Rah Digga explains why she was so fortunate not to have felt pressure to over-saturate her brand and content with sex when she first came out, around the same time as Foxy Brown and Lil Kim She explains what she did, however, feel pressure about from Busta Rhymes and some of her team, and what happened when she wore her first weave.
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Mrs. Clinton, what you know about No Ceilings?
In a moment that will make history books, Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination at the 2016 DNC yesterday, officially making her mark as the firstwoman to lead a presidential ticket. If that’s somehow not enough to impress you, maybe the fact that she has bars will.
During her acceptance speech, the presidential hopeful-turned-possible-Young Money-artist casually referenced one of Lil Wayne‘s mixtape series and one of his most famous songs in the same sentence.
Hillary told millions of viewers: “When there are ‘No Ceilings,’ the sky’s the limit,” at which point all hip-hop heads began questioning life as we know it.
After teasing her rap career, Weezy caught wind of Hillary’s unforgettable moment and had this to say when TMZ caught up with him: “I haven’t peeped it. I have to peep it first. I don’t even know if it’s true, so…”
Photographers then repeated Hillary’s newsworthy line and the rap heavyweight was super excited about it, telling cameras: “Man you heard Hillary use my lyrics?… In her speech, yea. I fucks with Hillary!”
Looks like Clinton just earned the Young Money vote…and maybe a deal? And if you ask us, there wasn’t anything “unintentional” about it.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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“When the praises go up, the blessings come down.”
Well, isn’t that the truth, Chance?
Chance The Rapper stopped by The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to debut a brand new song off his forthcoming mixtape. Following in the same vein of Kanye’s “Ultralight Beam,” Chance The Rapper delivered a hip-hop gospel song titled “Blessings.”
Accompanied by a gospel choir, Donnie Trumpet, Byron Cage, and Jamila Woods, Chance provided an inspirational performance for the late night crowd.
“I know the difference between blessings and worldly possessions/ like my ex girl getting pregnant and her becoming my everything,” rapped Chance.
Following his performance, Chance announced the arrival of his highly anticipated mixtape Chance 3, which is due out next Friday, May 13. Also, look out for Chance’s upcoming collaborations with DJ Khaled and Jay Electronica.
Watch Chance’s performance up top.
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Lil Kim sneaks up on the industry with a new mixtape, featuring 10 tracks. The tracks contain “BeeMixes”, which are “covers” of popular songs that are currently familiar.
The mixtape is supposed to be an appetizer to get her fans ready for her next album, which she stated in December of last year would be a 2016 release.
Courtesy of DatPiff, you can stream the mixtape right here.
Please, someone listen to his demo.
Thanks to Volvique Louis Jean Jr., the “Listen To My Mixtape” movement just got a lot stronger. When Jean Jr. was pulled over by Palm Beach, Fla. police and asked for his license, he gave the cops his mixtape instead.
According to police, on October 28, Jean Jr. and two other cars pulled up to Delray Beach’s Atlantic Community High School and sped into the school’s bus loop, nearly hitting several students who had just gotten out of school. Equipped with a golf cart, officers sped up to the trio of cars and forced them to stop. After attempting to hand the officer his fire mixtape instead of his license, someone in another car yelled out that they were just there to pick up a friend.
The cars then drove off school property, evading the golf cart-riding officers. The arrest report states the officers recognized some of the people in the vehicles, including Jean Jr., as former students.
Jean Jr. was finally arrested on January 13 and has been charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and trespassing on school grounds.
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If you remember Craig David, then you may be hype to know that he is working on his epic music comeback.
The R&B crooner stopped by BBC 1Xtra, where he did an in-depth interview with the hosts, revealing some information that may blow our minds.
Craig implied that him and Drake could soon work on a mixtape together, which may even see the light of day.
He told the hosts, “When the time is right, when it’s really right, and there’s the Craig David/Drake mixtape, I promise you, not on a ‘get gas, beg a man to be on his record’ kind of thing, because he’s the hottest thing right now.”
The singer made sure to let us know now that it’s not set in stone, but we’ll all be sure to keep hope of it happening.
David talks about the mixtape possibility at around the 9-minute mark, so tune in above.
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The Baduizm singer is set to release her upcoming But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape next week, which is titled after a lyric from her famous “Tyrone” record.
