Posts Tagged ‘song’

Drake Still Isn’t Over That Girl Who Said He Couldn’t Sing On 2 Chainz’s New Song

Drake has an excellent memory. On 2 Chainz’s “Bigger Than You” featuring Quavo, the Canadian rapper references a time when people weren’t as excited to hear him break the melodies out — “‘Member shorty told me she thought the raps good, but the singing’s off.’”

Considering the previous bar mentions a time when he had a pre-paid phone it is safe to assume this was probably anywhere between 2007 – 2009, where Drake was first coming into his singing voice on projects like So Far Gone. What is the chance this is the same girl who told Drake he’d never be “as big as Trey Songz” on “From Time?”

Thankfully, “Bigger Than You” isn’t all about women who said Drake needed to work on hitting the correct notes. Quavo handles the hook, which is about warning fans he’s on “baller alert,” while the fine ladies are on “caller alert.” 2 Chainz also blesses us with the punchline, “Chain so big, should have came with a kickstand,” which same.

In February, Chainz announced the release of his next album, Rap Or Go To The League, in front of a blimp. On Instagram, the Atlanta rapper described the theme of his fifth studio album would center on race relations and the stereotypes he faced growing up.

“With the height of racial tensions across America I felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community,” Chainz wrote. “This album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t! Welcome to Rap or Go TO THE LEAGUE!”

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Kanye West’s New Song ‘Lift Yourself’ Is Here, And It’s Mostly About Poop

Kanye West has made his musical return, and there’s no way it sounds like anything you might’ve predicted. Unless, that is, you guessed that his first new song since 2016 would be about poop.

On Friday night (April 27), the Chicago rapper — who’s been causing drama all week with his divisive, Trump-supporting tweets — tweeted the link to his website, which now auto-plays a song called “Lift Yourself.” The majority of the track features a chorus of soulful voices singing, “Lift yourself up on your feet, let’s get it on.” Almost two minutes in, ‘Ye speaks over the track, saying, “They don’t realize though, this next verse, this next verse though, these bars, watch this.” He then launches into a “verse” in which he mostly raps a variation of, “whoopdedy-scoop, whoopdedy-whoop-scoop-poop,” followed by an abrupt end. You just can’t make this shit up.

Hours before the song’s release on Friday, West teased “Lift Yourself” by tweeting, “I’m going to drop a song with a verse that will bring Ebro the closure he’s been seeking.” Ebro, of course, is the radio host Kanye’s been semi-feuding with all week. He also added, “the bars,” with a ton of fire emojis to really drive his point home.

Head to kanyewest.com to hear the song in full, and look out for more new music soon. The rapper recently announced that he has a new solo album arriving on June 1, followed by a collaborative project with Kid Cudi on June 8. Let’s hope he gives us some fresh bars that aren’t just about poop.

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This Rapper Turned The Boy Meets World Theme Song Into A Banger

Who knew the universe needed a rap version of the Boy Meets World theme song? Apparently, Ski Mask The Slump God was aware of this glaring omission from reality and set to make everything right. Yesterday (April 19), the Broward County rapper released “SKIMeetsWorld.” The JamzTurnMeUp-produced beat samples the season one theme song by Ray Colcord. However, this sample is not to be confused with the season five through seven theme written by Phil Rosenthal.

“SKIMeetsWorld” might borrow heavily from the family-friendly ABC show, but the song’s content is enough to make Mr. Feeny squirm. Ski raps about his above-average sexual prowess using beloved children’s cartoons like Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder, and Toucan Sam. Approach the track cautiously if you’re afraid of getting your childhood ruined.

The original version of “SKIMeetsWorld” was supposed to feature Busta Rhymes. Ski Mask alluded to that fact in a recent interview with XXL.

“I got verse from Busta Rhymes for my song ‘Boy Meets World,’ Slump God said. “Super excited about it. The song is gonna be crazy and he killed his verse, so I can’t wait for y’all to hear it. Also, he’s hoping on other beats I have left over from Timbaland and then we gonna add him on those tracks, so it should be crazy. He’s going to be in the video for “Nationwide” as well because the video for that song is inspired by Busta Rhymes’ crazy videos from back in the days.”

