New Orleans jam-packed Hornets Arena went wild when Lil Wayne took to the stage and kicked off the proceedings with the line: “It’s good to be home, New Orleans.”
Fresh from concluding his ‘I Am Still Music’ countrywide tour, Weezy and all his tour mates including Porcelain Black, Mix Master Mike & Travis Barker, and Ricky Ross took turns to treat the perplexed crowd of Cash Money CEO’s hometown. Later on in the show DJ Khaled also made a surprise appearance.
Wayne started off with an intense performance of “A Milli” and “Got Money,” then he called out DJ 45 and asked him to present something in honour of his native city. He then launched into his tribute to the rappers that have recently died and paid his respect in his trademark lyrical style.
After Minaj vacated the stage, the audience was given a full dose of Young Money stars, as Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine all teamed up with their record label boss to rip apart ‘Every Girl.’ Wayne remained in the limelight, but his minions departed so Ace Hood could come forward for ‘Hustle Hard’- his duet with the Young Money founder. It was then time for Weezy to take a much deserved break, so Lil Chuckee, Lil Twist, Gudda, Mack and Millz combined to spit ‘Bedrock.’ Cash Money CEO Birdman then made an appearance to deliver a sizzling version of his hit track ‘Fire Flame (Remix).’
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These days, the Game is sporting the red color as a promo tool for his upcoming R.E.D. Album. On his upcoming song Red Nation, Lil Wayne, who has a liking for the color red, brought the hook. MTV News hooked up with the Game on the set of his video shoot, and the Compton- born MC revealed how he got Weezy involved on this project.
“I called Wayne and I was like, ‘Yo I need you to kill this hook.’ He was like, ‘No problem,’ and he did his thing for me,” Game recalled.
The Game likes to record his guest artists’ material in the studios himself in his own presence, rather than receiving pre-recorded content through the internet or mail. However, he made an exemption for the Young Money boss. He explained that since Wayne was on the road for his ‘I Am Still Music’ tour and therefore it wasn’t feasible for him to meet the Game in his studio. Because both of them have worked together under one roof before he knew Wayne’s working style and was fully confident that the delivered material will be according to his liking.
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Passing away of rapper Nate Dogg is still fresh in the minds of his fans, and the air at the 2011 DUB car show and concert held at Los Angeles Convention Center on March 27th. Many still in grief as the late rapper’s colleagues and fans turned up in bunches to catch a glimpse of the hottest wheels in town. The event was attended by several high profile music artists such as Lupe Fiasco, the Game, Lazy Bone and Waka Flocka Flame.
The exhibition was staged a day after Nate was laid to rest, and even though it wasn’t a memorial for the former Death Row musician, it eventually turned out to be an event where his music was celebrated yet again when his long-time pal DJ Quik decided to play Nate-only music. The DJ/producer also introduced Nate’s song Nigel to the listeners and he rapped his father’s highly acclaimed record ‘Regulate’.
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Rick Ross must have been disappointed after not being able to sign 2010’s breakout MC Wiz Khalifa, who rejected Ross-owned Maybach Music Group’s advances in favor of Atlantic Records. But as things turned out, the Miami MC isn’t complaining, after seeing his own prodigy ‘Wale’ shine.
Ross believes Wale’s potential is of the same level as of Kanye West and Yeezy, Wale also has an unorthodox style that could eventually make him as big of a star as West. In an interview with MTV, Ross boldly predicted that Wale is destined to emulate Kanye’s success one day.
Ross, who recently signed both Wale and Meek Mill, said that both his new acquisitions may be a little different than what is being heard in the music industry at the moment, however both appear to feel very comfortable in their enviroment.
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Life is full of ups and downs, and who knows this better than Terius Youngdell Nash, better known as ‘The-Dream’ in the music industry. Just a year ago, the artist was ready to end his musical career and even his life, as he later admitted to having suicidal thoughts. This, coming from an artist who has powered hit songs for artists as big as Mariah Carey and Rihanna, seems disturbing. Continue reading The-Dream: Getting His Act Together »
Music has had a huge impact on jewelry design, with musical artists influencing the styles that become popular overnight. Hip hop music, for instance, made bling jewelry studded with diamonds a must-have accessory for any up-and-coming rap artist. However, not every musician can afford to load down on gold chains and diamond jewelry, and there are still other ways to express their musical talent choosing themed musical jewelry. Continue reading Themed Musical Jewelry »
Hip-Hop, also known as rap, is a musical genre that was derived from the hip-hop culture. It originated in the 1970’s in The Bronx, New York. Hip-hop became a famous musical genre because it allowed the urban youth to freely express themselves. The 1990’s were the Golden Age of Hip-Hop in a way, so let’s take a look back at the 90’s and reminisce about this genre’s success during that era.
Hip-hop in the 90’s was all about expressing politically conscious views in a manner that was smooth and effortless and was assisted by soft bass beats and melodic synthesizers.
In the mid-90’s, a rapid change in the hip-hop culture occurred, and some of the purists saw it as degenerating to the hip-hop culture. This rapid change was the transition into “commercial hip-hop”. It was slowly deteriorating what the emcees in the 80’s built – a culture of music, creativity, artistry and dance wherein they expressed themselves and delivered a clear and positive message to the world. Continue reading 90’s Hip-Hop Music »