Kanye West celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday by showcasing The Throne in Ireland. As soon as he gets home to Los Angeles, his boo Kim Kardashian has this new $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 waiting for him. Yeezy’s or Lambo? #Swerve
Although there’s no set date on when K.R.I.T.’s album “Live From The Underground” will drop (mainly because he wants it to be completely perfected before giving out any kind of date), he did give us a preview of what’s to come by revealing not only the album cover, but the entire tracklist for when he decides to drop the album. He recruited southern rappers 2 Chainz, Ludacris, 8Ball & MJG and Bun B to help put a knock in your trunk. Peep the tracklist after the jump!
The first “Dreamchasers” was a classic. And I expect nothing less with the second.
By now you’ve heard that Jay-Z and Beyonce had their first child together over the weekend and they named their baby girl Ivy Blue Carter. The name is a little nontraditional so of course you can leave it up to the internetz to begin the rumors and speculations.
The logical speculation: Ivy is in reference to the Roman numeral IV (4) as that is Hov and Bey’s favorite number. They were both born of the 4th of their respective months, Beyonce even named her latest album 4, and they were married on the 4th. And then Blue is in reference to Jay’s favorite color (my favorite hue is Jay-Z blue, the Yankees are navy blue, and he named so many of his albums Blueprint).
The Illuminati speculation: well just see the Tweet below…
Where I’m from, we grew up bumpin’ Freddy Gibbs through high school just to get through the day. He was literally a hop, skip and a jump away from us. Ever since teaming up with Jeezy on his CTE label, Freddie’s killed it. Just this past Wednesday, Gibbs tweeted a photo of what a TSA Agent left in his suitcase at the airport after they found marijuana stashed in a pair of socks .. Hilarious!
I’m going to sum this up in the easiest way that I know how: I miss the homie. After suffering two seizures midair on his way to a show nearly two months ago, the biggest bawse in the game, Rick Ross, has virtually disappeared. I was used to bumpin’ new tracks from my favorite artist of all-time daily, and now? I’ve just been burning out the same ‘ol songs. Maybe that’s a good thing. I love anticipation. Due to his health issues, Ross decided to push his new album God Forgives, I Don’t from December 20 to sometime in early 2012. I actually had an idea a writing out an article about why we need the new Ross album now (not a few months from now), but the homies over at Vibe Magazine beat me to it. So outta respect, I gotta show ‘em props since they have the dopest music magazine out.
5 Reasons we Need Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t Album Before 2012:
Reason 1: Both “You The Boss” and “I Love My Bitches” were on their way to becoming strong lead singles for God Forgives, I Don’t.
Think about this: “You The Boss” and “I Love My Bitches” reached No. 72 and No. 85, respectively, on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. And both songs were released less than two weeks before Ross suffered his seizures. That means that even with very limited promotion, both songs did really well on the charts and could have been even bigger if Ross had been available to shoot proper music videos for them, perform them at shows, and get them out into the public discussion a little more. So we fully expect him to hit us with more bangers when he reemerges on the scene. There’s clearly a big market out there for Ross and he’ll have the opportunity to capitalize off it soon.
Reason 2: Ross really hasn’t disappointed us at all in 2011.
From his multiple appearances on Maybach Music Group’s Self Made, Vol. 1 to his guest verses on songs like French Montana’s “Choppa Choppa Down (Remix)” and Lil Wayne’s “John,” Ross released an overwhelmingly large amount of really good music in 2011. We dare you to find another artist who was as consistent as him this year. With that in mind, we don’t see that changing in 2012 and we expect GFID to be every bit as good as anything that he’s put out over the course of the last year or two
Reason 3: The Self Made, Vol. 1 album proved Ross still has a phenomenal ear for picking beats.
Even if you hate Rick Ross, can’t stand his whole persona, and don’t believe a word of what he says, it’s hard to argue against the guy’s ability to pick and choose beats. And that was evident on Self Made, Vol. 1, where Ross delivered head-nodding beat after head-nodding beat. So even if you don’t care what he’s talking about on his records, Ross is going to give you records that make the clubs go crazy when he drops GFID. And we can’t wait to be in the clubs when they’re playing
Reason 4: Ross will have a wealth of new things to talk about on GFID.
If there’s one critical thing we can say about Ross, it’s that sometimes—key word: sometimes—he gets caught up in rapping about the same kinds of things (living the boss life!) over and over and over again. With all of the stuff that’s transpired in his life recently, that shouldn’t be the case on GFID. He should finally have the chance to get a little bit more personal and to give us a glimpse into what it’s like to live his life. That alone should make GFID bigger and better than any of his previous albums.
