Future Opens Up About The Death Of Seth Firkins, "The WIZRD" & More

With The WIZRD en route inside the coming weeks, Future took a second to cut it up with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, opening up a few selection matters. While the discourse is ranged, one second performs a pivotal function in revealing the personal artist’s humanity. Though Future has been considerably emotionally unavailable, leaving solely the slightest breadcrumb in his music, it is clear that dropping his buddy and engineer Seth Firkins had a pround impact on him.

Upon being requested about his expertise rewatching the movie, Future opened up concerning the difficulties seeing the late Firkins on display. “The hardest half was simply the Seth half. Just having Seth there on a regular basis, and seeing him once more on the display,” says Future. “Such an enormous half my music profession is watching it again, listening to him communicate, hear him discuss me, and the way he feels, that was most likely probably the most half.”

“The first two years I used to be recording, he was there,” he continues. “And the third yr us going again and reconsidering, simply to document over once more and get extra content material, that is when he handed away. So, it was kinda loopy.” For those that do not know, Firkins handed away in his sleep on September 23rd, 2017. He was 36.

On a extra uplifting observe, Future makes positive to allocate a while to the upcoming WIZRD album. “This album got here collectively me simply placing it collectively over a interval time once we was like, man that is from the start my profession and it is how I need to end,” he explains. “Where I will, that is how I really feel like, the music that I am gravitating in direction of, the melodies, the melodic music. I have been across the recreation for 9 years now, 10 years, so it is time to mature and simply elevate.” 

He additionally guarantees a extra melodic effort, tapping into the HENDRXX aspect his persona, although not solely. “It’s simply extra melodic when it is extra HENDRXX, and it is like HENDRXX, and it is simply extra my rap content material from the start phases my profession,” he explains, albeit barely vaguely. We’ve already had an opportunity to catch “Crushed Up” and “Jumpin On A Jet,” which give a slight indicator as to the place the album is headed.

Keep a watch out for The WIZRD, which arrives on January 18th. 

TM88 Says Unreleased Travis Scott & Young Thug Songs Will Remain Locked Away

TM88 has labored with some the most well-liked recreation changers within the business. With such a protracted listing collaborators sitting on his resume, it is no marvel that TM88 has a catalog unreleased music that he is sitting on. The proficient producer lately sat down with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 Radio program, and revealed that he’s at present sitting on various Young Thug and Travis Scott collabs. 

TM88 Says Unreleased Travis Scott & Young Thug Songs Will Remain Locked Away
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“We have quite a bit songs with Travis and Young Thug on the identical track,” TM88 defined. “But it’s from an period the place they was doing excursions collectively and stuff. And you understand how Trav works, he’ll do an entire bunch songs and be all into it on the time, after which 9 months later, he’s recording an entire new sort vibe… I really feel like if these songs would have got here out, it might have modified the entire recreation. Like, the entire rap recreation ’trigger it was totally different.” While the world imagines what a Thug and Trav album would sound like, TM88 dropped one other bombshell. 

“I received a joint undertaking with PARTYNEXTDOOR,” he revealed. “I don’t suppose it’s ever gonna see the sunshine day… One our songs leaked and it was going loopy.” TM88, cease holding again!


Gucci Mane Hypes Up "Evil Genius": "I Just Want It To Be A Classic"

Last 12 months, Gucci Mane got here via with one essentially the most prolific runs his profession. The man dropped three studio albums, together with DropTopWop, Mr. Davis, and El Gato The Human Glacier, and proved that his work ethic was rattling close to unequalled by his friends. Yet 2018 introduced considerably a radio silence from the fortunately married legend; by this level final 12 months, we obtained the aforementioned three albums, a televised wedding ceremony, and a bestselling autobiography. Today, Gucci slid via the Beats 1 studios to cut it up with Zane Lowe, explaining why he determined Evil Genius was a special beast altogether.

“It’s loopy, like, think about simply being a hustler. Then you are like, okay, I will be a rapper,” says Gucci. “I imply, , make cash. It’s like my endgame. I did that each one to get right here. An evil genius.” He additionally reveals a notable distinction this time round, which is able to doubtless be mirrored within the mission when it drops tomorrow. “I believe this time, this album was like the primary time I sort had extra enjoyable making the data. With the intentions simply going within the studio and simply had enjoyable and that is what got here out. But earlier than, I used to be sort going and expressing myself, speaking via the mic, like I had so much my chest. This album was like, let’s discover the perfect beat, make the perfect track and put it out.”

