J. Cole Reflects On Tear-Jerking "Revenge of the Dreamers III" Session

As if it wasn’t already abundantly clear, J. Coie is seizing his probabilities in 2019 with an extremely formidable Dreamville compilation. Just this week, it was introduced that about 70 huge title contributors determine in J. Cole’s plans  Revenge the Dreamers III’s ultimate submission listing.

J. Cole and supervisor Ibrahim confirmed the presence Rick Ross, Wale, T.I., Vince Staples, Ok Camp, Ski Mask The Slump God, Reason, and Westside Gunn as contributing with vocal preparations. That listing would not even embody the Dreamville regulars already earmarked for the compilation with “reserved seating.” The listing producers submitted to ROTD III is nothing to scf at both; ChaseTheCash, T-Minus, Kenny Beats, Tay Keith, OG Parker, and Supah Mario being the early frontrunners, barring any surprises.

So sure, grounds for an emotional outbreak are readily obvious; this LP goes to be a BIG ONE. Just this morning, J. Cole saved his followers abreast Twitter by purporting verse he’d written in a single day had decreased him to tears. Within the identical line break, Cole then presses the historic weight Revenge the Dreamers III will carry when it lastly drops, a proclamation met with zero resistance on the social media entrance – by any means.

For what it is price, give us your ideas on his projections. Do you see Revenge the Dreamers III competing with the likes Rawkus: Soundbombing II, D.I.T.C (self-titled), Disturbing Tha Peace (self-titled), and Ryde or Die Vol. 1 & 2, for prime rank within the class “Best Label Compilation Album?”

The Game Summons Dr. Dre & Just Blaze For Beats, Hits The Studio With Meek Mill

The Game supplied followers with an replace on his present dealings, in a pictured publish depicting him with Meek Mill, and producer Niz and LongLivePrince, all in a studio setting. When rapper meets beatmaker, sparks usually fly f the deal with, and as you will see beneath, The Game is raring to get his upcoming mission f his chest.

A second photograph follows the group portrait; there, The Game is holding up a styroam cup with the phrases “Born 2 Drip” scribbled in pink marker. On the margin the 2 pictures reads a summative evaluation  his album projections thus far. “I could be one Just Blaze beat & a number of Dr. Dre drums away from the very best album my profession,” he writes.

Furthermore, The Game assures his followers that he’s certainly “in a particular place,” not having left the studio in weeks, or so he says. The Compton has seen his momentum rise to the purpose the place he is quibbling about “organized visiting hours” and bathe on website. The males pictured subsequent to Meek and The Game, is probably not recognizable on sight, however make no mistake about it, they pack a critical punch. Niz is a 2-time Grammy Nominated producer who labored on Astroworld, whereas LoveLivePrince can be a producer benefit, with 2 scores contained in the Billboard 100. The Game’s forthcoming mission was tentatively labeled Westside Story, however something can change between now and its completion.

Reese LaFlare Says Atlanta's Rap Scene Is Not As Tight-Knit As It May Look In "On The Come Up"

Although hip-hop’s origins are from New York City, Atlanta has had a significant affect within the style’s course for the previous decade — if not longer. Outkast and Goodie Mob dominated the mid to late-90s, T.I. and Gucci Mane emerged within the 2000s and Future, Migos & Young Thug primarily birthed the brand new era rappers. From an outsider perspective, Atlanta’s hip-hop scene has a powerful sense neighborhood: native strip membership DJs assist break data, and key gamers within the rap recreation, like Gucci Mane and Young Thug, assist mentor up-and-coming rappers within the metropolis. But Reese LaFlare does not see it that manner. In the newest episode “On The Come Up,” LaFlare breaks down why there is not as a lot camaraderie in Atlanta’s rap scene because it appears.

