lil wayne – WMGD http://wmgd.net/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 13:42:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wmgd.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-150x150.png lil wayne – WMGD http://wmgd.net/ 32 32 2 Chainz Says New Collaboration With Justin Bieber Is “Hard As Hell” https://wmgd.net/2-chainz-says-new-collaboration-with-justin-bieber-is-hard-as-hell/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 21:36:56 +0000 https://wmgd.net/2-chainz-says-new-collaboration-with-justin-bieber-is-hard-as-hell/ 2 Chainz and Justin Bieber have another one on the way. The Atlanta rapper stopped by ‘Drink Champs’ where he revealed plans to release a deluxe edition of his latest album Dope does not sell with five new tracks, including collaborations with Gucci Mane and Justin Bieber. “One of them is this hard shit with […]]]>

2 Chainz and Justin Bieber have another one on the way.

The Atlanta rapper stopped by ‘Drink Champs’ where he revealed plans to release a deluxe edition of his latest album Dope does not sell with five new tracks, including collaborations with Gucci Mane and Justin Bieber.

“One of them is this hard shit with Bieber. Me and him, this hard as hell shit,” 2 Chainz said of Bieber’s untitled track.

This isn’t the first time the Def Jam label partners have worked together. In 2012, 2 Chainz appeared on the official remix of Bieber’s hit “Boyfriend,” featuring Mac Miller and Asher Roth.

Tity Boi has a busy year ahead, including the long-awaited release of his joint album with Lil Wayne, Glue Grove 2.

“I’m about to drop this project with me and Wayne, Glue Grove 2. It’s like we’re rapping in the metaverse,” he said of the sequel to their 2016 album.

He is also preparing a project with producer Statik Selektah. “These projects have already been completed. I know what I have,” he said during the “Drink Champs” interview, which airs in full Thursday on REVOLT.

Last month, 2 Chainz released Dope does not selldescribed as his “latest trap album”, featuring Lil Baby, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Durk, Moneybagg Yo and Roddy Ricch.

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Cordae ‘From A Birds Eye View’ Review: Boring Prestige-Rap https://wmgd.net/cordae-from-a-birds-eye-view-review-boring-prestige-rap/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:12:00 +0000 https://wmgd.net/cordae-from-a-birds-eye-view-review-boring-prestige-rap/ Cordae is a good rapper. Cordae has always been a good rapper, and “good rapper” has always been Cordae’s main selling point. When Cordae first emerged from internet obscurity three and a half years ago, he seemed like an exceptional type of good rapper. At the time, he was known as YBN Cordae, and his […]]]>

Cordae is a good rapper. Cordae has always been a good rapper, and “good rapper” has always been Cordae’s main selling point. When Cordae first emerged from internet obscurity three and a half years ago, he seemed like an exceptional type of good rapper. At the time, he was known as YBN Cordae, and his affiliation with the rest of the young and viral YBN Crew put him on an insurgent wave of SoundCloud rapping. In this context, Cordae’s meandering technical flows and editorial precision stood out. But now that he’s released his second major-label rap album, the whole context of Cordae has changed, and so has his presentation. These days, Cordae still raps well, but he’s channeled all that good rapping into earning a permanent spot on awards nomination lists. Cordae is now a prestige rapper.

Cordae’s first song to go viral was a strong backlash against the rap values ​​of previous generations. When Cordae released “Old N***as” in May 2018, it was a response to the brief little mini-beef between J. Cole and Cordae’s contemporary Lil Pump. Cordae, who was not quite 21 at the time, took issue with J. Cole’s condescending tone and his contemporaries used to speak of the rappers of the Cordae generation. Cordae fired back, “Lately all my idols, they been letting me down/ Catching sexual assaults and crimes/ So you want me to listen to what you tell me?/ And you want to hate when we sing our little melodies ?”

The irony, I suppose, was that Cordae addressed these concerns in language that older rappers could understand, throwing in Black Star references and rapping with the crisp elocution that the J. Coles of the world had castigated the generation” mumble-rap”. to give up. (Another irony: On the song, Cordae called out Kanye West for being a Trump supporter. A few years later, a delighted Trump would bring “Little Pimp” to the stage at one of his rallies.)

On “Old N***as,” Cordae came across as a thoughtful young man who spoke truth to power. The three letters at the start of his name said as much about his place in the rap world as his lyrics on the song. Cordae’s friend, YBN Nahmir, had already come into the world spitting nonchalant talk over Bay-style beats, and he’d created space for the rest of the YBN crew to make some noise. Cordae’s “Old N***as” video debuted on YouTube network WorldStar, which was its own kind of generational signifier. After “Old N***as” circulated, Cordae showed he could do more than just spark conversation. “Kung Fu,” the track Cordae released a few years later, was a dizzying technical clinic, delivered with ridiculous levels of energy. “Old N***as” went viral and started gaining attention. “Kung Fu” indicated that Cordae could be a Star.

