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CKBP: Ace Hood – “B.L.A.B.” Interview and West Coast Premiere


Ace Hood checked in on the Crisco Kidd Block Party to debut his latest single “Ballin Like A B!tch” aka “Ballin’” aka B.L.A.B. on the New At 9. He talks about signing to Young Money Cash Money, his We The Best fam, his vision for 2012 and the difference between ballin’ and B.L.A.B.

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Snoop Ready to Launch Executive Branch Cigars -x- Brandy to Record with Drake -x- Lil Wayne Releasing Book -x- MTV News


SNOOP DOGG TO LAUNCH CIGAR BRAND

Snoop Dogg has recently announced on his official website plans to launch his own cigar line. The rapper’s brand, which is described to have tobacco made with the “highest quality,” is called Executive Branch and will be released during this year’s Coachella Music Festival. In addition, the cigars will be sold for just 99-cents a pack with two in each package.

The tobacco was imported from the Dominican Republic.

BRANDY TO RECORD DUET WITH DRAKE?

According to TrueExclusives.com, Brandy hinted at wanting to work with Drake on the follow-up to 2008’s Human. She said of the Young Money rapper, “I love Drake. I think Drake is just so phenomenal. I love his music. I’m always wishing that I can just sing one of Drake’s melodies.” The singer says that Drizzy might pen a song for the project, which is slated to arrive this May. The news comes just as Brandy confirmed that she has collaborated again with Monica.

The disc will include collaborations with Frank Ocean, Bangladesh and Chris Brown.

BEYONCE, JAY-Z DONATE BABY GIFTS TO CHARITY

Ever since Blue Ivy Carter was born, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been heavily scrutinized by the media for allegedly being given special treatment inside New York City’s Lenox Hill hospital. However, the couple recently did a good deed by donating expensive gifts to charity. A source told the Daily Star newspaper, “Oprah Winfrey gave a huge trunk of children’s books and others like P. Diddy, Kanye West, Rihanna and Mariah Carey have all been sending luxurious baby treats.” The source adds, “They’ve already got the most precious gift – their new baby daughter – so they want to help out other parents who haven’t been as fortunate.”

MELANIE FIONA RELEASES NEW SONG FROM MF LIFE

According to Rap-Up.com, Melanie Fiona has unleashed a new Motown-inspired song called “Wrong Side of a Love Song.” The track will reportedly appear on the singer’s her sophomore album, The MF Life, which is scheduled to arrive on May 8th.

DRAKE UPSET BY “DRAKE” FOREHEAD TATTOO

Do you remember that female fan who decided to get the word “Drake” tattooed across her forehead? Well according to XXLMag.com, Drake has sent one of his bodyguards to see the Los Angeles tattoo artist named Kevin Campbell, who was responsible for the ink. Campbell announced on Twitter that Drake’s security went inside the shop to speak to him while Drizzy remained outside in the vehicle. He wrote, “[Drake] really made himself more like a sweet bitch with that move!” As previously reported, Drizzy said during recent interviews that Campbell was a real “a**hole” for tattooing that on her forehead and should lose his job.

KELLY ROWLAND TO TRIBUTE MARIAH AT BET HONORS

According to BET.com, Kelly Rowland has signed on to serve as one of the performers who will pay tribute to Mariah Carey during this year’s BET Honors. The singer is expected to perform some of Carey’s hit songs during the fifth annual show. As previously reported, BET Honors will premiere during Black History Month, on Monday, February 13th at 9 PM.

Do you think Kelly can hit Mariah’s high notes?

LIL WAYNE RELEASING PRISON MEMOIR

The Associated Press reports Lil Wayne has decided to author his first book. The rap mogul has teamed with Grand Central Publishing to put out Gone Til November, which is chronicles Weezy’s stint at Rikers Island and includes some of the open letters he sent to his fans. The rapper’s literary effort is slated to arrive in bookstores on November 28th.

The rapper completed eight months behind barsafter being found guilty for weapons possessions.

JENNIFER HUDSON, NE-YO ISSUE SINGLE FROM THINK LIKE A MAN

To get people more excited about the upcoming film, Think Like a Man, the official title track with Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross and Ne-Yo has been released. While the release date for the soundtrack is yet to be announced, you can expect the big-screen adaptation of Steve Harvey’s book to star Chris Brown, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good and more. Look for it in theaters on March 9th.

