"Stay Far From Timid, Only Make Moves When Your Hearts In It, and Live The Phrase: Sky's The Limit..."
© Christopher "Notorious BIG" Wallace R.I.P

Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Blueprint Tour On The Way..."

The Mob Squad (Hov, Jeezy, Trey Songz) recently touched down in the ATL and gave the city a SHOW. Here's some footage...

SideBar: Still awaiting the MSG show

Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Sugar Hill..."

AZ, one of the best rappers alive period and most underrated, is planning on following in the footsteps of his homey Raekwon, and release a sequel to his critically acclaimed #classic debut: Doe or Die.

The Visualiza recently spoke to HipHopDx to discuss his upcoming follow-up, Doe or Die 2 due out during the summer.

AZ promised to DX that the wicked wordplay he displayed on the superb lyrical exercise B-side to “Sugar Hill” will definitely make its way to his new album.
“Oh guaranteed, me and Pete in the studio now,” AZ replied when asked if a “Rather Unique Pt. 2” might be in the works for DOD2. “Guaranteed, [me and] Pete Rock, we in the studio now. I’ma do more than one joint [with Pete].”

Additionally welcomed was AZ’s confirmation to DX that the remaining trackmasters behind the original Doe Or Die are currently being recruited for the sequel.

“Buckwild’s on board,” he revealed. “I spoke to L.E.S., I spoke to D/R [Period], I spoke to them, they all there. At the same time, I wanna bring newcomers to the table.”

Maybe surprising to some, one of the new sonic architects on board for the East New York native’s re-up will be Atlanta’s own DJ Toomp.

“I’m gonna get some joints from him,” AZ revealed of his plans to work with T.I.’s sonic supplier. “I spoke to him. I’m trying to reach out to Dr. Dre. I’m trying to make this epic too, like just bring everything to a full circle. So I’m gonna [reach back] into the past, but I’m also gonna bring it to the future.”

“I even need a joint from Kanye,” he further revealed, “I gotta knock on his door. I’m gonna knock on his door real soon.”

The collaborator Hip Hop heads are most interested to know if AZ will be knocking on the door of anytime soon is the sole big-name guest emcee from the original Doe Or Die, for a possible sequel to the crime-rhyme classic “Mo Money, Mo Murder, Mo Homicide.”

“I got a record so gangsta for homie,” said Sosa of his plans to reunite on wax with Nas. “I know he’s going through it [dealing with personal issues right now], but this is my message to the homie, c’mon and let’s keep it going, what don’t kill us makes us stronger. We don’t speak as much [as we used to], but I’m a stand-up dude and we from that stand-up era, so he know what it is. Tell him c’mon out of the cage and get with his boy. That’s my word to him. [Unfortunately] I gotta speak via interview to reach him.”

Currently on my toes after reading this exciting news. AZ is by one of the best of the best, your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. It's just ashame that he never really reached the success he's deserved for the past 15years. His time will indeed come and I hope this sequel to the undoubtledly #classic Doe or Die comes through correct as well because when most artist do this, they end up in the fire they played with. The only person to accomplish such a feat was of course The Chef, Raekwon (dropping the decades best hip-hop album of all time).

Catch the full interview on HipHopDX.com

Classic Fridays...

Week Three of Classic Fridays commense...
Last week we took you back to '94, '95 to check up on Harlem's own,the legendary Big L (R.I.P). This week we present you with the classic hip-hop supergroup, The Firm. Remember them?

If this group wasn't the talk of the town back in '96, then I don't know what was.

For those unfamiliar, The Firm was comprised of New York's elite: NaS, Foxy Brown, AZ, Cormega, and Nature who replaced 'Mega in time for the album. The group, created by NaS, Dr. Dre, and "Commissioner" Steve Stoute, had a big buzz that led to an album release in '97; that would be their last and only album. The album, mainly produced by Dr. Dre and Trackmasters, featured classic hits such as "Phone Tap", "Firm Fiasco", and the hit single "Firm Biz". Unfortunately, those hits were the only plus side for the album. Although selling platinum and being number one on the billboards, many had high expectations for the group album and it was a huge disappointment critically and in sales. Mostly filled with pop-orientated songs and less "Affirmative Action" tracks, the project was a complete waste. This resulted in the group disbanding in '98 to pursue their own solo careers.

Although they bombed, The Firm was a group to be reckoned with. Filled with enough talent to start their own label, the group will forever be legendary. But, a question fans will always have for The Firm is "What Could've Been?"

As you sit and wonder, Pushin' Mounts present to you The Firm...

