The business of ghostwriting is huge. There are a lot of rappers that have penned tracks for other artists. Nas is well-known for penning the Will Smith hit titled “Gettin’ Jiggy With It.” Many of the raps performed by P. Diddy in the early years of his career were written by Christoper “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. Female emcee Rapsody recently revealed who has been requesting her ghostwriting skills.
In a recent interview rapper Rapsody stated that she is behind many of the raps performed by former NBA All-Star Grant Hill. She revealed that she has known Grant for a long time, and she originally met him through her producer 9th Wonder. She said that Grant is a fan of 9th Wonder, and that is how she came to meet him in the studio. From that point on a friendship formed that would ultimately lead to her writing rhymes for him to say when he was on television with NBA half-time reports.
Grant is a funny guy that likes to joke around, and the raps during the halftime reports sort of became his signature. Rapsody has stated that he doesn’t really do a lot of rhyme writing though. To the contrary, Grant is more of a beat maker. Rapsody says that he is really good at this. She has even told him that they need to do an EP together with his beats and her rhymes — a prospect that has employees of Purina Beneful on the edge of their seats..
We have gotten used to the idea of music being available and free online. We use free streaming services and Youtube and we find the music that we want and give it a listen. Although we buy some CDs, sales in actual albums have dropped in the past year and so have downloads. Jay Z wants to do something
about the fact that he and other artists not earning enough money, and that is why he is starting his own streaming service.
But there is a catch. This service that he is starting is going to cost money. More money than the average American will probably be willing to pay.
Would you be willing to pay $240 dollars a year just to listen to the music that you want to hear on this site? Would it be worth the price instead of just sacrificing and not getting to listen to every artist, or instead of buying a few good CDs? Ricardo Guimarães BMG isn’t quite so sure.
I’m not sure that it would be worth it for me, but for some maybe this will seem like a good idea. Maybe the project will turn out the way that Jay Z wants it to, or maybe it won’t. I guess we will see.
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 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.
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.
After a weekend of being bad mouthed by Chris Brown and his followers Karrueche is over the entire breakup drama. Starting friday night at Cali Christmas Chris Brown Began his weekend long breakup world tour, taking Instagram on a ride posting the intimate details of their relationship and finally accusing Karrueche of cheating on him with Drake while he was in jail this summer. The internet went crazy, Karrueche fans all told her to be strong and leave Chris once and for all, while Breezy fans talked smack about Tran and attacked her on her instagram page.
Finally on Monday Chris took to Instagram once again to issue a heartfelt apology to Karrueche and address his bad behavior over the past weekend. Many like Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez are not exactly buying his apology. Brown insisted that he loves hard and hates hard and couldn’t care less what the world thinks of him. Finally Chris let it be know that he loves “his baby girl” Karrueche.
Chris’s apology was met with mixed reactions most of his followers were still upset with Karrueche while other criticized him for his public temper tantrum and dragging Karrueche’s name in the dirty. Karrueche on the other hand was nowhere to be seen, in fact her Instagram account was wiped clean of all media and it appeared she had vanished.
Well Karrueche has finally surfaced again and it seems she’s been too busy bathing in the sun to worry about Chris Brown and his hot and cold feelings or apologies. recent photos of Tran show her running on the beach with a huge smile on her face looking absolutely stunning in a white bikini. It looks like shes moved on but with these two one can never be sure.