(AllHipHop News) Cyhi The Prynce may not be the most famous member of the G.O.O.D. Music roster, but the Atlanta native has built a reputation among his followers as being a top-notch lyricists. While Cyhi has yet to release an official solo album under the label, he has worked with G.O.O.D. founder Kanye West on his LPs.
[ALSO READ: Cyhi The Prynce Responds To A$AP Rocky Saying Atlanta Rappers Sound The Same] During a sit down with Montreality, Cyhi was asked about the practice of ghostwriting in Hip Hop. The conversation has been a major topic in the culture since Meek Mill claimed Drake did not write his lyrics for his verse on "R.I.C.O." and reference tracks of Quentin Miller recording Drizzy's lines leaked to the internet.
Some Hip Hop fans believe having someone else write your bars eliminates you from the conversation of great emcees. Others argue the final product is all that matters.
"I agree with both sides. But what you have to understand about artists like Drake and Kanye, they've already bodied Hip Hop," stated Cyhi. "They've already reached every plateau, every BET award, every MTV award, every Grammy you get for Hip Hop, they've gotten it."
The rapper/songwriter continued by comparing rap stars to acts from other genres. He made the point that many Pop and R&B artists have multiple people helping them craft records.
"Whitney Houston's in the studio or Adele's in the studio with 20 people. And she wins the Grammy. Or Sam Smith wins the Grammy because he had 30 people working on this project, when you feel like as a rapper you can only have yourself," added Cyhi. "That's what I think Meek didn't understand in the cases of Drakes and Kendricks. When you get to competing for those legendary Oscars, Grammys, and American Music Awards - Justin Bieber is not in the studio by himself."
It should be noted that Meek accused Drake of paying Quentin Miller to write his full verses for him which is different from co-writing, but Miller has denied being a "ghostwriter" for the OVO leader. Also, Kendrick Lamar has never been connected to ghostwriting allegations. The TDE representative actually spoke out against the practice in his song "King Kunta."
Best Rap Album is a fierce category this year and the conversations are being had, as the 58th Grammy Award approach on February 15, 2016. J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Nicki Minaj will all try to take home the gold. The question is: who deserves it? A special video was shot at "In The Cut" barbershop in North Hollywood and the gentlemen get groomed as they ponder who the winner should be.
2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole Label: Roc Nation/Columbia Records
Compton Dr. Dre Label: Aftermath/Interscope
If Youre Reading This Its Too Late Drake Label: Cash Money/Young Money
To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar Label: Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records
The Pinkprint Nicki Minaj Label: Young Money/Cash Money
Drake and Rihanna were spotted working outside the Real Jerk restaurant in Riverdale hot on the heels of the release of Work, the track that pays homage to Riri's Caribbean roots. The Toronto rapper was seen leaving the restaurant with his mother around midnight before heading into trailers parked across the street at Gerrard Street East and [...]
(AllHipHop News) The Super Bowl is the most watched television event of the year, and its a moment where companies are willing to pay upwards of $4 million for a 30 second spot during the game. Like every year, advertisers called on some star power for their 2016 commercials.
Comedian Kevin Hart was tapped for Hyundai's "First Date," while tennis legend Serena Williams showed up in the ad for Mini. Talk show host Steve Harvey even made fun of his Miss Universe error in a separate commercial for T-Mobile.
Perhaps the most talked about 2016 Super Bowl ad was from Mountain Dew. The soda brand's #PuppyMonkeyBaby was one of the top trending topics on Twitter.
Young Thug never stops making music. The Atlanta rapper recently released his latest mixtape I'm Up, but has already managed announce that his sequel to Slime Season is still in the works. According to P&P, Thugga informed fans the news via Instagram, post a selfie of himself with a caption about his new project.
A photo posted by CESAR THE APE!!!!!!! (@thuggerthugger1) on Feb 5, 2016 at 8:26am PST
Young Thug is also planning to have some big name artists on Slime Season 3. The "Best Friend" rapper stated that Kanye West and Drake would appear on his new project. Although Thugga made the two bug announcements, some people still seem to believe that Slime Season 3 is actually I'm Up. However, Thug's crew ironed out the details for fans, claiming that both projects are completely different.
Why is Jay Electronic tripping? "Outside of cartoons and cereal we don't know what these lames is talking about," Jay Electronic said on his Periscope rant.
