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#McFactz: #ReasonableDoubt Pulled From #Spotify, #Tinashe Talks #NickiMinaj vs #Iggy, #TheBookOfYeezus


Jay Z’s classic debut album is no longer available on Spotify but it now can be streamed on the new Tidal platform. Jay says that one of the reasons he and other musicians joined for Tidal was because other streaming services had an unbalanced profit sharing system with the artists. Taylor Swift pulled all of her music from Spotify in 2014 and now her catalog is included on Tidal. Tidal is separating itself from other streaming services by providing exclusive content like new songs. Rihanna and Beyonce have released new music exclusively through Tidal already.

“You guys may have seen some of the stats like, Aloe Blacc had a song that was streamed 168 million times and he got paid $4,000,” said Jay. “For us, it’s not us standing here saying we’re poor musicians. If you provide a service, you should be compensated for it. And not just artists — just think about the writers and the producers.”


Tinashe was supposed to hit the road with Iggy Azeala on Iggy’s “The Great Escape Tour” but when the tour was pushed back the singer lined up with Nicki Minaj for “The Pinkprint Tour”.”  Tinashe also says that she did a song with Iggy but when Iggy started receiving backlash during the height of the “cultural appropriation” criticism she fell back from social media for a few days because she’s not used to that level of backlash. In an interview Tinashe was asked who’s music she preferred more between Nicki and Iggy. Due to her full discography Tinashe said she would go with Nicki. Check out the interview!


Kanye West has called himself a God more than a couple times. He even has called Jesus his role model saying that he grew up wanting to be “like Christ.” Now there is The Book Of Yeezus! In the book God’s name is replaced with Kanye or Yeezus and now the book is on the market. The book is only The Genesis chapter of the old testament, so expect a quick read. The book is only $20 dollars and the authors of the book said ..

“What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society? What would it look like? …In a sense, Kanye’s awesome and orchestrated spectacle is truly a religious experience.”


#McFactz: #TIDALForALL, #THEWIZ, #FreeWeezyAlbum


Yesterday there was a live stream of Jay Z’s big announcement for the TIDAL streaming service launch. We found out that the owner of the company is not just Jay Z but a whole lot of musicians and artists.

Here is the list!

Alicia Keys
Calvin Harris
Chris Martin of Coldplay
Daft Punk
Jack White
Jason Aldean
J. Cole
Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire
Jay Z
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

The artists lined up and all came forward to sign their names on the contract with the company. The service right now has relaunched with new ownership. The subscription is $19.99 and standard 320kbps plan is available for $9.99.

You can watch it by clicking HERE!

Also check out excerpts from Jay Z’s #NewRules interview HERE!


Around the holiday season, (December 3rd) NBC has announced the network will air a live remake of The Wiz musical. The musical will move to Broadway in 2016. The original opened on Broadway in 1975 and won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The decision to recreate The Wiz comes from the success of the musical soap opera Empire. Are you excited as we ease on down the road to The Wiz?!


Over the weekend Lil Wayne threw hints that his “Free Weezy Album” would drop next month.

Is this an April Fool’s joke or will we finally be getting a project from Weezy?!



#McFactz: TI SPEAKS, Lil Twist Is In TROUBLE, Karrueche Tran Has An Interview Coming!


The Gaye Family seems like they are not letting up off necks when it comes to copyright infringement. Since the family won $7.4 million from the “Blurred Lines” decision they Gaye’s have filed a motion to “correct” the jury’s verdict by adding Universal Music, Interscope Records, Star Entertainment, and T.I. to the list of infringers. TMZ got a hold of T.I. at the airport and this was his response..

“I don’t know what’s going on, I never really got caught up in that. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the legacy and estate. And I have nothing but support and extreme admiration for my partner Pharrell. Whatever happened, the universe agreed with it. I know that I’m a writer, I’m a creator, I know that I don’t steal from anybody creatively when I make my music. I know that and I think that anybody with common sense is going to be able to see that when they listen to it.

