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Video: Lupe Fiasco vs. Bill O’Reilly. U-mad

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Lupe Fiasco’s song “Word’s I Never Said” spoke critically on school funding cuts, the War on Terror, Israel, Muslims that commit violence, and rappers that solely looking to Tupac for rebellion.

Bill O’reilly didn’t like Lupe’s statements about the War on Terror. So Bill brought in Fiasco on his program for a debate.

So there has been two discussions going:
1.How did Lupe do?

2.Did he do better than Cam’ron and Dame Dash’s infamous “U-MAD” segment vs. O’Reilly?
Obviously, Lupe was speaking more seriously.
But did he own O’Reilly like Cam did?
Cam’ron’s U-mad segment after the jump
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Video:Freeway and Stalley Rapping Over Takeover in Columbus,Ohio

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Can I kick it?

ROC we running this rap shit…now…this is purely speculation but…After Dipset came and dissed Kanye over his own beat last week.
And awhile back Jay-z came out with a Creative Control mixtape which raised eyebrows because thats the name of Dame Dash’s video brand. This came on the heels of Dame Dash boasting he was going to restart Roc-a-Fella records..
Like I said this is speculation but Freeway and Stalley are both down with Dame Dash so perhaps this a foreshadowing of a another Dame vs. Jay campaign?

Both Curren$y’s Pilottalk and Ski Beatz, 24 Hour Karate School(which dropped today minus any Mos Def involvement ) are said to be on Roc-a-Fella but the spine on the CD says DD172. So Dame Dash hasn’t fully jumped in the Roc-a-Fella takeover, yet.
My guess is that they are gonna wait for the new Dipset album to do that.
Is this foreshadowing or just rappers having fun with an instrumental?
In fairness beyond a reasonable doubt it has to be noted that neither rapper dissed Jay.
And i bumped into Free, Stalley and Rashad after the show, and beef with Jay was not the topic of conversation at all.
Stalley’s main concern was that it would be noted that he was freestyling and not kicking a written.
And Rashad and I just talked about him, and Stalley’s upcoming (((ITM))) release.
But Free did have everyone throw the ROC sign up. And it wasn’t for Jay-z’s Roc Nation label.
Whatever the case, here are Stalley and Freeway freestyling over Jay-z’s infamous diss cut “Takeover” here in Columbus,Ohio.

Or maybe none of this means anything, and the true Columbus story is that Freeway is shouting out both ROC and RSE(Rhymesayers Entertainment) home of the Al Shepard.

Elevator Music Presents Stalley in Columbus Ep..Ohio Stand Up!

Here is a picture of Stalley at Bodega.
The narrative is that Stalley moved to New York to play basketball from Ohio. He eventually linked up with Mos Def, Dame Dash, etc, and now is getting back in touch with Ohio. He went to a Cavs game with the Eighty81 crew.. He visited his old high school in Massillon.. He hung out in the Short North with me.. And he recorded music with some Columbus artists which is availble below.

The Smoking Section put up an EP that Stalley did with a Elevator Music, a Columbus based label slash collective.

The narrative leads to tonight’s show with Elevator Music.

MP3: Elevator Music Present Stalley Columbus
(via the smoking section)
01. L.e. – The Format (Freestyle)
02. L.e. – Late 4 Dat (Prod. By Rashad for Elevator Music)
03. Stalley – Masterpiece (Prod. By Precize)
04. Stalley – Babblin’ (Prod. By J Rawls)
05. The 3rd – Heart Of Gold (Prod. By Rashad for Elevator Music)
06. Truck North – Jill Jawn (Prod. By Kahri Ferrari)
07. O.G. Flow (Truck North & Rapper Big Pooh) – Dutch Dalton (Prod. By Tony Baines)
08. The 3rd – Out There (Prod. By DJ Premier)

Here is an interview Donewaiting did with Stalley around SXSW time.

