Beyonce released an album?

My take on the beyonce album release.

First, this was always planned. Like Kanye & Jay, releasing quickly with little warning and not much promo. But they saw where Kanye and Jay fumbled and took it to another level. They said instead of announcing it and dropping it, we just gonna drop it (like it’s hot, I’m sorry. Couldn’t resist.). When Kanye and Jay announced the albums? The world went apeshit. But they had time to settle down and they didn’t do as well as projected. By dropping Bey’s album last night seemingly out of thin air? They got to capitalize on the initial buzz and extra buys, in that way. Snap reaction. And they’ll be a proper single and all that shit too so the public at large will all eventually have their chance to know Beyonce has a new album and they need to consume it. Another reason this is and going to be more popular? She has a much wider demographic than hiphop. While we tend to believe Kanye and Jay transcend the genre, the reality is that they are black rapperers and they’ll never “transcend” the genre the way a white rapperer does (eminem). Not to mention the hiphop community has a real problem supporting their own and treats our products as disposable as diapers. Beyonce gets the hiphop crowd. R&B. & Pop. That’s 3 fuckin genres. And despite the fact that I hear she’s gone raunchy on the subject matter. Unsuspecting white folks gonna consume her music because she’s the IT black women for whites to be “hip” to. They’re “down with that brown (ass).” Not to mention the gay market. Jesus, THE GAY MARKET! The problem will be when lesser artists try and emulate this type of no hype releases and get, *dun dun dun* NO HYPE! Very smart ploy though. The internets are on fire and I imagine they will be for more than just today. This is Beyonce. People will keep the word of mouth going one way or another. Good job guys. Sorry Jay, you wearin your girl chain now. “Got the hottest middle-aged rapper in the game, wearin my rang”

Dice Raw (The Roots) Releases His “Jimmy’s Back” Documentary

Dice Raw giving us the REAL!!! Educate y’all selves and shit!

•Over four decades, American taxpayers have dished out $1 trillion on the “War on Drugs.”
•Nearly half of all prisoners in state prisons are locked up for non-violent crimes. The majority is Black prisoners who are incarcerated for drug crimes.
•Black kids are 10 times more likely to be arrested for drug crimes than White ones – even though White kids are more likely to abuse drugs.
•One in every 15 Black males, 18 & older, is incarcerated in the US vs. 1 in 106 White males.

Mickey Factz signs with Roc Nation

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Jessie Maguire caught up with Mickey Factz in NYC a few days before he signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Mickey talks about how far he is along with The Achievement, his GFC roster, the “hipster” classification and more.

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The Roots retire from touring

Last night in Chicago The Roots announced that they will be retiring from touring effective March 2009. The move is being made to accommodate their new Night Gig as the house band for Jimmy Fallon when he replaces Conan O’Brien as the host of Late Night in March of 2009. Conan will be moved to the Tonight Show.

I guess you can’t pass a gig like that up. but i dont find jimmy fallon that funny. oh well. I’ve seen The Root live 2wice so at least i have that. . . .