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Ross and MMG at BET HipHop Awards -x- Kanye Added to Big Day Out Fest -x- New Videos From Drake and T-Pain -x- Music News


RICK ROSS PERFORMED AT BET HIP-HOP AWARDS

As you all may know, the BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped this weekend in Atlanta and hip hop heavy weights like Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Wale, Roscoe Dash, Big Sean and Meek Mill all took the stage during the star-studded event. Hosted by Mike Epps, viewers at home will be able to catch the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards when it airs on October 11th at 8 PM Eastern.

NE-YO EXPECTING BABY BOY

According to Uptown Magazine, Ne-Yo has revealed the sex of his second child with longtime girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw. The crooner announced that he’s having his first son, who will join his 10-month-old daughter, Madilyn. The singer told the mag, “I’ve always prided myself on being able to make music that everybody can listen to and that’s not gonna change. That’s just reinforced now that I have a little girl and a little boy on the way. Yeah, I’m doing the same thing I’ve been doing.”

· Ne-Yo recently cleared up rumors that he proposed to the mother of his kids. He tweeted that he will let fans know if and when that happens.

 

KANYE WEST ADDED TO BIG DAY OUT FESTIVAL

 

According to his official website, Kanye West has joined the lineup for this year’s Big Day Out Festival in Australia. Beginning on January 20th through February 5th, Yeezy will be joined by Odd Future, Soundgarden, My Chemical Romance and many others. To learn more about the event, visit BigDayOut.com now.

 

· Tickets will be available for purchase beginning on October 12-14.

 

GAME PROMISES TO RESPOND TO 50 CENT

 

Late last week, 50 cent shot subliminal lyrics directed towards The Game in his newly released track “Love, Hate, Love.” After learning the news, the West Cost native took to his official Twitter page and promised that as soon as he is done touring, he will be in the studio recording another diss track aimed at Curtis. Looks like this is just one beef that will never go away.

 

· Game wrote that 50’s face looks like something from Planet Of The Apes.

T-PAINS TALKS NEW SINGLE

After listening to his new single “5 O’Clock,” featuring Lily Allen, we gotta admit that T-Pain definitely has a hit on his hands. The singer told Rap-Up.com, “The song is basically about me being where I am at a club. I’m just taking too long and Lily wants me to come home right now,” explained T-Pain. “And it happens a lot with me in real life, so why not make a song about it? She doesn’t care where I am or what I’m doing, she just wants me to come home. But she needs me, she needs her hubby.” Fans can now check out the visual for “5 O’Clock” off Teddy’s upcoming album rEVOLVEr online now.

· Do you think Wiz Khalifa was the perfect feature for the single?

TRAVIS PORTER RELEASED NEW MITXTAPE

HipHop-N-More.com reports Travis Porter recently dropped a new mixtape, titled Differenter 3. The rap group reportedly reached out and landed contributions from artists like Kelly Rowland, Big Sean, Tyga, YG, Jeremih, Wale, Lloyd and many more. Make sure you download their new mixtape and check out the fun cover concept they chose.

NEW MUSIC FROM MOBB DEEP

According to HipHop-N-More.com, Mobb Deep has teamed up with Queens native Aaron LaCarte for a new song called “Illson 2012.” As previously reported, Havoc and Prodigy are expected to release their much-hyped project, Black Cocaine EP, on Black Friday, which is November 25th.

JUSTIN BIEBER TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS LP NEXT MONTH!

Justin Bieber shot a music video for a song called “Mistletoe,” last week. The young singer took to Twitter to keep fans up to date on the shoot. He also announced his Christmas album, tentatively titled Under The Mistletoe, will arrive in stores on November 1st. The album features The Band Perry, Boyz II Men, Usher and rumored collaborations include Taylor Swift and Sean Kingston.

DRAKE ISSUES “HEADLINES” VIDEO 

In case you missed it, Drake released the video to his new single “Headlines,” on Sunday night. You can watch the clip via his blog October’s Very Own. Drake’s sophomore effort, Take Care, lands in stores on October 24th.

· The video was shot in his hometown of Toronto.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA TALKS “MOVES LIKE JAGGER”

Christina Aguilera teamed up with Maroon 5 for their new hit single “Moves Like Jagger.” The song held onto the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks and is showing no signs of slowing down. Aguilera told MTV News that she “loved” the song the first time she heard it and said it “has elements from the 60’s and ‘70s, yet is so current and unique.” Right now, the singer is working on the follow-up to 2010’s Bionic, which is reportedly due next summer.

· Christina Aguilera on “Moves Like Jagger:” “The first time I heard the song, I loved it. The song has elements from the ’60s and ’70s, yet is so current and unique.”

