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Posts from February 2012


Diddy Wins Oscar

via allhiphop.com 

Diddy at Oscars

 Last night the Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles, California as Oscars were given to actors, producers, directors, and others involved in the creation of the Academy’s chosen films of the year. Taking home best documentary was the film “Undefeated,” executive produced by Diddy, about a high school football team from Memphis, Tennesee that undergoes the struggles of life in a rough Memphis area.

The film marks the first time an African American director has won an Academy Award.

Overcome with excitement director T.J. Martin accepted the award accidentally dropping the word, “f**king” in his acceptance speech, a feat that was not a first for Academy Award show speeches.

Directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the film follows a volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, as he resurrects as a high school team and its players after continually putting together losing seasons.

Miraculously in the film, the Manassas Tigers of North Memphis, who had never won a playoff game in their 110-year history, win a playoff game and learn a great deal about life at the same time.

“Congrats to Oscar Winning FilmMakers @dan_lindsay @TJMckayMartin !!! And Coach Bill Courtney!! #Undefeated LET’S GOOOO!!!” Diddy exclaimed via Twitter. “And special Congrats to @TJMckayMartin-Hes the 1st African American director to win an Academy Award!!! #UNDEFEATED !!!! RT!!!”

Also at the Oscars, viewers heard singer/producer Pharrell Williams and popular drummer Sheila E play to the award show audience in and out of commercials

Pharrell also worked with famed composer Hans Zimmer on several of the songs during the Academy awards according to an interview with MTV over the last week.

“You know, Hans called me and he said that [Oscars Producer] Brian Grazer had asked him to come on as a consultant and effectively score the music or whatever,” Pharrell explained to MTV News. “And Hans was like, ‘I can’t do that. … I’d do that if like I had, like, Pharrell.’ [Grazer's] like, ‘OK, get Pharrell on the phone.’ That’s the story he told me. I got the call from Hans and he told them he wanted to do it with me, and so I pleasantly accepted and we’ve just been working ever since.”

A complete list of the Oscar winners is below:

Best cinematography – Robert Richardson, Hugo

Best art direction – Hugo

Best costume design – The Artist

Best make up -The Iron Lady

Best foreign language film – A Separation

Best actress in a supporting role – Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best film editing – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best sound editing – Hugo

Best sound mixing – Hugo

Best documentary feature – Undefeated

Best animated film – Rango

Best visual effects – Hugo

Best actor in a supporting role -Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best original score – Ludovic Bource, The Artist

Best song – Man or Muppet, The Muppets

Best adapted screenplay – Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, The Descendants

Best original screenplay – Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Best live action short – The Shore

Best documentary short – Saving Face

Best animated short – The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

Best director – Michel Hazavanicius, The Artist

Best actor in a leading role – Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best actress in a leading role – Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Best picture – The Artist


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Weezy's Pumped up kicks...

Lil Wayne To Release His First Signature Shoe Line

via: hiphopdx.com 

Lil Wayne plans to put out his first line of kicks, though he didn't reveal which company will release them.

Lil Wayne has revealed that he plans to release his first signature shoe line.

Speaking with VIBE.com, Weezy remained relatively mum on the details, but said that the shoes will not be released on his Trukfit fashion shingle. Instead, he plans to partner with a major brand, though he wouldn’t reveal which one.

“I do have a shoe coming out soon but it won’t be Trukfit,” he said. “I have [a] shoe with a well-known company. I just don’t want to say yet because I haven’t dotted the line yet. But it’s done.”

He responded to speculation that the line could be coming out on Supra, but would not confirm. “Nah, it’s not a Nike or Reebok, I can tell you that much,” said Wayne, addressing a possible Supra collaboration. “Uh-oh. Watch out.”

 

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NBA ALL STAR SATURDAY... Highlights from 3 point shoot out and Slam Dunk Competi
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Wiz drops new mixtape Spring 2012

VIA: HIPHOPDX.COM
Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa eyes a spring release for his upcoming mixtape.

