Damn, someone must have sold a hell-of-a-lot of “Rack City” singles to afford this type of purchase. Although his former landlord in Malibu is currently after him for skipping on his $16,000 per month rent it, looks like things are looking up for the Young Money rapper.
Several months back it was revealed that Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga were working on a new collabo together tentatively titled “Partynauseous”. It looks like we’re going to have to wait for an official record between the pair because the song isn’t currently listed on the tracklist for his debut. Gaga took to her website to clear the air. Blame it on management. Darn.
I apologize to the fans that this situation with Partynauseous is confusing. To it clear it up I must explain this. When I collaborate with an artist i work solely with them, not with their camps or management. Its purely organic and creative. I love Kendrick dearly as a friend, but was not willing to compromise musically to the changes his team was making to my music. This is why I am not his record. I have a very specific vision as a producer and songwriter, and I always have. That song will be released at a different time, for a different project. I love you, and think you should check out his stuff because he is truly great. He’s a good kid, its just sometimes a mad city. -LG
Don’t forget, Good. Kid. Mad. City drops October 22nd.
Looks like it’s going to be quite the season on American Idol, as judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey continue to duke it out at the auditions. This week, Nicki and Mariah got into a semi-brawl during auditions after their egos got the best of them. Things got so crazy, Carey alleges that Minaj threatened her by saying, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that b***h”. Mariah reached out to The View‘s Barbara Walters and described what went down and even implied that she’s stepped up her security to protect herself. Ha! Sounds like Mimi’s a tad scared.
Chris Brown had one hell-of-a-week. After clubbing it up with Rihanna late night in NYC and then announcing his breakup with girlfriend Kurrueche, Breezy drops a small video about his struggles over the past few months. In a somewhat drunken state, Brown asks the questions whether a person can love two people at the same time…and we assume he’s talking about Kurrueche and Miss Rihanna. Although he believes he can do just that, he knows he was brought up better so it’s all up in the air now. Here’s part of his rant:
I’m a little drunk so I’m gonna be honest. See, y’all don’t really get the real Chris Brown but I’m gonna be honest. I’m stressed out. It’s not about the music cause I love my fans. It’s just, when you share history with somebody, and then you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it’s kind of difficult.
Is there such thing as loving two people? I don’t know if that’s possible but for me, I feel like that. Y’all probably like, ‘What the f-ck is he talking about right now’ but I am being real. I don’t want to hurt either or. I’m not trying to be a player, or a dog, not none of that. My mother raised me differently, so I just can’t. I don’t know man, a n-gga be stressing. That’s what n-ggas do.
The life of Chris Brown
This really should be called, Another Day In The Life of Chris Brown.
While Jay-Z has been playing at the Brooklyn Barclay’s this week, Meek Mill snuck in a show or two and even got HOV to preview his debut album, Dreams and Nightmares. This may be customary for people like J. Cole or Rihanna, but I’m not quite sure Jigga previews new albums on the regular. The album doesn’t drop until October 30th, but apparently Jay is already a fan.
“Letting #hov & @_youngchris listen 2 #dreamsandnightmares wen hov tell ya shit hot….it’s hot!,”, tweeted Meek after getting Jay’s approval.
Anyone else fairly excited for this project to drop? Peep the album cover and official tracklisting after the jump.
Ne-Yo teases his fans with the official cover artwork and tracklisting for his fifth studio album, R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream). The deluxe LP consists of 17-tracks with collaborations from Tim McGraw (“She Is”), Fabolous and Diddy (“Should Be You)”, and Wiz Khalifa (“Don’t Make ‘Em Like You”). You can also expect his hit singles “Let’s Go” and “Let Me Love You”. This is shaping up to be a solid album. Planning on picking a copy up?
Project due out November 6th.
Peep the tracklist after the jump.
Yaowa takes a stab at 2 Chainz and Tunechi’s tune “Yuck” for his latest freestyle. Yuck is right. Ortiz gets pretty gritty on this one. Apparently he’s been keeping up with all the American Idol drama between Nicki and Mariah. You can find the original tune off 2 Chainz’ Based On A T.R.U. Story, available now.
50 Cent might not be able to get the support he needs from Interscope, but rising rapper Chief Keef sure has their attention and now confirms he’s inked a record deal with the monster label. More from Keef:
“I’ve been talkin’ to a lot of labels, but I just noticed that Interscope got people like 50, Eminem. They was talkin’ good to me. They was talkin’ like I was talkin’ and I liked that. All these other labels, I was talkin’ to ‘em, but it’s time anyway for me and I’m goin’ with Interscope.”
Saturday night, Drake brought his Club Paradise tour to Jones Beach for his final set. Drizz truly pulled out all the stops for this show, bringing out Meek Mill, The Weeknd, French Montana, 2 Chainz and Waka Flocka. Check out additional footage below.