Sitting down with Vibe during SXSW, Slaughterhouse detailed the recording process behind their upcoming release and claimed the album was mostly done.
50 Cent expressed recently that his break with Interscope Records may have involved the battle between Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones and his own SMS Audio headphones, but the Queens mogul also says has does not have any personal problems with the superproducer or his other mentor Eminem.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, 50 contends that his relationship with Em is solid.
Yesterday (March 19), it was announced that King Los was leaving Bad Boy Records. Los spoke about this in an interview with MTV following the initial reports of his departure.
"Forever in the Bad Boy family, just I've chose to explore other endeavors just like my mentor, just like Puff," King Los says. "He had his situation before, him and Andre Herrell. Look at how it worked out for him. I'm just inspired by those who have radical thinking. Sometimes, you gotta do bizarre things. If it doesn't start as a thought, how could it ever come to fruition?"
Wu-Tang Clan artists recently spoke about the potential of an upcoming group album. Wu members discussed the likelihood of the project and the hurdles they've faced along the way in a profile by Grantland. The profile features different group members, including RZA, who says he is pushing for Wu-Tang Clan to unite on an album.
“We all agree — me, you, and the rest of the world — that these guys are great by themselves any fucking way,” RZA says. “But they are greater when we come together! We come together, we make platinum, G. That’s the true fucking reward for our top talent. And I say that to the guys. I don’t know who hears me.”
Freddie Gibbs has not been associated with Jeezy since he split with Corporate Thug Entertainment in December of 2012. However, in a recent interview with Grantland, Gibbs spoke on how his feud with Jeezy will not end until Jeezy responds.
Since his departure from CTE, Gibbs has desecrated Jeezy’s name in interviews and songs. During his Grantland interview in promotion of his collaborative album with producer Madlib, entitled Pinata, Gibbs questions Atlantic Records Senior Vice President of A&R’s ability to run a label:
Nas’ voice in Hip Hop looms large, so when the Queens emcee christens another rhymer as the “future of music” that statement is held in high regard. The young emcee who has earned that heavy title from God’s Son is Bishop Nehru.
Nas recognized Bishop while introducing him at the SXSW Mass Appeal concert in Austin, Texas last week. Prior to that, the rapper/producer also received a major co-sign from another legendary emcee.
In 50 Cent’s eyes, if men lie, women lie and numbers don’t, then he was the hottest MC from 2003-2006. During his appearance on Sirius XM’s Town Hall event last night (March 17th) he spoke on how his greatest competitor quit during 50 Cent’s greatest run of success.
While preparing to go on stage at this year's South By South West (SXSW), ScHoolboy Q expressed some of his dissatisfaction with the annual events held in Austin, Texas.
“It’s stupid," ScHoolboy Q says regarding SXSW in an Associated Press article, as per Washington Post. "They changed it all up. It’s corporate. I don’t ever want to come back unless they change it to where the fans are in. I’m tired of performing and seeing my fans outside the gate...That’s not fair. It’s not about the fans no more. It’s all about money [and] who can give you the best look.”
Last year Lil Wayne found himself in the middle of a controversy because of his verse on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix).” The lyrics referring to murdered teenager Emmett Till were seen by some as inappropriate and offensive, and the line eventually cost Wayne his deal with Mountain Dew.
The YMCMB rapper now says he is more careful about what he raps about. In an interview with MTV, Wayne states that his upcoming Tha Carter V will be reflective of a more mature artist.
While it appears the original members of G-Unit will not be re-uniting anytime soon, 50 Cent has fully embraced 2011 G-Unit signee Kidd Kidd for his upcoming Animal Ambition album. 50 revealed the New Orleans rapper will appear on several tracks on the independent LP dropping June 3rd.
“Kidd Kidd is on three of the songs on the album,” said 50 backstage at his SXSW show. “‘Every Time I Come Around’ – just me and him. We rocked on that one.”