Wiz Khalifa has announced the release date for his upcoming mixtape Taylor Allderdice.

Breaking the news via Twitter, the Taylor Gang leader revealed that his latest offering will arrive on March 13th. The Rostrum Records recording artist first announced the mixtape, named after his high school, in November 2011. 

The mixtape news precedes Wiz's upcoming sophomore album O.N.I.F.C., which stands for "Only Nigga In First Class." Of the LP, he said, "Me, I come from we made everything on our own. It’s a process of just recreating what we already know how to do and just taking it to the next level, and I’m having a great time. I’m getting great new fans and doing new things.”

Taylor Allderdice Drops... March 13th TGOD
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Jim Jones far from ballin outside casino with police

VIA: TMZ.COM

JIM JONES
Maced and Arrested by PoliceAfter Casino Brawl

Jim Jones was arrested last night in Connecticut.
Jim Jones was involved in a CRAZY brawl last night in Connecticut which resulted in him getting arrested, but not before it took five cops and a little bit of mace to subdue him ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ has obtained insane video (see above) of the fight going down inside the casino after a party hosted by Diddy at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. 

Our sources say a guy, who seemed intoxicated, came up to Jones and started talking smack to him, which Jones tried to ignore.

According to our sources, the guy then started getting physical and throwing punches and Jones fought back in self defense. Then the guy's friends jumped in ... then Jim's people jumped in ... and IT WAS ON!!!

We're told Jones had no idea who the guy was or what triggered his beef with Jones. 

Sources close to Jones say he was arrested and it took the aforementioned cops and mace to bring him in. We're told he has since bonded out and is headed back home soon. 

Jones had no comment. The hotel had no comment as well, and referred us to theConnecticut State Police ... who said Jones was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace.

Jim Jones was maced.

 

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Where are they now??? - Petey Pablo Edition

VIA: HipHopdx.com
Petey Pablo Reported To Prison In January For Three-Year Sentence

Petey Pablo kept a low profile as he entered the pen last month.

Petey Pablo may have started his year off on a bad note, but he did so with little fanfare.

Pablo, who was arrested trying to smuggle a gun through an airport, began his three-year sentence on January 4 of this year by turning himself in to a medium security federal correction institution in West Virginia, reports TMZ.

The court recommended that the rapper receive "intensive substance abuse treatment, vocational training and educational opportunities" during his prison time.

Pablo's scheduled release date is July 17, 2014.

 

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The Great Debate... Whose Sexier???
What do you think... whose sexier from Big Boys Neighborhood???

Krystal Bee  or Rikki Martinez

Tyler Martinez settles the debate via twitter
send your vote to @tymartinez1011

Vote A. Krystal Bee to @tymartinez1011 on twitter

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or Vote B. Rikki Martinez to @tymartinez1011 on twitter

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is this even possible to judge????
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Chris Brown Steals Fans phone..

Via: TMZ.COM

Chris Brown has been accused of angrily snatching an iPhone in Miami.Chris Brown
 has been accused of angrily snatching some girl's iPhone outside anightclub in Miami this weekend ... and driving off with it -- law enforcement tells TMZ.

A rep for the Miami Beach PD tells TMZ, 24-year-old Christal Spann filed a police report Sunday (below) for "robbery by snatching" -- claiming she followed Chris and rapper Tyga out of Cameo nightclub early in the morning (see photo above) ... and snapped a picture of Chris getting into his Bentley.

Christal told cops ... Chris flipped out when he saw her camera phone-- then grabbed it through the car window, saying, "Bitch, you ain't going to put that on no website."


Chris Brown Miami Police Report
According to the police report, Chris then rolled up his window and drove off -- $500 iPhone in hand.

A rep for the Miami Beach PD tells us, no arrests have been made and no warrant has been issued yet. We're told the incident is currently under investigation.

BTW, Chris is still on probation for the Rihanna beating and if he's arrested he could be thrown in jail on a probation violation.

