T-Pain has dubbed himself “The King of Auto-Tune,” but apparently the Florida native wants the world to know he does not need the voice enhancer to perform. Pain recently participated in a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert. The set included the 30-year-old singer running through a few of his biggest hits sans Auto-Tune.
Eminem and company have unveiled the tracklisting for their upcoming effort, Shady XV. The project will serve as a double-disc of greatest hits and new material from the Shady roster. Besides new tracks from Eminem, fans can expect new heat from Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, D-12 and Skylar Grey. Guest spots are taken by fellow Detroit reps DeJ Loaf, Big Sean, Danny Brown and Trick Trick.
T-Pain has been very vocal about his contribution to the use of Auto-Tune becoming a major trend in modern music. The “Can’t Believe It” singer has also been critical of other artists’ attempt at using the pitch altering effect. Pain recently spoke with HuffPost Live, and during the segment he points out one particular rapper that is not using Auto-Tune the right way in his opinion.
When asked about artists like 50 Cent and Jay Z entering into the boxing industry during an interview with BET.com, professional boxer Bernard Hopkins revealed that it’s a change that he welcomes.
According to Hopkins, 50 Cent and Jay Z’s work in the boxing industry “puts pressure on the big dogs” to step their game up. He added that it also brings “big and important boxing” to the industry and helps foster future superstars.
Lil Wayne sheds light on Tha Carter V release date and plans for all of the tracks he has recorded.
The announcement is followed by the release of a brand new single called “Gotti” featuring The Lox.
Boosie Bad Azz announced on Instagram today (October 28) that he will be releasing his Life After Deathrow project October 30.
"10/30. #LIFEAFTERDEATHROW,” the rapper wrote on his Instagram post.
Birdman explained to XXL today (October 28) why Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj pushed back the release dates of their albums.
The CEO of Cash Money says that it was Lil Wayne’s idea and Young Money’s first lady followed suit.
It was only a matter of time before the head of Cash Money would have to speak on the feud between two of the artists signed to his label. During an interview with Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, YMCMB co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams was asked about the current public spat between Tyga and Drake.
Responding to a Tweet from XXL about Tyga’s possible diss track for Drake called “Make It Work,” producer Statik Selektah fired off and said, “Kids a clown.”
Kanyé West does the darndest things. TMZ reports that the Louie Vuitton Don has turned down an opportunity to earn a whopping $4.5 million.
In documents obtained by the site, Yeezy was offered to perform at the Axis at Planet Hollywood three times a week for three weeks, bringing in $500,000 a show. For some reason, he walked away from this.