The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were recorded a few weeks ago in Atlanta and aired nation-wide last night. Wiz Khalifa opened the show with “Work Hard, Play Hard” and brought out Rick Ross’ good friend Young Jeezy and Taylor Gang affiliate Juicy J. Hippies and gangstas can indeed coexist.
Meek Mill turned the Civic Center into a church, kind of. It was a congregation of sorts, but I doubt anything spiritual was involved in his performance of “Amen.” He brought out fellow newcomer Kirko Bangz for “Young & Gettin’ It.”
Kendrick Lamar may be a sublime lyricist but performing isn’t his forte (most of the acts lack this specialty actually). The nappy-headed, non-voter failed to move the crowd with “The Recipe” and “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Read More
Last night, the 2012 Bet Hip Hop Awards was recorded in Atlanta. According to various reports, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross were involved in a “shoving match,” which escalated to gunshots in the parking lot. Their ongoing feud is well-documented, and this will surely add fuel to the fire.
Wiz Khalifa used his “rap super powers” to recruit Young Jeezy,
Drake and Lil’ Wayne for the remix of his smash hit, “Work Hard Play Hard.” The Snowman came hard, as expected, but Tunechi failed to connect, as expected. Stargate and Benny Blanco’s production stays in tact. Read More
Dissimilar to most artists of his caliber, Trey Songz decided to premiere his “Hail Mary” video on WSHH. Similar to the blog, the video is uploaded in low quality. The video itself is subpar, considering all the interesting elements they were working with.
“Hail Mary” features Young Jeezy and Lil’ Wayne and appears on Trey’s Chapter V. Kevin Hart and Atlanta’s hottest unconventional couple, “Steebie J and Joséline,” make cameos in the clip. Read More
Kendrick Lamar teams up with Young Jeezy for “Westside, Right On Time,” the final addition to “TDE Fam Appreciation Week.” Canei Finch sampled The Sylvers’ “How Love Hurts” for the production. Read More
In 10 days, Trey Songz will release his fifth studio album, Chapter V, the follow-up to 2010’s Passion, Pain & Pleasure. The latest single from the album is “Hail Mary,” which features Yougn Jeezy and Lil’ Wayne. They filmed the football-themed video in Miami. Read More
Machine Gun Kelly frees “Hold On (Shut Up),” a song featuring Young Jeezy. It’s not confirmed, but it’s likely the song will find itself on MGK’s Bad Boy debut, Lace Up (due out Oct. 9th).
For the bulk of the track, MGK hilariously speaks on going from having no food in his stomach to having a filled fridge. “I don’t gang bang hoe, I just gang bang these hoes,” he raps. “Tatted up so I can’t work, you would think that I got paid first.”
Young Jeezy, a Def Jam recording artist, has announced that he’s the new Senior VP of A&R at Atlantic Records. The corporate thug confirmed his position via Instagram (which has since been deleted).
Rihanna saddles up in her home country in support of the Barbados Tourism Authority ad campaign. Will Barbados become a leading tourist destination with the help of Rih? [iLuLuOnline]
The late Whitney Houston would have celebrated her 49th birthday today. The cast of Sparkle, including Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Derek Luke, wished their cast-mate a happy birthday while doing press for the film. [MissJia]
Mýa continues to get more recognition offshore than she ever would in the states. She took her show to Sydney Australia, in support of her latest release, K.I.S.S. [That Good Hit]
2 Chainz expects his solo debut to be quite major. He has inked a publishing deal with Reservoir Media, a company that supports 50 Cent and John Legend. [The Versed]