Calls to Chris' reps were not returned.
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Cash Money signs Limp Bizkit and is working on Ashanti - Lil Wayne says
Lil Wayne Confirms Cash Money Signed Limp Bizkit, Ashanti May Be Next


Via: hiphopdx.com 

Lil Wayne shares that Limp Bizkit is now signed to Cash Money and says they may be working with Ashanti as well.

Over the years, Cash Money Records has opened its doors as a home to established and new artists alike. Recently, Lil Wayne revealed that Cash Money signed the Rock/Rap group Limp Bizkit. He then shared that Ashanti may become part of the Cash Money collective as well. 

"Every other day I hear about somebody new signed to Cash Money," Wayne explained in an interview withKissing After Dark. "For example, the other day I just found out that Limp Bizkit signed to Cash Money. So they're signing everybody. Every body's getting a chance." 

Weezy also went on to fuel rumors f Ashanti signing to the label. While acknowledging that it was not a sure thing, Wayne shared that Ashanti may be the next artist on the Cash Money roster. 

"I don't want to step across any boundaries but I think we're working with Ashanti right now."


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I wanna visit the hoooooood....

check out Rikki Martinez of Big Boy's Nieghborhood (on air 3pm - 6pm) looooooking muyyyy caliente (very hot lol) 

hey she already has the last name... Just sayin... 




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Part 3 of the CM PUNK CHRIS BROWN DRAMA
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JT to play Elton John in movie... sounds about right


via: thisis50.com

 

Elton John has picked the person he would like to portray him in an upcoming biopic.

 

Justin Timberlake is said to be ready to take on the role as soon as a director is chosen.

 

"We're searching for a director," Elton's husband, David Furnish told E! Online"It's important we all share the same vision. Elton and Justin have had conversations about it. Justin also says he has to feel comfortable with the director and the director has to be comfortable with Justin. The chemistry is really important. There's no race to make this. We're just going to take the time to make it right."

for more: http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/justin-timberlake-will-reportedly-portray-elton-john-in-upcoming

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I thought Super Teams only existed in basketball

via: hiphopdx.com 



The trio of emcees are reportedly joining forces for a project.

Back in 2007, Q-Tip and Common announced that they were forming the super group The Standard, though a full-length project is yet to come to light.

According to NYDNNas is reportedly set to join the group, though official plans are yet to be made for the group’s album. When asked if he plans to record with Q-Tip and Common, Nas responded, “Definitely,” fueling speculation that the duo could become a trio.

Q-Tip is also at work on his third official solo album, the follow up to 2008’s The Renaissance, while Nas is recording his next LP Life is Good.

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The Game loses 5 million in court..

 


Via: allhiphop.com


 It seems as if Game’s DVD “Stop Snitching/Stop Lying” is catching up to him, as a North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of five police officers, awarding each $1 million. The officers claimed their appearance in Game’s DVD was defamation of character. 

for more info: http://allhiphop.com/2012/02/21/court-ruling-says-game-owes-greensboro-officers-5-million/ 
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Diddy Television...


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Tyga talks about album delay...
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Chris Brown vs. CM Punk Part 2

CM Punk's response 



Chris Brown's cut 

"The video you just posted was cute," Brown wrote. "It's so funny how defensive you are. I really hope this 15 minutes of fame is paying you for the long run because music lasts forever. Wrestlers come and go according to ratings. 

"I miss the real wrestlers," Brown continued. "Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Brettt The Hitman Heart, Coco Beware, Rowdy Roddy Piper. #notnopunks... The Rock. We got them #notnopunks t-shirts on deck."
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B rose matching the studio... ZEBRA STATUS...

WTF???




