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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

E-40 Reveals Artwork & Tracklists For "The Block Brochure Parts 4, 5 & 6"

E-40 reveals the artwork and tracklists for the 3 upcoming volumes of his "Block Brochure" series. E-40 hasn't been satisfied with dropping only one album a year for a while now. He's released a whopping 7 full-length albums in the last two years (9 if you count his two collaborative projects with Too Short). Thus it was strange that 2013 nearly passed by with no new projects from the Bay Area legend, but 40 has set things straight with 3 new volumes of his Block Brochure series, which all drop December 10th. The 45 new tracks will feature guest appearances from Gucci Mane, T.I., Chris Brown, Trinidad James, Rick Ross, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Young Dro, Z-Ro, Big K.R.I.T., ScHoolboy Q, Too $hort and more. Take a look at the respective covers in the gallery above, and the extensive tracklists below. The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 4 1. Bamboo 2. Bendin Corners (Skee Skert) 3. Chitty Bang (Feat. Juicy J & Ty Dolla $ign) 4. Yellow Gold (Feat. Droop-E & Work Dirty) 5. Sh*t Like That (Feat. Young Dro & Spodee) 6. Ball Out (Feat. NHT Boyz) 7. Episode (Feat. T.I. & Chris Brown) 8. Got That Line 9. Thirsty (Feat. King Harris) 10. Tree in the Load (Feat. Cousin FIK & Choose Up Cheese) 11. Candlelight 12. Stompdown (skit) 13. By Any Means (Feat. Webbie & J. Stalin) 14. Money On My Mind (Feat. Bosko) 15. Home Again (Feat. Mike Marshall) The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 5 1. I’m Pushin’ 2. Plush 3. Mister T 4. Countdown (Feat. 2 Chainz) 5. I Be On My Shit 6. Play Too Much (Feat. Young Bari & Roach Gigz) 7. All Y’all (Feat. Iamsu & Kool John) 8. Project Building (Feat. Gucci Mane & Young Scooter) 9. In Dat Cup (Feat. Z-Ro & Big K.R.I.T) 10. Homeless Criminals (skit) 11. All My N*ggaz (Feat. Danny Brown & ScHoolboy Q) 12. A Breath of Fresh Air (Feat. B-Legit & Mike Marshall) 13. When You Gone Let Me (Feat. Too Short) 14. Do What I Gotta Do (Feat. Work Dirty & Laroo T.H.H.) 15. Off the Block (Feat. Stressmatic & J. Banks) The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 6 1. Champagne (Feat. Rick Ross & French Montana) 2. Mob Shit (Feat. B-Legit) 3. Penetrate (Feat. Iamsu, Sage the Gemeni & Eric Statz) 4. Turn Up or Burn Up (Feat. Skreme & Problem) 5. Pablo (Feat. Gucci Mane & Trinidad James) 6. Tonight (Feat. Jeezy & Cousin FIK) 7. Put It in the Air (Feat. Mac Mall & San Quinn) 8. Mac Russ (skit) 9. Art of Story Tellin Pt.II 10. Up All Night (Feat. Clyde Carson) 11. In a Bucket 12. Rep Yo District 13. Throwed Like This 14. What Kind of World 15. Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Arrested In St. Louis [Update: Details Emerge, Joey & Ab Were Released]

Last night footage circulated of Ab-Soul and Joey Bada$$ in handcuffs, while Joey asked the police if they had figured out why they were being arrested. Well, it seems there was no reason for their arrest and two Smokers Club tour rappers were released last night. Statik Selektah who was on tour with them spoke to HipHopDX about what happened. "No one is in jail," Statik Selektah said. "The cops were profiling because Joey and Ab were walking through the hotel parking lot to the bus. I was inside the hotel working when it happened, but by the time I came out, the cops were gone and the hotel security told me how it was bullshit." When asked if anyone was taken to the police station, Statik responded, "Naw. The cops felt dumb as fuck after they realized they were fucking up. [It was] basically profiling gone wrong. They saw the tour bus, passports, etcetera." "The show is still on tonight in St. Louis," Statik added. "That was some typical police bullshit."

Jeezy's Clothing Line Sued By Hells Angels Over Logo

Jeezy's clothing company 8732 is facing a new lawsuit from the Hells Angels. Jeezy's clothing apparel line 8732 Apparel is facing a new lawsuit, from motorcycle crew Hells Angels. The Angels aren't too happy with Jeezy ripping off their logo, and then selling it on jackets for massive profit, at least according to the suit. Hells Angels' iconic Death Head logo is currently being used in a slightly different version on 8732 Apparel's jackets and hats. Hells Angels say in their lawsuit that Jeezy's company has already earned a substantial amount of profit from selling a knock-off of their logo, and now they want all those profits. The club is suing for unspecified damages. They're also asking that a judge forces 8732 to stop selling any apparel with what looks like their logo on it. Last year the Hells Angels also went to court with Rob Drydek's clothing comapny and MTV over the same problem-- a rip-off of their logo.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

