Looks like the leak of Swagga Like Us has maddened one of the four artists present. With a one year sentence on the horizon you can kind of understand why Tip is a lil heated about the track featuring himself, Weezy, Kanye and Jigga. The track which has had mixed reviews from fans and the industry was not supposed to be available until late next month according to TI who had this to say on the subject ‘Wait till the cake comes out the kitchen before you eat it. That’s like a kid who sees his toys before Christmas; it takes away from me and from the fans as well.’ Ahh well as we all know the leak is more guaranteed that a hit is these days.
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Four of the most relevant and popular hip-hoppers out have come together for a classic track – entitled “Swagger Like Us.” Kanye West, TI, Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne! This track is ridiculous. Download link below, and let us know what you guys think of this collaboration over an M.I.A. sample. perspective edit: I updated the link, so that you can snag this track. Plus I tossed in a preview link. I’m going to have to disagree with Dan, and say this track is a little dissapointing. I think my expectations were to high after hearing about the existence of this track. Still worth snagging. “S.L.U. (Swagger Like Us)”- T.I. ft Kanye West, Jay-Z & Lil Wayne To Preview Track Click Here
Turns out Beyonce’s lil sister Solange is determined not to be as wholesome as her big sister is. Solange recently recorded a track with Hip-Hop collaborator extraordinaire Lil Wayne for the song ChampagneChroniKnightCap. The song talks about getting drunk and high with a guy and getting her freak on. Solange has insinuated to those who have asked for comment on the song that she only writes about things that she knows about from her own experience. I wonder just how close to home this experience is as Solange vehemently denied rumors that she was in fact ‘involved’ with Lil Wayne last year and yet here he is on such a track as this. One thing for sure is those Knowles girls certainly do like their Carter men.
So DMX was arrested once again yesterday in a Miami Wal-Mart no less. The reason for being arrested was his failing to show up to a Phoenix Court on Wedsnesday to answer to charges of drugs and weapons possession. The glamorous life of a rapper huh, getting picked up in Wal-Mart. Also as we reported yesterday, Lil Wayne failed to show up to court as did Young Berg in New York City for various charges relating to weapons and drugs. Boys will be boys I guess Also in prison news, word is that Remy Ma and Papoose have finally tied the knot. Lisa Raye was arrested after fighting with her soon to be ex husband and driving her car through the gates to the estate, the couple once shared. He changed the locks on her and she decided nothing was getting in her way of getting into her home including a heavy set of gates.
Lil Wayne failed to show up in court this morning in Manhattan to face charges for weapon possession stemming from last year when he was pulled over after performing in NYC. Perhaps he is having issues with his grill or something but whatever ailment it is, it is preventing the Lollipop rapper from driving himself to court. On the real..who drives themselves to court when they have the biggest selling Hip-Hop album in the country so far this year? Lame excuse Weezy…very lame.
OK so it turns out that the situation between Lil Wayne and a New Orleans jeweler has been resolved amicably. Weezy had purchased a ring and a chain costing over $160,000 but had only paid the jeweler $24,000 and had agreed to pay the remainder of the balance off monthly(Obviously on a Cash Money Layaway Plan) Anyhow turns out that the agreement will see Weezy hand back over the $138,000 ring and the reminder of the cash.
Why is it that up and coming rappers often get robbed before they even get their chance to shine? Dap C, out of the UK called on a few associates to help him out with his up and coming track Ma Money. Weezy, Talib and Royce all agreed to feature on the joint produced by London producer Quincey Tones. Anyhow to cut a long story short, the verse Wayne recorded has somehow ended up on a Big Mike mixtape, before Dap C even had a chance to put the track out himself. Where is the love for the unsigned/emerging/new artists man? More to the point who gave Wayne’s verse to Big Mike in the first place. Not cool whoever it was.
Say it isn’t so. But fake reports are saying that the Nasti Muzik is somehow on the way to selling more units than Tha Carter III. First of all, are the people who are supposed to be tracking this album able to count past ten? A report has surfaced saying that Her Royal Nastiness sold 450,000 copies in the first day on shelves….hmmm yeah ok. Read for yourselves the lengths someone will go to to bring attention to a project that will be lucky to move a 100,00. If Khia does go platinum I will never say a bad word about the chick again and will spend the rest of my days running her fan club )) http://www.atrl.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58763
In a recent interview with Billboard Magazine, T-Pain has released some info on his third solo album, Thr33 Ringz. The album is a followup to Epiphany, and comes in the same year as even more of Pain’s hits like “Got Money,” “Cash Flow” and “Silver & Gold,” among others. T-Pain has been a one-stop chart-topping machine, as he’s produced and has been featured on dozens of hits over the past few years for various artists. For his new album, Pain enlisted Ludacris on a track called “Chopped & Screwed,” Kanye West on “Therapy” and Lil’ Wayne on “Can’t Believe It.” By joining with the hottest artists out right now, Thr33 Ringz is set to be an absolute circus, equipped with vocoders and plenty of crooning for the ladies. Check out the album in September when it is released on Jive Records.
