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Young Jeezy is at a very good place in his life. For what feels ike the first time ever, the trap god seems to be at ease with his career and personal life. Last night (July 10), the Snowman invited Missinfo.TV to come preview 10 new songs that he cooked up for his forthcoming 5th studio album, Seen it All, and boy was he in a good mood. Keeping the producers to just a few select names –Chidlish Major, Mike WiLL and Cardo — Jeezy was able to cultivate a cohesive sound while having a lot of diversity on the project. He noticeably steps out of his comfort zone throughout the LP, and creeps a couple blocks past the trap on songs like “Addicted” and “No Tears.”

Production-wise, Hov’s former A&R Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua helped Jeezy find just the right sounds to satisfy his core fans while keeping up to date with the ever evolving rap world. On the album, fans get to take in a new perspective on life from the man formerly known as Mr. 17.5.

Even Jeezy admits that it’s been quite some time since he was whipping up work in the kitchen and he wants to share what he’s gained during that transition. Seen it All will showcase Jeezy utilizing auto-tune like never before, his ability to chart new waters sonically and his permanent drive to please the fans that have been riding since day one. After one listen, here are my initial reactions to the new songs he played us.

Read about the songs below…

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When it comes to young talent in hip-hop and R&B, Jermaine Dupri definitely knows a thing or two about what it takes to survive in the music industry. After helping shape the careers of child acts like Bow Wow and -Kriss Kross, JD has the knowledge and experience to dish advice to any young and in-the-spotlight artist. While talking to Miss Info at BET Awards Radio Room, the music mogul gave a very interesting take on Chris Brown’s latest “comeback.”

“He’s a star, though. I told people when he came out of jail, he’s going to be Tupac. He’s an R&B singer and a singer’s music is supposed to go farther than rap. And, it stretches over different boundaries. To me, he’s going to be more famous than Tupac. I mean, he’s a star, and I can’t front on it.”

Watch the interview below…

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After chopping it up with Jermaine Dupri, who shared his interesting thoughts on Chris Brown’s comeback, we had a chance to talk with one of “New Atlanta”‘s current stars, Rich Homie Quan, at the 2014 BET Awards. Sitting down with Miss Info, the ATLien reflected on his whirlwind 12 months (“last year I wasn’t even thinking about the awards”) and discussed his chances for the Best New Artist award. The 24-year-old admits ScHoolboy Q is probably the favorite for the prize, but knows that a victory (or indeed a loss) won’t leave him feeling some type of way.

To be honest, I like ScHoolboy Q, [but] you’ve got to have faith in yourself. I’m proud to be nominated, but if I win I win, if I don’t I don’t; it won’t make me or break me. Shout out to everybody who made the list, and shout out to the new people who gon’ make the list next year. Other than that, I’m just excited to be here.

Watch the interview below…

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It’s giveaway time, ladies and gentlemen. Today Missinfo.TV is giving away a pair of tickets to see a SummerStage concert with ScHoolboy Q, Domo Genesis, Tinashe and BlackOutBoyz (A$AP Yams and A$AP J Scott) on June 25th in Central Park. To win: reply in the comments section with your favorite song off Oxymoron and your favorite part/quotes from Buzzfeed’s profile on Miss Info. Good Luck, and don’t forget to leave your email so we can notify the winner. Special thanks to BuiltbyMeanRed and Summerstage.

Check out all the details and ticket purchase options below…

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Alex Wiley just dropped his new Village Party mixtape, which I’m not afraid to put up there with Chance The Rapper’s AcidRap and Vic Mensa’s INNANETAPE as one of the most impressive projects to come out of Chicago’s bubbling scene over the last few years. One track that didn’t quite make the cut, however, was “Own Man,” a three-and-a-half-minute rush of hunger, ambition and euphoria, co-starring the steely-voiced Mick Jenkins.

Today Alex gives us the green light to premiere the corresponding video, which chronicles the young Chi-Town rappers’ journeys thus far onto a stack of box televisions. Shot in Austin earlier this year and directed by Andrew Zeiter and Bryan Lamb, the clip features cameos from Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Thelonious Martin and many more rising talents at the heart of Chicago’s Closed Sessions movement.

Alex Wiley will be performing at New York City’s Webster Hall alongside Nitty Scott, MC tomorrow night (June 11). Tickets are available here.

