This Week's Main Pick
Street King: Tyga
Holding It Down For: Young Money
Mixtape: Black Thoughts
Real Spit: This tape has nothing to do with the Legendary Roots Crew's lead MC — it's all about Young Money's West Coast rebel Tyga.
"Basically, I named the mixtape Black Thoughts because when you think of the word 'black,' you think of great, confidence, individuality. I feel like the music is solid. I'm a solid individual. The music is solid. We put 'thoughts' behind it because basically all the music is things I think about, things people think about doing, things I've thought about doing or I've done. I put it all together and made Black Thoughts."
Joints To Check For
» "Remember Me." " 'Remember Me' is crazy because it's a friend of mine on the hook, a girl that was just chillin' in the studio. I was like, 'You chillin' in the studio, you wanna work?' She got up and did the hook. I wrote the hook. 'Remember Me' is basically about things I wanna accomplish and things I wanna be in my life and progress in my life. These are the things I want them to remember about me. It's a great song, man."
» "Party Girls" (featuring Lloyd). " 'Party Girls' featuring my Young Money homie — Lloyd sent me the song a while ago. I felt everybody could relate to this with what's going on in the world. Don't nobody wanna wife up no party girl. But we like party girls. We like to go to the party and chill with those party girls, so we had to do a song about it. It's about how a young musician like me, I like these types of girls but I can't like you for too long. We just put in music and it makes sense. Me and Lloyd go back.
"We been doing music for a minute; he sent me the song. Soon as I heard it, I knew. He doesn't just [approach the record] like some quick mixtape stuff — we send each other good quality songs. From singer's point of view, if I was a singer, that's how I would have said it."
» "I Wanna Rock." " 'I Wanna Rock,' I had to do this for the hometown. I feel like Snoop, he killed it. I had to rap on it. On his song, he's got his chant, 'Snoooooop Dogg!' I had to put the YM on it and do that, just let 'em know why I'm here and why I'm Young Money and why I do what I do. And why I'm from L.A., swagged out."
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