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Drake, teams up with the boss Lil Wayne and fellow YMCMB member Tyga for the 'The Motto' music video.
Although Drake is from Toronto, Wayne is from New Orleans, and Tyga is from Compton, the three teamed up paying homage to the Bay Area. This comes as no surprise considering Drake recently revealed that he has a lot of love for the Bay area.
A video shot in the Bay just wouldn’t be official without the presence of E-40, who makes a cameo in the video alongside several others including the Bay’s Mistah FAB as well. There are also plenty of shots using the beautiful Golden Gate bridge as a backdrop for the scene.
‘Motto’ was featured as a digital bonus track off of Drake’s recently released sophomore album. Drizzy’s ‘Take Care’ album was also certified Platinum this past week.
Check out Drake, Lil Wayne, and Tyga in the official ‘Motto’ music video after the jump.
Word On The Curb is that new mother to be, Beyonce Knowles-Carter is already hard at work on her 5th album. Music producer, The Dream (Single Ladies, Dance For You) did confirm that Mrs.Carter hasn't slowed down since becoming "preggo", and is already ready for work!
"She's ready to work, She's crazy! She never stops doing anything. I don't know if [pregnancy] is going to slow her down. She's just incredible with doing things, I don't know how she's going to do it, she's just a maniac... in a good way."
Should Bey take a break after becoming a mom or do we see another album or tour in the next year?
Brandy, who been plotting a comeback for 2012, is seeming more promising...After snagging a recurring role on BET's "The Game" and "90210", & a role in Tyler Perry new flick "The Marriage Counselor". She also has a highly anticipated album bout to drop any day now...Brandy and her label are eyeing a March/April release for the new record, and a single (featuring a "hot" guest appearance) to be dropping any day now. While producers such as, Sean Garrett, Rico Love, Hit Boy, Polow Da Don, Kadis & Sean, & Ester Dean have all been confirmed for the new project, Brandy recently gushed about teaming up with new comer, Frank Ocean on the project.
"We’ve always had that great chemistry, and we both understand music in the same ways. To work with him on this album was great as well, and I hope I can get in [the studio] with him some more because his music is just so moving; I’m inspired by him. I think he’s a great artist and he hasn’t even touched on what he will touch on in the future."
The duo last teamed up for Brandy's last studio effort "Human". Are we ready for some new B-Rocka?
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
While Khloe, Kim, and Kourtney focused more on clothes with their business, the younger siblings will contribute another addition to the family’s success with a business venture of their own. Fourteen-year-old Kylie Jenner and sixteen-year-old Kendall will be partnering with jeweller Pascal Mouawad’s Glamhouse to launch their very own tween jewelry line this upcoming fall 2012. It has not yet been reported where the line will be available, however, the accessories will be priced from $19.99 to $69.99.
Are you ready for MORE Kardashian/Jenner merchandise, me personally 'Hell No'!
NeNe goes prime time, reportedly, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has been cast in a recurring role on Fox’s hit series Glee. According to Entertainment Weekly, NeNe:
“…is set to play Roz Washington, the school’s synchronized-swim team coach and Sue [Sylvester]’s latest rival, EW has confirmed. As Gleeks saw in the preview for January episodes, the just-returned Sam (Chord Overstreet) will join the synchronized-swim team in the second half of the season.
Leakes has already filmed her first episode and there is no word on what episode she is set to appear in next, according to Fox. Although, Leakes tweeted earlier that she would return to the Glee set after the holidays.”
Sister With Voices (SWV) is back together with a new single entitled "CoSign." The R&B group SWV had hits with "Weak", "Right Here/Human Nature", "I'm So Into You", and "You're the One" before disbanding in 1998. The trio is currently working on their new album which is due out next year! Check what the ladies are serving up this time around..
New Orleans native singer/songwriter Luke James is ready to take the industry by storm. He just dropped a brand new video "I Want You," which is a track that will appear on his upcoming EP that's do out next month. He use to be apart of the short lived R&B duo Luke & Q, who release there first single "My Turn" back in 2006. James is currently working on his debut album that will be released new year! Luke has also made cameo in Beyonce's Run The World video and Melanie Fiona's 4am video. Check Out what this rising artist has in store!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The world's largest social network is threatening legal action against a man named Rotem Guez who recently changed his name to that of the billionaire co-founder of Facebook.
Mr. Guez operates the Like Store, an online shop that sells Facebook's user "Likes" to companies. If a brand would like to raise its profile, it could pay Guez to make it appear a large number of people actually like it. This practice violates Facebook's terms of service and the company threatened to sue Guez in September.
Guez, in response, legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg and launched an online publicity campaign with a new Facebook page, a website (markzuckerbergofficial.com), and a @iMarkZuckerberg Twitter account.
Wow, some people have zero integrity, your thoughts?
The Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion a homicide, theOrlando Sentinel reported.
Champion, a 26-year-old member of FAMU’s “Marching 100,” died on Nov. 19 following a football game, after vomiting and complaining he couldn’t breathe.
In a statement, the medical examiner said his death was "the result of hemorrhagic shock due to soft tissue hemorrhage, incurred by blunt force trauma sustained during a hazing incident."
According to The Associated Press:
The medical examiner's report states Champion collapsed and died within an hour of a hazing incident. His body showed signs of multiple blows to his chest, arms, shoulders and back, as well as extensive internal bleeding.
Do I to you look like a lame, that don't understand a broad with a mean shoe game? Jay Z-
That song quote was so needed for Ms. Emily B, The VH1’s Love and Hip Hop star is showing off her lavish shoe closet in the latest issue of PYNK Magazine. Inside, she dishes on the most she’s ever spent on some stilettos as well as what shoe she believes every girl should have in her closet. Peep the full interview and more pics of Emily's shoe game inside:
SN: PYNK Magazine must be obsessed with shoe lovers, check out The Breakfast Club radio host Angela Yee in her PYNK mag feature.
With a number one single and impressive album sales for his sophomore album Ambition, Wale illustrates how his success changes the people around him in his new video for “Chain Music”. “Chain Music” was originally released on Wale’s 11-1-11 mixtape and was such a hit, that it was added as a bonus track on Wale’s Ambition album. Peep the video inside:
Fantasia gave birth to a healthy baby boy, December 15th, in a North Carolina hospital two full weeks before her original due date of December 29th her rep said. The child named, Dallas Xavier Barrino was fathered by Fantasia's married "boyfriend", Antwuan Cook. This is the second child for Fantasia, and third by Cook.
I wonder why Fanny didn't give the baby Antwuan's last name? What you think?
I wonder why Fanny didn't give the baby Antwuan's last name? What you think?
Ashanti added:“eOne is proud to have a partnership with Ashanti and her label Written Entertainment,” said Alan Grunblatt, President of eOne Music. “Ashanti truly has the independent entrepreneurial attitude that eOne was built on, and we’re thrilled to be working with her."
“I’m so excited to have my own record label, Written Entertainment."
In the meantime, Ashanti new single is currently in the Top 50 on I-Tunes in less than 24 hours...Is this Ashanti's comeback?
Listen to the new track Ashanti featuring Busta Rhymes 'The Woman You Love' after the jump.
Listen to the new track Ashanti featuring Busta Rhymes 'The Woman You Love' after the jump.
After 10 years of marriage, Vanessa Bryant has filed for divorce from husband, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers. Vanessa filed papers in a LA courthouse and were filed Friday, December 16 citing irreconcilable differences.Vanessa asking for joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters and spousal support. According to a statement from the couple’s publicist:
"The Bryant's have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012. We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time.”
Friday, December 16, 2011
This year Kelly Rowland was motivated to prove that she has what it takes to be one of the hottest female solo artist in the game. Rowland has had a hard time declaring her independence from her days of being apart of one of the biggest selling girl groups of all times, Destiny Child.
After the Platinum success of Kelly Rowland‘s ‘Motivation’ this Summer, the release of her album Here I Am, and her smoking BET performance, Rowland sits down with JET and reflects on her year and talks about her future . Check out brief excerpts from the must read interview..
Diddy’s new commercial for the “Art Of Celebration/Luck Be A Lady” CIROC campaign has hit the ‘net, and it is Inspiring Social Hotness at it's BEST! Along with the hip-hop mogul, the commercial features Lisa Seiffert, Michael K. Williams, Jesse Williams, Dania Ramirez, Jessica White, Eva Marcille, Christine Teigen, Chad Michael Murray, Aaron Paul and Frank Sinatra’s rendition of the classic song, “Luck Be a Lady”. Of his selection of the song for the commercial, Diddy said:
“Frank Sinatra made some of the most iconic records of our time; it is truly an honor to use his music again for this campaign. The Rat Pack defined the art of celebrating in style. I cannot imagine a Spirit more suitable for commemorating life with family and friends than CIROC; a brand that has become synonymous with celebratory occasions.”
Check out the commercial inside, they are defiantly Inspiring Social Hotness!
Tyler Perry has a new movie coming out, minus Madea! The movie is titled Good Deeds and features Tyler in the starring role of a businessman named Wesley Deeds who develops complicating feelings for a single mom (played by Thandie Newton) right before his wedding (his fiancée is played by Gabrielle Union). Good Deeds also stars Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, Phylicia Rashad, Brian White, Rebecca Romijn and Jamie Kennedy, and hits theaters everywhere February 24. Watch the trailer inside.
