Mostly we here at RapFix talk about news, culture and the conversation behind the our scoops, but sometimes, just sometimes, we catch MCs doing things that aren’t always best described as hip-hop. We support everyone’s right to live their lives and it just so happens that it’s pretty fun to watch our favorite rappers do just that. So this, dedicated rap fans, is why we’ve hatched Spotted!, also known as our very own excuse to observe your favorite MCs in the “real.”
While you were out toasting to the 2011 or maybe curled up on your couch rethinking your ambitions for the next 12 months, Lil Wayne and Drake’s pre-recorded performance of “Miss Me” and “Right Above It” aired on BET’s annual “106 & Party” show.
Ringing in the new year with screaming fans surrounding him, hip-hop purists got a chance to see Weezy with a glow we first recognized during his “Fireman” video. Later in the program, Wayne performed “6 Foot 7 Foot” with Corey Gunz.
Gunz told MTV News that during the recording process, the Young Money captain encouraged him to be himself.
“Honestly, [Wayne] just told me to be me on the record,” Gunz said. “He didn’t tell me any specific way to write or anything to do, and that’s what I really appreciate. Mack Maine and Slim, they don’t never try to, like, make me do anything that would compromise how I feel about it,” he added about the YM president and Cash Money boss. “They always tell me to be ’100’ with it and that’s what me and Wayne did — we bodied the record.”
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