The YBN Crew were creatures of the internet – a geographically dispersed collective who had primarily met while playing online video games. Nahmir was originally from Alabama. Almighty Jay, who would find semi-tabloid fame as the guy who dated Blac Chyna after his breakup with Rob Kardashian, was from Galveston, Texas. Cordae was from Maryland, and he was the only band member who did not join via video games; instead, the rest of the YBN Crew discovered him via SoundCloud, where he released songs under the terrible name Hear. Perhaps the off-center nature of the YBN Crew prevented these three rappers from becoming a totally cohesive unit. They took out their YBN: the mixtape soon after, the three rappers began to break out. The tape went gold, and it showed real flashes of promise, but it didn’t quite hold up. When Cordae released their first album The lost Boy a year later, he still had “YBN” in his name, but the other YBN guys weren’t there.

The lost Boy is a pretty decent debut album, but it lacks the carefree energy that Cordae brought to earlier tracks like “Kung Fu” and “Scottie Pippen.” The album has some traces of what I’ve come to think of as Chance The Rapper Disease – the tendency, among some young rappers, to chase after cheers. (Chance himself appeared on one track.) There’s nothing exciting on The lost Boy. Instead, it’s thoughtful, measured, and polished. A year earlier, Cordae had emerged as a potential mold-breaking talent. At The lost Boy, he seemed a little too preoccupied with an older generation’s idea of ​​what a great young rapper should be – playing the game by the rules of old rappers.

By pure coincidence, The lost Boy came out the same day as The big day, Chance The Rapper’s own spectacular face of a major label debut. At the time, that meant The lost Boy has been largely neglected; a louder, more publicized album in the same mode had been released at the same time. But months later, Cordae was the longtime recipient of two Grammy nominations — spots that probably would have gone to Chance if Chance hadn’t completely crossed out his big shot. Cordae received a nice little boost from these nominations. He got another boost when he started dating tennis star Naomi Osaka, coming off as a good guy when he cheered her on from the sidelines. They look very cute together.

Cordae hasn’t exactly made a hit, but because of everything in that last paragraph, it has a certain visibility that far exceeds what most of its peers can claim. Last year, Cordae officially dropped the “YBN” from its name. The YBN crew had fractured and he was in a completely different career place than Nahmir or Almighty Jay. The split didn’t seem entirely amicable, but it wasn’t entirely controversial either. On his new album From a bird’s eye view, Cordae raps that he dropped the “YBN” from his name because he doesn’t own it, so managerial shit probably played a role there. (He owns “Cordae”; that’s his real first name.) In any case, Cordae was the only member of Team YBN who showed up in a Super Bowl commercial with Martin Scorsese and Jonah Hill last year. .

On “Super,” the first single from her new album, Cordae takes a moment to bask in her own good fortune: “Last year I made seven million/ I ain’t had to do a damn show/ Shout out to my niggas at Coca-Cola for the check they cut me at the Super Bowl Maybe that’s when I fired up the album Racking up endorsements is one thing. Bragging about your mentions on your own record is another thing. On that same song, Cordae brags about being friends with a former Twitter CEO: “Last night I texted Jack Dorsey / That’s the perks you get from being super dope.” East it’s an advantage? Are tech-bro billionaires really that interesting? Does naming a tech-bro billionaire make you less interesting? Yes it is the benefits you get, so I’m probably ok with not being super dope.

Cordae is 24 years old and he came from Waldorf, Maryland to join a global jet set elite. It’s not an easy thing to do, and it makes sense that Cordae is proud of him. Jay-Z and Nas, Grammy favorite rappers who are twice Cordae’s age, are currently screwing up their own legacy by doing these same kinds of investment portfolio raps, working under the unfortunate delusion that this kind of talk is somehow motivating. Cordae definitely wants to be considered among the ranks of guys like that. Last year Cordae was on a Nas album and an Eminem album. Nas was supposed to be on From a bird’s eye view; for some reason, his Freddie Gibbs/Stevie Wonder collaboration feature “Champagne Glasses” didn’t make the final cut. Eminem is on the album, lending a typically long and delicate verse to “Parables (Remix)”. Cordae got into the game arguing with old rappers, and now he’s doing a lot of songs with old rappers. That says something.

The sound model of From a bird’s eye view is calm and restrained, full of whispering acoustic guitar and muted trap percussion. On Lil Wayne’s collab “Sinister,” Cordae lays out his goals: “I’m not going anywhere, 20 year career minimum / Call Hit-Boy for beats, ask for 10.” It is exactly the problem. “Sinister,” it turns out, is the only hit-boy beat on the album. But all the tracks fit the same elegantly boring cocktail-jazz-rap mode as the beats Hit-Boy recently created for Nas or Big Sean or Benny The Butcher. Hit-Boy was once an exciting and rambunctious rap producer, but he’s now fully in the prestige zone as well. This is clearly where Cordae wants to be.

Another of the guests on From a bird’s eye view is R&B singer-songwriter HERHER has undeniable talent, but I couldn’t sing you one of her songs if my life depended on it. Her career seems to mostly function as an endless procession of award show appearances. I would hate to see Cordae go down the same path, but judging by From a bird’s eye view, that’s what he wants. I guess I don’t blame him. There is clearly a stable future in this area. It’s just not exciting. It’s boring. You can be a good rapper and still be boring.

