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Back in May, Jeezy dropped a new track called “Me OK,” and caused some waves when he took shots at his current label, Def Jam. “When L.A. Reid was in office made some history up in Def Jam/ If Jizzle ain’t droppin’, n*gga, what the f*ck is Def Jam?” he rapped on the track. He then hinted at switching labels for his solo deal to Atlantic, where he currently has a label deal for his CTE imprint. “I know you heard how your boy bossed up at Atlantic/ Boss sh*t, might just drop my next album on Atlantic,” he rapped in the second verse. This didn’t come as a total shock, as he’d previously thrown shots at the label via a Twitter rant last fall.
Stopping by Power 99 in Philly over the weekend when the ‘Under the Influence’ tour rolled through Camden, Jeezy spoke to Mina Say What about the lyrics and his current situation with the label. Check out what he said below.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was arrested for assault last month following a fight with his brother (such a great family dynamic!), and this morning, appeared in an NJ court room to be sentenced. The Jersey Shore star will be required to undergo 12 weeks of anger management as part of a plea deal, and if he completes the program to the judge’s satisfaction, the assault charge will be reduced to the petty crime of disorderly conduct.
On Friday afternoon, Wiz Khalifa took a quick break from the Under The Influence tour, and shot out to NYC to preview his forthcoming album Blacc Hollywood for the media. The party was hosted by Team Epiphany and Complex Media for their weekly #SummerFridays series, and was an all-white affair on a boat on the Hudson River. Check out pics from the event in the gallery. Blacc Hollywood hits stores August 19th.
Following the warm-up single “Believe Me” with Drake, Lil Wayne is now working his Carter V track, “Krazy.” The Young Money CEO recently linked with director Colin Tilley to shoot the song’s visual, and MTV was on the set to catch the behind-the-scenes action. Check out their recap below.
Christina Milian and Lil Wayne continue to fuel dating rumors, spotted out together last night dining at Mastros Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. Christina has gone on record numerous times stating that they’re “just friends,” while Wayne has been spotted with his fiancée Dhea and her family, but all signs continue to point toward having way more than a working relationship. Now, the YMCMB camp HAS stated that the whole shtick is just to drum up publicity for Christina’s forthcoming album (as she is a YMCMB artist as well,) but that could absolutely be a cover-up! OR, while the publicity could even be true, it may just be ON TOP OF the fact they actually are getting it in, LOL. What do you think? Check the pics in the gallery and let us know your thoughts!
While across the border in good ol’ Canada (ay), the folks over at Montreality caught baught up with YG backstage at his show. During the chat bhat, the Def Jam rapper discussed what kind of student he was in school, the current West Coast takeover in hip-hop, why he thinks Pac is still alive and more. Check out the interview below!
Backstage at Under the Influence in Philly on Friday night, HHS87 caught up with the tour’s resident DJ, DJ Drama, to chop it up. During the chat, the Philly native discussed his gig at Atlantic Records, his DJ crew The Academy, Jeezy and Meek’s new albums and more. Check out the interview below, and their convo with Rich Homie Quan here.
On Friday night, Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Under The Influence of Music’ tour rolled through Camden/Philly, and our friends over at HHS87 caught up with a bunch of the artists backstage. During their chat with Rich Homie Quan, they discussed his recent slew of collabs with fellow ATLien Young Thug (yo, “Lifestyle” is my ISH!), his upcoming single with Drake, his forthcoming debut album and more. Check out the full interview below. The tour continues tomorrow night in Toronto.
Wiz Khalifa’s “Under The Influence Of Music” tour kicks off today in Scranton, PA, so today’s TBT will focus on artists from the tour! Take a step back in time with Cali crooner Ty Dolla $ign in the gallery!