Kanye West’s ‘Gone’ featuring Cam’ron and Consequence which appeared on his sophomore album Late Registration surprisingly debuts at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, thanks to a viral YouTube video featuring the song as the soundtrack.
The viral clip (watch after the break) is made by and starring Marina Shifrin, a writer and comedian, who quit her job as a video editor and made a video for her boss in which she is dancing around her deserted office at 4.30 in the morning. And the song in question is the 8 year old ‘Gone’. The video has already generated 15 million views with 6.2 million U.S. streams as per Nielsen BDS which tracks them for charting purposes. ‘Gone’ also debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 6 and Rap Songs at No. 4.
Watch the video above!
Rick Ross is set to release his new album ‘Mastermind’ on December 17th just in time for the Christmas holiday. His new single with Future titled ‘No Games’ is out now.
Today, Charlotte rapper Deniro Farrar signs his deal with Vice Records/Warner Bros Records. After creating his own cult following on the internet over the last three years, releasing various projects and collaborating with other indie favorites, Farrar is now working on his official debut EP which will drop in 2014.
With three of his five mixtapes dropping in the last year, Farrar’s buzz has gotten increasingly stronger, opening for notable stars such as Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar.
Coming off successful performances at A3C, Farrar will be doing a run of North American shows including performances at CMJ in New York next week. To get a taste of what everyone has been raving about, check out the compilation of Deniro Farrar’s best hits below.
Spitta announced via Twitter last night that he’ll be releasing a new joint project with the Smoke DZA titled The Stage. Harry Fraud will be handling the production side of things. No release date yet but stay tuned!
In a recent interview with Niki McGloster from KarenCivil.com, Cam’ron states that he has 2,000 (recorded) unreleased songs due to the fact that years ago he had his mom’s empty house to record in. He also talks about clothing/fashion, directing movies, and more. Read the full interview here.
Check out Killa Cam’s latest mixtape Ghetto Heaven Vol.1 if you haven’t already.
RESPECT: KAREN CIVIL
Before you get up in arms, that quote does NOT pretain to Drake brushing off Kendrick and his “Control” verse or his BET Hip-Hop Awards, Dos Necklaces just thinks Aubrey’s a genius. SwaggerNewYork spoke with 2 Chainz about performing for Jay-Z at Made In America, Kanye’s Zane Lowe interviews, turning down-forever and his thoughts on Drizzy Drake. Peep the excerpt, below!
“Drake that type that don’t care what y’all talking about because he’s getting so much money. He’s sitting back being a fucking genius. He’s one nigga that I don’t think is bothered by any emojis or whatever that’s going on – social networks, because he’s definitely carved his way into the game and I think he’s put out some good work so that’s my take on Drake. Like I see this shit and I’m like, they don’t need to be doggin Drake?”
“Recently, a free agent. Was signed to Interscope for my last five albums, which of course are all platinum,” he says during a recent appearance on Larry King. “I been taking a lot of meetings and a lot of conference calls about my next move. And I haven’t narrowed it down yet.”
Game’s requirement was to release five CDs during his time at Interscope. Last year, Game released Jesus Piece, which featured the single “Celebration,” as well as a number of guests including 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and more. It was widely regarded as his strongest project yet.
While Game hasn’t announced his new label home, Birdman and Rick Ross have expressed interest in signing the 33-year-old. But for now, he’s keeping his options open.
Mr. Carter gets spiffy for the November issue of Vanity Fair where he and Lisa Robinson discuss it all. Hov details how Blue is his “Biggest Fan” and is in love with MCHG, defending Beyonce and her inauguration performance, dealing with budgets as a sports agent and not taking a subway since they were using tokens, rightfully so. Below is a quote from the cover story about Jay’s drug dealings in Trenton, NJ.
“My first album didn’t come until I was 26. So I was a fully developed man, but my whole life [before that] from 15,16…..was really hard core.” He says his mother knew he was dealing drugs, “but we never really had those conversations. We just pretty much ignored it. But she knew. All the mothers knew. It sounds like ‘How could you let your son……’ but I’m telling you, it was normal…..I was in Trenton, NJ, away from my mother for months. I was on the road, and that actually saved me from a lot of things, because I wasn’t in front of my mother’s house. Most kids were in front of their apartment building dealing drugs. Marcy Projects was a danger zone then. So a lot of friends that grew up doing that got killed or went to jail. That’s why The Wire resonates with people so much; it was a real deception of most people’s lives. Most people don’t make that much money selling drugs, but everyone thinks that they could be the one that really makes it and gets successful. And I did, because when you went to Trenton, the prices doubled and tripled. So I was more successful than the guy who stood in front of the apartment building.”
Good news hip hop fans. Blu and Nottz are releasing a collaborative project. And after HerFavColor hinted at music on Twitter, the Dopehouse has gotten the green light to reveal the EP’s title and official tracklisting. No release date has been set but Gods in the Spirit is officially on the way and includes six-tracks featuring the likes of ANTHM, Co$$, Aloe Blacc, Homeboy Sandman, Sene, Johaz, Rashad and more.
Check out the tracklist below!
01 Boyz II Men f. Nitty Scott, MC
02 Creme of the Crop f. Versis & ScienZe
03 Crooks in Castles f. ANTHM, Homeboy Sandman, Sene & Johaz
04 End of the World f. Rashad
05 God Shit f. Aloe Blacc, Co$$ & Definite Mass
06 End of the World (rmx) f. Nottz
Just incase you were wondering, Jermaine isn’t really phased by the “boring” chatter. The Roc Nation spitter spoke to Ernest Baker about being preceived as such. With Born Sinner outselling Ye in its first week and currently growing in sales, it’s kind of hard to look at Cole as a boring artist, but again he’s not phased. Read his take on the criticism, below. Born Sinner is in stores now.
It’s funny, but it’s sad. Everybody has their own style of music that they like. I could never let that affect me in the way I make music. The people who like ‘Soul Plane’ are probably gonna think ‘Shawshank Redemption’ is boring. It’s not the end of the world. It’s cool that people care, because five years ago, nobody cared, but I don’t care about the chattering. It’s becoming more and more like noise to me.