Category Archives: Rappers in the News

Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj

It takes a lot of confidence to date someone like Nicki Minaj. She is a star in the industry that has managed to become one of the most recognizable entertainers on the planets. That means that anyone that she dates has to be secure enough to handle it. What Meek has done recently is show off his relationship through pictures.

Meek Mill is hanging around a lot of different people now from what Ricardo Tosto can see. He seems to be influenced by others that are fairly close to Nicki. In other words, he has been spending time with famous couples like Beyonce and Jay-Z. He even seems to be dressing more like Jay-Z in some of the picks that show these two together.

He is constantly posting pictures of Nicki, and he is quick to remind fans of how fortunate he is to have access to Nicki. This is a rapper that was locked up for a while even after he got his record deal. Now he is enjoying all that life has to offer by spending some serious time with Nicki Minaj. This may be one of the best returns from prison life. He has managed to secure (and keep) a deal with his record label and get linked to one of the most beautiful entertainers this profession. It is safe to say that Meek Mill is winning, and he is letting everyone know with pictures on Instagram.

Lil Wayne Has Some Fun on Mix Tape

Anyone that has been waiting for the “Carter V” album may be impressed with songs from the “Sorry for the Wait 2” mix tape. Lil Wayne appears to be having a lot of fun here as he raps over lots of popular beats from 2014.

One of the standouts on the mix tape is the collaborations with current girlfriend Christina Milian. These two take on the Beyonce and Jay-Z “Drunk in Love” song by rapping over this beat. It is something that Wayne has been known for in the past. He takes beats from popular songs and adds his own lyrics. So far people have been talking about this as the standout track from the mix tape.

There are also other tracks on the album that present a clever wordplay from Wayne, but this track has been highlighted because of his new relationship with Milian. Fans, like Marc Sparks, are talking now that there is some truth to the relationship rumors. In the early stages of the relationship Wayne blew it off as just a friendship. With the release of the mix tape it becomes obvious that there is more to it than that.

Lots of outsiders that are looking in at this relationship are wondering how long this will last. Milian has had a string of albums that have failed on a commercial level. She currently has a reality show that highlights her return to music.

2 Pac Museum Coming Soon

In the wake of a new 2 Pac movie there are a lot of people talking about the legacy and influences he left on hip-hop. Now there is going to be an exhibit dedicated to the controversial rapper.

The late 2 Pac was very big in the hip hop community, but he became a crossover success after he died. It was white rappers like Eminem that seemed to come into the hip hop world and introduce suburban America to this rugged style of hip hop music. It is sort of ironic for 2 Pac to be part of a Grammy exhibit since he has never actually won a Grammy. He was nominated 6 times (for music before and after his death), but he never actually won.

The rap world – in accordance to rap – has changed a lot since 2 Pac has died. The rap lyrics that he brought to the surface were still part of an urban culture when he died. As pointed out by my friend over at Status Labs, it was something that was not exactly a mainstream genre. Since he has passed numerous rappers have taken a Grammy or two home. Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West are among the ones that have had great wins. Common has even won a Golden Globe, and he has been nominated for an Oscar this year. It is very possible that 2 Pac may have won a Grammy if he was still alive.

Hopsin Says Bye To Making Music And Hello To Australia

Rapper Hopsin made an announcement on December 17, and said that he was heading to Australia. He is not touring there or doing a one-off concert. He is actually leaving rap music behind and moving to the country. 

Hopsin took to his social media accounts to make the announcement, and he thanked his fans and those who supported his career throughout the years. He also uploaded a photo of himself at the airport, with luggage in hand. 

What’s Hopsin’s reasoning for leaving music behind? He simply said that music wasn’t for him. He went on and said that he hoped his fans would understand and respect his decision.

Funk Volume, the record label he co-founded, was signed off to his business partner, so he no longer runs it. He concluded his message by wishing a few artists good luck with their careers.

J. Cole Makes Controversial Song

J. Cole recently did an interview talking about how white rappers such as Eminem, Macklemore, and Iggy Azalea had taken the sounds of hip-hop music, and turned it into their own, especially without giving thanks to those who created the sound in the first place. Will Detroit Ban J. Cole?. Although he may have a point in his argument, many may not like what he says, especially an artist named Trick Trick, who is well known for going against those who don’t appreciate music that comes out of Detroit.

J. Cole created a song called “Fire Squad,” which addresses the very issues he spoke about in his interview, stating that white rappers have bitten off sounds of previous rappers from the past. Many are surprised that he would call out Eminem’s name, but the fact is, Eminem is the hottest white rapper in history.

Brian Torchin reports that J. Cole doesn’t feel that his comments are racist, as he is of mixed race himself, but he is simply stating what the facts are. He also noted that Elvis did something similar, when he bit off sounds of black artists, and gave them no recognition for the work he stole from them.

Rick Ross Praying For Meek Mill Return Before The Holidays

According to Rick Ross and other sources closely related to rapper Meek Mill, the MMG artist is supposed to be getting out of prison during this month. That is great news for Mill fans who had to see their favorite rapper behind bars after committing a violation of his parole. 

Rick Ross received a phone call from Meek Mill while still being in prison informing him to be optimistic about the rappers release date from prison.

Ross admits that although the prison sentence is supposed to be 6 months only, they got their hopes up before only to be disappointed. They are just going to stay positive about the rapper’s new release date. 

Brad Reifler reports that Meek Mill has agreed along with MMG to put his upcoming new album “Dreams worth more than money” on hold, at least until Mill gets out of prison. Ross’s label commented that they will stick by their own through thick and thin, through the good and bad. That is very noble of a music recording company with flocks of artists that are willing to sacrifice everything for a chance at the spotlight. 

Although Meek is behind bars, it didn’t stop him from reaching out to his fans through other artists, twitter, and through a song he recorded with Boosie Badazz.