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Rising New Zealand pop star Lorde broke out in the United States this year with her number one single “Royals.” At just sixteen she became the youngest artist to reach the top spot on the Billboard chart since former teen sensation Tiffany accomplished that feat in 1987.
While the singer-songwriter has managed to attract the ears of young listeners across the nation she apparently does not get why some of her musical peers have been as successful. Speaking with interviewmagazine.com, Lorde mentioned a few other entertainers, including two YMCMB rappers, that she feels creates music that does not relate to most people’s lives.
“Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey,” said Lorde. ”They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn’t relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, ‘How are we listening to this? It’s completely irrelevant’.”
Watch Lorde’s video for “Royals” below.
Dennis Graham fathered Drake, told him he would not be as successful as him and watched his son prove him wrong. In a recent interview with XXL, the star of Drake’s “Worst Behaviour” video speaks on raising Drake in Memphis, Kendrick Lamar’s disparaging remarks towards his son and more.
Drake father explains that due to Memphis’ historically bustling music scene and his own immersion in the scene during Drake’s formative years, the Toronto MC has been embraced and mingled with some past and present stars. He even goes on to hint at a possible collaboration between Drake and a certain soul legend:
It’s a music city; a lot of people came out of Memphis. Drake used to hang out with Yo Gotti when he turned 18. I used to bring him to Memphis and he’d go out with Yo Gotti and they’d hang together. Juicy J, I know all of them, Drake knows them. Even Al Green wants to do a collaboration with him. I don’t know what’s going to happen between Drake and Al Green. B.B. King, everybody loves him.
When the conversation turned to his son’s newest frenemy Kendrick Lamar, he made sure to address the elephant in the room:
Kendrick? Okay, I like him. I don’t know what stuff he was talking about. I don’t know what that was. Everybody wants to say they’re the best rapper in the world, I guess everybody should think that about themselves.
Mr. Graham failed to update fans on the collaboration with Drake, “Heart of the Moment” which Drake told MTV was going to be a bonus track on Nothing Was The Same.
Check out the full interview here.
“Hold up, I ain’t trying to stunt, man, but these new Yeezys jumped over the jump man,” rapped Kanye West on Cruel Summer’s “New God Flow.” While Mr. West suggested that his signature Air Yeezys show line topped the classic Air Jordans in 2012, it appears in 2013 Ye is ready to dropped Nike all together and jump over to another brand.
In an interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, Kanye spoke on how Nike did not offer him royalties on the sale of Yeezys and as a result a deal with rival Adidas could be in the future.
“The old me without a daughter might take the Nike deal cause I just love Nike so much,” said Ye. “But the new, me with a daughter, takes the Adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family.”
When Martinez asked if the partnership with Adidas is official Kanye suggests that whatever happens next he will become the “Tupac of product.”
“There ain’t no Tupac of rap except for Tupac,” stated Kanye. “I’m going to be the first Hip Hop designer and because of that I’mma be bigger than Walmart.”
Kanye and Nike released two versions of the Yeezys. The initial Yeezys came out in 2009 and the Yeezy II’s became available in 2012.
Watch the interview below.
Lupe Fiasco promised he would offer something new for his fans on the “Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour,” but some of those fans left one of his recent shows unsatisfied. The Chicago rapper cut his Salt Lake City set short after a fan in the crowd hit him with a tomato.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports the incident was sparked when a concert goer in the balcony at The Depot threw the fruit at the stage causing Lupe to stop performing and respond to the suspected offender.
“I’m gonna finish the show, but if there’ more people like that I need them the f**k out of here,” said Lupe. “I know what she looks like – fat, white b***h. Find her.”
Apparently, Lupe then requested that the entire balcony be cleared out causing fans in that area to shout they were not leaving. The Depot’s staff attempted to empty the balcony, but a few attendees were still on the upper lever several minutes later Lupe walked off the stage. The Depot’s manager later revealed that the show was actually near the end before Lupe stormed off.
While some of the people in attendance supported Lupe on Twitter others felt offended by his choice of words directed at a women in the crowd.
Rihanna was another one of the listed performers at tonight’s American Music Awards. During her time on stage, RiRi decided to go with “Diamonds” as her song of choice.
After her performance, Bill Maher introduced a clip of Hov congratulating her on her winning the first ever AMA Icon award, followed by Rihanna’s very proud mother hopping on stage to present her the award. Take a look at the moment below.
The 2013 American Music Awards aired tonight. Going in, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the pack with six nominations, beating out both Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift, who had five each.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis didn’t win all their categories, but they did end up taking home the Favorite Album (Rap/Hip-Hop) award; which found The Heistbeating out Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city and Jay Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail. During his acceptance speech (shown below), the Seattle emcee dedicated the award to Trayvon Martin and took some time to speak on racial profiling.
A complete list of winners can be found below.
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