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September 14th, 2011
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s classic solo debut, Return to the 36 Chambers, will receive a deluxe reissue on both double CD and vinyl. Get On Down Records will issue the set on November 22nd and include a deluxe bill-fold wallet, laminated ‘food stamp” card, a vintage “on tour” poster, promotional sticker, extended artwork with liner notes, milestones and accolades. The re-issue’s second disc features: 12″ versions, remixes, instrumentals, and a capellas. (Via HipHopDX)
Back in 2008, Kanye West was serving as a producer on a Comedy Central puppet-based show titled Alligator Boots. Also featuring rapper Rhymefest, who voiced some of the puppets, and the team behind Crank Yonkers, the show was mysteriously shelved without reason. Now a ten-minute reel of the show has surfaced that reveals just how promising this series could have been. Damn. (Via Huffington Post)
The cover for T.I.’s forthcoming novel has been released. Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets will be released on October 18th. Here is the synopsis: After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim’s ways, he’ll make something of himself–and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long. From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him–including Slim–truly have his best interests at heart. Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte’s death, Beauty knows she’s no longer safe and protected–especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life. As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta–and the growing love she feels for Power–for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she’s never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves. (Via Amazon)
Though he didn’t give too many details, Odd Future crew member Domo Genesis will drop a new mixtape next Tuesday titled Under The Influence. And that’s that. (Via Facebook)Tweet