50 Cent covers Jet magazine for October and talks being a bully, his latest publications and education.
On being a Bully:
"I was (a bully) at different points during my childhood. I was dealing with my emotions the wrong way. From a child's perspective, you don't understand. As an adult, you get that's not the way to deal with things."
On our community reading:
"I think they want to read things that they have an interest in. It's unfair to point out African Americans when there's a huge population of people from different ethnic backgrounds who choose not to pick up a book."
"Some people think you measure intelligence by an actual degree, whether its a bachelor's or master's. Let's say you went to college the first year and didn't pick a major. Does that make you more intelligent than a person who didn't finish high school? Students can graduate from school and be able to quote business philosophy verbatim, but in reality, that's not all that's needed to be successful (in business)."
Be sure to pick up the latest issue of Jet to read the full article.
Harlem New York Recording Artist T. Parris releases a brand new music video titiled "Feel It In The Air" We At Microphone Bully Fully support this Artist and respect his apporch to the music game. Take the time to listen to the lyrics on this record. It is recorded over a classic Beanie Sigel Track We All know, and Parris Compliments it well.
We told you a while back about one of our fav shows that was set to return this fall. Well, it's here! How to Make it in America premiered last week and in case you missed the second episode, we have it for you, enjoy!
This is a special year for Nas, who has a few anniversaries to celebrate including the release of his first verse ever. The Queensbridge poet, who’s gearing up for the release of his 10th solo album, Life Is Good, helped to pioneer shock rap with his timeless breakout verse on 1991’s “Live at the Barbeque,” with lines like “When I was 12, I went to hell for snuffing Jesus.” With that in mind, XXL recruited a new controversial MC, Odd Future’s frontman Tyler, the Creator, who’s a longtime Nas fan, to interview the veteran MC for the November issue’s cover story.
Who would have guessed the two rappers would have hit it off so well. Throughout an in-dept interesting conversation that lasted over an hour-and-a-half, Nas and Tyler touched on a variety of topics including: music, religion, family, decision making, drugs, the Internet, and even Star Wars. But it all started with Tyler telling Nas, which of the rap vet’s CDs he likes best.
“God’s Son is my favorite album by you,” Tyler said. “And my second is probably Street’s Disciple,” he continued.
“Get the fuck outta here,” Nas responded.
Awkward and quirky exchanges aside, the discussion quickly picked up with the 20-year-old Tyler asking Nas for advice.
“You, Em, Jay, Snoop, like, you guys all started when you was exactly my age,” Tyler said. “The fact that you guys are still here makes me just always think, like, Fuck, could I?”
“Oh, you definitely can,” Nas replied. “Someone like you is, you’re interesting, for a lot of reasons. So someone like you, you can’t wait to see what’s next.”
And the topics continued to get deeper as the conversation went on.
“Are you, like—this question might catch you off guard, but I ask myself this—like, when you wake up, like, are you happy,” Tyler asked. “Like, are you satisfied how everything turned out?”
“Dawg, I was naming my album Life Is Good because of how happy I am about how happy things have turned out,” Nas answered. “Sometimes I may wake up and wish my kids were living with me. That’s the only thing, you know what I mean? Our loved ones that are not around no more, like my mom. That’s the only thing. But other than that, everything is great, even when I’m alone. Even when there’s no one around.”
Along with the massive story on Nas—which includes a story on the Queens rapper reflecting on the 20-year, 15-year, 10-year and 5-year anniversary of his respective milestone releases, “Live at the Barbeque”, It Was Written, Stillmatic and Hip Hop Is Dead.
XXL’s November issue also has an interview with the undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige where 20 different MCs including Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa and DMX, got to ask the R&B legend anything they wanted.
In addition, the forthcoming issue includes a roundtable discussion with Maino and a handful of the industry heavyhitters, for the Brooklyn MC to ask advice on the eve of the release of his sophomore album, The Day After Tomorrow.
XXL’s November issue also has features with 2 Chainz, Yelawolf and Styles P, a review of Wale’s first LP for Maybach Music, Ambition, and much, much more.
New New York Artist Elus and Bugz release a new freestyle over Lloyd Banks "Shock The World Track. This cover also features Up and coming Artist Guy Fisher And Mr Skinny. Make sure you check out the work and leave some feedback.
Math Hoffa And Wu Tang Legand "Method Man" Team Up To Create This Hip-Hop Banger "Double Barrel" Directed by All City Smitty and Produced by J-Glaze. Its great to see independent Artist And Major Industry Artist Teaming Up To Expand The Groth Of Hip-Hop as A Hole. Make Sure You Leave Some Feedback.
01. BLAK LUCK INTRO
02. RICK ROSS - I LOVE MY BITCHES
03. 50 CENT - SHADY MURDER
04. N.O.R.E. FEAT. PUSHA T & MEEK MILL - SCARED MONEY
05. WALE FEAT. RICK ROSS - TATS ON MY ARM
06. T.I. FEAT. BIG K.R.I.T. - IM FLEXIN
07. YOUNG JEEZY FEAT. T.I. - F.A.M.E.
08. BLAK LUCK INTERLUDE #1
09. BLAK LUCK - THERE U GO
10. PRODIGY FEAT. OX & BOOGZ BOGETZ - FUCK ALL US
11. OX FEAT. VADO - WHY WE HERE
12. BUSTA RHYMES FEAT. N.O.R.E., REEK DA VILLIAN, SPLIFF STARR, J DOE & JAYMES MADISON - URGENT
13. BLAK LUCK INTERLUDE #2
14. BLAK LUCK - NOTHINGS GONNA STOP ME
15. NOBI - MOST KINGS
16. LEXX 9ELEVEN - STILL SHINING
17. TREV MUNROE - GANGSTA NATION
18. LORD NEZ FEAT. NATURE - WORD IS BOND
19. CLAP COGNAC - THE WRONG ONE
20. GAME - MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
21. GAME - THE FLOW
22. MR. CHEEKS INTERLUDE
23. GOLDEN ERA FEAT. MR. CHEEKS & J-EA - HOW WE GIVE IT UP
24. BLAK LUCK INTERLUDE #3
25. BLAK LUCK FEAT. BINK - GET IT GET IT
26. LOUISIANA CA$H FEAT. CHALIE BOY & PBZE TO - SLOW (RMX)
27. CHRIS SKILLZ - VERBAL INTERCOURSE
28. AASIM - CIROC PARTY
29. GAME - EVERYWHERE
30. NUTSO FEAT. N.O.R.E., IMAM THUG & ROYAL FLUSH - GALAXY OF QUEENS
31. BLAK LUCK INTERLUDE #4
32. BLAK LUCK - BLOCK TO BLOCK PART 2
33. BLAK LUCK OUTRO
Artist Sean Paul Releases A Brand New Track Titled "She Doesn't Mind" Make sure you take the time to listen and send some feedback. Overall is a cool track. Dance Music you already know what Sean Paul brings to the table.