It’s a MOVIE..again! After a decade since it’s first release, T.I. announced on his Instagram account that ATL 2 is on the way! T.I. posted a picture with director Chris Robinson and co-stars Jackie Long, Albert Daniels, and Jason Weaver. The original movie debuted in theaters at the number 3 spot and grossed $11.5 million dollars in its opening weekend. Are you looking forward to this one?
Big Sean has something to celebrate! His new album “Dark Sky Paradise” hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 with 173,000 units moved in a week. This is his first number 1!
Ray Allen announced that he will not be playing in the 2014-2015 season. Ray is a 39 year old vet and played with the Heat last season. His 19 year career has plenty of personal achievements like 10 All-Star game appearances and the NBA’s all time record for 3 point field goals made. he won a championship with the Celtics in 2008 and with the Heat in 2013.
“Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me,” Allen said. “I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season.”
Chile…this tea here is HOT! If you haven’t heard you must live under a rock! It has been revealed that Chris Brown is the father of a 9 month old baby by a 31 year old. This would mean that Chris cheated on his ride or die girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Karrueche has been by Chris’s side for a long time now. Sources say Chris is happy to be a father right now. Karrueche jumped on twitter and made it known…
“Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me.”
Best of luck to these two!
50 Cent has LONG money, we all know that! This time 50 is thinking of betting $1.6 million dollars that Floyd will beat Pac-Man on May 2nd. “Champ’s gonna smoke him” he says. 50 also says he spoke to Mayweather in New York recently and they also spoke on the phone. $1.6 million isn’t a lot of money to 50 so even if Floyd loses you know 50’s pockets are still good. Who do you think will win?
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??
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.”
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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Forbes and it’s annual ranking has unveiled the top sports brands. For the third year straight Nike sits at the top and is worth about $19 billion. That $19 billion is a $2 billion dollar increase from 2013, and $2.5 billion more than ESPN. The question is who is responsible for keeping Nike on it’s throne? That answer is LeBron James. Sources say for the first time since 2007 someone other than Tiger Woods is at the top , and LeBron’s brand is worth about $37 million and brought in $53 million OFF the court last year alone from endorsements with McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Upper Deck, and Nike. The LeBron 12 was supposed to be released in October but due to cosmetic issues the shoe will be released sooner than later.
Twitter is now suing the Department of Justice and FBI for the right to release information on the government’s surveillance of it’s users. The goal for the lawsuit is to achieve more flexibility regarding what the company can say about the government requesting personal information of Twitter users. Twitter Inc. claims their First Amendment rights are violated by being prohibited to share the number of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court orders the receive to give out personal information for national security reasons. Back in April Twitter sent their Transparency Report to the FBI but the Department of Justice rejected the report because disclosing information on national security letters is prohibited by federal law.
A woman out of Georgia has been accused of filing a fake Georgia state tax return. Brigitte Jackson filed a return claiming she was owed over $94 million dollars. LOL! She never got her check and contacted the state revenue about the delay. After some calls were made agents cut her a check and told her to go to a bank inside of a supermarket to cash it. The entire tax sting was caught on tape. Jackson’s cousin Darrius White also allegedly reported $99 million in income and has been charged. Did they really think they would get away with this???
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Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones have been banned from being on camera during any NFL broadcast. This information is according to a new deal between the league and Beats rival Bose. The NFL confirmed that Bose received a set of rights that allow it to prevent players and coaches from wearing other manufacturer’s headphones during televised interviews during preseason, practice, and game day. Beats issued a statement in response to the agreement between the league and Bose and argued their headphones are apart of many athlete’s rituals and how music can have a significant positive effect on an athlete’s focus. Beats by Dre makes up 61 percent of the premium headphone market in the U.S. while Bose has a distant 22 percent.
Bone Crusher thinks his hometown’s new emcees are garbage. Bone considers himself one of Atlanta’s leaders in the crunk era. The era of crunk is sometimes called by critics a mainstream downfall of lyricism in rap music, but according to Bone today’s music is getting worse. One of his points was music is not about money but instead about doing something you enjoy. He feels rappers should learn basic principles of how to make a record and it’s not all about money. If you enjoy your craft the money will come in abundance.
Drake has created his own Instagram award show called “Hood Grammys.” The only awards given were Vocal Performance of the Year which went to Bobby Shmurda with “Hot Nigga”, Mixtape of the Year went to PARTYNEXTDOOR, Best Latin Club Anthem went to iLOVEMAKONNEN with “Tuesday”, Best All Around Turn Up went to OG Maco “U Guessed It” and Best Performance by a Group or Duo went to Rae Sremmurd for No Flex Zone and Rich Gang feat Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug with “Lifestyle.” Now Drake might have ben a little bias with his choice for mixtape of the year and best latin anthem because those are his artists. What do you think?
