Nicki Minaj NY Times Feature

J.Cole Brings Out Drake In Toronto

J Cole brings out Drake In Toronto. Which is the Young Money artists 
hometown. J Cole and Drizzy Drake will be touring with each other next year,
doing a couple of shows in the
Europe early next year.

Tech N9ne On Features For Next LP

Tech N9ne says about his collaboration wish list for his next album All 6s and 7s. Some of the artists on his list were Eminem, Nas, Luda, Lil Wayne, Cee-Lo and more. Tech N9ne is not the most mainstream artist in hip-hop he is the most successful independent artist. He is working with Weezy on the Carter 4 for a song.


Consequence Ft. Havoc, Q-Tip & Large Professor “Fake I.D.”

Consequence Ft. Havoc, Q-Tip & Large Professor “Fake I.D.”

50 Cent Speaks On Working With Micheal Jackson

50 Cent speaks about working with the late Micheal Jackson. How he was nervous the song they worked on together was called "“Monster” and its on posthumous album Michael.


Grammy Nominees

List of the Grammy nominations below the show will be early next year. It is a dominated by Eminem who is up for 10 nominations so he is expected to win big. Bruno Mars is up for seven nominations, with hip-hop artist Jay-Z and Lady Gaga up for 6 each. B.o.B is up for 5 nominations on his mainstream debut year in music. I am going to do predictions more close to the date of the show. But I would love to see the likes of Eminem, Jay-Z, B.o.B win a few awards each.

Album of the Year
Recovery – Eminem
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Record of the Year
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B & Bruno Mars
“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
“F**k You” – Cee Lo Green

Song of the Year
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“F**k You”- Cee Lo Green
“The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
“Beg, Steal, or Borrow” – Ray LaMontagne
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding
Justin Bieber
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons

Best Pop Vocal Album
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Battle Studies – John Mayer
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
“Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” – “Glee”
Cast “Misery” – Maroon 5
“The Only Exception” – Paramore
“Babyfather” – Sade
“Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” – Train

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Sara Bareilles – “King of Anything”
Beyoncé – “Halo (Live)”
Norah Jones – “Chasing Pirates”
Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Michael Bublé – “Haven’t Met You Yet”
Michael Jackson – “This Is It”
Adam Lambert – “Whataya Want From Me”
Bruno Mars – “Just the Way You Are”
John Mayer – “Half of My Heart”

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
“Airplanes II” — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
“Imagine” — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
“If It Wasn’t For Bad” — Elton John & Leon Russell
“Telephone” — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
“California Gurls” — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

Best Dance Recording
“Rocket” – Goldfrapp
“In For The Kill” – La Roux
“Dance in the Dark” – Lady Gaga
“Only Girl (In The World)” – Rihanna
“Dancing on My Own” – Robyn

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
“Gone Already” – Faith Evans
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia
“Everything to Me” – Monica
“Tired” – Kelly Price
“Holding You Down (Goin’ in Circles)” – Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
“Second Chance” – El DeBarge
“Finding My Way Back” – Jaheim
“Why Would You Stay” – Kem
“We’re Still Friends” – Musiq Soulchild
“There Goes My Baby” – Usher

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
“Love” – Chuck Brown, Jill Scott, and Marcus Miller
“Take My Time” – Chris Brown & Tank
“You’ve Got a Friend” – Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
“Shine” – John Legend & The Roots
“Soldier of Love” – Sade

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
“When a Woman Loves” – R. Kelly
“Hang On in There” – John Legend & The Roots
“You’re So Amazing” – Calvin Richardson
“In Between” – Ryan Shaw
“Go (Live)” – Betty Wright

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
“Little One” – Bilal
“F**k You” – Cee Lo Green
“Orion” – Carolyn Malachi
“Tightrope” – Janelle Monáe & Big Boi
“Still” – Eric Roberson

Best R&B Song
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia
“Find My Way Back” – Jaheim
“Second Chance” – El DeBarge
“Shine” – John Legend & The Roots
“Why Would You Stay” – Kem

Best R&B Album
The Love & War Masterpeace – Raheem DeVaughn
Back to Me – Fantasia
Another Round – Jaheim
Wake Up! – John Legend & The Roots
Still Standing – Monica