The Year is 1996,1997
Place...New York City (Brooklyn & Queens), N.Y

1996, NaS decides to introduce his supergroup on the follow-up to his greatest of all time classic debut:Illmatic,> It Was Written...

SideBar: This is by far the best song of all time by the group, and an all time hip-hop #Classic.



"Firm Biz..."


R.I.P Half-A-Mil

(Original Track)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"I Be Movin', I Be Movin'..."

Currently doing big on the iTunes charts, check out the behind the scenes for Lloyd Banks' new single "Beamer, Benz, Or Bentley" (the best song out right now...)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

XXL's New Breed of Hustlers...

Ight, So far the list goes like this for the upcoming March issue of XXL's Freshman 2010.

Freddie Gibbs
Nipsey Hussle
Wiz Khalifa
Big Sean

and Pushin' Mounts' favorite

J. Cole

The list is a big thing every year because it officially cements the Hip-Hop newcomers face of lyrics to the masses; Creating new fans and exciting/readying existing. Last year KiD CuDi, Asher Roth, Wale, Curren$y and others were featured and you now are either fans of and/or know about these popular 2009 Freshmen MCs as it was a big year for them and their releases.

Aside from the current list, J. Cole is destined to be the next brightest star, from being featured with already legendary artists and being signed the Big Homey himself, destiny isn't far a reach for this dude; remember we said that.

Props to NahRight

Monday, February 22, 2010

"Hola' Hovito..."

The first night of the official Mob Squad(Hov, Young Jeezy & Trey Songz) Tour kicked off last night at the Bank Atlantic Center in Florida. Can't wait for the NYC stop next month.

Here's some footage from the show

Props to Jay-Z World

"If You Gonna Cop Somethin it Gotta Be Pharrell..."

Classic line, from a classic intro, from the classic 2001 Blueprint LP by Hov.
This recently surfaced online and is already causing a lot of speculations on the state of a next album...

SideBar: Speaking of Classics, check out the making of Hov's most successful single of all time, from his highest selling album Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life

Still Waitin...

Sounds Good...
So the question remains, when is it Fab?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Thug Motivation..."

Young Jeezy sets the week off with a new release that won't be seen on TM 103 and Trap or Die 2

Definitely a track that goes hard and worth the download while awaiting the yet to be released Trap or Die 2.

"Trap or Die 2 Reloaded" - Young Jeezy

Friday, February 19, 2010

Classic Fridays...

This week, as we noted previously, marked the 11 Year anniversary of the death of the beloved NY rapper from Harlem, Big L.
I didn't really know about L until his death, which is unfortunate because after finally listening to his critically acclaimed debut album from 1995, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, he was an immense loss for hip-hop. Lyrically gifted and charismatically witted, Big L...We Miss You

The Year is 1994
Place...Harlem, N.Y

His first single off of Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

Second single
"If rap was a game, I'd be MVP..."

"If you aint gettin' no endz than you aint gettin no skin and if you don't got money, you won't scoop a honey..."

This right here is an infamous freestyle session he had with none other than Hov, back in 1998 on a radio station.


NBA Veteran Tracy McGrady has officially been traded to the New York Knicks (the best team in the NBA) in a somewhat blockbuster 3 team trade.

The New York Knicks receive: Tracy McGrady and Sergio Rodriguez

The Houston Rockets receive: Kevin Martin, Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries, Hilton Armstrong, the right to switch first-round picks with New York in 2011, and New York's 2012 first-round pick (rumor is Knicks' 2011 pick is Top-1 protected and 2012 pick is Top-5 protected)

The Sacramento Kings receive: Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey, and Larry Hughes

SideBar: Truthfully even though he's washed up now, Tracy McGrady is a good addition to the NY Knicks from a fan standpoint, being that his name alone increases the team's brand. Tracy, Wilson Chandler, David Lee, Sergio Rodriguez, Gallo, and Nate
(Nate Robinson was traded to the Boston Celtics for Eddie House, J.R. Giddens and forward Bill Walker.)

These names alone brightens up the teams look and keeps an optimistic outlook for the rest of the season. I think at least a spot in this playoffs isn't far from likely, we'll see.

In another trade, the Knicks forward Brian Cardinal from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Darko Milicic and cash considerations.

As far as trading their first round picks again,I don't think it was a smart idea but, Knicks are common for making these drastic moves and suffering as a result of it.
However, spending all this money wasn't really necessary for a team that's looking to improve through this year's free agency pool (LeBron, Wade, Anthony); but, with the Knicks you never know.

Props to BroBible and NY Times

Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Catch Me on the Magazine Cover..."