Stalley Interview or.. Hi Columbus & SXSW meet Stalley

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This is a Stalley video for his song S.T.A.L.L.E.Y. off the upcoming Ski Beatz Mixtape, 24 Hour Karate School which also features Mos Def, the Cool Kids, Jay Electronica, Curren$y, Jim Jones,Nicole Wray and more, out March 30th. This video has various people rocking Stalley’s trademark beard.

No he isn’t from Philly.

Stalley is from Massillon. Thinks about that for a second. He has already dropped a jazzhop mixtape called Mad Stalley:The Autobiography that would make Scott Storch beg to rejoin the Organix Roots and not be funny and has a bunch of projects with whose who in modern Low End Theory land on deck.

But he isn’t from Philly or Queens.
Fucking Massillon.

Stalley is performing in Austin for South By Southwest this year:

March 18-SXSW Urb Magazine Showcase Light Bar,

March 19-SXSW  Last Rights Showcase Firehouse Lounge .

March 20-SXSW Kenny Dorham’s Backyard.

For this interview, we talked Massillon sports, Hip Hop, Islam, Ohio weather, Jamaica, J-Rawls, and mainly how the fuck someone goes from small-town Ohio to being Dame Dash’s latest discovery. You should read it. He is from Massillon and is in a rap group with Mos Def, Curren$y, and Jay Electronica called Central Edge Territory.

Have you been to Massillon?

ME:We are in Columbus, which is close to Massillon. I know you got you’re thing going on in Cleveland with Terry Urban and them. But I’m going to try to get Columbus up to speed. You grew up in Massilon your whole life?

Stalley:I grew up in Massillon until High School  I left Massillon when I went away to college That’s when I left.

So you played for the Massillon basketball team. Sports is big up there uh?

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Curren$y Show in Columbus 4/16/10 at Skullys

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Above is a video of New Orleans rapper Curren$y along with Massilon, Ohio Native Stalley rapping in Jamaica. The two became friends at DD172, Dame Dash’s artspace. This video is for SKI-Beats Up coming mixtape 24 Hour Karate School. More on Stalley tomorrow….

Curren$y has worked with Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa in the past. He used to be on both No Limit and Young Money

Curren$y is  performing at Skullys.

Royal Columbus Presents.

April 16th
Poitier Pockets

Video of Black Keys Recording With Mos Def

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You peeped Blakroc.com,yet? They have webisodes of the making of the Blakroc album.

From webisode 1, I learned that Dame Dash keeps pretty indie rock girls around like every true Hip Hop visionary should in 2009, and we also find out that Jim Jones takes awhile to craft his songs. I guess smoking weed and threatening to give bouncers wedgies disrupts a man’s concentration.

Webisode 2 documents the mighty Mos Def’s recording session with the Midwest’s best, the Black Keys, for the Blakroc project.

Lock-in!! Blakroc drops November 27th.

UPDATED: Exclusive…Black Keys New Hip Hop Project: Blakroc

UPDATE: Blakroc’s official website is now live.

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Here in Ohio, the rumors of a Black Keys produced Hip Hop project intially started by a Jim Jones on Twitter awhile back are becoming a reality by Patrick Carney twittering ” Blakroc” a few hours ago. The current word swinging around Columbus graffiti and weirdo creep circles about the Blakroc project like chains and exhaust is this:

Blakroc is a hip hop album produced by the Black Keys that features Rza, Raekwon, Mos Def, Jim Jones, Pharoah Monch, Q-tip, Ludacris, ODB, Billy Danze of M.O.P., Noe and Nicole Wray.

The album has 11 songs and will be released 11 weeks from today on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving).

The album is being released on a label started by Dame Dash and The Black Keys management.

Given that Rae, and Mos Def both put out their best albums in a decade this past year, I have a pretty good feeling about this record and NYC golden era Hip Hop artists in general.

(And I live in a city where we throw parades for our lost local Hip Hop icons. So us Ohioans take our Hip Hop seriously)