Saturday, March 19, 2005




For Immediate Release
March 17, 2005

On the strength of breakthrough momentum resulting from a well
received, wildly popular video (a Top Ten Countdown entry on BET’s 106th &
, FULL rotation on MTV2, HEAVY rotation on BET’s Rap City, active play
on MTV, etc.) and enthusiastic radio spins (on everything from Urban
Mainstream and Top 40 Mainstream, to R&B Mainstream stations across the
country), steadily rising BME Recordings/Warner Bros. act TRILLVILLE
have snagged a multi-chart breakthrough with their latest smash hit, “Some
” (featuring Cutty). TRILLVILLE – comprised of rappers Don P.,
Dirty Mouth and Lil L.A. – enjoys radio success with “Some Cut” as the
single has sprinted up The R&R Urban Mainstream Chart (#2), Hot R&B/Hip-Hop
Billboard Airplay Monitor
chart (#2) and Rap Billboard Airplay Monitor
(#4 with a bullet).

Easily delivering on the promise of their debut hit, “Neva Eva” (culled
from their gold-certified The King Of Crunk & BME Recordings Present
Trillville & Lil Scrappy
, the popular trio continue to make significant
career inroads – all while holding down a promotional tour schedule
that has included everything from interviews/performances on popular music
shows like MTV’s Direct Effect and BET’s Rap City, and culminating in
high-profile upcoming appearances on Soul Train, MTV’s Spring Break ’05
and BET’s Spring Break specials. “Some Cut” even resulted in a #3
slot on the Moviso MasterTone chart (compiled from the sales of
MasterTones on AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile, Ringster Plus, Samsung FunClub and
Virgin Mobile

Steadily snowballing into an outright rap phenomenon, TRILLVILLE’s
career has certainly come quite a way from the three Atlanta-reared grade
school friends with music career ambitions and the ambitious trio who
convinced Lil Jon to attend one of their sold-out local gigs, to their
current status as the “Gods of Crunk.” Not only does the apparent
widespread chart/radio success of “Some Cut” justify such a title, but it
paves the way and heightens the anticipation surrounding the spring
release of their new, full-length CD, Trillville: Reloaded. In the
meantime, it’ll be nearly impossible to avoid TRILLVILLE – not that any
crunk-lovin’ music fan would want to.

For more information, press kits and interviews, please contact:
Tremedia, Tresa Sanders at 845-623-2325 or via email at; or Warner Brothers Records, Luke Burland at
615-214-1490 or via email at
845-623-2325 - -

Canhead Inbox:John Legend on Oxygen-Vote Now!

John Legend Custom Concert on Oxygen!

John will be performing on Oxygen's Custom Concert Series! That means
YOU can chose his set list for the show. From now until Monday, March
21 @ midnight, you can go to here to vote on John Legend's set list- choose a duet song for him to sing with India.Arie, submit an outrageous question for John to answer during the show, and vote for the "T-Mobile Tune of the Night."

The concert will be filmed in New York City on Tuesday, March 22 and will air exclusively on Oxygen on Sunday, March 27 at 7pm/6C. It's the first concert series you can truly call your own!

Canhead Inbox: "The New Guy"

This email is a few days old, but I wanted to post it. More on this later.

Kevin Martin named new FCC chief
Free Press challenges new chairman to defend the public interest better than his predecessor

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Kevin Martin will be named this week as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, replacing Michael Powell. Robert W. McChesney, founder and president of the nonpartisan media reform group Free Press, made the following statement:

"Kevin Martin has not distinguished himself as a defender of the public interest during his tenure at the FCC. Too often, he has done the bidding of industry lobbyists and made decisions behind closed doors without public input. His new position presents a great opportunity to change course and instead listen to average citizens about the crucial policy decisions that will shape the future of the media and the Internet.

"While Martin won't face further Senate scrutiny in a confirmation hearing, much has changed since he was first appointed to the FCC in 2001. The FCC's infamous June 2003 ruling on media ownership - when Martin voted in favor of further concentration - awakened the public to the disastrous decisions being made in their name but without their consent. They will be watching the new chairman very closely.