Check out the Alicia Keys spread for the Gotham Magazine cover and Drizzy Drake on GQ, all for upcoming March issues.

I don't know, she looks kind of old in this pic, my opinion.


Ever since the Broad Street Bully, Beanie Sigel, tried provoking Hov a couple months ago (still ongoing,smh) many have wondered and contemplated on whether or not he'd respond. Here Memphis Bleek, Hov's right hand man, says that will never happen which is what we all figured.

“Ain’t no time to look back. Where [Jay's] at, no time to look back. If Jay looks back, it’s the back of the G5 [jet], luggage. He’s gone. We don’t need that. Where’s the problem? When [all the Roc-A-Fella artists] signed their release paper and went their separate ways, it was no problem. Now it’s a problem. Why do you need to talk?"

Quite frankly, in my opinion I respected Beanie Sigel from day one and even when he released that diss track (Average Cat) towards Hov, because I felt that he had something to say and what better way to release that frustration than a bar for bar compilation of those inner feelings over the 1s and 2s. That respect ended however, when he joined a short-lived alliance with 50 Cent(who also was throwing shots at Hov smh) and continued releasing more diss tracks towards his former friend.

Many speculated that he was probably doing this for attention, a way to sign with G-Unit (which was denied by 50 himself), etc. Whatever his plan is/was, he lost alot of fans and respect as a result of it. Why Beanie?

"Same sword the knight you they gon' good night you with
Sh.., Thats only half if they like you
© Jay-Z/Hov

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This Past Week On the Charts...

After almost a decade hiatus, the wonderful and talented Sade claimed the throne as 2010's best selling album so far. The album "Soldier of Love" hit the Billboard Charts at number 1 selling over 500,000 copies, thus officially becoming Gold.

Number two was held by Country/Pop act Lady Antebellum and the third spot went to Atlantic Records' Jaheim with his album "Another Round", the album went on to sell over 100,000 copies. That's a good look for Jaheim and sort of a shock being that not much promotion went into his project.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
1 Sade Soldier Of Love 502,000 503,000

3 Jaheim Another Round 112,000 112,000

4 Lil' Wayne Rebirth 89,000 265,000

8 Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. 67,000 2,066,000


12 Alicia Keys Element of Freedom 40,000 1,039,000

Props to HipHopDX

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Yea Ight..."

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Remember that Fab mixtape that was suppose to release on Christmas? You know, the one that got pushed back to New Years?...Then again to 3 weeks ago? Yea

Well Mr. Los recently stated this

We'll see about that Los...

SideBar: "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" is the JAM of the Month, if you didn't hear or wondering why:

"Beamer, Benz or Bentley (Feat. Juelz Santana)" - Lloyd Banks

Available Now on iTunes
-Support the true Artists-

BlackBerry Magnum

Pushin' Mounts usually discusses hip-hop and fashion related info but, after reading this, we had to take the time out to announce the new BlackBerry that's in the works.

Gizmodo.com posted an article on a brand and topic that most of us are closely associated with, the BlackBerry. BlackBerry is the elite brand in cellular phones that caters to your every need. The article announced the creation of a new BlackBerry that is in the current works, the BlackBerry Magnum. The phone will have a mix of two features that will largely impact many blackberry users, the touchscreen along with the QWERTY keyboard.

The decision this blend in features is big news to many BlackBerry users of either the Storm (1 or 2) or Bold. From the looks of the new phone, it is definitely something to look out for with anticipation.

The Storm was sort of a let down, because of its bulky appearance and the annoying attempt at typing meanwhile, the Bold was quite frankly the best out of all the others (except the Tour) because of its inclusion of many features.

There's no word on the other features and release date for the BlackBerry Magnum but stay tuned for more info as it develops.

"There's No Limitation To It..."

The Best News To Hear as a Hov Fan...His Next Album.

Hov has an album in the works but, as yet to be actually worked on. Check out his interview with MTV where he discusses what he has in store.

Monday, February 15, 2010

R.I.P. Lamont "Big L" Coleman

The time...February 15th, 1999

The hip-hop community suffered a lost when it was pronounced that Harlem's own, Big L, was shot and killed in his own neighorhood, after being shot 9 times.
We aren't here to dwell on his loss so today we are going to celebrate his life and legacy as with any of those we have lost.
I must say, though I wasn't much a fan of L nor did I ever listen to him, I respect his music. My reasons for not knowing anything about him was because at the time I was more focused on Mase/Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Era and other types of music.
But, after hearing a couple of tracks, most knowingly the freestyle with Hov, Big L was definitely a force to be reckoned with. Not only was he truly like most that knew him say: FLY, but Lamont Coleman was a monster on the mic. Labeled as the eternal "Punchline King", its no news that his legacy, like Pac and BIG, live on in almost 95% of rappers we hear today.

