Just as the title states, Beanie Sigel is a free man!
This is actually very surprising though, as I thought that Beans was supposedly locked down for more than the original two years he was sentenced to for failing to pay his taxes (then getting bagged for weapons and drug violations). Well according to HHS1987(who broke the news), Major Figgaz and Freeway, it's indeed true and the Broadstreet Bully is home earlier than expected.
Now let's join in a "welcome home" chant for Beans, Remy Ma and Lil Boosie.
The 30th anniversary celebration year of Def Jam Recordings moves into high gear next month with the September 16th release of DEF JAM 30, an all-encompassing collection of landmark tracks from the first three decades of hip-hop’s most important record label, packaged in a limited edition turntable style numbered box with bound book and bonus t-shirt
Rick Rubin, one of Def Jam’s architects and founders, adds historic impact to the box set as the curator of Selections From The Roots Of Def Jam, a fascinating and never-before-conceived 13-song compilation of seminal hip-hop tracks from a variety of record labels. They (mostly) pre-date Def Jam’s 1984 origins, and shed light on the musical influences that informed Rubin and his partner Russell Simmons. Here are the Treacherous 3 (“Body Rock,” 1980), the Fearless Four (“Rockin It,” 1982), Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force (“Looking For The Perfect Beat,” 1982), Starski (“Live At The Fever,” 1983), Mantronix (“Fresh Is The Word,” 1985), and many other rarities, some of which are making their first appearances together in any single collection.
From LL Cool J’s breakthrough “Rock the Bells” (1989) and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Public Enemy’s revolutionary “Fight the Power” (1989, from Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing), all the way up through Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “Niggas In Paris” (2011) and YG’s “My Nigga” (2013, featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan), the basic 30-song lineup of DEF JAM 30 provides a comprehensive view of hip-hop’s evolution and development. The independent spirit of adventure that Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons launched in an NYU college dorm room is still the guiding principle of Def Jam Recordings, home of the greatest names in the history of hip-hop, rap and R&B.
Other major artists represented on the 30 DEF JAM 30 selections include Slick Rick, EPMD, Nice & Smooth, Onyx, Redman, Boss, Warren G, Montell Jordan, Method Man, DMX, Case, Foxy Brown, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Fabolous, Cam’ron, Ludacris, the Roots, Scarface, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, YG, and a host of collaborators and featured artists.
DEF JAM 30 is the worthy follow-up to Def Jam 25 Anniversary Collection, issued five years ago in 2009. Like its predecessor, DEF JAM 30 is a limited edition, ultra-deluxe, multi-disc package that will include a high-quality bound book containing full discographic information, liner notes, rare photography, and memorabilia.
Central to the DEF JAM 30 book is the expansive 9,000-word liner notes essay written by Dan Charnas, an Associate Arts Professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at Tisch School of The Arts | New York University. Charnas is the author of The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop (NAL/Penguin, 2011), and co-author of the commemorative coffee-table volume, Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Rizzoli, 2011).
DEF JAM 30 will be commercially available in two box set configurations: A 3-CD version (the basic two volumes of 30 Def Jam selections plus Roots) that includes the book and a collectable t-shirt in a limited edition turntable style numbered box; and a 6-LP version (the basic 30 Def Jamselections on 4 LPs, with Roots covering 2 LPs), also including the book and a collectable t-shirt in a limited edition turntable style numbered box.
With his new album Cadillactica on the horizon, Big K.R.I.T. has announced a new tour. Named after his latest single, the 31-day tour -- which features special guests Two-9(who recently signed with Mike WiLL) -- will kick off in Charlotte, NC on October 2nd before ending on November 15th in Atlanta.
Thu-Oct-02 | CHARLOTTE, NC | AMOS SOUTHEND
Fri-Oct-03 | WASHINGTON, DC | HOWARD THEATER
Mon-Oct-06 | PHILADELPHIA, | PA TLA
Tue-Oct-07 | NEW YORK, NY | HIGHLINE BALLROOM
Wed-Oct-08 | BOSTON, MA | MIDDLE EAST
Thu-Oct-09 | MONTREAL, | QUEBEC | LE CINQ
Fri-Oct-10 | TORONTO, | ONTARIO | TATOO
Sat-Oct-11 | CLEVELAND, OH | GROG SHOP
Sun-Oct-12 | ANN ARBOR, | MI BLIND PIG
Wed-Oct-15 | ST. LOUIS, MO | READY ROOM
Thu-Oct-16 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN | FINE LINE MUSIC HALL
Fri-Oct-17 | CHICAGO, IL | BOTTOM LOUNGE
Sat-Oct-18 | IOWA CITY, IA | BLUE MOOSE
Sun-Oct-19 | LAWRENCE, KS | GRANADA THEATER
Tue-Oct-21 | DENVER, CO | CERVANTIS
Fri-Oct-24 | PORTLAND, OR | ALHAMBRA THEATER
Sat-Oct-25 | VICTORIA, BC | CLUB 9ONE9
Sun-Oct-26 | VANCOUVER, BC | THE VENUE
Mon-Oct-27 | SEATTLE, WA | SHOWBOX MARKET
Wed-Oct-29 | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | SLIMS
Thu-Oct-30 | SANTA CRUZ, CA | THE CATALYST
Fri-Oct-31 | LOS ANGELES, CA | ECHOPLEX
Sun-Nov-02 | PHOENIX, AZ | CLUB RED
Tue-Nov-04 | DURHAM, NC | N. CAROLINA STATE UNIV
Wed-Nov-05 | OKLAHOMA CITY, OK | FARMERS MARKET
Thu-Nov-06 | AUSTIN, TX | SCOOT INN
Fri-Nov-07 | DALLAS, TX | SOUTHSIDE MUSIC HALL
Sat-Nov-08 | SAN ANTONIO, TX | WHITE RABBIT
Sun-Nov-09 | HOUSTON, TX | WAREHOUSE
Tue-Nov-11 | NEW ORLEANS, LA | HOUSE OF BLUES
Sat-Nov-15 | ATLANTA, GA | MASQUERADE
In light of the Michael Brown tragedy, and the subsequent issues currently happening in Ferguson, J. Cole makes his return to music with the emotionally-charged "Be Free".
"There was a time in my life when I gave a fuck. Every chance I got I was screaming about it. I was younger. It’s so easy to try to save the world when you’re in college. You got nothing but time and no responsibility. But soon life hits you. No more dorms, no more meal plan, no more refund check. Nigga need a job. Nigga got rent. Got car note. Cable bill. Girlfriend moves in and becomes wife. Baby on the way. Career advances. Instagram is poppin. Lebron leaves Miami. LIFE HITS. We become distracted. We become numb. I became numb. But not anymore. That coulda been me, easily. It could have been my best friend. I’m tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don’t give a fuck if it’s by police or peers. This shit is not normal. I made a song. This is how we feel.
Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free." - Cole
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