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.
Rihanna’s steamy collaboration Drake, the Island-infused love jam “What’s My Name”, off of Rihanna‘s ‘LOUD’ album, is the number one song in the country right now. Perfect timing for the song’s video to drop, no? In the video, Rihanna and Drake get touchy-feely with one another.
Drake told the New York Times back in June about his brief relationship with Rihanna after she had asked him to write a song for her (that was never released).
“I was a pawn,” he said. “You know what she was doing to me? She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear. I was like, wow, this feels terrible.”
Looks like the two artists were able to kiss (on camera) and make up to make this sweet new video. We’ll cheers to that!
Check out the video and download the track after the jump…
DOWNLOAD IT!: Rihanna – What’s My Name? (feat. Drake) (via rnbxclusive.com)
Alica Keys and Swizz Beatz are the proud parents of a brand new baby boy.
Keys and husband Beatz (real name: Kaseem Dean) “joyfully welcomed their first child, a son named, Egypt Daoud Dean on Thursday, Oct. 14 in New York City,” said a rep, speaking to People magazine.
Keys and Beatz were recently married a few months ago (Saturday, July 31st), in a private ceremony on the Mediterranean coast in July.
The child is the first for Keys, and the fourth for Beatz. Swizz took it to his fans via Twitter on Thursday evening, and gave thanks for his family, by saying, “I’m so thankful for everything I been blessed with in my life.”
Congrats to the happy couple!
See more Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz pictures below…
Kid Cudi made headlines this past June after cops discovered a controlled substance on his person following an altercation with a woman at her New York City apartment. But after being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, he’s getting off easy.
The Cleveland native pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge this past Friday, receiving a sentence of two days of community service, according to TMZ. Additionally, Cudi was ordered to steer clear of trouble over the next six months.
The ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ rapper, who previously became a news fixture after he punched a fan during a Vancouver concert in December 2009, is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album ‘Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager’, due November 9. The sequel to his 2008 debut has already spawned the Kanye West-assisted single “Erase Me,” for which he shot the video last week.
Check out the track below….
Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West – “Erase Me”
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Alicia Keys is in a motherhood state of mind: She’s pregnant with her first child and officially engaged to Swizz Beatz. Alicia is indeed 4 months pregnant will be married at a private ceremony later this year. Representatives for the couple confirmed the news Thursday night.
Beatz and Keys have been friends for several years and worked together on one song for her current album, “The Element of Freedom,” the publicist said. He has also written hits for Beyonce‘, Jay-Z amongst others.
Keys last year teamed up with Jay-Z for a hit song about New York called “Empire State of Mind.” She’s among a string of international artists slated to perform at a June 10 concert to mark the start of the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.
Swizz Beatz, — whose real name is Kasseem Dean — has one son from his marriage to Mashonda Tifrere. He also has a second son from a previous relationship.
They would not say when the child is due, but weeks of photos have shown Keys noticeably fuller in the mid-section and sporting a collection of loose-fitting black tops.
“They’re very happy,” a source close to the couple said.
Check out more photos of the couple and Alicia performing below…
Source: Yahoo News, CNN, necolebitchie
I am so happy for them. I wish them the best. Congrats Alicia & Swizz!
Tracing back to the Jay-Z and Eminem collaborative track from 2001’s “The Blueprint” album, DJ Hero creates a special version of their newly developed video game system, appropriately entitled the Renegade Edition.
Along with a special version turntable, the set will feature a convertible hardcase turned stand, and two-disc CD set, featuring previously unreleased music from Hip-Hop legends, Jay-Z and Eminem.
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“Your thoughts? I know I’m getting one, YAY!!”
She may have strutted her baby bump down a Brazilian runway just a little over a month ago, but when it comes to her latest ad campaign, Gisele Bündchen’s bump is no where in sight. The supermodel, who is expecting her first baby with husband Tom Brady, shows off her famous body in just a barely-belted, classic London Fog trench coat for the brand’s fall ad campaign. But don’t expect to see a dramatic reveal of the supermodel’s swelling tummy. “Although Gisele was photographed while pregnant, most of the shots have been retouched to respect her privacy during this wonderful and personal time in her life,” Dari Marder Chief Marketing Officer, London Fog revealed in a press release. “Nobody is sexier or more beautiful than Gisele Bündchen in nothing but a London Fog trench coat, even with her visible baby bump,” adds Marder. Make that barely-visible. Gisele’s London Fog ads will debut in October fashion, lifestyle and entertainment magazines as well as on billboards and online.
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Here’s a video of the photoshoot.
“What do you think of Gisele Bündchen’s London Fog ads?”