Archive for February, 2011
On “The Show Goes On”
“There’s nothing really to tell about that record, to be honest. I didn’t have nothing to do with that record. That was the label’s record. That wasn’t like I knew the producer or knew the writer or anything like that. That was one of those records the record company gave me, [they even gave me] stuff they wanted me to rap about. It wasn’t like, ‘Hey I did this and I went to a mountain and found inspiration and it was this.’ [Last April] I was backstage at a show at the House of Blues in L.A. and the president of [Atlantic Records] came to me and said, ‘Hey check this out, I got this song.’ He played ‘Show Goes On’ for me on the iPod. I was used to it because they presented me like ten other songs in the same fashion or via email. So for me, at that point, it was just another record like, ‘Is this a song you want me to do?’ There was nothing special about it for me at that point. It was like, ‘You know we still want off the label, right?’ That was the conversations we were having.
“I did the record maybe a couple weeks after I initially heard it. We were on tour and I didn’t have the schedule to go record it, so the first instance that I had to actually go do it, I went and knocked it out. I knocked out ‘Never Forget You’ that same day. Then we had ‘Show Goes On’ for two, three months completed in some fashion. It was never a record like, ‘Hey! Lupe is super excited about ‘Show Goes On.’’ At that point, I was just drained. I was like, ‘Whatever. Another song, another day, another dollar.’
I had to do ['The Show Goes On'] and it had to be the first single if the record was going to come out.
The Chef and God’s Son finally reunite on this standout cut from Rae’s forthcoming Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang LP…
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Lupe Fiasco teamed up with Jazz-pianist Robert Glasper and his band The Robert Glasper Experiment to hold a memorable show at The Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC on Saturday night. During the performance they were joined by special guests Kanye West & Mos Def, and turned in a lively cypher for those in attendance.
Cudder announces on Twitter that he split with partners Plain Pat and Emile and is getting ready to start his own imprint…
It’s been just a month since Kid Cudi returned to Twitter, and he’s wasted no time using it to get out his message. On Saturday (February 26), he announced via the microblogging site that he was splitting with his longtime partners Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds and producer Emile Haynie as well as dissolving the label he started with them in 2009, Dream On.
Hard to believe it’s been three years since Prodigy of Mobb Deep went to to prison for gun charges, but the wait is nearly over.
On March 7, rap’s most infamous will be home.
To celebrate his release Jordon Tower liberated a clip for “My World”, a song that was supposed to appear on ‘HNIC2′ album, but didn’t make the cut.
P gets real deep on this one, so pay attention.
Also make sure you joing Prodigy’s website www.themostinfamous.com. And pre-order his autobiography ‘My Infamous Life: The Life and times of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy’ HERE
“They keep on saying the same rappers are the best, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Maybe they’re just trying to distract you from the fact that I’m coming back
Or maybe it’s cause I ain’t black, Maybe it’s because of that, Maybe it’s because I’m the highest selling artist in rap”
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