Fergie

Nov
26
Rap-Up TV: YG Talks ‘Blame It On the Streets,’ Fergie, & Kendrick Lamar’s ‘i’

YG topped the charts and won critical acclaim for his debut My Krazy Life, and before the year is over, he will release his first movie and soundtrack Blame It On the Streets. The 30-minute short film, which he stars in and co-wrote with Lucky Rodgers, was inspired by his “krazy” life in Compton, and the nine-track album features DJ Mustard, DJ Quik, Nipsey Hussle, Mack 10, and more.

Before he hit the red carpet at the L.A. screening at Hollywood’s famed TCL Chinese Theatre, he sat down with Rap-Up TV to reflect on his incredible year.

“I feel good. [When] we came into the whole making of My Krazy Life, one of the goals was to come out the studio with a classic album and to come out with a short film for the album,” he explained. “We couldn’t get the movie done in enough time to come out with the album ’cause there was a lot of shit going on. But we figured out a way to still put an album out the same year with the label’s support and that was do a short film with the soundtrack.”

On Sunday, he shared the stage with Fergie while performing “L.A.LOVE (la la)” at the American Music Awards. “That shit was crazy. Shout out to Fergie for fuckin’ with me on that record, for real,” said YG. “She really fuck with people. She’s showin’ us love.”

He worked with fellow Compton MC Kendrick Lamar on My Krazy Life, so what does he think of his self-love single “i”?

“I fuck with it hard,” said YG. “He did his shit right there. That’s gon’ take him to a whole ‘nother level.”

My Krazy Life has been praised as one of the best rap albums of 2014, but YG remains humble.

“It was a bad year for the rap game,” he said. “For me, it was easy ’cause it really wasn’t no albums that dropped like that. It was like five rap albums. You got [ScHoolboy] Q, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Future…”

So will we see a new album in 2015? “Shit, I don’t know. Maybe 2016,” he said.

Blame It On the Streets will be available in stores and online on December 15.

Nov
23
Fergie and YG Perform ‘L.A.LOVE (la la)’ at AMAs

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California love. Fergie brought her West Coast party to the AMAs on Sunday. In her first televised performance in six years, the Black Eyed Peas singer performed her new single “L.A.LOVE (la la)” with help from DJ Mustard and YG. Wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier leotard, Ferg Ferg transformed the stage into La La Land, complete with palm trees, chola dancers, and a party bus.

Her first album in eight years is due in early 2015 featuring a collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

Watch Fergie and friends rep their town.

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Nov
13
Fergie Reveals Nicki Minaj Collaboration

Fergie and Nicki Minaj

Oh snap! Fergie and Nicki Minaj are teaming up for one big collaboration.

During an interview with “Ebro in the Morning” on Hot 97, the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman revealed that the “Anaconda” rapper will appear on her first solo album in eight years.

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Nov
10
Video: Fergie f/ YG – ‘L.A.LOVE (la la)’

YG and Fergie

California love. Fergie puts on for her city—and the rest of the world—in the video for her DJ Mustard-produced single “L.A.LOVE (la la).” The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman loads up a double-decker party bus with pals and rides through the streets of L.A., from Hollywood to Venice Beach, in the Fatima Robinson-directed clip.

The Dutchess pays homage to her Cali roots with lowriders, cholas, and Compton’s own YG, while her famous friends including Chelsea Handler, Hilary Swank, DJ Mustard, Sevyn Streeter, Kelly Osbourne, Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog, and more tag along for the ride.

Fergie is working with Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, and will.i.am on her first solo album in eight years, which is due in 2015.

She will perform “L.A.LOVE (la la)” at the American Music Awards on November 23.

Watch the whole damn world take effect to Ferg.

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Oct
23
New Music: Fergie f/ YG – ‘L.A.LOVE (la la)’ Remix

YG and Fergie

Westside connection. Fergie grabs YG 4 Hunnid for the official remix to her comeback record “L.A.LOVE (la la).” The Compton MC adds some West Coast flavor to the DJ Mustard-produced banger, which you can expect to hear rattling out of a lowrider near you.

In addition to repping his city, YG shouts out billionaire Beats founder Dr. Dre and calls out the LAPD for the Rodney King beating and banning him from the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour.

Over the weekend, Fergie Ferg and YG boarded a tricked-out party bus and traveled through the streets of L.A. while shooting the video, which features cameos from Sevyn Streeter and Kelly Osbourne.

The Black Eyed Peas singer has been in the studio with Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, and will.i.am working on the follow-up to 2006′s The Dutchess.

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Oct
20
Fergie Rides with YG in ‘L.A.LOVE’ Video

YG and Fergie

From Hacienda Heights to Hollywood, Fergie took over the streets of L.A. while shooting a video for her DJ Mustard-produced single “L.A.LOVE (la la)” over the weekend. The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman loaded up her tricked-out double-decker “love bus” with friends and rode through her ‘hood.

She paid homage to her L.A. roots with lowriders, cholas, and Compton’s own YG, who is featured on the remix. Sevyn Streeter, Kelly Osbourne, and Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog tagged along for the ride, while Fatima Robinson (“Fergalicious”) directed the clip.

“Hanging with my boy, @YG on the #LALOVE set. #MLKblvd,” tweeted Fergie.

She is working with Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, and will.i.am on her first solo album in eight years.

“I am a student. I study the evolution of music, from Kendrick to Mustard, L.A. had an explosion. I needed to be a part of it,” Fergie told Power 106.

Check out more behind-the-scenes action from Fergie’s party on wheels below.

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Oct
2
Fergie Taps will.i.am, Rae Sremmurd for New Album

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Fergie returned from her hiatus this week with her first single “L.A.LOVE (la la),” and is assembling a team of hitmakers for her upcoming 2015 album.

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