9/11 Reflection/Tribute

I am not American. Yet the sight of United Airlines Flight 175 crashing into the South Tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City is enough to literally render me speechless and draw a tear or two. Watching the purest act of evil to occur in my lifetime, even 8 years later, it is still difficult to articulate my thoughts and feelings about it.

“What was there when we woke up this morning is now gone.” This chilling statement by a news correspondent described the two fallen towers, but for many perhaps was far more symbolic of the lost hope following the attacks.

This act of pure hatred will be forever imprinted on the memory of so many people. It is not only that act of hatred, however, that will be forever immortalised but also the heroism and selflessness displayed by so many brave individuals and the collective strength of an entire city. It was in fact the 9/11 attacks that allowed me to realise the true meaning of the words bravery and heroism.

In memory of the heroes and victims that lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy.

In memory of the heroes and victims that lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy.

Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Lost Sessions Uncovered

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Today WIDEawake Death Row has announced a track list for their forthcoming album of unreleased Snoop Dogg material, which was recorded while he was a Death Row inmate. Snoop Doggy Dogg’s The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 is due to hit stores next month.

In a recent interview with allhiphop.com’s Info, Death Row CEO Lara Lavi revealed that the album has “some fantastic gems on it that nobody’s ever heard.” Features on the release include the likes of Dr. Dre, Dogg Pound, The Lady of Rage and K-CI & JoJo of Jodeci.

The full track list for The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 is as follows:
1. Soldier Story (Intro)
2. Doggystyle (ft. Dr. Dre, George Clinton and Jewell)
3. Fallin’ Asleep on Death Row (ft. Dr. Dre)
4. Eat A D**k (ft. Dr. Dre)
5. H**z (ft. Dogg Pound)
6. O.G. (Original Version ft. Nate Dogg)
7. Keep It Real Dogg
8. One Life to Live (ft. Techniec & The Lady of Rage)
9. The Genie (ft. Bad Azz, Bo Rock)
10. Funk With Ya Brain (Interlude)
11. Caught Up
12. Put It In Ya Mouth
13. Gravy Train (ft. Bad Azz & Tray Deee)
14. Life’s Hard (Dedicated to 2pac) (ft. K-Ci & JoJo, Big Pimpin’)
15. The Root Of All Evil (Outro) (ft. Dr. Dre)
16. Quite Obvious (ft. Rappin’ 4 Tay)
17. Once Again
18. Got to do Wrong

Snoop Doggy Dogg’s The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 will be available for purchase from October 13th.

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Chino XL – I’d S**t on Shakespeare

Chino XL - "I'd S**t on Shakespeare!"

By Han ‘Info’ O’Connor

After a short hiatus from the industry, the return of Chino XL is nearly upon us. As “twisted and mystic” as ever, the Puerto Rican rhyme slayer is ready to give Hip-Hop a piece of his mind once again. Rearmed with some of his sharpest lyrical ammunition and a free agent at last, Chino is aiming to release his next offering The RICANstruction in the first quarter of 2010. Contrary to earlier reports, the album, which he hopes will be his masterwork, will be put out through his own joint venture CPR/Universal…

Full interview only on allhiphop.com.

http://allhiphop.com/stories/features/archive/2009/09/11/21933265.aspx