Juicy J – A Tale of 2 Cities Freestyle

Written by Nigel D. / 01.28.15

Juicy J raps over J. Cole;s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” beat.

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A$AP Rocky Speaks On Getting A Role In “Dope” & Tupac Comparisons

Written by Nigel D. / 01.28.15

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You were really good in “Dope.” Is it true you approached the director, Rick Famuyiwa, about being in the film?

A$AP Rocky: Yeah. I was helping Chanel with her lines, and there was one role where I was like, “Oh, this dumb kid, he seems a little interesting. I want to go for it.” I was actually in London recording my album, and I figured I’d just send a video in. So I sent two videos, and they liked them. And two months later, when I flew to L.A., I met up with Rick and did an audition in front of him, and he just decided to go with me. To be honest with you, I was worried that I didn’t get the role. I was pissed.

People have compared you to Tupac.

A$AP Rocky: I think that’s not a fair comparison. Those shoes are way too big to try to fill. I’m nothing like Pac. Nobody is, you know? It would be an honor to be influential and to be as revolutionary and universal as he was, to have that kind of impact with a genre like hip-hop. Which is, at this point — don’t even get me started with hip-hop.

Full interview: NY Times

“Dope” premiered at the Sundance Movie festival this past weekend, we will provide updates on the release to the general public. I never heard of comparisons to Tupac, I don’t think any artist should be compared to him.

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Mini Movie: T.I. ft. Jeezy & Watch The Duck – G’ S***

Written by Nigel D. / 01.28.15

T.I. drops a mini movie with Jeezy & Watch The Duck for “G’ S***” off of “Paperwork.”

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Lil Wayne Is Suing Birdman For $8 Million

Written by Nigel D. / 01.28.15

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TMZ is reporting that Lil Wayne is now suing Birdman for $8 million for money owed from his last album. Lil Wayne is also looking to be let out of his contract with Cash Money for a breach of contract. Looks like things will get ugly and “Tha Carter V” release will remain in limbo.

On Lil Wayne’s latest mixtape he stated:

Who kept this s**t together? N****, me, that’s who.
Who was there when n****s left us? N****, me, that’s who.
Cash Money is an army, I’m a one man army.
And if them n****s comin’ for me, I’m goin out like Tony.
Now I don’t want no problems, I just want my money.
Ain’t gotta hold no conversation or my luggage,
Tell whoever’s countin’ that I’m on a hundred.
Birdman Jr., more like Ugly Duckling
– Lil Wayne (Coco Freestyle)

Update:

Lil Wayne wants more than just a declaration of freedom. He’s suing for $51 MILLION. And Wayne wants the judge to declare he’s the joint copyright owner of all Young Money recordings … which includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and several others.

Source: TMZ

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Stop The Madness: A.P.C. Named Part Of Their Latest Collection “Last N****s In Paris”

Written by Nigel D. / 01.28.15

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“I call this one look Last N****s in Paris. Why? Because it’s the sweet spot when the hood—the ‘hood—meets Bertolucci’s movie Last Tango in Paris. So that’s ‘N****s in Paris’ and Last N****s in Paris.

Contacted by e-mail afterward, Touitou clarified his position, that sign, and that speech by saying: “One hip-hop song is called ‘N***** in Paris.’ One movie is called ‘Last Tango in Paris.’ I am friends with Kanye [West, who recorded "Ni**as in Paris" with Jay Z], and he and I presented a joint collection at the same place, one year ago, and that this thing is only a homage to our friendship. As a matter of fact, when I came up with this idea, I wrote to him, with the picture of the look and the name I was giving to it, and he wrote back immediately saying something like, ‘I love this vibe.'”
Full Story: Style

A.P.C. has worked with Kanye West in the past and is working with Timberland so I guess they feel they get a pass for such a bold move. This is very inappropriate, A.P.C. is a French brand and if you go to their website you won’t even see a black person on the front page. Throwing Kanye’s name in his excuse does not make any difference.

Update:

Yesterday we became aware of the offensive remarks made by Jean Touitou during his A.P.C. Fall Menswear show in Paris. We have chosen to immediately terminate our involvement with the A.P.C. brand, including the footwear collaboration we had planned for this fall.

Simply stated, this kind of language and approach is in complete contrast with our values. Timberland seeks to collaborate with designers and brands who are at the forefront of lifestyle trends; equally important, they must also share our values. We will not tolerate offensive language or racial slurs of any kind being associated with the Timberland brand.
– Timberland’s President Stewart Whitney

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Photo Of The Day: Migos& The QC Label Donated A $1000 To A School (Received Backlash Online)

Written by Nigel D. / 01.28.15

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You would think entertainers taking time out of their schedule to visit a school and donate money would be a good thing, but when Migos posted this picture on Instagram the backlash was harsh. In the slideshow you can see several people commenting on them not donating enough in their opinions. People pointed out the value of their chains and that their shoes cost more than a $1,000. I think it is petty to have this outlook. At the end of the day they were not obligated to donate a nickel. The same people criticizing them have probably never donated a dime to a school in their life. Even if they have less money than the Migos, they can surely afford to make donations if they cared to. BUT, on the other hand making a big check for a $1,000 can be looked as extra. The school might have chose to do that to encourage others to donate.

What are your thoughts?

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