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S SECRET POTION

Christina Aguilera has released the commercial for her new fragrance Secret Potion. The singer is featured in the spot, riding in an elevator spraying herself with the perfume. As she makes her ascent, the fragrance seemingly transforms her dull outfit into a party outfit. Right now, Secret Potion is only out in the U-K, but head to Christina-Aguilera-Perfumes.com to see the commercial and get more info.

Fabolous vs. Ray J (Post Fight Interview) -x- Sean Paul’s New Video -x- Wiz Reacts To Amber’s Nude Pics -x- Beyonce’s Having a _____! ” -x- MTV Music News


The Mayweather vs. Ortiz boxing match wasn’t the only fight going down in Las Vegas over the weekend. Ray J and Fabolous allegedly got into a scuffle that landed Ray J in handcuffs. The R&B crooner ripped into Fab while explaining his side of the story.

It all began when HBO aired a clip of Ray J performing his hit “One Wish” at a party thrown by Floyd Mayweather. Upon watching it on television, Fabolous tweeted, “Nah but Floyd saying we havin a concert in my living room & the camera cuts to Ray J singing ‘One Wish’ on the piano had me in tears!!”

The tweet was enough to send Ray J over the top. When he saw Fab in Vegas over the weekend, he confronted him at Diddy’s post-fight dinner. Following their exchange of words, they ran into each other again at the Palms Casino, where Fab was scheduled to perform.

A heated Ray J called into Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” on Monday morning to berate the Brooklyn rapper, calling him and his crew “punk faggots.”

“When you want to disrespect me and the Money Team, and we got seven Rolls-Royces outside and we just made 350 racks on the [fight]… Don’t disrespect me. I’ma smack you up again fool,” he taunted.

Ray J, who was kicked out of his hotel and detained by police following the incident, denies that he was hurt, but claims Fabolous backed down after being threatened. “When I seen him, I was with Floyd and 50 and he tried to say don’t touch me and I touched that ni**a,” he said. “I swear to God he runnin’ from me right now. I had a hundred fools outside of Moon [nightclub]. He never left the club. He was scared up in there. He tried to call the police.”

He alleges that Fab suffered an injury as a result of their altercation. “All I’m sayin’ is if you got Fab’s number, tell that ni**a to send a picture of his face right now.”

During the fiery interview, he demanded an on-air apology from Fabolous and said that DJ Clue is the only one who can settle the beef. Listen to him go off in the uncensored audio.

GAME COMPARES TYLER TO EMINEM

During a recent interview with Vibe, The Game continued to praise Tyler, The Creator and even compared him to one of the biggest names in hip-hop. The “Pot Of Gold” rapper said of the Odd Future ringleader, “I think he’s like the West Coast Eminem.” When asked to clarify his statement, Game explained, “He don’t give a f**k. He just rhyme about whatever and it’s like right out of an open book. I like him more than I like most new rappers. He don’t really want anything other than just to rap.”

JENNIFER HUDSON SPILLS ON WEDDING PLANS

Jennifer Hudson has done an amazing job keeping her wedding details under lock and key, but the singer recently told Showbiz Spy that she’s already set a wedding date. The diva, who is engaged to reality star David Otunga, stated, “I’ve always had a [wedding] date! I just haven’t told anybody. So it’s set!” When asked why she wanted a long engagement, Hudson explained, “I’ve been through a lot in my life and I’m just trying to take it one step at a time. I’m one of those girls like, ‘Okay, let me get used to this right here! Give me a second.” Jen refused to give any further details, we’ll keep you posted.

SEAN PAUL ISSUES NEW VIDEO

Sean Paul has just issued the video for his new single, “Got 2 Luv U’ featuring Alexis Jordan. The song is the latest offering from the reggae star’s upcoming fifth studio effort. While the disc won’t arrive until February 2012, fans can check out the party-themed video now at Sean’s website.

WIZ KHALIFA REACTS TO AMBER’S NUDE PICS

RapRadar.com reports Wiz Khalifa has finally spoken up on how he feels about nude pictures of his boo, Amber Rose, appearing online. The rapper explained that he’s aware that “the pictures or her past is a raunchy past. She did what she had to do” and doesn’t find it to be “disrespectful.” He added, “The biggest misconception about Amber is that she wants attention. Everybody thinks that she does stuff for attention and that she loves attention, but she’s really, really reserved and shy. She just gets attention ’cause she’s dope.” Interesting.

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DIDDY TALKS ABOUT HIS CULO BOOK

We previously reported that Sean “Diddy” Combs is teaming up with Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine to release the book, Culo – which is Spanish for ass. In case you were wondering why he wanted to be involved, Puff said in a statement that the 240-page book, which retails for 65-dollars, was designed to celebrate “the female form.” The moguls are working with photographer Raphael Mazzucco to create pages of “legendary photos of women’s backsides.” You can pick it up on November 22nd.

