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  1. Early first week sale projections are in for Wale’s album “The Gifted”. With Wale’s new album, The Gifted, hitting store shelves yesterday, its no surprise that the early first week projections are already being made. According to HDD, Wale’s The Gifted is expected to move about 140-160k units in its first week. If these numbers hold true, which they usually do, The Gifted will debut at number 1 on Billboard this week. Now remember if this would’ve dropped last week, Wale would be behind both Kanye and J. Cole. The Gifted‘s album sales look to be identical to Wale’s last album, Ambition, which debuted at number 2 on Billboard with 164k units sold back in 2011. Do you think album sales relate to the quality/body of music? [Via]The post First Week Sales Projections For Wale’s “The Gifted” appeared first on Leaked Early.
  2. Rick Rubin details the process of recording “Yeezus” with Kanye West. There were a lot of people involved in the making of Yeezus, so it seems we learn something new about the project from each contributor. We’ve alreadyheard quite a bit from both Kanye West, and Mike Dean, and now emergency producer Rick Rubin has shared some insight on the album. Rubin spoke with the Daily Beast about the stressful conditions in which the album was made, revealing that the majority of the vocals were recorded in one hour-long session, that he was responible for convincing Kanye to cut the album from 16 to 10 tracks, and hints at the possibility of a second part to the album. Read some excerpts from the interview below. How did you come to work on Yeezus? Kanye called me. I’d just finished working at the studio for about two months on another album, and I was getting ready to go away on vacation for a couple weeks. Then he called up and said, “Can I just come play my album?” And I said, “Sure.” I always like to hear what he’s working on. So he came over to my house in Malibu. We listened. I thought I was going to hear a finished album, but actually we listened to probably three and a half hours of works in progress. What did the album sound like at that point? Kind of meandering, unfocused, usually without his vocals. I assumed that the album was scheduled to come out next year. So I said, “When are you thinking of finishing up?” And he said, “It’s coming out in five weeks.” Like completely confident and fine. He wasn’t stressed. Not at all. I said, “I have a record coming out in November that’s a lot further along than this.” He said, “Really? What are you doing for the next five days?” I said I was going to go away. Then he said, “Please help me. Would you be open to fixing it and shaping it and finishing it off?” Did he realize how much more work it needed? To me it seemed impossible what he was asking. I remember I wasn’t feeling that well that day, and I was thinking, Is the music making me sick? I don’t feel good about this. We ended up working probably 15 days, 16 days, long hours, no days off, 15 hours a day. I was panicked the whole time. What was the process like during those 15 days? How did you find a direction for the album? There was so much material we could really pick which direction it was going to go. The idea of making it edgy and minimal and hard was Kanye’s. I’d say, “This song is not so good. Should I start messing with it? Can I make it better?” And he’d say, “Yes, but instead of adding stuff, try taking stuff away.” We talked a lot about minimalism. My house is basically an empty white box. When he walked in, he was like, “My house is an empty white box, too!” It’s a good thing you were on the same wavelength, because the sheer logistics of finishing the album must have been daunting. Three days before Kanye had to turn the record in he tells us, “I’m going to Milan tonight.” There are probably five songs that still need vocals at this point. Two still need words! So he says, “I have to go to this baby shower before I go to Milan. I’ll be back at 4 p.m., and from 4 to 6 I’ll do the vocals. Then I have to go.” I say, “OK,” thinking it’s not OK, and he says, “Don’t worry. I’ll score 40 points for you in the fourth quarter.” Again it just seemed impossible, but that’s basically what he did. He didn’t come back until after 4, and we probably didn’t start until after 5. He said, “I have an hour and 10 minutes. Let’s go.” And then it was full-on NBA finals [laughs]. It probably ended up taking two hours. Five vocals. He wrote two lyrics on the spot. When he came to you with the record, did you have a sense of what needed to be done? Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, “Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.” That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, “That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!” So there might be another Yeezus in the pipeline? Might be. The post Rick Rubin Hints At Possible Sequel To Kanye West’s “Yeezus” appeared first on Leaked Early.