"In the coming months and years, the FCC will not only revisit the ownership rules, but will make major decisions affecting broadband Internet access, community radio, and allocation of the public airwaves after the digital television transition. Martin faces a choice of whether to continue business as usual or follow the lead of FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, who have convened numerous hearings nationwide to learn what Americans want out of their media system. If Martin and the majority at the FCC choose again to ignore the public, they will face an enormous backlash that will make 2003 look like a tiny ripple."


Robert McChesney is the founder and president of Free Press, ( a national, non-partisan organization that seeks to increase informed public participation in media policy and to promote a more competitive, public interest-oriented media system.

Contact: Ben Scott
Craig Aaron

Additional links on the story

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Lil Kim convicted of perjury

Rap diva Lil' Kim was convicted Thursday of lying to a federal grand jury to protect friends involved in a shootout outside a radio station.

Lil' Kim and her assistant were both convicted of perjury and conspiracy but acquitted of obstruction of justice. They each face up to 20 years in prison; sentencing was set for June 24.

The 29-year-old former sidekick and mistress of the late Notorious B.I.G., known for her revealing outfits and raunchy raps, testified that she did not notice two close friends at the scene of the 2001 shootout — her manager, Damion Butler, and Suif "Gutta" Jackson. Both men have since pleaded guilty to gun charges.

The jury saw radio station security photos showing Butler opening a door for Lil' Kim. And witnesses Antoine "Banger" Spain and James "Lil' Cease" Lloyd, who once teamed with Lil' Kim in the group Junior M.A.F.I.A, testified that Butler and Jackson were at the station with her.

Both defendants shook their heads as the verdicts were delivered. Lil' Kim's supporters broke out in sobs. After the verdict, when asked whether she had any comment, Lil' Kim shook her head.

The shootout occurred outside WQHT, a.k.a. Hot 97, when Lil' Kim's entourage crossed paths with a rival rap group, Capone-N-Noreaga. One man was injured as more than two dozen rounds were fired on the sidewalk.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cathy Seibel told jurors that the 4-foot-11 rapper, referred to throughout the trial by her real name, Kimberly Jones, had repeatedly lied to them, just as she did to the grand jury.

"The testimony was preposterous. It was insulting. It was insulting to your intelligence. It was insulting to the judicial process," Seibel told jurors.

Seibel belittled the defense that the sunglasses-wearing Lil' Kim didn't notice two people she knew at the scene of the shootout.

"You would have to believe they were magic sunglasses that only block out your friends who were shooting people," Seibel said.

Defense lawyer Mel Sachs argued that Lil' Kim had no reason to protect Butler and Jackson because she had already eliminated them from her life.

Lil' Kim testified that after the shooting she had a falling out with Butler, Banger and Cease because they were freeloading at her New Jersey town house. She said she decided to cut off Butler completely after he caused a ruckus outside a video shoot with Phil Collins (news).

"I was just fed up," she said. "They were taking advantage of me."

The rapper also testified at length about her modest background and mercurial career, which began with an impromptu audition for B.I.G. on the street in their Brooklyn neighborhood.

Lil' Kim won a Grammy Award for her part in the hit remake of "Lady Marmalade" in 2001.

The shooting took place outside the same station where the posses of 50 Cent and The Game traded bullets last week. No arrests have been made in that shooting, which left one of Game's henchmen wounded in the leg

Associated Press Writer

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

A Little Help From My Friends

I don't mention my new friends enough. If you haven't checked out yet, you're missing out. Blogcritics is a "sinister cabal of superior bloggers on music, books, film, popular culture, and technology - updated continuously."
UPDATE: BlogCritics button has been added!

Hashim at Hip put me up on it, and ever since I hooked up with them, my blogging life has been nothing short of incredible! BlogCritics is the gas that keeps the Canhead engine running, giving me content for days, and at the same time, helping me promote my site and writing to levels I never imagined. It's a good place folks, check them out. (ps I would have BlogCritics banners all over this blog, but Blogger is funny about stuff like that...Hosting change is scheduled, stay tuned!)

