Wu-Tang Clan to release one copy of their latest album

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By Anthony Hodge

The Wu-Tang Clan will release one copy of their latest double-album “The Wu-Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.”

According to Forbes, RZA said that the Wu-Tang Clan is doing something no one has ever done before.

RZA compared the release like “having the scepter of an Egyptian king.”

According to billboard.com, the album will consist of 31 songs and will last 128 minutes.

No release date has been announced.

Kli Che (Kash Valentine) Song to be Featured in an Independent Film

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K.V. in studio.

By Anthony Hodge

Four months ago, X-Static Radio did its first Hip Hop Q&A with Kash Valentine. Four months later, the artist changed his name to Kli Che.

The artist now known as Kli Che will have one of his songs, “Represent” featured in a new Independent short film.

“Represent” is one of the songs that came out on his latest mixtape “Love Is Westside.”

The song will be featured in a short film called “Son Shine.”

The film features actor Marcus Chong, who is best known for his role as Tank the Operator in the Matrix (1999) and Huey P. Freeman in Panther (1995).

The concept of the film has not yet been released.

X-Static Exclusive: Hip Hop Q&A with Joe Pistols

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By Anthony Hodge

Realism, lyricism, and freedom of expression is not only the style for underground M.C. Joe Pistols, but those very words has also helped him become the rapper that he is today. Born and raised in Moreno Valley, CA on October 27th, 1991, the black/white/Puerto Rican has been rapping since the age of 8. Now at the age of 21, Joe Pistols (real name Joey Johnson) will be putting out his first mixtape on August 20th of this year entitled “This Is It.”

Get Joe Pistols Mixtape “This Is It” on August 20th, 2013 for free at www.hotnewhiphop.com

Follow Joe Pistols on:

Twitter: @therealjoepisto

Instagram: @joepistols2828

 
Song: Joe Pistols featuring J. Sneak “5150” ( Click the “5150” to listen to the song, not the middle image)

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Q: How old where you when you got started? Who or what influenced you to become a rapper?

Joe Pistols: I started rapping at age 8. DMX, Tech N9ne, Brotha Lynch Hung, KRS-One, and Eminem had a big influence on my music.I would sit in my room, listening to their music and just pictured myself in their shoes, on stage performing. When I heard “Ain’t No Way” by DMX is when I actually sat down and wrote my first rap. And after that, the rest is history. From then on, I wanted to rap.

Q: What rap artist is your biggest influence and why?

Joe Pistols: One of the rappers that has had the biggest influence on me has been Eminem, because no matter how much people would hate what he would say or do, he kept doing him, no matter how much somebody didn’t like it. It fueled him to do more and motivated him to work even harder. Watching Eminem, he has taught me to always be true to who I am, not just as an artist, but as a person as well. There’s always gonna be somebody who is not gonna like or agree with your every little action or word. I learned to turn all the negativity to a positive to push me as an artist.

Q: What does Hip Hop mean to you?

Joe Pistols: To me, Hip Hop is realism. It’s not being afraid to just be free and be who you are.

Q: Talk about your latest mixtape “This Is It”. What is the concept of the mixtape?

Joe Pistols: “This Is It” is my debut mixtape. It will be out August 20th. I got the idea for the title from Stephen King’s movie “It”. So with this being my first mixtape, I was like “ok, here it is,this is it.” The whole concept behind it is letting people into my world so they can see just exactly who Joe Pistols is and who I am as an artist.I want the people listening to be able to hear the lyricism I used on this mixtape. I took my time and really put serious thought into the lyrics and what type of stories I wanted to tell on this mixtape.

Q: What your favorite song on the mixtape and why?

Joe Pistols: My favorite song would have to be “Psycho” featuring a talented rapper by name of Dmillz. It was the first song I had recorded for the mixtape. It is my favorite because its just so raw. We really wanted the listeners to listen to it and be like wow, this dude is crazy, a real psycho. So while preparing to write my verse, I was watching American Psycho staring Christian Bale, and got into the mind of his character. Once I did that, I was able to write a verse from a psycho’s point of view.

Q: Are there any shows that you will be doing in the future?

Joe Pistols: No shows as of yet. Once the tape is released, I’m gonna link up with my brother J.Sneak, who is a talented rapper out in Compton, shout to the Mafioso crew by the way. Me and him will be getting some shows together, and soon as I got one coming up, I will let the people know.

