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Month: August, 2013

2 Chainz – B.O.A.T.S. 2 #MEtime (Album Cover x Track List)

2 Chainz releases the track listing for the uh, less than exciting, sequel of his studio debut, Based on a T.R.U. StoryB.O.A.T.S. 2 #MEtime comes in at a solid 14 track standard edition while the deluxe features an additional 3.

The album cover is more than underwhelming… it’s actually just downright lazy. Looks like Kanye West’s DONDA had absolutely no input this time. Check out both the cover and the track list below. Interesting feature by Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie. That could go either way. 

2 Chainz had this to say to MTV News about why it’s considered MEtime:

MEtime has multiple meanings. I feel like my music actually gives people a sense of going away sometimes—without really going on vacation. I feel like when people listen to me, they feel like they’re goin’ somewhere, taking time off; they’re relaxing, lettin’ their hair down.

Standard Edition

  1. Fork
  2. 36
  3. Feds Watching (feat. Pharrell Williams)
  4. Where You Been?
  5. I Do It (feat. Drake & Lil’ Wayne)
  6. Used 2
  7. Netflix (feat. Fergie)
  8. Extra (feat. Rich Homie Quan)
  9. U Da Realest
  10. Beautiful Pain (feat. Lloyd & Ma$e)
  11. So We Can Live (feat. T-Pain)
  12. Mainstream Ratchet
  13. Black Unicorn (feat. Chrisette Michele & Sunni Patterson)
  14. Outroduction

Deluxe Edition

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Live and Learn (It Will) [feat. Dolla Boy & Pusha T]
  3. Livin’ (feat. IAMSU!)

Album hits stores September 10.



Drake – Nothing Was the Same (Album Cover)

Well, OVO fans you’re in for a little luck. Drake has finally released the album cover(s) for his upcoming junior studio album, Nothing Was the Same. The design comes from artist Kadir Nelson and features two side profiles of Drake as a child, while the other features Drake now. Anyone else get a baby Blue Ivy vibe from the first cover?

Anyways, no word on why there are two separate covers (my best guess is one will be the standard edition, the other the deluxe). Check out the covers below.

Also, the original release of September 17 has now been pushed back to September 24. Cue all the whines and crying now, but only a week shouldn’t be too bad. Also no word on an official track list. Blah.




Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady (Album Cover x Track List)

The second studio album (or third if you’ve been an avid fan and followed the Metropolis era) by Cover Girl’s leading lady, Janelle Monáe, has finally received a track listing and album cover. Or something of an album cover. No one really knows if the digital cover is going to remain the white and black lettering reading The Electric Lady uploaded to iTunes or not. More on that later.

Anyways, Monáe definitely calls on a star-studded slew of features from the likes of Solange to Prince. Check out more from the upcoming album after the break!

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3 Stacks Album, 2014

Suspension of disbelief. However, according to Stephen Hill, president of programming over at BET, this is quite factual. Hill ran into André 3000 backstage of Lil’ Wayne, T.I. and 2 Chainz’s concert in DC this past weekend, who then tweeted his encounter:

Me:hey what’s up? You got the movie coming,right? Andre 3000: yeah…and i got a solo album coming top of the year. Me:*droptofloor*

With little to no other André-2014-album-related news, this comes as a huge surprise and if this proves true, OutKast fans are definitely in for a treat. Especially assuming they’ve wanted new 3000 material since the over 10 year hiatus of Speakerboxxx / The Love Below. Well, solo and consistent material that is since we’ve only been blessed with André’s presence every now and then on random features and guest spots.

However through all the excitement, disappointment swells as news of the rumored OutKast reunion seems less and less likely now. It just seems that creative differences and artistic ventures aren’t meant to be together just yet. Whatever that means.

Anyways, what do you think? Would you be excited to find out that André 3000 has a new album coming out that’s, somewhat, around the corner? It would definitely fuel some fire amongst the age old “best rapper alive” debate.