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The BET Hip Hop Awards taped in Atlanta yesterday (September 28) and the performers for the program’s cyphers were announced.
Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Kevin Hart a.k.a. Chocolate Drop, Nelly, Joe Budden and Lil’ Kim are among the artists who participated in the cyphers, the site says.
There have been quite a few headlines regarding Jeezy as of late. The Atlanta rapper recently changed his name and released a new single. Yesterday, Jeezy dropped “In My Head” and now, he has announced there's more from where that came as a new album is on the way.
In a new album teaser, Jeezy is seen with numerous rappers, producers and singers talking about the new album. When speaking to the group, Jeezy says he's revealing all in the upcoming project and that "the statute of limitations is over with.”
On October 15, Ca$his is slated to release The County Hound 2 via his Bogish Brand imprint. Eminem is listed as either a lead producer or co-producer on four of the album’s 15 tracks.
A Chicago native turned Orange County, California resident, Ca$his dropped the original County Hound EP in 2007, while still among a burgeoning group of emcees signed to Eminem’s Shady Records imprint. He has since established his own label, while keeping what he refers to as a familial relationship with Eminem.
Beats Electronics, home to the wildly popular Beats By Dre headphones and other myriad products, secured a $500 million investment from the Carlyle Group.
Beats, founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine and home to products by Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga, received the minority investment to help finance growth, reports The New York Times.
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.”