Q: Finish this sentence: Hip Hop is . . . . .

Joe Pistols: freedom

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest) rank the current state of Hip Hop and why you picked this rating.

Joe Pistols: I’d have to give the state of Hip Hop that we are in a 5 1/2, of course this being my own personal opinion. I just feel no one cares anymore about real lyricism, and actually saying something with their music. Now, it seems all the new generation is caring about is what dance is hot, and lets see how tight I can make my jeans. A lot of people out now are being called rappers, but when you hear their music, it’s pop. I’m bringing back that aggressive side of Hip Hop, like DMX, Onyx, to name a couple of examples.

Q: Which artist would you like to work with?

Joe Pistols: I would love to work with rapper Tech N9ne. He also had a huge influence on my music.

Q: If you could bring back one artist back to life, who would it be and why?

Joe Pistols: That’s easy, 2Pac. He wasn’t afraid to be him. He said what he was feeling, and felt what he said. He didn’t let anyone control what he said or did, he was his own man. I feel that freedom that he had is one of the reasons he was such an amazing artist.

Q: Other comments?

Joe Pistols: Mixtape drops August 20th, will be available for free download on hotnewhiphop.com. Follow me on Twitter @therealjoepisto, also follow me on instagram @joepistols2828

BET Awards 2013 Results

By Anthony Hodge

The BET Awards was held on June 30, 2013 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, CA. Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker was the host of the night.

Twenty awards were given, along with the Humanitarian award to Miami Heat Guard Dwayne Wade, and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Charlie Wilson.

Here are the categories listed below (The winner is shaded in Bold):

Best New Artist

Kendrick Lamar

Azealia Banks

Joey BadA$$

Trinidad Jame$

The Weeknd

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Kendrick Lamar

A$AP Rocky

Drake

Future

2 Chainz

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Azealia Banks

Eve

Rasheeda

Rye Rye

Best Group

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Mary Mary

Mindless Behavior

Slaughterhouse

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Video of the Year

Drake “Started from the Bottom”

A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and and Kendrick Lamar “Problems”

Drake featuring Lil Wayne “HYFR”

Kendrick Lamar featuring Drake “Poetic Justice”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz “Thrift Shop”

Miguel “Adorn”

Rihanna “Diamonds”

Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z “Suit & Tie”

Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chaniz “Mercy”

2 Chaniz featuring Drake “No Lie”

Best Collaboration

A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chaniz and Kendrick Lamar “Problems”

French Montana featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne “Pop That”

Kendrick Lamar featuring Drake “Poetic Justice”

Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z “Suit and Tie”

Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chaniz “Mercy”

2 Chaniz featuring Drake “No Lie”

Coca Cola Viewers Choice Award

Drake “Started from the Bottom”

Kendrick Lamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Rihanna “Diamonds”

Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z “Suit & Tie”

A$AP Rocky featuring 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar “Problems”

Miguel “Adorn”

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Miguel

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

Justin Timberlake

Usher

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Rihanna

Alicia Keys

Beyonce

Elle Varner

Toni Braxton

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca

Director X

Dre Films

Hype Williams

 Best Gospel Artist

Mary Mary

Deitrick Haddon

Lecrae

Tamela Mann

Marvin Sapp

Best Actress

Kerry Washington

Angela Bassett

Halle Berry

Taraji P. Henson

Gabrielle Union

Best Actor

Jamie Foxx

Don Cheadle

Common

Samuel L. Jackson

Denzel Washington

Youngstars Award

Gabrielle Douglas

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Jaden Smith

Quvenzhane Wallis

Best Movie

“Think Like a Man”

“Beast of the Southern Wild”

“Django Unchained”

“Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap”

“Sparkle”

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Gabrielle Douglas

Brittany Griner

Candace Parker

Serna Williams

Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

LeBron James

Ray Lewis

Kevin Durant

Victor Cruz

Robert Griffin III

Centric Award

Tamar Braxton “Love and War

Fantasia “Win to Lose”

Miguel “Adorn”

Nas “Daughters”

Charlie Wilson “My Love is All I Have”

Best International Act:  Africa

Ice Prince

2Face Idibia

Toya Delazy

Donald

R2bees

Radio and Weasel

Best International Act: UK

Emeli Sande

Marsha Ambrosius

Estelle

Labrinth

Rita Ora

Wiley