DJ Premier’s making unpopular decisions, well – at least among Beliebers. Preemo explains the screening process for the BET Hip Hop Award Cyphers and then
Last night Drake premiered his single with Nicki Minaj, and he heads over to MTV News to talk about his upcoming SNL performance tomorrow night.
Besides Drake dropping off his new single for the world to hear, he talks to Flex for the first time in a long time - and they get down to the nitty gritty with absolutely no time wasted. Drake talks about the competitive rivalry between Lil Wayne and Jay-Z, being good friends with Nicki Minaj and Serena Williams, the veiled possible Pusha T diss, and critics. Drake promises that Take Care will be something. I think it will be as well. Don't let me down man. Drake Talks Serena Williams and Nicki Minaj: Drake Talks Pusha T Diss, Lil Wayne/Jay-Z, and Take Care:
Bless this gorgeous woman. JoJo heads over to Fuse to promote not only her first single "Disaster", but the entire album Jumping Trains which is set for an early 2012 release. The 20 year old talks about female empowerment being the main theme behind this upcoming album. She talks about her single "Disaster", saying:
"...what I love about this song, is that towards the end - there's a whole world out there to explore. Just because the relationship is over, doesn't mean the world is over."Check the preview clip of the Benny Boom directed video below.. (more...)
Rap-Up TV talks Sean Paul about his upcoming album, which I believe has yet to be titled, but he explains the sound will have a much more international appeal due to international producers - yet he still wants to keep that dancehall vibe to it. He also spills about working on this upcoming album with Kelly Rowland on a record call "How Deep", talks about his experience working with Rihanna, and praises Nicki Minaj. (more...)
And it's still trending right now. Royce Da 5'9" is responsible for probably the hottest trending topic this week, 'Hi Rihanna' - which is trending because of his line in the Shady 2.0 Cypher. Royce heads on over to 106 and Park to explain the meaning behind that line and also talks the success of "Lighters", Slaughterhouse, and the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Nas interview by XXL? Normal right? Well XXL switches things up by having a longtime Nas fan, and Odd Future frontman - Tyler, The Creator is interviewing the MC. The hour and a half interview spanned from music, religion, drugs, internet, Star Wars, decision making - and so much more. Here's a snippet from the article.
“God’s Son is my favorite album by you,” Tyler said. “And my second is probably Street’s Disciple,” he continued. “Get the fuck outta here,” Nas responded. Awkward and quirky exchanges aside, the discussion quickly picked up with the 20-year-old Tyler asking Nas for advice. “You, Em, Jay, Snoop, like, you guys all started when you was exactly my age,” Tyler said. “The fact that you guys are still here makes me just always think, like, Fuck, could I?” “Oh, you definitely can,” Nas replied. “Someone like you is, you’re interesting, for a lot of reasons. So someone like you, you can’t wait to see what’s next.” And the topics continued to get deeper as the conversation went on. “Are you, like—this question might catch you off guard, but I ask myself this—like, when you wake up, like, are you happy,” Tyler asked. “Like, are you satisfied how everything turned out?” “Dawg, I was naming my album Life Is Good because of how happy I am about how happy things have turned out,” Nas answered. “Sometimes I may wake up and wish my kids were living with me. That’s the only thing, you know what I mean? Our loved ones that are not around no more, like my mom. That’s the only thing. But other than that, everything is great, even when I’m alone. Even when there’s no one around.”This XXL November issue will be on newsstands nationwide on October 25th