After striking success over the past few years, Beats By Dre is splitting from Monster Cable Products when its five-year contract expires at the end of 2012.
According to Business Week, Beats, which held a 53 percent stake of the $1 billion annual headphone market in 2011, has decided to terminate its partnership with the electronics brand. While each company says that there is no animosity, the publication reports that there was ill will over financial terms, “with divergent views on which side deserves the most credit for the line’s success and Beats balking at its share of the revenue.”
Common graced the stage last night to perform his single "Celebrate" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The Chicago, Illinois native performed the feel-good cut with backing from The Roots, cutting across the stage as gold confetti fell from the ceiling. The song, included on his latest LP The Dreamer, The Believer, serves as the fourth single off the project.
Hip-Hop artist and icon Snoop Dogg, who will be headlining at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with Dr. Dre in California this April, will also unveil a new “premium tobacco cigar brand” called Executive Branch at the festival.
Snoop Dogg, who is a brand ambassador for Executive Branch (also known as “The Gentlemen’s Choice”), will bring the two cigar pouches, which retail at $0.99 a pouch, to the festival for an official release over the two weekends of Coachella, April 13-15 and April 20-22.
Young Money founder, Grammy Award-winner, and platinum-selling rapper, Lil Wayne, is moving into a new entrepreneurial venture – being an author.
Wayne, who spent eight months in 2010 on Riker’s Island in New York after being found guilty of a gun charge, will release his first memoir through Grand Central Publishing later this year.
Grammy nominated rapper Nicki Minaj has been announced as the first performers during the 54th annual Grammy awards.
Nicki Minaj would join artists like Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift as performers during the event, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Rapper/entrepreneur Ludacris will soon take his Soul Electronics line to the next level with the release of Soul’s latest product, Party In A Box.
Party In A Box is the company’s first ever non-headphone audio device and was first revealed at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Blue Ivy Carter, the newborn daughter of Beyonce Knowles and Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, is having one heck of a first week.
Before leaving Lennox Hospital in New York City late last night (January 10), baby Blue was given one of the most thoughtful and original gifts imaginable, the song “Glory,” by her father Jay-Z.
Lupe Fiasco has earned gold certification for his fourth album Lasers, which released on March 8, 2011.
According to The LupEND Blog, the LP took 10 months to cross the 500,000 copies sold mark. Upon its initial release, the album sold 204,000 copies in its first week and debuted atop the Billboard 200. The album had the best-selling first-week sales of his career, and second top 10 album on the chart.
50 Cent continues to strengthen his business relationship with DJ Pauly D. in another new deal with the “Jersey Shore” cast member, that will produce his own signature line of headphones.
50′s company SMS Audio will develop a full line of headphones with DJ Pauly D.
The 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has just revealed, via Twitter, some iconic, Hip-Hop surprises for their upcoming, two-weekend long festival.
On the final day of each of the weekend’s lineups, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be headlining. No word on what specific albums or songs their sets will include.