For those who are unaware, Hov, Jeezy and Trey have teamed up together to create the Mob Squad. The trio are currently making their rounds on Jay’s latest leg of the BP3 tour, but according to Trey, they are also working on records.
“Now that his dream has become a reality, what are the chances of a collabo between him and his Mob Squad partners in crime?” “Ask Jay. We’ve spoken about collaborations–Jay, Jeezy, and I–and hopefully it all works out. I’mma do my part. I got a record to play [Jay]. We’ll see what it is.”
Who knows if we’ll ever get an album from the squad, but for now a new track would do just fine and would most definitely be a hit.
50 recently spoke on his next project “Black Magic”. He explains that the album’s going to have a different more “upbeat” tempo and how he’s being influenced by European club music. Curtis says:
“I went to a nightclub after-party. It was different music after a while. The music they were playin’ before they were playin’ the music I created was more up-tempo, more Dance. I wanted to make a song like that, so I went into the studio. Because I’m travelin’ with my live band, I took the band with me and we sequenced it and recorded the actual record while we was out there.”
“I’m excited about it too, it has a total [sic] different vibe. I won’t allow myself to be placed in a box where I can only do one style, or do one kind of music. They should expect the unexpected on this one. If they can understand how I enjoy different genres of music and different styles, for the people who have various tastes in music, they’ll really like it.”
I guess after his return to real rap 50 realized that the club hits are what gets the record money, not the real rap sh*t that made us like him in the first place. But it’s not his fault, it’s just how the business goes these days…
Jimmy recently announced his plans to run an eight week music course at a NYC high school. He will be teaching real curriculum related to music and even has to create his own lesson plans. Jones says:
“Yeah, should I make them call me Mr. Jones? I’ll be teaching for eight weeks, I’ll be teaching a real curriculum, right now they’re actually going back and forth with the Board of Education to see what goes on and sh*t. I fully don’t know the whole logistics of everything — it’s definitely going to be fun…I’ma have to go home the weekend before and write out my lessons — this will be the funnest class you can go to and sh*t but you gonna learn a lot. We all went to school, n*ggas didn’t like homework, but we knew every single song that was out. Word for word, ad libs, all that…I think they’ll get this common sense. Music 101 I guess [is the course title.] I’ve done music business since I was a teenager, I had major executive positions, I’ve been successful as an artist and successful as a label, we’ve been successful as a movement…”
This could be the best class is the history of school. It’s crazy how someone that didn’t even finish high school now has the credentials to teach it…