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Slaughterhouse & Eminem Possibly Negotiating Record Deal

According to SOHH, Eminem's label Shady Records and the rap group Slaughterhouse are negotiating a record deal, bring the hip-hop stars under Eminem's wing. The irony here is that Slaughterhouse member Royce Da 5'9" was once closely connected to Eminem via their common Detroit roots, doing records together and even forming a short-lived group called Bad Meets Evil. The group's failure prompted some acrimonious comments by Royce on record and in print, and when Eminem turned his attention to promoting D12 it only seemed to exacerbate the situation. If Slaughterhouse does sign with Shady Records though, it will all be water under the bridge.
Lil Boosie Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 2 Years

Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie entered a guilty plea earlier today (September 22) on drug and weapons charges stemming from an arrest that occurred last October.

Local Louisiana news network WAFB reports that Boosie was scheduled to go to court this coming Monday, but pleaded guilty today in an effort to avoid trial. He was sentenced to two years in jail, but depending on his behavior he may only have to spend one year behind bars.

“I’m just ready to get all of this behind me and get further along in my career,” he told the station. “I plead guilty, it was in my best interest.”


Young Buck - Can't Catch Me (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Young Buck
Title: Can't Catch Me
Label: Cashville Records

"Ghetto hero - I'm hood rich/Fuck rap! I got dope money bitch/And I bet you can't catch me, I bet you can't catch me, I bet you can't catch me/I won't let 'em catch me." Is this off the unreleased album "The Rehab" or some newer project? Whatever it's from I can't catch that either although Buck himself says "I'ma run this bitch hot homey, just give me a minute/If my album don't drop, you can go ahead and send it." I have no idea if it will or not, but Young Buck sings his way through these bars with a minimum of audio manipulation (no obvious Auto-Tune) and seems to be narrating his real life when he spits "You never seen a Phantom with so many stash spots/Bought a crib in Atlanta cause the 'Ville is gettin hot." Stay out of trouble Buck, we'd like to see that long awaited album in stores.

E.S.G. f/ Chamillionaire - Soldier (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: E.S.G. f/ Chamillionaire
Title: Soldier
Label: Screwed Up Click

As a Southern rap pioneer E.S.G. deserves accolades and props. As the artist behind misleading mixtape releases he deserves none. Where does "Soldier" fall between the two? Well the producer on this leak isn't credited, but the sound is akin to something you'd hear on a major label Chamillionaire release, and that's a good thing. Speaking of Cham, he brags on this track that he's got a "Presidential black card like I'm Barack" and his competitors "act as fruity as a strawberry banana smoothie." Not everybody could get away with these lines, but the charismatic Chamillionaire makes it work and even sings the hook. E.S.G. plays to Chamillitary by spitting some actual armed forces rap: "Now look how many soldiers in Iraq die every day/While we whip the Coupe with two hands, they dyin in the Sudan/This song ain't for ringtones, this one for my true fans!" Well congratulations E.S.G., you won one back with this rap.

E-40 f/ B-Legit, Young Jeezy - Get Money (Single)

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: E-40 f/ B-Legit, Young Jeezy
Title: Get Money
Label: Sick Wid It Records

The leaks from E-40's forthcoming album "Revenue Retrievin'" have already begun, and the first joint to land at is "Get Money," produced by Drew Money. Coincidence? Probably not. The song IS money though. E-40 is at his pimptastic best, saying he'll if you get in his way you "get smacked with the K" and he'll "cook you like Bobby Flay." I wouldn't doubt him for a second. The song is heavy on the electronic organ sound often heard from DJ Khaled tracks or productions by The Runners. Coincidence? Definitely not - they do all of Khaled's hottest best tracks. If Drew Money is styling himself after them, he at least picked a good role model. Young Jeezy and E-40 is a natural collaboration uniting Atlanta with the Bay Area, and it's only surprising they didn't do it sooner. This one should burn up mixtapes soon.

Samson - Call Me Samson (Single)

Review by Matt Jost

Artist: Samson
Title: Call Me Samson
Label: DSR

Samson is advertised as 'one of the UK's most anticipated grime/hip-hop artists' and "Call Me Samson" 'is predicted to be a club banger and a staple anthem in the grime/hip-hop scene whilst warming up his fans for the eagerly awaited "Black Magic" album.' Maybe it is time for these and/or 'grime/hip-hop' semantics to go away, because musically "Call Me Samson" isn't so much one or the other as it is safe, standardized urban music. Slightly stuttering drums that move along at a moderate pace, lots of synths to create what apparently is perceived as 'anthemic.' It's highly conventional from a contemporary dance music point of view, and that's putting it mildly. The rapper himself is a bit stiff compared to the UK's premier league, but he has the authority and attitude to match the assertive beat. The major stumbling block, however, is the song itself. Samson is also known as Black the Ripper. (It says so in the hook.) Why he now wants you to call him simply Samson (with an album entitled "Black Magic" on the horizon, nonetheless) is explained nowhere in the song. Singles should be self-explanatory, but this one raises more questions than it answers. Too bad, because the lyrics suggest that Black hasn't watered down his content for 'his most commercial record to date.'

Hip-Hop Shop #48 w/ Steve 'Flash' Juon

Hip-Hop Shop Episode 48 features 30 minutes of hot new music from Bekay, Kam Moye, Wordsmith and Akir plus much more! If you would like to sponsor Hip-Hop Shop please send an e-mail to for more information. Hip-Hop Shop features podsafe music, so distribute the show and tell your friends to check us out every week at!