“Whatever it is, that’s out of my hands. Whatever happens, the right thing will always be [me] being exonerated, because I know I did the right thing and I ain’t intend to steal from anybody on any of my material.

Do you think T.I. should be held accountable?


Young Money rapper Lil Twist has a dark cloud over his head. He has been charged with six felonies for an incident that occurred at That’s So Raven star Kyle Massey’s apartment. Twist allegedly beat up Massey’s brother with brass knuckles and stole his wallet and cell phone. Charges include grand theft, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon. If he is convicted he will face 25 years in prison. Sheesh!

Best of luck to Lil Twist!


When news broke that Chris Brown has a baby by another woman his girlfriend Karrueche Tran was quick to cut him off. She sat down with Iyanla Vanzant to give details about their relationship. The interview airs Saturday March 28th at 8pm on OWN.

Iyanla says..

The thing that was so surprising to me is how protective and forgiving she is of Chris. She repeatedly offered that he is only human and humans make mistakes. She said she knows he loves her and she just wishes things could change for him.

I think I am a bit more troubled by his behavior than she is. I am disturbed that he has such a gift and blessing and continues to dishonor God, himself, and women with no accountability. Prison was punishment and punitive. It did not teach responsibility or accountability for his behavior or as the steward of a gift.

Anyway, she made no attempt to bash him and will probably come across as naive and relatable.


#McFactz: #BobbyShmurda Update! #Drake is doing NUMBERS! #LilKim And #FoxyBrown?!


About a year agoooooooooooooooooo Bobby Shmurda was bubbling with his hit “Hot Nigga.” He signed a deal with Sha Money XL and Epic Records and now things have changed since being arrested in December of 2014.

Shmurda revealed that Epic has not really been supportive during his legal troubles. He says that every time he calls there’s excuses about Sony this and that. Pretty much giving him the run around. Shmurda also says people from the street visit him more than Epic. Bobby Shmurda is no longer expecting backing from Epic Records.

“At first I thought it was love. Now everything is all business,” declared Bobby. “I just stopped looking towards them.”

Damn Homie.


Drake is doing NUMBERS! It’s looking like “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” could do 550,000 units it’s first week. Drake could end up setting a new single week iTunes record beating out Beyonce who did 618,000 in 2013 with her self-titled album. Have you listened or downloaded Drake’s new music? Click Here!


Look’s like Foxy Brown shouted out her forever long rival Lil Kim! Fox Boogie took to Instagram and posted the following photo and caption ..


Seems like this should have been done AGES ago..maybe this would have been more relevant then! Would you like music from these two? Or is a a little too late??!


#McFactz: #HipHopControversy #HipHopNews #SportsNews #FashionNews


Did you study the above picture? Take a GOOD look! How do you feel? Is Macklemore really that great? No shade, but I see a few names listed that were more deserving. There has always been controversy surrounding urban music and the Grammy’s. Last year Macklemore won “Best Rap Album” over Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city album.  Snoop Dogg took to Instagram to post the above picture with the caption “F*ck the Grammys. We need a Hip Hop show for real n*ggaz and real MCs.” Obviously Snoop was showing his disapproval for the Grammy’s choices on Rap. Is Snoop reaching or is he just telling it like it is?


Does Missy Elliot have a comeback album in the works? She might! After her surprise appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show, Missy decided to start cooking up in the studio with Timbaland. The other night on Twitter Missy tweeted “Me and Timbaland bk 2 the drawing board studio dirty beats!” The album will be Missy’s first in over a decade. Are you excited to hear new music from Missy Elliot?!


Lebron James has other talents to show off apparently. The NBA’s first fashion show All Star Style will be produced by James’ Springhill Production Company and is set to air during All-Star Weekend on Valentines’s Day at 6:30pm EST on TNT. You can see players like James Harden, Demarcus Cousins, Chandler Parsons, and Klay Thompson hit the runway. There will be three segments: attire worn to the game, dressing for the boardroom, and a night out on the town. The show is one hour, will you be watching??


