Artist Spotlight: International Composer Mike Alrue

Today, we shed the spotlight on one of the most prolific international composers out there, Mike Alrue, born in Spain, raised in Mexico, and currently living in the United States. His vivid creativity and dedication to his art have led him to release six albums, score the soundtrack for over 25 films and documentaries, and compose jingles for more than 2500 brands like Hallmark Cards, Kodak, McDonald’s, CSK Auto, Fry’s Markets, Good Samaritan Hospital, Iberia Airlines, Chevrolet, The Arizona Lottery, SCF Arizona, and many more. 

His impressive discography lists six albums:  “Logos”, “Vida Nueva”, “Tales from the Piano”, “Light Years”, “Tomorrow Found Me Dreaming” and “Monsoon”. Mike Alrue also recently released a song entitled “Changes,” a beautiful and catchy guitar ballad featuring ethereal vocals and melodies. 

One of his passions is scuba diving, and composing the soundtrack for the animated series “Captain Cousteau” was a dream come true for the skilled composer, without forgetting to mention that he holds a degree in Hydrobiology from the Metropolitan University in Xochimilco, Mexico.

Mike Alrue is starting this new decade in the best shape ever, and after listening to some of his impressive discography, we impatiently wait for his next musical move.

Exclusive Interview: Lola Speaks About Her New Song “Don’t Let It Go”

We had the chance to chat with emerging artist Lola, who currently lives in New York City but grew up in Paris, and just released “Don’t Let It Go”, a beautiful song she created to remind everyone of the importance of love and listening to our hearts. 

How did growing up in New York City shape the music you create today?

Basically, I grew up in Paris embracing my African roots (from Cameroun) and European ones  (from Belgium and France) 

But I have always been attracted to NY in my childhood and always knew that I wanted to live there once in my life. And I’m grateful to say that it’s been 3 years now that I live in the city. When I’m in NY, I’m always filled with so much inspiration, feeling free in many ways and most importantly I can express myself. Here I’m feeling airy free, flying; it’s a smooth feeling mixed up with strong, rough and thoughtful emotions. And I think my music matches what I felt towards New York, and highlights my personality so well. 

How would you describe your music?

When I see my music, I want first to be meaningful and transmit a message. And what is beautiful with music is that just how it sounds or by just listening to the lyrics, you can feel something even in a different language than the one you know. And I want people to feel what I want to say even if sometimes it can be ok in a very light way to say things in a deeper way. I want to share my spirit with people and open their hearts with all the influences that I got in my music, R&B, Soul, jazzy Hip-Hop. I want to break barriers and be able to tell a story no matter what “genre” it is, if I feel this mood. 

Was it easy to transition from tennis, modeling, and law, to being an artist? Are there certain things that you learned in those fields that proved to be useful in music too?

I feel like I used to do différents things at the same time and sometimes I’m like damn why do I like to complicate myself so much lol. But you know, at the end my tennis career, law studies, and modeling career taught me so much and strengthened my personality and made the person that I am today, and when I look at it, I feel like everything is connected because tennis and modeling are meant to share, express a kind of a show to people you have to deliver something for yourself, but most importantly for people since they are waiting for that, yes in a different way than music but still, it’s very close. Then with my law studies, I developed the left side of my brain and organized my mind and for sure it will help me with music. So for me, it’s not even a transition because everything is so liable that it’s more a continuity of what I always wanted In my life.

Who would your dream collab be with?

That’s a hard question. There are so many artists that I admire, but one of them will for sure be Alicia keys, Drake, The Weekend. And I feel that if one day I’m in the same room as SADE and Alicia keys I’ll cry like a baby. They are my biggest inspiration. 

Are you currently working on new projects?

Yes, I’m planning to release my first rap single mid-April so I’m very excited about it because I can show to people a different aspect of my personality because we all have that YING and YANG energy inside of us.

Are you more of a recording artist, or a live performer?

I’ll tell you that when I’ll be able to do many live shows, so please let’s first get through this corona I swear I want to share !! Lol 

Please tell us more about your latest single “Don’t Let It Go” and what it represents for you?

