(AllHipHop News) Desiigner has become the latest artist to join Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music. The Brooklyn based rapper's affiliation with the label imprint was announced during Ye's Yeezy Season 3 event in New York City.
[ALSO READ: Phresher Ft. Desiigner - "On The Low"] G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T welcomed the newest member to the roster. Push also confirmed Desiigner will be featured twice on Kanye's new album T.L.O.P. The 18-year-old L.O.D. frontman is expected to release his own yet-to-be-titled mixtape later this month.
Jaye Valentine was destined to have a life in music, as her mother plays piano, her father sings, and all of her relatives are members of musical ministries. This Texas beauty began piano lessons at 8 years old, sang with her church choir, and listened to blues, gospel, country and R&B growing up. Jaye had her first acting role before she was in kindergarten, but her family didn't take her seriously as a singer. One day she surprised her father by singing at home. He was so impressed, that he spent all night helping her with pitch, harmonies, and proper breathing technique. That turning point for Jaye developed into the beginning of a career singing with girl groups. At thirteen years old, she found herself in a recording studio and touring around Texas singing in clubs. The group, called Begét, were close friends who opened for rappers Big Moe and Mystikal. This tween queen performing group covered R&B, Rock, Alternative and Hip-Hop. Their big break was opening for the legendary Temptations in their US Tour. From that group to one called Embrace, Jaye stretched her repertoire of styles to include Jazz, Soul and Gospel. As practical as she is intelligent, she also took time out to become a graduate of Prairie View A&M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. No ordinary artist, Jaye put energy into playing basketball, joining the musical productions in school, and becoming a cheerleader. Jaye's solo career began with a record called "Back on Elm Street" backed by the Harold Johnson Sextet in 2008. She then followed up with a Soul and Jazz inspired album, entitled "Flavorlicious" that yielded sales nationally and abroad in Europe. Jaye recently released her new single entitled "Alter Ego" and performed it in New York City at the Core DJ Retreat in November 2015. She captivated the audience with her charismatic stage presence and energetic moves. How does a girl with so many different styles in her arsenal of music choose a direction for her formidable talent? According to JQ Records' President Harold Johnson Sr., "Jaye is so versatile; she can sing any genre of music." Jaye is now working on her EP to be released in second quarter 2016.
Straight out of the streets of Oakland, Cali where Steph Curry rains on opponents, Vic Da Baron's drops his smash single "Adjust The Bass" featuring two Bay Area Heavyweights Turf Talk & E40. The Grindstone Entertainement track is produced by Jmoe and is quickly gaining as a Bay Area anthem. Make sure you crank up the volume and "Adjust the Bass" while listening to this club banger.
Ever had a significant other meet you halfway? Well S-8ighty somehow found a way to get Wayne to rap on the remix about just that. Check out the EMD friendly and upbeat track that carries an island vibe to it. No wonder its doing well in New Orleans generating over 59,753 streams on Spotify.
In preparation for the release of the follow-up to Wish Me Well, Think It's A Game artist YFN Lucci enlists fellow Atlanta natives the Migos and Trouble for his latest effort. "Key To The Streets" combines the Migos rapid-fire flow, Lucci's effortless affinity for crafting hooks, and Trouble's street-driven style, all seamlessly meshing together for a contagious street anthem. Wish Me Well 2: Unstoppable, which arrives February 16, will also come with appearances from Rich Homie Quan, Plies, Young Scooter, OG Parker, TM88, and more.
Ebro talks about Chicago's Kanye West's, The Life of Pablo new album and who was there at the event. Oprah is NOT on the album and Ebro does not discuss who is featured but does touch on what he says to Ray J while referring to "KK" as a bitch. He recently tweeted the final playlist for the album. We would love your feedback and what you think on this ~ Tweet us now @SOS_DVD right now.
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We've had our ears on everything BJ The Chicago Kid for the last few years and this is no different. Sampling a classic Chilites record, BJ teams up with Kendrick for a perfect late night song when you are "at the bar rolling up" in love just like the song says.
In a testament to his following, "Hoover Street" is trending nationwide on Twitter today . That's called putting on for your hood in every sense of the phrase. Check it out as Schoolboy and Alchemist team up for the autobiographical track "Hoover Street" from Q's 2014's Oxymoron project. This is HEAT and will be featured on Alc' Craft project.
(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."
(AllHipHop News) OutKast, Future and Diddy are just a few of the artists set to be featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary based on the Atlanta production group, Organized Noize.
Rico Wade, Ray Murray, and Sleepy Brown developed Organized Noize back in 1992 and produced tons of Hip-Hop and R&B hits in the 90's. They were responsible for the sounds of OutKast's Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik album, Ludacris' Saturday and a few tracks for Puff Daddy himself.
The documentary aims to provide a detailed view of the influence the group had on today's hip hop sound. It is also slated to cover their reported $21 million deal with Interscope records and their struggle making it in the music business.
Aside from Future, Outkast, and Puff, Metro Boomin and 2 Chainz will also be featured in the project, discussing their experiences working with the group and how they were personally influenced by their work.
Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit will be producing the project, which will be released on March 22nd. The film hints at a possible "comeback" for the group but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, you can catch the trailer for The Art of Organized Noize below.
(AllHipHop News) After weeks of name changes and guessing games, fans can finally rest knowing the title of Kanye's upcoming album. With only hours until it's debut, Kanye took to Twitter to finally answer the question people have been waiting for..... What does T.L.O.P stand for?
"Final tracklist for 'The Life Of Pablo'," Kanye said in a tweet accompanied by a fresh sheet of loose leaf paper containing a list of 10 tracks. Now the question is, which infamous Pablo is Mr. West referring too? He could mean famous artist Pablo Picasso since Kanye did idolize his status. "My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become [Pablo] Picasso or greater," Kanye West said.
Now that we got a title for the album, what cover art could he be pairing it with? Guess we just have to wait and see. The Life of Pablo drops tomorrow, so sit tight!