“I’m about to have my own private listening session to C5. I just gotta say, man, thank-you Lil Wayne ’cause beyond the fact you got me my first ever number one record, first ever Grammy, you taught me so much sh*t from far away. I just want to say thank-you for dropping that sh*t. Thank-you for reclaiming your sh*t and man, I’m ready to hear that sh*t yo. I had to kick everyone out the d*mn studio so I could really take this sh*t in.”
Lil Wayne has announced the final collaborative merch item around his latest album Tha Carter V. Weezy has partnered with the Advisory Board Crystals brand and Wikipedia for a new long-sleeve shirt that features various screen-printed graphics in a “visual representation” of his Wikipedia page. (The collaboration isn’t apropos of nothing: In the announcement video for Tha Carter V, Wayne proclaimed, “Wiki me bish.”) Advisory Board Crystals is set to donate a portion of their profits to the Wikimedia Foundation. (Pitchfork)
“It’s the superstar boy, Malcolm that’s my boy/Mac Miller I love you, always be my boy/From that 412, yeah/From that 41210, yeah/It’s that superstar boy, superstar boy/Mac Miller you the one, we love you f*cking boy/That’s my motherf*cking n*gga/Mac motherf*cking Miller”
New York rap veteran Busta Rhymes might drop a solid hip-hop classic out of nowhere. The hip-hop veteran has teased fans about having a low-key amazing body of work on deck.
Heading into the weekend, Busta jumped on Instagram with a clip hyping up some potential audio fire.
“With this album, you’re particularly hearing all these great co-signs and these great acknowledgements just the love that this album is getting. It’s a combination of the smoke still sizzling over the skillet from these bars. The amazing production value. The amazing collaborations. And most importantly, the cohesiveness of the way it’s put together.” (TRL)
London On Da Track took the Doritos Blaze The Beat Stage to give the crowd to give a taste of Atlanta.
The ATL producer was joined by Taylor Bennett, Wiz Khalifa as well as the campaign’s ambassador, Busta Rhymes. Both Bennett and Khalifa are fresh off new releases this summer. Wiz released Rolling Papers2, while Taylor released his Be Yourself EP a day before Wiz’s July 13th release. Bennett’s EP featured Atlanta rapper, Young Thug, who is a frequent collaborator with ATL producer, London Holmes a.k.a. London On Da Track. Atlanta has been prominent for grooming artists and producers such as Holmes and many others.
“We support each other. We all stick together,” said London. “With the city of Atlanta, we’re all a family.” Holmes is behind the boards on French Montana’s new Drake-assisted single, “No Stylist.”
London looks to continue his success with the release of his upcoming album featuring Young Thug, Nicki Minaj, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla Sign and many more.
The Doritos Blaze The Beat Campaign launched in July to give up and coming emcees a chance to display their skills. Hundreds of up and coming artists submitted their verses to the beat, produced by Terrace Martin. Ultimately, five finalists were chosen to Blaze The Doritos Stage and be crowned champion at the festival’s pre-show.
After London and Taylor took the staged, they were followed by the five finalists.