HIPHOP NEWS (1353)

  • If anyone can appeal to the ladies, it’s Trey Songz. That’s why he has been tapped to be the face of SX Liquors, a spirits company that wants to appeal to the women with an assortment of rum, vodka and tequila that’s bottled up in a curvy bottle. Their tequila comes as SX cafedoble and SX Cha Cha Cha, vodka is deemed SX negro and SX blanco and rum is available as SX Samba and SX Mojito.

    “We needed to find the best person on the planet that could help us market, not only from a collaboration of ideas, but also the ability to take it to the people and when we were introduced to Trey Songz and his amazing following, especially for females, it was just the perfect fit,” David Knight, SX Liquors CEO, said at a New York press conference.

    The “Slow Motion” singer said that the idea of being the face of the brand was brought to him by his management and that the sensual packaging caught his eye.

    “At first, I was very interested in the bottle, the bottle is unlike anything I’ve ever seen and if you really pay close attention, it’s like a lady’s legs crossed, which, to me, represents sexy but classy at the same time.”

    Trigga also spotlighted the new liquor in his “Slow Motion” video and says that will be keeping it in tow wherever he goes.

    “We will not fail, you will see SX everywhere I go,” said the VA crooner. “It will be used as a tool… If you want Trey Songz, you got to have SX too as far as promotions go, as far as shows go, as far as clubs go, as far as anything we do. We will need commitments from the parties that will be wanting commitments from us. I look forward to seeing SX in your homes, SX right on your bar and I want you to request it at the clubs.”

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  • 50 Cent is back in the studio with his mentor, Eminem. Their latest creation is a track that will appear on 50’s upcoming Street King Immortal album called “Champions.”

    The G-Unit general sat down with MTV and detailed how the song came together and what listeners can expect.

    “We wrote the song in Detroit,” said the Queens rep. “I did go out there, and we recorded in his studios, his comfort zone. Em is a lab rat, I don’t know if you know this. You don’t see him unless he’s scheduled to be somewhere. Other than that, he’s probably writing something new now…It’s a really cool process. It’s usually more fun than it feels like work. It sounds like one of those hit records that you’ve heard from Eminem in the past, with an R&B singer in the chorus.”

    Watch Fif talk more about the song and he and Em’s relationship below.

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  • A Philadelphia madam claims she gave Amber Rose butt-shots to enhance her posterior and Kanye West dropped her off. She also claims she was to perform “a correction” on Nicki Minaj, but it never happened.

    Padge-Victoria Windslowe stands accused of killing a London break dancer with illegal butt injections and took the stand where she made multiple name drops, according to the Associated press.

    “Amber was like a walking billboard. She brought a lot of girls from VH1,” Windslowe testified.
    Windslowe, a transgender, once worked as a madame that employed men, women and other transgendered sex workers. 

    Windslowe stands accused of third-degree murder after she allegedly who injected 20-year-old Aderotimi with silicone at a Philadelphia hotel. 

    According to a report, Windslowe was known as “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections” for her illegal, but supposed quality work in getting backsides bigger.

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  • The world is still talking about the new Kanye West song, “All Day,” which popped up at the BRIT Awards earlier in the week.

    Lionel Richie, the legendary soul singer, was not impressed, particularly with the use of the word n***a and profanity. The song uses n***a 39 times.

    In an interview with The Daily Mirror, Ritchie said, “I don’t think it’s OK for a black man to use the N-word. I don’t like it – and I am a black man. I don’t think it should be said and become normal.’”

    He also questioned if Yeezy would be able to continue on in this manner that certainly had jaws dropping at the BRIT Awards.

    “Kanye is giving this generation shock value. How he carries on for the next 10 years we will see. The music business is more attention driven but you have to let it pass. Don’t even focus on it,” he said. “’Because what we have going on in the world is to over the top. I mean, who are we fighting? There is more hunger and famine in the world today than there was when we did We Are The World.”

    There was a delay for the live event to edit explicit language, but many of the words got through to the audience.

