Though their albums drop on the same week, comparing Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame's Ferrari Boyz collaboration to Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne is like apples to oranges.
Actually, Waka's got a better analogy: "Trying to compare us to Jay-Z [and Kanye] is like comparing Dirk Nowitzki to Larry Bird — that's disrespectful," the rapper said, referring to the Mavericks star and Celtics legend, when he appeared on "RapFix Live" on Wednesday. "That's like two different classes."
Jay-Z and Kanye West will continue to keep fans watching. Three days after the monumental release of their collaborative album Watch the Throne, Hov and Yeezy will premiere the LP's first video, for "Otis," on MTV and BET on Thursday at 8:56 p.m. ET/PT.
"Otis" captivated music fans when it premiered last month on DJ Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show in New York. The song, which samples Otis Redding's 1966 rendition of "Try a Little Tenderness," finds Jay and 'Ye rapping eight bars apiece before passing the mic back and forth several times during the track's two-minute-and-58-second run. There is no catchy chorus or melodic refrain, just the dusty record loop and hard-hitting rhymes, which made the song an instant fan favorite.
The artist behind the elaborate design for Jay-Z and Kanye West's new album Watch the Throne has revealed his inspiration for the unique album cover artwork.
Riccardo Tisci, who designs for French fashion house Givenchy, was tapped to create the album cover for Watch the Throne, after designing the artwork for the album's first single, "H.A.M.”
Watch The Throne, the debut album from Kanye West and Jay-Z, is predicted to push roughly 400,000-500,000 in its first week, according to early sales reports.
Billboard magazine said based on early sales numbers the album would move the digital-only release to gold status. Industry staple HitsDailyDouble predicted similar sales of 495,835.
The body artwork of Tupac Shakur will be featured in the 21st edition of Urban Ink Magazine.
The issue of the magazine, which is being released to coincide with the 15th anniversary of Tupac's death (September 13th, 1996), will feature interviews with a variety of artists who were influenced by Tupac, including The Outlawz, who revealed the stories behind the various tattoos on the late rapper's body.
Grammy Award-winning rapper Big Boi was released from the Miami–Dade County jail today (August 8th).
The rapper was taken into custody on drug possession charges by U.S. Customs and Border agents, after they allegedly found Viagra and the drug known as MDMA in his luggage after a cruise.
Rap star 50 Cent will head to Dubai for the first time in four years this September.
50 is slated to perform in Dubai, on the last evening of "Shoppiesta," which is being held at Dubai's Mayden.
Rapper Big Boi of Hip-Hop group Outkast was arrested in Miami, Florida today (August 7th).
According to the Miami–Dade County Corrections Department, the rapper was in possession of a controlled substance which turned out to be MDMA and Viagra.
On Saturday (August 6), Eminem took the stage at the Lollapalooza festival, which has been host to acts such as Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, and the Roots.
With his vast catalogue of fan favorites, Shady made sure it was a night for fans to remember.
Sources have confirmed that Good Music artist Big Sean has been accused of rape in the State of New York.
Last night Sean "Big Sean" Anderson and Willie "SayItAintTone" Hansbro were arrested by the New York State Police and immediately released.