Jay-Z Verse Troubles Me to This Day

In Kanye West’s “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix),” featured artist Jay-Z drops a couple of lines that have bothered me for the past 4 years: Bleek could be one hit away his whole career As long as I’m alive, he’s a millionaire And even if I die, he’s in my will somewhere So he can […]

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Nobody Wants to Hear How Lloyd Does It

Nobody Wants to Hear Lloyd, originally uploaded by mlaaker. Shortly before I left the halls of Island Def Jam to come to Yahoo!, the company began promoting little-known Atlanta artist Lloyd on their Murder Inc. sub-label. After one spin, I smelled a stinker, and said so. “No, no, no. Lloyd’s gonna be hot,” I heard. […]

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Mr. Laaker Unaware of Whereabouts of Beastie Boys CDs

(Kansas City, MO) In what seems an honest display of his knowledge of the whereabouts of certain Beastie Boys CDs, Micah Laaker today announced that he “did not know.” Mr. Laaker’s creative director, Jeremy Walla, had earlier sent out an e-mail questioning his coworkers as to where the “Licensed to Ill” and “Paul’s Boutique” compact […]

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