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R.I.P. Nick Ashford

Nick Ashford, one half of the legendary songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, succumbed to throat cancer yesterday in New York Hospital. He was 69. Along with wife Valerie Simpson, the tandem penned several classics including “Solid” , “You’re All I Need (To Get By)”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. In connection to hip-hop, their music has been sampled and covered by several artists including MC Lyte, 50 Cent and most famously, Method Man. Nick is survived by his wife […]

Wale & KiD CuDi “Focused” On Collabo

Now that the two have reconciled, there’s music to be made. While previewing his sophomore album, Wale closed out the listening session with his Cudder collaboration, “Focused”. “We’re 23 years old at this time, we’re trying to figure it all out,” Wale told MTV News. “We went from not having sh– to having money at our disposal, so it kind of f—ed up our friendship. He doesn’t smoke as much anymore, but his name is Scott.” “Focused” features Wale rapping, […]