She revealed the news to Noisey, which she stated, “I just kinda live and experience,” she says during the Noisey interview. “I’m writing all the time, but recently I got the bug back. When it comes, it comes, and I can’t force it, but recently I got it back with ‘Hotline Bling’ and all the other things I’ve been experimenting with.”
We’re not sure what’s going to be on the new mixtape, but Erykah will be including “Hotline Bling” on the project.
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Tonight has seen one of the bigger rumors in hip-hop being sparked of this year, and with all the surprises the genre has seen in 2015, we wouldn’t doubt it coming true.
Showing the OVO owl to represent Drizzy, mixed in with the purple codeine art from Future Hendrix’s side, the #FutureHive and Drake stans will lose their minds if we see a release, which might even be as soon as tomorrow.
DJ Skee added more fuel to the excitement fire by tweeting, “Damn 2 people about to break the internet tomorrow with this mixtape coming out of left field.” Angela Yee reportedly also mentioned something about it on the Breakfast Club recently.
Damn 2 people are about to break the internet tomorrow with this mixtape coming out of left field…
— DJ Skee (@djskee) September 10, 2015
If the rumors are true, this could be a crazy start to the Fall season of hip-hop. Are you excited for the possible tape?
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The second season of Power has just started, and already we can look forward to another season. After a successful premiere this past weekend, with some soaring ratings, Starz network has announced that they will be renewing the show for a third season. The real question is – will every character make it to the season 3? [VIBE]
Chance The Rapper has been going hard to put on for his hometown of Chicago, and now he’s making sure the youth have some good, safe entertainment this summer. The MC will be holding a free ‘Teens In The Park Fest’ on July 24th, which will feature local talent performances for sges 13-24. [AllHipHop]
M.I.A. has been doing exactly what he artist name represents, but she’s about to make a comeback into music with a brand new project. Taking to her Instagram, the Sri Lankan rapper announced that she will be dropping a three-song mixtape that will be just 12 minutes long, following her public woes with her record label. [Complex]
Master P is a man of many business ventures, and he’s about to take him and his family to the small screen once again. Even though him and the family have been through a lot over the years, they have signed on for a new reality show, which he says will “make it cool to watch good, positive, family TV.” [Yahoo!]
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Bill O’Reilly is at it again, and rap music is once again his target. The Fox News host recently placed blame on “rap culture” for the decline in Christianity during his show, due to the genre glorifying “depraved behavior, and that sinks into the minds of some young people.” See the video of his theory above. [Miss Info]
David Letterman‘s very last show on Late Night is coming this next week, and it’s definitely going to be a tough day for late night news everywhere. The veteran host has chosen his final guests for his last two shows, which will be Bill Murray and Tom Hanks. Hanks will come on the night before he says goodbye, and Murray will be on for his 44th time on the show to send it off. [GossipCop]
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Earl Sweatshirt might be pretty underrated, but he’s certainly getting the love from some major platforms. The Odd Future member took the stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, where he performed his tracks “Huey” “Grief” and “AM // Radio” off his newest album. [Rap-Up]
Nikko Lafré‘s name is growing more and more in the game, and now he’s finally released his new and highly-anticipated project, Troubled Soul: Blame The City. The Minnesota native recruited the likes of in house producers K-BeatZ, Johnny Rain and Drew Love for the mixtape. [HotNewHipHop]
Christian Deshun is making sure to tide over his fans as they await his debut album Subtle Weekends slated for this summer, and he’s dropped a new track called “Freestyles with Aaliyah.” Paying homage to two of artists that influenced his musical upbringing, Christian honors both Lil’ Troy, as well as the late Aaliyah on the fierce track. [Soundcloud]
Talks of MTV signing on new reality shows for Tyga and Charlamagne Tha God have been circulating over the months, and the news is now official. The network announced this week that the Last Kings rapper has landed his own 6-episode series, similar to the style of Fantasy Factory, called Kingin’ With Tyga, while Charlamagne landed an 8-episode talk show called Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne Tha God. On top of it all, Celebrity Deathmatch is coming back to the small-screen for a revamp. [XXL]