Reason 5: The unintended break that Ross has taken from music has left us hungry for new music from him.
We didn’t know what we had with Ross until it was gone! For the better part of 2011, we got a consistent dose of new Rick Ross music. Every few days, it seemed like something new from him was dropping. And then…it all stopped. That’s left us craving more new music from him. So, in a way, by not dropping GFID, Ross has done himself a favor. He’s got the whole world waiting on him right now, including us. We’re patiently waiting, Ross. Please don’t let u
You can’t tell me those aren’t reasons enough to crave this new album. Nearly every reason was on point; after having somewhat of a near-death experience, I expect Ross to spit more rhymes about his life and his thoughts as he went through his recovery and how he plans on changing up somethings. There hasn’t been a better artist this year than Ross, period. I’m sorry, but there hasn’t (Yeah, I’m talking to you, Weezy). He’s put out banger after banger, formed his second rap group and proceeded to put an album out for his rap group within the same couple months, had time to work on Triple C’s new album and STILL found time to work on his own. Now that, my friends, is a boss.
I’ve still yet to see a solo Drake show (I’ve seen him at Summer Jam and other festival type shows) and it doesn’t look like I’ll catch him on the extension of his Club Paradise Tour in 2012 as there are no Northeast based shows. How do you do a tour and NOT make a stop in Massachusetts, Connecticut, or even New York City?! For those who are trying to catch Take Care performed live, check out his new tour dates below:
2/14/2012 Miami, FL Bank United Center
2/15/2012 Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O’Connell Center
2/17/2012 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
2/18/2012 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
2/21/2012 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
2/22/2012 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
2/24/2012 Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
2/25/2012 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
2/27/2012 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
2/28/2012 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
3/01/2012 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
3/02/2012 Arlington, TX College Park Center
3/04/2012 Tuscon, AZ Tucson Arena
3/05/2012 Los Angeles, CA Galen Center
3/08/2012 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
3/10/2012 San Jose, CA Event Center
3/11/2012 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena
2012 The Club Paradise Tour European Dates:
3/24/2012 Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
3/26/2012 London, UK London 02 Arena
3/29/2012 Sheffield, UK Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
3/30/2012 Cardiff, UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
4/01/2012 Manchester, UK Manchester MEN Arena
4/02/2012 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow SECC – Hall 4
4/05/2012 Paris, France Palais Omnisport de Bercy
4/07/2012 Brussels, Belgium Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
4/08/2012 Amsterdam, Holland Heineken Music Hall
4/10/2012 Frankfurt Germany Jahrhunderthalle
4/12/2012 Berlin, Germany Max Schleming Halle
4/13/2012 Copenhagen, Denmark Valby Hallen
4/15/2012 Stockholm, Sweden Ericsson Globe
4/16/2012 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum
4/19/2012 Birmingham, England Birmingham LG Arena
4/22/2012 Liverpool, England Liverpool Echo Arena
4/23/2012 Newcastle, England Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
4/25/2012 Nottingham, England Nottingham Capital FM Arena
The new age Snoop Dogg and the old school Wiz Khalifa are dropping a couple of joint projects together: first, the Mac & Devin Go To High School movie and second, the Mac & Devin Go To High School soundtrack. With the right motivation, pot can lead to some dope stuff. See what I did with all that up there? Movie description and album tracklist is below. Check everything out on December 13th.
The film, set in a Los Angeles high school, sees Valedictorian hopeful Devin Overstreet (Wiz Khalifa) struggling to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements have left him with little to no real-life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in the least-achieving student on campus, Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg.) Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies man, is smitten by the school’s new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he’ll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school. In 3 weeks time, Mac must cram four years of high school academics, while Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.
If the G.O.O.D. Music group album is on par as Good Fridays – the album will be at least a 4/5. There’s too much talent and with Yeezy orchestrating, the group can’t mess up. They got Ye, CuDi, Common, Pusha T, Mr. Hudson, Big Sean, John Legend, Mos Def, and Teyana Taylor. They’re like the Dallas Mavericks of this rap shit! One big superstar and a whole lot of above good talent around him!
Every album leaks online early (except Watch The Throne) but rarely does the physical album “leak” early too. Watch as a fan hands J. Cole the physical copy of his new CD at a show earlier this week in Arizona. Just fast forward to the 1:16 mark and you’ll see how shocked Cole is as he states he doesn’t even have a copy yet. The story is supposedly a Target in the area got the release date confused and put the album out early but then immediately pulled them back to the stockroom but not before a few customers got to buy them. Do these sales still count for first week sales? Ha!
Source – MD