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Shaking what her momma gave her could net a lucky woman $50,000 in college scholarship money from philanthropist/twerk enthusiast Juicy J. In another inventive promtional scheme, Juicy took to his personal Twitter account to somewhat announce his upcoming twerk contest
A new lawsuit has been filed against popular producers T-Pain and DJ Khaled, as well as rappers Rick Ross, Pitbull and Cash Money Records, and dozens of other publishing companies and record labels affiliated with the producers.
A lawsuit has been filed by Paul Batiste, who represents The Batiste Brothers band, a popular jazz ensemble that was founded in 1976, in New Orleans.
Nothing Was The Same…not even the release date. According to multiple retailers including Amazon and Best Buy, Drake’s third album will arrive in stores a week after its original September 17th date.
No word on why Drake pushed the album back or if he will strike a deal similar to Jay Z’s Samsung deal for Magna Carta Holy Grail and release the album digitally a week earlier than the September 24th date.
The responses to Kendrick Lamar's verse on Big Sean's "Control (HOF)" continue to pour in. The latest to take a swing at Kendrick was A$AP Ferg, who joined in on an A$AP Mob cypher on Funkmaster Flex's show on Hot 97.
"in a dark room in Harlem, thinkin bout shots / Aand how it barely grazed me and it coulda hit Rock / And a couple of other niggas but they dont roll wit my flock / Makaveli from Harlem, how u wanna be Pac?" rhymed Ferg, alluding to Kendrick's claim that he was the "king" of both coasts.
Kanye West made an appearance on Kris Jenner's talk show, "Kris," according to various reports.
West reportedly spoke about living with Jenner, his relationship with Kim Kardashian and their daughter North West, according to an US Weekly source.
Beats Electronics is reportedly in talks with a new investor to purchase a minority stake in the company founded by music executive Jimmy Iovine and Hip Hop producer Dr. Dre (Andre Young).
According to unnamed sources for The Wall Street Journal, Beats wants to expand its brand to include speakers, car audio systems, and the streaming music service Beats Music. The financial investment by a new party would help with the company’s move into other music platforms. The sought after investor still remains unknown.
Rapper/entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has announced that he has joined the “Hang w/” mobile app platform. The interactive streaming service potentially allows millions of fans around the world to chat with the G-Unit leader in real-time.
The app has already been downloaded 400,000 times and has created over 8 million user sessions including chats with other celebrities Timbaland, Paula Abdul, Jimmy Kimmell, and Terrell Owens.
In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan released their debut album Enter The 36 Chambers which subsequently spawned volumes of solo albums from its group members. 20 years later and emerging Hip Hop powerhouse Top Dawg Entertainment is prepping the release of their second studio album, Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, since signing with Interscope Records.
The label’s current spokesperson, soft spoken but lyrically abrasive Kendrick Lamar spoke with Guerilla Union about the history of Top Dawg Entertainment’s best kept secret, Black Hippy.
Without question, Nas is one of the rappers that Kendrick Lamar looks up to, but now the Queensbridge, New York legend has commented on Compton upstart’s claim to be “The King of New York.”
Nas spoke to Ms. Info of Hot 97 at a Hennessy party and talked about the controversy.