AHH Stray News: Drake, Main Ingredient Eatery, TrackSlayerz Ink With T.I.

Canadian rapper Drake is one of several celebrities featured on a new charity song to raise relief money for Haiti. The track, which is a remix of K’Naan’s song “Wavin’ Flag” and as produced by Bob Ezrin. The song also features Justin Bieber, Kardinall Offishall, Avril Lavigne and others. In related news, Drake recently began shooting the video for his new single “Over” in Los Angeles. According to reports, the clip will be directed by Anthony Mandler. A new restaurant is making headlines in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The Main Ingredient, a café/ale house, is named after Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth’s album of the same name. The restaurant is owned by Matt and Courtney Diamond, two fans of the genre. Most of the music played in the background is from the 1990’s, Hip-Hop’s golden era. The eatery even offers the “Charli 2Na sandwich” on its menu, which also has a light, Hip-Hop theme. Management company Vakseen LLC has landed a production and publishing deal with T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint for TrackSlayerz, two producers the firm handles. Vakseen is owned by A&R exec Otha “Vakseen” Davis III, while TrackSlayerz consists of producers Dexter “INF” Randall and Demetri “Price” Duncan. The deal comes on the heels of the success of T.I.’s “I’m Back,” which was produced by The TrackSlayerz The 21-year-old producers also created the sounds for Jim Jones’ “Pulling Me Back” and Yung Joc’s “Posted at Da Store.” The producers are working on tracks for Grand Hustle artists Young Dro and Yung L.A. Additionally, T.I. has selected three of their tracks for his highlight anticipated come back album, although T.I. has not decided which ones will make the final cut.

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