Drake Mastering Take Care -x- Yelawolf Pushes Release Back -x- Rihanna’s New Man -x- Snoop’s New Sitcom -x- MTV Music News


DRAKE IN THE MASTERING PROCESS FOR TAKE CARE

Late last week, pictures surfaced showing Drake in the process of mixing and mastering songs off his upcoming album, Take Care. As previously reported the rapper’s sophomore project will hit stores on his birthday, October 24th.

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DRAKE SIGNS ON FOR CLUB PARADISE TOUR

According to AllHipHop.com, Drake has already kicked off a six-date outing for the Club Paradise tour. The Toronto native is being joined by Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar and will take the stage tonight (10/10) at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LiveNation.com today.

· Here’s the remaining shows:

11/13/11 – Assembly Hall [Champaign, IL

11/15/11 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center

11/19/11 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena

11/20/11 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

FANTASIA MIGHT LOSE LEADING BIOPIC ROLE?

According to the NY Post, a very pregnant Fantasia might be on the verge of losing the lead role in the upcoming biopic about gospel legend, Mahalia Jackson. Executive producer, Adrian Taylor revealed, “The [Jackson] family thinks if Fantasia plays the role, it’s going to sully the name of Mahalia. They think she’s got the wrong image, having a child out of wedlock.” In addition, filming has been pushed back until after she gives birth, which might cause the director to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Due to the delay, producers are considering replacing Fanny. We’ll keep you posted.

YELAWOLF REVEALS ALBUM COVER, SWITCHES LAUNCH 

According to XXLMag.com, Yelawolf has released the artwork for his debut album, Radioactive. In addition, the Shady Records artist has pushed the project back from October 25th to November 21st. He explained in a statement, “I needed to add some important finishing touches to the album which resulted in the new release date.” He continued, “I have some surprises in store for the fans that have to be seen before the album comes out. It’s definitely worth the wait.”

· The original launch date was September 27th.

RIHANNA TAKES SUBWAY TO HER OWN CONCERT

Wanna know how Rihanna arrived to her concert at London’s O2 Arena? According to PinkIsTheNewBlog.com, the pop princess was spotted taking a subway train to get to her concert in time. Ri Ri rode alongside other passengers and even took pictures when they recognized her. Here’s what one bystander had to say about her: “I was in Rihanna’s carriage on the Jubilee line. I didn’t really twig at first because you wouldn’t expect to see a superstar travelling so casually on the tube.” The spy adds, “But then me and my friend realized it WAS her. She was so cool and friendly and happy to pose for photos. I asked why on earth she was taking the Tube to her own concert. And she said she’d always wanted to go on the Tube and decided to do it as it was the first night of her tour.”

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RIHANNA HAS A NEW BOYFRIEND?

According to Rap-Up.com, Rihanna is rumored to have a new man in her life. While overseas the singer was spotted with Dudley O’Shaughnessy, who is the model that co-stars in her video for “We Found Love.” In the pictures, the usually paparazzi-ready star was camera shy and shielded her face from photogs. Hmmm, looks like time will tell if this is in fact her new beau.

LUDACRIS DELAYS MIXTAPE RELEASE 

According to his official Twitter page, Ludacris has pushed back the release date for his upcoming mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts. Luda tweeted that the project, which was supposed to be released on October 12th, “will be worth the wait, trust!” The rapper delayed the tape so that he could add guest verses from Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Be sure to download 1.21 Gigawatts on it’s new release date, November 15th.

· He is also working on his next album, Ludaversal.

T-BOZ FROM TLC BATTLES BRAIN TUMOR? 

We knew T-Boz from TLC suffered from Sickle Cell Anemia, but we had no idea that in her past, the singer also battled for her life, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. She recalled to CNN, “I started having headaches, but they were so frequent, something was wrong.” Luckily, a doctor was able to remove the tumor just in time and she’s had minor side effects since the surgery.

· T-Boz is back in the studio working on a solo album.

JENNIFER LOPEZ TEAMS WITH WILL.I.AM ON “HARD” 

According to HipHop-N-More.com, Jennifer Lopez has recorded the hook for will.i.am’s new record “Hard.” The club-ready track also includes a feature from legendary The Rolling Stones member Mick Jagger. You can visit Jenny’s official fan site, BeyondBeautifulJLo.com, to listen to the full track.

· The Black Eyed Peas member debuted the dance track at the HTC Sensation XL with Beats Audio party in London late last week.

SNOOP TO BE A SITCOM DAD?

Is Snoop Dogg gonna be a sitcom star? Deadline.com reports that the rapper is on board to star as a father on an upcoming NBC sitcom written by Don Reo. Reo has written for the likes of Two and a Half Men, Everybody Hates Chris, The Golden Girls and more. Snoop has already starred in a bunch of movies and has reportedly been cast in the biopic The Legend of Fillmore Slim.

BEYONCE’S “LOVE ON TOP” TEASER

Just days after releasing her “Countdown” video, Beyonce unleashed a lengthy teaser for her upcoming visual for “Love on Top.” The diva premiered the clip on Australia’s Channel 7, here’s the video link in case you missed it!

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