Reese LaFlare Says Atlanta's Rap Scene Is Not As Tight-Knit As It May Look In "On The Come Up"
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“In Atlanta, all of the music begins from the road, you already know what I am sayin’? In the hood, go to strip golf equipment and like, everyone fuck with it otherwise you bought a motion and everyone rockin’ with it,” Reese LaFlare advised HNHH about Atlanta’s hip-hop scene.

“Atlanta’s humorous as a result of, it is so loopy, everyone at all times says that there is a lot camaraderie… It ain’t,” he mentioned. “From the surface, yeah. It’s simply because everyone was all, like, cool at one time. So everyone was arising on the identical time. And then they variety hit the place they blew up on the identical time or no matter.”

He continues, “It appears to be like actually good fasho, however everyone actually be on they personal shit.”

Rappers ten get so much shine for the affect Atlanta’s had within the music business, however the producers deserve an equal quantity credit score. Reese says it’s the producers that carry collectively rappers and artists from the ATL.

“The producers are variety just like the threading material as a result of everyone fucks with the producers. So that is low-key how some individuals find yourself leaping on songs with different individuals. It’s similar to a vibe,” he mentioned.

Reese LaFlare had just a few individuals within the music business giving him steerage in his early days akin to Don Cannon, The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, and Dom Kennedy. But at this level in his profession, Reese seems like he is been a mentor to all of the youngins in Atlanta.

“As far as children that I’ve mentored? Shit… fuckin’ your entire Atlanta. They’ve all got here to my home, recorded at my home, slept on my sofa, given ’em garments f my again,” he mentioned. “That’s so much them.”

Now, that he’s launched his personal report label, LaFlare Records, he’ll be capable of give a platform to some the children he’s mentored over time.

“I’m ‘bout to place out the LaFlare Records compilation,” he mentioned. “Yeah, I bought some artists on LaFlare Records. I’m not tellin’ anybody who they’re ‘trigger n***as like to come back and steal shit. I been the rap recreation martyr.”

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Drake's "God's Plan" Video Was Reportedly A Giant Cross-Marketing Ploy

Page Six is working a report that elucidates the purpose inspiration for Drake’s “God’s Plan.” Turns out the music video wasn’t only a charitable endeavor with a musical silhouette, as many us have been led to imagine.

Noah “40” Shebib is quoted as stating leaked snippet helped the confirm the music’s potential. It’s fully attainable that had the music obtained a unfavorable response, plans for a music video would have been invariably scrapped, thereby dashing any hope Drake forking over money to the much less lucky.

“It was clear (instantly) what we had,” mentioned Noah “40” Shebib, who produced “God’s Plan” alongside Cardo, Yung Exclusive and Boi-1da. “We knew it needed to be launched.”

The subsequent issue that went into “God’s Plan’s” deployment was the video idea, Drake saved hidden from the document firm, for worry they might, in flip, could be frayed by the 7-figure whole incurred in its hypothetical funds. After selecting his wording rigorously, Drake and his crew finally optioned the concept to Republic chairs Jim Roppo and Kevin Lipson, and advertising and marketing guru Mike Alexander.

All three males have been fully wowed by synthesis Drake’s concept: the sublimation “real moments” for the aim cross-marketing. In sensing they stood a excessive likelihood clearing their overhead sum, a number of occasions over, the Republic execs opened up their checkbooks and requested, “precisely how a lot, and the place do I signal?” No phrase a lie.

The video was a very particular second for all us,” Shebib instructed Page Six. “And probably extra actual than anybody will ever perceive.” Us as in “OVO,” anybody as in the remainder us “poor of us.” 

No I.D. Says He, Kanye West, & Just Blaze Almost Made A Super Group

No I.D. is one probably the most revered producers within the hip-hop sport. He’s a longtime veteran that has helped assemble classics, and he is at all times recognized his value. That’s why No I.D. turned down a contract to grow to be half a Roc-A-Fella supergroup again within the late 90’s. No I.D. sat down on the Red Bull Music Festival, and Billboard studies that he defined why he did not be part of Kanye and Just Blaze on the Roc. 

