In this exclusive interview conducted with ProfileWild, Cormega speaks on his fifth studio album Mega Philosophy, working with Large Professor, how his traveling and involvement in social issues has affected not only his music but his worldview, what he wants his legacy to be, the New York Knicks, speaks on an album with an unnamed producer that’s going to be crazy, and much more.
- Contests Newsposted March 14, 2014 / No Comments
Ever since the internet got invented by Al Gore, MCs have been battling online with each other, only it’s been restricted to message boards, interviews, and corny shots in interviews. Now MCs can go head-to-head in this exclusive online battle, hosted by hosting god Poison Pen, where 16 MCs will be chosen from the entrants to compete in a four-round battle for internets supremacy.
To enter, please send a freestyle to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, there will be a different beat chosen for each battle round, as well as a new opponent. Therefore, you must be able to submit your track with a relatively quick turnaround. Deadlines will be posted once the field has been chosen.
Each round will be posted on Monday morning and fans can vote all week. The winners for each round will be announced Friday afternoon, and the advancing MCs will have the weekend to record their track for the next round, which will be posted Monday morning.
An MC must have at least two of the possible three votes to advance to the next round. The fans get a vote, 730, editor-in-chief of HipHopGame, gets a vote, and of course the big homie Poison Pen gets a vote.
The winning MC will receive:
A complimentary online marketing campaign from Diamond Media 360
Beat from multi-platinum producer Domingo
Official gear from The Originators (theoriginators.net)
An incredibly dope Flud watch
A bio written by JP at Underdog Pub
Feature on HipHopGame
- Contests Newsposted March 11, 2014 / No Comments
It’s finally here! Audible Doctor’s been setting the world on fire with his latest tracks, from his work with his Brown Bag All-Stars crew to an album with Fredro Starr and tracks with 50 Cent. Now he’s giving up-and-coming artists the chance to work with him. Here’s how it works. AD gets a vote, HHG gets a vote, and the fans get a vote. If there’s a tie or no consensus is reached, there will be a run-off with the three candidates. Voting is live below and will close next Wednesday at 11:59 pm EST.
Check out the artists who made the cut and cast your vote for the dopest.
- 730's Columnposted March 11, 2014 / 3 Comments
Remember when all 50 Cent had to do to turn an entire fanbase against an artist was snicker in his, or in Ashanti’s case, her direction. Those flinchingly loyal fans all of a sudden had to burn their CDs, trash their mp3s, and deny any positive feelings they may have had for said artist at any time. Back in the day, and it makes me feel old that I can write like that now, 50 launched an all-out assault on this cat named Ja Rule, who was absolutely killing the game at the time. Not only did every single he drop strike radio gold, but he had a solid team around him, and, more valuable than all of that, Ja had perfected the rap and R&B crossover that 50 would soon take for himself, minus corny J.Lo cameos.
- Interviewsposted March 10, 2014 / 1 Comment
Swigga may have changed his name from L-Swift over 10 years ago, and fortunately for hip-hop fans, that’s not the only thing that changed. Inspired by a new outlook and some real life ish happening in real life, Swigga stepped up his musical output and rapped with a hunger reminiscent of his days with his original crew, the much-revered Natural Elements.
After a solid solo run, which included a grip of mixtapes along with a new crew, The Northeast Wildcats, with Eddie Brock and Al Giddy, he’s back with A-Butta and Mr. Voodoo as Natural Elements. And yes, they’re still ripping it for those who doubt. To prove it, the crew’s dropping NEp, an EP of all new Natural Elements tracks overseen by longtime producer Charlemagne and Scram Jones. Swigga takes some time with HipHopGame to talk about the new music, memories from the first NE run, his solo music, and much more in this in-depth and of course exclusive interview.
- Interviewsposted March 6, 2014 / No Comments
“I make wax, I pay tax, I don’t show cracks,” OC rapped on “Constables,” one of the many standout cuts off his debut album Word…Life. Nearly twenty years after that seminal album dropped, OC’s stayed true to those words, releasing a slew of albums showcasing his lyrical acrobatics with a variety of talented producers, including Soul Supreme, Apollo Brown, and most recently, Ray West.
O’s latest album, Ray’s Cafe, a pairing with producer/engineer and co-head of the recently created boutique label Red Apples 45 Ray West, provides jazz-infused backdrops that compliment Omar Credle’s smooth baritone. In a rare interview with HipHopGame, the legendary OC talks about the making of Ray’s Cafe, reflects on Word…Life and the moves he’s made, his immortal crew Diggin’ in the Crates, and much more in this can’t-miss interview.