It’s not every day a song sung primarily in Spanish goes to #1 in the US. It’s not even every decade. But “Despacito,” a collaboration between Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has done it with a late-breaking assist from Canadian pop idol Justin Bieber. The Bieber-featuring “Despacito” remix, you may have … More »
Nicki Minaj opened tonight’s Billboard Music Awards with a medley of some of her more recent songs, and brought out a couple of her featured guests to help out. Lil Wayne, David Guetta, and Jason Derulo all came out to perform “No Frauds,” “Light My Body Up,” and “Swalla” respectively, and Minaj ended with “Regret … More »
American Idol judge Katy Perry is putting out her new album Witness in a few weeks. (Here’s its cover.) She’s already hit us with “Chained To The Rhythm” and the Migos-featuring “Bon Appétit,” and now she’s teamed up with Nicki Minaj for a new single called “Swish Swish.” Listen below, … More »
(AllHipHop News) As the fallout from Donald Trump’s immigration/refugee executive order continues to reverberate throughout America and beyond, more celebrities are sharing their thoughts on the new United States policy.
Trinidadian-born rapper Nicki Minaj posted a statement about the Trump EO on Twitter.
“The most harmful thing you could ever take away from another human being is hope,” wrote Nicki.
The Young Money representative added the hashtags #ProudImmigrant #Grateful #TaxPayerButIcantVote #America to her tweet.
Nicki joined other stars such as Rihanna and DJ Khaled in expressing their support for immigration.
The political firestorm surrounding Trump’s controversial executive order reached a critical point overnight when the President fired the acting head of the Justice Department.
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates refused to enforce the EO on the grounds she believes the action is unconstitutional.
“My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts,” said Yates in a letter. “In addition, I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.”
Yates was replaced by US attorney Dana Boente, a Barack Obama appointment.
Boente informed Department of Justice lawyers to “defend the lawful orders of our President.”
Trump’s executive order bars people from Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for the next 90 days.
Vetted refugees, legal immigrants, and tourists have been detained at airports, and some have even been sent back to the country of orgin as a result of the EO.
As far as Nicki Minaj, this is not the first time she has taken aim at a Donald Trump proposed policy.
She rapped “island girl, Donald Trump want me go home” and “now I’m praying all my foreigns don’t get deported” on “Black Barbies” as a response to Trump’s campaign promise to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) January 30, 2017
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In a Facebook live stream late last week, David Guetta announced to fans that an upcoming single would feature vocals from Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. Minaj, who’s previously worked with Guetta on the smash hit “Hey Mama” also just released a new track with Major Lazer last week.
To her credit, Diplo said that he’s never worked with an artist “so disciplined” before.
“She wrote 16 different verses for this song. She’s so inspired. It’s crazy. I’ve never had an artist be so disciplined on cutting a song … She’s one of my favourite rappers.”
“My next single is featuring Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne,” Guetta says in the stream. “We have a good combination with Nicki. Every time we make records they are really incredible and very successful. I think she’s very very special and we work really good together. It’s exciting. Plus we have Lil Wayne on top of that.”
Guetta has produced three records for Minaj, “Where Them Girls At” and “Turn Me On” in 2011, and “Hey Mama” in 2015; all three are certified platinum.
This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj To Be Featured On Next David Guetta Single
(AllHipHop Editorial) Why isn’t Missy Elliott considered the best female rapper of all time?
She’s one of the best ever, period, but she’s not mentioned enough. She’s clearly one of the best ever – of any gender. The Virginia native has the hits, the lyrics, the production skills, the longevity and overall swag. Moreover, she’s dope across the board.
Most people think of Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj or Foxy Brown (and others) when talking about the G.O.A.T. female emcee. If they know Hip-Hop, Rapsody, Rah Digga, Lady of Rage or Rah Digga (and others) will come up. And yet, Missy is often overlooked by the critical Hip-Hop community.
Here’s her new song, which I like lots.
However, we know (or should know) Missy has been around since the 1990’s and has put it down with her own blend of musicality and innovation. Lyrically, she has been very unconventional, but has never been wack.
Here are some of Missy’s greatest hits.
Major Lazer specialize in island-inspired beats which have been proven in the past as an excellent pairing with Nicki Minaj’s scintillating rap verses. The Diplo-led entourage had been pursuing her for sometime to collaborate and the finished result is certainly worth the wait for fans of both parties. “Run Up” features a signature Major Lazer dancehall hook whose deep bass undertones give body to its light, tropical synth topline. In addition to Nicki Minaj bringing the heat with her freestyling prowess, PARTYNEXTDOOR also adds his vocals into the mix as the track’s chorus. If the amount of combined star power on “Run Up” doesn’t already cause a stir, its irresistibly catchy foundation and spitfire flow are likely to entice listeners into putting this one on repeat.
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