Here’s the official first single off Vado’s debut solo mixtape Slime Flu the remix to “Polo” that features Grand Hustle’s Young Dro, if you remember the original version dropped back in June. You can pre-order the mixtape here which will also be sold in-stores on it’s release day of October 12th via E1 Music.
For the first of two sold out shows, Drake brought out Roc Nation’s J.Cole last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City during the Lightdreams & Nightmares tour. With Drizzy playing hypeman Cole performed his latest single “Who Dat”, other guests that night included Young Jeezy, Francis & The Lights, Tyga & Mack Maine.
Last night on the Late Show with David Letterman the trio of N.E.R.D. for the first time performed their new song “Hypnotize” that’s produced by Daft Punk, the song will appear on the group’s new album Nothing that drops on November 2nd.
Perhaps feeling the pressure from Gucci Mane’s steady stream of new music, Young Jeezy just released his new mixtape. Teaming up with DJ Folk, Jeezy comes with a gang of new tracks. Let’s just hope this one isn’t as stepped on as his last batch.
UPDATE:North says – Dirty version added, thanks to Splash with the quickness.
After the jump new music from Freeway & Jake One, 50 Cent feat. Jeremih, Ne-Yo, Waka Flocka, Triple C’s Torch with Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Jay Rock & Crooked I and the Far East Movement feat. Snoop Dogg….(more…)
In the next segment of Info’s exclusive interview with Gucci Mane, they discuss Mr. Zone 6 trying to broaden his fanbase and cross over into the mainstream. Without abandoning his original sound, Gucci says working with big name producers shouldn’t change his core fans’ opinion of him. He mentions working with Swizz, Wyclef, Pharrell, and more.
Mikey says: Last week, I took a stroll down memory lane with 1/3rd of the L.O.X. Arguably, the most underrated member of the crew, Sheek Louch held his own throughout his career amongst the New York Giants that he came up rhyming with. During our chat, Louch reminisced on recording some of his most memorable guest features including ‘Last Day’ , ‘Get At Me Dog’ , ‘Reservoir Dogs’ , and of course ‘It’s All About The Benjamins’ . (via VIBE)
Read on to hear how Missy Elliot made sure Puffy included Sheek’s verse on the Bad Boy classic….
“We thought it was our record at first, to tell you the truth. All three of us were kind of tight when Puff took our record. But for the ‘Benjamins’, he just called us to Daddy’s House one night to record and when we got there Puff had the beat on and this chick was just dancing by herself… some crazy shit with her feet [laughs]. Then, of course, he tells us to just rhyme over it. ‘I’m strictly trying to cop those…’ And the girl was like, ‘That’s it, keep that whole verse.’ I didn’t even know at the time that it was Missy Elliott. [laughs] She was on the one who told Puff to keep my verse. And we started writing Puff’s verse. Actually Styles didn’t the make original version. He laid a verse but Puff wasn’t feeling it. I’m staring at an MTV Moon Man from that record right now. Man, shouts to the band Fuzz Bubble who did the rock remix. We went crazy at that video shoot.” – Sheek
(this photo from the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards was actually from 2006, when the awards came back to New York City after almost getting shut down by a hurricane in Miami during 2005. But I also did a series of “bling reports” for MTV’s 2006 VMA’s as well.)
After writing a book on the history of hip hop jewelry, called Bling Bling: Hip Hop’s Crown Jewels, (which help from my friends Dana Albarella, Brent Rollins, Andrea Duncan-Mao and more)….I got the chance to do some really fun web-packages with my MTV News family for the Video Music Awards (back when budgets were fat enough to accommodate multiple camera crews, production staff and travel, lol). More so in the book than in the clips, there were so many funny stories behind the gems, that it was more about exploring the personalities than the purchases.
Kenny from YAF was nice enough to pass along this clip from the 2005 VMAs, in which your intrepid reporter, Info (and my questionable blond highlights), talked to everyone from Lil Jon, to Trina, to a practically face-tattoo-less Lil’ Wayne, and more….
All for the love of conspicuous consumption and over-accessorizing : )