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New Video: Nardwuar vs. Lil' Wayne





Nardwuar the Human Serviette comes through with another great interview -- this time with hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne. If you are familiar with Nardwuar then you know that this is not your atypical interview.

Some interesting tidbits about Weezy:

He's a big Nirvana/Kurt Kobain fan.

His first rap name was Shrimp Daddy, named after the late New Orleans bounce rapper Pimp Daddy.

He still remembers Baby's old beeper number and office number.

The Big Tymers had their own Rap Snacks.

He fucks with Nardwuar. I think we all do. **PAUSE**


New Video: N.O.R.E - "N.O.R.E. Shot Somebody"


N.O.R.E.aster EP


If you haven't listened to N.O.R.E.'s FreEP N.O.R.Easter you are missing out on a stellar online mixtape. The Queens, N.Y. rapper's EP is so good it should have been a full-fledge album. One of the many highlights from the collection is the criminal-minded banger "N.O.R.E Shot Somebody." The song itself went viral and became a popular hashtag (#NOREShotSomebody) on twitter. The clip was directed by Giancarlo Loffredo and producer Scram Jones made the killer beat.


shots fired: 57ave


New Music: Joe - "Closer"


The Closer: R&B Loverman Joe


It's always good to hear R&B crooner Joe's calming falsetto. The lovely ballad "Closer" is the kick-off single for the love compilation Sacred Love Songs, Vol. 2, the second installment of T.D. Jakes' popular music series. The collection will available on June 21. With the song's spiritual theme of love and commitment, this is the perfect ballad to play to create a romantic mood with your significant other.


Joe -- "Closer"

props: hhnm | download


New Music: Warren G x LaToiya Williams - "This Is Dedicated To You"


Remembering A 'G': Rapper-Producer Warren G

Nate Dogg may be gone, but he hasn't been forgotten by his LBC peers. Dear friend and producer Warren G released his elegiac tribute to the late hook-man. On the solemn track, the "Regulate" MC recalls Nate Dogg's legacy in rap and the crooner's positive spirit during his rehabilitation following a stroke. The song will hit iTunes on April 26 with proceeds benefiting the Nate Dogg Memorial Trust Fund.


Warren G -- This Is Dedicated To You" (Featuring LaToiya Williams)

spotted: Rap-Up


New Music: Ja Rule - "Real Life Fantasy" (Prod. by 7 Aurelius)


This Can't Be 'Life' : Rapper Ja Rule

With more than a month to go before Ja Rule heads to the slammer on tax evasion charges, Ja Rule premiered a new song from his upcoming album P.ain I.s L.ove 2 (or PIL2). The New York rapper reflects on his past mistakes on the 7 Aurelius-produced track, which features a perfectly-fitted Queen sample. The song is perfect for radio. PIL2 will hit stores on June 7 -- the day before Ja goes to prison -- along with another LP on the same day called The Renaissance Project.

Ja Rule -- "Real Life Fantasy" (Produced by 7 Aurelius)


**BONUS**: Is this the real life . . . ?