Alabama’s hero and Georgia’s Most Wanted, flip the birds during their recent studio session. No word as to what track was recorded, but Yela’s debut, Trunk Muzik: 0-60 and La Flare’s The Appeal are coming soon. Mo’ flicks after the jump.
Another Drake show in New York has been nixed before the rapper even got a chance to take the stage. Drizzy was in talks to play a free outdoor show July 16 as part of ABC's "Good Morning America" summer concert series. However, the Drake show has been squashed and the cast of Broadway's "American Idiot" will fill the upcoming slot instead.
A spokesperson for ABC confirmed that a potential Drake show was in the works. "We were interested in having Drake perform, but he was never officially booked," an ABC rep told MTV News. In addition, a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation told MTV News that concert organizers had simply decided to go with another act. "There was an open date on the calendar for July 16, but they decided to feature the cast of the Broadway show 'American Idiot,' " a rep said.
A rep for Drizzy also told the New York Daily News that there was a "booking in place" but did not offer any additional details.
Reports have surfaced indicating that safety might have been a factor in passing on Drizzy for a "GMA" appearance. According to the Daily News,the New York City Police Department pulled the plug on the planned show after the city's parks department failed to provide the security that the NYPD deemed necessary for such an event. The parks department spokesperson did not confirm whether security issues were a factor in not moving forward with the Drake show.
The news comes in the wake of a Drake concert in NYC that was canceledJune 15 when thousands of fans unexpectedly showed up. Drizzy was expected to perform a free show at New York's South Street Seaport (pop group Hanson were also on the bill), but the NYPD put the kibosh on the concert after roughly 10,000 fans swarmed the event.
Days later, Jay-Z also ran into issues mounting a concert on top of the marquee of New York's Ed Sullivan Theater for an appearance on the "Late Show With David Letterman." City officials axed the surprise concert once fans got wind of the show beforehand. However, Jigga — joined by Eminem — ultimately finagled an outdoor appearance and performed on the building's roof. The MCs didn't need a permit to rock out on the roof since it is private property.
Yesterday (July 7), Curren$y stopped by the XXL offices for the third installment of our weekly Ustream interview series, Channel Live.
Spitta spent just under an hour with the XXL staff, talking about his soon-to-be released Pilot Talk album and interacting in real-time with viewers. Despite some technical difficulties in the beginning, the Jets captain took a call from fellow kush enthusiast and XXL 2010 Freshman Wiz Khalifa, touched on his beef with former Fly Society associate Terry Kennedy, and spoke about how funny Rick Ross is in-person. He also fielded questions from those who tuned in revealing his favorite pair of Jordans and which historical figure he would most like to roll up with.