For the record, jail cells are not where rappers typically connect, politic, ditto. However, it turns out that veteran Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane and up and comer Young Scooter are currently sharing the very same jail cell. MTV RapFix reports that the two trap rappers are literally cellmates at the Dekalb County Jail. LaFlare was arrested on April 12, just a day after being released on $75,000 bond after being charged with assaulting a soldier with a champagne bottle in an ATL club. The “Lemonade” rapper was picked up again for an unrelated probation violation. As for Young Scooter, born Kenneth Edward Bailey, the “Colombia” rapper, who is affiliated with Brick Squad and Freebandz, was arrested for a probation violation on April 8. Allegedly, he was caught driving with a suspended license. Earlier this year, Gucci tapped Scooter to link up with him and drop the Free Bricks 2 mixtape. Scooter’s second single, “Pass Around,” features Wale and Gucci Mane. There is no word on when either incarcerated artist will be released from the bing. Last we heard, Scooter’s Jugg House album was set to drop in July. Considering the circumstances, you can certainly expect more collaborations from these two.
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-assistedNothing. ”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.
HipHollywood hit the black carpet at Jay-Z‘s invite only, uber exclusive pre-Grammy brunch. Jay’s annual event brings out some of music’s biggest names and nominees. Beyonce, Rihanna, Kelly Rolland, Wale, and Jordin Sparks were among the many who attended the soire, which was held at LA’s hottest venue, Soho House.
“I want to apologize to all of my fans who I missed performing for due to the cancellations and want to let them know that I will get back to their cities. I enjoyed my experience with my little bros Wale and Meek Mill and I’m ready to get back in the studio to make good music.”