Weekend News Wrap Up: Nelly To Start Male Version of “The View”, Baseline Studios Officially Closed & Kanye Addresses The Haters…Again
Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Nelly is reportedly working on a new television show which is going to be similar to ABC’s “The View”. Some of his featured co-stars would include Jermaine Dupri and Singer Trey Songz. Nelly recently spoke on the new venture saying:
“Not sure if you’re familiar with the Ocean’s 7 Crew. It’s me, Jermaine Dupri, Trey Songz, Johnta Austin, Brian Michael Cox and Tyrone “International” Davis. We’re working on kind of like the male version of The View. We’re working on that.”
The crew would discuss topics like video games, sports, relationships, books and more. Somehow I’m feeling that this TV show won’t see daylight, but let’s see how this all unfolds.
The legendary Baseline Studios, the home to Jay-Z and the Roc in its prime, was officially closed down this weekend.
The historic recording studio was originally owned by Jay-Z and O.G. Juan Perez, but was then sold to producer Just Blaze about 6 six years ago.
The final vigal for the studio was held last Thursday and was open to fans to come show respect and take pictures and see the legendary space for themselves.
There have been so many classics to come out of that one place and hopefully Blaze’s new home will come with the same passion.
Check out Complex’s top 10 classic songs recorded at Baseline to see some of these classics I’m referring to.
It’s been a while since we heard from Yeezy, he’s been busy supposedly recording his new album, but had time to hit up fashion week with his side piece Amber Rose.
The two got a lot of heat for their outfits, but breaking his silent stride, Ye had to express himself and explains that he’s a rockstar and therefore he can wear dead animals stitched together. Via Kanye’s blog:
“I’M BRIEFLY SADDENED BY NEGATIVE COMMENTS, BUT I HAVE TO REMEMBER THOSE PEOPLE ARE SCARED, INCAPABLE OR JUST PLAIN IDIOTS. WE ARE THE F*CKING ROCK STARS BABY. NO COCAINE, JUST LIFE MY N*GGAS!! WE LIVE IT MAN. F*CK THAT, WE LIVE IT!!! WE LIVE IT SO HARD PEOPLE LIVE THROUGH US! WE REPRESENT YOUR INNER SPIRIT!! IMAGINE THE PRESSURE OF BEING A TRUE ICON. VERY FEW HUMAN BEINGS ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE CONSTANT HATE!!! I CAN HEAR YOU SCREAMING ‘COLOR INSIDE THE LINES!!!’ WELL F*CK YOUR COLORING BOOK, COLOR BY NUMBERS APPROACH TO LIFE. AT THE END OF THE DAY WHO ARE WE HURTING??? OH “THE NEW BLACK???” SINCE BARACK IS PRESIDENT BLACKS DON’T LIKE FUR COATS, RED LEATHER, AND FRIED CHICKEN ANY MORE?! LET THE BALL PLAYERS DANCE AFTER THEY SCORE! IT’S LIFE MY N*GGAS, IT’S LIFE! REMEMBER CLOTHING IS A CHOICE. WE WERE BORN NAKED!!! FRESH IS AN OPINION, LOVE IS OBJECTIVE, TASTE IS SELECTIVE, AND EXPRESSION IS MY FAVORITE ELECTIVE. NO MORE POLITICS OR APOLOGIES!!!”
It’s nice to see time away from the lime light hasn’t made Kanye any less of an a**hole then he already was. But hey, it’s hard dealing with the pressure of being “a true icon”.