Archive for September 23, 2011
These days you would have to live under a rock not to notice that Lil Wayne is seemingly everywhere. The superstar MC and Young Money label head has dominated the album charts with his latest release Tha Carter IV, which has remarkably sold over 1 million copies in little under a month. His emo-fueled single “How To Love” continues its omnipresent run as one of the most played radio tracks in the country, even getting live cover treatment from former Disney star and comeback pop star Demi Lovato. The self-described lyrical Goblin has found himself in the news with his alleged Jay-Z diss “It’s Good.” And when he’s not expressing his disappointment over the Republican backed Tea-Party to VIBE, Wayne still finds time for the obligatory cameo—this time popping up on the Neptunes-produced N.O.R.E. single “Finito” Now comes word that a much-talked about collaboration with the Bawse may become a reality.
According to Wayne, a project with Miami rap don Rick Ross is being eyed. For Weezy, who seems to have a real synergy with Ricky as evident by their last bruising tag-team statement “John,” working with the stout rapper has become effortless. “It’s really easy,” Wayne told VIBE. “I just know how to jump in Rick’s zone and I’m sure he does the same when it’s a song with me on it. I guess it’s just some kind of musical connection.”
Wayne, who is also rumored to also be working on a joint album with his platinum Young Money artist and cohort Drake, believes that being able to collaborate with other acts is the true measure of talent. “As an artist, I can get in your world,” explains Wayne. “That’s the beauty of music for me. That’s what it’s all about: just adjusting to where I’m at musically, adjusting to the belly of the beast and making the most of it [with other artists].”
T.I. will be released from an Atlanta halfway house next Thursday, September 29, but fans will only have to wait three more days to hear a new song from the King. DJ Drama tells XXLMag.com that Tip will be dropping a new track this coming Monday—his first since going back to federal prison last November for a probation violation.
The surprises don’t end there. According to Drama, the new joint—which he said is not a new single, but merely a street record in anticipation of his release—will feature a certain, Southern 2011 XXL Freshmen known for both his rapping and production talents.
“The record that [T.I.’s] dropping next week features Big K.R.I.T. on it,” Drama revealed to XXL. “K.R.I.T. produced it.”
Drama also said that Tip has been grinding non-stop, since being released from the United States Penitentiary two weeks-ago, recording over a dozen songs.
“Bascially when he’s in the halfway house he’s allowed to still work,” Dram explained. “So he’s been in the studio working. You know I was in there the other day, by the second day that I went in I had already heard like thirteen, fourteen songs; new songs. Pharrell came the other day when I was in there. He dropped off a couple new joints. He already sent something the day before. That was done.”