“RIP NIP”

By now you may have heard the news.  Rapper and Philanthropist Nipsey Hussel was gun down in front of his store in Los Angeles, California. The hip-hop community is devastated by this news. The murder of a emcee is all too familiar in the hip-hop game. Something we could never get used to.

Some people blame it on jealousy, others say the government was involved because of a documentary about Dr. Sebi, and some think gang violence. All that matters is the lost of a man who wanted to do better for is people.  A man that wanted to be an example of hard work paying off. It’s a tragic loss but his words and inspiring spirit will never be forgotten.

Last year he dropped his debut album, the Grammy nominated, Victory Lap. He’d been putting in work for years on the underground hip-hop scene and his first album was big. So big that it made my podcast’s “Top 5 Albums of 2018” list.  Here’s an excerpt from that show and our thoughts.

Rest in Power Ermias Asghedom 🎤

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Hip-Hop NOW Podcast! “Release Dates”

This week…we play a game called “Hip-Hop Release Date Death Match”. We look at stacked hip-hop release dates and decide on which one we would buy if we only had money for one. You can play along! Leave your picks in the comments section.

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Hip-Hop NOW Podcast EXTRA! #TommyBoycott

This week…we take a look at the the boycott of Tommy Boy Records on behalf of De La Soul and the state of streaming services.

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That Time in Hip-Hop “Killing Em Softly”

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It’s the latest episode of “That Time In Hip-Hop”! A weekly podcast hosted by Vegas & Tone providing facts and reflections on eras, music, and events throughout Hip-Hop history. This week we look at the rise and decline of Lauryn Hill. What’s the story and what is her legacy? Like, Subscribe, Comment, and Share Today!

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Hip-Hop NOW Podcast! Ep. 163

This week…Lupe talks retirement again, my thoughts on the new Sean P album, 21 Savage’s dealings with ICE…not that Ice…but…um…yeah…and more!

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Patriots vs Rams Old Head Style

When you haven’t watched a full NFL season in like two years, you start to lose that energy. In this case, I get a little nostalgic. The Patriots and Rams meet in the Super Bowl tonight and what better way to take of advantage of all the attention then to dig up an epic battle from the past. It’s ESPN NFL 2k5 versus Madden NFL 2005 all over again.

Here’s the short story…this was the last time that Madden had any real competition in the consumer market. After this year, EA secured the exclusive license to make NFL football video games. This was also the year when 2K Sports aggressively priced their game at 19.99 retail. This move then forced Madden to drop the price of Madden 05 to 29.99 retail. The pettiness was epic for video game sports fans, but it all came to an abrupt end.

In 2019, Madden is still the only choice if you want to play a new NFL game. So let’s go back in time and enjoy old school teams and gameplay.  Both games are being played on a PS2 emulator for PC. Both games are running at 60fps but Madden has glitches with its stadium. Nevertheless, the gameplay is there. Both games play out, and end dramatically different.

Enjoy!

ESPN NFL 2K5 “Patriots vs. Rams”

Madden NFL 2005 “Rams vs. Patriots”