Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kid Tef Presents The Detr0!t Zuu : Bad Bitches & Comic Books Mixtape

The Debut Album from one of Detroit's hottest artist...cold mixtape maybe one of the best this year by far. Production from the Olympick's (Maybach Music Group) and I'm definitely feeling the cover by Tommey Walker ( see Big Sean's Finally Famous mixtape series)...enjoy


Maybach Music's Gunplay Gives G-Unit A Pass, "I Don't Like Tainting My Brand W/ Some Dead Carcasses"

Maybach Music Group's Gunplay has updated fans on where he stands with rap foes G-Unit after engaging in a hip-hop beef with the controversial crew in 2009.

Despite dropping past diss tracks toward the Unit, Gunplay said he is no longer consumed with the beef.
"Listen, let me tell you something dog," Gunplay told radio personality EI8HT. "I don't like tainting my brand with some dead carcasses. I don't even do that. You feel me? It's all about 'Rollin'.' It's all about the single with Waka Flocka [Flame] that's killing the streets right now. I ain't even gonna taint my brand talking about some stale breads. It's going down, [Rick Ross'] Self Made out today. Y'all go pick that up. Careers are still booming...All that couple years ago sh*t don't matter now. I'm living in the now." ("Street Disciplez Radio")
In March, Rick Ross explained why he entertained a rap battle with the Unit's 50 Cent.
"N*ggas gotta study history. The mob bosses always get whacked at the end. Sometimes by someone of lesser value, of lesser importance, you feel me? So, on that note, you gotta understand there's always n*ggas that's willing to make that sacrifice on some real sh*t. When you really step out there, and you want to get into some sh*t, you've got to be on your A-game. My goal is to deliver hit records. But don't get it mistaken, we are the muscle--we are the muscle." (RESPECT)
Last summer, Ross spoke on moving past his issues with 50.
"That's the beauty of art," Ross told us. "You can take it and channel it any way you want to. Of course, I realize I put a lot of pollution out there as well that I wouldn't this year. That was a part of me learning. I'll forever be attracted to some form orfashion of war. I feel it's competitive but at the same time, I'm focused on my numbers. I'm focused on my business. I'm focused on my brand. I wanna see other things blossom around me, versus back-and-forth with nothing. For the most part, I feel when you prioritize your business, that's the result -- that's the advice I've been given for so long. I'm trying it out." (MTV)
A month prior, 50 said he never reached out to form a truce with Ross.
"I never had a conversation with him. My focus shifted during that record. A lot of times, earlier in my career, I was competing with artists because that was what I loved about hip-hop: The idea that battling someone was necessary to defend your spot and you had to take on all challengers -- so I did that constantly. No one thinks that way now and everyone looks at me like I'm the Broad Street Bully. The younger kids coming up missed that time frame, and even the conscious rap is gone too. The stuff that Common Sense and Talib Kweli and Mos Def were rhyming about. What was socially conscious and responsible about the music has been replaced by hipster kids in skinny jeans and mohawks. Of course, that's always been around, but it was usually confined to the Village. Artists have always had the opportunity to influence the culture, but now it's the other way around: They're trying to look like their audience to attract their audience. Now you can't tell the difference between a Led Zeppelin fan and a hip-hop fan." (Los Angeles Times)

Lil Wayne Tried To Put A Ring On It, Says Lauren London

Actress Lauren London recently opened up about the status of her relationship with rap star Lil Wayne and revealed that their son was not the result of a whimsical fling.
Asked to name what misconception about her bugs her the most, London mentioned people's presumptions about the context for her and Wayne's close relationship.
"That my son is the result of some kind of one-night stand or groupie encounter with his father," London explained. "I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn't belong to anybody but me." (Skin Deep)
London also said she was briefly engaged to the rap star a few years ago.
"I met Dwayne when I was 15 years-old," London added referring to Wayne by his birth name. "I've known him a very long time, and we were in a relationship that didn't make it. We tried more than once to revive it, and we were engaged briefly years ago, but we eventually parted ways. People see the 'Lil Wayne' persona and think they know who he really is. My son's father is an intelligent, loving and lovable person who will always be a dear friend. That is all." (Skin Deep)
Last year, London discussed her experiences as a new mom after giving birth to Wayne's son in 2009.
"Motherhood has changed me alot," she revealed in an interview. "I've definitely calmed down. I had a temper in the past and I don't as much anymore. My son definitely puts stuff in perspective. The things I thought were really really important, aren't. I don't look at the surface as much anymore. A lot of things I was doing before were really selfish and now it's not about me. It's about him. I'm blessed that I am not parenting him alone. I have help and I get to do what I love. Wayne is a great dad. He's a great father. I have no complaints!" (Necole Bitchie)
Last year, Wayne's ex-wife, Antonia "Toya" Carter, spoke on keeping the rapper's last name.
"I'm glad you asked that because I get that a lot about my last name," she revealed in an interview. "To me what's the big deal with the last name? My daughter is a Carter, it's not because I'm all attached to Wayne, but we were married and that was my last name. Its bad enough a lot of other things shifted up like I don't see the last name being an issue." (All Hip Hop)