"How come, you can listen to my first album
and tell where a lot of niggaz got they whole style from?"

It's unfortunate that he didn't get to see how much praise he's received and his potential being noticed by many, especially being often ranked in mostly everyones' "TOP 5 of all Time."
His lyrical ability, punchline tactics, style all equate to Big L 's flamboyancy.

R.I.P Homey


Hov said what I think we all were thinking when we saw and heard about the new version of "We Are The World".

"I have a interesting take on that," Jay-Z said Saturday at the annual "2 Kings" dinner, which was sponsored by Sprite and Bing and took place during NBA All-Star weekend. "I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: 'We Are the World,' I love it, and I understand the point and think it's great. But I think 'We Are the World' is like [Michael Jackson's] 'Thriller' to me. I don't ever wanna see it touched. I'm a fan of music. I know the plight and everything that's going on in Haiti. I applaud the efforts: [Millions have been raised] through text [donations] to Haiti. So I appreciate the efforts and everything, but 'We are the World' is [musically] untouchable like 'Thriller' is untouchable. Some things are just untouchable. It was a valiant effort, but for me, it's gonna be untouchable

Props to MTV.com

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Put It In a Love Song..."

Since its everyone's favorite time of the year, Pushin' Mounts would like to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day and to help your day out why don't we post some of our favorite love songs...sorry I'm just in a good mood (Kanye Shrug)
First off can't start V-Day without our lost angel, Aaliyah

Young Lloyd...

What happen to Renee? The Lost Boyz'll tell you...

Definitely a sad track but a solid one as well.

You should know Loso will have alot of videos in this post...

This guy's buzz was incredible at this time, he was past platinum.

Just in case you don't want to be so direct, let this song do the talking...



Can't go wrong with this for the "Ride or Die" chicks

Mr. BETHA!!!

Can't go wrong with the dog, DMX

I can't front, I thought this song was a romantic type of song. You know like, "Baby you're the best..." type of song, but little did I know when I actually listened to the lyrics. Drizzy...and his confusing video

Of course Hov is on this list...

This video was confusing too and his worst.

"You dudes treat the one that you loving with the same respect that you treat the one that you're humping..."

Of course I'd have to include these:

Still waiting on these two's collabo album

And They Say Hip-Hop is Dead?...

Hip-Hop and Sprite have come together once again, not that the two sides had problems, but it feels good seeing the genre being represented in commercials again without parents blaming their childrens' mishaps on it.

Pretty cool commercial.
My favorite of all time would have to be this:

You guys probably didn't know about this huh?

How about these...Classic Sprite Hip-Hop Commercials
CL Smooth & Pete Rock

WoW, MC Shan and KRS One confronting each other...#classic

The legendary Kurtis Blow

I never saw this one before, Voltron used to be the show back then

"We Are The World" (25 For Haiti)

The skeptism is put on hold, as we watch...

I have to say the song and collective work surpassed what I thought it would've been. It was actually a little better than I thought but, of course my stance will still have to be that the ORIGINAL was better, and it always will be.
First off, what I highly disliked was the auto-tune inclusion. You'd think since this is such a big cause and an issue that the artists would be told to use their actual voices. If Weezy can't sing have him on the rapping section, or do what Kanye and Wil.I.Am were doing. When I heard and saw T-Pain, that was when it went downhill. Auto-Tune didn't have to be included in such an anticipated follow-up to a classic. We didn't see Cindy Lauper beatboxing in the original right? so why this.

Another issue would have to be the rapping segment. LL Cool J is a legend in his own right but, WHY the rapping?? Not only was it corny but I didn't understand what was being said. They should've kept it short and simple like with Kanye and Wil.I.Am (my favorite part).

Now, I know everyone had problems with who was in the project but, that's not an issue. The original had alot of people that didn't need to be there but is still considered a classic. I had no issue with the people that were chosen.

A funny highlight was the Jamie Foxx rendition of Ray Charles (R.I.P) LoL. It was definitely a moment that wasn't necessary but you couldn't help but smile or laugh.

Overall, I'm going to say that I love the original better. This new version can't and couldn't match up to the first but then again, I praise it for being a new version for a new generation. We (those who saw the original) may not like it because our close relationship to the first, but the new generation will, being that its new school and fresh.


"On to the Next One[s]..."

XXL finally put up half of their line-up today for their 2010 Freshman list. So far I must say it looks promising, partly and mainly because of the inclusion of J. Cole; i'm telling you this kid has what it takes to carry the baton for Hip-Hop in the near future.

With these entries, 2010 in hip-hop is looking good.

Nipsey Hussle

Stay tuned for the rest of the list later this week.

Harlem Knights...

Cam & Vado got a hit with this one. These two definitely compliment each other on every song, but I got to admit Vado keeps Cam on his toes on every track. Look out for their U.N album titled "Gunz N' Butta" due out March 23rd.

"Clap" - The U.N. Feat. Cam'ron & Vado

One of the Best Rappers Alive and of all time and the legendary reggae artist, Nas & Damien Marley bring you "Strong Will Continue".

I haven't really paid much attention to this song since the first leak last month, but now i'm hooked. NaS & Damian Marley have one of the most introspective tracks of 2010. Look out for their duet album, Distant Relatives due out later this year.

NaS discusses several issues in his life including his newborn son, ex-wife Kelis (smh), alimony & child support payments & cheating wives; yup this is what we call venting.

"Strong Will Continue" - NaS & Damian Marley

Classic Fridays...

From now on here at Pushin' Mounts, every Friday we'll post our favorite classic music videos from back in the day. There's no doubt that the music back then was waaaay better than what we're hearing now...
Check out the most underrated rapper of all time and one of the greatest:
The time is 1997...

This song was suppose to be the first single from his sophomore album, "Pieces of A Man" but was scrapped. The album however, was one of his best and a great follow up to his classic debut "Doe or Die."


I remember this track was supposed to be on the chart topping "Carter 3" album but was scrapped. This gem is now and finally available for you to blast in your speakers.

Luda destroys this track, which could be the reason why it didn't end up on the album.

Eat You Alive (Feat. Ludacris) - Lil' Wayne

Check This Out...

This film will definitely be on my list this summer

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Beamer Benz or Bentley..."

I have to say this, the track "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" by Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana has got to be and is officially my favorite song out right now. The best I heard since 2010 has started. Look out for Banks' album this summer, its looking real good for the PLK this year.

The track is now available on iTunes, check it out and support the real artists.

"A Star is Born..."

The Truth aka J. Cole, discusses his upcoming debut album and the producers that will be behind the 1s and 2s. He also talks about the possibility of a Hov feature, check it out.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


On to the Next Ones for 2010
The next artist we got on our list of favorites in 2010 is none other than Cam'ron's newest protege'...
so move over and jump off a bridge Young B and Webstar, we got the official "Voice of Harlem" and he goes by the name Vado.

At first, being a Jay-Z fan, Cam wasn't ever on my list of people I'd be a fan of or listen to ("Down & Out" = favorite Cam'Ron solo track) but Spring 2009 hit and the track "Get it in Ohio" was drew my ears to Cam followed by another track with him and Jadakiss "Let's Talk About It." After these two tracks and extinction of lyrical shots at Hov, it was safe to listen to Cam without any skepticism.

Summer 2009, DJ Drama & Cam'ron Presents "Boss of All Bosses", a mixtape that featured an up and coming artist from Harlem that went by the name Vado. When asked in an interview what his name represented, he replied "Violence And Drugs Only...when I get mainstream of course Im gonna change that[laughs]."
That represents only some of the content in the lyrically skilled Vado. Although he isn't like J. Cole (previously discussed) in terms of lyrics, he definitely provides you with realism in every rhyme he spits and a storytelling ability that will strike you to want more. Can't forget his street appeal that blows any other rapper you knew from Harlem out of the picture (no shots). Violence and Drugs aren't the only things the Harlem cat raps about, "I'm so cool and I speak fly, you can't even hear the room when I breeze by..." He incorporates many content in his rhymes, including his love and passion for Polo and Rugby(which he named his son after), and can't really be compared to anyone else which is a positive.
Boss of All Bosses 2, dropped early this year and was a satisfaction for the ears of many fans. Cam'ron has made a perfect choice with this one and that cannot be denied.
Look out for their upcoming group album "The U.N", which will release two albums this year, and feature mostly Cam & Vado along with other members such as Charlie Clips, Byrd Lady, etc.
Also Vado has an upcoming anticipated mixtape titled, "The Slime Flu" and a debut album, all scheduled for this year. It's going to be a busy year for the "Slime" and we got our money on him...

Download: "Boss of All Bosses" & "Boss of All Bosses 2"


"On to the Next One..."

