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Many new artists representing for this generation reflect on the artists before them who paved the way and inspired them. Some even end up bonding and sparking a friendship with these musical forefathers (and mothers). There’s no better example of this ode to the old school and camaraderie with the new school than the relationship between J. Cole and Nas.
Many have likened J. Cole to Nas in terms of lyrical ability and fame. His track “Let Nas Down” wasn’t a diss record or an apology for making a song that Nasty Nas wasn’t feeling. It was simply a chance to speak on the pressures to make it in the rap game, sometimes at the expense of your art, and how the industry really hasn’t changed, regardless of when both men entered it. Nas could relate, and in turn, created the song “Made Nas Proud” to share his own bumpy road in the industry and to show his support.
This type of relationship between a man that many can coin a living legend and another who is definitely one of the brightest stars in hip-hop, is what I would like to see more of, especially from artists just breaking into music. You can’t simply kick open a window that was already opened for you and say you broke through all by yourself. Unfortunately, this respect between old and new artists isn’t necessarily shared across the board.
Say what you want, but Nicki Minaj owns the female rap game right now. She has critically acclaimed featured verses – even stealing shine from Jay Z and Kanye West on“Monster” when she was a rookie – and two big records with Beyoncé. She is, without a doubt, the current female rapper running things. Way before her, there was Lil Kim. And despite Kim rolling with the big boys, spitting raunchy lyrics that made your grandmother blush and putting her own stamp on hip-hop, Nicki ignores her resumé.
It’s not necessarily all Nicki’s fault. Lil Kim’s attempt to make a comeback by using Nicki’s name and beef with her sparked an underwhelming wave of diss tracks and songs at a time when the Barbz and the Ken dolls pined for the “Pills n Potions” rapper’s third studio album, The Pinkprint (in stores today). Lil Kim has certainly had her time on top, but she’s unwilling to make space for Nicki. The pettiness of their beef (which popped up again after Nicki did the “Flawless” remix a few months back), appears to be more of Kim trying to regain her place on top in an industry that has evolved without her.
Now Drake and Diddy are reportedly coming to blows over the “0 to 100” beat. Drizzy is every girl’s favorite rapper – word to K. Michelle – while Diddy is a rapper and business mogul who has worked with some of the greats and broke records. Snubbing the infamous Bad Boy head would be a bad idea for the careers of quite a few rappers. But with Drake near the top of hip-hop, he made it clear that he’s unbothered, and Diddy got physical in the end, telling Canada’s biggest star that “You’ll never disrespect me again.”
Regardless of Nicki and Drake’s success, a respect for those that blazed the path for them to come up is still necessary. They don’t necessarily have to care for them, but a simple nod to the old-school would suffice.
In that same respect, picking fights while desiring to have that “old thing” back is sad and unnecessary for the old-school stars. It would be more interesting to witness a collaboration between these artists rather than listen to them trade insults on wax (and punches at nightclubs). The records are never that great, nor do they seem authentic.
Good music is good music, and there is enough space on iTunes to celebrate the old and the new. So why can’t some of music’s biggest stars play nice?
“They’re Either Talking Sh*t About You Or Stealing The Sh*t You’re Talking”: Drake Has Words For Chris Brown And Diddy
Drake has had a pretty tough week or so. If you’ll recall, Chris Brown claimed that one of the many reasons he and Karrueche Tran were going their separate ways (again) had a lot to do with the fact that she allegedly went on a date with the rapper on the low-low. And then, the next thing we knew, Drake was getting punched by Diddy in Miami. As the story goes, according to TMZ, the men were at odds over a song. Producer Boi-1da gave Drake the beat to the popular song “0 To 100/The Catch Up,” but he also had given that same beat to Diddy at some point. But when the Bad Boy head decided to sit on the beat instead of using it, Drake recorded his song without consulting with Diddy. That made the mogul very mad, and he aired out his feelings a few months ago before all the drama came to a head:
When Drake was confronted about the song at the club LIV in Miami, he allegedly tried to blow Diddy off, and when Diddy felt disrespected, he punched Toronto’s finest in the mouth. Somehow Drake re-injured a bad shoulder and had to go to the ER to get it taken care of.
Since then, Drake has been on the hideout from his foes, but decided he was ready to come out if it early this morning to send this message to detractors (notice his injured arm is covered):
I guess you can say that Mr. Steal Yo Girl And Your Beat is unbothered.
Update: According to sources who spoke to TMZ, the argument was not about Cassie at all. It was about money. According to the source, Diddy confronted Drake outside of the club and brought up the issue of business. During the discussion, voices were raised and then Diddy said, “You will never disrespect me.” right before he punched him.
