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Rapper/label head/sports agent Jay-Z has completely dominated the headlines this week. The Brooklyn-born businessman released his 12th studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail that’s heading for the number one spot on the charts, received a platinum plaque for the LP already, launched a new ad campaign with Budweiser, and commandeered Twitterfor a day. It appears that Jay wants to continue his takeover of the entertainment world by adding another budding superstar to his Roc Nation Sports roster.
New Orleans rapper Curren$y is known for his tireless work ethic that has produced nearly twenty projects, including seven mixtapes, in the last four years. So it only makes sense that he and his Jet Life International brand are set to redefine the way free digital albums are presented.
This past Tuesday Jim Jones and his wife Chrissy Lampkin celebrated the release of his new single “Nasty Girl” with a party at The Griffin in New York City.
Hot 97 and Sirius XM Radio’s DJ Drewski played to a packed house that included Par City, Mike Check, Brittany Smooch and, Dash of Pauly D and more.
Since his 2009 return following a 5 year sabbatical, Eminem has been excruciatingly honest about his drug addiction which resulted in a 2007 overdose.
In the new documentary How To Make Money Selling Drug, Eminem delves deeper into having to regain motor and talking skills during recovery, his first time taking Valium and more.
In a revealing interview about his work on Yeezus, Rick Rubin shared that there "might" be a sequel to Kanye West's album.
"Initially, [Kanye] thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album," Rubin revealed to The Daily Beast. "But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, 'Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.' That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, 'That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!'"
It is going on nearly one year since Frank Ocean released his Grammy winning album Channel Orange, and the Odd Future member is already sharing some new unheard tracks live in concert. While performing in Munich last night Ocean gave the crowd tunes from his previous projects and a few fresh songs he has been working on.
After the world watched 2 Chainz encounter gunmen on security cameras during a June 12th robbery in Bay Area of California, now some of those stolen items have made their way to the internet.
An Instagram photo from user “Lilg04″ showcases 2 Chainz’s (born Tauheed Epps) stolen driver’s license and bank card.
Earlier this year Drake took home the “Best Rap Album” Grammy award for his 2011 album Take Care. The “Started From The Bottom” performer decided to combine celebrating this accomplishment for his last album and promote his next project at the same time.
Over the weekend Drake announced he will be releasing his third studio LP Nothing Was The Same on September 17th. The Young Money rapper has begun his media campaign to get the word out with a new 5-minute video of him and his crew taking shots from his newly arrived, first Grammy.
Big Sean's sophomore album, Hall of Fame, finally has a release date.
The project from the Detroit emcee will drop on August 27.