Dallas, Texas rapper Dorrough hopes to follow the success of his debut album Dorrough Music with the release of his sophomore effort, titled Get Big.
Dorrough, whose biggest single to date is the platinum-selling single "Ice Cream Paint Job," recently teamed with acclaimed director Dr. Teeth to shoot the video for "Get Big," which is also the album's first single.
The rapper, who won two BET Awards in 2009 (Best New Artist, Rap Song of the Year), explained that he is in the music industry for the long haul.
“When my last album dropped, I shocked many people by convincing them that I would be a career artist," Dorrough told AllHipHop.com. "I immediately started working on this album right after my last one with the one goal of making it even better. I spent a lot of time perfecting each song and unlike most artists, I give the consumer what they deserve."
Dorrough revealed that Get Big will feature 15 songs with guests such as Yo Gotti, Jim Jones, Juvenile, Slim Thug, Ray J. and Dorrough's crew, Prime Time Click.
Get Big, which will also feature three free bonus songs, is due in stores on September 7th via Entertainment One Music/Ngenius.
Despite a year of difficult career speed bumps, including his postponed U.K. promotional tour and the controversy surrounding his Michael Jackson tribute performance at the BET Awards, Chris Brown remains optimistic about getting through the rough times. His latest career move is his remix of Nicki Minaj's hit single "Your Love," which the singer posted on Twitter and informed fans that something special may be heading their way.
"i just smashed this beat!!! UR LOVE REMIX DONE!!! for the ladies," hetweeted early Wednesday (August 4).
On the cover, Brown sings ode to his female interest as he belts over the song's Annie Lennox sample and hip-hop backbeats. "Shorty, I'mma tell you this once/ Girl need it (tonight)/ When I do it to you home and do it right, please believe it/ All night long, baby right now/ When you layin' my arms," he sings during the chorus. Showing off his versatility, Breezy becomes more aggressive during the song's second verse both vocally and lyrically as he explicitly raps, "Yeah, let me step up to the plate now/ Big kids in the room, no playground/ I wanna kiss everything from the waist down/ Keep ya ass up and your face down."
And it wouldn't be right if Brown didn't name-drop Minaj in the mix that praises a woman in and out of bed. "We can role-play girl, give it to me now/ I'm giving you a massage/ A booty like Nicki Minaj/ Oh gosh," he croons.
Hours after Brown posted his remix, Nicki seemed approvingly satisfied with four different remixes to her song as she urged DJs to start spinning. "Ok DJ's!!! 4 remixes to 'your love' by @rickyrozay, @duttypaul, @chrisbrownand @jaysean and they're ALL DOPE! Play them! :-) #pinkfriday," she said of her song, which currently holds the #1 spot on theBillboard Rap Songs chart.
Aside from posting his cover of Minaj's song, the singer also asked fans if they wanted another Breezy mixtape. "do yall want an "IN MY ZONE 2"!!! just a thought #inmyzone2," he tweeted.
While another mixtape isn't certain at this point, Brown assured fans that the follow-up to last year's Graffiti is in the works. "My new album will come next year or sooner but in the meantime i might 'I MIGHT' do something special for yall again!!!" he teased.
Back in June, Drake said that he and Brown hit the studio together shortly after attending the 2010 BET Awards. It is unknown what, if anything, the duo cooked up, but the Young Money rapper revealed that he wanted to collaborate with others as his project was finished. "I was studio hopping, seeing where I could lend my hand to whoever's project since I've done mine," Drake said.
Lil Wayne dominated New York's hip-hop radio stations on Tuesday night, when the Cash Money Records superstar conducted an interview on Hot 97, and almost simultaneously, his new single, "Right Above It," featuring Drake, premiered on Power 105.
The song is the first effort from Lil Wayne's forthcoming EP, I'm Not a Human Being, slated for release on September 27 (Lil Wayne's birthday).
During his Hot 97 interview with Funkmaster Flex, Wayne said he recorded the music for his upcoming EP before turning himself in to serve a yearlong prison sentence.
"Yes, it's gonna drop before Carter IV, only on the Internet," Wayne said over the phone. "This is stuff that I recorded right before I came here."
"Meet me on the fresh train," Wayne raps over the synth-laden production. "Yes, I'm in the building, you just on the list of guest names/ And all of my riders don't give a f---, X-games/ Guns turn you boys into ... sex change."
Wayne later chants on the chorus: "Now tell me how you love it/ And know you at the top and only heaven's right above it."
Earlier this year, Drake told MTV2's "Sucker Free" host DJ Envy that he and Lil Wayne are planning on recording a joint project once Wayne finishes his sentence.
"I went up to Rikers, and me and Wayne agreed that there will be a Lil Wayne/ Drake album," Drake explained. "There's some things I'm excited for in my life — I'm excited to go perform certain places — but [this project] will probably be one of the most exciting things in my life, because we make music on a different level. It's just so fun, so comfortable. A whole album? To think about all the things we can do, especially if we're gonna do 15 songs. Me and him don't like to do 12, 13 [songs]. We want to do 15, 16. Yeah, Lil Wayne and Drake album."
It was just a few years ago when Young Money honey Nicki Minaj would gather 'round the TV at home with her family and settle in to watch the MTV Video Music Awards. But with her first nomination locked down in the hotly contested Best New Artist category at the 2010 VMAs, Minaj said on Tuesday (August 3) that she can hardly believe she's going to the big game this year.
"I feel like I've died and gone to heaven," Minaj said from her Los Angeles home about her debut VMA nom. "I definitely thought I'd get one someday, but not before I put the album out. I never thought I'd get a nomination [this year]. ... I didn't even think I'd get invited!"
Not only does Minaj have her golden ticket, she's going head-to-head with fellow newbies Ke$ha, Jason Derülo, Justin Bieber and indie-rock supergroup Broken Bells. Minaj said she was at home on Tuesday morning when she heard the news and didn't believe it at first.
"Someone sent me an e-mail saying congratulations and I was like, 'For what?' And they said, 'For the VMA.' And I was like, 'What was I nominated for?' And when they said, 'Best New Artist,' I just started screaming."
So far, she said she's gotten text-message congratulations from some of her Cash Money and Young Money crew, but she was still waiting to hear from incarcerated capo Lil Wayne. As for her chances in the category, Minaj, whose nod is for her "Massive Attack" video, said she definitely considers herself the "underdog," but isn't too worried about that right now. "I'm mostly just thinking about what hair I'm gonna do," she said when asked if she'd started putting an outfit together. "I haven't given much thought about what I'm going to wear. It's always a freakin' magical movie!"