It has only been a minute since the release of Tyga‘s sophomore album, Careless World: Rise Of The Last King, but we are happy to announce that the very talented Young Money rapper is already working on two new mixtapes. Tyga took to Twitter earlier today to announce and confirm that he’s working on the follow up to Fan Of A Fan 2, the collaborative effort with Chris Brown.
He’s also in the studio recording the third installment of his Well Done mixtape series. Coming soon people!
Yesterday, Ne-Yo announced that he was changing the title of his forthcoming album from Cracks In Mr. Perfect to The R.E.D. Album which, if you all remember correctly, was also the name of rapper, the Game’s 4th studio album released last year. We thought this would spark some beef, but we are glad it didn’t.
But Game doesn’t seem to have problem with it. He tells XXL:
“I dont know what that’s about, but I’ve always known Ne-Yo to be a cool dude, so I’m pretty sure he got his reasoning. More power to the lil’ homie.”
Game and Ne-Yo collaborated in the past on “Gentleman’s Affair” and “Camera Phone“, two of the songs from his 2008 album L.A.X.
The other day, HHNM provided us with a few images of French and Mase in the studio together. All that was really exciting seeing as Mase hasn’t let loose anything new since his Welcome Back from back in 2004. So were they working on new music together or not?
The answer is yes. French tells XXL that he recorded couple of songs with the former Bad Boy rapper and Rick Ross in Miami but is not sure where exactly they will end up.
“We were in a Miami studio last night and Ma$e just stopped by. We were just workin’ on my album. We recorded two songs together—me, Ross and Ma$e. You might hear [Ma$e] on either my album [Excuse My French] or Ross’ [God Forgives, I Don’t] or both. We been planning it. Ma$e sounds good, sound like he never left. His flow is crazy. We’re going to let the world hear soon enough. Stay tuned. Just stay tuned.”
Tyga and Chris Brown will be joining forces yet again for a second installment to their very much demanded, Fan Of A Fan mixtape series. Tyga told fans via Twitter that there will be a Fan Of A Fan 2 mixtape very soon.
Tyga just released his album Careless World: Rise of the Last King, while Chris Brown is currently prepping his upcoming album Fortune.
Here was the first Fan Of A Fan mixtape installment that dropped back in 2010.
Around the hiphop blogosphere, everyone makes out Toronto’s own Drake to be so sensitive but look at what recently happened. Last night, Drake and his crew almost got put to the test during an altercation that almost turned ugly outside a London club called Funky Buddah. Global Grind reports:
“The 25-year-old rapper didn’t look too pleased, but thankfully the bouncers and the crew sorted out their problems. Drake and his entourage were eventually able to enter the club and it was smooth sailing after that.”
Global Grind via KC
Coming in at number one on Forbes richest hip-hop artist list is Sean “Diddy” Combs. The publication estimates Diddy net worth at $550 million. Rounding out the top three are Jay-Z and Dr. Dre. WOW!
1. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $550 Million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $460 Million
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $270 Million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams – $125 Million
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson -$100 Million
As we continue our coverage on that impressive Tupac hologram performance this past weekend at the Coachella music festival, the creator of the much-talked about Tupac creation spoke to MTV news about the technology about it.
Nick Smith is the president of AV Concepts, the company that created the technology. He talks about working with Dr. Dre to bring Tupac back, how much it would cost to make one and more.
Read what he had to say below:
“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life. It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”
Smith said he wasn’t allowed to talk about the creative aspects of the production — including how the hologram was able to seemingly perform the set in synch with Snoop and whether all the vocals were ‘Pac’s — but he did say that his company has the ability to recreate long-dead figures and visually recreate them in the studio. “You can take their likenesses and voice and … take people that haven’t done concerts before or perform music they haven’t sung and digitally recreate it,” he said.
The hologram was the latest visual magic pulled off by AV, which is also behind the 2005 Grammys performance featuring Madonna and the holographic members of the Gorillaz, as well as holograms used in concert by Celine Dion and the Black Eyed Peas.
The Tupac hologram was several months in the planning and took nearly four months to create in a studio and though Smith was not able to reveal the exact price tag for the illusion, he said a comparable one could cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to pull off. “I can’t say how much that event cost, but I can say it’s affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country” he said.
As the streets still wait to be fed by Meek Mill, he drops his the official mixtape cover art for that Dreamchasers 2 mixtape. Sit tight, the mixtape drops April 24th, 2012.
Waka Flocka shakes his dreads on the latest May/June issue of SPIN mag. This is SPIN’s first ever “Loud” issue, dedicated to all things, loud, such as Waka Flocka.