The Hip Hop Week In Review: Waka Flocka Flame, DJ Envy, Eminem's "MMLP2"
Waka Flocka Flame says Gucci Mane doesn't exist, while DJ Envy recalls the time Nas pulled a gun on him.
This week, Waka Flocka Flame says that former mentor Gucci Mane doesn’t exist, while DJ Envy recounts the time Nas pulled a gun on him. Eminem’s staying power on the Billboard charts also made news.
Waka Flocka Flame Says Gucci Mane "Doesn't Exist” To Him
Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane's run together came to an end last year and the two have been asked about one other frequently since.
DJ Envy Recalls Nas Pulling A Gun On Him
DJ Envy said during an interview with DJ Vlad he happened to cross paths with Nas after leaving an event at Nassau Coliseum back in the days. DJ Envy says he wasn’t having much luck with the circulation of his mix tapes at the time and he approached Nas.
“I was trying to sell mixtapes to everybody,” DJ Envy says. "And at the time [DJ] Clue was popping and all they wanted was Clue. So, I remember coming out the Coliseum and I seen Nas and I think it was a Lexus. So, I seen him I was like, ‘Oh shit, that’s Nas.’ So, now I got my mixtapes and I’m running up the block. I’m like ‘This is Nas. I’m in Queens. You don’t see this. This is Nas.’ It’s me and my mans with me and I’m like, ‘Yo Nas, hold up. I got something for you.’ So Nas, he stops and he looks at me and he tells the girls to get in the car. He says ‘What you got for me?’”
DJ Envy says his “I got something for you” comment was taken as more of a threat from the Queens lyricist.
“I go in my bag and when I come up [from] my bag, Nas has a gun on me,” DJ Envy said. “‘What the fuck you got for me? What you mean you got something for me?’ I’m sitting there like—I dropped my bag and everything. I’m like, ‘A mixtape. It’s just a mixtape. I swear, it’s just a mixtape. Look, look, look. Mixtape, mixtape.’ And Nas gave me the look…He did one of these ‘Yo, you know shit is real out here, man. You don’t come up to nobody and say ‘you got something for me,’ man. Gimme that mixtape.’ He took the mixtape, put the gun back in his pants, went in his car, and drove off.’ And after that I’ve never approached another artist with, ‘I got something for you.’ Never again.”
Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/8/2013
This week on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops out of the Top 5, Drake's Nothing Was The Same falls from the Top 20 and Yo Gott's I Am lands just outside of the Top 50.
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 sold approximately 84,000 units this week. Its #6 placement is the lowest for the project in five weeks of availability, placing it behind releases from Garth Brooks, One Direction, Kelly Clarkson and Duck Dynasty's Robertson family this week.
Eminem's work has been praised by several artists recently, including Saigon, who celebrated the rapper's ability to have personal reflections in his lyrics. "When Eminem came out, we knew he didn't like his baby's mother," Saigon said in an interview with MTV earlier this month. "We knew he hated his mother. We knew his daughter's name was Hailey. We knew so much about his personal life without him being on a reality show. His music was almost a reality show. That made us feel like we knew him more than had he just been a dope rapper. It kind of made you feel like, 'I like this kid because I can almost identify with what he's going through.'"