FURIOUS FIVE

1. JID – “Surround Sound” (Feat. 21 Savage & Baby Tate)
JID and Cordae have similar styles, and they appeared similar, but they go in different directions. JID could take the prestige rap route, but so far he’s too restless and energetic to fall into that career path. “Surround Sound” is a dizzying and catchy showcase, and it has the riveting spectacle of 21 Savage attempting to replicate JID’s flow – mostly succeeding too.

2. Big Cheeko – “Spin Off” (Feat. Mach-Hommy)
In all of music history, very few people have ever looked cooler than Mach-Hommy with the flamethrower. I love how this relatively simple beat forces Mach to lock in tight, and I love how Atlanta’s Big Cheeko has enough gravity to avoid being overwhelmed.

3. Rod Wave – “Cold December”
This Lil Durk/Morgan Wallen song hit big numbers, and I get it. It’s more catchy than we care to admit. But when we have Rod Wave singing over a Hank Williams, Jr. sample, then we don’t really need that we ? This is the promise of RMR’s ​​”Rascal”, kept.

4. Kevin Gates – “President”
Kevin Gates has fire in his eyes. Everyone should be afraid.

5. DaBoii – “Bananas”
Oooh-oooh, that’s my shit, that’s my shit.

EVERYTHING WAS GOOD JUST A WEEK AGO

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Rappers push for Senate bill to stop NYC prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence https://wmgd.net/rappers-push-for-senate-bill-to-stop-nyc-prosecutors-from-using-rap-lyrics-as-evidence/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://wmgd.net/rappers-push-for-senate-bill-to-stop-nyc-prosecutors-from-using-rap-lyrics-as-evidence/ In support of a proposed New York state bill that would limit prosecutors’ power to use defendants’ rap lyrics as evidence of alleged crimes, celebrities such as Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Big Sean and others have regrouped. A letter signed by the rap legends, according to Rolling Stone, is circulating among state politicians, urging them to […]]]>

In support of a proposed New York state bill that would limit prosecutors’ power to use defendants’ rap lyrics as evidence of alleged crimes, celebrities such as Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Big Sean and others have regrouped.

A letter signed by the rap legends, according to Rolling Stone, is circulating among state politicians, urging them to pass Senate Bill S7527.

Originally introduced in November and passed by the Senate Codes Committee earlier this week, the bill is intended to be made into full state law. Fat Joe, Kelly Rowland and Killer Mike are among the celebrities who signed the letter.

The Senate Bill

The bill slated to become state law is Senate Bill S7527.

Introduced by Democratic Senators Brad Hoylman and Jamaal Bailey and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, the bill seeks to limit the admissibility of evidence of a defendant’s creative or artistic expression against such a defendant in a proceeding. criminal.

With this bill passed, authorities cannot use an artist’s music as evidence to prosecute them in criminal proceedings.

If used, prosecutors must provide “clear and convincing evidence” that the expression in the artwork is “literal, rather than figurative or fictitious.”

Hoylman uses two examples to illustrate the discrepancy between rap lyrics used as evidence and other types of expression.

He claimed no one believed Johnny Cash “shot a man in Reno just to watch him die”, and no one believed David Byrne was a “psychopathic killer”.

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In support of the cause

Erik Nielson, a professor at the University of Richmond and co-author of the 2019 book Rap on Trial, studied “the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to imprison and incarcerate young men of color.”

Nielson worked with Alex Spiro, Jay-Z’s attorney who wrote the circulation letter the rappers signed asking for the bill to pass.

Killer Mike (real name Michael Render) and Nielson wrote an essay for Vox in 2015.

Their article claimed that the rap lyrics were being used as “confessions of guilt” in court, citing the manslaughter conviction of hip-hop musician McKinley “Mac” Phipps as an example of this practice.

According to Rolling Stone, the late Drakeo the Ruler was one of the rappers who served time in prison after prosecutors used the lyrics to his 2016 song “Flex Freestyle” to convict him of a crime.

Darrell Caldwell, also known as Drakeo, served three years in prison after being charged with the 2016 murder of a man who was waiting outside a party in Carson, California.

READ ALSO: Lil Wayne Is ‘Sorry 4 The Wait’ As He Drops The Mixtape On Streaming Platforms Along With Four Bonus Tracks

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Eminem takes shots at 6ix9ine on Cordae’s “Parables (Remix)” https://wmgd.net/eminem-takes-shots-at-6ix9ine-on-cordaes-parables-remix/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:23:54 +0000 https://wmgd.net/eminem-takes-shots-at-6ix9ine-on-cordaes-parables-remix/ Shady is back and he has 6ix9ine in his sights. Eminem resurfaces with his first song of 2022 on Cordae’s “Parables (Remix)”, which appears on the latter’s second album From a bird’s eye view. On his spitfire verse, the Detroit rapper shoots Tekashi. “It’s so hard for me to understand that once was my life […]]]>

Shady is back and he has 6ix9ine in his sights.

Eminem resurfaces with his first song of 2022 on Cordae’s “Parables (Remix)”, which appears on the latter’s second album From a bird’s eye view. On his spitfire verse, the Detroit rapper shoots Tekashi.

