Brooklyn-based MC, singer/songwriter and philanthropist, Tuan X, is donating 50% of all profits from his online store http://www.TuanX.com/store to the (RED) Foundation, in recognition of AIDS Awareness this month.
His current “A Tale of Two Cities” EP was inspired by his recent tour of London and visit to France – and is available for download at http://www.tuanx.com/music/ and iTunes.
Has life after CTE been good for you?
Life after CTE…life been good. Before CTE and after CTE. I never took a dollar from cus anyway. It ain’t never been about life being good. My life been the same. I’ve been the same nigga. I’ve been doing my thing. Still been feeding my niggas. Still been feeding my family. Like I said, I never took a dollar ever from Jeezy in my life. Everything been on my grind and my hustle. I put BFK (Baby Face Killa) out myself with no support from Jeezy. I shot and did videos myself with no support from Jeezy. Like that it matters. Like I said, I got my own core, my fanbase. At the end of the day, I been my own man.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Rapper Crix Green is what the game’s been missing. The New Orleans based Rapper is the latest and greatest export from that region. He is equipped with sharp lyrics, banging beats and exceptional story telling skills. Many are describing him as Hip Hop’s emerging artist to watch. His current Mixtape is called “Keepin it Ben Franklin” and it was hosted by DJ Scream. The infectious lead single “Feel Good” is garnering accolades and airplay on college radio stations and commercial mixshows from around the country. For Booking or collaborations visit CrixGreen.com.
50 Cent is planning to release his 5th album, Steet King Immortal, on February, the 10-year anniversary of his explosive debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. A bold move for someone who’s been off the music map for a while. He’s forcing everyone to remember the old 50 and this time, he thinks he can top himself. The businessman is back in the music game– hear what he has to say about rap life today.
How did you get all these people? You seem to be able to secure a lot of relationships.
I’m the underdog and everybody wants the underdog to win. I feel like people have seen where I come from. When you come around me, it’s not fake, it’s the real. I guess a lot of people you be around, it’s not really them. It’s their man that’s sitting next to them, whispering in his ear every two minutes, telling him what to do.
Rolling Stone Magazine caught up with the GZA and they discussed his new project and the status of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Peep what he had to say below
The conversation shifts from Muammar Gaddafi’s death -which occurred five days prior – to Osama Bin Laden’s assassination to both Eastern giant’s once empowered relationship with the U.S. government. “It’s like everybody that the U.S. was besties with, years later they’re the worst person in the world,” says Tip. “My question is what character traits do they possess now that they didn’t possess when y’all were besties? What made it go astray, and who’s to say they were on the dishonest end of that?”