Illa Ghee GOES IN With ProfileWild

Here’s a fresh interview with Illa Ghee. The Brooklyn native and former Mobb Deep affiliate just released his new album Social Graffiti, which is arguably his best work to date. In our conversation, Illa Ghee discusses how and why he stepped his lyrical game up, which is evident in how he goes line-for-line on Social Graffiti with other lyricists in the upper echelon of the game, from Sean Price to O.C. to Royal Flush, as well as working with Large Professor on “90,” what went into the making of Social Graffiti, his history in the game, and much more.

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Jojo Pellegrino GOES IN with ProfileWild

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Here’s a new (and rare) interview with Jojo Pellegrino, one of the top MCs to come from Staten Island, and that’s saying a lot. Over the past few years, Jojo has popped up on a track here, a track there, but there’s been nothing to sustain the plethora of JJP fans that still scream, “South Shore son, ain’t nothin’ nice!” ‘cause “Where I’m From” never left their playlist. The Pride of South Shore is back with a new album, Pellegrino Flow, dropping soon. As JJP will say, it was slated for a July 18th, release, but he got locked up and that delayed the promo.

Catching up with Jojo was a great conversation about where he’s been, his creative process, how his mentality in the game has changed over the years, his relationship with Cappadonna, the best advice Chris Lighty gave him, and, of course, South Shore, his tanning game, and hanging with Angelina of reality show fame. This interview is a must-listen.

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REKS GOES IN With ProfileWild

It’s not surprising that when we got up with REKS to do this interview, he was on the move, driving back to Massachusetts. Sitting still is something The Lawrence, Massachusetts product doesn’t seem able to do, as he just dropped his eighth album, Eyes Watching God. The album was produced entirely by producer Hazardis Soundz, who has done incredible work as a producer and engineer for N.O.R.E. and countless others. Eyes Watching God not only features sharp, socially conscious rhymes from REKS but also showcases more risk-taking from the MC, as Haz pushes the boundaries of REKS’s sound further than any of his past releases. ProfileWild caught up with one of the games most slept-on lyricists to dissect his new album, talk about his relationship with Statik Selektah and DJ Premier, go through some of his standout cuts over the past few years, talk about what it means to still be working with Brick Records, who put out his debut album Along Came the Chosen in 2001, and much more in this exclusive interview.

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Sam Scarfo GOES IN With ProfileWild

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Back in 2004, Sam Scarfo was the Fight Klub chance and was all over street DVDs like Smack. He was immediately signed to Def Jam during Jay-Z’s presidency and it was one of the only signings both Jay and L.A. Reid immediately agreed on. Long story short, the Plainfield, New Jersey native never dropped anything on Def Jam and was later released. As an independent artist, Sam Scarfo worked closely with Prodigy of Mobb Deep and stayed creating music, but his music from his Def Jam days sat on hard drives collecting dust. But last week, Sam Sceezy unleashed some of his standout tracks from his Def Jam days on the album 5 Million Stories, which has features from Nate Dogg, Ghostface Killah, Fabolous, and others and is available both as a free EP download or a deluxe album at all major music spots. ProfileWild chopped it up with Sam Scarfo on 5 Million Stories, Nate Dogg, his new music, where he’s been, the Hollow and Joe Budden battle, his battle history (including his one and only loss), his upcoming album with Ski Beatz, and much more in this exclusive interview.

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Cormega GOES IN with ProfileWild

In this exclusive interview conducted with ProfileWild, Cormega speaks on his fifth studio album Mega Philosophy, working with Large Professor, how his traveling and involvement in social issues has affected not only his music but his worldview, what he wants his legacy to be, the New York Knicks, speaks on an album with an unnamed producer that’s going to be crazy, and much more.

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Cormega’s Warned You

Mega Philosophy in stores next week!

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Your 0 to 100 Freestyles, Compiled

In the words of Drizzy Drake, you can thank us later.

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730 and ProfileWild Bring the Freshness (Part Deux)

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Here’s an exclusive podcast from our brother site ProfileWild.


