Lil Wayne recently said he does not "know where Hip Hop is at," but added that he still has an appreciation for Odd Future, A$AP Ferg, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and others. He also added that he enjoys "the old stuff" and is "amazed" by new music videos.
"I listen to a lot of Odd Future," Lil Wayne said in an interview with XXL. "I’ve been listening to a lot of old stuff, though. Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Bone Thugs, [E. 1999 Eternal], that album. I listen to a lot of UGK, a lot of 8Ball & MJG and that’s kind of it. As far as new, I listen to Future, to a lot of the older mixtape stuff [and] A$AP Ferg."
The death of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin and the highly-publicized trial that followed remains a much-discussed topic of conversation with many still voicing their opinion on the matter. Among those to offer their thoughts on the George Zimmerman trial was Atlanta rapper T.I. who didn’t hold back when it concerned comments he made this week.
During an interview with Power 98 FM, T.I. revealed that he would have taken justice into his own hands if he was the father of Trayvon Martin and would have instead found himself on trial.
While Kanye West may have his gripes with the paparazzi, R&B crooner Ray J seemed quite welcoming of a TMZ photographer in a video posted on the celebrity gossip site this week. The “I Hit It First” singer even went on to mock Kanye and the Yeezus rapper’s now-notorious confrontation with a paparazzo at LAX.
In the video, Ray J is approached while exiting Tru Hollywood nightclub and proceeds to engage in a spiel about higher education.
Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross found himself swimming in controversy this year following the release of Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.,” a record which featured a notoriously controversial lyric from Ross. Following the backlash surrounding the rapper’s lyrical addition to “U.O.E.N.O.,” he was subsequently dropped from his endorsement deal with Reebok.
Despite Ross’ brash ending with Reebok, he went on to reveal that he still has “love” for the brand during an interview with The L.A. Leakers. The God Forgives, I Don’t rapper also made reference to a possible “announcement” he says will be made at the appropriate time.
DMX has filed for bankruptcy as his financial woes have climaxed.
The rapper, Earl Simmons, has long had money issues, but days after he was arrested for a suspected DUI, he made the filing.
Nicki Minaj has finally addressed DJ Khaled's public proposal video, which he released last week. "[DJ] Khaled was not serious with that damn proposal," she said Monday (July 29).
“I was shocked just like the rest of the world and I was cracking up laughing with the rest of the world ’cause Khaled is a master at what he does,” Minaj told Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex.
Many walked away from DJ Khaled's proposal to Nicki Minaj scratching their heads. A lot of people thought Khaled's proposal to Nicki was either a publicity stunt or a joke. According to Khaled, he's dead serious and took to the radio Saturday to set the record straight.
Linking up with Power 106’s DJ Fellie Fel via phone, Khaled re-affirmed his love for Nicki and made sure to tell everyone that it's no joke.
DJ Khaled has proposed to Nicki Minaj in a new video. The producer took a moment to explain his love for Minaj before showing off a ring he says he bought for her, a ring said to cost $500,000.
“I want to be honest with you," DJ Khaled says in the MTV News video. "I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I know that you're busy."
Just when it appeared that the feud between crooners Frank Ocean and Chris Brown had begun to simmer, the beef between the pair has been reawakened thanks to the release of the lyric sheet to Ocean’s upcoming record, “Versace.”
The Channel Orange singer doesn’t call out Brown by name on “Versace,” but he does refer to this year’s Grammy incident in which Brown did not stand up (although he did applaud) when Ocean was awarded the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, a category Brown also received a nomination for.