Details are scant at this point, but TMZ reports that Q passed away in his sleep at the age of 43. Q founded the premiere hip-hop website in 2005 when he started posting mixtapes, which gradually progressed into a mash-up of hip-hop videos, fight clips and other outrageous camera footage. Continue reading “World Star Hip-Hop Founder Q Dead at 43 (Video)”
Although rapper Tyga and Kylie Jenner has put their relationship on pause. It seems that it is not enough for brother-in-law Kanye West. Kanye is rumored to be a protective brother towards Kylie, and is not having anymore of Tyga around his sister. Continue reading “Kanye West Tries To Split Up Kylie Jenner & Tyga”
Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels went from longtime lovers to bitter exes and suffered one of the nastiest breakups in hip-hop. A new report claims Samuels plans to reignite their feud with a lawsuit.
For those who don’t remember, earlier this year, Samuels claimed both in interviews and in songs that he had a major hand in helping Minaj with her music and that he even helped pen some of her songs.
Now, according to TMZ, sources say Samuels plans to sue Minaj for royalties from her three full-length studio albums, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, and The Pinkprint.
Sources also claim Samuels wants money from Minaj’s collaborations, like The Pinkprint records “Only,” which featured Drake, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne, and “Feeling Myself,” which featured Beyoncé. Another track Samuels allegedly wants money for is Beyoncé’s “Flawless” remix, which featured Minaj.
A source claims Samuels isn’t just coming to court with a bunch of accusations. Samuels will reportedly present footage of him working with Minaj on music, as well as voice memos from recording sessions. The source claims Samuels will also present several witnesses to prove that he was a major contributor to Minaj’s music.
Samuels reportedly will also use the fact that Minaj named him as executive producer of her first two albums as proof that he had a heavy hand in her music.
Samuels has allegedly already secured lawyers and sources say that a lawsuit against Minaj is “imminent.”
A woman scorned is not be played with…. especially when it come to her alimony!
Just when the Meek Mill vs. Drake rift looked like it was winding down, DJ Drama’s ex-wife threw a wrench in the game. Summer Walker (a.k.a Summer Parker) claims Drama leaked Quentin Miller‘s referencetracks to Meek, and that’s just half of this crazy story.
On Monday (Nov. 2), model and former video vixen Summer P. Walker took to Twitter for a long tirade against her ex-husband, DJ Drama, and alleges among other things that he was the source that gave Meek Mill the reference tracks recorded by Quentin Miller that later became hits for Drake. DJ Drama is an A&R Executive with Atlantic Records. Continue reading “Drake Reference Tracks Leaked by DJ Drama Says Summer Walker”
DRAKE HOTLINE BLING
When your multi-racial, you get certain talents from each parent. As a notable Hip-Hop MC Drake has some great skills. Dancing on the other hand…..
Drake and Beyoncé have joined forces for “Can I.” Although the song previously leaked back in March, the song was released during latest episode of OVO Sound Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, on Saturday, Oct. 3.u
On Sept. 18, Bey teamed up with another big name, Naughty Boy, for the party track “Runnin’ (Lose It All),” featuring Arrow Benjamin. Her latest collabs should hopefuly bring us closer to a new album from Queen B.
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Rapper Nicki Minaj has her own television comedy series coming to ABC — the same network that brought you Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minaj will produce and star in the comedy TV series that will begin shooting in Queens, NY this winter.
Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in Minaj’s hometown this winter, with the intention to continue to series. The half-hour, single-camera comedy is based on Minaj’s family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early ’90s.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
The half-hour, single-camera comedy is based on Minaj’s family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early ’90s. The untitled series will center on her childhood in Queens with her vibrant family and how her evolution led to her eventual rise to international fame. The project will shoot in Minaj’s hometown of Queens, New York starting this winter.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj in a statement. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
Minaj studied acting at Manhattan’s prestigious LaGuardia High School and originally pursued acting before launching a successful music career. Minaj, who is in the midst of her worldwide “Pinkprint” tour, is the first solo female artist to have seven singles charting simultaneously on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her third full-length album, The Pinkprint, became the second highest-selling female debut of 2014 and arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
Rapper “Clifford “Tip” Harris, Jr., aka T.I.”, celebrated his 35th birthday on Friday September 25, 2015, with family and friends with a Carnival-themed party at his Scales 925 Restaurant.
T.I.’s event planners Music Business Politics released an invitation on multiple social media platforms, to his birthday party with a Caribbean Carnival theme. His team used an image belonging to Trinidadian Photographer Laura Ferreira, but failed to credit her. Laura’s watermark was also removed. Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation
Laura is a well-known and respected photographer/artist in Trinidad & Tobago and internationally. Her photos can be seen in numerous publications, billboards and advertisements..