2011’s BIG THREE -x- 2011’s BREAK OUTS -x- Stars We Lost in 2011


2011’S THE BIG THREE:

LIL WAYNE, DRAKE & NICKI MINAJ

2011 was a big year for three rap acts that all come from the same label home: Young Money’s Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj. Here’s a look back of what the untouchable rap stars accomplished this year.

One of the biggest things Lil Wayne accomplished this year was that his latest album, Tha Carter IV, amassed sales over 965-thousand units during its first week. The rapper’s fourth installment in Tha Carter series took the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart and attracted over 362k in digital copies and over 603k in physical copies. The feat is especially impressive since Wayne recently spent nearly a year in prison and had limited televised performances to promote the album. According to his official website, Wayne’s I Am Still Music tour has reportedly become one of the most successful tours of 2011. The trek, which stretched along North America, Africa and Australia, has grossed 47-million dollars. To date, the album has gone certified double platinum after three months in stores.

Nicki Minaj had a crazy 2011. At the beginning of the year, her debut effort, Pink Friday, officially went certified platinum by the RIAA. She continued to promote her singles including “Moment 4 Life” featuring Drake, “Super Bass” and “Fly” with Rihanna and she joined Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour as well as Lil Wayne’s I Am Music II outing. In addition, Minaj also performed at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. She set a new record on Music Choice’s Video on Demand service after she received over 1.4-million views in a single week for her “Super Bass” video. 2012 will see her release her sophomore album on Valentine’s Day.

Drake proved that taking your time, pays off. After a couple of push backs, the rapper’s sophomore album, Take Care, debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart and sold over 659-thousand copied in its first week. He’s had big singles including, “Make Me proud” with Nicki Minaj and “Healines.” The rapper performed at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards and the 2011 BET Awards. He is also working on joint albums with Lil Wayne and Rick Ross. Looking ahead, he has released the dates for his upcoming Club Paradise tour, which will travel to cities in the U-S and Europe. The highly anticipated trek will begin next year on February 14th in Miami and wraps on March 11th in San Diego only to begin in Dublin, Ireland on March 24th.

2011 BREAK OUT ACTS:

J.COLE, MIGUEL, TYLER, WALE & BIG SEAN

– J.COLE –

J. Cole has got to feel great knowing that his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, took the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The rapper managed to sell over 218-thousand copies of his disc, which includes guest spots from Trey Songz and Jay-Z. In addition, he’ll head into the New Year knowing his LP was nominated for Best New Artist for the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. Here’s what else he accomplished:

FACTS ABOUT J. COLE

· He was nominated for the Best New Artist Award at the 2011 BET Awards

· He won Best Mixtape at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

· He was featured in a current issue of FHM Magazine (November 2011).

· He made the cover of Rolling Out Magazine.

· He is signed to Jay-Z’s Rock Nation.

· He served as an opening act on Rihanna’s tour and he also shared the stage with Drake overseas.

· He contributed guest verses to Beyonce’s “Party.

– MIGUEL –

While technically his debut album, which opened at number 109 on the U-S Billboard 200 chart, came out last year…Miguel has finally found his stride in 2011. Many assumed his titled track featuring J Cole would be the only good song off the project, but it turns out that the singer has plenty of great material – including his newest singles, “Sure Thing” and “Quickie.” Here’s what else he accomplished:

FACTS ABOUT MIGUEL

· He was nominated for the Soul Train Music Awards’ Best Male R&B Soul Artist Award.

· He was nominated for the Song of the Year Award at the Soul Train Music Awards.

· He was nominated for the Best New Artist Award at the 2011 BET Awards.

· He performance at the 33rd Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars.

· He was nominated for the Sprint New Artist of the Year Award at the American Music Awards.

· Hype Williams-directed video for “Sure Thing.”

· He performed during the Essence Music Festival.

· His LP sold 11,000 copies in its first week.

– TYLER THE CREATOR –

Despite his tendency to irritate most music reporters, Tyler, The Creator managed to score the number five slot on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album, Goblin. The disc sold over 45-thousand copies in its opening week, which prompted the rapper to react on Twitter by writing: “Hard work paid off, you can’t tell me s**t!!!” Here’s what else he accomplished:

FACTS ABOUT TYLER, THE CREATOR

· Nominated for the Best Web-Born Artist Award at the MTV O Music Awards.

