Beanie Sigel And Scarface Team Up For ‘Mac And Brad’ Album

Mar 30

 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Houston’s finest meets Philly’s own: Scarface and Beanie Sigel are working on a collaborative album. The joint project will be title Mac and Brad, an homage to Scarface’s given name and Beanie’s nickname as well as their 2008 joint track of the same name on Sigel’s 2000 album The TruthThe news was broken on Statik Selektah’s Shade 45 radio show and then confirmed via both Statik and Scarface’s Twitter accounts. “Follow the real beanie @BeanieSigelSP Mac and Brad comin soon……” Face tweeted on March 30.

Both rappers have been largely quiet these last few years so understandably, fans immediately took to Twitter to share their excitement for new music. Sentiment included tweets like “Holy s— fellas…THIS IS CRAZY!!!!!,” “S— JUST GOT REAL FOR RAP MUSIC!!!!!” “epitome of grit, “ “fakers can really kiss the game goodbye” and “Cant wait TWO OF THE REALEST.”

Many remember Sigel most recently, for his rift with former mentor Jay-Z in 2009. At the time, Sigel shared with DJ Whoo Kid that he wanted Jay to respond to his dis (which Hov never officially did). “”I don’t think there’s much a person could say about me,” Beanie said. “My gangster’s never been on trial. At the end of the day, what can you say about a real n—a? I ain’t never tell on nobody. I was never in an awkward position where I had to curb my manhood. … Jay can rap. You can’t take anything from Jay, but yo, I’m nice, cuz. I’m nice!”

Although Sigel seemed to have buried the hatchet in an interview with XXL magazine in 2011, he never admitted to fully apologizing, according to an interview with DJ Green Lantern on Sirius XM. “I never made a public apology, I talked to somebody from a magazine, and they brought that issue up. You never hear me say ‘apology.’ What I said was, to stop that interviewer from asking me those questions, and everybody else who asked those questions… I felt how I felt and I still feel how I feel,” said Siegel.

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Video: Iggy Azalea ft. T.I. – Murda Bizness (Live in ATL)

Mar 30

Iggy brings out Cliff to support and perform their track together.

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Joe Budden Arrested In NYC At Slaughterhouse Show

Mar 30

By Rob Markman

New York, NY– There was a packed house at New York City’s Best Buy Theatre, but when Slaughterhouse took the stage on Thursday night there was a notable vacancy. Two songs into Slaughterhouse’s set the quartet revealed that Jersey City rapper Joe Budden wouldn’t take part in the night’s festivities because he was arrested for a warrant stemming from a 2007 traffic violation.

Just a few minutes after 10 p.m. Joell Ortiz opened the show when he took the stage reciting his verse to the group’s fan-favorite “The Illest.” Long Beach, California MC Crooked I followed, but there was a visible absence. The DJ cued up “Sound Off” next and Royce da 5’9″ marched out spewing his patented Detroit venom, but with three quarters of the Slaughterhouse machine on stage, Joe Budden’s absence was glaring. It was then that Slaughterhouse announced their outspoken bandmate had been arrested by the NYPD.

In full support, the crowd began to shout “Joey, Joey, Joey,” without any prompting from Joell, Crook or Nickel Nine.

The group then went into a portion of their infamous 2011 B.E.T. Hip-Hop Award Show cypher. Joell spit his verse and then went into his solo underground gem “Hip-Hop.” Budden was missed, but the now-three-headed lyrical Shady Records monster carried on.

There was no “Pump It Up” or Mood Muzik verses, but Budden’s band of brothers still repped performing their solo hits as well as posse cuts like “Microphone” and “Hammer Dance.”

That didn’t stop the crowd from chanting for Joe Budden. “We love Joey too, chanting for him ain’t gonna get him outta jail,” Royce responded.

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Birdman Wants To Sign Rick Ross And Game

Mar 29


By Kevin Lavi

Birdman has always had a keen eye for talent, most notable when looking back at the signing of Lil Wayne in the summer of 1991 when he was only 9-years-old. Now, with the immense amount of success that Birdman and Cash Money Records have achieved, Stunna has his eyes on bigger talents: Rick Ross and Game. 

In an interview with Complex Magazine Birdman was asked what artists he would like to sign to Cash Money. “Wow. There’s a lot of acts I’d like to work. I got a lot of respect for Rozay and what he accomplishing with his brand and his team” Birdman told Complex, adding “DJ Khaled. I like Jeezy. I like Game. In time, I’ll be working with some of them.”

When asked if he would consider signing Rick Ross to his label after he is finished completing his fifth and final album for Def Jam, Birdman responded by saying “if the time ever came, we gonna G up and make it happen. Right now he signed to Def Jam, but when the time do come, I’m gonna be right there waiting.”

I got nothing but love and respect for Rozay,” Birdman continued, “I watched him do it and he did it from nothing. He’s still grounded and that’s what I love about him. He’s got a solid team. They’ve got some great music over there.”

Baby had similar comments to make about possibly signing Game to Cash Money, “I know that I told Game, if the time come I would love to sign Game. I think he’s a very talented artist. But right now he’s signed with Interscope, maybe he’s got another album. But when time comes, I’m gonna be there for him too.”

It’s no wonder Birdman would want to sign Rozay to Cash Money. Back in February our panel of experts named Rick Ross the Hottest MC In The Game.

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No Malice Wants Pusha T To Stop Picking On Drake

Mar 29

You can always count on siblings to put you in your place. When Pusha T released his freestyle over the beat to Drake’s single “Don’t F— With Me” last fall, one line in particular stood out as a shot at Drake (“The swag don’t match the sweaters”) and his eccentric sweater selections, but the G.O.O.D. Music rapper has always denied that any shots were fired. Too bad his brother Malice–excuse us, we mean No Malice–finally outed him in a recent interview, where he says that he wants Pusha to stop picking on Drake.

“I want Pusha to stop picking on Drake, I like Drake,” No Malice told BET in an interview. “Yeah I like Drake.”

Can’t deny it now, can you Pusha?

Either way, Drake wasn’t too perturbed about the whole thing. In a February interview with Vibe he brushed it off, saying, ”I’ve been really open about my love for the Clipse. I don’t know [why he dissed me], maybe that guy is bored.” Doubtful that this is the last time another rapper will take jabs at him.

No Malice is currently working on a new mixtape Hear Ye Him, which he’s expected to roll out later this year. ”As far as features, you’re definitely going to get The Re-Up Gang of course, my brother, Ab-Liva definitely,” he says. “I’ve been working with Chad from The Neptunes, and Pharrell also. Boi-1da, and myself are about to do something as well. The first single is titled ‘Different.’”

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