For Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar it was game on once he received Jay-Z’s verse for the newly-released “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix).” Kendrick spoke with HOT 97 personality Funkmaster Flex last night (March 18th) and detailed the moment he knew what Hov had in store for the song lyrically. “When I heard that thing he sent back I said to myself, ‘I can’t be no floozy on this motherfucker for sure’,” said Kendrick, reports MTV News. “All them years of being in the studio, all them years of writing, all them years of freestyling and just being a student of the game don’t mean shit if I can’t live up to this track, at least by a little bit being beside a legend in it.” The TDE spitter later revealed that it took an entire day to create his “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix)” verse after receiving Jay-Z’s much-anticipated piece of the puzzle. “You really can’t prepare. Jay-Z came and just humbled the whole record, so you just gotta go for what you know…I was so excited it took me a day,” Kendrick shared.
Financial freedom is something we all want. And for 50 Cent’s new video, he frees himself of all material possessions. Says Fif:
This was inspired by 10years anniversary of GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN I wrote the song so everytime i hear it it reminds me of it. I wrote it the day before yesterday shot yesterday it took me longer to find the beat than to actually write it.
I didnt shoot the 3rd verse for you to focus on the lyrics. no GIRLS, no JEWELRY, RAW ENERGY , its just me check it out
Pusha T gives a status update on Rick Ross after an assassination attempt.
Following yesterday’s incident where Rick Ross crashed his Rolls Royce after a drive-by shooting, Pusha T has revealed that he reached out to make sure that he was doing alright. During an interview with MTV News, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper said that he and Ross share the same mix engineer and that he hit him up to make sure that the Maybach Music Group emcee was in good spirits. ”I don’t wanna hear about that with anybody. I definitely like hit him up like, ‘Yo just let me know you’re okay.’ We have the same mix engineer and I ended up speaking to him later on that day and he was like, ‘Yeah, he’s just laying back,’” said Pusha. “That was enough for me, but it’s tough out here. It’s tough out here for an artist. This is the only profession where you don’t really leave your core. You don’t really leave your upbringing. You don’t really leave that behind, you stay in it, lyrically and so on and so forth. You can’t really get out of it, you can’t get away from it. I don’t care how much money you have.” Ross is yet to comment on the matter. “Freeway” Ricky Ross spoke with HipHopDX earlier today, stating that “not surprised” that the assassination attempt occurred because Ross “doesn’t understand the street rules.”
While many took time to give thanks and gather with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day, Canadian rapperDrake was unfortunately left to deal with the tragic passing of his maternal grandmother, Evelyn Sher. MTV News reports that the Young Money artist revealed the somber news in a single Tweet posted to his Twitter page yesterday (November 22).
“Rest in peace to my grandmother Evelyn Sher. What a day to go…thankful to have had the times we did,” the rapper Tweeted.
Drake mentions his grandmother on the Thank Me Later record “The Resistance” and she was also featured in a deleted scene from Drake’s 2010 MTV documentary Drake: Better Than Good Enough. In the scene Drake visited his grandmother in a nursing home shortly after signing to Universal Motown/Young Money.
Earlier in the year Drake reportedly canceled his Club Paradise tour stops in both North Carolina and Virginia to be with his ailing grandmother.
BigLonPromo sends its condolences to both Drake and his family.
Ghostface Killah has revealed that he recently hit the lab with RZA to record tracks for a possible Wu-Tang Clan reunion album.
During an interview with MTV News, Tony Starks said that he has heeded RZA’s request to have complete creative control over the potential LP. “Me and RZA spoke about that yesterday,” said GFK. “He said that November is the 20th anniversary and he’s trying to drop something in November. But he knows what it takes to go ahead and get there. He done studied the game now, he been around this shit for 20 years. Longer than 20 years.
“He was like, if y’all can just believe in me and let me go ahead and do what I gotta do with this, we could just be outta here and make a shitload of money,” he continued. ”I believe in him because if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be standing here today, regardless of what. He still got this same hungry for this Wu shit.”
RZA recently spoke on a potential Wu-Tang Clan reunion album, stating that he would only do the project if he had absolute oversight on it. “I’ve been talking to some of the guys, like, ‘Yo, look, I would suggest that you put down everything you know, and trust me one more time,’” he said. “I’m Captain Kirk and I’m flying this Starship Enterprise. If I’m lucky to have a Mr. Spock on my side, we’re going to go somewhere that nobody’s gone before.