Kid Cudi is slated to appear in the upcoming film based on the HBO television series Entourage, according to Deadline.
Cudi is set to play Ari Gold's assistant in the motion picture, according to the report.
Pharrell Williams is pulling in some big stars for his upcoming G I R L album. The N.E.R.D. member’s first solo LP in eight years will feature appearances by Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, and Alicia Keys.
Pharrell has worked with all four acts before. He teamed with Daft Punk for the global hit “Get Lucky” last year. Timberlake’s debut album Justified contained heavy production from Williams and partner Chad Hugo. The Neptunes also remixed Keys’ “How Come You Don’t Call Me,” and Pharrell co-wrote “4×4″ off Cyrus’ Bangerz album.
The end of an era has occurred. 24 hours after Dr. Dre and Eminem recreate the iconic 2002 XXL cover with Jimmy Iovine instead of 50, 50 Cent has announced he and G-Unit Records has left Interscope Records and signs with Caroline/Capitol/UMG.
The deal places 50 Cent and G-Unit Records in Caroline Records, the independent service division of Capitol Records, making 50 Cent an independent artist for the first time in over 13 years. Former boss and current friend Eminem spoke on 50’s new signing in a press release statement
Chris Brown has a little clarity in his life now. During a hearing today (February 20th), Chris Brown’s lawyers and the prosecutors have decided on a start date for Brown’s misdemeanor assault trial.
The date was set for April 17th and comes after Brown’s lawyer rejected a plea deal in January. Brown also has a probation violation hearing in Los Angeles on February 28th in regards to the same assault case.
Jay Z is slowly beginning to own the entire New York Giants roster. Less than a year after teammate Victor Cruz signs to Jay Z’s sports agency Roc Nation, veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks joins suit.
According to reports, Nicks will have a similar deal as Cruz with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports handling marketing and endorsement with contractual negotiations left up to its partner Creative Artists Agency. This signing comes at a potentially transitional time for Nicks as he is expected to become an unrestricted free agent and has expressed interest to resign with the New York Giants.
Roughly one week after Queens rapper 50 Cent stated that he would be featured on ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming album, Oxymoron, the Los Angeles rapper has revealed that Fifty will not be included on his LP.
“Yeah, man. Damn, man. I’m embarrassed for the nigga,” ScHoolboy Q said during an interview with Hot 97. “Like he’s not on my album…We cut a record, but I mean and plus he support me. Maybe he just wanted to support. You know what I mean?”
Nicki Minaj’s previous two albums Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded were both commercially successful, but neither left a huge mark with music critics. Nicki is apparently looking to change that with her next official project.
During an interview with DJ Drama, the Young Money member said her goal is to make the upcoming The Pinkprint a “classic.”
One of the best ways to increase demand in your product is to give out free samples. This Sunday (February 23rd), a few lucky fans will get to sample Schoolboy Q’s highly anticipated major label debut Oxymoron when he performs it live in New York City.
At New York City’s Le Possion Rouge, Schoolboy Q will perform the entire 15 track debut album before its scheduled February 25th release as apart of Le Possion Rouge’s First Listen Live series.
Drake made waves recently because of his comments about Kanye West in Rolling Stone magazine. The Toronto rapper was quoted as saying there were “real questionable bars” on Kanye’s Yeezus album.
Kanye finally responded to what Drake had to say about his lyrical ability on his last LP, but instead attacking the YMCMB rapper, Ye defended him against the media.
Lil Wayne’s career just got an end date. At his performance during the NBA All Star Game Weekend in New Orleans, Drake announced the release date to Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V.
Lil Wayne stated in November of 2012 that Tha Carter V would be his final album and at during his performance, Drake let the release date slip: