Thursday, April 18 2013 10:29 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
The Best Of Both Offices just got a little bigger. After putting in years at Def Jam with partner Steve-O (pictured left) Kendall “Young Sav” Freeman has been named Vice President of Maybach Music Group. Once label’s loss is another’s label’s gain. In a statement provided to Billboard, Sav says
“I am extremely excited to embark on this new path in my career. I appreciate Ross for noticing my grind, work ethic and giving me a major opportunity to not only be apart of this label, but also help execute his vision. It’s going to be a privilege to work with the brand and assist in taking it to the next tier. All of the artists on the roster are amazing. I’m ready to get to work.”
“Feels great calling one of the hardest workers and few people I consider a close friend the new VP of MMG,”"Feels great calling one of the hardest workers and few people I consider a close friend the new VP of MMG.”
Monday, April 15 2013 11:34 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Although Young Guru’s currently on “Era Of The Engineer” Tour, he took time out to converse with Gavin Godfrey on CNN Radio. He spoke on his origins, working with Jay-Z and lecture series.
Monday, April 15 2013 10:21 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Daz Dillinger and Dub-C have announced their collaborative project, Westcoast Gangster Shit. No release date set yet, but peep the studio clip above and the artwork for it below.
Friday, April 12 2013 9:33 PM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, True Story
While in town for tomorrow’s Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclay Center, Drake crashed YN’s “Keep It Thoro” show this evening on East Village Radio. If you weren’t tuned in, here’s what you missed.
Part 1: Speaks on his next album, “Started From The Bottom” and “5Am In Toronto”.
Part 2: Reveals he plans to release two songs next week, one which initially was a remix to “Started From The Bottom” now a DJ Khaled track with Rick Ross.
Part 3: Speaks on the his relationship with The Weeknd and working with 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, and Future.
Part 4: Touches on Weezy’s health scare, dismissed Pusha T, Rihanna and throws shots at Breezy. “His insecurities are the reason I make better music than him…I’m more popping than him…At one point the woman he loves fell into my lap and I did what a real nigga would do and treated her with respect.”
Friday, April 12 2013 4:22 PM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, True Story
After being dropped from Reebok, Rick Ross retreated to his Twitter to thank his former partners and released an official apology . Better late than never?
“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”
Friday, April 12 2013 10:49 AM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Prodigy and The Alchemist are prepping their collaboraitive project Albert Einstein for a June 11 release. Before it arrives, here’s a first look of its front cover and titles. Pre-order here.
3. Give Em Hell
4. Stay Dope
5. Curb Ya Dog
6. Death Sentence (Feat. Roc Marciano)
7. Bear Meat
8. Y.N.T. (Feat Domo Genesis)
9. R.I.P. (Feat Havoc & Raekwon)
10. Dough Pildin
12. Bible Paper (Feat Alchemist)
13. The One (Feat Action Bronson)
15. Raw Forever
16. Say My Name
Friday, April 12 2013 8:11 AM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Like a pair of 54.11′s, Reebok folded under pressure and dropped spokesman Rick Ross. In a statement sent to TMZ, the sneaker maker said:
“Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.”
UPDATE: Woman’s group UltraViolet reacts to to the news.
“We are thrilled to hear that Reebok is joining the fight against rape culture and dropping Rick Ross. This is a huge victory for women, for the 526 survivors of rape who were brave enough to publicly confront rape culture, and for the nearly 100,000 UltraViolet members who have poured their hearts and time into this campaign. This sends a strong message that rapping about drugging and raping an unconscious woman is not only morally wrong, but has real consequences. After Steubenville, Americans expect and demand better. Thank you Reebok for taking a stand.”
Thursday, April 11 2013 10:15 PM EST | Posted by: Big Homie | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Morocco to New York is one helluva trip. And the long journey begins on the cover art of French Montana’s debut, Excuse My French. Album drops May 21.
UPDATE: Best Buy shares the titles below. More features added later via hhnm
UPDATE 2: Now with the rest of the guests. Now on iTunes.
1. Once in a While (Ft. Max B)
2. Trap House
3. Ain’t Worried About Nothin
4. Paranoid (Ft. C.A.S.H.)
5. When I Want
6. Fuck What Happens Tonight (Ft. DJ Khaled, Mavado, Ace Hood, Snoop Dogg & Scarface)
7. Gifted (Ft. The Weeknd)
8. Ballin Out (Ft. Jeremih x Diddy)
9. I Told Em
10. Pop That (Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross)
11. Freaks (Ft. Nicki Minaj)
12. We Go Where Ever We Want (Ft. Ne-Yo & Raekwon)
13. Bust It Open
14. Drink Freely (Ft. Rico Love)
15. Throw It in the Bag (Ft. Chinx Drugz)
16. Marble Floors (Ft. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
17. Ocho Cinco (Ft. Diddy, Red Cafe, MGK & Los)
18. If I Die
Thursday, April 11 2013 6:25 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
Drake started from the bottom and now has another platinum plaque. Two months after it’s release, Nothing Was The Same’s lead single has tallied 1,085,087 receipts. Congratulations to the entire OVO team. Album coming soon?
Thursday, April 11 2013 4:15 PM EST | Posted by: B.Dot | Posted in: Blog, True Story
After the world got to read Jay-Z’s “Open Letter”, Swizz Beatz called Hot 97 and spoke on how the session came out about. Ebro on the track?