Dr Dre vs Grange Hill

Still G.R.A.nge Hill

If you were born after 1990 then it’s more than likely that you will not have a clue about Grange Hill. It was an amazing daily dose of top acting and kid dramas aired on the BBC in the 1980’s and had more characters than a libel-provoking tweet.

Regardless of your age and your knowledge of Tucker and co in the hit TV show, press play on this solid mash-up of the classic Grange Hill theme tune vs Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem. This will have Roland reaching out for a creme puff and hitting the dancefloor without a doubt. Addictive.

Ice-T Announces UK Premier for Rap Documentary

Rapper Ice-T is set to premier his directional debut later this month. Ice-T’s documentary entitled “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” is to be screened at BFI Southbank in London on 20th July 2012 with Ice-T hosting a questions & answers session at the event.

The documentary revolves around Ice-T interviewing several influential rap icons including Chuck D, KRS-One, Nas, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg & Kayne West. The documentary will also feature these key figures having their skills put to the test by Ice-T. A trailer for the highly anticipated documentary is available to view below.

Mayer Hawthorne

How Do You Do
(Universal Republic)

When he burst onto the scene a couple of years ago, Mayer Hawthorne was something of an unknown quantity to most. Some eagle-eyed hip hop fans recognised him as DJ Haircut of Now On but this new smooth, Motown styled persona was certainly a change from his normal routine. Now known more for his debut album A Strange Arrangement than any of his group work, Hawthorne has gone to Universal from revered hip hop label Stones Throw, but those fearing a change in output can rest easy – the new album is definitely one for fans of its predecessor.

Tales of love abound throughout the release, whether it’s falling for a girl, being in love or suffering from the acrimonious split. From the opening track Get To Know You where he describes his wish to find out more about the object of his affection in order to “get it on tonight” to the Snoop-guested Can’t Stop which documents the struggle to let feelings for the girl go to the instantly catchy The News which turns the tables and blames the girl on the split – “What we had, was all I knew / What we lost, was all on you / I’ve got news for you, we’re through”.

The music isn’t complex, but that’s its most potent weapon. Short stabby horns and bouncy drums surround Hawthorne’s voice as he brings to mind all the greats from a bygone era. With closed eyes, this could easily have been made in Motor City by the legends and stands Hawthorne alongside contemporaries like Raphael Saadiq in achieving such an accolade.

This is feel good music, whatever the weather, once these tunes hit, it’s sunshine and smiles. What might have started off as a jokey side-project is now a thoroughly respectable and enjoyable career.

Abjekt.

Hilarious, must watch Snoop Dogg news piece!

Could this be the funniest news clip you have ever seen? It made us mega LOL here this morning!

Snoop Dogg contacted a record breaking farmer based down in Wales whose expertise is to cultivate super vegetables, the biggest you have ever bloody seen. Obviously the Dogg loves a bit of cultivation himself so asked the farmer to come down to his Welsh show for a quick meeting to find out his secrets. Fuck this is funny.

Best quote in the comments: “LMAO this is my maths teachers uncle haha!

Nate Dogg RIP

nate dogg ripLong Beach rapper Nate Dogg passed away last night at the age of 41. Nathaniel Hale made his mark as a rapper on the West Coast scene amongst other stars such as Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Warren G and Dr Dre who recruited him to appear on his debut album, ‘The Chronic’.

Nat Dogg signed to Death Row Records in 1993 and then went on to work for Elektra Records after falling out with the Death Row crew. In 2007 he suffered a stroke and a year later, another that worsened his condition. As yet his cause of death is unknown.

RIP Nate Dogg.

Watch: Wiz Khalifa G-Mix

Having tipped him for big things last year, Crossfire are happy to see Wiz dropping a video for the remix of his huge single Black And Yellow.

The G-Mix features Snoop, seemingly his new best friend as well as Juicy J and T-Pain. Yeah, we know T-Pain is awful, but look at that weird shit he has on his face throughout, it’s worth his verse just to get an eyeful of it. Anyway, Wiz kills is as per, so get the volume UP.

Too $hort to release new EP

Too $hort will be releasing a six track digital EP this month.

The legendary rapper, who has appeared on albums by Biggie and more recently Big Boi, has called on the likes of Snoop and Richie Rich to help him out on the EP, entitled Respect The Pimpin’, dropping on December 14th.

If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, surely the well thought out track titles will be…

1. Bitch I’m a Pimp
2. Respect the Pimpin ft. Snoop Dogg, Silk-E, Elijah Baker
3. That’s Not Your Bitch ft. Jazze Pha
4. Get Ya Money
5. Ya’ll Ready ft. Mac Minister, Richie Rich
6. Bitches Need Love Too ft. Jazzy Pha