Video: Ron Artest Promotes His New Mixtape

Ron Artest is ready to get things rollin’ with the Houston Rockets, and with his latest mixtape. Artest has hooked up with DJ Drama for his own edition of Drama’s popular Gangsta Grillz series. Ron-Ron talks about the free mixtape below.

In this interview Ron Artest covers several different topics and criticizes the state of Hip Hop.

Hip hop has been heavily watered down and knocked off course by the big money makers. There are many artists who are scared to make music for themselves and they cater to the boss with grey hair or light skin who never ever been caught in a cross fire, or been racially profiled, or cut in the face, or been face to face with multiple crack heads. The hip hop I’m accustomed to is Rakim. Rakim should be able to say what’s hip hop and what’s not. And give the other good music a different genre. Hip hop is also influenced by God, meaning artists like Run DMC and positive hip hop. I think gangster rap is a fake. I think it should be labeled pain music.

It is not hard to sell music. I think people who buy music are not stupid. When 50 put out “Curtis” he tried to fool people and his fans wanted that real 50. Same with Nas and “Nastradomus” and Jay with the “One” album he had that was unsuccessful. The A&R these days are not that good, with the exception of a few. People don’t want to hear lies, they want pure hearted music.

Ron makes some good points, and contradicts himself a little but that’s Ron. Enough of the talking, it’s time to hear what Artest is spittin’. You should also consider improving your health – visit

Ron Artest featuring Coldplay-Lost

Ron Artest, DJ Drama, Foul Monday and Ruc-It’s Too Easy

Well.. At least Ron will have no ring to go with no Grammy.

Here’s Ron Artest performing in Germany back in ‘06:

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