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Papoose Claims To Be King Of New York Says He Is Better Than Jay Z

Written by Nigel D. / 03.30.14

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“Nobody is better than me — Jay-Z, nobody,” said Shamele Mackie, better known by the stage name Papoose. “None are more lyrically inclined than me. None of them. I’m definitely the king of New York. I am the greatest out of New York.” “When I look in the mirror, I don’t see Jay Z — I see Papoose,” said the musician, who’s married to Remy Ma, a Grammy-nominated rapper serving time for a 2007 shooting. “More power to him, but he’s not better than me.”
Full Story: NY Daily News

Do you consider Papoose one of New York’s best rappers?

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Audio: 50 Cent Thinks Jay Z & Drake Are Just Getting Started

Written by Nigel D. / 03.30.14

Should Drake respond to Jay Z’s, “Mrs. Drizzy,” line? I think Drake was out of line for his Rolling Stone comments and shouldn’t respond.

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Remy Ma Speaks On Reconciling Her Differences With Fat Joe

Written by Nigel D. / 03.25.14

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“That was one of the most fun times of my life. I was young, making music, and traveling… We made one of the biggest records in hip-hop history. I think our issues came from our egos conflicting. [Fat] Joe used to give me advice on what to do and what not to do, but I didn’t listen. He guided me, but I didn’t listen to him. If I would have listened to him then, things would have been different now. If I would have listened to Joe half of the time…You don’t realize it at the time because when you’re young you think you know everything. There was a lot of conflict that could have been avoided. Sometimes when you have hit records out, you let that control your actions and affect your relationships.”

“I just recently spoke to him and we had a wonderful conversation. It started off a little awkward. [Laughs] We’re both like, ‘Just say what you want to say.’ We were both holding on to our egos. ‘Well what do you want to say?’ ‘No what do you want to say?’ We finally let it go. We ended up talking about things I want to do when I get home. He said, ‘I still think you’re the dopest female rapper ever.’ I’m like, ‘Really?!’ [Laughs] When you put egos and pride aside, and be the real people that you are it works out… I told him that when I do go home I’m going to make it my business that we talk more.”
Full Story: Billboard

Remy Ma will be a free woman in three months, we will see what happens with her music career after her hiatus.

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Pharrell Speaks On Not Winning An Oscar & The Controvery Over His “GRL” Album Cover With GQ

Written by Nigel D. / 03.25.14

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Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki / GQ

For GQ’s April cover, Pharrell talks to Zach Baron about politics (he’s calling it for Hillary), the Tea Party (and twerking), race, the hat-collection clamoring, and losing the Best Song Oscar.

On the Oscar snub:

“Well, trust me: when they read the results, my face was…frozen. But then I thought about it, and I just decided just to…let it go.”

On the criticism his album cover for G I R L received :

“It’s insecurity. You can be anything that you want to be, and what I chose to do is put my friends on the cover. The girl that was closest next to me is black, but they didn’t know that, so they jumped the gun. And it’s like: ‘Yo, you don’t need nobody to represent you. You represent you. You represent the best version of who you could be. You go out there and change the world.’ Because I’m black, and I wouldn’t trade my skin color for nothing. But I don’t need to keep wearing a badge that tells you that I’m black every time I do something! I’m black! My mother’s black, who’s a big part of my business; a black woman runs my business; and I’m married to a black woman. What more do you want?”

“It doesn’t make sense to me. That kind of divisiveness is not necessary at a time when we’re supposed to be unifying. That’s what happiness is all about, and if you look at my ‘Happy’ video, I had everybody in there: fat, skinny, gay, straight, purple, polka-dot, plaid, gingham print, houndstooth, alien. I f**kin’ had dogs in there! I had children in there! I had kids in there! I’m the most indiscriminate person that there is! I believe in equality.”

“Black ain’t a color: black is a spirit, and it is ubiquitous. In fact, there’s more black out in space than there is stars. We have nothing to be insecure about.”

Full Interview: GQ

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Freddie Gibbs Says An Apology From Young Jeezy Would End The Beef

Written by Nigel D. / 03.21.14

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“I’ll beat his ass in my church shoes,” Gibbs says, but he’s half joking. “If he just apologized it’d be all over with. It’s not that deep.”)

“That’s one of the only mistakes of my career,” he says about his signing to CTE. “I loved Jeezy so much, diehard fan. I looked at the musical possibilities—if we were together, damn, we would make such great music. But only one of us was into it. You know another thing that made me get with CTE? I was feeling like rap was getting kinda clique-ish, like you’d be on the outside looking in and you was by yourself. Now I know how to stand on my own two. When I left Interscope, I didn’t know. When I left Jeezy, I knew.”
Full Story: Noisey

Do you think Young Jeezy will ever apologize? Madlib & Freddie Gibbs’, “Piñata,” is on sale now.

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Tim Westwood & Zane Lowe Interview Rick Ross

Written by Nigel D. / 03.19.14


Rick Ross talks to Westwood on Capital Xtra about his new number 1 album Mastermind, the shooting incident, new tracks Sanctified & Nobody, working with Young Jeezy, boss chicks & his beard!
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Zane chats to Rick Ross about his Number 1 album Mastermind, the influence of his family on his music, the film he’s working on, his musical heroes and the key to success.

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Audio: Lil Boosie Says His Upcoming Album Is 35% Done & Plans To Work With Justin Bieber

Written by Nigel D. / 03.17.14

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Lil Boosie speaks to Z 107.9 Colby Colb about his upcoming album and gives advice to the youth.

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