“What’s Beef? Beef is when I see you, guaranteed to be in ICU” a quote by Notorious B.I.G., one of the dopest emcees to ever rip the mic. I normally don’t post fights on this site, but this one is a must see. Two gangsta rappers, The Game and 40 Glocc finally crossed paths in the streets of Cali and things got ugly. The Game ran up on 40 Glocc and punished him while recording the altercation with his IPhone. I hope this beef doesn’t get too violent, however 40 Glocc will feel the need to retaliate.
By Adrian Prelvukaj
December 13 was the original release date for Rick Ross’ anticipated 5th solo album God Forgives, I Don’t but the “Hottest MC in The Game” was forced to postpone the LP after suffering from two seizures back in October. Now Rozay will be dropping his album on July 31 and the tracklist reveals a guest appearance from Andre 3000 and features from Jay-Z and Dr. Dre…on the same track.
The MMG General is presenting us with 15 tracks where he’s assembled some of the hottest artists in the game; from Drake, Usher, and even MMG’s latest signee Omarion. You can’t help but notice that Rozay is still keeping the “team” atmosphere alive, as almost all of the Maybach Music roster is part of the project.
The two standouts creating the most buzz, however, are tracks 3 (“3 Kings”) and 6 (“Sixteen.”) With a title like “3 Kings,” what two features would be more fitting than hip-hop moguls Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, to really set the tone for the album? On “Sixteen” we will be blessed with a verse from none other than Andre 3000, who is not an easy man to get on your record these days.
With Self Made 2 still making noise and the release of God Forgives, I Don’t just around the corner, it’s looking more and more like a Maybach Music summer.
By Rob Markman
Frank Ocean used his Tumblr account to share a private part of his life this week. He detailed falling in love for the first time, with a man, and since then some fans have wondered if his sexual declaration would affect his group Odd Future. We asked a few hip-hop experts for their thoughts on the matter.
With a name like Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, you’d think Tyler, the Creator and his merry band of musical misfits have a certain level of camaraderie. In the crew’s formative stages, they created an us-against-them atmosphere, throwing barbs at anyone who didn’t fully support their endeavors.
“I think Frank and Tyler fit in perfectly together,” Paula Renfroe, editor in chief of Juicy magazine, told MTV News. “I actually love that when Frank posted his Tumblr that Tyler still took jabs at him like he’s his man. He didn’t change the way he spoke to him just because he made people aware of who his first love was.”
Odd Future — and particularly the crew’s de facto leader Tyler, the Creator — have been painted by many as homophobic. Most of it is due to how frequently Wolf Gang’s head throws around words like “faggot,” “gay” and his own slang term “sus” on Twitter and, at times, in his music. So after Ocean posted on Tumblr that he had at least once fell in love with a man, many wondered how the group would be affected internally.
“My big brother finally f—ing did that,” Tyler tweeted on Wednesday. “Proud of that n—a cause I know that sh– is difficult or whatever. Anyway. I’m a toilet.”
Not that homosexuality is anything new for the crew: Syd tha Kyd is a lesbian.
“I think Odd Future and Frank Ocean are probably tighter than they ever been. You can’t be homophobic and have a lesbian in crew. I can’t see how you can have that,” said Vibe executive editor Datwon Thomas. “I think Tyler does it for shock value. Of course, I think he knows it’s still a word that stings or still a concept that stings.”
Jerry Portwood, executive editor of Out magazine, doesn’t believe the members of OF are anti-gay either, no matter how inappropriate they may come off to others. “People really want Odd Future to be homophobic. When we profiled Syd the Kyd and talked to her about using the other F-word, which is faggot, people got really angry with us,” he said. “I think Frank, Tyler, Syd — a lot of times, I think they’re saying what they say to their friends, what their friends are saying, what we say to each other, but we’re not supposed to say in front of a camera or be recorded saying. I respect that.”
Vibe editor in chief Jermaine Hall agreed and went on to question why Tyler should change who he is simply to make people more comfortable. “They’re boys, they’re family. Why should he change up the way he addresses Frank?”