Monthly Archives: January 2015
In this Fight Hub TV news brief, Marcos Villegas reports on the meeting between Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao in Miami at the Heat game.
Thomas continues his conversation with Coach K about the origin of trap music, beginning with Young Jeezy’s 2004 mixtape, Tha Streets Iz Watchin (according to Coach). Both Coach and super producer Zaytoven—who rose to prominence alongside Gucci Mane—explain the explosion of the genre and eventual beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane. We quickly learn that Gucci Mane has not only become one of the most significant rappers in the Atlanta scene, but has so much leverage that his opinion can essentially decide the career trajectory of any new rapper trying to make it. What’s perhaps most impressive is that Gucci’s influence is still just as prominent as ever—even though he’s currently locked up until 2016.
DJ Akademiks speaks on fans rehashing a Young Thug comment made months ago where he stated that he planned to name his next album ‘Carter VI’ despite the issues Lil Wayne are having with Birdman and Cash Money.
Even though he dropped Sorry 4 the Wait 2 earlier this week, Lil Wayne wants Tha Carter V out as soon as possible and he’s still anxiously trying to get off Cash Money, as well. TMZ is reporting that Wayne is taking Birdman to court and will sue him for $8 million in advances. Wayne claims that Birdman is violating their contract by withholding the release of Tha Carter V but, as we’ve reported earlier, Birdman claims he’ll release the album “in due time.”
CV has faced countless delays, and was supposed to drop on Oct. 28, until it was pushed back the day before. He’s been associated with Cash Money Records since the early ’90s, and has always maintained an extremely close relationship with Birdman over the years. His own label, Young Money Entertainment, is an imprint of Cash Money and back in April 2012, Wayne signed an additional four album deal with Cash Money, as well.
The music industry and fans alike are still reeling from the untimely death of A$AP Yams, the mastermind behind A$AP Mob. His contributions to hip-hop music and culture can be felt far beyond the A$AP collective, as he was instrumental in pushing the resurgence of East Coast rap with a new generation of artists like the Flatbush Zombies, Tan Boyz, and the Underachievers, to name a few.
Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$, who just released his debut album, B4.DA.$$, on Tuesday opened up about Yams’ legacy. We spoke with Joey about the last time he talked with Yams and his impact on the music industry, as a whole. “[Yams] pioneered a whole new generation…. I don’t say that lightly,” Joey stated. Watch the full interview above.
UFC champ, Jon Jones, sits down for an exclusive interview with, Charissa Thompson, to discuss his drug use, time in rehab and the impact the situation has had on his life professionally and personally.
Thomas meets Migos during a video shoot at Magic City, Atlanta’s most famous strip club. Following their hit “Versace” in 2013, Gucci Mane took the group under his wing. They signed with his manager Coach K and went on to work with the super producer Zaytoven, crafting some of the most entertaining and innovative new music from the city. Now all they’ve gotta do is stay out of trouble.
Kieran Gibbs will be asking his team-mates true or false questions about members of the first team squad… is it a fact, or is Kieran Fibbing? This week Nacho Monreal takes up the challenge.
What is your favourite football nickname?