Video: Kanye West featuring Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Pusha T, “Mercy”…

The video for Kanye West’s “Mercy” is a surprisingly sparse affair. A leather-clad crew including collaborators Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Pusha T dance in a nearly empty parking lot. The black and white clip may not have the intensity of West’s recent “No Church in the Wild” or the bright colors of the Enter the Void-referencing “All of the Lights,” but it’s still just as nice-looking as one would expect. (via The Fader…)

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Stream: The-Dream featuring Pusha T, “Dope Bitch”…

“Dope Bitch” is not like The-Dream and Pusha T’s last link-up, “Exodus 23:1″. There’s no vitriol at an unnamed target, just the kind of romance-for-the-saucy set that The-Dream is wont to bring to the table. The Love, IV: Diary of a Mad Man is slated for release on August 14th. (Stream and More via The Fader…)

Stream: The-Dream featuring Pusha T, “Dope Bitch”…

“Dope Bitch” is not like The-Dream and Pusha T’s last link-up, “Exodus 23:1″. There’s no vitriol at an unnamed target, just the kind of romance-for-the-saucy set that The-Dream is wont to bring to the table. The Love, IV: Diary of a Mad Man is slated for release on August 14th. (Stream and More via The Fader…)

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Contract all fucked up
I guess that means you all fucked up
You signed to one nigga that signed to another nigga
That’s signed to three niggas, now that’s bad luck
Damn that shit even the odds now
You better off selling this hard now
You call it living out your dreams
You can’t fly without your wings…

EXODUS 23:1, Pusha T

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What’s Beef: Lil Wayne, Pusha-T, and a Hip-Hop Feud of Biblical Proportions…

Hear Weezy’s limp response to the Kanye West-signed rapper’s YMCMB-targeting “Exodus: 23:1”

"Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness." That’s the Bible verse that serves as the title of former Clipse half Pusha T’s snarling, Notorious B.I.G.-sampling track released last week, "Exodus 23:1." Though most media reports so far have cited modern, Americanized translations, there’s a certain poetry in the classic King James version. That word, "wicked," says a lot: The Virginia Beach hip-hop veteran didn’t just quote the ninth of the Ten Commandments, which warns against bearing "false witness"; he carefully aimed his shots at someone who was teaming up with, in his Manichean worldview, the bad guys.

It’s masterful hip-hop marketing, and so far it looks like Pusha is winning. (Listen and More via SPIN…)

What’s Beef: Lil Wayne, Pusha-T, and a Hip-Hop Feud of Biblical Proportions…

Hear Weezy’s limp response to the Kanye West-signed rapper’s YMCMB-targeting “Exodus: 23:1”

"Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness." That’s the Bible verse that serves as the title of former Clipse half Pusha T’s snarling, Notorious B.I.G.-sampling track released last week, "Exodus 23:1." Though most media reports so far have cited modern, Americanized translations, there’s a certain poetry in the classic King James version. That word, "wicked," says a lot: The Virginia Beach hip-hop veteran didn’t just quote the ninth of the Ten Commandments, which warns against bearing "false witness"; he carefully aimed his shots at someone who was teaming up with, in his Manichean worldview, the bad guys.

It’s masterful hip-hop marketing, and so far it looks like Pusha is winning. (Listen and More via SPIN…)

1 year ago · 7 notes · Source

Pusha T and Lil Wayne Beef Over New Track, “Exodus”…

On “Exodus,” a G.O.O.D. Music single featuring The-Dream released last night, Pusha T fires subliminal shots at an unnamed foe. The track’s target is presumably Drake, who Pusha previously took to task in an unfriendly remix of Drake’s “Don’t Fuck With Me,” where Pusha rapped lines like The swag don’t match the sweaters. On “Exodus” Pusha mocks YMCMB’s structure, saying, Contract all fucked up, I guess that means you’re all fucked up/ 
You signed to one nigga, that signed to another nigga, that signed to three niggas/ Now that’s bad luck. Early this morning, Lil Wayne responded to the track bluntly… More via The Fader…

Pusha T and Lil Wayne Beef Over New Track, “Exodus”…

On “Exodus,” a G.O.O.D. Music single featuring The-Dream released last night, Pusha T fires subliminal shots at an unnamed foe. The track’s target is presumably Drake, who Pusha previously took to task in an unfriendly remix of Drake’s “Don’t Fuck With Me,” where Pusha rapped lines like The swag don’t match the sweaters. On “Exodus” Pusha mocks YMCMB’s structure, saying, Contract all fucked up, I guess that means you’re all fucked up/ 
You signed to one nigga, that signed to another nigga, that signed to three niggas/ Now that’s bad luck. Early this morning, Lil Wayne responded to the track bluntly… More via The Fader

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Q&A: Hit-Boy on ‘Ni—as in Paris’ Success & His Own Rap Career…

Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced “Ni**as in Paris,” the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne. With another West track (“Way Too Cold”) under his belt, Hit-Boy is juggling various projects including West’s upcoming solo album, a G.O.O.D. Music set, as well as sessions with A$AP Rocky, Nas, Justin Bieber and Big Sean.

