[Hip Hop News Now] 50 Cent Gives His Take On Meek Mill, Drake, and Nicki Minaj

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50 Cent believes that Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj share the same exact opinions when it comes to Drake. Nicki hasn’t responded yet to the beef between Meek and Drake and it feels somewhat odd to 50.  

“I think it’s really a Nicki [and] Drake thing going on,” 50 Cent says during an interview with St. Louis’ 104.1 FM. “I would think that he would be conscious of Nicki before he would just say something, when he knows Nicki and Drake have a relationship. Like, they’re down with each other. They’re in the same crew. Even if you just heard it randomly you would be talking to her before you say something publicly about it. Obviously she shares the same views, because she hasn’t really responded to it publicly.”

During the St. Louis 104.1 FM interview, 50 Cent spoke on his use of ghostwriters. 

“I wrote everything,” 50 says. “One time I took a line [on] ‘Straight To The Bank.’ Because Kanye [did the chorus], while we were just chilling in the studio he said that. And then I copied the sound that he did—but we in the room, we playing around, we writing. That’s different to somebody writing your song.”

Deeper into the conversation, Fif also spoke about the beef between Wayne and Birdman.

“It just got crazier than I even imagined it could possibly be between the two of them,” 50 says. “They were like father and son relationship… I couldn’t see them actually trying to kill him. The stuff that I hear [going on with Young Thug], I don’t believe that. I can’t believe that he would actually want to kill him.”

50 also spoke on the beef between Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson.

“I don’t know why he said that stuff, man,” 50 Cent says. “I think Ghost gon’ catch him. I won’t lie, I really think he gon’ catch that kid.”

Catch the entire 50 Cent interview below.

   

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[Hot New Video!] The Game featuring Drake – “100”

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Aside from all the back and forth “he said, he said” beef, Drake finds his way to a visual thanks to his Compton comrade The Game.  Game’s first single off his forthcoming The Documentary 2 album features the OVO chief and is titled “100“.  The video is directed by Drake‘s personal tour photographer, Theo Skudra. 

The “100” track is a salute to true friendship and it’s visual depicts that as you can catch Game and Drizzy take it to the streets of Compton where they find nothing but love.  “100” marks the first time that Game and Drake have collaborated since 2011. This is perfect timing for the release of this video with all the drama that is surrounding Drake.  Peep the new video below and be sure to always keep it 100!

  

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[Hot New Music!] Meek Mill – “Wanna Know” (Drake Diss)

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Finally, after what seemed to be the longest 5 days in Hip Hop, Meek Mill delivers his diss track in response to Drake.  Tonight via Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex, the MMG general premiered his Drake diss after long await.  The new Meek track is produced by Jahlil Beats and Swizz Beatz.

After this beef has stewed for a while it looks like Meek has finally got himself in the booth, but is this enough to get him out the hole he has already dug for himself? Take a listen to the new diss track below and let us know what you think. “Pump It or Dump It?” 

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[Hot New Music!] Drake – “Back To Back” Freestyle (Meek Mill Diss)

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Drake is bringing it to “Back to Back” on Meek Mill with his latest diss track. The “Back to Back” freestyle is a problem and Hip Hop listeners are now waiting in great anticipation for Meek to bring the solution.  By now, everyone is in the loop on this Hip Hop beef, but here is a quick run down.  

  1. *Last week, Meek accused Drake of having a ghost writer.
  2. Over the weekend, Drake responded by dropping “Charged Up” diss.
  3. Meek called the diss, “Baby lotion soft.”
  4. Monday, Meek was scheduled to drop a diss track via Hot 97, but he never did.
  5. The Pinkprint Tour hit Toronto, Meek hit the stage with the words “F*ck You” on the screen behind him.
  6. Today, Drake unleashes “Back to Back” diss.

*This actually did not happen first, but only Drake and Meek know what actually started the rift between these two emcees.

Today, Drake looked for the “checkmate” move as he dropped his new diss track, which you can hear below.

Apparently shortly after the “Back to Back” diss was released someone started a gofundme.com account to help Meek Mill record his Drake diss track. That’s how important it is for Meek to respond at this point.

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There is even a newly developed website, SaveMeekMill.com, which is set up to help build Meek’s brand by collecting donations to buy school supplies for the youth in Meek’s hometown of Philadelphia.  However, don’t let the positive mission statement fool you. The website states, “We strive to inspire the youth into different career paths other than being the type of rapper Meek Mill once glorified. We will save the youth from any future embarrassment caused at the hands of their rap adversaries when they find themselves in a beef — inspired by the one Meek Mill is currently losing to Drake. How? By inspiring them to not be like Meek Mill at all.” 

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The ball is in your court Meek. You’re down in points, but it’s your possession. So what are you going to do? The clock is ticking…

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[Hot New Video!] Meek Mill feat. Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown – “All Eyes On You”

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Like sand through the hourglass…

Hip Hop fans have recently found themselves in the middle of a Hip Hop soap opera featuring Philly rapper Meek Mill and Toronto emcee Drake.  With all of the ups & downs between the two lyricist Meek has still found the time to drop a visual to his latest album’s second single, “All Eyes On You.” The track features Meek’s girlfriend Nicki Minaj and R & B bad boy Chris Brown.  

