Sometimes, rappers can sure be stingy and fans can certainly be spoiled.
Newly signed Shady Records artist and 2011 XXL Freshmen Yelawolf joined our own Sway today on RapFix Live and the southern gentleman let viewers in on what to expect from his upcoming album Radioactive – but the slick-tongued spitter would not reveal to Sway some key information regarding the release. Yelawolf also raised an interesting point about how social media has changed the game for artists like him.
Sway pressed the “Pop The Trunk” rapper on who would be featured on the new record, trying to get the Alabama native to admit new boss Slim Shady would join him on the release. “There’s features that are gonna be on this project that I’m not gonna tell anybody, “said Yela. When Sway threw out Eminem as a guest name, Yela bobbed and weaved his way out of answering the question outright. “You can guess. I don’t know you can see,” the southern star jokingly remarked. Read More...
By Kathy Iandoli
Eminem may not be one of the Roc Boys, but he can throw a diamond up now.
His fourth studio album (counting 1996’s Infinite as Eminem’s debut release), 2002’s The Eminem Show was officially certified Diamond by the RIAA on Monday (March 7th) moving over ten million units in the United States becoming one of five Hip-Hop albums to achieve such a status.
Eminem fans are obviously thrilled. Read More...
Are Drake and Kanye West buddies, casual colleagues or “freinemies”?
The two hip-hop stars have collaborated numerous times over the year, but there have also been nuances differences between each other that make fans wonder if there is rivalry simmering below their general adulation of each other.
Most recently, it was revealed that Kanye West has created a remix to “All of the Lights” from his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. The remix includes G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam artist Big Sean as well as an all-new verse from Drake. A early version of “All of the Lights” dropped last fall which featured Drake, but the Toronto rapper was removed from the final version that appeared on the album. Read More...
By Kathy Iandoli
While Kanye West delivered a video for “All Of the Lights” that almost caused seizures, his remix to the track is about to cause mass hysteria.
Last night (March 9th), Vegas DJ Franzen tweeted that last weekend, Kanye West played him the remix to “All Of the Lights”. The track will feature Drake (who was on the rough demo of the original track), as well as G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean.
Fans are already welcoming the remix with open ears. Read More...
By Kathy Iandoli
On Tuesday (March 8th), Wu-Tang frontrunner Raekwon released his fifth solo album, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.
The album follows Rae’s sequel to the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, 2009’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, which debuted at Number 4 on the Billboard 200 charts and Number 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. While OB4CL2 did exceptionally well competing with Jay-Z’s Blueprint III at the time, the collaborative Wu-Massacre (2010) with Method Man and Ghostface met mixed reviews. Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang could go either way, but from fans’ tweets, the reviews weigh in the Chef’s favor.
“Dear @Raekwon, You DID THAT with Shaolin vs Wu-Tang!” one fan @joebiam tweeted. “This is a good start for Hip-Hop in 2011...” “This new Raekwon is fire!” @1mikesteele continued. Read More...
Jadakiss has always been a skilled MC. But the Yonkers rapper knew he was a problem when the Notorious B.I.G. gave him his official co-sign.
“BIG tell you, You got it, you got it,” Jadakiss said in the Streets Talk DVD video. “No A&R, no executive, nobody nowhere… Even if I ain’t make it, he told me I was nice. I made it the day he told me I was nice. That’s the day I made it. That was with no money involved or none of that.”
As a member of Bad Boy Records, Jadakiss would go on to rock with the late rapper on a handful of songs, including “Last Day” from Life After Death and “It’s All About the Benjamins (Remix)” from Diddy’s No Way Out. Read More...
By Kathy Iandoli
Nicki Minaj may be on a brief hiatus from making records, but she’s still breaking them.
The female rap vixen dropped her certified platinum debut album Pink Friday fourteen weeks ago. Since then, the album hasn’t left the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart, thereby breaking yet another record for the most weeks in the Top 10 by a female rapper. Read More...
Brooklyn's very own Lil Kim sits down with Sway for our latest edition of RapFix Live.
[Photo: courtesy of XXL]
As promised by Joe Budden exactly a week ago , a new track featuring Joe’s team Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, and their new CEO Eminem has leaked and it has set the Internet ablaze.
The Slim Shady Records newest signees joined their boss on the blistering “2.0 Boys” track and all six of the rappers were in clear battle mode over the aggressive and piano laced banger. Opening the track is Em’s former partner and longtime friend Royce Da 5’9, followed promptly by Slim Shady. Joell Ortiz goes in next and drops the title of the song in the middle of his bars. Jumpoff Joey follows behind Ortiz with some clever punchlines. Ending the track are solid verses from Crooked I and Yelawolf’s energetic anchoring verse. Read More...
By Erika Ramirez
Charlie Sheen is deeper than rap. The man’s name is being used as a euphemism while his outbursts –whether unfortunately or fortunately – are now a part of our every day vocabulary. Charlie Sheen is the talk of the ‘net, especially after yesterday’s (March 1st) one-hour special on ABC’s 20/20.
In his interview with ABC’s Andrea Canning, Sheen discussed the two “goddesses” that reside with him, the cancellation of "Two and a Half Men" and the allegations against him for drug abuse and domestic violence. Read More...