Donald Glover’s alter ego releases the official visuals to his first single off his upcoming highly anticipated album, Camp, dropping November 15th.
Monthly archives for October, 2011
The well payed A$AP Rocky recently threw a listening party for LiveLoveA$AP in NYC. Attendees included Lloyd Banks, Jim Jones, Ryan Leslie, and Mos Def. IFWT also attended the event and asked Rocky about the origins of the A$AP crew, fashion, and his inspirations. A$AP Rocky’s LiveLoveA$AP drops today.
During his interview with Pitchfork, ASAP Rocky sheds some light on his multi-million dollar deal with Polo Grounds/RCA.
Pitchfork: A lot of rappers are moving away from big record deals and, as recently as last month, it seemed like you didn’t want to sign with a major, either. What changed your mind?
A$AP Rocky: About three million dollars. [Other rappers who don't sign] are smart, but I feel like Sony/RCA is a family and the people there actually care about me. When I came to meet [Polo Grounds Music founder] Bryan Leach, I got to know him on a personal level– he would set up car service for me to go to other labels. He wanted to see me make it. He’s from Harlem.
I’m going to have creative control; there’s no bullshit. The situation is almost unrealistic. I mean, five months ago I had about $3,000 in my bank account. Now I’m worth $3 million. Nobody’s gotten a deal like that since 50 Cent.
The world will finally get to hear the music Amy Winehouse was working on before her unexpected death earlier this year. According to a press release from her English label, a posthumous collection of unheard studio tracks, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will be released on December 5.
The 12 tracks on the disc were put together by Winehouse’s longtime collaborators, producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, and will include songs she recorded before, during and after the releases of her two studio albums, 2003’s Frank and her smash 2006 breakthrough Back to Black. “It was said by all who worked with Amy that she never sang or played a song the same way twice,” read the release announcing the disc. “It quickly became apparent to Salaam and Mark that they had a collection of songs that deserved to be heard, a collection of songs that were a fitting testament to Amy the artist and, as importantly, Amy their friend.” – MTV
Off the Jet Life Intl’s affiliate’s latest project, Premier Politics, out now.
will drop off two mixtapes later today, #LemmeHolDatBeat 2 & Anticipation 2 along with a new visual for his track “Top Of The World”. For now, here goes two tracks of the more R&B influenced mixtape Anticipation 2. Both tracks produced by Carlos “Los” McKinney & Tony “Chef Tone” Scales.
With the NBA lockout still in full effect, Nike release a new viral ad campaign, featuring J. Cole, ?uestlove, Lebron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant, claiming “Basketball Never Stops”. I’m sure David Stern would have something to say about that.
“Live from the Underground will drop 2012, first quarter, next January. It originally was supposed to come out September 27th. I pushed it back because of sample clearances. I realized I’ve given away a lot of free music. It’s cool to sample anything you want when it’s free. Retail? They’re not having that,” he said. “So reaching out to people as far as sample clearances. There’s one feature I had the opportunity to try to get on the album. It is going down and I will not say who it is. Nobody will figure this out anyways. It’s an amazing feature. It’s crazy. I produced a lot of the stuff.”
Peep visuals to the full interview after the jump..