March 12 2015

The Trials of Kendrick Lamar

The Trials of Kendrick Lamar

One thing musical artists like to do is to express all of their feelings in the name of their albums. Rapper Kendrick Lamar is no exception to this rule.

Lamar, who just recently took home two Grammy Awards, has just finished working on his new album entitled To Pimp a Butterfly. He personally described his album as a mix of emotions, from upbeat and personal to aggressive at some points. He added that he enjoys the recording process, saying that making an album is always the most fun part.

According to EM.com, the new album could also be considered adventurous and containing a lot of new elements to it, including some spoken-word poetry and free jazz. Even Lamar’s engineer Derek “MixedByAli” Ali says there’s a certain style in which he wants to record his work. He says that Lamar would suggest off-the-wall styles, such as making something sound eerie or that someone is driving past something.

Regarding the album itself, Lamar didn’t give a set meaning to what the title was about, but stated that it was an honest album and added that “you take a black kid out of Compton and put him in the limelight, and you find answers about yourself you never knew you were searching for.”

Fearful and unapologetic were some other descriptive words that Lamar gave when talking about the tone of his next album.

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January 26 2015

Lil’ Wayne To Sue Bird Man

The drama between Lil’ Wayne and Cash Money Records has intensified, because Wayne is now planning on suing Bird Man, who is also his mentor. Lil’ Wayne has been with Cash Money since he was a teenager, and Bird Man is very close to him. Lil’ Wayne Lawsuit. After denying the release of “The Carter V,” Wayne became very distraught with his record label, and threatened to leave. In turn for threatening to leave the label, Bird Man threatened to sue Wayne. Wayne is currently under contract, and cannot leave the label at will.

Although Wayne has been complaining about the label for a couple months now, he’s stopped complaining, and he’s about to sue.  According to bloomberg.com, rumors are flying that he will be suing Bird Man for $8 million, as well as a release from his contract. “Wayne has stated that he feels his music is being held hostage, and he obviously is sick and tired of it,” said Slow Ventures. Wayne is planning on going to a judge, and asking that he be released from his contract, as well as being paid $8 million. The $8 million was supposed to be an advance on his new album, which was never released.

Wayne’s new album is ready to go, but it’s been purposely held back from release, by Cash Money Records. It’s interesting to see where this lawsuit will go, and if it will permanently damage the relationship between Lil’ Wayne and Bird Man.

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January 22 2015

Lil Wanye Releases Mixtape And Disses Birdman

After months of public rants on stage and social media from Lil Wayne over issues he seems to have with is label Cash Money Records and Birdman, Wayne has released a mixtape and is taking very direct shots at Birdman, over his recent treatment as an artist on the label. Over the summer there was some talk about Lil Wayne possibly leaving Cash Money due to a feud with Birdman for pushing his album back, however Wayne insisted that his album Carter V would still be released. Now it looks like Wayne’s latest album will collect dust until matters are settled in court.

Birdman didn’t seem to care one bit about Wayne’s public rants, and said that his contract is a contract and if Wayne wants to fuss they can take it to court. Along with the mixtape and diss tracks, theres is talk that Lil Wayne is considering No Limit Records as his new home, No Limit is a long time rival of Cash Money, so this will be seen as a major betrayal in Birdman’s eyes.

While there is still no way to know how all of this will play out, it’s obvious to people at companies like Slow Ventures that there is and will continue to be a tug of war between Wayne and his mentor Birdman and judging from the lyrics in Wayne’s songs there doesn’t seem to and end in sight.

December 22 2014

LL Cool J Squashes Long Running Beef

Rap beefs are something that is more than common, and at least one major beef has led to the death of two stars; Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. After the death of Tupac and Biggie, many were terrified of rap beefs, but the next biggest rap beef had someone to interfere. Artist 50 Cent and Ja Rule were at such odds with each other, things became physical, and many felt that the two may end up the way of Tupac and Biggie. Louis Farrakhan had to intervene between the two, and both were interviewed by the leader, and eventually they stopped fighting.

Recently, LL Cool J has squashed the beef that had gone on for over 17 years with a former rapper named Canibus. They both went on stage and performed a song that started the entire beef entitled “4,3,2,1.” Not only did they perform the song, but they even hugged afterwards, squashing the beef once and for all. It goes to show, sometimes beefs are simply young hotheaded rappers who just need to grow up, in order to stop fighting with the other rappers. Now, if I could only get both of my dogs to quit fighting over Beneful and be a little more friendly!

There have been many rap beefs over the years, but many of them eventually get squashed.

December 19 2014

Nicki Has Yet Another Live Nip Slip

Nicki Minaj just can’t seem to keep her nips covered these days. At this point it seems like Nicki’s nips have a mind of their own and are desperately seeking the spotlight. This isn’t Nicki’s first wardrobe malfunction. In September during her performance of “Bang Bang” Nicki was forced to literally hold her dress together after a broken zipper threatend to fully expose the sexy rapped on live TV. Apparently Nicki was pressed for time during a 40 second costume change after her “Anaconda” performance and deciding to wear a different dress to match Ariana Grande and Juicy J. This time the nip slip was not as easily remedied. During Nicki’s interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen her nipple made yet another sneaky appearance while she was answering a caller’s questions about about her previous wardrobe malfunctions.  One Viewer Tweeted: “@nickiminah is talking about a nip slip while CURRENTLY having a nip slip. @BravoWWHL, help her!” Dr. Rod Rohrich says Nicki finally grew wise to her nipple’s antics and was able to cover up, but something about this just doesn’t feel like this is the last time her nipple will make an appearance.

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December 18 2014

Hopsin Has Moved To Austrailia After Quitting The Rap Game

Hopsin is a well-known rapper, and he has recently shocked his fans, as well as followers. Hopsin recently stated that he was quitting rap music, and moving to Australia. Hopsin Quits Rap. Hopsin stated that after years of doing rap music, and even though he owns part of a record label, he feels that rap music is no longer for him. Even though he states that in his heart he will always be an MC, he feels that he no longer wants to perform rap music, and he wants to move away.

Anyone who did not take the artist seriously, has to believe what he says now. Hopsin recently posted a picture of himself on Instagram holding bags, and stated that the picture was of him at the airport on his way to Australia. Although Australia is literally on the other side of the world, if he continues to use his Instagram account Ben Shaoul says, he can keep in touch. It’s very shocking to see that a professional rapper would actually quit music, and move to another country.

Many of Hopsin’s fans supported him, but many were in total shock and disbelief. Many went to his Instagram page and left comments that were encouraging, or showed absolute disbelief. Although Hopsin owns part of a record label, he has sold his half of the label to his business partner. Hopsin is done with the music scene altogether, and has now moved away.

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