STREAM: Han O’Connor Internet Voices Radio Interview

The Passionate Internet Voices Radio interview with 3threat Media’s Han O’Connor about the Hip Hop culture and some of the outstanding independent artists in the scene can now be streamed from:

http://www.internetvoicesradio.com/Arch-LillianCauldwell.htm

For more info on my latest work and publications be sure to keep checking back to 3threatmedia.com. The site is in the process of being updated and there is plenty of new content coming soon!

Tapwire Magazine:

Look out for my Raekwon cover feature COMING SOON only to Tapwire Magazine!

Allhiphop.com:

allhiphop.com

allhiphop.com

Look out for my interview with R&B superproducer Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins COMING SOON to Allhiphop.com.

Some of my recent allhiphop interviews include:
MC Lyte – Click HERE to read
Wyclef Jean – Click HERE to read
Chino XL – Click HERE to read

For more information on the very talented artists mentioned during the interview, check out their websites!

The Redland –

‘Epic’ Music Video:

Web: www.theredlandmusic.com

Mike Streezy –

Web: www.mikestreezy.com

Me’Mo –

Me'Mo

Web: www.myspace.com/memothafuture
Twitter: @MeMothafuture

Stylah –

Stylah

Web: www.stylah.tv
‘Young Forever’ Remix: https://3threatmedia.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/jay-z-mr-hudson-young-forever-stylah-remix/

Slickmouth –

Slickmouth

Web: www.myspace.com/slickmouth22
Twitter: @SLICKMOUTH

Catskill –

Catskill

Web: www.myspace.com/catskillmc

E-Hustle –

E Hustle

Web: www.myspace.com/ehimself
Twitter: @EHustle

DJ Mr President –

DJ Mr President & Jim Jones

Web:www.djmrpresident.com
Twitter:@DJMRPRESIDENT

HOPE YOU ENJOYED LISTENING AND PLEASE GO AND CHECK OUT THE AFOREMENTIONED ARTISTS AND THEIR WORK.

Han O’Connor LIVE Radio Interview

3TM’s Han O’Connor will be interviewed by Internet Voices Radio host Lillian Cauldwell about the independent Hip Hop scene and some artists to look out for in future. The interview should be a good listen for any aspiring artist or true Hip Hop fan.

The interview itself will run for a half hour and will start at 5pm EST or 10pm UK Time.

Tune in at: http://www.internetvoicesradio.com/

WASP – Cry Fi Haiti

Dancehall deejay Wasp has re-recorded his single ‘Cry Di Dem’ as a tribute to the Haiti Earthquake victims. The Double EME nominated artist was inspired to rework the track after seeing the scenes of Haiti following the disaster that occurred last week (Jan 12. 2010).

Wasp released a statement with his thoughts on the disaster, explaining, “when I watched the news and saw the gruesome scenes, I was really touched and decided I had to do my part to help, the song will be used throughout various campaigns aimed at soliciting aid for the people of Haiti.”

The track is a fitting anthem for the many affected by the 7.0 earthquake and hopefully will only continue to raise awareness for their plight.

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Eve ‘Lip Lock’ Album Latest 2010

Eve in her Ruff Ryders days

Eve has ended speculation that she is going to quit her recording career by resparking discussions of her forthcoming release. The rapper-turned-actress, who has yet to release an album since her 2002 offering Eve-Olution, stated via her Twitter page that she was ‘not letting this year pass wit out an ALBUM!’ She also described herself as a ‘free agent’ following her departure from Interscope. Ruff Ryders artist Drag-On had also confirmed recently that his former labelmate was currently working on the project, which Eve suggests will now be called Lip Lock and will contain ‘Tamborine’ and ‘Give It To You’ as bonus tracks.

Ruff Ryders CEO Waah Dean discussed Eve’s label situation in a recent interview, stating, ‘Eve is pretty much in the process of being released from the Interscope deal right now.’ He then contined, ‘We’re in negotiations of helping her get in control of her situation, we’re supporting her’. Dean then described Interscope as a ‘great label’ and highlighted their part alongside Universal and Def Jam in the success of his own Ruff Ryders venture. He then explained that Interscope ‘didn’t do what they was supposed to do on some level but she’s getting released and we’re gonna be here to support her in whatever direction she want to go.’

The exact release date for Lip Lock, which was originally due to be released in 2007 as Here I Am, remains unconfirmed at this point. The project is expected to drop later in 2010.

Rapper Jimmy O Dies in Haiti Earthquake

R.I.P Jimmy O

It has now been confirmed that Haitian rapper Jean ‘Jimmy O’ Jimmy Alexandre has died in the Haitian Earthquake. The body of the 35 year old Kreyol rapper, who was in the Haitian capital to work on a mixtape, was discovered yesterday and identified by his passport. Sadly, like many others that perished during the disaster, he was crushed by rubble that was dislodged during the 7.0 earthquake.

Jimmy O was well-respected in the local rap scene, helping to mentor young artists and contributing to the Yele Haiti Foundation. On Tuesday, shortly after the massive quake hit his homeland, rapper and humanitarian Wyclef Jean announced on CNN that he was in the process of trying to search for his friend and colleague, stating “I urge everyone who’s listening right now that knows how great this kid is in Haiti — I need y’all to verify this information. It would be a terrible loss for us.”

Rest in Peace Jimmy O
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So far, Jean’s Yele Haiti Earthquake appeal has raised a total of $2 million and the money will be reportedly be allocated to emergency relief, food and other much-needed help for the people of Port-au-Prince that were affected by the earthquake.

