Killa Season is the fifth studio album by Harlem rapper Cam'ron. The album was released on May 2006, by Diplomat Records and Asylum Records. Cam'ron was the executive producer of the album; the album received positive reviews but critics found the production and content lesser compared to Purple Haze. Killa Season sold 114,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200. Killa Season garnered a positive reception but music critics were mixed toward Cam's choices in production and lyrical content compared to Purple Haze. Peter Relic of Rolling Stone found criticism in the album's production and soul samples and Cam's insults towards Jay-Z but still found it entertaining with its wordplay, saying that "Killa Season proves Cam'ron can still bring heady verbiage and heat, but it's doubtful Jay-Z is losing much sleep." While finding the production decent, Brian Sims of HipHopDX praised the album's skits and hooks and Cam's delivery for bringing light to creative imagery, saying that "As an industry veteran, Cam deserves a lot of credit for not using his album to address petty squabbles or provide some pseudo-intellectual autobiography."
AllMusic editor David Jeffries said that the album was in need of a rewrite on some tracks but still found it enjoyable with memorable hooks and for showing a vulnerable side in Cam, concluding that "Killa Season would have benefited from trimming and better planning, but those things are rare in the world of Dipset. Taking that into account, the album is exceptional and a good enough excuse for two more years of mouthing off and starting trouble."Steve'Flash' Juon of RapReviews praised the album for continuing Purple Haze's formula with tight wordplay and loose soul sample production, despite containing tracks that were Dipset holdovers, concluding that, "Nonetheless Cam fans should be happy with Killa Season, an album which continues his recent trend of solid solo CD's." Jayson Greene of Stylus Magazine found some of Cam's lyrics humorous at times, but found the production and guest artists lacking in variety in terms of go-to names, concluding with "Instead, Killa Season is a retreat, an album to satisfy the converted but one that will keep his mythical status confined to the 12-mile radius of his Manhattan home."
Pitchfork writer Ryan Dombal felt the album was a disappointment compared to Purple Haze, finding the production lacking in energy and in need of more humorous songs aggressive diss tracks. Dombal pointed out that the limited edition of the album contained a DVD that reveals Cam'ron's battle with Jay-Z was all for publicity, concluding that, "If this underwhelming offering is any indication, such blind self-reference has slowed down Cam'ron's once-unstoppable Dipset Movement." Credits for Killa Season adapted from AllMusic. List of Billboard number-one R&B albums of 2006 List of number-one rap albums of 2006
There It Go (The Whistle Song)
"There It Go" is the second single by American rapper Juelz Santana from his second studio album What the Game's Been Missing!. It is his highest-charting single to date, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, is the fourteenth-highest-charting single for a Dipset artist; the song was featured in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift but is not featured in the soundtrack. A recognizable aspect of the song is the whistling; the song doesn't have any melody, only the percussions. The song had a music video, in which Santana is about to attend a nightclub, when he gives a little boy, his nephew, Ja, a whistle; when asked on what it does, Santana suggests to "blow it and see what happens." Santana himself is oblivious to what the whistle does. Throughout the video clip, Santana is seen going to nightclubs and parties, hanging out with attractive women, when all of a sudden they mysteriously leave him and his friends after the sound of a whistle, only to discover that all the girls he was with ended up being around this nephew, from him blowing the whistle, Santana comes to the realization that the whistle he gave his nephew had the ability to attract any girl, within the radius of the sound.
Keyshia Cole makes a brief cameo during the beginning of the video. American singer Jonn Hart released a single called "Whistle" featuring Too Short in August 2018, which samples both The Whistle Song and Too Short's song, "Freaky Tales". A remix of the song featuring Santana was released in November 2018. "There It Go" music video on YouTube
Clockwork (Juelz Santana song)
"Clockwork" is the fourth single by American rapper Juelz Santana from his second studio album What the Game's Been Missing!. The music video for the song was directed by Dale "Rage" Resteghini
Diplomatic Immunity 2
Diplomatic Immunity 2 is a mixtape by American hip hop collective The Diplomats. The album was released on November 23, 2004 through Koch Records
What the Game's Been Missing!