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Graffiti – Chris Brown
Untitled – R. Kelly
Transition – Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid – Janelle Monáe
Raymond v. Raymond – Usher

Best Rap Solo Performance
“Over” – Drake
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
“How Low” – Ludacris
“I’m Back” – T.I.
“POWER” – Kanye West

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
“Shutterbugg” – Big Boi & Cutty
“Fancy” – Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz
“On to the Next One” – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz
“My Chick Bad” – Ludacris & Nicki Minaj
“Lose My Mind” – Young Jeezy & Plies

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Deuces” – Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Wake Up! Everybody” – John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song
“Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
“Nothin’ on You” – B.o.B & Bruno Mars
“On to the Next One” — Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

Best Rap Album
The Adventures of Bobby Ray – B.o.B
Thank Me Later – Drake
Recovery – Eminem
The Blueprint 3 – Jay-Z
How I Got Over – The Roots

Best Short Form Music Video
“Ain’t No Grave/The Johnny Cash Project” – Johnny Cash
“Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
“Stylo” – Gorillaz, Mos Def, and Bobby Womack
“Cee Lo Green” – “F**k You”
Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”


T.I - No Mercy Review

T.I album "No Mercy" leaked on the interview a few days ago so I thought I would listen to it and review it. Just hearing a couple of the songs you know it is a must buy. With T.I currently in jail at the moment.This album was meant to be called "King Uncaged" but the name changed. It had many release dates in the last 6 months also being pushed back. As expected there was a few features on the album T.I said in a interview he worked with Eminem and Lady Gaga. But no Gaga on the album so I dont know what happened to that song

1. "Welcome to the World" Ft. Kanye West & KiD CuDi (Produced By Kanye West) The opening song for the album and its one of the best on the album. The features from the G.O.O.D music artists make the song great with Cudi voice in the background. Then T.I and Kanye taking the raps after each other which is dope. Previous they worked on Swagger Like Us in 2009 and many people always wanted these two on a track together. The hook and beat go well together I reckon. You could ask did Ye outshine Tip on the track? My favorite line was from Ye saying "Tip Go In Wayne Go Out". 9/10

2.  "How Life Changed" Ft. Scarface & Mitchelle’l (Produced By Lil C)  Tip goes what he goes on the song like he does with all of his tracks. He gets legendary MC Scarface on the song. With Mitchelle’l doing the chorus which is a good fit to the song. The beat reminds be of abit of a 90s one maybe as you can hear the drums and that in the background. Also Scarface part was you would expect from him. 7/10

3.  "Get Back Up" Ft Chris Brown (Produced By The Neptunes) Had to listen to this song a few times to see what I thought of it. I must say not favorite song on the album. With Chris Brown singing on the song very lightly voiced until the end part where he kicks in. Nice beat solid beat buy Pharrell and Chad. Song of T.I telling a story more than anything. At the began of the song I did not really like it but the last parts are my favorite on it. 7/10

4. "I Can't Help It" Ft Rocko (Produced By Smash Factory) Just hearing the beat you can tell its a T.I track. The flow is one of Tips best on the album he kills it. Not that keen on voice after Tips first verse that much. Makes the song go down abit I think. But when Rocko does his verse midway through it makes the song go back to the level it was at the being of the song. He done well on it. 7/10

5. "That's All She Wrote" Ft Eminem (Produced By Dr. Luke) Maybe my favorite track on the whole album just the collaboration its self is dope. As they worked together before on T.I album "T.I. Vs T.I.P." in 2007 on a song called Touchdown which was not that good. Eminem said his verse on the song in 2007 it was horrible verse. So this time he came back and killed the song on both verses. The beat is very consistent and it allows both artist to rip it apart. Hopefully we see another track from these two to next time as well. I would say Em outshined Tip on it. 9/10

6. "No Mercy" Ft The Dream (Produced By The Dream and Tricky) When I saw tracklist for the album I thought I would not like this song on it. But after hearing the song I got to say I was wrong to say it. With the song name of the title album you kind of know its going to be a big song. The beat is in incredible I really like it and singing links in well. Some great verses from Tip as well. If your a Dream fan your like this song. 8/10