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Coming to a store near you...
February 21
Joe Budden - Mood Muzik Box Set
Tyga - Careless World: Rise of the Last King

February 28
Biz Markie - The Biz Never Sleeps (Re-Issue)
Chiddy Bang - Breakfast
Copywrite - God Save The King
Dark Monk - True Underlord Estelle - All Of Me
Estelle - All Of Me
Gensu Dean - Lo-Fi Fingahz
Ja Rule - Pain Is Love 2
Kid Cudi x Dot Da Genius - W Z R D
Lee Bannon - Fantastic Plastic
Maino - Day After Tomorrow
Nneka - Soul Is Heavy
Stones Throw Records & Minimal Wave Records - The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2
Too $hort - No Trespassing
Shabaam Sahdeeq - Relentless Pt. 2

March 6
Alchemist - Rapper's Best Friend 2
Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics) - Rigmarole
Chaundon - The Jammington

March 12
Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One + D-Nice + DJ Scott La Rock) - South Bronx Teachings: A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions

March 13
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here (Re-Issue w/ Bonus Poster)
MC Shan - Q.B. O.G.: The Best Of MC Shan
Bow Wow - Underrated
Blacastan - Master Builder Part II
Roddy Rod - Oakwood Grain I & II

March 20
Diggy Simmons - Unexpected
Odd Future - OF Tape Vol. 2
Planet Asia - Black Belt Theatre

March 27
Apollo Brown & O.C. - Trophies
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - The Kolexion
Georgia Anne Muldrow & madlib - Seeds
Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious) - Logical Progression
Iron Solomon - Monster
Mayday! - Take Me To Your Leader
Melanie Fiona - The MF Life
Mello Music Group - Self Sacrifice
Quakers - Quakers

April 2
DeLaSoul's Plug 1 and Plug 2 Present - First Serve

April 3
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Obie Trice - Bottoms Up

April 10
Monica - New Life

April 24
Sene - Brooklynight

May 1
B.o.B. - Strange Clouds

May 8
Oh No - OhNoMite

May 15
Killer Mike x El-P - R.A.P. Music
Madchild (Swollen Members) - Dope Sick
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For the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP... Chris Brown vs.....

VIA: TMZ.COM

WWE heavyweight champion CM Punk has a dysfunctional wiener ... this according to Chris Brown.


WWE heavyweight champion CM Punk has a dysfunctional wiener ... this according to Chris Brown.

The two are now in a full on Twitter war ... after Punk randomly tweeted that he wants to "curb stomp" Brown at an upcoming WWE event because he wants Brown to "fight somebody that can defend themselves."

Brown caught wind of the tweet ... and decided to fire back with a message of his own ... writing, "@CMpunk needs more followers. He's such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a women."

And in his trademark sarcastic tone ... Brown added, "@CMpunk contact my assistant and I'll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!"

So far, Punk has not responded to the steroid allegations ... or the suggestion that his man parts don't work ... but Punk has long stated that he's never touched a drug or steroid in his life.
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Nate Dogg doing it Doggy Style... sex tape on black market

via: tmz.com

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A 5-minute sex tape featuring the late Nate Dogg and an unidentified female lover has surfaced ... and it's being shopped to various media outlets ... TMZ has learned.

We've seen the tape -- shot several years ago -- and it's pretty much what you'd expect ... a lot of sex ... two different positions ... and a sexy Luther Vandross soundtrack.

Sources tell us ... the person in possession of the tape is currently shopping it around to the usual porn studios. So far, no takers.
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RICK ROSS IS THE BOSSSSSS #1 MC IN THE GAME

via:  hiphopdx.com and mtv.com

MTV has announced
Rick Ross as the number one emcee on its Hottest MCs list.

Ricky Rozay, whose 2011 consisted of the release of his Maybach Music Group compilation Self Made Vol. 1, edged out Drake, who landed at No. 2. Kanye West came in at third, while Nicki Minaj and her Young Money boss Lil Wayne grabbed fourth and fifth place, respectively.

"I just got the news that I was voted the game's Hottest MC, and man, it really means a lot to me, of course, but it's an honor," Ross told MTV. "It's something I've been watching, something I've been a fan of forever. Of course, MTV, they run the game. MMG, we're here. Shout-out to the whole team."