2 Chainz Working On Third Studio Album; Has First Single Done

In a new interview, 2 Chainz reveals that not only is he working on his 3rd studio album, but he's got a single done already too. This ATL rapper never seems to slow down or take a break. Immediately after dropping his latest album, B.O.A.T.S. II: ME Time, 2 Chainz was already working on his 3rd studio album. In a recent interview with Jenny Boom Boom, 2 Chainz revealed that the day his LP hit store shelves, he went right back to the studio that night and started working on his next album. He also says that he’s already got a single done off the project too. “I’m already working on my third album, I have a single already. I never stop– The day my album dropped, I went to the studio.” says 2 Chainz. Now fast forward to later in the interview and 2 Chainz talks about who he would like to collab with for the next album. He mentions that he would love to get a verse from Jay Z, but would also like to get Eminem, Andre 3000, and 50 Cent on there. However, the 50 collab is something that’s already in the books according to Chainz. He’s said that the two have recorded new music together, but he doesn’t know where it will live on. 2 Chainz would go on and describe Em, 50, Jay, and Andre as the “A-A listers” of the industry, where as his fellow peers like Drizzy, Wayne, Ross, Sean, and Meek are “A-listers”. “I always had it in mind that I was gonna put Jay-Z on my third album. I still feel like I have room to grow, I haven’t peaked out yet. It’s always exciting to get a verse or something from jay-Z for a new album. You’ve still got Eminem, you’ve got Andre 3000. You’ve got your ‘A’ list and then you’ve got your ‘A-A’ list. You’ve got your certain people that are very successful in the game right now– Drizzy, Wayne, myself, Ross, Sean…” Check out the full interview below.

Freeway Ricky Ross Says Jay Z Is "Corny," Rick Ross Is Funded By Police

Freeway Ricky Ross voices his opposition to the alleged falsities in Jay Z's back story, and accuses Rick Ross of having police funding. Freeway Ricky Ross takes pretty much any chance he can get to throw dirt on the name of the man who stole his. From lawsuits to boxing match challenges, Freeway has gone at Ricky Rozay in every way possible, but has been unsuccessful in his attempts to take the big man down. On a recent appearance on the Murder Master Music Show, Ricky had some more unkind words for the MMG rapper, but also had another rapper in his crosshairs. The former druglord began by criticizing rappers for their allegedly false claims at criminal pasts, naming Jay Z in the process. "I'm just out here pounding the concrete, man,” he said. “I just left Orlando. I was in Detroit just hitting these high schools up really letting them know about these dudes who out here faking. Talking about they sold dope and read that shit and it’s so corny. I was just reading on the airplane the other day, the Vanity Fair with Jay Z in it, talking about that he sold crack. I was just reading it and it was so corny. These dudes just don't keep it one hundred. They was good boys and they went to school and they got college degrees and somebody gave them a good job, you know? And they doing alright right now. Everybody wanna be d-boys, but they don't carry it like d-boys. They don’t have d-boy stories.” When Rick Ross' name was brought up, Freeway accused him of more than just a fake backstory. "I believe that [Ross is] being financed by the police union and keeps spreading bullshit to the youngsters, so they can keep filling up the penitentiaries cause he ain't selling no music,” he argued. “They keep playing him on the radio and keep putting out all these big, expensive videos, but he ain't selling no music. So, somebody is shootin' off money. And I believe that the police union behind it." Ricky later commented on the irony that rappers who glamorize criminal lifestyles are applauded, while men like himself, who have served their time, and actively discourage youth from following in their footsteps, are not. “These people let them go and talk to their kids and pay ‘em to come and talk to their kids. The president of the United States will invite them to the White House. But then with me, I did 20 years in prison and I’m talking about not sell drugs and you gotta try to make it a better way…When I sold dope I believed that it was cool at that time to sell dope, you know? And that’s why I was selling dope. Now, I don't feel like that anymore. I don’t feel that it’s cool to sell dope anymore and that's why I do what I do right now.” Listen to the full interview below.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Rick Ross’ Next Single Will Feature Jay Z

Frequent collaborators Rick Ross and DJ Khaled recently stopped by Hot 97 for an interview with program director Ebro, Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg. Following some disagreements between Khaled and Sounds about whether or not the We The Best boss has changed since his success, Rozay made an announcement about his upcoming album. Ross, who recently announced the release date for his forthcoming LP, revealed that he and Jay Z would team up for his next single which should drop in November. “I got the concert coming, the new album December 17. I’m releasing a new record, myself Jay Z at the top of next month,” said Ross. “We are following up with the one that the streets are really appreciating right now. We doing it big.” Check out the entire interview, below.

Master P Offering $10,000 To A Lucky Fan Who Buys His Album ‘The Gift’

Master P has always been known as a rapper who gives back, holding annual Thanksgiving and Christmas giveaways in his hometown New Orleans. Now he is offering $ 10,000 to a lucky fan who cops his next album, The Gift. The No Limit Records founder’s first solo LP since 2005′s Ghetto Bill will include a “golden lottery ticket” which will put the purchaser in the drawing for the cash. P explained the strategy as an opportunity to give back both musically and monetarily. “As I get better with time, the man upstairs has blessed me and continues to give me the inspiration to share my talents or should I say my gift with my current and new fan base of music consumers of all ages and ethnic backgrounds across the world,” said P. “With the holidays approaching and the economy being the way it is, many families will be unable to buy gifts for their loved ones and that’s why I want to give everyone the gift. Most importantly, I will be able to use my gift of music to help give back to underprivileged kids in many communities, and give them a chance to receive Christmas gifts that they would normally not be able to afford. It is my hope that this will encourage other artists to join me in this movement.” The Gift will hit shelves on December 6. A raffle will take place, December 23 with the winner receiving the $ 10K present. Check out the album’s shiny cover art, Below.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kim Kardashian Posts Pic Of Her Booty, Kanye West Responds

