AHH Stray News: Nas Discusses New Album, Ludacris Talks “Ludaversal,” YG Drops New Mixtape


(AllHipHop News) Queens, New York Hip Hop star Nas is working on a new, untitled album to follow-up his Grammy nominated release, Life Is Good. In a revealing interview with the Associated Press, the rapper remained tight-lipped about the release, but said that the recording process has begun. “Yes. It has started. I must tell you. I can’t stop now. I’m in a great zone,” Nas said. Nas did discuss his thought process in regards to penning his lyrics after 12 studio albums. “Rule No. 1 is you can’t be fake. If you’re fake, you become a gimmick and you’re selling a gimmick,” the rapper explained. “A little gimmick is cool, this is entertainment. But when you base your stuff on mostly real stuff, you never run out of it because every day is a different adventure.”

Rapper Ludacris is getting back into the Hip Hop arena, after several years of pursuing other ventures. In addition to starring in the upcoming “Fast and The Furious 6” movie, Ludacris has been busy promoting his “Soul” line of headphones, which are sold through national retailers like Best Buy and Radio Shack. The success of the venture landed Luda on the Forbes list in 2012 at #10 with $12 million earned. Now, he is finally ready to devote his full attention to his highly anticipated album, Ludaversal. “I took a couple of years off doing some movies and everything but its good,” Ludacris told DJ Scream. “So this year we gonna drop that Ludaversal album, and then you know we got the ‘Fast and the Furious 6 ,’ that comes out Memorial Day Weekend…We just keeping the brand moving and trying to stay on that Forbes list.”

West Coast rapper YG has announced the release date for his new mixtape, titled “Just Re’d Up 2.” The new mixtape, which will hit the Internet on January 21, will feature artists like Ty $, Joe Moses and others. The first single from the mixtape is titled “Like This,” and will feature Pu$haz Ink and Ty $. Grammy nominated producer DJ Mustard handles the hosting duties for “Just Re’d Up 2.” Reps for YG said the rapper will be releasing a number of visuals for the mixtape, which will be supported a headlining tour this Spring. Check out the artwork below:

YG Just Re'd Up 2