Young Money artist Tyga just released his debut album, No Introduction, with virtually no introduction. However, Tyga is making some noise in the industry after dropping his album on the same day as Wayne’s and appearing on MTV with Wheezy. Tyga was also recently MTV’s Artist of the Week and is working on another video for his album. His first single off No Introduction, “Coconut Juice,” was an infectious club-hit, and for the remix, Tyga got Rich Boy and label-mate Lil’ Wayne to do guest spots. Download the track below. Tyga feat. Lil’ Wayne & Rich Boy – “Coconut Juice Remix”
According to Rolling Stone, Kanye West is the biggest money maker in Hip-Hop this year when it comes to touring. The Chicago MC has amassed over $31.6 million while out on the road this year, ranking him fourth in the top ten Rock and Pop Tours. The only other urban tour to earn a mention is Jay Z and Mary J Blige who came in just behind West with $30.7 million. The list is pretty much dominated by rock acts including Van Halen, Bruce Springsteen, The Police and Bon Jovi who top the lists. The Mid year report also indicated that CD sales have also declined 16.3% so far this year. However Lil Wayne is holding onto the most sales for the year so far with his album The Carter III.
Here are the nominees for the best female and best male video wards in the up and coming VMA’s which will take place in LA on September 9th 2008. I am going for Rihana and Lil Wayne. BEST FEMALE VIDEO: CM8ShowAd("Middle"); Britney Spears, “Piece of Me”BlackoutJive/Zomba Label GroupDirector: Wayne IshamJordin Sparks, “No Air”(Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown)Jordin Sparks19/Jive/Zomba Label GroupDirector: Chris RobinsonKaty Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”One Of The BoysCapitolDirector: Kinga BurzaMariah Carey, “Touch My Body”E=MC2Island Def Jam Music GroupDirector: Brett RatnerRihanna, “Take a Bow”A Good Girl Gone BadSRP/Def JamDirector: Anthony MandlerBEST MALE VIDEO:Lil Wayne, “Lollipop”Tha Carter IIICash Money Records/Universal MotownDirector: Gil Green/D. CarterChris Brown, “With You”ExclusiveJive Records/ZombaDirector: Erik White/Chris BrownUsher, “Love In This Club”(Usher featuring Young Jeezy)Here I StandLaFace Records/Zomba Label GroupDirector: The Brothers StrauseT.I., “No Matter What”Paper TrailGrand Hustle/Atlantic RecordsDirector: Self/James LopezFlo Rida, “Low”(Flo Rida featuring T-Pain)Step Up 2 The Streets Original Soundtrack/ Mail On SundayPoe Boy Ent./Atlantic RecordsDirector: Bernard Gourley
New Orleans’ finest Lil’ Wayne has officially gone double-platinum with his new album Tha Carter III. The album features guest appearances from Jay-Z, David Banner, Robin Thicke and T-Pain, among others. After years of hype, the album finally dropped on June 10th and surprisingly lived up to the immense speculation. However, now that the dust has settled on Tha Carter III, Wheezy is being slapped with a lawsuit by Abkco Music, who owns the rights to licensing for the Rolling Stones. Abkco’s claim focuses on a complaint that Lil’ Wayne uses “a clear derivative of the Rolling Stones song with the original lyrics altered in a recognizable way.” The song in question is “Playing With Fire,” on which singer Betty Wright shouts “But you can’t blame me if I set this stage on fire!” on the chorus. The Rolling Stones track from which Wheezy allegedly stole the idea is called “The Last Time,” on which the Stones shout “But don’t play with me, ’cause you’re playing with fire!” Abkco claims Wayne’s hook is far too similar to the original from the Stones, and also displays “explicit, sexist and offensive language” that could potentially provide a bad public image of the company and the Stones. Stay tuned for updates on the suit.
iHipHop Blog Team