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The hottest summer for Hip Hop in years continues with the announcement that Maybach Music Group will be releasing the third installment of their compilation series Self Made on August 6th.
The album will feature the entire MMG roster of Rock Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, French Montana, Stalley, Gunplay, Rockie Fresh, and Omarion.
Back in April, Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross lost his partnership with Reebok after women’s groups protested against a controversial lyric in Ross’ “U.O.N.E.O” verse. While the lost deal reportedly cost the Miami rapper $3-5 million dollars, he’s still attempting to pull something positive from the situation for his MMG crew.
“I’m in a position where if I never sold another shoe, Rozay good. So it’s really about what the little homies who coming next gonna take away from it,” Ross told MTV.
Nicki Minaj is expanding her business empire with a new deal Myx Fusions, which has forged a new partnership with the singer/rapper.
Nicki will be the face of Myx Fusions’ new, ready to drink Moscato, which is expanding into the United States market. She will be featured in a campaign that includes print, radio, television, off-line events and social media messaging.
Lil Scrappy has started the process of smoothing over his legal obligation as he checked into rehab this morning.
According to TMZ, the rap reality star hopes the effort will ease the penalty of violating his probation. The rapper failed a court ordered drug test and subsequently violated his probation.
Recently, Brooklyn, New York platinum emcee Fabolous delayed plans to release Loso's Way 2 in early Summer.
The Def Jam Records artist updated fans that he's planning to release his sequel to the 2009 album of the same name in "late July or early August at the latest," after dealing with the label's timeline. "I'm really waiting on [Def Jam Records'] time," he said as to the specific date the album will hit retailers.
A$AP Ferg's set at Hot 97's Summer Jam was eventful, to say the least.
Before going onstage, Hot 97 personality Peter Rosenberg announced that Ferg's LP, Trap Lord, would be dropping August 20th.
Style conscious emcee Wiz Khalifa is adding another item to his fashion business portfolio. The ONIFC rapper is teaming up with Flat Fitty Luxury Headwear to develop seasonal custom caps.
“Wiz’s desire to position his line with the most esteemed retailers is aligned with our brand’s mission statement of ‘Just Better.’ Wiz is one of the most business-minded young tastemakers out there, and Flat Fitty is truly excited about this partnership,” said Flat Fitty CEO Christian “Tian” Waters in a statement.
Before Carolina rapper J. Cole made his mark on the music world with his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story and before any talk of a collaborative album between himself and fellow emcee Kendrick Lamar was ever mentioned, J. Cole says he had long given the Compton rapper his stamp of approval.
During the second edition of CRWN, a newly-introduced live interview series, the Dreamville artist spoke briefly on his relationship with Kendrick Lamar and expressed his pride in the rapper and his current success.
Roc Nation emcee J Cole says he took a new approach to forming his upcoming sophomore album Born Sinner. The North Carolina native spoke with Fuse and shared that he changed his writing style and his method for song selection on the new LP.
Cole drew inspiration for taking a different route with the latest project from reading Julia Cameron’s international bestseller The Artist’s Way. The book helped him overcome writer’s block and influenced him to start writing on paper again rather than typing lyrics into his phone.