Monday, June 24, 2013

Nicki Minaj Goes Topless On Twitter

Nicki Minaj got the Web all hot 'n bothered the other day (June 20th) by posting a photo of herself topless on Twitter. The rap superstar is in the photo with her hands covering her breasts, but it was enough skin to get her Barbz worked up.
"lol, that was at my W cover shoot last year =) sit barbz!" she tweeted after fans noticed wedding dresses in the background of the shot.
"lol, its so not that serious. i hate the barbz for this," she added, and responded to a follower who asked for "a bite," with "sure can barbz come on!!!"
"One boob at a time barbz say ahhhhh!!!!" she continued playfully. "I only breast feed the barbz. U NOT A BARBIE ITS #NUNAYAF**KINBEEZWAX"

Big Sean Reveals Album Release Date

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean has been laboring over his highly-anticipated sophomore album for several months now. The Detroit native has shared some details about the project, but concrete information has been scarce. But this week, fans were finally informed as to when they could expect to the latest album from Sean hit the streets.
According to reports, Sean's Hall of Fame is expected to hit stores August 27th.
The album was originally due out in December 2012, but was delayed as changes were made. Sean's debut Finally Famous was released in the summer of 2011.

Drake Celebrates His Grammy

Drake finally got his golden gramophone for winning the Best Rap Album Grammy back in February. The trophy arrived this week, and the Young Money superstar wasted no time in putting it to good use.
Drake took a page out of Jay-Z's book, and poured liquor into the award. He drank from the Grammy and passed it over to his friends.
He and his crew had shots and Instagrammed photos of the celebration.
The rapper's third album, Nothing Was the Same, is due to be released September 17th.

Kim K Bared Her Baby Bump In A Bikini

Kim Kardashian was confident in her body even up til just before giving birth to a baby girl. The reality star looked very comfortable in her pregnancy in some photos that have surfaced of her sunning by a pool just days before little North West was born.
And she's wearing an amazing string bikini.
Just days later, she was rushed to the hospital--where she gave birth to little North five weeks early. Kim was diagnosed with preeclampsia, which causes pregnancy-induced high blood pressure. Her child's birth was induced to prevent a possible stroke.
Glad everyone made it through that okay.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jay-Z Now Licensed NBA Agent

It’s official. Two months after forfeiting his Brooklyn Nets ownership, Jay-Z and partner OG Juan Perez, have been cleared by the National Basketball Players Association to represent NBA players. Rumor has it that Hov is trying to recruit Oklahoma City Thunder star, Kevin Durant. And 1.

Diddy Brings Revolt To Time Warner

Diddy did it again. Today, it was announced that Time Warner Cable has agreed to carrying his Revolt TV network. The channel is scheduled to launch this Fall. Says Puff of the deal:
“This is a landmark distribution deal that demonstrates Time Warner Cable’s commitment to bringing a platform for music artists and fans to their subscribers,” stated Revolt TV Founder and Chairman Sean Combs.  “It positions Revolt to come out of the gate strong, and we look forward to igniting the passion of initial audiences across the U.S.” With Time Warner Cable’s help nothing is stopping Revolt from becoming the new number one name in music.

Drake Isn't Thinking About Sex?

Drake is focused.
Drake is so focused, in fact, that he's basically given up sex for a while. In an interview with GQ, Drizzy explained how knockin' boots has become less of a focus in his life as he's pushing forward with his career.
"You know the way fighters don't f**k before the fight?" Drake asked. "Sometimes I feel like I'm so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn't one of my main priorities."
"If someone is around that I know and trust, I'm down," he added. "But I'm not going to end up with some stranger at this party."

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Inside "Magna Carta Holy Grail" with JAY Z + Samsung

Samsung to Give Away 1 Million Copies of Jay-Z’s New Album

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Jay-Z on February 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
As the Miami Heat faced off against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the NBA finals Sunday night, a curious TV ad aired near the end of the second quarter featuring rap star Jay-Z in a studio, riffing with a cast of characters including producer Rick Rubin and artist Pharrell Williams. At one point, a member of the posse is shown taking notes on a tablet device. More than two minutes into the three-minute video Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.51%’s tagline flashes across the screen: “The Next Big Thing.”
The connection: Samsung has purchased 1 million copies of Jay-Z’s coming album, entitled “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” slated for release July 4, and plans to give them to Samsung Galaxy smartphone users for free – 72 hours ahead of the release. The users are to receive the music through an app they’ll receive later this month. (Recipients won’t be able to share it until the official release date.)
Samsung paid $5 apiece for the albums, according to a person familiar with the matter. It wasn’t immediately clear if Nielsen SoundScan will count Samsung’s purchases in its sales tallies.
The partnership could help Samsung compete with Apple Inc. AAPL -1.36%, which recently announced the launch of iTunes Radio – an online radio service bundled onto Apple devices that promises to offer listeners access to certain tracks before they’re available elsewhere.
For Jay-Z, the deal is a precious advertising opportunity and gives him $5 million in sales before the album is even released. The agreement signals the increasing importance of corporate sponsors to the music industry, which has seen sales tank over the past decade.
Jay-Z hinted at the partnership on Twitter two days ago with a photo of a Samsung smartphone displaying text telling fans to “tune in” to the game.
Neither Samsung nor Jay-Z could immediately be reached for comment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mario Regrets Dating His Manager's Ex

R&B singer Mario has a new song called "Fatal Distraction." The track is from an upcoming project, but it was influenced by his past relationship with model Dez--former Amber Rose BFF and his manager's ex-girlfriend.
"It was a really bad situation," Mario told Cocoa Fab. "And that sort of influenced this song a little bit."
"At the time it was off limits," he added. "We knew each other for a long time and that influenced me. I was in a very rebellious place in my life and I wasn’t using my head properly. It was fatal distraction. Looking back, that’s something I will never do again because as a man no matter how good the temptation may be it’s something I’ll never do again."
"I think we always want what we can’t have," he said. "Until we get it, and then you realize it wasn’t for you in the first place."

Monday, June 10, 2013

Apple introduces new MacBook Air, previews stunning new Mac Pro

WWDC 2013 MacBook Air
We had a feeling that Apple was going to be showing off some new Mac hardware today. And it did. After giving a preview of the new OS X Mavericks update, Craig Federighi brought up Apple’s marketing head Phil Schiller to talk about some new Macs.
First up, Schiller showed off some updated MacBook Airs. As expected, they’re sporting Intel’s new Haswell processors and other internal improvements that Apple says give it “all-day” battery life. Details on the Air and the stunning new MacBook Pro coming up…
With the new processors, Apple is promising 12 hours of battery life for the 13.3-inch model, and 9 hours for the 11.6-inch version, a significant upgrade from the 7/5 hours quote for last year’s Air models. They also feature support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models will be available today from Apple’s website, and it has lowered the prices a bit. The 13-inch model starts at $1,099 with 128GB of flash storage, and the 11-inch model will start at $999 with 128GB.
And as for the new Mac Pro, this thing is gorgeous. Before introducing the desktop, Schiller said something to the effect of “We don’t normally do this, but you guys are very special to us, so we’re going to show you something we’ve been working on.”
WWDC 2013 Mac Pro inside
“Can’t innovate my ass,” Schiller quipped.
WWDC new Mac Pro
Apple’s long-awaited desktop refresh will be ready to ship this fall, and will come with next generation Intel Xeon processors, dual GPUs, Thunderbolt 2 ports, and flash storage. It’s an astonishing 1/8th the size of its predecessor and is being assembled in the U.S.
So, what do you guys think?

Apple introduces iOS 7

Tim Cook and company just took the wraps off of the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 7. And as expected, it’s by far the biggest update to the platform since the original iPhone launched back in 2007.
What’s different? Everything. In line with previous reports and speculation, Apple has completely redesigned the OS from the ground up with an all new user interface and a slew of new features. And honestly, it looks amazing…
Wow, where to even start here. Obviously, we’ll be going into specific features in more detail in subsequent posts, but I’m going to do my best to give a nice overview of some of the sweeping changes in the new software.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Philly Fourth Of July Jam Hosted By Comedian Kevin Hart



New York, NY- June 4, 2013 –Comedian Kevin Hart has been named the host of the third annual Philly 4th of July Jam, as part of the Wawa Welcome America! Festival. The event will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia on Thursday, July 4 from 8-11PM ET. In addition, the event will be live streamed on with frequent editorial coverage across MTV, VH1 and CMT news and blogs. Hometown favorites, The Roots, will once again serve as musical curators for the event, they will play their own set and also perform along with special guests John Mayer, Jill Scott, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo, Grace Potter and J. Cole. Capping off the musical event, the evening will include a spectacular fireworks display over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art.

"We are excited to bring Kevin back home to Philly to host the Largest Free Concert event in America", said show Executive Producer Shawn Gee.  "With Kevin, The Roots and Jill Scott, the show will definitely have a Philly flair to it, however with the other great talent on the show, this is guaranteed to be the best Philly Fourth of July show ever. And now with our new partners VH1, the entire country will be able to experience the annual party we have been throwing for 500,000 of our closest friends on the Ben Franklin Parkway each year.”

In addition to hosting the third annual Philly 4th Of July Jam, the actor and comedian has a new movie, KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN, hitting theaters on July 3rd. The movie captures the laughter, energy and mayhem from Hart’s 2012 “Let Me Explain” concert tour, which spanned 10 countries and 80 cities, and generated over $32 million in ticket sales. 

Billed as the “Largest Free Concert in America,” the Philly 4th of July Jam is a celebration of freedom and music. The Philly 4th of July Jam is an unforgettable, entertainment-filled night that has featured some of the top artists in the music industry. This is a one-of-a-kind concert, free of cost and fun for all ages, located right in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. With 500,000 people jamming out on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway--- there is no other place to spend the Fourth of July.

The Jam is coordinated by Welcome America, Inc. and its Executive Director Desiree Peterkin-Bell, along with Executive Producers Scott Mirkin and Shawn Gee and produced with Live Nation. Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots serve as musical directors for the Jam. Executive producers for VH1 are Lee Rolontz, Rick Krim and Keshia Williams.
The Philly 4th of July Jam takes place during Wawa Welcome America!, a multi-day festival that celebrates America’s birthday in America’s birthplace, Philadelphia.

About VH1
VH1 delivers the ultimate mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia for adults who still want to have fun.  VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S.  VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile and and @VH1, the hub for all things music and pop culture.  VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to,, or the VH1 Facebook page.  Follow us on Twitter @VH1PR.    

About Palladia
Palladia, MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel, launched in January 2006 and features original music-based programming for a variety of music genres, including hip hop, rock, country, pop, reggaeton, soul and more, as well as HDTV acquisitions and original content from MTV Networks Music Group’s MTV, VH1, and CMT family of services.  The channel has grown to 12 million households and is available on major U.S. carriers including Comcast, Cox, Verizon FiOS, Time Warner, Dish, DIRECTV, Charter, AT&T u-Verse and Insight.

About Wawa Welcome America!
Wawa Welcome America! is a multi-day festival that celebrates Americas birthday in Americas birthplace, Philadelphia. In 2013, Welcome America, Inc. is proud to celebrate 20 years as the producer of Philadelphias Fourth of July festival. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @July4thPhilly.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit


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