Kim Kardashian Instagrams a photo of her post-baby body and Kanye West rushes home. Kim Kardashian is known for her curvacious body, something which she recently had to work to get back after giving birth to North West. Now that she's back to her usual sexy self, she's been back on her Instagram tip, and that means posting selfies. This is nothing new for Kim, she makes men thirsty all over the world, including her baby daddy, Kanye West. Soon after Kim posted an Instagram selfie of her booty, Kanye retweeted it with the hilarious message, "HEADING HOME NOW." Check out the interaction below and peep the photo responsible for this in the gallery above. Kim Kardashian ✔ @KimKardashian #NoFilter http://instagram.com/p/fjw59uuS7b/ KANYE WEST ✔ @kanyewest “@KimKardashian: #NoFilter http://Instagram.com/p/fjw59uuS7b/ ” HEADING HOME NOW 2:42 AM - 17 Oct 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Eminem To Appear On SNL In November

Eminem is scheduled to appear on SNL on November 5th. Eminem is poised for rap domination once more, with his new album MMLPII on the way. The other day we heard his lyrical acrobatics on the single "Rap God" and today there is more good news for Em fans, as the rapper will be making an appearance on Saturday Night Live come November. This will be the Detroit native's sixth appearance on the show, where he's set to perform material off the forthcoming album, including "Berzerk," on November 2nd (three days before his album drops). SNL will be hosted by Kerry Washington, who will introduce Eminem.

Chris Brown Pushes Back "X" Again

Chris Brown has pushed back his "X" album again. It looks like Chris Brown fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for his long awaited album X. Taking to twitter earlier today, Chris Brown announced that his project will no longer be released on November 19th , but will now be hitting store shelves on December 3rd. Due to this unfortunate set back however, Chris is making it up to his fans by releasing 5 new songs off the project on the original release date of November 19th. Let’s just hope this December 3rd date actually sticks now. Will you be copping X? Chris Brown ✔ @chrisbrown Since we pushed the album back to December 3, on 11-19-13 ima release 5 new songs just for my fans. Love y'all. 5:15 PM - 15 Oct 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Maino Arrested & Released In NYC

A few weeks back, Maino was arrested and later released in NYC for driving on a suspended license. Aside from releasing a new Jadakiss-featured track today called “What Happened”, Maino is now making headlines for being arrested in New York City a couple weeks ago. According to TMZ, Maino was arrested in NYC on September 25th for driving around his 2008 Bentley Continental without a front license plate. After the cops stopped his vehicle, they found out that his license had been suspended from a previous incident so he wasn’t supposed to be driving any vehicle for that matter. With our without a license plate. He eventually was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license. Maino was later released as he has already entered a guilty plea and paid the fine. Maino claims that he has also gotten his license back since the arrest from a few weeks ago as well. One thing hasn't changed though, he has NOT put a front license plate on his Bentley Continental, because Maino says he's not drilling any holes in his whip. You blame him?

Monday, October 14, 2013

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Pharrell Married His Model Girlfriend & Terry Richardson Was Photographer

This weekend Pharrell married his girlfriend Hele Lasichanh, and Terry Richardson was the photographer. Pharrell always does everything in style, so it's no surprise that he hired a known photographer for his wedding. This past weekend the cross-genre hit-making producer married longtime girlfriend, Helen Lasichanh. They exchanged vows in Miami, and following the ceremony invited friends onto a yacht for their reception. Lasichanh is a model, and has a four year old son with Pharrell. The wedding's photographer was none other than noted fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Busta Rhymes and Usher were also in attendance.

Jay Z, Timbaland, & Chris Martin Took The London Subway To Their Latest Gig

Jay Z decided to make his way to his show at the O2 arena via subway. You may remember when Jay Z took the New York Subway to his show at the Barclay's center a couple years back-- well now Jigga has taken to public transportation once again, with a couple friends in tow. The rapper is in London for a four-night stint at the O2 Arena, and yesterday he decided to take the tube to his show. Hov was joined by Timbaland, as well as Coldplay's Chris Martin in his venture, and apparently made sure to talk and interact with fans as he made his way to the venue. As word spread that Hov was amongst the people, a near riot broke out when Jigga and his entourage got off at their stop. Check out some footage of the trio leaving the station below, as well as some photos from the stunt in the gallery above.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Birdman Says The Game Is Officially YMCMB

After plenty of speculation, Birdman tweets that Game is officially YMCMB. There have been rumors concerning Game and his potential signing with the ever-growing YMCMB roster, ever since Birdman was featured on Jesus Piece shouting out Game, and specifically saying Cash Money was next. However, Game had not confirmed that Cash Money was actually his new home, even after his deal with Interscope had ended, and neither did the YMCMB boss. Tonight though, Baby tweeted that the two have made it official, and Game is now Rich Gang certified. Birdman tweeted, "S/O 2MY@thegame Westcoast makit Official.RICHGANG.YMCMBusine$$" which was subsequently retweeted by Game. The West Coast native recently told us in an interview that he has yet to start working on his next album. He just dropped his new mixtape, OKE, this past week. We'll update you if more details on the deal surface. BIRDMAN ✔ @BIRDMAN5STAR S/O 2MY@thegame Westcoast makit Official.RICHGANG.YMCMBusine$$ 4:54 PM - 12 Oct 2013 Handsome Ass Nigga ✔ @thegame @BIRDMAN5STAR time to close the door on these niggas !!!! R$CHGANG 5:01 PM - 12 Oct 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Pushing Boundaries & His Current Inspiration

