Yeezy Moment in DC; Young Jeezy Confirms Guest List; Michael Eric Dyson teaches Hov 101;

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Hip Hop News, Videos

Kanye has “Yeezy Moment” at DC Concert

At Friday’s Watch The Throne tour in DC, Kanye almost had a “Yeezy Moment” on the lighting man for not having all of the lights on a song that literally calls for all of the lights. Kanye had to restart the “All of the Lights” three times before the lighting man finally got it right and illuminated the stage to ‘Ye’s satisfaction. According to others who attended tour shows in other cities this moment never happened so we have to believe that the Kanye’s anger was genuine and not a scripted part of the show.

Via KYSDC.com

 

Young Jeezy Confirms Eminem, Andre-3000, Jay-Z and more for “TM 103″

Allen Jacobs

During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid’s Shade 45 show, Atlanta, Georgia star rapper Young Jeezy confirmed that Eminem will be among the guests on his December release, TM 103 (Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition). This will be the first collaboration between the heads of CTE and Shady Records respectively.

According to HipHop-N-More.com, who ripped the interview’s audio, other guests on TM 103 will include Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Plies, Devin The Dude and Snoop Dogg, among others.

At present, Young Jeezy’s TM 103 is scheduled to release on December 20, 2011.

HipHopDX.com

Michael Eric Dyson Talks About Teaching Hov 101

Slava Kuperstein

As Hip Hop continues to expand, its reach finds its way into undergraduate classrooms.

One such classroom is Professor Michael Eric Dyson’s Georgetown course, SOCI-124-01 or “Sociology of Hip-Hop – Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z.”

“This class is about the politics, the culture, the racial dimensions, the class dimensions, the economic dimensions of Hip Hop culture seen through a figure like Jay-Z.” said Dyson an an interview with The Washington Post.

“This is not a class meant to sit around and go, ‘Oh man, those lyrics were dope,’ ” explains Dyson, who penned the book Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip-Hop, which features an introduction from Jay-Z and an afterword from Nas. “We’re dealing with everything that’s important in a sociology class: race, gender, ethnicity, class, economic inequality, social injustice…. His body of work has proved to be powerful, effective and influential. And it’s time to wrestle with it.”

“I’m a tweener, man! I couldn’t march with Dr. King and them. And I’m too old to be a Hip Hopper,” added Dyson, who sees his role as bridging the gap between generations of music listeners that often don’t see eye-to-eye. “But I’ve been granted honorary status in each generation…. I see my tongue as a bridge over which ideas can travel back and forth.”

As Hip Hop continues to expand, its reach finds its way into undergraduate classrooms.

One such classroom is Professor Michael Eric Dyson’s Georgetown course, SOCI-124-01 or “Sociology of Hip-Hop – Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z.”

“This class is about the politics, the culture, the racial dimensions, the class dimensions, the economic dimensions of Hip Hop culture seen through a figure like Jay-Z.” said Dyson an an interview with The Washington Post.

“This is not a class meant to sit around and go, ‘Oh man, those lyrics were dope,’ ” explains Dyson, who penned the book Know What I Mean? Reflections on Hip-Hop, which features an introduction from Jay-Z and an afterword from Nas. “We’re dealing with everything that’s important in a sociology class: race, gender, ethnicity, class, economic inequality, social injustice…. His body of work has proved to be powerful, effective and influential. And it’s time to wrestle with it.”

“I’m a tweener, man! I couldn’t march with Dr. King and them. And I’m too old to be a Hip Hopper,” added Dyson, who sees his role as bridging the gap between generations of music listeners that often don’t see eye-to-eye. “But I’ve been granted honorary status in each generation…. I see my tongue as a bridge over which ideas can travel back and forth.”

HipHopDX.com

Consequence Takes Credit For Getting Q-Tip on Watch The Throne

DamnAnthony

Just when we thought it was all G.O.O.D., Consequence has once again shed some light on his situation with fellow rapper, and cousin, Q-Tip. In a recent interview with Street Disciplez Radio, Cons discusses how his affiliation with Q-Tip got him placed on Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch The Throne album:

“Q-Tip knows what time is it with me. He knows I been thorough from the day he brought me around his situation. I been thorough and ain’t nothing change about me. And I’m a positive energy person. That’s why Q-Tip has three records on Watch the Throne. And you can tweet that. Tweet that and say I said it.”

When asked if he resolved his problems with the rest of G.O.O.D. Music, he said the only person he squashed his issues with was Kanye West.

“I ain’t never do nothing with nobody,” he added. “Only person I squashed things with was Kanye West.

What are your thoughts on Consequence’s statement? Should Q-Tip respond? Listen to the full interview below:

VIBE.com

 

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