June 4, 2010
Drake sports a free Lil’ Wayne shirt at the HipHop Honors lastnight. iKnow for a fact that eveyone from Young Money and escpecially Baby (Birdman) were missing Wayne last night. In the pic below it kinda looks like Drizzy wants to tear up. Its been a long time coming for him and he finally reaches the peak of his success but couldnt attend last nights festivities becuase he’s locked up. Oh well T.I. was there so yaaaaaaaaay!
June 3, 2010
As we may know, Drizzy’s highly anticipated album Thank Me Later, leaked onto the internet yetserday. The album is scheduled to be released in about 2 weeks or so. Of course we know that it’s unsure of who leaked the album, but after reading Drakes tweet yesterday, he dosen’t seem mad @ all. He actually told everyone to enjoy the album but not to 4get to buy it. His exact words we’re “I gave away free music for years, so we’re good over here … just allow it to be the soundtrack to your summer and ENJOY! JUNE 15th!” I’m pretty sure that the album will be the soundtrack to people’s summer fall winter and sping’s to come…at least until his next album is released. Drake is hot right now, and though ican’t really get n2 him, iMay do so in the future.
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June 2, 2010
According to many reports as stated by SOHH.com, Drake is set to do heavy promotion for his upcoming debut album Thank Me Later. He’s booked appearances on many high profile shows all before the release date June 15. During the release of the album he shall visit 106 & Park. He will then fly to LA for a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the 23 and Jimmey Kimmel Live! on the 24th, and not only his he nominated for a BET AWard, he’s also performing. U better promote this album Drizzy! iCan honestly say that I’ve liked Drake since Degrassi, but iHaven’t really got into his music. That is kind of changing now. Evvvvvvvverywhere iTurn some1 is playing 1 of his songs and iCan’t help but sing alone. I’m sure his album will debut within the top 5 of the Hot 200 Albums chart.
May 31, 2010
Training Day director Antoine Fuqua has reportedly confirmed rumors of a Tupac Shakur biopic being in the works. The movie is set to begin production in Sepetember of this year. The movie will tell the life of the late rapper from his childhood until his death. Shout out to SOHH.com for the info ! After the critical and financial success of Notourious, Tupacs film has alot to live up to. So until more information is realsed, check out my favorite Tupac song :).
May 26, 2010
Okay, when ifirst saw this teaser cover iHad to laugh. Let me also say that Nicki Minaj scares me, iDon’t know if it’s the fact that she raps like Lil Wayne, or the fact that iReally think she is a pyscho bitch. Yesterday the teaser shot for her upcoming cover for Vibe Magazine was released. It shows Nicki in a wacky ninja like outfit and Gaga-esque hairdo. And for some reason iHave mixed feelings about it. One part of me admires the picture for the unique style, theme, and the vivid colors. The other half of me thinks that she looks like a confused ostrich or wild bird thats very much confused about it’s location. Maybe after iLook at this for a while I’ll reach a decision, but until then could some 1 please tell me why it looks like she’s ready to spred her wings and fly away to the land of birds?
May 26, 2010
After releasing his 6th studio album Relapse in May of last year, reports begin to surface about Eminem releasing a part II to the LP at the end of the year, but he re-released the album instead. After working with new producers, the idea of a sequel didn’t make any sense to him so he decided to make a completely new album entitled Recovery. Eminem revealed the covers for his seventh studio album which is due to be released on June 22nd. The 1st cover shows Eminem walking down a lonely road, and the 2nd one shows him in a one room glass box reading a book (ithink it’s the bible but icould be wrong). The covers are to represent how he feels at this point in his life and career: the long road to recovery and all eyes on him. ilike the direction he’s taking this and how it corresponds with the album. Usually a covery is simply a great or interesting picture, but inoticed that his album covers usually correspond with the album itself.
May 25, 2010
Who would of known that Drake was an Aaliyah fan…but then again who wasn’t (it seems like after her death she became even more popular which is sad but thats a totally different story…and if u are reading this saying that’s a lie then u are guilty of doing it…again isay thats another story). Drake paid homage to the memory of the late singer by using her vocals from her hit song “At Your Best” in his song “Unforgettable” from his new album entitled “Thank Me Later” which is due out in June. The song features Young Jeezy who too seems 2 be an Aaliyah fan. Though it is said to be a homage to her, ireally don’t see how. All he’s doing is rapping over a beat using some of her songs as punchlines while she comes in on the hook. If this is a homeage then its not a very good one.
May 24, 2010
Gucci isnt only a free man from jail, but also from his managment. He has parted ways and is no longer affiated with Mizay Entertainment or Hitt Afta Hitt Enterprises. He’s not even affiliated with So Icey Entertainment! But don’t think thats it for Gucci, the Atlanta based rapper recently launched his new label 1017 Brick Squad Records with a new team of industry heavyweaights behind him. The label is already prepping new releases from Gucci, Wacka Flocka Flame Brick Squad,and a super group consisting of Gucci Mane, Wacka Flocka and Oj Da Juiceman. Gucci will serve as President & CEO of the label in addition to being the marquee artist, he restructured his team and signed an exclusive management deal with First Avenue Management, Inc. The real big news is that he has brought along powerhouse agency CAA, which represents artists such as Usher, Justin Bieber and Anthony Hamilton, to handle all booking and appearance scheduling. Gucci just may be big after all. Do we really want this to happen?
May 19, 2010
The nominations for the BET Awards 2010 were announced at an official press conference in New York City yesterday by Diddy & his Dirty Money band. Jay-Z leads the pack with a total of 5 nominations including twice in the Video of the Year category for Run This Town with Rihanna and Kanye and Empire State of Mind with Alicia Keys, respectivly. Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona and Trey Songz all tie in at 2nd place with a total of 4 nominatitions. What seemed to shock alot of people is that teen heart throb Justin Bieber is nominated in the Best New Artist Catergory along with Nicki Minaj. New catergories such as Young Stars Awards is introduced where Selena Gomez of Disney Fame is nominated.
Queen Latifah, who isn’t new to hosting duties as she hosted last year’s People Choice Awards, American Music Awards, and the Grammys, is set to host the event which will be held live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 27.
May 10, 2010
A few weeks ago as we all know, rapper Guru passed away. Sadly it was overshadowed by his former producer and group member Solar.Over the weekend Solar’s, email was hacked and alot of things have been revealed. It’s bad enough that he was accused of everything from denying Guru’s family access to see him during his last days, to fabricating a deathbed statement from the rapper to start a charity in Guru’s name; the emails confirm that Solar forced Guru to tour instead of seeking medical help and he controlled Guru’s access to his own email account and various other web presences. It also shows that Solar owed money to multiple companies and organizations, and that Solar attempted to pimp out unreleased music from Guru after the rapper’s death. But this isnt it ! The unknown hacker stated that there will be more emails released within the next few days. This is turning into a Hip Hop soap opera, and I dont like it.