· Tyler The Creator won the Best New Artist Awards at the 2011’s Video Music Awards.

· Performed at the 2011’s MTVU Woodie Awards.

· Recently embarked on his Wolf Gang Tour with Odd Future.

– WALE –

Wale is a great example of what hard work can do for you. The rapper’s recently issued album, Ambition, scored the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The disc marks his first effort on Rick Ross’ Maybach Music and sold over 164-thousand units during its first week out. Those sales are well over four times the amount that his debut, Attention Deficit, sold. Here’s what else he accomplished:

FACTS ABOUT WALE

· Early in the year, he contributed to Waka Flocka Flame’s current single, “No Hands.”

· He was a part of the Maybach Music’s compilation disc, titled Self Made

His debut LP, Attention Deficit, also arrived in the fall back in 2009. The disc opened at number 21 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 28-thousand copies sold in its first week.

· Wale was previously signed to Interscope Records.

Wale recently went on his 32-city outing dubbed The Ambition tour.

He performed during the BET Hip Hop Awards.

– BIG SEAN –

Following the success of “My Last” with Chris Brown and “Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay” featuring Kanye West, Big Sean has had a big year! His debut album, Finally Famous, opened at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. The rapper’s first studio effort sold 87-thousand copies during its first week. Here’s what else he accomplished:

FACTS ABOUT BIG SEAN

· He was nominated for the BET Hip-Hop Awards’ Rookie of the Year Award.

The disc will include contributions from No I.D., Mike Posner, Kanye West and Pharrell.

· He was nominated for MTVs’ Best New Artist Award

· He was nominated for the BET Hip-Hop Awards’ CD of the Year Award.

· He is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label.

· He ran the I Am Finally Famous Tour from Oct. 2 into December.

STARS WE LOST IN 2011

— People.com

· Elizabeth Taylor (actress) on March 23rd at 79

· Steve Jobs (Apple visionary) on October 5th at 56

· Andy Rooney (journalist) on November 4th at 92

· Amy Winehouse (singer) on July 23rd at 27

· Betty Ford (former first lady) on July 8th at 93

· Peter Falk (actor) on June 24th at 83

· Sidney Lumet (director) in April at 86

· Jane Russell (actress) on February 28th at 89

· Cliff Robertson (actor) on September 10th at 88

· Joe Frazier (former world heavyweight champion boxer) on November 7th at 67

· Jeff Conaway (actor) on May 27th at 60

· Jack LaLanne (fitness guru) on January 23rd at 96

· Jackie Cooper (actor/director) on May 3rd at 88

· Clarence Clemons (Bruce Springsteen’s saxophonist) on June 18th at 69

· Ryan Dunn (Jackass star) on June 20th at 34

· Randy “Macho Man” Savage (WWF star) on May 20th at 58

· Heavy D (rapper) on November 8th at 44

· Leonard Stone (actor) on November 2nd at 88

· Dan Wheldon (Indy 500 winner) on October 16th at 33

· Mikey Welsh (former Weezer guitarist) on October 8th at 40

· Patrice O’Neal (comedian/actor) on November 28th at 41

· “Uncle Frank” Potenza (Jimmy Kimmel’s uncle) on August 23rd at 77

· Annette Charles (actress) on August 3rd at 63

· Russell Armstrong (Real Housewives star Taylor Armstrong’s husband) on August 15th at 47

· Bubba Smith (athlete/actor) on August 3rd at 66

· Andy Whitfield (actor) on September 11th at 39

· Nick Ashford (hit songwriter) on August 22nd at 70

· Harry Morgan (actor, best known as “Col. Sherman Potter” on M*A*S*H) on December 7th at 96

· Evelyn Lauder (daughter-in-law of cosmetics icon Estée Lauder) on November 12th at 75

Fan Tatts DRAKE On Her Forehead -x- Wayne’s Tour Grosses $47 Million -x- Snoop Smokes With Fan On Stage -x- Mystikal Signs With Cash Money -x- Odd Future & Wu-Tang Announced For Paid Dues -x- MTV Music News


WOMAN GETS DRAKE’S NAME TATTOOED TO HER HEAD

In Drake’s song “Free Spirit” with Rick Ross, he says on the hook: “Tat my name on you so I know it’s real.” According to MTV.com, a fan has done just that and showed her devotion to Drizzy by getting a tattoo of the rapper’s name on her forehead. Kevin Campbell, the tattoo artist responsible for the ink, told Vibe magazine that the young lady wasn’t drunk and “really psyched and was pretty adamant about putting it on her forehead.” He adds, “She acted as if she had planned it out for a while; though I’m not really sure how much extended coherent thought could actually go into getting such a stupid tattoo on your forehead.”