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Actor Dennis Quaid is known for being more of a happy, bubbly guy in the industry, but it looks like he wasn’t caught on one of those good days while on set of a new film project. A video that went viral on the web earlier today showed the 61-year-old actor cursing out some of the crew members on the movie set, as someone walked on during the middle of shooting a scene. Some are speculating it may be a prank, but it’s certainly hard to tell by the video footage. [TMZ]
Wiz Khalifa‘s classic mixtape Kush & Orange Juice turns 5 years old this week, and it’s definitely the signature project that set his career off. Although his style has switched up many times over the years, Wiz hasn’t forgotten where it all started, as he talked about it with HipHopDX, stating, “That’s the one that [gave] me the most new fans. My original fans, that’s what made them to most happy. It was just a really, really good point for music in general, for a young artist to come with something that creative and that new.” [HipHopDX]
Drakin with rob pattinson last night pic.twitter.com/mhEh5DaqOz
— breezy. (@breeaawwnnaa) April 13, 2015
FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson are already engaged, but it looks like she still should teach him a thing or two about rhythm as far as dancing. The adorable couple was spotted in the crowd during Drake‘s set at Coachella this past weekend, and were busting a move while the rapper performed “Worst Behavior.” Twigs kept it pretty calm, but Rob definitely was feeling the music pretty heavy. [GossipCop]
The time has come for the world to start party rocking again. Sky Blu, one half of the global pop sensation LMFAO, is set to release a new mixtape titled “The Presidential Party Hour Mixtape.” Not only is the rapper dropping new material, but he is also introducing fans to his alter ego called, you guessed it, The Party President.
According to the entertainer, The Party President is a multi-faceted artists with exceptional talents in the worlds of DJing, rhyming and performing. He is also an extreme sports enthusiast. The party president lives by the motto of “FXCK YEAH!” which encourages one to live a step above incredible. “The Party President is here to inspire the world to have fun,” Sky Blu joked.
Along with the alter ego comes a new look. Sky Blu is back to wearing the colorful ensembles music fans came to know him for when he was performing in LMFAO. Even Sky Blu’s name is getting makeover. The name remands the same, but the spelling goes a little something like this 8KY 6LU.
The new look is for the mixtape which is set to give fans a true live experience by being performed and recorded in one take. You can hear the new music and check out his new look by heading over to his website.
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Check out 8KY 6LU’s remixed version of Jason Derulo’s hit song “Dirty Talk.” Judging from the song, will you be picking up the mixtape?
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It takes a few years of work for an artist to become an overnight sensation. Although Easy Lantana, named after the street he was raised on, isn’t an overnight sensation just yet, he’s grinding as if everything is going to fall into place tomorrow. The Cincinnati, Ohio rapper has been making moves in the music industry since he dropped his first mixtape in 2006 after getting out of prison for aggravated robbery. Since then, the 26-year-old born Marcus Weldon has found local and regional success, but the national spotlight has eluded him.
Easy Lantana is poised to receive massive amounts of national attention thanks to his breakout single “All Hustle, No Luck” which has been a staple on BET’s “106 & Park” since being introduced as a “New Joint of the Day” in the first quarter of 2013. Once the “106 & Park” audience heard the song, things have been looking up for Easy Lantana.
The Urban Daily caught up with Easy Lantana as he was at a photo shoot for AKOO’s holiday look book. While there, we talked about the local Hip-Hop scene in Cincinnati, his upcoming mixtape “Live From Lantana” which drops January 7th, the evolution of rap music, and what he wants the game to remember him for. Acquaint yourself with RCA Records’ latest signee Easy Lantana and make sure you take note of the young man’s passion and ambition.
TUD: Explain to me the hip-hop scene in Cincinnati. Y’all aren’t really known for hip-hop.
EL: I’m one of the first artists to be in this type of position. To put it into perspective, I’m the first Cincinnati artist to be put in regular rotation on the radio. We aka ways had a music scene, but it was just local. I’m bringing a lot of inspiration to a lot of other artists in my city. They see the way my music is spreading and they see that it actually can happen.
How did growing up in Cincinnati influence your music?
You know, your environment shapes you that’s why in always repped out. I’m always screaming Cincinnati because it’s what made me. The all hustle, no luck thing came from there. In Cincinnati, they ain’t gon give you nothing. It’s either you came up with it or you made it happen. You can’t wait around for something to happen. You have to make it happen for yourself and my city taught me that.
Considering you’re from the Midwest, you guys pull a lot of influences from all over the country. Explain your sound.
