Lifestyle brand Ethika is gearing up to release a second edition of their RGB mixtape series, and the first single comes from Lil Wayne in the form of “Vizine.” On top form as he raps over a snarling beat, Wayne seems to once again have had enough of Cash Money boss Birdman, despite Baby's claims that he'll drop Tha Carter V this year. (We're at six-and-a-half years since IV, btw.)
During the second verse of “Vizine,” Wayne references Kanye West's “Power” while possibly sending shots at Birdman. “No one man should have all that power if he can't afford to pay the light bills,” he raps, referencing how Birdman could be reportedly losing his Miami mansion over an unpaid $12 million loan. (Rick Rossmade a similar diss last year on his Snapchat.) The song makes other allusions to Birdman taking advantage of his artists, too, especially on the fiery second verse.
“Vizine” comes hot on the heels of reports that Wayne is taking Birdman back to court, alleging that he's failed to turn over documentation related to Nicki Minaj and Drake. The Blast reports that Wayne filed a motion last month to receive the supposedly missing documents, with Wayne accusing Birdman of misleading the court by falsely stating he's turned over all documents in their possession that Wayne has asked for in their ongoing $50 million lawsuit.
Wayne alleges that Cash Money has earned over $200 million, although there's no accounting records or tax returns to be heard of. Cash Money claims they have no documents relating to Nicki Minaj, but considering she's released albums with the label, Wayne says that doesn't add up.
Moments after Childish Gambino announced a must-catch tour with Rae Sremmurd early Monday, Facebook event pages started popping up for what's being billed as a sequel to Beyoncé and Jay Z's 2014 On the Run Tour and—wow—I'm definitely going broke this year.
Within minutes, Facebook and Ticketmaster listings for the tour had been scrubbed. Is an official announcement coming? We've reached out to reps and will updated accordingly. Stay tuned.
The original co-headlining On the Run Tour took its name from Jay's Magna Carta Holy Grail cut and arrived on the heels of Beyoncé's exquisite self-titled 2013 album, which of course featured the timeless megaclassic “Drunk in Love.”
If On the Run 2 proves to be a real thing that's actually happening, the timing is perfect. In the years since the original run, Bey and Jay have dropped two more critically acclaimed albums—Lemonade and 4:44, respectively—and appeared together on a new DJ Khaled single alongside Future. Jay Z also previously confirmed a collab album with Beyoncé exists.
In a wide-ranging CNN interview back in January, Jay discussed his relationship with Beyoncé and its influence on Lemonade. “You can be in love and you can love someone, but if you haven't experienced love and you don't understand it, and if you don't have the tools to move forward, then you're going to have complications,” he told Van Jones. “Period.” Jay added that he and Beyoncé were “never” a celebrity couple, but rather “a couple who happened to be celebrities.”
Elaksi dropped a new laid back Beyoncé–sampling record earlier today, proving once again to anyone who didn’t pay attention last time that he should be on your radar. This Finland-born up and comer consistently drops well-produced hip-hop infused post trap / chillwave that keeps me coming back for more. Their is a kind of melancholy tone on his latest release, alongside smoothly placed vocal snippets and hard hitting 808 kicks; He really put an emotional touch on this one. The best part about “Sometimes” is the fact that it’s up for Free download on his Facebook page, so be sure to listen below and cop the track for free if you like what you hear.