“It’s so hard for me to understand that once was my life / Shit, it’ll make you wanna get out like a plea deal / So I treat a beat like it’s Tekashi, spit on that bitch like Meek Mill,” he raps.

The line references 6ix9ine’s racketeering case, for which he accepted a plea deal, and Meek’s showdown with the “Trollz” rapper in Atlanta in early 2021. Amid their beef, Meek has claimed that Tekashi rushed at him as he left a club and Meek responded by spitting on him.

“The feds sent him to get me out wtf,” Meek said after the fight. “I had to spit on him so he pulled out lol he really waited for me outside the club… I thought I was dreaming wtf we almost smoked him lol he posed a little threat popping up on the parking lot waiting for me.”

Elsewhere in his “Parables” verse, Em references the Obama family. “I was awfully shy, now I’m proud of myself / Like Obama’s kids, I came out of my shell (Michelle),” he raps.

In an interview with Apple Music, Cordae talked about getting a last-minute verse from Eminem for his album. “It was definitely last minute alley-oops and buzzers. So I appreciate my brother for sending this buzz beater,” he said while acknowledging Em’s influence.

“Any artist who takes a lyricist approach to making music in hip-hop definitely has some sort of Eminem influence. It’s like impossible not to,” he added. “My first song I released was ‘My Name Is (Remix)’. So that tells you everything, I have to say what I think of Eminem and how much his music has meant to me.

From a bird’s eye view also features appearances from Lil Wayne, Nas, Stevie Wonder, Lil Durk and HER

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Cordae reveals “From a Birds Eye View” tracklist https://wmgd.net/cordae-reveals-from-a-birds-eye-view-tracklist/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 22:23:31 +0000 https://wmgd.net/cordae-reveals-from-a-birds-eye-view-tracklist/ Cordae calls on heavyweights for second album From a bird’s eye view. Before it fell on Friday, he revealed the star-studded tracklist. In addition to Lil Wayne on the single “Sinister”, the 14-track set features Gunna on “Today”, while Cordae reunites with Eminem on the “Parables” remix. The trio of Freddie Gibbs, Nas and Stevie […]]]>

Cordae calls on heavyweights for second album From a bird’s eye view.

Before it fell on Friday, he revealed the star-studded tracklist. In addition to Lil Wayne on the single “Sinister”, the 14-track set features Gunna on “Today”, while Cordae reunites with Eminem on the “Parables” remix.

The trio of Freddie Gibbs, Nas and Stevie Wonder toast to “Champagne Glasses”, HER and Lil Durk team up on “Chronicles”, and Roddy Ricch arrives on the “Gifted” bonus track.

Other contributors include Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, Taraji P. Henson, Raphael Saadiq, Terrace Martin, and more.

Last week Cordae offered a preview of what to expect with his “FABEV Freestyle” on Kendrick Lamar’s “The Heart Part 4”.

“The last album was about finding your goal / This one starts rewinding my verses / You’ll find a deeper message,” he recalls of his 2019 debut following. The lost Boy.

From a bird’s eye view arrives Friday. See the list of tracks below.

From a bird’s eye view List of tracks

1. “The Introduction of Shiloh”
2. “Jean-Michel”
3. “Great”
4. “Mum’s hood”
5. “Do you want me”
6. The “Today” feat. Gunna
7. “Shiloh’s interlude”
8. “Coach Carter”
9. The “Sinister” exploit. Lil wayne
10. “Chronicles” exploit. ELLE and Lil Durk
11. The “Champagne glasses” feat. Freddie Gibbs, Nas and Stevie Wonder
12. “Westlake High”
13. “Parables (Remix)” feat. Eminem
14. The “gifted” feat. Roddy Ricch [Bonus]

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Moneybagg Yo says he’s sober and quits skinny https://wmgd.net/moneybagg-yo-says-hes-sober-and-quits-skinny/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 00:11:26 +0000 https://wmgd.net/moneybagg-yo-says-hes-sober-and-quits-skinny/ Moneybagg Yo breaks up with Wockesha. The Memphis rapper announced he was sober and done with lean for the New Year. Speaking to Twitter, he admitted that he thought sobriety would interfere with his creativity, but it only made him feel better. “I used to think that being sober would be fucking crazy about my […]]]>

Moneybagg Yo breaks up with Wockesha.

The Memphis rapper announced he was sober and done with lean for the New Year. Speaking to Twitter, he admitted that he thought sobriety would interfere with his creativity, but it only made him feel better.

“I used to think that being sober would be fucking crazy about my creative process, I see the data just a witty thing because I was more active with glowing skin and let the nun down but the pressure, ”he tweeted, adding the hashtag #NomoWockesha.

Moneybagg rapped about his addiction to lean, a mixture of codeine and ingredients such as soda and candy, on his hit “Wockesha” from his album The pain of a gangsta.

“One minute, I’m done with you, the next, I’m running back,” he reminds. “Go your way, I’m going my way but somehow we’re still attached / I’m trying to find my answers with this mug, but that’s not true.”

His sobriety is part of his effort to become a better version of himself. “God is working on me,” he added.