“Around Resurrection I had developed a relationship with Roc-A-Fella, which was round JAY-Z’s first album,” No I.D. mentioned. After working with Jay some extra, No I.D. was fered a contract. “I simply didn’t just like the paperwork,” he continued. “I had labored all these years so I needed my cash now. It was me, Bink, Just Blaze, and Kanye, And me and Bink had been like, ‘we don’t like this enterprise.’ If you take a look at the again Beanie Sigel]’s The Reason album it says it was produced by all us for Roc the World. That was what the crew was gonna be. But all of us regarded on the paperwork and Just Blaze and Ye had been like ‘Alright. I don’t care. Whatever. We’re down. And  me and Bink had been like ‘Nah.’ It was humorous as a result of there have been sure folks after that occurred that we’re like ‘You blew it. It’s over. you’re a dummy.’ Because Roc-A-Fella explodes. But I had put a lot blood sweat and tears in earlier than that to simply be cool and accepted.”

Pharrell Williams Will Be Featured On Mike Will Made-It's "Creed II" OST

Over the previous few weeks, Mike Will Made-It has been teasing some the collaborators on the Creed II soundtrack. After confirming that Kendrick Lamar will seem on the movie’s OST, Mike Will Made-It revealed that Skateboard P can even be making an look

Pharrell Williams has been added to the record high-prile artists on the Mike Will Made-It curated Creed II soundtrack. Mike Will took to Instagram to share a photograph himself and Pharrell within the studio and revealed their collab for the soundtrack is healthier than their monitor, “Aries.”


Aside from Pharrell, Mike Will has confirmed that Kodak Black (who apparently “unlocked a brand new move” for the soundtrack), Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne will seem on the Creed II soundtrack. Nas, Swae Lee, YG and extra have additionally been confirmed to characteristic on the undertaking.

Last week, Mike Will Made-It launched the primary monitor f the soundtrack, “Kill ‘Em With Success” that includes Eearz, ScHoolboy Q, and a pair of Chainz. Hopefully, Mike Will drops f yet another monitor earlier than the undertaking drops in its entirety. 


Noah "40" Shebib Calls Out Spotify To Do Better When Paying Producers

Spotify just lately launched its listing the highest ten most streamed artists within the platform’s ten-year historical past. Unsurprisingly, Drake took the quantity spot and though his right-hand producer Noah “40” Shebib is proud of the milestone, he nonetheless thinks the streaming service must up their sport in relation to correctly paying the producers that make the favored beats. 

We cannot deny that almost all music streaming providers have been making strikes in the appropriate course in relation to giving correct credit score for everybody who has labored on a music, however in line with 40, Spotify must “pay producers their publishing at a full price.” Noah made the touch upon The Fader’s Instagram put up (reported by Complex) including: “Their sic] nonetheless trolling the those who make the music. This is why anybody who does a secret genius billboard is definitely getting performed. They offer you a billboard however owe you actual cash with no intentions paying it.”

Drake’s Scorpion album hit platinum the day it was launched, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 100, had tracks sitting fairly on the listing for 29 weeks and had songs that sparked common dance challenges and extra, so if the person crafting most the beats to those songs is not getting correct credit score and payout, one thing’s fallacious. 

Young Thug & London On Da Track Are In Full "Barter 7" Mode

When Young Thug introduced that Barter 7 can be arriving “in moments” final week, no person fairly knew what to make the assertion. Barter 6 is one Thugger’s greatest our bodies work so the thought a sequel sounds wonderful however Jeffery has already launched two tasks within the span a number of months. On The Rvn launched just some weeks in the past so it looks like an odd time to be specializing in a brand new mission. Regardless the questionable timing, moments have handed and we nonetheless haven’t acquired the mission however, in Young Thug time, “moments” can imply something from one second to eight years. 

