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Rozay sat down with Juan Epstien to talk cypher with Kanye West, getting signed to Def Jam, Mastermind, & Selfmade 3.
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ON THE NEW ALBUM
I remember coming into this year thinking, “How am I going to cut through all these people and shine?” I’ve never been part of a year when so many legends are dropping projects. How am I going to be seen? I’m going to be like the kid waving in the background in the photo with all of his tall relatives. And, I guess, those were my initial thoughts, and not to say that I haven’t enjoyed some of the stuff that has come out this year, but it didn’t pan out the way I thought it was going to. I think I am going for it, to really establish what are murmurs or things being said quietly, “Um, I think that Drake might actually…” On September 17th I want people to be like, “Oh, we were right.”
I don’t even know who that is doing that or what that’s about. If that is her, I guess it’s a little weird and disturbing. It’s obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me. Whoever is behind it, whether it’s her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going.
Peep the full interview over at XXL.
Nas was a guest on Anderson Cooper’s show on CNN to discuss race and justice in America.
Wiz Khalifa sat down with Karen Civil to speak about O.N.I.F.C.
horrible controversial artwork, his joint mixtape with Currensy and the upcoming ”Work Hard, Play Hard” remix. Stay tuned for the second part of this interview, which debuts later this week.
Young Money president Mack Maine spoke about the animosity brewing between YMCMB and G.O.O.D. Music. Things have been coming to a head ever since G.O.O.D.’s Pusha T released “Exodus 23:1″ a track aimed squarely at Young Money star Drake.
“It’s not like [a YMCMB/G.O.O.D. Music beef]. I don’t see it like that,” explained Maine. “That’s not what we in the game for. If it ever came to that, God forbid, that’s a whole different story, but right now we’re just tryin’ to get paper, we’re just tryin’ to get money, man, and make good music. And that was a great song ['My Homies Still' with Big Sean] that was made before that situation happened, and I’m not ’bout to go into the studio and tell Wayne to take [Big Sean] off. Wayne not tryna take him off – he’s good peeps, he’s fam…he killed [the song]. I think that’s big for him. We’re always collabin’ with people and he earned it, he earned his way. He’s been handling his weight on different tracks, and it’s his time.”
“In a nutshell, if a gnat or a fly keep flyin’ around you, eventually you gonna swing and swat it and just get it out the way,” he said. “Sometimes you swat it and the gnat dies; sometimes it just go away…you can keep flyin’, just fly somewhere else, though. We chillin.’”
50 dropped by Power 106 to talk about his relationship with Lloyd Banks. Apparently the two haven’t spoken in about 9 months. However, he’s not ruling out the possibility of a G-Unit Reunion.
Lil Kim goes into detail about her issues with Nicki Minaj and the beef they’re having on Power 105.1
Andre 3000: There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album. There’s a lot of music on the horizon. I’ve been living off the excitement of new artists. I’ve been privileged to have these new artists kind of reach out and grab back and say, “Hey, Andre, we want you on this song.” So I’ve been taking those calls and for the last two years, I’ve been doing collaborations. So these new artists have kind of been keeping me alive. I’ve just really been feeding off of that and this year I think I’m planning to do a solo project. I don’t know when it will come out, but hopefully it’ll come out this year. As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.
GQ: What’s the new solo album going to be like?
Andre 3000: The only thing I can really say is I’m going to get back to having fun because that’s what it was all about when I started this in high school—with OutKast—those were like high school dreams. I’m 36 now, so I have grown-man dreams. This album will just be me being myself as normal.