In a recent interview with Kevin W. Reese on Hot 93.7, Papoose discussed the benefits of going the independent route.
"A record label's not stopping you from paying for your own studio time...pressing up your own CD, and selling it to the people," explained Pap. "The more you do it, the more notoriety you will gain as you go along. You're not gonna start at the top, but eventually, if you keep doing it and be consistent, you'll get there."
Lil Wayne and Karmaloop have teamed up to distribute the former’s new clothing line Trukfit, which launched last week in New York City, New York.
In a clip lensed by Karmaloop at the party, Weezy presents the line, which will be sold exclusively at Karmaloop.com. Fans will be able to choose from approximately 40 items, including graphic tees, raglans and hats, by late January, and will be able to purchase from 100 items come March.
R&B star Ne-Yo and Hip-Hop personality Sway Calloway will surprise over 500 Seattle middle school students tomorrow (January 18), in Seattle, Washington.
Ne-Yo will serve as principle of the day at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy, where he will also co-teach math classes.
The sequel to 2006′s Gold-certified album Like Father, Like Sonis on the way according to Cash Money founder Brian “Baby” Williams.
The announcement came yesterday (January 14) when Birdman tweeted “LikeFather LikeSon 2 Tha Last MOB.YMCMB.”
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.