Especially contemplating Hy!£UN35 continues to be absent from Thug’s discography, the Barter 7 announcement appeared bizarre. We’re clearly nonetheless excited to obtain the work although and it appears the artist is working endlessly to make that point come sooner relatively than later. He and producer London on da Track have been noticed within the studio collectively, doubtless making some extra the magic they have been identified to create. The two are in full Barter 7 mode from the seems to be the images they posted, importing a few selfies to Twitter. The producer rocks full purple apparel, doubtless impressed by the title the mission he is engaged on.

On The Rvn continues to be extraordinarily contemporary in our minds. So is Slime Language for the sake that argument. But if King Slime says he is bought a brand new piece popping out, we will take discover. Are you excited for B7?

Lil Wayne & Kendrick Lamar "Mona Lisa" Producer Was Going To Leak The Song

Now that we will lastly breathe after receiving Tha Carter V, we’re beginning to hear from these concerned with the challenge in addition to the folks that have supported Lil Wayne all through his profession. Even although he is presently being investigated for his potential position in a 2015 capturing Weezy’s tour bus, Birdman spoke as much as reward his “son” because the “King Hip-Hop.” The New Orleans rapper is considered by many as the best artist in his style and Tha Carter V solely helped to develop his legacy even additional. Of course, with the large ranges hype, there have been followers which have expressed disappointment within the challenge. One factor is for positive although: some these songs are the most well liked cuts from any album this 12 months. “Mona Lisa” isn’t any exception.

In a current interview with DJ Booth, producer Infamous spoke about how precisely the Kendrick Lamar collaboration happened, revealing that he would in all probability have simply leaked it himself if it did not drop this 12 months. After ready for years, we do not essentially blame him. He stated, “A tune like this—I’m gonna preserve it actual with you—if it wouldn’t have come out this 12 months and even subsequent 12 months, I in all probability would have leaked it myself.” Infamous was half Tha Carter III, which suffered albums value leaked materials so for him to even think about leaking the collab speaks volumes. 

“I believe that tune is simply too loopy for it to only dwell on a laptop computer. I felt the world hip-hop wanted to listen to this tune. So it doesn’t matter what, I might’ve leaked it sooner or later,” he continued. Thankfully, we obtained the tune organically by way of the eventual launch C5 and we’re glad we have been affected person sufficient to attend. Was it definitely worth the wait although?

Lil Yachty Partners With AXE Offering Aspiring Rappers A Chance To Work With Him

Are you an aspiring rapper trying to get an enormous break and do a report with Lil Yacty? Well right here’s your probability. The ATL rapper has partnered with AXE physique spray and are launching a brand new program with SoundCloud and hitmaker Zaytoven to report a music with a contest winner. The contest will permit up-and-coming rappers and producers to work with each artists on SoundCloud.

The first part the competition, which runs from October 1st to October 28th, provides customers an opportunity to submit their finest lyrics. Using the commenting characteristic on SoundCloud, they’ll share their lyrics for the hook Lil Yachty’s newest observe, “Anarchy.”  The winner will obtain a co-writing credit score on the observe.

In the second part, which runs from October 29th to November 16th, Zaytoven will share two instrumental tracks – “Gold” and “Phoenix.”  Aspiring rappers will submit their circulate over both observe.  Producers will use the related beat and stem packs to create new tracks.  Zaytoven, together with ‘music business insiders,’ will choose two rappers and 7 producers to seem on a featured playlist.  Winners will obtain a manufacturing credit score on the ultimate collaboration with Zaytoven.

“This AXE The Label program could be very thrilling, as a result of I got here up on Soundcloud, and it’s essential to assist rising artists get observed. Earlier this 12 months, I used to be half AXE’s Gold marketing campaign too, so it’s nice attending to highlight some new expertise with my AXE fam,” Lil YAchty stated.

“It shall be not like something my followers have heard earlier than since it’ll embody some lyrics written by an up and coming artist, so anybody can become involved.

Peep Yachty’s IG submit (under) and skim extra on the small print proper right here if .

Lil Wayne's "Carter V" Production Credits: Who Did What?

If you are like me, you postponed your bedtime to offer C5 an early-bird spin. Now that we have heard it a second or third time, it is time for us to replicate upon the record contributors, a grouping people as eclectic as Weezy imagines himself. Wayne’s tractor beam picked up anti-matter from rap yesteryear. The most stunning the company determine amongst the forgotten Young Money alumnus, in addition to R&B singers we had pronounced “good as retired,” together with Weezy’s personal child mom Nivea. See for your self.

Carter V Production Credits 

“I Love You Dwayne”

“Don’t Cry” that includes XXXTentacion
Producers: Ben Billions and Z3N

Producers: Manny Galvez, Roc & Mayne, Louie Haze

Producers: Swizz Beatz and Avenue

“Let It Fly” that includes Travis Scott
Producers: Sevn Thomas and Dirtwork

“Can’t Be Broken”
Producers: Ben Billions and Thomas Troelsen

“Dark Side the Moon” that includes Nicki Minaj
Producers: Bloque and Jonah Christian

“Mona Lisa” that includes Kendrick Lamar
Producers: Infamous and Angel “Onhel” Aponte

“What About Me” that includes: Sosamann
Producers: Johnny Yukon and DJ Frank E

“Open Letter”
Producers: Johnny Yukon and DJ Frank E

“Famous” that includes Reginae Carter
Producers: Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph and Lasanna “Ace” Harris

Producer: Zaytoven

“Dope N****z” that includes Snoop Dogg
Producers: Rio and Kamo

Producer: Jayones

“Took His Time”

“Open Safe”
Producer: Mikely “Mike Free” Adam

“Start This S**t Off Right” that includes Ashanti and Mack Maine
Producer: Mannie Fresh

Producers: Cool & Dre and 808 Ray

Producer: Infamous

“Dope New Gospel” that includes Nivea
Producers: Rio and Kamo

“Perfect Strangers”
Producer: Mannie Fresh

“Used 2”
Producers: Metro Boomin and Prince 85

“Let It All Work Out”
Producers: Jordan, Myles William, Reefa

Swizz Beatz Lists His Top 5 "GOAT" Producers: Who Made The Cut?

Mr. Showtime entered the sales space with J Cruz Power 106 Los Angeles, to clear the crimson carpet for his upcoming releases Poison. Before delving deep into the interview section, Swizzy was requested to plug the station which has proven him f up to now. Power 106 can also be allegedly one the principle catalysts in J. Cole’s rise to stardom, based on Cruz himself. In case you did not know, J. Cole is the chief producer overseeing your entire undertaking (Poison) in its entirety. The plan was to let Cole oversee “the persevering with story arc” the album so Swizzy might do what he does greatest: beatmaking.

On the subject beatmaking, Swizz Beatz was requested to identify his Top 5 GOAT producers, an inventory that included DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and The Alchemist. It was as if Swizz had this dialog a number of instances earlier than, the best way the reply rolled f his tongue. He nonetheless admitted that his listmaking course of was a subjective expertise and that Mike Will Made It deserves simply as a lot recognition because the artists forming the highest his GOAT ledger. 

In closing, Swizz humbly renumerated all of the unnamed producers “taking these artists to the subsequent stage.” So there’s that people.

Young Thug Producer Reveals How Elton John Collaboration Came To Be

Young Thug is acknowledged as one essentially the most electrical and weird characters within the hip-hop world. The distinctive expertise dropped his most up-to-date effort On The Rvn this week and whereas every observe fers one thing totally different, his collaboration with Elton John presumably stands out essentially the most. Elton John has all the time been considered as an eccentric determine in music, shifting at his personal tempo and doing no matter he desires. We all know that Thug has been on Elton’s radar for a minute as he expressed a couple of years in the past that the Atlanta rapper was one his favourite artists. However, the scope their relationship was actually revealed of their joint track, “High.”

