Behind The Scenes: Dj Khaled (Feat. Twista,Birdman, Waka Flocka, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Ace Hood, Bun B, Fat Joe, Ludacris + More) - Welcome To My Hood Remix
The mega hit “Grindin” may have put him on the map, but according to Pusha T, the street life and the tragedy it brought made him into the man he is today. After a stint with Pharell and the Star Trak family in the early 2000s, a series of bad label situations a few years ago put his career in slow motion. Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music label are breathing new life into Pusha T these days, and AllHipHop.com sat in with him recently to hear about life growing up with Timbaland and Pharrell, his new mixtape, and putting old habits behind.
Sha Money XL, current Senior VP of A&R for Island Def Jam, recently talked to a group of inner city, 11- to 15-year-olds from Brooklyn at New York City's audio engineering school, SAE Institute.
At the event, organized through the Urban School Partnership, Sha Money XL discussed the importance of education and how it helped him transition into the world of Hip-Hop. After sharing his story, he entertained audience questions, followed up by a studio segment where he listened to the excited and nervous students sing.
Sha Money XL joined Island Def Jam in May 2010, and over the years, he has made an undeniable imprint on the music industry. He discovered 50 Cent and was responsible for the production of many of 50's earliest hits. His critically acclaimed production and ear for the streets led him to become president of G Unit Records and start his own record label, Dream Big Ventures.
SAE Institute New York, one of more than 50 SAE campuses around the world, educates students seeking careers in Audio Technology and the Creative Media Arts, and offers hands-on training and individual studio time.
Students graduate with a foundation in working in the entertainment industry, and are able to join SAE's 30-year-old International Alumni Network, built of industry professionals all over the world. Students in the Audio Technology Program also receive an SAE Production Bundle to help jumpstart their careers in the audio and creative media industries.
Check out AllHipHop.com's video recap featuring Sha Money XL at SAE Institute.
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His debut finally dropped last summer, but fans are still after the album that was supposed to come out in 2007
There are a lot of great Hip Hop albums that never saw the light of days until years after their intended release. Large Professor's The LP, Freddie Foxxx's Crazy Like A Foxxx and I.n.I.'s Center of Attention to name a few.
Former Shady/Aftermath artist Stat Quo was nearly added to that list until his long delayed debut Statlanta hit shelves last summer. However, the Dream Big Ventures release was much different than the version that was supposed to come out on Shady/Aftermath years earlier. Most notably, it was stripped of all of Dr. Dre and Eminem's contributions.
Fans are now petitioning to have the original version released. Below is a partial tracklisting for the lost album.
1) “Statlanta” Produced by Fire Dept
2) “Testify/The Next One” featuring Eminem Produced by Eminem
3) “Fire” featuring Bilal Produced by Dr. Dre
4) “The Way It Is” featuring Scarface and Dr. Dre Produced by Dr. Dre
5) “G.R.I.T.S.” Produced by Mark Batson and Che Vicious
6) “They Call Me” Produced by Dr. Dre and Nottz
7) “Pussy” featuring Devin The Dude Produced by L.T. Moe for Global Music Movement
8) “Finger to the Sky” Produced by Scott Storch
9) “30 Minutes” Produced by Eminem
10) “All Hood” Produced by Dr. Dre
11) “Goin’ Somewhere” Produced by K. Kane