The Billboard Music Awards went down last night and Nicki Minaj stole the spotlight. During her performance of “High School,” Nicki’s dance team brough out a chair for Lil Wayne and the rest was history. #Twerk
Back in 2008, Birdman and Rick Ross teamed up on a collab album that was never released. After 5 years of building hip-hop empires, the duo has decided to re-release the project in its remastered form. Here’s a taste of what to expect on, The H dropping for free on May 23rd.
Despite months of criticism over his “Karate Chop” lyric, Lil Wayne has remained silent, until now. The Young Money president has addressed the offensive rap line in a letter to the Till family. In the letter Wayne acknowledges the family’s pain and made it very clear that he will not reference the Till family ever again. Read below!
Dear Till Family:
As a recording artist, I have always been interested in word play. My lyrics often reference people, places and events in my music, as well as the music that I create for or alongside other artists.
It has come to my attention that lyrics from my contribution to a fellow artist’s song has deeply offended your family. As a father myself, I cannot imagine the pain that your family has had to endure. I would like to take a moment to acknowledge your hurt, as well as the letter you sent to me via your attorneys.
Moving forward, I will not use or reference Emmett Till or the Till family in my music, especially in an inappropriate manner. I fully support Epic Record’s decision to take down the unauthorized version of the song and to not include the reference in the version that went to retail. I will not be performing the lyrics that contain that reference live and have removed them from my catalogue.
I have tremendous respect for those who paved the way for the liberty and opportunities that African-Americans currently enjoy. As a business owner who employs several African-American employees and gives philanthropically to organizations that help youth to pursue their dreams my ultimate intention is to uplift rather than degrade our community.
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Drake has been on a spree of new music releases lately and it seems like he just can’t miss. Here’s his newest and the sound is more of R & B we have come to expect from Drizzy. Enjoy.
DJ Khaled drops his highly anticipated track, No New Friends with the usual YMCMB/MMG trinity of Drizzy, Rozay, and Tunechi.
UPDATE: No New Friends: The Movie
Drizzy is back once again with a video for his second new single as of late, 5 AM in Toronto. The video isn’t much more than walking up to a session with Drake and his crew. When this new project drops it certainly has potential to outsell Weezy the boss. Only time will tell.
Download: Drake – 5 Am in Toronto
The last couple of days have been emotional for YMCMB with the hospitalization of superstar Lil Wayne. Cash Money comrade, Mack Maine gives us a few reasons to be thankful with his new music video for, “Celebrate” featuring Talib Kweli and Lil Wayne.