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Report: Kanye West Dropping Yeezus Remix EP ft. Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Says the New York Post of all fucking sources:

After tormenting the Twitterverse with her twerking routine at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus went right into the studio with Kanye West to record a remix of his song “Black Skinhead,” Page Six has exclusively learned. Cyrus skipped her own VMA after-party at No. 8 and went into the studio for what her reps described as a late-night, “top- secret” collaboration, which sources said was with none other than West. The “Yeezus” rapper was one of the few artists not spotted out at Jay Z and Diddy’s bash in New York, which went into the early hours of Monday. West was also said to have headed straight to the studio after the MTV event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. We hear Cyrus will appear with West on a remix of “Black Skinhead,” due to be part of a remix EP that will be released later this year. West was due to perform “Skinhead” at the VMAs, but reportedly changed his mind at the last minute to perform the haunting track “Blood on the Leaves,” at which time viewers only saw his enlarged shadow rapping against a backdrop of a forest.

Please make it stop.

Previously: There Won’t Be a Yeezus Sequel | Kanye West – Blood On The Leaves (Live @ MTV VMAs)

The reason why Lost Tapes 2 isn’t coming out

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The sequel to 2002′s Lost Tapes is ready to be released, and Def Jam is apparently willing to put it out, but they’re supposedly saying that it won’t count on his deal and that they won’t give him any money, although in the e-mail below addressed to Def Jam’s top execs from Nas, they seemed to have offered him $200k for it. They also allegedly still want all of the benefits that come from releasing a Nas album.

From: Nas
To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks
Subject: PUT MY SHIT OUT!

Peace to all,

With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY’s slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you.

I won’t even tap dance around in an email, I will get right into it. People connect to the Artist @ the end of the day, they don’t connect with the executives. Honestly, nobody even cares what label puts out a great record, they care about who recorded it. Yet time and time again its the executives who always stand in the way of a creative artist’s dream and aspirations. You don’t help draw the truth from my deepest and most inner soul, you don’t even do a great job @ selling it. The #1 problem with DEF JAM is pretty simple and obvious, the executives think they are the stars. You aren’t…. not even close. As a matter of fact, you wish you were, but it didn’t work out so you took a desk job. To the consumer, I COME FIRST. Stop trying to deprive them! I have a fan base that dies for my music and a RAP label that doesn’t understand RAP. Pretty fucked up situation

This isn’t the 90′s though. Beefing with record labels is so 15 years ago. @ this point I just need you all to be very clear where I stand and how I feel about “my label.” I could go on twitter or hot 97 tomorrow and get 100,000 protesters @ your building but I choose to walk my own path my own way because since day one I have been my own man. I did business with Tommy Mottola and Donnie Einer, two of the most psycho dudes this business ever created. I worked well with them for one major reason……. they believed in me. The didn’t give a fuck about what any radio station or magazine said….those dudes had me.

Lost Tapes is a movement and a very important set up piece for my career as it stands. I started this over 5 years ago @ Columbia and nobody knew what it was or what it did but the label put it out as an LP and the fans went crazy for it and I single handlely built a new brand of rap albums. It’s smart and after 5 years it’s still a head of the game. This feels great and you not feeling what I’m feeling is disturbing. Don’t get in the way of my creativity. We are aligned with the stars here, this is a movement. There is a thing called KARMA that comes to haunt you when you tamper with the aligning stars. WE ARE GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Stop throwing dog shit on a MAGICAL moment.

You don’t get another Nas recording that doesn’t count against my deal….PERIOD! Keep your bullshit $200,000.00 fund. Open the REAL budget. This is a New York pioneers ALBUM, there ain’t many of us. I am ready to drop in the 4th quarter. You don’t even have shit coming out! Stop being your own worst enemy. Let’s get money!

-N.Jones

via The Lefsetz Letter

I guess getting 100,000 of his fans to start a protest in front of the Def Jam offices is something he refuses to do, but letting an e-mail like this get out and brewing up an internet shitstorm is alright.

Either way, if Nas’ following is as strong as he says it is, and why wouldn’t it be, Def Jam’s reluctance to change his contract restrictions or pay him for unreleased songs shouldn’t be enough to stop him. Think about it, there should be other ways around this if they’re not counting it as a contractual obligation or trying to claim these songs that Nas might have recorded outside of his Def Jam days.

Then again, if there had been another way, we might not have even known about the issue.

Update: The letter has been confirmed by a legitimate source close to Nas. It’s true folks.

Kanye x Lupe x Cudi x Banks x Pusha T?

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Is this the next G.O.O.D. Friday leak?

Related: Kanye Masquerades in Paris with Selita Ebanks, Screens ‘Runaway’ Film [Rap-Up]

Previously: Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye & Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne Drops 11/23?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The five song album with Jay that Yeezy promised the world on Twitter nearly a month ago is scheduled to drop on November 23rd (that’s about 9 G.O.O.D. Friday releases away,) according to Fake Shore Drive. “Monster” is supposed to be the single, for which there are already plans to shoot a video for, and the second single should be arriving within the next two weeks. It might also be released on Def Jam, which is a possibility since that’s where Kanye is signed to.

Lil Kim Signs to Roc Nation?

Monday, May 24th, 2010

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Some rumors surfaced this weekend that claimed that Jay had signed his old friend Lil Kim to his new music venture. Other than this post on Perez Hilton, which links to HipHopBeef saying someone “confirmed the rumor,” and an Atlanta radio station claiming that sources from Roc Nation say it’s true… there isn’t much out there to separate this from every other Jay signing rumor we’ve heard.

Jay-Z Buys Out Def Jam Contract?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

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Word on the skreets is Jay bought the rights to that last album he owes Def Jam for 5 mil.

According to HitsDailyDouble’s Rumor Mill:

ONE NATION UNDER JAY-Z: As Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s new home under the Live Nation umbrella, takes shape, the hip-hop superstar has reportedly bought back the last remaining record on his IDJ deal for what some say is a whopping $5 million, raising a number of intriguing questions. How does the album figure into the plans of Roc Nation’s brain trust, which also includes the A&R-savvy Jay Brown and Tata, as well as Jay-Z’s business manager John Menielly? How will it be marketed and distributed? Will Roc Nation employ a traditional distribution channel or take the LP direct to retail? Or alternatively, will the new company make it part of a rumored arrangement inside a major? Every one of the Big Four is reportedly eager to make such a deal. (5/20p)

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