Check the full list below,

1. Rick Ross
2. Drake
3. Kanye West
4. Nicki Minaj
5. Lil Wayne
6. Jay-Z
7. Meek Mill
8. Big Sean
9. Wiz Khalifa
10. Wale

 

Get More: Music News

 

 

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Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Join NBA All-Star Game Festivities


via: mtv.com

Its been known that Nicki Minaj was planning to pull off a TV triple double by appearing with Madonna at the Super Bowl, performing on the Grammys and bringing Roman Zolanski to the NBA All-Star Game. On Thursday, the bench for the 61st annual game – which airs on February 26 - got way deeper, when Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, will.i.am and Flo Rida were added to the lineup.

Pit will take on halftime duties to perform his #1 hit "Give Me Everything" with Ne-Yo, while Nicki will hit the stage with her new single, "Starships" and play "Superbass" during the introduction of the All-Star players. Mary will sing the National Anthem before the game and will and Flo will post up for the All-Star Saturday night for a run through "Good Feeling" before the Sprite Slam Dunk contest. "The Voice" winner Javier Colon will do the National Anthem honors on Saturday night.

For the first time ever, the Sprint pregame broadcast before the big game will feature a concert as well, led by Gym Class Heroes and featuring J. Cole, acapella group Pentatonix and singer Kayla Brianna.

 

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TYGA's new album on hold?

via: hiphopdx.com

Tyga’s new album 
Careless World: Rise of the Last King slated for release on February 21st, the Young Money rapper has hit a snag.

The LP has been recalled from retailers including Best Buy and Amazon on account of an uncleared sample of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s voice that was not approved by his estate. Retailers were advised to return the shipments, with Cash Money intending to reissue a new version of the album in two weeks.

tyga

damn..tryna pull my album out stores.they dont want me to win huh..lol
Feb 19 via web  Favorite  Retweet  Reply

Tues Careless World Will be EVERYWHERE!!!! Itunes,Target, Walmart, Best Buy!!!!!!
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Trey Songz Brings Out J. Cole In Los Angeles

Via: losangelesleakers.com Posted by  

Big Sean and Trey Songz performed at Nokia Theater in LA on Friday night and Trigga brought outJ. Cole to perform “Can’t Get Enough.”




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The D is for Deadbeat????
DMX Accused Of Owing More Than $1 Million In Back Child Support

Via: HIPHOPDX.COM
DMX is not convinced that he's the father of his accuser's children.

DMX has been accused of owing more than $1 million in unpaid child support.

According to TMZ, Dark Man X’s ex Patricia Trejo filed the motion in L.A. Superior Court this past Thursday (Feb. 16th), though the rapper is not entirely convinced that he’s the father of her baby.

X was trying to get clearance from the court for permission to perform in Europe. Since Trejo filed the motion for payment, he may no longer be able to obtain the proper credentials to travel overseas.

The gravel-voiced emcee explained that he’s willing to fork over the money, but only if DNA tests prove that he’s the father.

 

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Lil Kim Sh*tten on Nicki Minaj again...
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Diddy on Kimmel






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Watch the Throne 2???

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On the tube




VIA: AllHipHopNew
s.com 

The hit VH1 show “Behind The Music” is coming back with a number of episodes featuring some of the industry’s biggest Hip-Hop and R&B artists such as  Nas, Game, Akon, Brandy, Pitbull, and T-Pain.

The show, which originally ran from 1997 to 2006 before taking a three-year break, re-premiered in 2009 with episodes featuring Eminem, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and Pink. Throughout the show’s 15-year history, artists from all different musical genres have been featured in the tell-all biography series, with some of the biggest draws among viewers coming from Vanilla Ice, Diddy, Ice-T, and LL Cool J.

According to Billboard, “VH1 aims to touch on the influence R&B/Hip-Hop has had on the ‘millennial generation’” with this new season. The first new episode of “Behind The Music” spotlighting Pitbull will premiere on Thursday, March 15 at 9PM EST, with a new episode airing each following week at the same time.

