Archive for October, 2013

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Harlem-World rapper Mase has been in and out of the rap game for years now, but the “Welcome Back” rapper announced that we can expect a new album from him very soon. See what Ma$e had to say about his latest project below.

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”No abbreviations use #NOWWEEVEN that’s the only conversation I’m having. y€$ #NOWWEEVEN is the album title… Lets make it happen!!! Right now I’m listening to all my early freestyles & songs… This got to be something special. A couple free shows & visits #NOWWEEVEN. I’m listening also to Life after Death, All Eyes On Me and Reasonable Doubt… Just so u know what I’m thinking. #NOWWEEVEN.”

Stay tuned for a release date and tracklisting for Mase’s “Now We Even” album.

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The Flatbush Zombies sat down with Canadian blog Montreality, and gave us a dose of who they really are! The group exposed politics when asked what they would do if given the chance to be mayor of NYC for a day, spoke on Eminem’s influence in music, the music industry and more! Hit the jump to learn more from the Brooklyn representers!

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During a listening session in Atlanta, the R&B vet R. Kelly gave the announcement that his fans have been waiting for! The November release date for his upcoming album “Black Panties”! The singer mingled amongst colleagues and friends while his new music played, creating the vibe for a perfect announcement, hit the jump to watch the video!

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Lady Gaga bares it all literally in the cover art for her latest rack off her anticipated album ARTPOP! The single featuring R. Kelly is set to stream monday but she gave us a glimpse of what to expect for the upcoming week, hit the jump for more!

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With a title like “Do What You Want”, what else was the pop diva supposed to do but just that! The cover art for the single exposes Lady Gaga’s perfect asset and you’d be surprised to see what the songstress is packing behind all of those crazy costumes.

“Do What You Want” features the swooning sounds of R.Kelly and is set to stream on Monday. The pair is bound to create a vocal masterpiece! Her ARTPOP album is scheduled for release November 19th

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Ice T sat with RollingStone to discuss the current state of Hip Hop which to him includes materialistic filled values, rappers hiring stylists and much more! The OG rapper makes a great point about aging in Hip Hop and the effects of success, hit the jump to gain some knowledge from the Hip Hop vet!

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As Ice T sat down with RollingStone, he made some very valid points when it came to explaining the state of today’s Hip Hop. When asked, if Music still excited him, he responded by naming some of the top lyricists out right now:

“I’m just disillusioned with the hip-hop sound right now. It’s too materialistic. You know, I’m the kind of guy . . . I can’t do that. If you track my movement, you’ll never see a picture of me with any girl that wasn’t mine, or my own car. My jewelry, my clothes. What kind of gangsta rapper has a stylist? A stylist?! So now that game? I gracefully bow out, but then you got beasts. You got Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick [Lamar], all these cats that can really spit. I don’t know. I’m just different, and I’m cool with it. The key to the game is “do you.”

Ice T also went into explaining that he feels as though rappers who’ve been in the game for a while do not know how to age gracefully, stating:

“I’m going to say this: you can rap forever, but you have to have broken by 30 [years old]. If you broke by 30, you can tour forever. Big Daddy Kane is out touring. Raekwon, me, Ultramagnetic [MCs]. You have a fan base, like Frank Sinatra. Tonight, nobody wants to hear my new music. They want to hear something I did. They want me to take them back and transform them back to that moment. I don’t have any desire to put out the hottest record, because my mind is really on film and television. Music is something I do, but my Body Count album is gonna kill, because I’m passionate about that”

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King Push paid a visit to Street Heat Radio to talk with DJ Kay Slay about his latest album, My Name Is My Name. He explains why MNIMN is the album of the year, along with who is favorite rapper is and more. Check out the video below.

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A violin, that was played while the Titanic was sinking, was auctioned off on Saturday in London. Band leader Wallace Hartley played the violin on the luxury liner’s deck, as passengers panicked and filled life boats on the infamous night in April 1912. To see how much the violin was auctioned off for, click below.

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The Titanic memorabilia was auctioned off for $1.46 million dollars! The violin was found strapped to Hartley’s body, 10 days after the ship sank. It was returns to his fiancee, Maria Robinson and was donated to her local Salvation Army in England after her death in 1939. Before being sold, the violin was prices at $500,000.

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Wiz Khalifa has been busy this entire summer from non stop traveling due to touring, transitioning into newly wed and father life the Taylor Gang President seems to have his hands full but not too full to create some new heat! Wiz was recently photographed with a New Orleans Hip Hop legend and the two are bound to create magic, hit the jump for more!

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Wiz Khalifa is keeping not only his fans but hip hop fans world wide on edge as he was recently photographed in the studio with none other than Big Tymer’s Manny Fresh!

The Hip Hop legend recently blazed the stage at the 2013 BET Hip Hop awards during 2 Chainz performance bringing out none other than Hot Boys vet Juvenile. The two together took every one down memory lane!

If the two are in fact creating something new, I’m sure it will be filled with Manny Fresh sounds and will be sure to bring us back to a nostalgic place in hip hop!

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Childish Gambino took to his Instagram a couple of days ago to express how he was feeling through a series of emotion filled Hotel memos, although it raised some concern for those who read them , Gambino ensures us that he was only venting and is quite happy he did it, hit the jump for more detail!

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After rapper/actor Donald Glover took to his Instagram to do what everyone basically does on their social media, vent, many became concerned for him, yet he assures to have no fear, Gambino is fine.

Glover expressed his confusion for the future, fear of expectations and more during a 7 note series of pictures on his Instagram . He stated to People magazine yesterday that he is actually happy that he was able to step out of his fame bag for a second and dig deep into himself and relate to some of the issues that haunt everyone’s head, celebrity or not!

He stated, “That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, ‘What’s the point? Why am I even here?’ … I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself.”

“If I’m depressed, everybody’s depressed,” he added. “I don’t think those feelings are that different from what everybody’s feeling. Most people just don’t tell everybody.”

Personally I am happy that he was able to state exactly what was on his mind, raw, un-edited style. It definitely gained likes from me and made me respect him more as an artist, he was personal, humble and above everything real, a few traits that many in the music industry lack, so kudos to him!

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Following a show, Justin Bieber was stopped and searched for quite some time at the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as security looked for contraband. (The Biebs HAS been known to enjoy that kush!)

Security at the airport claimed it was a “random search,” but…let’s get real. The singer ended up being delayed for more than an hour, but they ended up knee-deep in nothing and he was eventually allowed to leave without incident on his private jet. Nothing to see here, folks!