Quick News: Teyana Taylor, Kanye West, Game vs 50 Cent & More
What’s up, Roc4LIfe?! The weekend is finally here and we know you are counting down the minutes before you can let loose and relax! We got a bunch of news for you to read over the weekend that we’ve missed during the week! From Teyana Taylor to Game vs 50 Cent, we got you covered! Check them out below and have a great week!
Teyana Taylor’s on Kanye West’s New Album!
If you’re a fan of the song “Dark Fantasy” on Kanye’s upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, then you’re actually a fan of Teyana Taylor. Before ‘Ye spits a few bars, you can hear some vocal chops gracing the song and it’s all TT! She goes on to explain how she got in the studio with ‘Ye:
“[Kanye] was like, ‘Yo, T. I’m at the studio, come over and vibe out.’ We were sitting there listening to the music, he was showing me different pieces for the tour, and he was wanting me to do some vocals,” she tells Rap-Up.com. “First I was just doing different backgrounds and then he was like, ‘I feel like it needs something else. I’m gonna put you in a room with an engineer with the song and just do what you do.’ And he put me in another room and I just went crazy. When he heard it, he kept playing it and playing it and everyone was giving me high fives.”
She continues to address the nay-sayers who question her existence in the spotlight:
“A lot of people are always asking, ‘What does she do?’ and for my first feature to be on a Kanye album is big for me. It shows that at the end of the day, it don’t matter what haters are talking about. When people like Kanye stand behind you and believe in you, it don’t get no better than that.”
Listen to “Dark Fantasy” and hear what they came up with! My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in stores Nov 22!
[Editor's note: This my favorite song on the album! Wow! - Marvelous Mo]
Nicki Minaj Releases Pink Friday Preview
Speaking of upcoming hot albums, Nicki Minaj is about to drop her debut album in a matter of days and she’s excited to share what she’s been working on. The album features collaborations from Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, Kanye West, Natasha Bedingfield, and a host of Nicki’s insane personalities! If you want to hear what you’re about to walk into, look no further. Check out Pink Friday‘s preview below!
1. “I’m the Best”
2. “Roman’s Revenge” feat. Eminem
3. “Did It On’em”
4. “Right Thru Me”
5. “Fly” feat. Rihanna
6. “Save Me”
7. “Moment 4 Life” feat. Drake
8. “Check It Out” feat. will.i.am
9. “Blazin’” feat. Kanye West
10. “Here I Am”
11. “Dear Old Nicki”
12. “Your Love”
13. “Last Chance” feat. Natasha Bedingfield
Chrisette Michelle Scolds Rick Ross
Ruh Roh! What could Rick Ross have possibly done to piss off sweet ol’ Chrisette Michelle? According to sources, Rawse was up for a Soul Train award in the Best Hip Hop Song category and lost to Eminem. The loss pissed him off enough to walk out of the show right before he and Chrisette were to hit the stage for their song “Aston Martin Music.”
On her blog Chrisette went IN on Rawse and the ethics of rappers. Check out an excerpt, but be sure to read the entire piece on her Tumblr:
If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it. This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give. It’s my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community.
Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win? An award is winning at being as “stuck in a category” as possible. Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else. I could have sworn hip hop was on the come up. But apparently rapping is about venting, bashing, chauvinistic pigging, and EGO. Not cool. Don’t LET me start rapping. (album in stores november 30th)
Bugatti Boyz Announce EP
Speaking of Rawse, he and Diddy, collectively known as the Bugatti Boyz, are taking their brolationship to the next level. In the YouTube video below, they announce plans for an EP which I’m not sure how that will sound. If it’s anything like their stage performances, then all you’ll hear is a bunch of heavy breathing and a few “Take that! Take That!” spasms every eight counts.
