Aside from one song (Kendrick Lamar's blockbuster "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" remix with Jay-Z), it was all new this past week, in Audio and Video. While Tyga's controversially-titled street single owned the top spot, Young Money churned out two important, eye-catching videos. Meanwhile Snoop Dogg (as Snoop Lion) and Ice Cube dropped two singles that were met with mixed reaction, while a G.O.O.D-less Kid Cudi linked up with another Cali legend in Too Short. If that wasn't enough, Chris Brown used a Young Jeezy remix for an opportunity to take, what is believed to be, a shot at Drake.
Tyga "Hits 'Em Up" With Tupac Vocals
One of Tyga's Hotel California inclusions is a song with Jadakiss and vocals from the late Tupac Shakur. 'Pac's unreleased words have previously appeared on albums from folks he never knew, such as Ja Rule. However, the Young Money star Tyga opted to name his song, "Hit 'Em Up," the same title Tupac used in his scathing 1996 attack on The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Diddy and others. Prior to the song's leak, Tyga explained that there was no relation to the B-side single. However, commentators still had a lot to say.
Drake's "5 AM In Toronto" Lives Up To Its Name
As "Started From The Bottom" continues to grow, Drake released the visual to his earlier glimpse of his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same. The airport video matches the song title, as the Toronto superstar raps to the camera, giving his thoughts on the game. The simplistic, smoke-filled video was a sneak attack from the Young Money artist known for his big budget videos featuring high-profile directors and exotic locations.
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