Ahhh! This past week was major for a few hip-hop figures. How is it possible that 2 Chainz could get arrested for drug possession at LAX airport and get robbed at gunpoint all in the same week? Then as Kanye is promoting his new album Yeezus a Canadian model accuses him of cheating all the while his girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant. Plus we had outspoken people like Ebro and Rosenberg of Hot 97 gaining attention for saying white people are taking over the industry. Oh, and we can't forget the Twitter death threats Freddie Gibbs received for his remarks toward Young Jeezy. However there was light at the end of the tunnel when J. Cole released his single "New York Times" featuring 50 Cent and Bas. Lastly, the G-Unit honcho announced his business venture with the STARZ cable network. With all this news, we still had time to conduct stellar interviews. Check it out.
Fabulous' last album was three years ago. In his new album Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power he wants to share what happen while he was on a break. Well he wasn't really on a break...he was waiting for the right moment to return.
On the new album Fab is sharing his growth as a man, as a father, and his maturity. Raising his son has really matured him. As a dad, Fabo wants his son to do better than him.
He collaborated with heavy hitters like Chris Brown, Future, and his longtime friend Jeezy on his upcoming release. He tells us how him and Jeezy became so close.
The lyricist addresses how people think he doesn't have personality. However, Jack Thriller said he likes to interview him the most. Fabulous has to be comfortable before revealing his natural self. He is real comfortable with Kevin Hart because something always funny happens when the comic is around.
We had the pleasure to meet the legendary George Clinton to learn about the real origin of the name Parliament Funkadelic. He even bestowed some history on how Phillip Wayne of the Spinners died right on stage.
Clinton continues with addressing suing people over his music. Everybody who sampled his music really got burnt. This includes Snoop, Public Enemy, Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Biggie. He adds that Dr. Dre got hit the most. A reality show on the conflict is soon to come.
On a brighter side, George reveals that the best advice he ever got was not the smoke crack with your wife.
In Part 2 of the interview with former Terror Squad member Cuban Link, the rapper revealed how he disconnected with Fat Joe.
Fat Joe liked "yes men," and Cuban Link said that was something he could never be. Being an artist and manager, Fat Joe was a double dipper. That made Cuban think Fat Joe was in it for the fame and not to sit in the background as manager.
This resulted in funny business involving the Terror Squad money. The cash was unequally split. Cuban gives us the numbers.
Tension rose when in a meeting with lawyers Fat Joe said they group didn't need Cuban Link. This led to an altercation between the two at Angie Martinez's album release party. Cuban tells the story of how he got stabbed at the event and Remy Ma taking him to the hospital.
In Part 2 of the Ebro interview, the Hot 97 program director goes in on Thisi50 members who are on the site everyday. Although he thinks they don't have a job, he appreciates the support.
Then he opens up about putting Mister Cee on blast. Ebro claims the DJ is his boy but if the man can't keep his business private then the fans have a right to know. Outsiders can talk slick so it is best that the Hot 97 crew knew the full story. Ebro's biggest concern was Mister Cee committing a crime.
He shifted gears to talk about the competition with Power 105.1. DJ Envy actually use to work at Hot 97 while Charlamagne use to work with Wendy Williams. Plus, Ebro goes in on not speaking to Angela Yee and Charlamagne running from a beat down.
We ran down Prodigy to get the 411 on his EP with Alchemist called Albert Einstein. He exposes how he came up with the title for the project. (Hint: Albert is is Prodigy's real name)
Recently he has been touring all over the US and Europe. The rapper said he had the most fun in Japan because they loved him long time. He hopes to eventually go to the Dominican Republic because the country is full of bad chicks.
His biggest turn off is fake b**** which he calls "costume titties." Jack ended the interview trying to find out where Prodigy stands with Capone.
While Jack was on hiatus, Vivian from the Gossip Game got up with Trinidad James for a one on one.