Sean Kingston "Throwing Up Blood Out Of His Mouth" After Jet Ski Wreck

More details have been released in relation to singer Sean Kingston's rescue following a major jet ski crash in Florida over the weekend including his condition upon being saved.
According to the Coast Guard's Jonathan Rivera, Kingston had blood coming out of his mouth after the Sunday (May 29) crash.
Jonathan Rivera, a member of the Coast Guard, says he was driving his boat around Star Island on his day off ... when he was called over to the accident scene by a man and a woman on a jet ski. Rivera says he noticed an empty jet ski, a woman in the water floating (she was wearing a vest and complaining her head hurt) and Kingston. Rivera says the two people on the jet ski were trying to hold Kingston up, but they were struggling to keep his head above water. Rivera says Kingston's size was a problem for them, as his life vest had come off. So Rivera says he jumped in the water and noticed Kingston was "puking up blood out of his mouth." (TMZ)
While currently in stable conditions, artists like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have voiced their support for Kingston.
"My love & prayers are with Sean Kingston & his family.," Minaj tweeted May 30th. (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em also sent his prayers to Kingston.
"praying for my brother @seankingston I hope he makes a full recovery... smh it's always something :(," he tweeted May 30th. (Soulja Boy Tell Em's Twitter)
Details of the crash landed online early Monday morning.
Rapper Sean Kingston is in a Miami area hospital Sunday night after crashing into a bridge while riding a watercraft, officials said. The crash happened around 6 p.m. EST when Kingston drove his jet ski into a bridge connecting Palm Island to the MacArthur Causeway. Kingston and a female passenger were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Reports say he may be in critical condition. (Chicago Tribune)

Busta Rhymes Flips Over Promoter Scam, "Don't Be Bamboozled By These B*tch N*ggas"

Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes appears to be the latest victim of a promoter scam involving himself and a Miami-based entertainment company.
Over the weekend, Young Money's Nicki Minaj also called out a fake promoter.
"I will NOT be in Florida tomorrow!!!! Tampa?!?! DON'T go Barbz! Dear Promoters, #stopLyin. :p," she tweeted May 28th. (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
After being falsely promoted to attend a New Jersey event last summer, Minaj stepped forward to clear the air.
"I didn't have anything to do with it," Nicki explained. "People are going around pretending that they are able to book me or they're able to sign paperwork to get me there... It's a lot of college clubs or college shows being promoted that I have no idea about." (Hot 97)
Last August, a $27,000 lawsuit was filed by rapper Drake's camp over a fake manager.
According to a complaint filed by Eagles Entertainment Inc. the defendant, Joey Turner Jr. impersonated Cortez Bryant to book the Canadian superstar rapper. Turner, who allegedly contacted Eagles Entertainment and misrepresented himself, claimed that he was Cortez Bryant in hopes to book the rapper for an upcoming show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He told Eagle Entertainment that Drake's asking fee was $90,000 and collected a $9,000 deposit, for a show that was supposed to take place September 1st. "In making his statements the defendant knew that the statements and misrepresentations of defendant were in fact false and intentionally fraudulent," the lawsuit reads. (Hip Hop Wired)

Swizz Beatz Preps For A "Haute" B-Day

Producer Swizz Beatz will make it a hot summer this year by dropping the new Haute Living solo album on his birthday come mid-September.
Along with announcing a release date, Swizzy hinted at what fans can expect from his LP.
"Monster Mondays was a warm-up for people to understand that I'm doing things different," Beatz said about releasing new music on a weekly basis. "So when we get into my album Haute Living, which I'm dropping on my [birthday] September 13th, people, when they hear the track with me, Bono and Kanye [West] they can be prepared for it. When they hear the track with me, Lenny Kravitz and Lil Wayne, they can be prepared for it." (BBC Radio)
A few weeks ago, confirmation of Swizz Beatz and pop singer M.I.A. linking up in the studio hit the Internet.
M.I.A. and Swizz Beatz have created magic with a range of talented artists, separately, which is why we were excited - and anxious - to hear that the two were collaborating. A rep from Swizz Beatz's camp has confirmed with Billboard's The Juice that Beatz and M.I.A. are recording music for each other's upcoming albums, M.I.A.'s yet to be titled album and Beatz's "Haute Living." (Billboard)
Prior to the confirmation, in-studio footage of Swizzy and M.I.A. also emerged online.
Swizz Beatz and M.I.A. posted a photo of themselves in the studio on 4/20, and now video taken at the same session has hit the 'Net. In the clip, a blond MIA asks Swizz, an avid art collector, about the Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring painting he has in his home. The 'Money in the Bank' rapper then showed off tattoos of both artists on his arm as well as of Shepard Fairey and Andy Warhol. (The Boom Box)
Last January, Swizzy discussed the content of his forthcoming LP.
"I think people are not gonna expect what they're gonna hear on my album," Swizz said in an interview. "I'm very hard on myself with the album because it's like putting on another hat and it's opening up the door for a lot of criticism...Doing this album I said, 'Look, I'm not trying to be the best rapper in the world, I'm not trying to do none of that. I'm just trying to have fun and treat it as [an] art project where I'm expressing myself.'" (MTV)

"I Went From Being Around Him In The Studio To Being Around Good Vibes, Grass & Everything"

