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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.
Jay-Z's first solo project since 2009's The Blueprint 3 has been announced. During halftime of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a commercial aired featuring Jay-Z recording in a studio with Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are the parents of a baby girl and Kanye was reportedly there for the birth. The rapper has been pushing a new album, Yeezus, which is due Tuesday June 18.
The reality star reportedly had the baby earlier this morning, according to TMZ.
2Chainz offered a colorful commentary on a recent attempt to rob and shoot him.
“I saw the gun first,” 2 Chainz told Hot 107 in Atlanta. “It was like a .357. It was so heavy he couldn’t really hold it. The gun was so big. That’s what made me take off running. When I went into the street, there was another dude with a whole ‘nother gun,” he added. “That’s when I knew it wasn’t like an episode of Punk’d. I was like this is real…I had bullet fragments in my hair…I think he thought he shot me.”
J. Cole raps about how he "Let Nas Down" on his forthcoming Born Sinner album, which is due in stores June 18. During an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106 yesterday (June 13), J. Cole says that Jay-Z let him down when he was an aspiring artist trying to give him a beat CD.
Lil Wayne appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Kimmel asked the YMCMB rapper about his “near-death” health scare, being banned from Miami Heat games, whether he plans to retire soon, and if he considers himself an expert skater.
Kanye West very rarely gives interview these days, but the Chicago emcee spoke in-depth with the New York Times recently. In the interview, which also discusses this album's influences, West compares himself to Steve Jobs and dead prez.
Rick Ross is currently putting together his sixth solo album, and the Maybach Music Group Boss revealed to MTV News that his Mastermind LP will definitely feature some soulful tracks.
“I love making those kind of records, those ‘Cigar Music’ records, those ‘Amsterdam’ records, and that was most definitely the energy,” said Ross.
Dating back to 2005, some of Hip Hop's most mainstream mixtapes have been courtesy of DJ Drama & Lil Wayne's Dedication series. With subsequent volumes in 2006, 2008, and 2012, these free releases have been integral to both artists' discographies.
Yesterday (June 10), DJ Drama as well as Young Money Entertainment President Mack Maine confirmed a fifth volume in the series—Dedication 5.