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AG Wire / Fat Joe Talks Lil Wayne, Says He's Incomparable
« on: October 15, 2008, 07:12:50 PM »
October 14th, 2008 | Author: Slava Kuperstein

Fat Joe, busy working on his next album, took the time out to about another rapper's project - Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV.

“Lil Wayne, don’t bet against him right now!” said Joe. “Don’t bet against this guy ever right now. He calls me in the middle of the night: ‘Come to the studio.’ I get there, this nigga pressed play, and everything he played was super-duper phenomenal, number-one [smash]. He’s singing, ‘So I went to get her in my spaceship.’ Craziest thing you ever heard in your life.”

Joey Crack went on to say that while the Jay-Z comparisons may have been fine, Lil Wayne is soon to head into a cla** of his own after the sequel to Tha Carter III, which has gone over two times platinum.

“They compared him a lot to Jay-Z, and you could see where he was influenced,” elaborated Joe. “But after this next album — I’m not saying he’s the best rapper of all time, [but] you can’t compare him to any rapper in the world. Because no rapper has done what he’s about to do. That’s crazy! He’s a rock star, man. Hit mania!”
Fat Joe's next album, Nino "Dubs" DeLuca, like Tha Carter IV, has no set release date. Joe's album will feature Akon, Ron Brownz and Infamous.

Graf Heads / photoGraff
« on: October 14, 2008, 06:12:57 PM »
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General Discussion / Worst lyrics in hip hop history
« on: October 14, 2008, 05:23:13 PM »
This is the opposite of Lyra**ist Lounge...this is where we document some of the worst mishaps in hip hop lyricism...

General Discussion / Lyra**ist Lounge
« on: October 14, 2008, 05:03:16 PM »
This is where we post the best lyrics in hip hop we can show some of these kids what it's supposed to be like.... ya dig????

AG Wire / Sugar Hill Gang To Release 2009 Album
« on: October 09, 2008, 12:03:11 AM »
October 6th, 2008 | Author: ------

As the grandfathers of Hip Hop, the veteran rappers have earned their respect and even talk politics

The Sugar Hill Gang has announced that they are planning to release an album early next year.

The legendary group and pioneers of rap paved the way for Hip Hop with their popular 15 minute hit, "Rapper's Delight." The 1979 single, recorded over Chic's "Good Times," launched Hip Hop into the commercial and cultural phenomenon that it is today.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the single, group members Big Bank Hank, Master Gee, and Wonder Mike plan to put out an album next year. They have even confirmed that they will be collaborating with the UK's own Dizzee Rascal.

The Sugar Hill Gang has not confirmed a date nor a title for their next album.

AG Wire / Sadat X Talks New Digital Album, Brand Nubian Reunion
« on: October 08, 2008, 11:57:56 PM »
October 7th, 2008 | Author: Danielle Harling

Well-known as one-third of the group Brand Nubian, New York rapper Sadat X is digitally releasing his fifth solo album, entitled Generation X, today.

On Generation X, fans of Sadat X can expect "grown man Hip Hop." And according to Sadat X the album is, "Something that people my age that still love Hip Hop could appreciate."

Released on Affluent Records, Generation X features production by Will Tell and includes the current single "Never".

As far as releasing his album digitally, Sadat X says, "I would like to see it stay simple but times change so I guess you gotta change with the times."

Although Generation X is being released digitally this month, physical copies of the album will be made available in stores in December.

For the eager Brand Nubian fans, a comeback from the trio is already in the works.

AG Wire / Fans Vote Eminem Best Rapper Alive
« on: October 08, 2008, 11:54:33 PM »
October 8th, 2008 | Author: Slava Kuperstein

Eminem has been voted the greatest rapper alive by fans and readers of VIBE Magazine and its website.

Although Em hasn't released a full solo album since 2004's Encore, his fan base has shown that it remains tremendously loyal.

Vibe broke the competition down tournament style, placing a slew of emcees into four brackets: the Notorious BIG bracket, the 2Pac bracket, the Pimp C bracket, and the Big Punisher bracket. The number one seeds in each bracket were, respectively, Jay-Z, Eminem, Lil Wayne and Andre 3000.

After voting each week from July 21 to August 4, the final were decided. Eminem and Jay-Z made it to the final four, as expected. Somewhat unexpected was Game's defeat of Andre 3000 in order to make it to the semifinals, and Ludacris' defeat of Lil Wayne in order to claim the same spot.

Eminem, who had beaten Nas by a slim margin to claim a final four spot, and Jay-Z made short work of Ludacris and Game, respectively. The two legends faced off in votes, and after over 920,000 votes, Em beat out Hov, retaining 61 percent of the votes to Hov's 39 percent.

