"I worked on that with my labelmate Los and he just really coached me through it, and I was like 'Los I can not believe you have me rapping this fast, I never thought I could move my mouth this fast,'" she said.
Everybody's letting it marinate, but even when I played that record and "Bad B******" for one of my friends wh'ís known me since I first started in the music industry was like, 'Wait, this is Esther Dean.' Everyone has been like, 'What the hell? Where did you come up sounding like that? I don't ever remember you being loud and boisterous.' I'm like, 'I know, I'm so laid back in real life.'"
In an interview with ARTISTDirect, Machine Gun Kelly talked about the sequencing of his album, "Lace Up," the story behind his song, "End of the Road," and more. He also said that his new mixtape, "Black Flag," will feature a "new, revamped" version of himself.
"I love to read," he said when asked what influences him beyond music. "Reading is so powerful. One of my favorite books ever is 'Scar Tissue' by Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers. His story is so vivid and sweet. When I read '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,' I'm f****** underwater for real. That's how I feel. I'm like, 'I'm underwater with crustaceans and s***.' I think you're going to dig my new s*** even more. I was listening to Drake one day, and I asked my buddy, "Why is Drake so loved and revered? He's so good!" He pointed it out. He makes these timeless situations come to life by describing mad details. He'll talk about a girl sitting there, but he'll say little things that make the scene come to life in your heard. Once I realized that, I think my style improved. You'll hear that on the new Black Flag mixtape. It's a new revamped Machine Gun Kelly which I'm really excited for."
Yesterday, Cassie's "Rock a Bye Baby" mixtape was released. Not included in the package was a back cover for the mixtape or the production or writing credits. Bad Boy has now released all of that information and here are the full details:
Executive Producers: Sean "Diddy" Combs, Cassie, Matthew "Matty Rich" Testa and Rob Holladay
2. Paradise featuring Wiz Khalifa
Produced by Da Internz and Rob Holladay
Written by James Fauntleroy II and Wiz Khalifa
3. Take Care of Me Baby featuring Pusha T
Produced by Mike WiLL Made It and Rob Holladay
Written by Pusha T and James Fauntleroy II
4. Addiction featuring French Montana
Produced by Rob Holladay, Magnificent, Knotch and BJONES!
Written by French Montana and J-Doe
Cassie has released her new mixtape, "Rock a Bye Baby," for free download on DatPiff. The 13 song set features collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, French Montana, Rick Ross, Jeremih, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Too Short and Ester Dean.
You can listen to it below and check out the cover and track listing.