#McFactz: #SportsNews, #HipHopNews, #NewAlbumAlert


Last night in Minnesota, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all time scoring list. It took Bryant 1,269 games to reach this milestone which happens to be 197 more then it took Jordan to achieve the scoring total. Kobe now only trails Abdul- Jabbar and Malone in career points. Kobe was quoted saying … “I’m just honored to be here, man, to still be playing,” Bryant said. “I appreciate being able to play this long. Careers normally don’t last this long. I really appreciate the opportunity to still be out there playing and performing and doing what I do.”


Nicki Minaj did a Pink Print press run interview with DJ Whoo Kidd and addressed rumors of problems within YMCMB which came from Lil Wayne saying he feels like a hostage when it comes to Cash Money Records. Nicki made it clear that no matter what she is riding with Lil Wayne and how Birdman has always been a great supporter of her business decisions. Nicki was quoted saying.. “When you’re at the top, there’s only one place to aim at,” Nicki said in reference to the media’s portrayal of the perceived cracking in YMCMB’s foundation. “Love conquers all. I do know that, no matter what, we’re a family. We’re not always the bestest friends, but we love each other underneath it all. I know Wayne and Baby love each other. And I know they’re going to resolve anything that needs to be resolved.” Minaj also went on to express that Jay Z is one of her biggest influences and recently she saw him and he said how much he loved Chiraq and Looking Ass Nigga by her. Nicki said it is upsetting that people won’t give her the deserving credit as an Emcee when she has the biggest rap guy giving her props. The Pink Print is in stores now and is currently number 1 on the HipHop/Rap charts. Listen to the interview below!


Last night DAngelo dropped his first album after 14 years. The title of the album is “Black Messiah” and features 12 songs with no guest features. The R&B legend was quoted saying … “Black Messiah is a hell of a name for an album. It can easily be misunderstood,” “For me, the title is about all of us. It’s about the world. It’s about an idea we can all aspire to. We should all aspire to be a Black Messiah.”


#McFactz: #HipHopNews #EntertainmentNews #MikeBrownNews

jayyyAfter throwing the name brand champagne in his music Jigga man has acquired “Ace of Spades” also known as “Armand de Brignac” and adds it to his roster. Some say Jay will have a harder time branding the drink into his music as far as word play goes but I’m sure he won’t have any problem with that. The Hov-owned Sovereign brands bought the champagne and gave a statement..

“We are proud to announce that Sovereign Brands, a New York-based wine and spirits company owned by the Berish family, has sold its interest in the Armand de Brignac (‘Ace of Spades’) Champagne brand to a new company led by the globally renowned Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter.”


Rumors swirled that Stevie Wonder was expecting triplets last month. The rumor was only half correct. Stevie is only expecting one child in December by Tomeeka Bracey who is 40 years old. Stevie is 64 and cleared up rumors on The View  the other day. The child will be named Nia. Now do you see the truth? …wait


Mike Brown’s parents will be speaking at the United Nations. Sources say that Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden are going to Switzerland to speak at a human rights conference and will address the 53rd Session of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The two will leave on November 10th and speak on November 12th and the 13th. The parents are taking their grievances to a world stage because they feel they have not gotten justice from state, local, and federal governments in the death of their son.

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Nicki Minaj’s 3rd studio album has been pushed back to December 15th. Last night the Queen of Rap released her deluxe album cover created by the Kanye West team DONDA. The art shows Minaj’s thumb print in Pink..some say purple, either way this is a transitioning point for the heavyweight artist. Minaj has said the album will be something other female rappers can follow to achieve success. The woman pretty much is saying this is a manual to step your game up! Continuing to sprint far ahead of her competition it seems like lyrically, business wise, and creatively Nicki Minaj has the game on lock. Nicki will be hosting the MTV EMA’s in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9th. She will be hosting and performing all while still being nominated.


Suge Knight and Katt Williams have been arrested for robbery charges that come from a incident with a photographer. Bail for Katt Williams is at $75,000 and Suge Knight’s bail is set at $1 million who has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted Katt will serve 7 years and Suge will serve 30 to life. A video has now surfaced of Suge warning a male photographer about taking pictures without permission, he then turns to the woman videographer and called her a “bitch” and accused her of taking pictures of his son. The photographer who was offended denies taking pictures. Suge replied “I got a bitch to come beat your motherf*ckin ass.” Both Katt and Suge deny the robbery.


Roc Nation Sports just gained another football player. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been trying to get a deal with the Cowboys during off season, but the two sides were not able to have an agreement. His contract for $11.8 million expires at the end of the season. Dez says “I feel like it fits me.” “It fits what I’m trying to do, what I’m trying to accomplish in life. I want to be the best that I can possibly be. It ain’t about the contract. It’s about me branding myself being and icon for these kids. I love kids and they look up to me.” Welcome to Roc Nation Sports Dez Bryant and good luck!

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#McFactz: #ScandalousNews #HipHopNews #EntertainmentNews


In June of this year a tabloid magazine wrote a story about former football star Hank Baskett for being with a transsexual while still married to his wife Kendra Wilkinson who is a former Playboy Playmate. Hank denied the rumors but now admits the story is true. Over the weekend Hank admitted hanging out with Ava London after he contacted the FBI accusing Ava of extortion. The claim from Hank’s lawyers is that Ava illegally recorded their client and asked Hank for $5000 to keep quiet. Sources say Hank met Ava and a friend at the grocery store and they invited him back to their apartment to smoke weed. His friend insists that once Hank found out they were men that he left. We smoke weed with strangers we meet at grocery stores. Cool story bro.

Something went down at a DC strip club! Drake had a birthday celebration after dropping new music but things went a little left. Footage shows Drake leaving the club but then he suddenly dropped thousands of dollars and rushed back into the club with some purpose. It is not clear why at this point why but sources say it may have had something to do with a member of his crew being attacked inside. Developing…

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Yeezy! Sources say Kanye West has turned down an opportunity to earn $4.5 million dollars. Yeezy was offered to perform at the Axis at Planet Hollywood three times a week for three weeks earning him $500,000 a show. If he had taken the offer he would have made more than Celine Dion, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez who had been offered $350,000 a show. Whew would you have turned that down??

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McFactz: #HipHopNews #EbolaNews #EntertainmentNews

toyaToya Wright who is one of Lil Wayne’s baby’s mothers says shes not feeling her ex-husband alleged new rrelationship with Christina Milian. The problem is Christina Milian already has a child with singer The Dream who has a baby with Lil Wayne’s other baby’s mother Nivea, but Lil Wayne and Nivea have a child together as well. Toya was quoted saying “I think that is a hot mess, if you want my honest opinion. That’s just too much.” Lil Wayne has four children with four different women.


A New York doctor has tested positive for Ebola. The doctor returned from Guinea where he worked for Doctors Without Borders around October 12th. This is the city’s first case and the fourth diagnosed in the United States. Craig Spencer is 33 years old and says at first he did not have any symptoms but developed a fever, nausea, pain, and fatigue. His fever went up to 100.3 degrees. Spencer’s apartment has been isolated. The associate commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is telling folks that live in the neighborhood that they are safe. The outbreak has killed almost 5,000 people mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.


Recently rumors have been swirling that Omarion’s new son with his girlfriend Apryl Jones of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood may not be his and how he needs to get a DNA test. The Maury Povich Show got on instagram and suggested that the couple comes to the Maury show to get answers. Could you really see Omarion on the show? Do you think he would dance if he was not the father? …I hope this was a joke!

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