“…Me & Pharrell went into the studio last night, and we’re gonna start on this album called Ego Trippin’, I’mma do the whole record, me by myself. I don’t want no guest rappers, no singer, nothing. Just Snoop Dogg. I want you to feel me. When I think of all the greats before me … I bought Rakim’s album the other day for the hundredth time, no guest rappers. I bought one of KRS-One’s albums the other day for the hundredth time, no guest rappers…”
“…You lose focus after awhile when you’re doing an album,‘Snoop, you got a new album coming out. Who’s on it?’ I’ll be like, ‘I got him on it, him on it, them on it.’ When it’s time to do the video, they’ll do the video with me, but when it’s time to do a show with them, ‘Oh, I got a show in Germany,’ or, ‘I got to be in Paris.’ You’re left one-legged. Now it’s time to show artists. Can you handle the whole weight? Do you got enough to do it on your own? Did you put yourself in a position where people love you for you or for being associated with people? This record, I’m seriously ego-tripping like, ‘I don’t want you on my album. Nah, I don’t need you…”
Rick Ross’ Trilla Pushed Back To 2008 Feb. 19th !
Rick Ross’ Trilla has been pushed and instead will be released on Feb. 19th. The project was originally scheduled to be part of an already crowded fourth quarter lineup, as Def Jam intended to release it on Dec. 18 but this may fare better for Ross. Trilla will feature production from the Runners, Mannie Fresh, The Neptunes and Cool and Dre and others. Lil’ Wayne, Akon, T-Pain and Marsha Abrosius all make appearances on the album, as does Jay-Z, who is featured on the song “Maybach Music.”
Apparently there is no Neptunes work on Lupe Fiasco’s new album “The Cool” according to wmg.jp
Clipse Launching Clothing Line !
Clipse is venturing into a new domain “Fashion” according to startrakmusic.com The sibling duo-Pusha T and Malice, aka Terrence and Gene Thornton has launched a line called Play Cloths. T-shirts will be the staple of the line initially, with denimns, jackets, sweatshirts and knits figuring in later. Clipse, which said it will promote the line at the fashion trade show Magic in Las Vegas in February, plans to sell the items exclusively at boutiques.
Lil’ Wayne Responds To Clipse !
Wayne owned ‘07 thanks to an insane amount of mixtape drops and a step-up in skills only we could predict. Back for take two, we reconnected with the Young Money millionaire, and like his previous Q&A (remember he said he was better than Hovie?) he held nothing back. On the Clipse:
“…I thought the whole ‘Mr. Me Too’ video was about me, to tell you the damn truth. They think I want to be like them. I’m on a million-dollar bus going around the world charging people from $50,000 to $150,000 for verses, and I got 77 songs in magazines and I got a billion more. Do the math; you think I’m trying to be like you? No sir…”
Review Of Drama’s “Cheers feat. Pharrell & CLipse” On allmusic.com
“…Cheers with Pharrell & Clipse is up to their usual high standards, gets a trackpick…”
Top 10 Albums Of 2007 (UK Edition) !
#4 CLIPSE Hell Hath No Fury (RCA)
“…This long-delayed second release from the Virginian brothers was a claustrophobically edgy account of drug-dealing and paranoia, whipped up by The Neptunes into a storm of sonic inventiveness no other hip-hop release in 2007 came close to matching…”
Rihanna Wants Robin Thicke !
After collaborating with Ne-Yo and Jay-Z on her latest album Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna is looking forward to the day she hooks up with Robin Thicke and Andre 3000. “…I want to work with Robin Thicke. But I really want to work with Andre 3000. I love Andre 3000, I think he’s so funky and so different. His style is very weird, I like it. It’s weird but cool…”
Pop/R&B Singer Tynisha Keli Is Working With Thicke !
Pop/R&B sensation Tynisha Keli (signed to MCA Records) is working on her first solo LP selftitled “Tynisha Keli” with Producers such as Brian Michael Cox, Justice League, Tha Corna Boyz, Robin Thicke, Co- Stars among others.
Here’s Another Robin Thicke Article !
“…In 2003 ”A Beautiful World” was a commercial flop, selling only 63,000 copies and reaching #152 on the Billboard 200 chart. A few months after the CD’s less-than-stellar debut, Thicke, himself, fell off the radar. In the fall of 2006, Robin Thicke’s “The Evolution Of Robin Thicke”, is released, and it becomes a certified success, spending two weeks at #1 on the R&B Albums Chart. Not only that, but the single “Lost Without U” becomes Robin Thicke’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart, and he becomes the first white male singer to top the R&B charts since George Michael back in 1988…”
Blake Lewis – Audio Day Dream (2007) leaked, but the Robin Thicke production didn’t make it on the album.
Robin Thicke opens up and inner-strength and self-doubt in those exclusive “GIANTmag.com“ videos.