Look who’s in the studio: Ashanti & Lil Wayne working on something new….


Last night Wednesday (July 6), former Murder Inc singer Ashanti tweeted a photo of her and Lil Wayne in a recording session together. The platinum-selling singer released her last album The Declaration back in 2008. After being released from Murder Inc. Records in 2009 , Ashanti launched her own label called Written Entertainment and is expected to drop a single within the next few weeks.

The other night, Ashanti tweeted a photo of her and Lil Wayne in a studio session together. “Jus had the funniest convo with @liltunechi he’s hilarious!!! #studioswag #funtimesinthelab,” she wrote

You can also expect Dr. Dre and The Game to leave there mark on this upcoming album

Lil Wayne Signs Porcelain Black to Young Money


She’s a little bit of Marilyn Manson, a little bit of Lady Gaga, a splash of Cruella de Vil and a lot of rock and roll. Ladies and gentleman, meet Porcelain Black, Lil Wayne’s new artist.

Lil Wayne introduced Porcelain to the world on the first stop of his “I Am Music II” tour in Providence, Rhode Island last week. The glam-rock hottie is a 25-year-old Detroit native, born Alaina Beaton. If all you rockers out there think she looks familiar, that’s because she isn’t a newcomer to the music industry. Porcelain Black used to perform under the alias Porcelain And The Tramps and was formerly signed to Virgin records.
Now, Porcelain Black is with Weezy and the Young Money gang and she’s about to show them what rock and roll really looks like. Her first single “This Is What Rock-N-Roll Looks Like” features Lil Wayne and is slated to hit the airwaves on March 29th.
Her musical style is a mix between industrial metal, glam-rock, a splash of pop-rock and as she would say a little “Britney Spears.” Hmmm…very interesting comparison to Britney Spears, but her music is pretty dope. “My music is like if Marilyn Manson and Britney Spears f*cked and had a kid, that would be me.” Porcelain definitely has some pop elements immersed in her music, but there’s also a lot of the Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails industrial rock sound. Source

Drake addresses leaving Young Money rumors


Drake made a guest appearance in D.C. Sunday at Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music II” dates where he addressed rumors that he was kicked out of his Young Money family.

As previously reported, a story surfaced on April Fool’s Day that the rapper was asked to leave Wayne’s label imprint after arguing over unpaid royalties.
Drake apparently got wind of the rumor and addressed it Sunday to a packed crowd at D.C.’s Verizon Center.
Before breaking into his hit “Forever” Drake said,

“You see today, when I landed in D.C. and I got off the plane, this n*gga looked me in my eyes and he asked me, ‘Did you drop out of Young Money?’ And I looked him right back in his eyes and I said, ‘Boy, are you out your motherf*ckin’ mind?!’ Man, I want this sh*t ‘Forever!”

 

Speculation of Drake leaving Young Money for Roc Nation


Is Canadian rapper Drake too soft for Lil Wayne and the Young Money record label? MediaTakeOut claims that the “Best I Ever Had” rapper is ready to ditch the squad that made him famous to join Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

MediaTakeOut hasn’t had the best track record when it’s come to reporting on Drake’s relationship with Lil Wayne. Just a couple of months ago, the site claimed Lil Wayne punched Drake in the face during a show in Vegas. That rumor turned out to be false, just like this one. A rep for Drake tells RumorFix, “Drake is signed to Aspire / Young Money / Cash Money and has NO plans to leave at this time.”

MediaTakeOut claims: According to a member of YOUNG MONEY, Drake would like to LEAVE the label . . . and join his friend J Cole over at Jay Z’s ROC NATION label. The insider explained, “Drake likes making music with [Lil Wayne] and the rest, but he’s a different dude. There’s a lot of hood [ish] that goes down at Young Money, and Drake’s not a hood [dude], so he wants to be away from that.”MediaTakeOut.com’s insider goes on, “Drake’s mother is also worried . . . She doesn’t want him around gangs or drugs.” And it gets better. MediaTakeOut.com learned that JAY Z is pulling strings – to try and [buy] Drake’s contract from Bryan “Baby” Williams – Cash Money’s CEO. The insider explained, “[Jay] is playing hardball, he wants Drake and he’s not trying to pay too much for him. He’s moving in slowly. Right now he’s working [behind the scenes] on Drake’s tour. Under Drake’s current deal [with Cash Money], Drake owes them records, but not tours.”

Drake proclaimed his loyalty to Young Money and Cash Money on twitter.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…