Game Wants To Reconcile With 50 Cent…Again
Ugh! Can you keep up with the indecisive, turbulent world of West Coast rapper Game? Who can these days? Thanks to Twitter, fans had a front row seat of his latest shenanigans with 50 Cent. These days Game had a “Change of Heart” (pun intended) and decided to let bygones be bygones with his former friend 50 Cent. Too bad 50 Cent wasn’t hearing it! Check out the action below:
@50cent Aye nigga, get on twitter & let’s get this shit movin !!! G-G-G-G- well, you know the rest. @50cent All it take is “ONE PHONE CALL” ! U call me, I call BUCK, tell Banks holla at Yayo & dat puts HIP HOP @ OUR MERCY ! #UknowUcdisNIGGA. Anybody don’t like it, FUCK YALL !!! Out wit the EGO’S… we were once DOMINANT !!! It’s TIME “CURTIS” !!! Yo call nigga. #GAMErecognizeGAME. Naw, Im not drunk. IM SOBER AS F**K holla’n @ a nigga str8 up. If it never happen, SO WHAT !!! But let it b known I extended an olive branch. @50cent CALL ME NIGGA & LET’S HOLLA. RE-UNION or NO RE-UNION, a conversation couldn’t kill a fly !!! #GGGGGGG-UNIT! I don’t NEED @50cent ! & he don’t NEED @thegame ! I just see fans of both caught n the middle of our “BEEF” so I spoke on how I felt. SIMPLE. everybody got different opinions. its fuck @50cent over here & fuck @thegame over there, But TRUTH IS.. Yall was f#ckin wit BOTH US @ 1 TIME. LOOK: I know BUCK, he aint gone reach but he’ll RIDE WIT ME !!! me & CURTIS EGO’s was 2 BIG & yall got caught up n the process. #shithappens. Call me bi-polar, call me a fake blood… call my lyrics trash, I’ll TAKE IT, It dont mean SHIT. If that’s how u feel say it “I LOVE IT” !!! I RESPECT MY HATERS JUST AS MUCH AS MY FANS. Y’all BOTH give the same amount of ENERGY into a nigga. THANK YOU. CHECK IT: If the nigga @50cent reaches out or not, sumn BIG was accomplished here today ! Opinions were re-shaped & we connected thru music.
That’s what I got into this sh*t for anyway. Music drove me to SUCCESS, changed my lifestyle & now Im able 2 TAKE CARE of my kids & FAMILY. I gotta HEART like every1 readin dis. Its not about being SOFT, its about keeping it 100 with yourself & on my level dat SPEAKS VOLUMES !!! it’s called GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT and as a MAN you will come to a point where your faced with a decision. & all you young people out there remember: I was 22 like you & wild as f**k & just havin fun.. so I encourage you to LIVE IT UP. But you too will be faced with the challenge of GROWIN UP & handling ur biz as an ADULT & all the sh*t that used to matter will be a MEMORY. It’s called LIFE’S CYCLE. We all go through it, but some of us dont make it 2 the OTHER SIDE. I pray that YOU ALL make it… HATERS as well. I’m 31 yrs old in 18 days. 5 bullets, 2 dead brothers, 2 raped sisters & countless dead homies ! Seen it, Done it, Shed tears & CHANGED IT ! HATERS gotta job to do though, so let’s MOVE out they way & let em’ put they HOURS IN. CHANGED IT ! & just for the record: @50cent WROTE THE HOOK !!! HATE is a DISEASE that kills more than CANCER & HIV combined. But un-like the two, HATE can be CURED one PERSON at a time -The Game. 1 LOVE.
Fif’s reaction to fans mentioning the Tweets:
Drake’s Radio City Concert Heading to TV
Never seen Drizzy Drake perform and tired of hearing everyone else talk about it? Well the good folks at Fuse TV will be bringing Drake to YOU come November 24 at 9PM from his sold out September 29 Radio City Music Hall performance. Special guests from that show includes Trey Songz, Birdman, Fabolous and more!
“If I could perform every night and make it to every city, I would,” stated Drake. “Partnering with Fuse to broadcast my Radio City show allows me to perform for the fans who weren’t able to make it out to my Light Dreams & Nightmares Tour. Performing at a venue like Radio City is an honor and I’m excited that Fuse has given me a chance to preserve it.”
-Monique “Marvelous Mo” Balcarran | Email: News@Roc4Life.com