Lil’ Wayne spoke with MTV News recently about working on Dr. Dre’s highly anticipated album, Detox.
“I’m trying to get Eminem on this song for my album,” said Weezy . “I did a little something for Dr. Dre‘s new album [Detox]. When you’re busy like us, you just send the song. I just wrote some stuff for [Dre], and hopefully he’ll like it.”
Full of high ambitions, Wayne also revealed he would be releasing rock and R&B albums at some point in the future, but didn’t say when.
Also with MTV News were the Re-Up Gang, consisting of The Clipse (Malice P and Pusha T), Ab Liva and Sandman. The crew spoke on their upcoming mixtape, We Got it 4 Cheap Vol. 3: The Spirit of Competition. The album consists of the group rapping over beats by other artists which they selected.
“Who do I see as competition for us?” mused Malice. “None. I don’t
feel it’s anybody out there who do what we do and is as thorough as my
crew. That’s how we feel about it.
“We been selecting tracks for a minute,” continued Malice, “trying to figure
out what beats were relevant and what beats made sense. We took it back
to [Raekwon and Ghostface’s] ‘Rainy Dayz,’ [Ruff Ryders‘] ‘Scenario
2000.’ The beats are hot.”
Also on the mixtape will be rhymes over Obie Trice’s Cry Now, Jay-Z’s Roc Boyz, as well as others.
The Hip Hop Karaoke Championships have just confirmed special guests Prince Paul, Ralph McDaniels and Dres from Black Sheep.
For those who don’t know, Prince Paul is known for his legendary album Prince Among Thieves, and is currently working on Baby Elephant, a collaboration with Don Newkirk and P-Funk’s Bernie Worell. Ralph McDaniels is currently a DJ for New York’s Hot 97 and can be heard every Saturday afternoon. He was behind the lens for numerous hip hop videos such as Nas’ It Ain’t Hard to Tell, Wu-Tang Clan’s C.R.E.A.M., and Black Moon’s Who Got Da Props? Finally, Dres was a member of the 90’s hip hop collective Native Tongues.