Here’s what Drake had to say about it on the OVO blog:
My good friends,
It has truly been too long. I assume you’re all keeping well and making the most of this year that has been given to us. Today is the day to begin sharing my newest work with you. This is the first single off of my upcoming album. I feel sometimes that people don’t have enough information about my beginnings and therefore they make up a life story for me that isn’t consistent with actual events. My family and my second family (consisting of the best friends anybody could ever have) all struggled and worked extremely hard to make all this happen. I did not buy my way into this spot and it was the furthest thing from easy to achieve. I am proud of every part of my past and I’m excited for this song to find a place in your life as well. I didn’t feel I needed any interviews or radio or press to launch this song. It felt right to come back to the site that I started on and release it to the people that started here with me. Judging by this post, the tour that we’ve been planning, the conversations about new songs and album artwork…I think it’s safe to say we’re back together again. Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
“You don’t have to ask me how I’m doing…just listen to the music” – K.Samir
That’s something you can’t find with new-age (pardon the pretentiousness) producers. Sure, T-Minus creates synth-laden beats with a similar loftiness, but the soundscape doesn’t even come close. Face it – a track like “She Will” needs Drake and Lil Wayne to fully function.
What may be more impressive is how all of his fantastic beats come together. “I’m God”, perhaps the defining song so far in both Clams Casino’s and Lil B’s careers, takes it roots in Imogen Heap‘s breathtaking “Just For Now”, a song that sounds nothing like “I’m God”.
That same song, “Just For Now”, was even been sampled by Clams Casino more than once. ASAP Rocky‘s “Bass”, believe it or not, comes from the very same sample. Originally intended for Lil B, Clams Casino actually reworked the beat after the Based God decided that one part of the song was a bit too fast for him, ultimately resulting in yet another song from the same sample entitled “I’m The Devil”. That part was thus taken out, slowed down, and given to Rocky.
Simply put on your headphones and slip away into the music…
If you aren’t currently hooked on the Take Care leak or ASAP Rocky‘s new mixtape, there’s still plenty of new rap music to keep you busy. After premiering a new track, “Heartbeat”, on radio station Hot 97 earlier in the day, Gambino decided to team up with NPR and release his entire album for streaming online. Praised for his lyrical wit and his Internet-famous punchlines, Gambino has drawn numerous comparisons to Young Money ringleader Lil Wayne and seems poised to steal away some of the spotlight from Drake. Camp will be out November 15th.
STREAM: Childish Gambino – Camp
What do you think about the record? Let us know in the comments.
Well, here you go. Trae Tha Truth and his raspy voice going in on one of this year’s biggest beats, the T-Minus produced, Drake featuring “She Will” from Lil’ Wayne‘s Tha Carter IV. Download or stream below.
The lineup for Bamboozle 2011 has been released. Lil Wayne, Taking Back Sunday, Motley Crue, The Gaslight Anthem, and Wiz Khalifa will be headlining the two-day festival.
You can check out the full poster with the lineup here.
Lil’ Wayne has been released from Rikers Island Jail and will begin recording his new album soon.
Eminem‘s latest single from his 2010 album Recovery is “No Love (feat. Lil Wayne)”. In the new music video, Eminem and Lil Wayne show “no love” to bullies.
Check out the video on Eminem’s official website. Caution: Explicit language.
Lil Wayne is almost out of jail, but this week his birthday mini-album I Am Not A Human Being will be released by Young Money.
You can download the song “Bill Gates” from I Am Not A Human Being here.
Rapper Lil Wayne is in jail, but Young Money is releasing a Lil Wayne mini-album titled “I Am Not A Human Being” on his birthday, September 27. Many other members of Young Money are also featured on the album. There are also rumors that he will be releasing “Tha Carter IV” and that he may also be performing at Madison Square Garden the day he gets out of jail on November 5. If this were true, it would turn out to be one epic day.
I Am Not A Human Being Tracklisting:
01 Gonorrhea [ft. Drake]
02 Hold Up [ft. T-Streets]
03 With You [ft. Drake]
04 I Am Not a Human Being
05 I’m Single [ft. Drake]
06 What’s Wrong With Them [ft. Nicki Minaj]
07 Right Above It [ft. Drake]
08 Popular [ft. Lil Twist]
09 That Ain’t Me [ft. Jay Sean]
10 Bill Gates
11 YM Banger [ft. Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda & Tyga]
12 YM Salute [ft. Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz & Nicki Minaj]