Ke$ha ups her already good “Sleazy Remix” with Andre 3000 by adding three more name emcees. Smartly keeping the same infectious beat, each rapper’s rhymes are placed in the mouths of a highly unlikely counterpart. Wonder if Wiz feels some kind of way about his verse being placed with drag queens.
Archive for January, 2012
Tags: Andre 3000, Ke$ha, Lil Wayne, T.I., video, Wiz Khalifa
Tags: Boog Brown, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Mello Music Group
New music from Boog Brown’s super exclusive vinyl 7″. Confined to just 300 copies, it features the Georiga Anne Muldrow produced track “My Love” off last month’s Brown Study Remixes LP. The second song, also produced by Muldrow, is the previously unreleased “Baby Girl.” The queen manifesto has two versions; one has sparse, acoustic-like production while the second’s features more fleshed out arrangements.
The limited edition vinyl can be pre-ordered HERE.
Tags: Andre Berto, Boxing, Interview, rematch, Victor Ortiz
Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz held a conference call yesterday for their anticipated February 11 rematch to what many consider the 2011 Fight of the Year. Like that aforementioned battle, this fight is also a crossroads fight. The winner likely goes on the another lucrative fight (like Ortiz got with Floyd Mayweather), and the loser goes in search for an opportunity to make a big rebuilding statement. In an interesting twist, both guys have agreed to blood and urine testing for this bout.
Once again, I’m counted out by Berto’s team. To me it’s perfectly fine. I don’t care. I’m going to show him why I beat him the first time. It’s Berto’s second chance, not mine. What do I lose? Nothing. At the end of the day it’s going to be a great fight. Berto is a good fighter, but I never saw him as great, not even when I was at 140 and I was coming up to challenge him, which is why I challenged him. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a dangerous fighter but I don’t fear him. I have no respect for him, I’m not scared of him, nothing like that. At the end of the day I will win this once again.
CHANGES FROM THE FIRST FIGHT
I’ve been working hard and keeping it positive. There are no worries in the world right about now, and Berto is certainly not one of them. At the same time I know I have to be tremendously tough for this guy, both in and out of the ring. I’m not a guy who has to sit there and run his mouth. The thing is, at the end of the day, the boxing gloves will do the talking. Apparently Berto has a chip on his shoulder. Well I have a few chips on my shoulder due to the first Berto fight. It didn’t end the way I wanted it to end and my last fight wasn’t the greatest, so my roller coaster is re-launching right now. I want to climax. I’m nowhere near ready to pull back. Not now or in the near future. It’s going to be a great fight, I will be victorious once again and I will not take no for an answer.
ON REBOUDING FROM THE ORTIZ LOSS WITH A KNOCKOUT WIN OVER JAN ZAVECK
I think it was tremendously important after you go through the situations that I went through not to dwell on it for too long but to just jump back in action, and that’s what I did. I just wanted to take a little time off and put this fight together for me and I jumped right back into action.
It definitely helped, but at the end of the day I know I can fight. If I had a bad night or if you have a bad day at the gym, at the end of the day you know you’re going to be able to know how to fight.
MENTALLY PUTTING THE ORTIZ LOSS BEHIND HIM
Of course. It played with my mind a bit. You get to a point where I think any fighter would be affected by that, but you just brush it off, get back on your feet and get back in there and that’s what I did.
In my last fight I went in there like nothing happened. I went in there and went straight to work like nothing happened at all. At the end of the day, you like to be realistic. That loss put a lot of different things in perspective. It made me get back and work hard and made me understand what kind of team and what type of family I have around me. They were very supportive. If I’m in this boxing thing or not, I still have that love from my family and my friends. Like I said, I have that support so I’m good.
I believe when we trained for that fight I don’t think we trained like we were supposed to. I believe that’s something that fighters go through. You get in a situation where you have a lot of success and you stay in your own little circle, your own little box instead of trying to look out and find the best situations for you. I think I suffer from that because after that fight I found out I was anemic and I had to really reach out to find some help with that because it got to be pretty serious. I learned I needed to take a lot better care of my body.
We’re working hard and having our doctors checking on me to make sure my levels are up and making sure I’m getting all my vitamins that I need to continue to push to have the best training sessions. Before, we were so old school in everything. We didn’t take vitamins or protein shakes or none of that, it was just hard work, but anybody knows that if you’re a world-class athlete you have to train and you have to take care of your body like you are a world-class athlete. That’s something that we’re really getting into, and we’re trying to take all the right precautions now.
Repeat or Revenge: Ortiz vs. Berto II is the highly anticipated 12-round welterweight rematch of USA Today and Ring Magazine’s 2011 Fight of the Year between former World Champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto which will take place Saturday, Feb. 11 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The co-featured fights will see top contenders Erislandy Lara and Ronald Hearns square off and 2011 “Prospect of the Year” Gary Russell Jr. take on Dat Nguyen. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment and will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). A special three-fight undercard telecast will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).
