Drake & Big Sean Respond to Luda Diss -x- T.I.’s “Pyro” -x- Asher Roth Signs to Def Jam -x- Behind the Scenes of Beyonce’s “Party” -x- MTV Music News


DRAKE RESPONDS TO LUDACRIS’ DISS

The Ludacris dissing Drake and Big Sean story just won’t go away. In case you missed it, the rap vet took aim at the young stars on a recently released track called “Badaboom” for taking credit and stealing his “Supa Dupa” rap flow. For the first time, Drizzy has responded via Twitter and wrote, “@BigSean You already know. I wish they’d just let young n***as live…respect always.” The news comes just a week after Sean told media outlets that he has nothing against Luda and refers to him as a “legend.”

LIL WAYNE SAYS DRAKE’S ALBUM SALES DON’T MATTER 

After Drake released his latest album, Take Care, all people seemed to care about was if the Young Money star would put up big first week numbers. Lil Wayne told MTV News why album sales are not that important. Weezy stated, “As far as expectations, we don’t have those around here. Expectations are a weakness in the music business because if you expect anything, 10 times out of 10 it’s not gonna happen, so we don’t have expectations around here.” He added that the entire team works “very hard and we expect people to respect our hard work and our effort.” Despite the disc being leaked, Take Care is on pace to sell over 700-thousand copies and debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

YOUNG JEEZY TALKS WORKING WITH JAY-Z, ANDRE 3000

During an interview with XXLMag.com, Young Jeezy revealed what it was like recording an album that includes guest features from Jay-Z and Andre 3000. The Snowman stated, “I grew up watchin’ these cats [so] to align myself with them to have a great record, to me, was showing that, ‘OK I’m here to stay.’ I’ma surround myself with some people that are legends ’cause that’s only gonna mean one thing, that when it’s all said and done, I’m gonna be a legend as well.” The track is lifted from Jeezy’s long-awaited album, TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition, which arrives on December 20th via Def Jam Recordings.

ROBIN THICKE ISSUES “LOVE AFTER WAR” VIDEO 

For the second time, Paula Patton stars in a music video for her husband, Robin Thicke. The happily married couple flirts and teases each other in the visual for the singer’s new single, “Love After War.” You can check out the Hype Williams-directed video now via Robin’s official website.

· The first video Paula starred in was the ballad “Lost Without U.”

EMINEM INTERVIEWS YELAWOLF ON TWITTER

With Yelawolf recently issuing his debut album, Radioactive, Eminem actually interviewed the rap newcomer about his Shady Records release on Twitter. Marshall asked how he came up with the title and Yela responded with, “It’s the fall out to my journey so far. The #Radioactive material that came after the war and the uphill battle to get here. My science experiment gone right.” The rappers talked about favorite superheroes, favorites tracks from the album and more. Visit HipHop-N-More.com to read the full interview now.

CHECK OUT T.I.’S NEW SONG “PYRO”

T.I. recently announced that his next studio album will be titled Trouble Man. To get fans excited about the project, Tip just released the first single, which is called “Pyro.” He told Billboard.com, “‘Pyro’ is a straight party record. It’s nostalgic of those crazy nights, early mornings [but] just turned up.” Check it out now:

· This marks the rapper’s eighth studio album.

NICKI MINAJ EYES EARLY 2012 RELEASE

During an interview with Billboard.com, Birdman spilled new details on when fans can expect to hear Nicki Minaj’s sophomore album. Baby stated, “Nicki is back in the studio, so we’re looking to drop Nicki in the first quarter.” As for when fans will be able to hear the first single, he revealed, “We’re looking real soon, because she’s ready to go and we’re ready to go with her.” There you have it, the follow-up to her platinum debut Pink Friday will be available early 2012.

GO BEHIND THE SCENES FOR BEYONCE’S “PARTY”

We all know Beyonce shot the video to her hit single, “Party,” but now fans can take a sneak peek at the video shoot. Bey said of the clip, which was shot in New Jersey and includes no choreography, that she liked shooting the video because there’s “no pressure.” Beyonce explained, “All I have to do is party and have a good time.” The visual includes cameos from J. Cole, Solange, Kelly Rowland and Theophilus London. Head to her official website to watch the behind the scenes video now.

· B’s stylist said the inspiration is “trailer trash, ghetto fabulous, out there, edgy.”

ASHER ROTH REACTS TO SIGNING TO DEF JAM

According to XXLMag.com, Asher Roth has officially found a new label home at Def Jam Recordings. The “I Love College” rapper has said in a statement, “Def Jam is a great place to call home. I’m excited to get back to the basics with good, honest music.” The Philly native is working on his sophomore album, Is This Too Orange?, which is slated to arrive next spring.

·  Asher was previously signed to SRC/Universal Motown.

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