Maybach Music Group's Wale recently reflected on his transition to Rick Ross' label and what different experiences he has encountered since moving from producer Mark Ronson's Allido Records.
While admitting he is still on good terms with Ronson, Wale detailed the positive results of being alongside his new boss and co-collaborator.
"I went from being around him in the studio to being around good vibes, good grass, good everything. The type of vibes that make me feel like block parties or just hanging with my friends...Not to say that Ronson ain't my friend...We're in conversation and we'll start rapping about what's going on around us. The last time I was in the studio with Mark, I had to take myself somewhere, because I wasn't there." (RapFix)
Last week, Wale opened up about his refreshened studio experience since linking with MMG.
"I never knew how to get lost in music. I never knew how to just wake up, smoke a J, and play music all day," Wale explained when asked what he has learned from Ross. "I do that now. When I recorded [my 2009 debut] Attention Deficit, I treated the studio like it was a 9-5. I walked in there with my briefcase--which was my book bag--with my music, some energy drinks, and some weed. I come in at 11 and I clocked out at five no matter what I got done. Now, there's times where I left the studio at nine in the morning after I went in at six the night before." (Complex)
In March, Ross likened Wale's creativity and emcee skills to Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West.
"After spending months of my summer working with Kanye, I learned and seen so many different visions and ideas come to light. I was there for 'Flashing Lights', when it was actually titled another title that me and Kanye went back and forth about. And when I think about Wale, I think about Kanye. And the kind of rhymes Wale has been laying down the last few months, since we been in the studio, I'm pretty sure there's gonna be a lot of similarities as far as the pictures that he paints," the Bawse continued. "Of course, Kanye is one of the greats of our time, but I see that same potential in Wale." (MTV)
Late last year, Ross also highlighted Wale's music hunger and grind.
"Wale is a hustler," Ross said in an interview. "I feel he's one record away from being the next n*gga. He's just a naturally fly n*gga. Slick talking n*gga. That's right up my alley. I just think that comradery, riding with Rozay, it'll mean that much more. I feel he's one record away. As well as Meek Millz." (The Source)

PBS Addresses "Tupac Shakur's Alive" News Report

PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) officials have come forward to address a published news report on their website claiming the late rapper Tupac Shakur is actually alive and well in New Zealand.
According to PBS, online hackers broke into its system and created a fabricated Pac story.
PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline" investigative news program on WikiLeaks. PBS confirmed early Monday morning on its official Twitter account that the website had been hacked. The phony story had been taken down as of Monday morning. It had been posted on the site of the "PBS NewsHour" program, which is produced by WETA-TV in Arlington, Va. (Times Union)
Additional reporting suggests the hacker was part of a much larger conspiracy.
Boing Boing reports that this sadly erroneous report was the work of the hacking group LulzSec. Members of this group reportedly aren't terribly happy about a PBS Frontline show called WikiSecrets, which tended not to show WikiLeaks in an entirely favorable light. LulzSec doesn't seem to have attacked Frontline's site, but thousands of PBS passwords have reportedly been published online. Moreover, Wired reports that LulzSec left something of an image-based calling card that read: "All your base are belong to Lulzsec." The page was reportedly titled: "FREE BRADLEY MANNING. F*** FRONTLINE!" (CNet News)
PBS' "Frontline" executive producer David Fanning shared his reaction to the unexpected hack.
"From our point of view, we just see it as a disappointing and irresponsible act, especially since we have been very open to publishing criticism of the film ... and the film included other points of view," Fanning said. "This kind of action is irresponsible and chilling." (Statement)
Last December, fake footage of rap mogul Suge Knight being arrested for the death of Pac emerged online.
While Twitter heated up with news of Suge Knight's arrest and his connection with the murder of Tupac, some started to break down the "news" video to discover that it was, in fact, a hoax. At first glance, the news footage showing Suge Knight arrested 2010 pointed to the fact that Suge Knight killed Tupac as the reason for his arrest. The fake video is actually spliced together news footage that makes it appear that Suge Knight was arrested for killing Tupac. (Babble News)

T.I. Holds Down The Block, "There Are A Lot Of Good Dudes In Here..."

Incarcerated rapper T.I. has released a statement from behind bars and revealed a move that sponsored over 40 family members to visit their loved ones currently locked up with him.
According to Tip, he paid for a sponsored bus trip to take 46 family members to his Arkansas jail facility.
"I've been blessed to receive tons and tons of mail from my fans, family and friends, as well as get visits on a regular basis. Unfortunately some guys aren't as fortunate," T.I. said in a statement obtained by MTV News. "There are a lot of good dudes in here that haven't been able to see there loved ones in years. Their families can't afford the trip so I wanted to help out." Family and friends who took part in the bus trip, dubbed "To See a Love One," boarded a chartered bus in Atlanta and Alabama on Saturday and visited the prison on Sunday and Monday (May 30). (MTV)
While sentenced to 11 months in jail for a probation violation last fall, Tip is currently slated to return home in September.
T.I. is coming home. The incarcerated rapper, born Clifford Harris, Jr., will be released from Arkansas' Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Low on September 29, 2011 after completing his 11-month sentence for violating his parole. (Hip Hop DX)
Last November, Grand Hustle's Young Dro spoke on T.I.'s time behind bars for probation violation.
"I talked to T.I. a few days before he went in. We were just riding around, kickin' it in the Maybach, just going over our plans for the future. But it wasn't on no sad shit. He's still in high spirits. " Dro tells VIBE. "We were talking over shrimp and oyster like bosses...I called him again the night before he went in to just reassure him and let him know I'm P$C for life. He knows I'm a winner, and I'm going to make sure everything is in order until he comes back home...T.I. is my homeboy for life. Everything I do is for Grand Hustle. He knows he made mistakes and he's manning up to all of it." (VIBE)
Earlier this year, Tip's wife Tiny discussed wanting to take her husband's charge.
"I feel like, if you don't know the details on it, you can't say I could take the fall," Tiny says, her sugary drawl laced with frustration. "If I could have, I would have said, 'Well, yeah, that's me.' But it wasn't able to be done. And for one, there were other people--other friends in the car--that could have taken the fall, but it couldn't happen." Tiny stresses that the couple have (finally!) learned their lesson. "It's time-out for any nonsense," she says flatly. "We know what to do now. Not that we didn't then--but things happen." Tiny stresses that the couple have (finally!) learned their lesson. "It's time-out for any nonsense," she says flatly. "We know what to do now. Not that we didn't then--but things happened, you know. Now it's for sure. He's never gonna go back to jail. We can't have that." (XXL Mag)

