Queens, New York's Nas has been quite candid about his struggles in promoting and releasing his latest album, Life is Good.
The QB emcee has talked about how much divorce, parenting and money issues have all been integral in his growth, allowing him to see the more inspiring parts of life. In being so open about these things, he drew inspiration from another artist who also faced similar issues in his career, Marvin Gaye.
G.O.O.D. Music's debut compilation Cruel Summer has been delayed.
According to a press release, the album, which was originally slated for release on August 7th, has been pushed back to September 4th.
According to reports, Common is allegedly in danger of having his Chicago condo foreclosed. TMZ is reporting that legal documents show the Chicago emcee has not paid mortgage for months.
The reports indicate that Common and Derek Dudley, his manager, have not paid the $2,285 monthly mortgage since March. As a result, the reports state that Bank of America is filing foreclosure documents.
The last entry in Lil Wayne's heralded Dedication series came out in 2008. Four years later, the long-awaited Dedication 4 is now a reality.
On Sunday (July 22), Lil Wayne confirmed the release of the DJ Drama-hosted project to his fans on Twitter:
Telephone maker HTC has sold back half of their stake in Beats Electronics, the company co-owned by producer Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
According to the Chicago Tribune, HTC sold 25% of their shares back to Beats Electronics for $150 million.
With the recent release of his eight studio album’s newest single, “Go Get It,” T.I. has revealed a number of other collaborations that listeners can expect when Trouble Man drops on September 19.
“I got a record entitled ‘Trouble Man” with R. Kelly… that’s dope,” T.I. told XXL‘s Shaheem Reid. “I got a record called “Wave Hello” with Cee Lo. I got a record called “Who Shall I Be Sorry” for with Andre 3000. I got another record called “Guns and Roses” with a surprise feature; it’s out the genre and it’s through the roof. That’s another dope record.”
Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with BET’s Music Matters campaign for an upcoming fall tour in support of his major label debut, good kid, m.a.a.d city, which is currently set for release on October 2 via TDE, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
“Kendrick is one the most prolific and phenomenal artists emerging today,” said Kelly Griffin, Senior Director of Music Programming at BET.
Earlier this month, Frank Ocean spoke of a track he recorded with Nas, "No Such Thing as White Jesus." According to Ocean, the digital session was lost.
In an interview with MTV News, Nas spoke on the cut, but would not say that it was "No Such Thing as White Jesus."
BG, a rapper that helped build Cash Money Records, was sentenced to 14 years for possessing a firearm, conspiring to obstruct justice and other changes.
BG, Christopher Dorsey. was sentenced on Wednesday in New Orleans by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan. Judge Berrigan also gave BG three years of supervised release at the end of his jail terms.
The legal battle over the name “Rick Ross” rages on between “Freeway”and rapper Rick Ross, who owns the trademark to the name.
On Tuesday (July 17), a federal judge ruled that the case could continue in court.