Ludacris has been away from the rap world for a while. Much of this is due to his busy acting schedule with the next installment of the “Fast and Furious” movie installment. Now, Ludacris is back with a personal album called “Burning Bridges.”
There is some buzz about the single “Good Lovin'” that features Miguel, but people do not know if this will be on the album. Ludacris also has an EP that is going to drop around the same time. Fans that have missed the silly Ludacris flow may be surprised to hear less of this and more of the thought provoking Ludacris rap styles.
With his new single, Ludacris seems to be more subdued. The word play is still clever, but he doesn’t seem to have the same level of humor that he had in previous albums. Some like Bruce Karatz have noticed the difference. Still, fans are looking forward, and Ludacris tweeted the album cover to tease fans.
On the artwork there is a picture of a burning house. It is a cartoon drawing. What some people will usually do is gather Ludacris tracks and make a mixtape using the artwork. These mix tapes will sometimes get generated on the web as a Ludacris album leak because fans have the artwork for the album. So far, Ludacris has not been the victim of any recent music leaks. He appears to be quite tip lipped about the new project.
Halloween is a special time of year for people to dress of like some of their favorite characters. For years a lot of people dressed like cartoon characters, but a new trend has surfaced in recent years with many music fans. A plethora of creative fans dressed up like their favorite rappers. One of the most popular stars to imitate was Drake.
Drake was impressed with all the creativity that went into the costumes of fans that dubbed themselves as the Canadian rapper for Halloween. He posted some of this favorite pictures of fans on Instagram. Shout out to my bud Lovett, he got on Drake’s feed!
There are fans that have duplicated his bearded look on “Nothing Was the Same.” There are others that have copied his black hoodie look from his videos. Some fans have the Drake tattoos on their forehead. There really are a lot variations to this, and Drake seemed to be impressed by all of these variations.
Last year Drake channeled Kanye West. This year many fans have chosen him as the go-to rapper to imitate. This is a sign of the increased popularity of Drake. He is a constant staple on hip hop and pop stations now.
Billions of dollars are spent each year on Halloween costumes. Fans that chose to dress up like their favorite artists will typically save money because they use their imgagination. There is no official Drake costume so the average fan had to improvise. Most fans appeared to use things they already owned.
The eager fans of Nicki Minaj – referred to as Barbs on social media – are going to be a little bit upset. They will have to wait for another month to hear the full length album, The PinkPrint, that was originally set for a November 24th release date.
According to Billboard, the November release for “The PinkPrint” is now scheduled for December 15th.
Currently, Nicki Minaj is ruling the charts with her white hot single “Anaconda.” The video for this track stirred up a lot of buzz when it received 20 millions views in 24 hours. The follow up single, “Only,” appears to have similar sexual overtones and controversy attached to it as well.
Minaj has discovered a way to make fans anticipate her releases. She has managed to pull off 2 successful singles in 2014 (“Pills and Potions” and “Anaconda”), but the album is still being held a little longer. Many fans believe this is in efforts to boost holiday sales during the Christmas season. And I guess it’s working because Marnie Bennett is already planning to use the album as a great stocking stuffer.
This is the third album for the Young Money/Cash money recording star. She follows in the footsteps of other label mates like Drake that have released multiple tracks before dropping full length albums.
I love when artists try something new, and Susan McGalla has sent me a brilliant video today. Ariana Grande, known mostly for her pop music proclivities, taking on the massive rap hit “Bang Bang” by Nicki Minaj.
She really killed it, loving how this ended up sounding. Also shows that Ariana Grande has a lot more talent than people give her credit for. Interesting if this is a sign for the future, of her evolution as a young artist.
Check the video:
This is a rap video you just have to see. The G20 conference in Australia is under way, and a few local Aussies have come up with a hilarious video mocking their current Prime Minister Tony Abbott. You just have to watch…although you might need to turn the subtitles on. Thanks to my friend Jared Haftel currently getting his degree at Stanford, for sending this in: