Nicki has been working! The Young Money Barbie already has upcoming collaborations with Cam’ron, Future, Ciara, Chris Brown and Big Sean dropping this summer, but now we can add Mario and Wale to that list too.
Mario announces that his new single featuring Nicki Minaj is called “Somebody Else” and it will drop online on Monday (May 20th). The Polow Da Don-produced song will be released on iTunes the following day (May 21st).
In related news, Wale also recently played a snippet of an unheard Minaj verse on his Vine account. So this looks he will have a track on his forthcoming The Gifted album featuring the Barbie.
Drake has announced the lineup for his 4th annual OVO Festival, which will take place over two days at the Molson Amphitheater in his hometown Toronto, Canada on August 4th – 5th.
The first day will include sets from Frank Ocean and James Blake. The second day will include a performance from the headliner himself, Drizzy Drake, plus special guests who will come out to perform with him.
Tickets for this year’s OVO Fest will go on sale May 24th.
Earlier today, the nominations for the 2013 BET Awards were announced at a press conference in Los Angeles, California. Drake leads the nominations this year with an amazing number of 12 while his YM label-mate Nicki Minaj received 1 nomination.
The Barbie is nominated in the category “Best Female Hip Hop Artist” and Drizzy is nominated in the categories: “Best Collaboration”, “Best Male Hip Hop Artist”, “Video of the Year”, and “Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award”.
The 2013 BET Awards, which will be hosted by Chris Tucker, will take place at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on June 30th in Los Angeles. There is no word yet on if any of the Young Money artists will attend and perform at the awards show!
Hit the jump to view a full list of the nominations, courtesy of Rap-Up.
While at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Chanel West Coast announces to Bootleg Kev of Power 98.3 that she is the newest artist signed to Young Money Entertainment. She also mentions that she is managed by the same people that manage Lil Wayne – Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson.
During the interview, Chanel West Coast talks about her upcoming mixtape, working at the Fantasy Factory with Rob Dyrdek, rapping at 14-years-old, having male and female groupies, being a white female rapper, and more.
The new Young Mula signee also speaks about her label-mate Lil Twist turning Justin Bieber into a different person and lets Bootleg Kev know that Young Money and Cash Money are two different labels with different artists, which is something I have to do frequently when people ask me why I don’t post Bow Wow or Ace Hood updates on YoungMoneyHQ!
Hit the jump to get a preview of Chanel West Coast‘s music by watching her video for “I Love Money“. Tez also makes a few appearances in the visual.
Drake recently chopped it up with Elliott Wilson on East Village Radio for an interview. The Young Money White Knight announced that he will be releasing two new songs this upcoming week! One of the tracks was going to be the “Started From The Bottom” remix, but Drizzy says he gave it to DJ Khaled for his new single, and the other track will be a leftover off his upcoming Nothing Was The Same album.
Drizzy Drake also talked about Chris Brown, “5AM In Toronto“, The Weeknd, if he still reps OVOXO, singing, Pusha T, Lil Wayne’s health trouble, Future, the rumors about him leaving YMCMB that surface online like every month, Kendrick Lamar, and more. You can listen to the full interview after the jump below, courtesy of MissInfo.
HipHopDX recently spoke with Gudda Gudda about working with his Young Money label-mates Flow and Jae Millz, shooting the “Stupid” music video in New Orleans, his Redrum mixtape, why he called the tape “Redrum“, getting his work ethic from Lil Wayne, and going on a tour this year.
Double G also mentioned that he has already shot a music video for “New Orleans” featuring Flow, Thugga and Mystikal off his Guddaville 3 mixtape in the N.O., announces he will be releasing a Guddaville 4 mixtape before he will release his album later this year, which will be called Guddaville: The Album, and starting up a new production company business venture titled Gudda Music.
You can read the full interview after the jump below.
In part 2 of their interview on the red carpet at the Cash Money Records Pre-GRAMMY party, Mack Maine announces to Rap-Up that Young Money have signed Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, to the label.
The Young Money President also mentions that they have signed a teen group with 3 members called W3 The Future aka WTF. I am not sure who this group is, but if anyone does know I would appreciate it if you could send me some information about them, so I can update the header of this website!