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Floyd Mayweather might not be as famous as he thinks he is! A Jamaican woman told him straight up that she has no idea who he is. Floyd was getting his hair cut in Brixton, UK when the lady told him to his face she does not have a clue as to who he is. Floyd went off and asked her if she has a TV and how she should google him. The lady said she does know who Usain Bolt is though but Floyd said he doesn’t know who Usain is! Usain Bolt got on twitter and weighed in on the video and said “I had to laugh..well I should take comfort in the fact that she knows Usain Bolt..lol.” To see the video click HERE!
Snoop Dogg is an investor in the website Reddit. The company has raised $50 million dollars in outside funding and Snoop was one of the contributors with actor Jared Leto and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Reddit is planning to use the money to hire more staff for product development, expand their community and management team, build better moderation and community tools, and many other things it takes to support a growing global internet community. Sounds like Reddit is on to something.
Remember Jordan Davis? The 17 year old who was shot by a man for his music being too loud? His killer Michael Dunn was found guilty of first degree murder on Wednesday. The 47 year old took the stand in his own defense in the case. The closing arguments of the case by prosecutor Erin Wolfson pretty much did it for Dunn. Wolfson and other prosecutors proved Michael Dunn shot with the purpose to kill when he fired 10 rounds into the SUV that Jordan Davis and three of his friends were in.
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Both Drake and Lil Wayne have been changing the game with special edition pairs of Air Jordans. Lately a pair of Drake’s OVO Air Jordan 12 was spotted on eBay with a crazy price tag. The OVO 12’s are all white and a size 9 and can be bought now for $12,000. Will you be dropping $12,000 for this pair of shoe? … lol Chile…
Last night before Nicki Minaj hit the stage for #FashionRocks she tweeted out that The Pink Print would be released on 11.24.2014. “What’s next is just a classic album. That’s all I can think about right now.” Nicki has said about her upcoming album. The album comes just in time a day before Black Friday. A smart move that could generate tons of sales. Let’s just wait and see what this album does!
A day after the Ray Rice video came out hitting his then fiancee Janay Palmer in the face. The incident was caught on camera in a hotel elevator. This caused the Baltimore Ravens to release the running back from the NFL but Janay Palmer has chosen to defend her now husband. After the incident happened Janay chose to forgive and marry Ray Rice. The Baltimore Ravens knew about her position but caught a lot of flack when the Ravens posted a tweet about the situation yesterday. Janay says that she feels the incident cost her husband his job.
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Roc Nation Sports is cleaning up nicely as they sign another high profile athlete. Ndamukong Suh who plays defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions is the latest signee to Jay Z-s sports agency. The new signee took the news to his personal Instagram and Twitter account. Roc Nation Sports posted on their official website “Roc Nation Sports welcomes NFL defensive tackle and 3x All-Pro Ndamukong Suh to the roster” Ndamukongo joins CC Sabathia, Geno Smith, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz, Robinson Cano, Skylar Diggins, and Hakeem Nicks under Roc Nation Sports.
Rick Ross releases a statement and confirms Meek Mill’s “Dreams Worth More Than Money” album will be delayed due to him being locked up. It was pretty obvious Meek Mill’s album was not going to be released on its scheduled September 2nd release date. Rick Ross says in his statement ..
“MMG and Meek Mill have decided to release Dreams Worth More Than Money at a future date. In true MMG fashion, Meek has dedicated himself to perfecting his sophomore project and it is only right that it should be rolled out exceptionally well. MMG also wants his fans to know that Meek is doing great and he wants to hear from you. So write him at.
CEC Hoffman Hall
3950B D Steet
Philadelphia, PA 19124
In the meantime, keep looking out for new music from the project, keep supporting Meek and KEEP DREAMING! #MMG4LIFE.”
Love and Hip Hop Season 3 came to a close last night and the reunion show still ended with some drama. Part 3 of the reunion pretty much shows talks after fights with different perspectives. Benzino and Althea get a chance to discuss their views on their fall out from Stevie J and Joseline but Benzino kept coaching Althea to say “No Comment.” Joseline expresses that she will “beat your ass” male or female if she feels some type of way when she is upset and Stevie J asks Joseline to tell the producers that they are married. Hmm…anyway MiMi still defends her sex tape with Nikko and the audience and cast alone with viewers at home all voted and felt Nikko released the sex tape himself. Season 3 was full of drama but you just couldn’t help but watch..until next time!
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