News Bits (The Knux, Blitz, Nature, Savage)
Pain Killer will feature appearances from Kool G Rap [click to read], Doo Wop [click to read], N.O.R.E. and Prodigy [click to read].
In other news, after releasing in late October, The Knux [click to read] have admittedly been off to a slow start with their debut Remind Me In 3 Days [click to read]. While the album did not chart in it's first week out despite Interscope Records-backing, the duo of Krispy Kream and Rah Amillo is hardly concerned about it affecting their significance in Hip Hop.
"[Interscope] want[s] to have an organic, slow build, like a Rock album. We got cross-marketing at Interscope because you have the Hip Hop and the Rock dudes working together. We have seven singles. So, youll hear probably like five more. When we finally get to the seventh single, the second album will be dropping," said Kream to Rhapsody.com [click to read]. Rah reminded, "The Fugees' The Score didnt take off until 'Killing Me Softly' came out. I loved that album; it was one of the best hip-hop albums ever. I say in my top five because I feel like its one of the albums that really made our genre respected. A lot of musicians dont respect Hip Hop. When you put an album out like The Score, its like, 'Fuck yall. We can do this shit for real.'"
On November 19th, Blitz The Ambassador [click to read] will be performing at New York's historic Knitting Factory. The live band stage set will also include HipHopDX featured blogger Amanda Diva [click to read].
Lastly, New Zealand-born rapper Savage announced yesterday that he surpassed the million mark for combined digital and mobile sales. The Universal Republic achieved the feat, a first for his country in Hip Hop, with the force of "Swing," his cross-over single. Both Soulja Boy [click to read] and Pitbull [click to read] have appeared on remixes to the iTunes hit.
The Samoan rapper's Savage Island is slated to be released on December 23.