Philly bread beauty Asia Sparks taps in with BetasBlock.com for a brief interview in which she speaks on her latest movie to hit Netflix, where & when to expect new music, and something Jay Z told her that changed her outlook on everything. What the interview below.
Forbes 2018 Hip Hop Cash King List Who’s In, Who’s New, who’s out
Forbes annual Hip Hop cash ling list was released earlier this month & as no surprise you can guess at least 3 familar faces moguls Jay Z, Diddy, & Dre with Jay Z sitting on top of the list with 76.5 million made last year. Noticably missing this year is Cash Moneys Brian “Birdman” Williams & Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. As a surprise to many Nas made the list for the 1st time after dropping his debut album Illmatic more than 2 decades ago, racking in over $35,000,000 which is a lot but still puts him only at 6 on this list putting him under a rapper J. Cole who looks up to Nas a lot.
Just for disclaimer this list shows how much these rappers made or were worth it doesn’t mean they get to keep all the money they make (taxes, management, housing, etc). Food for thought, but hip hop lets continue to get this money, all of it.
Who yall expect to make the list next year, tell me, hit me on Ig or tweet me both @Whobeta.
Roc Nation New Artist Neisha Nesha talks her new single “Ima go crazy” plus Rick Ross & more
Fresh off her major deals with iconic labels Def Jam & Roc Nation Queen of R & B trap Neisha Nesha touches on the real life situations that creating her hit single crazy, gives her take on Rick Ross’s comments about not signing females in the recording industry, & reveals that maybe Jay Z does write plus more check out the interview below.
Watch Jay-Z “4:44” Official Video
Exclusive to Tidal during the 1st week of its release , the official video for the apology track to Beyonce & title track to Jay Z’s 13th Studio Album “4:44”, is now available to the public on youtube, check out the 8 minute video below, & check out the classic album how ever you can.
Lil Wayne throws up the Roc, is signing or signed to Roc Nation or Rocafella (Video)
“I know that ain’t fair, but but I don’t care Ima’ Mutha Fu**a Rocafella Millionaire? Is he signed to Roc Nation, is is signed to Rocafella, Is he signed to Cash Money, what about Young Money is it still his? Is C5 dropping? Do you care? Does Birdman still have Respek. So many questions watch below, & tweet & comment on Ig @whobeta with your thoughts
Kanye West says they didn’t get get on Hype out of respect for Meek Mills, plus tidal apple beef
It seems that the Meek Mill vs. Drake beef is now affecting Good Music, the once highly anticipated collaboration between Drake, Kanye West & Jayz for Drake’s summer 16 album “Views” never made the album partially out of respect for Meek Mill, who is under Jay Z’s Roc Nation management, but after Kanye vowed to end the beef so that the fans could get what they deserved, the new unsolvable issue became percentage differences between Jay Z’s tidal, and Drakes distribution via Apple. On an extended clip obtained by The Shade Room, Kanye goes further saying there will never be a “Watch the Throne 2” partially because of these technicalities, and that he was upset that Hov didn’t stop by after Kanye’s Wife Kim West was robbed at Gun Point, check out the full rant here.
5 Questions with Roc Nations Rel Carter (Jay Z’s Nephew) During Nerve Dj Weekend
The Nerve Djs 13th year anniversary Weekend was highlighted with the Industry Panel & Showcase which consisted of so many heavy hitters, & life changers, from Sway (Shade 45, VH1, Bet, etc), Reggie Hawkins, & among others Roc Nation A & R / Dj Rel Carter, Nephew of who many consider the Best Rapper in Hip Hop History.
Question 1 : From Jay-z’s second verse to Kanye West’s “Never Let You Down” Built the ROC from a pebble, peddled rock before I met you
Peddled bikes, got my nephews peddle bikes because they special.” “Did he really get you all the peddle bikes” I know you all might think that was a silly question but, some of yall favorite rappers lie about minor stuff because it rhymes. He looked at me like “Really” & said of course.
Question 2: Out of all the songs he mentions his Nephews in general, is there any song or line in general that stood out. He thought about it, & couldn’t come up with an immediate.
Question: Working with Roc Nation have you received any Platinum Plaques for your work, immediate answer, “Yeah, of course”
Question 4 & 5: Do you do any industry tours, & or you interested in possibly coming to St.Louis, he said he was interested in doing something of that nature, gave me his email so hopefully we will see him in our part of the Midwest with in the coming months, if interested in investing in such a thing text 3146296404.
By the way don’t judge my questions, they are my questions not yours.
Black Efron (@Rap_Efron) “Key’s to the City P-Mix” Audio
A short lyrical excersize by Black Efron over the Jay Z’s “Keys 2 the City” instrumental, that shows that he’s paying attention to current events, & addressing the bs at the same time. Full project “It Was All Love” coming soon.
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Rich P Evolon (@RichPEvolon) Remix’s Jay Z/ Pusha T “Drug Dealers Anonymous”
Hours after Pusha T took the web by storm with a rare verse from Jay Z, Central Illinois artist Rich P Evolon went in the booth to speak his peace on the less then 2 day old “Dope Dealers Anonymous” record. Check out how he came on the track hours after 1st hearing it.
Young Chris (@YoungChris) New Mixtape The Network 3 Hosted by @DonCannon
Former youngster of the Rocafella Dynasty, Young Chris, released his newest mixtape, ‘The Network 3’ late November hosted by Don Cannon. The Network 3 is loaded with features including Bj the Chicago Kid, Wale, State Property family Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Neef Buck, and production by Grammy winning Rico Love, to name a few, & may be one of the hottest mixtapes of the year Honestly the only thing that could have made it better would be an appearance from Jay Z.
Check it out now Link Below and Official mixtape visuals for “The Closure”
Young Chris – The Closure (2014 Official Music Video) Dir. By @ChopMosley