AND…

DRAKE ANNOUNCES CLUB PARADISE TOUR

According to his official website, Drake has released the dates for his upcoming Club Paradise tour, which will travel to cities in the U-S and Europe. The highly anticipated trek will begin next year on February 14th in Miami and wraps on March 11th in San Diego only to begin in Dublin, Ireland on March 24th. Be sure to pick up his latest Take Care LP – here’s the full U-S stops:

The tickets for the European dates will be available December 16th onwards on Live Nation.

2012 The Club Paradise Tour North American Dates:

2/14/2012 – Miami, FL Bank United Center

2/15/2012 – Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O’Connell Center

2/17/2012 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

2/18/2012 – Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

2/21/2012 – Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena

2/22/2012 – Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

2/24/2012 – Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center

2/25/2012 – New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena

2/27/2012 – Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

2/28/2012 – Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena

3/01/2012 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

3/02/2012 – Arlington, TX College Park Center

3/04/2012 – Tuscon, AZ Tucson Arena

3/05/2012 – Los Angeles, CA Galen Center

3/08/2012 – Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

3/10/2012 – San Jose, CA Event Center

3/11/2012 – San Diego, CA Viejas Arena

T.I. TO DROP NEW MIXTAPE

In case you missed it, T.I. has announced that he will release a mixtape on New Year’s Day. The rapper wrote on Twitter, “Breaking News! Its official…I’m puttin out a mixtape midnight Jan.1 2012 called #F**kdacityup. Wanna be the 1st thing yall hear next year,” he wrote. “When da ball drop…We drop!!!! Out with da old, in with da TRUE!!!! A-town….Weeee Baaaaaack!!!!!” In related Tip news, the rap star’s upcoming eighth album Troubleman is due next year.

NEW ACTS ADDED TO VH1 DIVAS

We’ve just learned Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi have just been added to the list of performers for this year’s VH1 Divas. In addition, Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Nas, Common and La La Anthony are all expected to present at the ceremony, which is paying tribute to great cities of soul including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia. Taking place inside New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, be sure to tune in when VH1 Divas airs Monday, December 19th at 9 PM/8c on VH1.

The headlining “divas” were announced earlier and includes Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J. and Jill Scott. Previously announced performers include: Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy.

ALICIA KEYS SAYS HER ALBUM IS ALMOST DONE

If you’ve followed Alicia Keys on Twitter recently you’d know that she’s currently recording her fifth studio album. Wanna know how many tracks she’s competed so far? During a recent interview on GMA, the singer said of the upcoming disc, “I think we got a couple more months and we’re ready to fly,” she said. “You deserve the best and I want to give you the best, so when you hear this music you’re blown away, like you’re filled.” The follow-up to 2009’s Element Of Freedom is slated to arrive early next year.

SNOOP DOGG SHARES BLUNT IN CONCERT?

According to TMZ, Snoop Dogg gave one fan the experience of a lifetime during a concert in Atlanta this past weekend. The rapper lit a massive “blunt-type object” and passed in to an unidentified concert-goer who joined in on the fun. In related news, the soundtrack to Snoop’s stoner-comedy with Wiz Khalifa, Mac and Devin Go to High School, is out in stores now!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

BET TO HONOR MARIAH CAREY

According to BET.com, Mariah Carey’s contribution to music is scheduled to be celebrated during the fourth annual BET Honors Award Ceremony. The diva is being recognized with the Entertainer award for her tremendous impact to black music and the culture. She reportedly joined previous recipients Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx. We’ll keep you posted with more details for the BET Honors 2012.

MYSTIKAL REACTS TO SINGING TO YOUNG MONEY

In a press release, Mystikal issued a statement about his recently deal with Cash Money Records. Similar to Busta Rhymes, the rapper is excited about the new partnership. He stated, “It has been a truly long time since I have felt like a rapper and with this signing, and partnership, Birdman and Slim have given me my life as a rapper back. I am ready to go. I am going to put my red Superman drawers, cape and boots on and go! This is a huge moment for me and I am truly excited to be with Cash Money Records.” Lead by his first single, “Original” featuring Lil Wayne, Mystikal’s next album is expected for a spring 2012 release.

