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CHECK OUT DJ PREMIER & PAPOOSE’S “HOLD IT DOWN” IN THE NBA 2K15 PRO AM TRAILER

A new gameplay trailer for NBA 2K16 has been released and features the DJ Premier and Papoose joint “Hold It Down.”

#2KPROAM has arrived for NBA 2K16. Grab your friends, design your own logos, jerseys and arenas for full branding of your team. After your identity has been stamped, rise up the leaderboards with your team to compete against the best in the world.

September 29th is the date!

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PAPOOSE BREAKS DOWN VERSES FROM YOU CAN’T STOP DESTINY

In a recent interview with WatchLOUD, Papoose broke down verses from his album You Can’t Stop Destiny. Pap gave insight on the “Mobbin,” “Michael Jackson,” “Revenge” and more. Here’s an excerpt below.

You Ain’t Built Like That

Tired of hearing about niggas doing it big
But they ain’t big enough to take care of they kids
He be Internet, shooting a vid
Couldn’t even help his baby moms move in the crib

It’s a lot of grown man out who are only concerned with themselves. They make sure they have the new this or that, but then you see their kids. They’re not taking care of their kids. They’re not being fathers. They’re not being real men. That line is basically about that. Step up and be a father to your child and take care of your kids. There are a lot of deadbeat dads out there. A lot of these dudes say they’re flossing and they’re ballers or gangsters, but that don’t make you a gangster if you’re not taking care of your family. So it’s just a line telling these dudes to get their priorities straight. Stop trying to floss on the internet making yourself seem like you’re more than what you are.

Tell you hurry up when it’s time for thugging in the streets
But take they time when they got a plug for you to eat

That line was aimed at individuals who might have an influence over some dudes who are real street niggas, or may be going down the wrong path, and instead of guiding them in the right direction, they’ll call them up for something negative and have them put in some work and then maybe put themselves in bad situation and these dudes won’t put up no lawyer money or bail money. That line goes out to all the real niggas out there, man. Don’t let nobody have you putting in work if they’re not going to support you when shit gets real.

Check out the rest over at WatchLoud.

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PAPOOSE TROLLS ASPIRING RAPPERS WITH HILARIOUS STUDIO PRANK

Never have the words “Good luck with your career” come off so hilariously disingenuous until Papoose pranked a group of aspiring emcees. The good folks at Complex put the concept together that some young rappers would get a surprise studio session with Papoose but would be shocked by what happens when Pap touches the mic. The results are infinitely hilarious.

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PAPOOSE TALKS ALBUM TITLE, STATE OF NY HIP HOP, WHY HE’S THE MOST FEARED EMCEE & MORE

NahRight hung out with Papoose for a day prior to the release of his You Can’t Stop Destiny album and talked about a plethora of topics ranging from his writing process and the state of New York hip hop to picking the right beat and his influences.

Here’s a little sample…

On Why He’s the Most Feared MC By His Competitors

“The conversation we was having about just the craft, the art form and the potency of the music and commercialism. How can I explain it? If you really take a deep look under the magnifying glass, it’s a small portion of MCs who really have the talent. It’s a very small portion of rappers who can actually rap. All of the other guys who are not that great, they fear for those guys to be in a position of power because they won’t have jobs ‘cause these guys are pretending to be who we really are as true artists. Who really can do this? But the commercialism allows hip-hop to be oversaturated with rappers who can’t rap. They actually horrible and they cracking the bank. So, just to summarize it to you, that’s why they afraid of me because they know my capabilities, they know my talent. We just live in a world a society where, you know, sometimes the best guy might not be on top.”

“I’m just the most feared MC because they know they can’t fuck with me. There’s certain obstacles that are thrown my way in a sneaky way cause they know who to play with and who not to play with. It’s done in a sneaky way. That’s just that. That’s why I’m the most feared MC because they know deep down inside they all watch my moves. They listen to my shit. They copy. They steal. I got a list of lines they stole from me. And the fans hit me with it. ‘Yo, you see this? This is straight-up theft.’ I’m not tooting my own horn, but facts is facts.”

Check out the rest over at NahRight

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PAPOOSE – YOU CAN’T STOP DESTINY (ALBUM STREAM)

Papoose returns for his first full length project since 2013’s The Nacirema Dream with You Can’t Stop Destiny. Featuring the likes of DJ Premier, Remy Ma, Ty Dolla $ign, Ron Browz, Havoc, Showbiz, Maino and more, Pap is here to remind everyone why he’s worthy of the buzz he garnered back in 2005 with “Alphabet Slaughter.”