Former Murder Inc frontman Ja Rule is getting ready to release his newest album The Renaissance Project.
Ja Rule was initially going to name his new album Venni Vetti Vecci 2010, but has now changed his mind on the name and the direction of the album.
The rapper explains his reasons with an exclusive video with MTV and XXL.
“I changed the name of my album from Venni Vetti Vecci 2010, first of all, Venni Vetti Vecci was my baby; that was my first album,” explained Ja regarding the title change. “You can never duplicate that era in time. That was my whole life’s work in that album up until that time.”
Ja Rule then explained that a trip overseas gave him some perspective about the direction of his next album. “And then number two, I went to Africa, it took on a hold of me, when I was doing my album and the whole project, what I was going through right now, with the new beginning, I’m not with Murder Inc. anymore, but they’re still the family. I’m on my own venture, so it was a sign of a new beginning, new ambitions, new everything. They built this statue out there, it’s called The Renaissance, and it’s a statue of a man holding his baby on his shoulders with his wife in his arms, pointing to the heavens. To me, it just symbolized what I’m about right now and just the word, fresh start, I said that’s what I want to call my project, The Renaissance Project and it represents what I’m about…”
Category: Upcoming Releases
A 2007 Source Magazine”Unsigned Hype” award winner and fresh off his Murder Dog Magazine cover appearance, last week Mikey Vegaz released the first leak, “One Hit Wonder” f/E-40, from his forthcoming solo-debut, The Premature Millionaire, which is due to be released this fall.
Thanks to Stuart Hallick from WeAintBuiltTheSame.net
Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with Fashawn for their collaborative single “In The Cut Remix”. Following Wiz Khalifa’s mixtape release “Kush and Orange Juice” having over 250,000 downloads on DatPiff.Com, the original track has been remixed with Fashawn’s influence. Fans who haven’t heard of Wiz Khalifa can download his 2009 album “Deal Or No Deal” on the link below, however you can also listen to Wiz Khalifa x Fashawn – In The Cut Remix on the player below.
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UPDATE – The Hip Hop world is on edge waiting for the brand new mixtape from J Cole called “Villematic”. Taken from the classic Nas albums “Illmatic” and “Stillmatic” J Cole has released a sample track (also titled Villematic) to kick the buzz for the campaign. I’ve now updated with the mp3 and the download link which you’re more than welcome to share. You can view the J Cole – Villematic mixtape cover below, along with the download link for the mp3.
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Here’s something a little different. I’ve spoken with The Heaviest Hookups, a U.K based marketing firm who promote unsigned and unheard music to fans across the globe. With a huge list of artists on the CV, the Heaviest Hookups speak to me for an exclusive interview.
HHK: Thanks for speaking to Hip-Hop Kings guys. Can we give readers an insight into the operations of The Heaviest Hookups, and how you work behind-the-scenes?
THHU: Thanks for having us! What we do is provide a great platform for artists to get promotion, and also exposure, that they perhaps otherwise wouldn’t get. A lot of artists only promote to a niche audience, and because we work behind the scenes with artists from all different places, making all different types of hip hop, we can promote to a huge variety of different fans! We put together our mixtapes to sound different to everything else, and we think we achieve that!
To kick off a new affiliation with DAM (Download A Mixtape) I’d like to share DJ Green Lantern‘s latest release called Invasion Radio 2K10. The guys at DAM are credited with being the U.K’s biggest mixtape website, where fans can listen and download all the newest mixtapes for free. Invasion Radio 2K10 features the likes of Nas, Jay-Z and Fabolous. Please click the link below to view the mixtape details. You can also check out the artwork for DJ Green Lantern – Invasion Radio 2K10 below.
Category: Free Downloads
To celebrate the release of DJ Muggs and Ill Bill”s collaborative album “Kill Devil Hills” I have the official video for the album titled track. The cartoon-style video has been directed by MoreFrames, and the video has had over 3000 youtube views so far. Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Vinnie Paz also lend their rapping skills to the track. Please support the Hip-Hop genre by purchasing Kill Devil Hills from the amazon link below. You can also watch the brand new video for DJ Muggs x Ill Bill x B-Real x Vinnie Paz – Kill Devil Hills on the video player below.
Ahead of Skyzoo and Illmind‘s upcoming album “Live From The Tape Deck” I have the leaked single from the duo titled “Speakers On Blast”. Live From The Tape Deck will be available in stores and online from 5th October 2010, and new fans of Skyzoo and Illmind can listen to the song to get a great feel of what to expect from the album. The project will be released through Duck Down Records, and we expect to see an official video in the forthcoming weeks. You can listen to Skyzoo x Illmind – Speakers on Blast below.
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Here is a dedication from Ruinz Ason to whom he classes the biggest villain of the last ten years (Archie Mitchell). The track is taken from the “Hero and a Villain” camp and is featured on the Ruinz Ason mixtape/album “Hoodstarz and Villains”. Produced by J Flames and directed by Jurgen, the video has been credited with over 1000 youtube views. You can watch Ruinz Ason – Archie Mitchell on the player below.