This is odd. But, the word on the street is that Yo Gotti and LA Reid are involved in some beef, which is really rooted in business. I didn’t know this, but Yo Gotti has a label called CMG Records. And LA Reid runs Epic Records, which distributes Yo Gotti’s label. I’m assuming Yo Gotti is the main act on CMG. Well, for whatever reason HSK is reporting that there aren’t enough sales for Epic to continue to push CMG out to the people. This relationship just started earlier this year! This is what the source says: “Gotti should have stayed Indy because it’s hard for a major label like Epic Records to brand him. CMG record sales are weak and L.A. Reid is going to drop him.”
Yo Gotti was just on Arsenio. He’ll be fine.
Drake has no issues with Kendrick Lamar and yet, he’s absolutely comfortable with the prospect of never seeing his Compton counterpart ever again as long as they live.
The pair were friends but after Kendrick’s now-famous “Control” verse their relationship has been noticeably strained.
“There’s no real issue. It’s tough because the people wanna see us tear each other down; I don’t wanna give them that. There’s no point. I have no ill feelings toward that guy. It’s just like, it’s there for me if I wanna fall for it. I’m just too smart for that,” he told VIBE. “Hopefully it’s the last time I gotta talk about this, ’cause every time I open my mouth up about it, they take this piece and take this piece. And he’s hungry, so he’s going to do what he has to do like the BET [cypher]. But again, it’s not enough for me to go. We haven’t seen each other [since the BET cypher,] but I’m sure we’ll see each other and it’ll be cool. And if it’s not, then I guess that’s how our story unfolds.”
He said the Control verse and subsequent BET Cypher verse were ill-timed for his plan, as he was about to roll out his hit album Nothing Was The Same.
He wasn’t willing to take the bait and be lured into a rap battle.
Continuing, he said, “The sentiment he was putting forth is what he should have. Of course you wanna be the best. Where it became an issue is that I was rolling out an album while that verse was still bubbling, so my album rollout became about this thing. What am I supposed to say? Nah, we’ll be buddy-buddy? Mind you, I never once said he’s a bad guy [or] I don’t like him. I think he’s a f*cking genius in his own right, but I also stood my ground as I should. And with that came another step, which then I have to realize I’m being baited and I’m not gonna fall. Jordan doesn’t have to play pickup to prove that he could play ball, no offense. But I’m not gonna give you the chance to shake me necessarily, ’cause I feel great.”
The interview appears in a special issue on race from VIBE
Lil Boosie's prison sentence to come to an end on August 18, 2014, will remain under supervision until 2018.
According to a recent news report from New Orleans’ The Times-Picayune, it appears that Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie will be released from prison on August 18, 2014. News of an official end to Boosie’s prison sentence comes amidst a number of rumors about the rapper’s impending release.
Complex.com reports that rapper Rick Ross previously revealed in a radio interview that Boosie, whose incarceration spurred a #FreeBoosie campaign on social media, would be released from prison in November, while lawyers for the incarcerated emcee stated that he could see a release in early 2014.
News of Boosie’s August 18, 2014 release from the Louisiana State Penitentiary (commonly known as Angola) comes directly from information obtained from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections on behalf of The Times-Picayune. It is also reported that the Louisiana rapper will be under supervision until June 17, 2018.
Incarcerated since 2009, Boosie was initially sent to prison on probation violation and marijuana possession charges, but was later hit with an extended sentence after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle in narcotics.
Additionally, in 2012 Lil Boosie was found not guilty of the murder of Terry Boyd, a 35-year-old man who was shot to death outside of his home in 2009. If Boosie was found guilty in Boyd's murder, he could have possibly faced the death penalty.
"Yeezus" & "Nothing Was The Same" Named Rolling Stone's Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2013.
Rolling Stone has named its “20 Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2013.” Kanye West’s Yeezus earned the #1 spot, while Drake’s Nothing Was The Same landed at #2.
"Kanye's electro masterpiece is his most extreme album ever, which is saying something,” Rolling Stone says in its Yeezus blurb. "No wonder the late, great Lou Reed embraced Yeezus, since it's basically the Metal Machine Music concept translated into futuristic Hip Hop, all industrial overload and hypertense egomania and hostile vibes.”
The article compares Yeezus to Nothing Was The Same. "With Kanye breathing fire in rarified air, Drake is the people's rapper, a smart kid conflicted about his fame, heart, family, everything except his mic potency,” Rolling Stone says. "But what makes his lonely fantastic voyage matter is its emotional weight, which gets crucial amplification from Noah ’40' Shebib's whirlpool beats.”
Danny Brown’s Old album was the #3 album on the list, while Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 landed at #4. Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap earned the #5 spot. "The second mixtape from this 20-year-old Chicago MC is the ultimate in psychedelic Hip Hop,” Rolling Stone says. "Chance spins Lil Wayne-meets-Hendrix language swirls punctuated by the real-life observations of a kid who grew up in a world where 'it's dark a lot . . . easier to find a gun than it is to find a fucking parking spot.”
Rolling Stone's “20 Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2013” is as follows:
1. Yeezus, Kanye West
2. Nothing Was The Same, Drake
3. Old, Danny Brown
4. The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem
5. Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper
6. My Name Is My Name, Pusha T
7. Born Sinner, J. Cole
8. Doris, Earl Sweatshirt
9. Trap Lord, A$AP Ferg
10. Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay Z
11. B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, 2 Chainz
12. Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky
13. The Luca Brasi Story, Kevin Gates
14. Run The Jewels, Run The Jewels
15. Wolf, Tyler, the Creator
16. I Am, Yo Gotti
17. The Night’s Gambit, Ka
18. Excuse My French, French Montana
19. Watching Movies With the Sound Off, Mac Miller
20. Self Made Vol. 3, Maybach Music Group
"The Breakfast Club," DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God, will have their radio show broadcast live on REVOLT.
"The Breakfast Club," the morning show of New York Radio Station Power 105.1, a Clear Channel radio station, will have its show broadcast live on REVOLT TV weekdays starting March 3.
“We are proud of this new partnership with Clear Channel,” REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales said in a statement. “Adding radio as a medium to REVOLT['s] arsenal will help push the traditional boundaries of music television and expand our reach even further with millions of new listeners and viewers which is incredible for a fledgling network.”
"The Breakfast Club" is set to air on REVOLT from 6 am-10 am.
"The Breakfast Club" often features interviews with rappers. Among the acts who have appeared on the program this year are Kanye West, Pusha T, Juicy J, 2 Chainz, Trinidad Jame$, Bun B and Nelly.
West’s interview in November featured Charlamagne Tha God calling the Chicago rapper-producer a “walking contradiction.”
Charlamagne Tha God said that West calls out major corporations and then later asks for their help. West responded by saying that he’s more so critical of the people who run the corporations and not the corporations themselves.
“It ain’t that I feel like a slave,” West said. “We are mentally enslaved. We enslaved to brands. We enslaved to like a Benz symbol. We enslaved to chains. A woman is enslaved to the concept of diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Like girls in London don’t even wear engagement rings. That’s all been programmed into us. When we born, we born artists, we born free, and then we held down by society’s perception of us. We just don’t want to be embarrassed…I’m not denouncing the corporations. I’m denouncing the people that have the job at the corporations at that time…I ain’t going at Nike as a corporation. I’m going at the people that’s running the corporation and I’m saying ‘I’mma hit you in the chest until you listen to me.’”