“Don’t Let It Go” is one of the very first songs that I wrote. I wanted people to recognize themselves in relationships and question themselves about how love is so important, and how we should listen to our hearts instead of our logical thoughts. Because the easy way is to let go instead of taking care of the precious love and feeding it with water because love is like a plant. If you want it to grow you should put some water in it and if you stop doing it for months don’t expect that the plant will be the same.

Rival’s Down The Rabbit Hole Is A Soon-To-Be-Classic Hard-Rock Album

The Montreal based hard-rock band Rival just dropped Down The Rabbit Hole, their latest album and a soon-to-be-classic hard-rock album, given the intense energetical input and lyricism. 

Counting no less than 10 songs, Down The Rabbit Hole shares with listeners the successes, hardships, and lessons learned by the band over the years, offering a privileged glimpse into the life of a band, as well as the individuals that take part in this inspiring adventure. 

Jeremy Helten, Matt Baker, Mike Chretien, and Corrado Johnson are the members of this dream team that seem to be fearlessly ambitious and hungry for sharing their incredible sound displayed on Down The Rabbit Hole’s tracklist with the masses. 

Ionte’ Unveils Latest Track Titled “Anxiety Runs Deep”

Emerging Atlanta based rapper Ionte’ unleashes a flurry of rhymes on his latest drop entitled “Anxiety Runs Deep”. “Anxiety Runs Deep” sees Ionte’ at his most inspired, exposing his talent and strong message with an impressive confidence and skill. The heavy beats blend in perfectly with the story he tells about the hardships he had to face and the anxiety that remains until this day. 

His unique outlook on life and the way he uses music as a powerful healing element in his life give him the special status of a rising rapper who doesn’t give in to the entertainment business, and rather use his art to convey what matters the most for him. A great example for the younger generation, Ionte’ is methodically building a strong fan base, a well-deserved one. Just have a listen to “Anxiety Runs Deep” and it will all make sense!

White Boy And The Average Rat Band Steal The Spotlight On New Album Love My Ride

Audiences have been anticipating White Boy And The Average Rat Band’s next move. The internationally known band just released their latest project entitled Love My Ride, an album home to 12 explosive tracks, in which each song is the result of a unique story, sonically blending modern soundscapes with authentic heavy metal.

Whether it’s the exciting “Talking Me Down”, the perfect metal gem “Love My Ride”, or the distorted “Whisky And Angels”, which reminds us of some of the genre’s best hits, White Boy And The Average Rat Band juggle effortlessly with their multiple influences to create an album filled with everything we love about metal music. They brilliantly succeed at translating their energies into sound, and this incredible performance will leave speechless the fearless souls who give Love My Ride a listen.

Stream Love My Ride below, and give White Boy And The Average Rat Band a follow on Facebook

Lil Wayne, DMX & G-Eazy To Headline Soundset 2019 Festival

St Paul, MN – Atmosphere established Minnesota’s Soundset music competition in 2008. On Wednesday (February 27), competition organizers unveiled one other star-studded lineup for Soundset’s 2019 version.

The competition will embody three most important levels with performances from Lil Wayne, DMX, SZA, Run The Jewels, Tech N9ne and lots of extra. There may even be a separate stage for turntablists internet hosting the likes of Just Blaze, DJ Spinderella and Cut Chemist.

General admission and VIP tickets can be found here at a reduced worth, whereas basic admission ticket gross sales will likely be obtainable on Friday (March 1) at 9 a.m. CT.

For extra data and the complete lineup, take a look at Soundset’s official web site here.

TRDMRK’s DJ Nu-Mark, Slimkid3 & Austin Antoine Explore Psychedelic Art With "Pick It Up" Video

DJ Nu-Mark, Slimkid3 and Austin Antoine — collectively recognized TRDMRK — have returned with a brand new video for “Pick It Up” that includes Dillon Cooper, which comes from the trio’s lately launched self-titled EP. 

Directed by Matt Posada and animated by Chris McDaniel, the visible integrates psychedelic backdrops with surreal, summary imagery as Slimkid3 and Austin swap bars, and Nu-Mark juggles the 1s and 2s, keyboards, youngsters’ toys and a 7” file participant.

