M.O.P. performed ‘Ante Up’ in Baltimore, Maryland recently, ahead of the hip hop duo’s upcoming album ‘Foundation’, in stores September 15th via E1 Records. Watch the live clip via YouTube below.
50 Cent tells XXL magazine the days of him financing his G-Unit crew are over. 50 explained, “Whether I got to give them $500,000 or $300,000 … Just ’cause they want $300,000 more to make what they [are] doing at the time comfortable. Like, ‘yo, I want to get this new place over here.'” The rapper said he recently called a meeting and told the artists at his label that the free ride was over. “Laze was there as representation of M.O.P., Havoc and Prodigy,” he explained. “Banks, Buck. Spider was on the phone. Olivia was there. Sha Money was there. I broke it down. I told them I wouldn’t be assisting them financially anymore. Pretty much I was telling them I wouldn’t be there. [In the past] they’d make a lot of money and spend a lot of money and have me there to fix it.” Read more.
M.O.P.’s way of life was formulated in Brownsville, a part of Brooklyn many may not have had a chance to visit, and probably wouldn’t want to. “Multiply the worst neighborhood in Toronto by 100 and you’ve got Brownsville,” CEO of First Family/Blaze Entertainment Laze E Laze tells Now Toronto. “Think about Iraq right now – 10-year-olds with M16s and Uzis and with no direction. What’s gonna come out of that is a ‘hard from birth’ mentality. They’re not looking hard for the camera. Most of the time we’re smiling and laughing, until some bullsh** happens. Then M.O.P. don’t play no fu**ing games.” Read more.
Cormega is out with the video to his new single ‘Let It Go’ featuring M.O.P., released on Legal Hustle Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Beginning later this May, M.O.P. will kick off their first major U.S. tour in 4 years titled the ‘Weapon’s Of Mic Destruction Tour’ along with Pharoahe Monch and Scratch, formerly of The Roots. “We want niggas to bang they fu**ing head,” Bill Danze states in a released statement. “Even motherfu**as that don’t like M.O.P. know what to expect from M.O.P. and we ain’t going to change that.” The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.
According to Ecko.com, though it’s been about five years since Pharoahe Monch released his critically acclaimed album ‘Internal Affairs’, there are talks about him going on tour with M.O.P. The Brooklyn duo of M.O.P hasn’t released an album in four years despite being signed to Roc-A-Fella Records since the folding of LOUD. However, Pharoahe Monch and M.O.P have managed to whet the appetites of fans by appearing on several soundtracks, mixtapes, and guest spots on other artists’ albums. There is no official word on when a tour of M.O.P and Pharoahe Monch is scheduled to begin.
M.O.P. performed at Joe’s Pub on Monday (March 8) in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.