He tells his experience shooting the "Females Welcomed" music video back in his native country of Trinidad. Vivian relayed a message to Trinidad from Wyclef. Witnessing Machal Montana in the video, the former Fugee wanted to know if Montana and Trinidad will be working on anything in the future.
Trinidad really has a care free attitude. He claims to just do what he does and people are either going to f_ck with him or not.
See him speak on being perceived as walking ignorance and not having a top 5 MC list.
Kid Ink went in on the freestlye tradition when sitting down with us for an exclusive.
Although being a lover of crowd surfing, Kid Ink shares his fears about it. He also tells the story of how he got his fan base.
After just signing a big deal with RCA, he is looking forward to releasing new material by the summer.
Being a huge fan of Pharrell, Kid Ink talks about meeting the producer and watching his beat making skills. The two even did a record together.
Next up on Kid Ink's list is a European tour. Don't miss the rapper guide Jack on finding a good goon or security guard.
With Young Pretty's single "It's the Syndrome" getting a lot of radio play, we had to meet with the rapper to get an exclusive. His song is actually one of the hottest hits on Funk Flex's mixtape. He opens up the interview with a freestyle on grinding, parole, and weed.
Young Pretty is confident about running Queens, NY, but now he is ready to take over surrounding areas. He credits grinding for getting him on the radio and not coughing up money.
As an independent artist he is open to a deal if it is worth it. Currently he is trying to get a single deal.
Being a man that lives life like a game of chess. Young Pretty advises viewers to screw trying and just get the job done.
After she hit us off with a freestyle, Gangsta Boo made it her duty to show off her NYC and YOLO rings. Next we got into the topic of her mixtape she is working on entitled It's Game Involved.
Trying to keep up with the creative flow, Gangsta Boo came to NY to catch a different vibe. Previously she was in LA and Las Vegas catching vibes.
She let us in on the few collaborations she had on her upcoming project like Face Ghost, Slim Thug, and Future. Plus, E-40 was the one who inspired her to name her mixtape It's Game Involved.
Before his death, we had the rare opportunity to sit down with 2Pac's bodyguard the late Frank Alexander. Thisis50 is bringing you the series trailer of the 5 part interview that everyone has been anticipating.
Throughout his interview Frank speaks on being the bodyguard plus the weed man and how people saw 2Pac as a liability
He also broadcasted his photo mural he made for 2PAC during the time of his passing. A lot will be revealed so don't miss out.
Now for other trending topics of this past week:
Charlamagne Tha God: "If Lil Wayne Died Today He Would Be The Greatest Of All Time" [Video]
Precious Paris - 'Broke N*gga' [Free Download] - TI50
2 Chainz Caught With Weed At LAX. Arrested & Charged With Possession *UPDATE* Tity Boi Also Busted With Syrup
Hot 97's Ebro & Peter Rosenberg: "White Artists Are Taking Over The Music Game With More Soul Than Blacks" [Video/Poll]
Canadian Model Leyla Ghobadi Claims She Had An Affair With Kanye West While Kim Kardashian Was Pregnant [Video/Pics] *UPDATE* Yeezy's Rep Shoots Down Affair Rumor
J. Cole Ft. 50 Cent & Bas - New York Times
Freddie Gibbs On Twitter Death Threats He's Received Since Speaking Out Against Young Jeezy: "I Know It Hurts To Hear Your Favorite Rapper's A Fraud. It Ain't My Fault" [Video]
Footage Of 2 Chainz Getting Robbed At Gunpoint In San Francisco Emerges [Video]
Kanye West - Yeezus [Album Cover] Official Release Will Not Have A Cover Or Booklet [Pic] *UPDATE* Tracklist/Features Added
2 Chainz's Bodyguard Says They Were Set Up In San Francisco "All Of A Sudden These Dudes Jumped Out W/Huge Guns" *UPDATE* Audio Added
50 Cent Set To Bring 'Power' To STARZ As The Network Picks Up His New Drama