Tuesday, July 26, 2011

R.I.P. Tim Smooth

Rapper Tim Smooth died at age 39, early this morning, after a long battle with cancer.
Born Timothy Smoot – and known as “the Knight from Kennedy Heights” - the rapper was considered a pioneer of New Orleans hip-hop. He established his reputation as an MC while still a teenager; in an interview last year, he recalled sneaking out of L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero at lunchtime to battle other rappers on their school’s playgrounds. In 1991, he released his first single, “I Gotsta Have It,” for Dallas-based Yo! Records, and label-hopped after that, putting out albums on Houston’s Rap-A-Lot label and the local indies Big Boy and Mobo.
At Big Boy Records, he met and mentored Mystikal. During a respite from his illness, Smooth made an appearance on the mic with his old friend during a House of Blues concert last December.
"Had I never met Tim, I would be a totally different artist," Michael "Mystikal" Tyler told Times-Picayune music writer Keith Spera today.
"He even co-wrote the title cut with me on 'Mind of Mystikal.' Thanks for the memories."
News of the rapper’s death spread rapidly today via blog and social-networking sites. The newly-formed hip-hop collective New Orleans Union for Entertainment posted a tribute on their web page. DJ EF Cuttin, a longtime friend of Smoot’s, wrote a heartfelt obituary on his site.
“I hope they remember how he was – he was a friend to everybody, everybody loved him,” said his sister, Nicole Smoot.
“He never had a fight in his whole life, and he was 39 years old. He was a happy person. He was always cracking jokes, and even with the cancer, he never didn’t have a smile on his face.”
Funeral arrangements for Smoot are pending.




Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mr Marcelo-48 Laws Of Power

New Mr.Marcelo. He seriously stepping his game up to compete with his
little brother Curren$y the hot spitta.



Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mannie Fresh Speaks on Everything....

RBMA Session New Orleans: Mannie Fresh from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

This is a interview that was taken in April of this year.
Mannie Speaks on how the entire NO LIMIT V.S. Cash Money
beef came about over U.N.L.V.'S song "Nigga I'M Bout It"
@ the 36 minute mark.
The History of New Orleans Hip Hop and speaks on a wide
range of topics pertaining to the Old School cash money
Just a great sit down Interview over all.
Props goes out to the interviewer for asking
alot of In depth questions.



Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sporty-T Jackin' For Bounce/M.V.P. LP

I figured since everyone has spread the TAPE rip around like a S.T.D., I would do the same
with the LP rip.

It has just about every track found on the tape plus their RADIO version

Also this has the relatively unknown group from BIG BOY, M.V.P., and their single at the time
"In The Projects" and its RADIO version.

Also track's 8 and 9 on the B side are backwards, Mislabeling on the manufacturers part.
Feel Free to split them because I have it ripped by side's.



Oh yea,
Respect to the boy Kay Geez.