Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24 was the season finale of everyone's favorite E Network show, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
Anyone that can breathe is aware that Kim and Reggie Bush are no longer an item as of over a year now, but that doesn't mean the flame has completely died out according to Reggie and I don't mean that in a good way.
According to Reggie Bush, he feels Kim put him on blast during the show when she aired a very emotional conversation to her relatives/friends. He decided to tweet an indirect message to Kim saying, "
Do You Feel Kim Put Reggie On Blast In This Video? Watch Here
Prior to the airing of the season finale and Reggie's combative tweets, Kim tweeted the following,
--Really Reggie? This combative attitude isn't necessary, the indirect comments on twitter and text messages isn't worth it. You're still young, wealthy and easy on the eye. Live life and have fun.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Deandre Way releases on November 30, 2010.
The 35-year-old St.Louis native is gearing up for his 6th album titled, "Nelly 5.0," due for release on November 15, 2010.
Nelly teamed up with R&B/Pop singer Chris Brown and rapper Plies on a new song that recently leaked titled, "Long Gone," off the new album.
While talking to press after the Music of Black Origin awards in the UK, Nelly spoke in defense for Chris Brown on the assault that took place with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
"What people seem to forget is that this was a kid, a kid that made a mistake that, sadly, grown men make every day," he told the Daily Star.
“If we’re going to give anyone the benefit of the doubt, it should be a kid. Chris has been through a lot, he’s learned his lesson now.”
In discussion on Nelly's upcoming "Nelly 5.0," album he expressed his views on the collaboration with Chris Brown stating, "He’s such a talented kid, such a great singer, and I always knew that would prevail.”
-- I agree with Nelly 150%. Everyone makes mistakes but I feel that Chris Brown has definitely took this situation, learned from it and grew from it as well. Leave it in God's hands, that's how I feel.
LISTEN TO "LONG GONE" BELOW
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
The cover to Nicki Minaj's debut album, "Pink Friday," was finally released to the public on Friday October 15 via Nicki's twitter page.
The first time I took notice to the album cover I wondered where were her arms. Of course Nicki knew her fans would be as curious as I was. She tweeted, "Had them rip my arms out the socket. Detachable arms cuz arms r for common folk."
According to MTV the album will include a string of confessional tracks that represent her romantic relations.
"This album is my heart and soul," Nicki Minaj told Paper magazine. "This is me explaining every single relationship that I've ever been in and explaining it in a way that every woman in this world can understand it."
Pink Friday will release on November 23 2010.
It's been reported through Canadian Broadcasting Corporation earlier today that the teenage pop singing sensation Justin Bieber has been accused of attacking a 12 year old boy Friday night at a laser tag centre in Richmond, B.C.
Staff members of the laser tag venue reported to CBS that the 16-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber was being followed around and heavily targeted during the game.
All of the anarchy seems to have stemmed from the alleged victim and a few other kids harassing Mr. Bieber.
Tmz.com stated, "Bieber defended himself from an aggressive kid who referred to him as a "faggot.""
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Annie Linteau said, "
"In investigations such as this, we would speak to anyone who may have information that could help the police investigation and of course that would include anyone witnesses, people working at the facility, et cetera,"
According to Annie Linteau the 12-year-old victim suffered from minor injuries which did not require medical attention.
At this moment there isn't any confirmation on the allegations towards Justin Bieber although a rep for Bieber told TMZ the reports are "absolutely untrue."
--I hope so because this is the last thing Justin Bieber needs right now. The Bliebers are extremely supportive in all that he goes through so I'm sure they'll ride this one out with him.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The couple named their son Egypt Daoud Dean.
Swizz Beatz and Alica Keys were dating since 2008 and had their wedding on July 31 2010.
As far as the music aspect is concerned, Swizz Beats is currently in the works of his third album titled "Haute Living," with confirmed features from Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Jay-z, Lil Wayne, Mary J. Blige, T.I. and more.
Swizz Beatz tweeted about the album saying,
Rihanna recently sat down with Rich and Kat's from Capital FM and spoke on various topics as well as her collaboration with Young Money's Barbie, Nicki Minaj of course for her upcoming album, "Loud."