Sean Kingston Involved In Major Crash, Singer Hospitalized In Miami

R&B singer Sean Kingston has reportedly been hospitalized in Miami, Florida following a serious jet ski crash Sunday (May 29) evening.
Details of what went down landed online early Monday (May 30) morning.
Rapper Sean Kingston is in a Miami area hospital Sunday night after crashing into a bridge while riding a watercraft, officials said. The crash happened around 6 p.m. EST when Kingston drove his jet ski into a bridge connecting Palm Island to the MacArthur Causeway. Kingston and a female passenger were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Reports say he may be in critical condition. (Chicago Tribune)
Kingston's last Twitter comment confirmed he was in Miami.
"South beach... #nicee... bout to get fresh and cause that movie!!...," he tweeted Sunday. (Sean Kingston's Twitter)
An Epic Records representative also confirmed Kingston was involved in a major accident.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says Kingston and a female passenger were injured when the watercraft hit the Palm Island Bridge around 6 p.m. Sunday. A representative for his label Epic Records confirmed early Monday that Kingston was in a crash and "was now stabilized." No further information was provided. (Fox News)
Teenage pop star Justin Bieber has publicly shared his reaction to the accident.
"got my friend @seankingston in my prayers tonight. a true friend and big bro. please keep him in your prayers tonight as well.," he tweeted Monday. (Justin Bieber's Twitter)

Andre 3000 Makes A Royal Rap Return

OutKast's Andre 3000 continues to keep fans wondering when we can expect a full-length project from him but in the meantime, the ATLien is slated to appear on R&B singer Lloyd's King of Hearts solo album.
In addition to Andre, the soulful crooner has snagged Chris Brown and Lil Wayne for the LP.
Fellow heartthrob Chris Brown joins Young Goldie on "Love Me Girl," which also features Teyana Taylor. He reunites with his "You" collaborator Lil Wayne on "I Miss That," also boasting a coveted verse from OutKast's André 3000. If that wasn't enough, he makes the "World Cry" with Keri Hilson and R. Kelly, who also appeared on one of the remixes to his lead single "Lay It Down." (Rap-Up)
Last February, Lloyd hit up SOHH to discuss the delay behind his new LP.
"Well, the album will be released soon," Lloyd admitted to SOHH in February 2011. "Until we actually have a release date set in stone, I'll continue to release music to the fans and for the followers of SOHH. I just think that if anything, it allows me more time to release more music which is good for me because sometimes you have so many great songs that there's no way that they can all come out. So you want to just maximize the opportunity...it's a good thing." (SOHH)
Last year, Texas rapper Chamillionaire talked to SOHH about wanting Andre 3000 to make a strong comeback.
"One person I really think should come back man is Andre 3000," Cham told SOHH. "I don't know if he's going to but man, the game needs that dude man. For real. Musically, anything, features, I'd be happy with anything. He'll do one feature every ten years. [laughs] Like d*mn man, he came out with that 'Walk It Out' remix and that was ill, he ripped it. And that was it, he kinda fell back again. That's kinda what a lot of the OG's are doing, Eminem is the same way. I know what Eminem is capable of, I know he does a lot of that crazy stuff to get people out there, I had a conversation with him, actually, I don't want to repeat what was said but he said something that was so interesting to me. He made me think about every person in the industry that actually wants to be creative, it's always that little bit of hesitance. And they don't want to do it because they're worried about how people will take it and how it will sell." (SOHH)
Not only liked by Cham, last October, Young Money's Drake voiced his desire to create an original song alongside Andre.
"It was cool," he said of appearing on the "Deuces" remix with his idol. "I love the remix and stuff, but when I say I wanna work with him I really wanna pull him into my world or go into his world or do something where it's a song that I've created from the ground up, where he raps and, hopefully, I could sort of shape the direction of the song a bit more...For me, 'Deuces' was cool and all and obviously being on a song with him for the first time was amazing but it doesn't satisfy my urge to work with him. That's still very much alive and I really wanna work with him on something that's my own." (XXL Mag)

Amber Rose Rips VIBE, "Y'All Wrote A Bunch Of Negative Bullsh*t That I Never Said Or Did"

