By Hillary Crosley, with additional reporting by Rahman Dukes and Sway Calloway
In addition to The Diplomats selling us dreams of Dipset peanut butter — do you promise Freekey Zekey? — we also have a “RapFix Live” segment called “Weekend Rotation.” During this wrap-up, the hip-hop cognoscenti share what they’ll be listening to over the next 48 hours. No Eddie Murphy.
“Right now, I’m listening to L.E.P. Bogus Boys Don’t Feed Da Killaz: Vol. 3, it’s that street hip-hop,” Brian “B.Dot” Miller, of RapRadar.com, said.
“I will be listening to Tupac’s All Eyez On Me because I’m from the west coast and I gotta represent it every single day,” Legend, from the newly revived FreeOnSmash.com, shared.
“I’m listening to J. Cole’s “2Face,” that’s my favorite song in his mixtape Friday Night Lights,” Chuck Creekmur, of Allhiphop.com, said. “I love that song because, first of all, it represents hip-hop in an honest form. It’s a hype record, he’s lyrical and he’s spazzing out on it. I love the concept too, being there’s a two sides to every human being, there’s a good side and a bad side. There’s a lot of different aspects of people’s personalities and that’s why I love that record.”
During the show, Cam’ron talked about why he and the Dips took shots at Kanye West over his “Runaway” beat.
“The reason I took a shot at Kanye, he needed something done for his album [a couple of years ago, and] when he needed it, I sent it back to him in about an hour,” Cam told MTV News during his appearance with Dipset on “RapFix Live” on Thursday. The Harlem MC was referring to the song “Gone” from West’s 2007 LP, Late Registration. “I needed something for my record and he was in Honolulu; he has to do this, he has to do that,” Cam recalled. “And I’m one of those people, I do a favor for a favor. When you need it, I got it back to you. When I needed something, you couldn’t get back to me?”
Fortunately, the Harlem MC says the two former labelmates have made amends.
What will you be included in your “Weekend Rotation”? Tweet us at @MTVRapFix or tell us in a comment below!