With all the amazing fans and readers we have for KillerHipHop, I’ve decided to give you guys something to bump to as the winter prolongs. You can bump this at your next party, in your car, or even in your room as your getting ready to go out for the night. Every week I will be dropping at least one or two “Law Of Attraction” mixes every week.
The mix starts off slow but by the end of it, I guarantee that you’ll be saying “Ahhh Shhh!t”.
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Dom Kennedy just dropped, “My Type Of Party” – produced by DJ Dahi – to much anticipation. With Yellow Album coming soon, there’s lots to look forward to this summer for the L.A. rapper; don’t forget that he’ll be on the Rock The Bells bill as well.
Cosigns in hip-hop have become incredibly important. If you’re an up-and-coming rapper, you dream of a Kanye West cosign. Blogs cosigning rappers is now pretty valuable as well. There’s also cosigns for clothing lines and drinks. But Presidential cosigns? I’m not talking about the President cosigning rappers either. I’m talking about rappers cosigning Presidential candidates. Just 10 years ago, hip-hop had little importance in the political field. Usually it was just a few rappers calling for change in politics, but their voices were rarely heard. This changed in 2008 when Barack Obama ran for President. Suddenly, politicians, or Barack’s campaign, realized that hip-hop actually had a ton of influence over the culture. Plus, adults listen to hip-hop as well. So the Obama campaign went after their votes. They went after cosigns from rappers like Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, and Nas. With hip-hop’s help, Obama won the White House. As the 2012 November election draws closer, Romney isn’t Obama’s only worry. He doesn’t have hip-hop behind him like he did back in 2008. Forget about the possible effects of him backing gay marriage. Hip-Hop isn’t backing him! Obama needs hip-hop to win the election. Hip-Hop has tremendous influence over the rest of the culture which can help him get re-elected.
When I was little, I did every single thing my mother told me to do. Okay, maybe not EVERYTHING she told me to, but I was known amongst the family as the child who had the most sense: I tried to talk brothers, cousins and friends out of every wrong thing they wanted to do and may (or may not) have participated in the relaying of information to an adult when I saw just cause. The jury will remain out on that one, though. The point is, I was the definition of a goody-two shoes who never knew she was living in subsidized housing, never pitied herself for not having a father in her household, and never wanted for anything when it came down to the bare essentials of survival. It was only when I would watch movies that I realized just how uncommon my life was compared to these moviemakers. Films like Clueless and Little Giants held my attention fiercely and I watched them as often as cable networks would allow me to. Still, I knew something was off because I definitely wasn’t into football to the point where I wanted to be Icebox – though she was pretty bad ass – and from the looks of my tiny three-bedroom apartment in Richmond, VA that I shared with my two brothers, mother and whichever relative that needed “guidance” or a place to hide I knew that the chances of me having a closet like Cher Horowitz’s were slim to none. I liken most of my initial film choices to my affinity for MTV in its prime: I got what I fantasized about through fluffy movies and the predominately rock music channel, but I was fed my reality through black films and hip-hop music.
The nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were revealed last night. Kanye West walked away leading the pack with a total of 7 nominations. Lil Wayne followed him with 5 nominations. After the jump you can see the list of nominees relevant to Hip-Hop. See the full list here.
In this latest episode Charlie Sloth drops off his new song “Charlie Done Changed” to all the DJ’s. The artist also shoots a video with Rodney P and Killa Benz for the song “Run Everything”.
Webby also gives Charlie his list of the top hip hop websites according to Alexa.com rankings. Here is a rundown:
Hip Hop Web Charts
2. DJ Semtex
3. Clinton Sparks
4. DJ Drama
Hip Hop Sites Worldwide
UK Hip Hop Sites
5. DJ Semtex
These sites have the highest ranking according to Alexa however that doesn’t mean they have the best content. I’m sure this list will change over time and one day you will see KillerHipHop on the list. Don’t forget to see my list of Top 8 Hip Hop Sites You Need to Check Out.
Let me know what you think of this latest video and the web charts.