Hit-Boy grew up with music. His uncle, Rodney Benford, was a member of Troop, a group that scored two No. 1 R&B hits in 1990 with “Spread My Wings” and “All I Do Is Think of You.” Watching Bow Wow on TV prompted then-13-year-old Chauncey to pen his own raps. However, the fledgling rapper grew more enamored with crafting beats. His first placement, at 20 years old, was the track “Forever” on Jennifer Lopez’s Brave album, and he claimed his second big break collaborating on West’s “Christmas in Harlem” after meeting Kanye’s cousin, Ricky Anderson.

Signed to G.O.O.D. and Universal Music Publishing Group, Hit-Boy boasts a rapidly expanding discography, including tracks by Lil Wayne featuring Eminem (“Drop the World”), Kelly Rowland featuring Big Sean (“Lay It on Me”), Jennifer Hudson (“I Remember Me”), Pusha T (“My God”), Rihanna (“Watch N Learn”) and Joe Jonas (“Lighthouse”). (Read Interview at Billboard…)

Q&A: Hit-Boy on ‘Ni—as in Paris’ Success & His Own Rap Career…

Hit-Boy is living up to his name. The Southern California native (born Chauncey Hollis in Pasadena) co-produced “Ni**as in Paris,” the double-platinum hit from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne. With another West track (“Way Too Cold”) under his belt, Hit-Boy is juggling various projects including West’s upcoming solo album, a G.O.O.D. Music set, as well as sessions with A$AP Rocky, Nas, Justin Bieber and Big Sean.

Hit-Boy grew up with music. His uncle, Rodney Benford, was a member of Troop, a group that scored two No. 1 R&B hits in 1990 with “Spread My Wings” and “All I Do Is Think of You.” Watching Bow Wow on TV prompted then-13-year-old Chauncey to pen his own raps. However, the fledgling rapper grew more enamored with crafting beats. His first placement, at 20 years old, was the track “Forever” on Jennifer Lopez’s Brave album, and he claimed his second big break collaborating on West’s “Christmas in Harlem” after meeting Kanye’s cousin, Ricky Anderson.

Signed to G.O.O.D. and Universal Music Publishing Group, Hit-Boy boasts a rapidly expanding discography, including tracks by Lil Wayne featuring Eminem (“Drop the World”), Kelly Rowland featuring Big Sean (“Lay It on Me”), Jennifer Hudson (“I Remember Me”), Pusha T (“My God”), Rihanna (“Watch N Learn”) and Joe Jonas (“Lighthouse”). (Read Interview at Billboard…)

1 year ago · 1 note · Source

Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Chief Keef, Jadakiss and Big Sean, “I Don’t Like (Remix)”…

When it was announced that Kanye West would be remxing Chief Keef and Lil Reese’s Young Chop-produced “I Don’t Like” it may have posed as a head scratcher to some, but the undeniable toughness of the track is so palpable, how could to believe that West declared it runner-up to his most favorite song? But what really links Keef and Kanye, aside from their Chicago roots, is that they both have the ability to relentlessly churn out music. Sure, when West rapped about [locking himself] in a room doin’ five beats a day for three summers, it was self-imposed. Even though Keef was housebound for legal reasons, it takes the same kind of real hunger to be that fastidious about your output. For the remix, West enlists his G.O.O.D. Music family members Pusha T and Big Sean, as well as Yonkers’ rap linchpin, Jadakiss. With the remix out, Keef’s accolades will continue to roll in, but we can already see the movement bubbling in our midst. Download at The Fader…

Kanye West featuring Pusha T, Chief Keef, Jadakiss and Big Sean, “I Don’t Like (Remix)”…

When it was announced that Kanye West would be remxing Chief Keef and Lil Reese’s Young Chop-produced “I Don’t Like” it may have posed as a head scratcher to some, but the undeniable toughness of the track is so palpable, how could to believe that West declared it runner-up to his most favorite song? But what really links Keef and Kanye, aside from their Chicago roots, is that they both have the ability to relentlessly churn out music. Sure, when West rapped about [locking himself] in a room doin’ five beats a day for three summers, it was self-imposed. Even though Keef was housebound for legal reasons, it takes the same kind of real hunger to be that fastidious about your output. For the remix, West enlists his G.O.O.D. Music family members Pusha T and Big Sean, as well as Yonkers’ rap linchpin, Jadakiss. With the remix out, Keef’s accolades will continue to roll in, but we can already see the movement bubbling in our midst. Download at The Fader

