News: Diddy, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne Crank Dat Soulja Boy: "That's Been Taking Up A Lot Of My Focus"
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 6:30PM
Atlanta's Soulja Boy is keeping busy these days after revealing making contributions to upcoming studio efforts from mega superstars Diddy, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
According to SB, he is leaving his signature touch on all three big albums.
"I'm working on Diddy's project right now. He's doing his last album right now, it's called Money Making Mitch. That's been taking up a lot of my focus. So is the Carter V. When I was in Miami I did like two beats for CV, and I just been tryna go back in on them beats and make them the best for Tune. And Nicki's joint, The Pink Print is dropping. Her new song "Yasss Bish," I produced that and wrote the hook. I think that record is gonna be so big for her." (The FADER)
Recently, MMM contributing producer Reefa told SOHH vintage Diddy records would likely end up on the highly-anticipated LP.
"I've known Diddy for a little while," Reefa told SOHH. "I'm kind of in the Bad Boy family. I've did a lot of work with him. He wants that whole classic, hard-hitting rhythm music and he called me up and is giving me a chance to work on the project. I'm very thankful. I can't say I'm just finding that out [about his return as 'Puff Daddy'] but I got that vibe. I knew where it was going to end up at. The Money Makin' Mitch project, it's going to be some great music on there." (SOHH)
Puffy's "Big Homie" track premiered online back in March.
"Big Homie" features French Montana and Rick Ross, and the latter is clearly the biggest influence on Puff's current sound: It's big, it's badass-sounding, and it leans into that signature monster plod. But while Ross' penchant for rapping just behind the beat always sounds like a conscious decision (not even the power of rhythm can move the Bawse), Puff just sounds slightly inept (which is a pretty accurate description of his career-long rhyme style). Everybody is going hard, but by surrounding himself with high-impact blasters in Montana and Ross, Puff highlights the oomph his rapping has always lacked. (Entertainment Weekly)
Back in February, Minaj promised her upcoming Pinkprint album would go down as a classic.
Nicki says she's putting her myriad of outside ventures and interests, like fashion, on the back burner while she completes the effort. "I'm just working on the album. Nothing is gonna take precedence over that," she says. "Nothing matters to me more than creating a classic album right now. All of that can wait. I don't care about none of that. We at home, working it out." (Complex)