“I just feel like for the media and media outlets that listens to this interview. Don’t ask me sh*t about [Chris Brown] when I come up there,” Drake said. “Leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities. His insecurities are the reasons that I make better music than him. That I’m more popping than him and at one point in life the woman that he loves fell into my lap. I did what a real n*gga would do and treated her with respect, so she’s not up there talking down on me. All those things combined create an individual that comes up to your radio station and is gonna do dumb sh*t.”
The-Dream is no stranger to crafting R&B classics, and hopes to cement a few more with his forthcoming album IV Play. Having had a hand in the culture in variety of ways over the past decade, the singer-songwriter and producer recently shared his dream to create a R&B supergroup with a surprising cast during a sit down with The Grio. The topic arose after he and host Kyle Harvey discussed his work on Watch The Throne, and if he’s ever considered doing a collaborative project with anyone. ”I would actually love to probably put together a super R&B group,” replied the Atlanta native. When asked who he would want in the group, he named himself, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Miguel and most surprisingly, The Weeknd. Despite drawn comparisons between the two and rumors that he and The Weeknd weren’t particularly friendly, the Grammy award winner actually spoke highly of the Toronto crooner. ”What I love about The Weeknd is he stays on his own course, he has his own carved-out thing in place and I mean as him as a person.” ”Musically, you can’t really be affected by who’s somebody saying you sound like, because we all somehow kinda sound like each other some way.” Hear The-Dream speak more on this R&B supergroup and more in the full sit down with The Griohere.
Jay Electronica has gradually faded from Twitter over the past year, but last night decided to fire his account back up for a rant powered by Jack Daniels. Setting off the rant, the Roc Nation rapper decided to run down who he is and isn’t feeling in the Rap game. “Ppl always ask who I fuck w musically these days…. So here goes nothin,” prefaced Jay Elec. He praised a range of rappers including Meek Mill, MF Doom, Game, The Weeknd, The-Dream, A$AP Mob, Stalley, Slaughterhouse and Big Sean, calling his Detroit mixtape “the best tape of the year.” He also touched on French Montana, writing, “Truth be told French Montana is not a lyricall nigga but he got that Birdman swagg. Its the magnolia in me.” He then referenced French’s beef with 50 Cent: “Ps, I dare 50 to say one word!!! … 50 where you at you sneak instagram ass nihgga. I seen ya shit!! What’s good. Ricky rozzay LL cool jayd that ass.” As for those he doesn’t enjoy, Elec didn’t hold back. He referenced Trinidad James in writing, “Popped a molly I’m sweatn. Even thoiugh that nigga wack.” Of course, Elec deleted the series of tweets shortly after. Head over to Pigeons and Planes to see screencaps of the whole rant.
After building buzz with multiple singles, mixtapes and guest verses, French Montana is ready to make his formal debut. In the spring of 2013, the Bad Boy rapper will drop his own album, Excuse My French. While originally having thoughts of a fourth quarter 2012 release, the project will now drop on March 12, 2013. French took to Twitter to make the announcement. “#excusemyfrench march 12 juuhearddd haannnn,” he said (@FrencHMonTanA). Over the summer French scored a hit with the popular strip club anthem “Pop That” featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, and recently followed it up with “Marble Floors” featuring Wayne, Ross and 2 Chainz. Excuse My French was executive produced by Diddy and Rick Ross and will feature contributions from Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., The Weeknd, Wale, and more. via:killerhiphop
Keyshia Cole is not happy with the disrespect that she feels was thrown to her by 106 KMEL. The Bay Area radio station just happens to count Oakland—Cole’s hometown— as its demo, butbumped the singer to second place on their Holiday House of Soul roster in lieu of headliner, The Weeknd. Cole allegedly pulled out of the show, then went on Twitter to set the record straight. “EVERY F**KING YEAR I do something major for my city! @KMEL has the nerve to tell me at the last minute they want me to open for the weekend [sic],” she wrote. “Then @106kmel tells us at last minute if I don’t then there’s no show! Them still uses my name when I refuse! I feel so f**king disrespected.”
She also sent a message to the baby-voiced crooner who stole her shine. “No disrespect to the weekend [sic]. Why the hell would @106KMEL ask me to open for him in My home town! Where I give back! Where IM FROM! #NO” KMEL of course offered a different story. “When we were notified a week before her performance that she planned to cancel, we immediately removed her name from all advertising and promotion and offered refunds to those fans who requested.” Cole, who was replaced by Jeremih, has been getting some bad press as of late. In the last month or so, she’s accused BET of chopping up scenes of her reality show, Keyshia & Daniel, to make her look bad, and turned off some by announcing that she was bi-racial, and therefore hesitant about performing on Black Girls Rock! Her last album, Woman to Woman, debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard album charts selling 96,000 copies.
Keyshia Cole Blasts 106 KMEL For Making Her Open For The Weeknd