So the innanet is saying this was the first version of this song, you will notice this Kanye verse made it onto another smash record that dropped earlier this year, "its kinda like a big deal". Word also says this version will be featured on the re-release of Paper Trail entitled "Case Closed" (I see what Atlantic's marketing dept. did there!)
1.) Intro (feat. DJ Envy)
2.) Holla At A Playa (feat. Jae Millz & Lil Wayne)
3.) Money Come Fast (feat. Cassidy)
4.) Rubber Grip (feat. Fat Joe, Sheek Louch & Styles P)
5.) Move Like A G (feat. Red Café, Styles P & Uncle Murda
6.) Dope Boy For Real (feat. Sheek Louch, Affiliate & J Cardim
7.) Just Blaze Intro/Ryders (feat. Memphis Bleek & Saigon)
8.) Ride Out Freestyle (feat. Ransom & French Montana)
9.) My Life (feat. Sha Stimuli & Block McCloud)
10.) Straight Cash (feat. Gorilla Zoe, French Montana, Cassidy & Max B)
11.) Star Struck (feat. TUGE)
12.) Born And Raised (feat. Ghost Wridah, Shawty Lo & Paul Wall)
13.) Hustle Just To Make Bucks (feat. G-Eyez, Affiliate & Jae Millz)
14.) Follow The Leader (feat. G-Eyez)
15.) Hard Body (feat. Certified Gz & Ed Rock)
16.) The Dopest (feat. Jae Millz)
17.) What You Call That (feat. Royce Da 5′9 & Termanology)
18.) Villain (feat. Styles P & Ariez)
19.) Hood (feat. Sha Stimuli)
20.) Breathe Thru The Years (feat. Saigon)
21.) Rise And Fall (feat. Little Brother & AZ)
22.) That’s Life (feat. Termanology)
23.) Play With My Dough (feat. Red Café, Wale & MIMS) (***Amalgam Digital Bonus Track)
Download: J. Cardim - Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Producer (Instrumental Version) shouts to NR
A lot of people have been wondering about two big tours happening this summer: Rock The Bells and Lil Wayne. As you know Rock The Bells has always stopped in Miami and it was a surprise to many that when the tour dates were released for this year, Miami was noticeably missing. This is what was explained to me regarding the Miami tour date from one of the other promoters. Usually one person takes on the responsibility of throwing the show but this year the Miami show was being funded by three different people/companies instead of just one. Now, the company that funded the past Miami dates came up with their share of the funds, but the other partners have not yet. The official word on the Miami show that I received as of 5 minutes ago was that it is "50/50" on happening. If it does happen, it will be at a different venue and will take place indoors. Myself and WPRK have no financial ties to Rock The Bells at all, we only promote the shows through allocated ticket giveaways that we get from the promoters. WPRK has received tons of phone calls regarding the Miami date and I personally have gotten over one hundred people asking me what is up with the show so I felt it necessary to take to my blog and address this and give you guys all of the information i have.
Secondly, A lot of people have been asking me about Drake and Lil Wayne. It is confirmed that Drake and Lil Wayne will be on tour together in July. I do not know who is joining them, if anyone. I know their is a lot of speculation that Jay-Z will also be on that tour as well as Jeezy but I have not received any confirmation regarding those two artists. No tour dates except for a stop in DC have been released but when I get the official tour dates I will be sure to post them on the blog.
Hey "rich" rappers, pay your producers. Play N Skillz made Got Money for Wayne but have yet to see a check... this could also be a label issue so no shots to anyone on behalf of the maguire quite yet...
Here is some new music strictly for the streets from The Runners Music Group's first artist Bali. We enlisted Papaduck and Acehood to make this record a certified street smash. Any DJ's that need drops from Bali please hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as anyone needing the clean version of this record, any ace hood record, and any records produced by the runners.
This is a new track from G-Boi featuring The Runners Music Group own Bali. This is definitely for the streets and the hook will stay in your head all day. Any reposting or retweeting of this record would be greatly appreciative.
I guess these guys weren't joking with this PTFAO movement? I don't know who to blame for this one, they have written for some of the biggest artists in music, yet their own project can't see the light of day? Keep that good music coming fellas.