What the Game's Been Missing! is the second studio album by American rapper Juelz Santana. The album was released on November 2005, on Diplomat Records and Def Jam Recordings; the album yielded the singles "Mic Check", "There It Go", "Make It Work For Ya and Clockwork". In an interview with Hip Hop Canada, Juelz Santana remarked that his approach to the making of What the Game's Been Missing was different from his other albums, noting the amount of effort and work he was able to contribute to it, saying: "I'm going to say that I like this album the best because I got to work on it and I got to grow with it. I took care of a lot of things on it and not to say that my other albums were not good, but I just got to put more work into the making of this one."Originally 160 songs were recorded for the album, taking over a year to make. He described the process as "learning how to ride a bike." Asserting to the fact that the basis of the album developed deeper into production. The album was influenced by the 1994 film Fresh, In the song "Lil' Boy Fresh" he loosely summarizes the story from beginning to end.
In the United States, What the Game's Been Missing! debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200, selling 141,000 copies in its first week. As of January 3, 2006, the album has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, for selling 500,000 copies; as of October 2015 the album has sold 1,250,000 copies and gained platinum stats
New York (state)
New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State; the state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area, nearly 40% lives on Long Island; the state and city were both named for the 17th century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.62 million in 2017, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. New York City is a global city, home to the United Nations Headquarters and has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city.
The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany. The 27th largest U. S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut and Vermont to the east; the state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley; the large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains in the Northeastern lobe of the state. Two major river valleys – the north-south Hudson River Valley and the east-west Mohawk River Valley – bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Niagara Falls.
The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination. New York had been inhabited by tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time the earliest Europeans came to New York. French colonists and Jesuit missionaries arrived southward from Montreal for trade and proselytizing. In 1609, the region was visited by Henry Hudson sailing for the Dutch East India Company; the Dutch built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany developed. The Dutch soon settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the multicultural colony of New Netherland, a center of trade and immigration. England seized the colony from the Dutch in 1664. During the American Revolutionary War, a group of colonists of the Province of New York attempted to take control of the British colony and succeeded in establishing independence. In the 19th century, New York's development of access to the interior beginning with the Erie Canal, gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the U.
S. built its political and cultural ascendancy. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including four of the world's ten most-visited tourist attractions in 2013: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal. New York is home to the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the United States and its ideals of freedom and opportunity. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability. New York's higher education network comprises 200 colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, the United States Military Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, University of Rochester, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top 40 in the nation and world; the tribes in what is now New York were predominantly Algonquian. Long Island was divided in half between the Wampanoag and Lenape; the Lenape controlled most of the region surrounding New York Harbor.
North of the Lenape was the Mohicans. Starting north of them, from east to west, were three Iroquoian nations: the Mohawk, the original Iroquois and the Petun. South of them, divided along Appalachia, were the Susquehannock and the Erie. Many of the Wampanoag and Mohican peoples were caught up in King Philip's War, a joint effort of many New England tribes to push Europeans off their land. After the death of their leader, Chief Philip Metacomet, most of those peoples fled inland, splitting into the Abenaki and the Schaghticoke. Many of the Mohicans remained in the region until the 1800s, however, a small group known as the Ouabano migrated southwest into West Virginia at an earlier time, they may have merged with the Shawnee. The Mohawk and Susquehannock were the most militaristic. Trying to corner trade with the Europeans, they targeted other tribes; the Mohawk were known for refusing white settlement on their land and banishing any of their people who converted to Christianity. They posed a major threat to the Abenaki and Mohicans, while the Susquehannock conquered the Lenape in the 1600s.
The most devastating event of the century, was the Beaver Wars. From 1640–1680, Iroquoian peoples waged campaigns which extended from modern-day Michigan to Virginia against Algonquian and Siouan tribes, as well as each other; the ai
Broken Safety is the debut album by American rapper 40 Cal. from Harlem, New York. It was released on August 8, 2006 via Cleopatra Records, features guest appearances from Akon, Freekey Zekey, J. R. Writer, A-Mafia, Young Ace, Rod Man and Su Da Boss. 40 Cal – Broken Safety at Discogs