As a label exec, Jay-Z has one helluva track record—for better or for worse. Although Jigga saw success with Rihanna and Ne-Yo during his presidency at Def Jam, not much could be said for former rap acts like Tru Life and Aztek. But don’t look for Cole to be added to the list. As the first artist on Hov’s Roc Nation, he speaks on how he plans to prevent from becoming just a memory.
During Freddie Gibbs’ set at the Highline Ballroom, he brought back Jay Rock to perform their duet off Str8 Killa No Filla for the very first time. Lyrically, they’re supposed to represent!
Ricky pins a verse to Diddy’s new track. This has to be a record in terms of turnaround time for a “remix”. 57th Ave
When it was P-I-Double’s turn to hit the stage, he performed his normal set list but capped it off with “Ok Denn” from 4075: The Refill. Has anyone seen that video yet?
While plugging her current LP, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), Erykah also discusses her controversial video and shares some of her good advice with Chelsea during their discussion on male rappers and Ms. Badu’s previous exes. Yardie Night Before: Erykah Badu On Jimmy Kimmel
Sho’ ya right Keri. Well last night, the Hawks pulled a surprising 109-92 win over the Lakers in Phillips Arena in the A. Before tip off, Ms. Keri Baby sung our National Anthem and forgot some of the lyrics. Hey, it happens to the best of us. Some of ATL’s finest were in attendance including The-Dream, T.I., Jeezy, and Monica. Snaps on the other side.
Before Big Sean closed his set at the Highline Ballroom, he performed a new tune you can recite to. Fuck you doin’? Bullshittin’!