OVO Producer Mike Zombie is most known for producing Drake's hit "Started From The Bottom". Take a look at his motion picture from his lead single "The Jig", off his forthcoming project "Humble Genius".
Drake has been setting and breaking records all year and he has another one to add to the list. According to released reports from Neilsen Soundscan, Drizzy's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, is the top selling digital album of 2015. It has sold over 951,000 digital copies.
IYRTITL dropped digitally on Feb. 21st and sold 535,000 its first week, debuting in the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The physical copy of the album hit stores on Apr. 21st. With all sales plus streaming combined, the album achieved platinum status. This album has also been crowned the most illegally downloaded album for 2015 as well.
Other top hip-hop digital albums that landed among the list include Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly at no. 5 with over 479,000 digitally sold, Drake and Future's What A Time To Be Alive at no. 6 with over 396,000 sold and Dr. Dre's Compton at the no. 9 slot with over 364,000 sold.
Yesterday (October 8) Jeezy stopped by the A3C Festival in his hometown of Atlanta to have a 40-minute live interview with noted journalist Marc Lamont Hill. The Loudermilk Center was filled to capacity as the self-proclaimed creator of Trap music discussed his upcoming Church In These Streets album, conversing with Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Meek Mill versus Drake battle, and more.
On the concept behind his Church In These Streets album: In a society where everybody's trying to bring us down as a culture, I wanted to uplift us. Gods don't kill gods. We just speak highly of each other. The whole theory behind Church In These Streets - just so you know I'm not Creflo Dollar or nothing like that. He wants that $80 million jet. I'll take a Caprice.
But I just wanted people to take me seriously. Everything that I've ever said in my music was the god-honest truth. When I say "church in the streets," I mean in the streets. I don't mean in the church...
When you come to a Jeezy show, it's a lot of people that's been through the same struggle that I've been through. They understand my way of thinking. I want to bring that to the world. I came and I did Trap music - I did start that just so you know - because it was the only thing that I had that I could be genuine about and still be myself, tell my story and people understood it. That started a whole genre of music.
When you say church in the streets, it's just me taking that responsibility. Don't get it messed up. It's still hard. The album's going to be hard. It ain't nothing soft about it. It's real.
When we came up, we had OGs and people we respected, but this generation ain't like that. So I'm going to see if I can bring some of that back.
On embracing the Pastor Young nickname: I definitely didn't go Ma$e. [laughs]. When I came in the game I was the Snowman. That was for a lot of reasons, but nowadays I feel like I'm somebody that's held to a high regard and high standards.
It's on me to give the younger cats the game, because when you got in this game I told you how to trap or die and get your money. But obviously a lot of y'all grew up now, so you want to know what the next step is. Pastor Young is somebody you got to take seriously. You don't want to hear what you got to do next from the Snowman. It's a little different.
The homies just started calling me [Pastor Young], because everybody that knows me knows that if you talk to Jeezy, everything I'm going to say to you is positive. I had so much negativity in my life, I'm just a positive person.
On the killing of Michael Brown and the aftermath in Ferguson: If you ask me a lot of people just care about their money. They don't care about their people. That could be their own family. Some people get this money and don't even take care of their kids. Some people get this money and don't take care of their momma. So why would they go speak on an incident that has nothing to do with them? That has something to do with a young, black man that got gunned down in a town that they never been to before?
Me and Wiz Khalifa was on tour. That was like the worst date of the whole tour. I remember going to Wiz's room, and I said, "I really think we should give the money we make tonight to the family." He was with it. I actually spoke with Mike Brown's mother.
Check it out as Rick Ross debates with Hot97 and EBro and we finally get to hear some of the bawse's thoughts on the Drake and Meek Mill beef. MMG has been one of the most armor-proof brands in Hip-Hop over the past decade, but lately with Meek getting attacked by Drake in various forms, the MMG imprint has been a bit quiet in the eyes of many in the media and consumers of Hip-Hop.
Regardless, when its all said and done, MMG still has the bawse, Wale is still putting out great music, Meek is doing what he does and sold 250,000 the first week. Rozay has a family forming with his new fiancé, he's got a team to manage and he's working on his own material as well. Find out more below.
(AllHipHop News) R&B singer Tinashe has worked with a fair share of rap stars including Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, and Iggy Azalea. But the "2 On" performer is not feeling the idea of rappers going head-to-head in public.
"Honestly, I think that beef in general is really silly," said Tinashe. "It really doesn't matter who's writing what. I think at the end of the day, music is music, and we should just all enjoy it, shut up, and dance."
In addition, the former girl group member also shared her favorite OutKast song ("Roses") and album (ATLiens). Tinashe also revealed her celebrity crush is 2Pac.
She added, "I really want to believe 2Pac is alive somewhere."
Throughout the Drake and Meek Mill beef, Nicki Minaj has remained quiet. Understandably though, since she has a lot of love for the both of them. In the cover story for the New York Times Magazine, the Head Barb finally opened up about how she feels about the tension between Young Money brethren and her bae.
''I hate it,'' she said. ''It doesn't make me feel good. You don't ever want to choose sides between people you love. It's ridiculous. I just want it to be over.''
