Archive for May, 2008

Dope! New Music: T-Pain ‘Silver & Gold’ || Chris Brown ‘Heart Ain’t A Brain’

Posted in Dope! New Music with tags , , , on May 31, 2008 by simplydope

This track is rumored to be a single off of T-Pain‘s new up and coming album Thr33 Ringz. It’s an okay track but I come to expect more from T-Pain now, like everyone else who features him on a hook. Since T-Pain’s material usually become hits I thought that it would be hotter but it aiight.


Chris Breezy has another new track for the re-release of his platinum album Exclusive. As for a bonus here is another track off the album featuring Bow Wow and Hurricane Chris and is the remix to ‘Picture Perfect’. Check both tracks below:




Dope! Magazine Covers: Ashanti || Usher || Tyra

Posted in Dope! Magazine Covers with tags , , on May 31, 2008 by simplydope

Ashanti covers the new issue of Jet magazine. Her album The Declaration will be in stores June 3rd or you can download it HERE.

Usher is on the new cover of Vibe magazine. His new album Here I Stand is in stores now or you can download it HERE.

And look who is covering the newest issue of The New York Times magazine. It’s super model turned TV show mogul, Tyra Banks. But is Tyra really among some of America’s most influential females such as Oprah and Martha? I mean I really cant think of any other female that is on the same path so maybe she is….

Dope! New Album: Lil Wayne – The Carter III

Posted in Dope! New Music with tags on May 31, 2008 by simplydope


Well we all sorta new this Lil Wayne leak was coming since many sights had images of the CD cover and songs were slowly being leaked also so it was bound to happen. But never mind all that….lets get to the album. I won’t give an album review cause why should you care what I think, right? But I will say this The Carter III is one of the best albums I have heard in a while. From Dr.Carter to Let The Beat Build to one of my favorite tracks Comfortable, this album through AND through is fire. Now with a single like Lollipop, I was a little hesitant to what it would be like, but my fears have been surely rested and I will have this album on repeat for the rest of the week….

Track Listing:

3 Peat [Prod. Maestro]
Mr. Carter (Ft. Jay-Z) [Prod. Just Blaze]
A Milli [Prod. Bangladesh]
Got Money (Ft. T-Pain) [Prod. Play-N-Skillz]
Comfortable (Ft. Babyface) [Prod. Kanye West]
Phone Home [Prod. David Banner]
Dr. Carter [Prod. Swizz Beatz]
Tie My Hands (Ft. Robin Thicke) [Prod. Kanye West]
Mrs. Officer (Ft. Bobby Valention) [Prod. Wyclef Jean]
Shoot Me Down (Ft. D. Smith) [Prod. Kanye West]
Playin’ With Fire (Ft. Betty Wright)[Prod. Streetrunner]
Lollipop (Ft. Static Major) [Prod. Deezle and Jim Jonsin]
La La (Ft. Brisco & Busta Rhymes) [Prod. David Banner]
Good Girl Gone Bad
Nothin’ On Me (Ft. Fabolous & Juelz Santana) [Prod. The Alchemist]
Let The Beat Build [Prod. Kanye West and Deezle]
Whip It

So without further ado I present to you The Carter III:




Dope! New Album: Ashanti – The Declaration

Posted in Dope! New Albums with tags on May 30, 2008 by simplydope

The 4th studio album from platinum recording artist Ashanti is set to be be released June 3, 2008. The album features Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg, Akon, and her boo Nelly. Production also includes Kanye West Jermaine Dupri, Babyface, and Rodney ‘DarkChild’ Jerkins. The Declaration’s lead single  is the popular song  ‘The Way That I Love You’ and has reached 37 on the Billboard Top 100. The second single is slated to be ‘Body On Me’.

Track Listing:

01. Intro (Produced By Marcus Aurelius) 01:06
02. The Way That I Love You 04:28
(Produced By LT Hutton & A. Douglass)
03. Your Gonna Miss (Produced By LT Hutton & A. Douglass) 03:15
04. so Over YOu (Produced By Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins) 04:00
05. Struggle (Produced By LT Hutton) 04:35
06. Girlfriend (Produced By LT Hutton) 03:31
07. Things you make me do feat. RObin thicke
(Produced By Channel 7)
08.In the streets (Produced By Ron “Neff-U” Feemster) 04:24
09. Good Good (Produced By Jermaine Dupri) 03:38
10. Body On Me (Feat. Akon & Nelly) (Produced By Akon) 03:21
11. Mother (Produced By Babyface) 05:11
12. Shine (Produced By Peter Stengaard) 03:40
13 The declaration (Produced By Channel 7) 03:55


50 Cent’s House On Fire

Posted in Dope! News with tags on May 30, 2008 by simplydope

These are actual images of 50 Cent‘s house burning to the ground. The fire broke out around 5 a.m Friday morning sending 6 people including 50’s ex Shaniqua Tompkins and his son Marquise to the hospital to treat smoke inhalation.

According to the Dix Hill Fire Department, they do believe that the fire is “definitely suspicious”, and also said that:

“I would say there is a strong possibility that it is suspicious because of the rapid movement of the fire, the volume of the fire that we had upon arrival, and the intensity. When I arrived — and I got there early — the whole first floor and second floor was engulfed, and the home was totally gutted.

“Let’s put it this way,” he continued, “this wasn’t your ordinary fire.”

50 Cent was in Louisiana shooting a film but he released a statement:

“Informed this morning while filming a new motion picture on location in Louisiana, [50 Cent] expressed deep concern over this fire at his property. He is extremely thankful that everyone including his son, Marquise, escaped the burning house safely. He is confident that authorities will be conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and is eager to review their findings.”

All this comes 2 months after 50 went to court to evict Shaniqua Tompkins or to pay $4,500 in rent. Lets pray that this isn’t no Left-Eye mess and Shaniqua, tried to burn down the house cause she was mad, lets just pray it isn’t.

Here are some images of the house before it was burned:


Dope! Sneakers: The XX3 (23) Low Series

Posted in Dope! Sneakers with tags on May 29, 2008 by simplydope


Here goes the XX3 Low’s. The XX3’s have become one of Jordan’s more popular series. So popular that they made some lows too. I’m really feeling the Red/White color way. But Im debating between those and the ones that come out on the 31st. Life is so full of decisions! anyways the Red/White and the Blue/White both will be released 7/12/08 while the black ones will be released 8/30/08…right before school starts. More and more decisions!

Dope! New Music: Rihanna ‘Disturbia’ || Ne-Yo ‘Don’t Fall In Love’

Posted in Dope! New Music with tags , on May 29, 2008 by simplydope

Dope! new music from Rihanna and Ne-Yo. First we have Rihanna who has released another track of her upcoming re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad entitled ‘Disturbia’. Speaking of Rihanna her single ‘Take A Bow’ reached number 1 on the billboard charts. Ne-Yo also has a track titled ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ which may or may not be on his new album Year Of The Gentleman. Still it’s a nice track.