Jeezy Explains Album Delay -x- J. Cole’s Workout Video -x- Eminem Fighter Movie Not Happening… -x- Carter IV Tracklist -x- Music News


CELEBRATING OTIS REDDING

With all the buzz around the Watch the Throne single titled “Otis,” it is safe to say that the legacy of Otis Redding has been resurrected. On September 4th, there will be an event called An Evening of Respect, which is designed to celebrate of the life and times of the late singer. Coordinated by his wife, Zelma Redding, a number of artists, including Musiq Soulchild and Timothy Bloom, will honor his accomplishments. The event is to be held in Macon, Georgia, which was his hometown.

– For tickets and more info go to OtisRedding.com now.

– Otis Redding died in a plane crash in 1967.

JEEZY EXPLAINS ALBUM DELAY 

According to his fansite, Young Jeezy wants everyone to know why it took him so long to complete his upcoming album, Thug Motivation 103. During a recent radio interview, the rapper stated, “I wanted [this album] to be special because I promoted it for so long,” he explained. “And I feel like if you’re gonna make somebody wait for something, it’s gotta be right.” As previously reported, TM103 arrives September 20th.

· The disc features Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Drake, André 3000, and more.

EMINEM’S ROLE IN SOUTHPAW FURTHER DELAYED

According to Deadline.com, DreamWorks announced that the upcoming film, Southpaw, which was supposed to star Eminem, has been given back to filmmakers. While Antoine Fuqua was tapped to direct the movie, viewers might not get to see the flick on the big screen unless another distributor backs it. As previously reported, the movie follows Slim Shady portraying a “welterweight boxer, who fights through personal tragedy, to reclaim his past glory.”

J. COLE RELEASES WORKOUT VIDEO

J. Cole shows his love for basketball and the ladies in the eagerly-awaited videofor “Work Out,” the first single from his Roc Nation debut Cole World: The Sideline Story (Sept. 27). The laid-back clip opens with the ’80s baby singing Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” on the basketball court before grabbing the attention of some fine females passing by. He takes a liking to one girl, getting flirty with her at a party while sipping Hennessy.

The video was originally shot in L.A. in June, but was delayed because Cole wasn’t happy with the first edit that leaked and wanted to film new scenes in Brooklyn.


JOINT ALBUM ALERT! LIL WAYNE & DRAKE LP COMING

There seems to be a growing trend in rappers teaming up for joint albums. According to XXLMag.com, Birdman revealed that Drake and Lil Wayne are up next to release their first full length effort together. Birdman told the site that the rumored project is “definitely going to get done.” As far as Baby’s feelings on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne, he stated, “I think it’s great for the game, great for the business, great for retail as a whole. I just think when Wayne and Drake get together is going to be something real special also because we more youthful.”

· The joint LP will likely come out after Weezy drops Tha Carter IV and Drizzy delivers Take Care.

· Whatever happened to Lil Wayne’s joint album with T-Pain? Do you think T-Wayne will ever drop?

AND…

LIL WAYNE TRACKLISTING SURFACES

According to his official website, the final tracklist for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV has just been released. The standard disc will now include 15 tracks including “6 Foot 7 Foot” and “How To Love,” while the deluxe version will feature three additional songs. Be sure to pick up the effort on August 29th. Here’s which songs made the cut:

Standard Edition

1. “Intro”

2. “Blunt Blowin’”

3. “MegaMan”

4. “6 Foot 7 Foot” feat. Cory Gunz

5. “Nightmares of the Bottom”

6. “She Will” feat. Drake

7. “How to Hate” feat. T-Pain

8. “Interlude” feat. Tech N9ne

9. “John” feat. Rick Ross

10. “Abortion”

11. “So Special” feat. John Legend

12. “How to Love”

13. “President Carter”

14. “It’s Good” feat. Drake and Jadakiss

15. “Outro” feat. Bun B, Nas, Shyne, & Busta Rhymes

Deluxe Edition (Features TBA)

16. “I Like the View”

17. “Mirror”

18. “Two Shots”

LUPE FIASCO SPEAKS ON THE RECORD INDUSTRY

Lupe Fiasco’s latest album, Lasers, has sold over 448-thousand copies since its release over five months ago. Meanwhile, his single “The Show Goes On” has sold a whopping 2.4 million copies. This is a growing trend in the music industry, with singles outselling albums by staggering numbers. Lupe who attributes it to the easy availability of single tracks. He added that the cost difference and influence of radio affect album sales as well. Lupe’s “The Show Goes On Video” is nominated for Best Hip Hop Video at the MTV Video Music Awards. The show airs live on Sunday, August 28th at 9 PM Eastern on MTV.

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