Quick News on Nas, The Detroit Hip-Hop Awards, and Spider Loc

nas2.jpgNas is preparing to release a greatest hits album this November through his former label, Columbia Records. The compilation will feature 12 songs from his eight studio LP’s, plus two newly recorded songs. One of the tracks, “Less Than An Hour,” debuted on AOL Music on August 10, and features Cee-Lo Green of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley fame. The track is a new take on the theme to the hugely successful Rush Hour film trilogy starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, and will appear on the upcoming Rush Hour 3 soundtrack.

The 5th Annual Detroit Hip-Hop Awards ceremony will take place tonight (August 13) at Plan B nightclub on W. Congress Street in the D. Founded in 2003 by Mike “Money Mic” Matkin, and DJ Knice of detroithiphop.com, the awards seek to honor local artists who might otherwise go unrecognized on the national level. There are 20 different award categories including Song, Album and Video of the Year. Detroit natives Trick Trick, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk are all scheduled to perform, and area mainstay Phat Kat will receive the Detroit Recognition Award. The Detroit News reports that previous recipients of the accolade include Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg and slain D-12 member Proof.

50 Cent won’t be the only G-Unit artist with a new album in stores on September 11. Los Angeles native Spider Loc is releasing his debut LP West Kept Secret, ‘The Prequel’ on the historic date. The project is coming out through Loc’s independent label, Baymacc, and will be distributed by RBC Records and Koch. “I wanted to represent me,” Spider says of the title. “I am the West Kept Secret and it describes me in the essence.”

The tracklisting for West Kept Secret, ‘The Prequel’ is as follows:

1. “SPI”
2. “Blutiful World” featuring E-Note
3. “Big Blacc Boots” featuring Ice Cube
4. “Get Right Down”
5. “Sometimes”
6. “All I Know” featuring E-Note
7. “Look At Me” featuring E-Note
8. “Make You Love Me”
9. “Russ”
10. “Hustle To You Come Up”
11. “Hold On”
12. “Close to the Edge”
13. “Cry and Cry” featuring L.O.V.E.
14. “I Like”
15. “Blutiful world (Remix)” featuring Papa Smurf & Piper

  • ar15

    1st

  • dakidjon

    yo im gettin Locs album but im gettin all them albums cuz thats how i do

  • dakidjon

    yo im gettin Locs album but im gettin all them albums cuz thats how i do

  • dakidjon

    yo im gettin Locs album but im gettin all them albums cuz thats how i do

  • http://www.myspace.com/tonyofficialdavis kingofthacircle

    ANOTHER G-UNIT ALBUM BEING PUT OUT BY KOCH??? WOW.
    BUT KOCH IS THE GRAVEYARD FOR RAPPERS??? RIGHT FIF??? (lol) “king”

  • J.R.O.

    Spider Loc is probably going to do Freeky Zekey numbers.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    kingofthacircle Says:
    ^^
    Its a mixtape, not a G-Unit album, hater.

    I cant believe he got Cube on there, thats crazy. He shoulda had more people, like Rass Kass, Bishop Lamont, Snoopy Blue, ect. on there.

  • DirtDoggy

    Flopity flop flop…….flop flop.

    This dudes either arrogant as fuck or just plain stupid, you call it.

  • Young Jopey

    he sucks ass another flop another artist by 50 cent …….go out buy Kanye west album on september 11 2007 so we can get rid of 50 cent for good peace out

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  • dudewhersmycurry

    why the FUCK is spider loc releasing on the same day as kanye AND 50??? this dude is fuckin’ retarded, he’s not gonna sell shit, no one’s even gonna care ’bout this nigga’s album. but whatever, if he doesn’t wanna make money, that’s his dumbass choice. i actually like this fool too, but now i realize he’s a fuckhead. i wanna hear that ice cube track though, shit should be sick.

  • BKJ&$

    You will never get rid of fif. Fam is too smart. He survives off hatas like you. KEEP HATING AND FIF WILL KEEP EATING.

  • etwegsr

    he already dropped a greatest hits. it was called “illmatic”

  • Trev-O-Negative

    U can alwayz tell a hater,u bitch ass niggas on here talkin’ bout spider loc and 50 and these niggas wasn’t even the top story of the news segment. Dumb ass niggas 2 stupid 2 know that this is a prequel 2 his major label release on G-Unit records. Plus these niggas is buisness men,spider been grindin’ real hard out west,but he want 2 see if he can expand further,and 50 want 2 see if niggas want spider loc.

    Do the math lame brains: koch + any artist associated with G-Unit =$$$$$$Money in the bank$$$$$$

    GGGGGGGGG-Unit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • COMPLETE PACKAGE

    I AGREE WITH JOPEY, COP KANYE AND MAYBE WE CAN REMOVE THE STAIN ON HIP HOP THAT IS 50 CENT. DID THEY PUSH BACK STAT QUO AGAIN BECAUSE OF THIS FOOL, ANY ONE KNOW

  • Sizzle

    Whatever though, blutiful world is kind of a hot song. Its been getting radio play out here too. Nice laid back summer cut that you can ride too. Cant be that mad at it.