BEYONCE AND JAY-Z ARE HAVING A BABY.

Gossip outlets are reporting the sex of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s first child together. According to MediaTakeOut.com, the diva is going to give birth to a baby girl. Apparently, the rapper’s sister put in a custom order of Christian Louboutin booties, which take approximately six months to receive. The pair is yet to confirm or deny the rumors.

JADAKISS TALKS GUEST FEATURES & MIXTAPE

In a recent interview with XXL, Jadakiss revealed some of the upcoming albums that he’ll be featured on, as well as the status of his next mixtape. The Yonkers native said, “I’m on [Young Jeezy’s] TM 103 joint [and] Estelle. I just did something for Bow Wow. [I’m] waiting for this joint from Drake, [Styles P] just finished his album, I’m on there. I’m just creeping through the back door on big projects. Getting that buzz up before I let the album out. It gotta feel right before I let my album out. I’m not rushing.” As for his next installment for Tha Champ Is Here series, Jada added it will be “timeless” and he’s just waiting for “whenever the [Manny] Pacquio fight comes, try to knock a few joints out, or the next biggest fight.”

RIHANNA TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN THE FALL

Rihanna took to Twitter last week to confirm that she is working hard on her sixth studio album. The singer took the Twitter again on Friday and announced she will release the album in the fall. Rihanna will serve as a guest judge this season on Simon Cowell’s new show The X-Factor, which premieres on Wednesday night at 8 PM on FOX.

HOT CHELLE RAE & NEW BOYZ HOOK UP FOR NEW SONG

Hot Chelle Rae will release their new single “I Like It Like That,” featuring New Boyz to radio on September 26th and on iTunes on October 4th. The song is the follow up to their double platinum hit single “Tonight Tonight.” The Nashville-based band will release their new album tentatively titled Whatever on November 29th.

Usher Has New DVD -x- Game Calls Out Closet Gays -x- Wiz’ Drug Charges Dropped & Weekend Music News


USHER TO ISSUE OMG TOUR DVD

According to his official website, Usher has announced that he’s going to release a concert film of his latest OMG tour. The crooner filmed his performance at London’s O2 Arena and showcased new hit songs including “DJ Got Us Falling Love” and “Lil Freak,” as well as classics like “U Don’t Have To Call” and “You Make Me Wanna.” Fans can expect the OMG Tour – Live From London to be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 1st.

· The film will reportedly include behind-the-scenes with Usher and much more.

GAME SAYS CLOSETED GAYS SPREADING AIDS

The Game is never one to bite his tongue. During an interview with VLADTV, the rapper openly stated that there are “several rappers that are in the closet and gay and those are the only type of people I have a problem with.” While he says he has nothing against homosexuals, the “Pot Of Gold” emcee added, “The number one issue with that is you could be fooling somebody and you could give them AIDS and they can die … and that s**t spreads because that girl you might be fooling might leave you and go find another dude who ain’t gay and give him the disease.” He concluded that “it aint cool to be in the closet.”

· Do you agree with his statements?

WANNA KNOW WHY T.I.’S BACK IN PRISON?

According to TMZ, the real reason T.I. is back behind bars has less to do with his method of transportation to the halfway house and more to do with his upcoming reality show with Vh1. After the rapper announced the new series, prison official reportedly believed Tip was conducting business while on his tour bus, which is not allowed. It was believed that the artist was traveling with the camera crew when he was only supposed to be transported from the jail to his halfway house with his wife. Officials claims two Vh1 producers and manager were seen on Tip’s tour bus and that’s the reason he was sent back to prison to serve the remainder of his probation violation. He is expected to be released on September 29th.

LIL WAYNE LEADS BET HIP HOP AWARDS

We’ve just learned Lil Wayne leads the pack with a record-breaking 18 nominations at the BET Hip-Hop Awards ‘11. The rapper is up for just about every category including Lyricist of the Year and Video of the Year for “I’m on One.” Elsewhere, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa tied with nine nods each while Rick Ross was recognized with eight nominations. Hosted by Mike Epps, the ceremony will be taped to air on October 11th at 8 PM Eastern.

· Visit BET.com for a list of all nominees.

9/11 IS ANNIVERSARY OF JAY-Z’S BLUEPRINT

While all the focus this Sunday is on the tenth anniversary of September 11th, CNN.com reports the day also marks the tenth anniversary of Jay-Z’s sixth album, Blueprint. In an article titled Why Jay-Z’s Music Still Mattered on 9/11, the website investigates how Hova was able to sell more than 420-thousand copies in the first week; a feat which occurred while the country was still coping with one of the biggest tragedies in U-S history. To learn more, CLICK HERE.

