Sunday, June 29, 2008

Obie Trice Off Of Shady Records?

Last week, a rumor surfaced on Hip Hop blog that Shady/Interscope artist Obie Trice had been dropped from his label.
Allegedly, a friend of Aftermath artist Bishop Lamont discovered that Trice had been "dropped off of the label for unknown reasons."
Trice, who was scheduled to release his third solo album Bottoms Up this year, released a track addressing the situation. The song, titled "The Giant," [ click to listen ] addresses the situation:
" Well, no more Shady. Guess it was meant/For me to branch off from my Caucasian friend/Nope, no more 2nd place to Eminem/Question if i was 2nd is the question to many men/No disrespect to Em, he's first/Anything after, research the verses ."
Though Obie's debut Cheers went platinum, his following album Second Round's On Me was hampered by controversy surrounding the "stop snitching music," preventing the emcee's lead single to receive air play.


Jay-Z Wows Sold Out Glastonbury Crowd

After being criticized for being the proverbial fish out of water at the usually all rock Glastonbury Festival, Jay-Z wowed the sold out crowd with his performance yesterday.
The initial criticism came from Oasis singer Noel Gallagher , who not only objected to Jay-Z being at the show, but called Hip Hop at the festival “wrong.”
Criticism continued from longtime fans of the show, who blamed the emcee’s appearance on the bill for slow ticket sales.
Jay-Z never responded to Gallagher’s allegation and took the highroad Saturday, taking the stage to Oasis’ hit song “Wonderwall” before launching into his stage set. While preferring to stay out of celebrity a back and forth, Jay couldn’t resist asking the crowd how they felt about his presence at the festival.
"They say you don't want me here, Glastonbury," he proclaimed. "Now tell me, where is the love?"
The question was met with a thunderous applause and by the end of the night, more than just the crowd sang the praises of Mr. Carter .
"That was a real triumph to bring Hip Hop from the streets of New York to Glastonbury," show promoter Michael Eavis told the BBC .
"All that doom and gloom about ticket sales, but we were completely sold out by Thursday and it we had such a younger audience."