"the purple tape"

Tuesday, January 24, 2006



(New York, NY-January 22, 2006)

New Year, New Hustle. After a succesful year of dropping solo mixtapes, high calibur collaborations, and A-list features, Evil Empire smashes the competition with the release of three brand new mixtapes. Each cd contains music exclusive from the other one, so pick up all 3!!

To jump things off, Evil Empire takes it to Dade County and links up with the Mayor of Miami, Rick Ross to slang Be South 8: Eightball Edition. With the success of his club-banger, "Hustlin" and an increasing buzz on the revived Miami scene, Ross has just inked a deal with Def Jam. This CD features exclusive music,brand new freestyles, and never heard before remixes featuring everyone from Paul Wall and Pimp C to BG and Busta Rhymes. Ride through the 305, with New York's Down South Supplier.

Next up, is the first installment to a major new series, BE SOUTH RADIO. Heard a dope joint on the radio? At the club? You're trying rock it in the whip? Well, this cd is guaranteed to have that jam your looking for or even the next big record. Evil Empire presents to you 20 of the newest southern anthems invading the airwaves and dance floors every where.

In addition, Evil Empire drops another brand new line of the hottest southern mixtapes with, Be South Instrumentals: Hustle & Flow--NO LOOPS, NO TALKING, NO BULLSHIT. Only the freshest southern instrumentals in their entirity.

Please see below for full tracklistings and artwork.

1.DJ Khaled feat. Paul Wall, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Pitbull-Holla At Me Baby (WORLD PREMIERE)
2.Rick Ross ft. Busta Rhymes Hustlin (RMX)
3.Three Six Mafia ft. BG-Pop Ya Collar (RMX)
4.TI-What You Know
5.Baby-Long Time
6.Dem Franchize Boys ft. Dame Dash, Jim Jones-Weight For The High
7.BG ft Paul Wall-Holdin Slab
8.Bun B-Go Hard
9.Big Boi ft. Sleepy Brown Killa Mike-Running Away
10.Players Circle ft. Ludacris-U Can Believe
11.Webbie ft. Pimp C, Boosie-Like That (RMX)
12.334 Mo.BB ft. Killa Kat-Say U A Hustler
13.Slim Thug & Stat Quo-Flow 06'
14.Rick Ross-Nike Airs, Crisp Tees
15 UGK ft. Z-Ro, Young Jeezy-Get Throwed (RMX) NEW VERSES!!
16 Question-Throwed (UNSIGNED HEATROCK)
17 TI-Swagger (Produced by Scott Stortch)
18 PSC ft. Mike Jones-Old Skool
19. BG ft. Young Buck -I Got Mine
20. Riz ft. Killa Mike-If Rap Don't Work
21. Redhanded ft.Paul Wall-Thats What They Want?
22.Kiotti-Gangster (HOUSTON BLOCKBURNER)
23.Replacementz-Get'Em (ATLANTA BLOCKBURNER)
24.Christina Milan ft. Young Jeezy-Say I (RnB SMASH)

1.Chamillionaire Ft.Krayzie Bone-Ridin
2.Youngbloodz-Chop Chop
3.Shawnna-Gettin Some
4.David Banner Ft Jazze Pha-Fucking
5.Three 6 Mafia-Poppin My Collar
6.334 MO.B.B-Take A Picture
7.D4L-Betcha Cant Do It Like Me
8.Big Boi Ft. Busta Rhymes & Purple Ribbon All Stars-Kryptonite (Remix)
9.Yo Gotti Ft 8 Ball & Bun B-Gangsta Party
10.Young Jeezy-My Hood
11.K Rad-Pool Palace
12.B.G. Ft Mannie Fresh-Move Around
13.Dem Franchise Boyz-Lean Wit It Rock Wit It
14.Eva Trill Ft Homeboi-On Deck
15.Rick Ross-Hustlin
16.Field Mob Ft Ciara-So What
17.Christina Milian Ft Young Jeezy-Say I
18.Beyonce Ft Slim Thug-Check On It
19.Daron Jones Ft Lil Wayne-Kinda Girl
20.T Pain Ft Mike Jones-Im In Luv With A Stripper

