“The record was produced and recorded in an actual castle cathedral in France. Live orchestration and all. Me and award-winning country producer Chris DeStefano looked at each other after the final playback and just hysterically laughed for about an hour. We knew how progressive and incredible this shit was.”
Tyga releases the official video for “Real Deal”. You can grab the MP3 here.
Chicago’s own Mick Jenkins dropped by Shade 45 last week to kick with Statik Selektah and Showoff Radio. While on the show, Statik gave Mick beats from both Common and Kanye West to freestyle over. Tune in to Showoff Radio each and every Thursday from 8p till Midnight EST on Shade 45.
Don’t sleep on this dude!
Leacrae stopped by to promote his new album Anomaly which is expected to sell 75-80k copies.
Migos put together “Contraband”, “Birds”, “Migo Dreams” & “Bando” to create a short film.
August Alsina is currently bathing in the success of his debut album Testimony, as he continues to push certain records off the album. This summer we heard the big remix to his single “No Love” with Nicki Minaj, which the two have already shot a music video. Our host Baker caught up with August while he was on the road, and spoke to him about what it was like to work with Nicki on the record. The r’n’b singer says that she’s a very hands-on collaborator.
“Nicki is someone I really consider a friend in the game, she’s a cool person, I fuck with her the long way,” August tells us. “For the record I really thought a female perspective would be cool, and she came like so Nicki-ish, and so left. She really bodied it. It’s cool because she was very deeply involved in the whole thing as far as when she heard the record and when she got on, and she was like, ‘man we gotta shoot the video, we gotta do this, and the video should look like this.’ And she was always tellin’ me, man, ‘Aug this is my favorite song.’ We finally got the final edit back from the video, and it was fun.”
August goes on to detail how someone could lose his trust (which he says happens easily), and speaks on his relationship status (single).