Rolling Stone recently caught up with Busta Rhymes at Premier Studios in Midtown to chat about the YMCMB crew, working with artists on the label, an upcoming Drake collaboration, and more.
Busta says that he is inspired by the talent of watching artists like Lil Wayne, Drizzy, Shanell, Mystikal, and Nicki Minaj work. He also confirmed which artists on the record label he has worked with, and announced that he has a J. Dilla produced-song which will appear on his upcoming project featuring Drizzy Drake!
Hit the jump to read the Rolling Stone interview with Busta Rhymes.
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.
Above, Nicki Minaj talks to AccessHollywood‘s Laura Saltman about surprising American Idol contestant Candice Glover with an appearance from her YMCMB label-mate Drake on the TV show. The Young Money Barbie also shares some advice for the contestants that are left in the singing competition.
Click here to watch Drizzy Drake make a surprise appearance on American Idol!