Wyclef on Ground in Haiti (FOX NEWS)
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Jay Z & Mr Hudson – Young Forever (Stylah Remix)

Download the Mix CD at Stylah.tv

Stylah is currently one of the premier talents in the UK urban scene. having already supported the likes of John Legend, Immortal Technique, Papoose, Styles P, Pharoahe Monch, Dead Prez, Saigon and The Game on their UK tours, he is definitely one to watch for 2010.

It’s not often I like the remakes of songs better than the originals, but Stylah’s remix of ‘Young Forever’ is definitely up there. Not only has he turned the track into a pretty reflective joint, but it also really fits the mood of the time too.

Stylah is scheduled to release his debut album Treading Water later in 2010. For more information on him or to download his free mix CD The Warning just go to Stylah.tv

MC Lyte Interview

Read 'MC Lyte: Still Rockin' With the Best'

Lana Moorer, better known as MC Lyte, is a Hip-Hop legend.

Straight up.

Having developed her career for over twenty years, the Brooklyn native has cemented her reputation as not only one of the pioneering female emcees but also a street anthropologist of sorts. Her intricate storytelling and undeniable presence within the game even earned her the honor of being the first female artist to be recognized by VH1’s Hip Hop Honors. Never afraid to speak her mind, Lyte’s outspoken approach has gained her nothing but respect and admiration from both peers within the industry and listeners alike. Between her Executive Vice-President position at DuBose Music Group and a number of new musical and creative projects, quitting the game is certainly the last thing on her mind; as always, she is still rockin’ with the best…

To read the full interview on Allhiphop.com, please click HERE.

Wyclef Jean Appeal following Haiti Earthquake

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean has given a statement after a major earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the richter scale, hit his homeland Haiti. 3 Million people are reported to have been affected by the disaster and casualities are expected to be high. Official representatives for the Haitian consul in New York fear that it could be several days before anybody truly can gauge the scale of the devastation.

Video: AP
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Video: CNN
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Humanitarian and Hip Hop musician Wyclef stated yesterday:

“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.

President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”

Wyclef’s charity Yele Haiti are currently asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (the amount will be charged to your mobile phone bill), or for those outside the US please visit Yele.org and click on DONATE.

Video: CBS News

Our hearts go out to those affected by the earthquake, hopefully between us all we can truly make a difference and relieve some of the suffering.

Please go to yele.org and DONATE now

For more information on Yele Haiti you can either visit yele.org or read my recent Wyclef interview, where he explained some of the ideals and goals of the charity in depth.

3TM Year In Review – Man of the Year 2009: Kanye West

Perhaps the most controversial choice for Man of the Year 2009, super-producer turned rapper (turned singer) Kanye West has had quite a journey in the past 12 months. Following his cross-over success with the experimental 808s & Heartbreak, 2009 marked a return from his venture into Auto-Tune supplying quality verses to several significant Hip Hop tracks, perhaps most notably Jay-Z’s ego-driven anthem ‘Run This Town.’

It wasn’t West’s music, however, that made Kanye stand out in 2009 but rather his now infamous outburst at the MTV Video Awards, in which he interrupted teenage singer Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. This incident – not his first award ceremony tantrum – quickly made him the most hated man in the music industry and the biggest asshole in Hip Hop. Whilst it may be argued that West was merely displaying his characteristic passion for music, many felt that he had gone a step too far this time.

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Choosing to remain relatively low profile after the media onslaught that followed this episode, West pulled out of his highly-anticipated tour with pop sensation Lady Gaga and practically disappearing from the limelight for some time. During this brief hiatus, West did manage to release his controversial short film We Were Once A Fairytale, which provides an intriguing and slightly disturbing look into his psyche and battle to come to terms with his own fame and shortcomings.

Love him or hate him, it must be said that no other rapper has sparked debate, laughter or outrage quite like ‘Ye. Regardless of how he made you feel, chances are he made you feel something and frankly an artist is supposed to provoke thoughts and stir emotions, although that being said it is usually with their work rather than their actions! So, for his display of sheer audacity and unprecedented ego, the 2009 3TM award for Man of the Year goes to the one and only Kanye West – let’s just hope Taylor Swift doesn’t choose spoil his moment….revenge is sweet after all.

Video: Catskill – Kanye

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3TM Year In Review – Best Album of 2009: Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2

3TM Album of 2009 - Raekwon

To say Raekwon’s sequel to his 1995 classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… was anything short of brilliant would be to do the release a major injustice. The album, which marked a return of sorts for Hip Hop of substance and Mafioso Rap, served as a reminder of both Raekwon’s creative perfectionism and undeniable presence when it comes to his records. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II may have taken almost 15 years following its predecessor to materialise, but it was well worth the wait.

The cinematic structure of the album ensured that it was one of those rare records that you cannot help but to listen to in one complete sitting. OB4CL2 largely followed the same concept as its precursor but from the wiser outlook of an industry veteran, therefore somehow maintaining a fine balance between a nostalgic return to the basics and artistic progression. Both in terms of creative concept and lyricism, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II was certainly more than worthy of the ‘Album of the year’ title, despite tough competition from the likes of Jay-Z, Tech N9ne and Slaughterhouse.

Look out for my Raekwon interview coming soon to Tapwire Magazine, which gives a real insight to the creative process behind OB4CL2.

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