Jeezy Announces TM103 Release and Tour -x- T-Pain Sues Autotune -x- New Goodie Mob Album Soon -x- Nicki fined in Jamaica -x- MTV Music News


NICKI FACING A FINE FOR JAMAICA PERFORMANCE

 

Looks like Nicki Minaj broke some rules during her performance at the Reggae Sumfest 2011 in Montego Bay over the weekend. According to the Jamaica Observer, the fem-cee was hit with a fine for using explicit lyrics and sexual dance moves during her set. She pleaded guilty to the charges and paid a thousand dollars in fines. Chump change.

· This was the same concert where Nicki brought out Sean Kingston. The performances marked the first time he stepped on stage since his jet ski accident in May.

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NICKI MINAJ BECOMES THE FACE OF MAC

 

Nicki Minaj recently announced that she’s the newest spokeswoman for MAC. The “Super Bass” rapper is helping the cosmetics giant promote VIVA GLAM lip products and support the AIDS Fund initiative. Alongside Ricky Martin, the fem-cee will appear in numerous campaign ads, which will benefit the fight against HIV and AIDS. Nicki tweeted, “Can’t wait for my barbz & ken barbz to wear this new shade of lipstick! Wait til u see it! Sickening!!!!”

 

· She previously teamed up with MAC to launch a limited-edition Pink 4 Friday lipstick.

 

JEEZY ANNOUNCES ALBUM RELEASE DATE

 

During a performance at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Monday night, Young Jeezy revealed the launch date of his upcoming album, TM103. The rapper, who was celebrating live in concert the six year anniversary of his debut effort, told the crowd that the project will be in stores September 20th.

· The concert featured appearances from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Fabolous, The Lox, and Bun B.

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YOUNG JEEZY ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

 

After revealing to fans that his upcoming TM103 (Thug Motivation 103) album arrives this fall, Young Jeezy has issued the official tour dates to support the release of the disc. The Snowman will kick off the outing in New Orleans on July 31st and hit major cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, before wrapping on September 2nd in Seattle. In addition, Freddie Gibbs has also signed on as a supporting act. TM101 arrives on September 20th.

 

· Visit Jeezy’s official website to learn more about the tour.

GAME WANTS TO JOIN CASH MONEY RECORDS

During an interview with XXLMag.com, Game revealed that he’s been in negotiations with Birdman to eventually ink a deal with Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records. The rapper, who is currently signed to Interscope, explained, “I talk to Baby every day. We been playing with the idea of going over to Cash Money.” He added, “I definitely think that’s where I’ll probably end up. Cause they winning, they want to win and I been winning and want to continue to win.” In related news, Game just issued the visual to his new single, “Pot Of Gold” featuring Chris Brown.

· The single is lifted from Game’s upcoming R.E.D. Album, which arrives on August 23rd.

KELLY DOESN’T CARE ABOUT FIRST WEEK SALES

Now that Kelly Rowland has released her third studio effort, Here I Am, many fans have begun to wonder if this will be her defining project. We asked Kelly if she thinks the disc will debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and the “Motivation” signer says she doesn’t get too caught up in opening sales figures. Her highest debut was 2007’s Ms Kelly, which fell within the top ten of the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 82-thousand copies seven days.

· Check out what Beyonce posted on her official Facebook page, “Summer just got better: Kelly Rowland’s new solo album, Here I Am, hits store shelves and iTunes today. Congratulations to Kelly! Get your copy now.” 

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DETAILS ON KELLY ROWLAND’S NEW ACTING GIG

 

According to SingersRoom.com, Kelly Rowland will star in the upcoming series adaptation of Stephen King’s Bag of Bones. The singer will star alongside Pierce Brosnan and Annabeth Gish for the two-part mini-series, which begins film next month in Nova Scotia. The project will premiere on A&E later this year.

JAY-Z BLOGS ABOUT AMY WINEHOUSE

The sudden passing of Amy Winehouse has impacted numerous hip hop artists including Jay-Z. To honor the late singer’s memory, the rap mogul recently wrote on his official blog, “My favorite song by this amazing talent” and he provided a link to Amy’s hit tune, “Tears Dry On Their Own.” Check it out now:

· VISIT HERE —>  http://lifeandtimes.com/rest-in-peace-amy

DMX DENIES REALITY SHOW WITH TEN CHILDREN!

Despite reports suggesting that DMX is currently filming a reality show called X-Tended Family, a rep for the rapper has told AllHipHop.com that those rumors are false. The series was alleged to feature X reuniting with his ten children, but his publicist promises that there’s definitely no show in the works. The news comes just days after the rapper was released from Arizona’s Yuma Prison for probation violation.

