Das letzte Rick Ross Video( er zündet sich seinen Blunt mit einem Bündel Geldscheine an) hat für einige Debatten um seinen "Boss-Status" gesorgt. Hier haben wir ein älteres Video in dem Ross weder Bart und Edelklunker, sondern Basketball Jerseys trägt.
"As a man I can say I truly made a couple mistakes and went over board with a couple things, but as a man we are entitled to make mistakes because we aren't mistake prone. ... Me dragging my chain was obviously one of the mistakes I made that evidently had the people upset, and like I said in a previous interview, I admit that was a mistake and I went overboard. Even though I'm entitled and have every right to feel how I felt, two wrongs don't necessarily make a right and some of my actions were just that. I will eternally be appreciative to The LOX for giving me an opportunity to be heard, period, point blank. But I just couldn't keep living with the fact of knowing I'm representing something false on top of not even being compensated well for it."
Interview mit T.I. Zwar sagt er in dem Interview, dass sein Album im September kommen wird, doch soll "Paper Trail" nun bereits am 12. August 2008 erscheinen.
Nas spricht in einem Interview mit dem King Magazine über seinen damaligen Beef mit 2Pac und gibt zu, dass er trotz des Beefs immer Liebe für den verstorbenen Rapper hatte:
"Pac now is Black Jesus in a sense; Pac is Lennon; Pac is Marvin. So, hell yeah, I love the fact that he starts Makaveli off and says that about me. Hell yeah. I loved him before he died. I loved him before he said anything."
Ursprung des Beefs war laut Nas der Track 'The Message' durch den 2Pac sich angegriffen fühlte. Allerdings soll die Line: "Your reign on the top was short like leprechauns." Biggie gegolten haben, der dies angeblich auch wußte. Zudem habe Notorious B.I.G. ihn aufgerufen zusammen einen Disstrack gegen Pac zu recorden:
"[Biggie] called me. He said, 'Let's get together.' He said that everyone was a little nervous about it, but he was calling me about getting busy. Getting me and Big in the same room wasn't easy. I had just dropped my record, and my schedule was crazy. Biggie was in Miami recording Life After Death. It was just timing. We were supposed to get together and talk more, so who knows what would have happened."
"I'm not gonna have skits on the album. The different versions of 'A Millie' will be where the skits would be."
Über das Cover von The Carter III:
"That's me! All day. No computers. Only thing [digitally enhanced] was the tattoos. My momma gave me the picture for me to put on the album cover. I don't know where my momma found that picture. My momma, she gave me that and one more. If you would have saw the other picture, you'd be like, 'She got too many pictures.'"
?The track with Em is raw. Him And Fif are gonna kill someone?s career with that, but I?ll keep that to myself right now,? Yayo said. ?I don?t think ya?ll gonna be ready for this track. I think it might push this nigga to kill himself when he hears this.?
Ich habe Alicia Keys bis "No One" nicht gefeiert. Mittlerweile gehts. Hier ihre neue Single live.
Für die, die es nicht mitbekommen haben. Sean Bell wurde 2006 von der Polizei erschossen. Gut 50 Schüsse sind auf ihn abgefeuert worden. Allerdings war Bell unbewaffnet und unschuldig. Die Schützen wurden kürzlich freigesprochen.