If you guys don’t know I intern at XXL magazine and I have an article in this issue of XXL. The title of the article is “New York Rap Star, A Breakdown Of The Big Apple’s Hip-Hop History.” The May 2010 issue will hit news stands April 20th.
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This is the the second issue since the mag’s relaunch back in December. In the new issue, Trey is talking about rising to the top of the overcrowded R&B field and everything else that comes with it.
This is just my personal opinion, Trey you are not the hardest in R&B. Chris Brown is still the hottest young R&B singer. Trey didn’t sell any records until he went on tour with Jay-Z and Jeezy. Trey last album went goal, which is bad for an artist that have been in the game for over five years and that was Trey first time going goal.
Harlem rapper Jim Jones is accusing Fabolous of stealing his rock star-ish style. He also referred to Jay-Z and his “all black everything” style too. The two goes at it on twitter. The conversations are below.
Jimmy you don’t have a chance at winning in a lyrical battle with Fabolous. Fab will body ya. Jimmy have always been a wack rapper. He never sold records.
Below is the XXL “10 Freshmen For 10” Cover
I agree with Jae Millz to a certain extend about XXL’s 10Freshmen For 10 cover. Mad repsect to each and every artist that made the cover but I don’t think all of them should have been on the cover. There aren’t any New York artists on the cover. French Montana and Vado should have been on the cover along with Philly rapper Meek Millz. I don’t think all of those artists that are on the cover are hot. XXL is the number one music magazine and I felt that they should have come harder with the 10 Freshmen For 10 cover.
Jae Millz you are a dope artist but at the same time you don’t have anything to show for. Millz have been in the game for ten years and still didn’t put out an album. He wasn’t popping until Wayne signed him to Young Money and he is still struggling with his career. Drake and Nicki Minaj are the faces of Young Money. Millz had to wait until Wayne get knocked to pop. After two years with Young Money Millz career still hasn’t went anywhere and he’s still searching for success.
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Young Money rapper Drake debut album Thank Me Later finally has a release date.
The album has a set release date for May 25, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Dream, Sean Garrett and Boi-1da all are projected to be on the album. The first single “Over” is produced by Sean Garrett and Boi-1da and is currently No. 17 on Billboard charts. A video for the song, directed by Anthony Mandler is set to debut in the coming weeks.
Drake Speaks on album:
“This is my first album and it takes a lot for me to commit to a song and be like, ‘I like this enough that I’m gonna put it on the album,’” “It’s gotta be something that I feel is timeless and is better than anything that I’ve ever done.”