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Jay Z & Eminem on the YES NETWORK!

Posted in Baseball, ESPN, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, MLB, Music, New York City, New York Yankees, Rappers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Jay Z & Eminem on The Yes Network

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It is a true rare occurence for the Hip-Hop Gods and the Baseball Gods to get together and create magic, but that is exactly what happened tonight. Now Judaism being my primary religion, baseball and hip-hop follow a close second equally. This is big news..at least in Matthews World…

So this evening while I was on the phone , I had the Yankees vs Detroit game which had just started on mute. My boy Oliver tells me that Jay Z and Eminem were spotted at the game together.

Now its no big deal to see Jay at a sporting, he is always front row at the Stadium or court side at the Garden. I mean I saw Jay Z at the US Open last year. The man is clearly a sports fan. Now Eminem on the other hand does not strike me as a huge sports guy, but its possible he might take in a Yankees/Tigers game…you know anywhere the Yankees go, it’s the place to be.

But Jay Z and Eminem together at a New York vs. Detroit game, cmon son…. something is up.

Jay & Em Walk The Stadium

And what is up is probably the concert event of the year.

Jay Z & Eminem live together for two shows. The First show Sept 2 at Comerica Park in Detroit and then what will def be a serious historic event.. the first ever concert in the New Yankee Stadium September 13th. Now I can’t speak for Detroit but it New York that will be a massive affair.

Jay Z spoke on it in the booth

“These shows are like a dream come true,”

“I’ve always hoped that hip-hop could play any stadium like other genres of music. How perfect is it that Eminem and I get to play our hometowns and show how far the live rap experience has come? Fun and historic — a great combination all around the board.”

So of course these two being marketing geniuses announce the shows 4 months in advance, at a Yankee/Detroit game featured on both ESPN and the Yes Network. And it s genius that they made the announcement in Detroit rather than in NY. Jay Z with Em is his hometown just has the feel of a larger story than Em taking in a game with Jay in the Bronx. Makes perfect sense to me.

But the highlight of this night is not the prospect of an incredible concert  4 months from now that I will most def be at.

It’s that Jay Z and Eminem were in the YES NETWORK booth with Michael Kay and Ken Singleton. Its like two of my very favorite worlds colliding to make greatness. Michael Kay talking billboard charts with Eminem…..classic material.

enjoy and click the link.

Jay Z & Eminem On The Yes Network with Michael Kay and Ken Singleton….CLAASSIC!!!

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“Young California Got That Mass Appeal”

Posted in Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, Music, Print Media, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

GAME “THE RED ROOM” MIXTAPE

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So I am sitting at my desk at home after another rainy monday , and was feeling like I need some new music in my world. Now the rapper GAME might not be your answer to a brighter outlook on the day, but today GAME and DK Skee released a free mixtape on XXLMAG.com , but then I got to thinking and although The Game has his fair share of detractors, and as a NY Hip-Hop fan with a steadfast dedication to East Coast MC’s , I have to say Game is the real deal.

So I fired up the Itunes and threw on “Scream On Em” produced by Swizz beats from “The Doctors Advocate” album. That song is about as hard as Brock Lesnar. Also not the best song to sit at your laptop and write, yet here I sit (how lazy am I?) So then I scroll down to “One Love /Its Okay” ,  you can look up the definition of HARD in a Websters dictionary and that song might just start playing , flipping Junior Reid’s “One Blood” ….thats genius. Opening line , you know you remember it…”Dre, I see dead people” then  Junior Reid comes firing in… I can recall in the summer of 2006 being in Las Vegas when this song first dropped and being on the Westside the DJ was only too glad to spin this one back at least 10 times……IN A ROW!!!

Now is he the worlds greatest rapper, certainly not, but he def knows what he is doing. He has clearly always had a solid team of marketing people behind him (sure being on Interscope never hurts), But from his single selection , to ALL His artwork and branding, the fonts he uses , I am feeling him. Just look at the artwork for the new tape.

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One of things I love about Game is his ceaseless promotion of his West Coast affiliation and his blatant gang affiliation (sup BLOODS). Game has the ill LA DODGER Logo tattoed on HIS FACE in RED INK. Yes, THE GAME is HARD. I mean he practically marketed himself as the second coming of NWA and reps Compton harder than  Eazy E, and you know what…it workes well. But you can tell he means it. His affiliation with Dre aside, this man bleeds California RED. HE is an NWA lifer for sure.

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Huge Shout to my boy Lester at WEST NYC for hooking me up with the classic NWA photo above. It is spring time people so go buy some damn KICKS (at West NYC of course)

You can tell GAME has a deep respect for the history of Hip-Hop, he names drops rappers constantly but rather than diss , he gives props. I mean he has his beefs for sure, but take one listen to “Games Pain” featuring Keisha Cole . The song is a sweet history lesson on the genre. And while you’re at it listen to “My Life’ Feat Weezy and “Wouldnt Get Far” featuring Kanye. Straight HITS!!!!!

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Now of course putting out a free mixtape and dropping it on the internet is about as original as breathing, but when GAME does his thing , it feels like an event. Enlisting XXL as the distribution platform is also not rocket science but they have done their thing in executing it. And of course this is pre-cursor to the forthcoming proper “ALBUM” coming this summer. But this Mixtape has all the feelings of a real LP. I mean this tape features Lil Wayne, Diddy, Jim Jones, Just Blaze, Nippsy Hustle, Busta , Pharrell, Jadakiss and Birdman. Like I said The Game gets his respect in the industry.

So is the tape any good, I have no idea!!

Since its still D-Loading…..

But while I wait… I spit my lyrics, cuz typing this blog is about as close to rapping as young matty gets! ….holla at ya boy.