Video vixen Amber Rose has publicly called out VIBE magazine over her new feature and criticized the popular urban publication about the authenticity of what was published.
Resorting to Twitter, Rose said a portion of her interview was fabricated.
"Just read "my" interview in @VibeMagazine half of the story was untrue & ridiculous!," she wrote May 28th.
"F##K that Cover F##K @VibeMagazine yall wrote a bunch of negative bullshit that I never said or did."
"Yall don't give a fuck that I have a Mom & Family thats gonna read that fake ass shit I gave yall a truthful interview & Yall f##ked me."
"I'm so sick of keeping my mouth shut I didn't ask for this life it was handed to me I was nothing but nice to everyone I spoke to @ Vibe" (Amber Rose's Twitter)
Within the published feature, Rose addresses her non-interest in hooking back up with ex-boyfriend/rapper Kanye West.
"People think me and Kanye are enemies, and we are not enemies. He wants the best for me, still," she said in the magazine. "Let me say this: I still love Kanye. I will always love him as a person. I will always love him for what he's done for me. I still always have that soft spot in my heart for him. I am not in love with him. I do not look at him in a sexual way anymore. I'm in love with someone else. I still love him as a person and want him to find happiness like I did. Everyone deserves that." (VIBE)
She also reveals a temporary fling with NFL star Reggie Bush took place last year and growing up.
"Me and Reggie [Bush] dated very briefly after Kanye...We were both each other's rebound and we both knew that and were cool with that...I don't have rich parents and it's a struggle. I can't just call my dad and be like, 'Dad, my money is a little messed up. Can you buy me a car or a house? It's not like that for me. I feel like more people will relate to my story than the Kardashians or the Hiltons." (VIBE)
Last March, rapper Wiz Khalifa opened up about his relationship alongside Rose.
"It's pretty serious. I really, really dig her," Wiz told radio personality Angie Martinez Wednesday (March 30). "People think it's an image thing and that we're just doing it to be crazy, but like, for real, for real, it's just two great people meeting at a good time. We just like to crack jokes and stuff like that. She's very down to earth, she's very realistic, and that's the way that I am. Just seeing stuff for what it is and not being blinded by the lights...I'ma be with her. That's why we wanted to give it to the world. But it's realistic. It's nothing that we're just beefing up or just doing for anybody's eyes. It's real. She's a great girl. I really, really am into her...I'm the kind of guy who knows when I'm winning, no Charlie Sheen intended. When you won, you don't gotta keep trying to do stuff that's gonna mess it up." (Hot 97)

Nelly Comes Forward To Crunch Steroid Rumors

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has come forward to address a former associate calling him out on a number of accusations including his alleged usage of body enhancing supplements.
Writing on Twitter, Nelly struck back at rumors and cleared his name.
"1st if u Believe slim was my manager then this is pointless anyway!"I MADE SLIM"!but this is the thanx I get 4given some1 from crib a shot!," he tweeted May 28th.
"2nd don't nothing go in this body but fish,chicken,turkey,protein,ROZAY,ciroc remy and Budweiser!!and MIKEnIKES,LONDONandSONS!!"
"3rd Ino some hoping that 4closure statement is tru but I'm sorry"EPIC FAIL""!anytime any1 n STL wanna match deeds or pinkslips HOLLA!#FACTS" (Nelly's Twitter)
A few years ago, Nelly also denied speculation he was one of many celebrities on steroids.
In 2008 a high profile drug dealer gave cops a list of celebs who he claimed were using illegal body building drugs and Nelly was one of them. "The only people who say that is people who don't work out. Anyone who goes to the gym knows what Nelly is doing is nothing," Nelly said at the time. (RadarOnline)
Last fall, Nelly's 5.0 solo album landed on the sales chart its opening week.
Grammy-winning rapper Nelly's 5.0 also debuted on the chart this week landing at No. 10. With a week under his belt, Nelly's follow-up to 2008's Brass Knuckles has pushed out 63,600 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Following his opening-week sales, the rapper resorted to Twitter and aired out his frustrations.
"A record deal is a 50/50 partnership!As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they(record company)can sell! Thing about the partnership is that n the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50!the artist is always the 1who catches 90% of the blame." (Nelly's Twitter)

J. Cole's Kanye West Experiment Delays Roc Nation Single

Roc Nation's J. Cole has come forward to cool fans off who may be upset with him not living up to his word by delivering a new single last week.
According to Cole, the record samples Kanye West, which has caused a delay due to clearances.
"I sampled a Kanye West song, but the problem is, [there's] like five writers that he gave credit to," Cole said in a Ustream broadcast. "When you're clearing a sample, every writer has to be contacted. So you have to contact each and every one of them and get it cleared, so it's tougher than the average one. As soon as it clears, we're puttin' it out. It's perfect for the summer. It's beautiful -- I can't wait 'til y'all hear it and then hear the sample and the original and how I did it. I don't feel like nobody would've thought to flip it like that or even would've heard that part." (Ustream)
Last week, Cole promised to deliver his new record and move forward with the Roc Nation debut album promo.
"We finally married a single and we picked it, so that's next week. There's no more holdup," Cole explained. "As of next week, you'll see me on full-fledged promo mode." (Ms. Drama TV)
Last winter, Cole talked about having to deal with the LP's slow but steady progress.
"Man, I thought my album would've been out right around now. But one thing I've learned in this game is you never know anything. I remember when they gave me the release date of October 26. I was so hyped. But I soon knew that wasn't gonna happen. I haven't even had a consistent three weeks in the studio. I'm blessed enough to be able to go out on the road. I get a good week in the studio but then I'm off for a show. But I still managed to pull off what I think is an incredible album." (RESPECT)
Cole's Roc Nation debut was previously speculated to arrive in stores by the spring.
"The album could be done. If I needed to put it out next week, I would be able to," the Roc Nation rapper said in a November interview. "My expectations were already super high and I think the fans' were too, but now that the mixtape is out and the response is what it is, I kinda want to go back in and do a few more songsthat are that much better, just to boost the level of the album...I think we're looking at a March release date or something around there with the single coming in a couple weeks." (Rap-Up)