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  5. play pause mute unmute Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Download MP3 [Hook]Anybody seen a waitress? Tell her bring more liquor All my dawgs in the building, and we smokin’ on that killer Anybody know a hater? Middle finger to the ceiling Feelin’ like John Gotti – can’t nobody fuck with us (turn up) We them niggas… we them niggas, we them niggas… All the bad bitches know it (all the bad bitches know it) We them niggas, we them niggas… Middle finger to the ceiling… We them niggas, we them niggas… We don’t really give a fuck… ‘Cause we them niggas, we them niggas [Verse 1]I’m screamin’ “fuck them other niggas ’cause I’m down for my niggas” Middle finger to the ceiling, everybody keep calm ‘Cause you’ve got some real niggas in the building And you don’t really look familiar – that’s your girl? My bad, in my ear she’s been begging me to hit her Oh lord! Oh lord! Have her really catching feelings all night from the club to the villa Know you’re chilling with the realest, I ain’t even gotta say it Blowin’ money, I don’t really mean to litter We them niggas, we them niggas from the bottom to the top Y’all mad? LOL – go figure Balmain on the feet, twenty bottles of the peach On the way, light ‘em up, light ‘em up I don’t really give a what, I don’t really give a what Mess around, I’mma buy the whole club I’m just really showin’ love That gon’ probably get ‘em mad, so sad All haters need a hug Take a hit of these drugs, gettin’ high with my dawgs ‘Til the ma’fuckin’ sun come up Let it pass, puff puff [Hook] [Verse 2]I let them haters keep talkin’ while the money pile up I pull up in a two-seater, you see him with a badass bitch Lil’ nigga, that’s a must Good Lord! Good Lord! Man, her ass so retarded it belong on a short yellow bus And she rollin’ with them niggas, but she knew that already Yeah, we heavy in this bitch like “what?” Now where you from, where you from? Don’t nobody else matter but your day one niggas from the jump Yeah we started from the bottom with a dream and a dollar Keep it real, shorty, I know you wanna fuck Amen! Amen! Swear this watch that I’m wearin’ on my wrist Man, this shit is pretty rare Everything I do big, all I do is set trends You can try it, don’t nobody really care Don’t nobody really care I can show you my committee, in my city Boy, I’m treated like the mayor Way the bezel gold is shining on a 100 grand Rollie Boy, it really ain’t a choice but to stare I’m just keepin’ shit player… [Hook] [Outro]Let me hear you say “fuck the niggas” ‘Cause we them niggas, we them niggas Let me hear you say “fuck the niggas” ‘Cause we them niggas, we them niggas Let me hear you say “fuck the niggas” ‘Cause we them niggas, we them niggas Everybody know they can’t fuck with us ‘Cause we them niggas, we them niggas, what? ‘Cause we them niggas, we them niggas, what? ‘Cause we them niggas, we them niggas, what? Download MP3 The post Ace Hood – We Them Niggas Lyrics appeared first on Leaked Early.
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  7. Ace Hood reveals the official tracklist for “Trials & Tribulations”. Ace Hood has been preparing his Trials & Tribulations for some time now. HNHH got a chance to hear it early, but now Ace has let go of the official tracklist and features from the project. The 17 track album will feature guest appearances from Meek Mill, Chris Brown, French Montana, Future and more. The majority of the unreleased tracks will be solo cuts, however. Trials & Tribulations drops July 16th, and is now available for iTunes pre-order. View the full tracklist below. 01. Testimony 02. Trials & Tribulations 03. Another Statistic 04. Before The Rollie f. Meek Mill 05. We Outchea f. Lil Wayne 06. We Them Niggas 07. The Come Up f. Anthony Hamilton 08. Rider f. Chris Brown 09. Hope 10. Pray For Me 11. Bugatti f. Future & Rick Ross 12. How I’m Raised 13. My Bible 14. Mama f. Betty Wright 15. Bugatti f. Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Meek Mill, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Future, DJ Khaled & Birdman 16. Fuck Da World 17. Have Mercy The post Ace Hood Reveals Track List & Features For “Trials & Tribulations” appeared first on Leaked Early.