But what we do hear is that while Drake was stunned, he didn’t go down. So we’re doubting the rumor that he went to the hospital.
I’m desperately waiting for one of them to speak on this. Des-per-at-ely.
Drake was involved in all types of third-party mess this weekend. In addition to being linked to the very dysfunctional relationship saga between Chris Brown and Karrueche, he was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with Diddy at Club Liv in Miami.
Yes, Diddy. Like Sean Puffy Combs.
The details are sparse but Sam Sneak, the DJ for Maybach Music, has confirmed the rumors with a series of tweets.
See what he had to say below.
Honestly, I find it hard to believe that Diddy would hit anyone. But if he did land a punch, he probably had a full entourage of people behind him to pull Drake and his crew off of him.
And while the original rumors claimed it was about Cassie, according to this DJ, it wasn’t.
Oh, and that hospital thing…doubtful.
We’ll keep you posted if either one of them makes a statement about the situation.
In recent months, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been especially vocal about current events. The entertainment mogul took to his Instagram account in August to issue a message to President Barack Obama as tensions between protesters and police escalated in Ferguson, Missouri. And this Wednesday, Combs voiced his frustration over the recent non-indictments of police Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, New York.
Shortly after a grand jury announced Wednesday that Pantaleo would not be indicted for the death of Eric Garner in a prohibited police chokehold, Combs, 45, once again used his Instagram account to broadcast the following message to his 4.5 million followers.
Read Diddy’s message on BlackVoices.com
One of Mary J. Blige’s most popular albums, My Life was not only popular for it showcasing Blige’s growth as an artist and being one of her most personal albums, but for its critical acclaim. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album, MadameNoire compiled a list of secrets you didn’t know about the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s sophomore album.
Like firstly, My Life is an inside look at Blige’s abusive and depressive life at the time — including her tumultuous relationship with K-Ci from Jodeci and substance abuse.
When I think of Bow Wow and Erica Mena, a Jennifer Lopez-Sean “Diddy” Combs comparison is the last thing that comes to mind. However, from the looks of it, the young couple is reminding someone somewhere of Jenny and Diddy—at least according to Bow Wow they are.
“This ‘yall remind me of diddy x jlo’ mess is hilarious,'” Bow Wow wrote on Instagram.
Of course, some fans were on board with the comparison. Others, not so much.
“Is he on meds? LMAO who the hell would say that?” questioned one fan.
“You tried it Lil Bow Wow,” added another.
“This is the first time I’ve ever heard that reference. Why are you lying to yourself Bow Wow?”
“Whoever said that must be legally blind. Y’all couldn’t even pose as them on Halloween.”
This past weekend, the pair celebrated Erica’s birthday with a Masquerade ball thrown by Bow Wow. He also gifted her with a Roll Royce.
So do these two remind you of J.Lo and Diddy or nah?
Cassie Expresses Her Love For Diddy On His Birthday…And Then Kim Porter Does The Same And Is Accused Of Being Shady
So yesterday was Diddy’s 45th birthday, and while it’s definitely hard to find something to get the man who literally has everything in life, everyone can appreciate a sweet message from the one they love.
Cassie took to Instagram more than once yesterday to say happy birthday, but one particular post expressed her love for the mogul:
“Don’t know or care to know what my life would be like without you. Beyond happy and grateful to have you in it. Love you, PP! Happy Birthday!”
From there, she posted a couple more photos of their time together on his big day.
Happy Birthday to my love!!!!! Una foto pubblicata da Casandra (@cassie) in data
“My heart – Happy Birthday!!!”
But Cassie wasn’t the only one showing love to Diddy. Kim Porter, the mother of Diddy’s kids, Christian, D’Lila and Jessie (and Diddy has also taken care of Porter’s son, Quincy, for many years), posted this message and picture for her “BABYDADDY” on IG yesterday:
After posting the image, folks on social media seemed to be split on whether or not Porter’s post, which came after Cassie’s, was a little shady:
“I just love this…. I see people on FB talking about jealousy, nah this is keeping it real!!!”
“It seems like Kim was throwing hella shade.”
“Never had a good feeling about Kim Porter. I love Misa, love Cassie. If the father of your children has a woman, why say all that to wish him happy birthday on a public forum. low blow and corny…”
“You are the best he ever had. Only time he seemed genuinely happy.”
