News: Wale, Meek Mill, J. Cole & More Shine Up Their "Black Grammys" [Video]
Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 9:10PM
Maybach Music Group's Wale, Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh and Roc Nation stud J. Cole have hooked up for the unexpected release of their new "Black Grammys" music video.
The rap stars unleashed their glitzy, black-and-white visual on the same day as the actual Grammy Awards ceremony.
With the 56th Grammy Awards airing live tonight (Jan 26th), the MMG team delivers a timely visual release of 'Black Grammys' starring Wale, Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, and J. Cole. The Tone P-produced song appeared on MMG's compilation album 'Self Made 3' released in September of last year. Directed by Dre Films, the 'Black Grammys' visual goes the black-and-white theme route and is mainly comprised of concert footage from the artists. Wale, Rockie Fresh, and Meek Mill all make appearances during their respective verses while the one non-MMG artist J. Cole does not. After the song ends, the visual runs for another 2 minutes plugging Rick Ross' forthcoming solo LP 'Mastermind' and his next single 'War Ready' featuring Jeezy. (Direct Lyrics)
Outside of the new music video, Meek Mill has started piecing together his upcoming sophomore studio album.
While attending the launch of "REVOLT Live" in Hollywood, the Philly MC revealed that he has recorded over 80 songs and collaborated with the likes of DJ Khaled and Rita Ora, who appears on a song called "I'ma Ride." "It's fire. Just know I'm spittin' on it," Meek exclusively told Rap-Up TV. "[Rita's] singin'. She's sounding very good on it. Hopefully the people love it when it drops." Timbaland has also lent his production skills. "That's the OG," said Meek. "Me and Timbaland always kicking' it for the last year or two, so I seen him one day, I was plain' some music for him and [Jay Z], and he was like, he wanna go in and make some magic. I was all the way with that." (Rap-Up)
Meek also promised to add his signature street sounds and delivery on the LP.
So what can fans expect from the follow-up to his 2012 debut Dreams and Nightmares? "You can expect just quality music," explained Meek, who still hasn't decided on a title. "You know me, I'm a street rapper. I come with that street sh*t, so I'm just com in' with that on another level right now and takin' them to a different place." (Rap-Up)
Back in fall 2012, the Philadelphia rapper's debut pushed out over 160,000 copies.
Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill's Dreams & Nightmares opened at No. 2. With seven days knocked out, Mill's long-awaited debut has sold 164,800 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
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