T.I. says Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and Migos "are showing promise in Atlanta."
According to Atlanta, Georgia rapper T.I., fellow artist Young Thug is one of the first artists out of his city since Andre 3000 to not be concerned with how they’re perceived by the general public. In addition to offering praise to Thugger, T.I. also credited Rich Homie Quan and Migos for “showing promise in Atlanta.”
The Hustle Gang helmsman addressed the artists mentioned during an interview with Life + Times, when asked about Atlanta’s current rap scene and the music out of the city being “too different.”
“I appreciate it, because I can remember being in the position of some of those cats,” T.I. said. “I was young and looking to somehow gain acceptance, but knew that I didn’t fit in. I remember that, so I ain’t going to be the nigga to just cast a shun on a young nigga, unless you do some f*** shit…It’s supposed to be different. I think that the sound has become so broad. You got a nigga like Young Thug, who is as hood as he can be, yet is as broad also. That’s really the first nigga since Andre 3000 that was really willing to go there with it. He’s like, ‘Fuck what niggas say. I know who I am. I know what I’ll do’…I think people like Thug, Rich Homie Quan and Migos are doing their thing, and there are a lot of other cats that are showing promise in Atlanta. I think the future of Atlanta has prosperity.”
T.I. also explained his post-Paperwork plans. He revealed that Paperwork is the first in a…
Wale appeared with fans yesterday at the L.A. release of Supreme's Air Force 1 collection and reacted to a sneaker website's coverage.
With the Los Angeles storefront releasing the brand’s Air Force 1 Collection collaboration, conspicuous sneakerhead Wale was seen lining up with fellow heads outside the Supreme store yesterday (October 23).
The website Sneaker Mob quickly posted an article with a headline claiming that “Wale Camps Out For Supreme X AF1” before the rapper himself clarified that he was just there taking pictures with fans and Tweeted an underhanded slight at the site.
50 Cent declares that his "life is the backdrop to G-Unit," Tony Yayo says the public blew the G-Unit rift out of proportion.
For those not supportive of this year’s reunion of G-Unit, New Orleans, Louisiana rapper and G-Unit member Kidd Kidd says those people have a hatred for Hip Hop and the whole rap culture. Kidd Kidd addressed the reunion of the group while appearing in a G-Unit documentary released this week by XXL magazine.
The rapper also added that those who hate on him as an artist ultimately hate on themselves since they were where he was at one point.
“The chemistry that we have is just—it’s ridiculous,” Kidd Kidd said. “You’re not gonna hear that nowhere else. It’s nobody else that’s in our lane talking about the things that we’re talking about. Doing the things that we’re doing. And how we doing it. So, the reunion is perfect. You can’t hate on it. If you hating on it that mean you hate Hip Hop. You know? That mean you hate the whole rap culture…If you hating on me, you hating on yourself. Because at one time you was me. You was me. You didn’t have nothing…I was that dude. And I got put in a great position. And who wouldn’t want to be here right now. Just the reunion period, man is great. It’s the perfect timing right now cause everybody went through they own differences. And as you can see it came back. That’s what brothers do.”
As part of the documentary, Tony Yayo addressed the pressures of being in…
Iggy Azalea asked if she would ever work with Snoop Dogg following their recent feud.
While signing autographs for fans, the Aussie rapstress laughed off the question, but did ask, “Would you if you were in my shoes?”
Both Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg engaged in a brief social media feud after Snoop posted the following picture on Instagram two weeks ago.
Royce Da 5'9 says his collaborative album with DJ Premier came only after an attempt at creating a Slaughterhouse collaborative project that didn't pan out.
Recently talking with XXL, Royce spoke about the album and said it almost was a project between Premier and Slaughterhouse.
"We originally were supposed to do it with Slaughterhouse, and it didn’t pan out for a number of reasons," Royce said when asked about working with DJ Premier. "So I ended up getting on the phone with Preem and just asking him how he felt about just me and him doing it based off of our schedules."
Royce also said he wants to avoid being Guru and bring his own legacy to the table with the collaboration. Of…
Following Tyga's comments about Drake being "fake," OVO Chubbs questions Tyga's credibility in an Instagram video.
Days after Compton, California rapper Tyga expressed his dislike for fellow labelmates Drake and Nicki Minaj during an interview with Vibe magazine, the Young Money artist was dissed by OVO Chubbs, an associate of Drake’s, via Instagram.
According to Complex.com, OVO Chubbs pieced together clips from Tyga’s appearance on the canceled MTV show “Bustas” and a speech from former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green. He then placed the edited video on Instagram with the hashtags, #TheyRWhoWeThoughtTheyWere and #Eps.1.
In the video, Tyga can be seen saying, “Grew up not too tough. Parents got a Range Rover CL 600. Doing it big. Not too much heart, but I’m still street.”
The trill OG was awarded the honor by Houston representative Sheila Jackson Lee.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee awarded Bun B a Certificate of Congressional Recognition yesterday (October 23), for his role in the 2014 University of Houston-Downtown Student Government Association “Walk 2 Vote,” according to allhiphop.com.
The Houston “Walk 2 Vote” event held yesterday (October 23) was in support of University of Houston-Downtown students who were looking to unite people in the name of voting.
The UGK artist has extensive ties with his local community. Bun B has served as a distinguished lecturer at Rice University since 2011. Bun B has taught classes such as “Hip Hop and Religion.”
He also has his own official “Bun B Day” on August 30. Houston recently honored Drake with a day of his own, as well.
Bun B recently opened up in an interview about his connection to fellow Houstonian musicians.…
Maino turned himself into authorities, according to reports.
Maino was accused of assaulting porn actress Mellanie Monroe in an SUV in New York’s Meatpacking District Tuesday (October 21), according to pagesix.com.
Despite the severity of the initial claims, later reports stated that the Brooklyn rapper is unlikely to face felony charges and that Monroe did not sustain any visible injuries.
The report states that misdemeanor charges are still possible for Maino. Monroe alleged that Maino hurt her leg. The initial allegations center around a dispute involving a champagne bottle.
Maino was reportedly seen partying late Monday(October 20) at Griffin Nightclub, whose clientele includes Ashanti and J.R. Smith.
Chris Brown has been ordered to increase the amount of community work he participates in.
Chris Brown will now be participating in community labor four days a week in order to complete his sentence by January 2015, according to TMZ.
The singer’s therapist say that he is adhering to his "medication management,” the site says, and that he is responding well to therapy.
The judge presiding over his case, which stems from his 2009 assault on then-girfriend Rihanna, noted that Brown had violated his probation by speeding and getting a ticket for doing so.
The "Crash" and "Cruel Intentions" actor used this experience to create latest project "Catch Hell."
Ryan Phillippe told the Los Angeles Times Monday (October 20) that a film he did with 50 Cent was one of the worst experiences he’s had in the movie industry.
“I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent,” Phillippe says. “It was just a situation I didn’t want to be in. I was sold a bill of goods and it turned out to be something different, which is often the case in this business.”
The 2011 film was called Setup and also featured Bruce Willis and Jenna Dewan Tatum. The plotline was about a diamond heist gone wrong. Rotten Tomatoes user reviews gave it a 17% rating. 50’s Cheetah Vision Films produced Setup.
In 2010, Cheetah Vision signed a deal reportedly worth $200 million for 10 movies that included Setup.
The Times article says that this experience inspired Phillippe for his latest project, Catch Hell, a film that he directed, starred in and co-wrote. He plays an actor who tries to revive his career with a sketchy independent film.
The Setup movie poster is as follows:…
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