Apparently, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have picked up with the affair they were rumored to have started prior to the reality TV starlet’s disastrous relationship to Kris Humphries. The two were spotted exchanging lustful looks (among other things) at billionaire Ron Burkle’s after-party for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne” concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. A source told the NY Daily News:
“Kanye was eating Kim up like she was a piece of cake. He was all over her — caressing her head, touching her waist. I think he was dying to kiss her, but there were too many people in the room.”
The action reportedly started during the show where the Kardashian clan were seated front row of a raised VIP section near center stage. According to the News:
“At one point in the concert, West leaned over the stage to greet the Kardashians.What do you think... you remember when Amber Rose was on The Wendy Show last month she confirmed that Kim and Kanye had been intimate.. Handle ya scandal, Kimmy!
Kim looked ‘really happy,’ says the source. She was ‘hip-hop dancing’ during the show and even swigged champagne from a bottle that Khloe was holding.”
Sidney Thomas, DC music examiner had the opportunity to interview entertainment mogul Malachai Johns. In the candid interview Malachai speaks on his new business ventures, parting ways with go-go band Mambo Sauce and how he began in the go-go circuit. Peep the full interview inside.
Malachai "Redds" Johns is an ambitious music promoter, graphic designer, talent consultant, and independent label boss. But more importantly, he has an established track record for successfully developing, marketing, and managing local artists.
Mr. Johns is credited with creating the go-go band Mambo Sauce - then aggressively promoting them to nationwide prominence. The video for their hit song "Welcome To DC" was in regular rotation on MTV Networks, and Mambo Sauce was the first go-go band to tour nationally in over 20 years. Mr. Johns has also worked with local singer David Correy, who was recently featured in XXL Magazine as the "Breakout Artist" of 2012.
"Redds", who sits on the DC Board of Governors for the Grammy Awards, is extremely busy, but he still managed to squeeze some time out of his schedule for an interview with The Examiner.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
On Friday, Dec 9th at the Security Square Mall (Baltimore, MD) DTLR location, Young Jeezy came out to re-launch his clothing line Eight732 (pronounced eighty-seven, thirty-two). The store was jam packed with many eager Jeezy fans who were very excited to see their favorite artist. Jeezy made a brief presentation on the clothing line, did some photo ops for media and then went into the crowd to take photographs with his fans.
|Shawn Ceaser of Unruly Records|
Popular artist, Peekaso was on site as well and painted an amazing portrait of Jeezy and shared some time with Jeezy when he came over to view the final product. The rest of the event was open to anyone shopping his clothing line and to Jeezy still greeting his fans and doing a little bit of shopping himself.
Peep the video footage inside, plus more photos from the event, and be sure to stop pass DTLR to get your Eight732 apparel.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Now I know you all remember the singing duo Zhane, you know 'Hey Mr. Dj'...yuup well one half of the duo has gone solo. Check out Jean Baylor as she just released her first Christmas EP Light Up The World via iTunes and Amazon. It is great to have a voice back that the industry once adored and still does to this very day! Peep the EP inside.
Karmaloop sets up a new initiative with the MONARK elite membership program that lets you get first dibs on all the dopest gear. Members get a monthly box delivered to their doors that contain a combination of one clothing item and an accessory. Access to MONARK-only sales and "VIP treatment" on Karmaloop.com and PLNDR.com are also part of this exclusive program.
Memberships are available at 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions. Normally, they cost $180, $360, and $720 to join, but currently they're offering discounted rates at roughly $120, $200, and $400.
The first box to roll out will be MONARK X Black Scale, with a premium Black Scale T-shirt and Shamballa bracelet. This package is limited only to the first 50 customers who sign up for 12-month membership. Visit the Karmaloop website to learn more about the MONARK program.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Jay-Z has become the hip hop artist with the most Billboard Top 10 hits with his Kanye West-assisted smash “N***as In Paris” jumping to the number eight spot on the charts. The song jumped seven spots in one week! It gives Jay his 18th Top Ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 single, surpassing Ludacris and Lil Wayne.
Watch the Throne has sold 1.1 million copies. The hit gives Kanye West his 14th top 10 single.
Drake, who is on tour with Lil’ Wayne, asked a crowd of concert-goers in Toronto to cheer for Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant,...
André 3000 returns to the big screen in Jimi: All Is By My Side. In the John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) directed film, André plays the lege...
The son of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G. is engaged to be married to his longtime boyfriend Jason Wertz.
The registration has open for the 2nd annual Ambitious Girls business development seminar for women entrepreneurs and business owners. G...
Toni Braxton was performing in New Jersey this week and had a major wardrobe malfunction! But in true diva fashion, Toni kept the show goi...
The Golden State Warriors have fired Mark Jackson, ending the franchise’s most successful coaching tenure in the past two decades. Get the...
Rick Ross and Lil Wayne join forces in the dope cinematic video for “Thug Cry,” the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced single off Mastermind. ...
Singer Teairra Mari had a fun night on the town last night but unfortunately never made it home. After leaving an event late last night,...