"It’s obviously an honor to have won the fans' support by being voted the Best Rapper Alive,” said Eminem to the fans on “I don't think that there is any one rapper that is simply the best though.  Everyone who was in consideration and many others are the best at certain things, and at what they do.  But since VIBE's offering the distinction, hell yeah I'll accept!"

AG Wire / Current top hip hop sellers
« on: October 08, 2008, 11:45:03 PM »
Current top-sellers (sellouts?) in hip hop…

T.I.  shocks many, not only going gold within one week, but taking the number one spot by a sound margin. Paper Trail beat out #2 debut Jennifer Hudson by over 300,000 units, as Atlantic Records' flagship artist reminds fans that while he's not performing quite as strongly as Lil Wayne's first week on the charts, he's well beyond perceived competition Young Jeezy, The Game and Nas, in commercial viability.

Rank   Artist                Album               This Week   Est. Total
1   T.I.                 Paper Trail   568,383                569,361
3   Robin Thicke   Something Else   136,944                137,204
12   Young Jeezy   Recession   38,754                489,675
14   Lil Wayne                Tha Carter III   34,553                 2,523,278
18   The Game   LAX                28,105                476,020

Murs' presidential campaign did not lead the Los Angeles rapper to the top. However, Murray found his strongest debut in his career, cracking the Top 50. Murs For President entered the charts at #43, making the release Warner Brothers' best Hip Hop showing since Talib Kweli's Ear Drum The release just edged out DJ Khaled's We Global.
With less than a month on the charts, LL Cool J may soon be leaving the Top 100. The icon emcee's Exit 13 found its place at #88 this past week, at just under 75,000 units sold.

Rank   Artist       Album                        This Week         Est. Total
43   Murs       Murs For President      12,159         12,590
45   DJ Khaled       We Global             11,863          79,490
88   LL Cool J        Exit 13              6,940          73,112
99   Z-Ro        Crack                          5,793          16,310
199   T.I.        T.I. Vs. TIP             3,271           1,309,476

General Discussion / The top 50/50 hip hop songs thread...
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:36:55 PM »
Headwarmaz is officially launching this thread for AGians to vote for their top 50 home grown and top 50 international songs of all time!!!

All songs will be aired live on radio for the Headwarmaz Grande Season finale...

Please use the following format to submit votes:

Top 10 Home grown songs of all time

1. song A by artist A
2. song B by artist C

Top 10 international songs of all time
1. song X by artist X
2. song Y by artist Y

Consider your votes carefully, because there will be a top 50/50 mixtape to follow soon. So get voting and watch this space.
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September 30th, 2008 | Author: Slav Kandyba

The obscenity-crusading attorney, who launched a campaign to ban 2 Live Crew's As Nasty as They Wanna Be in 1989, has been banished from the law profession in his home state.

The Florida Supreme Court this week revoked Jack Thompson's license to practice law, finding that he made numerous false statements in court, according to news reports.

Miami's 2 Live Crew were hardly alone in Thompson's long list of targets. The 57-year-old attorney, an evangelist, also went after shock-jock Howard Stern, pronography and the video game industry. He filed lawsuits against the maker of the Grand Theft Auto series, alleging that the video game "mentally molest[ed] minors for money," according to a report on

Fighting to block sales of rap music that Thompson thought to be obscene put him on the map.

When then-U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and the Florida state prosecutor declined to prosecute Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell, owner of Luke Skyywalker Records, the label of 2 Live Crew, Thompson was able to get local officials to block sales of the album, as well as that of N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton.

In 1991, Thompson took on N.W.A.'s album Efil4zaggin and in 1992, pressured Time Warner against releasing Ice-T's album Cop Killer. Time Warner eventually succumbed and released Ice-T and his band Body Count from a contract.

General Discussion / Barack Obama bumps Kanye And Jay On The iPod
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:21:22 PM »
September 29th, 2008 | Author: Danielle Harling

Although some critics have blasted him for hit, Obama is still backing his appreciation of Hip Hop.

"I enjoy it, but these days I don't have the time to listen to it all the time," Obama shared with Sway. "I'm a little older than Hip Hop culture. I was there at the beginning, but I was already getting older...What I've appreciated, watching this Hip Hop generation, is to see how entrepreneurial they've been. In the past, musicians oftentimes were commodities.
They were just shuffled around. Obviously, they did well, but they didn't have the vision to say, 'I'm going to build a business. I'm going to build my own studio. I'm going to create my own production operations.' I think they're a lot more sophisticated than in the past, and that is a wonderful thing."

Some of the Hip-Hop artists in rotation on Senator Obama's iPod include Kanye West and Jay-Z.

General Discussion / Meaning of black consciousness for today's youth
« on: September 15, 2008, 09:25:51 PM »
In a time where we see the youth of young suburbia (of all races) buying into the commercialisation of our revolutionary ideas, ideals and has to ask the question, how do we fight against the processes that are making mere commodities of our spilt blood and fallen heroes.

In a time when it costs R100 to get your latest in Revolutionary gear...where you can purchase a t-shirt with your favourite revolutionary thinker. Che Guevara, Steve Biko, Malcom X, Chris Hani...are among the many choices in today's essential accessories...

So we need to ask ourselves whether there is a real place for us to still further our ideas of social-change in a society that has saturated itself with a pseudo-revolutionary infatuation that was described as Caco as "over the counter-culture"

Sadly this conversation is sparked by the memory of the one Steve Biko, who's untimely death we're reminded about this time of year.

Steve Biko who spoke of...

"The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."-Steven Bantu Biko , 1971

"Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude." - Steven Bantu Biko

So Tha Headwarmaz have been battling with the question... What is the role of black consciousness in South African youth today.

Join us in our discussion....  on Facebook, myspace, or

Media / On the last episode of Tha Headwarmaz...12 September 2008
« on: September 15, 2008, 01:13:40 PM »
The last episode of the Headwarmaz was as hard-hitting as ever. In the memory of our Steve Biko, the struggles of the Zimbabwean community...and our own political circus, we decided to start by remembering what the true struggles are about...

Itsho Into - Driemanskap

76 - Tumi and the Volume

We were then taken on another musical journey by Mr T (T-money!!!). We reviewed the album Below the Heavens from the emcee-producer duo Blu & Exile. The tracks were all killer! The lyrics were on point and delivered with finesse... the beats a throw-back to the head-bobbing era. We were all in agreement that this album should find a place in your collection...

The narrow path - Blu & Exile

Blue collar worker - Blue & Exile

Cold hearted - Blu & Exile

For the love of the art of words, Black Anakin a well-travelled poet paid us a visit. With social commentary like you never heard before. Poem titles like, Free state means that not only does he have a sharp eye for spotting the troubles on the water but also has the presence of mind to deliver his views in  a clever and hard hitting way. Black Anakin will be performing around Cape Town over the next month... catch him at

Zula Sound Bar  Verses night...every last wednesday of the month

Speak your mind poetry festival...finale on the 20th September

Poetry delight... Wednesday nights at Cafe Sofia

For more info email...

Then when we were supposed to be winding down, we steady kept burning those ears, warming those heads...

Life Story - S.I.M

Intro - Redrama

Hay' suka - Reason, X-ray, Driemanskap

No big ting - Skinnyman

Resurrection at last - D.S.O

Half man, half amazing - Pete rock ft. Method man..

You know how we do...

89.5% home grown
89.5 degrees closer to true revolution
89.5 more reasons to love hip hop
89.5 FM, Bush Radio.

Media / Headwarmaz elemental...September 4 2008
« on: September 04, 2008, 09:04:15 PM »

Here we go again...this week we feature some of hip hop's best and worst lyrics... as well as some cool graff spotted on our street....

                                                                  Lyra**ist Lounge

Artist: Common Sense
Album: Resurrection
Song: I Used to Love H.E.R.

Verse One:

I met this girl, when I was ten years old
And what I loved most she had so much soul
She was old school, when I was just a shorty
Never knew throughout my life she would be there for me
ont he regular, not a church girl she was secular
Not about the money, no studs was mic checkin her
But I respected her, she hit me in the heart
A few New York niggaz, had did her in the park
But she was there for me, and I was there for her
Pull out a chair for her, turn on the air for her
and just cool out, cool out and listen to her
Sittin on a bone, wishin that I could do her
Eventually if it was meant to be, then it would be
because we related, physically and mentally
And she was fun then, I'd be geeked when she'd come around
Slim was fresh yo, when she was underground
Original, pure untampered and down sister
Boy I tell ya, I miss her

Verse Two:

Now periodically I would see
ol girl at the clubs, and at the house parties
She didn't have a body but she started gettin thick quick
DId a couple of videos and became afrocentric
Out goes the weave, in goes the braids beads medallions
She was on that tip about, stoppin the violence
About my people she was teachin me
By not preachin to me but speakin to me
in a method that was leisurely, so easily I approached
She dug my rap, that's how we got close
But then she broke to the West coast, and that was cool
Cause around the same time, I went away to school
And I'm a man of expandin, so why should I stand in her way
She probably get her money in L.A.
And she did stud, she got big pub but what was foul
She said that the pro-black, was goin out of style
She said, afrocentricity, was of the past
So she got into R&B hip-house ba** and jazz
Now black music is black music and it's all good
I wasn't salty, she was with the boys in the hood
Cause that was good for her, she was becomin well rounded
I thought it was dope how she was on that freestyle shit
Just havin fun, not worried about anyone
And you could tell, by how her titties hung