In September, Moneybagg released a remix of “Wockesha” starring Lil Wayne and Ashanti. He recently seemed to indicate that he would be ready to collaborate with Morgan Wallen after the controversial country singer declared Moneybagg among his favorite artists.

“I love Moneybagg… it’s definitely at the top of the list,” Wallen said in a conversation with the Clubhouse. “Honestly, my favorite thing on Spotify was all hip-hop. … Moneybagg is probably my favorite.

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ArrDee: The Brighton rapper tops the charts with the UK’s most cheeky bars | Rap https://wmgd.net/arrdee-the-brighton-rapper-tops-the-charts-with-the-uks-most-cheeky-bars-rap/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 12:30:00 +0000 https://wmgd.net/arrdee-the-brighton-rapper-tops-the-charts-with-the-uks-most-cheeky-bars-rap/ NOTHaving hot chocolate at a cafe in his hometown of Brighton, Riley Davies exudes a bubbling excitement, the same effervescence you hear when he raps like ArrDee. Almost unique among the current generation of British rappers, the 19-year-old invariably looks like someone having fun like he’s smiling from ear to ear every time he takes […]]]>

NOTHaving hot chocolate at a cafe in his hometown of Brighton, Riley Davies exudes a bubbling excitement, the same effervescence you hear when he raps like ArrDee. Almost unique among the current generation of British rappers, the 19-year-old invariably looks like someone having fun like he’s smiling from ear to ear every time he takes the mic. He says he’s always been like this, ever since he was a kid, when his relatives nicknamed him Smiley Riley, and what he calls “all the cheeky chappie thing” helped at least a little in that. which looks like a turbulent adolescence. At one point, he says, the police were at the door of his mother’s house so often that “the owner started moving a little weird” and they were forced to move to another town. “But then, as you get older,” he says, “I think I’ve realized that life gets a little easier if you’re not a jerk around everyone.”

Even if it was not in his nature, we could not blame him for having spring in his approach. When we meet her single Flowers (Say my name) just entered the charts at No.5. This is his fourth Top 10 hit in 12 months – two solo, two as a guest rapper, including his memes-inducing appearance on the remix of The body of Tion Wayne and Russ Millions, the first exercise track to reach number 1. The other week, he says, he posted his Fifa Ultimate Team on his Instagram story, “and Ian Wright sent me a DM!” I had him in the center-midfield and obviously it’s not a center-midfielder, but he says: “For you, I will play in the midfield.” I lost my mind, and then Rio Ferdinand sent me a DM! He said to me: ‘Why didn’t I succeed, I can’t be a defender?’ Rio Ferdinand! I was calling everyone, bruv. It’s mental!

Around the same time last year, he was working nights at an Amazon warehouse. “10 p.m. to 10 a.m. I barely saw the sunlight, ”he nods. “I was going home, I was sleeping all day, obviously I would wake up and I had to go back. On the days off I had, I was in the hold of the train to London to go to the studio.

In all fairness, he already had a small number of subscribers online – “around 8,000 people” – thanks to the videos he posted online since he was a 12-year-old obsessed with Eminem and Lil Wayne, rapping in the local park after school. . At first, he thinks, “people shared them mainly for pissing off.”

He had also met his manager, who had helped him work out with him what he called “a two-year plan”: the first step was to release a new freestyle, called Naughty bars, with a video shot at the bandstand on Brighton seafront for £ 100. The problem, if you can call it that, was that the shot kept going completely awry. “Cheeky Bars went crazy, had to change plans,” he smiles (had 5.8 million views on YouTube and 6.5 million views on Spotify). He released another freestyle, 6 a.m. in Brighton, “and who went mad, had to change the plan again”.

And then the plan had to be completely demolished, thanks to the remix of Body, a collaboration that didn’t start under the most auspicious circumstances. After deciding to celebrate signing a recording deal following his freestyle success by renting an aparthotel in London and throwing a party for his friends, Davies took a bite out of a cigarette and didn’t was able to remember the door code to enter. So I’m trying to type in the code, and those two G-Wagons pulled over, lots of fat boys jumped up and they all put on hoods. I’m five feet tall from Brighton at one in the morning, I just got a record deal so I got this little Gucci bag I bought. I say to myself: oh my God, this is going to get crazy. And one of those boys, about six feet six inches tall, laughs and says, “You’re ArrDee, aren’t you? He removes the bullet and it’s that fucking Tion Wayne, staying in the same aparthotel as me.

“When Cheeky Bars came out he liked my post, which was mental. So I went to his room and he shows me the original Bodysuit and said, ‘I see you having fun, I want to do something with you, I like your style.’ A lot of people advised him not to put me on this song: he had Aitch on [previous hit] Keisha & Becky, who had a little more music and buzz behind them. I had two deep freestyles and he didn’t know if I could do a viral verse or whatever. But he took that risk.

Performing earlier this month at Capital’s 2021 Jingle Bell Ball. Photograph: Matt Crossick / PA

Thanks to a rather blue punchline on condoms, ArrDee’s guest verse has indeed gone viral, helping to propel the single to platinum status and accelerate Davies to fame: his first mixtape, released in January, is highly anticipated. . It all took off so quickly, he says, that some people thought he was “an industrial factory”, until “the Brighton lot started to say,” No, he’s been rapping for five years. In my head, on the rap side, there is no industrial factory, because if London don’t bother you [appreciate you], no matter how much money labels put into artists, it still doesn’t work.