Check out dates and times for all of this season’s featured artists below:

“Behind the Music: Pitbull” – Thursday, March 15 at 9 pm EST

“Behind the Music: Game” – Tuesday, March 22 at  9 EST

“Behind the Music: T-Pain” – Thursday, March 29 at 9 EST

“Behind the Music: Akon” – Thursday, April 12 at 9 EST

“Behind the Music: Brandy” – Thursday, April 19 at 9 EST

“Behind the Music: Nas” — Thursday, April 26 at 9 EST

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Paid Dues Lineup

 
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WEEZY TYING THE KNOT???




VIA: MTV.COM

On Tuesday (February 14) three little words on Weezy’s 
Twitter account set off rumors that he popped the question to his girlfriend Dhea--“She said yes!” Wayne wrote--but there is no engagement to celebrate just yet.

Even though Wayne isn't a very frequent tweeter, the feedback got to him quickly, because on Wednesday (February 15) morning, he followed up with a new message to clarify things. "Ohhhhhhh now I see why! I meant 'she said yes' to being my valentine!!!" he wrote. "Hahahahahahaha! Y'all krazy!"

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Nas owes Uncle Sam
Nas Owes More Than $6 Million To The Government In Back Taxes


VIA: hiphopdx.com

Uncle Sam also recently served Nas tax lien for unpaid federal propery taxes to the tune of $339,005.49.

With Lil’ Kim and Bow Wow recently making headlines for failing to pay back taxes, Nas is the latest to lapse on forking over cash to the U.S. government.

According to TMZ, the Queens, New York native never paid the $339,005.49 that he owes in federal income tax for 2010. Now, Uncle Sam has obtained a lien on his property.

But additionally, Nas hasn’t paid back taxes from previous years, with an owed sum over more than $6 million. He is yet to comment on the matter.


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Kobe hit by cupid

via: yahoo.com

Is Kobe Bryant giving love a second chance?

The Lakers returned from their road trip to beat the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, but that wasn't what had social media buzzing in L.A. late on Valentine's Day. Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's ex-wife, attended her first game of the season at Staples Center, according to the Orange County Register's Kevin Ding.

Just 61 days ago, Vanessa split up with the Lakers star, filing for divorce on December 16 in Orange County's Superior Court of California, citing "irreconcilable differences." She won $75 million and three mansions in a divorce settlement with the NBA star, according to the New York Post (via TMZ).

Right alongside Jeremy Lin, Kate Upton and Best Valentine's Day,Vanessa Bryant was a trending topic on the microblogging site Twitter in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

The fact that Vanessa Bryant, 29, witnessed her first game of the season on Valentine's Day, apparently without the former couple's children, is intriguing for romantics thinking reconciliation could be in the works. Fueling hopes and speculation is the fact that she waited outside the Lakers' locker room after the game to see Kobe.


Read more: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201202/kobe-bryant-gets-surprising-valentines-day-visitor

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in the works for Drake....

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TYGA, MAC MILLER, & 2 CHAINZ cover VIBE Mag...

Via: MTV.COM




The Source magazine’s February/March cover features three of hip-hop’s rising stars: 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mac Miller, plus a feature that includes Kendrick Lamar.

The feature story, titled “Hey Young World” takes a close look at 2 Chainz, Tyga, Mac Miller, and Kendrick Lamar’s burgeoning careers. Each artist sat down for an exclusive interview with The Source, to discuss leading his own movement. 20-year old Mac Millersilences the naysayers by doing what works best for him, saying that his fan base is “growing wider than people give me credit for,” while newly signed Def Jam artist 2 Chainz says he’s “hungry like that younger me” and Tyga even admits, “most of my fans are from 12 to 25.”



During a recent visit to "RapFix Live" 2 Chainz confirmed his new record deal with Def Jam. "At the end of the day, my new home and where I've been comfortable with for a minute, is Def Jam," 2 Chainz revealed to "RFL" host Sway.

