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Wiz Khalifa plans to make 2012 the year of Taylor Gang, and with that he liberates the first release off the upcoming Taylor Allderdice mixtape.
New Music: Wiz Khalifa Feat. Juicy J – “My Favorite Song” (prod. by Rob Holladay)
via Wiz Khalifa
One of my oldest friend’s in rap journalism, J. Pablo, put together this dope piece for VIBE. He basically wanted to see what other movies big time rappers were into, besides Scarface, Goodfeallas, Casino, King of New York, etc. P even went the extra step to get all original quotes from 10 rappers, including Jay-z, Common, Q-Tip, Sean Price, 2 Chainz, Vado, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Raekwon and more. Below, Hov explains why he loves True Romance.
Jay-Z: A lot of our culture is based on individuals trying to keep things as authentic as possible. It’s the main reason that reality shows are the majority of programming nowadays. But in spite of that I think people want the happy ending. Never under estimate the power of a happy ending.
read more picks from Q-Tip, Common, and more after the jump…
Q Tip on Mean Streets: It’s just to me, the quintessential New York movie. I’m a New Yorker to the fullest and though there are a lot of films set in the city, I really appreciate this one because it’s definitely gangster but deals with loyalty and faith and other themes that are usually on the backburner in gangster flicks. Plus I had a lot of friends like Johnny Boy growing up. Good dudes, who just were fuck ups, y’ know?
Common on Eternal Sunshne of The Mind: This is my favorite movie in which nobody gets killed. I thought conceptually it was great. Instead of dealing with heartbreak, just erase the entire experience… that was genius. Lots of us would use that treatment because love can hurt. I try and include the topic of love in my music because it’s a very big part of our existence. When you can address love and still be humorous and not over do it… that balance is what I try and accomplish with my music.
(read more from 2 Chainz, Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T., Vado, and more at VIBE.com)
Yuna Peforms “Lullabies” in Brooklyn
These days, it’s tough to find vocalists that you won’t forget as soon as the next Rick Ross video drops. We’re over exposed to music and it doesn’t look like the overload will let up any time soon. So it’s a real treat when the MissInfo.tv crew comes across a singer that we’re impressed by. A few weeks ago we introduced you to Yuna (by way of Fader), a souful Malaysian singer/songwriter that caught the attention of Pharrell… and Gabz! Like many of you, we fell in love with her soothing voice, which meshed so well over the vintage-sounding Pharrell beat of “Live Your Life.”
Last night, we got to witness Yuna’s incredible talent, first hand. From Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, this newcomer blew us away with her live songs. Check out what we saw above.
(Special thanks to the Fader/Cornerstone family for putting this together)
Pharrell introduces Yuna and more footage of her performance after the jump…
Pharrell introduces Yuna
Yuna performs “Islands”
From their recent shows in Africa comes a genuine moment of brotherhood from the YMCMB camp. In this clip, Weezy tells Drake how much he loves his song “Shot For Me.” Wayne then proceeds to sing his own rendition of the track in front of the huge crowd. (spotted at LilWayneHQ)
Weezy’s recent stripper shenanigans after the jump…
Apparently, Weezy loves to BET on strippers. TMZ claims Wayne recently blew 30K at the famed King of Diamonds strip club in Miami. His money went to something called “stripper fights.” HA!
In another excerpt from The Source’s cover story with Drizzy Drake, the rapper was asked about his favorite albums of all time. Citing his age as a factor, Drake got specific and ran down his 5 favorite Hip-Hop albums. In short, here are the albums he listed.
Jay-Z The Black Album, Clipse Lord Willin, Little Brother x Mick Boogie Mixtape, Notorious BIG Life After Death, and a tie Between Outkast Aquemini/ Andre 3000 Love Below (he also listed Snoop’s Doggystyle as an important album in his life).