You can see why he took off: Davies is an extremely skillful and talented rapper. His singles have the perfect musical balance – heavy on the hooks, they perform like pop music without ever sounding cheesy or loose – and his freestyle Daily Duppy has shown he can do more socially conscious material and sink drama. of the kitchen.

Plus, he makes a unique figure: British rap isn’t really whining with little rappers believing in the power of crystals and witchcraft. “My mother practices witchcraft, not in the sense of magic spells but of charging crystals, which crystals mean, that’s why I have this,” he said, showing me a black ring on his finger. “Black sapphires, my birthstone, are protective and grounded. Some people might think it’s bullshit, but it works for me the same as being a Christian or a Muslim or whatever – it’s what they believe and it works for them. I speak at some length of manifesting and believing that the universe does things for you if you believe it. My mother showed it to me. When she was 15 she left the country, came back, got her GCSE, went to college, got as high as she could in special education, then got a black belt in kickboxing. , did two amateur fights, went back to college… all of that, as a single mother, raising two children, my autistic older brother. It was a monkey to see, a monkey to do.

It is also not entirely usual to find a rapper representing Brighton, both the pleasures of life in “the ocean city” and its harsher side (“if you come for the weekend from London, you do not go [famously deprived suburb] Whitehawk “).

“I definitely had more to prove coming from Brighton. When we did the freestyle at 6am in Brighton a lot of people advised against calling it that. They were like, ‘Brighton has a little bit of stigma.’ I was like: no, you know what, it’s bigger than me, so if I can shed some light on the city… because all my personality, me being good in my skin is from Brighton, because it there are some crazy characters here, but nobody is being judged, so I wouldn’t be me without being born and raised here, and I mean it as it is.

No, he said, he has no desire to leave the city for London now that the success has come. “I think that’s what keeps me so sane when things are going so fast. I am humbled here. I go to some bars and they identify me, and if I don’t have my ID they won’t let me in, because they know I was trying to hang out when I was 15, 16 year. fuck what i do in my life right now.

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Bryce Mitchell open to rap tours and fights after giving up his mixtape https://wmgd.net/bryce-mitchell-open-to-rap-tours-and-fights-after-giving-up-his-mixtape/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 17:27:07 +0000 https://wmgd.net/bryce-mitchell-open-to-rap-tours-and-fights-after-giving-up-his-mixtape/ Bryce Mitchell opened up about his potential rap career in a interview with LowKick MMA. “Thug Nasty” has dropped their rap single “Darkansas” to praise the entire MMA community. The UFC featherweight quickly followed this by releasing a seven-song mixtape titled ‘Pasture fire‘ Most of the comments about his rap music have been positive and […]]]>

Bryce Mitchell opened up about his potential rap career in a interview with LowKick MMA.

“Thug Nasty” has dropped their rap single “Darkansas” to praise the entire MMA community.

The UFC featherweight quickly followed this by releasing a seven-song mixtape titled ‘Pasture fire

Most of the comments about his rap music have been positive and Mitchell acknowledged that in the interview.

“I saw a ton of positive stuff, I mean just, people really like it and it’s good. I’m going to keep putting stuff out there and maybe it will get more and more popular over time. The feedback has been very good for the most part, but there are always people who don’t like it, but my music is not for them.

The song and album were awesome and it’s obvious Mitchell has some rap skills. He could very well be the best MMA rapper in the game.

Bryce Mitchell is ready to tour the world

“Damn, I would do that. Every time Weibel sets this up for me. I can’t do all of this. Yeah, he has to do all of that. They’re trying to put me on Spotify and I have a hit single that I could drop right now bro. It’s money and it’s called ‘Love Gone’, but it’s a remix of a song that already exists. The guy who sings is a guy called Young Jairo. It’s a great song. I texted him and asked if I could use a remix of his song.

Mitchell said Lil Wayne was his biggest influence since he had listened to him the most while growing up. He also credited 50 Cent and Eminem while also revealing that he was open to having a rap battle.

“I get paid to fight people, you think I’m scared to have a rap fight for money?” People try to kill me with their bare hands, they pay me money, you can say whatever you want and I’ll spit guns on you.

The streets of MMA might just need a Tyron Woodley vs. “Thug Nasty” rap battle in the future.

Do you expect more music from Bryce Mitchell in the future?

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Reggae Star Junior Reid teases more rap collaborations with Fetty Wap, Dave East – DancehallMag https://wmgd.net/reggae-star-junior-reid-teases-more-rap-collaborations-with-fetty-wap-dave-east-dancehallmag/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 15:55:33 +0000 https://wmgd.net/reggae-star-junior-reid-teases-more-rap-collaborations-with-fetty-wap-dave-east-dancehallmag/ Pioneering reggae star Junior Reid is very excited about his upcoming collaborations with East Coast rappers Fetty Wap and Dave East. the Blood The singer, who has worked on numerous Hip Hop collaborations over the years, teased the collaboration with Fetty Wap via his Instagram page this week by uploading an audio clip of the […]]]>

Pioneering reggae star Junior Reid is very excited about his upcoming collaborations with East Coast rappers Fetty Wap and Dave East.

the Blood The singer, who has worked on numerous Hip Hop collaborations over the years, teased the collaboration with Fetty Wap via his Instagram page this week by uploading an audio clip of the track, which is slated for release this Friday, December 17.