He continues, explaining the importance dropping a single album, quite than three. “This is my first album the 12 months. It’s my solely album the 12 months and I did it on objective,” says Gucci. “I used to be eager to take my time and chill. I did not need to be in studio with a deadline, like I acquired to make an album and it acquired to come back out at the moment.” 

“I imply, I can do 4 albums simple. So it is like I will attempt a special technique and attempt to get with my producers and make the perfect songs with them,” he says, revealing deeper perception into his studio course of. “I nonetheless would write and report so much music, however, it was like, once I put it out, I need to put out the perfect songs I did with Metro, and the perfect songs I did with Southside. I need it simply to be traditional. I need folks to be like, rattling, Gucci. This album proper right here, there’s one thing particular about it.”

Look for Evil Genius to drop tomorrow. Gucci not too long ago proclaimed himself to be the perfect rapper alive; do you agree with him?

J.I.D Has A No I.D. Collaboration Project In Development

J.I.D has some massive plans for 2019. Although he simply dropped his sophomore album DiCaprio 2 lower than a month in the past, J.I.D has no plans slowing down. The Dreamville signee not too long ago stopped by Beats 1 Radio to debate his new album, signing with J. Cole over Quality Control, working with No I.D on a brand new challenge, and extra. 

“I used to be unsure. When Cole reached out and was like, ‘Yo, simply maintain f for a second.’ I used to be not for it,” he defined his signing to Dreamville. “I used to be like, ‘Bro, that is now, you realize what I’m saying? I can eat.’ And I used to be an enormous fan Coach Ok, as a result of he’s like an Atlanta legend. And all people he works with is all high quality. So I used to be all for it. I wasn’t considering. Me ready was me being affected person.” When it involves 2019, J.I.D factors to his Dreamville cronies Earthgang earlier than he drops a touch about his subsequent challenge.

J.I.D Has A No I.D. Collaboration Project In Development

“2019 Earthgang is popping out. Earthgang is wonderful,” praised the ATLien. “They are going drop a tremendous challenge subsequent 12 months. I assure you that this challenge goes to undergo the ro. Then, I’m going to come back again with some extra stuff. I’m doing lots touring f this challenge, but it surely’s much more stuff popping out from my aspect. Then, I’m doing this challenge with No I.D. It’s cooked. It’s loopy. It’s just like the conceptual challenge I used to be speaking about. Everybody’s cooked, it’s wonderful.” Listen to the interview right here. 

Meek Mill Lost To Drake In Ping Pong, With $100Okay On The Line

Drake could be good at desk tennis, would not he? Or is he merely tremendous fab at every thing, (besides his Achilles heel, the soar shot)? It seems, Meek Mill will get trauma-like flashes Drake’s face every time he suffers a misstep. Before I delve into this story, I might like to ascertain: the notion that Meek Mill is a born loser is a fantasy perpetuated by Toronto’s municipal council, I child you not.

But the great sport that he’s, Meek Mill does snicker at his personal “foibles.” In his latest interview with old-guy Darden, Meek Mill recounted the time he and Drake struck a peace-deal over a sport ping-pong, in an association much like the match that supposedly averted a Nuclear disaster in the course of the Cold War.

Shortly after the previous rivals had been seen on stage “letting bygones be bygones,” a ping-pong desk was erected backstages, with Meek and Drake consenting to a $100,000 buy-in, winner takes all. 

“We chopped it up onstage and did it out the love. But after that we performed ping pong,” Meek instructed Ebro. “He beat me out 100,000. He did some slick Drake shit. He’s positively a finesser.”

Again, Drake is programmed to win, shoutout to Pusha T.

Jaden Smith Doubles Down On Romance With Tyler, The Creator, Insists It's True

Jaden Smith threw a bit a curveball at his followers when he pressed his love for fellow rapper Tyler, the Creator. He instructed a live performance crowd that the Odd Future artist was his boyfriend, new that was acquired with confusion and humor. Tyler was as stunned as their followers, responding to the declare by jokingly calling Smith “loopy.” Now that everybody appeared to be on the identical web page, perceiving the declaration as having been made in jest, Jaden doubles down on his phrases.

