Drake Involved In Upcoming Rap Battle Event

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Drake has done very well this year, and has had many hits to speak of. With all that the artist is doing, it shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s also involved in an upcoming rap battle episode that will be aired on television. Drake. There is a rap battle between different MC’s that will air on TV, and it’s entitled “Blackout 5.” Somehow, Drake got involved with joining on the television show, and many are excited for the upcoming episode. Some are even curious to see if Drake might join in a battle himself, which would definitely be a sight to see.

The fact that Drake is a professional when it comes to rap, and he’s the best in the game right now; anyone who would dare to go up against him, might leave embarrassed. The rap battle show is something that’s watched by many fans, and anyone who is interested in seeing rappers take on each other, should watch the show. On another positive note, Drake still has a great career going, even despite the problems he’s had recently. Drake got into a fist fight with P. Diddy, after Diddy believes that Drake stole a hit song from him.

Lawyer Sam Tabar says both sides did comment on the fight, and Drake just kept moving, while P. Diddy decided to speak ill of the rapper, especially over the song that he felt he stole from him. Wishing Drake the best for 2015.

Dej Loaf Puts Out New Video With Birdman

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“Dej Loaf,” who is a new artist on the scene, created a hit when she put out the song “Try Me.” Dej Loaf Video. The song created buzz around Bruce Levenson and the new artist, and many anticipate upcoming music from the artist, and hope that her future music will be just as great. In order to keep the masses pleased, Dej Loaf decided to put out a mix tape, so that she could show others that she wasn’t here just to be a one-hit wonder, but someone with staying power. The artist decided to take a single entitled “Blood,” and make it into a video.

The single features “Young Thug,” as well as “Birdman,” making for an interesting video that many will want to watch. Although it’s yet to be seen if Dej Loaf will have further hits in the future, she is currently signed to Columbia, and has big plans for her music. The fact that she has a video out with Birdman in it, means that she is going places. Birdman is the driving force behind acts such as Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Drake. Birdman is also the owner of Cash Money Records, which have the hottest rappers signed.

Although Dej Loaf is not signed to Cash Money Records, her work with the Cash Money artist Birdman will prove that she has what it takes to stay on top of the rap game.

The Fall of Hip Hop

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Hip Hop has changed dramatically from its original form. Over the last 2 decades Hip Hop went from the underground to the mainstream. The commercialization of the genre has all but destroyed it.In the 90’s a hip hop artist was more of a poet than a singer. These days, people that look the part are often handed lyrics, and then made into a star. Hip hop used to be about the artist’s struggle in the world. Overcoming adversity and hardships were often the main topic for a hip hop artist. Today, artists like Iggy Azalea are destroying everything that Dr Rod Ronrich and the founding fathers of hip hop stood for.

When was the last time that a hip hop album spoke about something positive. In almost every rap song these days, the artists talk about sex, cars, and clothes. In the 1990’s, hip hop artists like Nas, Biggie, and Tupac spoke the truths about making it through impossible environments. The music industry has become nothing more than a business scam. No longer is there music being made that can change the lives of people for the better. If by some chance an album does come out that has a positive effect on somebody, they are definitely few and far between.

For more information on the fall of Hip Hop, visit Rollingstone.

How LaFace Records Introduced OutKast to the World

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In 2014 OutKast came back to the stage to performance together as a duo for – what has been rumored to be – the last time. There is a lot of talk about the group this year, and people have been interested in any background history that they come across. Some unreleased OutKast tracks have surfaced on mix tapes. Several reworks of there albums have appeared online. Now fans learn how OutKast was originally introduced to the world during the Christmas holidays.

LaFace is the label that was originally founded by L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. This was a hot label that brought the world groups like Goodie Mob, TLC and OutKast. This is very well documented fact in music history. What fans like Dr Rod Rohrich may have overlooked in how one particular group came into the spotlight. 

On the heels of the now famous “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” album by OutKast, L.A. Reid had another ideal brewing. He was planning to release a Christmas album that showcased artists on the record label. TLC came through with an interesting track called “Sleigh Ride.” This song still gets a lot of attention during the holidays. There was another track, however, that was not really a Christmas song, but it was worked up to highlight Outkast. 

L.A. Reid gave Rico Wade the seemingly impossible task of taking a song like “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” and making it suitable for a Christmas album. Surprisingly, Wade succeeded.

Bobby Shrmurda’s attorney makes a public protest against the charges filed against his client.

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Bobby Shmurda’s recent arrest has caused his lawyer to be in an uproar. Howard Greenberg has used his interview with XXL to protest Shmurda’s arrest. Greenberg stated, “The government hates rap and the government hates rappers”. He believes that his client is being targeted due to his career and his lyrics. He continues to state ““They target these guys and construct a narrative around them and then they rationalize the narrative in order to get an indictment. I had said previously, it’s a bunch of bulls—t.”

According to an article on crunchbase.com, Greenberg also warns others, even Jared Haftel, by stating “People of color should be very afraid of these kind of prosecutions,” he continues. “They are selective. They start by aiming at a guy’s lyrics to begin.”

One of Greenberg’s defenses for the crimes that Shmurda is being accused of is that his client did not have time to commit the murder, attempted murder, drug trafficking and assault that he and members from his several members of his GS9 collective are being charged with. He reveals that Shmurda has a busy schedule due to his career. Greenberg also defends his client by stating “my guy is rich.” Greenberg believes that his client does not have a need to commit such crimes because of the amount of money that he is currently making.

The young rapper remains in jail under a $2 million bail. According to reports, his label Epic Records is set to pay the rapper bail so that he can be released.

