MUSIC NEWS// Slaughterhouse Covers The Source, Chris Brown Talks Michael Jackson, Legacy & Drake Wants To Unite People With His MusicPublished by Blair Bedford on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 9:33 am.
1. Slaughterhouse Covers The Source
Slaughterhouse, the scrappy collective of hard-hitting emcees tasked with carrying the flag for Shady Records 2.0, invoke a Quentin Tarantino film noir classic on the cover of the latest issue of The Source. In the accompanying story, “Reservoir Underdogs,” Royce Da 5′9″, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I open up about their mindset as they approach the release of their second album as a crew.
“I am more seasoned than I’ve ever been. I’m ready for this stage, I am approaching the top of my craft alongside dudes that have made me better in many ways, not just musically, but as a man,” Ortiz said in an exclusive quote provided to BET.com. [MORE]
2. Chris Brown Talks Michael Jackson, Aliens, and Legacy
Despite his early January announcement that he wouldn’t do any press interviews this year, Chris Brown has opened up the floor to questions in the weeks leading up to the release of his new album Fortune. In a recent interview with Fuse, Breezy talks about the secret coding on the album art, its link to ancient aliens and his adoration for Michael Jackson. [MORE]
3. Drake Wants to Bring People Together With His Music
With two critically and commercially successful albums under his belt and midway through a gig headlining the hottest hip hop tour in the country, Drake recently took some time to reflect on his progress as an artist and where he hopes to go from here. In a recent interview with MTV News, the 25-year-old star said he was more confident than ever in himself and his music.
“I feel like with every project we do there’s growth and with every project I do, I become more comfortable with the artist I am,” Drake told Sway Calloway backstage at a recent stop on his Club Paradise tour. “Take Care solidified a lot of things for me. [It's] a list of things that would probably be too immense to go through, but it solidified a lot of things and let me know what I want to do, and who I want to be.” [MORE]