In an interesting two-part interview, Childish Gambino joins Tim Westwood and talks about the upcoming album, Because The Internet, (as you'd expect) and shares some positive comments on Kanye, Drake, and Future. He says Kanye is a dope artist and that Drake and Future are two of the best writers of our generation.
Glover also has some thoughts on not wanting to make albums (and music consumption in general), the progression of live shows, and even renting out Chris Bosh's mansion for a period of time that became the setting for Clapping For The Wrong Reasons.
If you're not already excited by the title, maybe the fact that this is thirteen minutes long will get you to that appropriate level. Or maybe this gem of a first thought, as Kanye kicks it off with this:
"It's the dream, it's Kobe and Jordan on the same team in the best prime of they game in the same Kanye"
Tim Westwood unearthed a true Kanye West freestyle off the top as we go back to 2005 circa Late Registration. The beats are all Kanye West productions — Game's "Dreams" (one of my all-time favorite songs by Game), Jay-Z's "Encore", and Common's "The Corner". With this being a legit freestyle off the top, these 13 minutes showcase Kanye's quick-wit and bravado throughout. A few LOL moments naturally ensue, including 'Ye rapping about a message sent into the station around the 7 minute mark (I can't type it out, 'Ye's delivery does it justice, you'll have to hear it) and some off-the-cuff instructions to rappers on how not to sound like everyone else and how not to rhyme about everything else. Damn, I just wish his bluntness and brashness didn't get interrupted when the beat ended. Would have loved to hear him keep flowing at that moment and just more bars on this in general.
This takes you back, huh? A must-watch above for any Kanye fan. Keep up on Kanye's latest in the past week, INCYMI below.
Big Sean chopped it up at length with Tim Westwood while out in London recently and of course that means some new details on upcoming projects have come to light. The one I'm most excited for: the revelation that Big Sean was invited to the studio by the biggest rap star to have come out of his city: Eminem!
Other noteworthy tidbits from the interview: Big Sean talks about his current single "Guap", that A-list rappers were cut from the final versions of the "I Don't Like RMX" and "Clique", and that his upcoming sophomore album title has been shortened from Hall Of Fame: Memoirs Of A Detroit Player to simply, Hall Of Fame.