50 Cent to release Tany Yayo & Lloyd Banks’ albums independently

Tony Yayo has announced that he and fellow G-Unit member Lloyd Banks will both be releasing projects independently this summer. 50 Cent’s right-hand men are no longer signed to their major label deal with Interscope, but remain part of G-Unit.

‘Everybody all knows, me and Banks are not on Interscope anymore. We’re not on a major anymore. Me and Banks are dropping two albums in the summer independently, through a deal that 50 is conjuring up for us. It feels good to know that I have no red tape put on anything,’ Yayo explained in a recent interview. ‘If I had to deal with Interscope, I’d have to deal with the label and they’d have to sign off. Now I can do what I want. It’s exciting to work with new guys. Some of these kids shooting video are [teenagers]. It’s new energy. A lot of these labels need new energy – people who are willing to bust they butt, go in and do what they’ve got to do.’

He also recently explained to DJ Green Lantern that if he were still with Interscope, then he would have to wait due to the ‘long process’ of putting his material out there through a major label. ‘I felt it’s time for me to go somewhere where it’s not biased and I get a fair shot,’ clarified the Queens rapper, whose real name is Marvin Bernard. It seems that even successful artists within Hip Hop often tend to get overlooked or under-promoted by major labels in favour of their more cross-over friendly counterparts.

Tony Yayo’s latest solo effort Gunpowder Guru, a digital album which was released at the beginning of the month, is currently available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Yayo, who is of Haitian origin, has also recently been involved in the aid efforts following the earthquake that struck the country last month.

C-Murder Speaks out on Appeal & Prison Life

Currently incarcerated after being found guilty of second degree murder last August, rapper C-Murder reached out to my colleagues over at allhiphop.com to give an insight into prison life. In his letter, he explained that he was currently working on his appeal and stressed the importance of education and making the right decisions in life.

His letter to AHH, reads:

What’s up AllHipHop?

This ya boy C-Murder reaching out to yall and my many loyal fans that gives a damn. I’m in the process of my appeals right now, so keep me in your prayers.

And I want to send my thanks to those of you the support and believe in me and my innocence. I’m holding up pretty good here at Angola.

I work out regularly and participate in all sports leagues. Kitchen duty is my job and 5:30 AM is wake up time.

Of course I hate it, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. Life is short and the time you waste in jail can never be replaced.

That’s why I’m asking you guys to take heed to my situation and better yourselves to live a positive and productive life.

Education and discipline is most important.

If you feel alone in making important decisions don’t. Parents, priests, counselors or relatives are always available.

I wish you the best until next time.

Your’s Truly,

Corey Miller

Eminem’s Relapse: Best Rap Album of 2009?

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Despite competition from Common, Q-Tip and Mos Def, the Grammy award for Best Rap Album during the 2010 Grammy Awards was awarded to Eminem for his latest offering Relapse. Although it was extremely highly-anticipated and even the best-selling Hip Hop album of 2009, many felt that the release was a relative disappointment in terms of content and at least compared with past Eminem albums, fairly unremarkable….

Read more at Suite101: Eminem’s Relapse: Best Rap Album of 2009?

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.

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