While we don't know what prompted this, this was highly entertaining. Jay wants it to be known that he is a force to be reckoned with and in this Periscope video he goes crazy. Check out what he said about Kendrick, Drake, J Cole, Lupe and others. Of all people, he calls out 50 Cent more than anyone and says, "we'll slap his f*ckin eye balls loose."
In addition he says that "Act II" is still alive at that he has like 20 versions of it. He also says he got $3 million for his Into the Light film that is still waiting to be released. He says, "the album is coming" and the record with "Jay-Z is his favorite song" and its yet to be named. Don't miss the end where he addresses the Ghostface and Action Bronson beef. This is epic!
On 50 Cent:
50 cent at one point he was a good rapper but right now he's got the potential to be a good rapper but he's on some sucker sh*t and we'll slap his f*ckin eye balls loose, we'll slap 50 Cent's eye balls loose out his skull.
"You could pay Kendrick a million dollars. Kendrick would tell you his self he couldn't body me, Kendrick is my son, Kendrick is my baby, Kendrick wishes he could be me"
"Drake is solid".... "Don't say f*ck Frake, Drake is our brother. Drake is a Asiatic Black man and that's our family. Do we listen to Drake? We f*ck with Drake, dont get us wrong. Drake is a Toronto n*gga, we fuck with Toronto. Drake grew up with a Jewish neighborhood, went to Hebrew school and all that. Had a Barmixtzfah, Backstreet boys and all that, but we still fuck with Drake because he still makes good music, so we fucks with Drake.
"Drake didn't say that he's Hov, Drake know he ain't Hov."
On Lupe Fiasco:
Fiasco is one of the real n*ggas, I fuck with Fiasco. Im not saying a real n*gag like a street n*gga, I don't think he a street n*ga, but he's a really lyricist so we fuck with Fiasco.
On J Cole:
J Cole is family, stop trying to be decisive, J Cole is my family.
It's probably been in the "works" for a while, but musicians Drake and Rihanna created a buzz in Toronto's east end on Friday as the Caribbean eatery "The Real Jerk" was used as a setting for their music video "Work." The two music superstars began filming the video in early January and an open casting [...]
(AllHipHop News) This year Toronto, Canada will host the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend. As Toronto's celebrated son, Drake will definitely hit-up several All-Star events. The "6 God" was appointed the coach for the Canadian team of NBA All-Star Celebrity game.
[ALSO READ: Beef & Basketball: Drake Says He Could Leave Rap For New Gig (Video)] In addition to that duty, Drake will be attending a slew of different parties. Regardless of any previous time constraints, Drizzy has added another obligation to his agenda. Yesterday (Feb. 4), Reggie Miller - the retired Pacers legend - used Twitter and issued a ping pong challenge to Drake. The Canadian-import would accept the invitation.
After a brief debate with Inside The NBA which discussed his ping pong skills, Reggie Miller made a candid appeal to Drizzy, " I know you can play. So, I'm gonna have my hands full. No trash talking," said the TNT commentator. "Don't treat me like Meek Mill. Do not treat me like Meek Mill," were Mr. Miller's closing remarks.
Master is a bit of a stretch. But then again you have to stretch before everything works out. So yes Reginald @ReggieMillerTNT... its a go!
Rapper Tyga is questioning Blac Chyna's recent arrest therefore he's filed legal docs to change custody arrangement. Blac Chyna has since denied the drug charges.
Tyga is alarmed his baby mama was arrested for possessing ecstasy and being wasted in public, and he's now sharpening the legal knives to wrestle custody from her.
Sources connected with Tyga tell TMZ he's alarmed at Blac Chyna's arrest in Austin last week, and is worried her problems with drugs and alcohol might be putting 3-year-old King at risk.
Tyga has already filed legal docs to change the custody arrangement, and now thinks Chyna's recent run-in proves he's the more responsible parent and he should have King during the week, allowing her visitation on weekends.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Treyvon Martin our sweet angel! He would have been 21 years old today. Continue to RIP.
Beyonce is cleaning house including her COUSIN Angie!! Out with the old and in with the NEW! Learn the details HERE! By the way, Queen B will perform NEW MUSIC at the Super Bowl!