WIZ KHALIFA’S DRUG CHARGES DROPPED

According to The Daily Reflector, Wiz Khalifa has been cleared of the drug charges he faced stemming from an arrest last November. As previously reported, the rapper was handcuffed following a performance at East Carolina University for allegedly trafficking marijuana on his tour bus. The Pittsburgh native’s case was dropped due to an error at the time of his arrest. Hopefully, Wiz will stay on the straight and narrow and avoid any other run-ins with the police.

MARC ANTHONY DEBUTS CLOTHING LINE

Marc Anthony officially unveiled his new clothing collection for Kohl’s with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a store in Jersey City, New Jersey yesterday. According to Billboard, the Marc Anthony Collection includes outerwear, sportswear, suit separates, sport coats, dress shirts and accessories, with prices ranging from 28 dollars for accessories to 225 dollars for a sport coat. Anthony kicks off his U-S tour in East Rutherford, New Jersey tonight.

AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION ALMOST UP AND RUNNING

The Amy Winehouse Foundation might finally be getting off the ground. According to the Twitter page of the fallen singer’s father Mitch, the charity is set to launch on September 14th. He also wrote that the family’s “grief” will now be turned into “positive action.”

· There were problems surrounding the Amy Winehouse Foundation name, as someone registered it before Mitch could. No word on if Mitch purchased the rights to it or came up with something else.

· Will you donate to the Amy Winehouse Foundation?

GLAAD Upset With Tyler AND MTV -x- T.I. Released -x- Carter IV Predicted Sales -x- Music News


GLAAD UPSET WITH TYLER’S VMA WIN

While many fans were happy that Tyler, the Creator won Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, GLAAD is upset with the network for rewarding the rapper. The organization said in a statement, “Rather than providing simply a larger platform, MTV and other networks should educate viewers about why anti-gay and misogynistic language has no place in the music industry today. Given Tyler’s history of such remarks, viewers and potential sponsors should refrain from honoring homophobia and in the future look to a more deserving artist.” The gay and lesbian activist group was outraged with Tyler’s lyrical content on his debut album, Goblin.

· AllHipHop.com reports Tyler the Creator and Odd Future’s sophomore album contains a combined total of over 213 anti-gay slurs.

T.I. RELEASED FROM PRISON!

Rapper T.I. has been released from an Arkansas prison — and is on his way to either a community living facility or home confinement … TMZ has learned.

T.I. was sentenced to 11 months behind bars after his drug possession arrest on the Sunset Strip back in September 2010 — an arrest that caused law enforcement officials to revoke his probation stemming from a federal gun conviction back in 2009.

Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, tells us T.I. was released at 7:29 AM local time … and is “in transit” to begin the next leg of his sentence.

T.I. checked into prison on November 1, 2010 — and he was originally scheduled to be released on September 29.

BEYONCE’S 4 GETS SALES BOOST FROM VMA PERFORMANCE

Thanks to her impressive performance of “Love On Top” during Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, Beyonce’s latest album, 4, has received a huge sales boost. MTV News reports the diva’s project is now back into the top 10 on the iTunes chart. In addition, the song that she showcased has soared into the top 5 on the iTunes singles chart. Even though 4 has shipped over one-million albums, the record has been her slowest selling effort to date.

· The singer is pregnant with her first child. There have been ideas for baby names going around including the unisex name: Brook Lynn Carter.

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BEYONCE SETS TWITTER RECORD

We knew that Beyonce announcing her pregnancy during the MTV Video Music Awards was a big deal, but we didn’t expect the diva’s great news to break a Twitter record. According to AdAge.com, there were over 8,868 tweets per second regarding Beyonce’s bun in the oven. This breaks Twitter’s previous record of 7,196 tweets per second for the U-S women’s soccer team competing again Japan a few months ago. We’ll keep you posted with updates on the sex of the child.

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BEYONCE WILL STILL PERFORM AT MJ TRIBUTE

Regardless of the little baby that’s developing inside Beyonce, TMZ reports the diva still plans to sing and dance during the Michael Jackson tribute concert on October 8th. Reps for the concert stated, “The pregnancy will not affect her performance.” The 29-year-old singer, who did not do any choreography during Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, will perform via satellite.

LIL WAYNE’S PROJECTED ALBUM SALES ARE IN!

Ever since Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV dropped, we’ve all been wondering if he’ll sell a million copies during his first week. While it doesn’t look like Weezy’s new effort will achieve the same success as the third installment in the Carter series, he’s going to come pretty close. According to Billboard.com, the rapper’s newly released project is expected to sell between 700 to 850-thousand units. We’ll know the official amount next week when the Billboard chart comes out.