It's been a month into 2010 and XXL still hasn't put out the next class of Hip-Hop Freshmans. So with that said, these are Pushin' Mounts' favorite upcoming phenomenons to look out for this year.

J. Cole
AKA Pushin' Mounts' favorite out of all the 2010 Freshmans

Jay-Z's first signee to RocNation has made "the cipher complete." After dropping two classic mixtapes ( "The Come Up Vol. 1" and "The Warm Up" ), making a grand appearance on Hov's Blueprint 3 ("A Star is Born"), "Eminem-ing" every artist he's been on a track with (except Hov), etc. J. Cole has definitely made a name for his self. When you take a listen to Wale's "Attention Deficit" (in stores now) and tune into track 13 "Beautiful Bliss" which he is featured on, J. Cole completely anhilates and takesover leaving you to forget it was a Wale track (No shots) "I'm definitely in a class on my own, and dinner with Hov, hoping that he pass that baton but he just pass Patron..." . His lyrical ability is what most true hip-hop heads have been yearning for in the current, new, and legend-status artists,"Forever I aint run yet and never will
Nas told me life's a bitch, Pac said, 'Fuck the world and I aint come yet.'
You up yet?
Not only does the 2007 St. John's graduate come correct with lyricism, he also produces and sing as well which clearly makes him a triple threat. Focusing more on hip-hop J. Cole has big shoes to fill being the first artist signed to Hov's RocNation.
Although his job isn't done, Cole agrees he's got longer and more steps to take to make an actual name for his self. 2009 was a good year for this future GREAT M.C, I already slide him in my top 10 of favorite rappers and 2010 will definitely be the year he makes it. Many people have already co-signed the newly Roc recruit and have even been comparing him to Nas; including the New School Poster Child, Drake.
"I'm at the starting line. Those guys are at home, putting on their tracksuits, getting ready to make their attack. When J. Cole gets it super-right, I think he's gonna have a place as a Nas-type character who really stands for hip-hop, but still makes ill records that everybody fucks with."
(Complex Magazine interview w/ Drake Feb/2010 issue)

In case you're still not convinced check out some of his tracks below and download the mixtapes.
Look out for his debut album to release later this year and will feature production from the infamous and legendary NO I.D., Kanye, etc.

The song that drew us in...

A Classic for the original J Cole fans...

(This track is off of The Come Up which was recorded before the RocNation deal)


And of course the song that Hov enjoyed and resulted in signing him...

Stay Tuned for our next favorite upcoming artist in 2010

"Ugly Girls Be Quiet..."

Check out one of my favorite rappers out right now, Wale, new video "Pretty Girls" from that outstanding debut album "Attention: Deficit" (Go Cop Now if you didn't)
Check out the cameos...

Props to HipHopDX
Also the bonus track on the album, "My Sweetie".

Wale - My Sweetie (directed by tabi Bonney) from tabi Bonney on Vimeo.

What Happen...

Date>February 9th, 2010
What> Lil' Wayne's Sentence Day

What Happen> Postponed...

Dwanye "Weezy F Baby" Wayne was scheduled to be arraigned today for his 12 month bid on gun charges stemming back in '07, but that all changed when it was discovered today that he has to get surgery on an injured tooth. Surgery will take place this week, February 12th, and he'll need 10 days to recover after. The new date for his arraignment is now March 2nd.

Good Look Boy

Monday, February 8, 2010

"Wake and Bake..."

Curren$y the "Hot Spitta" formerly of Lil' Wayne's Young Money (early stage)has made a name for his self in the underground hip-hop world and internet. Definitely one of the best out the new school rappers and a force in his own lane that got everyone wanting to be a member of his "JETS".

Check out the new tape with Don Cannon, in the Wake of the N.O SuperBowl victory...

Don Cannon & Curren$y - Smokee Robinson (MIXTAPE)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Best Ever...

This had to be my favorite SuperBowl moment...

"WHO DAT?"...Congrats

Congrats to the New Orlean Saints, now officially the 2010 SUPER BOWL CHAMPS.
I got to admit i'm not and have never been a fan of the Saints (Let's Go Giants & Jets...) but, it was a win that they definitely deserved; the city and the team.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

"The Best Performer Ever..."

In honor of the SuperBowl tomorrow night...
The Year is 1993, SuperBowl Sunday, currently HalfTime, they announce the performer and it's none other than...

Part. 2

Definitely the best SuperBowl Halftime performance that ever occured and ever will.

The Best that Did it and Ever Did, Point Blank, Period.

Dear Kanye...

