By Mr.North. Under the radar to some, but Pusha T has owned the summer of 2012 with unforgettable features and his own solo releases. With his still-untitled debut album coming later this year, Pusha sits down with MTV News to talk on his upcoming project. Aside from speaking on his recording process, the cinematic influence drawn from “Devil’s Advocate,” and the overall musicality, Pusha previews a song off the LP titled “40 Acres” produced by The-Dream and Rico Beats.
“One of the more thoughtful records would be ‘40 Acres,’ and it’s produced by The-Dream and Rico Beats. It really harps on things that have happened in my life in regards to family — my brother being my partner, my parents not being together — speaking on how those things altered my views on relationships and so on. A lot of people, and men in general, don’t recognize that their selfishness towards women in a relationship probably has to do with something that has happened in their life before. I like to harp on things like that because people speak about relationships like it’s always so blissful but, like I said, my album is also based in harsh realities.”
Pusha T on “40 Acres”: One of the lyrics goes, ‘Unpolished, unapologetic, might’ve broke a heart or two, but gave an honest effort/ You see my nonchalant attitude is always f— it/ 35 years of marriage, and my mama left it/ You shouldn’t question if you ever stood a chance with him, the better question is, did you enjoy the dance with him?/ I’ll probably never pull your chair out, bitch, you know this money grew your hair out, switch/ All that s— I bought, you wear out, rich/ But I’m the only one I care ’bout.’
The Devil’s Advocate (1997) (Trailer)
By JP DelaCuesta. Cris Cab has some very interesting relationships in the music industry. For the emerging talent to have worked with so many iconic players in such a short amount of time is almost unheard of, but it’s something that is well-deserved and far from a publicity stunt. Who are these legends, you ask? Well, for one, nine-time Grammy Award-nominated producer Pharrell Williams is Cris’ primary mentor, followed by “Uncle Wyclef,” who has been producing frequently for Cris as well over the past year.
Both Pharrell and Wyclef joined Cris on stage last week during his headlining show in New York City – one that had fans lined up around the block for hours before the doors even opened. Cris, who is signed to Mercury Records under Island Def Jam, is currently pushing his Echo Boom project and preparing to release a new full-length release later this year, spearheaded by the recent single “Good Girls” with Big Sean. Before Cris hits the stage at Grand Central in his hometown of Miami tonight, read up on his story and relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry below:
AllHipHop.com: Speak on your recent show in New York City, and what it meant to get those guys to come out and support you.
Cris Cab: It was a great night. We had a lot of label people come out as well, and coming to support the show. I brought out Pharrell, Wyclef, and Mavado, who are all great dudes and I work with all of them. Pharrell is really the first person I met in the music industry when I was about 14 or 15, and he’s always been like a big brother to me and a mentor, and he came through and showed love. And Wyclef, too, who I just met like five or six months ago. He’s already like a big brother to me as well; he came out and showed love and we got to do “No Woman No Cry” together which was awesome.
A: Well, I think it’s safe to say that if there’s anyone in this industry to be your mentor, Pharrell is at the top of the list.
C: Oh, for sure, man. He’s like Yoda.
Busta Rhymes announced that his Year Of The Dragon album will be released mid-August on 106 & Park last night. The YMCMB artist will have a list of features including Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Robin Thicke, Trey Songz, Maino, Anthony Hamilton, Gucci Mane and more. The album will be available on Google Play and will be available for the low price of Free.99.
What does it take to make a chart-topping song? Superstar producer Just Blaze has created many hits over the years. Take an inside look at Just’s studio, his creative process, all the great gear he used for the making of “The BGR Show” theme music, and reminisce on his favorite gadgets from back in the day.
Alyssa Bernal – Wide Awake (Katy Perry Cover) (Official Video)
Here is the Official video to Alyssa Bernal’s Wide Awake Cover that will be released on her Cover EP Vol. 1 on iTunes, so make sure to cop it.
Alyssa Bernal – Cover EP Vol. 1 (2012)
Nelly came to Jimmy Fallon to promote his new show titled ‘The Next’ while they talked about how Jimmy Fallon performed a sketch about ‘Hot In Herre’ back in 2002 at the MTV Awards, so Nelly got up and performed straight up ‘Hot In Herre’ for the audience, check it out above, Thanks to matty.
Nelly – Hot In Herre feat. Dani Stevenson (02′)
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