· These projections are nearly double what Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne sold during its first week.

GAME AUTHORS FIRST BOOK

If you’d like to understand the recording process and all the energy Game put into creating his latest album, fans will be able to get an in-depth look via the rapper’s first book, The Making Of Game’s The R.E.D. Album. The West Coast native said in a statement, “I wanted to give my fans a behind-the-scenes look of how my new album came to be.” He added, “These are my stories in my own words. This book is the only place where you’ll learn all the stories behind the music — how I got the beats, what inspired my lyrics and how the album was put together.” You can purchase The Making Of Game’s The R.E.D. Album digitally on Amazon.com now.

· The book will be available soon on iTunes and in paperback through Amazon.com.

WIZ KHALIFA MAKES FORBES LIST, BUYS HOME

It’s been a lucrative year for Wiz Khalifa. In case you didn’t know, the Pittsburgh native ranked number 11 on Forbes’ List Of Top Earning Rappers Of 2011. We caught up with the rapper to find out what his first big purchase was. In related news, his singles have a combines six-million in sales and his Rolling Papers album was recently certified gold.

FOXY BROWN AND MARY J BLIGE ALBUM?

During an interview with TheBoomBox.com, Foxy Brown revealed that she had been working on a joint album with Mary J. Blige that was titled Best of Both Girls. Even though the project was scrapped, the fem-cee spilled that they completed five songs that were supposed to play off Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s The Best of Both Worlds LP. Fox stated, “Mary’s like a big sister to me, and in the middle of recording those records, I lost all my hearing.”

· In addition, Brown was supposed to appear on Mary’s 2005 hit, “Enough Cryin.’” The verse that the singer rapped was actually written by Foxy.

DIDDY TO RELEASE AN “ASS” BOOK

According to the NYPost.com, Sean “Diddy” Combs is reportedly teaming up with Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine to release the book, Culo. Yes, that’s Spanish for ass. The moguls are working with photographer Raphael Mazzucco to create pages of “legendary photos of women’s backsides.” You can pick it up on November 22nd.

· Do you plan on buying the book?

KREAYSHAWN UPSET WITH INDUSTRY

Kreayshawn is having a rough week. Not only did the “Gucci Gucci” rapper have underage nude photos of her leak online, but she was also recently confronted by Rick Ross and Game for what she said about them in her songs. In a blog post titled “I’m Mad,” the fem-cee wrote, “All I wanted to do is create and have a good time. But, this is quickly forming into something I never would have signed up for from being accused of being racist to getting my pre-teen nudes leaked everywhere. I feel like this s**t ain’t my cup of tea.” She added, “Someone else want my job right about now? I’m just gotta sip lean and disappear. THIS GAME IS FAKE AS ALL HELL!”

MONICA ANNOUNCES NEW LIFE RELEASE DATE

According to Rap-Up.com, Monica has revealed the launch date for her upcoming album, New Life. The singer announced that the project, which includes production from Missy Elliott and Polow Da Don, will be available on November 8th. Led by her lead single, “Anything (To Find You),” the singer said of the disc, “The music will be a lot like Still Standing in the sense that it’s real and really about things that I’ve experienced, but it’s also from a very mature place.”

CHRISTINA MILIAN LANDS ACTING ROLE

Wanna know what Christina Milian has been up to? In addition to raising her daughter, Violet, the singer has landed a role in the upcoming ABC Family series, Maid In Miami. Deadline.com reports the actress will likely take the leading lady in the TV project, which follows a young maid who is also an aspiring singer. The show debuts early next year.

· Milian has also acted in Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Be Cool, Pulse, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.

JOJO TALKS “MARVIN’S ROOM” REMIX, DUET WITH DRAKE

We caught up with JoJo in L-A just a couple of days before Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards to talk about the buzz she created by remixing Drake’s “Marvin’s Room.” The singer told us what inspired the song (See Related Cut #5) and she also told us why she wants to duet with Drizzy (See Related Cut #6). In related news, the singer has issued “Disaster,” which is the first official single from her oft-delayed third album, Jumping Trains. Head to her official fansite to hear it now!

Snoop & Game Pass The Torch to Kendrick Lamar -x- Diggy & More Ready Scream Tour 2011 -x- Trey Songz Remixes “She Will” -x- VMA Facts


WEST COAST GREATS PASS THE TORCH TO KENDRICK LAMAR 

(AllHipHop News) After performing his hit song “Michael Jordan,” Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar was given the ultimate co-sign from the best of the best from the West Coast Hip-Hop community.

Snoop Dogg came out to perform his hit song, “Snoop Dogg” accompanied by Kurupt and Game.

