Watch The Throne Breaks Digital Sales Record -x- Common’s Autobiography -x- Rolling Stone’s King of Hip Hop -x- Music News


JAY-Z SPENDS 250K ON BOTTLE SERVICE?

According to Vibe.com, Jay-Z did a lot of celebrating at LIV in South Beach for the release of Watch the Throne. In fact, the rap mogul spent upwards of 250-thousand dollars on bottle service! A promoter tweeted that Hov ordered several rounds of regular bottles of Ace of Spade champagne. After paying for several 15-liters, Jay now holds the record for the biggest bar tab.

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JAY-Z JOINS IHEART RADIO CONCERT

 

This year’s iHeart Radio Music Festival just got even better! Jay-Z has reportedly joined the official line up for the event, which is being held in Las Vegas. Hov joins previously confirmed acts including Usher, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta and a handful of others. The show is taking place on September 23rd through 24th at the MGM Grand.

 

– Fans can purchase tickets now!

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WATCH THE THRONE SETS ITUNES RECORD

HipHopDX.com reports Jay-Z and Kanye West have set a one-week iTunes sales record with their joint album, Watch The Throne. Their first full length project together sold over 290-thousand digital copie,s and beat out the previous record held by Coldplay. The LP is predicted to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, we’ll let you know on Wednesday.

COMMON TO DROP AUTOBIOGRAPHY

According to his official fansite, Common has announced that he’s completed his autobiography, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. The rapper, who named the book after his third album, will reveal to readers “what it was like for a boy with big dreams growing up on the South Side of Chicago.” According to the description, “He recounts his rise to stardom, giving a behind-the-scenes look into the recording studios, concerts, movie sets, and after-parties of a hip-hop celebrity and movie star. And he talks about the challenges of balancing fame, love, and fatherhood.”

· You can pre-order it now via Amazon.com today.

TYRESE DROPS “I GOTTA CHICK” VIDEO

Tyrese fans will be excited to know that their favorite singer has just released the visual to his new single, “I Gotta Chick,” featuring Tyga and R Kelly. The track is the first offering from the R&B crooner’s upcoming album Open Invitation, which is slated to drop on November 1st.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO!

ROLLING STONE CROWNS EMINEM KING OF HIP-HOP

We’ve just leaned Rolling Stone has crowned Eminem as the King of Hip Hop. The rapper beat out Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z. The mag claims Slim Shady deserves the top spot based on album sales, YouTube hits, and social networking popularity. To see the full list of acts, head over to RollingStone.com now.

· Additional artists to make the final cut included Gucci Mane, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Big Boi, B.o.B, Lupe Fiasco, Pitbull, Kid CuDi and others.

LUPE GIVES BACK TO CHICAGO

It’s great when you hear that rappers are giving back to their community. According to his official fansite, Lupe Fiasco’s Foundation is scheduled to serve food at two locations in Chicago, every day for the rest of August. The rapper’s goal is to feed at least 100 people daily, and he’s teamed with The New Birth Christian Center and The West Englewood Methodist Church to help provide meals. Visit TheLupendBlog.com for more.

· In related news, Lupe will perform at the homecoming concert of the Florida International University in Miami on September 25th.

DOWNLOAD BOW WOW’S NEW MIXTAPE!

It’s here, Bow Wow has just released the newest installment to his Greenlight mixtape series. The project, which was hosted by DJ ill Will and DJ Rockstar, includes contributions from Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Snoop Dogg and others. You can head over to his official website to download the 18-track effort now and expect his Cash Money debut, Underrated, to arrive on November 1st.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT!

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RUMORED TO JOIN DIRTY DANCING

Justin Timberlake is reportedly one of the frontrunners in consideration for the Dirty Dancing remake, due out in 2013. The singer and actor is said to be up for the part of “Johnny Castle,” made famous by Patrick Swayze back in 1987. Other actors being discussed for the role include Chris Hemsworth and Zac Efron. Emma Roberts and Lea Michele are rumored competitors for the part of “Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman.”

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