Had the chance to watch the man work! Dreamchasers 3 Coming soon.
You’re both carrying the torch as the leaders of the new generation. How do you define musical genius?
KENDRICK: Somebody that don’t really have any boundaries, that’s not confined to the traditional structure of a song or traditional sounds. When you listen to “Adorn,” it feels like he’s not even trying to structure a radio joint. He just felt the music, felt the instrumentation and wrote the track.
MIGUEL: Good looks, bro. My favorite artists always took whatever they loved out of music and made it their own. It was their take on it. Kendrick is one of those people where I can hear Ice Cube’s first two albums’ influence. I get the street edge, but then I hear like the poetic player, smoothness, creativity and smart street savvy of Andre on Aquemini. That juxtaposition is what I hear in Kendrick, but it’s his own take. If you listen to my shit, you’re gonna hear Prince, Marvin Gaye, Led Zeppelin or a little bit of the Beatles. That’s where I’m pulling from.
Drizzy shot his video for “5 AM In Toronto” the other night, and here are some behind the scenes flicks.
Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, and Drake hit the studio the other day and shared this photo op.
A$AP Rocky & French Montana graced the cover of XXL’s 2013 March/April issue. You can cop your copy on February 19th.
A$AP & French Montana both got individual covers, peep after the jump.
Had an off night last night, so I decided to be productive and make my studio rounds. Ended up in the studio with Chris Brown, Rihanna & Akon (shout to my man Mike G). Chris played us his whole album and man…. HE GOT SOME BANGERS!!! We were debating back and forth on what his first single should be and let me say, whatever he decides to go with, you won’t be disappointed. I seriously heard no fillers on the project. As some of you know, we recently put out The 2013 Draft Picks tape at the top of the year, so you know our next project is gonna be bigger and better. We got some great things in store for this year. Shout to Chris, Ri & Akon for always being such, cool, down to earth people. Let’s make 2013 legendary.
Jhene Aiko and a small crew of friends hit the beach to film for her upcoming video, “Burning Man,” directed by Topshelf Junior. I haven’t heard the track but Zyaire promises that it’s good. He should know. He took the pictures.
James Fauntleory (the guy with the soothing voice of Cocaine 80s) was also on set for support. Click the jump for more shots, courtesy of Porterhouse LA. Heads up! Jhene has show coming up on Valentine’s Day with BJ the Chicago Kid, for tickets click here.
The beautiful Beyoncé dressed up as a sexy referee in the latest promo for Super Bowl XLVII. B also shared pictures from the rehearsal on her tumblr page.
See more after the jump.
The beautiful Rihanna graced the cover of Billboard magazine.