Nas and Erykah Badu’s Symphonic ‘This Bitter Land’
Rapper Kasper Knight had an idea for drumming up more views for his next video.
He would be shot on camera. For real.
When no director would pull the trigger, Kasper was forced to do the deed himself.
This is what Knight had to say about the reaction to his stunt.
“You guys are a mess. We got black people blaming my facial mutilation on whites, whites blaming it on blacks, conservatives blaming it on liberals, liberals blaming the gun, random f*cks blaming it on Mexicans, and conspiracy theorists asking for proof even though we have a full blown unedited video on deck.
“We have people asking why when they already know the answer, average joes pretending to be ballistic experts, and civilians attempting to quote law. We also have people throwing out terms like attention whore, while simultaneously giving this video attention.
We got people making bold assumptions, prior service and current military talking sh*t while expecting me to respect their alleged PTSD (I am also prior service military) and people with no actual jobs in the field of mental health attempting to diagnose or recommend a diagnosis.
“Congratulations Facebook World. You just played yourself.
According to DJ Khaled, Nas has finally finished his next album.
Don’t believe him? Khaled has released a snippet of a new song called “Nas Album Done,” which will be found on his upcoming Major Key album, and Nas sounds as great as he has in a while.
DJ Khaled works hard for his features. He even bought a condo in New York to secure Jay Z’s verse on the Major Key track ‘I Got The Keys.’
That effort has certainly paid off as the full tracklist of Major Key reveals a who’s who of the industry.
In fact, it would probably take less time listing who isn’t on the album. Check the tracklist:
1. ‘I Got the Keys’ feat. JAY Z & Future
2. ‘For Free’ feat. Drake
3. ‘Nas Album Done’ feat. Nas
4. ‘Holy Key’ feat. Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar & Betty Wright
5. ‘Jermaine’s Interlude’ feat. J. Cole
6. ‘Ima Be Alright’ feat. Bryson Tiller & Future
7. ‘Do You Mind’ ‘feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross
8. ‘Pick These Hoes Apart’ feat. Kodak Black, Jeezy & French Montana
9. ‘Fuck Up the Club’ feat. Future, Rick Ross, YG & Yo Gotti
10. ‘Work for It’ feat. Big Sean, Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz
11. ‘Don’t Ever Play Yourself’ feat. Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes & Kent Jones
12. ‘Tourist feat. Travis Scott & Lil Wayne
13. Forgive Me Father feat. Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa & Wale
14. Progress Movado
Major Key drops July 29.
Gucci Mane’s a big deal in the rap community.
But he’s never had a number one hit type album, and he’s more of a fringe cult figure in the larger pop cultural landscape.
Is that changing?
Today, Gucci was the subject of a long profile in the New York Times.
In the article, Gucci discusses what a huge drug addict he’d been for his entire adult life, and how prison cleaned him up.
I felt like I couldn’t make music sober, I couldn’t enjoy my money sober. Why would I wanna go to a club and couldn’t smoke or drink? I felt like sex wouldn’t be good sober. I associated everything with being high.
“In hindsight I see it for what it was: I was a drug addict,” he said. “I was naïve to the fact that I was numb.”
“I can’t say I felt happy my last six, seven years in the music business,” he continued. “I was just numb. You told me that I was doing good or told me I was doing bad, you hated me or loved me, either which way I greeted with nonchalance. It was sincere nonchalance — like, I really didn’t care.”
Gucci says cleaning up wasn’t easy and that withdrawal felt like “death.”
However, getting sober in prison had some big advantages: There were fewer temptations and it allowed Gucci to get into a routine that included working out and reading the Bible and self-help books.
Will a clean and sober Gucci Mane be able to make the jump from cult hero and regional trap lord to legitimate super star?
We’ll have a better answer after his first post-prison album, Everybody Looking, drops on Friday, July 22.
Here are the bars Drake spit about Joey….
“Pump, pump, pump it up, she got a good head on her, but I pump it up / I’m not a one hit wonder, they know all my stuff, you let me turn into the nigga that you almost was,” raps Drake on the track. “I done seen a lot of shit and I done been in things, and I never started nothin’, I just finish things / And I’m still off like the man that brought me in this thing, how you out here celebratin’ like the winnin’ team?”
Taylor Swift is the top earning celebrity w $170 million made in the past year.
1. Taylor Swift – $170m
6. Kevin Heart – $87.5m
9. Adele – $80.5m
11. Lebron James – $77m
13. Rihanna – $75m
19. The Rock – $64.5m
22. Diddy – $62m
26. Justin Bieber – $56m
27. Kevin Durant – $56m
30. The Weeknd – $55m
34. Beyoncé – $54m
36. Jay Z – $53.6m
54. Floyd Mayweather – $44m
61. Russel Wilson – $42m
63. Dr. Dre – $41m
Dipset is back…well minus Jimmy….Cam and Juelz drop a video for Oh Yeah