N.O.R.E. speaks to Towel Head Radio about why he refers to his hood of Lefrak City, Queens as Iraq, the missing track “T.O.N.Y. 2″ from the The War Report 2 album which was produced by Just Blaze, his relationship with Big Pun and why he thinks Pun does not get the same legacy treatment as Pac & B.I.G., Tragedy Khadafi’s release from prison, “Nutcracker” & more.
Drake, along with Trey Songz, Pitbull and what may appear to be Rihanna will all be part of Kodak’s “So Kodak” campaign. Here are Drake’s promo clips. You can watch Pitbull’s & Trey Songz’ promos here.
On a related note, Vado talked to MTV’s Rap Fix about his upcoming Slime Flu album and the origins of the word Slime, which he credits N.O.R.E. as bringing the word to the hip-hop game.
On Slime Flu:
How did Slime Flu go from a mixtape to an album?
Vado: The anticipation, most definitely, [and] the buzz. And Cam felt that we give ya’ll a trilogy of Boss of All Bosses, which is what built my anticipation. He said you might as well put Slime Flu in stores.
How did Drama feel about not doing it anymore?
Drama’s my dude. I’ll have a Slime Flu in stores but after that comes out I’m putting out a Slime Flu with Drama, definitely, and then we putting out Boss of All Bosses 3 with Drama.
The one Drama will produce will have different music?
Definitely. We got over 100 songs, we work every day. I’m leaking songs every week, and those not even on the album. I keep saying album, I mean mixtape.
On the word Slime:
Some people have said Nore is the originator of the slang term “slime.”
I heard that too. I heard Nore say it, but that’s from my hood. Slime was something we grew up on. We been saying slime for over 10 years, that was one of the words in my hood that we known for and anybody from Harlem know that. That’s why I put Nore on [“Slime”], I showed him love. I call him the slime godfather. He was the first one that brought it to the game. He also handed me the torch too, for those that’s asking.
Here is a track that will appear on Copyrite’s sophmore album The Life and Times of Peter Nelson, scheduled for a November 16th release date. The track features Crooked I and is appropriately titled Crooked Cop. The tracklist for the album is after the cut.