Voted 2nd place in Forbes Media Blog watch list

G4's Sarah Lane list BlogCritics as one of her favorites (funny, she's one of our favorite Screen Savers too!)

Lady Saw is at Sneaky Pete's this Friday

Long Live PE and Ban Guns And Roses


It's all good tho'. Spring is around the corner and its another mp3 day at Canhead, how ya luv that? Not much on tap for today tho, folks. A few beats and what not, but I am working on some upcoming storylines, cybermixes, and other surprises. Stay up! (inside joke..get it...roof's on fire ..)..anyway on with the show~
Happy birthday Flav!

Yo Drew, I told you to stay out of my dressing room!
Gimme back my chain!

"Cold Lampin With Flava" (RapidShare MP3)

"Air Hoodlum"-One of the best Flav hooks.

"Raise The Roof" (personal mp3 pick of the day!)

"Too Much Posse"-An early track showing Flav had a ill style and could deliver solid solo cuts.
Method Man-"Judgement Day"
(dedicated to Scott Peterson)

~Q Got Jokes ~

50 Cent gives Snoop a handmade sweat suit. What does Snoop say to 50?
G-U Knit?
(I stole that joke from The Redneck Silent One in Ravena!)

Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties.

The first man had married a woman from Tennessee and bragged that he had told his wife she was going to do all the dishesand house cleaning.
He said it took a couple days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and the dishes were done.

The second man had married a woman from Florida.

He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she was to doall the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. On that the firstday he didn't see any results, but the next day it wasbetter. By the third day, his house was clean, the disheswere done and he had a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from New Jersey.

He told herthat her dutieswere to keep the house clean, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal.

He said the first day he didn't see anything,
the second day he didn't see anything
but by the third day most of theswelling had gone down
and he could see a little out of his left eye;
enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher and telephone a landscaper.

Gotta love those Jersey girls.

I'm out!

Monday, March 14, 2005

Keep Rising To The Top

This is a late one, but still good news for The King OF The South. Taken from Atlantic press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ------------------------------------MARCH 9, 2005


"URBAN LEGEND," the chart-topping album from Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I., has been certified platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales in excess of one million units. T.I.'s second label release, "URBAN LEGEND" made an explosive debut upon its release last November premiering in the #1 spot on Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hip Albums" chart and in the #7 spot on the Billboard 200. Now in its fourth month on the national charts, "URBAN LEGEND" remains in the top five this week on the R&B/Hip-Hop list.

"URBAN LEGEND" has thus far spawned a pair of smash singles. The first, "Bring Em Out," hit the top five at Urban radio and the top ten at CHR/Rhythmic outlets. The single is now making major inroads at CHR/Pop radio, ranking as the #1 "New & Active" track on this week's R&R chart.

Meanwhile, the album's second single, "U Don't Know Me," has already bulleted into the top ten at Urban and into the top 15 at CHR/Rhythmic. The companion video is in Heavy rotation at BET, where it is the #1 most-played video of the week. T.I. is being featured in a string of BET programs, including "106 & Park" (where he performed live on March 2nd), "Access Granted," "Rap City," "BET Style," and "Rip The Runway." The "U Don't Know Me" video is also in Big Ten rotation on MTV, and is enjoying major play on MTV2, MTV Jams - where it is in "Blazin'" rotation, and Fuse - where it is "Oven Fresh."

Coinciding with the success of "URBAN LEGEND," T.I. is getting ready to hit the road with Nelly. The two-month itinerary, which will play major venues from coast to coast, is set to get underway on March 18th and wrap up on May 21st. Also on the bill will be T.I.'s Atlantic labelmate Fat Joe.

In the online world, T.I. has performed for Sessions@AOL, the exclusive program of AOL-produced in-studio performances and interviews. His live performance has been among the Top 10 most played on AOL Music. T.I. has also performed for Rolling Stone Originals, where the audio is available for download and streaming via REAL and Rhapsody. On the wireless front, T.I. continues to have top-selling ringtones across a number of Atlantic's wireless partners.