A tweet I read struck me today: "New GQ didnt catch my eye til I read "The Greatest New Rapper Since Jay-Z" on the cover, flip thru to find its @wale". Now, no shots to Wale at all; I had my issue with his people at one point but that does not take away from the fact that dude is talented, and hilariously funny. What I don't agree with is dubbing people (ANYONE) "THE NEXT ANYTHING" if they have not already established themselves. Look at all that Jay-Z has accomplished. Once again, NO SHOTS to Wale, but how can we say a member of the freshman class just a few months ago is "THE GREATEST NEW RAPPER SINCE JAY-Z". Now, I have said this before and I will say it again. Drake, in my opinion, has the most potential to have the Jay-Z career. I'm not saying "DRAKE IS THE NEXT JAY-Z" or "DRAKE IS THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME", but the kid has THE POTENTIAL to be. Wale has THE POTENTIAL to be "THE GREATEST NEW RAPPER SINCE JAY-Z", but so do a lot of other rappers. Look at Kanye, many people used to say that Kanye is going to be the next Jay-Z, but now Kanye is the first Kanye. Everyone is comparing Drake to Kanye saying that Drake is "THE NEXT KANYE" yet Drake has been singing/rapping and having that (don't kill me for using this word) "swag" years before Kanye even decided to experiment with auto-tune. I know that it has to be an honor for someone like Wale to be crowned "THE GREATEST NEW RAPPER SINCE JAY-Z", but that is such a loaded statement from a well respected publication. I think artists need to strive to be the first them instead of the next anybody. I feel bad for Asher Roth. Just because dude is white and can rap, does not mean that he wants to be "THE NEXT EMINEM", he wants to be "THE FIRST ASHER ROTH". Every single solitary interview he does, at least 3 or 4 minutes is spent on the Eminem comparison instead of something else that could be a lot more interesting. We don't even have to talk about rap for these "THE NEXT ANYBODY" statements. Everyone is calling Lebron James "THE NEXT MICHAEL JORDAN", but he is NOT "THE NEXT MICHAEL JORDAN" he is the FIRST Lebron James.
When a rapper becomes popular and is dubbed "THE NEXT _______" everyone starts to pay attention to only the similarities instead of the differences. Lets take the Drake/Kanye example. I have known Drake for many years, way before his (well deserved) new found music industry takeover began. Drake funded his music career using the money he made from his various acting gigs. Drake does not make beats. Drake does not have his own clothing line. But Drake sings/raps and has a blog that features fashion styles he likes so he is automatically "THE NEXT KANYE" instead of "THE FIRST DRAKE". Did Kanye take over the #1 music market in the United States a little bit more than a month after his FIRST BIG mixtape (I know this is Drake's 3rd mixtape that he has released but this is the first mixtape that the general music population has really been drawn too so thats why i dub it his first BIG one)? NO. Did Kanye sell out shows all over the country just off of a mixtape? NO. But once again, these differences get lost in the few comparisons and now everyone automatically classifies Drake as "THE NEXT KANYE WEST" so anything Drake does that deviates from fitting under that classification will now be seen as out of place or awkward. Fun Fact ladies and gentlemen, Drakes first album will sound nothing like his mixtape that dubbed him "THE NEXT KANYE WEST". The reason why I picked Drake was because I know more about him than I know about the other "NEXT GREATEST ARTISTS", but you get my point? I hate how we classify people. Classifying people puts them in a category and each category has both good and bad connotations and stigmas to go with it. Don't get me wrong, I am sure Drake and Asher Roth are elated that people are saying they are "THE NEXT KANYE AND EMINEM" and Lebron James is just as happy being called "THE NEXT MICHAEL JORDAN" (because of all the amazing things Jay, Em, and Mike Jordan have done in their careers), but lets not give new talent unrealistic expectations so early in their career. Everybody is different and that is what makes them great, so lets stop comparing everybody and start embracing ones individuality.
I know that I shifted away from the topic that I started out with, so lets get back to Wale. What gives GQ the power to dub Wale as "THE GREATEST NEW RAPPER SINCE JAY-Z". Wale has not dropped an album, and has only one official single (Nike Boots was a buzz record). What gives people the right to say Drake is "THE NEXT KANYE WEST" when Drake has yet to even release an album? It just does not make sense to classify these young guns so early in their career before they prove themselves as lasting contributers of hiphop and hiphop culture. Both of these artists and many other artists (like Lady Gaga who people swear will be the next Madonna, even though Britney and Christina were both called that in their beginnings) have the POTENTIAL to be phenomenal superstars and extremely successful, but we have to let everyone prove themselves before we go ahead and give them these titles, if we must give titles.
You do not have to agree with anything that I am saying but this is The Maguire blog, my outlet to express my thoughts and opinions. I understand the Wale comment was GQ's thought and opinion, but I only wish they would stay away from such LOADED statements as "THE GREATEST NEW RAPPER SINCE JAY-Z", because there are many ways to compliment Wale and Wale's music than to dub him the next greatest rapper.
I caught up with Cassidy about 3 months ago in Orlando and he told me that his new single will be dropping in 3 weeks. I got excited because Cassidy is one of my favorites, but 3 months later there is still no single. For all you Cassidy fans who are anticipating his next single, here is the new Apple Pressure mixtape to hold you over.
