Supposedly, all of this beefing between two grown men -- rap god Drake and lyricist Common -- is over Serena Williams, whom both rappers are rumored to have tapped in the past. Since discovering they both had something in common (pun intended), the two men low key dissed each other on mixtapes and interviews.
Then Common dropped his single "Sweet" back in November. And with lyrics about "soft MCs" it wasn't a stretch to figure out who he was referring to.
Then Drake responded with a soft lyrical lob on Rick Ross' track "Stay Schemin" off his Rich Forever mixtape ("It bothers me when the gods get to actin' like the broads"). But if there was any question about Drake's intended target, Common left no such doubts. He remixed "Stay Schemin" leaving Drake's verse intact. But he Photoshopped the single's cover with the words "That Hoe Ass Nigg%" where Drake's name was.
Don't do it, 'cause every song you make Joe is really hoe music
I heard you said you wasn't a bitch 'cause you sing
You a bitch 'cause you clean like the bitch that's 18
Can't say my name but rap about a nigga's wife
You so black and white trying to live a nigga's life
I'm taking too long wit this amateur guy
You ain't wettin' nobody, nigga
You Canada Dry
Singer Ciara finds herself in the best position of her career. Rihanna's latest studio effort bricked, and Beyonce had to fake a pregnancy to boost interest in her fading career. Those two vacancies leaves the door open for Ciara to reclaim her dominance in the R&B/pop scene. Today, the 26-year-old budding superstar dropped two tracks from her upcoming as-yet-untitled album on Epic records titled "Swim" and "Be Out". The latter track is album filler, but "Swim" boasts a catchy, upbeat track that should appeal to her teeny bopper audience. Welcome back Ciara!
Love & Hip Hop's newest cast member Teairra Mari has just released another smash hit to coincide with her 24th birthday entitled "U Did Dat". The single was written and produced by Rico Love, and co-produced by D-Town. With all that fire power on production, and T. Error's powerful vocals, it's bound to be a smash hit, right?
In addition to her acting duties on VH1's Love & Hip Hop, Teairra Mari also has a role in the movie 'Mac & Devin Go To High School,' starring Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. The movie is set for a 2012 release.
The full version of the most talked about Mary J Blige track in recent memory hit the Internets yesterday. Love A Woman was originally recorded by Beyoncé, who decided she didn't want it (for good reason) so she tossed it to Mary. It's off her My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act I), which hits stores on November 21st.
"Love A Woman" is more disappointing drivel from an artist whose lengthy career is pretty much over. Even Beyonce couldn't save this gloomy track. While the lyrics imploring men to love their women are meaningful, the track doesn't quite hit the mark. Mary will always be considered a R&B legend, and she will remain in demand on the nightclub circuit, if that's any consolation.
Rihanna's much-anticipated 6th studio album, Talk That Talk, sprung a leak and flooded the Internet overnight. Her record label's amateur plumbers immediately went to work trying to fix the leaks, but it was too late as thousands of eager Rihanna fans (and some Haters) already downloaded the full set.
We didn't get a chance to listen to all of the songs, but here are the tracks that we're feeling so far:
Talk That Talk ft. Jay Z
Where Have You Been
Rihanna just leaked this new track "U Da One" off her upcoming album, Talk That Talk. Normally it takes me a few listens before I begin to warm up to Rihanna's music. But "U Da One" has a nice beat that will make you wind your hips.
*I guess I have to remind you bloggers again that the picture above of Rihanna and Drake is Photoshopped.*
Drake's much anticipated album, Take Care, leaked over the weekend. The title cut, "Take Care", featuring Rihanna it is something of a disappointment.
Drake tweeted a message pretending not to be aware that the album is all over the Internet. Or maybe his camp leaked it.
"I am not sure if the album leaked. But if it did thank god it doesn’t happen a month early anymore. Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time."
Meanwhile, Rihanna, who is recovered from her bout with alcohol poisoning in Sweden where the alcohol content of liquor is much more potent than in America, tweeted pics of herself and her staff choosing album song tracks for her upcoming album. If you're into album track listing (I'm not sure why anyone cares about song names), the list is below the cut.
R&B Diva Mary J Blige continues her trend of throwing music into the wind and hoping something sticks. We love Mary but she hasn't put out a resonating album since What's The 411 (1992) and My Life (1994).
Since her early, crack-fueled glory days Mary's music has been mostly hit and miss. It's clear that she's one artist who requires a lot of drama in her life to influence her music. Things must really be going well for her at home.
Mary's latest efforts, "Why" (radio rip) and "Mr. Wrong" also miss the mark completely. Both tracks are off her new album My Life II: The Journey Continues.
"Why" features Rick Ross and "Mr. Wrong", an updated version of Billy Paul's 1972 hit "Me and Mrs. Jones", features rap aficionado Drake. I mean, how can you go wrong with Drake on your track?
"Mr. Wrong" ft. Drake
Jay Z's new artist, Bridget Kelly, is being referred to as an Alicia Keys clone. The artist joins Willow Smith and Alexis Jordan on Jay Z's RocNation Records, and she follows in the footsteps of JZ protege, Rihanna.
Bridget's voice is so reminiscent of Alicia Keys that she replaced Keys during Jay Z's live performances of "Empire State of Mind". But does the music industry need another LSLH Alicia Keys clone?
Kelly's EP, titled Every Girl, dropped online today. The 1st single off the EP is "Seek & Destroy, written by The Dream and produced by Shea Taylor.
The track listing and download link for Every Girl are below.
I LOVE this song! But I love just about everything Drake drops. According to YouHeardThatNew.com, Drizzy mentioned prior to the release that the song is for the ladies and was inspired by a conversation he had with a woman who felt he hasn’t made a song quite like “Best I Ever Had” in a while. The track was produced by the Toronto genius T-Minus.