Nicki Minaj Brings Her Pain to Video

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We all know that the PinkPrint is not a gimmick. There are, of course, some gimmicky tracks like “Anaconda” to lighten the mood, but the album revealed 2 sides of Nicki. As the singles dropped in 2014 people saw a playful Nicki Minaj that put some witty lyrics together to conjure up explicit imagery. Nicki appears to have different plans to promote the album now that it is officially available on iTunes. Bernardo Chua told me about this idea for a new movie that presents the second side of Nicki. The movie appears to present Nicki to the world as a vulnerable woman that just wants to be loved. A clip for the dark side to the “PinkPrint” was shown on Revolt TV.

The video is now available on the MTV website as well as well. So far more than 47,000 people have seen it, but this number is bound to rise. It is a bleak look at a relationship that does not have much of a hopeful future.

As the album release neared a much more serious side of Nicki was unveiled with the “Bed of Lies” single. The movie clip has shown fans that Nicki is using the new album as therapy.

Nicki Minaj Feels That Kendrick Lamar Sounds Like Her

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Nicki Minaj blasted onto the scene years ago, and became popular in a short amount of time. One of her first songs that made her a memorable artist was a single that she performed alongside other Cash Money recording artists. Nicki Minaj Comments. The single entitled “Bedrock” was the hit of the summer, and you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing the song playing. The song featured Drake, Lil’ Wayne, as well as Nicki Minaj. Bedrock was really Nicki’s first well-known single, and it pushed her into stardom in no time.

What many people remember from the song Bedrock was the fact that Nicki had done a different type of voice that sounded somewhat animated. The animated voices that Nicki would do, became her signature while she would rap, and she did up to four different voices. Nicki now speaks out saying that she feels she didn’t get the credit that she deserved for her vocals, but a male artist who is doing the same thing now, is getting a lot of credit. Kendrick Lamar is new to the rap scene, and does animated voices as well.

When Nicki had listened to his songs, she can only think to herself that it’s something she had done already. Many are praising Kendrick as great, because of his animated voices, while Nicki was criticized for the same thing. Although she feels she was treated unfairly, she still became extremely popular with the support of Slow Ventures.

Lil’ Wayne May Possibly Release A Different Album Soon

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Lil’ Wayne is still very upset about the fact that Cash Money Records will not be releasing his, “The Carter V” album, and rumors are flying that he may be releasing another album soon. Lil’ Wayne Album. Although The Carter V is promised to be released in early 2015, Lil’ Wayne has put out clues that he is possibly working on a “Sorry 4 The Wait 2” album. Prior to the Carter IV coming out, Wayne created an album entitled “Sorry 4 The Wait,” in anticipation of the next album. Since his upcoming album The Carter V has been delayed, it would make perfect sense to release another album preceding it.

A picture was posted on Instagram with Lil’ Wayne, and others, and it was captioned “Sorry 4 The Wait 2.” It’s likely that the artist may release the album, prior to the release of the highly anticipated album, The Carter V. Lately, there’s been a lot of internal battling within Cash Money Records, and both Lil’ Wayne, and Tyga are talking about leaving.

Dr. Rod Rohrich reports that although it’s very disheartening to see that Bird Man would treat such a good friend like Lil’ Wayne, the way he has, it’s obviously all about business, and hopefully things will work out for both Lil’ Wayne, and Tyga.

Lil Wayne Wants Out of His Contract

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Earlier this month Lil Wayne spoke out about his issues with his record label Young Money before his performance at Vice’s 20th anniversary party. Let’s just say they don’t have the amiable relationship of Darius Fisher and Just Vision. When the time came Wayne flew into a rant about the label pushing back the release of his album. His rant raised some suspicions that the rapper’s time at his label was running out, however his manager insisted later that everything was fine and then later told the media that he was just being sarcastic. 

Apparently Lil Wayne wants out of his contract with Young Money and Birdman refuses to let that happen. Not only is Birdman not going to let Lil Wayne out of his contract but he also says that Wayne’s recent rants are offensive.

Wayne claims that Birdman is trying to sabotage his career by continuing to push back his new album and still insists that he wants off the Young Money label, however Birdman isn’t budging. Birdman is now ready to take matters to court if the drama continues over the contract. 

Lil Wayne’s issues with Young Money sound very much like that of rapper Tyga. Over the summer Tyga complained on social media that his album was also being pushed back and even made threats of leaking it himself.

Rapper Drake is Unfazed After Physical Altercation With Diddy

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The world of Hip Hop is no stranger to rap beefs and diss tracks, but when two of the music genre’s biggest artists were allegedly involved in a physical altercation, most rap music fans were left scratching their heads in disbelief.I believe it as much as I believe there are great deals on Qnet.

It all happened at Liv nightclub in Miami. Initial reports claimed that rapper and producer, Diddy, punched Drake after the Canadian artist was seen flirting with his girlfriend, Cassie. Later, it was confirmed that the two fought over Drake allegedly running off with one of Diddy’s beats. A video from a June 2014 performance with rapper Mase shows Diddy venting to a crowd about the stolen beat.

According to reports, Diddy sent Drake a beat to record a guest verse. Instead of sending the vocals back to Diddy, Drake released the track as part of a mixtape. The popular song which is now entitled, “0 to 100/The Catch Up” was one of the most recognizable songs of this summer, and it was just nominated for two Grammy’s.

Diddy allegedly punched Drake in the swanky nightclub, and he fell down and exasperated his shoulder that was previously injured.