REV RUN SAYS KOBE BRYANT RECORDED A SONG WITH RUN DMC: In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Rev Run revealed that Kobe Bryant recorded a song with Run DMC. He said, “We met at the studio in L.A., because Kobe at the time had a relationship with Adidas, and we had that big record, ‘My Adidas.' So we hung out all night and discussed options of how we should make the record. He liked to rap, we knew he was a good basketball player that wanted to rap with us, and we had a great night, took pictures. He was excited to meet us, and we were excited to meet him. It was just beautiful hanging with Kobe—and starting to record a record that we never finished.” Run said that he has no idea where the record is. He explained, “Somebody asked me, ‘Where is the Kobe track?’ I don't know. We were running around, doing things, and maybe it's in the archives of some studio, or a demo that we made in our house that we was going to give to them to download their vocals. But somebody will find it.”
LIL WAYNE RELEASES 'FUNERAL': Lil Wayne has released his new album Funeral. The 24 track album includes features from Big Sean, XXXTentacion, Lil Baby, Jay Rock, Adam Levine, 2 Chainz, Takeoff, The-Dream, Lil Twist, and O.T. Genasis. Last year, Wayne revealed that the album will have a more current feel than his previous efforts. He explained, “With me, what the new thing is for me is actually trying to put out music that sounds like a little more like today’s music.”
CARDI B'S SECOND ALBUM COULD BE RELEASED IN SPRING: According to The Jasmine Brand, Cardi B's sophomore album could arrive as early as the spring. An inside source said that the rap star is still working on the album. The source said, “She’s still working on the album. Cardi wants to put it out in the spring, which means she will have to be finished by March- which is a lot…if the album is completed by April, the label will put it out in the summer. If not, they gotta push for fall.” The source also revealed the kind of music Cardi has been recording, saying, “She has girly records. She’s still working on her street records.”
NICKI MINAJ TO APPEAR ON SEASON 12 OF 'RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE': Nicki Minaj is back in a major way. After trending on Instagram just for making an appearance at Mr. Jones club in Miami on Wednesday evening (January 29th), it has been announced that the rapper will appear as a guest judge on season 12 of Rupaul's Drag Race. She will sit next to judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews and, of course, RuPaul, when the 12th season debuts on Friday, Feb. 28th at 8 p.m. ET.