The track produced by Great John is a remix of the original song Milan, released in October of this year from Fetty’s latest album Butterfly Effect. In the quick audio clip, Reid’s signature tone can be heard singing these lyrics: “What would my life be like without you, nothing can stand between the two of us.” Girl, I don’t have time to waste, I wanna have sex with you in space.

Fetty Wap, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, rose to fame in 2015 when his hit song Queen of traps reached second place on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in May of the same year.

Reid also teased a new single with his son Ju Ju Blood and New York rapper Dave East. The song, titled Freedom is a must, will benefit from video processing.

Reid previously teamed up with Dave East on a track titled Wickedness, the rapper Karma 3 mixtape in October 2020.

He is best known in Hip Hop circles for his verses on The Game’s It’s good (One Blood) in 2007, who sampled his own Dancehall anthem from 1989 Blood.

Junior Reid is also known for the remix of rapper Mims’ That’s why i’m hot, which went to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It was featured on a remixed version of the hit single from Alicia Keys Anybody (2007).

He also teamed up with Lil ‘Wayne in 2011 to Ghetto youth rock and Pom pom, a remake of Reid’s 1991 hit Dancehall Rappa pam pam.

Reid appeared on the remix of Smitty’s song Death in your arms which also starred Rick Ross and T-Pain in 2008.

He also worked with rappers: Fabolous on the track Gangsta don’t play (2007), Fat Joe on More money (2007), and Bun B on If it was me (2008).

The Wu-Tang Clan recruited Reid to A blood under W and Jah world of the group The W album released in November 2000.

Reid was among those recruited by DJ Khaled for the remix of Welcome to my neighborhood, the first single of his We the best forever album. Artists featured alongside Reid included fellow Jamaican Mavado, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, T-Pain, Bun B, The Game, Fat Joe, Birdman, among others.

He also teamed up with Bounty Killer in 1996, for Warlord’s hit single Change like the weather, which also starred American rapper Busta Rhymes.

His most recent venture is a live music presentation called Junior Reid and The One Blood Band in Santa Cruz, California to a very supportive and enthusiastic audience, alongside a well-known Central Coast reggae / hip hop group. under the name of Dub Souljah.

He is scheduled to perform at Reggae Love Fest in February 2022 with fellow Super Cat veterans Barrington Levy, Shabba Ranks, Dawn Penn and dancehall duo Chakka Demus and Pliers.

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How a nice Kentucky boy became rap’s brightest rising star https://wmgd.net/how-a-nice-kentucky-boy-became-raps-brightest-rising-star/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 11:30:00 +0000 https://wmgd.net/how-a-nice-kentucky-boy-became-raps-brightest-rising-star/ In just 12 months, Jack Harlow has grown from an industry baby to 2 billion streams, 3 Grammy nominations and $ 5 million in earnings in 2021. For an idea of ​​what fans think of Jack Harlow, Think of Annie Rodgers’ preparations for the rapper’s concert on November 5 in Eugene, Oregon. At around 2 […]]]>

In just 12 months, Jack Harlow has grown from an industry baby to 2 billion streams, 3 Grammy nominations and $ 5 million in earnings in 2021.


For an idea of ​​what fans think of Jack Harlow, Think of Annie Rodgers’ preparations for the rapper’s concert on November 5 in Eugene, Oregon. At around 2 a.m. that day, she walked into a 24-hour Walmart and walked over to the intimate section to toss underwear through the store. After buying the pair that took the farthest, Rodgers, 21, returned home to sport “Mrs. Harlow “on the panties and stick a note inside, inviting her to join her the next day for a milkshake. At 10 a.m., she was camping outside the McDonald Theater, ticket and panties in hand, willing to wait 12 hours just to increase her chances of being in the foreground when Harlow stepped on stage. (She was able to hand the panties over to her idol, who jokingly sniffed it but didn’t show up for the shake.) Why such an effort? “It’s just his general demeanor; he’s got this cool guy demeanor,” says Rodgers. “He’s the guy most guys in their twenties want to be, and most girls in their twenties want to be with. “

Despite this being his first headlining tour, Harlow has grown accustomed to fans like Rodgers throwing panties, bras and proposals at him at every stop. He likes the boy next door, if that boy had 44 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Critics have called him lovable, charming, vulnerable, even emotionally genuine and very talented. Harlow doesn’t care about the panties or the attention. In fact, he’s lounging there, believing it will be the last time he’s played something as intimate as a 2,500-person venue on tour.