During an episode  Beats 1 Radio present MSFTS Frequency hosted by Jaden, the artist spoke about his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival expertise.

Tyler had appeared to disclaim having a romantic relationship with Jaden, wagging his finger on the crowd from the facet the stage. Time will inform if he’ll proceed to entertain the state of affairs.

H.E.R. Performs Sweet Rendition Of Her Love Ballad "Fate"

H.E.R. has been chosen as Apple Music’s “Up Next” artist and her earlier musical success and efficiency her love monitor “Fate” proves why she’s the chosen one. The 21-year-old carried out the music from her I Used to Know Her Pt. 2 EP at an Apple Music occasion and as an alternative the same old piano backing, Gabi grabbed a guitar, exhibiting f her skills much more – try her efficiency beneath. 

In different information surrounding H.E.R., the “Could’ve Been” singer simply kicked f her North American tour that started in Atlanta a pair nights in the past and can see her hit up spots equivalent to Charlotte, Baltimore, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, Houston and plenty of extra. “People would say, ‘You’re gonna be shelved.’ I used to be signed for therefore lengthy however I wanted to seek out myself,” she beforehand said, speaking about being signed since she was 14-years-old. “It’s not like I used to be ready for one thing to occur, I’ve been working for one thing to occur.” 

Anderson .Paak Prank Calls Dave Chappelle: "We All Standing Together Naked"

Anderson .Paak is a person many skills. Not solely is he a virtuosic musician, gifted behind the mic and on the drums in equal measure, however “Cheeky Andy” is an all-around amusing dude. Case in level, his ongoing Beats 1 present .Paak House Radio has showcased his spectacular comedic timing, largely fueled by an infectious joie de vivre. Whether he is including an “emo” spin to Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams,” or prank calling his superstar buddies (Wale was final week’s sufferer), .Paak is aware of his method round time. 

Today, Anderson has determined to set his sights on the homie Dave Chappelle, pranking him like Bart Simpson within the days yore. Ringing up Dave Chappelle, .Paak proceeds to hit the comic with a wierd proposition for an upcoming music video. “I am in New York. I am f the tequila,” says .Paak. “I bought so many concepts, man. I am identical to … I needed to name you quickly as I thought of this sh- man. Something for the album, one thing I believe that might be like, legendary sh*t, like Black Excellent sh*t.”

Though Chappelle initially appears intrigued, his curiosity quickly fades upon listening to .Paak’s imaginative and prescient. “It’s like all of the icons, you understand what I am saying? All the n****as we fu*ok with. You know what I am saying? Legendary sh*t. All my n***s, like, Q-Tip, me. We in Harlem. We doing all of it collectively. But all of us standing collectively bare, you understand what I am saying? Just butt ass bare, no garments, on some actual sh*t.”

Chappelle performs it cool. “Well, .Paak, I do not know if I am able to be bare in entrance all people,” he retorts. “I bought a 45 yr previous dick proper right here.” 

“No, no, no, no, that is what I am saying,” says .Paak. “That’s why I would like…I bought all of the older n***s in direction of the entrance, you understand what I am saying? And we bought the younger guys like Lil Uzi, like all of the … It’s like, you understand what I am saying, how younger they is? Like we gonna have it, we’re gonna stand collectively on this sh*t!”

.Paak is met with a shocked silence. Eventually, Chappelle appears to course of the request. “I most likely would not do this,” he admits. “I do not know why they’re going to be bare. I am not prepared for that sh*t.” Eventually, .Paak comes clear, and the laughter ensues. “You had me apprehensive and shit, pondering, I used to be like, I do not know!” says a gleeful Chappelle. 

Be certain to peep all the prank name beneath, and keep tuned for Anderson .Paak’s (Dr.-Dre-produced) Oxnard, dropping Friday, November 16th.

Frank Ocean Drops "Blonded Radio" Parts 2 & three During Electoral Rush

Frank Ocean broke his silence after two years in captivity by renewing his Blonded Radio podcast with lots election day content material. Just because the midterm outcome have been being tallied up, Ocean dropped the second installment, after which a 3rd to finish the triple crochet.

The first half to episode one was basically essentially the most politically-charged, as Frank Ocean tried to stimulate a powerful voter’s turnout amongst his fanbase, even going so far as to fer “free merch” in alternate ballots forged (with professional submission).

