Sometimes Hip Hop can move at a pace too frantic for even the most devoted fan to keep up with. Albums and mixtapes are released at breakneck speed, careers are made and broken with the swipe of a pen, and somewhere in between all the madness actual music (the quality of which vacillates between excellent and god awful) is being made. Twitter provides a nice summary of everything 140 characters at a time. And if you’re the type that would rather not be bothered with stepping into the Twitterverse to catch up on the latest in Hip Hop, we’ve filtered through the top rapper’s tweets and consolidated all the week’s events into one convenient feed.
This week, Meek Mill gets out of the box early, Tyga will be releasing his next album independently, and Rhapsody and Big Boi voice their opinion on the Eric Garner case.
Lil Wayne Wants Out Of Cash Money Records
To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
This is not my fault. I am truly and deeply sorry to all my fans but most of all to myself and my family for putting us in this situation. — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
I am a prisoner and so is my creativity Again,I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting 4 me & this album. But thk u — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 4, 2014
Earlier this week, Lil Wayne shook up the world when he stated he wanted off the Young Money roster. The house that Baby and co. built has been rocking violently this year, with first Tyga showing his displeasure, then Jay Sean leaving the label, and now the team captain Weezy sounding fed up. Whatever’s happening in Cash Money land is leaving their artists sick and tired, and with the news that they’ll even send their number one to the Cash Money graveyard, the other artists on the label must be squirming in their seats. In the wake of the statements, Wayne’s Twitter has not been touched, there has been no statement claiming he was hacked, and he even recently took the stage at Vice’s 20th year anniversary to announce he’ll be “off Cash Money soon.” Talk about trouble in True Detective paradise.
Pusha T Tells Lil Wayne To Come To G.O.O.D Music
@LilTunechi if u wanna drop albums & don’t want your CEO’s rubbing they hands all in your videos, COME TO GOOD MUSIC!! (Suge Knight voice)
— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) December 4, 2014
After Wayne voiced his displeasure at Cash Money’s handling of his Tha Carter V release, a ray of lighthearted (or deadly serious) sunshine came from out of nowhere when Pusha T sent a series of hilarious Tweets entreating Wayne to “come to G.O.O.D. Music.” Could such a thing be in the works? If it is, it would be the most serious label coup in a long, long time.
Tyler, The Creator Calls Eminem’s Album “Ass”
ok now im gonna delete everything goodbye — Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) November 28, 2014
In a now deleted Tweet, Tyler, The Creator states, “I love you Marshall, you are my favorite rapper but dude ShadyXV is fucking ASS hahaha why wont someone who loves him tell him NO.” He clearly wanted to be heard, with a consequent Tweet stating that he was deleting his previous one. Looks like Tyler continues to speak his mind without a filter.
Meek Mill Released From Jail
Finally! The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The end to the #FreeMeekMill movement. Meek was released from prison, after being incarcerated for almost 6 months. However, he must still pay his dues. The MMG rapper will have to participate in community service and will not be able to travel outside of Philadelphia.
Azealia Banks Calls Out Iggy Azalea
its funny to see people Like Igloo Australia silent when these things happen… Black Culture is cool, but black issues sure aren’t huh? — CATTY NOIR (@AZEALIABANKS) December 4, 2014
Don’t just be down to ride Black Dick….. If you with us you WITH US!!!! — CATTY NOIR (@AZEALIABANKS) December 4, 2014
Nicki is a hard-working rap-BEAST. stop trying to degrade and BELITTLE Our culture with this fucking kkk iggy shit. — CATTY NOIR (@AZEALIABANKS) December 4, 2014
Azealia Banks is heated as she goes off on a Twitter rant calling out Iggy Azalea for being silent on the recent “black” issues. Calling her “Igloo Australia,” this is not the first social media feud the two have engaged in. On a positive note, she praises Nicki Minaj.
Tyga Goes Independent
#TheGoldAlbum is going to be my first independent release 2015
— T-Raww (@Tyga) December 4, 2014
Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. After a public falling out with his label Young Money Records, Tyga will be releasing his next album The Gold Album independently. Earlier this year, Tyga informed us that this album was complete, but was being held hostage by his label.
Rapsody And Big Boi React To Eric Garner Case
So much for body cameras #EricGarner
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) December 3, 2014
— Rapsody (@rapsodymusic) December 3, 2014
Several artists have responded to no charges being brought against Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who was shown on video choking Eric Garner. Garner died as a result, and his death was ruled a homicide. Rapsody’s tweet sadly reminds us how often this is really happening, with no justice being served.
Kanye West To Go On Tour In 2015
Rumors have it that Kanye West will be retiring from music to focus on his other endeavors. Before that happens, if it does, he will be going on one last tour, titled the Kanye West Tour experience. This show is actually posted in an auction listing, of which the bid starts at $15,000. Pocket change.
J.Cole Releases Official Tracklist For “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) November 30, 2014
J.Cole is doing a great job hyping his fans for the release of his new project 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Just last week, he posted a photo on his IG of playlists on his iTunes, hinting at more new music to come. This project will be released on December 9.
Fabolous To Release “The Young OG Project”
According to a Dem Jam Recordings press release, Fabolous will be releasing his next album titled The Young OG Project on December 25. This project will be a digital only release. It is a follow-up to his Loso Way, back in 2009. The New York rapper takes to Twitter to release a snippet for the album’s trailer.
DJ Skee and Dash Radio Launch Wu-Tang Clan Station
Still at it. On December 2, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan released their sixth studio album A Better Tomorrow. In honor of this, Dash Radio and DJ Skee have announced a pop-up Wu-Tang Clan station dedicated to the group. The Wu Week station is live and will play new and old songs from Wu-Tang Clan and its members all week.