Archive | July, 2009

Exclusive: Gudda Gudda – Guddaville [Official Mixtape Cover]

July 31, 2009 by Danny M

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Gudda Gudda - Guddaville - Official Mixtape Cover

Check out the official cover for the upcoming Gudda Gudda mixtape titled “Guddaville“. This is a YoungMoneyHQ.com exclusive and this mixtape currently has no release date, but it is coming real soon, so be on the lookout for some new tracks soon!

Everyone should be looking forward to this mixtape as Gudda Gudda is definitely one of best artists out of Young Money, because he kills every track he is on and the fans need some music from him!

Don’t forget to follow these people on Twitter @Gudda1, @DeeJayIllWill and @RealDJRockstar!

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Drake Refused Kanye West’s Offer To Remake “Best I Ever Had” Video

July 30, 2009 by Danny M

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Some fans liked it, some fans were scratching their heads after the debut of Drake‘s “Best I Ever Had” video last month. Some in the blogosphere said the clip’s buxom female basketball team did nothing but cater to the male audience without matching the theme of the song; others just thought it wasn’t all that creative. And a couple of bloggers even went so far as to suggest that director Kanye West sabotaged Drake‘s production.

In fact, Drake told MTV News that West offered to shoot another video for the song, and he declined. He noted that receiving mixed reviews of his clip was a great lesson.

“That career move was very important to me,” he explained at the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival kickoff in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “We’ve done such a great job of building it all up. It’s kind of like people were getting this impression of me that I’m never gonna make a mistake. I’m not made of Teflon. I’m gonna do things for myself sometimes, as opposed to what people want me to do.”

Drake said the abundance of big-breasted women in the video didn’t put up any red flags that the video would offend anyone. He enjoyed the final cut of the video and thought it was right on point.

“If you listen to the song, I’m not saying the most graceful thing in the world. It’s not the most heartfelt song,” Drizzy continued. “I say some pretty wild things in regards to women in the actual song. When me and Kanye were in the studio working on a song for Big Sean, we were talking about it. We saw a comedic element to it. I felt that the climate in the world right now, everything in the world is so serious all the time, my life is serious, I just wanted to laugh, instead of taking myself too serious as the heartthrob and walking hand-in-hand into the movies and taking my shirt off. I felt it’s not that time for me yet. Or maybe never. I’m a very multifaceted person. One thing I told ‘Ye is, ‘I really want to act. I want to act in this video.’ ”

Kanye convinced him that the only way to be humorous was to go all the way with it and make it a full on funny video.

“I guess one thing I didn’t consider is what the song personally means to a lot of women,” Drake said. “To those women, I apologize. I do apologize. My intention wasn’t to put anyone down. It was to make them laugh. I wanted people to see something visually different.”

Don’t worry, Drake, judging by your reception at Monday’s AMW show, the fans still love you.

Shouts to MTV and was you happy with the video :?:

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Soulja Boy Snatches Drake For New Collabo [Video]

July 30, 2009 by Danny M

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Soulja Boy Tell Em has announced plans to release an upcoming collaboration record with rap newcomer Drake.

While not revealing the song’s title or content, Soulja Boy said fans could expect a forthcoming new song featuring Drizzy.

“Drake is a real dude,” Soulja Boy said in an interview. “Most rappers, they don’t like to give the other rappers props. They be hating on the next man and he showed me my respect. Drake is a good artist. I just got through chopping it up with him before Lil Wayne went on stage. We got a song coming too. We’ve been in the studio. I got the studio bus actually on the road, the whole tour. So I’m recording my third album, The DeAndre Way, it drops November. I’m recording my album while we’re on tour. So y’all can look out for the Soulja Boy and Drake collaboration.”

Via SOHH

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Weezy Introduces Young Money Crew & Album Coming November 24

July 30, 2009 by Danny M

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The Young Money album is slated for November 24, as is Lil Wayne‘s Rebirth LP, according to a source in his camp.

No doubt about it, the New Orleans Fireman is loaded. Rap’s most popular mic king just kicked off Young Money Presents: The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival, and one of Weezy‘s main goals on the tour is to make sure his Young Money artists get shine. While you know all about Drake, Nicki Minaj and newest member Omarion, we thought we’d put you onto game about the rest of the clique.

Gudda, he’s got this aggression about him,” Wayne told us about the artist who’s been with him the longest. Gudda Gudda has been riding with Wayne since he was a teenager on Cash Money.

“What people don’t know, Gudda started rapping several years ago,” Weezy added. “He started rapping because I said, ‘I like your look. You should rap.’ I wrote his first rap for him, and I never written another rap for him ever since that day I told him he should be a rapper.”

Representing the younger faction are Lil Twist, who’s on the tour riding his Segway scooter around, and Lil Chuckee, who uses his feet to cover ground backstage.

