Just when you thought Jay-Z retired, he pops up somewhere where you least expect it. You can catch Jigga in a new commercial for HP computers -- it's good look.
Related: Who's marketing who here?
And Jigga will hold a June 25 concert in New York to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his classic 1995 debut, Reasonable Doubt. Holla!
Queer Hip-Hop or Homo-Hop -- A New Scene On The Rise?
A new documentary called Pick Up the Mic, which showcases a dozen gay and lesbian rappers from coast-to-coast expressing their art through hip-hop, is making the rounds at film and gay festivals. You know how I feel about all of this homo-thug rapper bullshit.
The buzz on Rick Ross is crrraaazy! Ross the boss is featured on the cover of FADER magazine, arguable the best urban music on the newsstands today.
Ross also laces LeToya with a verse on the Jermaine Dupri-blessed remix for the songbird's hit single, "Torn" (also featuring Houston spitter Mike Jones).
Other Rick Ross features:
Urban Mystic -- "I Refuse" (Remix) (Featuring Rick Ross)
Rick Ross -- "I'm Bad"
Other Hot Joints:
Talib Kweli -- "Listen"
Jeru Da Damaja -- "Murdaerz"
Jaheim -- "The Chosen One" (Remix) (Featuring Ghostface Killa and Talib Kweli)
Check out Spank Rock's VIDEO for "Rick Rubin" -- his electro-funk homage to veteran rap/rock producer Rick Rubin
Murs -- "L.A." (music video)
*** Finally! A video from one of the best albums in 2006 -- Murs' Murray's Revenge.
Leela James -- "Good Time" (Music Video)
Ne-Yo -- "Sexy Love" (music video)
Check out Minneapolis rapper Trama's low budget, straight-to-BET UnCut VIDEO for "Pack It Up."
Nas -- "One Mic" (live performance) (props to hardCore and YouTube)
Sometimes . . . that's just all you need. One Mic.