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Last night, the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in a decisive game seven of the NBA Finals. During the Heat's second consecutive championship run, several members of the music community were on hand to support.
Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and Lenny Kravitz had all attended games in the series. Also notably, Flo Rida's manager was reportedly asked not to attend the last two home games of the series, following a previous verbal altercation with players, leading to his ejection.
Amanda Bynes may be one step closer to her crush in Drake—by virtue of Waka Flocka Flame. The Brick Squad Monopoly and past Drake Club Paradise tour-mate and "Round Of Applause" collaborator told TMZ that he is producing the former Nickelodeon star's debut Rap album.
It is unclear what Waka's exact role will be, though he told the site he's got rappers writing her songs. The Atlanta, Georgia-based rapper does not have any production credits on his three studio albums. He did say that while contracts are pending, but confirmed his involvement.
J. Cole may not like first week sales reports but they are in regarding this much-discussed week in Hip Hop. Billboard has released a new report featuring projections for this week, placing Kanye West at the top of the list.
According to the report, Kanye West's Yeezus will lead the way with 360,000-380,000 copies sold. As expected by many who projected earlier this month, J. Cole's Born Sinner follows with 150,000-200,000. Mac Miller trails with his latest offering, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, coming in third with approximately 100,000 copies sold.
An arrest warrant was issued for Chief Keef in Miami, Florida after failing to appear in court but his manager says the rapper is not worried about it.
According to The Chicago Tribune's interview with Keef's manager, Rovan Manuel, the rapper is "a little upset" but not too worried about legal woes because "you know how people are that smoke pot. They try not to worry about too much."
Wu-Tang Clan co-founder Ghostface Killah may be used to "politicking" with longtime rhyme-partner Raekwon. However, the Staten Island, New York emcee has not been one of the political emcees in the Hip Hop landscape throughout his 20 years on record.
That appears to be changing, as G.F.K. has recently taken an interest in the Hackensack, New Jersey 5th District congressional candidate Roy Cho. Teaneck, New Jersey's Patch reported Ghost's endorsement Monday (June 17).
Tomorrow Chief Keef will be appearing on one of 2013's most high-profile albums in Kanye West's Yeezus. However, information surfacing today indicates that the Chicago, Illinois rapper may not be home to enjoy the fanfare.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Keef was arrested today (June 17) for what is believed to be misdemeanor trespassing. The Trib also alleges that the Glory Boyz/Interscope Records artist is currently being detained on Chicago's South Side. Leah Starkman, Keef's lawyer is the one who hinted towards the trespassing charge.
Earlier this year, Cash Money Records superstar Lil Wayne angered the family of slain Civil Rights figure Emmett Till on his lyrics to Future's "Karate Chop Remix." While Wayne subsequently apologized for his "beat the pussy up like Emmett Till" lyric making light of the 1955 murder of the teenager, he may now be upsetting American patriots.
Young Money rapper Drake has booked 41 dates for his headlining “Would You Like A Tour?” arena tour this fall. The trek across North America will begin September 25th at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland and concludes November 25th at Los Angeles’ The Staple Center.
The Grammy winner tapped R&B singer Miguel to perform on every stop with special guests like Future also making appearances throughout the tour.
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s new series Power, the story of a wealthy nightclub owner in New York City, was picked up by Starz for its 2014 programming schedule. The show was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show), and 50 will be one of the program’s executive producers.
“This is a passion project for me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found a home with Starz. I look forward to working with this incredibly talented team on making Power a hit show,” said 50.