Verse Three:

I might've failed to mention that this chick was creative
But once the man got you well he altered her native
Told her if she got an image and a gimmick
that she could make money, and she did it like a dummy
Now I see her in commercials, she's universal
She used to only swing it with the inner-city circle
Now she be in the burbs lickin rock and dressin hip
And on some dumb shit, when she comes to the city
Talkin about poppin glocks servin rocks and hittin switches
Now she's a gangsta rollin with gangsta bitches
Always smokin blunts and gettin drunk
Tellin me sad stories, now she only f***s with the funk
Stressin how hardcore and real she is
She was really the realest, before she got into showbiz
I did her, not just to say that I did it
But I'm committed, but so many niggaz hit it
That she's just not the same lettin all these groupies do her
I see niggaz slammin her, and takin her to the sewer
But I'ma take her back hopin that the shit stop
Cause who I'm talkin bout y'all is hip-hop


THis piece was done by our very own...faith47...all copyright to her. no biting...

Worst lyrics count-down...

 "I can double my density from three-sixty degrees to seven-twenty instantly."

 -Canibus, "Funk Master Flex Freestyle"

Obviously, Canibus slept through 10th grade when they went over units of measurement.

Media / Headwarmaz...elemental
« on: August 22, 2008, 05:15:36 PM »
Lyra**ist Lounge

Artist: Fugees a/k/a Refugee Camp
Album: The Score
Song: How Many Mics

Intro: Wyclef Jean

Pick up your microphones
Pick up your microphones

Chorus: Wyclef/Pras

How many mics do we rip on the daily
Say, me say many money say me say many many many
How many mics do we rip on the daily
Many money say me say many many many

Verse One: Lauryn Hill

I get mad frustrated when I rhyme
Thinkin of all them kids that try to do this for all the wrong reasons
Season change mad things rearrange
But it all stays the same like the love doctor strange
I'm tame like the rapper get red like a snapper, when they do that
Got your whole block saying true dat
If only they knew that, it was you who was irregular
Soldier soul for some secular muzac that's whack
Plus you use that, loop, over and over
Claiming that you got a new style, your atempts are futile, oooh child
Your puerile, brain waves are sterile
You can't create you just wait to take, my take
Laced with malice, hands get callous, from ripping microphones
From here to Dallas go ask Alice if you don't believe me
I get innovisions like Stevie
See me, a sin from the chalice, like the weed be
Indeed we like Kalid Mohammed MC's make me vomit
I get controversial, freaky style with no rehearsal
Au contraire mon frere, don't you even go there
Me without a mike is like a beat without a snare
I dare to tear into your ego, we go, way back
Like some ganja and palequo or ColecoVision
My minds make incisions in your anatomy
And I back this with Deuteronomy or Leviticus
God made this word, you can't get with this
Sweet like licorice, dangerous like syphillis, yeah


Verse Two: Wyclef Jean

I used to be underrated, now I take iron, makes my shit constipated
I'm more concentrated, so on my day off with David Sanonburg I play golf
Run through Crown Heights screaming out "Mazeltoff!"
Problem with noman before black I'm first hu-man
Appetite to write, like Frederick Dougla** with a slave hand
Street pressure, word to papa I ain't going under
One day I have a label and make deals with Tommy Mottola
Mama always told me, "Your one in a million,
Always watch our back, never tango with haitian-sicilians"
Now I got a record deal, how does it feel?
I'm never gonna survive unless I get crazy like Seal
Cause the whole worlds' out a order
So at night the feins dance on grease with John Travolta
One got slaughtered as he caught blood from his mouth
The other tried to duck and caught a left with my Guinness stout
Brother, brother can't you get this through your head
It's a setup by the feds, their scoping us with their infrareds


Verse Three: Prazwell

Too many MC's not enough mikes, exit your show like I exit the turnpike
Dice and dynomite like Dolomite, double do's been like I don't Dick Van Dyke
Starlight to starbrite the freaks come out at night
Like my man Wyclef-"I wear my sungla**es at night"
And my ponage with martial encourage
Squash the squad and hide their bodies under my garage
And when the cops come lookin, I be bookin to Brooklyn
Beat the trails broken flipping tokens to Hoboken
A clean Getaway like Alec Baldwin
Driving in my fast car playing Tracy Chapman


Many, many money many many many
Many, many money, ha, ha, ha


Worst lyrics ever Countdown


"There's no need to lie folk, Why you sleepin' wit ya eyes closed?"

 -Timbaland, "Get on the Bus"  Album: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (Soundtrack) |

Well, Tim, if I heard you rhyme like that all the time, I'd definitely sleep with my eyes and ears closed as well.

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