“All Eyes On You” is Meek’s biggest hit to date as it is the highest charting single of his solo career.  It is currently sitting at #28 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and has shown no signs of losing any momentum.  This Benny Boom directed visual will definitely add to the song’s successful run.  Check out Meek and Nicki getting extra close in “All Eyes On You” below.

  

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[Hot New Music!] Drake – “Charged Up”

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You would of have to been under a rock this last week if you haven’t heard about the Meek Mill and Drake beef.  Well this weekend we finally got some music out of this Hip Hop soap opera.  Drake responded to Meek’s accusations of him utilizing a ghostwriter with a diss track titled “Charged Up” that he premiered Saturday on his Beats 1’s show OVO Sound Radio.

The track certainly throws jabs at those who have been active in this stand-off, however Meek thought that the diss track was soft as he turned to social media to tweet, “Baby lotion soft.”  Check out the diss track below and let us know what you think.

Drake’s latest OVO Sound Radio episode also featured two more new joints: “Right Hand” and “You Used To,” which is a remix of the D.R.A.M. single “Cha Cha” featuring Drake.

  

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[Hot New Video!] Janet Jackson feat. J. Cole – “No Sleep”

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Just two days after releasing a remix to her “No Sleep” single, Janet Jackson drops a video for the track.  The visual features J. Cole and is directed by Dave Myers.  Ms. Jackson (because I’m nasty) can be seen in the video in straight chill mode, reminiscing of a past love while mother nature plays the background.  J. Cole does his part by putting on for Janet, spitting those cupid-like bars.  The two play off each other very well as old-school meets new-school.

“I hope u enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it,” Jackson says as the caption displayed on the video’s YouTube page.

“No Sleep” will be featured on Janet Jackson’s upcoming album this fall.  The album will be Janet’s 11th LP. Her first release since 2008′s Discipline.  

Check out the video to “No Sleep” below.

  

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[Hip Hop News Now] Is 50 Cent Broke?

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A recent bankruptcy filing by 50 Cent has sparked a whirlwind of hysteria in the entertainment industry and all who follow it. Now the self-proclaimed “King of New York” was quoted saying, “I take all of the jewelry and cars back to the stores.” Whoa!? A lot of onlookers had originally thought that Fif’s bankruptcy was a ploy to protect his assets from the $5 million he was ordered to pay in the case between him and Lastonia Leviston, the mother of Rick Ross‘ daughter.  This case stemmed from a sex-tape of Leviston and a former boyfriend that 50 used in a parody to throw jabs at Rick Ross.

Now things are even taking a sharper turn as Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent testified in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday that his jewelry and cars are all for show.  Huh?  Fif who was listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the top five richest Hip Hop artists with a net worth of $155 million is now saying that his lifestyle is only a mirage.  During the hearing Jackson’s lawyer declares that his client is only worth $4.4 million dollars, which triggered his recent chapter 11 filing.  When the Judge asked 50 about selling 38 million records, 50 replied, “I only make 10 cents a record.”

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Either Fif is a better act than we ever knew or this is just another example of how treacherous this Hip Hop game can be.  What do you think?  Is 50 Cent deserving of an Oscar for his portrayal of a broke emcee or is he just another victim of the entertainment industry?  Please let us know by commenting below or by voicing your opinion on Twitter and Facebook.

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[Hot New Video!] Post Malone – “White Iverson”

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Hip Hop fans were first treated to Post Malone’s “White Iverson” track in February. Since its release, the trendy crooner has dropped a few more singles, “Too Young” and “Tear$.”  However, a visual to “White Iverson” was inevitable and fans patiently waited in anticipation. Today, Malone debuted the video on MTV

With the track reaching over 17 million plays on SoundCloud, it was only a matter of time before Post Malone would paint the picture to his words.  The Van Alpert directed video was shot in the desert and fits the song perfectly. Check it out for yourself below.  

Big shout out to Allen Iverson.

   

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[Hot New Music!] Future featuring Drake – “Where Ya At”

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On the brink of releasing his new album, Dirty Sprite 2, Future has the album’s “Where Ya At” track premiered by Beats Radio personality Zane Lowe. The song features Drake and is the lone song to actually host a feature. Earlier today on The Breakfast Club, Future spoke on the origins of this track and how the collaboration came about. Evidently, just before he was expected to submit the finished album, Drake called him up and voiced his interest in being a part of Dirty Sprite 2, and according to Future, he sent “Where Ya At” to Drake, and he quickly returned it with his verse that very same night.

Dirty Sprite 2 is a follow up to Future’s Dirty Sprite mixtape.  The new album pays homage to Future’s earlier days and fans get to listen to Future return to his roots. Dirty Sprite 2 drops tomorrow, but you can listen to the new track today. Check out Future’s “Where Ya At” featuring Drake below.

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