Playlist:

Raekwon – Wishing on a Star
Cormega – Rap Basquiat
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell (Dj Scratch Remix)
Illa Ghee – 90 (Prod. by Large Professor)
Blacastan and Stu Bangas feat. Celph-Titled and Vinnie Paz – Nubian Metal
Apollo the Great feat. Jadakiss – Rio de Janiero (Remix)
The Lox – Salute a Gee
St. Laz and Pressure – Raised in Da Ville
AWAR feat. Roc Marciano – Broad Daylight (Prod. by Vanderslice)
Black Dave – East in the House (Prod. by Cookin’ Soul)
Joell Ortiz – 0 to 100 Freestyle
Vado – 0 to 100 Freestyle
Ransom – 0 to 100 Freestyle
Ransom – They Even Talked About Jesus
Ax – Cuffing Season
Lt. Lotto – Yes Yes Y’all (Prod. by Kuddie Fresh)
Lt. Lotto feat. Moolah Manz, DottieO, and Big Dho – Kings
Add 2 and Nitty Scott, MC – Partners in Rhyme
Easalio – Evolution
Daytona – Type Ish (Prod. by Harry Fraud)

Grafh Spits Top “0 to 100″ Verse?

Homie’s giving Drizzy a run for his money on this. Reminds me of this:

So This Didn’t Happen…

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Shouts to Hollow on the win.

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The Question on Everyone’s Mind

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Thank you, Pete Rock

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Enjoy your nightmares.

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And Here’s Poison Pen and Taylor Swift

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Puff Daddy is Really Bored

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If you thought you’d heard the last from Diddy, the horizontally-growing businessman continues trying to chase a career as a rapper, proving, more than anything, that there is such a thing as having too much money because eventually you get to a point where you can’t spend it and end up with yes-men telling you, “Hell yes, you should get French Montana on a song. Better yet, get him to do that “hannh” ad-lib in autotune.” Seriously, what could go wrong?

And This Is Why You Don’t Go In Abandoned Warehouses


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Need we say more? Only thing worse than running into an angry Game in the streets of LA would be running into an angry Game in an abandoned warehouse.

50 Cent Paying for Friends?

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You’d think having an extensive collection of moderately successful kinda crossoverish radio songs would result in a level of success that would at least entitle said person to a motley collection of hangers-ons and fanboys. Well, no matter how many times “Magic Stick” gets the throwback joint of the day, 50 Cent is still looking for friends.

Now for the good news/bad news scenario. The good news? That could have been you. You were that close. The bad news, it’s not you. It’s someone else, who was willing to shell out $4,999 for the privilege of spending a weekend with Curtis in Connecticut. That’s right. The 50 Cent, the “In Da Club” and glorified quarter water guy, is willing to give up a weekend to hang out with you and two of your friends for the low-low price of $4,999. And at that price, it’s still cheaper than joining a fraternity, and 50 probably doesn’t have to roofie his chicks either. That’s for the college bros and Officer Ricky.

Although it’s too late for you to be 50 Cent’s friend and buy the luxury, you can rest assured tonight knowing that someone, somewhere, stepped up to the plate and is going to have an amazing weekend at the G-Unit Compound.

Cashmere – Fool’s Gold (Prod. by 730)

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New single from Cashmere and 730 off The 730 Project EP. Video dropping later this week.

Download Cashmere – Fool’s Gold (Prod. by 730)

Cashmere – Jackie Robinson (Prod. by 730)

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New leak off the Cashmere X 730 project The 730 Project EP. Enjoy!

Download Cashmere – Jackie Robinson (Prod. by 730)

Tamppa – Hunger Forever

#TamppaTuesdays continue with another dope banger from one of the hungriest MCs in the game.

Tamppa – Hunger Forever

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Some dope visuals from the up and coming Thrilla Cartel. Shouts to Young Sav on the lookout!

