We’re back with another edition of Loose Links, here to connect you to some of the goings on of the culture and industry. This time we’ve got a list of the greatest Rap logos, an interview about upcoming projects with Kanye West, Fabolous and 50 Cent and a contest for all the beatsmiths out there.
“My logo is branded in your skin.”
Rap logos have always stood out from the Wu-Tang “W” sign to the Death Row electric chair. From the start, we’ve had recognizable logos from Run DMC’s logo, which has been sampled by various others to the Bad Boy baby sporting his hat to the side. Complex recently put together a list of “The 50 Greatest Rap Logos.” Chairman Mao put the list together and placed the Rawkus razor at the 50th spot while Public Enemy’s logo took the top spot.
“Y’all don’t really, y’all don’t really hear me though…”
New Jersey producer Cardiak has been enjoying success after producing for Lloyd Banks and Fabolous, including “Y’all Don’t Really Hear Me Tho” off Fab’s recent S.O.U.L. Tape. Now, Cardiak is working with several projects with many different artists. Recently, Cardiak spoke with iStandard about his upcoming projects.
“I’m working with Kanye [West], Swizz Beatz, 50 Cent,” he said. “I’m working with [Rick] Ross, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Red Cafe & Omarion.”
Cardiak also elaborated, saying he will be working on Loso’s Way 2 and that he still uses a lot of the same equipment he’s had for years.
“We’re the sculptors of destiny…”
Fans are being asked to remix “Destiny,” the Illmind produced single off of Moke & Tone’s Shot Heard Round the World album. The winners of the remix contest will be treated to free t-shirts from Classic Material NY, a company that specializes in throwback Hip Hop designs.