FANTASIA WELCOMES BABY BOY!

According Vibe, Fantasia has reportedly delivery a healthy baby boy at a North Carolina hospital on Tuesday morning. The bundle of joy marks her first child together with her and partner Antwaun Cook, who was allegedly married when they first started dating. The singer has told People.com, “I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family,” she said. “I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support.” The bundle of joy weighed at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches long. Dallas marks her first child together with her and partner Antwaun Cook, who was allegedly married when they first started dating.

The baby join big sister Zion Quari Barrino, 10.

MICHAEL JACKSON AUCTION

According to JuliensAuctions.com, personal items from the L-A home where Michael Jackson died in are being auctioned off. The items up for auction include messages from his children, a carved dining table and a Victorian grand piano and more. Other items include an ornate bedroom mirror, on which the late singer wrote: “Train perfection March, April full out May,” in the build up to his planned London comeback gigs, and a shower bench on which Jackson drew a series of stick figures. Contrary to rumors, the bed in which the singer died in will not be included in the sale.

The auction begins Saturday. For more information go to http://www.juliensauctions.com/.

JANELLE MONAE READIES TWO NEW ALBUMS

According to SingersRoom.com, Janelle Monae has big plans for the New Year. Fans can expect the singer to release two new albums which she revealed has “84.799 percent of the writing is done.” As for when the “Tightrope” entertainer will drop the projects, Monae stated, “I will release them according to my soul clock; so I reserve the right to change that. But I will try to stick to the scheduled release dates, which I know but can’t say.” We’ll keep you posted.

FLO RIDA IS BACK ON TRACK AFTER DUI

TMZ is reporting that Flo Rida got off lightly from prosecutors for his DUI case. The rapper was busted in Miami Beach back in June on suspicion of DUI, according to Police his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Flo Rida’s attorney got the judge to send Flo to a first-time offenders program instead of jail. The program, called Back on Track, requires for Flo Rida to complete substance abuse classes, counseling, community service and drug testing. If Flo completes all of the requirements, prosecutors will know the DUI charge down to the lesser charge of reckless driving.

ODD FUTURE, WU-TANG READY PAID DUES FEST

According to HipHopDX.com, Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future have just been announced as performers for the 7th annual Paid Dues Festival. Taking place on April 7, 2012, concert-goers can expect to see over 20 acts for the event which will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California. If you want to attend, passed for the show go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 17th at 10 AM.

JAY-Z REACTS TO J COLE GRAMMY NOMINATION

Following the news that J.Cole was nominated for Best New Artist for the 2012 GRAMMY Awards, his boss, Jay-Z, told MTV News how he feels about it. Hova said of his Roc Nation artist, “I think it’s great for him, because I’m sure it’s a dream of his. We grew up seeing Michael Jackson, and I’m sure he grew up seeing whatever moment stuck in his mind, so I know it’s great for him to do that,” he said. “I think he’s already won Best New Artist, to me. His journey is what I’m really excited about.” Be sure to pick up the rap rookie’s debut today.

CELEBRATE NEW YEARS WITH CHRIS BROWN!

2011 has been a big year for Chris Brown. So it makes sense that the crooner is looking to have one last bash before the year is completed. He is scheduled to host New Year’s Eve celebration at PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. If you’d like to attend, tickets are priced at $150 each – visit his official website to learn more.

LIL WAYNE’S TOUR GROSSES 47-MILLION

According to his official website, Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music tour has reportedly become one of the most successful tours of 2011. The trek, which stretch along North America, Africa and Australia, has grossed 47-million dollars. His manager, Cortez Bryant, said in a statement, “The tour exceeded our own expectations. The amount of tickets he sold in both primary and secondary markets across the country was phenomenal and we are now focusing on the expansion of his global success.” The outing was designed to further support his latest album, Tha Carter IV, which is out now.

WALE TEAMS UP WITH THE WIZARDS FOR NBA EVENT

Wale will perform a free show in Washington D.C. on Saturday. The Maryland native is helping the Washington Wizards kick off their 2012 season with Fan Fest, on Saturday night. The event will feature face painters, balloon artists, magicians and much more. Free popcorn and soda will be provided to all courtesy of the Washington Wizards and the event will include autographed items for fans. The first five-thousand fans in attendance will receive a souvenir credential. Fan Fest takes place on Saturday night at 6 PM Eastern and is free and open to the public.