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Mayhem and Jerz feat. Tribeca and EK – You May Not Understand

Mayhem and Jerz drop second video off their joint project MayJerzachusetts Island. The video was shot in NYC and directed by Gregory Davis. You can download their free album here.

#TamppaTuesdays Continue to Make Your Tuesdays Better

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#TamppaTuesdays continue with this freestyle, this time with an assist from July Cruise.

Download Tamppa feat. July Cruise – No Church, No Mercy

Tamppa Tuesdays – Part III

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More heat from the homie Tampa!

Tamppa – Shock Mansion

Tamppa Tuesdays Continues!

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Check out this second installment of Tamppa Tuesdays, courtesy of the one and only Tamppa!

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Tamppa Tuesdays: 1st Edition

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We’re proud to announce of a new section on WeGoinIN starring one of our favorite up-and-coming MCs, the one and only Tamppa. Each week we’ll bring you an exclusive Tamppa banger. Don’t worry, you can thank us later.

 

Tamppa feat. Caeza and Trigz of the H.O.O.D. Fellaz – The Reason We Breathe

This is off Tamppa’s upcoming mixtape International Hunger Pains hosted by Sha Stimuli.

Does the XXL Freshmen List Even Matter Anymore?

Every year, XXL selects ten up-and-coming prospects and dubs them as the new crop of “Freshmen,” regardless of how many years they’ve actually been sending mp3s to sites and getting their name on whatever bill they could. To be selected, it definitely helps to have at least two of the following:

- already be signed to a major label – This automatically means you can’t be a total flop, since the major label that cops ads for the magazine will benefit from the partnership of having their new signee appear credible. More Freshmen selected from a label, more ads from the label.

- hype – You don’t have to actually be talented to be selected as next. How else can you explain artists like Machine Gun Kelly, Yelawolf, Iggy Azalea, Lil’ Twist, and OJ Da Juiceman getting an honor that artists like Stimuli, Skyzoo, and Vado couldn’t get?

- come from a hip-hop family – Sorry, Diggy Simmons, but this goes for you. While you’re not a terrible rapper, there’s also nothing besides your bloodline that separates you from everyone else. Oh, and that Atlantic deal.

- don’t be a chick – Out of 50 rappers selected as up-and-coming, only one female has been selected, and it is the untalented and nowhere-to-be-found Iggy Azalea. Nicki Minaj? Nope. Drake? Nope. If XXL had been doing their job, they would have featured those cats before they got as big as they did. Nitty Scott? Nope. Boog Brown? Nope.

- don’t be a producer – For some reason producers don’t seem to count, even though they’re, in my opinion, the most essential element in creating quality hip-hop. No Lex Luger or Harry Fraud takes away from whatever credibility these lists are supposed to have.

XXL also plays it incredibly safe in picking ten new artists each year. It’s pretty hard to pick the one or two artists that will really blow, but when you take ten and hope that one or two of them blow up on a national level and the rest can be mildly successful, which in 2013 terms seems to be dropping a couple of free mixtapes that get picked up by a couple of blogs, then everything worked out.

This year they’re also giving fans the illusion of helping to choose the 2013 class. Some obvious choices this year include Joey Bada$$ and Action Bronson, but seeing as how neither one will probably be copping any ads this year from a major album, I would be shocked if they made it. They need a white guy, so Action’s got the best chance, plus they’ll probably have him holding a spatula or some other kitchen utensil. If they pick both, it would be great for hip-hop and blow my whole theory to shreds.

In order for these lists to have credibility, a few things need to change. First, stop selecting so many. I’d say no more than four rappers and two producers. Second, don’t base it on major label affiliations or co-signs, but on actual talent. No one from G.O.O.D. Music has dropped an album I’d consider worth copping, yet every act Kanye signs gets the nod. Base the selections on actual talent and doing that will require them to do a little more homework and a little less catering to the major labels and relying on the safe options.

