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‘It’s a definite statement about how I feel about my album, which is confident.’ - J. COLE
Confidence is so attractive, but that’s another post! I love some good old competition and we’re in for a great show come June 18th. Both highly-talented hip-hop artists plan to release their albums on this date. Cole announced yesterday that he was moving up his release for ‘Born Sinner’; it was originally scheduled for a July release. Well, all hip-hop heads, myself included, know that the genius that is Kanye West is debuting his sixth solo album ‘Yeezus’ on the same date! I wonder if Mr. Shawn Carter had anything to do with this switch! J. Cole is signed to Jay’s Roc Nation. Cole told Billboard that once he (Cole) confirmed Ye’s release date a lightbulb went off and he wanted to move his own date up.
“Kanye West is one of the greatest artists of our generation. Which is exactly why I’m moving my release date up.” J. Cole tweeted.
“I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought.”
He’ll also be going up against Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies With The Sound Off’, which drops on June 18th as well. A great day for music! I’m so excited! J. Cole knows what he’s up against with Kanye, citing that Ye’s ’ track record is flawless and that he’s only expecting an incredible album from him’. Adding, ‘But I know what I have’. I LOVE it! Come on JUNE 18TH! xo Follow @rozOonTheGo
Welp, you can .. well, sort of! MAC MILLER will be going out on a 38-date American Tour, kicking off June 25 in Austin, TX. ‘The Space Migration’ Tourwill feature Vince Staples, the Internet, Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Meek Mill, Action Bronson and others on various tour stops! Miller’s sophomore album ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off’ is expected to drop June 18th. Click the title for all the tour dates! I may try to hit the New York, Houston, and Vegas shows! #rozOonTheGo Know this! xo
Check out the official single from Millers’ sophomore album, “Watching Movies With The Sound Off.” Ok, interesting title! FYI S.D.S. stands from: Somebody Do Something. It’ll be available on iTunes at Midnight tonight! #rozOonTheGo
“I’ve been working harder on this album than any project i have ever been a part of. This is by far the most time I have spent on an album. The album has gone thru so much. i only wish u were here to witness this process. but maybe its better u just get the finished product,” Mac Miller tweeted about “Watching Movies With the Sound Off.” “i have been killing myself with anticipation, waiting to give this to you all. after 9 LONG ass months. it’s finally time to get started.”
VIDEO OF THE DAY: RICH AS F*CK (EXPLICIT) - LIL WAYNE FEAT. 2 CHAINZ
I LOVE Rap music! When it’s done right of course :)! Look at you .. now look at US .. all my n*ggas look rich as f*ck! Ha! xo @rozOonTheGo
I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING II AVAILABLE EVERY WHERE MARCH 26TH! BUY IT!
P.S. Weezy F. recently revealed that he’s hitting the road with rapper T.I. and FUTURE this summer! After his U.S. leg, he’ll head to Europe with MAC MILLER for an October tour. Be sure to visit the Young Money website for more information and click here for all the tour dates! xo
You guys know how much I love this time of the year .. the music festivals are everything to me! Dancefestopia, not only a cool name, but an awesome festival! It’s an EDM and Hip-Hop focused Music Festival held in Kansas City, Miss. This year it takes place on September 13th and 14th with acts such as: Infected Mushroom, Designer Drugs, RJD2 and more! Yours truly will be in the building! xo @rozOonThego
SONG OF THE DAY: LOVE ME - LIL WAYNE FEAT. DRAKE + FUTURE
‘Bitches Love Me’ aka ‘Good Kush & Alcohol’ aka ‘Love Me’ is the OFFICIAL third single from WEEZY F’s upcoming album ‘I Am Not A Human Being II’! I say, wise choice from the YMCMB camp! Yes, the song has several aka’s but what’s NOT confusing is that this is a HIT record! Cortez Bryant confirmed on twitter that they’ll be shooting a video for ‘Love Me’ and visuals for ‘Rich As F*ck’. According to Billboard, Weezy’s ‘10th studio album will be released March 26th through Cash Money/Republic Records.’ And let’s not forget the first-ever European tour that kicks off March 8th with Mac Miller + 2 Chainz on a 15-date tour that will make it’s way through 10 European countries! xo @RozOonTheGo
It’s a Tuesday evening in early October and Kendrick Lamar just dozed off in the back of a black mini coach. He’s got a black Top Dawg Entertainment hooded sweatshirt pulled low over his eyes as the inexplicable in-car entertainment, a live recording of the Blue Man Group, dances across a screen at the front of the cab. Midtown Manhattan is gridlock. In the rearview is 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where Lamar just marked his first network TV appearance, taping a performance of his single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” for “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Ahead is a meet-and-greet at the Soho Apple Store, where he’ll participate in an onstage Q&A with AllHipHop.com founder Chuck Creekmur and do another performance of “Swimming Pools” to promote pre—orders of his highly anticipated TDE/Aftermath/Interscope debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” which went live the night before and immediately shot the project to the top of iTunes’ hip-hop/rap chart. In between: van chatter, the Blue Man Group or a few minutes to steal a few Z’s. Can you blame him for choosing door No. 3?
