph In It (Feat. Ashanti) 03:46
5. Promise 03:57
6. My Girl 01:05
7. Walked Outta Heaven 04:20
8. He Cant Love You 03:57
9. You Look Good With Me 01:30
10. Lets Get Married 04:23
11. Lay You Down 03:22
12. Flow Through My Veins
1.Overtime On These Suckas (Intro)Meek Mill00:23
2. Work (Feat. Rick Ross) Meek Mill 01:53
3. Im A Boss (Feat. Rick Ross) Meek Mill 04:11
4. Philly Shit (Remix) (Feat. Young Chris, Eve, Black Thou... Meek Mill 03:56
5. Professional Money Getta Meek Mill 04:19
6. Bullets N Gunsmoke (Feat. Vado) Meek Mill 04:21
7. Im Killin Em (Feat. Red Cafe) Meek Mill 05:09
8. Im Clean (Feat. Young Dro, DJ Drama) Meek Mill 04:05
9. Make Em Say (Remix) (Feat. Maino) Meek Mill 02:30
10. Get Ready (Feat. Freeway) Meek Mill 02:40
11. Rose Red (Remix) (Feat. T.I., Vado, Rick Ross) Meek Mill 03:50
12. Push Bricks (Feat. G.I. The General, Gillie Da Kid) Meek Mill 03:20
13. I Can Taste (Feat. Killer Mike, Mitchellel) Meek Mill 03:24
14. Pandemonium (Feat. Rick Ross, Wale) Meek Mill 06:39
15. Play Tour Part. (Feat. Rick Ross, Wale, D A of Chester ... Meek Mill 04:45
16. Tupac Back (Feat. Rick Ross)
Jocelyn Brown “Somebody Else’s Guy”
Fatback “I Found Lovin”
Rene & Angela “I Love You More”
The Whatnauts “Help Is On The Way”
Womack & Womack “Baby Im Scared Of You”
Fonda Ray “Over Like a Fat Rat”
Junior “Mama Used to Say”
Central Line “Walking Into Sunshine”
The Jones Girls “Nights Over Egypt”
Patty Austin & Quincy Jones “Betcha Wouldnt Hurt Me”
Donald Byrd “Love Has Come Around”
Gwen Guthrie Seventh Heaven”
Stevie Wonder “Love Light In Flight”
Slave “Watching You”
Odyssey “Inside Out”
Sylvia Striplin “Give Me Your Love”
Alicia Myers “I Want To Thank You”
Chaka Khan “I Know You, I Live You”
Unlimited Touch “Searching To Find The One”
Jeanette Lady Day “Come Let Me Love You”
Atlantic Star “When Love Calls”
Shalamar “Night to Remember”
Change “The Glow Of Love”
Michael Jackson “Rock With You”
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
02.Cannon x Mr.Anderon x Pro-HoodStar(ASmith
04.Cannon x Pro-Perfect Girl(ASmith
05.Cannon-Prime Time 96(CH
06.Cannon-Kill My Self Fly(
07.Cannon-Pott Mic Slash(
08.CANNON-Im The nigga From Waybackk MIXDOWN(ASmith
10.Cannon-We Can Do This All The Time(ASmith
11.CANNON x MARC PAPERS-On Ur Mark(AGENTSMITH
12.CANNON x NOBI-UNSOLVED BEEF(AGENTSMITH
Heading back to the hotel on Sunset, I thought, I wonder if Lil’ Kim and them are okay. I called and spoke to Kim. She said that I should come hang out at her hotel later. Twin, Delorean, Mr. Bars, Free High, Draws, Gotti, and I hopped in a van to the Swizz Hotel by the Beverly Center mall where Kim and her friends were drinking frozen apple martinis in the penthouse suite. In her room were D-Rock Gutter, Cease, Banger, and other Junior Mafia members plus five of Kim’s female friends.
It was crowded in her hotel room, so Free High got one of her girlfriends’ numbers and then we left. On our way out of the lobby downstairs, Kim’s hairstylist ran out of the elevator calling my name. “P! Kim wants you to come back upstairs!” I told my boys to bounce and sent a van back to pick me up later.
