Daily Archives: April 7, 2010

Jay-Z Made $9 Million In Two Weeks: Men Lie, Women Lie (Numbers Don’t)

According to The Boom Box, the tour grossed over $9 million in two weeks.

To give some added perspective on how much an artist can make in two weeks of touring, Jay-Z’s tour, which featured Jeezy and Trey Songz grossed a total of $9,731,218 between March 11-24. Hov’s recent deal with concert-giant Live Nation, who famously signed him to a “360 deal” worth a reported $150 million, and also organized his 2008 tour with Mary J. Blige, which grossed $34.5 million, is likely responsible for the rapper’s high live performance profits.

Jay-Z On The Cover Of Esquire UK’S May 2010

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New Videos: Fabolous “I’m Raw” & The Dream “Love King”


Fabolous “I’m Raw”

“I’m Raw” is a single off of Fab’s latest mixtape There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service, hosted by DJ Drama. Fab is in the studio working on his forthcoming LP Loso’s Way 2.

“Love King” is the lead single off of The Dream forthcoming LP Love King, due in stores this summer.

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Eve Thinks Nicki Minaj Is A “Quirky Chick”

In a recent interview with Vibe Magazine Philly femcee Eve shared her feeling on Nicki Minaj. When Eve was asked how do you feel about Nicki, Eve replied, “I am a fan of the fact that she’s a female MC in the game. I gotta be honest, I don’t really know many of her records. I’ve seen a few things, honestly I don’t [remember them] and I’m being really real. I don’t really know her that well,” she tells VIBE. “When she was on [the “My Chick Bad” music video] set, she was nice as shit. To me, if her music was dope and she would’ve been an asshole than I wouldn’t have been a fan. I’m more a fan of hers as a person.” 

Eve met Nicki for the first time back in March on the set of Ludacris “My Chick Bad” video and she did think her verse was one-of-a-kind.

“I mean, I think it’s unique to who she is. It is what it is. You know what I mean? I thought it was dope,” she says. 

“She definitely is a quirky chick. That’s a good word for her. When she had the Freddy Krueger gloves I was like ‘Wow.’ But at the same time, whatever you decide to do, especially in music, you gotta go hard and own it. You can’t be timid wearing Freddy Krueger gloves in a video. If you look insecure, people are going to be like ‘Why are you doing that?’ You gotta fucking own it and she did. I think that’s dope.“

Eve speaks on Nicki Minaj being her competition:

“Trust me, no one’s competition for me and that sounds cocky but I seriously live in such an Eve world. And not in a crazy-everything-is-me-bubble, it’s just that I’m building an empire,” the 31-year-old says. “I go on Twitter and people say ‘Yo, knock Nicki Minaj out of the box, but ultimately we’re all helping each other and I’m happy seeing these chicks in the game. It’s too much testosterone. When I see another female, my immediate reaction is not ‘Oh I gotta go and get my shit right.’ I got 900 other things going on. I can’t keep worrying about what’s coming up behind me.”

In related Eve news, she is in the studio working on her forthcoming LP Lip Lock. The album will be out later this year.

(Props to Vibe Magazine)

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