With J.Cole’s album now arriving on June 18th, he’ll be going head to head with Kanye West. In an interview with The Juice, he discusses moving his album date up.
“Instantly the lightbulb [turned on]… it got real. I made one phone call to somebody that would know, just to make sure first. As soon as I got it confirmed, I was like, ‘Yo…’ The idea hit me instantly: ‘You got to go to that date.
I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought.”
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.
After the show, it’s the after party. And following JD’s So So Def anniversary concert, he brought the festivities over to Atlanta’s Compound for the D’USSE launch party hosted by Jay-Z. Guests included Big Boi, Memphis Bleek, Ludacris, Jeezy, Lil Jon, Usher, Monica and more. For those who couldn’t get in, here’s what you missed. Now play some more of that Jeezy.
After the show, it’s the after party. And following JD’s So So Def anniversary concert, he brought the festivities over to Atlanta’s Compound for the D’USSE launch party hosted by Jay-Z. Guests included Big Boi, Memphis Bleek, Ludacris, Jeezy, Lil Jon, Usher, Monica and more. For those who couldn’t get in, here’s what you missed.
This past weekend trapstar/do-gooder, Young Jeezy, was honored by Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee during All-Star weekend. The TM-103 rapper was honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Executive Assistant, Janice Weaver. He was presented with this certificate for his involvement with the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend and his support of local Houston businesses, such as Houston Bentley – Post Oak Motor Cars. The Lone Star state welcomed Jizzle to the bottom of the map with a classy reception in the rapper’s honor before he was given the certificate. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to them their own, the framed document read. Doing good in the community is nothing new for Snow, as he’s been known to give away toys in the hood on Christmas every year. ’I'm on my Nino Brown, Frank Lucas tour you know. I like to do things up close and personal with the people. I’ve been giving back for twelve years now, way before rap,” said Young Jeezy in an earlier video. “It just my way of doing things man, I give back to the people who give to me and have been a big part of my career and my struggle. I relate to them I’m the people’s champ.”
Young Jeezy is responding to allegations that he owes his former friend $5 million, by disputing the claim. Ellerbee Demetrius filed a lawsuit against Jeezy last year, claiming that he is owed back pay from a minimum of four of his albums. Demetrius (who also goes by “Kinky B”) asserts that he deserves pay for projects including 2006′s The Inspiration, and The Recession, released in 2008. Stating that he’s been friends with the Atlanta native since 1995, after meeting at boot camp. The duo started a two record companies together, dropped mixtapes, and worked to build Jeezy’s career. After signing to Def Jam, Demtetrius says that he was still involved in Jeezy’s recording process, executive producing the albums. Unfortunately for Demetrius, Jeezy says he’s lying. The 35-year-old filed legal documents denying that they founded any companies together, never entered into any business agreements with him, and therefore owes him nothing. Of course Jeezy isn’t the only person to be sued by a “former friend,” but time will tell what will happen here. The case is still pending.
Waka Flocka Flame surprises us with an immediate release date, while Fabolous is working on a “Loso’s Way” sequel.
We mentioned last week that Waka Flocka Flame was preparing to drop Flockaveli 2. Little did we know it was coming sooner than expected. Waka is slated to drop the mixtape tomorrow, February 5th. A week later, DJ/Producer J. Period will be delivering Rage Is Back. Check out the track leak with Common “The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.).” In other sequel news, Fabolous is almost done with Loso’s Way 2, and it sounds like it’s going to be good. Collaborations include Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Future, Young Jeezy, and more. Meanwhile, Lloyd Banks’ F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option) has some cover art, so that should be coming soon.
Waka Flocka Flame – Flockaveli 2
J. Period – Rage Is Back
Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time)
Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 3
Yelawolf – Trunk Muzik Returns
Fabolous – Loso’s Way 2
C-Murder – Penitentiary Chances
Bow Wow – Greenlight 5
Lloyd Banks – F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option)
Common – Untitled
Los – Becoming King
Chief Keef – Bang Pt. 2
Future – Super Future/Fire Marshall Future