Pac Div manages to snag cameos from NBA players Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Derrick Williams and Eric Gordon in the So-Me directed video for “Still Flexin’.” It’s actually a commercial for Phiten Athletics, makers of wellness promoting necklaces and jewelry, or something like that. Hence, the clips “History of Bling” angle.
Still not enthused by Pac Div’s Asher Roth collab, though. Nevertheless, looking forward to The Div, set to drop November 8.
“I’ma act a fool I don’t know no better, bet I never get a stain on this Polo sweater, though…”—Mibbs “SuperNegroes”
Those cats from Pac Div finally let loose their new mixtape, Mania!, hosted by Don Cannon no less. Holla’d at Mibbs, Like and Be Young for MTV RapFix a little while back. Universal/Motown, stop frontin’ on that Grown Kid Syndrome. Tracklist and linkage below. [Nod to 2DopeBoyz]
Tracklist below. Word. [Advance notice: 2DopeBoyz]
In a perfect world, Pac Div would win by default. Universal/Motown, what’s the hold up?
The Animal NY blog posted an alleged list of the XXL Magazine’s Freshman Class for 2010. [Full Disclosure: I've been freelancing for XXL magazine for 7+ years]. Not so fast.
Anyway, on first look the “letterhead” looked mad fraudulent. When I get any official correspondence from XXL it does not look anything like document above. So then I hit up XXL’s Deputy Editor Rob Markman with the link, asking if it was legit. Rob told me he’d hit me back with an official statement in few. He forwarded me the following e-mail which I copied and pasted below.
The above list isn’t bad per se (no Pac Div, though? blasphemy), but it’s a sham. No disrespect to the artists on said list.
I’m writing from XXL to let you know the email about XXL’s 2010
is a fake list that did not come from our magazine.
While we are flattered about the enthusiasm and heat The Freshman
this list did not come from XXL and was most likely created and leaked
by someone in hopes of boosting their career.
We are always on the lookout for the most promising artists who do, in
fact, make it into XXL.
The current issue of XXL (our double Dec/Jan 2010 issue with 50 Cent
on the cover) is on stands now.
“I used to drive the Honda til it ran out of gas/Now I’ma push the E, til I it out of class…”
More evidence why anyone saying Hip-Hop is kaput is legitimate jackass material. Pac Div drops a dual video for the buttery “Whiplash” and the profound “Young Black Male,” both off that Church League Champs mixtape. One of the best of the year, you blew it the MP3 files didn’t make your playlist.
A legit source told me a few weeks back that Like, Mibbs and BeYoung were recently in the lab with the Neptunes and the records came out dope. Hopefully.
A new video from the Church League Champs. Dig it.
Pac Div on It’s On with Alexa Chung [Nah Right]
Why haven’t you downloaded Church League Champions yet? For real, your snoozing means you’re losing.
Anyway, Pac Div dropped by BET’s The Deal about a month ago. It went down at Malibu’s Canvas and in the clip above they drop some freestyles. Actually, with Church League Champions out there it’s clear that BeYoung and Like drop their verses from “We The Champs.” Gimme a minute and I’ll place the start of Mibbs’ verse (the end of it is also from “We The Champs”). Definitely worth checking, though.
Their interview on the show where they discuss how they met, how they got signed and what to expect on their proper debut, Grown Kids Syndrome, is below.
These Pac Div cats—Like, Mibbs, BeYoung—are sharp. No gimmicks, just beats and rhymes. Nothing else is necessary.
Here is the link to their Church League Champions mixtape. Pac Div’s proper album, Grown Kid Syndrome, is due in the Fall/Winter. Let’s not mess this up Universal Motown. [via Pac Div presents Church League Champions]
Church League Champions
01. Dick Vitale
02. We The Champs (Duke v. Carolina)
03. Pac Div
05. For You
06. No No
09. Underdogs (interlude)
10 Shut Up
11. Young Black Male