“I used to be impressed to shoot the video for ‘Pick It Up’ by following The Glitch on Instagram [Chris McDaniel],” Uncle Nu explains in a press launch. “I picked Matt as a result of I adopted a few of his work and knew that If I gave him the idea and Chris’s animation, he’d have the ability to contribute to the pot intimately.”

Slimkid3 tells HipHopDX, “Working on the ‘Pick It Up’ video was fascinating as a result of it was extra of a concentrated concentrate on components to drag off a visible trick. The ‘Hands Up’ video was excessive power right through. This video had targeted excessive power moments that turned out actually cool.”

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Believe it or not, the thought was birthed on the ‘Gram.

“Thanks to on a regular basis I spend on Instagram, scrolling and sharing artwork with others, I managed to stumble throughout this superb artist referred to as The Glitch,” Slimkid3 explains. “With all of their superb photos in movement, I discovered so many superb photographs that I used to be like, ‘Let me ship this to Nu-Mark’ and Nu-Mark flipped. He was like, ‘Yo, we’d should get this man, T! He must do the video.’

“Then I consider Nu simply activated in tremendous mode and pressed to make it occur. I used to be comfortable as fuck once I acquired the information that we had been going to work with The Glitch crew. I knew we had a winner. It was good to see the push of the envelope video-wise from our unit as a result of once you take a look at the Pharcyde (BizarreRide) and Jurassic 5’s observe file, we wanted to make a video with a twist.” 

Watch the “Pick It Up” video above and cop the TRDMRK EP here. 

De La Soul Thank JAY-Z For Refusing To Stream Their Catalog On TIDAL

De La Soul has scored a small victory of their battle with Tommy Boy Records. On Tuesday (February 26), Pos, Dave and Maseo revealed their catalog would lastly be obtainable on digital platforms — however at a excessive worth.

According to an Instagram submit, 90 % of the streaming income would go to the label whereas 10 % could be divvied up between the group.

In the caption, De La urged their followers to help 2004’s The Grind Date and 2016’s And The Anonymous Nobody as an alternative, the 2 albums not launched by Tommy Boy.

Now, the legendary New York trio has help from TIDAL and JAY-Z. In one other Instagram submit, De La revealed the streaming service wouldn’t be sharing their catalog till their points with Tommy Boy had been hashed out.

“Dear Fans, simply obtained off the cellphone with TIDAL,” the submit learn. “In help of the artist, TIDAL has determined to not stream our catalog till this matter has been resolved. Thank you TIDAL…Thank you JAY.”

Prior to De La’s most up-to-date replace, the group defined how shocked they had been to listen to Tommy Boy wasn’t involved with any potential pattern clearance points — at the very least not now.

“Dear Fans…so examine this one out!!” the submit begins. Monday, when confronted and questioned whether or not or not all samples had been cleared for our catalogs streaming launch, Tommy Boy felt that it will be higher to maneuver ahead with the discharge and take care of all claims/lawsuits in a while…actually???? That’s simply not sensible enterprise. We don’t wish to be sued.”

They apologized to their followers within the caption.

“We are being positioned within the line of fireplace @discogs @spotify @applemusic @tidal @googleplay @deezer @vinylmeplease @amazonmusic,” it learn. “We perceive respect and recognize your help and enterprise.

“We remorse that you simply and followers have been place in the midst of this mess. De La Soul can’t afford negligent hurried enterprise. We are preventing for our livelihood. Imagine making an attempt to settle a #phantom2millionddollardebt and now doable lawsuits lurking??? There goes that 10% Thank you @tommyboyrecords.”

Several of De La’s friends have pledged help for his or her scenario, together with Questlove, A Tribe Called Quest’s Jarobi White and The Beat Junkies’ DJ Rhettmatic. They’re calling for a “Tommy Boy Boycott.”

Check out their reactions beneath.

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I hate that it has come to this. Seriously. But there is no “if I have to choose a side?” #DeLaSoul means everything to me. @WeAreDeLaSoul gave me and millions of music lovers LIFE. I been hoping and wishing and praying for their back catalogue to be made available on digital media FOREVER—-but not like this @tommyboyrecords. This narrative has been going on since the blues, since jazz, since rock n roll, since disco, since soul——-I’m proud of De La for using their voice. Let’s fix this. For the greater good. Let’s be respectful and fair. 90% to the label & 10% to the artist is not fair. Normal protocol is just to 🤷🏾‍♂️ accept that’s how it is nowadays. We can change that. Change starts now. As much as it pains me to not cop 10 of those issues each and share all their timeless work of genius to a generation that has no clue—-join me in standing w De La Soul in this #TommyBOYCOTT. Do y’all understand I been waiting DECADES to finally listen to their awe inspiring work in the car, on lunch break, in the gym, just chillin? I can’t do that to them. Until you do right by the soul? There is no convo.

