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During the third installment of his CRWN interviews presented by MySpace, Drake spoke about his perspective regarding Twitter.
"Twitter isn't real, by the way," Drake said. "There's no gauge on real life on twitter. That's a terrible medium to exist in. You can enjoy it. You can even indulge in it. Just don't live your life by that weird code on that Internet program.
G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T is on the verge of dropping his debut solo album My Name Is My Name next month, but before his new project lands this fall the Virginia native spoke with The L.A. Leakers about one of the most talked about moments of the summer.
Pusha was one of the rappers Kendrick Lamar mentioned he wants to “murder” lyrical during his verse on Big Sean’s “Control.” Pusha says he did not take it as a diss and believes that should be the mentality of every emcee. He cites his own rhymes on “Exodus 23:1,” “New God Flow,” and “So Appalled” as examples of times where he embraced the competitive nature of Hip Hop.
It appears that Drake is on his way to having the second biggest first week sales numbers of 2013. The Young Money performer is projected to sell more than 670,000 copies of his latest album Nothing Was The Same according to a report by Billboard.
If those numbers hold up, Drake would surpass the opening sales of Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail (528,000) as the year’s second highest tally. Only Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience made a bigger splash when it pushed 968,000 units in its first week.
Shady Records’ rebranding that has begun since 2011′s “2.0 Boys” has included albums from Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf, new interview series with RapRadar’s Elliott Wilson and a higher concentration on online visibility. Today (September 25th), the 14 year old record label announces the creation of Shady Films.
During a recent interview discussing his upcoming album Extinction Level Event 2, Busta Rhymes said that fans can expect for the project to be released in November. When it drops, the album is slated to include appearances from several guests, including Eminem.
“I’ve got a six-minute record with Eminem that sounds like we are respectfully trying to battle each other in a way that you probably never heard us battle in our entire careers on a record.” Busta Rhymes said in an interview with XXL. “So it’s lot of real incredibly golden moments for us on this project.”
Chicago rapper Kanye West has become increasingly known for his ventures outside of music. He broke into the world of high fashion with his first womenswear collection in 2011, has met the needs of sneaker heads worldwide with his Air Yeezys and recently sold out of his collection with A.P.C. in a matter of hours.
Drake has the most number one rap songs of all time and he does not want anyone to “lil bro” him. Drake informed MTV that he is asserting himself among the elites.
It is officially Drizzy season as Drake prepares to release his third studio album Nothing Was The Same on Tuesday. To rep up talk about the LP, the Young Money emcee sat down with Elliott Wilson for his CRWN interview series.
According to reports, during the Q&A Drake confirmed that he teamed up with members of the Wu-Tang Clan for a collaboration to drop in the near future. The singer/rapper also revealed that a video for his latest single “Hold On, We’re Coming Home” will hit the net sometime this week.
BET has announced the first confirmed performers for the 2013 edition of their annual Hip Hop Awards. Black Hippy members Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock will be among the artists hitting the stage for the event. Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz will also perform as well as Bad Boy recording artist French Montana.