Pre-Order “Watch The Throne” x Bow Wow Denies 1st Child x 50 Cent’s BDay x MTV Music News


WANNA PRE-ORDER WATCH THE THRONE?

After releasing the official artwork for Watch The Throne, Kanye West and Jay-Z are giving fans the chance to pre-order their highly anticipated joint album. If you head over to WatchTheThrone.com, you’ll notice that the standard disc offers ten tracks while the deluxe provides four additional records and special packaging. You can expect the project to hit stores on August 2nd.

·      Guest producers for the LP include Swizz Beatz, No ID and Lex Luger.

·      The standard version is being retailed for $13.99, while the deluxe is going for $16.99.

ICE CUBE SIGNS ON FOR VH1: BEHIND THE MUSIC

Since Missy Elliot kicked off the first episode, Ice Cube is next in line for the new season of VH1′s Behind The Music. While the rapper’s untold story is scheduled to premiere tonight (7/6) at 10 PM Eastern on VH1, you can check out a lengthy trailer right now:

·       CLICK LINK TO CHECK IT!  http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/668962/love-and-money.jhtml

NICKI MINAJ’S COUSIN WAS KILLED

According to TMZ, Nicki Minaj’s cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, was killed on July 4th. The 27-year-old reportedly died from “multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.” The fem-cee reacted to the news by writing on Twitter, “Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last night.” No arrests have been made, we’ll keep you posted.

BOW WOW DENIES HIS FIRST BABY?

Even though Bow Wow has yet to confirm rumors about having his first child, his mother, Teresa Cadwell, responded on Twitter about her new granddaughter, whose alleged name is Shai. The rapper’s mom tweeted, She looks like a baby doll. OMG!!! Y’all already know what I’m going to do! Spoil her and shower her with lots of love.” Surprisingly, Bow responded by tweeting, “I don’t need any blogs to tell my fans nothing. I’ll share my personal issues with my people when I feel comfortable. They will be first to know.” The child was reportedly conceived with model Joie Chavis.  

·      Bow Wow is 24 years old.

GUCCI MANE TO BE RELEASED FROM JAIL SOON

Poor Gucci Mane. MTV News reports the troubled rapper is still locked up for allegedly pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle back in early April. However, his rep revealed that fans can expect their favorite emcee to be released sometime this week.

·       Gucci’s latest album, The Return of Mr. Zone 6, is available in stores now.

CIARA ANNOUNCE JOINT TOUR WITH TAIO CRUIZ

We’ve just learned Ciara and Taio Cruz have announced they’ve teamed up with Malibu Rum and DJ Skribble for a ten-city joint outing which is being dubbed the Radio Maliboom Boom Station Invasion Concert Tour. Ci Ci said in a statement, “Right away I was interested because we’ll be traveling to some of the hottest cities in the country and I thought it’d be a really cool and sexy run to be a part of to help celebrate summer.” According to her official fansite, the trek begins on July 16th in Miami and wraps on September 1st in Arizona. The full tour dates are listed below:

·       Ciara will perform for the first seven tour stops and Taio will take the final three dates.

July 16th – Miami, FL

July 21st – Virginia Beach, VA

July 23rd – Jersey Shore, NJ

July 30th – Boston, MA

August 4th – New York City, NY

August 13th – Dallas, TX

August 18th – Chicago, IL

August 25th – Los Angeles, CA

August 27th – San Diego, CA

September 1st – Phoenix, AZ

SCARFACE STILL LOCKED UP OVER CHILD SUPPORT

Do you remember when we reported back in February that Scarface got locked up for allegedly failing to pay his child support? Well, according to XXLMag.com, the rapper is still in police custody and is facing four separate child support charges. Face owes nearly 174-thousand dollars total – one mother is seeking over 93k, the second case is asking for 50 grand, another for 30-thousand and the last one was set at $500. It’s unknown how much longer he’ll be held over the cases. We’ll keep you posted.

