Filmmaker Byron Hurt explores the health advantages and disadvantages of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine.
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* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan
#3. Rihanna - Talk That Talk – 198,000 (198,000)
#4. Drake – Take Care – 173,000 (804,000)
#5. Mary J. Blige – My Life II: The Journey Continues 156,000 (156,000)
#15. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV – 59,000 (1,752,000)
#16. LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking – 56,000 (306,000)
#27. Yelawolf – Radioactive – 41,000 (41,000)
#51. Wale – Ambition – 21,000 (256,000)
#112. Webbie – Savage Life 3 – 9,100 (39,000)
#164. Tech N9ne Collabos – Welcome To Strangeland – 5,100 (38,000)
#189. Mobb Deep – Black Cocaine EP – 4,200 (4,300)
Gucci Mane & V-Nasty put in work and discuss their upcoming joint album, “BAYTL” which is scheduled to drop on December 13th.
directed by Vitamin E
The Digital Era has arrived. You no longer need to carry around big keyboards and drum sets in order to play instruments and be a musician. Check out video of song created completely with iPad apps (MadPad, Magic Fiddle, Magic Piano, Garageband, etc.) costing a total around $100 bucks. This is by no means a substitute for the real deal or a Dr. Dre beat created on a MPC 5000, but it will open a door for maybe a Digital Music genre? Who will be the first rapper to release an iPad album? Checkout more Digital Music Videos after the jump.
All instruments recorded by iPad apps!
Used in this song: Animoog, MadPad, Magic Fiddle, Magic Piano, iSynPoly, ReBirth, GarageBand, Alchemy, iElectribe.
In the first part of the series, we get a look at the day that TIP returns home after 11 months in prison. Episode airs on next Monday at 9pm
Beats By Dre splashes away with new commercial for their Studio color models.
directed by Court Dunn
Common pays homage to Nas “Life’s a Bitch” in this installment of the 2DopeBoyz/Restless Films “VS” series directed by Court Dunn. Cinematography by Mr. Mike Florio.
This film, called Olive, went up on Kickstarter today and was shot entirely using a Nokia N8 phone and a special designed 35mm lens.
Director Hooman Khalili states the difference between Olive and other films that have tried the whole “movie shot on a smartphone” gimmick — like The Wrong Ferrari — is that he intends to show the film in theatres. Khalili even itends to submit it for Oscar consideration — which would be a first for a smartphone-shot film.
CBS aired the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night. Jay & Kanye performed “N*ggas in Paris 1 time for the crowd. #BallSoHard
Hip Hop originated in New York during the 1970s, Russell Simmons (GlobalGrind.com) along with wealthy punk rocker Rick Rubin were the first pioneers of the hip hop music genre to create a record label empire; Def Jam records. Def Jam introduced the world to legendary artists such as RUN DMC, LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys in the 1980s which led to immediate success, turning Def Jam Records into the biggest record label in Hip Hop during this time period. In today’s world Russell Simmons is more interested in yoga and occupying Wall Street rather than breaking the next big artist. Therefore the door has opened for new moguls to takeover the throne and create empires for the 2012 generation. GWOP Magazine staff has put together a list of the top Hip Hop/Rap Record labels for 2012. Nas said ‘Hip Hop was dead in 2006′, well these labels are destined to prove that the music genre has only suffered a heart attack and there is no need to panic. Checkout the full list after the jump.