There's a lot of big mixtape news this week, including our full report Friday on Lil Wayne's No Ceilings tape. Make sure to come back later for a nice exclusive for your weekend. But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, here's a little jewel from our sit-down with Jay-Z.
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Young Jeezy and Young Hov have not yet filmed a video for "Real as It Gets." Earlier this month, Jeezy told us he and Jay-Z would be filming a decadent clip for the record.
"We just gonna go dumb," Jeezy forecasted. "Call Rick [Ross] up, everybody. [We'll have] cars, watches, blunts, money, just go dumb. Dumm-meeee! That's what we need to do."
We spoke to [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] earlier this week, and Jigga said the clip is still in the cards; they just have to figure out scheduling.
"We're trying to do that now as well," Jay said of the video. "Hopefully, we'll shoot that. But it's difficult. I don't have too many gaps in my schedule. So I'll try to figure it out. I really wanna do it in Atlanta."
Jay is currently on a tour of mostly colleges, and the rap legend said he's already planning a tour for early 2010 that Jeezy might be going on as well.
"Yeah, that's a possibility," Hov said. "Young Jizzle — I got a great relationship with him. I think he's one of those guys that's gonna be here for a minute. People are interested in what he has to say. It's not about a song, although he makes great songs. It's more about what he has to say or what he has to offer: music that is sustainable, which is great and will be around forever."
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Maino has become the go-to guy for artists who need a surprise at their New York shows. Alicia Keys, the Game, T.I., 50 Cent and, last night, Mario have all called on the Brooklyn MC. And Main said: Why shouldn't they?
"Like Jay said: People lie, but numbers don't," Main boasted in Mario's dressing room at the Izod Center in New Jersey during Power 105's Powerhouse '09 concert. "If you look at the numbers, I'm probably the most consistent new artist from New York. When you step outside of New York, I'm one of the only new artists from New York that get spins all over the country. My single is platinum; numbers don't lie. We bringing the plaque back to Brooklyn. I'm running around like I ain't never had nothing before. They gonna say, 'We seen Maino walking up Fulton [Street] with a platinum plaque.' Got-damn right!"
Maino is already working on a new LP.
"It's coming," he promised. "I'm putting out a new record next week. I ain't gonna talk about it; I'm just gonna put it out."
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