Didn’t see this coming. According to DJ Big Mike, Sheek Louchiano has inked a solo deal with Def Jam Records. If true, Sheek now joins partner Jadakiss at the label. Get that paper. Is that you, Sha Money?
UPDATE: Ok, Donnie. Congrats!
“Mesmerized”: “My man Carlo did that beat. Taylor Gang or die. You know what it is,” he said. “That song is about keeping it G, in a nutshell. Can’t really say too much about it. When they see it, they recognize and they’re mesmerized.”
“Never Been”: “My man Sledgerin did that beat,” Wiz said. “The beat comes on crazy with that. It’s a totally different vibe. So lyrically, I had to step it up on my end and take it on some Taylor Gang, Khalifa business. That’s what I did. Once again, heavily, herbily inspired. That’s a wake-and-bake classic. Bow!”
“The Kid Frankie”: “I rapped over this Loose Ends beat. It’s a track from the ’80s, ‘Hanging on a String.’ ‘The Kid Frankie’ was inspired by a movie that me and my man Spitta be watchin’. Shout-out to Spitta. Jets/ Taylor Gang. But the movie ‘The Business,’ there was this guy named Frankie, and his old head homie called him ‘The Kid Frankie.’ They was riding around Spain listening to Loose Ends. Frankie said, ‘It’s better to be somebody for one day than to be a nobody for your whole life.’ “
Cam’Ron channels mobster Vincent Gigante while leaving the Loews Hotel in Atlanta. A few years ago, Jim Jones admitted on a SMACK DVD that he goes shopping in his boxers. So much for the whole no shirt, no shoes, no service policy.
Somehow, WSHH managed to secure the first on camera interview with Remy Ma at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in New York. She’s currently serving eight years behind bars for assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion. Unfortunately, the sitdown is marred by awkward questions. Nonetheless, in the first segment she discusses her life in jail, female rappers, and time away from the booth.
Previously: Remy Ma Calls From Prison
Remember when videos had budgets? Well allow Ice Cube to refresh your memory. Here’s his new clip for the first single off I Am The West. Album drops July 13th. Throw them dubs up.
Sidebar: Ice Cube Talks To GQ
As CNN confirmed, pioneering actress and singer Lena Horne died last night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She was 92. A Brooklyn native, Horne overcame racial discrimination as the first Black actress signed to a major Hollywood studio. She later went on to release 40 albums. Below is her final television performance 12 years ago on The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
Off the Evil Empire’s Trending Topics 3 mixtape, here are some exclusives including some new TIP, Fab and an unreleased Drake, produced by Scott Storch. Don’t mind the tags.
T.I. “Keys & A Mac”
Fabolous Ft. Rock City “One Life”
Drake “One Man Show”