"Raining Men," from the highly anticipated album is featuring Nicki Minaj and Rihanna had nothing but good things to say.
According to XXL Magazine, on October 13, 2010 Bryan Leach was pulled over at West 72nd Street and Riverside Drive on Manhattan's Upper West Side while driving erractically. The police spotted a loaded .380 Kel-Tec handgun with six hallow point bullets.
Byran's 41st birthday was spent behind bars. Police stated Bryan was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless driving and an equipment violation for having too much tint on his windows.
Prior to this incident, Bryan Leach was convicted for possessing brass knuckles and a loaded gun, with two weapon busts on his record.
Leach is responsible for the careers of artists such as Lil Jon and the Ying Yang Twins. He established his own record label, Polo Ground Music in 2006 which is now home to Pitbull, Yo Gotti, Yung Joc and Hurricane Chris.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
"Loud," Rihanna's 5th studio album is set to be released on November 12, 2010.
Rihanna - Only Girl [Video]
-- This is such a big song. I expected soooooooo much more.
What do you think?
Ciara's video "Gimme Dat," is the 3rd single off her fourth studio album, "Basic Instinct." Although the album was pushed back numerous times, the album is finally set to release on November 29, 2010.
Ciara - Gimme Dat [Video]
-- I love the choreograpy in CiCi's video. It seems like Ciara is taking it back to her roots from when she did "Goodies," and "1,2 Step." This is the Ciara I've grown to love.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
-- WILLOW SMITH IS SIGNED TO JAY-Z'S ROC NATION
WILLOW SMITH "WHIP MY HAIR" DEBUT SINGLE
In this month's Vibe issue, the ladies man known as no other than Usher Raymond graces the front cover.
Usher goes into various topics discussing his past relationship with ex-wife Tameka Foster and how he began to contemplate their marriage.
Usher tells Vibe,
"Anytime we had a disagreement or an argument, I began to contemplate: Wow, is this really gonna work out? I’m going through hell right now, given the fact that people have an opinion about our relationship. I can’t be unhappy at home and fighting the wars or the opinions outside."-- Personally, I felt Usher wasn't himself while with Tameka but after the divorce, he's been better than ever.
Recently, Chris Brown sat down with Hot 97's own Angie Martinez. They briefly discussed the cause for Chris not being able to partake on the Usher tour.
This is what Chris had say,
“We kinda had different views on the tour—no beef,” explained Chris. “We both have two different promoters, so whoever would get the tour would have to work it out and I think they didn’t see eye to eye. I think we rushed into it. We were in love with the idea more than the actual [business part of it]. We couldn’t get ready for it. Hopefully in the future, we might work something out.”
In the latest issue of Vibe, Usher mentions his views on Chris Brown and a few other young R&B male artists in the game,
"There is no compeition. I think that the artists that are doing great, they definitely need to have the support of the people that have paved the road. And that's why I support Chris. I support Trey Songz. I support the Sammie's of the world. I support the Lloyds of the world. Because this is a dying industry. This next tour represents a standard that has to be set for entertainment."-- Hopefully, in the near future we'll see these two on stage together making history.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Nas decides to write an e-mail to Def Jam about some concerns on The Lost Tapes 2. He says he could go on twitter or Hot 97 BUT he chooses to give them a piece of his mind in an e-mail and he doesn't beat around the bush either, it's pretty straightforward...read on.
To: LA Reid, Steve Bartels, Steve Gawley, Michael Seltzer, Joseph Borrino, Chris Hicks
Subject: PUT MY SHIT OUT!
Peace to all,
With all do respect to you all, Nas is NOBODY’s slave. This is not the 1800′s, respect me and I will respect you.
I won’t even tap dance around in an email, I will get right into it. People connect to the Artist @ the end of the day, they don’t connect with the executives. Honestly, nobody even cares what label puts out a great record, they care about who recorded it. Yet time and time again its the executives who always stand in the way of a creative artist’s dream and aspirations. You don’t help draw the truth from my deepest and most inner soul, you don’t even do a great job @ selling it. The #1 problem with DEF JAM is pretty simple and obvious, the executives think they are the stars. You aren’t…. not even close. As a matter of fact, you wish you were, but it didn’t work out so you took a desk job. To the consumer, I COME FIRST. Stop trying to deprive them! I have a fan base that dies for my music and a RAP label that doesn’t understand RAP. Pretty fucked up situation
This isn’t the 90′s though. Beefing with record labels is so 15 years ago. @ this point I just need you all to be very clear where I stand and how I feel about “my label.” I could go on twitter or hot 97 tomorrow and get 100,000 protesters @ your building but I choose to walk my own path my own way because since day one I have been my own man. I did business with Tommy Mottola and Donnie Einer, two of the most psycho dudes this business ever created. I worked well with them for one major reason……. they believed in me. The didn’t give a fuck about what any radio station or magazine said….those dudes had me.
Lost Tapes is a movement and a very important set up piece for my career as it stands. I started this over 5 years ago @ Columbia and nobody knew what it was or what it did but the label put it out as an LP and the fans went crazy for it and I single handlely built a new brand of rap albums. It’s smart and after 5 years it’s still a head of the game. This feels great and you not feeling what I’m feeling is disturbing. Don’t get in the way of my creativity. We are aligned with the stars here, this is a movement. There is a thing called KARMA that comes to haunt you when you tamper with the aligning stars. WE ARE GIVING THE PEOPLE EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. Stop throwing dog shit on a MAGICAL moment.
You don’t get another Nas recording that doesn’t count against my deal….PERIOD! Keep your bullshit $200,000.00 fund. Open the REAL budget. This is a New York pioneers ALBUM, there ain’t many of us. I am ready to drop in the 4th quarter. You don’t even have shit coming out! Stop being your own worst enemy. Let’s get money!
-- DAMNNN! (SMOKEY VOICE)
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a mid-tempo track catering towards the ladies this time around. Yes, Tyga is a scorpio so it's not hard for him to switch roles on over to his sentimental side.
Fans are anticipating Tyga's sophmore LP, "Careless World," while still enjoying the leaks. The first single, "I'm On It," "Really Raw," and "First Time," are confirmed to appear on the upcoming album that's set to release sometime during Winter 2010 to February 2011. Tyga mentions this album shows he has grown up but still relates to the kids.
Tyga tells MTV how the collaboration came about,
"Pharrell is a crazy producer, he didn't ask to listen to the rest of my album we just got in and started creating."
"We conversed about music and fashion and he made the beat at the same time."
Listen to "First Time ft. Pharrell
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Although the mixtape isn't anywhere near complete, Drake hopes to have the mixtape finished by November and out to the public around Christmas. The first song on the mixtape is titled, "I Get Lonely Too," which stands out the most as stated by Drake himself.
According to MTV, Drake says he's excited about It's Never Enough and has formulated a few ideas for a new music video, but we'll just have to stay tuned for that one. Most fans are curious as to what songs will appear on the mixtape, everyone wants new music but it's hard when you're songs are leaked before the actual release date. "Nothing on the mixtape has leaked...all songs leaked were references for Jamie Foxx, Rita Ora from Roc Nation and Rihanna," Drake mentioned in a recent MTV interview.
Drake has a lot on his plate, but besides working on his mixtape and being on tour he's also gearing up for his next official album. In comparison with his first album, "So Far Gone," he definitely wants his upcoming album to have more songs while executing the same kind of balance according to the style of music; R&B meets Hip-Hop.
--- I've heard a lot of new music from Drake and I'm excited to hear the new mixtape and definitely can't wait for the new album. Drake will be in Atlanta at the FOX Theater on Oct. 6 and yes I'll be there. Stay tuned for pics and videos. ---
Listen to Drake's "I Get Lonely Too" produced by 40
Drake sits down with Hot 97's Angie Martinez and speaks on various topics:
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Kanye stated,"Due to blogs leaking unfinished songs from my actual album I've decided to pass of Good Fridays this week.."
"It's messed up that one hacker can mess everything up for everyone... I love to take a year to finish my songs and deliver them to you guys in there most completed form.."
"It would have seemed like since I give free music every week even the lowest form of human being would respect that enough not to leak...unfinished songs from my real album."
Despite the emotional spill over twitter, Kanye moved forward with the announcement for his upcoming album titled, "MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY," with the release date set for November 22, 2010 with the first song being "Dark Fantasy," produced by The RZA and co-produced by Mr. West and No I.D. Other major producers featured on the album are Soulja Boy, DJ Toomp, DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz and more.
Kanye is definitely keeping his fans abreast on his 5th highly anticipated album. The second single off the album is titled, "All of the Lights," with the final version on it's way.
As a graphic designer I'm entirely fascinated by Kanye's eye for art. The album packaging is currently a work in progress with type faces designed from a graphics house located in Paris. Here's the graphic work for "Runaway" along with a short movie teaser.
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Monday, October 4, 2010
in about 15 years. Although Drake openly expresses his emotions for
his Young Money labelmate via Twitter and on his hit record "Miss Me,"
Nicki tells VIBE she's waiting until age 40-plus before donng a wedding dress.
What did Nicki have to say in her own words?
"I want the beach wedding," Minaj said. "Everything would be white and soft pink. I hate red!"
She continues: "I'd be wearing a strapless dress, gripping around the waist, with a never-ending train. No shoes, just my feet in the sand."
As for guests, there's room for little Barbies and a special performer not in Lil Wayne's crew.
"[I'd] have five little flower girls dressed in Hawaiian straw skirts," Minaj says. "Then Beyoncé would sing 'Smash Into You' and I'd cry like, 'Oh God.'"
For now though, those plans are in the distant future. In her June/July VIBE cover story, she said "I don't date women and I don't have sex with women," adding in her current Out magazine cover story, "but I don't date men either." —John Kennedy with additional reporting by Tracy Garraud
Gucci Mane 107.9 interview Pt.1
Gucci Mane 107.9 Pt.2
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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I know real talent when I see it, Mindless Behavior that is. The first time I saw this video was on BET'S 106&Park. My tv was on mute while watching these four boys dance with such aggression. They kind of reminded me of B2K, the teen group phenomenon in the early 2000's. B2K's age and physical appearance correlated with their demeanor along with their stage presence but as artists Mindless Behavior is way ahead of their time mentally which is a good thing. With just one look you can tell that someone definitely spent their time grooming these boys for what's to come. The new generation has a chance to experience what I and everyone else in my age bracket grew up with. First there was B2K now there's Mindless Behavior but I hope they'll stick around long enough to actually make an impact in the industry.
Watch MB's video "My Girl"
designed by me (every cover is designed by me so i won't have to keep writing thisl!):)
1. FAB FT RED CAFE - DOES MY THING
2. LIL WAYNE FT. DRAKE - GONORRHEA
3. KANYE WEST FT RICK ROSS, JAY-Z & NICKI MINAJ - MONSTER
4. DRAKE FT. MARY J. BLIGE & SWIZZ BEATZ - FANCY (REMIX)
5. CASSIDY - DRUMMA BASS
6. TYGA FT. TRELL - PARTY OVER HERE
7. CAM'RON FT. VADO - SPREAD MY WINGS
8. PIMP C FT. DRAKE & BUN B - WHAT UP
9. GUCCI MANE FT. SEAN GARRETT - LATE
10. T.I. FT RICK ROSS - PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE SWAG
11. LLOYD BANKS - SEE ME BRIGHT
12. LIL WAYNE - RIGHT ABOVE IT FT DRAKE
13. LOLA MONROE FT. TRINA - OVERTIME
14. SOULJA BOY FT. SERIUS JONES - BRING IT ON OVER
15. BIRDMAN FT. JEEZY & BUN B - MY JEWEL
16. NICKI MINAJ - RIGHT THRU ME
17. BIG SEAN FTKANYE WEST - WHATEVER U WANT
18. NEW BOYZ FT. TEAIRRA MARI - SPOT RIGHT THERE
19. KANYE WEST FT JAY-Z - SO APPALLED REMIX
20. VADO - GOODFELLAS
21. J.COLE - THE PLAN
22. LLOYD BANKS - REACH OUT
23. GUCCI - HATERADE
24. BLACK ROB FT. PEEDI CRACK & LIL CEASE - I DON'T KNOW
25. ACE HOOD FT. SEAN GARRETT - LET IT OFF
26. TRAE THA TRUTH FT. GUDDA GUDDA & JAE MILLZ - HOOD NIGHTS