The "Only" rapper also responded to Miley Cyrus' comments about Nicki feeling like the "Anaconda" video was snubbed at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.
[ALSO READ: Nicki Minaj Is Raising Money For Breast Cancer Research] "The fact that you feel upset about me speaking on something that affects black women makes me feel like you have some big balls," she said. "You're in videos with black men, and you're bringing out black women on your stages, but you don't want to know how black women feel about something that's so important? Come on, you can't want the good without the bad. If you want to enjoy our culture and our lifestyle, bond with us, dance with us, have fun with us, twerk with us, rap with us, then you should also want to know what affects us, what is bothering us, what we feel is unfair to us. You shouldn't not want to know that."
Nicki ended up snapping on the journalist, Vanessa Grigoriadis, who conducting the interview after she asked if she thrived on drama, referring to the rap battle between Meek and Drake and the legal battle between Lil' Wayne and Birdman. After saying that was a "disrespectful" question, she asked "Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?"
''What do the four men you just named have to do with me thriving off drama?'' she asked. ''Why would you even say that? That's so peculiar. Four grown-ass men are having issues between themselves, and you're asking me do I thrive off drama?... That's the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you?'Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why - as a matter of fact, I don't. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask?'' she continued. ''To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they're children and I'm responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that's not just a stupid question. That's a premeditated thing you just did.''
After calling Grigoriadis "rude" and "disrespectful" she ended the interview.
Even though streaming services grant access to music for free, illegal downloading is still a nuisance for the music industry. In a study done by SeatSmart, analysts broke down illegal downloading according to genre and album.
When it comes to rap, Drake reigns supreme with If You're Reading This It's Too Late being the most illegally downloaded album.
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(AllHipHop News) The legal saga between Lil Wayne and Birdman's Cash Money Records takes another turn. Wayne has reportedly filed new legal documents suggesting his longtime label also owes Young Money artists Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga money.
Lil Wayne now claims in his bitter lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, he has letters from Drake and Tyga's people claiming they got stiffed out of a fortune. And Nicki's people say in a separate letter her producers also got shortchanged by Young Money, and Wayne says it's Cash Money's responsibility to pay producers.
Earlier this year, Wayne sued Cash Money for unpaid royalties and album advances. Wayne's Young Money imprint was named as a plaintiff in the case as well. YM wants CMR to pay for the cost of legal actions from artists asserting they are owed money by the company.
According to the original documents, a "2009 Drake Letter Amendment" was agreed upon to give YM one-third of the net profits from the sale of Drake's solo recordings. The suit also revealed Wayne and Cash Money agreed to a 51%-49% split over Wayne's Young Money imprint.
According to TMZ, Cash Money argues Wayne and Young Money are the ones in breach of contract. The label claims YM was supposed to produce 21 albums over 7 years and only 13 projects were released.
If Wayne and Young Money are able to split from CMR, Birdman has made it clear he will not let platinum-selling acts Drake and Nicki Minaj go with Weezy so easily. The two stars reportedly have distribution deals with Cash Money, and in 2013 Birdman told DJ Whoo Kid, "Drake down with the team for life. He made that commitment when we did another situation."
Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga say they got screwed by Birdman just like Lil Wayne did ... as least that's what Lil Wayne claims in new legal docs. Lil Wayne now claims in his bitter lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money, he has letters from Drake and…
(AllHipHop News) It appears all the hype over Drake and Future's collaborative project What A Time To Be Alive is waning. Drizzy Hendrix had the internet going crazy as speculation something big was coming from the two stars, and when WATTBA finally hit iTunes fans gave the project one of the biggest sales weeks of the year (334,000 pure albums).
Other top-selling albums to see a significant fall in sales its next week are Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park (83% - 144,000 to 25,000), Kanye West's Yeezus (80% - 327,000 to 65,000), Jay Z's Kingdom Come (79% - 680,000 to 140,000), and Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (78% - 496,000 to 108,000).
Drake and Future were able to remain in the Top 5 in their second week. Thanks in part to streaming totals, What A Time landed at #2. Fetty Wap's self-titled album is currently at #1.
Last week, Drake and Future took the top spot for the Billboard 200 for Albums. However, Fetty Wap took the top spot this week with his self-titled debut, according to Nielson Music. The album has sold more than 129,000 units since its release on September 25th. What a Time to Be Alive followed with 104,000 units sold. Wap is the second hip hop artist to debut #1 on the Billboard 200. The first artist to reach that feat was A$AP Rocky with Long.Live.A$AP in 2012.
This year has been pretty good for Skepta. The UK Grime rapper has exploded on the internet and also received a co-sign from Drake earlier in 2015. However, those who know and don't know about Skepta may have experienced his completely energetic shows, especially at this year's OVO Fest. Today, Skepta drops the video for his single "Top Boy", the video features highlights from his summer tour-run. The footage also serves as a teaser to his upcoming documentary with Noisey.
Last night at Austin City Limits, Drake surprised several fans by bringing Future out for a couple of tracks. The two artists have been around the each other over the past week, with Drake showing up on Howard's campus last week and Future performing a few days later. However, both OVO and Freebandz Gang were in the building to perform a couple of tracks from their recent project What a Time to Be Alive.