Wassup, its been a long time since the last update, so there
should be enough news for another edition of Get The Loot....
Altough he is lyricaly battle ready, Canibus got jumped by a couple of MCs who were not so happy with his
verses (this is not really news...), while attending his very
own release party, he got attacked by, among others, Blinky Blink (Harlem World, rememeber Canibus line
"Wacker than Blinky Blink on the back of the wack-ass wagon babblin'
about - nothing" and fellow-Harlemnite Camron. The people at Universal records
said Canibus wasnt injured.
MC Hammer is back! He just released his new single called "Pop your Collar". I havent heard it as for yet but I heard it is another dance
favorite. He will release the single trough internet, just like
15 other songs and a couple of videos.
Checks,Thugs and Rock-N-Roll is the title of DMCs (Run DMC!) upcoming solo-album. This wont be your reglar type of Run
DMC material, DMC said the music has envolved, just like his voice
changed trough the years. It will be a Rock/Hiphop album.
Musicsite www.sonicnet.com reported that Rahzel will start working on his sophomore album this fall. Roots' drummer ?uestlove recently said you wont see Rahzel and Malik B touring with the crew anymore, since they both have solo projects
they have to pay full attantion to. But he stated that its all
good, since they all are one big family.
The Gravediggaz will drop their third album this year, altough in a completely
different line up, since Prince Paul and RZA left the group for what it was and now Shabazz has joined them
Casuals second album will not be released on Louds underground departement Stimulated Records. Instead it will drop on Hieros own label and it will be distributed by Red. For more Hieroglyphics news check www.hieroglyphics.com .
SuperNatural will drop an EP together with Freestyle Fellowships PEACE titled A SupaNatural Peace. Look for that one, because both are undoubtly skilled MCs.
PEACE will also drop a solo album and Aceyalones album Accepted Ecclectic is ready to drop.
Bostons 7l & Esoteric will drop a full lenght album this fall, as will Jedi Mind Tricks.
Another EP to look forward to is The Definitive Radio EP by Philly group Name. Guests on the EP are Schoolly D, the Mountain Brothers and the Poor Righteous Teachers, but the group themselves are on the same level as these proven
artists, so you know its dope stuff.
Another reason to check for that De La Soul album Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, because the Chief Rocker himself, Busy Bee appears on a cut called Words from the Chief Rocker. Big up to the people at www.oldschoolhiphop.com for that news.
Chino XL fans will have to wait till November 7th for his new album titled
I Told You So on Warner Brothers. The album will feature guests like Kool G Rap, Saafir, B-Real, Ras Kass and The Arsonists. Guess that will be a banger too.
Dont expect to see Prodigys solo album coming out this year, since he has some major problems
with his label, Loud records. For a statement Prodigy made check
his very own site www.infamousstores.com , and believe me, its worth checking out what The Head Nigga In Charge, as he has titled his album, has to say.
Theres quite some rumours coming from the Gangstarr foundation camp, since Gurus Jazzmatazz Volume 3 will not see its September release date. It will be worth the
wait since it has quality written all over it. With guests like
Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, DAngelo and Macy Gray, among others and producers like DJ Scratch, Jay Dee, The Roots, The Neptunes, Dallas Austin and of course Premier and Guru, its sure to be banging. Another Gangstarr affiliate, Big Shug is busy recording his album too. Big up to the people at the
Gangstarr HQ for the updates.
Hiphopsite has some nice news on Likwit producer MadLib from the Lootpack, since hes currently busy producing remix album on which he
does the beats for remixes of old Gost Face, Common, Slum Village and other dope tracks. It wont drop on Peanut Butter Wolfs label Stonesthrow, but it will be a white label.
Big DL at HipHopreviewz reported that Mase has his own Ministry in Atlanta, and goes around the country
spreading the word of God in bad neighborhoods. Hes also planning to build a church. He
really meant it when he said he was quitting the Hiphop biz and
instead chose to dedicate his life to God...
He aslo reports that Buckshot went beserk and assualted NY police officiers at the Priorirty Headquarters over a fray about some missing studio-equipment. As if thats
not enough drama, one of Bootcamps original crews, The Cocoa Brovaz, formerly know as Smiff-n-Wessun, are not down with the Boot Camp anymore. Also Rock of Heltah Skeltah is rumoured to have left the crew. Props to Smoov from Beats, Rhymes and Life for the news.
This fall will see the release of Wu-Tangs third album titled "The Worms Of The Big Apple", no word on the details yet, but since Dirty Dog is still in rehab, I dont think we will hear very much of him
on the album, but looking back on the last few cuts I heard him
on, we wont be sorry.
Supposedly Craig Mack started his own label, Rich KidEntertinment, and has signed Lord Tariq and a new MC called No Money.
German label Groove Attack is making major moves! Recently they have released albums from
artists like Del The Funky Homosapien, Cali Agents, J-88 (Slum Village), Bumpy
Kknuckles (Freddie Foxxx), Quasimoto, Dilated Peoples, D.I.T.C. and loads of sinlges, but the best has yet to come; this year
they are planning to release a couple of dope records:
Biz Markie- "Turn Tha Party Out" 12"
Pharcyde- "Plain Rap" 2LP
Mr. Complex- "Discography" 2LP which is basicly a greatest hits of Mr. Complex,
since he released loads of indy records. The LP will also feature
5 new tracks.
J-Rawls- "The Essence" 2LP producer from the group The Lone Catalists
drops his album with guest MCs like All Natural, Apani B. Fly
MC, Grap Luva, J-Live, J-Sands, Mass Influence, Mr. Complex and
Rubix, among others.
Foreign Legion- "Kidnapper" 2LP
Declaime- "Soundscapes: Andsoitsaid" 2LP
Phife Dawg- "Ventilation" 2LP, if the title means something wew might get
to hear some things the Phife Diggy has been on his hearth for
way too long. Production will be handled by Pete Rock, JayDee,
Hi-Tek and Dave West.
Souls Of Mischief- "Trilogy", their highly anticipated 3rd album,
while Im still waitning for more info about the supposed Souls/Pharcyde
Various Artists- "Superrappin Vol.2" 2LP, if this is on the same
level as the first one, it will be a dope records with loads of
old and new artists.
All of this while Goodvibe Recordings are doin their thing States side with upcoming releases by Phil The Agony ("The Body Of Christ"), Big Dro ("1984") and Mirage ("Life Is A Rhythm"). Ive heard tracks of all of them and a
lot of other Goodvibe artists who have already dropped their material
like Spontaneous, Bahamadia (go cop that "BB Queen" album, its dope), Slum Village and The Nuthouse, and I can tell you that this Indy company has got things on
If you got news, a correction of whatever, hit me up with it,