Chainz first gained rap notoriety — with the moniker Tity Boi — as one half of Playaz Circle, the rap group signed to Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace record label via Def Jam. The group had a breakout hit, "Duffle Bag Boy" featuring Lil Wayne, in 2007, and in 2009, the Circle released their second LP Flight 360: The Takeoff, also on Def Jam. Flight 360 didn't perform as well as expected on the charts but that didn't stop Tity Boi from reinventing himself as 2 Chainz on Atlanta's underground rap scene.

 
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Nicki Minaj Covers Vibe Mag...

via: Hiphopdx.com 



As part of her cover story with Vibe, Nicki Minaj spoke on a variety of topics including being accepted in the fashion world and having something to prove on her debut album Pink Friday.

“I felt like I had something to prove to everyone who said a female rapper could not make an album unless she was talking about her pussy,” the rapper revealed. “And so I went above and beyond to prove that I could not talk about sex and not talk about my genitalia and still have a successful album. And I proved that. And now my time for proving things to my critics is over. I don’t really need to prove anything to anyone else anymore.”

for more: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.18678/title.nicki-minaj-covers-vibe-magazine-talks-pink-friday-pressure

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RE GRAND OPENING


NEXT LUNAR SESSION SAT. MARCH 17TH
(BE IN THE BUILDING BY 11PM, GAMES START AT MIDNIGHT)
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RAPLINNNN instead of Rappinnnn get it??? ok guess not
  

LINSANITTTTY

Via: Allhiphop.com 


In what is widely regarded as an unexpected turn of events, New York Knicks breakout star Jeremy Lin now has a rap song about his rise to the forefront of the sports world, as well as New York Knicks fan’s hearts.

As one of the few Asian basketball players in the NBA, Jeremy Lin regularly makes Sportscenter’s highlight reels.

Now, accompanying his athletic performances, is a rap song dedicated to the Harvard graduate that has been averaging over 25 points and 8 assists per game.

The rap song, performed by a Harvard student named Mega Ran, is a dedication to Lin, who is the league’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.

After starting the season on the bench, Lin has made his way to the starting line up with three straight 20 point games. Last week, he scored 38 points against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Common & Stevie Wonder on stage at post Grammy Party
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Diddy's Head Hurts
via: TMZ.COM 


Diddy was hospitalized this AM for an extreme migraine ... TMZ has learned.

The mogul hosted a post-Grammy party at the Playboy Mansion Sunday night (below). After the party, Diddy went home and got a massive headache.

Diddy's entourage became so concerned ... they drove him to the UCLA  emergency room -- btw, the same place where Michael Jackson was pronounced dead.

Diddy was treated and is back at home ... feeling a lot better. A Diddy source tells us ... the migraine was unrelated to anything that went down at the Mansion. 
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YMCMB

The answer is....Yes. Let's Get To Work! I Heart You Guys.. It's Now or Never. :*
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Looks like Weezy has found his newest edition.... Christina Millian HOTTTTTTT
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The Boss & The Doctor = The Detox

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J. Cole speaks on not being on TOP MC list...

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Grammy Performances 2012


Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt perform Etta James tribute. 





Bruno Mars





Chris Brown - "Turn up the music"  & Beautiful People





Rhianna & Coldplay - "We found love" & "Princess of China"




Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute






Nicki Minaj - Roman Holiday 





Lil Wayne, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, Chris Brown, and David Guetta - Dance Tribute




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Weezy takes jab at Kanye and Jay Z
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NO COPYCATS...
By John Mitchell of MTV.COM



Blue Ivy Carter's name was an instant hit and her parents, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, are going to extra lengths to protect it. MTV News has confirmed that the power couple filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reserve their daughter's name for use in the future. The patent is intended to prevent the use of Blue Ivy's name by non related parties.


for more: http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/02/09/jay-z-beyonce-trademark-blue-ivy-carter-name/#more-32873
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Shaq's walk of shame..
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What an honor... FO SHIZZLE
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New In Paris Video...
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Who does Tyga and Pharell think is the Hottest MC in the game is??
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Britni Rose on some Scary Movie ISH.....
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50 on Jimmy Kimmel
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Hov performs for Blue at Carnegie Hall

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What will you be buying...