In the second installment that aired final night, Frank endorsed Democratic midterm candidate Stacey Abrams in her try and grow to be the primary Black Governor elected within the state Georgia. The fiercely impartial Ocean did not draw back from crossing bipartisan traces, for the sake  the sake singling the higher two Republican candidates in predominantly Red states, as was the case together with his endorsement  Beto O’Rourke over incumbent candidate Ted Cruz.

As beforehand acknowledged, the Democrats captured the House Representatives, whereas the Republicans held onto their majority declare to the Senate. Political pundits usually view the electoral shift as an enormous blow to Donald Trump’s blustering toupee.

Listen to all three installments right here.

Swizz Beatz Talks Giving Kanye An "Uncomfortable Hug," DMX, & More

In the wake dropping f his latest Poison album, the legendary Swizz Beatz took a second to cut it up with Zane Lowe. The producer’s Behind The Boards Live aired yesterday on Apple Music’s Beats 1, throughout which a spread matters have been lined. Those with a eager curiosity in hip-hop historical past possible perceive the partnership between Swizzy and DMX, who collaborated on a spread bangers on DMX’s first three albums. Seeing as Dark Man X has been coping with his personal private turmoil late, it is good to listen to optimistic reflections on his character, given his significance to the sport.

“I imply, the actual DMX is a good man, you already know? He’s one probably the most caring folks I ever met,” says Swizz. “I bear in mind us going to this restaurant and he simply wished to pay for everyone’s meals. It wasn’t like a restaurant like in Harlem or one thing. I forgot, the place was we? We was someplace, and it was only a combine folks, and he was similar to, “My vibe is telling me I wish to pay for everyone’s meals.” I used to be like, “Well rattling, that is beneficiant as hell.” Like, everyone’s meals?”

He additionally opens up about working with Kanye West, in addition to the etiquette surrounding a correct “uncomfortable hug.” When requested about Ye’s controversial yr, Swizzy makes positive to make clear he is nonetheless using on group Kanye.  “I feel he is unapologetic. I feel he is tremendous passionate. I feel he is tremendous gifted. He’s positively one the greats. I feel that we solely simply starting to see the journey,” says Swizz. “I may not agree on every thing,” he explains. “Even for the Nas listening and issues like that, I used to be there with him to start with, and gave him an actual hug, too, by the best way, an uncomfortable hug.”

When requested in regards to the parameters between a daily hug and an uncomfortable one, Swizz breaks it down. “An uncomfortable hug is, you already know while you hug any individual, and so they attempt to get f like two instances, and I nonetheless hugged him. I used to be like, nah. I used to be like, “Nah, bro. I am providing you with an actual hug.”

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Frank Ocean's "Blonded Radio" Returns To Beats 1

Frank Ocean followers rejoice! After two years digital silence since dropping his final studio album, Frank Ocean is again within the public’s ear together with his Beats 1 present. The elusive artist returns with a primary episode blonded Radio within the midst an vital time in US politics. Ocean, Vegyn, and the remaining the crew have interaction in open dialogue in regards to the midterm elections and voting happening on November 6 in addition to political ideology like fascism.

Ocean makes his stance on voters’ rights clear.

He additionally speaks the best to free speech, saying that it’s a “two-way road.” Frank factors to how, from his perspective, Republicans ten “deal extra in fantasies.” The episode additionally engages with the idiocy the PizzaGate conspiracy believers. 

While his fering does not come within the varieties a group tear-inducing songs, his ardour for the folks is a most welcome present.

“Midterms Pt. 1” is out there for streaming right here and archived episodes could be discovered right here. 

Anderson .Paak Covers Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" Punk Style

Anderson .Paak is a busy man. His new present hosted on Beats 1 premiered final week whereas the artist was hitting the studio with Dr. Dre to finish his forthcoming album, Oxnard (for the 4th time). Andy nonetheless makes time to let unfastened inside his grind. His cowl “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD factors to his joi de vivre.

The rapper posted a component his jam with Free Nationals as a preview .Paak House Radio‘s most up-to-date episode. The musicians gathered for a shocking rendition Juice’s hit track, including a punk aptitude to the emotional observe. The video opens to Anderson asking his guitarist, “the place’s your distortion?” 

According to the clip’s caption, .Paak would like to hyperlink up with Juice WRLD: “can we get this child on the present please?!?!”