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  • Eminem has had his share of battles but Esham is not just any rapper. He’s a highly influential pioneer of the Detroit rap scene.

    And now, he’s mad – again.

    Esham, the creator of acid rap, expressed his opinions in an interview with the Murder Master Music Show.

    “I am tired of Eminem. I just want him to keep it real and quit being a bitch. He f**kin’ sold a lotta people out in the city, man. He needs to stop disrespecting the city and making people hate Detroit even more. That’s what that was about. Don’t even say s**t about Detroit,” he said.

    Continuing, he said that Eminem has not represented properly, even on his own Shady song “Detroit vs Everybody.” 

    “With the ‘Detroit Vs. Everybody’ don’t say Detroit vs. everybody… you don’t help nobody in the city “I don’t give a f**k. I will say that. You got a radio station (Shade 45) and nobody gets played on your station? Come on, B. Get the f**k outta here. You got 50 hundred million dollars and you ain’t doing s**t,” he said. “Do something for the schools, anything, I don’t wanna hear that s**t. If you say something about Detroit, I’m gonna say something about you. Let somebody say something to me. I ain’t gonna say s**t. I ain’t lyin’ on that muthaf**ka.”

    This is not the first time Esham has lashed out. He also has taken Royce Da 5’ 9” and Kid Rock to task.

    In a 2011 interview with AllHipHop, he said:

    “Eminem and Royce must have been listening to Booming Words from Hell and decided to make a sequel to that, because that is the original. It’s funny how these rappers gotta subliminally act like what they do is wicked s**t but don’t wanna give it up to the God, Esham…sound like that cereal cornpops”

    “Kid Rock can eat a d**k as far as I’m concerned. I said it before and I will said it again. Racist, rebel flag (Confederate flag) wearing honky tonk piece of s**t b**ch die!”

    Check out the whole interview below.

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  • Kanye West Reveals Album Title

    The name of Kanye West’s upcoming album is So Help Me God, the rapper has revealed on Twitter.

    The rapper has dropped a lot of new music with controversy to match. Songs like ”All Day,” “Only One,” “Wolves,” with rapper Vic Mensa and singer Sia, and “FourFiveSeconds” with Paul McMcartney and Rihanna.

    The art he pumped out is the 13th Century monastic symbol for the Virgin Mary, according to the researchers at Complex.

    Kanye dropped the album titled and potential art in the midnight hour.

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  • Before T.I. declared himself “King of the South” and “owner of Atlanta’s throne,” record producer DJ Toomp was the man in the A-Town. Toomp’s early work with Raheem the Dream, 2 Live Crew, and JT Money established him as a recognizable figure on the Southern rap scene.

    Toomp later provided tracks for nearly every T.I. project including Tip’s latest LP Paperwork. In an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes, Toomp spoke about his ATL partner’s 9th studio album.

    “I wasn’t sure about it. The version of it – I was thumbs down. No, no, no. Because the sequence wasn’t too cool,” said Toomp. “When you try to put a theme or a concept – I’m gonna make this like a movie.’ No, record a great album and build a movie around that.”

    Toomp expressed he felt the album was rushed, and he suggested Sony may not have known how to market the veteran rapper. Toomp also revealed he was not the biggest fan of the union of T.I. and Pharrell Williams.

    “There have been a few Pharrell and Tip collabs that I could dig, but on some of these joints I was like, ‘They’re cool, but I don’t think they’re ready for this’,” added Toomp. “There were a lot of songs on that album that I felt weren’t ‘2015.’”

    Pharrell expressed he would have like to have seen changes with the direction of Paperwork. GQ quoted the Virginia producer saying he “wasn’t happy about the T.I. situation.” P later explained his comments were about the selection of a particular single.

    “I love T.I.’s album, he is a genius. There was a different single more appropriate for the current temperature in society, Pharell told all hip hop.com

    Toomp reveals there was a song with T.I. and Justin Timberlake called “Trap Me Up” that did not make the album. He describes the track as an EDM sound mixed with Down South beats. Clearance issues apparently prevented the collaboration from being released.

