Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
We Got It For Cheap Vol. 3 - "Rainy Dayz" (A Must Listen)
Check out this footage of the Re-Up Gang's South by Southwest performance at Club Emo's in Austin, TX. Watch HERE
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Ab-Liva spit FIRE right here!!!!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
By Alvin "aqua" Blanco
Call them the Fantastic Four. Except, their superpowers were not the result of cosmic radiation but a byproduct of a appreciation for the fundamentals of Hip-Hop lyricism; wordplay and delivery. Composed of VA’s Malice and Pusha T of the Clipse and Philly brethren Ab-Liva (formerly of Major Figgas) and Sandman, this fearsome foursome call themselves the Re-Up Gang.
Riding a Pyrex and powder laced pair of critically acclaimed albums (Lord Willin’ (2002), Hell Hath No Fury (2006)) and a rep bolstered by staggeringly potent volumes of their We Got It for Cheap mixtaptes—the latest being Vol 3: The Spirit of Competition—the Re-Up Gang is motivated by a love of creating dope rap music. No pun intended. Now rolling with Columbia Records in 50/50 joint venture for their Re-Up Gang Records, Pusha, Malice, Ab-Liva and Sandman spoke in depth about everything from the beef with that guy from New Orleans to being independently major to their exasperation with former home Jive on down to how they are their own greatest inspiration.
AllHipHop.com: Alright, so Volume 3's been out. How's the feedback been?
Malice: It's real good, it's been a long time coming. A lot of people have been waitin' for Volume 3. A lot of success on Volume 2, Volume 1 also was hot and the feedback we get is everyone saying Volume 3 definitely lived up to, if not exceeded Volume 2, so we're happy with that.
AllHipHop.com: Obviously you were aware of the success of Volume 2, is that part of the reason why it took a little longer to drop Volume 3?
Pusha-T: Yeah, we had all intentions, with all the albums that were dropping, to come out a little earlier because the whole theme and the whole premise behind Volume 3 was “the spirit of competition.” So we was goin' to take all the albums that dropped — Jay, Kanye — everybody who was supposed to drop but didn't drop - take all their beats and black out on them. That was what it was supposed to be, but a lot of albums came out and the beats weren't there. So we were like, “Damn, what are we goin' do?” So then we had to go back to diggin’ in the crates and finding the "Scenario 2000" record and going back to "Rainy Dayz." We were doing this s**t off of inspiration; like the records that inspired us and so on and so forth. Hopefully hoping we were going to get inspiration from the joints that did drop, but didn't.
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Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Jermaine Dupri speaks on Bow Wow's party and watch the Clipse perform.
Check out this quick snippet of the Clipse with Bow Wow on stage performing 'Grindin'.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Fans of Hip-Hop inspired fashions may get a glimpse at the Clipse's new label Play Cloths as early as this summer, the rappers told AllHipHop.com. The line, which was originally scheduled to preview at the February edition of the Magic Marketplace Fashion and Apparel Trade Show in Las Vegas, will now make it's debut at the Show in late August.
"Right now it's in the development stages," Malice told AllHipHop.com. "We just left Magic in Vegas, I think we'll be showing at Magic in August." First announced in late December, an official description of the line defines it as having a classic style, specifically designed with a rare urban appeal.
It is said to be a "blend of American style, with the French Riviera and Monte Carlo uses of rich, vibrant primary colors to create collectible garments." The new clothing line, created with the help of designer Doug Life, is inspired by a time when the most wanted fashion pieces were not accessible to the everyday fan, Malice explains.
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DoctorExclusive.com Presents Compete with the Competitors Vol. 2 Hosted by Doe DoLLa and DJ gWiz!
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
You already know that Re-Up Gang's Sandman & Ab-Liva (MAJOR FIGGAS DO IT BIG!) are two of Philly's nicest MCs. You already know all about the industry yaddy yaddy ya, and that We Got It for Cheap parts 1, 2, and 3 have burned holes in your mind, and you can recite them in your sleep. But did you know they are also hilarious dudes? When they came through the FADER Sugar Shack for this video interview, they played Ping-Pong in our conference room and extolled the virtues of Nacho Libre (one of Sandman's favorite movies). But we caught all the real gems on tape—from Sandman detailing his googling habits, to Liva detailing Sandman's smoking habits.
Get To Know Sandman(Listen NOW)
Get To Know Ab-Liva(Listen NOW)
Shout out to THE FADER