The jam was half “Flipped,” a section the present devoted to unique takes beforehand launched songs by different artists with an intentional give attention to creating an uncommon interpretation. Fans can hear the complete cowl on .Paak House Radio  Apple Music. New episodes drop on Saturdays at three PM EDT. Tune in “for stay jam classes, beat battles, legendary cyphers, tradition talks, and curated funk.”

Vince Staples' Next Album Will Feature Heavy Pharrell Involvement

It’s been a busy day for Vince Staples. The man has ficially dropped f his spontaneous FM! EP, a fond homage to his roots; early reception appears unanimously favorable, with many wishing the twenty-two-minute runtime was barely longer. Luckily, it will seem that Staples is just not fairly completed, and FM! is just an aperitif types. Today, the Ramona Park rapper took to Beats 1 for a flip behind the mic, premiering Ramona Radio to the plenty. During his present, he spoke on all kinds matters, together with his upcoming “album,” Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, and extra.

“This is a really particular venture,” he says, FM!, whereas alluding to the bigger work nonetheless to come back. “It’s not the album. You’ll have to attend for that. We have loads initiatives. We took the Pharrell ones f this one, we have now too many Pharrell ones. Maybe subsequent venture.” He continues to tease the previous Neptune’s involvement, promising “the album coming quickly, by the way in which. Song with Skateboard P.”

Keeping issues transient, Staples takes a while to reward the late Mac Miller, claiming his motion impressed him to comply with go well with. “Rest in peace Mac Miller, important to this second,” says Vince. “We gon’ let the music discuss, as a result of he let the music discuss.” And for these questioning about Earl’s all-too-brief “return,” relaxation assured that there is extra the place that got here from. “Earl Sweatshirt is again,” guarantees Vince. “I stated he’s again. Rest in peace to Pops.”

Salute to Vince, and be sure you help FM! proper right here. 

Nicki Minaj & Tyga's New Single Will Premiere During "Queen Radio"

Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio is at all times certain to be an fascinating few hours leisure. With previous episodes together with the star chewing out Cardi B, there are at all times dramatic issues taking place on the present. Today is not any totally different to date. She kicked f the episode by stating she could be premiering some new music right this moment, which could be very probably the one Tyga was teasing earlier right this moment. Kicking f at 12 PM PST, Nicki is able to present the world some new music and she or he additionally teased a model new video. 

The artist is making an attempt to be extra reserved on her present and she or he began out this episode by telling followers she was drained Queen Radio being an exhibit for her placing individuals on blast. She rapidly turned that round to deal with her beef with Cardi B and her sister, saying she has footage the star getting beat up by Rah Ali. She additionally mentioned that Cardi B requested for Nicki to be featured on her second single. The tea is sizzling right this moment.

Things have slowed down a bit as we look forward to the brand new tune to be premiered. There are not any ensures that it is going to be the collaboration with Tyga however contemplating he teased it for a midday launch time, it solely is sensible. Are you wanting ahead to listening to new music from Tyga and Nicki?

Listen to Queen Radio right here.

Nicki Minaj Says Cardi B Stopped 21 Savage From Being On 2 Songs With Her

Today’s episode Queen Radio has been simply as dramatic as the previous few. With Cardi B’s sister suggesting that Nicki leaked Cardi’s cellphone quantity, Minaj simply needed to struggle again and he or she got here with some main tea. The artist mentioned that she has footage Cardi B getting beat up by her pal Rah Ali at a New York Fashion Week occasion, fering anyone $100Okay to launch their very own movies it. Now, she’s bringing a couple of different artists into the meat by saying that Cardi is definitely the one stopping luggage, stopping 21 Savage from that includes on her songs.

We’ve ficially reached a brand new stage on this beef as Nicki determined to the touch on her feud with Cardi B once more on Queen Radio. She spoke on how Cardi wished Nicki to characteristic on her second single, which ended up being “Bartier Cardi,” when Nicki commented, “You stopped 21 Savage from being on two songs with me trigger he was featured in your single. But you speaking about stopping luggage.” She additionally brings up how her rival informed Offset, her husband, about how she dissed him on a tune, which wasn’t really the reality. This episode is not even finished but and we have already gotten so many loopy quotables.

Tune in to the full episode right here the place Nicki will premiere her new single with Tyga at 12 PM PST.