Posts tagged ‘Wale’

July 29, 2012

Rick Ross – Hold Me Back

Rick Ross visits the  Calliope Projects in New Orleans for his street single off the God Forgives, I Don’t album due to drop on Tuesday. The black and white gritty video features cameos from Swizz Beatz, Wale, and Stalley,

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July 10, 2012

K Koke – Roc For Life ft. Wale

K Koke releases his warm up record Roc For Life featuring MMG’s Wale. USG member Koke tweeted last night..

‘This ain’t no music video. It’s my journey from streets up!’

July 3, 2012

Wale & Meek Mill Feat. French Montana – Actin’ Up

MMG are taking over right now, here is one of the tracks off Self Made Vol.2 from Wale, Meek Mill and French Montana, Actin Up. 

July 2, 2012

MTV Wrap Up – LIVE REVIEW: BET AWARDS – L.A (JULY 1, 2012)

The stars and power couples were out in full force at the BET Awards 2012. As I hit the red carpet on a hot day in L.A, I found myself next to hip-hop websites World Star Hip Hop, This is 50 and others. Opening the show dressed in an all-white suit, Kanye West came on stage with some of his G.O.O.D Music crew including, 2 Chainz and Pusha T…

Big Sean also joined Kanye on stage for their track ‘Mercy’ which saw Kim Kardashian give a standing ovation, dressed in a white dress to match her rapper boyfriend.

Host Samuel L Jackson gave us laughs throughout the night doing skits with various people – Spike Lee also joined him to do a reenactment of ‘N***as In Paris’, making everyone laugh. Most of the celebrities I spoke to on the red carpet were excited to see Samuel L Jackson host the awards; whoever hosts next year will have a lot of live up to.

Nicki Minaj’s performance was pretty toned down as she came on stage dressed in a nice black outfit, which was not flamboyant as I would have expected. Nicki performed ‘Beez In The Trap.’

D’Angelo later came on stage performing ‘How Does It Feel’, moving on to play the piano for the next track. He was looking very much like a rockstar and was rocking out on stage like one too.

Mike Epps and Mindless Behaviour gave out the award for Best Female R&B Artist which saw Mike Epps teasing the young boyband about their age before Beyoncé was announced the winner. The stunning mama dedicated it to Whitney Houston, who she described as ‘my angel’ whilst also shouting out Lauryn Hill and Mary J Blige.

Kevin Hart introduced the mighty Maybach Music onto the stage before popping a few jokes about Jay-Z and Talib Kweli. Wale was first out as he hopped out of a car on stage and was joined by Rick Ross for ‘Bag Of Money’. Meek Mill and French Montana also joined them as they tore down the stage.

Nicki Minaj aimed to shock as Busta Rhymes presented her with her award for Best Female Hip-Hop artist – she thanks her Barbz and the BET Awards before telling haters (presumably) to “suck a d*** b****!”

Chris Brown’s performance was a very highly anticipated one for the night; given the release of his recent diss track. He came on the stage to perform ‘Don’t Wake Me Up’ and ‘Turn Up The Music’ topless with half of his body painted in silver. The stage set-up also came complete with ballerinas dancing in masks!

Tyrese and Ginuwine came backstage, discussing ‘real R&B music’ and chatting about how ‘it’s not house or techno’; they added that this is why ‘they are bringing it back’. Spectators saw this as a dig at Breezy, who picked up the Best Male R&B artist award.

Mariah Carey came out to open the Whitney Houston tribute and said ‘the last time I saw her we were in London. I miss my friend, I miss hearing her voice, and laughter,’ at which point she started to cry. The star managed to compose herself to finish her speech. We also saw Brandy sing ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

YMCMB’s Tyga came out to perform ‘Rack City’ and Nicki Minaj was standing up dancing to her friend’s track to show her support.

Whilst Chris was at the show with YMCMB members Nicki and Tyga, Drake was absent. A source told Hollywood Life: “Everytime MC Lyte mentions that p***y Drake’s name, this whole f**king place is filled with boos. The boos came from people backstage, including Chris’s entourage and also from lots of people in the audience.”

We also saw the cutest couple in the world Jay-Z and Beyoncé play fighting, much to the amusement of the audience, when Jay won the award for Best Video Of The Year with ‘Otis’ – an award that the Queen B was also nominated for.

Big winners of the night were Jay-Z and Kanye who, of course, won Best Video and Best Group. Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip Hop Artist whilst her buddy Drake won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. Beyoncé won two awards, one for directing a video and one for Best Female R&B Artist. Wretch 32 repped for the UK, winning the Best International Act award for us.

July 2, 2012

BET Awards 2012 Winner’s: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce dominate

I flew out to LA for the BET Awards 2012…here is a list of the winners.

Best Actor
Kevin Hart ”Think Like a Man”

Best Actress
Viola Davis

Best Collaboration
Wale & Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Best Female R&B Artist
Beyonce

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams

Best Group
The Throne (Jay Z & Kanye West)

Best International Act
Wizkid

Best International Act UK
Wretch 32

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown

Best Movie
The Help

Best New Artist
Big Sean

Centric Award
Common

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
Mindless Behaviour

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durrant

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams

Video Director of the Year
Beyonce & Allen Fergueson ‘Party’

Video of the Year
‘Otis’ – The Throne (Jay Z & Kanye West)

YoungStars Award
Diggy

Lifetime Achievement Award
Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly

Video of the Year
The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West), featuring Otis Redding, “Otis”

Humanitarian Award
The Reverend Al Sharpton

AOL Fandemonium Award
Chris Brown

June 1, 2012

Album Stream: Currensy – The Stoned Immaculate

Curren$y’s The Stoned Immaculate album is available to stream 4 days before it’s released on June 5th. The first track features Wale on What It Look Like. Pharrell makes an auto tuned appearance on Chasin’ Paper, and Wiz Khalfia joins in on No Squares. Estelle, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., and Daz Dillinger also feature on the album.

May 7, 2012

Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 2

MMG’s Meek Mill releases his highly anticipated mixtape Dreamchasers 2. Hosted by DJ Drama, the mixtape also features Drake, Jeremih, Fabolous, Wale, Trey Songz, Rozay and more.

Download Meek Mill – Dreamchasers 2 here

May 2, 2012

Wale [@Wale] ft K Koke [@KokeUSG] – Oliver Twist (ROCmix)

Wale and K Koke remix D’banj’s Oliver Twist.

Download Wale ft K Koke – Oliver Twist Rocmix here

April 27, 2012

New Mixtape: Jadakiss – The Consignment

DJ Drama hosts a new Gangsta Grillz mixtape hooking up with Jadakiss for The Constignment. It has 19 tracks and features Young Jeezy, Waka Flocka Flame, Fabolous, Lloyd Banks, Wale, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, French Montana, D-Block, and more.

 

Download Jadakiss – The Consignment here

April 26, 2012

Machine Gun Kelly Feat. Steve-O, 2 Chainz, Mystikal, Meek Mill, French Montana & Yo Gotti – Wild Boy (Remix)

Machine Gun Kelly is joined by Steve-O, 2 Chainz, Mystikal, Meek Mill, French Montana & Yo Gotti for the Wild Boy remix video. The video consists of footage from his 2012 South by Southwest adventures and cameos come from Kanye West, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Trae The Truth and more.