February 14
Sean Born - Behind the Scale
Various Artists (John Legend, The Roots, Wyclef, etc.) - Soundtrack For a Revolution
Curren$y - Muscle Car Chronicles
Ski Beatz - 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight
Danny! aka Danny Swain - Payback

February 20
Yelawolf - Radioactive (Deluxe Edition with Bonus Tracks)

February 21
Joe Budden - Mood Muzik Box Set
Monica - New Life
Tyga - Careless World: Rise of the Last King

February 28
Biz Markie - The Biz Never Sleeps (Re-Issue)
Chiddy Bang - Breakfast
Copywrite - God Save The King
Estelle - All Of Me
Gensu Dean - Lo-Fi Fingahz
Ja Rule - Pain Is Love 2
Kid Cudi x Dot Da Genius - W Z R D
Lee Bannon - Fantastic Plastic
Madchild (Swollen Members) - Dope Sick
Maino - Day After Tomorrow
Nneka - Soul Is Heavy
Obie Trice - Bottoms Up
Stones Throw Records & Minimal Wave Records - The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 2
Too $hort - No Trespassing

March 6
Alchemist - Rapper's Best Friend 2
Pep Love (of Hieroglyphics) - Rigmarole
Chaundon - The Jammington

March 12
Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One + D-Nice + DJ Scott La Rock) - South Bronx Teachings: A Collection Of Boogie Down Productions

March 13
B.o.B. - Strange Clouds
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here (Re-Issue w/ Bonus Poster)
MC Shan - Q.B. O.G.: The Best Of MC Shan 
Bow Wow - Underrated

March 20
Odd Future - OF Tape Vol. 2
Planet Asia - Black Belt Theatre

March 27
Apollo Brown & O.C. - Trophies
DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles - The Kolexion
Georgia Anne Muldrow & madlib - Seeds
Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious) - Logical Progression
Iron Solomon - Monster
Mayday! - Take Me To Your Leader 

April 2
DeLaSoul's Plug 1 and Plug 2 Present - First Serve

April 3
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

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DIddy Talks Youth Movement

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MTV gets reality check...
The blogs are killin MTV for their list of the 25 Hottest MC'S ... NO MAC MILLER? NO J COLE?  Music Television huh?

here is the list .... 

2 Chainz
50 Cent
Big Sean
Common
Drake
Eminem
Fabolous
French Montana
Jadakiss
JAY-Z
Jim Jones
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Lloyd Banks
Maino
Meek Mill
Nas
Nicki Minaj
Red Café
Rick Ross
T.I.
Wale
Wiz Khalifa
Yelawolf
Young Jeezy

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Since im back from Vegas... lets talk about the big winners
GIANT payday for 50... 

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Lil Wayne's New Protage ... Beiber Fever..
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The Motto - Platinum

Credit: Trent Fitzgerald of popcrush.com

Everybody seems to love
Drake‘s life anthem ‘The Motto.’ From Nelly to ‘Teen Mom’ star Jenelle Evans, the infectious song has been embraced for Drizzy’s usage of the Bay Area lingo “Y.O.L.O.” (“You Only Live Once”). Now the song has reached platinum status for one million shipped in the United States.

For more:http://popcrush.com/drake-the-motto-platinum-status/



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Ja Rule on Life in the slammer...
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J Cole on Jimmy Fallon... Can't Get Enough
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About the Burgh...

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Lets Partyyyyyy
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The Boss on working with the doctor

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Chris Brown No Swagggg


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The British version of GQ magazine has crowned singer Chris Brown the worst dressed man on the planet. Ouch!

After calling him a "thuggish rapper-slash-singer," the glossy suggests that Brown should be investing his fortune into tailoring not $15,000 phones.

Sure, Brown's casual looks and questionable costumes leave much to be desired in the way of gentlemanly attire--but is he the world's worst dresser?

for more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/chris-brown-worlds-worst-dressed-man_n_1245149.html

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