SOHH Whatcha Think: Jay-Z & Kanye West Unreleased "Throne" Footage, Birdman Pays YMCMB W/ Old Jewels, Drake Takes Shots At Chris Brown?

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 11:56AM

Written by SOHH On The Spot

Wild Wednesday. It's been a year since the Watch the Throne album touched down and spawned out hits like "N*ggas In Paris" and "Otis." Now there's new unreleased footage of how it all came together. Cash Money Records is most known for its financial wealth, but could Birdman be paying his artists in old jewelry? Staying on the topic of YMCMB, there are rumblings that Drake is keeping the fire hot between him and Chris Brown by going at him on wax. All this today in SOHH Whatcha Think.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

1. King's Court

If there are two hip-hop artists that are clearly ahead of their time, they might be Jay-Z and Kanye West. Beyond pushing boundaries, these two paired up make some of the most memorable music. Even dating back to those "Never Let Me Down" College Dropout days. Looking at this new clip Bossip posted up, it's no wonder they are destined for the hall of fame:

It was Russell Crowe's hometown... but is that Derek Jeter?! A look at the making of Kanye West and Jay Z's collaborative album, 'Watch The Throne' Directed, Edited, and Photographed by Robert Lopuski. (Bossip)

I vaguely remember footage like this sprouting up last year but with the mastery of this clip, could you really complain either way? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Diamonds On My Neck

One thing Young Money/Cash Money can never escape are the rumors. Bad rumors. Good rumors. Rumors. Rumors. Rumors. Well, there's another one going on and it's that Birdman is actually paying his artists in jewelry. Media Take Out has this new scoop:

August 08, 2012: Remember all that talk earlier this week about Drake NOT GETTING PAID for any of his publishing by BABY and YMCMB. Well that is NOT TRUE. In the below video, you'll see that while Drizzy might NOT be getting paid in MONEY .. . he's getting paid in old jewelry. (Media Take Out)

In all honesty, even if this were true, you have to think the money Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and the rest of the Cash Money/Young Money artists make on their own is well beyond what they would receive, jewelry or not, from Birdman. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Never Enough

It wasn't too long ago when an alleged dispute between Drake and Chris Brown in New York City led to non-stop media coverage and even a boxing promoter trying to get the two music stars to square off. Well, things appeared to simmer down up until now. All Hip Hop Rumors has a tidbit on why Drake might not be ready to let Brown go just yet:

Drake and his producer 40 are helming the new Aaliyah posthumous album, which not everyone is happy about - you can read more about that here . Drake is featured on the first single, "Enough Said", and some of his lyrics can be taken as a diss towards Chris Brown's record sales. So I have to ask, is this a diss or a punchline? Check out the lyrics Drake raps on the track below: "Running through the city with n!**as I'd give a kidney/ Selling under 150 you n!**as got to be kidding/ Is this even still a discussion?/ Don't you ever wake up disgusted?" Chris Brown's album Fortune, only sold about 134,000 copies. So, was Drake trying to subliminally come after Breezy? (All Hip Hop Rumors)

Didn't these two guys used to kick it? It would be hard to see them really trying to entertain a music dispute. If this is a diss from Drake, is he wrong? In all actuality, Brown did throw rocks first with his diss track. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot bringing you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip blogs.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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