Kendrick Lamar says he'd like to be remembered as someone who challenged himself, and he discusses his current source of inspiration. The Grammy nomination deadline of September 30th has come and pass, and if there'll be one rapper most of us will be looking for on the nominations list, it'll be Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar. The rising rapper's debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been critically acclaimed and it's quite likely that K. Dot will receive a nod from the Grammy committee. The Grammys are already showing love to Kendrick by having him visit their studio in L.A. to discuss the album and his unique perspective. Kendrick spoke on making music that isn't necessarily considered gangster rap and doesn't necessarily glorify street life, even though he's from Compton, and how he was able to push the boundaries of West Coast music-- something he'd like to be remembered by. Kendrick said during his interview [via HHDX], "Coming from Compton I think in just the lifestyle in general it’s always been glorified as the reality of gangster rap. And that’s something I can’t escape. I was born and raised. I been in the lifestyle and it’s in my music. It reflect in my music. So, when I first stepped into it it kinda threw people off balance that I wasn’t glorifying everything that I’ve seen or actually done in the streets. So, that was a step from the box from the initial gate and that was me challenging myself to do something a little bit different. You know, represent myself. So, with that being the start I always wanted that to be something that you will remember me by. Someone that always challenged himself and not went towards other people’s standards. And just pushed the envelope a little bit more. Not just in art, but just in life in general." Kendrick discussed the inspiration behind GKMC, which was from life growing up in Compton, however since that album his inspiration is more broad. "Now it’s just not me being in the streets. It’s about me having that balance with my music career and my family," Kendrick said of his current inspiration. “It’s about me staying true to myself and not getting caught up in the lights. It’s about me still being close to my spirituality and not being so tainted with the negatives of being an artist…Cause I can sit and talk to a five-year-old little boy and draw from a song from talking to him and seeing the innocence in his eyes that I haven’t seen in myself in a long time. That’s inspiration. Just life." Just this past week it was announced that Drake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Robin Thicke would be performing at the Grammys Nominations Concert.

Daz Dillinger Claims GTA V Used Two Of His Tracks Without Permission

Daz Dillinger writes a cease & desist letter to the makers of Grand Theft Auto V for using two of his songs in the video game without his permission. Daz Dillinger has some beef with the new video game Grand Theft Auto V. Daz filed a cease & desist letter to the makers of GTA V, for allegedly using his music in the video game without the rapper's permission. Daz says in the letter to Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games, he was offered $4,271.00 for two tracks, "C-Walk" and "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit." In his letter Daz calls the amount "offensively low" and thus he turned them down. However, the two songs still found their way into the game's soundtrack. So now Daz and his attorney are asking the makers of the record-breaking game give him a better offer or recall and destroy all unsold copies of the game. Daz said to TMZ it's about "respecting an artist's work. Rockstar didn't do that here and I can't let them get away with it." The former Dogg Pound rapper is giving GTA V 14 days to make him a better offer or recall the games.

Eminem Reveals "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Cover Art [Update: Tracklist & Features Revealed]

Eminem just hooked RapRadar up with the official MMLPII tracklist, folks. There are 16 tracks and only four features, those being Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Skylar Grey and Nate Ruess. The project, which is slated to drop on November 5th, has been executive produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. Here's the list: 1. Bad Guy 2. Parking Lot (Skit) 3. Rhyme Or Reason 4. So Much Better 5. Survival 6. Legacy 7. Asshole (Feat. Skylar Grey) 8. Berzerk 9. Rap God 10. Brainless 11. Stronger Than I Was 12. The Monster (Feat. Rihanna) 13. So Far… 14. Love Game (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) 15. Headlights (Feat. Nate Ruess) 16. Evil Twin

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Game Talks On Tattoos & Says He Hasn't Started Working On New LP Yet

Game talks with HotNewHipHop about tattoos and his next album. Game dropped his new mixtape OKE yesterday, after a slight delay, and the 19-track project is jam-packed, so much so, that Game hasn't felt a need to start working on his next album yet. The tape was initially supposed to drop after Game's appearance on DJ Skee's Skee Live show, which we were on hand for and spoke with Game briefly after the show. Game documents just about every tattoo he gets, thanks to social media, and last we saw him ink a tribute to Nate Dogg and Trayvon Martin. We received questions from the fans for this interview, and one fan wanted to know when he'd be finishing his tattoo of his daughter. "Yeah, you know Nikko Hurtado, he did the tattoo of my daughter on my chest, and he stopped tattooing for a minute," Game revealed. "He doing some artistic stuff, and he said when he pick the tattoo gun back up I was first on the list. I respect him, I respect his craft I think he's an amazing tattoo artist so I'ma just wait on him." As for how he decides who gets a tribute on his body, Game says, "I don't really have no plans. I just wake up and brush my teeth and figure it out. So if I go to the tatt shop, I probably think about it on the way there and then when I get there, get it." Game is no longer signed to Interscope Records, the label on which he dropped his last album, Jesus Piece, however it sounds like he's in no rush to find a new home or start a new album yet. "Uh you know what, OKE is such a dope mixtape it's kinda like an album, so I haven't even started working on an album," Game told us. "I focused everything on Operation Kill Everything. My mixtape gon' be better than a lot of people album, and it's sad, but that's what it is." Watch the full interview below,

Nipsey Hussle Talks On Jay Z Copping 100 "Crenshaw" Albums

Nipsey Hussle talks about finding out that Jay Z wanted to purchase 100 "Crenshaw" CDs. Yesterday we reported how Jay Z copped 100 copies of Nipsey Hussle's $100 album Crenshaw. Jay had posted an image of all the 100 hard copies he received, while Nipsey posted an image of the receipt for S. Carter Enterprises. Today we get word from Nipsey himself on how the exchange all went down. Nipsey says he was humbled by it, and sounds like he didn't see it coming. While talking to MTV News the rapper says it all started by a Twitter DM. “I got a DM on Twitter from a respected hip-hop journalist and he was just like, ‘Hov respects the move, salute’. A little while later, I got an email that came through my team that was like, ‘Roc Nation, on behalf of Jay Z wants to buy 100 units. Who do we pay? When can we get the shipment out? They sent us $10,000, we sent them 100 CDs. I didn’t get a chance to holla at Jay, but through his people he made it clear that he respects the movement and everything. I was humbled by it. I felt like it was a good risk, and it ended up working out," Nipsey said.

Rick Ross Announces "Mastermind" Release Date

Rick Ross announces the release date for his fifth studio album "Mastermind." Rick Ross announced his upcoming album Mastermind awhile ago, and following that he began dropping music off the LP, he's even announced a tour-- although he hasn't given us a release date for the album, until now. Ricky Rozay announced today that his fifth studio album is set to arrive in time for Christmas, on December 17th.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Nipsey Hussle Says He Made $100k From Selling $100 "Crenshaw" Mixtapes

Nipsey Hussle has apparently earned $100,000 from his latest mixtape. They don't call him Hussle for nothing. Despite Nipsey's choice to release his latest project for free online, physical copies of the Crenshaw mixtape are apparently still a hot item. When Nipsey announced that he would be selling hard copies of the tape at $100 a piece, there was definitely some skepticism from fans, but according to the rapper, he's already sold all 1,000 copies at this price, earning him a cool $100,000 in one day! The L.A. rapper hosted a pop-up shop in his hometown today, pawning off signed CDs, as well as merch such as T-shirts and sweaters. He took to twitter later to announce his profit. iamproud2pay.com ✔ @NipseyHussle Who gives a fucc what a hater gotta say...I made a hunnit k today of my album throw away's. #CRENSHAW #Proud2pay #FUCCTHEMIDDLEMAN 10:44 AM - 8 Oct 2013

Diddy Speaks On The Possibility Of Becoming Hip Hop's First Billionaire

Diddy speaks to Forbes about his business model, what he has in the bank, and whether or not he'll be hip hop's first billionaire. Diddy recently topped Forbes' list for top earners in hip hop (something he's getting used to doing by this point), and thus sat down with the people at Forbes to discuss his business model, how much he has in the bank, and his potential to become rap's first billionaire. When asked if he felt he would become the first rapper to hit the 9 figure mark, Puff said he couldn't be sure, but stressed that he would remain humble no matter the outcome. "I can't deny how humbling... how proud I am to be from Harlem, New York, to be from the inner-city and be on the Forbes list," he said. "But it doesn't define me-- whether I become a billionaire, or whatever my status is." He also made sure to clear the air that the numbers Forbes reports him to have are not reflective of what he has in the bank, and more likely have to do with his assets. "First of all I do want to say to the Forbes cameras, I'm going to tell you that I don't have that money in the bank." he said, half-jokingly. "I want to make sure y’all are clear on that. I have no problem with saying that. If that pushes me down on the list, I’m okay with that.” The mogul then went on to speak of how he defines success, and hopes to inspire and give back to his community. “The way I define my success is how many people I’m able to affect their lives in a positive way. I have over a thousand employees, people that I pay, over a thousand employees and from a kid coming from Harlem, if I could do it then hopefully that inspires somebody else to do it. And then another thing about being number one on the list, is that I openly accept the responsibility that comes with that and that economic power gives me the opportunity to give back. Because I was able to work hard and to earn that money, I was able to take care of my family, I got six kids and that’s kind of expensive.” Watch the full interview below.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tracklist Revealed For DJ Khaled's Upcoming Album "Suffering From Success"

DJ Khaled enlisted Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Diddy, Big Sean and many others for his new album. DJ Khaled's new Suffering From Success LP is scheduled to drop on October 22nd via We The Best, Cash Money and Republic Records, and the official tracklist has now been made public by All Music and Best Buy. Like most of his extensive catalogue, Khaled enlisted an all-star cast for his new 16-track album, including but not limited to Chris Brown, Diddy, T.I., J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, John Legend, 2 Chainz, Akon, Scarface, Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Future and Anthony Hamilton. The project has so far been led by the certified-gold single "No New Friends", which features Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne, and "I Wanna Be With You", which features Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Future and was preceded by an elaborate wedding proposal ruse from Khaled. That's all for now, folks. Below, peep the tracklist and listen to "No New Friends" and "I Wanna Be With You". 1. Obama (Winning More Interlude) 2. Suffering From Success (Feat. Future & Ace Hood) 3. I Feel Like Pac / I Feel Like Biggie (Feat. Diddy, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I. & Swizz Beatz) 4. You Don’t Want These Problems (Feat. 2 Chainz, Ace Hood, Meek Mill, French Montana, Rick Ross, Big Sean & Timbaland) 5. Blackball (Feat. Future, Ace Hood & Plies) 6. No Motive (Feat. Lil Wayne) 7. I’m Still (Feat. Chris Brown, Ace Hood, Wiz Khalifa & Wale) 8. I Wanna Be With You (Feat. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross & Future) 9. No New Friends (Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne) 10. Give It All To Me (Feat. Mavado & Nicki Minaj) 11. Hells Kitchen (Feat. J. Cole & Bas) 12. Never Surrender (Feat. Akon, Anthony Hamilton, Jadakiss, John Legend, Meek Mill & Scarface) 13. Murcielago (Doors Go Up)” (Feat. Birdman & Meek Mill) 14. Black Ghost (Feat. Vado) Deluxe Edition: 15. Helen Keller (Feat. Kat Dahlia) [Prod. by Arthur McArthur] 16. At The Top (Feat. Mavado)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Nipsey Hussle Selling Hard Copies Of "Crenshaw" $100

Nipsey Hussle will be selling his mixtape "Crenshaw" at a pop-up shop in L.A. for $100 each. Nipsey Hussle is gearing up to release a new mixtape, Crenshaw, on October 8th, but he's doing things quite differently when it comes to the release. While it's not uncommon for rappers to make hard copies of their mixtapes, Nipsey is taking that to the next level by selling the hard copies for 100$. Yup. The rapper is holding a pop-up shop on October 8th in L.A., and will be selling hard copies of the tape (which you will still be able to cop for free online) for the sum of $100-- as he says, it's "the world's first $100 album." Nipsey has offered a thorough explanation defending his decision to sell the mixtape for $100 a pop, read that below via RapRadar. Will you be supporting Nipsey on this? It’s 2013 weather we except it or not, buying music is a choice not a requisite. When I think of the psychology behind what makes me purchase an artists album, it’s always a form of reciprocation. Almost like a token of appreciation after I experience the product. The reason I chose to charge $100 dollars each copy and only start w 1000 units is because I’m tailor making my music for those who are listening…it’s not about stepping outside of what I’m known for in hopes of new discovery. What that means less is fans that are better served. (Kinda like the effect of less kids in a class room leading to a better education) I’m more or less focused on fully serving the ones that have connected all ready. That being said its a value over volume thing…if I’m goin to offer a product made with no compromise or concession to the platforms (radio, A&R opinion, label bias) ect…ect..then the way we sale it has to change. Hence PROUD2PAY. As an artist my goal is to inspire…entertain…motivated…and most importantly INOVATE. And as lovers of art we should base our purchase on the artists ability to do so. That being said, if my presence in the game has had any of those effects on you $100 is your form of saying don’t change. It ISN’T the price of the plastic case and polyurethane disc…it’s the price of Revolution! The price of Rebellion against an industry that has tricked us all into making products that have no soul for fear of not being heard if we don’t. I have over 400k followers on twitter 140k on Instagram and 400k on Facebook but what good are they if they don’t mobilize around my releases? if only 1000 of those people are engaged to the point of brand loyalty then that’s who I’m focused on. That being said: I fux w who fux w me. I have no plans to change up or go left on my people for hopes of a lager audience. And I have a feeling that this 1st 100 will be the evangelist to my cause. Like Frank Lucas said nobody owns me. We might have to go into the jungle for it to work but once we get it… It’s blue magic. #fuccthemiddleman #crenshaw 10.8.13 #proud2pay

Friday, October 4, 2013

Pusha T Talks On Attempting To Prevent "MNIMN" Leak & Kendrick Lamar

Pusha T talks about trying to prevent an album leak, collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on "Nosetalgia" and more in our exclusive interview. Pusha T's album My Name Is My Name officially drops next week, but fans have already been able to hear the "rap album of the year" because Pusha let go an album stream a few days ago. As we initially reported, Pusha T let go the stream following an interaction with a Twitter user who threatened to leak the LP. We got a chance to sit down with Pusha Ton recently, and he spoke on attempting to prevent a leak. Pusha explained that he was not planning to release an album stream, "No, I was gunna let it take its course. But somebody tells me they got the album...The leak is sorta inevitable, you want the traffic going in one stream and you sorta want the quality is of a decent standard anyway, and there's no telling when someone else has it, you don't know their methods of leaking it. A lot of times it's like really bad." The G.O.O.D. signee continued to explain how the only people who are able to avoid leaks are Hov and 'Ye. "I've only seen it happen with like Watch The Throne and with like Kanye albums, and literally there are like people working over night 'cause they don't get the master until he decides to give it to them, which, by the time he decides to give it to them, there's no way it can leak," Pusha explained. 1/2 of Clipse also spoke on his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, "Nosetalgia," revealing it was recorded before "Control" dropped, nonetheless, Pusha says that would not have affected his decision to hop on a track with K. Dot (unlike what Drake said). "The track was recorded before," Pusha revealed. "I'm different. I look at confrontation differently, and I look at disrespect differently, and I don't think Kendrick disrespected me at all. "Control" was a competitive verse and it was a verse of relevance and it let people know who was on Kendrick's radar, and there's nothing wrong with being on Kendrick's radar or him being on mine. Rap has always been competitive. Then you just have to look at where I'm coming from, I don't think it's arguable, I put out the hardest records, that have made people jump out windows, with "Exodus" and things like that. The Kendrick verse was about sport, I don't think there's nothing wrong with that." Watch our full interview below, where Pusha T also talks about his favorite characters on "The Wire."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cam'ron Reveals His Reaction To Jay Z's "Pound Cake" Line & Slams DOPE Couture Capsule Collection