Laura noticed and requested that if he chose to use the image, he must credit both her and the designer Anya or take it down ASAP.
A statement from Laura via her Facebook…
“T.I. is using one of my images for his birthday invitation, on his Instagram account (it’s now on his Facebook page, too). Would love to have a credit for myself as well as the costume designer, Anya Ayoung-Chee. Seriously, whoever designed this knew they didn’t have the right to use it. Removing my name from the image doesn’t magically make it right. I would have been thrilled to let it out to such a huge audience, if I were contacted in the first place.”
This is Lauras original image
Can T.I. be held liable for this invitation?
It’s been ten years since the first BET Hip-Hop Awards launched in Atlanta, Georgia. The event has been a fixture in the urban music scene in Atlanta. Snoop Dogg will once again host the award show while for the second year in a row Drake got the most nominations.
T.I., aka Clifford Harris, and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle Harris accumulated $1,397,283.47 in unpaid taxes in 2012 and neglected to pay $3,173,476.39 from his personal income taxes in 2013,
Daily Mail reported. The self-professed “Rubber Band Man” reportedly owes $4.5 million in unpaid taxes, and a lien has been issued on his property, including his $4 million Georgia home and his luxury cars priced in the six figure range, such as his Ferrari F430 Spider and Bentley Mulsanne, according to the publication.
He is worth an estimated $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and he is involved in several business ventures that appear to be successful.
In May of this year, T.I. opened his new soul food and fine dining restaurant, Scales 925, in downtown Atlanta, which has garnered mixed reviews. He also continues to star in television shows, such as his reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” and movies like this year’s Ant-Man.
The West Family have finally found a place to call home.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently opened escrow on a stunning $20 million mansion located in the same neighborhood as Kris Jenner’s family home, reports E! News exclusively.
The estate, which sits on 3.5 acres, features two swimming pools, two spas, two barbecue centers and even its very own vineyard.
As for their current residence, which happens to be under construction and just a few miles away, a source tells E! News that “They wanted more land than the Bel-Air home, so they are flipping that and will have the two homes now. — But they will sell that and move into Hidden Hills.”
#kanyewest #kimkardashian #northwest #beverlyhills #Enews
Did Nicki Minaj tell a packed house on Saturday she’s pregnant?
Nicki Minaj set off rumors she’s pregnant with Meek Mill’s baby after she called the rapper her “baby father” during a concert in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Saturday night.
Make some noise for my baby father!” Minaj told the crowd.
Meek Mill, 28, raised his hands with glee as the audience cheered. As expected, fans on Twitter freaked out. “I’m heated” wrote one user. “Nicki said she is not pushing no baby out of her I am shock she is pregnant,” wrote another user.
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 9, 2015
The couple, which began dating earlier this year.
Dr. Dre doesn’t surface often — Our last encounter with the N.W.A former member was a surprise appearance at the 2013 ASCAP Song Writers Awards in Los Angeles. He has only released just two albums and supervised one compilation — but when he does, he exudes what feels like decades’ worth of tension.
Dr. Dre’s first new album in 16 years, Compton, is now available for preview streaming on Apple Music. (Listen here.) This new sound track is only available on Apple Music/I Tunes. <- However we have a snippet …
Beats By Dre released a short promotional clip on Twitter tonight featuring interview footage with YG,Boogie, DJ Quik, and more and there’s a conspicuously new track playing along in the background.
A recurring theme of Dr. Dre’s lyrics and self-selected narrative is sacrifice. He walked away from Death Row Records, leaving behind his 50 percent ownership stake, worth millions of dollars, to secure his creative freedom and security. On his albums, he labors hard behind the scenes as a producer but is generally reluctant to hog the spotlight, instead showcasing others on his coattails.- New York Times
The great thing about this album is that Dr. Dre announced that he will donate his royalties earned from the sale of “Compton” to help fund a new performance arts center in the city the record is named after.
— Dr. Dre (@drdre) August 2, 2015
“Compton” can be streamed exclusively on Apple Music starting Friday. Dre called the album his “grand finale.
#straightouttacompton #compton #drdre #applemusic
Music mogul Bryan “Baby” Williams, aka Birdman, opens to radio personality Angie Martinez for an in-depth interview.
The New Orleans native discussed his very public contract dispute with rapper Lil Wayne, a man he still thinks of like a son. A federal investigation with Bird Man’s new artist Young Thug is still open, in reference to a shooting in Atlanta, Georgia. Did he really conspire to kill Wayne with Young Thug? (We’ll find out.)