1.The South Intro
2.David Banner Ft Twista-On Everything
3.Bleu Davinci Ft Fabolous & Young Jeezy-Streets On Lock
4.Three 6 Mafia-Poppin My Collar
5.Ying Yang Twins Ft Bun B-Get It
6.TI-Throw Ya Hands
7.Big Krit-Bring It Back
8.Busta Rhymes Ft Mike Jones-I Know Yall Mad
9.Ray Cash Ft Scarface-Bumpin My Music
10.Rick Ross-Hustlin
12.TI-Trap Money
14.Lil Wayne-Hustler Music
15.David Banner-Unreleased
16.Youngbloodz-Chop Shop
17.Ying Yang Twins Ft Three 6 Mafia-4 Oz
18.Youngbloodz-Spending Some Change
19.Born Wit It-Fresh
20.Dre Ft Rick Ross-Hot Ridin
21.DTP-Sweet Revenge
22.Jagged Edge Ft Bohagon-So Amazing (Lil Jon Remix)
23.TI-What You Know
24.Labba Ft Bun B-How You Ridin
25.Lil Wayne-Money On My Mind
26.Lil Boosie Ft Weebie-Ratchet
27.P$C-Touch Something
28.Petey Pablo-Fire
29.Trillville-Eat It Up
30.TI-We The Shit
31.Jazzy Pha Ft Ceelo-Happy Hour (Don Vito Remix)
32.David Banner-Unreleased
33.DTP-Family Affair
34.Juvenile-Come Out Your Laundry
35.TI-I Want You
36.It Aint Over For Me

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Well, I missed out on the 1 day these joints lasted for 80+tax on eastbay, but hypebeast drops the gem ARC will be releasing these on Saturday--and the office is right around the corner--so you know im there.

Kim+Eminem=Remarried? Listen as Em chops it up with Mojo (yes, Howards replacement) yesterday morning in Detroit. Talking about rehab, wedding plans, and what else--Haley. Does anyone fuck with that new single?!? I don't. Peep the part with the caller who asks about Omar Benson Miller. I was wondering why dude was in both 8-Mile aaand Get Rich Or Die Trying.

Where Are They Know? MC SERCH (shouts to benzi)


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Monday, December 05, 2005

Alive and Well..

she came first, i came last--roll the grass

CRACK FOR CHRISTMAS is coming, but for now we in Clover G land--Houston Is Mine.

Get your 3rd Bass game up. Make sure to check the pics and grab that YO MTV Rap Episode in the downloads section.

Go peep YOUTUBE for the do-it-yourself video uploads. Whether its the Sean Kemp/Reignman tribute (copped off kamoji) or the Juelz/Jeezy/Weezy video where Chris Dudley Clinton Sparks plays his himself, literally.

Notorious B.I.G ft Clipse-"Just a Memory"
Ok, this is the final piece to the final chapter of the post-mortum BIG albums. ( I HOPE) I knew Scram dropped a beat on the album, but didn't know which one. This one lifts the vocals off "You're Nobody Until Somebody Kills You" and Scram jumps behind the wheels for the hook. Pusha and Malice rep B.I.G's legacy correctly, and clearly putting the label situation out there for the world. The "label-limbo" can't get phase either one of these dudes-i mean P still "plays in the snow like Santa" and Malice, Mr. I-was-pushing-keys-in-a-V-with-no-roof. COKE RAP. Gotta love it.

LL Cool J ft Juelz-"Its LL & Santana"
LL's back for his 12th album--ok so this is the first leak record or maybe its the first single, does it even matter anymore? Well Just Blaze gets biz on the track, and Uncle JuJu defintiely brings is A! game on the record, but i can't take Uncle LL to serious anymore, I mean the Juvie and Birdman shoutout? the Screwed up sample? Make it more obvious you are trying to attach to current rap rather than sticking to the script. Yeahhh..gimme the instrumental,and im good. Ill forget about this joint within a week.

2 For 5's
Scarface-"Never Snitch"
Notorious B.I.G ft Akon, Scarface, Big Gee-Hustler's Story

Def Jam, Inc.
Where You're At
A Million Little Pieces
The Tipping Point

Executioner's Song
Lunar Park
Twelve Bar Blues
Commodify Your Dissent
Soul On Ice

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wednesday, October 12, 2005



1.Bun B Ft Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Pimp C, Z Ro-Get Throwed
2.Juelz Santana Ft Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne-How To Make That Crack
3.Lil Wayne-Give Head
4.Boyz N Da Hood Ft Jim Jones-Soul Survivor Remix
5.Bun B Ft Jazze Phae-Im Ballin
6.Bun B Ft.Too Short-Who Need A B
7.Lil Wayne Dear Summer
8.Big Boi Ft Bun B and Big Gee-808
9.Paul Wall-Luve It Mane (Not On Album)
10.BG Ft Swizz Beatz-What You Looking At
11.Ashanti Ft Paul Wall and Method Man-Still On It
12.Slim Thug Ft Beyonce-Check On It
13.Nelly Ft Paul Wall and JD-Grillz
14.Bubba Sparxxx Ft Killer Mike-Claremount Lounge
15.David Banner Ft.Sunny Valentine-Get Money
16.Lil Wayne New Orleans Presidential Shit
17.Hotwright Ft Jim Jones-Catch A Body
18.Jay Z Ft BG and Chyna White-Exclusive
19.Bun B Ft H Town All Stars-Draped Up Remix
20.Young Buck Ft 50 Cent-Hos
21.Young Jeezy-A Town Summer
22.Hotwright Ft.Juvenile-Shake It
23.Magno Ft Chamillionair-Get Dis Bitch Crunk
24.334 Mobb Ft.Smoke & Numbers-Yeah Bitch
25.K Swizz-Freestyle

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


sunshine plays a major part in the daytime


Redman ft. Ludacris, Icarus, Ghostface-"Future Thugs"

Bun B ft. Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Lil Flip, Z-Ro, Aztek

*** Someone with some writing skills needs to do an in-depth on the impact of the posse cut and the current state of hip-hop. Cut me my 20% after its done.

334 MO.B.B the knowledge

334 MO.B.B-"Check Me Out (Take A Picture)"

Dirty Harry does it again! This time dude comes back and Lebron's the game and adds another classic to the collection--The first installment of 'Living Legends' features Nas, and is flawless. Mixunit quotes it as, "Possibly the best Nas mixtape EVER!?!"--i'm not mad at yall.
..go feed your ears.

..lets go halves!

Holding down NYC's public access TV for years--Mad Ciphas has finally brought MNN's best kept secret to the internet. The first Mixtape Television Show of its kind, the 30 minute show features performances of your favorite artist's favorite artist spitting for the camera. Its definitely originally and capture a ton of talent. In any episode you might catch Jae Millz rhyming with his throwback-rocking, oversize fitted sporting Wanna Blow crew in Cipha's basement or Cipha's could even run up on Chingo Bling, and catch him spitting a flow for the camera in the streets. The show aims to match a face to the many MC's you may hear on the radio, or a mixtape but don't have that no-video-budget-money.. Check it out every Sunday night at 10:30 on MNN, if you're stuck watching BCAT way out in Mill Basin, MNN holds you down with a weekly stream at the same time.
..hear it, see it

The Smoking Section

MattSoReal, the Mayor of Houston Music, getting major over at HoustonSoReal has dedicated the entire month of October to Bun B--im hoping for some pre-album exclusives, and maybe even that Dizee/Bun B collabo. I will forever hold dude down for bringing Devin to NYC on my birthday--nothing better than listening to 'Doobi Ashtray' with a pocketfull of Sour Deisel. While your there grab that Rapid Ric's one of my favorite Bun verses, off the Scarface 'Last Of The Dying Breed' album.
Scarface feat. UGK-"Down With Us"
..knocking motherfuckas out is a must