The clip above shows Nicki Minaj backstage during commercial breaks at a recent taping of 106 & Park where she appeared on the show alongside Robin Thicke for a performance of Robin’s latest single.
Archive | December, 2009
Here are some more pictures from Jingle Bash in Atlanta the other night! We posted up some Nicki Minaj pics three days ago, but here are some Shanell and Lil Chuckee photos.
It’s done. Drake’s collaboration with Jay-Z, “Light Up,” is finally finished. The Toronto lyricist had been hopeful all year that he and Hov could connect in the studio.
Drake recently sat down with MTV News in his Canadian hometown and explained how the song, produced by Tone Mason and co-produced by his October’s Very Own cohort Noah “40” Shebib, came to fruition.
The track will be included on the rapper’s forthcoming debut, Thank Me Later, tentatively slated for a March release.
“When I heard that beat, the drums that they had come up with, it was like, ‘Man, this is a moment,’ ” he said. ” ‘This sounds like where I’m at in my life.’ So, we took it and 40 did what he does to pieces of music that I see potential in — he took it to the next spot. Jay-Z’s on it. The song is phenomenal. It’s done now.”
The pair previously worked together on Jay-Z’s “Off That,” from Hov’s The Blueprint 3 project.
The Timbaland-produced track, however, only featured Drake on the hook instead of contributing a verse alongside Jay. This time, the two MCs both had their say on “Light Up.” Though the upstart MC was able to recruit the Roc Nation head into the fold for his first album, in addition to expected collabos with Lil Wayne and Kanye West, Drake said he’s trying to downplay the guest list and focus on his humble beginnings.
“At the end of the day, one of the biggest things I’ve been toying with on Thank Me Later is that it’s kind of hard for me to come out and be like, ‘I’m still the underdog,’ ” Drake told Mixtape Daily recently.
“I can’t rap about the same things [as I did] on So Far Gone, so it’s just really trying to tell the greatest story that’s never been told, which is the story of a rapper’s come-up, and tell it without being corny or over-bragging or sounding like, ‘Feel sorry for me.’ It’s going to be a very interesting record because I’m really going to have to dig deep and tell stories that people can relate to. But it’s kind of hard, because my life is at a very different place now. ”
We Are Young Money, the debut album from Lil Wayne’s protégés, landed at the no. 9 position after its first week on shelves. The group, which consists of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine, Tyga, Lil’ Chuckee and Lil Twist, managed to move 142,100 units, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.
So what do y’all think ❓ Did you expect the album to do better first week, or do you think this is a good amount ❓
Here is a new track by Lil Twist which he dropped via his Twitter page. He remixes Wiz Khalifa’s “Boarding Pass“, and you can listen and download it below. Also, check out Twist‘s new chain in the pic above which is the same design as the tattoo on his back!
Download: Lil Twist – Boarding Pass
Here are some pictures of Nicki Minaj at Dreamz ATL Night Club from the other night. Nicki was giving away Champagne and Tequila to her fans, and you can view more pics after the jump below:
Here is a fire verse from Tyga on this Dirty Money joint titled “Love Come Down (Remix)“. Dirty Money are a group with members: Diddy, Dawn Richard and Kalenna. You can listen and download the song below:
Props DJ Ill Will