Now that Kanye West is back on his grind, the LV Don appears determined to push harder than ever to produce unique music. Case in point: Over the past five days, in addition to performing at an intimate club show on Thursday, where he covered songs by Rihanna and Billy Joel and was joined by Estelle, Yeezy hit the studio to work on a remix of “Power” with an all-star cast.
Given his new status as the Titan of Twitter, he, of course, tweeted about the progress of the sessions. “Scheduled studio visits 2day, Nikki [Minaj], John Legend, Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, Phillip Lim,” he wrote of a remix session that roped in everyone from the newlywed producer he has called one of the greatest of all time (Beatz), to Clipse member T and piano man Legend, who tickled the ivories for ‘Ye at Thursday night’s show.
He likened the sessions to the all-star power summits of the early jazz era, writing, “remember jazz musicians used to collab and do 4 song albums or James Brown used to just keep dropping sh– back to back.” In that spirit, West added, “I might have to put out 5 albums this year … My spirit is full … My heart is open … People want new music … I can’t hold it back.”
And that wasn’t all. He uploaded a photo from the studio that featured him with Beatz and Def, as well as another pal who knows a thing or two about harnessing the power: Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. “Kobe helped me finish my #POWER remix verse … Just building on the concept of #POWE… and Mos helped me find the ‘old me’ lyrically,” he explained early Sunday morning.
After a “super late” night in the lab with Mos that lasted early into Sunday morning, West said he was feeling so inspired that he actually had to unplug himself before he laid down the longest verse in rap history. “I had to cut my POWER remix verse short to not over do it with the million bar verse like the 2nd verse of ‘See Me Now,’ ” he wrote. “There’s so many ways to break down the subject of power … me and Kobe went in on it… Perfect person to help out on that.”
Word is that Keyshia Cole and Nicki Minaj have teamed up on a song together. DJ Greg Street From V103 in Atlanta,GA said he heard a snippet of Keyshia’s new single today and Nicki Minaj is featured on it. So be on the look out all you Keyshia fans and Barbies.
Shoutout to OK forums member KC9493 for the info as well as our elite affiliate OnlyKeyshia.net for posting this information.
As almost a sequel to his single, “Say Aah” from his last album, Ready, Trey Songz (who now coins himself as “Mr. Steal Your Girl”) teams with Young Money signee Nicki Minaj for his debut single.
“Bottoms Up,” produced by Kane Beatz, is the first single from Trey’s senior studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, the follow-up to his hugely successful last album.
The new album is set to hits stores September 14th.
M.I.A. has released via her official website the official remix to her song, “Teqkilla” featuring none other than our girl Nicki Minaj on the track!
You can download the file by clicking here to get it from M.I.A.’s official website.
Nicki Minaj’s stock keeps rising. After appearing on records for Mariah Carey, Usher, Robin Thicke, Sean Kingston, and Christina Aguilera, Kanye West has called on hip-hop’s heroine for his new album.
BET’s Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Music Programming Stephen Hill was one of the lucky few invited to hear Mr. West’s eagerly-anticipated new project. “He’s got a track with Nicki Minaj that’s so dope,” he exclusively revealed to Rap-Up.com. “You won’t believe it when you hear it.”
The executive has heard four cuts from the album, tentatively titled Good Ass Job. “He comes back unapologetic and his performance [at the BET Awards] was stellar, absolutely stellar,” he said.
Hill described the direction as more reminiscent of the rapper’s first three albums. “It’s less like 808s & Heartbreak and more like Graduation.”
Kanye returned to the spotlight at last weekend’s BET Awards, where he opened the show with “Power” while wearing $300,000 in jewelry.
Didn’t expect this did you?
This is an unfinished unreleased track featuring the two current beefing femcees. What are your thoughts on this song? We like it!
Here’s a new track by Sean Kingston featuring none other than Nicki Minaj. This song is supposed to hit iTunes tomorrow!
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Yet another new track, which has a remix video coming very soon! Check it out below!
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Here’s a brand new track from Christina Aguilera which could be on the final version of her upcoming album, “Bionic” which is entitled, “WooHoo”. This is the radio edited version of the song!
What do you think about this collaboration between Christina and Nicki? Leave your comments!