Ruc Da Jackal Drops Dope Interview

Ruc is longtime fam from the World Wide Wariers with the big homie Metta but also has a deep history in the game from being a part of the Killa Kidz with Killa Sha. Check his interview, check YouTube for his classics, and be on the lookout for some new exclusives coming at ‘cha!

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Clap Cognac Keeps It Moving

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Clap Cognac – February 3rd (Glorious)

Ax Returns with a Vengeance

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Ax – Banned from TV Freestyle

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Ax has been one of my favorite rappers since his days of blessing HHG with bangers. He’s a former HipHopGame Artist of the Month and is currently working with Travie McCoy. Expect big, big things from this talented MC.

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Clap History Month is Here!

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Clap History Month is now in session!

Junclassic Reminds Us Why He’s One of the Illest

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This is off the big homie Jun’s album Boulevard Backpack, produced entirely by Bazooka Joe. For those who don’t know, Jun is one of the reigning kings of the concept album. Enjoy!

2 for 1: St. Laz Edition

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It must be our lucky day because we have another L-A-Z banger for you, this time featuring his homie Shrine B.

St. Laz Doesn’t Lack in the Confidence Departmet

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Always a good day when Laz sends us a new banger.

The King’s Kid Nucci Reyo and 730 Combine to Drop Flames

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Not only is this one of my favorite songs off the Nucci Reyo X 730 EP Why Stop Now, it’s also one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever produced. Nothing but realness here.

Jon Connor Works Through His Problems

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Brand new Jon Connor!

Nutso Drops Ode to Ladies of the Night

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Peep and download the freshness from Nutso, who gets an assist here from Wais P and Punchline.

KON Sci Makes Case for the Tip

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You might remember KON Sci as part of the critically-acclaimed group MindsOne. Dude is back with his solo project And Beyond… Peep his single “FeltTip” here.

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Killah Priest Can Still Kill It

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Shouts to the homie Tha Advocate for sending us this new Killah Priest banger. Check for Digital Dynasty 23 dropping soon.

REKS and Numonics Try the Honest Approach

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REKS and Numonics ask you to trust them on this banger featuring Bishop Lamont.

New Keith Murray Music? Yes Please!

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Fill up the tank, pull out your MetroCard, jump the turnstile, do whatever you gotta do, ’cause Keith Murray is ridin’ Looking forward to this release.

DreadChild (Knotz) Comes Back with an Assist from Swigga and Scram Jones

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DreadChild owes us a neckbrace for bumping this one with the volume up. Real hip-hop lives here.

Maffew Ragazino is Gonna Explode our iPods

The one and only Maffew Ragazino’s got a new album White Gold dropping soon, at a price we love. Peep what he’s got to say about it and then clear out some space on your hard drive.

Cyranno Sinatra and Friends Earn a Time-Out

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Check out this banger from Cyranno Sinatra featuring Skyzoo and Trife, produced by Centric!

Trel Mack Dislikes Lack of Effort

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Check out the homie Trel Mack with his banger “No Holding Back.”

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Labba Makes Glorious Return

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Labba is back, y’all! The former Flipmode Squad member absolutely destroys my beat for the title track to the Labba X 730 EP titled Am Back. And yes, this may be a bit biased posting it here, but it’s flames and if it wasn’t, well, we don’t know what we’d do ’cause that hasn’t happened yet!

You Might Be a Wack MC If…

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this type of foolishness appeals to you…

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Sean Price Preps Us for the SATs

Your boy’s still shocked that Mic Tyson wasn’t at the top of everyone’s Best Of 2K12 lists. That just means those lists didn’t count.

Chuuwee Spits that Concussion Rap

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More heat from WGI fam Chuuwee!

We Respect You Too Much to Post This

Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 11.39.31 PMThe spam filter’s obviously not working like it should. #wackness

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Young Chris Throws Us Two Pennies on Cassidy and Meek Mill

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Nothing new here. Beefs are good when they’re kept on records, bad when it actually gets violent. All that same stuff. Nothing on how The Hustler mopped the floor with Meek, but maybe that’s in part two.