Dear Kanye,

First of all I want to ask what's good with that upcoming album? We,your fans, are hungry for some new material. Most of all, we're awaiting you to shut down all these "Haters".
It's a shame that out of all your accomplishments, people are picking at these little things you do to take that all away. We at Pushin' Mounts is here yo tell you that we SALUTE you.
After all your actions from "George Bush doesn't like Black People...", to denouncing Taylor Swift, to wearing full fledged fur at the Paris Menswear Fashion Week you prove that we, America, are picking at little issues instead of the big issues at hand. You also prove that we are bored with our own lives to be focusing on "hating" or crticizing you.
I mean at the VMAs, you said something that 4 out of of us were saying, same as at the telethon. Although, as a person at your postition, it is rude and disrespectful but, like I said you announced something that most of us all were feeling. Last time I checked, everyone doesn't think the same or share similar views.

You're like a voice for the people, but with that comes a price as we've seen throughout our history. Society, as we have come to understand, doesn't like the T-word: TRUTH. We're afraid of people saying what we really want to say or what others would want to say and respond to that by hating. Now the PETA thing, I could understand. Wearing fur isn't the best decision to make as well as provoking PETA (the worst group to mess with). I thought wearing the wrong color attire was worse, but PETA takes the cake for the most dangerous group in America (in a good way lol). But, America is a 'FREE' country right? We have to right to our own decisions, right? "Freedom of Speech" doesn't that ring a bell?
It leaves a disturbing taste in my mouth to see people alienate theirselves from the rights we have by hating on those who exercise theirs. SMH...

Like I Said, you are the voice of our generation and we, your fans, will support you to the fullest. For those who don't feel the same, they should play this song and feel where we're coming from...

Keep Doing What You Do Yeezy.

Your Fan,

Pushin' Mounts

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Beamer, Benz, or Bentley..."

Lloyd Banks is looking to make a comeback in 2010. After dropping the street classic and Platinum selling "Hunger For More" in 2004 which had us "On Fire", things took a turn in time for his sophomore album "Rotten Apple" which failed measure up to his debut in terms of its sales and critical reception. Now after leaving Interscope Records, Banks looks to reclaim his spot in Hip-Hop after a long hiatus.

This right here features none other than Harlem's own, Juelz Santana, and is the first single for the upcoming album by Banks dropping around June/July. The track is certified HEAT.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Still I Stand..."

Lil' Wayne is featured on the cover of Rolling Stones Mag. and the Young Money general discusses everything from music, work process, to his upcoming jail sentence (February 9th) , and the Carter 4???

Below is an excerpt from the magazine that's at a newstand near you:

"I don’t like to stop,” Wayne tells RS‘ Chris Norris. “I believe you stop when you die.” So in the weeks before he reports to Rikers Island, Wayne is keeping busy — recording tracks bound for Tha Carter IV (the album Cash Money staffers call “C4″ because it’ll be the bomb), shooting videos with his Young Money protégés, spending time with his growing family, and deliberately not asking anyone for advice about life on the inside. “This is Lil Wayne going to jail. Nobody I can talk to can tell me what that’s like,” he says. “I just say I’m looking forward to it.”
While Weezy’s away, his label is relocating to New York to be near him, and his manager Cortez Bryant is exploring ways to keep Wayne in his fans’ minds for the duration — from jailhouse Twitter accounts to endorsements. “I’ll have an iPod, and I”ll make sure they keep sending me beats,” Lil Wayne says. Tha Carter IV — which Norris is told features tougher, faster beats — is scheduled to arrive shortly after he gets out."

Props. to Rolling Stone

"Make A Better Day For You and Me..."

With all the hype around the new version of "WE ARE THE WORLD" and the criticism along with that, why don't we take a look at the classic track made by the "who's who" of celebrities in the '80s.

I wasn't even born when it was released, so I definitely don't know the impact of the song, but when I first saw and heard the song, it touched me,I feel, the same way it did to people that heard it '80s. The message was clear and the presence of all the celebrities from actors/actresses to musicians, it assured you that the project was undoubtedly for a good cause. Let's not even mention the presence of Michael Jackson. Without him, I feel the song wouldn't have been the "big deal" that is was or even created the impact it did worldwide; which is a reason why I'm a bit skeptical of the new version.

But, as a new generation coming in, this is a project that has to be made because it will be continued further on generation after generation, portraying that we must all come together as one, when tragedy strikes our brothers and sisters.

-RIP Michael Jackson and all those we lost in this video


Looks like the follow up to Jeezy's street certified classic with DJ Drama, "Trap or Die", is releasing real soon.

