(Video) Young Lito – Genius Freestyle

Brooklyn’s own Young Lito just caught up with Genius for the 13th installment of their freestyle series. The BSB rapper’s minute-long freestyle consisted of street bars, flashy talk, and witty wordplay. Needless to say, Lito tore it down. Watch it for yourself after the jump!

Noah “40” Shebib Explains Why Kanye West Is Credited On “Two Birds, One Stone”

Last week, Drake dropped the track “2 Birds, 1 Stone,” where he’s taking shots at G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T, and former G.O.O.D. Music artist, Kid Cudi. Over the weekend, the credits for the song were released, and in quite the interesting turn of events, none other than Kanye West was listed as both a producer, a composer and a lyricist! Of course, Ye wouldn’t knowingly get involved in a project that would diss the President of his label, and it’s likely he wouldn’t want to diss Cudi either – after he just proclaimed his love for him at his recent show. Could this have been a petty move on Drake’s part? Well, his in-house producer 40 has the answer.

(Video) NBA: Kevin Durant Reacts to Jay Z, Drake, J. Cole & More Dropping His Name in Songs

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant (still sounds weird), has been named dropped in a quite a few songs.  Sports and hip hop often go hand in hand and as a moonlighting rapper himself, Durant says he’s honored that rappers he looks up to, used his name in their songs.  Durant did an interview with Genius and discussed Drake, Jay Z, Wale, Logic and J. Cole all dropping his name in their songs.

(Video) Desiigner Tells It All In His Latest Interview With “Genius”

Desiigner pretty much breaks everything down in this video, from Panda to getting shot when he was 14. Check it out after the jump.

(Video) Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz Sit Down With Genius To Discuss ‘ColleGrove’

After hearing 2 Chainz’s “Dedication” on ColleGrove, Lil Wayne shed a tear over the kind things his longtime friend said about him. In a new interview with Genius, the pair talk from backstage at their recent Atlanta show, and breakdown some of the lyrics on the joint album. For part one, hear what they had to say about “Dedication” below.

Eminem & Shady Records Partner With Genius

Eminem and his Shady Records imprint have officially partnered with lyric website Genius. “Coming up we would always obsess over the lyrics from our favorite MCs,” Em said in a press release. “Picking everything apart, trying to get into their heads. I still do that today and Genius helps to make it a worldwide conversation. Pretty amazing to me.” As part of the partnership, Eminem will continue to annotate his lyrics on the site (he did 42 in just April alone,) and Genius will now now be the official lyrics engine for his website and all other online properties surrounding Shady Records.

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