Lil Yachty Addresses Dissing J.Cole & Other Rappers Before He Was Famous

In recent years, there has been a trend of artists and rappers’ old tweets surfacing after they have risen to fame. The scenario has taken place with artists like ILoveMakonnen, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and more. Now Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty joins the ranks as some of his previous tweets from 2011 have surfaced where his target was J. Cole. During an interview with 106 KMEL, the Atlanta took the time to address and defend the tweets by saying “Back in the day, I was heavy on saying ‘F*** J. Cole.’ I don’t know why. His music is so lyrical – let me clear this up. These tweets keep surfacing. I deleted them but like, they’re still there. First of all, this is from 2011. I was in f***in’ 10th grade I think, or 9th grade.

Yachty then went on to note that he likes J. Cole as a person by saying “I f*** with J. Cole as a person. I don’t listen to J. Cole. But I have nothing against J. Cole. I was young, and I was just talking s*** – trolling. I never thought I would be a rapper. I have no issues with J. Cole or his music.”

What do you think Lil Yachty’s response? Watch the clip above.

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DJ Khaled & Nas Shoot ‘Nas Album Done’ Video in Bahamas

DJ Khaled and Nas are up to something.

The duo escaped to the Bahamas this week to shoot a video for their Major Key banger, “Nas Album Done.” In between taking in poolside views in paradise, Khaled reflected on the momentous occasion.

“I prayed for times like this,” he wrote on Instagram. “I remember having @nas illmatic poster hung up in my garage with my two turntables and drum machine!! Look at me I’m with @nas Major ?

Khaled also gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the visual on Instagram, calling it a “video/film.”

“Icon alert !!!!!!!!!!!!! #NASALBUMDONE VIDEO/FILM,” he wrote. “Soon come.”

Earlier this month, Esco spoke with Complex about his collab with the Snapchat King. “Khaled hit me up and said that he wanted to do this and we had planned some studio days to sit down and we cleared some studio days just to go over records,” he said. “He knew exactly what he wanted. He had a couple of ideas, but the one we put out, that was the one he really wanted.”

So far, Khaled has unleashed only one video — the Jay Z and Future collab “I Got the Keys” — off Major Key.

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Video: DJ Esco feat. Future – ‘Benjamins Burn’

It’s all about the Benjamins.

After dropping the OJ Simpson-inspired “Juice” video last month, DJ Esco returns with a new visual for “Benjamins Burn,” another Hendrix collab off Project E.T.: Esco Terrestrial.

The GT Films-directed clip doesn’t actually feature Future. Instead, it finds the “Coolest DJ in the World” busting trademark dance moves all over Las Vegas. Then, with a shovel in hand, he goes out into the desert to dig for treasure.

Wait until the end of the video to see how Esco’s plans are foiled and why he’s left empty-handed. The clip is “to be continued” so expect a sequel to follow.

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New Music: Mila J – ‘Down’

Mila J wants to be “Down” with you.

After dropping her Cali-centric 213 EP in June, the Los Angeles songstress unveils her brand new song “Down” exclusively on Rap-Up.

The ’90s-inspired track, which samples Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down,” features finger snaps and underwater sounds, while Mila gets down with some melodic harmonies and vocal effects.

“I wanna be down with what you’re going through,” she sings on the familiar hook. “I wanna be down / I wanna be down with you.”

Listen to “Down” below.

But Mila J isn’t done with goodies for fans. She also released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her “Kickin’ Back” music video.

“It’s just a really cool vibe,” she says while on set. “We’re just going for a real scandalous, a messy pink vibe.”

Want some laughs? Watch Mila’s version of “the new Set It Off 2016″ below.

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Safaree Samuels on Ghostwriters: Doesn't Matter Who Writes Your Stuff

Nicki Minaj’s ex Safaree Samuels doesn’t believe having a ghostwriter is a negative thing in the eyes of young hip-hop fans.

In a recent interview with Billboard, the rapper explained why he doesn’t think it’s a big deal if today’s rappers don’t write their own lyrics. “We’re in the era now where it doesn’t matter who writes your stuff because when you really think about it, people don’t even care what the artists is saying. The old school era cares about what people are writing but they’re not even the ones buying records. It’s these young people who are buying records, and they don’t care who’s writing the raps. But in the business, it’s more of a pride and ego thing, where people are like, ’Ain’t nobody gonna say they write my raps,’” he said.

Safaree, who claims he wrote for his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj said it’s more about the delivery than the actual content. “Then there’s some people who are like, ‘Yeah, write me a whole thing and I’ll take some lines from it.’ It’s all about delivery and however you put it out there, and that’s what matters. [Fans] don’t care about a songwriter or a ghostwriter. When someone’s going to buy a song that they like, they’re not asking who wrote it, they just like the song. That’s all behind the scenes and industry stuff,” said Safaree.

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