“Aye n***a, you going bodyguard hard right now. Look I’m sitting up there with Dr. Dre up top,” Snoop said as he pointed to Dr. Dre in the crowd “and we watching Game pass the torch to you and you great at what you do man, not good at what you do, you great at what you do. I’ma say this, you got the torch my n***ga.”

Shortly afterwards, an emotional Kendrick Lamar was surrounded and embraced by the TDE family, Game, Snoop and Kurupt.

Game took the mic to explain to the fans the importance of Kendrick Lamar’s ascendance in the rap game.

Silencing the crowd’s cheer, Game took the microphone and had this to say.

“For yall mothaf**kas who aint here and for all you that got your camera phones that don’t understand, yall need to realize this is the motha f**kin ni**a,” Game shouted out to the crowd. “This is the motha f**kin west coast, and the torch has been passed! Aint no hate in Dr. Dre’s blood, he passed the torch to Snoop, Snoop passed it to Game, Pac restin in peace, so is Eazy, Jay Rock doin his damn this, Glasses, Nipsey. I hate when people say the West aint poppin. I told you it was coming.”

But it wasn’t just West Coast artists in the building that night, in video clips you can see Mos Def and Talib Kweli enjoying the festivities with the whole TDE family on the West coast.

Having released his newest album Section.80 earlier this summer to critical acclaim, Kendrick Lamar is embarking on a nation wide tour that will feature spot dates at New York’s S.O.B.’s on August 31st, The Loft in Atlanta August 27th, live with Wiz Khalifa and Chevy Woods on September 3rd in Eugene, Oregon and a date at Seattle’s Bumbershoot 2011 festival, that will also feature Big Boi and Wiz Khalifa September 3rd-6th.

TREY SONGZ REMIXES LIL WAYNE’S “SHE WILL”

Trey Songz flexes his lyrical ability on the revamped version of Lil Wayne’s newest single, “She Will.” Lately, the crooner has recorded rap verses on unofficial remixes to songs like Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” and Drake’s “Headlines.” In related news, Trey is currently working on his upcoming fifth studio album, titled Chapter 5. Head over to Rap-Up.com to preview the song now!

GAME LEAKS BONUS TRACK OFF R.E.D ALBUM

According to his official fansite, Game recently unleashed a bonus track called “Basic Bitch,” which is off his long-awaited R.E.D. Album. Be sure to get your copy when the follow-up to 2008’s LAX arrives tomorrow (8/23).

DIGGY, MINDLESS BEHAVIOR READY SCREAM TOUR

We’ve just learned which artists will be a part of the newest series of the Scream Tour. The annual outing, which started over a decade ago, has pumped the careers of acts like Bow Wow, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and others. This year, the trek is being dubbed Scream Tour: The Next Generation (NXG) and it will include Mindless Behavior, Diggy and The New Boyz as well as new acts like Jacob Latimore, Hamilton Park and The OMG Girlz. The 20-city tour begins on September 30th in Augusta, Georgia and wraps on November 20th in Richmond, Virginia.

· General tickets go on sale for select markets on August 27th.

· Tour information will be available at ScreamTour.com or Ticketmaster.com.

JANET JACKSON TO PERFORM IN SOUTH AFRICA

For the first time ever, Janet Jackson is scheduled to perform in South Africa during her Up Close And Personal World Tour. The singer has never performed in Johannesburg before and is looking forward to showcasing new and old songs. According to her official fansite, pre-sale tickets and VIP packages are on sale now. Visit JanetJackson.com/Tour to see when the icon will perform stateside in a city near you.

LADY GAGA LOVES BEYONCE

Lady Gaga and Beyonce may be running against one another at the MTV Video Music Awards this year, but the singers are actually old friends, having collaborated on Gaga’s VMA-winning “Telephone” in 2010. Gaga explained exactly why the two get along.

 “She is such a beautiful person. And, I gotta tell you, I just adore her. And I had kinda lost faith a little bit in meeting artists in the business, and then I met Beyonce.”

Gaga and Beyonce are both up for the Best Female Video Moon man. Mother Monster is also up for Best Video with a Message, Best Choreography and Best Art Direction. Meanwhile, Beyonce is also up for Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Cinematography. See who wins when the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday at 9 PM Eastern.

WILL.I.AM CALLS JUSTIN BIEBER THE NEXT MICHAEL JACKSON

Justin Bieber recently logged studio time with Black Eyed Peas frontman and producer will.i.am. Will told MTV News U-K that Bieber could be “like Michael Jackson.” “Will.i.am was one of the last producers to work with the “King of Pop” before his death.