    Even if he and T.I. do not continue to work on music together, Toomp plans to work with the Grand Hustle leader on other entertainment ventures.

    “If it ain’t music, me and him are going to collab somewhere else,” Toomp said. “But the last album, I wasn’t too pleased with it though. He knew it… I let it be known.”

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  • Comedian Mike Epps made an unexpected cameo in the video for Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Turns out the star of the comedy series Survivor’s Remorse has a good relationship with the entire TDE camp.

    Epps told Montreality he is good friends with the West Coast label’s boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. During the interview, Epps also shares his thoughts on Kendrick as an artist.

    “I think he’s a great lyricist, and the dude is really ahead of his time,” said Epps. “I think he really represents this generation. He reminds me a lot of Pac. The way he puts together his lyrics, how he speaks about real life, and it’s gang related, street.”

    The sit down included Epps discussing his supposed feud with fellow comic Chris Rock. Epps previously stated on The Tom Joyner Morning Show there was not one good comedian in Rock’s movie Top Five. He even questioned why Rock keeps getting film opportunities.

    “They just caught me in a position where I was just having a good time. I was a little hungover. Tom Joyner tricked me, and I just said it,” Epps explained. “I’ve never seen Top Five, so I don’t know if it’s good or not. I was just throwing out a blow. But I got love for Chris Rock – lil skinny ass.”

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  • Watch out Jaden, your dad is looking to reclaim the title of best current rapper in the Smith household. The man that burst onto the music scene as The Fresh Prince over 25 years ago is back in the studio, and Will Smith recruited Kanye West to handle the production on a number of new tracks.

    “I’ve recorded a lot,” Smith told Hollyscoop. “I don’t have anything I like yet, but I’ve recorded seven or eight [songs]. It’s not for certain. It’s just explorative.”

    Smith’s last full length album was 2005’s Lost & Found. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia native’s film career keeps rolling along. His latest movie Focus hits theaters February 27. Smith also has the sports drama Concussion and superhero flick Suicide Squad coming down the pike.

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  • Chicago’s Chance The Rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club. The conversation with the radio show included Chance addressing fellow 2014 “XXL Freshmen Class” member Troy Ave supposedly calling him a “weirdo rapper” to his face.

    “Me and Troy Ave are cool peoples. We met at the XXL shoot. We didn’t know each other before that,” said Chance. “I think the thing is we both didn’t understand where each other was coming from at first. Now we understand we have our own lanes, and we both want each other to be successful.”

    Chance’s brand of Hip Hop has attracted the attention of some major entertainers. He is set to make an appearance on Madonnas next album Rebel Heart. The Acid Rap mixtape creator spoke about how he first connected with the Queen of Pop.

    “I met her through Frank Ocean who’s a friend of mine. He brought her to a show once in L.A,” Chance revealed. “Then we were at some festival, and I got a call from Jay Z. He said, ‘Madonna asked me to get on this record about icons. I think it would be better if somebody who I think could be a new icon got on the record.'”

    Up next for Chance The Rapper is The Social Experiment album Surf. The project is from the cross-genre band made up of Chance along with instrumentalists Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Nate Fox, and Peter Cottontale.

    Watch Chance The Rapper’s interview below.

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  • Currently incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda called into the Ebro In The Morning radio show to clear up some of the rumors and reports surrounding his current legal situation. The Brooklyn rhymer did confirm he is currently in protective custody.

    “They got me in protective custody inside the Manhattan building called ‘The Tombs,'” said Shmurda. “Court ordered – at first, me and Rowdy [Rebel] had stuck it out. We were in intake before they take you up. They had us sleeping in there for like two days. I was like, ‘My back’s starting to hurt. We’re going upstairs.'”

    Bobby then revealed he and Rowdy got into an altercation which resulted in his rap partner being placed in solitary confinement. The leader of the GS9 label also discussed his treatment from the police on the night he was arrested.

