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Blu Signs With Sire Records

XXL's freshman class alumnus Blu has gone major. The Long Beach, Ca MC has officially signed with Sire Records, according to the Los Angeles Times’ music blog. Blu, 25, has already released three independent albums to great fanfare including two ...

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Leave Him Alone

Not sure when it happened, but I got slimed (mind out of the gutter, people) by the Hamiltonization Process. I checked with my doctor. And she checked her PDR. There’s no cure for this—and if there was, would I really ...

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REVIEW: Jim Jones, Pray IV Reign

Jim Jones Pray IV Reign (Diplomats/Columbia) Forget Terrence Howard—Jim Jones’s life story should be titled Hustle & Flow. The Diplomats’ de facto front man grinded his way from street corners to corner offices and from background muscle to front-page glory. With an ever-improving ...

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