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I never get involved in business that's not my own. This hits way to close to home. I echo Questlove's feelings. Y'all know De La is my favorite group in the world! Please repost this to all your followers. And ask your followers to do the same. Let's try to fix this antiquated record label bad loan bullshit! #tommyboycott Reposted from @questlove – I hate that it has come to this. Seriously. But there is no “if I have to choose a side?” #DeLaSoul means everything to me. @WeAreDeLaSoul gave me and millions of music lovers LIFE. I been hoping and wishing and praying for their back catalogue to be made available on digital media FOREVER—-but not like this @tommyboyrecords. This narrative has been going on since the blues, since jazz, since rock n roll, since disco, since soul——-I’m proud of De La for using their voice. Let’s fix this. For the greater good. Let’s be respectful and fair. 90% to the label & 10% to the artist is not fair. Normal protocol is just to 🤷🏾‍♂️ accept that’s how it is nowadays. We can change that. Change starts now. As much as it pains me to not cop 10 of those issues each and share all their timeless work of genius to a generation that has no clue—-join me in standing w De La Soul in this #TommyBOYCOTT. Do y’all understand I been waiting DECADES to finally listen to their awe inspiring work in the car, on lunch break, in the gym, just chillin? I can’t do that to them. Until you do right by the soul? There is no convo.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Set To Star In Jordan Peele’s “Candyman” Reboot

Hollywood, CA – Jordan Peele, who’s rocking the black-horror movie crown is bringing a reimagined model of the cult-classic Candyman to life, and in line with a report by Variety, it’s set to star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who — amongst different roles — performed Cadillac in Netflix’s The Get Down.

Most just lately seen within the function of Black Manta in DC’s Aquaman, Abdul-Mateen will tackle the function of the vengeful hook-wielding title-character, initially portrayed by Tony Todd in 1992. The movie goes to happen in its authentic Chicago location, albeit a newly gentrified setting moderately than the Cabrini-Green housing tasks within the authentic.

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In an interview with SYFY in December, 2018, the OG Candyman mentioned he had combined emotions in regards to the reboot, however did say “Even in the event that they make it with out me, which I doubt, the eye the brand new film will create will lead of us again to the unique [film] as a result of folks prefer to see the supply materials.”

The movie is about to launch in theatres on June 12, 2020. Abdul-Mateen can also be starring in Peele’s Us, which opens in theaters this March.

Anderson .Paak Announces "Ventura" Album Release Date & U.S. Tour

Los Angeles, CA – Anderson .Paak has introduced his subsequent album Ventura is on its means. According to a press launch, the undertaking is predicted to reach on April 12. Just like his final album Oxnard, the upcoming effort is govt produced by Dr. Dre and shall be delivered Aftermath Entertainment.

As Paak hinted on a current episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Ventura was recorded concurrently Oxnard. 

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“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to seek out this voice of mine,” Paak stated within the press launch. “One city over I went additional and located my depth. The duality of every place impressed me vastly and from that I made two albums at the very same time however held one again as a result of that might have been too many songs to carry out reside for you all!

“I like ending issues on a fair quantity so welcome to Ventura.”

Paak, who gained a Best Rap Song Grammy for “Bubblin’” earlier this month, additionally unveiled a number of U.S. tour dates.

The run kicks off on May 17 in Nashville and concludes on June 27 in San Francisco with stops at legacy venues equivalent to Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater alongside the best way. Special visitors Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac Demarco and Jessie Reyez will seem on choose dates.

Check out the tour dates beneath.

Anderson .Paak Announces "Ventura" Album Release Date & U.S. Tour

Tyga’s Toss Of Shame Was Reportedly Over His Maybach Repossession

Hollywood, CA – For these questioning why Tyga was dragged out of Floyd Mayweather’s birthday celebration on the Sunset Room this weekend, TMZ reviews it was throughout a repossessed Maybach.