TROUBLE WITH THE AMY WINEHOUSE FOUNDATION 

Mitch Winehouse’s dream to establish a charity called the Amy Winehouse Foundation to honor his late daughter has hit a potential snag. Mitch told the BBC that someone actually registered the name before he could, and that he’s constantly receiving donations for the charity, but doesn’t “know what to do with them.” Winehouse says that the foundation plans to “help all children – not just rehabilitation, not just substance abuse. It’s to help all children in need.”

PITBULL, JESSIE J TO PERFORM AT THE 2011 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

MTV.com has just announced that Pitbull has joined the official line up of performers at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper, who will showcase “Give Me Everything” alongside Ne-Yo, joins previously confirmed acts including Adele, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Young The Giant. In addition, Jessie J will serve as the night’s house artist. Viewers can expect presenters to include Nicki Minaj, Taylor Lautner, Drake, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, Kevin Hart, JB Smoove of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jonah Hill, Rick Ross, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Kim Kardashian and Odd Future. Be sure to tune in to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards when they air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 28th at 9 PM (Live Eastern/Tape delayed Pacific).

· The news comes just weeks after we learned that Katy Perry leads the pack with an impressive nine nominations, including Best Female Video and Video of the Year for “Firework.”

· Additional performers, presenters and a host will be revealed at a later date.

· Fans can vote for specific categories like Best New Artist at VMA.MTV.com today.

· Fans can also vote for Best New Artist by texting BNA to 66333 on your wireless phone.

VMA FACTS

The Video Music Awards have been held in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami.

The 2004 VMA show in Miami marked the first time in the 21-year history of the awards show that the VMAs were not held in New York City or in Los Angeles.

Madonna has performed at seven VMAs, four of which she has opened. This makes her the only artist to perform at the VMAs in the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s.

Before U2’s live set in 2001, the Metropolitan Opera House lost power and delayed their performance.

Afeni Shakur (Tupac Shakur’s mother) and Voletta Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.’s mother) met for the first time at the Video Music Awards in 1999, when the two co-presented the award for Best Rap Video.

Chris Brown Reacts to Anderson Cooper -x- Game’s Tracklist Surfaces -x- Ne-Yo Remixes “Otis” -x- Music News


CHRIS BROWN REACTS TO CNN’S ANDERSON COOPER

Shortly after learning that CNN host Anderson Cooper publicly bashed Chris Brown’s involvement in the upcoming romantic comedy, Think Like A Man, the singer responded on Twitter. Cooper criticized the crooner for attacking then-girlfriend Rihanna and added that Chris wasn’t the right person for the film, which is based on how to treat women, Breezy wrote, “Guess people need ratings!!! Lol!!! It’s cool. Much love!”

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KELLY ROWLAND LANDS ROLE IN SITCOM?

According to TheYBF.com, Kelly Rowland is going to star in her own sitcom on a major network. Details are sparse but the former Destiny’s Child member is expected to film a pilot for the yet-to-be titled show in January 2012. The news comes just a few days after Rowland was tapped to star in the upcoming romantic comedy, Think Like A Man.

· Her acting credits include Seat Filler, Mama I Want To Sing!, and Freddy vs. Jason.

ODD FUTURE BOOK COMING OUT

According to PictureBoxInc.com, Odd Future have reportedly landed a publishing deal to release their first book, Golf Wang. According to the description, fans can expect the literary effort to include Odd Future’s “own photography, design, and writing. This is a glimpse into a creative world that crosses skating, hip-hop, mischief and brilliance.” You can pick up your copy on November 15th.

· After scoring two guest spots on Watch The Throne, Frank Ocean has earned his first cover story with Fader magazine.

GAME’S R.E.D. TRACKLIST SURFACES

According to Rap-Up.com, Game has finally released the official tracklist for his highly anticipated R.E.D. Album. The rapper’s fourth studio effort includes guest spots from Lil Wayne, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator, Young Jeezy and Chris Brown while Dr Dre narrates throughout. Be sure to pick up your copy on August 23rd.

· Here’s the tracklisting:

1. “Dr. Dre (Intro)”

2. “The City” feat. Kendrick Lamar

3. “Drug Test” feat. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, & Sly

4. “Martians vs. Goblins” feat. Tyler, the Creator & Lil Wayne

5. “Red Nation” feat. Lil Wayne

6. “Dr. Dre 1 (Interlude)”

7. “Good Girls Go Bad” feat. Drake

8. “Ricky”

9. “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

10. “Heavy Artillery” feat. Rick Ross & Beanie Sigel

11. “Paramedics” feat. Young Jeezy

12. “Speakers on Blast” feat. E-40 & Big Boi

13. “Hello” feat. Lloyd

14. “All the Way Gone” feat. Mario & Wale

15. “Pot of Gold” feat. Chris Brown

16. “Dr. Dre 2 (Interlude)”