Tickets, priced at $300, $150, $100 and $50, are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase atwww.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Tags: 2012, Boxing, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto
Following Manny Pacquiao’s request to rematch him at 147 pounds, Miguel Cotto has confirmed that negotiations has improved for a May, junior middleweight showdown with Floyd Mayweather.
Cotto, a lead option to face Pacquiao on June 9 should the Filipino champion’s negotiations with Mayweather continue to stall, stated his preference for his own Mayweather bout increased after receiving word that Mayweather would be willing to face him at either a 150 pound catchweight or the full junior middleweight limit of 154 pounds.
“I will not fight below 150 pounds. Mayweather Jr. said he has no problem going up to 154 to fight me,” Cotto told boxingscene.com. “Pacquiao is the one who objected and wants me to once again come down to a weight between 145 and 147 pounds. If Pacquiao had no trouble going up to 150 to fight Margarito, why is there a set requirement for me to go down again? Does he fear me?”
Pacquiao scored a dominant TKO over Cotto in November 2099 at a catchweight of 145. After he defeated Antonio Margarito by decision in November 2010 for a junior middleweight title, Pacquiao stated the bigger weights were becoming an issue and vowed to remain at welterweight for the rest of his career.
Anticipation for a Mayweather-Cotto bout was at its highest peak in early 2008 when both were undefeated. Since then, the pair have held several informal business talks in Puerto Rico.
Tags: freestyle, Joe Budden, remix, Watch the Throne
As if football players Kyle Williams and Billy Cundiff haven’t received enough ridicule over the last few days, Joe Budden immortalizes them in rhyme with this remix of the Throne’s opening track. Long-time Budden listeners are sure to get a kick off of him bringing back his old trademark of punchlines filled with days old headlines. The mix between braggadocio and introspection works well although Budden leaves you hanging at the end just when he starts to delve into commentary on spiritual matters like pulpit hypocrisy. This is definitely one for fans of the Mood Muzik series.
JOE BUDDEN “NO CHURCH IN THE WILD”
Tags: download, mixtape, Saigon, Warning Shots 3
Those of you who enjoyed Saigon’s highly slept-on debut last year (The Greatest Story Never Told) should definitely check out this latest mixtape offering Warning Shots 3. Although there’s only one Just Blaze track here, Saigon made sure to include a slew of sequels for longtime fans of the Warning Shots series. Former rival Joe Budden makes an appearance, as does Lil Fame and old Nas protege Quan. Not a flawless tape by any means, but a solid effort and those who are tired of NY rappers doing their best South impersonations should be satisfied.
“WOMEN ARE THE NEW DOGS”
Tags: Andre Berto, Interview, Johnny Tapia, rematch, Showtime, Victor Ortiz
Five-time former champion Johnny Tapia meets up with Andre Berto to discuss the latter’s big rematch on February 11 against Victor Ortiz. Berto says he’s going to mix trench warfare with using his hand speed advantage to counter from mid-range (where he had the most success). Considering how badly Ortiz ate him up on the inside last time around, Berto would be wise to keep his ego in check and avoid the toe to toe brawling.
Tags: Action Bronson, Boyz II Men, Jeff Redd, New Jack City, Statik Selektah
A Boyz II Men “MotownPhilly” chopped and screwed sample?! Jeff Redd?! Statik Selektah and Action Bronson are back at it with a track that will be featured on the upcoming New Jack City: Chopped & Screwed.
STATIK SELEKTAH X ACTION BRONSON “STRICTLY BUSISNESS PART 1 & 2″
Tags: 2012, comeback, new album, reunion, SWV
SWV, one of the 90s most accomplished R&B groups, has confirmed the April 10 release of I Missed Us, their first studio album in 14 years.
“It’s a great feeling to be back recording together again!” said group members Coko, Taj and Lelee in a joint statement. “Something special always happens when we come together.”
The first single “Co-Sign” was released in December and is produced by Lamb, whose credits include Beyonce, Monica, Jasmine Sullivan and Missy Elliott. Other producers confirmed for the album include Bryan M. Cox and Jazze Pha.
Debuting in 1992 with the mult-platinum LP It’s About Time, SWV would remain popular throughout the decade with the double platinum sophomore LP New Beginning (1996), and their platinum third offereing Release Some Tension (1997). The group scored ten Top 10 R&B singles over their career such as “Weak,” “Right Here,” “Downtown” and “You’re Always On My Mind.”
“Co-sign” can be heard by clicking HERE.
Tags: 2012, Jayvine, K. Sparks, Kurser
“Ride beats prolific…”
Here’s some Hip-Hop ready-made for hanging out at posh lounge on a Saturday night. Named after Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club, this track is a good start to 2012 for K. Sparks.
Here’s my first song for 2012 entitled The Cotton Club…Produced By the homie Kurser and features JAYVINE…Props to everyone that supports
K. SPARKS X JAYVINE “THE COTTON CLUB” [PROD. BY KURSER]