DX News Bits: Nicki Minaj, San Quinn, Vandalyzm
Nicki Minaj plans to tour for two years, San Quinn want KMEL 106.1 to play "Black and Orange," and Vandalyzm pleads with Andre 3000 and Jay Electronica to release new music.
Although her highly anticipated debut album Pink Friday has yet to even drop, Nicki Minaj told San Francisco's KMEL 106.1 that she plans to tour for two years following its release. The Queens-born Young Money star said that she wants to tour throughout the entire United States so that she can give back to all of her fans, whether they're in major cities and smaller areas.
"I'm probably not even going to get off the road for like two years once I hit the road," she said. "I feel like I've really deprived a lot of cities and states. A lot of people always hit me [up] like, 'When are you going to come here?' and I feel bad. I really want to do an entire run of the United States and then just start making my way to other countries...I have a big fan base in certain places where I'm requested to go to, but there are also little tiny places that I've never gone to like Minnesota, so I want to hit everywhere."
The full interview can be seen below.
In related news, Bay Area rapper San Quinn recently berated KMEL 106.1 for not playing fellow Bay Area rapper Bailey's recent San Francisco Giants-inspired rendition of Wiz Khalifa's hit "Black and Yellow," titled "Black and Orange." San Quinn says that in light of the baseball team's first-ever World Series win over the Texas Rangers, the station should be playing Bailey's song as opposed to Wiz Khalifa's original version.
"Tell Solid G this is San Francisco, we just won the motherfucking World Series, y'all are supposed to be playing 'Black and Orange,' period, point blank," he said. "I'm not trying to be mean, I'm just telling you the truth. Ain't no motherfucking Pittsburgh Pirates won, none of that shit. This is San Francisco, we won the motherfucking World Series, play 'Black and Orange'."
Finally, the St. Louis emcee Vandalyzm recently penned an open letter to both Jay Electronica and Andre 3000 pleading them to release new music. The up-and-coming rapper feels that these two artists have been silent for too long, and says that their respective projects - a solo LP from 3 Stacks and Jay's debut Act II: Patents of Nobility - could very well "...change the entire climate of the music industry," opening up new artistic avenues for younger artists like himself.
"You owe it to this game man," he said. "Us [artists] on the front line need some help... [your music could] change the entire climate of the music industry." (AboveGroundMagazine.com)
Vandalyzm also addressed a portion specifically to Jay Electronica, whose album has reportedly been finished for some time. He implored Jay to finally release the project, saying that he has faith the project will garner the same caliber of critical acclaim as his previous releases.
"If by listening to the lyrics of your songs, this is what you fought and struggled for," he said. "Am I right? This right here is what it was all about, and you are just sitting on it all. Then I see a set of tweets where you are saying you [don't] want to let us down. Bruh, you dropped the joint for Erykah on the net and folks went stupid over it. And [that's] not even going to be on the project. You got this bro, just put it out." (AboveGroundMagazine.com)