Cadillac Tah Calls Out Prodigy, "We Just Buggin' Off This Karrine Steffans Male A** N*gga"

Add another rapper upset by Prodigy's new My Infamous Life autobiography as former Murder Inc. artist Cadillac Tah has now come forward to bash P's published accusations.
Responding to a portion in the book suggesting he had Ja Rule and Irv Gotti set-up, Tah said Prodigy made up lies to help push copies off shelves.
"I haven't spoken to Gotti, he be doing his own thing," Tah said in an interview. "He probably ain't even paid no attention to that sh*t. But I spoke to Rule and sh*t, the n*gga Rule was laughing on the phone...We laughing at this clown a** n*gga. We just buggin out off this Karrine Steffans male a** n*gga. This n*gga's a male Superhead. But go head man, do what you gotta do to sell your book." (Forbez DVD)
P's book also ruffled the feathers of rap duo CNN's Capone by accusing him of testifying in a trial against Mobb Deep member Havoc's brother.
"I can't tell you why he did it, or why he said what he said afterwards, but all I can tell you is that really happened. I was thinking when I was writing it like, "Oh he's going to take some offense to this." But when I think about it, this is a story that really happened, so I'm not going to leave out something that's part of my life story, something of major significance that happened, just because he's going to be upset about it. Like, dude you should be upset about what you did, not that I'm telling my life story. [Laughs.] So that's why I put the shit in there, because it's just crazy that he did that. I didn't write it in my book trying to target him, or "I've got beef, f*ck him," or trying to ruin his career. It ain't nothing like that. If he feels some type of way about it, basically he needs to take that up with the man in the mirror." (Complex)
After Capone responded to P by labeling him a male Superhead telling lies, P came forward with his reaction.
"He's probably upset because the truth of the matter came out now as far as what happened with Havoc's brother and the whole case thing," P told radio host Funkmaster Flex referring to Capone. "It's sad it went down the way it went down. We didn't ask Capone to do that, we had nothing to do with his decision making. His decision making is based upon his decisions that's in his head. Really, he has to take that up with himself at the end of the day. And it's the same thing with him. In no way, shape or form was I trying to be disrespectful or to target him or to ruin somebody's career. That wasn't my intentions at all. My intentions was to tell the story as it went down and how it is...He was a friend of ours from the neighborhood, in Queensbridge, where that whole hood respected me and Capone was one of those people that showed me love when I came in so I had love for him." (Hot 97)
This was later followed by Capone saying there was some truth to the story, however, he lied to police officials.
"A n*gga got caught in a situation," Capone explained in a video. "For one, first and foremost, I do these streets. I do these streets all the way. I did my crimes, I did my times -- I got caught in a situation, I gave a false statement. I mean, you get caught in situations, you give false statements, act like you know about something and you lie. I lied. Come to find out, the motherf*cker statement came back, they tried to use mine as a witness. But I lied. I didn't know nothing about the crime. I wasn't [Havoc's brother] Killer [Black's] codefendant, I wasn't there when the crime happened, I ain't speak to him after. I ain't speak to nobody after. But, I gave a fake statement, hey it happens, but I didn't put anything in there to incriminate anybody. But at the end of the day, when it came time to go to trial, they tried to use that sh*t like I gave a statement but go ahead. It's a lie. I don't care because Prodigy said, 'Oh, he gotta take it up with himself.' Some funny sh*t. My man, I'mma G. I bust my gun to the fullest in the hood." (Forbez DVD)

Wale Can't Shake Racial Stereotypes, "We're N*ggas At The End Of The Day, No Matter Where We Go"

Maybach Music Group's Wale has shed light on his personal feelings toward how the black man is treated in America and why despite any amount of success made, a racial stereotype is always applied.
From Wale's perspective, success does not take away from harsh stereotypes.
"We're n*ggas at the end of the day. No matter where we go, no matter if the suit is expensive, that's how they're going to see you regardless. You're a n*gga that can rap. You're a n*gga that can play basketball. You're a n*gga that can patch up a scar. You're still a n*gga. You can be a doctor, but if a doctor got a sweat suit on and go to the ATM, you don't think the white lady in front of him isn't going to hold her purse tight? She doesn't know that what he got in his bank is five times what she got; he's still a n*gga. But that's a whole other conversation." (VIBE)
In 2009, rap mogul Jay-Z appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and shared his input on racism.
For the music, when you go to a club, there's no white or black club because the music brings everyone together," Hovi told Oprah Winfrey. They're enjoying the same type of music although we're not directly speaking to racism, the music itself is the driving force behind it...It's difficult to teach racism because racism is taught from the home. It's difficult to teach that when someone idolizes Jay-Z or Kanye West, it's difficult to say that person is less than you or different than you when you can relate to their music or their struggle or if you're a fan of their music." ("The Oprah Winfrey Show")
On the flip side, white rapper Yelawolf previously addressed being called out due to his race and profession.
"I still face it at every show, dog. There's always somebody. It never fails, never," Yela said in August 2010. "Until I'm selling out my own shows and I'm going to be demo-ing for somebody. And somebody is not going to like me because I'm a white boy on stage rapping and I look different. That's something I will experience until everybody that came through the door came to see just me. I'm used to it though, when you're traveling with groups, you just have to be prepared to deal with it. Do your best to snap and walk off the stage holding your nuts. Always! That's how you got to be. I grew up in Alabama so I've heard and seen it all. Knowing your talent is probably one of the keys to be successful." (VIBE)
Outside of racial talk, Wale recently credited rap star Rick Ross for inspiring his new studio grind.
"I never knew how to get lost in music. I never knew how to just wake up, smoke a J, and play music all day," Wale explained when asked what he has learned from Ross. "I do that now. When I recorded [my 2009 debut] Attention Deficit, I treated the studio like it was a 9-5. I walked in there with my briefcase--which was my book bag--with my music, some energy drinks, and some weed. I come in at 11 and I clocked out at five no matter what I got done. Now, there's times where I left the studio at nine in the morning after I went in at six the night before." (Complex)