  8. J. Cole plans to release two of his free mixtapes as retail projects. J. Cole is in a pretty good place right now. He narrowed the first week sales of Born Sinner and Yeezus to a very close 30,000 copies, and had his idol respond to him directly on record. The achievements may be getting to him however, as he’s now planning to charge fans for two projects that have been available free on the internet for over 2 years. The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights are fairly beloved projects from the rapper, known for being crafted similarly to studio albums. In an interview with 97.9 The Box, Cole expressed regret for the projects never getting a proper release. ”The classics that I had, I didn’t get a chance to like, have those be commercially sold…that was the only part that was missing,” he said. “So that’s my goal. Now that this album is doing well, my next plan is to release those commercially.” The Roc Nation rapper explained that the reissue wasn’t about sales, but just allowing the projects to be recognized in the way his studio albums had. “I don’t care if they sell a thousand copies. It’s just to get them the proper [recognition] that they deserve.” “My first album was really like my third album,” the NC emcee said of the tapes. Cole did not comment on how he will get around some of the tracks using pre-existing instrumentals. [via]The post J. Cole To Release “The Warm Up” & “Friday Night Lights” Commercially appeared first on Leaked Early.
  9. Wale speaks about the tweets that surfaced recently, being hated on in general, and working with Jerry Seinfeld. Wale gets a lot of hate. Whether it’s for his music, or his attitude, the rapper is often catching flack for something. In an unfortunate coincidence, the same week he dropped his new album, a bunch of pre-fame tweets from various rappers surfaced, and Wale was a common target. On his interview with Power 105′s Breakfast Club, wale addressed the tweets, getting hated on in general, and working with Jerry Seinfeld. Wale was very aware of his mixed reception in rap. “I’m probably one of the more polarizing people in the game right now” he admitted. “Niggas be fucking with me just to do it.” When asked about how he felt about being disrespected by the likes ofMachine Gun Kelly, Freddie Gibbs, Tyler, The Creator, and Danny Brown, he replied “You know how many records I’ve sold compared to them?” Wale then clarified that he was not trying to diss the rappers, but just trying to put things in perspective. “I’m not trying to be a jerk or nothing but that’s where I get my peace. They can go and dislike Wale, they just gonna dislike him.” The DC rapper also revealed that he wasn’t exactly surprised by the list of names. “I can feel it though. I can feel when a nigga don’t like me.” he said. “A nigga gonna talks hit about you and then a nigga gonna ask you for a feature when he sees you.” He hinted that he might turn a feature down if he felt disrespected. “I don’t need nobody’s money.” he declared. On a lighter note, the Gifted rapper spoke of his work with Jerry Seinfeld on the “Outro About Nothing.” “I was nervous at first, because he’s white and he’s rich. He’s just from another whole world, and I just felt kind of inferior,” he said, but expressed surprise at the comedian’s humbleness. “You used to niggas that’s that poppin’ to have an arrogance about them, so I was expecting it but it wasnt there.” The two now have a close relationship, Wale explained. “Now it’s super chill, we talk, we banter, we joke around.” Watch the full interview below. The post Wale Addresses Old Tweets From Rappers Hating On Him appeared first on Leaked Early.
  10. play pause mute unmute Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Download MP3 [Hook: Florence Welch]Regrets collect like old friends Here to relive your darkest moments I can see no way, I can see no way And all of the ghouls come out to play And every demon wants his pound of flesh But I like to keep some things to myself I like to keep my issues strong It’s always darkest before the dawn [Verse 1]All these pretty lights… can’t you see ‘em? Endless nights – and my life’s museum Where we see our heroes, and pretend to be ‘em And we seize the day… carpe diem Previous to this dream state I had leftovers on each plate Left shoe, all tatted up, from this long journey my feet ache Left the life that I lived ’cause every day was just replays And I dreamed big, walked around in my PJs And my street days is still here Never changed, like I still wear the pair Phone call, what for? We ain’t long distance, I’m still there Still on the blocks with gun cocks and gunshots I’m up, I’m the leader of a sound of what’s hot $12 showers at the truck stops Would give anybody motivation that you must not lose this One shot…[Hook][Verse 2](Demon days) evil nights – (countin’ hours) frequent flights (God flow) people strife – (hear it once) speak it twice Hearts never break even, and they change colour like seasons Backs turn like treason – but somehow you swear you ain’t leavin’ Follow me now, follow me now Spoonfuls of sugar and handfulls of medicine help it go down Help it go down, help it go down I was just a fool in a room full of innocents, look at me know Look at me know, look at me know Feel my words (look at this sound) Reminiscing on when I was lookin’ out on the city Wishing a million motherfuckers’d give me that crown Bitch, I run this town…[Hook][Outro]All of the people out there with me right now… Raise your motherfuckin’ flags… See this is the beginning… this is ours… This is Black Flag…Download MP3 The post Machine Gun Kelly – Raise The Flag Lyrics appeared first on Leaked Early.
