Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hip Hop Awards

Good Afternoon, What's Up, How You Doing? my name is Raul aka The Renegade and I'm back with another social topic in music. As some of you might know that this upcoming Tuesday the Hip Hop Awards will be air on BET and from recent speculation this is going to be a epic one this year. Now, me personally I have been disappointed in the recent Hip Hop Award shows especially the cyphers. The last good cypher that I really saw and thought was the dopest ones was the Kendrick Lamar and TDE cypher and the Eminem and Salughterhouse cypher. Me being a big fan of lyrics I may be being a bit bias on selecting them two because other may think otherwise. My thing is being that I'm seeing so much advertisements with DJ Khaled saying this is going to be a good year for the cyphers and hyping it up I'm hoping to expect something good at least if not great.

What I am expecting from this years show is excitement and more surprises. They have been coming out with different things that have us as fans excited and happy, but its not as special like it used to be back in the early 2000s. Back in the day we had some of the craziest collaborations and performances from old school artist and artist of the new generation that we been wanting to see. As far as the cyphers, I just want to hear some originality and dope bars. What about you guys? What do y'all expect to see? Comment your thoughts below.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time To Play The Game

Good Morning, How You Doing, What's Up? my name is Raul aka The Renegade coming back with another trending topic in the industry. Now, as of lately it has been trending that The Game and Meek Mill are now beefing. Wow, talking about catch heat from every angle of the rap game if you're Meek. We all knew about the Drake and Meek Mill beef that occurred sometime last year and is still kind of coming to the scene here and there. But this time its a recent collaborator of Drake that has his own personal issues bottled up with Meek and he now feels need to address it.

It was random when this beef started because we never seen this happening. Than again, you never know who would beef with who when it comes to the music industry. According to a interview The Game had with Ebro from Hot 97 he said that things transpired with Sean Kingston at a venue where he was robbed and that The Game was the one who set him up. Apparently Meek, The Game, and Sean Kingston were at the same club in LA and The Game took it upon himself to send a bottle to Meek letting him know that it was stuff going down in LA and he wanted him to be safe. The Game said he didn't send anything to Sean Kingston because he is a R&B singer and he didn't need to. So when the robbing of Sean Kingston went down it was said by an exchange of phone tag that The Game set up Sean Kingston in LA. The beef comes into play when The Game called Meek a rat due to the fact he told him some intel about what was going on in LA and he took it and flipped it when he talked to the police making it seem like he was the one causing the issues. Since that day The Game has been on a rampage of ending Meek Mills career. Some people say he just starting random beefs to keep his name relevant and to promote his album. I personally feel that The Game is just making it clear that he still got it lyrically as an emcee and he just want to prove it by going after Meek which is coincidental because Meek has become the target for a lot of artist lately. What do you guys think?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Making Money Off The Goat

Good Morning, What's Up, and How You Doing people, my name is Raul aka The Renegade with another Hip-Hop topic. As many of you know today marks the 20th anniversary since the death of Tupac. Most of us are remembering Pac for his dope music by playing his old tracks, watching the movies he been apart of and just taking a moment to appreciate him as he was. On the otherhand, some people feel the need to make a quick buck of the man with selling his songs that has never been released. Now, artist do things like this all the time when they take a old verse from a legend that is now passed and put them on a song to make a great hit and get some cash in between. Most of the it is by permission from the estate of the rapper as well as his family and friends. This time its not the case.

According to Tupac Shakur’s estate reportedly plans to block the sale of his handwritten lyrics to song Catchin’ Feelins. The handwritten lyric sheet for Catchin’ Feelins, appeared on 2002 posthumous album Better Dayz. The framed A4-sized lined piece of paper features Tupac’s untidy scrawled lyrics in blue ink complete with scribbles and corrections. Gary Zimet from Moments in Time told he received the lyrics from somebody who used to work at the studio where Tupac recorded the track in 1996. However, managers of the Tupac Shakur estate claims that while managers and employees sold off tons of his personal property, it is the rightful owner of all his lyrics and written creations, none of which the rapper ever sold. The estate said it is “aggressively pursuing” those who purposely try to exploit his memory. Zimit 
thinks the estate has no claim, and says it’s full steam ahead for the sale. The lyrics are scheduled to be sold for at least $38,500. Now I'm all for hearing real music from the OG's, but taking his lyrics, the only thing that the rapper had as his own property and try to market off it is not cool to me. Especially since a biopic about him is about to drop soon and his mom just passed recently,  so really to have nobody to step in to say if its okay or not to back up the estate is kind of disrespecting the legend more so than honoring him. Make money of movies and documentaries about him not his passion. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Childish GREATbino

Good Afternoon, How You Doing, What's Up. My name is Raul aka The Renegade bringing you more Hip Hop weekly news. Today I'm going to be discussing the talented Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino with his successful pilot of his show "Atlanta." Childish said that this show is suppose to make individuals that are not black understand how it feels to be a black man in America and the progression of a manager/producer. I personally recommend people to watch this TV show not even being bias because I like Childish Gambino as a rapper and person, but simply because it is really a good TV and the fact that it demonstrate us as Black people in a way that most people wouldn't understand is something we needed on TV.

According to Entertainment Weekly, The show’s called Atlanta, yeah, but right away, it becomes clear: This isn’t necessarily Atlanta; this is Earn’s Atlanta. And Earn loves music at least enough to help out his cousin, Alfred (The Book of Mormon alum Brian Tyree Henry), a rapper whose track “Paper Boi” begins gaining steam early on in the FX drama-comedy. (The possibility of getting some paper of his own is solid motivation, too.) That original song was penned by Glover and his brother Stephen, but most of the series’ varied, Southern-inspired soundtrack is made up of already-released tracks that the Georgia-raised Glover hopes together will create a picture of the city he knows.
“We wanted it to feel like what it felt like when we were on the street in Atlanta. No matter where you go, there’s a constant barrage of music coming from cars and from shops,” Glover tells EW. “It was important to me that it represented a vibe of Atlanta that was true, something you couldn’t get from everywhere.” I agree with everything that has been said and I cannot wait to see more of this show in depth. So tell me are you guys going to check it out?