This is not the first rap song to appear on a movie soundtrack, however Hov on the Great Gatsby is a pretty big deal. How exactly did Jigga hook up with film writer Baz Luhrmannn?
According to Mr. Carter the two exchanged words during the recording of ‘Watch The Throne.’ We just talked about the act and the art of collaborating,” Jay recalled. “I guess that was the seed of the idea.”
Almost a year later ’100$ Bill’ presents itself on the web (May 2). Jay raps,”New heroines, new Marilyns, Move coke through Maryland, Through Easton, oh you beastin” over jazz flutes and a chopped and screwed inspired beat.
It sounds gritty like the time. The 1920′s, times of uncertainty, flappers, criminal activity, and a changing culture. Jay Z’s new music correlates perfect with the movie and Leonardo DiCaprio sound-fills from the film are the icing on the cake.
Other entertainers found on the soundtrack to the highly anticipated film include Beyonce, Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, and Jack White. The soundtrack is star studded. But, make no mistake this is not Baz Luhrmann’s first time pairing great music with his films. In fact Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! (2001) gave birth to a successful soundtrack album, selling more than seven million copies, led by the Grammy-winning number one hit single “Lady Marmalade”. BOOM
What has my ipod been missing? Cole, duh! Myself and other fans are looking for ‘Born Sinner,’ his second album due June 25. If you are like me and can not wait that long, here is some new music from Jay Z’s artist.
While Drizzy samples Aaliyah, J.Cole uses the sweet sounds of Ms. Hill. Cole looped Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s “Nothing Even Matters” into a light, yet soulful sound laced with vocal sounds from the singers.
Think you haven’t heard from The Dream in a while? Wrong! Although you have not heard any new music from his personal collection, the singer/producer has been hard at work.
The Dream spent much of last year on making music for majority of Beyonce’s ’4′ album, and four songs on Rihanna’s latest project. However, he is now focused on his fifth studio album “IV Play,” due May 28.
Are you waiting for new music from NYC rapper, Fabolous, well, “Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power,” is on the way. Mark your calendar for the June 18th release date. “Ready “featuring vocals from Chris Brown is the first single for Fab’s new hip hop album. Since his debut in 2001, Fabolous always released rap songs for the ladies. You can now add ‘Ready’ to the list.
If haven’t already heard it on your radio, the visuals are now available. When asked about the inspiration for the video, the rapper replied he was inspired by J.Lo’s movie “Maid in Manhattan.”
“We developed the story, kinda shaped it behind ‘Maid in Manhattan’ with Jennifer Lopez,” Fabolous told MTV News. Fabolous develops a relationship with a hotel maid and later shows her to a different lifestyle. BOOM.
Last week J.Cole released a short EP, titled Truly Yours. The four song track list hits deep. Hip Hop can always count on Cole to spit lyrically. In a time of dope boy tracks and turn up music, J.Cole stays in his lane. On Yours Truly, fans can find “Rise Above,” the song talks about all the influences today’s young people have to rise above. BOOM.
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Everybody’s whose anybody was at All Star Weekend in Houston. In his excitement for the event Ace Hood wrote a freestyle rap. Over 2Chainz “I’m Different” beat Ace Hood raps about what he was expecting for the All Star games.
Two of last years XXL Freshman class members have been in the studio together cooking up some hp hop. French Montana and Future released new music, “Down and Out,” which is confirmed music on the Medusa track list. Back in November Montana told Dj Drama that him and Future were working on a collabo mixtape titled, Medusa.
“When I tell you this mixtape is a problem…If its not me it’s him with the best hooks in the game. So you know what that’s going to be,” said the Bad Boy rapper. Watch the two hip hop freshman in the studio below. Read more »
Afeni Shakur, mother of the late hip hop legend, Tupac Shakur, says there is more unheard music to be released. “I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac’s entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty.”
With the help of Tom Whalley, the label executive who signed Shakur to his first record deal, Ms. Shakur will be working to release new music for Tupac fans.
All future ventures of the Tupac estate will be handled by Jampol Artist Management. However, Afeni Shakur is head of the estate.