It’s a party, it’s a par-tay! On Wednesday (September 14), “RapFix Live” celebrated its one-year anniversary in all-star fashion. Maino, Lloyd Banks, Diplomats capo Jim Jones, Consequence, the Outlawz and Reek Da Villian all made their way onto the “RFL” couch to toast to MTV News’ premier hip-hop show.
Reek set things off with a spirited “RapFix”-themed freestyle, making way for the show’s first guest, Maino, who chopped it up with Sway about his favorite show moments. The hard-nosed Brooklyn rapper recounted some of his more memorable ones, including Ja Rule appearing just before he turned himself in for his jail bid, and Nicki Minaj’s and Lil Kim’s separate appearances.
G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks came in to rep for Queens, New York, and clued Sway in on his upcoming mixtape Cold Corner 2. Banks also revealed that after dropping his H.F.M.2 (Hunger For More 2) last year, he has satisfied his contractual commitment to EMI, making him a G-Unit free agent once again.
When he first appeared on “RapFix Live” back in May, Consequence made headlines , going into detail about his falling-out with former friend Kanye West. This time, the Queens MC turned the tables and revealed that he has since spoken to ‘Ye and the feud is over. After a heated email exchange between the two, ‘Quence claimed that West eventually told the ex-G.O.O.D. Music artist that he “loves” him. That wasn’t all: Cons TV also brought his newborn son, Caiden, onto the set and introduced him to the viewing audience.
Although scheduled guests Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey missed their flight to New York City, Jim Jones represented for his Diplomats crew and talked about their reunion. He assured fans that the long-awaited Diplomatic Immunity 3 is coming, as is his Fly Boys collaboration album with Cam’ron.
The “RapFix Live” anniversary show also paid homage to the late Tupac Shakur . September 13, marked the 15-year anniversary of the death of the fiery rapper, and his protégés the Outlawz — E.D.I. Mean, Noble and Fatal — came through to honor the fallen hip-hop hero.
Together with Sway and ‘Pac devotee Jim Jones, the group watched some classic ‘Pac footage from the 1996 MTV VMAs and weighed in on his legacy. The group also humbled “RFL” host Sway when they told him of the love Shakur had for him.
For the grand finale, Sway brought out a few of the show’s Get in the Game alumni — Feev, Sean Rose, the Boy Illinois, Gerald Walker and the Incomparable Shakespeare — to spit in a freestyle cipher. Banks, Maino, Jim Jones and Consequence popped champagne and looked on as DJs Love Dinero and Superstar Jay spun the beats as the new generation of artists spit the rhymes. But before the curtain closed, it was Cons who took the show out, performing his latest single “Mr. RapFix.”
Bring on year two!
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