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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Evolution Of Diss Tracks - King Of New York


Competition has always played a big role in hip hop. Battle rhymes, diss songs, trying to outshine someone on his own song, it’s all in the spirit of competition.

But in the mid-90s, the competition in New York was especially heavy. Let’s think about the rappers were coming up at that time – you had Nas and Big both releasing landmark debuts in ’94, Mobb Deep damn bringing all of Queensbridge wherever they went, Raekwon with The Purple Tape and the rest of Wu-Tang by his side. Most of the rappers on our greatest of all time list came on the ’90s East Coast.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy Video

+The Notorious B.I.G. is remembered through his music and lifestyle. Juicy " is a single by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. and his solo debut single from his 1994 debut album Ready to Die. The first single from Ready to Die, this is the track that made Notorious B.I.G. a legend Juicy was one of the first mainstream rap songs to discuss.

Monday, November 9, 2020

The Notorious B.I.G. honored by Jay-Z, Nas, Diddy & more


Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, Whitney Houston and The Doobie Brothers were all inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday (11/7) during a virtual ceremony that's rewatchable on HBO Max.

Biggie was inducted by his longtime producer and Bad Boy Records label boss Diddy, who said, "Big just wanted to be biggest, he wanted to be the best, he wanted to have influence and impact people in a positive way, and that clearly has been done all over the world. Nobody has come close to the way Biggie sounds, to the way he raps, to the frequency that he hits. Tonight we are inducting the greatest rapper of all time into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."

The Biggie segment also included archival interview and performance footage of Big, and Jay-Z, Nas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Biggie's family members also spoke about him as well.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Jake James (@jakejamesnyc) - "Boss Thoughts"

NY-newcomer Jake James released his nostalgic debut single, “Boss Thoughts” today. The new single’s boom-bap soundscape, produced by multi-platinum producer Buckwild (Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Beastie Boys, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Big L,) underscores Jake’s slick lyricism, setting the perfect tone for his debut offering. 

Premiered via HipHopSince1987, the video features the actual public housing Jake grew up in, as well as his dad and little cousin - a true rags to wall street story. “Boss Thoughts” is available everywhere now, watch the video HERE. “I am a product of my environment growing up poor in rural upstate NY,” Jake explains to HipHopSince1987. 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Jake James (@jakejamesnyc) f/ Stacy Barthe - "Celebration"

NY-newcomer Jake James released his follow-up single “Celebration” featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Stacey Barthe today, after exclusively premiering on SiriusXM's Shade 45 last night. On the new single, Jake tells an aspirational story over Statik Selektah’s (Nas, KRS-One, Wiz Khalifa, Action Bronson) stripped down boom-bap beat, delicately interwoven with Stacy’s counterpoint melodies. “Celebration” featuring Stacey Barthe is available everywhere now. "Celebration" comes behind Jake’s nostalgic debut single, “Boss Thoughts." The single’s boom-bap soundscape, produced by multi-platinum producer Buckwild (Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Beastie Boys, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Big L,) underscores Jake’s slick lyricism. Sitting at nearly 100K views, the video features the actual public housing Jake grew up in, as well as his dad and little cousin - a true rags-to-wall street story. Investment banker by day, rapper by night. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Mariah Carey Talks The Notorious B.I.G. and More

Carey sat down for an interview with DJ Suss One on Power 105. 1 on Wednesday (Nov. 21) to promote her new album Caution. Between talking about the album and reminiscing about old times, the topic of Biggie's near appearance on the "Honey (Remix)" was brought up around the 11:25 mark.

Mariah Carey has a number of notable crossover hip-hop collabs in her long singing career. One of the most notable has to be the Bad Boy version of her 1997 "Honey (Remix)." The original, produced by Diddy, Q-Tip and Stevie J, featured Ma$e and The LOX, but according to the singing legend, The Notorious B.I.G. was actually supposed to appear on the track.

"He had the 'Dreams' record out at the time," she said, referring to the song where Big fantasizes about industry women but takes a shot at Carey with the line, "Mariah Carey kinda scary." "I was always like, 'Why did he have to say that?' Then someone, I'm not going to mention, a prominent rapper, said, 'He meant that as a compliment.' I was like, 'Okay, if you said it, I'll take it that way.'"

Things were looking up after Carey and Big talked things out. "Puff put me on the phone with [Biggie]. I don't even know if [Puff] remembers this. This was at the Hit Factory. He was like, 'I didn't mean it, it's all love.' And he was gonna get on the record and he passed away."

Friday, March 8, 2019

What If Biggie and Tupac Were Still Alive?

If Biggie and Tupac were still alive, would half the rappers that's in the music industry be there? Would Jay-Z or Nas gotten as far as they did?

What if both artist would be less relevant if they were alive? Many say their deaths cause the impact of there music being as great as it is, but I feel otherwise.