WIZ KHALIFA’S ROLLING PAPERS GOES GOLD

Wiz Khalifa can add another plaque to his collection as news has just broken that his major label debut, Rolling Papers, has officially reached gold status. The rapper’s project, which includes platinum singles “Black and Yellow” and “Roll Up,” managed to sell over 500-thousand copies since its March 29th release date. He recently tweeted that he’s “thankful for every positive person in [his] life.”

· Rolling Papers opened at number two on the Billboard 200 with 197-thousand copies sold in its first week.

T-PAIN SUES AUTO-TUNE MAKER

The king of auto-tune is now in a legal battle with the very company that provided him with his famous modulated voice. T-Pain severed ties with audio effects company, Anteras, to start marketing his own line of audio effects. Unfortunately, the singer was forced to file a lawsuit and claims that the Anteras continued to use his name to sell their products.

· T-Pain’s real name is Faheem Najm.

BEYONCE TO APPEAR ON THE VIEW & FALLON 

Beyonce is scheduled to perform her hit single “Best Thing I Never Had” and “1+1” on ABC’s The View tomorrow (7/28) at 11 AM Eastern. If that’s not enough, she’ll also showcase her vocal talents later the same night on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The songs are her newest singles from her latest album, 4, which is out now.

· As a solo artist, Bey has sold more than 75-million records worldwide.

LAURYN FAILS TO PAY HER GUITARIST?

According to TMZ, Lauryn Hill is being accused of not paying a professional guitarist named Jay Gore. Apparently, the singer, who just gave birth to her sixth child, allegedly stiffed Gore out of $3590 dollars over four years ago. Gore reportedly played in Hill’s band for only two weeks and has filed a lawsuit for never being compensated for his work.

TRINA PERFORMS TO PROMOTE ANTI-VIOLENCE 

AllHipHop.com reports Trina is scheduled to perform at the 4th annual South Philly Unity in the Community block party. The free concert event will be a day of music and helps to support non-violence in the community. The block party will be held on July 30th in South Philly.

· Do you think that more rappers should follow Trina’s example and get involved in efforts to help local communities in need?

· Trina is not actually from Philly, she is originally from Miami, Florida.

NEW GOODIE MOB ALBUM COMING SOON!

 

Cee Lo Green recently tweeted that Goodie Mob has reunited and are working on a new project titled, We Sell Drugs Too. Details are sparse but the disc is expected to be completed and released this fall.

· The group consists of Green, Big Gipp, Khujo and T-Mo.

RIHANNA DROPS NEW SINGLE

Rihanna has released her new single, “Cheers (Drink to That).” The song is on her platinum album Loud and Rap-Up.com is reporting that Ri Ri will repackage the album sometime this fall.

· “Cheers (Drink to That)” samples Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You.”

AMY WINEHOUSE LAID TO REST

Friends and family gathered in London on Tuesday morning to pay tribute to Amy Winehouse at a private funeral at the Edgwarebury Cemetery in London. Winehouse was found dead in her apartment on Saturday at the age of 27. According to the Associated Press, friends such as Kelly Osbourne and Amy’s Back to Black producer Mark Ronson were in attendance at the funeral, which was expected to be followed by cremation and a family gathering at a local synagogue. Osbourne, one of Winehouse’s close friends, wore her hair in a tall beehive as an homage to her pal’s signature look. Winehouse’s autopsy results were inconclusive, and police said results of toxicology test will take two to four weeks.

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MTV TO HONOR WINEHOUSE

In the wake of Amy Winehouse’s tragic death, MTV will pay special tribute to the fallen star and the millions who mourn her. Today at 6:30 PM Eastern, MTV will air an April 2007 episode of 45th at Night, during which the singer gives and intimate performance and insight into her life as an emerging artist. This rare television performance includes renditions of some of her biggest hits including the 2006 song “Rehab” as well as collaborations with artist like Mos Def. Don’t miss this opportunity to pay respects to the late great Amy Winehouse.

· Amy Winehouse died at age 27, the same age that fellow musicians Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Brian Jones passed away at.

MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE CONCERT!

Michael Jackson’s family has announced a tribute concert to the late King of Pop that is slated to take place on October 8th in Cardiff, Wales. The four-hour show at the 75-thousand seat Millennium Stadium will be broadcast via satellite on Pay-Per-View and into movie theaters with a cast of big-name performers, who have not been revealed. At a press conference on Monday revealing the details of the Michael Forever show, Jackson family matriarch Katherine was joined by sons Tito, Jackie and Marlon and daughter LaToya; siblings Jermaine, Randy, Janet and estranged husband Joe were not in attendance. The show is set to feature artists Jackson admired and will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his solo career.

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