June 2012

Me and Mikey Fresh are out in Los Angeles this week, checking out the events and interviewing old friends backstage at the run up to this Sunday’s BET Awards. On Friday, we had a hilarious conversation with Timbaland (guess what, he hates everything), and a fascinating one with Faith Evans….

But today, while we were having a no-holds-barred chat with ASAP Rocky (soon come!)….Mr. North tipped us off to Chris Brown’s Drake-diss “I Don’t Like” freestyle.
So when Meek Mill (who was with Drake during his Club W.I.P. brawl with Chris Brown) and Big Sean (Chris Brown’s homeboy and collaborator) stopped by to chat, I had to ask them what they think of the latest round in the Chris Brown vs Drake battle.

Watch Meek Mill‘s surprised reaction to Chris Brown’s lyrics…
And hear Big Sean vouch for Chris Brown’s gangster…
After the jump…


Ashanti calls on two of the hottest artists in rap on “No One Greater,” the new single off her BraveHeart album due August 28 via Written Entertainment/eOne. The collaboration also serves as a reunion as ‘Shanti links with former Murder Inc. boss Irv Gotti, who got back behind the production boards on this one.

New Music: Ashanti Feat. French Montana & Meek Mill – “No One Greater” (prod. by Irv Gotti)

Thanks to Young Sav/BOBO

View the single’s official artwork below….


Chris Brown Brawl Club

When things seemed to quiet down a bit, Chris Brown fires back at Drake with a verse on Game’s remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like.” Following their much publicized brawl that temporarily shut down NYC nightclub W.I.P at Greenhouse, looks like things are still not well from Brown’s side. While Game’s said numerous times in the past he doesn’t approve when Brown is involved with beef, the R&B star doesn’t hold back clearly dropping Drake’s OVO stamp.

“A fuck ni**a, that’s that shit I don’t like/ They throwin’ bottles, I’m throwin’ models, just ’cause I give a bitch long pipe. Doing shows on the soccer field/ that’s dome right? I be singin’, he be singin’, so it’s on, sight/ But hold up, I ain’t give a ni**a no green light/ This head up, my bread up, one-on-one, what you scared, bruh?/ Matter fact, take care bruh, you a pu**y ni**a/ My ni**a Tunechi, yeah that ni**a nice/ Shout out to Nicki, man that ass tight/ Them eyebrows, man, them shits is yikes/ OVO, you overdosed, screamin’ YOLO no, I live twice.”

Listen to Breezy’s verse below…..



Azealia Banks has praised Styles P various times in the past. Finally Yung Rapunxel collaborates with her favorite rapper on “Nathan,” the latest release off her upcoming Fantasea mixtape due July 11. In an interview with MTV RapFix, Banks describes the feel of the record and getting the D-Block general for the song produced by Drums of Death.

“It’s so New York and it’s so raw and it’s so just … everything that needs to be said. I’m that rap girl who’s out here and doesn’t have another rapper behind her, but she’s got all this mouth and she’s all over the place. So [this collaboration] was cool for me [because I’m like] ‘What ya’ll gonna say now, when I bust out with that Styles P record?’ Ya’ll not gon’ call me fake and make fun of me for having one song. Yeah, I make lil dance music and ya’ll got jokes, whatever — watch when I come out with the Styles P record.”

Listen to “Nathan” after the jump……



Kanye West and model Anja Rubik have developed quite a friendship in recent years. From running into each other at fashion shows, to Rubik assisting Kanye with his womenswear line, to being name dropped on “Way Too Cold,” the two have become very close friends. For the launch of Anja’s 25 magazine, ‘Ye teams up with photographer and director Barnaby Roper for this video dedicated to the first issue’s them of eroticism. Rubik speaks on their working relationship and the how they approached the magazine’s explicit theme.

“He’s like a machine, not only with music but also with fashion and videos. He’s a workaholic, and always talking about all these crazy thoughts and images running through his head. It’s funny. We talked about porn looks these days, and he agreed with me that there’s no porn out there that is beautiful aesthetically and integrates fashion to make a beautiful image. We were on the same page about a lot of things. I thought it would be really interesting to make it seem like we were entering Kanye’s head. It’s not pornographic, but it’s very sensual.”

Watch the NSFW (NOT SAFE FOR WORK) video below…..



DJ Khaled dropped off his summer anthem earlier this week, and DJ Drama follows with a certified club favorite today. Mr. Thanksgiving recruits Tity Boi, Meek Mill, and Jeremih for the T-Minus-produced “My Moment.” The new single will appear on Drama’s Quality Street Music impacting the streets on September 18 via E1 Music.

Enough talking, stream Drama’s new single below…..



Originally this leaked on the internet back in April. Fast forward to today where Wiz Khalifa comes through with the official version of “It’s Nothin” with 2 Chainz. The Drumma Boy-produced cut is set to appear on Wiz’s O.N.I.F.C. album due August 28 via Rostrum/Atlantic Records.

Light up and stream “It’s Nothin” below…..



Things aren’t looking good for Lauryn Hill. After being charged earlier this month for tax evasion, Hill has pleaded guilty to the charges. She now faces up to three years in prison for failing to file tax returns in 2005, 2006, and 2007. In addition to the three years, Hill can be fined an amount of $75,000. Lauryn’s been released on $150,000 bail and sentencing is scheduled for November.

via TMZ

Previously: Nas and Lauryn Hill Turn Up Hot97’s Summer Jam 2012 (Video/Photos)


Earlier this month, Roc Nation stat Rita Ora returned to New York City to perform a sold-out show at Gramercy Park Theatre. The event, sponsored by VEVO’s LIFT campaign, garnered great reviews as the U.K. star stole the show performing cuts such as “R.I.P.,” “How We Do (Party),” “Roc Da Life,” and “Shine Ya Heart.” Ora’s debut album is set to drop later this year.

Today, official footage from the show released which you can watch below….



David Guetta sure does control the pop charts, now the French DJ/producer controls our minds on set of his new video for “I Can Only Imagine.” The futuristic clip directed by Colin Tilley features Lil’ Wayne and Chris Brown. Guetta and Tilley explain the concept of the video that’s reminiscent of the Minority Report. The full video premieres on Monday, July 2.

Go on set of Gutta’s “I Can Only Imagine” after the jump…..


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