Monday, April 30, 2012

50 Cent Discusses Dr. Dre, DJ Drama

50 Cent is prepping his first-ever "Gangsta Grillz" mixtape alongside famed mixtape guru DJ Drama, and the rapper spoke to Shade 45 about the project and why he feels it represents a significant change in direction for him as an artist who did much to build the current mixtape culture.
"I never really, on the mixtapes, reach out and put the people I needed to put on to make it feel like it was a different energy," explained 50 Cent. "It was me doing what I want to do, and of course, putting the artists around me on the tape to get them that exposure."
"This go-round, I said, 'Because it's 'Gangsta Grillz,' it's an event for me!'" he added. "'Gangsta Grillz' is actually the biggest mixtape brand you can be associated with. Everyone else has lost the consistency."
50 also briefly discussed his relationship with mentor Dr. Dre and Dre working with 50's longtime rival, Rick Ross, recently. "You know what I know about Dre? Creatively, he's saying, 'If there's a hit, wherever it is, I'm going to go get it,'" 50 explains. "I don't care. These are people I have strong relationships with that have done things for me. You don't bite the hand that feeds you. I've been raised that way. ...What is 50 Cent's career minus 'In Da Club?'"

Lil Wayne Settles "Lollipop" Suit

Rapper Lil Wayne has settled a $20 million lawsuit with producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison over Wayne's 2008 hit "Lollipop." Harrison filed the suit back in 2011 for unpaid work for the single and other work on 2008's blockbuster album Tha Carter III.
The album grossed more than $70 million and Deezle indicated that he would accept a payout of $20 million.
The two parties settled the matter privately and the case is now dismissed.

Mary J. Blige Lands New Show

Hip hop soul queen Mary J. Blige will be starring in a new music reality competition series for the E! Network. The superstar will be working alongside "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe and Antonina Armato of "Rock Mafia" for a new show called "Opening Act."
The trio will look for amateurs to open for major acts on tour. Nicki Minaj, LMFAO and Gym Class Heroes are among the artists expected to be featured.
The amateurs will be taken to Los Angeles for “performance boot camp” and mentoring sessions with industry executives. The show debuts July 9th.

Snoop Dogg Sued Over Mid East Tour

Rapper Snoop Dogg is being sued by a Lebanese promoter over money the promoter says he is owed for a Middle Eastern tour. Roger Kalaouz and Associates claim that Snoop also damaged his reputation by smoking marijuana at a bar in Beirut.
Kalaouz says that his company promoted his first concert in the Middle East and spent $800,00 to publicize the event back on August 20th, 2009.
"KA's longstanding reputation as one of Lebanon's premier entertainment promoters has been severely damaged. RKA has been subjected to scrutiny and accusations due to the actions of Snoop Dogg and DSM directly arising from activities to which RKA was not a party," the suit alleges.
Kalaouz is seeking damages for "breach of contract, fraud, concealment, conspiracy and false promise, unfair competition, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage."

Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets Logo Debuts

The new Brooklyn Nets' logo has been revealed. The NBA franchise, which is partly owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z, will be moving from New Jersey. Beginning next season, the team will begin play at the state-of-the-art Barclay Center and the new logo is part of the team's reinvention.
Jay-Z reportedly designed the logo himself.
"Today, we launch the next chapter. Boy, this feels good. We've been waiting seven years to get to this point," said CEO of Nets Basketball Brett Yormark.
The new merchandise has already gone on sale.

Drake Hooking Up With Rita Ora?

Drake has been linked to his fair share of sexy starlets, but the rumors are now flying regarding the Young Money star and one of music's most talked-about newcomers. Drizzy booked Roc Nation singer Rita Ora as the opening act for his upcoming UK tour, and, of course, the rumors have started spreading that the two are romantically involved.
They were reportedly spotted kissing backstage at a recent gig.
"Ora and Drake have been good friends for a while now but things seemed more serious this week. They were all over each other backstage at the gig on Monday and weren`t trying to hide it," an unnamed source said.

Kanye Can't Keep His Pants Up

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spottings have become daily occurrences for the New York City paparazzi. But just a few days after being spotted holding hands, Yeezy and Kimmy were seen out and about again, but Kanye apparently had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction.
The two ate at N62 in Manhattan and when they went back to Yeezy's place, Kanye stepped out of his Maybach with his pants down.
The rapper's thigh was briefly exposed before he pulled his pants back up. Now, it would be classless to presume any illicit behavior led to Kanye's pants problem.

Nicki Minaj Defends Her Singing

Nicki Minaj got very defensive in a recent interview with The Guardian. The interviewer asked Minaj if she had alienated some of her fans with her forays into pop singing, and Nicki's response was swift and direct. The Young Money rapper says that critics haven't really followed her career--if they had, they'd know that she's been singing for years.
"That’s the thing. I really want you to write that. Because it’s the most bullsh-t thing I’ve ever heard – you liked me only when I was doing rap? I never only did rap," she explained. "My first single was called 'Your Love,' and it was a pop song. I did a song called 'Knockout' with Lil Wayne about three years ago. Nobody said anything about that. Why? Because it didn’t become huge like 'Starships.'"
"That’s what irritates me. People always want to talk about who I was, but I’ve always been singing, always been experimenting with pop music," she continued. "So the fact that it got huge one day--should I apologize for that? Should I apologize that 'Starships' and 'Super Bass' did well, and children like them, and middle America can sing along? There’s nothing wrong with that. I’m just broadening my fan base. I think everyone should enjoy music."

Mariah & Nick's European Getaway

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon seem to be enjoying themselves all over Europe. The superstar couple flew to Paris a few days ago to renew their vows and decided to give the French paps a few Public Displays of Affection and now they've been snapped getting cozy before departing to Austria.
Mariah and Nick were all over each other outside their hotel, before got they packed up the twins to head to Austria; where they will be spending the kiddies' first birthday.
Nothing like being in love...and insanely rich.

Waka Flocka Isn't Retiring

Waka Flocka Flame became the latest rapper to threaten retirement late last year when he alleged that he'd 'rather work at Wal-Mart' than continue rapping. But, of course, now that his tantrum is over, the Atlanta rap star has backed off of his earlier statement.
He says that he's focused on his second album and has worked too hard to walk away.
“I’m on my second one, so the third one might be true," he told Hip Hop Wired. "I don’t know. The way they treat me, I spent my lifetime trying to do this. I don’t see myself quitting no more, it’s over for that. On to the next one.”
Rappers never retire when they say so.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

J. Dilla's Record Collection Resurfaces

In Royal Oaks, Michigan, record store owner Jeff Bubeck discovered what could possibly be 7,000 records and tapes that belonged to the late J. Dilla. The famed hip hop producer had a well-documented personal collection of vinyl, and according to the Detroit News, the owner of the record store UHF found the records in a storage unit in Clifton Township.
“It was pretty shocking,” Bubeck told the Detroit News. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
It is being reported that some of the albums, including titles from 1970s Detroit jazz label Tribe Records, have significant value.
Bubeck says he planning to share sales proceeds with the J Dilla Foundation, although recent contacts to Dilla's mother, "Ma Dukes" Yancey, have been “unsuccessful.”

L.E.P. Bogus Boys Barred From Stage

The L.E.P. Bogus Boys were barred from performing by the Chicago Police department at an upcoming A$AP Rocky show. According to the group, the police felt that the group's lyrics contained violent imagery that would make it unsafe for them to perform at the House of Blues.
"We received an email from Don C, [West's] manager [who] was promoting the show at the House of Blues, saying that Chicago Police are shutting L.E.P. down," they explained. "[The] circumstances are not known, 'cus we've performed already three times at the House of Blues, no violence, not trouble…they said that due to the violence that's happening around [and] the type of music that we make [we can't perform]."
"The situation that's going on in Chicago is not about music," he added. "If you're going to target music, you might as well target television. It's poverty; there's no jobs, there's no eating. You have to contribute that to the violence. It has nothing to do with the music or what have you…right now, I guess we're going to have to protest and actually go into the city of Chicago and explain to people…we're doing music, we're not promoting violence."

Drake Leaves Toronto

Rapper Drake played a huge role in putting Toronto on the hip hop map, but the Young Money superstar has announced that he will no longer be living in his hometown full-time. The star says that he has moved to Los Angeles and that it has helped inspire him musically.
"I think that my mood will be reflected in the tempos that I choose for the music," Drake said. "A lot of Take Care, it's down, a lot of it's down and I think a lot of that had to do with being back home in Toronto and getting reacquainted with the life I had before and the difficulties of that, but at the same time trying to express excitement and trying to express joy."
"There's just so much going on for me in the U.S. that I recently made the move to L.A.," he said. "It's a new atmosphere, getting to know new people. It's going to be a very interesting album."

Warren G. Addresses Rihanna Photo

Warren G. spoke up about the now-infamous photo of he, Rihanna and Snoop Dogg at Coachella. The photo was one of many that featured Rih-Rih (ahem) 'enjoying herself' at the festival, and Warren says it was all in fun.
"I mean, we was just having fun," Warren G told SOHH. "We were just hanging out after the show, you know, just chilling out. That's it. It wasn't nothing more than that. We were just having fun and happened to snap a cold picture. I don't know who blasted it but I seen it and then I blasted it [online]. [laughs] I'm down with RiRi. I am down with RiRi. We've met a few times. I actually went to her birthday party and I told her happy birthday. It was a nice little private exclusive birthday party, it was dope. Then I had seen her at a charity event and we actually were supposed to link up and do some work. So hopefully we will get to. If people see this who are connected with Rihanna see this, tell her I'm ready to work. We're gonna make a song called 'Party Pooper.' [laughs]"

Yandy Smith Ready For Motherhood?

"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith is definitely excited about the prospect of becoming a mother. Smith spoke at-length about her expectations for motherhood and the baby boy she has on the way. She opened up to her former castmate, Mashonda, about the baby.
"I’m really excited to hold this baby," she says. "I can’t wait to see what all these kicks in my belly look like on the outside. I can’t wait to kiss him, smell him, play with his toes, sing him to sleep. And honestly I’ve spent so many years taking care of artist now I can take care of something that is all mine (well me and daddy’s)."
" I hope he’s just like his dad with some of me mixed in there," she added. "Smart, confident, caring, compassionate, a leader and want to see what the combination of us looks like."

Terrence J Gaining Respect?

Terrence J's tenure as a host on "106 & Park" has been a little polarizing. For some, he's clean cut and cool and for others he's cheesy and cornball, but the host/actor says that he has been able to reach a newfound level of respect since his starring turn in the ensemble comedy Think Like A Man.
"It’s been eye opening because I’ve been able to connect with people differently," he told Sway. "With '106 & Park,' I’ve always had 16 and 17 year old girls running up to me ‘Hey, we love you!' but older dudes and people my age never really gave me that respect. They grew up watching AJ and Free so it’s always kind of been standoffish. So now, I’m able to get respect from my peers."
"Just after the ‘Think Like A Man’ promo came out, a big dude walked up to me in the club and said, 'Yo, I ain’t gonna front man, I’ve hated you since the beginning man but after this movie, you alright man,'" he added. "For me that means the world, just to branch out. I love '106 & Park' and I’m so grateful that I was able to do it and I’m still able to do it but it’s good to finally start to get some outside looks."

Wiz Khalifa Downplays Waka Flocka Beef

Wiz Khalifa doesn't have a problem with anyone. At least that's what he says. The rapper recently had to downplay any rumors of a feuding between he and Kanye West; and he also has dismissed any notion of animosity on his part towards Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
"I don't have problems with people, because if I do, I address it," Wiz told "RapFix Live." "If I feel someone disrespected me or if I feel like somebody was mentioning me in an indirect way I'ma find out how to talk to that person and then we'll squash it from there."
Despite Waka's barbs at Wiz in the media, Wiz says he would rather discuss things with Waka directly.
"What would I say to him? I really want to say it to him. We'll save it for that, it don't gotta be a public thing. It don't gotta be a peace meeting or nothing like that."

Birdman Says Lil Wayne Isn't Falling Off

Birdman took a moment to scoff at any notion that his label superstar, Lil Wayne, is losing a bit of his appeal. When asked about Weezy 'falling off,' Birdman was sure to remind the naysayers about Cash Money Records and their current track record.
"We do music for people who appreciate it," Birdman said. "That's all we can do. Keep working hard, keep grinding. Everybody is entitled to their opinion but we do what we do. We sell millions of records. Ain't nobody ever put up the numbers we put up. That's one to a million. That don't really matter."
So there you go...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Beyonce Named Most Beautiful

Superstar Beyonce Knowles-Carter has been named PEOPLE magazine's World's Most Beautiful Woman. The singer/actress/businesswoman is one of the most high-profile celebrities in the world, and the magazine pays tribute to her physical beauty as well as her professional accomplishments.
Beyonce herself cites motherhood as reason for her feeling more beautiful today than ever. In January, she and her husband Jay-Z welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy, into the world.
"I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth," she says. "I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a sense of purpose on this earth.

Ludacris & T.I. Headline Music Midtown

T.I. and Ludacris have been announced as among the headliners for Atlanta's 2012 Music Midtown Festival. The two-day event takes place September 21st and 22nd in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. The festival made its much-celebrated return to the city in 2011 after several years on hiatus.
T.I. and the Foo FIghters are among the headliners on Saturday, the 21st; with Ludacris headlining on Sunday along with Pearl Jam and more; including Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Van Hunt, Civil Twilight and O’Brother.
During its first relaunch last year, the festival was only a one-day showcase. This year makes its return as a two-day event.

50 Cent Claims Young Buck's Recordings

G-Unit head 50 Cent has laid claim to Young Buck's recordings. The rapper/mogul's G-Unit attorneys indicate that a recent motion to sell Young Buck's intellectual property doesn't disclose the specific assets. According to the Wall Street Journal, 50 Cent has asked that a bankruptcy judge block the sale until it is determined what can and cannot be sold.
“The creditors are left with no choice but to file this opposition to ensure that the trustee is not seeking to adversely affect the creditors’ rights in assets that they own, or in which they have rights and interests,” 50's attorneys claimed in papers filed last week.
50 claims that his label owns 100 percent of Buck's recording rights and thusly, has the sole right "to distribute, reproduce, and authorize adaptations and all performances in whatever form." The case is scheduled to go before a bankruptcy judge next month in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lil Boosie Lyrics Used As Evidence

Rapper Lil Boosie could have his lyrics used against him in court during his trial for first degree murder. Judge Mike Erwin has ruled that specific lyrics from one of his songs are admissible as evidence in his trial and can be used by prosecutors to show personal intent in the case.
Alvin Howard, the interrogating officer of the Baton Rouge police, claims that the specific words “187,” “murk,” and “cake” are references to Boosie allegedly hiring a hitman to murder Terry Boyd in 2009.
Boosie's attorneys argue that Officer Howard is not an expert witness in rap slang, and also claim that the prosecution may have altered the lyrics of the track in question, rendering the song inadmissible.
Boosie faces life in prison if convicted.

Wiz Khalifa Cited For Marijuana

Rapper Wiz Khalifa received a citation for marijuana in his hotel room while visiting Nashville, Tennessee. After another guest complained about smelling weed, the police arrived at the hotel, according to TMZ. The cops found a small bag of marijuana that Wiz had attempted to conceal.
The Pittsburgh-born hip hop star was given the citation, but no one was arrested.
Wiz was previously arrested for marijuana trafficking in 2010; but the charges were later dropped.

Snoop Dogg's Dick Clark Story

Snoop Dogg scoffed at any insinuation that entertainment host Ryan Seacrest could ever replace the late Dick Clark in the hearts and minds of the general public. Snoop cited Clark as being an instrumental part of his early career and went to bat for him against executives at the ABC network.
"Is Ryan Seacrest the new Dick Clark? F*ck no. D*ck Clark, a real n***a. Always a stand-up kind of guy for me. Dick Clark go to bat for Snoop Dogg all times. Dick Clark had American motherf*cking Bandstand. You hear me? With swag. ... You know why I love Dick Clark? I'm gonna tell you why. It was the early 1990's and I just dropped my sh*t, my record had just came out. And I had a song that was out that was my single, big, it was real big. blown up. It was naturally supposed to be on the 'American Music Awards' show but the song was called 'Gin & Juice' so ABC was saying, 'We don't want him on our network and he couldn't perform this song.'"
"I didn't even have to act a motherf*cking n***a, Dick Clark acted a n*gga. He went stone cold n***a on 'em," Snoop continued. "'Whatchu mean he can't perform?' He probably said, 'Whatchu mean this n***a can't perform 'Gin & Juice? This motherf*cker's a hit. If I like it, the n***a performs. I am Dick Clark. ABC ain't sh*t without me.' And they said, 'Dick, we're gonna let you win this one but he better not do anything crazy.' And you know what I did? I put my sh*t in an Afro and put in some Afrosheen -- had my sh*t sparkling like a motherf*cker, had my n***as riding on bikes -- Dr. Dre was my deejay. I hurt 'em real bad and I did it real clean. Dick Clark came to me at the end of the thing and said, 'You know what Snoop Dogg? I love you and I knew you were going to do the right thing and that's why I stood up for you.' This is Dick Clark when I was like 21 years-old, a young player. I could have went gangster and did some wild sh*t on live TV, but I played by the rules. Look at the longevity of it all. Dick Clark."

Nicki Minaj Returns To Twitter

After seemingly endless speculation, Nicki Minaj has made her official return to Twitter. The earth seemed to stop spinning once the Young Money rapstress deleted her Twitter account and devastated her 11 million followers, but now that she's returned to the site, fans can rest easy.
"*salutes the nation of Pinkslam* *hugs the barbz* *kisses the barbz*," she tweeted. "State of the Union: Dear Barbz, our nation will not be fully reinstated to 11 million for another few days as per @twitter. It takes time ;)"
"No. I'm here 2 stay> RT @sesebritish: @NICKIMINAJ Welcome back Nicki don't ever do that to us again, without you Twitter is nothing #UKBarBz" she replied to a fan.

Amber Rose Not Mad At Kim/Kanye?

The world has been waiting on Amber Rose to offer her two cents on the rumored romance between her ex-boyfriend Kanye West and reality show star Kim Kardashian. Rose made headlines in late 2011 when she accused Kim K. of breaking up she and Kanye, but when Rose took the high road when offering her take on their relationship.
"Love is love, man," Amber said succintly when asked about the rumors.
She elaborated a few hours later via Twitter.
"Love is Love no matter how you find it. You never know how two hearts feel when they're with each other. Judge not lest you be judged #LoveisPeace," she tweeted.

Khloe K. Downplays Kim's Romance

Khloe Kardashian doesn't expect Kanye West will be becoming her brother-in-law anytime soon. Kim's sister downplayed the romance brewing between the superstar rapper/producer and Kim, and said that she doesn't think the two are taking things too fast yet.
"We had a double, triple, foursome date, whatever. I don't think it's serious," she told Bravo's Andy Cohen. "I think it's too soon."
"But, because they're friends for so long, it's just so easy, and that's something I love seeing about Kim," Khloe added.

Birdman Not Worried About Mystikal

Mystikal may be heading back to jail for a few months following a probation violation, but Cash Money Records head Bryan "Birdman" Williams isn't sweating it. Birdman said in an interview that the label still supports the New Orleans rhymer.
"Sh*t happens, bruh. All I can do and all we can do as a brand is just support him. When a n*gga doing time, it's important that families be there," Birdman said. "That's when you see who means something to you in life, when you down. We gon' be there with him. We been there before. We know how that go. We do as much music as we can before he go, if he have to go, but besides that, when he come home, it's right back at it. The same day that concrete touch, the same day we putting out music."

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Push Is Good!!!

I'd like to share a quick story for my fellow parents. Nina applied to a very expensive (8K) summer camp this year, one that has a great SAT prep. I broke my neck getting my tax preparer docs for the financial aid application. My preparer rushed the job, I made the deadline. Nina's school failed to submit ONE PAGE to the camp, I was told Nina's application was disqualified from consideration for aid. I called and begged and protested. Nothing. I told them to move fwd w/out Aid. She was admitted. (Of course). I circled back around to a dean at the school, told him the story in writing. Asked dean at Nina's school to back up my true story. Summer camp dean just called. They found some aid for Nina. Do the most ya'll. The all the way most.


Nas Announces Album Release Date

Nas has officially announced that his upcoming album, Life Is Goodwill be released on July 17th. The rapper's tenth album will be his first since 2008's Untitled, and fan anticipation has been high for the project.
“A lot of the tracks have been my ideas – like I would take an idea from one of the guys that I’m working with, and try and put it together with a different sound that I had in my head with someone else and just try to get people to collaborate that really aren’t used to working together and to get something different from me.”
“This album is, of course, it’s been a long time, it’s been five years since I released a [solo] studio album, so this record is everything,” he told MTV. “This is everything that I’ve got to say…I guess you got to live a little, sometimes not all the time, but you’ve got to live a little and you put that in your music and it’s coming from my life.”

Wiz Khalifa Working With Dr. Dre

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has been prepping his upcoming album, O.N.I.F.C., for an August release and dodging the gossip mill. Wiz revealed that he could have at least one high-profile collaborator on the album, West Coast hip hop guru Dr. Dre.
“I just talked to [Dr.] Dre the other day for the first time,” Wiz revealed. “We had to talk about the set for Coachella. It was funny, because he actually just called to tell me he’d talk to me later.”
“Honestly, I just get caught up in being a fan too much,” Wiz explained. “I don’t even like spoiling that sh*t. And I think that everything happens in time when it’s supposed to happen.”

Rampage Plotting Comeback

Rapper Rampage, formerly of Busta Rhymes' Flipmade Squad, is in the midst of making a comeback to hip hop. The rapper has signed a new deal with Gracie Productions/TVT Records and is currently prepping an album, his first since 2006's Have You Seen?.
“The family is growing,” Gracie Records’ President/CEO Dorian Washington told AllHipHop. “We love Hip-Hop. Gracie Records supports real Hip-Hop. We sign OG’s of this game. We still give out deals at conferences, you got a hot record go to the right conference. Everybody counted this one out and my man just got on.”
Rampage is recording out of Phoenix and managing his own company, Deep Freeze Entertainment.

Jay-Z Attends Final New Jersey Nets Game

Hip hop mogul Jay-Z attended the final game of the New Jersey Nets before they make their much-anticipated move to Brooklyn. The rapper, who is a part owner of the team, attended the Nets' game against the Philadelphia 76ers and sat alongside Russian business Mikhail Prokhorov.
Prokhorov is the team's majority owner.
With several video tributes to past members of the Nets and a montage of their 2002 and 2003 teams that both made it to the NBA Finals, the team paid tribute to its past. Next season, the Brooklyn Nets will begin to play in the state-of-the-art Barclay Center.

Wayne Brady: Freestyle Fanatic?

His good buddy Brian McKnight may have embarrassed himself with a song about making women orgasm, but Wayne Brady showed during an appearance on Sway In the Morning that he, too, can make an ass of himself musically.
Although Brady's was far less cringe-inducing.
The comedian kicked a freestyle on the show, rhyming over 2Pac and N.W.A. beats.
"Just got off the plane, thank God it's another day," Brady raps, "It's wonderful to be here with my man Sway/Now in Gotham you can see me make jokes -- what am I talking about, man, how can it be/You can't have a stroke and flip up your sexuality/That won't work, man, my heart was breaking/That's like saying you had a cold and woke up like Clay Aiken...."

Nicki MInaj Pondering Twitter Return?

Nicki Minaj may broken up with Twitter, but she's definitely not over Twitter.
The most popular rapper on the social media site with more than 11 million followers, Minaj semi-hinted to Tim Westwood that she may end her 'sabbatical' and read a statement from fans.
"'Nicki Minaj, please come back to Twitter. We love you and it isn't the same without you. Do it for the Barbz and Kens and everyone who loves to wear pink on a Friday. Give me life,'" she read.
When Tim asked about her coming back, she playfully held her ground.
"No. Tim, I can't. I miss my Barbz...but I can't come back. I just can't Tim, don't make me, please don't," she said. "Let's move on."

Wiz Khalifa Responds To Kanye

Rapper Wiz Khalifa has finally broken his silence regarding Kanye West's now-infamous reference to him and his fiancee (West's ex-girlfriend) Amber Rose. West mentioned Wiz on his track "Theraflu/So Damn Cold" and Wiz spoke on the name-drop in an interview with Funkmaster Flex.
Specifically, Flex asked Wiz if he was shocked at the mention, to which Wiz responded "Yes."
"Because he said my name," Wiz answered. "I've gone a long time without anybody actually saying my name out loud like that. It wasn't a bad thing. It was just the fact that it was my name. That's my name. it was wild, it was wild, but nothing negative. Everybody got positive from it, so it's positive."

Kanye & Kim Kardashian Out In NYC

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian still haven't publicly made their relationship 'official,' but it has become the worst-kept secret in celebritydom. The two were spotted out restaurant-hopping in New York City last night (April 24th), enjoying each other's company in downtown Manhattan.
The couple seemed to be relishing the NYC nightlife while out on a romantic date.
West grabbed Kimmy's hand as they made their way through photographers as they shuffled around town. How romantic....

Chris Brown & Karrueche Get Cozy

While fans have not (and likely won't ever) let Chris Brown-and-Rihanna speculation die, it looks like Breezy is perfectly happy with his current boo-thang. Brown's girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, posted photos of her and Breezy coupled up in Australia.
The caption along with the images read simply, “Head Over Heels”
The two spent two weeks Down Under while Brown performed at Supafest. There have been reports of animosity between Karrueche and Rihanna for several months.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ma$e Owes Millions In Tax Debt

Rapper Ma$e may quietly be on the comeback trail, but he has to clear up some past issues before moving forward. The former Bad Boy Records star reportedly owes the IRS almost $125,000 in back taxes. The IRS filed documents in Florida against the rapper born Mason Betha.
Ma$e has been making headlines regarding what may be the star's latest comeback attempt. He's been spotted in the studio with singer Omarion and rumored to possibly may be signing with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group.
This latest snag is a reflection of his years still signed to Diddy's label, however. According to TMZ, Ma$e owes $124,774.85 from the years 2000, 2001 and 2004.

Rakim Discusses Kanye West's Antics

In a lengthy interview with The Atlantic, celebrated rapper Rakim shared his perspective on mercurial rapper/producer Kanye West and West's history of outbursts and head-scratching behavior. Rakim supports Kanye's artistry and says that music needs more outspoken artists like West.
"At the end of the day, you've really got to appreciate an artist that's really outspoken and feels like his music can change the world. Don't even go to the studio if you don't think that your music's going to do something. You're wasting your time and my time," Ra said. "You feel that in the award shows stuff where Kanye has these episodes, right? It's because he's passionate. If a lot of us don't take it that serious, then it's not going to be serious no more. People say, "That was his opinion, but he was so passionate about it," like that's bad. You've got to say, "Well, really?" We need that. We need the media to know that some of us are really passionate about music."
"I think he's maturing, and I think he wants other people to see it, too. That kind of helps explain Kanye. I kind of hear in his rhymes. He's living hard, and he's maturing now, and I think he's seeing both sides of the fence. We need a few more Kanyes, people that's really passionate about hip-hop and who keep it alive," Ra added.

Lil Wayne Coaches Charity Game

Superstar rapper Lil Wayne got to display his coaching abilities at a middle school charity game in Miami. Alongside a few other celebrities, Weezy joined the seventh and eight grade South Beach All Stars AAU team for Celebrity Court of Dreams, a charity game that was hosted by American Airlines Arena.
Lil Wayne coached the YMCMB All Stars, with Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie coaching the South Beach All Stars. The two coaches switched after halftime, with South Beach winning by one point.
"Whatever dream you have, don't quit," Wayne told the kids. "Don't let anyone try and stop you."

Curren$y Detained By Cops In Dallas

Rapper Curren$y was in Dallas for a performance at the House of Blues, when he ran afoul of the authorities yesterday (April 23rd.) The rapper almost missed his show due to police detaining him and an associate for smoking marijuana.
Curren$y is currently headlining the "Stoned Immaculate" Tour with Smoke DZA, Fiend, Young Roddy, Styles P and others.
“Locked the CEO up, and I’m da CEO f**k,” Curren$y tweeted. “Ni**az was jus chiefin and bumpin dat new fiend s**t….Then some strangers came thru wit these bracelets that made my arms hurt…”
He nonetheless made the show, and Curren$y walked out on stage and appeared to be smoking a joint.
“Thanks for all those #freeSpitta tweets – sh*t f*ck it let’s go…Y’all know all the lyrics. I see the Jet hats and the gear, and I don’t smell no cheap s**t either!” he tweeted.

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