SNOOP DOGG VS. WIZ KHALIFA
Unlike most artists who dread the day a young act competes with them, Snoop Dogg doesn’t mind the references that Wiz Khalifa is a modern day version of him. In addition to recording and working with the rookie, the West Coast vet explained that he is not bothered by their many similarities. In related news, Wiz’ Rolling Papers and Snoop’s Doggumentary LP, are in stores today!
· Doggumentary marks Snoop’s eleventh studio album!
WIZ KHALIFA TOUR DATES
We’ve just learned Wiz Khalifa is scheduled to embark on his upcoming The Green Carpet Tour. The “Black & Yellow” rapper, who just completed his Waken Baken outing, is expected to begin the trek on April 1st in Raleigh, North Carolina and wrap up at Penn State University on April 26th.
Wiz Khalifa’s The Green Carpet tour dates:
April 1 – Raleigh, North Carolina
April 2 – Harrisonburg, Virginia
April 3 – Blacksburg, Virginia
April 4 – Ypsilanti, Michigan
April 6 – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
April 7 – Kingston, Rhode Island
April 8 – Durham, New Hampshire
April 13 – Dekalb, Illinois
April 14 – West Lafayette, Indiana
April 15 – Bloomington, Indiana
April 16 – Champaign, Illinois
April 19 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
April 20 – Orlando, Florida
April 21 – Tallahassee, Florida
April 22 – Auburn, Alabama
April 26 – State College, Pennsylvania
CHRIS BROWN TENANTS COMPLAIN
RadarOnline.com reports Chris Brown is a bad neighbor. Tenants in his West Hollywood condo have complained that the singer is “loud and totally disrespectful of his neighbors.” A source told the site, “He’s driving the other tenants in the building crazy. The vast majority of the residents are professionals and they work during the day, so it’s important to them to get some rest at night and that’s proving difficult with the noise that’s being generated.” Brown has been given a warning to keep the noise down in his 1.75-million dollar home.
· His crib is three-thousand square-feet and includes three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
CHRIS BROWN CHANGES HAIR COLOR
After making headlines last week, Chris Brown has gotten rid of his bleached-blonde hair and has returned to his original jet-black hair color. The singer posted a picture on his Twitter with his new look.
BOBBY V, MEGAN GOOD STAR IN VIDEO GIRL
Bobby V has landed a new acting gig with Megan Good in the much anticipated film, Video Girl. In the flick, Good shows the highs and lows of becoming the highest paid video model in the music industry. Bun B and Lisa Raye also star in the film, which opens in select cities on April 29th.· TIDBIT: In related news, the Bobby’s latest album, Fly On The Wall, is available in stores now.
RICK ROSS EXPANDS MAYBACH MUSIC ROSTER
In addition to working on Maybach Music’s upcoming compilation album, Self Made, Rick Ross is looking to add Teedra Moses to the roster. While nothing is official just yet, the singer tweeted that she admires Rozay’s work ethic and added, “I like the way they move and I like the hunger, and I like that it’s all about work.” We’ll keep you posted!
· Do you think Rick’s Maybach Music crew needs a female presence to rival Lil Wayne’s Young Money artists?
· Self Made is due on May 24th. The Maybach Music roster consists of Triple C’s, Wale, Meek Mil and Pill.
RICK ROSS ARRESTED
Over the weekend, Rick Ross was arrested in Shreveport, Louisiana for allegedly possessing marijuana. TMZ reports the rapper was handcuffed after authorities spotted “approximately a gram of [marijuana] in plain view.” The Miami native was later released on a misdemeanor summons.
· Apparently, the police said they could smell the weed coming from Rick’s hotel room.
LIL WAYNE TO BANK 50 MILLION THIS YEAR
Lil Wayne recently allowed Paris Hilton to ask him questions for Interview Magazine. During their session, Weezy revealed what his financial goals consists of in 2011. The mogul plans to “bank a cool 50-million at least…not generated 50 million dollars, but actually bank 50 million.” He also discussed what solitary confinement was like in prison and hinted at a possible collaboration with the socialite. Visit InterviewMagazine.com to read the full article now.
· According to Forbes, Wayne took in 20-million in 2010.
SWIZZ CONTRIBUTES TO WATCH THE THRONE
According to XXLMag.com, Swizz Beatz revealed that he’s contributed and finished a track for Kanye West and Jay-Z’s highly-anticipated joint album, Watch the Throne. We will keep you posted on a confirmed release date for the disc.
· The lead single, “H.A.M.,” entered the Billboard Top 100 single chart at number 23.
TONI’S REALITY SHOW SNEAK PEEK
We previously reported Toni Braxton’s new reality series, Braxton Family Values, is scheduled to premiere this spring. The GRAMMY-winning singer has issued a sneak peek of what to expect this season. Head to YouTube to check out the trailer of the series, which is set to debut on April 12th on the WE network.
· Viewers will see what it’s like as Toni and her four sisters, Tamar, Towanda, Traci, and Trina, along with their headstrong mother, Evelyn, pursue careers in the entertainment industry.
HIP-HOP VIOLINIST HEADS TO THE WHITE HOUSE
GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, who is commonly referred to as The Hip-Hop Violinist, has been invited to perform at the annual celebration of Women’s History Month by First Lady Michelle Obama. The event takes place this Wednesday.
· The event brings together 25 women selected by Mrs. Obama as the most distinguished women in America. Ben-Ari, along the other 24 women being honored, join Mrs. Obama to talk to students in the Washington, D.C. area about their life experiences.
WILLOW SMITH AND BEP FOR KIDS’ CHOICE
Willow Smith is coming to the Kids’ Choice Awards. According to People.com, the young star will be joining the Black Eyed Peas and Big Time Rush as performers at this year’s event, and Britney Spears is also scheduled to make an appearance. The Kids’ Choice Awards will air live on Sunday at 8 PM Eastern on Nickelodeon.
· Jack Black will be hosting the event for the third time.
TRINA TALKS NEW MIXTAPE
According to MTV News, Trina is excited for fans to check out her new mixtape, Diamonds Are Forever. The Miami rapper told MTV that the 12-track project will help tide people over until she unleashes her upcoming sixth studio effort later this year. Trina explained that her mixtape ushers in “a new direction of music.” She added, “I just wanted to do something that was fun and energetic. It’s the summer.”
· Click HERE to download!
· Trina teams up with Rick Ross on a track called “Waist So Skinny.” She also has guest spots with Maino and T-Pain.
MACK 10 FACING LAWSUIT
TMZ reports Mack 10 is facing a lawsuit for unpaid studio time. The rapper failed to pay for 30 hours of studio time at The Doghouse Studio in Los Angeles. He owes over 21-hundred dollars and has not commented about the situation.
· Mack 10’s last album, Soft White, debuted at 141 on the Billboard 200 chart. The disc sold 39-hundred copies in its opening week.
MIGUEL COVERS BRITNEY’S “HOLD IT AGAINST ME”
Miguel has issued a stripped down rendition of Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” for Billboard’s Mashup Mondays. The crooner told the site, “I’m not sure what Britney’s reaction is going to be, but hopefully she digs it.”
Click HERE to check it out!