Soulja Boy is crediting a recent session with Kanye West for expanding his mind as a musician.
Last month, Soulja Boy visited New York City for media rounds and to shoot a cover for XXL magazine.
During his time there, Soulja worked with both 50 Cent and Kanye West.
While his work with 50 was released as a video, “Mean Mug”, Soulja Boy’s music with Kanye West has yet to be heard.
He revealed that Kid Cudi joined them, and they completed several verses for an undisclosed amount of tracks.
Working with Kanye, and hearing an advanced copy of ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, helped Soulja Boy to different creative possibilities he can attempt with his own music.
“We got in the studio: me, Kanye and Kid Cudi. That was dope,” Soulja Boy told AllHipHop.com. “He played some dope beats and we worked around a couple of samples and got a couple verses in. I listened to the finished product that Kanye is on, and that really opened my mind. I don’t even want to say as a rapper, but as a musician. It really opens your mind to different sounds and drum kicks.”
With the music still in the vaults, and Kanye’s album tracklist confirmed, the next logical question is whether Kanye and Soulja’s work will be showcased in an upcoming G.O.O.D. Friday drop.
Kanye’s celebrated series runs until January, and has already featured artists ranging from Charlie Wilson and Keri Hilson, to Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj.
“We’ll have to see,” Soulja said with the laugh of someone caught red-handed. “There’s been some leaking going on. Kanye was kind of mad about that. Wait for those Fridays…”
Soulja Boy’s third solo album, ‘The DeAndre Way’, is set to be released on November 30.
Check out new artist Nikki Grier who is a singer/songwriter who has worked with major artists such as 50 Cent, Eminem, and currently Dre. “Downtown” is her sexual single about you-know-what, the song is nice it features Rapper Busta Rhymes. The album cover looks really sexy. I guess you can say it goes well with the song.
La La Vazquez covers the new issue of JET magazine. She discusses her new reality series and says she is determined not to entertain the on-and-off-the-court drama that could potentially come with being an NBA wife to Carmelo Anthony. She dishes the inside scoop on life after marriage and the latest on her acting and producing projects, including her movie with rapper 50 Cent.
Make sure you check out the issue which will be out on stands Sept. 20 and the reality show, ‘LaLa’s Full Court Wedding’, starts Sunday on VH1. Will you be watching?
YRB spread after the jump….
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La La is also gracing the pages of the Fall Fashion Issue of YRB magazine.
With a new show on VH1, production credits under her belt, a solid acting career and a bustling family life, Lala Vasquez has learned the art of mixing business with pleasure. And when it comes to her wardrobe, she’s right there on top with some of Fall’s hottest trends.
I love how the photos came out. She looks DOPE!!
Check out the photos from the spread below….
Photography by Mike Ruiz
Styling by Darius Baptist
Hair by Nikki Nelms
Makeup by Sheika Daley
Jay-Z & Eminem’s first show at Yankee Stadium for their “Home & Home” tour was full of surprises. It was a star studded event.
The duo brought out special guests that included: Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Drake, Nicki Minaj, B.O.B., 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Swizz Beats, and Bridget Kelly for the show in which both headliners went through dozens of songs each.
Check out videos from the show below:
Jay-Z & Kanye perform “Power” Remix and Nicki Minaj comes out for “Monster”
Jay-Z performs his verse from “Free Mason” and does “Renegade” with Eminem.
Jay-Z & Eminem perform “Renegade” and “Light Up” with Drake
Jay-Z & Chris Martin perform “Heart of the City”, “Most Kingz”, “Lost” and “Viva La Vida” at Yankees Stadium
Jay-Z & Beyoncé perform “Forever Young”
Eminem brings out B.o.B., 50 Cent & G-Unit, D-12 & Dr. Dre for his set at Yankee Stadium
Boxer Floyd Mayweather is the latest celeb that has found himself in some baby mama drama….at least he’s smiling about it. Earlier today he was arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic complaint from his child’s mother. The mother of 3 of his kids sought a protection order after he allegedly beat her and stole some of her personal items including a cell phone. Floyd went missing but was busted earlier today in Vegas on a Grand Larceny charge.