50 CENT RECRUITS GREAT PRODUCERS FOR NEXT LP

50 Cent is spoon-feeding his fans new information surrounding his next studio album. During a recent interview, the mogul said that he’s already recorded over 40 songs for the project, which is no longer tilted Black Magic. 50 explained, “I can’t wait till my album comes out. I think things will shift. Everybody who fell in love with what I fell in love with in hip-hop will respond to it because it’s got the right tones on it.” Fans can expect the LP to include contributions from Boi-1da, Alex Da Kid, Just Blaze and Eminem.

·      Today (7/6), marks the rappers 36th birthday! For his pre-birthday festivities, 50 Cent was recently spotted out with his new girlfriend, Daphne Joy.

·      The follow-up to 2009’s Before I Self-Destruct has no confirmed release date or title.

CHRIS BROWN WANTS TO DUET WITH BEYONCE!

Following Beyonce’s performance during the Macy’s July Fireworks Spectacular, Chris Brown tweeted, “I really wanna do a song with Beyonce!!!” The singer added, “Imagine the dancing! CraZzzzzzy.” In case you missed it, Bey showcased her vocal ability with an amazing rendition of “God Bless the U.S.A.” as well as her new single “Best Thing I Never Had” – visit BeyonceOnline.com to watch it now!

MARY J. BLIGE LEAKS “LIVING PROOF”

Mary J. Blige has contributed the theme song for the upcoming film, The Help. Rap-Up.com reports MJB said of “The Living Proof,” that her ability “to speak to so many women with this song, it means a lot.” Check it out online now.

·      The official soundtrack for The Help will be available July 26th at select Starbucks locations.

·      Be sure to look for the singer’s next album, My Life II: The Journey Continues, which is due out this September.

COMMON LEAKS NEW MATERIAL FROM NEW LP

Finally! Common has release a new single called, “Ghetto Dreams” featuring Nas, from his upcoming album. The No I.D-produced cut is the first offering from the rapper’s ninth studio effort, titled The Dreamer, The Believer. While there’s no word on when the follow-up to 2008′s Universal Mind Control will drop, fans will be able to purchase the new song on iTunes next week.

DRAKE AND RIHANNA SPOTTED SNUGGLING

The Rihanna and Drake rumors just won’t go away. After both denied any romantic involvement, a newly surfaced photo of the pair has everyone doubting those claims. In the pic, which was taken last month at the Buonanotte Supperclub in Montreal, Ri Ri and Drizzy are snuggling and sources tell TMZthat they were even making out. Friends with benefits perhaps?

AND… 

RIHANNA TAGGED IN ANOTHER LAWSUIT

According to TheSingersRoom.com, Rihanna has been hit with a second lawsuit for images used in her controversial “S&M” video.  German photographer Philip Paulus is alleging that a copy of one of his most famous images was featured in the clip.   According to Rihanna’s defense lawyers, Paulus is “effectively trying to monopolize an entire subject matter or genre in two different mediums.” Rihanna has not issued any statement in response to the lawsuit.

·      Do you think Philip Paulus has a right to sue Rihanna for the image being in the video? 

TIMBERLAKE CONSIDERING MYSPACE TALENT COMPETITION

Justin Timberlake is considering a MySpace talent competition.  According to Timberlake’s longtime manager, the singer-turned-actor has got plenty of ideas about how to get MySpace back on track as a destination for music fans, including finding new acts. Manager Johnny Wright said that using the site to find the next great singer or group is just one of the concepts that are being kicked around. More detailed plans for how Timberlake and the site’s new managers will run MySpace are expected at an August 17th press conference.

·       California-based Specific Media paid 35 million dollars for MySpace last week in a mostly stock deal that came six years after Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. outbid a number of other media giants to purchase the then-hot site for 580 million dollars. 

·       Timberlake bought a slice of MySpace last week. 

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