August 1st, 2014 by Navjosh
Kendrick Lamar is joining forces with award-winning director Kahlil Joseph to debut m.A.A.d, a 14 minute short film inspired by his classic debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
The film’s premiere will be held at Sundance’s first annual NEXT Fest, a mini-film festival showcasing budding directors and rising artists at the Ace Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles. The director will be at the venue for a panel discussion following the screening. The film has been described as:
“a kaleidoscope of storylines and ideas that defy typical categorization to explore new languages and new forms.”
Cam’ron will release the second installment of his 1st Of The Month EP series at midnight on Friday, August 1st featuring 5 new tracks, although we have already heard about 3 out of them already. Here’s track #2 called ‘Lala’, the production of which will remind you of the old Dipset days.
Stream it below and purchase the EP here.
Lil Wayne graces the latest cover of XXL magazine. In the issue, he talks about his upcoming album Tha Carter V, his reasons for signing Nicki Minaj and Drake, his long-term relationships with Cash Money Records honchos Bryan “Baby” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams, being majorly influenced by Prince, being a dad and much more.
ON SIGNING DRAKE AND NICKI MINAJ:
“Call me old-fashioned and country, but with Drake, that was the first time I’d seen someone that knew how to sing and rap. That’s all it was. I didn’t know nobody who knew how to do that. You had those old school singing niggas, where people would do a little eight-bar verse on their songs. But [Drake] was spitting and singing and killing that too. It took a while though. It wasn’t until I heard him spitting on one of my beats when I was like, ‘This fool’s retarded.’ When I hear something that I know I can’t do better? That’s when I’m like, ‘They need to be on the team.’”
“I wanted a female. Every team needs a female to rep your gang. She was annihilating niggas. I mean males. I was like, ‘I have to beef my shit up on that muthafucka.’ She just knocked it out the park from day one. She’s just Nicki. I don’t know whose idea it was, but it was a good idea.”
Fat Joe is currently recording his new album and today, he unleashes a brand new single featuring good friend J. Lo. Rico Love provides the soundtrack on this high energy tune. Stream it below.
We get new music from Kevin Gates this evening with the release of ‘Out The Mud’. This is another solid offering from the XXL Freshman. Check it out.