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Tracks featured this week:

* Arsun F!st - Working (Day Job)
* Bekay - I Am
* Esinchill - Weekend Girl
* Tha Connection - Raw Skills
* Kam Moye a/k/a Supastition - Blue Skies
* Wordsmith - Half Bar Half Amazing
* AKIR f/ J-Ro - Let's Work it Out
* Bex - I'm a Nerd
* K-Murdock - Neo-Sonic BOOM!

The Adam B Experience (ABX) Podcast #26!

The Adam B Experience

Adam B: "September's edition of The Adam B Experience is jam packed with great new songs from some of your favorites, like Sketch Tha Cataclysm, Homeboy Sandman and Vinnie Scullo. In addition to the artists you may already know, you'll also want to check out the podcast debuts of Plus and Logic. Finally, I also have a throwback joint from an NYC underground legend that's gonna get you REALLY hyped. Hit me up with feedback at" The Adam B Experience is 100% PODSAFE and TOTALLY FREE for listeners at - no worries about downloading or sharing this show. Tell your friends to check out ABX right here at!

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Neosonic Productions - Subsoniq: "Instru-mentals" (Special Episode)

From K-Murdock:

Sorry for the delay yall, but to make a amends for the tardiness, I got not 1, BUT 2 episodes of "SS Instros" this month for yall!  First up is this special mix assembled and arranged by the homie J. Nota.  It features a gang of unreleased dopeness from the likes of producers such as Ski, K-Def, Damu the Fudgemunk & even me!  J manages Damu and has always shown love to myself and Panacea, so i decided to return the favor and let him fulfill a dream he wanted to do by doing a guest mix!  Listen below and feel free to download it through my Soundcloud page or through this MediaFire link.  Oh yeah, special shouts to the legendary artist, Joe Buck... not the sports commentator, lol, i'm talking about the brother who helped design some of De La Soul's most memorable cover art (namely THIS ONE)!

SS Instros (J. Nota Mix)  by  Neosonix


(K.Murdock Intro) The Heist - Large Pro

African Joint - Ski Beatz *
Beat Goes On - Damu The Fudgemunk *

Dawn - Floyd Da Locsmif

Memory Lane - Oddisee
Coolie High - Ski Beatz

How Nice I Am - K-Def

Butter (Fresh for 2K9) - K.Murdock *
Get There - DJ Ian Head *
Black Jesus - RZA

Niggaz Know - The Beatnuts
Mushroom Rocket - tREBLEFREE *

Sunshine - Ski Beatz & Apple Juice Kid *

Common Trend - Remot *

Like It Is - Side Effekt *

Last Chance - IV *
Suit Up - Def Dee *

Amazon - Def Dee *
Battle Cry - Audible Doctor *

Untitled Track - K-Def *

Walk In The Park (Remix) - Damu The Fudgemunk *

(K.Murdock Outro) Peace Im Out The Door - Damu The Fudgemunk



Saigon Teams Up With In Arms Reach for Charity


September 21, 2009


(NEW YORK, NY) – Rapper SAIGON will once again be participating in a charity event for IN ARMS REACH on September 29th at City College in Harlem, U.S.A.

SAIGON and IN ARMS REACH will be empowering kids of incarcerated parents with Art and Music to help them develop new skills and realize their full potential.  SAIGON will sit down with the kids and gives them guidance and show them how to deal with issues differently through outlets such as music.  

IN ARMS REACH, INC. is a non-profit art, music, prison visitation and educational mentoring organization that exclusively services children whose parents are or were formerly offenders of the criminal justice system. IN ARMS REACH, INC. works in conjunction with City College for the City University of New York in partnership with the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Programs and workshops are run on the City College campus.  This September event will be the Orientation for the First Class of the year. SAIGON will be introduced as the instructor and he will give an intro into the course.

This nonprofit event, gives SAIGON the opportunity to give back to the community and inspire kids suffering from neglect.


What: Non-Profit Organization empowering kids of incarcerated parents Art and Music to develop new skills and realize their full potential

Where: City College (Harlem), 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10027

When: September 29th 5 -7 PM

In Arms Reach Inc. recruits through after-school programs, group homes; foster care agencies, NYS and federal prisons, community-based youth and social service organizations. Members are required to attend regularly and present their report cards in order to remain in the program. Other artists who have worked with In Arms Reach are John Forte and Remy Ma.

SAIGON’s new album, “Warning Shots 2,” will be released on October 6th, 2009 on Amalgam Digital/E1 Music.

For more information please visit .


About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO) is a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries.

The company currently operates in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Holland and Belgium through its four primary businesses units: E1 Television, E1 Films, E1 Music and E1 Distribution.  These businesses collectively represent E1’s extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production/distribution, Kids content, Licensing and Distribution.

E1’s content library includes more than 3,700 feature films, 2,700 hours of original television programming and 15,000 music tracks.

About Amalgam Digital, Inc

Amalgam Digital is hip-hop’s first genre specific digital retail store and record label. The objective of the digital retail store is to offer an easy-to-use platform with a unique relational database to allow users to conduct searches by artist, album, track, label, or producer. Along with offering content from a catalog of the top independent artists and labels, the company also boasts its own label brand of artists that symbiotically promotes the web site brand. The company offers digital distribution services and recently announced a new User Generated Content module, which enables independent artists and labels to set up a vendor account and directly upload content making it immediately available for purchase in the Amalgam Digital store.

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