Nas Still Misses B.I.G., RZA Reveals What Wu Member Went Ghost, Eve’s Wedding Date Revealed?
Wicked Wednesday. It’s a day full of wicked things, so why not start it off with Nas speaking on the late Notorious B.I.G. amongst other things? Speaking of New York figures, did RZA reveal which active Wu-Tang Clan member won’t appear on their long-awaited reunion album? They might not play Wu at their wedding but it looks like Eve and her fiancé have a date penciled in? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. Nas Is Like
Would Nas and B.I.G. have teamed up and made timeless classics if a fatal shooting hadn’t stopped Smalls’ life? You have to think something would have went down between Nas and the late Frank White, especially musically. Rap-Up is all over Nas’ Huffington Post interview:
To celebrate the release of Illmatic XX, Nas stopped by “HuffPost Live” on Tuesday. The hip-hop icon reminisced on the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut Illmatic and his legacy.
“I knew that it would be an important album at the time,” he said of his groundbreaking debut, “but I just thought at the time and maybe five years from there, but not this far.”
He touched on his relationship with Biggie (“I miss him today because he was a class act”), his rivalry with Tupac (“I had way too much respect for Tupac. He was a god”), and his original idea to put Maxwell instead of Ginuwine on “You Owe Me.” (Rap-Up)
Could Nas and B.I.G. make a bid for the best rappers alive? Biggie will always be considered the King of New York but with him still being alive, could Nas’ competitive side have put him up there as well? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Chef’s Special
Are you ready for the long-awaited Wu-Tang Clan reunion album? Hopefully you’re not a huge Raekwon fan because RZA is saying the Chef is not going to take part in the project. NME has the skinny on this awkward situation:
Speaking to Vlad TV about why Raekwon will not be on ‘A Better Tomorrow’, RZA said: “I haven’t had a chance to really talk to him about why not. All I see is the press going back and forth. But I would say that maybe creatively we on different paths. I’m creatively different than I was in the ‘90s.” RZA previously revealed that the group have already been offered $5 million (£3,006,070) for The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’. (NME)
That doesn’t give us a lot of information on why Raekwon won’t be involved. Is it too late to think Rae could submit a few verses and be a part of the project? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Save The Date
With so many couples breaking up these days as seen courtesy of Big Sean/Naya Rivera and Brandy Norwood/Ryan Press it’s great to see there are a few engaged duos still going strong in the form of Eve and Maximillion Cooper. Nothing has been confirmed but there’s buzz about a projected wedding date. Express UK is on it:
The Who’s That Girl hitmaker is set to tie the knot with Cooper in a lavish ceremony at Ibiza nightclub Blue Marlin in June (14), according to the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six.
The 35 year old became engaged to the fashion designer and Gumball 3000 founder after he proposed to her on Christmas Day (25Dec13) following three years of dating.
Eve is developing a semi-autobiographical TV series inspired by her relationship with Cooper. (Express UK)
Could these two be waiting to see how big the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian wedding goes down before doing it big themselves? Will this be kept quiet or done on a large scale? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.