As we continue to patiently wait for Weezy’s album to release we have seen a lot unfold between Wayne and Birdman. Oh and we can’t forget the supporting actors like Young Thug during this Hip Hop drama. Since the debacle of Cash Money, there has been lawsuits, copycat albums, and even a shot up tour bus. When will it all stop? When will we finally get to hear Wayne’s new album that has since been retitled, Freezy Weezy???
Well, last night Lil Wayne took the stage at the Bay Area’s KMEL Summer Jam and announced, “I just signed a deal with my motherf**king idol, Jay Z”. The audience went crazy, but it left me and other Hip Hop heads with even more questions. Like, could he be referring to Jay Z‘s streaming service TIDAL, or did he actually sign with Roc Nation? All of these are valid questions, especially with Wayne still being singed to Cash Money. I guess only time will tell.
Check out the snippet of Lil Wayne making his announcement below.
UPDATE: Lil Wayne wasn’t referring to his signing on the dotted line with Jay Z regarding a record deal, but rather a deal with TIDAL that he signed earlier this month, making him the newest co-owner of the recently relaunched streaming service.
Yesterday Chicago native Vic Mensa dropped the visual to his latest single “U Mad” featuring fellow Chi-town native Kanye West. The Roc Nation artist has been hard at work with Kanye as they have been touring together for most of the year. Things are starting to move fast for Vic as he works to create his own lane with his debut album, Traffic, which should be released by the end of the year. For now, check out Vic’s first video since signing to the Roc and let us know what you think.
Just last week Rihanna released her new song “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. This track will be Rihanna’s first single from her upcoming album, which still remains nameless. For this album Rihanna enlists the help of super producers DJ Mustard, David Guetta, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, and Nicky Romero.
Today, the visual for “FourFiveSeconds” hits the internet. The video is pretty basic with its black and white appearance, however, it is the lyrics that truly pull you in. Check out the visual to Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” below.
The track will actually appear on both Roc Nation artists’ upcoming albums. You can now download the song here on iTunes.
Just when you thought you might have been done talking about Kanye (at least for a few days) he drops another hot single. This time around he play’s co-star to Rihanna and gets another assist from the legendary Paul McCartney. The track is actually a new Rihanna song, but it will appear on both Roc Nation artists’ albums.
This is a true indication that Yeezy could be dropping his highly anticipated album sometime real soon. Either way, fans have been gifted some great music in the past month. Like “Only One,” this single has that acoustic feel to it as Kanye and Rihanna lend their vocals to the song. It is definitely not a club hit, but a hit nonetheless. With news that Paul McCartney is co-producing Kanye’s entire album, expect to hear much more great music from the new acoustic duo.
Listen to Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney below.