T-Raww leased a white Maybach for $6,000 a month however fell behind on funds, so it was repossessed in January.

Partygoers inform TMZ the boys Tyga leased the luxurious whip from occurred to cross paths with him on the social gathering and heated phrases have been allegedly exchanged. Consequently, the “Taste” rapper was tossed out the membership whereas the opening observe from 1998 movie Belly, Soul II Soul’s “Back 2 Life (However Do You Want Me),” cinematically performed within the background because the soundtrack.

Sources inform TMZ that the 29-year-old recording artist was upset as a result of he felt just like the Maybach was unlawfully repossessed. Tyga has since settled issues with each the boys and the bouncer.

Being entangled in lawsuits, evictions and having his automotive taken away for non-payment is a daily incidence for the Last Kings boss.

In 2016, the “Rack City” hitmaker had a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari 488, in addition to a Maybach 62 S Landaulet that was hauled off whereas he was buying a Bentley Bentayga (or Bentley truck) for his then-girlfriend Kylie Jenner, repossessed.

Last yr, a social media firm sued him for $200,000 and this yr, Cash Money Records and Birdman claimed in a lawsuit spearheaded by Tyga himself that he really owes the label cash. He’s additionally being sued by Pretty Maw for allegedly utilizing elements of her track “17th” for his track “Swap Meet” with out paying her.

Now, Tyga has to cope with Soulja Boy being on his head about “placing him on” and allegedly smashing on his child’s mom Blac Chyna along with his just lately launched diss observe over Blueface’s “Thotiana.”

T-Pain Returns With "1UP" Album Featuring Lil Wayne, Boosie Badazz, Tory Lanez & More

Los Angeles, CA – T-Pain is again with 1UP, his first album since 2017’s Oblivion. This undertaking serves as Tallahassee Pain’s inaugural unbiased launch with Cinematic Music Group.

Boasting 12 tracks, the album options visitor spots from Boosie Badazz, Flipp Dinero, Lil Wayne, OT Genasis, Tory Lanez, Russ and Profit Dinero.

In addition to the album, the Grammy Award-winning artist has introduced the upcoming 1UP tour, which begins on March 16 in San Antonio. The 15-stop run wraps in San Diego on April 9.

Check out the 1UP album stream, cowl artwork and tracklist beneath together with the 1UP tour dates. Tickets to the tour may be bought here.

three/16 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
three/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
three/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
three/22 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
three/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale
three/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
three/26 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan
three/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
three/29 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
three/30 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
four/1 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater
four/three – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
four/four – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
four/eight – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
four/9 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

1. 1UP f. Profit Dinero
2. RIP to the Parking Lot f. Boosie Badazz
three. U Up
four. Getcha Roll On f. Tory Lanez
5. Be Your X
6. It’s My Dog’s Birthday
7. We All We Got
eight. Keep This from Me
9. A Million Times f. OT Genasis
10. All I Want f. Flipp Dinero
11. Here It Comes f. Russ
12. Goat Talk f. Lil Wayne

TK Kirkland Recalls Eazy-E Telling Him MC Ren Smashed His Girl

Comedian TK Kirkland lately sat down with VladTV to debate touring with N.W.A again within the day and the wild sexual encounters that have been routine on the time.

During the interview, Kirkland recalled MC Ren swooping in on his woman whereas he was off at soundcheck. The message was delivered by Eazy-E who thought the entire scenario was nothing in need of hilarious.

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“The factor about Eazy is that they stored every little thing away from me or I stored every little thing away from myself,” he says. “I by no means knew what they actually was doing till in the future — you recognize, I’ve at all times been a participant my entire life. I flew a lady from Kansas City to Sun City. Thought I used to be being the person. The supervisor at the moment was saying, ‘TK, you’ll be able to’t convey her, however this bitch was so advantageous I needed to have her.

“So she meets us in one other metropolis. She comes, we hang around, we buy groceries. But now I gotta be on stage at 6 that night for mic examine. I go away her within the room. I’m like ‘Damn she’s not again but?’ I’m not tripping. So she lastly exhibits up. The present was nice. Eazy, MC Ren, all of us, we was having an excellent time.”