01. Howdy (Produced by Stupid Genius & Leck One)
02. Nuts On A Biscuit
03. Hate Freestyle
04. The Rain (Produced by Beatbusta)
05. Jack Boyz
06. Great Set of Teeth (Monumentous)
07. Outta Here (Produced by Timeless Beats)
08. Good Game (Produced by Young)
09. Underground Freestyle
11. Play This On The Radio Freestyle
12. Turn Me Up (Produced by 13th Letter)
13. Rabid Matrimony
15. New Day (Original Version) ft Ivory
16. The Sun ft. Little Brother, Hall Of Fame & Skillz (Produced by Fusion Unltd)
17. Culture Of Honor ft. J-$crilla & Chaundon & Five
I def don't usually post up videos or news or anything if it does not involve music but i am making an exception for this one. Peep the video to see Charles Hamilton get punched in the face by a former jumpoff. Props to Sonic for reacting the way he did. I had no problem with CH until he went at Rhymefest. I still don't understand who in their right mind could go at Rhymefest. I try to not pass judgements or anything until I meet or interview an artist and i've reached out to sonic a few times only to be ignored. Charles, get at me man, would love to interview you and pick that brain of yours for a few minutes... and I promise, no matter what you say, I won't punch you:
No joke, I only had 4 minutes to do this interview so I got in as much as I could (pause). Trina talks about working with Nikki Minaj, why females have a hard time being successful rappers, the new album and whose on it, and the release date. Shouts to CSR Promotions for setting up the interview!
Each week on my radio show I get a lot of requests for P Money 's "Watch Me". P Money hails from Detroit and I am all the way in Orlando, Fl but thanks to the internet artists can now receive support from all over! This is a fun record with a catchy hook so I decided to show it some love on the blog! Download: P Money Ft. Nylez - Watch Me
Here is the first of many records that Wyclef and The Runners did the past few weeks. This record is called "We Made It" and its a certified street smash. I can't give away all the secrets but The Runners and Wyclef definitely have some incredible music on the way.
Rock City are back with another mixtape called PTFAO Sneak Peak. it is only a matter of time before these guys take over the artist aspect of the industry, they already are taking over the songwriting part with all of their credits. Oh and i told them to do the birthday sex remix (they call it Gettin Some pt 3), and that sh*t turned out HOT!
Rock City have been in my top 3 artist category for a good 6 months now. I had the pleasure of receiving a phone call on my birthday from brothers Tim and Theron and decided it was a good time to pick their brain a bit. Peep the interview to learn all about their relationship with Akon (he signed them), songwriting for others vs. song writing for themselves (they have an impressive songwriting resume including Sean Kingston's Ascap Award Winning "Take You There" and Jennifer Hudson's new single "Love"), hailing from the Virgin Islands but living in Atlanta, their new album, their new mixtape, and more:
Their mixtape "PTFAO (Put The F'n Album Out) - SNEAK PEAK" will be available tomorrow but I got my hands on one of the tracks early ft. India called "Best I Ever Heard" (a remix to Drake's "Best I Ever Had").
I told yall not to sleep on Drake - and look what happened. Now I'm tellin ya to not sleep on Rock City...
TUNE IN TONIGHT ON THE BACKSTAGE PASS WITH JESSIE MAGUIRE FOR MY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY RADIO SHOW FEATURING BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH: DJ DRAMA, JOE BUDDEN, DON CANNON, MAINO, JUSTICE LEAGUE, ROCK CITY, ALCHEMIST AND TALIB KWELI TUNE IN VIA RADIO IN ORLANDO: WPRK 91.5FM TUNE IN VIA ONLINE STREAM: http://wprkdj.org
01. Introduction to Ice Fishing
02. Hammer Bros.
04. Gold Links
06. Premium Blends feat. Shorty K
07. Step Back
08. Jump Rope feat. Tennille
09. The Last Stretch feat. Jahda
10. The Art of Noise (interlude)
11. The Light Company
13. Wise Word by GLC
14. Pennies (the updated rosters remix)
15. Broadcasting Live
16. Takin’ a Break (cut it up)
17. Tune Up
18. Weekend Girls (interlude) feat. Ryan Leslie
19. Summer Vacations
20. Wise Words by GLC cont.
21. Knocked Down
My favorite song right now performed by one of my favorite artists right now. Peep Maino's All The Above performance from DJ Prostyle's birthday concert in Orlando. I'm a FAN of music first so its always exciting for me to see the songs I can't get out of my head performed a few feet in front of me. Maino's new album is in stores June 30th!
1. The First Lap
2. The Wings (Produced by 6th Sense)
3. The Body (Produced by Ill Bomb)
4. The Engine (Produced by Double 0)
5. The Navigation (Produced by Jet Audio)
6. The Take Off (Flight) (Produced by The Government)
7. The Pit Crew (feat. Outasight, Harlem’s Cash & 6th Sense) (Produced by 6th Sense) *Bonus Track