"URBAN LEGEND" has been winning press raves and major media coverage since its release. Most recently, T.I. garnered the spring cover of Trace magazine and will be featured on the May cover of XXL.

"URBAN LEGEND" finds the Atlanta-based rap sensation joined by a crew of special guests, including Pharrell, Nelly, Lil' Kim, Trick Daddy,Lil Jon, Lil Wayne, Jazze Pha, and others. The album is the follow-up to T.I.'s breakthrough 2003 Grand Hustle/Atlantic premiere, "TRAP MUZIK," which included the hits "24's," "Rubber Band Man," and "Let's Get Away." In addition to the original "URBAN LEGEND," an entirely remixed version of the album - "URBAN LEGEND: CHOPPED AND SCREWED BY PAUL WALL" -was released last month. For this special release, the set was completely retooled by acclaimed underground mixmaster Paul Wall, incorporating the psychedelic sound of "screw" to create an all-new musical experience.
Also, according to Billboard, 2Pac, Loyal to the Game is in the platinum selling club as of Feb 15th.

Pac and Heather Hunter(?) during happier times.
According to Jada, 50 Cent did 1.1 million in a short week with The Massacre . I don't have any info to back that up, but I'll take homies word.

You gonna back that thing up or should I push up on it?

John Legend and X to the the Zibit are both at gold as of Feb. 15th for Get Lifted and Weapons of Mass Destruction(I need to get new numbers without paying Billboard a grip..any suggestions?)

Wait..theres a recoup clause for the "Ordinary" video?
Somebody call my manager!

Oh yeah, my girlfriend just cleared 10 Million with Feels Like Home . Love you baby!

UGHH! This mic stinks..was Biz Markie doing the beatbox with my mic again!

Web Slingin'

It's been a while since I did one of these post and my favorites folder is overflooding.


Dina LaPolt and Afeni Shakur Keep Tupac Shakur's Indelible Legacy Alive!

~Drop It Like A FOB video

Hot Blogs

I read tons of blogs and list many of them on my blog list ------------>>>>
But here are some that I have come across that are worth checking out.

~Here's a blog all about record label resources, called Label Resources.

~Jihad Watch

Kid Rock's blog.

Jeff "The Dude" Bridges' blog!

~Political Thoughts

~That Good Good

~Cuban Links has a nice BIG tribute.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

"D.O.D. is in the building!"

It has been a long week for your boy Q. Without going into too much detail, let’s just say that it’s on right now. Wednseday was off the hook and will be discussed later. For now lets rewind to<<
Thursday 10th :<< Miami is around the corner and I’m still not sure what I’m doing, I have yet another big interview lined-up for next week, a DVD review that sitting on my desk waiting to get destroyed (It is not going to be pretty…you’ll see), and on top that, Do or Die are supposed to call me any minute now to do an interview. As I am trying to hook up the usb microphone to record my speaker phone, it rang. On the other line was my new Cornerstone Promotions hook up, Dani Lovett, with the Chi-Town heavyweights.

Mind you, I am a rookie to this freelance journalism thing, so of course I was a bit nervous in speaking to Belo, AK, and N.A.R.D. I wanted to record the interview and post an mp3 online for you all to hear. The speaker phone idea was a bad look. Soon as I switched over and hit record, the computer froze. I’m still not sure what that was about, but now not only couldn’t I record, my question were on a Word document, on the now frozen computer. So I had to ditch it, and pick up the handset and freestyle it. With that small hurdle out of the way, I kicked it a minute with one of the game’s finest groups. I may be new to blogging and journalism, but I am an old school head in this rap game. For those of you who are unaware of the importance of these brothers, let me break it down for you real quick.

D.O.D. has sold more than 3 million albums during their career. With their hip-hop classic “Po Pimp” they helped establish themselves and Chicago in hip-hop’s landscape. They would go on to record 5 more albums and with their distinctive style they brought a smoothed out feel to “gangsta” rap. They also spit game so fast you might not catch what they are saying. It’s no wonder, as they along with Chi-Town legend Twista, pioneered the rapid fire flow Midwest style that has been imitated and duplicated by many. Listening to emcees from east and west coast alike and you will hear many use the rapid flow, from Jay-Z’s Big Pimpin, Busta Rhymes, and Mystikal are just a few who have ripped it. But D.O.D. got it locked down. They prove in on their new album.