Cam'ron shares his reaction to Hov shouting him out on "Pound Cake" and slams the upcoming DOPE collection which borrows Cam's name. Cam'ron recently dropped a new mixtape, Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1, which put him back on the blog radar. Prior to that, Jay Z gave Cam a shout-out on his verse on Drake's "Pound Cake" record, something which Killa Cam also responded to on record in "Come And Talk To Me." Now in an interview with Karen Civil, the rapper talks about his reaction upon hearing Hov's lines. Cam says he wasn't shocked when he heard the verse, but he did think it was very random. "Not really shocked, that’s just mad random," Killa said. "I thought it came from nowhere basically. Just to clarify, I don’t think Jay was necessarily taking shots at me. I just stated the facts of the scenario. He said he made more millionaires than the lotto did, but I knew Jay when he didn’t have a million, when none of us had a million, when Dame and them were on the come-up. I respect what all of us have done because I know where we all come from. But the way he put his lyrics [together] and made it seem like he made niggas money or put them in the place where they was supposed to be… He could’ve worded it like he helped niggas make more millions, instead of saying you made niggas millionaires." Cam'ron also spoke on the Cam'ron/Dipset capsule collection that's coming out with West Coast apparel line DOPE. Previews of the clothing items surfaced recently (see the gallery for two of the t-shirts and one of the snapbacks) but Cam actually says that he had no part in the design or any of the process, and he is not co-signing it. He also says he didn't realize he was such a hot commodity in the fashion world. "That’s something that my manager British [Young] had worked out, and I knew nothing about it," Cam'ron revealed. "To make a long story short, I didn’t know I was as big as I was in the fashion world. When I did these ALIFE shirts, a lot of people hollered at me to do capsule collections with them. This dude calls from DOPE like, ‘Yo, we’re putting out the capsule Cam clothes deal that we made in a couple weeks.’ I never signed off on anything with them. I didn’t cosign on the artwork or the designs. I’m not going to allow them to have had conversations with my manager a year and a half ago about doing something because their company is in trouble, and now they see that I’m doing good in fashion, they think they just gon’ throw this out there. I’m not cosigning that. I’ll put it on Instagram and everything that I’m not doing it."

Future Delays Album "Honest"

Future reveals that his upcoming album "Honest," originally scheduled to drop November 26th, has been delayed. Future has been working on the follow-up to his debut album, Pluto, for some time now. During that time it's gone through a name change, from Future Hendrix, to Honest. It also received several new release dates along the way-- most recently, it was slated to drop on November 26th. Now in a new interview with Huffington Post, the Atlanta native reveals that the album has, once again, been delayed. During his interview Future says there is now no set release date, but he thinks it'll arrive sometime between November and December (presumably, the latter). "Between November and December, I think I'm going for like a December look. Nah, don't have a specific date right now, but just know it's coming out this year," Future said. The rapper also reveals he's never listened to Kendrick Lamar's "Control" verse and talks about what the music will be like on Honest.

Rick Ross & 2 Chainz Support Kanye West In Jimmy Kimmel Beef

Rick Ross and 2 Chainz come to the defense of Kanye West in his recent beef with Jimmy Kimmel. Kanye West's lengthy interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe was a great look at where Kanye's currently at in his life, and where he wants to go in the future. Although many fans found the interview interesting and informative, late night show host, Jimmy Kimmel, decided it was in need of a satire. That did not go over too well with 'Ye. Jimmy Kimmel's skit poking fun at Kanye's interview was torn apart by Yeezy, who proceeded to go in on Kimmel via Twitter, and even dropped off some memes. Since this feud between the rapper and talk show host transpired, many people have come to the defense of Kanye. At the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Rick Ross was one of the many rappers who sided with 'Ye. While talking with MTV News, Rozay said, "I really didn’t watch all the interview. I just saw some of the Jimmy Kimmel shit. Fuck Jimmy Kimmel. You know we riding with the culture. So, Jimmy Kimmel he ain’t welcome here no more. You understand it? People who cross that line they not welcome no more. But as far as Kanye, I just love his passion. And I feel anybody that love what they do you gotta respect someone that is that passionate about what they do because homie a hundred mill you can just sit back and really don’t give a fuck, but he actually cares about the culture. He puts that much passion into it." 2 Chainz was another rapper who defended Kanye (Tity Boi happened to receive a shout-out during the Zane Lowe interview). "You know, Kanye’s very passionate," the Hair Weave Killa said. "[For him] just letting his self go to the media like that I think he just has so much information that he wants to deliver. For me, I realize the special qualities I bring to the game although some people don’t. He’s one of the few people that do. I appreciate him greatly."