If you have listened to the EP, you absolutely acknowledge Sir Elton’s “Rocket Man” acapella getting used as the primary pattern to create one essentially the most uplifting rap songs the final yr. Thugger might be the one one that might have finished that pattern justice, so we’re glad it ended up with him, however how precisely did we get up to now? Stelios Phili defined to The FADER precisely the way it all went down.

The producer defined that he reached out to Thug’s A&R after studying that he and Elton had met up, saying, “I went by Elton’s whole discography after which finally there was an a capella ‘Rocket Man’ floating round on-line.” He says that the observe was truly within the vault for fairly some time: “So I constructed the beat across the a capella and added new drums, piano, and all that. I despatched it to his A&R], despatched it to Thug, and it occurred. The track went into hiding for two-and-a-half years till it leaked a pair weeks in the past.”

The pair artists apparently had all the time deliberate to launch the track however after it leaked, that just about expedited the method. Stelios revealed that he believed the file would make it onto Hy!£UN35, an album that has been teased since 2016. We all know the tip the story now as “High” ended up because the outro for On The Rvn.

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Mike Dean Shows Off All The Plaques He's Gotten Thanks To Travis Scott

Mike Dean is one essentially the most influential producers and engineers in all the world. It’s not ten that a mixing or mastering engineer’s work is within the highlight as a lot as an artist however that is positively the case with Mike Dean. Many know him as Kanye West’s go-to man however he is additionally labored carefully with Travis Scott over time, crafting the sounds for every his albums alongside the best way. You title it, he is labored on it. Rodeo, verify. Birds, verify. Astroworld, verify. Mike is an integral half Travis’ profession and he is handled as such. In reality, he is even bought all the platinum and gold plaques to indicate for it, making up for all of the blood, sweat, tears, and lengthy nights spent within the studio.

The producer pulled as much as Instagram this week to flaunt all the plaques he is acquired for his onerous work on Travis’ albums. He ran by all of them, presenting the Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight body and having fun with the visible success Rodeo. After being bombarded with “DROP ASTRO” messages on his web page for months, the engineer can lastly relaxation… till the subsequent La Flame mission is introduced.

Mike Dean and Travis Scott are mainly a strolling hit. We’re certain to listen to extra work from the 2 as Travis continues to evolve as an artist.

David Guetta Reportedly Has Another Collab With Kid Cudi In The Vault

Kid Cudi has had a storied career, releasing some his better work near the beginning his career. While his experimentation may not have worked in some people’s eyes with his more rock-oriented work, he seems to be back in form on his Kids See Ghosts collaboration with Kanye West. Near the beginning his rise to fame, DJs and producers were using his songs to create essential remixes for the club or producing entirely new electronic bangers for Cudi to jump on. The Crookers version “Day ‘N’ Nite” was almost more popular than the original version, actually. If you’ve been to an electronic music festival in the last ten years, you’ve surely heard his hit with David Guetta, “Memories,” blaring out the speakers. If you’re a fan, you may be excited to learn that the two have another banger in the vault, or so says Guetta.

DJ David Guetta is currently doing promotion for his new album and he’s still getting questions about his work with Kid Cudi. Joe did an exclusive interview with Guetta where he spoke about an unreleased song that he and Cudi made around the same time and we’re seriously hoping we get to hear it some day. He said, “I still have it, it’s good. It’s actually really good. The other one is a performance record]. It’s crazy because now I’m thinking with everything that’s going on right now in Hip Hop that record is so current right now because it’s really like a punk rock record.”

He continued by explaining that the track would need some extra work if it were ever to drop, saying, “I would have to reproduce the record because it was 10 years ago. And it was impressive, I have to say, to see him create. It was really, really good.”

Personally, I would love to hear a new record between the two parties and from the sounds it, it definitely has an intriguing vibe. Watch the full interview below.