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Waka Flocka Cracka: Chris Rock's Insane Video

Chris Rock -- "Crackers"

Can imitation be the sincerest form of...satire? For Chris Rock, yes it can!

The actor-comedian spoofs the hell out of OutKast's "Hey Ya" for his controversial video "Crackers." In the clip, Rock is the lead singer of his band The Hate Above and redos Andre 3000's original song with racial humor in the satirical tradition of the Chappelle Show.

The 2004 unreleased video was penned by Rock and the music was produced by legendary hip-hop maestro Prince Paul.

With Erykah Badu's controversial video and now Rock's provocative clip, who else is going to come out an insane viral video?


Lovin' It ➔ Dwele - "What's Not To Love"

'Love' Doctor: Soul Crooner Dwele

Dwele -- "What's Not To Love"

Dwele is cupcaking to a beautiful lady on his lovely new single, "What's Not To Love." The track is from his upcoming disc, W.W.W. (W.ants W.orld W.omen), which hits stores June 29. Soft and elegant, what's not to love about this romantic single?


Here's a nice Dwele track you may have never heard before. It's smooth like butter baby.


Please "Testify" - Whose Beat You Prefer?

Rapper Common Producer 88-Keys

Common -- "Testify" (88-Keys Hands on the Bible Remix)

Via: 88-Keys Blog

Common -- "Testify" (produced by Kanye West)

The backstory behind the "Testify" (Remix) by 88-Keys:

"I hit up Kanye & asked him if he had the a cappella files for ["Testify"] (which wasn’t out at the time). He gave me the files without hesitation. I turned over this remix rather fast but never finished it because I couldn’t come up with a hook for it. I played it for Kanye & he liked this a lot. So much, in fact, that he was going to reach out to Brandy to lay a hook down on this. Unfortunately, for me, Common didn’t feel this half as much as 'Ye did."

Granted 88-Keys' track was a remix, but I wanted to know, which beat do you like the best?


Little Brother Drops Sampler; Phonte Airs Out Grievances

Brother's Grimm: Little Brother's Rapper Big Pooh, Phonte Coleman

Long-standing grievences between Little Brother and 9th Wonder came ahead over the weekend when LB member Phonte Coleman posted a heated response (via video) to 9th Wonder's tweets about the group's demise (circa post-Minstel Show album).

Rap website HipHopDX detailed the blow-by-blow account of what happened on Twitter, which led to Phonte's video. Read it HERE

To sum it up, Phonte wanted to add an unreleased 9th Wonder-produced song called "Star" -- which was recorded after Minstrel Show album was released -- as a bonus track to LB's upcoming disc LeftBack. Apparently, when the duo ask 9th for permission, the Grammy award-winning producer refused. This made Phonte angry and he decided to release "Star" as a free download instead. This prompted 9th to make a few comments ("tweets) on Twitter about the group's separation and then a lot of bickering ensued between Phonte and 9th. Finally, to set the record straight, Phonte posted this video:

Here's the Tweet about the "Star" track from Phontigallo:

This was recorded back in '05-06 at Young Guru's crib sometime after the release of Minstrel Show. This was intended for LeftBack as an iTunes bonus track but we just got word today that @9thwondermusic doesn't want us to use it for whatever reason, and that's fine. In any event, I'm not gonna let anything or anybody stop me from getting music to my fans. Fuck that. Enjoy. And as always, thank you for listening.

Little Brother -- "Star"

Download: Little Brother – Star (prod. by 9th Wonder)

Props: Major Waves

In other news, Little Brother dropped an album sampler featuring several songs from their upcoming disc, LeftBack (due April 20). Check it out and download it:


Erykah Badu -- "20 Feet Tall"

Take a listen to Erykah Badu's new song "20 Feet Tall," which was co-produced by 9th Wonder and will appear on Badu's new LP, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) [due March 30].