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Classic Vibe: Big Pun "Don’t Wanna Be a Player" featuring Joe (1998)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rhf5n27BGc The hit that commercially put Big Pun on the map was 1998’s “Don’t Wanna Be a Player” featuring Joe. The song takes a totally different meaning than the original version that Joe made the same year. R.I.P. Big Pun,…

Classic Vibe: Joe "Don’t Wanna Be a Player" (1997)

JOE'don't wanna be a player' Before lending the song to Big Pun, Joe had a hit of his own with “Don’t Wanna Be a Player” in 1997. The song is from his platinum certified second album “All That I Am.”…

Album Review: Wale "Attention Deficit"

Every few years, the hip hop world see an artist release a debut album which is more highly anticipated than just about any other album that year. In the past decade, Fabolous, 50 Cent, Kanye West and Rick Ross all…

New Music: Sterling Simms “Doesn’t Matter”

Sterling Simms was first heard in 2006 on the Jay-Z song “Dig a Hole” and eventually released his debut album “Yours, Mine, and the Truth” in 2008. Despite the Def Jam backing, the album was a total failure sales wise,…

New Music: Trey Songz “Hood Love” featuring Mary J. Blige (Written by Johnta Austin/Produced by Bryan-Michael Cox)

[audio:http://www.ykigs.com/81.mp3] “Hood Love” is a new collaboration between flavor of the moment Trey Songz and Mary J. Blige. The song was actually originally done by Johnta Austin with Mary a few years back, but obviously that was just a demo…

New Music: Lloyd “Like Me” featuring Bun B (Produced by Jim Jonsin)

Here is a new song by Lloyd called “Like Me” featuring Bun B. I’m actually feeling this song; it’s a nice uptempo jam over a great beat from Jim Jonsin. I also noticed that Lloyd borrowed the chorus a bit…

New Music: Tyrese “Make It Last” featuring Jewel (Produced by Babyface)

A new song from an unlikely pairing in Tyrese and pop singer Jewel has surfaced today on a song called “Make It Last” produced by Babyface. Apparently, the song was meant for the soundtrack to the Transformers 2 movie but…