After the release of the "Bugatti Freestyle" by Lil Wayne this morning, the buzz started to accumulate because of the new remix and the last 30 seconds. Welp, DJ Drama confirms there is a Dedication 5 indeed on the way while politely asking for our patience. Dig the announcement and the etiquette.
DJ Khaled "No New Friends" f/ Drake, Rick Ross, & Lil Wayne [Music Video]
off the upcoming album, 'Suffering From Success'
The "No New Friends" video has hit the interwebs after premiering on the MTV networks this morning. The big question: how does Drake's DaDa fashion come across in the video? Does the "May 15 1996" VHS style overlay make a difference? (Naw.) It's kind of odd how scenes were both current and from 1996 (when none of them knew each other). I get what they were trying to do, but I think it falls a little short. What do you think of the Colin Tilley-directed visual?
Summer Jam was last night and took over your social media streams if you weren't out in NYC seeing Hot 97's 20th installment of the festival. Here is a quick-hitting summary of some of the highlights, beginning with 2 Chainz premiering his new single "Feds Watching" above and performs with Nicki Minaj here.
What did you guys think of Summer Jam XX? Did it live up to the hype? And is Summer Jam in the pantheon of hip hop's biggest concerts/tours this year?
Fabolous brought out Lil Kim:
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Mariah Carey joined Miguel for "#Beautiful":
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French Montana brought out Lil Wayne:
Kendrick Lamar & TDE's full set:
A$AP Rocky's full set:
And the talk of Twitter (somehow), Papoose's seemingly surprise performance after Kendrick/TDE (more details in a new post coming...)
Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne are photoshopped to illustrate a typical male/female conversation
Let's begin this morning on a wacky note to continue the wackiness that was last night. Meaning that you may have noticed the site was down last night. Our server was temporarily down last night and as a result, we were inactive with the night's new music updates. We should be back up and running and so here's a quick rundown of what we missed!
First off, let's start with the wonderful couple above. I don't mean that romantically, but I do mean it in a business sense as Paris Hilton has signed a deal with Cash Money to release her second album. First off, WUT? Secondly, she has a first album? Third, ugh. I think I'll just move on.
Two big releases for May 21st with the more universal Daft PunkRandom Access Memories and French Montana's debut album Excuse My French. The first-week projections are in: Daft Punk slated for 300-325K and French with 45-50K. Solid numbers for Daft Punk. I think people may have expected more for French, but that sounds about right to me. (via HDD)
Geno Smith, rookie QB for the New York Jets, has signed with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports.
We also have new songs and videos comin' up on those respective pages from TDE, Usher, Melanie Fiona, and more, after leaving off with Joey Bada$$ announcing a new EP coming June 12th. Be sure to keep it locked for all the new music and updates today.. and beyond!