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The Diddy Curse: 8 Of The Best Artists Formerly On Bad Boy Records

Cursed, But Not Forgotten

There is no question that Diddy (or is it P. Diddy nowadays?) is a hugely influential music mogul, ever since his job as a record executive in the ’90s era. But there have been many instances where the businessman fell short of doing his job. Bad Boy Records is notorious for being the Bermuda Triangle of record labels. Sure, there were artists like Faith Evans, and Notorious B.I.G. who scored major success. But many others in the Bad Boy camp could not achieve the same.

So in light of Danity Kane‘s third and final studio album, DK3 (released on October 28), we’re taking a look back at eight of the most overlooked artists who unfortunately succumbed to the Bad Boy curse. but at least they had talent!

See which artists made the cut after the jump! More »

Yung Joc’s Twitter Tells The Tale Of Why It’s Bad To Give Animals Cocaine

If Yung Joc’s Twitter is to be believed, he’s had quite the day: An argument over the last line of coke at his St. Louis abode turned into him getting bitten by Katt Williams’ German shepherd the result of the pooch splitting said bounty with his owner and the chronically troubled MC DMX. A screenshot of the blow-by-blow (no pun intended) after the jump:


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Who knows if this is some “fantasy” scenario that’s being played out for the gossip blogs / the purposes of an upcoming single but hey, guess what, the whole situation is still fucking gross, what with the sprinkles of homophobia and the praying for the doomed dog after the fact. I guess the Twitter mucky-mucks will be quite proud, though, that Yung Joc decided to use their microblogging platform to chronicle it all. Especially when it gets dragged into court next time DMX decides to blow a light or whatever! We truly live in amazing times.


UPDATE: Ha ha, he was just making a “Twitter movie”! Because “NO ONE WANTS TO READ BORING TWITTS! WE WANT DUMB SHIT TO TAKE OUR MINDS OFF REALITY…HOMELESS PPL., AIDS, ABORTION, BLK ON BLK CRIME! LIFE!” Oh, life. This is what it’s like in the inferno of postmodernity. (P.S. to Mr Joc: Plugging your filmmaker-aspiring track probably won’t work.)


YUNG JOC [Twitter; HT Clandestine Blog]

Lloyd – “All Around the World”

This nearly-eight-minute remix of Lloyd’s “All Around The World” is pretty much an excuse for every MC on the track–The Game, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Pitbull, Ace Hood, Yung Joc, Young Dro, and DJ Khaled–to rap over the “Ashley’s Roachclip” beat. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the best parts of it are the parts where Lloyd’s smooth falsetto from the original version of the track is front and center, although T.I.’s verse isn’t all that bad. [XXL]

This nearly-eight-minute remix of Lloyd’s “All Around The World” is pretty much an excuse for every MC on the track–The Game, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Pitbull, Ace Hood, Yung Joc, Young Dro, and DJ Khaled–to rap over the “Ashley’s Roachclip” beat. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the best parts of it are the parts where Lloyd’s smooth falsetto from the original version of the track is front and center, although T.I.’s verse isn’t all that bad. [XXL]

My Favorite Songs Of The First Half Of 2008 (As Of Right Now)

Ida-Maria_Oh-my-God.jpgMidnight tonight isn’t the exact midway point of this year, but hey, it’s the last day of its sixth month, which is close enough for roadwork. Or, er, listwork, that is: After the jump, I give you the seven songs that I would be more likely to put on a mix CD than any other, in YouTube/blurb form. Think of it as a post for me and my creaky, prone-to-forgetting-stuff brain to come back to when the year-end listmaking craze hits in a couple of months and an invitation for you to engage in similar Monday afternoon quantifying!

1. Ida Maria, “Oh My God”

Twitchy and bewitching, this song has stuck with me since I was first introduced to it in March in the type of way that results in me still drumming along with it after all these months.

2. Lloyd, “All Around The World (ft. Lil Wayne)”

Over the weekend, I realized that Lloyd’s album is my most anticipated record of the year (well, not including Chinese Democracy, but at this point I think that record is in its own category). If it’s half as good as this song is, the excitement will have been worth it.

3. Estelle, “American Boy”

I’ve gone on about this track (and its attendant album) quite a bit, so instead I’ll just alert you to the fact that it now has Jay-Z’s blessing (via Vulture):

4. Headlights, “Cherry Tulips”

The most instantly hummable chorus of the year. Maybe of the past two?

5. M83, “Graveyard Girl”

This and the Headlights song back-to-back on my list: A crystal-clear sign that I listened to a lot of WLIR/WDRE back in the day.

6. R.E.M., “Mr. Richards”

Yes, I do miss the ’90s. Why do you ask?

7. Cherish, “Killa (ft. Yung Joc)”

This Atlanta R & B group has a knack for making semi-anonymous radio hits that get played often enough for me to vaguely remember their hooks and Google the lyrics during a down moment on the job. (See also.) This track from Step Up 2 The Streets crept into my consciousness so slowly, I thought it was Danity Kane for the first month or so that I was aware of it.

Hotstylz, “Lookin Boy (ft. Yung Joc)”


Definitive proof that at this point in history the “clean” version is invariably better than the “explicit” one is this bonkers, skittering round of playful insults by an incredibly loose Chicago rap trio (plus host/guest Yung Joc). Not only does the refrain gain speed and glee when approved for all ages (can’t wait for the Kidz Bop version), it’s made even better by the video, which extends every loopy punch line while going by dauntingly fast. [YouTube]

Looks like someone didn’t get an alarm clock for Christmas: “Rap performer Yung Joc failed to show up at his arraignment Wednesday on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and was considered a fugitive, a prosecutor said.” [AP]

Yung Joc Fails to Show at Arraignment

Looks like someone didn’t get an alarm clock for Christmas: “Rap performer Yung Joc failed to show up at his arraignment Wednesday on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and was considered a fugitive, a prosecutor said.” [AP]

yungjoc.jpgYung Joc will appear in a Cleveland court today after getting caught with a loaded weapon while trying to board a plane on Monday. The rapper claims that he didn’t realize the gun was in his baggage, although why do I have the feeling that he told the people working the check-in counter that yes, he did pack his own luggage? [AP]

Yung Joc to Appear in Cleveland Court

yungjoc.jpgYung Joc will appear in a Cleveland court today after getting caught with a loaded weapon while trying to board a plane on Monday. The rapper claims that he didn’t realize the gun was in his baggage, although why do I have the feeling that he told the people working the check-in counter that yes, he did pack his own luggage? [AP]