Over this past weekend, which was just nine days before YMCMB rapper Drake is scheduled to drop his sophomore disc, entitled Take Care, three tracks from the album including, Lord Knows Ft. Rick Ross, “Crew Love” Ft. The Weeked and “Take Care” Ft. Rihanna leaked online. Drake spoke on the album leaked via his official Twitter account @Drake. Read what Drake said below:
Take Care will be in stores and online next Tuesday (November 15).
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Harlem’s native A$AP Rocky sure is making a name for himself and has the streets buzzing with his singles “Purple Swag” and “Peso,” which gathered millions of views online and is already in heavy rotation on New York’s radio station Hot 97. Billboard caught with the Pologrounds/RCA rapper to talk about his mixtape, record deal and future projects. Below are some excerpts:
On his new mixtape Long Live A$AP.
“My mixtape is better than a lot of people’s albums.”
On the $3 million deal, which is between Polo Grounds/RCA and A$AP’s company, A$AP Worldwide.
“I don’t have a $3 million dollar balance in my account but the record deal was $3 million though,” said A$AP. “I got a deal with RCA/Polo Grounds for A$AP Worldwide and I got a deal with them for my solo project, my solo deal; if you combine both deals it amounts to a three million dollar deal.”
On his upcoming compilation mixtape and future projects.
Last week, the Harlem native released his mixtape Long Live A$AP, which will feature his newly signed A$AP Worldwide artists A$AP Ferg, A$AP Nast, A$AP Twelvyy and SpaceGhostPurrp. Before dropping his yet-to-be-titled debut set, A$AP plans to release a deluxe edition of his current mixtape that will be marketed and sold commercially similar to Drake’s So Far Gone. After all, A$AP says, “My mixtape is a classic. It’s only right to put it out at retail.”
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Tomorrow Tuesday November, Queens’ rapper Lloyd Banks will be releasing his new mixtape The Cold Corner 2. The disc features collaborations with Prodigy, Style P, A$AP Rocky, Tha Jerm and more. In my opinion, this G-Unit signee is one of the dopest lyricists in the game. He sold platinum albums, tour the world and achieved commercial success with the released of his first three albums; Hunger For More, The Rotten Apple and Hunger For More 2. Peep the tracklisting below:
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