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  13. Tech N9ne reveals the new release date for “Something Else,” which was originally expected to drop on June 25th. He also reveals the tracklist for the album. Tech N9ne has kept fans waiting for his new album, Something Else. The album was originally supposed to drop on June 25th, but perhaps due to the whole June 18th album releases Tech pushed his back so it’d get more coverage? Whatever the reason may be, the album is now expected to drop in just over a month, on July 30th. Today the Strange rapper announced the July 30th release date as well as the deluxe edition tracklist, and it’s jam-packed. The album is divided into three levels, “Fire,” “Water,” and “Earth,” which Tech touched upon during our interview with him in April. The album calls upon a variety of features, from Game, to Danny Brown, to Kendrick Lamar, to the expected ones like Krizz Kaliko. Check out the tracklist below. Pre-order the LP via Strange Music. FIRE Straight Out The Gate (featuring Serj Tankian, Krizz Kaliko) With The BS (featuring Red Café, Trae Tha Truth & Big Scoob) Love 2 Dislike Me (featuring Tyler Lyon of Evalyn Awake & Liz Suwandi) Fortune Force Field I’m Not A Saint Fragile (featuring Kendrick Lamar, ¡Mayday!, & Kendall Morgan) Priorities (featuring The Game & Angel Davanport) News With Mark Alford 2 (skit) WATER Dwamn So Dope (They Wanna) (featuring Wrekonize, Snow Tha Product & Twisted Insane) See Me (featuring Wiz Khalifa & B.o. EARTH My Haiku-Burn the World (featuring Krizz Kaliko) That’s My Kid (featuring Cee Lo Green, Big K.R.I.T., Kutt Calhoun) Meant to Happen (featuring Scoop Deville) News With Mark Alford 3 (skit) Believe Strange 2013 (featuring The Doors) SMB Colorado (featuring B.o.B, Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, ¡Mayday!, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru) Drowning (featuring Liz Suwandi) Thizzles (featuring Danny Brown) The post Tech N9ne Reveals New Release Date For “Something Else” & Tracklist appeared first on Leaked Early.
  14. On June 21st we reported on the death of Lil Snupe, a rising rapper who had been signed to Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers imprint. The rapper was shot dead, reportedly over a bet on a video game. Last we reported the suspect in the shooting had been identified as 36-year-old Tony D. Holden. Today we’ve learned that Holden has turned himself into the cops. The Winnfield, Louisiana resident reportedly turned himself in at 10:15 AM yesterday, June 25th, and he was taken into custody without problems. On Thursday, June 20th around 4:00 AM police responded to a call at Maplewood Apartments in the 1900 block of South Jones Street in Winnfield. They found that Lil Snupe, who had just turned 18, was shot at least twice in his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Holden has been booked in Winnfield City Jail on one count of first-degree murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. No bond has been set at this time. Holden definitely has a history with the law. Previous charges on the shooter include several drug charges, mainly related to cocaine, and one count each of forcible rape and second-degree kidnapping, as well as two counts of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon. A funeral service for the Lil Snupe will be held this Saturday at 11 A.M. in the Jonesboro-Hodge High School auditorium in Jonesboro. [via] The post Suspect In Lil Snupe’s Murder Turns Himself In appeared first on Leaked Early.
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