Havoc Searches Deep Into Rap Newcomers, "Definitely Reaching Out [To] Your Wiz Khalifa, Odd Future"

Producer Havoc recently discussed the direction he plans to go with the upcoming Mobb Deep album and revealed an interest in securing some rap newcomers like Odd Future.
While Hav is looking for a refreshing new sound, he is also sticking to his roots with production from longtime friend/producer Alchemist.
"Of course, you're going to have Alchemist to do something on the album," Hav promised in an interview. "There's going to be a couple of features you wouldn't expect on the album. Definitely reaching out to the younger generation. Your Wiz Khalifas, Odd Future, things of that nature. Seriously. Not even just saying that, because those are the names now that have been in talks. I believe we're going to make that happen...We tried to get up with Rick Ross. I'm not going to say that's not going to happen, but we trying. We're trying to do a lot of things." (Hard Knock TV)
Earlier this month, Prodigy updated fans on Mobb Deep's work ethic and aim to put out a new LP.
"Yeah, we working. Me and Hav in the studio every day going hard," Prodigy explained in an interview with Gina Torres. "We're gonna make that crazy [music]. You know, we're not gonna put anything out there that's not crazy because right now it's not a game. We understand the importance of putting something out that's going to stand the test of time...Right now, the only real feature I can say is Nas. So other than that, we keeping it under the hat." (All Hip Hop)
A few weeks ago, Prodigy talked to SOHH about strengthening up his lyrics while serving time behind bars.
"While in jail, I wrote about 210 songs. It's about 20 albums worth of material. Most of them aren't even recorded yet. Since I've been home, [I've recorded] 65 to 70 songs. And then there's brand new stuff that I wrote and recorded after I came home...There was a time where I felt I was slipping a little bit with the lyrics. I started feeling myself a lot and then started getting real lazy. So when I got locked up, I was like, "You know what, I gotta fix this sh*t," because I was headed down the wrong road. And that's not the way I'm trying to go at all." (SOHH Guest Star)
In April, Havoc revealed plans to put out the new Mobb Deep record by late summer.
"I feel that we've been in the business long enough to totally know what to do," he said in an interview. "The whole thing right now is to really capitalize on our talent and what we do instead of having all these major labels take, take, take. We might as well reap the rewards of our success." Havoc said the eight- to 10-song EP, which the group plans to call Mobb Deep, will drop in August and will be the first Mobb Deep project released since Prodigy was released from prison in March. "Sometimes you have to man up and do you your own thing. We can do this. We've been in the game for years, so it's like, 'Let's do it. The time is now.'" (MTV)

Lil Wayne's Mystery Girlfriend Identified, "Dhea Is Of Italian Descent & From..."

With the buzz surrounding Lil Wayne's latest love interest continuing to grow, the identity behind his mystery girl has finally been revealed.
According to reports, Wayne's Miami Beach hottie is Italian and from Arizona.
It's cuffing season for Lil Wayne. The superstar rapper has been running around Miami with a new chick for the past week and we like to investigate around here, so a few us pulled up some facts about Weezy's mystery woman. Then Anthony found her Facebook. Dhea is of Italian descent and from Scottsdale, AZ. We don't know her last name. Although her profile lists it as Suede, as the tweet above mentions, that's just where she works--or, worked. We confirmed that and placed a location on Suede Restaurant & Lounge in her city Scottsdale. One of Dhea's pictures has her with a group of ladies in matching (work) uniforms. One of the girls tagged in the picture also lists her last name as Suede. (Complex)
Photos of Wayne and Dhea landed online earlier this week.
Lil Wayne soaked up the sun, jetting from Las Vegas to Miami for some R&R on Tuesday (May 24). A tatted Weezy held hands with a mystery woman as they strolled on the beach. Fans approached him for photos and he happily agreed, mugging shirtless for the cameras. His new chick was seen holding shots, but Wayne wasn't able to partake in the drinking games due to the terms of his probation. The "6 Foot 7 Foot" rapper is enjoying his down time before hitting the road on the second leg of the "I Am Still Music" tour on July 13. (Rap-Up)
In April, Wayne romance rumors hit the Internet after being spotted with an older woman.
Lil Wayne was photographed with his arm around a new, older woman at an after party for the I Am Music II Tour, which rolled in ATL this past weekend. According to Sandrarose.com, Wayne and the woman rarely left each other's side in the VIP area of Compound all night. Spies said that although the woman kept a close watch on Wayne all night, she didn't "blink an eye" when he showed love to his female fans. (Industry All Access)
However, he later came forward and cleared up the speculation.
"Everybody out there owe somebody a real big apology. This Marissa right here, this is my stylist," Wayne said in a video. "See, this is the reason I'm flyer than all you n*ggas, you understand? This is my stylist, she's been my stylist for years...There's a rumor out right now saying this is my girl 'cause I had my arm around her. My arm is around her right now, my arm is always around her, this is my dude. This is my homie right here. And all them little things you saying that [she's] a cougar and all that, we not with that over there." (Streets Talk)

