Cyberspace is clamoring over the liberation of the Jamla Army’s latest collaborative effort. Led by Grammy-award winning producer 9th Wonder, his musical militia came together in the booth to let everyone know – Jamla Is The Squad. Producer, DJ, and Shade 45 host Statik Selektah was enlisted to host the tape. Rapsody, GQ, Big Remo, HaLo and the rest of the roster flaunt their flows over production by The Soul Council – including beatsmiths Kash, Khrysis, Eric G, AMP and 9th himself. The tape, too, boasts features from Talib Kweli, Lecrae, Pete Rock, Jadakiss, BJ The Chicago Kid, among other affiliates. Hit the jump to stream Jamla Is The Squad in full, and cop it here.
By: Alana (@TheLadyLana)
Kendrick Lamar donned a suit and tie for the cover of GQ’s Men Of The Year issue 2013. GQ called him The next King of Rap. What do you think?
Drizzy Drake has landed on the cover of Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine for the July 2013 edition. In the featured article he speaks on meeting Will Smith, his feud with Chris Brown, his goal of making $250m before 29 and much more.
Check out an excerpt below on his feud with Chris Browm:
“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. …It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. …If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”
Drake gets suited and booted for the Style Bible edition of GQ magazine.
Check out more pics after the jump.
Eminem sat down with GQ and talked NFL football. He gives us his playoff bracket in which he picks the Saints to win the Super Bowl. In addition, he talks about Tim Tebow, Lions, Ray Lewis, and a lot more. At GQ you’ll also find Joe Budden’s, Joell Ortiz’, and Paul Rosenberg’s playoff brackets.
GQ: Where were you when Tim Tebow nearly broke Twitter with that overtime pass last Sunday night?
Eminem: I was in my living room, watching, and I really wanted Pittsburgh to win. The Steelers are one of my favorite teams. It’s all good, though. Tebow’s doing some really incredible shit right now. He does certain things that other guys just can’t do. The critics are always talking about his mechanics and shit like that, comparing it to the standard of what a quarterback should be, but he’s defying them. Every week, he seems to defy them.
GQ and Drizzy sit down to talk about his sophomore album, Take Care. In the interview Drake talks about the meaning behind the title.
GQ: You announced the title of this album, Take Care, with us back in December. What does it mean?
Drake: No one has actually asked me that yet. I came up with the name when I was on a bus in Birmingham, England, going to a show. “Take Care” is this thing we use in passing conversation to dismiss bullshit like, “Oh, you couldn’t make it on time? Oh, take care, take care.” We’ve always used that and then I really took so much care making this album. I knew I was going to go home and take longer than six months, I knew that I was literally going to take care of making this project and be attentive, be clear, be immersed in it. “Take Care” worked.
Drake talks about the Jay-Z/Lil Wayne beef after the jump.
Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Rolling Stone member Keith Richards land on the cover of GQ’s God’s Of Rock issue. GQ will also highlight 43 other God’s Of Rock in their November issue hitting newsstands October 25th. Hit the jump to watch a video of the photoshoot.