Woah there! Now that Jay-Z and Kanye's Watch the Throne collaboration is officially a hit—projected to sell nearly 500k in its first week, the year's second-biggest tally—certain witnesses to the album's success have decided to take a stab at the throne themselves. Lil Wayne and Drake, Young Money Bros and two of the other biggest rappers in the game (all we're really missing now is Eminem, who arguably got the whole thing started with his less-high-profile Royce da 5'9" collaboration Bad Meets Evil) are now planning their own collaborative rap album.
“Wayne and I recently talked about [the Weezy/Drake collabo album],” Cash Money head honcho Bryan "Baby" Williams recently told the Hollywood Reporter. "That’s definitely going to get done." What's more, Baby sees the future release as pitting his two studs against the older veterans of The Throne. “It’s older versus younger,” said the exec. "I listened to a few songs [off Watch the Throne] and it feels like an older feel to me. I think with Drake and Wayne, they young. They young cats. You got 23 and 28. Then you got Jay-Z and them, who are older and really on their way out the game." Cue the record-needle-screech on that last one, since we don't recall Jay or Kanye ever saying they were planning on hanging up their spurs. (OK, actually Jay's said that a bunch of times, but that's just kind of his thing.)
Anyway, we here at Popdust encourage the healthy competition. It seems like there are no really good one-on-one rap feuds anymore—maybe a little strength in numbers can encourage some solid old-fashioned beefing between duos, instead. We're looking forward to it.
The model has accused photographer Jonathan Leder of sexually assaulting her in 2012.
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Emily Ratajkowski isn't one to stay silent.
The model and actress, who's perhaps most widely recognized as "the girl from the 'Blurred Lines' music video," has used her platform over the past few years to engage in notable activism. She was spotted at Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles earlier this year and has been a loud advocate for women's rights, even serving as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood.
Ah, the nostalgia...
Today's youth doesn't understand the joy that came with shredding on a plastic guitar.
As Guitar Hero became a global phenomenon, groups of friends spent countless after school hours trying to conquer complex offerings from Van Halen, Metallica, Buckethead, Slayer, and the Charlie Daniels Band. The next day, they'd regale their peers with their efforts, as one friend would chime in and say he knows a guy's cousin who allegedly scored 100% on DragonForce's elusive "Through the Fire and Flames" on "expert" difficulty.