Mac Miller performs during the 2012 Rock the Bells Music Festival at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on August 25th, 2012.
Miller recently spoke about Frank Ocean and on working with Pharrell for the collaborative ‘Pink Slime’ album. As he walked down the MTV VMA’s red carpet he was asked who he was excited to see perform:
“I’ve been waiting to see him live and I’m just really excited to hear him sing live,” he said of Frank Ocean.
”I think it was the dopest shit anyone’s done this year,” Mac Miller said. “Him coming out and being gay was cool as fuck. Because it was like alright… No one’s done that shit before. That’s like risky as hell. And I’m sure there’s a lot of people who could, but he made the illest music and then said that and people were like, ‘Okay. Whatever. It doesn’t matter.” “I am just curious as if he would have came out like that from the start, what would it be like. But I’m glad it happened. I think it was dope. That was legendary,” he shared.
On working with Pharrell:
“Pharrell is an incredibly talented human being. It’s always been a dream of mine to work with him,” he said. “He was down to do a project. We’ve just been working and taking time and making it perfect… He does every beat, he’s on a lot of the records. Some of them are just me. He wants me to shine. He wants people to leave this and be like, ‘Yo Mac Miller is the shit.’”
Mac is hoping to drop ‘Pink Slime’ this Fall! xo @RozOonTheGo
Rihanna will open the show, hooking up with A$AP Rocky on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The first-ever VMAs at Staples Center (which air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with a pre-show at 7 p.m.) will also feature previously announced performances from One Direction, Taylor Swift, Pink, Green Day and Frank Ocean.
Confirmed presenters include the Wanted, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the “Fierce Five,” the 2012 gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team. Korean rapper and “Gangnam Style” YouTube sensation Psy, who was just signed to Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun’s record label will also be in the house.
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards are set to go live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. But before it all goes down, don’t miss our “Jersey Shore” special “Gym, Tan, Look Back” at 6 p.m. and our pre-show with Demi Lovato at 7 p.m.! And head over to VMA.MTV.com to vote on Best New Artist and Most Share-Worthy Video!
When Kid Ink first met his manager, DJ Ill Will, CEO of Tha Alumni Music Group, in June 2010, the Los Angeles producer/artist was simply “dabbling” in rapping. At the time, neither one had any idea that Ink’s first album would make a splash on the Billboard charts.
This week, the 26-year-old’s introductory album, “Up & Away” (Tha Alumni Music Group), debuts at No. 20 on the Billboard 200, No. 3 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on Top Rap Albums. The set sold 20,000 in its first week, with 97% of sales coming from downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In just two years, Ink built a buzz through a grass-roots movement including touring, merchandise and self-produced online projects. The rapper has released three mixtapes — “Crash Landing” (2010), “Daydreamer” (2011) and “Wheels Up” (2011) — and collaborated with notable names like Chris Brown and Meek Mill without compensation. Ill Will, who spent five years working with Brown and others, also helped Ink’s climb to the top. All of Ink’s official videos are uploaded to Ill Will’s YouTube channel, which has garnered close to 133 million views.
Pharrell Williams doesn’t hide his secret to finding a few extra hours in the day. It’s how he managed to design the fall collection of his Billionaire Boys Club clothing line and Bee Line outerwear with Mark McNairy, while still finding time to launch a new social media venture called i am OTHER and produce tracks with Usher and Mac Miller.
“No social life,” he explains. “I’m cool with that though. I don’t need one. I have my family and friends, and the new friends that I meet here and there.”
His sacrifice certainly seems to be working. All the fashion types gathered on the second floor of the Soho BBC store have nothing but praise for the fall preview. The collection of solid color sweaters draws appreciative murmurs as does a two-tone brown corduroy jacket, but the MVP piece is a dark blue varsity-style jacket with gold sleeves that everybody can’t stop touching and wearing.
In the last six months, Mac Miller’s career has gained more momentum than he may have ever imagined. The Pittsburgh, Penn. native proved himself to be an Internet savy phenom, translating his digital following into record sales. But with such notoriety, comes extreme pressure.
After his first studio album, “Blue Slide Park,” debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Mac Miller turned into a poster boy of success for indie rappers everywhere. “[I don’t feel] pressure from other people, but from myself. I have big expectations for myself,” he told The Juice, minutes before his performance at Paid Dues Festival on Saturday (April 7) .
Although self-branded as “keeping it humble,” underneath being grateful for the chart-topping album lays a heir of confidence. “In real life it was like, ‘That’s what we came here to do!’ I came here to put out No. 1 albums. I never want [my] albums to not be No. 1, that’s my expectation for myself.” And for his sophomore release, the “Donald Trump” rapper hopes to recapture that magic. “It’s really just working and figuring not only how I can do that again, but do better than that.”
I love this song title. Those with a balcony can relate to sitting and having mad thoughts run through your mind. It’s where I do my best writing and where the creative process ran wild when I lived in my 47th floor condo downtown Miami! xxoo @RozOonTheGo