Drake (@drake) is the centerpiece for GQ’s July issue and in the cover story an interesting tidbit was revealed about a song on Nothing Was The Same called “Tuscan Leather” which is named after a Tom Ford fragrance and apparently samples Whitney Houston and Curtis Mayfield. Drake and 40 swivel at the same time and…
Rihanna (@rihanna) got down and dirty with a fan during her Diamonds World Tour concert in Birmingham,UK when some fan tried to grab her arm and RiRi struck back reaching over her security and clockin’ the fan in the head with her microphone. Now.. do y’all think she was in the right for hittin’ this…
Future (@1future) drops a new vlog series entitled “Future Hendrix” with this episode named Make it Reign. The video shows Futures’ return to the ATL and is joined by Mike WiLL and Young Jeezy among others. Check the vlog out below.
Neako’s (@Neako) LVLYSL gang are getting busy, and I am NOT mad one little bit. For the next release from their compilation project SECT which drops July 4th Neako, Fresh Moss and Bonnie Blunts get busy over some Neako production. Not only can we expect that compilation project these three also have solo projects coming soon.
Juicy J (@therealjuicyj)) and Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) performed their single “The Plan” live at the House Of Blues on Sunset Strip while on the “Under The Influence Of Music” Tour. The track is off Wiz’s “O.N.I.F.C.” album, that is available now. Check the performance out below.
Some unreleased Drake (@Drake) has reached us and features his recent collaborator James Fauntleroy (@Fauntleroy). A snippet of this song was released back in 2010 and the full version never did release. This is not the final version of the song and does sound like a draft version of it. Check it out below.[audio:http://www.ddotomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Drake-Ft.-James-Fauntleroy-On-My-Way-Full-Version-DDotOmen.com_.mp3]
Today is Kendrick Lamars (@kendricklamar)26th birthday and to celebrate he kicks a freestyle “A Bay Bay” for K104 while visiting the radio station in Dallas,Texas. The hosts give K.Dot words to rhyme to in his freestyle, adding the last time K Dot was on and kicked a frreestyle the footage got a million views. Check…
Da YoungFellaz (@DaYoungFellaz) release their final freebie in their #MusicMondays series before we get their Sophisticated Arrogance project.
Drake (@Drake) smiles away as he covers the July issue of GQ. In his segment he speaks on his Nothing Was The Same album, the Chris Brown beef situation. Aubrey also states he wants his album to be the one we listen to all summer. With no date confirmed yet, we can only hope. Read a short glimpse of his interview below, or read the whole thing in the mag which is on shelves now. Shouts to Complex.
On other rappers hating on him:
“You notice they don’t criticize the music itself, though…I’m okay with that.”
On being abstinent, sort of:
“You know the way fighters don’t fuck before the fight? Sometimes I feel like I’m so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn’t one of my main priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, I’m down. But I’m not going to end up with some stranger at this party.”
On Chris Brown drama:
“I hear he has everything he could want now. I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly…Like, it gets really dark.”
“[Will Smith said] It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way…I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, ‘I’m okay, I’m enjoying it right now.’ Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it, and add some memories with my boys.”
On “Started From The Bottom:”
“I think a lot of people wish their favorite rapper wrote it—as if a song like that should be gangster—but I was the one who wrote it, and everyone has their bottom.”
"As for my whole story, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’ve told bits and pieces of it—and I’ll tell more. Maybe because I had friends who grew up in the hood, I could have acted like I had, too, and perpetrated a different lifestyle, and it would be eating away at me because it wouldn’t be the truth. i’m actually here in front of you living the truth. I wake up int he morning and my heart is light, man. It’s not heavy. I don’t have skeletons in the closet on their way out. This is my real age, my real name, my real past, and I’m good with that.”
On Nothing Was The Same:
“This is my fucking moment to say if I wanted to rap all the time, really rap, I would, but I also love to make music. I’ll do this for you right now. But it’s for me, too. It’s my story…I’m trying to get back to that kid in the basement. To say what he has to say. And I’m trying to make it last.”
Machine Gun Kelly (@machinegunkelly) releases’ his “Lace Up Tour” recap vlog to give us a glimpse into his time spent while on tour for 3 months from Florida to California. The video opens with MGK and Diddy discussing MGK’s “game”. MGK also shows some clips from his performances while on tour. Check the footage captured…