“His energy, he’s a pure entertainer,” Weezy said of Chuckee. Wayne is also a fan of Chuck‘s swag. “I know that kid is gonna make it. It’s like in sports when you got that Kobe Bryant. You don’t know what to do with him, whether to play him the guard, center, small forward — you just know we’re gonna win with him.”

Rounding out the clique are mostly names you’ve heard of: Mack Maine, Tyga, Jae Millz, D. Woods’ sister Shanell (also known as SNL) and T-Streets.

“He’s more like my brother,” Wayne said of Streets. “He’s been with me since Gudda. He’s like my protector. Anybody wanna play games, T-Streets is right there. So I make sure T-Streets is on everything I do, always around.”

Via MTV

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Drake To Star As Funnyman In New Sitcom

July 30, 2009 by Danny M

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Drake To Star As Funnyman In New Sitcom

Rap newcomer Drake will make his return to the small screen in a new upcoming series called “Us and Them“.

While details are still scarce, the show will reportedly be an “Odd Couple”-styled sitcom.

Also Wednesday, Toronto-based the Nightingale Company said Canadian actor and rap artist Aubrey “Drake” Graham (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) is to develop a new comedy series for the indie producer. Graham, also known as the recording artist “Drake,” and fellow actor Mazin Eisadig (“The Line”) are to co-star in “Us and Them,” a sitcom about best buddies — and polar opposites ? trying to make their way in the entertainment industry.

Drake originally made a name for himself as a star on the kids-based show “Degrassi.”

Via SOHH

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America’s Most Wanted Tour Setlist

July 29, 2009 by Danny M

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America's Most Wanted Setlist

A lot of people have been e-mailing me asking which songs did Young Money perform on the “America’s Most Wanted” tour. Well someone called “YME” left this comment in the comments at LilWayneHQ:

ok so i just went to this FANTASTIC show
the sound was great, lil waynes band was great
the setlist was great and here it is:

Cannon
A Milli
Got Money
Sky Is The Limit
Phone Home
Swagga Like Us (Verse)
Mr. Carter
Go DJ
Fireman
Money On My Mind
Get Money Fuck Bitches (Biggie Tribute)
I’m a D-Boy
Hustla Musik
Best Rapper Alive
Walk This Way (Aerosmith Cover)
Prom Queen (with Shanell)
then Shanell preformed a song featuring Weezy
I’m Me
Turnin’ Me On
Best I Ever Had Remix (I Think)
Kush
You Ain’t Know
Pop Bottles
We Taken Over (With Birdman)
I Run This (With Birdman)
Always Strapped (With Birdman)
Weezy called this the YOUNG MONEY PORTION OF THE SHOW
then Drake came out and preformed
Successful
Best I Ever Had
Lil Twist preformed (who i met at my mall) The Leak
Lil Chuckie preformed a song i dont know
Tyga did his verse from My Weezy
T-Streetz did a song i dont know
Jae Millz did his verse from Ain’t I
Gudda Gudda did his verse from Get Bizzy
then Nikki Minage did her song Bad Bitch
this next section Wayne referred to as the CARTER 3 PORTION OF THE SHOW
3peat
Let The Beat Build
Comfortable
Mrs. Officer (With Drake)
Lollipop (With Shanell)
and they closed the show with all of Young Money preforming Every Girl
and there was an awesome extra thing at the end that i won’t ruin….

Weezy Rocked That Shit!
it was awesome it really was and any WFB better get his/her ass there

oh and at my show someone threw a waterbottle at weezy and he finished his song and said to the guy “I wouldnt do that… the ladies love me when im all wet!” hahaha lmao
Weezy’s the fuckin man

Major

So there you all go, and this might not be the setlist for all the shows, but the above setlist was used in Scranton on July 27th.

So thanks again to YME and the “awesome extra thing” at the end, was Young Money’s tribute to the one and only Michael Jackson which can be watched here.

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Nicki Minaj Gets Intimate With Amber Rose Backstage At Tour

July 29, 2009 by Danny M

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Nicki Minaj Gets Intimate With Amber Rose Backstage At Tour

One of the most interesting moments of Monday night’s launch for the Americas Most Wanted tour didn’t take place on the big stage, but rather backstage.

Moments before Young Jeezy was set to perform, two beautiful women emerged backstage, walking hand-in-hand, and made jaws drop.

“There goes Nicki Minaj” said one rapper. “And wait, is that Amber Rose with her? What are they doing?”

Indeed, it was Amber Rose, Kanye West’s on-again/ off-again girlfriend. But were she and Nicki holding hands just to stir up controversy, or … ?

I met Nicki (a fellow resident of Jamaica, Queens) a few months back when we covered her Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape. Apparently, she and Rose met on the set of Drake’s video for “Best I Ever Had,” which Kanye directed. Nicki has intimated in the past that she doesn’t limit herself to the opposite sex.

Via MTV

Nicki Minaj Gets Intimate With Amber Rose Backstage At Tour

Nicki Minaj Gets Intimate With Amber Rose Backstage At Tour

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