2 Chainz's right hand man and Chi-town native Cap. 1 taps two rapper, Young Jeezy and Game for his new record Gang Bang.Read more
New record from Bullcity representer M.O.S entitled Key 2 City produced by Sunrize. This was featured on Manifest's latest project which you can find HereRead more
Yesterday, Trina celebrated her birthday and the release of her Back 2 Business mixtape, and today she’s facing a $50 million lawsuit.
According to a filing by Ominpresent Media and Lawrence “Amar” Right, the rapper backed out of an “America’s Next Top Rapper” online competition.
Trina was to appear on a three-judge panel for the event to be held on Dec. 30, 2011 in Dorchester, Mass. She never showed up despite pocketing a check.
Furthermore, Omnipresent alleges that Trina and her management team failed to promote the contest, of which an aspiring rapper was to win a $20,000 grand prize, a distribution deal with Universal, and work with a “hit production team,” among other amenities. “Plaintiff began to promote the event without the aid of the promotional material, plaintiffs were able to secure tens of thousands of dollars in contestant registration funds,” the complaint states.
The company covered flight and hotel accommodations in accordance with the demands of Trina’s manager, but the rapper never provided promotional videos to help publicize the event. “Trina despite being paid to do so never attended or participated in the competition in any form or fashion as agreed.”
Ominepresent alleges that Trina’s absence caused attendees to “become unruly and heckle competition participants,” and demanded refunds.
While the amount of money she was allegedly paid was not revealed in the filing, Omnipresent asserts that the 34-year-old was given 50 percent of the agreed upon fee. Trina, her Rarebreeed Entertainment company, its principal Josh Burke, the state of Florida, J Ego Entertainment, and Nunoise Travel, have all been named in the suit.Read more
Chris Brown and friends hit up one of Amsterdam’s coffee shops recently and got lit up like Christmas trees on some high grade weed.
In one pic Chris is seen puffing on three joints at the same time. The singer is still on probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009. He tested positive for weed in September, but caught a break when Judge Patricia Schnegg decided that she would not revoke his probation because she had never imposed drug testing as a condition.
“You are not only in the public eye but you are on probation to me,” Schnegg told Brown. “You are on probation for five years and you still have a couple left. Your conduct is important.”
Brown doesn’t seem worried at all about his next probation hearing judging from the pics below.Read more
Rick Ross recently canceled two big shows in Greensboro and Charlotte, NC due to low ticket sales from what reps are saying. What Im hearing in the streets is that he is starting to recognize these death threats from the GD's an is starting to look at certain situations more carefully. Here is the video in question. My bet is the ticket sales are slow because I have had several djs in the area tell me the same thing.Read more
Anyone who knows me know I will leave my ole lady for Ms. Cole and these pics explain why lol. I dont know if its her forreal but that tattoo on the top of her arm seems to be in the correct place. What yall think????
My hometown school was in the parade today in New York so you know I had to post it. Aggie Pride!! S/o to everybody on the band rocking out today!!
Money Mitch has had this record out for the past 2 months now. I might be biased about this particular record but fuck the bs tho. This record has the whole Triad gone right now and its kinda funny that half the city can recite this record and still have no radio play. Thats a testament to how you cant hold a record back regardless of radio. Definitely something you all will here about in 2013 I'll put money on it.
Everyone is doing their part to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy, including a friendly neighborhood weed seller.
While President Obama visited New York to take in the sites leftover by the storm, the unnamed Brooklyn dealer is putting his money where his mouth is.
Speaking to the Huffington Post on the condition of anonymity the man said he turned over $700 to victims in Queens, N.Y. “Look, there are probably some people down there [in the Rockaways area of Queens] who want some marijuana—but that’s not going to clothe and feed them,” he explained. “So in order for me to help, I needed to turn what I do into something concrete that I could give them.
Claiming to have made $1,400 from pushing Mary Jane over two days, the dealer purchased 50 wool blankets for residents in the area who are still without power.“Yes, I made a little extra money for myself those two days,” he said. “But [my clients] are getting something they already get anyway. I was going to work regardless, and now I felt like I was doing it with purpose. I’m not doing what I do in order to get rich or create some super marijuana empire. I’m trying to help, and is my job.”Read more
This is probably an hr old from the time I started typing this blog so its fairly fresh. It seems the two are at it over Chopper claims that he started the use of the term "Sosa". Ironically Sosa is a term past down thru hip hop from Scarface movie clips for years now. Here are a few tweets of them going back and forth. Hope this doesnt get serious but nowadays its hard to gauge who is real and who is fake.
