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TUPAC WROTE A SCREENPLAY

XXLMag.com has learned a screenplay written by Tupac Shakur will be produced into a movie via NStar Studios. The late rapper wrote the project, titled Live 2 Tell, back in 1995 during his 11-month prison sentence for weapons possession. The script follows a young drug dealer who is struggling to change his lifestyle.

· The budget for the film is 11-million dollars and producers will begin shooting next year.

· Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, will executive produce the movie to make sure it matched the rapper’s original storyline.

MOBB DEEP PREPS FIRST SHOW IN THREE YEARS

According to AllHipHop.com, Mobb Deep will reportedly take stage for the first time in three years this week at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. The rap duo will headline a show that also includes performances from Ghostface Killah and Raekwon the Chef, The Money Making Jam Boys and DJ Stretch Armstrong. Visit Ticketmaster.com for passes to Thursday night’s show.

· Speaking of Ghostface, his birthday is today! His real name is Dennis Coles and he is turning 41.

· The news comes just a few weeks after Mobb Deep’s Prodigy was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for weapons possession.

PITBULL LEAKS SNEAK PEEK TO NEW VIDEO

We’ve just learned that Pitbull has released exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for his new single, “Give Me Everything.” The visual for the track, which includes guest vocals from Ne-Yo, is directed by David Rousseau. Check it out via PerezHilton.com now.

· Pitbull will release his new album, Planet Pit, on June 21st.

· It marks the sixth album from the Miami-based Cuban-American rapper, who tapped Sean Paul and T-Pain to join him on the effort.

· Click HERE to check it!

NICKI MINAJ PREMIERES “SUPER BASS”

We are yet to see a Nicki Minaj video where she’s really showing off her dance moves, but in her new visual for “Super Bass,” the Young Money princess taps into some choreography. In the Sanaa Hamri-directed clip, Nicki also delivers a glow-in-the-dark lap-dance and playfully flirts with shirtless men in a pool filled with pink water. Check it out today!

· Expect her next video for “Fly” with Rihanna to be released soon.

· To date, Pink Friday has sold 1,342,000 copies in the U-S.

GAME’S R.E.D. ALBUM COMING IN AUGUST?

According to Billboard.com, Game has given new information about when fans will finally be able to hear his oft-delayed R.E.D. Album. The West Coast rapper, who previously told the site that he’ll have the best project of 2011, revealed that “the album was slated for the end of the summer, and it will not be pushed back any more than that. So we’re looking towards late August.”

GO BEHIND THE SCENES ON KELLY ROWLAND’S VIDEO

Even though Kelly Rowland has already leaked the video for her new hit single, “Motivation” featuring Lil Wayne, fans can check out new behind the scenes footage of the clip on YouTube now. In related news, the former Destiny’s Child singer has claimed the number six spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-hop chart.

· Rowland is yet to release the title of her forthcoming third solo effort.

ALICIA KEYS PAY TRIBUTE TO MOM ON NEW ALBUM

Alicia Keys knows that she owes a lot of her success to her mother. In an interview with Essence magazine, the signer revealed that she has found a special way to show her appreciation. AK explained, “I just wrote a song for my next album that was inspired by a conversation I had with a man who was expressing how indebted he feels to God,” Alicia added, “He said, ‘I owe God.’ Now, what an interesting thought. And as much as I believe in God, for me that translated into how much I owe my mother for who I am. So I went home and I wrote ‘I Owe You.’ It’s dedicated to her.” There’s no word on when the follow-up to last year’s Element Of Freedom will be available.

· On June 30th, Alicia is scheduled to perform at New York City’s Beacon Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary edition of her debut album, Songs in A minor.

· Do you think she’ll also dedicate a song to her newborn son, Egypt?

WALE READIES TWO NEW ALBUMS

According to MTV News, Wale has a lot planned when it comes to recording new material for his next studio album. In addition to creating verses for the Maybach Music Group compilation Self Made Vol. 1, the rapper is considering dropping two albums later this year or in 2012. He said of his new songs that there’s “a lot of drive, a lot of hunger, it’s a lot of the things that I wasn’t good at explaining the first time around.” Unlike his last effort, Attention Deficit, Wale promises “the messages are getting’ across a lot cleaner, so I’m very, very proud of the music I’ve been putting out for this new project.” Visit MTV.com for more.

· Fans will be able to purchase Self Made on May 24th.

RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS AND MORE FOR TODAY

Rihanna, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, Bruno Mars and more will be performing during the Toyota Concert Series on Today this summer. Pitbull featuring T-Pain and Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Cee Lo Green, Train, Maroon 5 and Enrique Iglesias will also appear on The Today Show, performing outside Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Rihanna will help kick off summer concert series on Friday, May 27th.

TYLER’S GOBLIN ALBUM LEAKS

Fans of Tyler The Creator will be excited to know that his official debut album, Goblin, has leaked on the Internet. The Odd Future leader responded on Twitter writing, “People are going crazy tryna find the leak to Goblin.” Since the project lands in stores tomorrow, he added, “F**king losers. It will be in like, Target and Best Buy and s**t like that 5.10.11.” With all the hype surrounding the rap group, Ty also tweeted, “I give it a month before everyone hates Odd Future.”

· During a press conference in France, Odd Future lashed out at a reporter when she asked their opinions about Lil B. OF member Left Brain stated, “This is an Odd Future press conference. Y’all be talking about other s**t. Stay on topic, girl. F**k Lil B, don’t talk about him.”

CEE-LO READY TO RECORD WITH GNARLS AND GOODIE MOB

When he taped his Vh1 Storytellers in California last month, Cee-Lo Green announced he would be reuniting with Goodie Mob to record an album. Vh1 Storytellers: Cee-Lo Green premieres on May 20th at 11 PM Eastern.

BRUNO MARS TAKES FOURTH ON DIGITAL SONGS CHART

1. “E.T.” – Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

“E.T.” has sold almost three-million copies. It sold over 300-thousand copies last week. The song also tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fifth non-consecutive week.

2. “Rolling in the Deep.” – Adele“Rolling in the Deep” has sold over two-million copies.

3. “Till The World Ends” – Britney Spears

“Till The World Ends” leaps nine spots to number three. It doubled its last week sales, shifting another 246-thousand copies. The song also leaped eight notches to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

4. “Lazy Song” – Bruno MarsBruno Mars’ “Lazy Song” holds at number four, and will likely go platinum this week.

5. “Just Can’t Get Enough” – Black Eyed PeasThe Peas’ “Just Can’t Get Enough” falls two notches to number five. It has sold over 1.5-million copies in 11 weeks

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