Frazier Thompson III, better known by his stage name Trae or Trae Tha Truth, is a rapper from Houston, Texas. He is a part of the underground rap collective Screwed Up Click and the “King Of Tha Streetz” aka “Leader Of The Gang” for A.B.N Renegadez (Assholes By Nature) whose members include Boss, Jay’Ton, Pyrexx, Rod-C and Yung Quis. Trae and Z-Ro, along with Dougie D, are also the founding members of the group Guerilla Maab. He is also the older brother of Houston rapper Jay’Ton. Trae first gained exposure on the Houston rap scene in 1998, when he made his rapping debut with a guest appearance on Z-Ro’s album Look What You Did to Me. In 2003, he began his solo career with the album Losing Composure. 2004′s Same Thing Different Day, 2006′s Restless, and 2007′s Life Goes On followed shortly after. Trae has also worked relentlessly with fellow Houston rapper Chamillionaire on his various Mixtape Messiah series. Trae was also involved in a scuffle with fellow Texas rapper Mike Jones at the 2008 Ozone Awards. Both later apologized for the incident. It was recently suspected that Trae’s music was banned from Houston’s local radio Station, 97.9 The Boxx. On February 29, 2012 Trae Tha Truth and T.I. announced on MTV RapFix a joint venture deal between Grand Hustle Records and ABN. Check out their new music video below… » Read more..
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Vanessa Renee Reece better known by her stage name V-Nasty, is best known for her controversial use of the word nigga. Vanessa’s father is Vietnamese and her mother is White. She’s a crude and rude gun-slinging female rapper that began living up to her name in mid 2011, when she joined the like-minded Kreayshawn and her White Girl Mob. The East Oakland, California native grew up ditching school, stealing booze from the local liquor store and writing rhymes. She met Kreayshawn through a cousin and the two rappers became best friends. Living together at one point and remaining BFF’s while Kreayshawn shot up the charts in Summer 2011 with her single “Gucci Gucci.” That same year she joined Lil Debbie and Kreayshawn in the White Girl Mob and released a handful of mixtapes. She also appeared alongside Gucci Mane on BAYTL, a collaborative album released by Warner Bros. Records, that failed horribly. The videos below are Part 1 and Part 2 of this three part “Hood Lyfe” V-Nasty documentary series. Check them out after the jump… » Read more..
Go behind the scenes in the life of the well known rapper with the raspy sultry voice, Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known by his stage name Young Jeezy. Who is currently a member of the hip hop group United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former member of Black Mafia Family (BMF). He began his career in 2001 under an independent label and joined Boyz ‘N Da Hood in 2005, the same year his solo major label debut Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 was released. Its single “Soul Survivor“, which featured Akon, became a top-ten hit in the US. Young Jeezy coined the phrase “trap or die”, and was launched to stardom with his “Thug Motivation” series. When watching Young Jeezy’s “HustlersAmbition” Documentary (42 minutes long), you will see all of the hard work and struggle that the Snowman had to live through and how he made it here today. Understand his involvement with the crack epidemic and his reactions to catching his own mother inside of a crack house. Also listen to his stories and strategies of how he built his business empire “Corporate Thug Entertainment” (CTE) from the ground up. Featured in the documentary are DJ Khaled, T.I, Jay-Z and Puff Daddy. Check out the incredible documentary and music video after the jump… » Read more..
Life Is Good is the upcoming tenth studio album by rapper Nas. The album is Nas’ final album under Def Jam Records. The first single off the album is Nasty. Salaam Remi who produced the single is the only confirmed producer for the album thus far. Nas has called the album a “magic moment” in his rap career while mentioning that Swizz Beatz, DJ Premier, The Alchemist, Dr. Dre, Kanye West and RZA are possible producers on the LP. Producer Bangladesh revealed that he has produced some tracks for the album. Also Producer Kane Beatz revealed he has recently worked with Nas and legendary producer DJ Premier recently hinted that he may be collaborating with Nas on the album. Last but not least Producer and DJ Statik Selektah has also said that he has produced a couple of tracks for the album. Illmatic collaborators Pete Rock and Large Professor are also rumored to have logged studio time or sent beats to Nas for the upcoming album. Pete Rock has confirmed that he is working with Nas via twitter and in a video interview with SB.TV. Nas debuts the new official music video for his song “Nasty,” where he takes it back to the block and rides around Queens, NY. Watch the video below and let me know what you think… » Read more..
“Pot of Gold” is a song by rapper and West Coast hip hop artist Game featuring vocals from R&B singer Chris Brown, from his fourth studio album The R.E.D. Album. Released as the album’s second official single in June 2011, the song was written by Game, Chris Brown and Sam Hook a songwriter signed to R&B singer Ne-Yo‘s Compound Entertainment record label, and it was produced by Los Angeles based production/writing duo The Futuristics. Watch the music video below… » Read more..