The R.E.D. Album is the fourth studio released project from California MC The Game. There is a misconception about the title of the album being R.E.D., the assumption was that it was inspired by his blood gang affiliation. In an interview with MTV News (click for more), Game clears up the misconception by stating the album title was derived from him being "rededicated to hip hop, family, Compton, and rededicated to everything"
Game has always been a controversial MC, who is not afraid to speak his mind and go against some of the heavyweights in the rap game. After giving the hip hop world three quality albums, The Documentary, Doctors Advocate, and LAX, can The R.E.D. Album keep up the streak of good music from The Game? With features from Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tyler the Creator, and Chris Brown, to name a few from the quality list of featured artists. Will the R.E.D. Album deliver and meet expectations or fall short and disappoint? Tune in at 9 pm est/6 pm pst and you be the judge along with the Live In The Cipher team. Join our interactive rating and review process, where your opinion counts.
Tonight the Live In The Cipher team brings you a double artist review. First we have up and coming New Jersey bred MC P. Genz with his The Preparative EP release. Then followed by the Legendary 50 Cent latest release 5 Murder By Numbers. Join our interactive review process where your opinion counts.
Artist Review: P. Genz
New Jersey representative P. Genz has taken an affinity for verbal expression. P. Genz began rapping at the age of 6 and began writing at the age of 12. He claims, " I used to write some off the wall stuff and I've always had a sense of flow when it came to rhyming". P. Genz and his undeniable talent has been deemed "ahead of his time." Surrounded by his musically inclined older brothers, P. Genz had absorbed lyrical styles of some of the greats, such as, Eric B. & Rakim, Kool G Rap, Nas, Jay Z, Redman and Wu-Tang Clan.
Now, at the more mature age of 24, P. Genz has been working harder than ever to alert the world that his music has such lyrical and stylistic quality worth taking notice and listening to in his home state of New Jersey and around the world. He has established his company, "Essence Gold Music", completed 4 solo albums, one collaboration EP with German Producer, JayBeats, and a accumulation of guest appearances. Staying focused on music and maintaining artistry, P.Genz isn't looking at anything other than onward movement to ensure that his music and the essence of his musical expression is not lost in the struggles of his past. He has come a long way and his path to success is only getting brighter.
Artist Review: 50 Cent
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent (often pronounced "fitty cent"), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, record producer, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His album Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA.
Born in the South Jamaica of Queens, New York City, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, was born on July 6, 1975, in the borough of Queens in New York City. After an early life of crime, drugs and violence, he turned to a career as a rapper. He was promoted by hip-hop legends Dr. Dre and Eminem, and he became a star with his debut release, Get Rich or Die Tryin', in 2003. He is considered one of the major figures in early 21st century "gangsta" rap.
Get Ready TONIGHT For The Worldwide LIVE IN THE CIPHER SHOW From 9pm to 11:30pm Est on BKS1RADIO.COM Join Us As We Rate and Review Along With You The Listener Hip Hop Artist KING MAGNETIC New Release "TIMING IS EVERYTHING". We Got Hip Hop News. Industry Gossip, Trivia and More. . CHAT LIVE or CALL In 646-233-1302 Spit Your Hot 16.
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At 6’9” and 400+ pounds, rapper/producer KING MAGNETIC is arguably the “biggest rapper alive.” Fans of the underground phenom know that his massive size is a complement to his larger-than-life personality – a maddening mash-up of creativity, sensitivity, and a strong dose of “I just don’t give a fuck.”
A native of Allentown, PA (where a burgeoning Hip-Hop scene has quietly taken shape in recent years), KING MAGNETIC began receiving national attention as in 2005 as the producer of "The Sound of Philadelphia" for rapper Reef the Lost Cauze, which aired on ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. In 2006, KING MAGNETIC began recording his first, official iTunes release, Everything's A Gamble, showcasing his vast production and rhyming skills, and featuring underground heavyweights such as Channel Live, Sean Price, Edo G and Chino XL among others.
While mixing Everything’s A Gamble in 2007, KING MAGNETIC was invited to appear on the Army of the Pharaohs (AOTP) 2007 LP, Ritual of Battle. He was a clear standout on tracks such as "Drama Theme" & "Black Christmas", and the performance earned him spot as an official member of AOTP. AOTP's The Unholy Terror and KING MAGNETIC's Everything’s A Gamble 2 released on the same day in March 2010.
After a plethora of collaboration with Hip-Hop’s finest and a transition from crew life to his own hustle, KING MAGNETIC is convinced that now is the time to finally gift the world with a solo project. His debut album Timing Is Everything is a large and in-charge, 19-track masterpiece featuring DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Jadakiss, Rapsody, and more. The “biggest rapper in Hip-Hop” may have been the industry’s best-kept secret for the past decade, but in July 2015, KING MAGNETIC plans to turn the rap world on its collective ear!