    At this point id rather hear spider than most other g-unit artists.

  • Fuck Blacks

    Why the fuck do black people have to ruin music.. What the fuck is rap, its bunch of bullshit. None of u motherfuckers have the balls to do anything, that is why u say it in your music. I wish you nigger where still slaves, than everythign would of been better. I’m tiard of living this this nigger filled city of Detroit, where everday one nigger is killing another nigger. Go back to the jungle you little fuckers. None of you bitches have the balls to say or do anything, if you do say some shit to me bitch. Hears my fucking e-mail mojo1122@hotmail.com . I know you will love sucking my white dick.

  • TommyK

    I been following Spider Loc since I was thinking Suge was about to bring back that gangsta shit when he came home. I’ve never heard anybody question Spider’s G-file, but on the mic, its a different story. The man is borderline wack, and I’m westcoast to the fullest. 50 used him to beef with The Game, and now he stuck with no release date, and a g-unit tattoo on his hand.

  • TommyK

    50 used him for muscle on the westcoast, just like Suge did when he had him jumping on Bad Azz in Las Vegas. Cuzin has respect when it comes to that street shit, but I’ll listen to The Doctors Advocate any day over anything spider has every done. Admit it, most of the stuff I’ve heard from Spider, I was mad that I even downloaded that shit. Now, imagine me spending $15 on this nigga cd. You must be crazy. Step it up. You gotta do more than snatch Yukmouth’s chain cuzin.

  • calimovement

    spider has no talent. plenty of west coast rappers out there who deserve recognition…he aint one of them.

  • wangara

    hmmmm please!!!
    fuck g-unit! piss ass stutterrin ma’fuckers
    GGGGGG G FUCK THAT!!

  • black jesus213

    spider joke is gojng to do K- FED numbers if that. nobody in cali. fu*! with him. game killed him on 240 bars. 50 only cars about 50 you dont see banks, buck, gayyo, or any1 else makeing chips.

  • Arab

    “Spider-Man drawers” wont sell two copies

  • Rizzop

    To all the gunit lovers….Why would you sign an artist have them sitting around for how many years and the FIRST release from your artist is on a label you call a graveyard???? Sorry to tell ya’ll but 50 aint too interested in releasing ya boy. I mean i hope he gets his money, but it just seems funny they way its being released on 9/11 while competing with his boss in a very weak sales climate

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Rizzop Says:

    August 14th, 2007 at 8:00 am
    ^^^
    Spider isnt even signed to G-Unit. He’s affiliated, but he dosent have a deal yet. Hence, why he’s releasing this mixtape. Half them cats, Hot Rod, Freeway, all them, Mase, They dont have deals. They’re affiliated. Nothing is signed, hence Mase going to SRC.
    Only people with deals at G-Unit is Banks, Buck, Yayo, Mobb and Mop. Everyone else reps but isnt signed. This is a mixtape to garner interest. Not no album.
    I dont understand why people have so much hate in their heart for people they dont even know. Are Kanye’s singles burnin up the waves? Nope. Stronger is gay techno shit, Cant tell me is a hot beat and hook but his verses are lame and got me sleepin. Noones talkin bout that. Its sofaking funny to me that just last year everyone was watchin the GRODT movie and buyin up the soundtrack and now this year they hate duke. lol. Everyone just wants to see the top dog take an L because they have no success themselves. Prayin and Prayin for downfalls of people you dont even know *SMH* I hope 50 does 1mil first week to shut everyone the fuck up already its immature and lame.

  • grapes

    WOOZI WAS THE SHIT. CEPT GAME WAS ON THAT, AND SPIDER WIDOUT GAME IS SHIT. IF ONLY WEST COAST STAYED PEACFULL..

  • ACE HUSTLA

    Spider loc is a joke, nigga sound CHUNK off “The Goonies”, ya life is a movie.

  • BUSHWICK PURE

    LOL ARE YA STUPID YA DONT SEE WHAT 50S DOING HE SAID ALL THAT BOUT KOCH TOO HYPE SHIT UP HES GOING TO KOCH WHEN HIS INTERSCOPE DEAL IS OVER HE GONNA RUN KOCH AND REALL FINISH CAMS LIFE CAN U IMAGINE 50 FUCKN CENT MAKING ALL HIS MONEY FROM INDEPENDENT…..LMAO OHH MY GOD THATS CRAZY 10 MILL ON A INDEPENDENT LABEL IS LIKE A BILLION DOLLARS…LOL

  • http://www.roughmafiamusic.com ROUGH

    go to roughmafiamusic.com for the future of ny hiphop

  • Soul Digga

    I’m glad to hear that Guilty, Milk, and Phat Kat are finally getting their due from our shared HOME. R.I.P- J Dilla, Dilla Dawg, King Dilla,and to take it back Jay Dee.

  • Outcold

    Fuck The Detroit Hip-Hop Awards Dick Sucking Contest. Song Of The Year and DJ of The Year is wack. Royce Dont get shit?

  • Gun Talk

    Money Mic is a Fudge Packer

  • SQUO

    Fuck Money Mic he don’t give a fuck about DETROIT HIP-HOP. Same niggaz winning every year