“It’s kinda like doing a Jackson 5 album with Boyz II Men. Two different eras, great artists, but Boyz II Men is not the Jackson 5. I don’t bash Cash Money, Birdman, or none of them. It’s really on, I’m just striving on just getting what I deserve, you know, what I put in. Honestly I think Drake is a great artist, I think Wayne is a great artist, but they not the Big Tymers.”
I’m too old to be making dis songs. I’m too wise to be making shots at anybody, but my thing is I’m a business man at the end of it. You can call it whatever you want to call it, but you can’t call it a Big Tymers album.”
Whatever you call the combination of promethazine and codeine laced prescription cough syrup–Lean, Drank, Purple Sprite–and a soft drink of choice, it’s use as a recreational drug has long been rampant. Whether you admit to it or not, it can be easily be abused. One rapper in particular who’s been boasting about his bad habit of sipping on that lean is Chief Keef. Lately, the Chicago rapper has been showing images of promethazine bottles and the ubiquitous styrofoam cups that drank users prefer on his Instagram. We got a feeling that Keef doesn’t have a particularly bad cough, though.
Although Lil Wayne contends that he suffers from epilepsy, many attribute his recent extended hospital stay to abuse of “Texas tea.” Soulja Boy, who makes a cameo on Sosa’s Instagram feed with a cup in hand, was recently spotted sharing many images of his heavy drank sipping as well. It looks like Keef went extra hood and occasionally sips it out of a baby bottle. Make sure your baby daughter KayKay who you’re shelling out that child support dough for stays away from those, buddy. No matter your stance on grown men doing what they want to do, Keef is just 17-years-old with a gang of fans and followers that live to mimic his every move. That can be a dangerous thing.
Lil Wayne‘s “apology” to the family of civil rights icon Emmett Till was NOT REALLY AN APOLOGY … in fact, it fell way short … a rep for the Till family tells TMZ.
Earlier today, Wayne fired off a letter to the Tills … to “acknowledge” the hurt he caused the family when he compared Emmett’s violent death with the violent way he has sex with women. Nowhere in the letter did Wayne say he was sorry for what he did. Now, Airickca Gordon-Taylor – Executive Director, Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation and Till Family Representative — tells TMZ the family does not view the letter as a formal apology. ”While it’s commendable that he has vowed to respect the legacy of Emmett Till and his memory to ‘not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in his music,’ this statement falls short of an apology, as none is mentioned.”
Nobody can question Kanye West‘s acumen as a producer. Yeezy has crafted smash hits for Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Freeway, Nas, Lil Wayne and G.O.O.D. Music signee John Legend. Speaking of Legend, the smooth R&B crooner stopped by Power 105‘s The Breakfast Club morning program and chatted up the crew about working with Sade and other news. The big bombshell he dropped, however, was revealing that Kanye West has stopped banging out the beats and instead enlists others to do his some of his heavy lifting. To be fair, Legend didn’t dump on Yeezy as if he’s not involved in the music making process. The singer clarified his statements; he was careful to mention that West is still very much a producer and stating they remain close creative collaborators.
“He doesn’t really make beats anymore,” shared Legend. “But he suggests beats to write to. He has all these young producers coming through and he just curates it and just helps put the album together. He helps write songs, he curates the beat selection, all that, song selection and helps with the videos.” Legend was clear in restating the West is still hands on, after a flabbergasted Charlamagne balked at the news. Legend even added that West will still “tweak” the beats himself but he’s not involved in all stages of the track as once before. “We think of production as making beats, but production is the vision and Kanye is a producer in a classic sense, that’s how Quincy Jones was,” added Legend. John Legend‘s upcoming album Love In The Future is slated to drop June 25
French Montana has expectations of himself but also knows his limitations. Rather than set a high standard for himself, he is well aware of how he’s found success. Montana has no problem boasting about how great his Excuse My French debut will be but went a step further in stating what we already know. “Obviously I don’t be trying to get lyrical,” he told ExclusiveZone.net. “It’s not a secret.” Since he’s not hung up on content, the Coke Boy’s hitmaking process is pretty simple. “I just make music out of love and feeling. I wake up feeling f—ed up, I make a f—ed up song.” So far Montana’s method has been pretty successful. He’s jumped on numerous hits singles in the last year, and earned his own gold plague for “Pop That.” His highly anticipated debut is set to drop May 21 and will feature appearance from the likes of Rick Ross, Diddy, Reakwon, Birdman, and Ace Hood.
Nicki Minaj has always maintained a flirtatious but professional relationship with the men in her Young Money camp. Drake has proposed to her on record and Baby can’t run out of reasons to buy her gifts. But in the new video to her song “High School” she took things to a steamy level with her boss Lil Wayneportraying her love interest. In an interview with KYSDC.com Minaj talked about getting up close and personal with the self-professed “p*ssy monsta” and keeping things fun.
“It was like a mix between awkward, funny and nerve racking,” she said. “We had been shooting all day and we were very tired. You know when you get so tired you get silly? That’s how we were. We couldn’t shoot straight through anything so we just kept on laughing…I’ve always been nervous around Wayne because prior to him signing me I was obsessed with him.”
Nicki Minaj - High School (Explicit) ft. Lil Wayne
DJ Drama sits down with Eldorado from HipHopSince1987.com in a 3 part interview to talk about his migration from Philly to Atlanta, it being a risky decision and not the trendy move most do today. He talks about growing up in Philly, how the movie “Juice” insipired him to become a DJ, then becoming a student to the DJ game. He also talks about building his buzz from the ground up. DJ Drama also talks about how he first started making his mixtapes. He talks about not being able to compete with the Kay Slays, Dipset & 50 Cent mixtape buzz at the time and so much more.
In part 2 of his 3 part interview with HipHopSince1987.com, DJ Drama recalls having Young Jeezy come to his duplex for $100 show tapes. Drama talks about not being here if it wasnt for Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy & T.I.. Drama talks some mixtapes being better than albums. He also talks about his albums.
In part 3 of his 3 part interview with HipHopSince1987.com, DJ Drama talks about upcoming projects he is working on. He talks about hearing AR-AB’s strong presence and movement since the 2012 Philly Hip Hop Awards, and being in contact with him ever since. He talks about hosting AR-AB & Shy Glizzy new joint mixtape thats dropping in May. Drama talks about Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers 3 mixtape. He also gives advice to up and coming DJ’s, he says it takes time so don’t expect it to happen in one party or one mixtape. He also talks if you believe its your time, then he will come to you about hosting your mixtape before you reach out to him.