7. "Big Picture" (Produced By Toomp) First solo track from T.I on the album which some people want to hear more solo tracks from him. When I heard this I thought its alright but hearing it again you see T.I on about his life and whats happen abit. The beat one of them its got positive parts and negative parts to it. Tip also does the hook on it as well. 7/10

8.  "Strip" Ft Trey Songz & Young Dro (Produced By Lil C) Reminds me of abit of a club song because of Trey Songz but it does not affect the song. Not feeling it that much. The beat is by Lil C again. T.I verse were not his best I would say. Not keen on Young Dro sorry. 6/10

9.  "Salute"(Produced Jake One, Boi-1da) Another solo song from T.I here the song starts on about a salute  then it goes to be about jail. So he linked it with his time in Jail saying what it was I like im guessing. Average type beat some parts are nicer. Prefer tips nearlier to the end rather than the start. 6.5/10

10. "Amazing" Ft Pharrell (Produced By The Neptunes) This time he is back with Pharrell who is part of the duo who produced it Neptunes. I dont know about the hook which is "Im Amazing" it gets abit of annoying almost. Tips verse were nice I thought its what he expect. When you see the collaboration its like what you would think the song would be. Beat goes with the song concept I thought. Pharrell had a verse near to the end it was not bad. 6.75/10

11.  "Everything on Me"  (Produced By Danja) One of the tracks on the album which I was not feeling that much. I think as the beat kind of over goes with tips voice on it. As the beat is heavy with drums sounds. Kind of the same thing being said in the song for a while. 6/10

12. "Poppin Bottles" Ft. Drake (Produced By T-Minus) I like this song a a lot as both artists do well on the track. The beat is a killer it really goes well with T.I. Kind of tell it will be a Tip song just hearing the beat I reckon. Drake comes in on the middle of the song and does what you would expect not bad verse from it. Then Tip comes back with the last verse which is my favorite on the song. 7/10

13. "Lay Me Down" Ft Rico Love (Produced By Jim Jonsin & Rico Love) I was expecting a better beat as it was from Jim Jonsin. It was not a bad beat just thought be a bit more. Did not like the robotic voices on the hook that much. Nothing wrong with Tips verses they are all good. End part from Rico Love not feeling it a tool. 6.25/10  

14. "Castle Walls" Ft Christina Aguilera (Produced By Alex da Kid) Very interesting collaboration here I thought, it starts off with Christina Aguilera singing with no beat then the beat comes in. Which had a couple of seconds of it and T.I starts rapping on it. Then back to Christina then T.I does a new verse. One of my favorite songs on the album this might of replace the Lady Gaga rumored track. Reminds me of Live Your Life which was a song of T.I last album featured Rihanna. A must heard song this is I expect a video from it. 9/10

I would say pre order the album on I tunes or on the net. As you get other bonus tracks on I tunes which you might want to hear. Alot of features some helped out alot on the songs like Em, Ye and Christina. Some weren't that good It thought. Very strong and solid album from Tip. My overall grade would be B. Im going to listen to the bonus tracks when I get the pre order of Itunes so I update the review then.


Rihanna Covers GQ Magazine



KiD CuDi – Mojo So Dope (Video)

KiD CuDi – Mojo So Dope (Video)

Nicki Minaj: My Time Now Documentary


Kanye West, Nicki Minaj Expected To Go 1 & 2 On Sales Charts


Last week we saw both Kanye West and Nicki Minaj releases there albums.  They are both expected to be 1 and 2 on the record sales charts. Kanye album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is expected to of sold around 525-575,000 copies so it is expected to go number 1 on the Billboard charts. Meanwhile Nicki Minaj album Pink Friday is expected to of sold 375-400,000 copies which should make it go to 2 on the Billboard Charts. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill holds the most sold in the debut album week of a female hip-hop artist which is 422,000 which came out in 1998. 

B.o.B. Ft. Wiz Khalifa “Fuck The Money (Remix)”

B.o.B. Ft. Wiz Khalifa “Fuck The Money (Remix)”
You might remember the original version of the song with Asher Roth well this is the remix with Wiz in it. It might be on Bobby Ray new mixtape which comes on December 7, "No Genre"

Big Sean & Travis Barker “Big Nut Bust”

Big Sean - Big Nut Bust (Produced By Travis Barker)
It is from Travis Barker’s Let the Drummer Get Wicked v.1 mixtape, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid.