A number of weeks ago, Lil Wayne made headlines (and turned heads) when he proclaimed himself the “new [Tupac].” Among those that disagree is Wyclef Jean. ”Once again, that’s his opinion,” opined Wyclef against Lil Wayne’s bold assertion in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45. “At the end of the day, that’s his opinion. He can feel that. Personally, I had a chance to be in a room with Tupac and he’s a character by himself.” ”[Do I see a resemblance?] No, no, no,” continued Clef, before carefully couching, ” I see Lil Wayne in a league by himself. I see Tupac in a league by himself.” Wyclef then drew a comparison between his Fugees and Tupac, despite the fact that the two had beef. “Tupac reminded me a little bit of the Fugees in this sense, if you pick up the Fugees’ first album, after we got that check from the record company, the album was called Blunted On Reality, the first song on the album, we was talking about, ‘We black folks ain’t taking this shit from the Ku Klux Klan no more.’ It’s a young generation and fuck the KKK. Before you blow up, the fact you don’t know if you’re going to make it and your first statement is just based on the vibe.” Listen to the interview below:
It’s widely known fact that Tupac Shakur had enlistedBuckshot, Smif-N-Wessun and other members of the Boot Camp Clik to collaborate on an album titled One Nationprior to his death. Now, vintage footage of ‘Pac interacting with the Brooklyn crew has surfaced, In a recently released video clip via Nah Right, Tupac can be seen greeting the B.D.I. Thug, Duck Down Recordsco-founder Dru Ha and other members of the Duck Down roster. In the video, ‘Pac briefly addresses the camera, saying that One Nation would be an album that unites East and West coast emcees.
“We’re working on a new project called One Nation. It’s gonna be an East coast/West coast collaboration,” ‘Pac says in the video. The footage was released by Tupac’s personal videographer Gobi M. Rahimi, who is currently working a film titled 7 Dayz which documents the legendary emcee’s final week before his untimely death in 1996. Last year, Buckshot told DX that he was in the process of recording the spiritual sequel to Tupac’sKilluminati. Additional clips of Tupac recording music for One Nation can be seen over at Nah Right.
Ed Lover has been hitting us with C’MON SON videos all year and takes the time to wrap up this past year in his last C’MON SON of 2012. He touches us everything from KimYe’s baby, Chris Brown and Rihanna, Nicki Minaj vs Hot 97, sports ‘C’MON SON’, Mitt Romney, Jahiem’s crazy outfit at Whitney Houston’s long funeral, the Tupac hologram, Rick Ross’ boobs, Chief Keef, and more. Watch his year end review below.