Man we do pull from everywhere. Right before this interview, we were in the back listening to Jay Z. Then I turned on some Trick Daddy. I can listen to some Boosie and then switch it to Outkast. Since we were in the middle and didn’t have a flagship artist, we rock with everybody. My sound is a mixture of everything, but it’s really just authentic Cincinnati. I work with mostly producers from Cincinnati because in just trying to bring a sound that hasn’t been heard.
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How do you plan on getting the local sound of Cincinnati to appeal to the rest of the nation?
I’m going to forever rep where I’m from, but I’m trying to take my sound global. It’s bigger than just being a Cincinnati artist. I got dope music and I’m going to leave it to the people’s’ opinion, but I’m just gonna keep pushing my music.
My people sent them the original song and they each were feeling it. All of them showed love and did their thing on the track. Bun B!?! Port Arthur?! That’s that nigga! That was just an honor right there. It was really an honor that all three of them got on my song because that’s my first song with any features.
We know about the “All Hustle, No Luck” single and it’s remix, but what other music do you have out?
Man, I got three mixtapes. I’m about to drop a new mixtape called “Live From Lantana.” That’s my newest and best body of work. “All Hustle, No Luck” is getting me through the door, but it’s bigger than that. I came out with that song last April and I just kept pushing it and now it’s number five on 106 & Park.
Speaking of 106 & Park, how did you feel when you found out your video was on the show?
I can’t even explain the feeling when I first saw it. That’s big! It was big when they made it the new joint of the day, but when it made the countdown, it was like, “Damn! That’s from the people!” I was just proud.
How do you plan on separating yourself from the rappers who get a lot of Internet buzz but that never translates into record sales?
That’s the big thing right now. You got people with millions of views and when they drop a mixtape, nobody gets it. It’s weird, but all I can say is that they can’t stop what won’t stop. I’m just going to be passionate and consistent when I drop my music. Every time they see or hear me, I’m just gonna be Lantana. I’m not one of those guys who gets into the trends. I’m just me.
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So rap has gotten a little more emotional..
Man, it’s crazy. I’m at a point in my life where I accept people for who they are. There was a time when I would see people wearing certain things I wouldn’t wear and be like, “what the fuck is wrong with them?! What they on?!” But I realize now that people are who they are.
But it’s definitely a different time in rap. Back in the day, a lot of stuff that goes on now just ain’t happen. You wasn’t fitting to come out singing a whole song to a female. It was harder than, but I think this era of rap is people just being comfortable in their own skin.
So what do you think of the evolution of rap? We went from rappers being hard to it being acceptable for them to say that someone hurt their feelings.
I think it’s better because it leaves a lot less room for perpetrating. If you still had to be hard, you’d have all of these fake ass rappers trying to be hard because they think they gotta be hard. Now, they can do their thing. They can be into fashion and still be themselves. Back then, it wasn’t going. Now there’s more room for people to be themselves.
What do you want people to remember you for?
I want them to remember my passion. I want them to remember how seriously I took my craft and how I take what I do seriously. When you see somebody taking their craft seriously, they can inspire you. When you see Jordan go hard at what he does, you might play basketball, but you can be inspired to go hard at what you do. So I wanna leave that inspired feeling. I want people to walk away knowing that I was always myself.
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Fabolous finally dropped the much anticipated mixtape “Soul Tape 3”. Fab’s 3rd installment will be the last of the trilogy. He says its time for something new. The mixtape features tracks with Philly’s own Meek Mill, Young Jeezy, Ryan Leslie, Mack Wilds and more! Take a listen below!
If you’re a fan of what has been come to be known as “grown folk R&B,” then you’ve have probably been serenaded by Noel Gourdin‘s smooth and rich vocals. Gourdin hasn’t released a proper album since his 2011 album “Fresh: The Definition” and fans have been waiting. To tide them over until he drops the upcoming project “City Heart, Southern Soul,” which is due January 28, Noel has put together a special mixtape just in time for the holidays.
Titled “One Gift,” Noel Gourdin drops a mixtape that features five brand new songs. All of the songs display Gourdin’s ability to pen songs that are rooted in reality without being crass like a lot of today’s R&B tends to be. You can listen to and download Noel Gourdin’s special free mixtape at datpiff.com.
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