If this comes to fruition this will definitely changed battle rap forever.Read more
Big Boi’s album won’t be coming this month, but it will arrive before the end of the year. The Atlanta rapper has pushed back his sophomore LP Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors and revealed the cover.
The splashy artwork (via Pitchfork) features a painted portrait of the OutKast member’s head.
The follow-up to his 2010 solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was originally due November 13. It will now hit stores on December 11, along with new releases from Game, Lil Wayne, and Bruno Mars.
Vicious Lies has spawned the first single “Mama Told Me” featuring Kelly Rowland. Listen below.
50 Cent took to Twitter to reveal that he has ended his relationship with Floyd Mayweather’s The Money Team. In a series of Tweets earlier this morning Fif’ stated that “TMT is Over”.
“TMT is over. The money team is no longer a team. So it’s SMS Promotions…that’s it, that’s all. I’m no longer a part or down with TMT Promotions. If anyone wants a Money Team jacket, I’m selling mine for a dollar. The snapback hat comes with it. That’s a fair price. I moved the fighters to SMS Promotions ’cause the other half of ‘the money team’ didn’t put up their money.”
The Money Team was boxing promotions company set up jointly by 50 Cent and his close friend Floyd Mayweather. Fif’ will now go it alone with SMS Promotions.Read more
Chris Rock is the only comedian that can do this type of video. Definitely funny as hell.Read more
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7 tips for more successful media requests (geared toward the music industry).
Research the format of the press you are targeting
If you’re a Rock/Reggae/R&B/Latin artist approaching a Hip Hop publication, your submission will most likely be denied or ignored, unless they have a section designated for your genre. Another mistake often made is models applying to be in magazines that do not hire models for print work. Models should be targeting clothing designers, marketing/advertising personnel at corporations, photographers, etc. If you do land a spot in an ad, CD cover, etc., ask if they’re willing to mention your name on printings that have your image. Also, most people generally seek interviews and reviews when targeting the media. A full feature is difficult to land without having a major buzz already in place. By researching the publication’s format and knowing the various columns and categories featured, you may find other ways to have your name highlighted.
Blogs & Magazines are not the only press
Print features are often difficult to obtain because they are expensive. Blog features are hard to land because many blogs don’t even do full articles; they only post new music/videos, major celeb news, etc. Other media opps come from radio interviews (public, satellite, internet, college, podcasts), television and news shows, red carpet events, and so on. Another industry tip is that being an expert on a subject can get you lots of free press if you are willing to write an article. You will be featured as the author, in other words, free exposure. Hosting a show, especially if you’re an entertainer, is also a way to get your face and voice represented in the media.
Know the publication’s deadline and/or layout schedule
If you contact the press when they are fighting production deadlines, your communication may get lost in the shuffle. Ask journalists, editors, bloggers, etc. when do they usually have downtown to review new music. Mpre than likely it won’t be Monday mornings. You can usually request a magazine’s production schedule info by asking for their media kit or ad deadlines.
Advertising is what you pay for. Publicity is what you pray for
When seeking media coverage, ask yourself what is it about you that the public would want to know. You’ll increase your chances of getting publicity if your story: Is controversial, Related to current events, Affects large numbers of people, Affects people’s pocketbooks, Involves you being a hero, Includes a milestone, record or a first, Discusses new technology or ideas. A secret to getting media coverage is relationships. Offer to assist the reporters with promotion, story ideas, advertising, etc. They will be more inclined to assist you with publicity.
Know a good photographer
If you are selected for a feature, it is a good idea, and sometimes mandatory, to have professional photos on hand. Also know what high resolution means. Many photographers will provide their clients with smaller versions of a photo that are not usable for print. Ask them for the original files and DO NOT resize them without making a copy first. Trying to track down a photographer after the fact is often difficult.
Know a good publicist
A publicist can make sure you have all your ducks in a row before seeking features. They can explain what a press kit and press release are, what the press is looking for, how to present your image; they already have media relationships in place, and can often refer you to a good photographer, graphics designer, etc. Even if you can’t afford to hire a publicist on retainer, many will offer consulting services a la cart.
When to send a press release
Concert/Show & Tour information; Record, Publishing, Merchandising Deal Announcements; CD, Tape, and Video Release Information; Promotional Events/Marketing Plans; Accomplishments & awards; Appearances at community events; Articles by you or about you in publications; Charity Projects; Contests you’re sponsoring or promoting; Mergers & new alliances; Announcement of new facilities; New Website; Workshops you’re presenting or attending. And please, send the press announcement PRIOR to the release of any project, the sooner the better. If the news is old, it will be tossed. Old news to the press usually means anything over a day.
Homie is a fool for this one right here. Im definitely still fucking with him tomorrow on that Mic Tyson. Check his announcement out.Read more