In Short, T.I. explains to MTV the song selection of his latest mixtape “Fuck A Mixtape” and how the songs were “Album Leftovers” that he wanted to put out before they got too dated and lost all their relevance.
“Nas ended up doing 40 bars of lethal… Actually, I told him it was just him. He could’ve did two verses with the hook, instead he went 40 bars in like a movie.
Jadakiss is my brother, he’s been on all my albums. I guess his schedule was busy. Those that know Kiss, when you get a Kiss verse, hold onto it. It’s hard. But that’s my brother, he’ll do anything for me and I’ll do anything for him. His schedule must’ve been real busy.
And Kanye, I’m doing something special with him. Stay tuned.”
In this short film directed by Evan Hurd, Freddie Gibbs who hails from Gary, Indiana breaks down “Midwest Malcolm” for Sacha Frere-Jones’ column on the transitional state of rap in The New Yorker this week:
After seeing the first stop of Jay-Z’s tour at Penn State on Friday, I drove back to Morgantown, WV and made it in time to see Lupe perform at an underpromoted fraternity Step competition Sprite was sponsoring on campus.
Here’s a video I took on my iPhone of Lupe performing his new joint “Fire”; he gives a minute-long intro explaining the track and what it has to do with MTV’s recently released 2009 Hottest MCs List. I believe this is the first time he’s performed the track.
Also, he performed a new track, “Army Girl”, off of his upcoming album Lasers. –WeDoItRight
Lupe basically repeated the comment he left on LupE.N.D.:
Not a diss of the list…knew I wasnt gonna make it ha!…but I’m using the fact that I wasn’t on it as an excuse to just start wrecking shit on a frequent basis so by the time the next one comes out i’ll be number 1,2,3,4 and 5…