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LAURYN HILL PREGNANT AGAIN!

Looks like the rumors are true. Lauryn Hill recently announced during a concert at Chene Park in Detroit that she is pregnant. The bun in the oven marks the singer’s sixth child. The news comes just a few months after Hill hinted that she’s already begun recording the follow-up to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

WANNA SEE LIL KIM LIVE-IN-CONCERT?

According to XXLMag.com, Lil Kim is scheduled to take the stage and perform her classic material this Saturday at Club 57 in New York City. The event will begin at 10 PM, visit FVEvents.com for more information.

SNOOP DOGG WORKING ON REALITY SHOW?

According to the NYPost.com, Snoop Dogg is in talks with MTV and E! to produce the “hood version” of American Idol. As previously reported, Snoop revealed that he’d like to create a singing competition that focuses on finding “America’s hottest hood artists.” While details are sparse, the rap veteran is looking to have Jay-Z and Wiz Khalifa as judges and mentors on the upcoming series. No further details are known at this time.

KELLY’S “MOTIVATION” GETS REMIXED AGAIN!

People can’t get enough of Kelly Rowland’s hit song “Motivation.” After R Kelly and Jeremih recently laid down their vocals to the smash hit, we’ve learned Busta Rhymes, Trey Songz and Fabolous have collectively recorded a revamped version of the track. Check it out right now:

KANYE, JAY-Z WATCH THE THRONE TRACKLIST LEAKS?

According to reports, the official tracklisting for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s forthcoming joint album, Watch The Throne, has surfaced. The 10-track disc will apparently include contributions from Hov’s wife, Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Interestingly enough, the lead single, “H.A.M,” is not listed on the tracklist. While the artists have yet to confirm the release date, there are whispers that the disc will be completed in July and a second offering will be issued very soon.

· In case you missed it, Kanye’s latest visual for “Monster” was released over the weekend. The song is lifted form Yeezy’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is out in stores now.

TRACKLIST: 

1. “Lift Off” (Feat. Beyonce & Bruno Mars)

2. “Murder To Excellence”

3. “Illest Mother Alive”

4. “Why I Love You So (Guilt Trip)”

5. “That Sh** Crazy”

6. “Living So Italian”

7. “Who Gonna Stop Me”

8. “Whole Lifetime”

9. “We Are Young”

10. “Anthem”

THE DREAM TO RELEASE A NEW ALBUM THIS FALL

According to his official Twitter page, The Dream is ready to record a new album. The hitmaker wrote that his forthcoming project will be tilted Love IV (Diary Of A Mad Man) and there will be a nine-minute long buzz track premiering later today (6/7). The disc shares the same release date as Mary J Blige’s My Life II, The Journey Continues. Be sure to get both albums when they land on September 20th.

· Dream’s previous album, Love King, came out in 2010.

HIP HOP TWEET OF THE DAY: WIZ KHALIFA

Twitter is a great way for artists to tell fans about new albums and music videos, but it’s also helpful when it comes to dismissing rumors. To put an end to any whispers that are going around on the internet, Wiz Khalifa recently tweeted, “Me and Waka Flocka Flame don’t have beef. I f**ks with that lil ugly n***a!” There you have it.

DETAILS ON MONICA’S SECOND WEDDING CEREMONY

We all know Monica and her NBA husband, Shannon Brown, have already secretly exchanged vows back in January, but the couple are planning a second ceremony just for friends and family. The pair have reportedly sent out wedding invites to over 300 guests and are scheduled to say “I do” on Saturday, July 9th at an undisclosed location.

· Do you think some family and friends were disappointed they weren’t invited to the first ceremony?

· The news comes just weeks after the Los Angeles Lakers’ player denied sleeping with his teammate, Pau Gasol’s wife. He tweeted, “Ok let me put an end to this right now before it goes any further. I did not sleep with @paugasol woman!!! First and last time addressing it!”

SEAN KINGSTON IS WALKING! 

According to TMZ, Sean Kingston is making baby steps to recovery – literally! Following his jet ski accident in Miami over Memorial Day weekend and being sent to a trauma ward, the pop singer is now breathing on his own and walked for the first time Monday morning. His rep revealed, “Sean Kingston continues to be hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. His condition has been upgraded from critical yet stable to serious.”

DR. DRE’S DETOX COMING OUT IN JULY?

 

A new release date for Dr Dre’s long-awaited album, Detox, has just been posted on HMV.com for fans to pre-order in the U-K. The disc will reportedly be available on July 26th. While some fans might roll their eyes to the news, we can only hope that this release date will stick.

· The disc would land in stores on July 25th overseas.

BEYONCE RECORDS DELUXE VERSION FOR NEXT ALBUM

According to Billboard.com, there will be an exclusive version of Beyonce’s highly anticipated album, 4, released through Target. Its currently unknown how many additional songs the deluxe version will contain, but we’ve learned that Sony Music Entertainment plans to ship nearly one million copies to Target stores nationwide.

· So far, Bey has released three songs from the effort: “Run the World (Girls),” “1+1,” and “Best Thing I Never Had.”

MARY J BLIGE LEAKS NEW MATERIAL

If you head over to her official fansite, you’ll be able to hear a newly leaked song, “Miss Me With That,” recorded by Mary J. Blige. The ballad was produced by the legendary Harvey Mason Jr. and will appear on the singer’s upcoming album, My Life II, The Journey Continues, which arrives in stores and online on September 20th.

CHECK IT OUT HERE!!!

CALI SWAG ANNOUNCE LAUNCH FOR THE KICKBACK

Following the unfortunate passing of one of their members, Cali Swag District has revealed the launch date for their debut album, The Kickback. Fans can expect the “Teach Me How To Dougie” boys to release their project on July 12th.

· Head over to their official website to check out new single “Burn Out (Drive Fast).”

· TIDBIT: Cali Swag is nominated for Best Group for the upcoming 2011 BET Music Awards.

· TIDBIT: After M-Bone was tragically murdered on May 15, the group said in a statement, “We’re sure that M Bone is doin’ the Dougie at the gates of heaven and we know he would want us to keep the movement goin’ here.”

NEXT READY NEW ALBUM 

Do you remember Next? Well, the R&B group, known for their hit single “Wifey,” are reportedly working on their fourth studio album, titled Music 101. All three original members are on board despite recently breaking up and having label issues. Raphael “Tweet” Brown told SingersRoom.com, “We are giving the world that raw R&B we are known for. Stellar vocals, clever lyrics, and harmony that will move any audience. Our performance game has elevated with our maturity and experiences.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE! 

We’d like to send a birthday shout out to Prince, who turns 53 years old today (6/7)! You might not know this but today also marks the same date that the legendary singer decided to change his name to a symbol. Since this crooner is still very much active and constantly performing, be sure to visit his official website to see when he’ll be in a city near you.

·The entertainer’s birth name was Prince Rogers Nelson.

TAMIA READIES NEW ALBUM 

According to her publicist, Tamia is heading back in the studio to record the follow-up to 2006’s Between Friends. The wife of Grant Hill is looking to release her fifth effort, entitled Beautiful Surprise, this fall. We’ll keep you posted with further information.

· So far, confirmed producers for the album include Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, The Runners, Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly.

· Her biggest singles include “Stranger in My House” and “Officially Missing You”

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