Archive for the ‘Albums’ Category

Wu Tang – 8 Diagrams D/L & Review

November 25, 2007

MORE INFO HERE Ok, I’ll admit I was one of the many skeptics of Wu Tang’s 8 Diagrams based on what I have heard leaking on the internet. Songs like Take It Back, Rushing Elephants, Unpredictable, and Watch Your Mouth were nothing more than underwhelming and My Heart Gently Weeps was more of a movie soundtrack song than a leading Wu Tang Clan single.However, after giving the album a listen from cover to cover I was much more pleased. All I was looking for was a few bangers to bump in my car and a better sonic experience than Iron Flag, and I got it. Thank God. Perhaps the bickering between the group members has saved the album from being BAD to being NOT SO BAD W/ SOME JOINTS. I was immediately drawn to Gun Will Go, Campfire, Windmill, and Stick Me For My Riches.The lyrics are consistently Wu throughout the album and the beats are consistently Rza throughout the album (the new Rza NOT grimey 36 Chambers Rza). But overall half of the albums tracks were barely good enough for a mixtape and the rest were good enough to be second tier songs on a great album. True Wu heads will like the album but non Wu heads will not support it like their second LP Forever. All in all Wu has fallen short of their potential but still managed to provide their fans with more joints for the catalog.Wanna see for yourself, well I gotchu: Wu Tang Clan – 8 DiagramsBonus: Rza speaks on Wu beef and album again (video)


Cassidy Getting at Jay-Z?

November 7, 2007

I don’t get Cassidy. I am a fan of his and I think he is real nice lyrically, but why does he keep mentioning how Jay-Z is washed up and his album is “not that hot” but in the same breath he mentions how he has love for him and he thinks he will do well? This is the third or forth interview I have heard him say that in two weeks. In fact, he has mentioned it every interview I have read recently. Cass.. either go at him or keep his name out of your mouth. If you had such a problem getting attention for your album you shouldn’t have dropped November 6th.

You know what, Chris Brown may sell more than both him and Jay. Step your marketing game up buddy.

Wu Tang – 8 Diagrams official cover

November 7, 2007

Hi-Teknology 3 Coming December 11th

November 7, 2007

Hi-Tek will be dropping his third solo album next month.  His lead single is called My Piano and its real solid.

In addition to Raekwon and Ghostface the album features appearances by Estelle, Riz, Push Montana, Rem Dog, Talib Kweli, Young Buck, Little Brother, Kurupt, M-1 (of Dead Prez) & more.

The Roots to Drop new album April 29th

November 7, 2007

The Roots 8th full album release and their second release on Def Jam will be entitled “Rising Down” and is inspired by a literary piece called “Rising Up and Rising Down”by William T. Vollmann.

Questlove had this to say about the album:

“We are using a lot of synthesizer, but I don’t know if I could call this the electronic album or not,” Thompson says. “Pretty much five or six songs are done, and four of them are synth-heavy…I know somehow I’m going to find the common thread of all this stuff,” Thompson offers. “I don’t know what to call it, but it’s something.”

Buy This

November 3, 2007

Support good music December 11th.

Gold is the New Platinum.. Thanks to the Internet.. You’re Welcome =)

October 31, 2007

Here are the hottest Hip Hop/R&B album numbers so far this year.

Akon 2.7 million
Kanye West 1.5 million
Robin Thicke 1.4 million
T.I. 1.1 million
50 Cent 1.025 million
Ne-Yo 830k
Timbaland 760k
Rihanna 756k
T-Pain 703k
Fabolous 493k
Keyshia Cole 470k
Common 417k
UGK 354k
Plies 297k
Sean Kingston 265k
Soulja Boy 200k
J. Holiday 170k
Talib Kweli 156k
Young Joc 150k
Chamillionaire 145k
Trey Songz 114k

Plies #’s surprise me. I guess I’m sleeping on that one.

and 50… umm… keep on trucking…

American Gangster… I… I… I… I Got It!

October 26, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen boys and girls American Gangster has arrived… well not in stores yet but to a select few persons it has arrived, myself being one of them. I am listening to it on repeat for the next few hours while I travel back to NYC and I will post my full review later today so stay tuned to Digital Streets.. and tell a friend to tell a friend. Don’t believe me? I will post my favorite song off the album later as well. We cannot post the entire thing. We must respect the God and his hustle.

Also keep an eye out for VH1 Story Tellers: Jay-Z Life of an American Gangster
Premieres Thursday, November 8 at 9:00 PM

This is a private and intimate performance yesterday from Hov for a select few fans at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, NY. There was a full 12 piece band and Hov performed 8 songs of the new album. Peep it.