Read the full excerpt at TheSource
Tyga adds a verse to Drake’s “The Motto”…
Photo of Tyler The Creator and Birdman in the studio…
all after the jump…
Baby Tweeted this photo last night… YMCMB x OFWGKTA
(A$AP Rocky introduces “Get Lit” at his NYC listening session)
Last night, A$AP Rocky gave journalists their first listen to his debut mixtape, Live.Love.A$AP. The last minute session was your typical rap listening: chicken wings, booze and tons of weed smoke. However, the music that the young Harlemite introduced was definitely a new wave. I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to describe it and I can only say it’s “Harlem Trill.” The beats are slowed down and spacey but everything about Rocky screams New York. It just oozes out of him. You’ll see what I mean on Halloween, when the mixtape drops. For now, here’s a clip of Rocky introducing his favorite cut from Live.Love.A$AP.
Previously:A$AP Rocky Talks About his ‘Multi-Million Dollar’ Record Deal
A$AP Rocky Says He Has No Problems With Odd Future
A$AP Rocky Debuts New Music From ‘Live Love ASAP’ At The Creators Project
A$AP Rocky Announces Deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA
Unreleased A$AP Rocky Track “Out Of This World” (Prod. By The Olympicks)
If 50′s not your favorite, he wants to know why. With that said, here’s his latest track from his Street King soundtrack. A lil’ self indulgence goes a long way.
Download the CDQ version here
Props to ThisIs50
Previously: 50 Cent – “Shady Murder (#SK 9)”
The biggest beards from the Maybach Music camp faced off in ATL. After Ross big-upped his latest signee, Stalley, MTV’s Rob Markman made them face off in a best beard showdown. Stalley takes the cake, but I think if they brought Freeway and Jakk Frost in the picture, it’d be a different story.
Rick Ross names his favorite rappers after the jump…
Rozay talks about his “favorite rappers” with Hot97’s DJ Absolut
Previously: Rick Ross Talks to Funk Flex About Young Jeezy and Mocks His Album Delays
Rick Ross Debuts New Music: “I Love My B*****s” Produced By Just Blaze, & “You The Boss” Feat. Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross’ Kreayshawn Diss: XXL Mag Gives Exclusive Details
Rick Ross Screams On Kreayshawn at the VMAs: A Beef Recap (UPDATED)
Kreayshawn On Rick Ross Jab: “There’s No Rick Ross Offensive Things Going On In There”
Rick Ross responds to Jeezy (again): “I had nothing but love for the homie”
Rick Ross discusses Jeezy with Tim Westwood: “You played yourself…If you really have an issue put it on the table and handle it like a G.”
New Music: Rick Ross “The Summa’s Mine” (Young Jeezy diss?)
Young Jeezy addresses Rick Ross diss rumors: “What am I gonna get out of dissing him?
New Music: Young Jeezy “Death Before Dishonor” (B.M.F. Freestyle) (UPDATED)
Cole sat down with my homegirl Tracy G for a lengthy chat on a wide array of interesting talking points. Everything from Cole’s own favorite verses, his first time meet Nas and Beyonce, the best advice he got from Jay and Dr. Dre and more were covered. Check out this excerpt and the rest below.
J.Cole: I think I was trying to explain to Jay-Z something about why I couldn’t put out a particular record and said ‘Yo man, you gotta understand my fans look at me like I’m the chosen one. If I put that out they’ll look at me like I’m crazy.’ And he looked at me and said, ‘Yo, I could fill a graveyard full of chosen ones’ and went on to say how it’s about keeping old fans, but reaching new ones. So when said that it basically meant, ‘Do you want to be the chosen one and never grow?’ Because to me Cannabis was the chosen one in my book, but it never really panned out for him.
I also got some other great advice from Jay-Z. One time I was complaining about being on the road so much. My vibe was like how am I supposed to make an album the way I want to when I’m on the road so much. And he was like ‘Yo ni–a that’s where you need to be because that’s where you get these experiences. You go to the club, you saw what works and what doesn’t work. You get the stories so you can incorporate them in your verses better. “
→ 7 J. Cole Lines You Should Know (And His Reasons Why)
→ When J. Cole First Met: Will and Jada, Eminem, Nas & Beyonce
→ For The Ladies, From J. Cole: 5 Ways To Avoid Being A ‘Hit and Run’
→ What J. Cole’s Learned From… Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, No I.D. & Mark Pitts