- Young Jeezy, 35, realized he’s a “grown-up now” and decided to drop the “Young” from his moniker. Personally, I think it’s a sensible and necessary decision. I’m planning a few changes around these parts as well.
- Meanwhile, Jeezy appears in YG’s video for “My Nigga” alongside Rich Homie Quan. YG’s My Crazy Life hits stores on November 19th.
- Speaking of the Future-sounding entertainer, Quan raps about “Narcotics” on a snare-heavy, SOS-produced track. The “Type of Way” rapper addresses the similarities between him and Mr.
Bugatti Bentley on “Another Me.”
- Nicki Minaj is trying her best to prove she’s indeed a rapper. Seemingly, the “Stupid Hoe” rapstress is taking every job that comes her way like J.Lo. She and her ever-changing style appeared in two videos that premiered this week—DJ Khaled’s “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Future and Rick Ross and Wale’s “Clappers” featuring Juicy J.
- While the Feds watch 2 Chainz, the NSA spies on MGMT—at least that’s what’s going on in the outlandish trailer for their self-titled third album. A possum also loses its wits in their bathroom.
- Kid Cudi and Pusha T passed up on “Vortex,” an aurally pleasing, WZRD-produced track, so King Chip plugged it into his 44108 mixtape. It’s truly a treat. Read More
Every year, MTV compiles a controversial list of the “Hottest MCs in the Game.” Whether it’s the ranking or who’s omitted, the list seems to generate debate about MTV’s obvious inconsistency more than anything else.
Whereas most rappers take the list seriously and responded furiously (see: Kanye West, A$AP Rocky and B.o.B), other rappers, like J. Cole, doesn’t “give a f**k” about these absurd best of the best rankings. While talking with DJ Drama in Atlanta’s Means St. Studios, he mocked the list. Read More
Do you know what happens when G.O.O.D. Music and M.M.G. get together? According to Pusha T and Rick Ross, millions of dollars are made. Despite making large sums of money, these rappers hire directors like Samuel Rogers to conjure a low-budget episode of The Wire. “Millions” rest on Pusha’s Wrath of Caine mixtape. Read More
As we know, money, weed and bad b**ches are the only subjects that come to mind when Wiz Khalifa enters the booth, and “Gone” is in the vein of that same formula. Juicy J assists Wiz on the club-ready freebie and appears in the accompanying video. Read More
Chickens peck for water in the crevices of the street, dogs forage for food in garbage and young men intimidate each other with “choppas” in Pusha T’s video for “Blocka,” a Young Chop-produced single from his Wrath of Caine mixtape. The video was filmed in a violence-ridden, destitute neighborhood in Kingston, Jamaica, and features dancehall artist Popcaan. Read More
2012 has been the year of Pusha T. Braids intact, the 35-year-old rapper exposed Lil’ Wayne as a lyrically-handicapped imbecile, had the best verse on one of the biggest rap songs of the year (which led to two Grammy nominations) and made Young Chop seem like a competent producer.
Chop provided a strong bassline for “Blocka,” a song that will appear on his Wrath of Caine mixtape. Dancehall artist Popcaan adds a haunting reggae vibe to the record, GOOD Music’s Travi$ Scott follows with a dark hook and King Push laces the record with his signature aggressive rhymes. Travi$ Scott, Pusha’s GOOD Music label mate, is said to be featured on the record, but his contribution isn’t easily recognizable. Read More
Future slurs the hook of Pusha T’s “Pain,” the lead single from his forthcoming solo album due out next year. Of course said hook is filled with auto-tune, but Pusha balances the robotics with very organic verses. He describes the record as “Witchdoctor Gospel Flow.”
Future: I dont never feel pain, cause I done felt too much pain
Been around here, standing in the rain. Blood Flowing through my veins
I’m just doing my thing, Getting money, rocking tons of gold chains
Big Sean, Common, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce and Teyana Taylor crammed into Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club studio to discuss their G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer. Kanye West, who prefers horribly styling Kim Kardashian as opposed to doing press for a dull album, opted out of the interview. However, a section of the interview was dedicated to massaging his ego.
Pusha, who had beef with Lil’ Wayne and Drake, and Sean, who was subsequently featured on a song with Wayne, jokingly discussed their feelings toward that situation. Sean said he recorded the song six months prior to Pusha’s attack, so he didn’t technically cross enemy lines. Read More