Archive for October 28, 2011
Jim Jones Ft Sen City – Millionaires Wife (Prod. By Rich Lou) & Riding On Empty Ft Mel Matrix & Sen City0
Millionaires Wife (Prod. By Rich Lou)
Riding On Empty
01. Barely MADE It
02. Rob Me A Nigga (feat. Alley Boy) [Prod. by Big K.R.I.T.]
03. 187 Proof [Prod. by J.US.T.I.C.E. League]
04. Anything 2 Survive (feat. Freeway & Adrian) [Prod. by K-Salaam & Beatnick]
05. 2′s and Fews (feat. Young Jeezy) [Prod. by Lil Lody]
06. Gotta Let Ya Nuts Hang (feat. Scrilla) [Prod. by Lil Lody]
07. Let ‘Em Burn [Prod. by The Olympics]
08. B.A.N.ned [Prod. by Cardo]
09. My Homeboy’s Girlfriend
10. PSA 2 (pus*y So Amazing) [Prod. by Block Beattaz]
11. Natural High [Prod. by DJ Burn One]
12. Str8 Slammin’ (feat. Juicy J) [Prod. by K-Salaam & Beatnick]
13. Menace II Society (feat. Dom Kennedy & Polyester)
14. Neighborhood Hoez (feat. 2 Chainz)
15. Heaven Can Wait
16. My Dogz
In 2011, hip-hop mixtapes are released casually, free-of-charge, and at a break-neck pace. Most come and go at the speed of broadband. But when 23-year-old Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky releases his debut tape, LIVELOVEA$AP, on Monday, it’ll mark a real hip-hop event. Rocky recently signed a deal with Sony/RCA subdivision Polo Grounds Music for a head-spinning $3 million sum, according to the rapper himself ($1.7 million for his solo output and $1.3 million to fund a group label called A$AP Worldwide). To put this into perspective: When Drake signed with Young Money after an intense bidding war in 2009, his reported advance was $2 million.
The PGM deal lays a lot of hopeful industry weight on Rocky, whose government name, Rakim Mayers, is derived from one half of legendary New York hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim– though Rocky wasn’t even born when Paid in Full was originally released in 1987. LIVELOVEA$AP follows a handful of memorable recent tracks, most notably “Peso”, a twinkling, arrogant cut with a mesmerizing video to match. In a matter of weeks this summer, the song made its way to New York’s Hot 97, and the tagline that punctuates its bars– “I be that pretty motherfu*ker”– quickly became the rapper’s signature.
When I sat down to talk to Rocky at PGM’s midtown Manhattan offices earlier this week, he was sipping a mango smoothie and wearing all-black tailored clothing that looked both casual and expensive. At one point, he looked down at his hands and told me he needed to make a trip to the salon to have his nails done once the interview wrapped. He then offered to treat me to a pedicure– the first in a long string of flirtatious comments that I sensed to be pretty standard for him.