Yesterday evening, his friend 50 Cent took to his Twitter account and basically put all of Floyd and his baby mom’s business on front street.
Another case of angry baby mama wanting money. Police are looking for @FloydMayweather. I just got off the phone with him. She’s claiming he hit her but has no bruises. Floyd went to see his kids last night if a fighter of Floyd caliber hits u, u would b bruised.
I talked to him before and after the situation he wasn’t even upset.He said he asked her why was the house so dirty she started trippin’. He bought nice clothes for his kids they were all over the place.His baby mama said shes not gonna force them to wear clothes they don’t want. I told him that’s crazy. I know how he felt. I met her before so I told him she would calm down. Can’t believe she called the cops.
She has a girlfriend that stays in the guesthouse that Floyd is paying for her as child support that is helping fuel the situation. Floyd said he feels like her girlfriend is using her and pushing her in the wrong direction. This is crazy to me. I performed in club pure on NYE in Vegas I remember Floyd showing me a ring he bought her for $1M. Who can u trust!
This sh*t really scares me man. she’s a smart girl I talk to her a few times. I hope she just stops my stomach hurting behind this sh*t. I speak to Floyd every day he like my brother his baby’s mother did this sh*t before in 2003 dragged him to court then said he didn’t hit her.
According to the complaint, his baby mother claims that Floyd showed up at her house Thursday morning and began yelling at her about her new boyfriend. He then pulled her by her hair, threw her to the ground and began punching her in her head.
She claims he continued to beat her in front of their kids and threatened them by saying that if they ran or tried to call the police he would beat them the same way. He also allegedly told her he would kill her and her boyfriend.
Source: Necole Bitchie.com
“WOW!! I don’t know if I should be shocked or not surprised, being that he’s been in the media for the past few weeks. Sounds like he’s seeking some serious attention.”
50 Cent is ready to hit the road on a book tour across the United States to promote his upcoming book “The 50th Law”. 50’s five-city book tour with Robert Greene, co author of the book, will start in September. First stop on the tour will be New York City (Town Hall, Sept. 8), then Washington D.C. (Howard U., Sept. 9), Atlanta (The Tabernacle., Sept. 10), Royal Oak, Michigan (Royal Oak Music Theatre, Sept. 11) and Los Angeles (The Wiltern, Sept. 12). 50 and Greene will engage in discussion about life business and other strategies to succeed. “The 50th Law” is set to hit bookstores in September.
Forbes‘ annual list of Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings for this year has been unveiled, and it witnesses music mogul Jay-Z on the very top spot. Over the past 12 months, between June 2008 and June 2009, he has been pulling in an estimated $35 million, an amount which is $47 million less than his earnings in 2008.
Last year’s winner, 50 Cent, drops to the 4th place. He is reported taking in $20 million, down from $150 million a year ago. The earnings are said coming from his Vitamin Water deal, G-Unit clothing line and numerous licensing deals.
In between Jay-Z and 50 there are P. Diddy and Kanye West, who secure the 2nd and 3rd slots respectively. P. Diddy rakes in $30 million over the past year from his expanding business that includes a brand of premium vodka and his Sean John clothing line. Kanye, meanwhile, earns a total of $25 million, thanks to his multi-platinum album “808’s & Heartbreak” and his sold-out Glow in the Dark Tour.
“Despite the economy, hip-hop is just as powerful as it’s ever been in the endorsement and licensing world,” says Ryan Schinman, chief of Platinum Rye, the world’s largest buyer of music and talent for corporations when commenting on Forbes’ Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2009 list. “Tween stars and rock legends are very reliable, but the impact of hip-hop on pop-culture and fashion continues to lead the charge.”
The music mogul’s earnings over the past 12 months, between June 2008 and June 2009, are listed as much as 35 million dollars.