Tupac's All Eyez on Me album was one of the greatest albums of the 90's if you ask me. All cultures was buying this album and it sold through the roof. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, so think how many it would be if he never was killed.

Death sells records. As sales of posthumous albums by murdered stars the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur and Selena have shown, it is increasingly easy to become No. 1 with a bullet.

For instance, the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death" album, released just two weeks after B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace, a k a Biggie Smalls) was gunned down in Los Angeles, sold 685,000 copies the first week.

In the week after Smalls's death, about 10,000 copies of his 1994 debut, "Ready to Die," were sold, now compare that to Tupac Shakur, who sold 67,000 records in the week following his murder.

Would Tupac and Biggie be considered GOAT rappers if they weren’t killed? What if they were still alive today, would there be mumble rappers? Just think. would the industry have to search so hard for that next big hit? Would album sales have fallen?

Do you think Tupac and Biggie would have settled the beef? How much would be different? Would they still be remembered and praised the same way they are now?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Irv Gotti Talks Beef Between Jay-Z and 2Pac


2Pac was attempting to ignite total warfare against The Notorious B.I.G. This means anyone that stood next to Biggie was liable to be hit with a direct shot. Per Irv Gotti, that was the case when it came to 2Pac's issue with Jay-Z

Irv made a recent appearance on Fat Joe's Instagram Live show, The Fat Joe Show, during which he touched on Jigga's tension with 2Pac. Gotti told Joey Crack that Hov got on 2Pac's bad side by having Biggie featured on "Brooklyn's Finest" from his debut album, Reasonable Doubt. On the track, Big makes a rare allusion to 2Pac by using his name in witty wordplay.

"Gotta go, Coolio mean it's gettin' Too Hot," Biggie raps after making a reference to "Who Shot Ya" earlier in the song. "If Fay' had twins, she'd probably have two Pacs/Get it? Tu... Pac's?" Per Gotti, allowing Biggie to get this off on his record put Hov in 2Pac's crosshairs.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Puff Daddy Announces Bad Boy Reunion

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) The Bad Boy Reunion tour has been talked about for almost a year now and today, Puff Daddy aka Diddy has announced the first show of the potential tour at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The “One Night Only” Bad Boy Family Reunion will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday, May 20th. Puff Daddy, Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112, Mario Winans will come back together in honor of what would have been Notorious B.I.G.’s 44th birthday.

“This isn’t just another concert — This is hip-hop history,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy. “The Bad Boy Family includes some of the biggest names in music and songs that helped define a whole generation of music. Also, we are celebrating one of the greatest of all time – Notorious B.I.G. This will be a night to remember. I can’t wait to see you all there.”

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Diddy Gets Blamed For Biggie's Death

We don't know why the former bodyguard decided to speak, but he has. The bodyguard went on to say "You wanna reminisce brother? You wanna put Big and Wolf on a teleprompter and tell the world how much you love them? 

When in fact, you did nothing to save them? To help them? Let's reminisce on that night when we were at Andre Harrell's house and I told you that these cats were coming to kill us or try to get at us that night. I told you I had intel, but you didn't wanna hear it. Let's reminisce on the fact that I told our driver Kenny 'Run these next three lights. Run the lights Kenny.' Kenny ran the light, Big stopped at the light, Big gets killed. Wasn't meant for him bruh."

The death of Notorious B.I.G. has always been shrouded in mystery, with accusations of Death Row Records, gangs, the police and even Diddy being behind the murder of the Brooklyn rapper. Now, Diddy's former bodyguard, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, has come forward saying the mogul is responsible for the death of Biggie, and admits to being present during the 1999 nightclub shooting that involved rapper Shyne.

The bodyguard also spoke on how Diddy allegedly had his security team rally people to testify against Shyne in court, saying "Let's reminisce on how you had people on the security team find people to testify against Shyne. You a rat."

Monday, September 21, 2020

Jay-Z Honors B.I.G.

Jay-Z talks about him finding out Biggie had been shot  - honoring big special. In a new documentary about Notorious B.I.G., music lovers will see the intimacies of the late rapper's friendship with JAY-Z.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Tupac vs Jay-Z - What Really Happened

Tupac didn’t have as big a feud with Jay Z as he did with The Notorious B.I.G., but the two were definitely at odds at one point.

2Pac's beef with JAY-Z started after 2Pac heard the rumor that JAY-Z was dissing the West Coast. After 2Pac recorded his verses for "Hit 'Em Up" he added a message at the end of the song.
He was dissing JAY-Z before he took it off the record.

2Pac wanted to hear JAY-Z' album "Reasonable Doubt" before he decided to diss him.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Key Moments In Hip-Hop History


Hip hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates different elements of art. Before there was Lil Yachty, Young M.I.A., or YNW Melly, there was a world of hip hop artist who's name rain supreme even still today.

Back when music was real, artist had the opportunity to shine in their own distinctive way. Rap is one of the most distinctive features of hip-hop. Rappers use rhythm, lyrics, and vocal tone to express themselves. The best rappers are distinguished by their “flow” – the way the words run together without the performer getting tongue-tied.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

50 Cent vs P. Diddy

50 Cent attacked Puff Daddy in a string of Instagram posts this week which showed that many of Bad Boy’s former artists made major life changes after working with the label’s head.

50 Cent alluded to Loon, Ma$e, G Dep, Shyne and even the Notorious B.I.G. “dancing with the devil.” The posts appear to be promo for his EFFEN Vodka brand which he markets by competing fiercely with Puffy’s Ciroc. However, the “I’m the Man” rapper took it pretty far this time. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Allen Iverson Talks Jordan, Biggie and More Untold Stories

NBA legend Allen Iverson sits down with Complex’s Speedy Morman to drop gems on everything from his relationship with The Notorious B.I.G., to his conversation the first time he met Michael Jordan, to his iconic shooting sleeve, most memorable Kobe Bryant moment, opinion on the state of the NBA and more.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top 5 Hottest Puff Daddy Videos

The Wrap-Up Magazine has just released the top 5 hottest visual videos of +Puff Daddy and his crew he has made throughout the years. Sean John Combs, also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

King Mane Ft Snootie Wild - “GAUPO" @THEREALKINGMANE @SnootieWild

Hailing from the landscapes of Salina in Kansas, Get Money Boys/Hip Hop recording artist, King Mane releases new music featuring Snootie Wild titled “GAUPO".

King Mane’s list of artist influences are limitless, but some of his notable inspirations stem from industry heavyweights such as Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Young Jeezy, Too Short, Rich The Factor, and many others over the years.

Be sure to connect with him on social media and his website for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact Info, and everything else related.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

The ‘Watch the Throne’ cut has officially sold eight million units


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the track on March 22, confirming that the collab has sold a whopping eight million units since its release. 

The single first sold 500,000 units in December 2011 to go gold, then was certified platinum and double platinum in February 2012 when it sold 2 million units. It continued to go multi-platinum in December 2012, November 2013, December 2014 and March 2018.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sauce Money Drops Diss Track Aimed At Diddy

Sauce Money has dropped a diss record towards Diddy called “Love Tap,” where he alleges the mogul tried to jerk him for past work.

Sauce Money is known for his work with Jay-Z along with being a ghostwriter for prominent songs including Diddy’s “I’ll Be Missing You,” which is a tribute to the Notorious B.I.G.

On the track, he spits bars over a Bob James “Nautilus” flip that finds him airing out the Bad Boy founder. He said he was cool with him, but feels Diddy crossed the line when he tried to “shorten the bag” for him.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

[Video] HellBoy Rodd x Rio Da Yung OG “Talk Yo Shit”

Representing the west side of Detroit, the midwest demon has been taking over the music scene by storm since his first project release in 2019 “Hellaween”. Hellboy Rodd recently links up with Flint's very own Rio Da Yung OG to talk some sh** on their most recent released song called "Talk Yo Sh*t" which is available on all streaming platforms.
After his first project release with "Hellaween", HellBoy quickly started to pick up thousands and thousands of streams and a buzz throughout the midwest over the last few months. Not only would he receive recognition from the midwest, but the west coast such as Arizona, California, and Las Vegas would highlight Hellboy's music for his tough-bar deliveries on every single song he touches. Hellboy has other releases with Michigan rap stars Nuk, DamnJonBoi, & many more. His first music video Go Mode feat. DamJonBoi went viral right after his release in 2019.  

Hellboy was recently named "Next Artist To Watch" on PinkChardonnay.net. He's also been mentioned and interviewed on FlexDetroit.com with Detroit Rap News about his highlights and success through out 2020. Before releasing his first project, HellBoy had experienced several life changing events. After being shot, locked up, & losing family and friends to the gun violence of Michigan, Hellboy took all that adversity and molded every situation into motivation to become the undeniable star he is today. Since making music, Hellboy has been creating a major buzz & has been listening to artists such as the late Notorious B.I.G & NBA Youngboy for inspiration
Talk Yo Sh*t & Hellaween is available on sites such as Apple MusicSpotifyYoutube. and any other streaming platform. 2021 is considered a "Break Out" year for Hellboy Rodd. If you are a fan or haven’t heard anything from Hellboy yet, be on the lookout in the following months for music and more visuals to come. 

Download/Stream: https://soundcloud.com/user-79197357/hellboy-rodd-feat-rio-da-yung-og-talk-yo-shit

Contact: Domonick Sultzer - Manager: "Dom 2 Timez" Phone: (614)-562-6517  | Email: HellboyRodd23@gmail.com