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STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH YOUNG QUOTE

[box_dark]What is your name[/box_dark]
Young Quote

[box_dark]Where u from[/box_dark]
Raleigh NC

[box_dark]How did u start rapping[/box_dark]
In the lunchroom. I thought all rappers were fake hah. Wanted to spit dat visual ish, that Southern Nas type ish. My homie JC da Bizzness put me on wax and it’s been snap mode ever since.

[box_dark]who inspired u to rap[/box_dark]
I’d have to say Project Pat and the rest of Hypnotized Minds; the beats were always dope and it depicted my life at that time so I could relate

[box_dark]Who are some artist u want to work with[/box_dark]
Man, so many! I’d have to say Mook Boy, P.I. Bang, AALife, Michael Shelly, LA Barnes, Michael Stokes, Caskey, Project Pat, Juicy J, Rick Ross… anyone how is as hard working and passionate about music as I am

[box_dark]When u listen to beats how do u pick your tracks[/box_dark]
If I have a scrunch face working, like something smells bad… IT”S ON! Haha. If I’m able to start rapping something dope and gets me hype, I know I have a winner

[box_dark]u bring from south how do u feel about the south control the music game right now[/box_dark]
I’m a southern boy myself so I love it! I know I’m ready. The south has been doing there thing from Three 6 Mafia to Outkast and Pastor Troy to Trick Daddy Dollars. Now the whole world sees us shining

[box_dark]what project’s are u working[/box_dark]
Be on the lookout for my 2nd mix-tape titled “VoiceBox of the Block 2.0.” If you haven’t downloaded “VoiceBox of the Block” on datpiff.com for free yet, do so after this interview. Also, my dog Kikkoman has his mix-tape dropping soon…. might have a Young Quote appearance on there as well. I have some features in the talks right now… Nothing concrete but keep your ears to the streets cuz they’ll be talking

[box_dark]What’s next for u[/box_dark]
More Juice, more hype shows, and more quality music. I get to record at Plush studios and have my music mixed by Phanum (Lew Weinberg) and beats by Uncle Mike of Phanum Music Group

[box_dark]What would u tell somebody about the music biz that’s trying to get in it[/box_dark]
Man, just grind. Do stop something you love because it’s hard. Wake up everyday, look in the mirror, and say “How are you going to get better today?”

[box_dark]Let the world know the crazy thing a fan has done to u or for u[/box_dark]
No crazy stories yet. Hit me back in a year and I’m sure I’ll have one haha

[box_dark]we going to close this interview like this . give shout outs and whatever u want the world to know about u[/box_dark]
S/O Uncle Mike and Phanum of Phanum Music Group, Plush Studios, My City Monday’s at The Haven and all the hard working folk involved like K-Mo, Dj Wired, and Rebel Black, AALife, Haiti da Truth, Young Sipp, and all the grinders out there in search of their Jreams, Keep Jreamcoastin!

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RIP Tim Dog

The Source reports that Bronx MC Tim Dog passed away earlier today at the age of 46 after suffering a seizure related to diabetes. Tim is of course best remembered for his scathing West Coast diss “Fuck Compton”, but anybody who was around for his 1991 debut LP Penicillin On Wax will tell you that his legacy stretches far beyond his most popular single.

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Drake & Chris Brown Suing Each Other Over WIP Nightclub Fight

It looks like the situation between Drake and Chris Brown over their fight at WIP this past summer isn’t over yet. A while back, Romain Julien, a French model, filed a lawsuit against Drake, Chris Brown and the club for the injuries he suffered during the bottle-throwing fight. Now according to TMZ, Drake and Chris have both filed legal documents, putting the blame on the other person. Both of them deny responsibility for the fight and feel the other person should pay for any damages that Romain might get if he wins the lawsuit.

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Yo Gotti Signs To Epic Records

Today Yo Gotti officially announced that he signed a deal with Epic Records & is bringing his CMG label along with him. In a press release, Gotti explains: “This is a solid partnership that allows me to do what I do on bigger platforms, with the respect and support of the Epic team. Throughout L.A. Reid’s career, I realize he has been a part of creating some of the biggest superstars in the industry. I feel there is no better person to partner with. A lot of labels were talking big checks, but the money didn’t interest me. I wanted a partner that wasn’t afraid to work as hard as I do. I knew that by sticking to my independent business mind frame and continuing to chase my dream, that the right situation was going to come.”

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Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Halftime Set

In 2003, Grammy Award winner Beyoncé told Reuters that she had come to dislike the word bootylicious, the title of the Destiny’s Child hit from the group’s 2001 album Survivor.

But Beyoncé put her differences aside Sunday night when performing the halftime set at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. “Bootylicious” is the first song she performed during her Destiny’s Child reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

“To be honest, I hate the word,” she told Reuters in 2003. “I wrote it because I was gaining weight, and I felt like for all the people that feel like I do right now … But now everywhere I go, everybody is saying, ‘booty-this’ and ‘booty-thyat’ and it’s really irritating.”

More than 10 years since the release of the song, the trio looked even better. In the “Bootylicious” video, they were dressed in bright colors and Beyoncé even wore a gold tooth. Sunday night, they each sizzled with form fitting leather leotards.

Seven minutes into Beyoncé’s pyrotechnic heavy, dance-filled routine, Destiny’s Child members Rowland and Williams emerged, propelled from below the stage, debunking rumors that their reunion would not happen.

Rowland and Williams had a commanding presence on stage with Beyoncé.

Surprisingly, they only sang two Destiny’s Child songs, “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women,” shattering talk of a performance of “Nuclear,” their subpar new song from their recently released album Love Songs.

Rowland and Williams did help Beyoncé perform her hit “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” each snagging solo parts, in traditional Destiny’s Child style.

 

Otherwise, aside from Beyoncé’s introduction on a pillar and the impressive, flame-traced silhouette in her likeness, her Pepsi-sponsored set is best described as a teaser clip of her past tours and award show performances.

The opening song “Crazy In Love” capitalized on her trademark, runway walk. For “End Of Time” she highlighted various sections of her all female band, and for “Baby Boy,” she revisited the concept of her 2011 Billboard Music Awards performance where she danced in synch with projections on a screen behind her.

After “Single Ladies,” she kneeled at the edge of the stage to sing “Halo” to her audience, as the high-powered stage fans blew her hair.

While it was entertaining, it didn’t live up to all of the lead up hype, $50 million deal with Pepsi, post-inauguration lip synch backlash, rehearsal footage previews or press conference a cappella.

It would have been great to see Jay-Z join her on stage for one of their songs.

In the week leading up to the Super Bowl performance, Beyoncé offered some insight into what she would deliver on stage.

Beyoncé made it clear that she had every intention to sing without a backing track as she did at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

“I will absolutely be singing live,” she said during her Super Bowl press conference Thursday. “I am well rehearsed and will absolutely be singing life. This is what I was born to do. What I was born for.”

Though Beyoncé was hesitant to confirm that Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams would be joining her on stage for a reunion, she did talk about recently recording together the song “Nuclear” for the group’s album, Love Songs, that was released Tuesday.

“It was so exciting to hear us together again,” she said. “I just kinda dropped on the floor and kinda felt like a little teenager again when I heard us harmonize. There’s nothing like our connection and the sisterhood we have, so it’s always such a pleasure to be around them professionally and personally.”

Beyoncé will premiere her documentary, Life Is But A Dream, on HBO on February 16.

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