17. “All I Know” feat. Luu Breeze

18. “Born in the Trap”

19. “Mama Knows” feat. Nelly Furtado

20. “California Dream”

21. “Dr. Dre (Outro)”

WAKA FLOCKA, GUCCI TO BE ON MTV RAPFIX

We’ve just learned Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame are scheduled to sit down with MTV News’ Sway to talk about their joint album, Ferrari Boyz, on MTV’s RapFix Live. The duo will talk about everything from their legal troubles to their new singles, “PacMan” and “She Be Puttin’ On.” Be sure to tune in today (8/10) at 4 PM Eastern on MTV.com.

· Ferrari Boyz is out now.

NE-YO REMIXES “OTIS”

We previously reported that Ne-Yo has begun working on a new mixtape and now, the singer has leaked a remixed version of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis.” On the revamped track, the crooner surprisingly flexes his rap skills. Head over to his official fansite to listen to the tune and be on the lookout for his upcoming project, titled 101, to drop soon.

· The mixtape will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.

WATCH THE THRONE FIRST WEEK SALE PREDICTIONS!

According to Billboard.com, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s much talked about Watch The Throne LP is expected to sell between 400 to 500-thousand in its first week. The disc will more than likely claim number one on the Billboard 200 chart and will become the second largest debut of this year behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. The official numbers will be available next week.

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JAY-Z, KANYE ARE NUMBER ONE ON ITUNES

According to the Universal Music Group, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne has become the number one digital album in the country. If that’s not enough, the rap duo’s first joint effort also claimed the top spot on iTunes in 19 other countries, including the U-K, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia. Fans will be able to purchase a physical copy of the set on Friday.

NICKI MINAJ TALKS ICE AGE ROLE

During an interview with MTV News, Nicki Minaj spoke about how she landed her first movie role in the forthcoming film, Ice Age: Continental Drift. The “Super Bass” rapper stated, “The original role that I was up for I didn’t get so I said, ‘Oh, OK, whatever.’ I was really mad, and the next thing you know, they called me and they said, ‘We wrote in a part just for you ’cause we really want you to be a part of this movie.’” The Queens native joins Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah and Drake in the 3D animated film, which is slated to hit theaters next year.

· Do you think this will lead to more roles for Nicki

YOUNG DRO GIVES UPDATE ON T.I.

Wanna know how T.I. is holding up while he completes his prison sentence? AllHipHop.com caught up with Young Dro to find out if he’s spoken to Tip recently. The Grand Hustle artist stated, “When he gets home, things are going to be very different.” As for people assuming legal troubles will continue to follow T.I., Dro added, “We entitled to 2-3 falls, as long as you make good on it. Fall and get back up. Because he ain’t no evil person, we will prosper and come back even better.” The incarcerated rapper is currently locked up for probation violation and is supposed to be released sometime in September.

· Dro added that Tip has been ordering new sneakers online and is excited to be released next month.

PLANET ROCK: THE STORY OF HIP HOP TO AIR SOON

In the upcoming special, Vh1’s Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation, viewers will get a first-hand account from dealers-turned-rappers. This documentary is the first to connect hip-hop and the crack epidemic with exclusive interviews from survivors that include Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Raekwon. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation premieres Sunday, September 18th at 10 PM Eastern on Vh1.

CEE-LO DIDN’T KNOW HE HAD A NEW VIDEO?

The video for Cee-Lo’s next single “Cry Baby” has just been released, and it features Jaleel White, a-k-a “Steve Urkel,” lip-syncing the words to the song, while Cee-Lo is nowhere to be found. It’s being called the “official” video online, but is it possible that the Goodie Mob singer didn’t know anything about it? Cee-Lo wrote on Twitter that he had “no idea” they were shooting a video for the tune, but that he heard “it’s cool though.” He has to be joking, right?

· Check yesterday’s post to see the video!

STARS AIM TO HELP EAST AFRICA FOOD CRISIS

Lady Gaga, Eminem, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Shakira, Kanye West and 150 other stars are combining their social media might to raise awareness about the growing food crisis in East Africa. They’ll each take to Twitter and Facebook pages today with the goal of raising awareness and funds for the nearly 10-million people facing starvation in Somalia and across East Africa.

· One-million children in Somalia alone face starvation if help is not delivered now. Save the Children and other aid agencies have launched a huge emergency response across the region and are on the ground delivering life-saving aid.

· A short film has been created by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald using Bob Marley’s 1973 song “High Tide or Low Time.” It can be downloaded via iTunes, on ImGonnaBeYourFriend.org or viewed on the Bob Marley Facebook page.

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