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Archive for April, 2011

Video: Lil Wayne vs. Nardwuar

My favorite Canadian Nardwuar got a chance to interview Lil Wayne at the Vancouver stop of his “I am Still Music” tour.  Backstage, the cooky internet hosts gave Wayne many gifts, including classic Cash Money cassette tapes, Cheech & Chong LPs, and Nirvana posters.  They also talked about those infamous Nicki Minaj lap dances and how he met Birdman.  Is it me or does Wayne seem a little off?? Watch the video below:

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"6 Foot 7 Foot" Producer Bangladesh Hasn't Been Compensated

It seems that many people in the music industry are fighting for creative freedom or simply getting paid.  Cash Money may need to suit up for another lawsuit because frequent collaborator Bangladesh is crying foul play.  In case you didn’t know, in addition to “6 Foot 7 Foot,” Bangladesh is the mastermind behind Carter III’s “A Milli.”  Today, the producer claims that he has yet to be paid for the work done on his most recent track.  He sat down with MTV to talk about this hot mess:

“I f— with Wayne, man; I had the opportunity to give him more music,” Bangladesh told MTV News this week. “It’s just hard to do. It’s just hard to keep working for free.”

Bangladesh claims that he didn’t charge Wayne the usual upfront fee that he would charge most artists:  “It’s not about the money, it’s not about me charging him for the beat, because he is Lil Wayne; he’s gonna sell albums,” the producer said. “You only really charge people that you think is not gonna really sell too much, so you want to get your money off top. You might not get it on the back-end because albums don’t sell no more.”

To add onto that, Bangladesh also didn’t charge Wayne for the track afterward; instead he struck a deal where Wayne would instead do a feature for his long awaited debut album.  I know your next question; where is this album???:  “It’s hard to do when I can’t get Wayne features…I don’t know if it’s the people around the situation or it’s the actual person.” Cash Money has no comment as of now.  But Bangladesh has said that he can no longer work with the label until this issue is resolved: “Every time we come up with a solution, it never gets taken care of,” Bangladesh said. “I just can’t keep really giving them music.”

Bangladesh made these same complaints about “A Milli.”  I personally think he brought this unto himself.  Don’t make bogus business deals when you’re on the come up.  #notagoodlook


“6 Foot 7 Foot” Producer Bangladesh Hasn’t Been Compensated

It seems that many people in the music industry are fighting for creative freedom or simply getting paid.  Cash Money may need to suit up for another lawsuit because frequent collaborator Bangladesh is crying foul play.  In case you didn’t know, in addition to “6 Foot 7 Foot,” Bangladesh is the mastermind behind Carter III’s “A Milli.”  Today, the producer claims that he has yet to be paid for the work done on his most recent track.  He sat down with MTV to talk about this hot mess:

“I f— with Wayne, man; I had the opportunity to give him more music,” Bangladesh told MTV News this week. “It’s just hard to do. It’s just hard to keep working for free.”

Bangladesh claims that he didn’t charge Wayne the usual upfront fee that he would charge most artists:  “It’s not about the money, it’s not about me charging him for the beat, because he is Lil Wayne; he’s gonna sell albums,” the producer said. “You only really charge people that you think is not gonna really sell too much, so you want to get your money off top. You might not get it on the back-end because albums don’t sell no more.”

To add onto that, Bangladesh also didn’t charge Wayne for the track afterward; instead he struck a deal where Wayne would instead do a feature for his long awaited debut album.  I know your next question; where is this album???:  “It’s hard to do when I can’t get Wayne features…I don’t know if it’s the people around the situation or it’s the actual person.” Cash Money has no comment as of now.  But Bangladesh has said that he can no longer work with the label until this issue is resolved: “Every time we come up with a solution, it never gets taken care of,” Bangladesh said. “I just can’t keep really giving them music.”

Bangladesh made these same complaints about “A Milli.”  I personally think he brought this unto himself.  Don’t make bogus business deals when you’re on the come up.  #notagoodlook


divaTunes: "Fast Lane" Eminem & Royce da 5'9

Eminem and Royce da 5’9 who just announced that they would be collaborating for an EP, are not wasting anytime releasing music.  The emcees trade verses on the EP’s first single “Fast Lane.”  Bad Meets Evil drops June 14.  Does anyone know who did the production for this track because I love it!?  Best line of the song comes from Slim Shady:

“I hope that I don’t sound too heinous when I say this, Nicki Minaj, but I wanna stick my penis in your anus.”

OOOh, boy you so nasty!!!!!!  Listen below:


divaTunes: “Fast Lane” Eminem & Royce da 5’9

Eminem and Royce da 5’9 who just announced that they would be collaborating for an EP, are not wasting anytime releasing music.  The emcees trade verses on the EP’s first single “Fast Lane.”  Bad Meets Evil drops June 14.  Does anyone know who did the production for this track because I love it!?  Best line of the song comes from Slim Shady:

“I hope that I don’t sound too heinous when I say this, Nicki Minaj, but I wanna stick my penis in your anus.”

OOOh, boy you so nasty!!!!!!  Listen below:


Nick Cannon Thinks Cory Gunz is a Genius

Media mogul and Son of a Gun creator sat down with Rap-Up to talk about the star of the show, Cory Gunz, and the potential he believes he has.  The show premieres tonight at 11pm on MTV:

What can we expect from “Son of a Gun”?
I like to say when I was creating the show, I was looking to do something very Scorsese-like. I’m a huge fan of Goodfellas and it’s just a coming-of-age story dealing with the mafia, except we’re doing a coming-of-age story dealing with the music industry, and it’s told through the eyes of Cory Gunz. A lot of people may be familiar with him, but when I was creating the show, I was asking around like, “Yo, I wanna know who the hottest young dude in hip-hop is right now coming up,” and everybody kept saying Cory Gunz. So I tracked him down and told him that I wanted to take his career to the next level and document the entire process, and that’s how we got the show.

What did you see in Cory?
Cory Gunz is a genius. At the end of the day, it’s the way he puts words together, the way he moves—he definitely is thinking on another level.

Do you think he will follow Drake and Nicki Minaj and become the next Young Money superstar?
I definitely think he can. I think he can be bigger than Drake and Nicki Minaj. I’m a huge fan of both of those acts, but Cory comes from a different place. He’s a street dude and he’s been living hip-hop all his life and the industry’s been buzzing about him for years. Jay-Z signed him when he was 17, so just the respect and the potential that everybody recognizes—and he holds the Bronx down like no other and that’s the birthplace of hip-hop—so I think we can see a lot of things from this cat.


Video: Bruno Mars Performs "Lazy Song" on American Idol

Bruno Mars and his cute self brought his bachelor pad themed performance of “Lazy Song” to the American Idol stage last night.  The Time 100 awardee even had a couch with a dog on it…now that’s some lazy ish.  Check out the performance above.