'I always say that I want to be like 2Pac.'
Lil Wayne has taken a new artist under his wing. The latest signing to his Young Money label is 24-year old Chanel West Coast. Fans know Chanel as the host of MTV’s Ridiculousness and will soon be introduced to her rapping abilities.
Chanel recently celebrated the release of her debut mixtape, "Now You Know," in Los Angeles. The mixtape, which officially drops on July 2, features appearances by Honey Cocaine, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke, French Montana.
"I went very different on every song," Chanel told Billboard. "There are songs that are more dance, songs that are more trap beats, and some songs that are more dubstep. It’s a really a good blend of music." Though she primarily raps, Chanel says she will be singing on several of the tracks. "I don’t think people are expecting so it’s going to be pretty dope. I rap more but I also sing. I sing a lot of my hooks and I actually have two songs where I’m singing the whole entire time."