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This shit is fire.
Mixtape Weezy is back.
Wonder if Trinidad James gets anything for his phrase “Don’t Believe Me Just Watch” currently anchoring the #1 song in the country “Uptown Funk” from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars? He at least deserves a shout out.
In episode eight of Noisey Atlanta, we examine just how quickly the ups and downs can happen in the trap world. In short, the scene moves fast. To start things off, we meet Bankroll Fresh at a barbershop and talk about the rise of his late summer 2014 hit “Hot Boy.” Then we find ourselves in the studio with the elusive Young Thug before linking with Rich Homie Quan, who tells stories of getting out of jail and eventually forming Rich Gang with Birdman and Thugger (fun fact: RHQ and Young Thug apparently went to middle school together). Later, we catch up with Trinidad Jame$ over a year after the explosion of “All Gold Everything,” showing what can possibly happen to a hyped up rapper after the machine spits ‘em out.
Hip Hop’s first billionaire Dr. Dre celebrates with actor/musician Tyrese on his impending deal with Apple to sell his Beats Electronic company for $3.2 billion according to reports.
If you guys, particularly rappers, don’t know anything about Wendy Day, I suggest you do your research. This video below about her bout with Cash Money Records from a new documentary called The Big Payback, is just a snippet about her contribution to this business and culture. I was one of the many people who read her columns, articles, and advice from her website RapCoalition.org. Before the record industry was totally changed and some say permanently damaged by file sharing, she was preaching artist independence back in the day when artists still sold millions of records and life seemed to be good.
She always said artists were getting the raw end of the existing deals and that it would come to a head sometime in the near future.When asked why artist continued to sign oppressive she summed it saying that she thought artist were more concerned with being famous then making money off their art. Not only did help Cash Money, No Limit, and Eminem,but was also was instrumental in David Banner and Twista being freed from their oppressive contracts. I know this because I was an online student of hers and she gave me advice about my aspirations on the business side of this game.
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Pregnant Pause…OK, enough of this Black Mafia sh*t. Was Meech kissing Blue Davinci? Ain’t they Black Mafia? See, the thing about crime syndicates and they way they operate is that they operate in secret, that’s the point of it being a secret society. Ain’t nobody else mobbed up smooching on TV. Don’t disrespect gangstas with that B.S.
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When rumors first surfaced back in January about Lil Wayne’s plan to release a rock album called Rebirth (Cash Money/Universal), a collective wave of WTF? quickly spread over the Internet. After all, Wayne’s sixth solo album Tha Carter III (Cash Money/Universal, 2008) was last year’s highest-selling rap album and easily one of the year’s high points for most rap fans. But, fear not: According to Bryan “Baby” Williams, Wayne’s mentor and father figure, as well as Cash Money Records co-CEO, the new album is less about Wayne going rock and more about him experimenting and growing as an artist.
“It’s not a rock record,” Baby told VIBE recently during an exclusive interview. “That’s what I think people are getting misunderstood. When you speaking about a rock record, you think he’s got a guitar and everything, but it’s not that. It’s going to be some of those types of beats, but it’s just great music. I don’t think no artist can do what he about to get done. My son is a rock star.”
Wayne’s first foray into the world of rock certainly sounds like he’s trying to switch up his sound. In January, he released Rebirth’s first official single, “Prom Queen,” which peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two weeks ago, he unleashed “Hot Revolver,” the album’s second single, which has climbed as high as #33 on the Hot 100. And just last week, a video emerged of Wayne, who has been attempting to learn to play the guitar for several years now, strumming along to a recording of “Prom Queen.” (Watch below) Still, Baby insists, he hasn’t lost his love for rap music. Continue reading
Please say the Baby
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M.I.A. has given birth to a baby boy, a move ceremoniously announced by way of her MySpace blog.
M.I.A.’s baby missed his due date on Sunday, which allowed the eccentric entertainer to perform “Swagger Like Us” at the Sunday Grammys with Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I. and Lil Wayne. He eventually arrived on Wednesday.
The child’s father is fiance Benjamin Bronfman.
The boy, whose name wasn’t revealed, didn’t miss the mark by far. The singer/rapper went into labor about 2 am on Monday morning.
On her blog, M.I.A. humorously detailed her joy by writing:
“MY BABY WAS BORN WEDNESDAY , HE IS HEALTHY , FINE , BEAUTIFUL AND THE MOST AMZING THING EVER ON THIS PLANET, OF COURSE IM HIS MUM!!!
ME AND BABY ARE PUTTING OUR TOUR DATES FOR 2010 TOGETHER AND MAKING MIX TAPES AND FIGURING OUT A WAY TO BREAK OUT OF THE HOSPITAL !
HOPEFULLY THE WORLD IS BEEN TICKING ALONG AND I AINT MISSED MUCH!
Damn, dogs I got this from Illseed’s blog. Now much has been said about the shenanigans over at Cash Money with Baby at the wheel. Never one to jump to speculation, STREET KNOWLEDGE stays out of these arguments, but when a dude is on tape talking about he “f*cks with n*ggas too” then that leaves little to the mind. If you look at the Hot Boyz faces, they clearly looked embarrassed, and Lil’ Weezy looked extra uncomfortable. I wonder if these is where the cracks came into play that ultimately lead to the downfall of Cash Money’s roster.
Cash Money Records CEO Bryan “Baby” Williams has announced plans to release an upcoming film starring himself and Lil’ Wayne called Like Father, Like Son by next summer.Speaking with New York’s Power 105.1 FM radio personalities Ed Lover and Free backstage at the station’s mega Powerhouse concert last night, Baby revealed a forthcoming film set to star the two rappers.
“Me and Wayne just finished this movie, Like Father, Like Son, that’s coming out in June and the album coming out at the same time,” Baby told Free. “That’s what we do. Just me being myself. I just wanted to, it’s something we wanted to fund. It’s ours.”
While not giving away too many details, he hinted at the movie’s plot along with basing it out of their hometown.
“So, it’s really what it is, like father, like son,” Baby added. “Normal day growing up in New Orleans, you know. Hood rich.”
Performing at the event, Weezy also spoke with Free discussing the status of Tha Carter 4 and confirming rumors about a forthcoming Tha Carter 3 re-release album. Continue reading
I’m feelin’ this, Weezy F. definitely stretched out on this one.