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Andrew “Pop” Wansel Chats All About Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love” Single With GRAMMY Pro

June 25, 2016 by Danny M

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Andrew Pop Wansel Chats All About Nicki Minaj Your Love Single With GRAMMY Pro

GRAMMY Pro caught up with GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Andrew “Pop” Wansel for their “Songwriter Week” series a couple of days ago to ask him all about Nicki Minaj‘s “Your Love” single, which was his very first hit.

Pop explained why he wrote the song, how he came up with the idea, sending it to Nicki by mistake, what he thinks makes the track memorable, how he feels when he hears it today, and more.

You can read everything the Philadelphia producer said about the Young Money Barbie and her “Your Love” single after the jump below!

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DJ Dahi Speaks On Producing Drake’s “U With Me?” & Reveals How It Was Nearly Left Off “VIEWS”

June 16, 2016 by Danny M

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One Of The Producers Behind Drake U With Me Off VIEWS Speaks On The Song

One of the producers behind Drake‘s “U With Me?” song off his VIEWS album, DJ Dahi, spoke with Genius about how the track came together and how it was almost left off VIEWS.

Dahi explained that he sent the beat to Drizzy Drake‘s manager Oliver El-Khatib, who told the producer that Drizzy loved it and was going to use it. However, an unfinished version of the song leaked in the summer of 2014.

Things didn’t look good for the track then, but Noah “40” Shebib (who also has production credits on the song) called up DJ Dahi to ensure him that the finished version of “U With Me?” will still be appearing on VIEWS. You can read the interview after the jump below!

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Shanell Discusses Adele & If She Thinks White Artists Are Becoming The Face Of Black Music [Video]

June 6, 2016 by Danny M

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Shanell Discusses Adele & If She Thinks White Artists Are Becoming The Face Of Black Music

In part 3 of her interview with DJ Smallz, the Young Money Princess spoke on Adele‘s first week numbers for her 25 album, which was 3.38 million copies.

Shanell also shared her thoughts on if she thinks white music artists are becoming the face of black music.

Hit the jump to check out what SnL said!

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Cory Gunz Releases “Spot ‘Em” Music Video, Talks Big Pun, Skating With Lil Wayne & More With Kinship & Prime Cut

June 4, 2016 by Danny M

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Cory Gunz Releases Spot Em Music Video, Talks Big Pun, Skating With Lil Wayne & More With Kinship & Prime Cut

We saw a sneak peek a month ago, and now here is Cory Gunz‘ interview with directors Prime Cut and lifestyle brand Kinship for their “Off Top” series that was shot in The Bronx, New York City in April.

During their conversation, Cory spoke on Big Pun, the state of hip-hop, being into lyricism with a message, his dad Peter Gunz not wanting him to be a rapper, getting a DMX album for Christmas, growing up listening to Doggystyle and The Chronic, skateboarding, trying to follow Lil Wayne at doing a skateboard trick, says Wayne is a better skater than him, and more.

In the middle of the interview (see below), we can also see a new music video from the Young Money Gunna for a song called “Spot ‘Em“, which was produced by Dot N Pro and will appear on his upcoming Kriminal Minded EP.

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Chris Athens Chats About Putting The Final Touches On Drake’s “VIEWS” Album

May 19, 2016 by Danny M

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Chris Athens Chats About Putting The Final Touches On Drake VIEWS Album

Chris Athens chopped it up with MTV News earlier this month about his contribution to Drake‘s brand new album, VIEWS, which is available in stores and online now.

The mastering engineer spoke on what it means to master a project, what it was like working on VIEWS, receiving the music just 48 hours before it was supposed to drop, putting the finishing touches on it about 12 hours before the release, how Drizzy‘s team found out about his work, and more.

You can read everything Athens said about working on Drizzy Drake‘s VIEWS album after the jump below!

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Drake Talks Getting His First No. 1, Rihanna, Plays A Game With Jared Leto & Gets A Scare On “Ellen”

May 18, 2016 by Danny M

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Drake Talks Getting His First No 1 With One Dance, Rihanna, Plays A Game With Jared Leto & Gets A Scare On The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Earlier today, Drake made an appearance on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to chop it up with Ellen and to also play a game of “Have I Ever” with actor and artist Jared Leto.

During his sit-down interview, Drizzy spoke on hosting “Saturday Night Live at the weekend, his relationship with Rihanna, “One Dance” being his first No. 1, and then gets a scare when a guy dressed in “Hotline Bling” clothing jumps up out of a table to scare him.

You can check out Drizzy Drake chatting with Ellen DeGeneres and playing a game with Jared in the clips after the jump below!

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Christina Milian Talks Leonardo DiCaprio, Mother’s Day, New Music, TV & More [Video]

May 14, 2016 by Danny M

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Christina Milian Talks Leonardo DiCaprio, Mother's Day, New Music, TV & More

Christina Milian visited InStyle‘s headquarters in New York City last week to sit-down with the fashion website for a Facebook Live broadcast.

During their conversation, which you can watch below, Tina Turn Up spoke on working with John Stamos, “Grandfathered”, shooting the “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” remake, and her “Christina Milian: Turned Up” reality TV show.

The Young Money artist also discussed how she balances work and family time, what she did for Mother’s Day, which movie remake she would look to star in, Leonardo DiCaprio, her new music, and plenty more!

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