Archive for June 17, 2011
Freddie Gibbs is gearing up to record a new project with producer DJ Statik Selektah next week and XXLMag.com will be on hand to document the entire process on our UStream channel.
Similar to Statik’s discs with Saigon (2009’s All In A Day’s Work) and Freeway (2011′s Statik-Free EP), this new project will also be recorded in just one day in Selektah’s home studio in Brooklyn along with a slew of special guests.
The recording session will broadcast live on XXLMag.com on Wednesday night (June 22), starting at 6 p.m. EST.
Luckily for fans, the album will be available for purchase on iTunes, two days later.
Along with XXL, LRG and Karmaloop will also be on hand documenting the marathon session.
The project titled Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away, will precede Gibbs’ forthcoming mixtape, Cold Day in Hell, which, as of press time does not have an official release date.
Pusha Ton explains how Kanye serving as executive producer on the album is helping his beat selection improve.
With the success of his first solo mixtape Fear of God , Pusha T is working on his G.O.O.D. Music debut (due November 25th) with executive producer Kanye West. Speaking with Blackbook Mag, the Clipse member spoke on how the tracks recorded so far are “extreme” and why Kanye’s perfection is a blessing.
“That’s just Ye’s personality. He’s such a fan. He’s such a fan, and there’s a certain level of artistry that he wants to get to complement his music,” he said. “What we’ve been putting together as of late, for the new album, is really extreme. The music has been really extreme, so of course the vocals have been really extreme to complement it. We haven’t bumped heads on what he thinks it should be vs. what I put out. We’re really in sync as far as that goes right now. I’m happy with the records we’ve done and I can’t wait to get back in.”
1. Second Place (feat. Method Man & Raekwon) [Prod. by DJ Premier]
2. I Ain’t Coming Down
3. Legendary (feat. Travis Barker) [Prod. by Eminem]
5. On the Blvd. (feat. Adonis)
6. Where My Money At
7. I’ve Been Up
8. Merry Go Round (feat. Yelawolf)
9. Writer’s Block (feat. Eminem)
10. My Own Planet (feat. Joe Budden)
11. ER (feat. Kid Vishis)
12. Writer’s Block (remix) (feat. 50 Cent)