I never thought could ever happen — for that man to open his mouth and say something negative about me,” he told Martinez. “I love my son… He means the world to me. For that man to say something negative about me, that affected my life.” The interview was done over two days in Miami, where it was shot at Birdman’s mansion and other luxurious places like his Maybach and yacht.
In the video preview, Birdman talked about his Cash Money Records artists Drake and Nicki Minaj. Can Wayne take Nicki Minaj and Drake after he leaves Cash Money? (Birdman’s answer: “Nicki and Drake aren’t going nowhere. Regardless.”). Can Wayne take Nicki Minaj and Drake after he leaves Cash Money? Does he think things went astray after Weezy voiced his displeasure about YMCMB? (Short answer, yes.)
At 4:00pm est, Angie Martinez hosted her afternoon show with the full interview.
Interview Update: Bird Man: This is crazy, I am serious about my Family. I have spoken with Wayne about it several times. Time will tell ….
#birdman #lilwayne #youngthug #hip-hop #lilwaynefeud #angiemartinez #cashmoney
50 Cent appears in front of the Manhattan Supreme Court to convince the jury that he can’t pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston.
Page Six reports that he said that his Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Rolls Royces “were rented” and that he recycled his three gold chains by taking them to the jeweler and having him fashion new designs. “It’s like music videos,” he said, “you see all these fancy cars but everything goes back to the dealership.” Fif claims that he’s only worth $4.4 million, not the $155 mil that Forbes valued him at earlier this year.
What do you think? Is Fif really in financial trouble, or is he trying to get out of paying $5 million?
By Patrick Lyons
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Young Thug has reportedly been named alongside Birdman in an indictment that alleges their involvement in a conspiracy to kill Lil Wayne in April. That month Lil Wayne’s tour-bus was shot at while the rapper and several others departed from a show in Atlanta.
Prosecutors allege Williams, Winfrey, Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records CEO and co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams, 46, are all members of the notorious west coast Bloods street gang.
Prosecutors cite Williams’ “Halftime” music video as well as his lyrics as evidence of the plot to kill Lil Wayne.
Young Thug was taken down by the U.S. Marshals Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening to kill a mall cop. The 23-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested without incident around 6 a.m. at a residence in Sandy Springs, according to Jim Joyner, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. The U.S. Marshals were helping Dunwoody police serve a warrant charging Williams with terroristic threats.
Dunwoody Police Department spokesman Officer Timothy Fecht said the charges were the product of a July 7 “dispute that Mr. Williams had with Perimeter Mall security.”
Thug left before cops arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The incident occurred last week, but it took until today for U.S. Marshals to track him down at a home outside the ATL and hook him up.
Y.T. is currently at the Dekalb County Jail.
NBA All Star weekend – The 2015 NBA All -Star Weekend is over, but the excitement heated the big apple. Many celebrities such as Drake, Nicki Minaji, Jay Z, Kevin Hart, and other attended the games. LTB Entertainment and MYX Fusions Moscato threw a viewing party for the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest at Stage 48 hosted by rapper French Montana. Later that night at Stage 48, K.Michelle attended the after-party for her concert that took place in Trenton, NJ earlier that evening. Additional attendees included Funkmaster Flex, Yandy Smith, DJ SNS, Kid Capri and Felicia “Snoop” Pearson.
Although, we did not report the Jay Z and Solange elevator fight, it was clear that there has been some domestic issues with the hip-hop power couple. Although the couple has claimed that their family is fine and have made peace after the fight, suspicions are still alive and well as rumors claim that Jay has been cheating on Bey with other women like Rachel Roy. And those suspicions may be justified now that a new report accuses Jay Z of cheating on Beyonce .
According to In Touch Weekly, via AllHipHop.com, sources claim that Jay has been cheating on Beyoncé with a woman named Casey Cohen, a VIP hostess at 1Oak in New York City.
“Jay probably sees her twice a month. He visits her while she’s working and then they slip away for an after party. She’ll hang out with him all night, flirting with him and touching him,” said the source.
The insider also claims that Beyoncé is aware of the affair and she’s contemplating leaving Jay.
“Beyoncé is considering divorce. After all, evidence suggests Jay isn’t going to change, so it will be Beyoncé who has to if she can’t live with what she’s hearing,” the source said.
There’s no public evidence that Jay is cheating and the couple seem to be living blissfully together, but considering how they kept up appearances during the Solange scandal, we’ll never really know what issues are going on within their private marriage. – nicholas robinson