Wale attended Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Wale released the following statement: “I am an avid sports fan who is very passionate about our DC teams and to be officially involved with the Wizards is a blessing. I am overjoyed that our team is returning to the court and can’t wait to see them compete this season. Fan Fest will be a great opportunity to get our fans excited about this team and this season. I am confident that Ted Leonsis, myself and the entire Wizards organization can create something special for this event that will set that tone for more great things to come this year.” #TeamAmbition

Nicki Minaj, LMFAO & More Ready NYE 2012 -x- Jay-Z Breaks Wayne’s Record -x- MJB Out-Sells Rihanna -x- Beyonce’s $100 Million Lawsuit -x- Music News


NICKI MINAJ, LMFAO and MORE READY NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL

 

According to the EW.com, Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The Young Money standout will take stage to perform songs from her platinum selling Pink Friday LP, including “Super Bass.” The fem-cee will reportedly join Gym Class Heroes, Taio Cruz, will.i.am, Florence + the Machine, LMFAO, OneRepublic, and more. Tune into ABC beginning at 10 PM ET to view the special.

SOULJA BOY SUES FORMER MANAGER

According to TMZ, Soulja Boy has revealed that he plans to sue his former manager, Philip Ransom, for taking advantage of him when he first entered the business in 2007. The rapper, who is allegedly facing eviction, says he was forced to sign contracts that were “unconscionable, oppressive, and unjust.” Apparently, the “Crank That” emcee signed off on giving Ramson over 50-percent of the copyrights to his music, 5-percent of his income and much more. Meanwhile, Ramson has denied all allegations.

MARY J BLIGE OUT-SELLS RIHANNA’S TALK THAT TALK

This week on the Billboard 200 chart, Mary J Blige’s latest LP My Life II: The Journey Continues has out-performed Rihanna’s Talk That Talk by selling an additional 71-thousand copies. Meanwhile, Ri Ri’s sales have declined and only brought in 64k this week. Both ladies remain in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.

JAY-Z BREAKS LIL WAYNE’S BILLBOARD RECORD

Congratulations are in order for Jay-Z, who has recently become the rapper with the most songs in Top 10 song to have reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The rap mogul’s latest hit, “Paris” with Kanye West, has given Hova a total of 18 hit records which helped him surpass the previous joint title holders, Lil Wayne and Ludacris. But Jay better watch his back, Yeezy now has 14 hits under his belt. In related news, “The Throne” is slated to perform on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas.

WIZ KHALIFA TALKS SIGNING JUICY J TO TAYLOR GANG

According to MTV News, Wiz Khalifa has given details as to what prompted him to want to sign Juicy J to his Taylor Gang imprint. The rapper said of the Three 6 Mafia member, “I’ve always been a huge fan of Juicy J and Three 6 Mafia and what they brought to the game,” he explained to MTV. “As far as their music, as far as their consistency, as far as just if you’re in that mood and you know what you wanna hear, they brought it and I respected that. And they brought it for years, since I was young.” Head over to MTV.com to read the full interview now.

BEYONCE FACES 100 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT

SingersRoom.com has learned a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has denied Beyonce’s request to dismiss a 100 million dollar lawsuit filed by a videogame company. In case you forgot, the gaming company, Gate Five LLC, accused the singer of a “bad faith breach of contract so callous that she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas [2010].” In Bey’s defense, her lawyers say she backed out because the company failed to secure financing for the project. We’ll keep you posted on how this lawsuit plays out.

· The game was supposed to be called Starpower: Beyoncé.

YOUNG JEEZY LOOKS TO INSPIRE WITH TM103

Rap-Up.com reports Young Jeezy has written a must-listen song called “Trapped” that he feels young people will definitely gravitate to. He said of the Jill Scott-assisted record, “It’s basically saying I had humble beginnings, but where I came from, I feel like there was no way out,” he said. “A lot of young cats out there [can relate] because they don’t know how they’re gonna make it or how they’re gon’ feed their family or their kids or their crew or their people… You gotta just believe in you and just push harder.” As previously reported TM103: Hustlerz Ambition lands on December 20th.

· The disc includes contributions from Jay-Z, André 3000, T.I., Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and more.