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After Kanye’s Chief Keef Cosign, Major Labels Flock to Chicago Rap…

Chief Keef had been bubbling for months before Kanye West announced that he would be remixing the rapper’s popular track “I Don’t Like.” Ignored by much of the hip-hop press, it was the attention of numerous artists on Twitter—from Wiz Khalifa to Young Jeezy, Fat Trel to Pusha T—that initially spread Keef’s name beyond his original fanbase of high school kids in Chicago. When Kanye called, Keef had already announced a number of high-profile side projects: A Mike Epps-hosted tape produced by Lex Luger, a joint tape with King Louie and loose tracks with Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Fat Trel. Now, it’s tough to imagine which of them he’ll still have time for.

‘”[Keef] is already one of the most popular artists I cover next to Kanye, based on interest and traffic on the site,” says Andrew Barber of Chicago’s Fake Shore Drive. “Some people were ignoring him, but after the Kanye thing came out, everybody wanted a piece of him. People that wouldn’t have touched him two weeks ago want as much of him as possible.” Keef, producer DJ Kenn, SD and Fredo Santana, members of his Glory Boy Entertainment crew, flew to New York this week to chat with labels and meet with press. Keef tweeted that he was considering signing with Cash Money, Sony or Young Jeezy’s CTE. (Read More at The Fader…)

After Kanye’s Chief Keef Cosign, Major Labels Flock to Chicago Rap…

Chief Keef had been bubbling for months before Kanye West announced that he would be remixing the rapper’s popular track “I Don’t Like.” Ignored by much of the hip-hop press, it was the attention of numerous artists on Twitter—from Wiz Khalifa to Young Jeezy, Fat Trel to Pusha T—that initially spread Keef’s name beyond his original fanbase of high school kids in Chicago. When Kanye called, Keef had already announced a number of high-profile side projects: A Mike Epps-hosted tape produced by Lex Luger, a joint tape with King Louie and loose tracks with Jeezy, Yo Gotti and Fat Trel. Now, it’s tough to imagine which of them he’ll still have time for.

‘”[Keef] is already one of the most popular artists I cover next to Kanye, based on interest and traffic on the site,” says Andrew Barber of Chicago’s Fake Shore Drive. “Some people were ignoring him, but after the Kanye thing came out, everybody wanted a piece of him. People that wouldn’t have touched him two weeks ago want as much of him as possible.” Keef, producer DJ Kenn, SD and Fredo Santana, members of his Glory Boy Entertainment crew, flew to New York this week to chat with labels and meet with press. Keef tweeted that he was considering signing with Cash Money, Sony or Young Jeezy’s CTE. (Read More at The Fader…)

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Kanye West Announces Chief Keef Remix…

On Saturday, Kanye West unveiled the cover art of his G.O.O.D Music camp’s next release, a remix of Chicago rapper Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” to feature verses from Kanye, Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean. Lil Reese, who was featured on the original version of the track, is not listed as a guest on the remix.

Chicago’s DJ Pharris, who appears on the outro of “Way Too Cold,” told Fake Shore Drive that Kanye’s spent a lot of time listening to “I Don’t Like” recently. “One of the records Ye kept playing over and over again was Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” Pharris said. (Read More at The Fader…)
Kanye West Announces Chief Keef Remix…

On Saturday, Kanye West unveiled the cover art of his G.O.O.D Music camp’s next release, a remix of Chicago rapper Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” to feature verses from Kanye, Keef, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Big Sean. Lil Reese, who was featured on the original version of the track, is not listed as a guest on the remix.

Chicago’s DJ Pharris, who appears on the outro of “Way Too Cold,” told Fake Shore Drive that Kanye’s spent a lot of time listening to “I Don’t Like” recently. “One of the records Ye kept playing over and over again was Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” Pharris said. (Read More at The Fader…)

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Kanye West to Release New G.O.O.D. Music Single This Friday…

Pusha T has announced through Twitter that, “Mercy,” the lead single from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music compatriots’ compilation album will be released this Friday, on actual Good Friday. (Read More HERE…)

Kanye West to Release New G.O.O.D. Music Single This Friday…

Pusha T has announced through Twitter that, “Mercy,” the lead single from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music compatriots’ compilation album will be released this Friday, on actual Good Friday. (Read More HERE…)

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