As you may know, from my last blog, Young Jeezy celebrated his 10 year anniversary of his first album TM 101 and I definitely was in attendance to see this. I want to start by saying that it was crazy! He brought out a lot of guest. He start off by bring out TI, Lil Scrappy and then followed with DJ Drama, Bun B, Mannie Fresh, Boyz N Da Hood, Lloyd, Usher, OutKast and Kanye West! Overall think it was an awesome concert, the guest appearances really made it superb. If you missed it in person hopefully you had chance to catch it online via Tidal. This show was definitely something to catch.
Straight Outta Compton movie comes out! I think is going to highlight the west coast in a positive way as far as Hip Hop goes. I believe this movie is going to be very accurate due to the fact that Ice Cube & Dr. Dre are present to guide the creation of it. It will be in theaters August 14th.
Future released his newest album Dirty Sprite 2! With current situations is going in the Hip Hip industry, I want to say that Future is definitely winning in the game right now. Future has an incredible fan base! Not only is he running the game right now, he is also running the streets. My personal opinion, I feel it was an OK album but none the less that’s just my opinion. I feel Futures momentum right now is at the highest its ever been and the way he's going he cannot be touched. Listen to DS2 below via Spotify!
Lil Wayne, Young Money, Birdman, Cash Money. I really don't want to touch base on this drama. I feel like Lil Wayne has the right to do what he wants to do but so does Baby as well. When it boils down to it I feel they should man up and handle it amongst themselves due to the fact that they treat each other and carry themselves as family. They should bypass the courtroom and handle this amongst themselves as men. After watching several interviews about this topic and seeing the actual interview with Baby with Angie Martinez, this topic became confusing and I think it's a bit misleading as well. Overall, I don't want anyone to be killed or hurt because of this. I really want them to come to an agreement and hopefully they make the best choice for each side.
Now onto Drake and Meek, to be honest with you all, I was rooting for Meek when he started his rant on Twitter. I chose Meek due to the fact that I'm not the biggest Drake fan, but that has nothing to do with this anymore. This is more focused on Hip Hop and how it’s handled. I personally I feel like ‘the battle’ within Hip Hop and how it is carried as a battle is a huge part of this culture we call Hip Hop. It must be respected and I am so glad that Drake handled the situation the way he did, I applaud him and I salute him for this. I totally disagree with the way Meek Mill is handling this. I see it as Meek bit off more than what he can chew. Drake came back towards him lightly at first but when he dropped Back2Back!? WOW. I really feel like Drake put the nail in the coffin for Meek. Meek has not given us a solid, strong response and he is handling this very lightly. I really want to hope that Meek Mill has a 2nd track up his sleeve! If Meek does not have a 2nd track we can end this right here today, right now! Meek will and can possibly lose all his credibility after this, with his career going into a downward spiral. This very disappointing for the fans and for Hip Hop, at the end of the day I really wanted to see a good battle. Meek started a war, now he REALLY has to finish it. He may be already finished! Listen to the tracks below!!!