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Vibe Magazine RIP


I was blessed to write for Vibe starting in ’04 (phat thanks to Rondell Conway for giving me a shot) and met and got to work with some great editors (Cell Block, what up!). Coming up it was automatic; cop The Source for my Hip-Hop fix, grab Vibe too for all the other freshness I shouldn’t be missing.

Sad day in the print business, period. Now back to writing…

R.I.P. Vibe Magazine [via Rap Radar]

Vibe Folds [via Gawker]

Another Magazine Death: Vibe Reportedly Closing [via MediaBistro]

Onward. Upward. [via Aliya S. King]

Vibe Magazine to Close Down Immediately [via NY Times]

BREAKING: Vibe Magazine Closes [via Folio]

Losing Our Vibe [via Beats & Rants]

My Final Visit as VIBE Flatlines. [via Media Assassin]

Vibe Magazine, Showcase for Hip-Hop and R&B, Dies at 16 [via NY Times]

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Hip-Hop, News | , , , | 1 Comment

Trife Diesel X Project Pope Mixtape (Download)


Call me Arab Diesel cause I’m a track bomber.” -Trife (Ghostface Killah “Paisley Darts”)

Not the most PC of lines, but I’ve liked Trife Diesel (formerly Trife Da God) and his way with words since first hearing him on “Theodore” on Ghostface Killah’s Bulletproof Wallets. Word is he’s no longer rocking with Theodore Unit. Hmm.

Some of these tracks you should have heard (make sure you listen to “Miguel Sanchez” which was originally Ghostface’s More Fish. Trife’s proper debut, Better Late Than Never, drops July 21.

Download here (or MediaFire), track list below.

Trife Diesel – The Project Pope

01.  I’m Saying It Now
02.  War Scarz
03.  85 Hip Hop
04.  Biscuits feat. Ghostface killah
05.  War
06.  Hustle Hard
07.  The World Is A Ghetto
08.  Blockstars feat. Lounga Lo
09.  Grew Up Hard
10.  Think It Over feat. Termanology
11.  Beefing For Nothing
12.  Fyuz feat. Termanology and Sun God
13.  Speed of Light feat. B.O.B. and Inspectah Deck
14.  State To State
15.  The Game Don’t Change
16.  Miguel Sanchez

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music | , , , , , , | Leave a comment