    “What [the public] is hearing about that night is bulls**t. It’s not true. The cops been trying to slay me forever, but they never catch me with nothing,” said Shmurda. “Four or five cops had grabbed me up. They told me, ‘I don’t want my kids listening to your music.'”

    The conversation ended abruptly after Bobby made those comments. The radio station’s staff assumed the authorities cut the line.

    Listen to Bobby Shmurda’s interview below.

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  • Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise is reportedly projected by industry insiders to land atop of the Billboard 200 chart, making it the D-Town rep’s first number one album.

    Sales consumption is determined by traditional album sales as well as how many times the album was streamed. The album is expected to sell over 110,000 traditional copies for the week ending Mar. 1st, which is Sean’s biggest first week sales yet, and garner almost 30,000 streams, totaling to 140,000 units. The Billboard top 10 will be unveiled on Mar. 4th.

    The “My Last” rapper’s last two albums, Finally Famous and Hall of Fame both debuted at number three with 87,000 copies and 72,000 copies sold respectively.

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  • If you’re reading this, Drake has 21 songs on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Billboard reports that the 6 God is dominating 42 percent of the chart, which holds 50 slots, with all 17 songs from his surprise mixtape/album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Drizzy has now broken his own record for having the most songs on the chart simultaneously. His previous record was for 14.

    Besides the album cuts, four songs that Drake lends guest verses to are also on the chart: iLOVEMAKKONEN’s “Tuesday,” Nicki Minaj’s “Only” and “Truffle Butter” and Big Sean’s “Blessings.”

    IYRTITL still sits at the top of the charts with 129,000 sold its second week. Each song from the album reportedly has no less than 1.8 million streams.

    Peep the 21 songs on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart below.

    No. 4 – “Only,” Nicki Minaj, featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
    No. 5 – “Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj, featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
    No. 9 – “Energy”
    No. 16 – “Tuesday,” ILoveMakonnen, featuring Drake
    No. 17 – “Legend”
    No. 19 – “10 Bands”
    No. 22 – “Blessings,” Big Sean, featuring Drake
    No. 23 – “Know Yourself” (Debut)
    No. 26 – “No Tellin'”
    No. 27 – “Preach,” featuring PartyNextDoor
    No. 28 – “6 God” (Debut)
    No. 29 – “Used To,” featuring Lil Wayne
    No. 32 – “Now & Forever”
    No. 34 – “6 Man”
    No. 38 – “Jungle”
    No. 39 – “Star67″ (Debut)
    No. 40 – “Madonna” (Debut)
    No. 42 – “Company” Featuring Travis Scott” (Debut)
    No. 43 – “Wednesday Night Interlude” featuring PartyNextDoor (Debut)
    No. 45 – “6PM In New York”
    No. 49 – “You & The 6″ (Debut)

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  • Details about Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album have been scarce and after he dropped the second single “The Blacker The Berry” earlier this month, fans have been even more anxious for the full project. During K. Dot’s last promo run, he revealed that the only person who had heard the album in its entirety was his 10-year-old little brother. Now he’s not the only one.

    Michael Jackson’s son, Prince, took to his Twitter to reveal that TDE’s golden child allowed him and his friend to hear some of the tracks from the album.

    There has been a phony tracklist, fake album name and cover previously floating around that Kendrick and TDE CEO Top Dawg have all disregarded. Even though the album is not out yet, the good kid has already won two Grammys, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, for its first single, “i.”

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  • Has a softer, kinder Kanye West emerged?

    The rap enigma took too Twitter to formally and publicly apologize to Beck for crashing the singer’s golden moment at the Grammys. Beck won Album of the Year over Yeezy’s friend Beyonce earlier this month.

    ‘Ye also admitted to hating Bruno Mars as well. Check out how it went down on social media.

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  • Nicki Minaj won’t commit to a relationship with her constant instagram companion Meek Mill 

    But she will commit to a tour with the Philly emcee.

    Minaj took to her social media avenue of choice to post the latest details of her Pinkprint world tour, which starts in Stockholm, Sweden on March 16. Trey Songz will be her special guest for her European leg.

    Then, when she comes home to North America, Meek Mill will be among those who join her on stage.

    #ThePinkprintTOUR comes to America this summer with @meekmill and MORE! Can’t wait to unveil the rest of the line up! Loveeeee,” Nicki wrote.

    Minaj hasn’t announced her North American dates yet. The rest of the relevant information is below.

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  • Did Drake have something to do with this?

    This afternoon Chris Brown got on Twitter and announced he will not be able to perform his Between The Sheets tour shows tonight in Montreal and tomorrow night in Toronto because the Canadian government won’t let him in the country.

    OK, this obviously has nothing to do with Toronto’s favorite OVO son, and everything to do with Chris Brown being a convicted felon and Canada being squeamish about such things

    This is the second time Brown’s legal status has stalled the Between The Sheetstour, which also features Trey Songz and Tyga. Earlier this month the tour had to reschedule its early dates as Brown completed the community service from his latest legal adventure.

    That’s what you get for touring with Breezy.

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  • Tom Ford is not on anyone’s time but his. He allegedly makes it very clear that he DOES NOT put his fashion shows on hold for anyone, even if you’re Jay-Z and Beyonce.

    Naughty Gossip says Hov and Bey showed up late to their front row seats at Ford’s latest show only to find out the show was over.

    “Tom Ford’s fashion show didn’t wait for anyone! It started at 7:00pm SHARP – which meant Jennifer Lopez almost missed it – and Beyoncé only saw the last 3-4 minutes of it!!!

    The show lasted only 10 minutes in a warehouse in North Cahuenga in Hollywood. At 6:30 Olivia Wilde, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Fergie, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Statham, CNN’s Don Lemon and Nicole Richie all started to arrive!

    At 7:15 Naomi Campbell (who is always late arrive) as did Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger rocked up – but still no sign of Beyoncé and JLO – who had reserved seats on the front row!

    A steel plated Rolls Royce pulled up, and Jennifer Lopez made it into the show. But still no sign of QUEEN BEY!

    “Tom was livid. He doesn’t hold his show. The night was about him not Beyoncé. It is just rude,” an eyewitness tells NAUGHTY GOSSIP.

    Then at 7:35 Beyoncé and Jay Z arrived with 5 security guys – the show had started WITHOUT THEM!”

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  • Tyga has publicly said he’s not dating the Kardashian’s younger sis, Kylie Jenner, although their actions say otherwise and Kanye West ran his mouth and confirmed the two are “in love.”

    Now Yeezy may be ok with the relationship, but according to RadarOnline Tyga’s management is not and wants him to ditch the underage reality star before this ruins his career.

    “”Jenner, 17, has been “crying all week,” an insider told Radar. “She is afraid that Tyga is going to break-up with her.”

    And it’s with good reason, according to the source. “Tyga’s advisers have told him to not be spotted out in public with Kylie doing anything romantic, including holding hands, or kissing,” the source said. “Tyga has tried to reassure Kylie that they are solid, but she has her doubts.”

    Indeed, Tyga, 25, told Power 105.1 Tuesday that he’s not involved with Kylie, after their alleged hook-up triggered a brutal war of words between Khloe Kardashian and Amber Rose, with Rose calling her a “baby.”

    By Friday, he had changed his tune, posting an instagram pic of Kylie.

    And that same day, Kanye West insisted on Power 105.1 that the couple were “in love,” and that he had “no problem” with the age difference.

    Meanwhile, Jenner continues to spend “most of her nights at Tyga’s house,” the source said. “They are absolutely living together.”

    But according to the source, his team does not approve.”

    Do you agree with Ye’? Is the age difference cool or is Tyga wrong as hell?

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  • It looks like Wale ran into some clearance issues with his song “Girls On Drugs.” The word on the street is that Janet Jackson thinks it is offensive, in the D.C. spitter’s own words. The song originally appeared on the “Festivus” mixtape.

    Here’s the tweets.


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