TYGA DELAYS CARELESS WORLD ALBUM

According to HipHop-N-More.com, Tyga has some bad news surrounding his upcoming album, Careless World. The rapper was initially scheduled to drop his project on December 13th, but his Young Money debut has been delayed until next year. He explained on Twitter, “It’s so much bullsh** involved with samples and other sh**. I promise this album will be classic. This is my life!!! Ur gonna love it. Careless World. New date January 24th!!!….. Pre orders go up next few weeks!!!” In the meantime, head over to his fansite to download his new mixtape, BitchI’mTheSh**.

JA RULE ISSUES NEW SONG FROM PRISON

Just days after writing an open letter to his fans, Ja Rule has released a new song called “Never Had The Time.” The track is expected to appear off the upcoming sequel to Pain Is Love, which is slated to arrive in January. While the rapper continues to serve his sentence on felony weapons charges, fans will be able to purchase the first single “Real Life Fantasy” when it hits iTunes on December 13th.

BOBBY V TO DROP MIXTAPE SOON

To get fans more amped about his upcoming Vitamin V mixtape, Bobby V has issued a new song called “Drop It” which features Meek Mill and 2 Chainz. You can head over to RapRadar.com to check out the Nard & B-produced cut and expect the singer’s project to be available for free download on December 20th.

50 Cent Gave Dre Advice For Detox -x- Common Talks Love Life -x- Luda Launches Website with Daughter -x- Adele Sets UK Record -x- MTV Music News


50 CENT GAVE DR DRE ADVICE FOR DETOX

During an interview with XXL magazine, 50 Cent revealed that he has given advice to Dr Dre, who is still working on his oft-delayed Detox LP. After flying out to Los Angeles to contribute to the hitmaker’s effort, Curtis recalled saying to Dre, “‘Yo, you don’t have to invent nothing. All they want is a strong version of what you gave last time,’” 50 said. “They need a new version of that. It’s like Sade. She goes away for six years, and then she comes back with a new disc…it reminds you of the f**kin’ shit that she gave you before she left. There’s certain artists that have that luxury. You could go away and still be interesting enough to come for people to want to hear that effort. Dre is like that.” There’s still no release date for Detox.

T-PAIN ADDRESS DELAY OF T-WAYNE ALBUM

In case you were wondering whatever happened to Lil Wayne and T-Pain’s joint album, titled T-Wayne, the singer filled Rap-Up.com on what happened. The crooner explained, “When [Wayne] got into his little trouble, that was right at the peak of when we was like, ‘OK, let’s go. Let’s do this now.’ He finally had time, then he went to jail.” Teddy further explained, “Things happen and I’m pretty sure he’s over the whole idea now. I don’t even be bringing it up to him no more. I’m pretty sure he’s way past that right now. He’s doing big things.” In related news, his new album rEVOLVEr in stores now!

· The duo reportedly recorded nine songs for the project before it was scrapped.

COMMON TALKS ABOUT HIS LOVE LIFE

In the new edition of JET magazine, Common showed the softer side of him an talked about why being in love is important. He stated, “I think the core of the human being and the heart is love, and we all want that,” he said. “Love has allowed me to do the things I’m doing in life. I feel like we all deserve that — to receive love and give it, too.” As for being “whipped,” Serena William’s ex-boyfriend admits, “I have been in love, and I did get my heart broken. As an adult, I can say I’ve been through love, and this is some of the experiences I’ve had. Men love. Men go crazy over women. They go to prison, start wars and lose hair over them.” In related news, his new album The Dreamer / The Believer drops on December 20th.

RZA LAUNCHES RZA’S WORLD APP

According to XXLMag.com, RZA has recently launched his RZA’s World App, which is designed to let his fans have access to up to the minute information about him. Aside from having a newsfeed, you will get daily nuggets of wisdom from RZA, exclusive fan-fare and the ability to play the 3D Chess Chambers game. Be sure to download the app today for only $3.99!

LUDACRIS LAUNCHES WEBSITE WITH DAUGHTER

Ludacris reportedly teamed up with his 10 year-old daughter Karma to launch a website dedicated to children education. Luda said in a statement, “We wanted the site to be educational, fun and full of music that all kids will enjoy, but we also wanted it to teach kids more than just academics,” he said. “The site touches on subjects like, the rewards of hard work and importance of learning manners as well as the idea that doing good deeds for others will bring good into your life – which is the meaning of the word Karma. The music and lyrics, games and stories on the site are all original and were created by me, my daughter and my creative team.” Log into KarmasWorld.com today!

