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.
Raekwon’s recent Lost Jewlry mixtape may have been a highly praised release, but according to the Wu-Tang spitter, the project was merely an appetizer leading up to the release of his new LP this summer. While chopping it up with HipHopSince1987.com, Raekwon revealed that his next LP titled F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) will serve as a “lifestyle project” that the world can relate to. “I got another project coming out, which is the LP causeLost Jewlry was basically an appetizer mixtape. To really get everybody to just get ready for me,” Raekwon explained. “So we wanted to drop something that we know that will make the heads turn like ‘Yo, Rae got it together on this right here.’ So you know, the next project is called F.I.L.A. F-I-L-A, which the acronym is basically Fly International Luxurious Art. That’s my next project that’s coming out in June. That one is a lifestyle project. It’s gonna be hot. I just got to the level of finishing it up and I’m feeling real good about this.”
After sharing his thoughts on a possible Wu-Tang Clan biopic, the rapper again spoke on a possible Wu-Tang Clan reunion album and shared that everyone would have to be “comfortable” for such an album to be made. “That right there is in the makings and it’s a lot of negotiations going on,” said Raekwon. “Process of really making everybody comfortable. We’re praying that that works. You know what I mean? That [it] works out in the greatest way. Everything has to be right. When you dealing with nine guys and you splitting the pot nine ways, it gotta make sense. Cause we got children now.” Raekwon’s Lost Jewlry EP was released in January of this year and featured guest appearances from Maino, Freddie Gibbs, and more.
Wale recently sat down with Mina SayWhat of Philly’s Power 99 to discuss his Folarin mixtape, as well as what fans can expect from him in 2013. One thing the MMG rapper revealed was his plan to release two projects before year’s end, one of which will be the Jerry Senfeild-assisted Nothing. ”I’m dropping my third solo album first, and then a couple months after that I’ma [sic] probably drop the Nothing project,” said Wale, who neither denied or confirmed whether the latter would be a mixtape or another full length LP. He also spoke on what fans can expect from his album sonically. “It’s going to have one sound. It’s very, very soulful, and ‘Bad’ is a pretty good indication of the direction that I’m going for this particular project. It’s a little nostalgic, a little vintage, but the music and the sounds will make you feel on this album.” Wale kept the lid sealed on the features and production credits that will be on the project, because “a lot of things change.” Considering that the lyricist admittedly “over records” for his projects these days, it’s safe to say that fans can expect a lot of loose tracks to drop as the album’s summer release date draws near. See Wale speak more on both projects, and the whispers about the gradual change in his musical content in the full interview below.
Gucci Mane has never been one to hold back his feelings and the Trap God 2 rapper has now set his sights on A$AP Mob member, A$AP Ferg. “ASAP whoever calling his mixtape trap lord ni**as need to get off my d**k and let they momma get on it,” Gucci recently tweeted in reference to Ferg’s upcoming tape Trap Lord. La Flare released his brand new mixtape last night, Trap God 2, and has been a trending topic on Twitter for the entire day. Ferg, who has been burning up the country with his breakout single “Work,” responded to the Bricksquad rapper by calling him “washed up.” He went on to say that “there is a difference between Lords and Gods. Lords never worry, Trap Lord!” Ferg performed in New York City last night at the famed SOB’s and brought out A$AP Rocky among other artists for the energetic show. Ferg recently signed a record deal with RCA Records, the same label that houses Rocky, and is planning to release his solo debut album Trap Lord under the imprint. Check out the tweets below exchanged between the two. Hopefully trap Gods and Lords can learn to get along.
Mike Mass, Miss Bronx and Atwaters are 3 Tampa emcees that comprise the group ROAD TO THE RICHES. ’The Anthem” is a single which will be featured on DJ M-I “T.P.A. LAYOVER MUSIC” mixtape. coming soon. Song produced by Eddie Deuce. Find RTTRs music here!!!