Pharrell Hitting the Studio with Missy?
We’ve heard what it sounded like when the extraterrestrial worlds of Pharrell and Missy Elliott collided in the past (2005’s “On & On”), but there’s a chance that these two Martian musicians might make contact again. Missy tweeted Skateboard P to congratulate him for all of his recent success, only to have him laud her in return and hint at some more galactic magic in the future. “We all know the incredible artist/character @MissyElliott is and continues to be…get ready. [lightning bolt]” That’s alien code for “we’re about to strike the planet Earth once more.” At least we hope so.
Read it at Vibe.
Lil Wayne’s Manager Says Tweeted Pic Is Not Tha Carter V Artwork
Yesterday, we reported that Kobe Bryant tweeted the official cover art for his boy Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V album cover. While I’m not sure if their bromance is still in effect after that mushy moment, Wayne’s manager, Cortez Bryant, hopped on Twitter to clarify K.B.’s strange love-bugged announcement. “The image posted yesterday is NOT the #carterV album cover! It’s just to let the @LilTunechi fans know that CarterV season is here!”
Read it at XXL.
Plies and Cassidy Drop Donald Sterling Diss Tracks
Not surprisingly, L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s Black-built empire is crumbling right before his allegedly racist eyes. He’s losing sponsors left and right, threatened with boycotts, and has been banned from the NBA for life. If all that wasn’t bad enough, now rappers like Plies and Cassidy are coming at his turkey neck with dis tracks. Yesterday, we got a taste of the two’s anger and disgust for Sterling’s nasty Black-bashing sentiments on Cassidy’s “Move That Dope (Freestyle)” and Plies’s “Donald Sterling: Racist Muthaf*cka.” (Couldn’t have titled it better myself.) When gangsta MCs take time from their precious dope-dealing stories to tell you “F you”… yeah, Donald’s done.
Read it at MTV.