Back inside Kim’s room, I noticed that the Junior Mafia was gone and it was just Kim and her girlfriends plus the hairstylist. She poured me another apple martini and we stepped onto the balcony to talk privately. I grabbed Kim by the waist and started kissing her on her neck. I thought about Mary J. Blige and decided to play this situation differently. “Stop, not right now,” Kim said. “There are too many people up here.” I understood what she meant but I kept trying to sex her right there on the balcony.
After five minutes of us feeling on each other, I feel back because it was obvious that she wasn’t trying to let me hit right then and there. But the things she told me let me know for sure that I could get with her at another time. KiKi [Ed note: Prodigy’s wife] always thought Kim and I were sexing, but it never happened. When KiKi first heard the “Quiet Storm” remix featuring Kim, out of jealousy she told me, “That song is wack.”
Although she suffered a tough loss to Melyssa Ford in the second round of XXL’s The Baddest Chick in the Game Tournament, Tahiry José still maintains her spot as one of the most desirable vixens in hip-hop, not to mention one of the sassiest.
As if the numbers, 34-26-43 weren’t enough to make a grown man cry, the Dominican bombshell continues to prove why she is a big deal, a very big deal. Currently on the cusp of releasing an athletic wear line, among a number of other projects, the Harlemite is determined to become more than just a video vixen. XXLMag.com recently caught up with Ms. José to discuss a range of topics including her business ventures, her future as video model, and of course her take on the VH1’s reality show, Love & Hip-Hop. — Ralph Bristout
XXLMag.com: What have you been up to lately?
Tahiry José: I’ve been finishing with calendars then going and having my pre-release parties and I’m dealing now going back and forth with my athletic line for women. It’s called Fit By Tahiry Females In Training because I’m always in training. I’m not the pro, but I know it works in what I do and when I need to get ready. A lot of my fans ask me on Twitter what is it that I do to stay thick and not lose the booty and keep it all together. So, in doing that you know I teamed up with Angerwear and I’m coming out with like my Yoga pads, sports bras, tank tops, and something really comfortable and affordable for women to work out in.
XXL: When is that going to hit stores?
Tahiry: Well, right now we’re in the process of approving the last bits and pieces of everything that I want in it, so in about two months it’ll be probably ready.
XXL: Are you gonna appear in any hip-hop videos soon?
Tahiry: I just actually did a video, [DJ] Enuff has an artist. It’s French. Jobere is his name. He’s a rapper. Jim Jones is featured and so is Pusha T. I just did that you know. Me and Enuff go back 10 years, so why not do that video. So far, I don’t know about hip-hop videos. I don’t really consider myself a hip-hop video vixen or a video girl to begin with. I’m more like a personality.
XXL: You did a couple though?
Tahiry: I did, absolutely. Of course, first video [was] 50 Cent; second video, Fat Joe and [Young] Jeezy. Of course I’ma do certain videos, but do I consider myself a video vixen? No.
XXL: What rap video wouldn’t you do?
Tahiry: : Anything that I have to drop it like it’s hot, put it in a glass with oil. Like, I’m not the drop-it-like-it’s-hot girl, I’m not the girl that you’ll ever catch in the tub just feeling herself. We good. I’m the girl with the mouth, but I just look good in a thong.
XXL: Have you seen Love & Hip-Hop on VH1?
Tahiry: Abso-fucking-lutely I’m a fan. I’m a fucking fan! Well first off, I’m a fiend, I literally just watch Reality TV shows. Second of all, it’s the first show that I think we have after Basketball Wives. I think that Love & Hip-Hop is the one show that people that love hip-hop and just like the whole urban thing [have]. We didn’t have anything, everything [is] Jersey Shore. You know, we don’t see them shows in the projects so we have Love & Hip-Hop. I believe every one of these girls [is] somebody [women] could relate to and their struggles. There’s always a chick at home and nigga doing what he doing, living the life and [she's] unhappy; and there’s always a chick who wants to be famous and drops everything to come to New York. You know, everybody has a story, so I’m a fan.
XXL: Would you appear on a show like that?
Tahiry: I thought about it while watching it. I’m having a problem with Reality TV shows period right now because it’s more about beefing. I mean of course everybody wants to see the train wrecks, we get it, you know what I’m saying. It went from being allowing somebody into your home and allowing people to see certain things, even if it’s scripted somewhat, to now everybody’s fucking acting a fool and fighting and acting crazy. I think first episode, you speak to me a certain way, I think that that’s it, hello Bad Girl’s Club. So, would I be in it? It all depends. But, just follow me around and I have enough drama so I don’t even have to pretend.
OG hip-hop journalist Erik Parker spent an afternoon with 50 Cent for VIBE’s April/May issue. During their discussion, 50 breaks down his international appeal, relationship with Chelsea, Drake & Weezy, favorite movies and his relationship with Dre & Eminem. VIBE’s international issue is one news stands now but check out a few key excerpts below.
What film performances have you seen that have inspired you?
Christian Bale in The Fighter. That was a performance. I know it was Mark Wahlberg’s baby and wouldn’t have happened without him, but Christian showed up. Let’s say I grew up around people who indulged in drug addiction, and he convinced me he was on crack. [laughs] I’m still not sure he wasn’t on crack.
What films have you connected with emotionally?
I like Aviator. I watched it over and over. Leonardo [DiCaprio] makes really good choices. But that was one of my favorite joints from him. I saw an HBO movie Sunset Limit that was really impressive. It has Samuel Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones. Samuel L. Jackson is probably the most underrated actor. Like, he’s trying to go for the world record of underrated.
50 Explains how Weezy’s jail stint may have helped Drake and his relationship with Em and Dre after the jump…
Why should have Drake won a Grammy this year?
He did a lot, man. I don’t believe that Drake would have been as successful or his project would have been as successful if Lil’ Wayne was home. That point where Wayne had to sit down provided a complete focus on Drake.
You think Wayne detracts from Drake’s ability to shine?
It’s impossible to make that guy disappear when his light shines as bright as his does. I think [Lloyd] Banks would have sold 5 mil if I was in jail during the period when his album was released. It was a way for a Wayne fan to be just a Drake fan during that time.
Do you think Dr. Dre really cares about your headphone line competing with his?
I have a strong personality, a strong character. And I can be difficult to deal with at certain points because I’m vocal. If you upset Em, he’s just gonna not talk to you. You’re not going to get him in the next room you wanna get him in. With Dre, the same. He’s not comfortable with friction. That [tweet] is, “Hey look, I’m here. Is everybody still paying attention?” So they go, “Why he say that? Why he say we mad?” Then the meeting happens.
Then they say, “We’re not mad?”
Yeah. “Were not mad. Stop it.” It’s funny situation. Because they don’t deal with confrontation or altercations very well. Their way of dealing with things is not dealing with it.
“Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘This is a coon; this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: ‘You vote by what you see,’ as if black people don’t know what they want to see. I am sick of him - he talked about Whoopi, he talked about Oprah, he talked about me, he talked about Clint Eastwood. Spike needs to shut the hell up! I've never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say "this is a stereotype," I've never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos, I've never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I never saw it. It's always black people, and this is something that I cannot undo. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois went through the exact same thing; Langston Hughes said that Zora Neale Hurston, the woman who wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, was a new version of the 'darkie' because she spoke in a southern dialect and a Southern tone. And I'm sick of it from us; we don't have to worry about anybody else trying to destroy us and take shots because we do it to ourselves."
Last week, long-time member Krayzie Bone announced that he was leaving the rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Krayzie Bone released the following statement.
“I just wanted to take the time out right now to let everybody know about some major changes in my career and in my life. Just so everybody knows that I will no longer be a part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony due to uncontrollable circumstances. It’s basically time for me to move on with different endeavors that I’ve already had planned in my life.”
Now former-fellow group member Flesh-N-Bone has made some comments about the departure of Krayzie Bone. During an interview for the radio, Flesh said...
“What the fuck do people mean it aint no Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, because Krayzie's bitch ass decided he wanted to quit? Man, fuck Krayzie, homie. Put that in the paper. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony gonna keep moving as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, man. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony don't consist of no motherfucking Krayzie Bone, man. It consists of Flesh, Bizzy, Wish, Krayzie and Layzie. Just because one ni**a decided to quit don't mean it’s over for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.”
So what exactly led to Krayzie Bone leaving the group? Flash-N-Bone says that it all has to do with Bizzy Bone being back in the group.
“Me, Layzie and Bizzy did a couple of shows by ourselves out here and sold out and it was phenomenal. And they loved the energy of seeing Bizzy on stage back with his brothers. That's what the fans wanted to see. Krayzie and Wish hate Bizzy Bone so much, they didn't want him to get on the stage.”