Top Dawg Entertainment’s Chief Executive Officer,Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, has announced that the label is set to release six albums in 2014.
Tiffith, who runs the imprint, whose roster includes Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, made this announcement via Twitter, saying that the label “ran 2013” despite not releasing an album this year.
Jeymes Samuel, also know by his stage name The Bullitts, has revealed that Jay Electronica’s long delayed album is nearing completion. Samuel is one of the producers on the Jay-Z-signed rapper’s debut release. Speaking to NME, the English artist said: “Honestly, it’s in the last stages of recording. It’s just tinkering. Just putting the final… you know when a builder builds a house? And when he’s finished the walls he gives them one little brush over like a once over? And then the album will be done.” (NME)
Signed by Jay Z to Roc Nation in 2010, Jay Electronica tweeted, “ok, now it’s my turn,” hours after Jay Z released his latest album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail’. Samuel explained: “His album is amazing, it’s remarkable. It is the perfect… It goes hand in hand with 'Yeezus’ and 'Magna Carta…’. They go hand in hand… Also, also… It’s weird how Jay Z is intricately involved with all of us, but all the albums sound so different.” Jay Electronica previously appeared on The Bullitts’ track 'Close Your Eyes’ on the debut studio album, 'They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories…’. He first gained widespread attention when he released 'Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)’ on MySpace in 2007. (NME)
DRAKE SAYS HE'S PREPARED FOR THE WORST W/ KENDRICK LAMAR #HHMS
Young Money’s Drake is not holding back his thoughts toward Kendrick Lamar months after being singled out by his “Control” verse and explained what really irked him about the entire situation.
According to Drizzy, his main problem with K. Dot was being called out during the promotion of last fall's Nothing Was The Same LP.
“The sentiment he was putting forth is what he should have. Of course you wanna be the best. Where it became an issue is that I was rolling out an album while that verse was still bubbling, so my album rollout became about this thing. What am I supposed to say? Nah, we’ll be buddy-buddy? Mind you, I never once said he’s a bad guy [or] I don’t like him. I think he’s a f*cking genius in his own right, but I also stood my ground as I should. And with that came another step, which then I have to realize I’m being baited and I’m not gonna fall. Jordan doesn’t have to play pickup to prove that he could play ball, no offense. But I’m not gonna give you the chance to shake me necessarily, ‘cause I feel great.” (VIBE)
The Toronto native also admitted he saw no real problems with Lamar but would be prepared for the worst if they meet face-to-face.
“There’s no real issue. It’s tough because the people wanna see us tear each other down; I don’t wanna give them that. There’s no point. I have no ill feelings toward that guy. It’s just like, it’s there for me if I wanna fall for it. I’m just too smart for that. Hopefully it’s the last time I gotta talk about this, 'cause every time I open my mouth up about it, they take this piece and take this piece. And he’s hungry, so he’s going to do what he has to do like the BET [cypher]. But again, it’s not enough for me to go. We haven’t seen each other [since the BET cypher,] but I’m sure we’ll see each other and it’ll be cool. And if it’s not, then I guess that’s how our story unfolds.” (VIBE)
50 Cent recently spoke about his Interscope label-mate Kendrick Lamar.
“I love Kendrick,” 50 Cent said in an interview withxxlmag.com. “Obviously there is a huge difference in the two of us, in our characters, and the way we present ourselves ‘cause to me he possesses the ability to appear like he didn’t know this was going to happen. There’s a level of confidence required for you to withstand the level of doubt, and I had so much doubt prior to it actually working for me, that I would appear at points a little arrogant. Like, 'I knew it was going to work, because it took you so long to figure it out. I told you it was hot.’ And Kendrick will give you that energy that’s like, 'This is great. This is really happening.’ Every time I’m around him, that’s what it feels like.”
Nicki Minaj is the latest celeb to get animated in Fame‘s comic book series. Written by Michael Troy and drawn by Jill Lamarina, the issue can be purchased at Comic Flea Market for $3.99.
Fame: Nicki Minaj traces one of the biggest pop sensations of this decade from her Caribbean roots through her upbringing in Queens, New York and into a career as a pop diva who has teamed up with all the mega-stars like Justin Bieber, Madonna and Britney Spears