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Interview: Spankjusbizness

Spankjusbizness is an up and coming rapper from Staten Island, New York. In my opinion he is one of the most underrated artists out, and he is someone that you should be looking out for in the rap game. He has been on songs with Raekwon, he has been on 106 & Park, he has appeared on ‘Ebro in the AM’ on Hot 97, and much more.  He recently released a new song called “Lucifer” and it is getting great reviews from the streets and Hip Hop heads across the board. Recently Brandon Jarvis from Young n Dum and IBN talked to Spankjusbizness about his inspiration and working with Raekwon. Check out what he had to say below:

 Lucifer has only been out close to a week but it is receiving great feedback from the streets. What was your inspiration for the song?

“Fan of the joint wanted to get some points across to my fans to let them know what’s currently going on in my career …….hov inspired the overall concept”

You have quite a few really dope freestyles like the DJ Enuff Hotbox Freestyle or the Motto Freestyle. Out of all of the freestyles you have done which one do you consider your best and why?

“At the current moment I would have to say between the Djenuff hotbox freestyle and my B.E.T THE BACKROOM FREESTYLE
PLATFORM WISE AND THE WAY I DELIVERED THE BARS IS UNMATCHED I CAN PUT THOSE FREESTYLES UP AGAINST ANYBODY IF I HAD TO CHOOSE ONE I WOULD SAY THE DJENUFF ONE BECAUSE IT WAS LONGER AND WITHOUT THE ENUFF ONE THERE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN A B.E.T. Appearance so soon .”

What is it like to work with a legend in the game like Raekwon?

“It’s like playing ball in the nba and then being on the same courts with the greats that you always looked up to like playing with Jordan or Larry bird one of the best to ever do it”

Peter Rosenberg said in a Hot 97 feature that the first couple of songs you gave him to listen to weren’t at the production quality needed, but that he could hear that you had the talent. How much of a motivational factor was this?

“It wasn’t so much of a motivational factor it was a lesson learned ,it taught me I have to put more into my overall production . Rosenberg the homie tho, I respect his constructive criticism ,and his hiphop opinion .”

Do you feel that you are getting the respect from Staten Island that you deserve now?
“Yeah I can honestly say my city is starting to really get behind me salute to the whole island”

When can we expect some more new music from you?

“Any day but #TheLayOut is on its way
Go follow everything @spankjusbizness
#teamjusbizness”

Can Tidal Take Over?

glory

I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of Tidal.  However, with today’s exclusive release of lil Wayne’s new song “Glory”, I understand how they could survive.  By no means am I saying they will, but at the same time I have learned to never bet against HOV.  I expect more exclusive releases of music like “Glory” due to the fact that the list of shareholders for Tidal is very high profile.  The company is trying to add more high profile names every day but just to name a few; Usher, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, Jay Z, J. Cole, Calvin Harris, Chris Martin, Jason Aldean, Jack White, Daft Punk, Beyonce, Arcade Fire and Alicia Keys. 

The concert streams were a decent try, but for them to really be able to compete with Spotify or Rhapsody they will have to continue these exclusive releases.  I know that after a few hours the songs will make it into the internet one way or another.  But as I am writing this article, every single Youtube video of Wayne’s new song is getting taken down  for Copyright infringement.  Tidal is really making an effort and they are doing it in a way that might work out for them.  Check out lil Wayne’s new Tidal Exclusive release “Glory” from the “Free Weezy Album” here.

Wiz Khalifa Announces Sequel Album For “Rolling Papers”

It’s been a while since Wiz has released a solo album. He went to twitter today andannounced what appears to be the title to his next album, Rolling Papers 2: The Weed Album.

We don’t have a timeframe on when it will be released but its good for his fans to know that he’s in the studio working on an album

-Brandon Jarvis