SOLANGE RAISES BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS

Wanna know what Solange has been up to? Well, according to her official fan page, the singer is currently helping raise awareness for blood cancer. She’s encouraging people to donate bone marrow and said in a PSA, “People are dying and we can save them. lot of people don’t understand that it’s literally a cotton swab that determines if you’re a match. This can actually save someone’s life!” To learn more, get registered at GetSwabbed.org.

DMX VISITS THE TROOPS

According to TMZ, DMX was spotted visiting injured troops in Houston, Texas. The rapper, who was in town for a concert in San Antonio last Thursday, actually played wheel chair basketball with the physically disabled soldiers. He told TMZ, “It made my day as much as it did their day. One told me that I gave him the best early Christmas gift he ever got and that has me still smiling.” Head over to the website to see the footage.

YOUNG JEEZY DROPS TRACKLISTING

We know its bee a long wait for Young Jeezy to issue his upcoming album, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition, but we’re only two weeks away until the LP drops. While the disc arrives in stores December 20th, Da Snowman has just issued the official tracklisting:

1. Waiting (Prod. By Lil Lody)

2. What I Do (Just Like That) (Prod. By Drumma Boy)

3. O.J. Ft. Jadakiss & Fabolous (Prod. By Lil Lody)

4. Nothing (Prod. By Lil Lody)

5. Way Too Gone Ft. Future (Prod. By Mike Will)

6. Supafreak Ft. 2 Chainz (Prod. By D. Rich)

7. All We Do (Prod. By Midnight Black)

8. Leave You Alone Ft. Ne-Yo (Prod. By Warren G)

9. Everythang (Prod. By Lil Lody)

10. Trapped Ft. Jill Scott (Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

11. F.A.M.E. (Fake Ass Muthafu**as Envy ) Ft. T.I. (Prod. By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)

12. I Do Ft. Jay-Z x Andre 3000 (Prod. By M16)

13. Higher Learning Ft. Snoop Dogg, Devin The Dude & Mitchelle’l (Prod. By Lil C)

14. This One’s For You Ft. Trick Daddy (Prod. By Lil Lody)

BONUS:

Talk 2 Me Ft. Freddie Gibbs x Eminem (Prod. By Drumma Boy & Travis Barker)

ICE CUBE LANDS NEW TV SHOW FOR F/X

According to Deadline.com, Ice Cube has reportedly signed on to star and produce a new show for FX called Eye for an Eye. The drama series marks the rapper’s first TV starring role and follows a veteran paramedic “who gains a thirst for revenge after witnessing one too many victims of violent crime.” We’ll keep you posted with further details.

· Cube has upcoming roles in Rampart and 21 Jump Street

YOUNG BUCK PREPS MIXTAPE FOR MAYBACH MUSIC?

Young Buck may be dealing with financial struggles but that isn’t stopping him from making new music. According to HipHopOfficial.com, the former G-Unit rapper is working on a mixtape “on behalf of” Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. While he didn’t explain further, he adds, “I’m blessed to be in a situation where people enjoy what I’m giving them.” We’ll keep you posted.

MADONNA CONFIRMED FOR SUPER BOWL

Madonna has confirmed that she will perform during the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl. The Queen of Pop, who is currently recording her 12th studio album, is set to perform at the event on February 5th at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Madonna could possibly perform her new single, “Give Me All Your Love,” but that has yet to be confirmed. Last year’s halftime show featured a performance from the Black Eyed Peas.

BBC CHOOSE SOUND OF 2012

Each year the BBC chooses one artist whose sound will capture the upcoming year. Previous winners include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Keane and more. The outlet has currently narrowed down 15 artists for the Sound of 2012, and the list includes dupstep producer Skrillex, rapper Frank Ocean, bands Spector and Dry the River and more. The top five will be revealed in the first week of January.

ADELE HAS HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM OF THE 21ST CENTURY IN THE U-K

Adele’s hugely successful album 21 has moved up four spots on the U-K charts, from number nine to number 5, making it the U-K’s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. That breaks the record of the late Amy Winehouse, who has sold 3.3 million copies of her Back to Black album. 21 has now sold 3.4 million in Adele’s homeland of Britain. The album has broken records around the world and has remained in the top 10 of the U-S charts since February.

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