Hopefully, this flyer comes correct and doesn't do us like Fab did with "There is No Competition 2" which is currently M.I.A, smh.
Remember This:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We Are The World PT. 2...UPDATE

Can't Wait to hear this Track, I wonder what's the length going to be like?

The Haters Are WATCHING...

He's probably thinking, "What can I do to be this dude..."

LL you haven't nor will you ever be on Jay's level...face it "You Cockroach..." (Tony Montana voice)


What Would Kanye Have Said To This?...

The Green Ghost Rebirth...

Be on the look out for the hip-hop & Rebirth release today, 2/2/10.
First off we got The GREEN GHOST PROJECT by Styles P & DJ Green Lantern. This album is a must for all the hardcore hip-hop/rap heads. Styles & Green together make the best collection of music together and when I say this album goes hard, its like WE ARE THE STREETS (Best LOX album) but the Styles P version. Go Cop and Support the artists.

Then we have the Lil' Wayne project, "REBIRTH".
This is very similar to Kanye experimenting with "808's & Heartbreak" but with this album its more Rock-oriented. Wayne does his creative thing on each track even rapping on a couple of'em. But, I got to say that I can't go through the whole entire album, my key tracks are "On Fire" and "Drop The World" w/Eminem, who kills the track single handed.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Thank Me....Later

Before his performance last night at the Grammys w/ Weezy, Travis Barker, & Eminem, Drake took the time to talk with MTV discussing his upcoming single, album collabos, and release date.


Here is an interview HOV did with Sweden's KINGSIZE magazine, here is a clip from one of the various topics they were discussing...Marriage & Children (yup, the infamous topics):

KINGSIZE: You’ve just turned 40 years old, do you have any plans for starting a family soon? You and Beyoncé talk about that?

Jay-Z: “I’d like to be a dad some day and I love children. You start your life with expectations and dreams, then life unfolds and it doesn’t always turn out the way you imagined. Life is what it is. And at this point it’s up to somebody else.

KINGSIZE: Do you consider your and Beyoncé’s marriage as role model for a perfect marriage?

Jay-Z: “I don’t think there is such thing as a perfect relationship. It is unrealistic and hoping for too much. I don’t think it is worth all that pressure. We also have our struggles and problems.”

"We Are The World..." PT.2?

Yup, last night at the grammys Mr. Lionel Richie, himself, proclaimed that him along with 100 other celebrities/musicians will be remaking the 80's dream hit, of course for a charitable cause, the Haiti Relief Fund. Definitely a good look. **(TEXT: YELE @ 501501)**
The recording took place today in Los Angeles, California.

Guess who's among the group?


"Imma Pick The World Up and Imma Drop it On Your...."

Drop The World (Feat. Eminem) (Prod. Hit-Boy & Chase N’ Cashe) - Lil' Wayne

Just in case you folks were late or lost, this is the new track by Weezy & Marshall that was performed last night at the Grammys. Although it was leaked since the beginning of December, this by far has to be my favorite track so far of 2010.

SideBar: You already know Eminem killed this track, you had to know as soon as you saw the feature title. Rebirth in stores tomorrow 2/2/10)

The Oreos...

March 20th, 2010 is the release date on these pair. #ADefiniteCop
The colorway is what's most attractive as well as the Air J 6's in general. I still got to get the Red/Black pair that just released.

Name: Air Jordan 6 (VI) Retro
Color: White/Black-Speckle
Style: 384664-101
Release Date: 03/20/2010
Retail Price: $150.00

Shout Out to KicksonFire for this entry.

When Are Those Coming Out?...

Remember these...

Last year, there was a rumor stating that it was going to be released, and indeed it is. Look out for a Spring/Fall 2010 release.
If you thought the Space Jams caused trouble last year, think again. #ADefiniteCop

It's the Trill OG...

Bun B is undeniably a legend in his own right. The dude's flow is unmatched and his wordplay is as sharp as blades, be sure to download his new mixtape titled:

Bun B – No Mixtape [Mixtape]

SideBar: R.I.P Pimp C

And Presenting...

If anyone knows of this cat, you'll know he's the one and only B.O.B aka Bobby Ray. He's the guy that sings the chorus to "On Top of The World" from T.I.'s 2008 album "Paper Trail" Feat. Ludacris.
Anyway, the newcomer (also signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle label) here is dope and a valuable asset to the term known music. Check out his new mixtape, presented by DJ Drama & DJ Sense,which is titled after the release date of his anticipated debut album, "B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray"

DJ Drama and DJ Sense Present B.o.B - May 25th