Swizz Beatz and the Dalai Lama?! Yep, that happened last night at Syracuse University for the One World Concert. Following Dave Matthews’ performance, Swizz joined a collection of other artists for a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
Joe Budden’s been sitting on this record since the summer. Splash got the drop on it, and it now features Tank in addition to Lil Wayne. Sonically, the track is reminiscent of Drake’s “I’m On One”. Considering the impact that had on radio, could this be Joey’s attempt of returning to the FM dial? Quite possibly. Look out for A Loose Quarter coming soon.
Gucci Mane woke up early to kick it with The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1. He discussed his upcoming mixtape, Trap God 1017, loathing reality shows and Young Jeezy. Let’s face it, it’s not likely, they’ll ever be friends.
Trae Tha Truth, Chipmunk, Iggy Azaela, B.o.B., & T.I. As always, the highlight of last night’s Hip-Hop Awards were the cyphers. Personally, there weren’t any “oh shit!” moments this year, but I took the liberty of bolding the best spitter of each group. Here are the rips courtesy of yardie. Let the great debates begin.
Waka Flocka was at Irving Plaza last night for the NYC stop of his Triple F Life Tour. During his set, he brought out Gucci Mane and A$AP Rocky to the main stage. Of course, no Flocka show would be complete without a stage dive into the crowd. Squad! emetakeover
Miguel made his debut on David Letterman’s show last night for a performance of his hit “Adorn”. It’s crazy this song took nearly seven months to take off. Kaleidoscope Dream is available now.
DJ Drama says this was supposed to make the Carter IV. But since it didn’t, here’s the mp3 for your listening pleasure. It sounds a little like “Look At Me Now”, which probably explains the inclusion of Mr. Brown.