“So nobody caught kim porters shade? Lol she still in love with that man”
But before you jump to that conclusion, Misa Hylton (mother of Diddy’s first-born child, Justin) also sent Diddy a message for his birthday:
Action and dedication always pays off. Started from the bottom. Happy birthday @iamdiddy A photo posted by Misa Hylton, ICF (@misahylton) on
And so did Sarah Chapman, the mother of Diddy’s daughter, Chance:
“Happy Birthday Puff! 4everLove, Fatts GodistheGreatest”
So who knows, maybe all of the women were just trying to show their appreciation for a man who has done a lot for them? But what do you think? Did you feel like Porter’s message was a little shady or are people overreacting?
Citibank has a beef with Sean “Diddy” Combs. The bank has fired off a lawsuit against the hip hop mogul as well as the mother of his son Justin, Misa Hylton-Brim. Citibank is claiming that the former couple has defaulted on a $72,000 loan for a home in New York.
Citibank says Combs co-signed the bank loan and that he and Hylton-Brim stopped paying on the loan way back in July 2010. Now, the bank says it’s due a total of $622,518.34 and they are demanding that the full amount be paid immediately. The bank has also issued a court order to allow them to sell the home at a foreclosure auction.
According to thejasminebrand.com, Combs has countered Citibank’s claims. Combs says since Hylton-Brim agreed that she would be responsible for the monthly payments and he only was co-signing to help her get the loan so he did not default. He wants to be dismissed totally from the lawsuit.
But Citibank said they notified Combs and Hylton-Brim of the default and gave them more than enough time to respond. “Despite the notice, the bank says neither Combs nor Hylton-Brim responded,” reports EURWeb.
And Citibank adds that since he co-signed, they hold him responsible for the total amount owed.
We’ve offered warnings in the past about co-signing on loans, but what are your thoughts on this situation?
“There’s Still So Much Mutual Respect, Admiration And Love There”: Jennifer Lopez Gushes Over Her Ex, Sean “Diddy” Combs
Earlier this week, Sean “Diddy” Combs sat down with “Access Hollywood Live.” When asked what he thought about his ex, Jennifer Lopez, and her new music video for her song “Booty,” the 44-year-old mogul gushed about how awesome Lopez and her lady lumps are:
“Oh my God. I’m so lucky to have that great woman in my history. She is one of the greatest I’ve ever seen.”
As for her backside:
“I mean, it’s great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history, for real it will…She’s a great friend of mine, always be a friend, I mean, that thing is just incredible…that thing right there is something special!”
Lopez had an interview with Access Hollywood later that day and was told about Diddy’s comments. In response, she said that despite the fact that they have been broken up since 2001, they still share a lot of love and admiration for one another.
“He’ll always be Puffy to me. We spent three years of our lives together. Almost every single day. As much as he roots for me and as proud as he is of me and of the time we had together, I am just as proud to see what he has done…I learned a lot from him, coming up, watching him. He had been in the business for a while. I was making my first record when I met Puffy. He gave me so many cues and taught me so many things, and I’ll always be grateful to him for that. And I love that he can be so supportive of me so many years later and there’s still so much mutual respect, admiration and love there.”
These two were such a fun couple to watch back in the day. And it’s clear they still have a lot of love for one another…it’s not too late to make it work, ya’ll!
Hey, just saying (sorry Cassie).
Check out Diddy’s comments and Lopez’s response below:
From week to week, we never know what side of the fence rapper Mase will be on. One minute he’s sold out for God and then the very next, he’s abandoned his flock at the El Lyon International Church, deciding to focus his attention on his rap career, having welcome back parties and what not.
And though many of us just assumed he was spiritually confused, Lord Jamar, of the Hip Hop group Brand Nubian and the Five Percent Nation, says there might be something more to it.
In an interview with VladTv, Jamar said Mase left the game and ran to the church:
“I’m not surprised. Did it really seem like that was a choice– like he had some sort of revelation and he was really a faithful follower? I’ve seen him teetering for the longest time, just the fact that you wanted to come back into rap… He did that to insulate and hide himself from some street sh*t that was happening. It would look pretty bad if you did something to a preacher, you know what I’m saying. But now I guess he feels like the heat is off. Maybe somebody went to jail, or somebody gave the a-ok that you could get back in the game or come back around.”
Lord Jamar also brought up a good point about several ex Bad Boy members running to God once they leave the brotherhood. He mentioned Loon, Craig Mack, G Dep. And he forgot to mention Shyne.
“I don’t know what they saw over there at Bad Boy but after that experience them muthaf*&kas want to run to God.”
Umph…interesting. Interesting indeed.
You can watch this portion of Lord Jamar’s interview below.
What do you think about his Mase claims and all the Bad Boys running to God once they leave the group.