Watch “Own Man” below…

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ItsTheReal: It’s a proud moment when one makes the transition from MissInfo.tv reader to MissInfo.tv contributor. Hi, we’re Eric and Jeff Rosenthal and — for the past seven years — we’ve been making fun of (and with!) the rappers you know and love as the hip-hop sketch comedians ItsTheReal. Maybe you’ve seen our videos or listened to our podcast or retweeted our tweets or read our articles or heard our songs.

Or, maybe you’ve seen some of our interviews! After chopping it up with Chinx, Childish Gambino and Nipsey Hussle at Hot 97 Summer Jam last Sunday, we tracked down Mack Wilds to ask him the hard questions. Like, “did you kill Bodie?” And, “did you kill Bodie?” Mack also played a game of “Parking Lot Pimpin’ or Parking Lot Simpin,” and did an impression of Drake. Which was amazing.

After closing out the Festival Stage with a killer performance, we managed to nab fellow ladies’ man August Alsina for his own “perfect interview,” which involved a 106 & Park history lesson, a review of Sister Act 2 and a #SummerJamSelfie. Because that’s the rules. Weirdly, August told us he’s just as much a rapper as fellow XXL Freshman Macklemore. His words, not ours. We swear.

Watch ItsTheReal’s “perfect interviews” with Mack Wilds and August Alsina below…

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ItsTheReal: It’s a proud moment when one makes the transition from MissInfo.tv reader to MissInfo.tv contributor. Hi, we’re Eric and Jeff Rosenthal and — for the past seven years — we’ve been making fun of (and with!) the rappers you know and love as the hip-hop sketch comedians ItsTheReal. Maybe you’ve seen our videos or listened to our podcast or retweeted our tweets or read our articles or heard our songs.

Or, maybe you’ve seen some of our interviews! Aside from the legendary Foot 4 Mayor, we got the chance to break bread with Neighborhood Nipsey Hussle, who happened to be spending time in our neighborhood: an East Coast parking lot. We asked him the tough questions, like, “The Chanel logo famously has two C’s. Is that a Crip thing?” as well as what he missed specifically about being on a major label (“nothing”) and about WebMD’s cure for an itchy trigger finger.

Watch ItsTheReal’s “perfect interview” with Nipsey Hussle below…

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ItsTheReal: It’s a proud moment when one makes the transition from MissInfo.tv reader to MissInfo.tv contributor. Hi, we’re Eric and Jeff Rosenthal and — for the past seven years — we’ve been making fun of (and with!) the rappers you know and love as the hip-hop sketch comedians ItsTheReal. Maybe you’ve seen our videos or listened to our podcast or retweeted our tweets or read our articles or heard our songs.

Or, maybe you’ve seen some of our interviews! This week, after successfully gathering contestants for our new game show, Summer Jam Parking Lot’s Got Talent!, we ran up on Chinx (of the Coke Boys) and Childish Gambino (the mopey alter ego of Donald Glover), asking them the toughest questions we could. Because we’re serious journalists. And we demand answers.

With Chinx draped over our shoulders, we argued over the King of New York title, asked him to give advice to Coke Boys and Girls — who would soon be Coke Men and Women — talked shop about baseball and made a bunch of puns/drug references along the way. Donald Glover joined us to trot out his incredible and well-known impressions of Tina Fey, Chance The Rapper, Joel McHale and — of course — Childish Gambino. And yes, somehow, we even got him to smile.

Watch ItsTheReal’s interviews with Chinx and Childish Gambino below…

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Miss Info: We survived #SummerJam2014! And it was a blast! Hopefully everyone who wasn’t at MetLife Stadium in person watched along with us on the live backstage webcast (it’s still replaying today). You can watch video of all theĀ biggest moments here. But this year, we also teamed up with Eric and Jeff Rosenthal from ItsTheReal, gave them a camera, all-access badges, and sent them off to explore the realer side of the Summer Jam experience…

They went straight for the parking lot. Obviously. That’s where the twerkers are.

Watch ItsTheReal’s first annual “Summer Jam Parking Lot’s…Got Talent” after the jump…

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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s officially Summer Jam 2014 time and the Missinfo.tv team has entered the buildin. Starting right now, Miss Info, myself and Andy B. will be reporting live from Metlife Statdum in New Jersey for the big show. The festival stage kicks off at 2:30pm with acts like Childish Gambino, Jhene Aiko, Nipsey Hussle, Iggy Azalea and more. While the main stage will host the likes of Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, The Roots, DJ Mustard with Ty $ & YG and many more. We will be bringing you live coverage all day long so stay tuned!.

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