As the head of Shady Records, Eminem has had to do more than just rap. His work has allowed him to include himself in one of the year's most anticipated projects, Slaughterhouse's Shady Records debut, welcome to: Our House, due August 28. This won't be the first time Em sees himself working extensively with other emcees behind the scenes. One of his most successful endeavors in that regard lies with 50 Cent.
Recently, Slim spoke on 50, Slaughter and how he's managed to begin working on his new solo album while trying to balance it all.
Wiz Khalifa has delayed his upcoming sophomore album O.N.I.F.C. (Only Nigga In First Class) to the fall. During an interview with Fuse, the Taylor Gang leader revealed that the LP, originally slated to release on August 28th, is now set for September 18th. "We moved it to September 18th," confirmed Wiz.
O.N.I.F.C., which features production from Jim Jonsin, Pop Wansel, Pharrell Williams, Sledgren, Cardo, E. Dan and Germ, has already spawned the single "Work Hard, Play Hard," produced by Benny Blanco.
Lupe Fiasco has been on a media tour for his upcoming album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, but he took some time out to help feed hundreds of people in his native Chicago, Illinois. According to WBEZ, the Atlantic Records recording artist plans to feed 100 people a day during Ramadan.
Yesterday (July 31st), he provided locals with vegan food from Soul Vegan Food. Englewood residents lined up for vegan ribs, macaroni and greens at the Payless Grocery on 69th and Ashland.
Following yesterday’s announcement that Jay-Z would be executive producing 2K Sports’ “NBA 2k13″ video game, fan interest regarding the mogul’s involvement with the game was high. Today (July 31), it was revealed that, in addition to putting the game’s soundtrack together, Jay would be working directly with developers on off-court aspects of the game, including menus, intro/outro videos, and much more.
In addition to two tracks from his own illustrious career – “Public Service Announcement” and “On to the Next One” – Jay-Z also snagged records from the likes of Hip-Hop icons Too Short (“Blow the Whistle”), Eric B. and Rakim (“I Ain’t No Joke), Nas (“The World Is Yours”), Mobb Deep (“Shook One’s Pt. II), and Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music ensemble (“Mercy”).
The owner of a Dallas nightclub is speaking out against Nicki Minaj, after the superstar rapper allegedly bailed on an after party.
According to CW Channel 33, Nicki was slated to appear at Zouk nightclub following her appearance at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie.
Snoop Dogg is going through some major changes in his music and personal life and the metamorphosis manifests itself in a new reggae album, Reincarnated.
Snoop spoke to a small group of journalists at Miss Lily’s, a popular Caribbean restaurant in New York and explained his new-found attitude.
Bad Boy recording artists French Montana and Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), who are both at work on their upcoming debut albums, Excuse My French and Lace Up respectively, have revealed a few upcoming features on their respective releases set for later this year.
“You got The Weeknd, you got Max B, you got Coke Boys, you got Kanye, Big Sean, you got Wiz Khalifa,” French told Puna.NL during a recent trip to Amsterdam to perform at the Appelsap Music Festival.
Pitbull has re-upped his deal with Bud Light that will see the Miami rapper featured in a major advertising campaign, which will include a video with singer Shakira.
Bud Light and VEVO will sponsor Pitbull’s new video “Get It Started” featuring Shakira, from his upcoming album Global Warming, which is due in stores this fall.
As A$AP Rocky awaits the release of his LongLiveA$AP project, he appears confident. In a recent interview with Fuse, the Harlem emcee explained that he feels the world isn't ready for his album. He also discussed how the pain he's experienced helped him make a more compelling project.
The nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. Drake and Rihanna lead the pack with five nominations apiece, including Video of the Year (“We Found Love,” “Take Care”), Best Cinematography (“Take Care”) and more.
A$AP Rocky scores a nod for “Goldie” in the Best Editing category, which also includes Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Paris” and Beyonce’s “Countdown.”