The new album has some major heat, starting with the already classic “Higher” with Kanye. There are many strong radio cuts on here. “Magic Chick” is already doing it thing on BET and radio. They told me about their “Magic Chick” nationwide contest where some lucky lady will win $5,000, a upcoming Magic Chick calendar, DVD, and upcoming tour. That alone would keep The Legion’s promotional team busy for a while, but the album has much more heat to promote.

Kanye delivers another radio ready hit with the bouncy “Paid The Price”, “If You Only Knew” with Twista and Syleena Johnson is another one that will fit real nice in the mid day radio lineup. “Be Alright” with Ric Jilla and Johnny P. sounds like it should be the theme song of a Sunday morning good news PBS show, with its uplifting Phyllis Hyman styled pianos and backup vocals, AK, N.A.R.D. and Belo gives hip-hop another feel good classic. As if that wasn’t enough, D.O.D. linked up with your boy DJ Quik for “Church”. The CD also includes Remy Ma, Johnny P, Malik Yusef, Grind Traxster Trump, and DTP’s Shawwnna on the “Higher” remix. Oh yeah, OG Max Juilen aka “Goldy” drops in for a few interludes just to even it out. This album has some heat.

Back to the phone conversation. D.O.D. also said to look out for their upcoming DVDs, and clothing company “Po Pleasure” coming late summer. They have big things planned for the upcoming year, and I wanted to go in depth on them all, but knew I wasn’t recording any of it, as my computer was still frozen. So I thanked them for their time and did like Dave said, wrapped it up B! Then Dani mentioned a party Friday night at Babaloos. She said she’d put me on the list plus one and I could swing through and holla at everyone. I said peace and that was that.

So Friday night I pull up to Babalos(remember, I live in Albany) hit the door, tell the girl at the door that I’m on the list and she says “oh no your not! Jigga what list? Jigga Q who? What’s a Canhead?” 15 minutes and $40 dollars later, I was at the bar getting a drink. It was alright tho’ I expected as much, club courtesy isn’t what it used to be in NYC.

The place had a nice crowd, Washington Height Promotions (or something like that(?) did their thing, and everyone was just coolin’. D.O.D. hit the stage late in the night, had to be like 2 am. They started with “Po Pimp” and for me it was the first time I heard that joint in a club since like 1990 something. Those 808s sound good as ever.

They also rocked “Higher , “Magic Chick” and some other joint that was tight as hell but I didn’t know. D.O.D. did their thing rocking the small crowd that braved the snow and the girl at the door. (I’m saying ma…… SHE works for Cornerstone, not me…….I’m here for the D.O.D. party….not P.O.D,…D.O.D……I’m a writer….no…..a WRITER…..fuck it, I’ll pay) You can tell that their style might be a bit to fast for some New York heads tho’, as some cats were feeling it, but just standing there. D.O.D. might have to do like E-40 says, slow it down so the squares can understand it or set it off in club that will get it crunk. (ps I know a spot up here in Albany that would be perfect)

About 30 minutes after the show, as I was standing right next to VIP wondering what Dani Lovett looks like, I realized N.A.R.D. was sitting right next to me. I said peace to him (I think it was him, it was him or AK) and told him I would holla when the story was done. I don’t think he actually heard me, it was loud in the spot and I got that Barry White voice thing going on. But it was a good night all in all.

To make a long story short, cop that new D.O.D. album, catch them on tour, check the links below, and tell them Q.Rock639 sent you. Much props to Dani and the Cornerstone crew for the hookup and Belo, AK, N.A.R.D for choppin it up with me!






“Higher” Video Streams
Windows Media




Po Pimp#1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles charts
1998’s gold-certified Headz or Tailz sold over 500,000 copies
"D.O.D." debuted at No. 40 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart


WEA press announcement

VH1 article