-Yeezus robbed: For a second time Kanye West’s creative studio has been raided and goons made off with thousands of dollars worth of equipment. It is believed that one of Kanye’s own employees orchestrated the attack, helping the thugs pry open the door and make off with computers worth $20,000 from the Calabasas setup. But in typical Ye fashion, it has been announced that the machines had nothing of worth and that the hardware has all been replaced.
-THat flop; fans to blame: Top Dawg Entertainment boss Anthony Tiffith has blasted fans for leading him and the rest of TDE on. He feels aggrieved that folks nag the label for new music, especially after the release of Kendrick Lamar’s last two records, but don’t show it love when it finally drops. Schoolboy Q’s ‘THat Part’ hasn’t done half as well as Tiffith and the rest of the TDE management thought it would. The single hasn’t been downloaded or given as much airplay as it should if people were really hungry for a new Top Dawg record.
-More from Souljah Boy: There was yet more drama from the ‘$400 million’ man this week. On Monday we received news that he had suddenly dropped not one or two, but ALL the artists signed to his SODMG label. The news came in a simple tweet: “There’s no artists signed to SODMG. I dropped them all. I’m starting off the roster new and clean for 2016.” So it’s back to slinging demos for Arab, Jbar and the rest of the talents who thought they had a job.
-Supporting Fetty Wap can cost you: Fetty Wap went to his old high school and shot the music video for ‘Wake Up’. Nothing wrong with that, especially when he says he did it to show the kids of Eastside High School that they can dream big and make it. Problem is there are subliminal messages glorifying all the things high schoolers should not be doing. No school should encourage kids to get “Wiz Khalifa high” or contribute to the economy as strippers. And because the head of the school allowed Fetty to spread those contrary messages literally from its classrooms, he was put on paid administrative leave. Do you think it was too harsh a move? Here’s the clip to help you make up your mind.
Let’s end the week on a soulful note because, why not? Earlier we saw the new video for PJ Morton’s ‘I Need Your Love’. Let’s then listen to the entire album that had the original version of the song ‘Independently Major’. Make your weekend even flyer by coping the LP on Bandcamp.
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