After the spectacle that took place last night, and according to Rap-Up, Yeezus will be the official title of Kanye’s sixth studio album and it will arrive June 18. “New Slaves” has put the game in a chokehold and tonight we’ll see what Mr. West has in the works for his next move when he appears on the season finale of Saturday Night Live.
Birdman and Rick Ross got in front of the camera to announce the release of a somewhat new project titled The H. The two actually recorded the project in a couple weeks time back in 2008, but they feel now is a perfect time to feed the streets. This is coming after Stunna also recently announced a new Big Tymers album consisting of Wayne, Drake and himself. Birdman always keeps the YMCMB machine in high gear, so I’m sure we can expect a hot summer. After the break you can check out the artwork for their collaborative project, hosted by DJ Khaled.
Detroit is in the spotlight with news of the Doughboyz Cashout being the first to get signed to Jeezy’s new CTE venture with Atlantic Records. Up top the Doughboyz stop by WJLB-Detroit to make their signing announcement and Jeezy calls in to talk about the move.
Following Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka’s disputation, Chief Keef has officially taken Waka Flocka’s spot at Bricksquad Records. Earlier, Gucci Mane announced the partnership by tweeting “Chief Keef newest member of Bricksquad 1017 bmg gbe mpa #turnup.” With the tweet, Gucci posted a new logo of both his and Chief Keef’s stamps merged together. Also, Gucci A.K.A “GUWAP” will be releasing Trap Back III on May 21st. Look out for Chief on that.
Ebro and K Foxx got a chance to catch up with Swizz today regarding the new heat he co-produced with Timbaland for Jay-Z. He talks about how quickly they turned the song around, how he plans on working more with Timbaland in the future, and more.
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Break out the D’USSE, Jermaine has a new release date. The Roc Nation signee took to Twitter moments ago to announce that his sophomore album Born Sinner will be released June 25. If June is too far away, expect a visual from J. Cole tomorrow for “Power Trip” featuring Miguel. Are you looking forward to Born Sinner?
Born Sinner June 25th. – Cole
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) April 8, 2013
DJ Clue’s lawyers have officially released a statement in regards to his run in with the law the other day. See, below!
On April 3, 2013, downtown NYC, Ernesto Shaw, aka DJ Clue, was arrested and officially charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended drivers license. Pursuant to this arrest, Mr. Shaw was NOT charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and did not unlawfully possess any controlled substances. Of course Mr. Shaw maintains his innocence to the charges, unequivocally denies knowingly operating a vehicle with a suspended license and wishes to thank all his fans for their continued support.
Pepsi put together this COOL initiative up over on their site called “Songs That Should Be Movies.” The first artist they chose was Drake for “5AM In Toronto.” They suggested the Boi-1da produced track should be an action film. Pretty dope. Check out the synopsis for Drake’s “5AM In Toronto”, below. Check the rest of their picks, here!
This is one of those real-time movies, in which everything happens in the span of one hour, during the drawn-out minutes from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. Think the TV series, 24, with a rapper protagonist.
Movie scene: Drake wakes up to a phone call, it’s Rihanna, and she’s in trouble on West King Street. Drake grabs his white fur coat, jumps in his white Lambo, and we follow him through a series of high speed car chases and run-ins with Toronto police, club-goers from University of Toronto, and a host of strangers in the night. The final scene captures Drake and Chris Brown at the base of a massive billboard where Rihanna hangs by a flimsy painter’s cable. It’s the ultimate showdown for her love. Who will prevail? You already know, it’s Drake, featuring Drake.
2013 has been here nearly 3 months and as usual, XXL unveils their newest freshman class. This year’s cover includes ScHoolboy Q, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright (10 Spot People’s Champion Winner), and to further prove that there is in fact no way to pay for placement (ha), they expand the class and add an 11th freshman to this year’s list
Are we seeing a new Chris Brown transforming before our very eyes? Looks like it. The singer invited MTV News to a private listening session of his forthcoming August release, X. Breezy revealed song titles and details behind some of the projects content. “Fine China”, Brown’s first single which was written by Diplo is said to bring back an old school vibe reminiscent of the greats like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke.
While Brown’s music is taking a new twist, his off-set online demeanor is also being adjusted. The signer said of his Twitter, Instagram presence, “I have to think logically. When I’m too attainable, it makes me too down. Now I express it through my music and through my paintings as well. What I want to talk about comes out, and the beat fills in the rest. All of it coexists with my reality now. I’m an open book. I think the way my life is, people want to know all the time, so I have to let them know through my music.” Smart move, Young Chris.
Though Chris was pretty mum about the contributions to X, V.A.’s finest DID say Compton’s finest, Kendrick Lamar would be featured on a track called “Autumn Leaves.” Chris said of the collabo, “If you’re in your car just riding, it’s perfect. It just feels like a weather record — an emotional record.”
No word on when Chris’ first single “Fine China” will hit airwaves and webwaves.