First Week Sale Projections For Nelly & Justin Timberlake

The projections are in for Justin Timberlake and Nelly's respective LPs. Justin Timberlake's follow-up to his enormous come-back effort, The 20/20 Experience, won't be following up when it comes to numbers. The sales projections for The 20/20 Experience 2 are in, and it's looking like less than half of the original did. While the first album pushed nearly a million sales opening week, the second installment is looking to move 350-375k. Although this may be lacklustre in terms of JT, it'll still get him the #1 spot on the charts, and it's way better than the amount Nelly is going to move. Nelly's new album M.O. dropped this past week, and it'll basically be a flop if the numbers are correct: only 12-15k copies opening week. Are you planning to purchase either of these albums?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Game Hasn't Seen 50 Cent In 8 Years, Says Beef Stemmed From Ignorance

Game speaks with Larry King about his beef with 50 Cent, and his current label situation. Despite Game's recent petition to reunite G-Unit, it seems he and 50 Cent will never see eye to eye. The Jesus Piece rapper joined Larry King in an interview where he spoke of the "rift" between the two rappers, as well as his label situation, and the reason why he'll never run out of things to rap about. “I haven’t seen him in about eight years,” said Game of his ongoing beef with 50 Cent, explaining that it was more than a minor feud. “We had a shootout in New York. In front of a radio station…It was a little bit more than a rift." he explained, going on to speak of what sparked the rivalry. "Egos, young, dumb, ignorant, who knows.” On whether he felt like he would run out of topics to rap about, Game was confident that he would never run into such a problem. “When people ask me questions like that, the answer is simply I cannot fit 33 years of life in five discs." he said. "You know, five CDs. So, of course there’s always events changing in my life, things happening. So, there’s always new stuff to rap about. As far as what label his next album will be released on, the Compton emcee is still weighing his options. “Recently, a free agent. Was signed to Interscope for my last five albums, which of course are all platinum,” said the rapper. “I been taking a lot of meetings and a lot of conference calls about my next move. And I just—I haven’t narrowed it down yet.” Watch the full interview below.

Jim Jones Arrested For Driving High

Jim Jones was pulled over for speeding when the cops noticed he seemed to be high. Jim Jones was arrested early this morning in the Bronx for allegedly driving high, and at the same time, speeding down the highway. The rapper was pulled over at around 2 AM by the NYPD, and when the cops came over to his car, his eyes were bloodshot and he seemed to be out of it. TMZ reports that Jones was driving a Chevy Impala when he got pulled over, and after failing several field sobriety tests, the Vampire life rapper was brought to a nearby police station. He refused to do a breathalyzer test, and was booked for driving under the influence of drugs, presumably, marijuana. Last time Jim Jones had a run-in with the cops, he claimed to be a victim of racial profiling. No word from Jim Jones on this latest arrest yet, though.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" First Week Sales Are In

Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" has moved 658,179 copies! Drake's Nothing Was The Same has met expectations, and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts this week. The album has sold 658,179 units, which is just slightly more than Drizzy's last project, Take Care, moved in its first week. The album is the second highest debut of the year, after Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience, which sold close to a million copies in its first seven days. Congratulations to Drake and his OVO team! The only question now is, will we be getting some new music to celebrate the success? "Trophies" perhaps?

Bay Area Rapper Kafani Shot Five Times, In Critical Condition

Kafani was shot five times over the weekend, and is still reported to be in critical condition. Bay Area rapper Kafani was reportedly shot 5 times in Oakland, California Saturday night. The 33-year old rapper was in the midst of a beef with fellow rapper Philthy Rich, and was actually said to be filming a video for a diss track towards the rapper when he was hit. An unidentified man allegedly told Kafani and his entourage that they could not film at their current location, before proceeding to unload his weapon on the rapper. This happened around 11:39 PM. Kafani was rushed to hospital, and underwent surgery for his wounds. As of the last report, the rapper was still in critical condition. There is no evidence to support that Kafani's feud with Philthy Rich had anything to do with the attack, but it has not been ruled out. More coverage to come as information arrives.

Eminem To Perform At First Ever YouTube Music Video Awards

YouTube Music Video Awards are kicking off their inaugural awards show with some big performers. Nowadays artists can blow up over night, literally, courtesy of YouTube. YouTube is becoming more and more of a leader when it comes to breaking new artists and music, as rappers and singers alike take to YouTube to post their amateur videos, in hopes of catching a little fame. On top of this, Billboard has begun counting YouTube views for the charts. Now YouTube will be paying tribute to its many users, by hosting their first ever YouTube Music Video Awards. And they're already bringing in the big guns-- Eminem and Lady Gaga are set to perform, while Spike Jonze is going to be the creative director for the awards show. The show will honor the most-viewed YouTube videos over the past year based on global music video views and shares. The nominations will be released on October 17th, and fans will be able to vote for who they want to win via social media. The event is going down live in New York City on November 3rd at Pier 36, and will be hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman. Jonze promises that it will "feel like a YouTube video itself." Em's new album, MMLPII, arrives two days later on November 5th.

(Video) Diddy Has THIS To Say about Revolt TV Launching!

“Ain’t no close-mindedness with music,” says Sean Combs. With Revolt TV launching, he’s taking footsteps in every platform – letting us know what to expect from the network that will launch in New York, L.A., and Chicago on October 21st. All music can be expected! Hit the jump and check it out as Diddy offers all types of music of the, “millennial generation” a “home.”

Cam’ron’s New Album Tracklist Features 2 Chainz, T.I.

Cam’ron is finally set to drop his upcoming mixtape, Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1, tonight at 7 p.m. The mixtape was originally schedule to drop on July 4 but was pushed back. Hours before Killa Cam takes over the internet tonight, he releases the tracklist for his new project. The 18-track tape boast features from 2 Chainz, T.I., Yo Gotti, Sen City, Loaded Lux and many more. Back in September he released two tracks off the mixtape. He will also drop his new series, 1st Of The Month, tonight. Its officially “Killa Season.” Tracklist is above.

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