B.G. Still Wants To Be A Hot Boy, "All Of Us Say 'We Ready'"

Former Cash Money Records artist B.G. recently spoke on the much anticipated Hot Boys reunion album and why he is still ready to come together with Lil Wayne, Baby, Juvenile and Turk to make it a reality.
Admitting the LP is still in production, Gizzle remained optimistic about what the future holds for a Hot Boys reunion.
"All of us say, 'We ready.' The whole world wants it, the whole world wants to see it. It's a business move. Me and Baby talk all the time. Me and Lil Weezy, that'll always be my little brother. Me and Juve, I don't know, we don't really talk like that." (Mikey T The Movie Star)
In February, Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince hinted at plans to release the project under his label.
"We don't have a title for [Juvenile's album] yet," Prince said in an interview. "He has a real exciting single that I'm real crazy about. If I have it my way, the whole Cash Money crew is gonna be on there. They were family in the beginning, and I look at it and view 'em as family now. And my relationship with Baby and Slim is superb. You know, we're all business men. So there's no reason we can't come together and make that happen." (The Source)
Last June, Juvenile said Lil Wayne's 2010 incarceration on a gun conviction delayed a Hot Boys reunion.
"I really want to do that," Juvie said about a reunion. "You know if it were left up to Juvie we would do it right now man, But you can't do no Hot Boyz songs without everyone present and that's the thing you got to have everyone present to make it work. I just need the information so I can write him. I've been need to get an address so I can write him." (All Hip Hop)
In October 2009, Juve spoke with SOHH about the delayed reunion.
"I like this question, I like this question," Juvie admitted. "I've been talking to Baby, man. I've talked to Baby, he's real behind doing the Hot Boys album thing. He done came at me three times but the whole thing was and I wanna be truthful to everybody, it was me and him talking. Me and Wayne was cool. Me and B.G.was cool, all of us was cool but I really had to talk to Baby. We had to put everything out on the table and settle our differences and that was something we'd never done. And I can honestly say it's been done now so y'all can definitely be looking forward to that album. It's coming. It's confirmed [laughs] I got a check already. I always say that when people ask like, 'Man, they already paid me on the Hot Boys album,' so you know, with me, I'm already in. It's just a matter of everybody else being in. I don't think it would be right if we left Mannie Fresh out. Don't you think? He was the producer, he did all the music for Hot Boys, so we gotta have him involved, if he don't do the whole album [then] he gotta do something on there." (SOHH)

Fabolous' Baby's Mama No Longer Goes Loso's Way, Packs Pounds After Break-Up

After struggling to maintain their relationship, Fabolous and his son's mother Emily B have officially called it quits resulting in the high profile fashion stylist gaining a few post break-up pounds.
Based on new photos, Emily B appears to have added a little bit of extra weight to her torso.
Emily still looks good at this size. But Mama . . . you're starting to get close to that BORDER LINE!!!! Must be that sympathy weight ... oh, and we hear NFLer Darelle Revis is no longer seeing her either ..." (Media Take Out)
Earlier this month, Emily announced her separation from the rap star.
After months and a season of speculation, rapper Fabolous and his girlfriend/baby momma, Emily B have officially called it quits. Emily B is a celebrity stylist and also starred on the first season of VH1's 'Love & Hip-Hop.' During the pre-recorded reunion show of Love & Hip-Hop, Emily confirmed that she and Fab were no longer in a relationship. During the reunion she shared with Angie Martinez, "I'm not going to continue to recognize someone who doesn't recognize me." (The Jasmine Brand)
A few weeks ago, Emily spoke on her difficulty accepting the rapper's public persona.
"My thing was, I been with Fab for so many years and from the beginning, before I had a child with him, I kinda played the background role. It was always, 'this is his career and this is his persona and this is his image'. I respected it because at the end of the day, that's his brand and his brand is Fabolous this rapper - with all the swag and the money and the bling and the women. That's his image, and it's kinda like, where does a family fit into that image, are you rapping about that? Where does that come in? So, I kinda just left it alone." (Bitchie Life)
Last year, Fab opened up about where his relationship with Emily stood.
"We're not married, we have a relationship and a continuous bond that we're gonna have through our son for the rest of his life," Fab explained in an interview. "We're not married. It's a situation where we try to provide the best life for our son. We have a good relationship between each other as far as understanding that." (All Hip Hop)

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kid Tef - Im cool off that Ft. Sam Hill & Detroit Don Cash

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09.yellow tape (feat. dolla boy) (prod by lex luger) [03:02]
10.what she like (feat. yo gotti and stuey rock) [04:09]
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11.drip remix (feat. lil wayne and yo gotti) (prod by juice) [03:48]
12.bounce back (feat. juicy j and project pat) [03:11]
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06.getting to it mandatory [02:30]
07.party till the morning (feat. ron browz) [02:27]
08.up in here [02:34]
09.the realist (feat. red cafe & fabolous) [03:16]
10.what chu talkin' bout [01:35]
11.fly like the wind (feat. jim jones) [04:03]
12.last trip to scotland (feat. raekwon) [02:31]
13.perfect match (feat. fabolous) [03:39]
14.flatline (feat. young chris) [03:09]
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16.stuntin' [03:03]
17.speakers on blast (feat. maino & skyzoo) [03:51]
18.large on the streets [03:19]
19.everything you got [03:50]
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