By the way, the rumors of Christopher Milan claiming to be bisexual and dating Moniece Slaughter from Love and Hip Hop LA is false! Quote: milanchristopher#PowerCouple or nah! The answer is nah .. Me &@moniece_slaughter is not dating.. Although we have a hella flirtatious relationship. And she keeps telling me she can make me straight with how good her p~#^ is lol.. We are not fucking, but she has made me reconsider the possibility of dating a woman. Since I never have. We are hella close but not that close.. But she still my wifey tho ??#MilanChristopher
Rapper Drake's OVO member Bugatti was shot FOUR TIMES in the bathroom of a nightclub! Details HERE
New Wiz Khalifah featuring Juicy J called iSay. The second video is a callabo with his son Sebastian called Zoney
(AllHipHop News) There have been rumors for months that Drake was going to be involved in reviving the popular British crime drama Top Boy. The series ran for two seasons in the United Kingdom, but it earned a significant following in the United States after being added to the streaming platform Netflix.
Only 4 episodes of the show were originally created. The last season of Top Boy ran on Channel 4 in the U.K. back in 2013. The series featured rapper-turned-actors Ashley "Asher D" Walters (Get Rich or Die Tryin') and Kane "Kano" Robinson (Tower Block).
"We were going into meetings. Top Boy is the sort of brand we knew would sell to Netflix, Amazon. The numbers speak for themselves," said Ashley last year. "So we had that power and the production company still owned the rights. And Drake made an offer and they turned it down. I don't know what is going on with it - but I heard they are talking about a Top Boy Chicago."
Multi-nominees include Alessia Cara, City and Colour, Drake, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Walk Off the Earth and many more! - Voting for JUNO Fan Choice presented by TD has opened at junofanchoice.ca - Toronto, ON (February 2, 2016) - The nominees for the 2016 JUNO Awards were announced by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts [...]
Between taking breaks from the booth, Mr. Twitter Fingers has offered his official opinion on the ails of social media. Last night (Feb. 1), while using his personal Instagram account, Meek Mill offered his introspective insight on the effects of social media. The "Dreams And Nightmares" rapper re-posted a statement which reflected his sentiment.
(AllHipHop News) Yesterday (Feb. 1), Freeway spoke on the Hip-Hop beef between Drake and Meek Mill. While respect and brotherly love were extended to Meek, the "Rock The Mic" MC also challenged his creativity. "I love Meek and that's my man...He definitely could've went in and did more than what he did. Who knows, it's not over yet," this according to VladTV.
[ALSO READ: Freeway - 'Fear of a Free Planet' (Mixtape)] "Hip-Hop is competitive. You know, I feel like I'm better than everybody. So, I'm pretty sure that every other artist feels the same way. If you don't it's something wrong with you," offered the lyrically adept wordsmith. When discussing Drake's inflammatory diss-track, "Back to Back," he added, "it made a big impact, but it was light."
After recalling his own personal beefs that required him to remained "strapped up," the Philly Freezer mentioned, "I'm happy that it's staying on wax and it's not violence [associated with the Drake and Meek Mill beef]." As the discussion further delved into beef and reconciliations, Freeway would mention the relationship between Jay Z and Beanie Sigel, and Lil Wayne and Baby.
Hilary Clinton and Ted Cruz declared victory for both of their parties at the Iowa Caucus. Trump was verrry humble last night. Read the details HERE.
Rob Kardashian is on Snap Chat if you care!! Rob is wildin' out!! You know I think Rob and Blac Chyna are really trolling the world. I don't even think that they're together but just trolling the family to piss them off!! LMAOOOOOOOO!! Chyna got on snap and told all the THOTS not to snap their snatch to her boo (Rob). Blac Chyna is also getting her FUTURE tat removed from her hand. SMH
Radio personality Ebro from NYC hot 97's morning show stated that he HEARD that an announcement will be made this week in regards to a Drake and J, Cole tour. Hmmm Lets wait and see!!
NBC is introducing NBCBLK28 for the month of February for Black History Month. This is a tribute to the most talented innovators and game changers under 28 years old. Read the details HERE.
DJ Khaled made an announcement that he will debut rapper Futures new album this Friday on Khaleds Beats 1 show.
The U.N. thinks the U.S. government needs to consider slavery reparations. If you were born before 1969, you can get an extra $4,098 monthly. Read the details HERE
Awweee Mike Epps wife was blindsided about recent divorce filing by the comedienne. She also stated that she didn't eve know that they were SEPARATED! SMH Watch this SAD video HERE!
Rock band Coldplay and singer Beyonce are being blasted for mocking Indian culture as an exotic playround in latest video. Read HERE for more details.
UMMMMMM @ Kims IG post! Later Amber Rose posted the SAME photo with a video of Amber and Blac Chyna in the club with a caption "Swingers".