Robert Sylvester Kelly stomped on “Chi-town dirt” and “went from being broke to sleeping in Versace shirts.” That’s his story and he’s sticking to it. That’s essentially the chorus of R. Kelly’s new single, “My Story,” presumably lifted from his Black Panties album.
He introduced the rags-to-riches, bravado-filled song at this year’s BET Awards. The nasty beat called for a nasty rap feature, so 2 Chainz came through rapping about playing hide-and-seek in his massive crib with a girl he’s been banging since high school. Although Kellz story seems accurate, 2 Chainz’s may be fictional. Read More
2 Chainz may have fabricated a few things about getting robbed last month in San Francisco, but if his Breakfast Club interview is anything to go by, he’s an upstanding guy.
In a separate interview, Ludacris revealed that he still profits from the former Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP) rapper. Whereas most rappers would have reacted belligerently, 2 Chainz gave a publicist-friendly response. Read More
Tinie Tempah sounds like the UK answer to Tyga rapping over a Will.i.am beat intended for Nicki Minaj on his new single “Trampoline.” As the references suggest, the song is rancidity at its peak. (Thanks, Mariah.) The dimly lit yet colorful video isn’t much better.
Women shake in sync at Tinie’s command over the twerk-friendly Diplo beat. Coffee and teacups rattle, a tambourine falls, jello wiggles, pills vibrate and a rabbit trembles in the video. Considering the bulk of randomness, you’d expect an actual trampoline would be in the video, but evidently Tinie thought that would be too cliché. Read More
It’s no secret that Jason Derulo is a poor man’s Chris Brown, but who predicted that a day would come when Jason made better music than Chris?
Jason’s latest single, “Talk Dirty,” is a bit more creative than Chris’ latest single, “Love More.” Derulo’s “I got lipstick stamps on my passport/I make it hard to leave” may be borderline corny, but it’s superior to Brown’s “‘Til we get it right, we gon’ fuck some more.” Read More
Game adopted a chant that was popularized during Muhammad Ali and George Foreman’s legendary bout, The Rumble in the Jungle, and used it as the title for a bass-heavy song included on his Jesus Piece album. “Ali Bomaye” means “Ali, kill him,” which is parallel to the song’s sinister concept and Florence + the Machine sample (“Seven Devils”).
2 Chainz claims he’s “2 blessed 2 stress,” but if VH1 had a Worst Week Ever, he’d certainly be on it.
Sunday evening (June 9), the Atlanta rapper was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in San Francisco. After news broke that he and 14 of his people “ran away from the incident like cockroaches running from a flashlight,” he implied that the robbery never happened. Read More
Drake may have started from the bottom, according to him, but he’s definitely here now. The Canadian rapper leads the 2013 BET Awards with 12 nominations. Four of these nominations are in the same category—Video of the Year. Evidently, the award committee couldn’t trim the category’s nominees down to a sensible five because it has a ridiculous 10 potential winners. Read More
Whether you like it or not, 2 Chainz is extending his stay as the purveyor of ratchet rap. Following a high-profile appearance on CBS’ hit show 2 Broke Girls, Tity Boi will star opposite Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T in NBC’ Law & Order: SVU. Read More