Ski Mask’s next mixtape, Beware of the Book of Eli, is rumored to drop in April. Praying Topanga gets a feature.

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How Swae Lee’s Producer Gave Him The Sauce For His First Solo Song

On February 28, Swae Lee emerged from his chrysalis with “Hurt To Look.” Since 2014, the public has watched Lee transition from the prepubescent sugar rush of Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone” to the nocturnal adrenaline spike of “Black Beatles” two years later. He’s brought titans of pop like The Weeknd and Future into his world. Lee’s pen inspired a nation to get into “Formation.” His hook was literally and figuratively “Unforgettable.”

What many may not know is that Andre “Bizness Boi” Robertson along with Fwdslxsh and EY helped create the bed for Swae to so expertly flex on “How To Look.” The 30-year-old spent years building toward this moment. In 2011, his grandmother assisted the then-aspiring producer in his move from Milwaukee to Atlanta. Over the course of three years, Bizness worked with artists like T.I., Lil Scrappy, and Trae the Truth. In 2014, his relocation to Los Angeles led to work with PartyNextDoor (“Don’t Run,” “You’ve Been Missed,” “Don’t Know How”) and 6Lack (“MTFU”).

It takes a village to build a pop star, and Bizness is helping lay a solid foundation for the Rae Sremmurd star-turned-soloist. In an interview with MTV News, Bizness Boi reveals the origins of “Hurt To Look” and describes what it is like to collaborate with Swae Lee.

MTV News: How did you first connect with Swae Lee?

Bizness Boi: So my homie Jon Wells — he’s a DJ for them. He was just listening to me and Ye Ali’s [L.A.-via-Indiana rapper-singer] music. Basically, they heard it. They was on a tour bus. Rae Sremmurd was on a tour bus. Then Swae Lee was like, “Yo, who is that?” Then he let ‘em know. He’s like, “Yo, who making these beats?” Jon hit me like, “Yo, Swae and them are loving your beats. Can you send a pack?”

So I started sending beats to Jon, and Jon would forward them over to Swae Lee. Then Jon was like, “Send them straight to Swae Lee now.” So I was sending, sending, sending beats. So I DMed [Swae Lee] one day. I was just reaching out to him. I was like, “Yo, I’m gonna send you a pack today.” He hit me back like, “Yo, I love your beats. You already got two on my album.” I was like “Oh, OK.”

MTV News: How did “Hurt To Look” come about? Was it something that you had in mind for Swae Lee? What was the origin?

Bizness: When I work with artists, I like to give them new sounds and new types of beats, basically. Just so they can step outside their box. Just push themselves.

I was sending him all types of beats. He gravitated to the newer sounding — I don’t want to say pop beats, but, like, the single that just dropped, more of those types of beats he was gravitating to. The “Hurt To Look”-type sound, just something different from the Rae Sremmurd stuff.

MTV News: Have you gotten a chance to get into the studio with him and see how he records and writes?

Bizness: Yeah, when we came back from OVO Fest, he invited me over. ‘Cause we was like, “We’re flying back today.” Me and my manager were flying back that night. He’s like “Yo, as soon as you touch down, pull up to the crib.” I pulled up. I was doing beats.

He actually records himself. He know how to record himself, do all the effects and everything. Basically, he if like a beat, he’ll just load it up and then put the phone right there and press record and go in.

MTV News: What do you think it is about your production — Swae Lee ghostwrites, so does PND — that attracts them?

Bizness: I just understood throughout my journey, once you work with writers and R&B artists, artists period, it’s our job as producers to make the most melodic or simple beats possible, if that makes sense.

If you put too much in the beat, it kinda takes away from their creativity, because they’ll be restricted on melodies and stuff like that. So when I make beats, I try to keep it minimal, but real standout-ish.

