Check out some of the hottest must have DVDs and CDs in this month’s issue of Lowrider Magazine.
This album definitely illuminates Ms. Jackson's career to the max. It marks the first time that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced for Janet, after her move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. As a result to her move, the album reflects the reputation of Los Angeles being a bright and vibrant city. Her hardcore beats have been melted into a melancholy, lukewarm pudding that when heard, creates a warm feeling, inside and out. Janet also worked with Jermaine Dupri, who helped co-produce the anticipated record. With 20 Y.O., his goal was to make it sound like "an old Human League record," which means that his vision was to create a record that displayed some new yet old ideas, which definitely worked to Ms. Janet's advantage. This album is definitely marked as hot!
Chicano rapper Mr. Capone-E has built a name for himself in Southern California. Now that he has joined SMC Records, he has now finished his debut album, Don't Get It Twisted. This album is firm and represents Latin hip-hop. The album's high-power flavor and "putting it down" attitude have captured the attention of his fans. The track "Don't Get It Twisted," which features Twista, is definitely hot. It's catchy and the beats are smooth yet edgy. If you like a taste of West Cost rap mixed with Latino flavor, this is a must-have album.
The album puts it down right away with the high power hit "Ni Una Sola Palabra," which has been smoking up the airwaves on Latin pop stations for the past couple of months. It's said to be one of the best pop tunes out there. There's a light-hearted cheerfulness to this song, which also mixes with a playfulness, that makes it a joy to listen to. There are tons of great songs on the album, along with collaborations on "Ni Una Sola Palabra" and "No Te Cambio," just to name a couple. This album is definitely muy caliente, and if you're a true Latino pop fan, you must add this album to your collection.
Busta Rhymes has certainly taken his rap game to a totally different level with his album, The Big Bang. "Bussa Buss" has matured and earned a strong reputation that's well deserved, which landed him the opportunity to collaborate with such heavy hitters as Stevie Wonder and Rick James. The Big Bang brings the talents of producers Dre and Swizzy, and vocalists Kelis, Nas and Will.I.Am. At the same time the album is most definitely Busta's own product. With his strong club-banging beats as well as sexy yet hardcore rhymes, this album should unquestionably be in your CD changer.
This album takes it back into the past, the past of growing up in Chicago as a Puerto Rican. The album presents a feel of gangster rap, however also delivers an inspirational message. It has meaning as well as a strong feeling of passion in each track. Once you pop the CD in, you're introduced to a new style of Latin hip-hop, a style that has heart and creates a feeling of truth as well as experiences. The track "If I Had Things My Way" speaks about money and poverty, and stems from the fact that if he had things his way, no one would ever have to deal with the issues of money or poverty. This album is something that everyone must experience. It speaks wisdom as well as offers sick beats and creative hooks.
California rapper The Game will follow up his hit 2005 debut album, The Documentary, with his new album Doctor's Advocate. "It's Okay (One Blood)" featuring Junior Reid is definitely a hit on the Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, and is followed by another club banger, "Let's Ride." The Game is certainly doing his thing. This album is expected to have much of the same producers that his first album had, including Kanye West, Just Blaze, Cool and Dre. This record should most definitely be in your top favorites. We mark this item as a got to have it!
This documentary film is the first to dabble with the global sneaker industry. This film is far from a formal history of the sneaker manufacturing business. It offers an exciting yet colorful insider's history of hip-hop's most treasured fashion items. This film reveals behind the scenes coverage of exclusive testimonies and never before seen footage of the charismatic personalities that have come to influence the sneaker movement. This film is definitely for those who love "kicks" and represent the shoe game properly.
This DVD focuses on the high-profile conflicts and rivalries emerging between hip-hop artists. The back-and-forth insult contests can lead to impressive wordplay and entertainment, but also sometimes violence. This DVD speaks about the drama between The Game and G-Unit, Nelly and Chingy, as well as Lil' Flip and T.I. This DVD goes behind the scenes of the hatred as well as violence of what goes down once the mics are turned off and the rappers step out into the real world. Beef III is a film that everyone should check out. Trust us, it doesn't get any more entertaining than this.
This PlayStation 2 game is filled with intense action. It lets you strap on a seatbelt, get behind the wheel and take control of your ride. You're able to race buggies, FX bikes and ATVs through 72 tracks on six different continents. This game is definitely for you if you feel the need for speed.