But what occurred subsequent, Kirkland wasn’t anticipating.

“Later at evening, me and the woman is laying within the mattress,” he continues. “I get this knock on the door about 2, three o’clock within the morning. Eazy says, ‘T, come out for a minute.’ I acquired out within the hallway and he says, ‘Yo, Ren fucked your woman when you have been doing mic examine. I simply needed you to know.’ He fell on the ground and was simply rolling down the hallway in stitches.

“I needed to take the woman, put her out within the hallway, take her shit, put it out within the hallway and by no means spoke to her once more simply as a person. I couldn’t let her keep within the room with me like that. Again, salute to MC Ren for displaying me how at the moment, hoes ain’t shit.”

Eazy’s voracious sexual urge for food in the end caught up with him when he contracted HIV from a associate. The Hip Hop legend died in March 1995, forsaking 11 kids with 10 totally different ladies.

New Music: Summer Walker feat. Drake ‘Girls Need Love (Remix)’

Summer Walker has been steadily constructing buzz, due to her single “Girls Need Love,” which now will get an official remix from Drake.

The Champagne Papi takes it good and sluggish, including his clean contact to the sultry jam off the Atlanta singer’s Last Day of Summer album. “You simply want some dick with no problems,” he croons.

Taking to Instagram, Summer gushed over the collaboration. “omg I can’t imagine that is actually taking place!” she wrote. “thanks a lot @champagnepapi.”

Listen to their steamy track beneath.

Kanye West "Fighting" To Become Adidas Creative Director

New York, NY – Kanye West started his relationship with adidas in 2013. In 2015, the world lastly noticed what he created with Yeezy Season 1 and his coveted Yeezy Boost sneakers.

During a dialog between West and Hood By Air founder Shayne Oliver printed in Interview Magazine Wednesday (February 27), Ye reveals he’s been pushing to develop into the inventive director of adidas.

First, West praises Oliver for elevating the streetwear aesthetic to Fashion Week ranges in addition to his work with Helmut Lang in 2017 by calling him one among this generations’ “strongest” designers.

The HBA founder’s last show was in 2015 and due to the influence Shayne’s had on the style trade, Kanye needed to know the rationale for his hiatus.

“Of this complete crew that got here up across the identical time, you’re the most deserving of one among these positions. So it’s fascinating to me once you get these conditions, as a result of, like, I’ve been preventing and struggling and arguing and speaking and having dialog after dialog about being the inventive director of adidas,” Kanye confesses. “It’s simply fucking apparent, proper?”

The transfer would make sense as his Yeezy model with the German sportswear firm reportedly has a valuation of $1.5 billion.

As far as Hood By Air’s attainable return, Shayne doesn’t take a look at his step again from the corporate as everlasting. It was the pomp and circumstances of style week and stress over the schedule that turned him off.

He compares his break to that of an artist in between albums.

“I form of respect the way in which that music does it, the place you launch an album, after which the tour and promotion is all simply based mostly on that factor you created within the studio for a extremely very long time. I feel that designers must be allowed to do this now, particularly since that’s precisely how folks work together with clothes at this level,” he says.

One subject West didn’t contact on was A$AP Rocky’s beef with Shayne stemming again to 2014 when he dissed the model on his tune “Multiply” off his 2015 album At.Long.Last.ASAP. The Harlem rapper took declare for HBA’s rise in an interview with Complex in 2015 and voiced his displeasure of not being acknowledged as a pioneer.

“I appreciated it after I was means youthful,” Rocky mentioned on the time. “It had somewhat run right here and there, however no person ever actually kicked it off. I knew Shayne on a private be aware. I used to be like: ‘Yo, let’s carry this shit again.’ It took me years. Shayne’s cussed. He’d give me a sweater one yr, a T-shirt one yr. It was like that. I’ve quite a lot of shit from again within the day, and I’d say after ‘Peso’—as a result of we’ve got Hood by Air within the ‘Peso’ video—by the point it hit 2012, 2013, he was prepared. Because I used to be on the market within the area. I simply made that shit look jiggy.”

Read the complete interview between Kanye West and Shayne Oliver for Interview Magazine here.