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Vince Staples’ New Song Has A Not-So-Subtle Message For All His Haters

Earlier this week, Vince Staples randomly launched a GoFundMe campaign to financially support his lifestyle. If all his haters helped him reach his goal of $ 2 million, he promised to shut up forever. Yesterday, the Long Beach rapper was crushed when he found out that his “early retirement” fundraiser was taken down, but after tweeting to Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres for help, the page was quickly reinstated. (Right now, he has raised almost $ 1500.) As it turns out, this was all promotion for his newly released single “Get The F*ck Off My Dick” which can be abbreviated as “GTFOMD.”

On the Ritz Reynolds and DJ Dahi-produced track, Vince eloquently fires back at every facet of the music industry from critics and journalists to record labels and award ceremonies. “This the sound I made, won’t nobody knock me off my wave,” he spits with confidence. Last year, Vince dropped Big Fish Theory which has been hailed by many as his most experimental album yet. No confirmation on whether or not “GTFOMD” means that a fresh full-length album is on the way, but I’m *very* into it either way. Raise your middle fingers in the air and bump the track below.

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Iggy Azalea Is Mostly Singing On Her New Pop Song With Quavo

Four years after breaking big with The New Classic, Iggy Azalea has had a career that’s seen almost as many dips as peaks. But the Aussie rapper is still on the grind, and on Friday (February 2), she returned with the new single “Savior.”

There are two major surprises about this hooky, radio-friendly jam: 1) Featured artist Quavo doesn’t get his own verse and is instead relegated to hook duty, and 2) Iggy barely raps on it! This is Iggy in full-on pop mode, pondering over dancehall-inspired synths, “My heart beats for you only / I wonder if you even know me.” Quavo, meanwhile, lends his Auto-Tuned touch to the instantly hummable refrain: “I’ve been looking for a savior.”

In a video posted to Twitter, Iggy explained why the song hits home for her, saying, “It is not a record about you needing a man or a woman to come and save you in a relationship. It’s about you being your own savior and finding your own strength within yourself to figure it the fuck out. It’s a really hard record for me to have written and I think it’s going to be one I really struggle to perform, too, just ‘cause I’ll probably wanna cry every single time.”

She added in a separate tweet, “I just wanted to share what I went thru with depression for the last few years and spread a message that you can find your happy.”

According to Genius, “Savior” is the lead single from Iggy’s upcoming sophomore album, Surviving the Summer (meaning Digital Distortion has apparently been scrapped once and for all). Keep your eyes peeled for the LP’s arrival this year.

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Old-School Kanye West Is Back and His New Song Is Amazing




Old-School Kanye West Is Back and His New Song Is Amazing

Keith Richards tells us about the song and album that means the…

Keith Richards tells us about the song and album that means the most to him.

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Lupe Previews Girls-Only Song ‘Drizzy’s Law’

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By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

All the ladies to the front. During the Tetsuo and Youth tour in Atlanta this weekend, Lupe Fiasco previewed a new song that’s strictly for the women called “Drizzy’s Law.” Before jumping into the emo number, which sounds like something a certain rapper from Toronto would make, Lupe asked all the ladies to come to the front of the stage.

The track apparently worked. Female fans reportedly in attendance applauded Lupe for making them a slow jam. “Thank you @LupeFiasco for making the n—-s move to the back at the show. #DrizzysLaw” said Peachtree Girl.

Unknown for sure, but it seems that Lupe may be taking a dig at Drake in the song title. This wouldn’t be the first time. Earlier this year, Lupe mentioned the Nothing Was the Same rapper on his “Peace Of Paper/Cup Of Jayzus.”

His line, “What would be really funny if I blew up after Drizzy/And started from the bottomless back to the topless like a watcher of Strips,” is clearly a response to the Toronto rapper’s reference, “My weight up, I refuse to wait up, I started a new race/It’s funny when you think a n— blew up after Lupe” from “5am in Toronto.”

Lupe also seemingly got his subtle jabs in on “Pound Of Flesh (Paris, Tokyo 2)” Freestyle in which he raps over Drake’s “Pound Cake” beat.

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