Something’s always happening while Travis is on stage
Travi$ Scott‘s stage antics are well-documented, but recently, they’ve reached a new height. During his headlining set on Hot 97’s Summer Jam Festival Stage, he infamously kicked a cameraman off the stage mid-performance–then rapped about it–and now he’s had to fend off a thief.
Footage has surfaced from Scott’s performance at the Openair Festival in Switzerland–which, by the looks of his Instagram, was pretty nuts–of him prompting security to remove a patron that apparently tried to relieve him of his Yeezy 350 Boost shoes. The video begins with Scott standing on stage, holding one of his shoes in his hand, asking the crowd to “f*ck up” the handsy fan, and eventually shows what appears to be Scott spitting in his direction in disgust, then asking security to remove him.
Check out the clip above.
Also, it should be noted, that at about the 4:40 mark in Scott’s recent interview with Tim Westwood, Westwood matter-of-factly mentions that Scott’s hotly coveted debut album, Rodeo, is dropping next week, and Scott deliberately neither confirmed nor denied the allegation. Watch that clip below.
DJ Mustard has a definitely created a name for himself and a pretty large fan base. At the young age of 24, his success is immeasurable. His sound and hit records have been continuously topping charts but his work has definitely been replicated or at least tried to be. Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” is probably the most current and most obvious takes on the sound and Bompton’s YG felt he needed to address this on a freestyle for Tim Westwood:
“And DJ Mustard, that nigga producers they jocking/ “Fancy,” don’t it sound like he produced that shit?”
YG raps over a “0 to 100” instrumental taking shots not only at the “Fancy” beat makers, The Arcade and The Invisible Men but imitators in general. Yes, Mustard’s sound derives from both the classic Bay Area style and Atlanta’s snap movement but its pretty hard to determine if the hit song is an exact replica or if the producers simply used the same sources. Watch the full freestyle here and skip to the 0:58 mark to hear YG drop the Mustard line.
Deniqua is all the way turned down on this fourth of July and hopes this freestyle will help you turn up. You can still find her on Twitter (@__hennystraight) searching for packs of all red skittles.
Rick Ross is having a pretty remarkable career. He has 5 gold albums, hit record after hit record, and a successful label imprint. If there’s a blemish at all, its his weight. One would think that if his career continues on its current trajectory, the demand for a Rick Ross concert/show will only increase, meaning he could be performing consistently over the next decade, and at his current weight, that might be a little more physically demanding than he could bear.
Never fear, Ross has made his health and weight a focus in recent months, and he gets into semi-detail with Tim Westwood overseas about his workout regiment, which doesn’t involve changing his diet per se, but a special “crossfit” method that allows him to burn calories and build muscle at the same time, a method he’s fondly named RossFit.
Watch the hilarious video above. #RossFit #RossFlex
Many moons ago, Marshall Mathers hit up Tim Westwood‘s studio while out and about in the UK back in 2009. With Alchemist on the decks, Em spits 50-65,000, maybe even 100,000 insane bars back to back to back. This man’s wordplay and skill-set have never been, and should/will never be, contested. There’s a reason nobody wants to battle him, they’re smart. This video is comprised of some freestyles with a couple written lines in there as well, but as a whole it embodies who Eminem is and why he is so respected today. The many is a lyrical genius and if you believe otherwise, you’re on the wrong site, buddy. Insane wordplay, alliteration and rhyme schemes, watch the full video below.
Side note: Tim Westwood is, quite notably, the man over in the UK, as far as Hip Hop is concerned. He runs it all and owns his position. Look him up.
1. The Library (Intro)
2. I. The Crawl
3. II. worldstar
4. Dial Up
5. I. The worst guys (feat. Chance The Rapper)
6. II. shadows
7. III. telegraph (“Oakland” by Lloyd)
8. IV. sweatpants
9. V. 3005
10. Playing Around Before The Party Starts
11. I. The Party
12. II. no exit
13. Death By Numbers
14. I. Flight of The Navigator
15. II. zealots of stockholm (free information)
16. III. umm
17. I. pink toes (feat. Jhene Aiko)
18. II. earth: The oldest computer (The last night) [feat. Azealia Banks]
19. III. life: The biggest troll (andrew auernheimer)
While in the UK, Trinidad James recently checked into respected DJ Tim Westwood’s Crib Sessions series. The rapper with a penchant for gold chains, flamboyant outfits, and unique hairstyles, seemed to have difficulty freestyling over Drake’s wildly popular “Pound Cake” instrumental, spitting a lackluster freestyle. The “All Gold Everything” rapper came off unprepared, often flubbing his words and trailing off into incoherent babble. At one point in the session, James begins scouring the massive record collection lining the walls of the studio, attempting to find subject matter and inspiration wherever he could. Suffice to say, freestyling may not be Trinidad James’ strong suit.
Waka Flocka Flame dropped by Tim Westwood’s Crib Session U.K. and somehow managed to add to the confusion surrounding his beef with longtime collaborator/mentor Gucci Mane. Waka, clearly suffering from fatigue or trying to avoid the awkwardness exuding out of Westwood, skirted around most of the questions about the rift.
This situation began in March, when Gucci Mane took to twitter to air out his protege’s disloyalty and publicly announce Waka’s dismissal from 1017 Bricksquad imprint. In the following months, the internet was left in limbo, hoping to see their favorite Ferrari Boys get back in the studio to record their second mixtape. In June, it seemed like the beef was over, an answer to their fans’ prayers, when Gucci Mane stated that it was all due to a “miscommunication” and events were “misconstrued.”
Well, it turns out that Gucci’s words may not have been the whole truth. Waka practically avoided acknowledging Gucci Mane’s presence. He states that he is making too much money for his own crew, that he has outgrown his old mentor. It seems that Bricksquad may be without one of it’s aces for the time being. Unfortunately, we were looking forward to that compilation tape.
Waka also discusses his current track with T.I., “50k Remix”, and London. Its an odd video, but pretty entertaining, especially when he and Westwood discuss “track runners.” You can also check out his freestyle below.
The Fools Gold capo is overseas, well, acting a fool.
Tim Westwood has been rap’s Eastern Hemisphere ambassador for quite some time now, along with the likes of DJ Semtex, who help spread the culture in ways previously thought impossible. Enough of the history lesson though.
On Westwood’s new freestyle series Westwood Crib Sessions, we find Danny Brown hopping on the Don Cannon/Kanye West instrumental for Pusha T’s lead single “Numbers On The Board”, and giving you that true Danny Brown gritty wordplay. And eerie tone. So, enjoy. And don’t forget. Brown’s OLD album will be here later this year.
To add to the Kanye madness, Tim Westwood unleashes a freestyle from the Chi-Town MC that was recorded in 2005. A young Kanye spits from the top off his head for over 13 minutes on some of his most illustrious beats ever created. Westwood throws on The Game’s “Dreams,” Hova’s “Encore” and Common’s “The Corner” for Ye to display his freestyle skills. With Kanye’s popularity in 2013, I wonder if he would still drop a freestyle while doing promo runs for his latest album?
Ye’s much anticipated Yeezus album is set to drop next month on June 18th, but get ready for more Kanye news to come regarding his album.