Young Money’s First Lady exclusively tells Rap-Up.com that one of her weapons of mass destruction is Kanye West. “I’m probably definitely going to work with Kanye,” she reveals.
She also spilled the names of other beatmakers who may grace the as-yet-untitled album. “On my debut, I worked with Sean Garrett. And probably Swizz Beatz, he’s gonna send me something.”
But it won’t only be familiar names. “I like to work with unknown producers as well, so I accept beats from everybody.”
Garrett, who is featured on and produced Minaj’s “explosive” lead single, recently told Rap-Up.com that he has contributed additional tracks. “She just wants to make it as huge as possible,” he said of the project.
The head Barbie’s first order of business is shooting a video for “Massive Attack” as well as Garrett’s first single “Get It All,” the latter of which will be directed by Gil Green.
–D.L. with reporting by Georgette Cline
Just when you thought you had seen it all from Nicki Minaj, she joins Ludacris on his upcoming album “Battle of the Sexes”.
Ludacris is waging an all-out war with the opposite sex. The Atlanta rapper has challenged some of female rap’s biggest stars to a battle on his new album.
Lil’ Kim, Eve, Trina, and Nicki Minaj are among those getting in the ring with the Grammy winner on his seventh studio album Battles of the Sexes, due March 16. Previously planned as a joint album with femcee Shawnna, the set will also include appearances from Ne-Yo, Ciara, Flo Rida, and Plies.
“There’s never really been an album with a male rapper and a female rapper together going head-to-head on different issues, mostly relationship issues,”Ludacris told Rap-Up.com last year. Bangladesh, Swizz Beatz, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League have all contributed to the project.
“How Low,” the first single off the follow-up to 2008’s Theater of the Mind, is already No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. A video directed by Dave Myers debuted last week.
Both Young Money and Eminem made a huge impact on The Billboard 200 this week, putting hip-hop back on the top of the charts.
We Are Young Money, the debut album from Lil Wayne’s protégés, landed at the no. 9 position after its first week on shelves. The group, which consists of Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine, Tyga, Lil’ Chuckee and Lil Twist, managed to move 142,100 units, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.
We have even more details for you about Mariah’s upcoming Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel Remix album!
A remix to “Up Out My Face” has been recorded with female rapper Nicki Minaj. Not only will the remix appear on the new album but a video for it will be shot alongside the video for “Angels Cry” Remix!
On Friday, Dec. 18, Mariah is scheduled to film the music video for “Up Out My Face” Remix in Los Angeles. Nick Cannon has also been tasked to direct the music video. The current script requires a marching band in the video.
Minaj joins an exclusive group of female collaborators featured on recorded Mariah songs: Whitney Houston (“When You Believe”), Mocha & Amil (“I Still Believe Remix”), Shawnna (“Loverboy Remix”), Missy Elliott (“Heartbreaker Remix”), Da Brat (“Heartbreaker Remix,” “Honey Remix,” “Loverboy,” etc.) and Kelly Price (“Through The Rain Remix”).
The release date for “Up Out My Face” Remix featuring Nicki Minaj is not yet known at this time.
Amazon.com is offering a preview of the “We Are Young Money” album which is due to drop December 21st. You can listen to the snippets on their website. There are two tracks in particular where you can hear Nicki rapping which are 8. “F*** Da Bulls***” and 12. “Roger That”. Click here to check them out!
Here’s the recently released tracklisting for ‘The State vs. Radric Davis’ which is Gucci Mane’s upcoming album which drops DecemBURR 8th regardless of his incarceration. Tracklisting below per Asylum/Warner Bros. Records & Rap-Up.com.
1. “Classical” (Intro)
2. “Interlude: Toilet Bowl Shawty/Mike Epps”
4. “Stupid Wild (feat. Lil Wayne and Cam’ron)
5. “All About the Money” (feat. Rick Ross)
7. “Bingo” (feat. Soulja Boy Tell’em and Waka Flocka Flame)
8. “Spotlight” (feat. Usher)
9. “I Think I’m in Love” (feat. Jason Caesar)
10. “Bad Bad Bad” (feat. Keyshia Cole)
11. “Interlude: Toilet Bowl Shawty/Mike Epps”
12. “Sex in Crazy Places” (feat. Bobby V, Nicki Minaj, and Trina)
13. “The Movie”
14. “Volume” (feat. Wooh Da Kid)
15. “Gingerbread Man” (feat. OJ Da Juiceman)
16. “Wasted” (feat. Plies)
17. “Kush Is My Cologne” (feat. Bun B, Devin the Dude, and E-40)
18. “Worst Enemy”
19. “Interlude: Toilet Bowl Shawty/Mike Epps”
20. “Wasted (Remix)” (feat. Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, and Birdman)
Young Money puts its money where its mouth is when hip-hop’s first family releases the We Are Young Money compilation on December 15. Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda, Tyga, Jae Millz, Shanell, Lil Chuckee, and Lil Twist join in on the family affair with a few special guests.
1. “Bedrock” (feat. Lloyd)
2. “New Shit”
3. “Pass Me the Dutch”
5. “Fuck the Bullshit” (feat. Birdman)
6. “Ms. Parker”
9. “Every Girl”
10. “She Is Gone” (feat. Pleasure P)
11. “Girl I Got You”
13. “Roger That”
14. “Steady Mobbin’” (feat. Gucci Mane)