I was in the midst of moving so I didn’t make it this week, but clearly, “Making A Murderer Pt. 1″ was the theme. Listen to Rorz and Joey do what they can without me (ha!) below.
In the midst of the insanity that is Meek Mill’s timeline, we saw the name Quentin Miller dropped, though many of us had no idea who that was or why Meek cared to write his name. Basing it off of context clues, it would appear he has something to do with Drake‘s alleged use of ghostwriters, and once OG Maco chimed in, he confirmed this to be true.
During his series of tweets, Maco revealed that Miller has quite a few credits in the liner notes of Drake‘s album, while also noting that there were many other songs Miller went uncredited for – aka, he was the ghostwriter. He also said that they’re friends, and partook in this rant because he wants to get him his just due. However, it doesn’t seem like it was wanted:
Last month, New York rappers Joey Bada$$ and Troy Ave traded a few subliminals on Twitter, after Joey didn’t take too kindly to Troy‘s claims that his official first-week sales of 7,700 units as an independent artist was a huge deal. As Joey is independent as well, he tweeted the following:
“Reminder: Joey Bada$$ sold 57,000+ albums in his first week, INDEPENDENTLY… At 20 years old… $10/album… 85% of shares, do the math….That makes me the #1 Independent Hip Hop artist/brand in the world….”
Naturally, an exchange then ensued. Appearing on Hot 97‘s Ebro In The Morning this week to promote the first annual #STEEZday concert (in honor of the birthday of the late Capital STEEZ of Joey‘s Pro Era crew,) the Brooklyn emcee said the following:
If you frequent this site, then you’re well aware of I’ll Name This Podcast Later, the podcast I’ve been doing weekly with Joe Budden for MONTHS now. Every single week, we discuss current events, we make jokes on each other and other people, we share opinions…we have a show. That’s how shows work. It’s not a podcast about Joe being a rapper, because maybe then opinions wouldn’t be warranted. But it’s 3 friends – one of which happens to have a larger following because of his OTHER work – who come together on a weekly basis for a light-hearted podcast of nonsense.
That being said, it honestly surprised me when Joe‘s comments about Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj‘s relationship on last week’s episode (number 20) made headlines. While we discussed the happenings at the 2015 BET Awards, Joe made a joke about how he was saving pictures he saw of Meek looking at Nicki the entire show. He then said the following:
I’ve been getting a million and one texts asking what’s going on with Flex and Jay Z, and if you haven’t been keeping up by the minute on social media, you’re probably confused too. Let me briefly explain…
In early 2013, Jay Z‘s Life + Times site reached out to Flex for an interview about the app he was about to release to debut his new mixtape, and would then house all music and videos from his website, as well as key articles. He explained to them the process and everything going on, and then…nothing. No article was ever published, and a couple of months later – Hov debuted Magna Carta Holy Grail on an app. Flex did not see this as a coincidence.
Now that Flex has reunited the Diplomats (who’ve infamously feuded with Jay in the past,) he has been working on a major tour and projects for the guys, and Life + Times once again reached out to get the 411. This apparently set Flex off, as he felt it would be a similar situation to the app fiasco, and instead of granting the interview, he went on air on Hot 97 and blasted the site and its owner/his former friend, Jay Z. He also mentioned that it’s funny they’d want an interview, since it was Jay‘s very own 40/40 club that once specifically told him that he cannot play any Dip Set records.
In an even bigger way than Kim Kardashian and her naked photo shoot, Lil Wayne broke the internet yesterday afternoon when he revealed some MAJOR cracks in what the world thought was one of the most solid foundations in music, Cash Money Records. For nearly two decades, Weezy and Birdman have worked side-by-side, building the Cash Money empire which eventually spawned into multiple empires, including Young Money Records and the newly-formed, Rich Gang.
While Wayne has done his own thing with Young Money for years now, it’s always been alongside the Numba 1 Stunna, combining the two into one phrase with YMCMB. (Which stands for Young Money/Cash Money Billionaires.) Since signing under Birdman in the late 90s, Wayne has become one of the biggest rappers in the world, and has gone on to launch the careers of fellow superstars Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga and more. Both Tune and Baby have always expressed their love for each other no matter what, but it seems like times most certainly have changed. Could Birdman’s focus on Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan as “Rich Gang” be the issue?