Aloha, here is a shit load of live footage of Weezy performing in Hawaii a couple day’s backs. Shout out’s to Weezy. Today is his birthday as well, everyone wish him a happy birthday. Also, due to the Hawaii connection- I thought of Elvis’s legendary show in Hawaii some years back. Would have been awesome if this was broadcast live too. Maybe they could have done something on Pay-Per view. I think he would have smashed Elvis’s million or so viewers. Anyway, check out this modern day Elvis goin bathin apes on everyone. Enjoy!
Interview with Young Money recording artist Short Dawg Tomorrow!!
Interview with Young Money recording artist Short Dawg tomorrow! Right now Short is in LA, but he is taking the time out of his day to talk to with Run With It Interviews about his music, working with Wayne and more! Check back soon for the full feature interview!
Here’s some music of his. Get to know him if you already don’t!
Ms. Shanell of Young Money or rather just Shanell of Young Money, was born in California, but moved to the east coast at a young age. As a kid, her father taught Shanell and her siblings the art of music and performance. After living in Massachusetts for some time, she moved down to Atlanta where she attended the famous performing arts school, Tri-Cities High School. While there, Shanell took classes ranging from dance to singing. Once she graduated and perfected her art, she became a fixture on stage as a back up dancer for superstar Ne-Yo.
After spending some time solely dancing and selling her songs, a young Lil Wayne took a liking to the versatile songstress. In 2008, the “Rapper Eater” signed the lovely Ms. Shanell to Young Money, where she flourished under the guidance of Wayne. There, she perfected her craft while working with budding superstars Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Now, Shanell is combining all of her talents, directing included, and is slowly becoming the next big artist to be rolled out by Young Money. Already an accomplished dancer, Shanell is getting ready to release her debut album, which is set to hit shelves soon. With the combination of charm, sexiness and a voice that will rock your speakers, Shanell looks to be the next platinum artist in the stream of Young Money successes.
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Shanell of Young Money Interview Coming Tomorrow!!
I also heard you co-directed the music video for “Runnin”. What was that experience like? Shanell I have directed some small videos before, but this was my first big video. It was actually really funny because there were all these guys on set that have been doing this for years. All of a sudden, here comes this girl telling them what to do. “Move the lights, get the camera over here.” (laughing) It was definitely a culture shock for them, listening to a woman on set. But Wayne believed in me. He vouched for me. I’m very thankful for that. I had a lot of fun directing that video. It’s something I want to be more involved with in in the future. I think every artist should direct or at least have some say in the video treatment for their song. You write it, perform it and sing it. You should be able to collaborate on how it looks with a director, so your vision and ideas find their way into the video.
Lil Wayne ft. Shanell- Runnin (video co-directed by Shanell herself!)
Robert Rahmeek Williams, a.k.a. Meek Mill, is a rising rap star from Philadelphia. He was born in North Philly, but also spent a considerable amount of time, grinding it out in South Philly. At the young age of five, his father was sadly gunned down on those same streets. Meek himself, almost became involved in a similar lifestyle, but chose a different path for himself. This is not your typical story of a rapper gaining money and notoriety through the drug trade. It is a story of a rapper that surpassed that lifestyle and ground it out in his own way, in order to make it where he is today.
You can download his new mixtape “Dream Chasers” here-
Kendrick Lamar, from Compton, California, is one of today’s hot young rap stars. At the young age of 24, he has already compiled an astounding number of mixtapes and features. Since releasing his debut independent album “The Kendrick Lamar EP” in 2009, he has been working extremely hard in the studio developing his flow and style. Coming off his critically acclaimed album “O(verly) D(edicated)” which dropped in 2010, Lamar once again shook up the rap world his most recent installment, “Section 80”. His third independent album delivers on all cylinders for his awaiting fans and newcomers alike. “Section 80”truly captures Lamar at a special point in his young career.
Tha Carter IV took sooo long to get in our ears that the first thing we thought of when it finally dropped was… LISTENING PARTY!!!!!! We all grabbed our best leopard print jeggings, sunglasses, and party cups, and gave Tha Carter IV our full attention.
But we didn’t stop there! We took furious notes on the album’s lyrics (‘cause that’s our schtick, right?) and made a *drumroll please*……. LYRIGRAPHIC! Words and pictures; together at last! Check out the fruits of our labour below!
In light of their performance, it inspired me to go back and listen to all of the other versions performed over the years. So here is a special post dedicated to the song “I Won’t Back Down”. After the jump you can listen to the different arrangements artists have put on the song over the years. Enjoy!