That’s because the 23-year-old Louisville, Kentucky native expects to grow up. Really big. It is not pride but rather hunger. He knows he’s not the first rising star to predict greatness, only to fade away. But Harlow has been working for it, practicing hours every day, for over a decade. It pays off with sharp lyrics that mix benign SportsCenter references, fettuccine, and airplane seats with the usual tropes of getting girls and getting rich. “I’m afraid of not reaching my potential. It motivates me all the time, seeing where I might be, but knowing it’s not necessarily written in the stars for me, ”says Harlow. “I’m afraid I’m not getting the most out of this life.”

So far, so good. Over the past two years, he’s gone from empty bars to sold-out venues like The Fillmore in Philadelphia and Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on his Creme de la Creme tour. At the same time, his single “Whats Poppin” and his remix garnered over a billion streams on Spotify. Add nearly a billion more for “Industry Baby,” Harlow’s collaboration with Lil Nas X. It all helped make him the face of the 2022 Forbes Under 30 music listing.

Harlow knows all too well the skepticism that a bourgeois white record artist can greet in the rap world. But he’s already won three Grammy nominations, not to mention respect for icons from Drake to Jay-Z. DJ Drama, who debuted Lil Wayne and Lil Uzi Vert, argues that Harlow is the real deal, with an almost algebraic mastery of the rap game. “He looks at the bigger ones – the Drakes, the Kendricks and the Coles – and he sees them on Mount Rushmore,” Drama explains. “What drew me to him was this hunger to be one of the GOATs.”

But he’s going to do it Jack Harlow’s way. This isn’t some rap artist trying to convince you to buy $ 500 sneakers or a limited edition t-shirt. Instead, he made over a million dollars selling $ 40 screen-printed sweatshirts with a cardinal and $ 30 t-shirts with his curly mop of auburn hair. The most bling-out thing he wears is a necklace with a Kentucky map on it.

And although he already has enough money and weight to retire home as Col. Sanders of rap – bragging about “becoming a millionaire at age 22” in his song “Date” – Harlow is obsessed with success in divine fashion. “Last year it was, ‘Who’s that new white boy on stage that can break his ass? He’s dope, ” Harlow says from his drug-free dressing room at the Detroit Opera House. (Harlow quit drinking in 2021, telling Instagram fans he felt he didn’t need it.) “This year I’m showing the world who I am. I want to be the greatest rapper. I just want everyone to know that I love rap and that I’m about to take over.

Growing up in Louisville with two horses and a brother, Harlow thrived on English lessons, living to write stories. Harlow thinks he learned to be vulnerable – and to throw that emotion behind his accounts – from his father who often said to his son “I love you.” (It was his mother who played him Eminem in utero and encouraged his son to pursue rap with Malcolm Gladwell Outliers-Inspired chutzpah.) And then, through his passion for singing and Slim Shady, Harlow discovered the local rap scene. “The writing, the storytelling, the rhythm, I was so drawn to that,” he says. “It made you move, made you dance, made you feel confident; it made you feel like the man.

After high school, Harlow moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work on his craft. He says he’s “shaken hands” with any newcomer or record company underling. He shut off all open mikes and rapped for the vacant chairs, making a living buttering buns at Chick-Fil-A on the Georgia State campus during the day. At the end of 2017, during a movie date, her phone kept ringing as her song “Dark Knight” (about overcoming writer’s block and going viral) went viral.

It caught the attention of DJ Drama, who said, “Being a white man in black space, Jack wasn’t trying to be what he wasn’t. He seemed very comfortable from the doorway. Drama signed Harlow and produced his first studio record It is What they all say, which peaked at No. 5 on the US charts. Her single “Whats Poppin” has been used in nearly 400,000 TikTok videos. As Harlow notes, “It’s not just that I want to be the best; I want to kill everyone.

Harlow is currently recording his second studio album and predicts that is what will take him to the level of idols such as Jay-Z and Kanye West (whom he mostly wants to “kill”). While he won’t reveal much about the sounds on his next album, he says, “I love the last album, but it won’t even hold a candle to it.”

A little bragging, maybe, but Harlow worries about his job. “From the age of 12, every time I drop a new project, I feel terrified because I think it’s the best I can do,” he says. “I always thought, ‘I can’t get past this shit.’ And again, I got past this shit.

Although Harlow mainly focuses on his music, he is excited to partner with brands and execute collaborations that sound like the quintessential Kentucky. Last year, he teamed up with Tommy Hilfiger, as the star of the brand’s fall / winter 21 season, after learning the designer grew up on the same street as his grandfather. He also collaborated with his favorite shoe company New Balance and Instagram approved wings for his favorite Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. Other sponsors include Call of Duty, Venmo, and Cheetos. Thanks to all of this, he earned more than $ 5 million in 2021, in Forbes’ estimate. “We’ve done a lot of passing this year because we want to make sure I line up with the mark and don’t get too scattered,” said Harlow. “It’s cool to make a deal with a brand I wore when I was a kid, and now they’re rocking me.”

Harlow knows this is not the usual path to rap stardom. But he is proud to be a hero of his hometown. This month, he’s giving five consecutive shows at five venues in Louisville, donating $ 1 per ticket sold to local charities. As Harlow says, “I can do a million hit songs, but that doesn’t compare to coming home and saying, ‘I want to raise you with me. “”

Additional reports by Lisette Voytko and Abigail Freeman.

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