Daily Archives: May 8, 2010

Jadakiss Says The Lox Deal With Diddy Is Losing Hope & Speaks On His New Album


Jadakiss  has missed the deadline for his forthcoming LP Top Five, Dead or Alive, Below Kiss spoke about his forthcoming LP:

“I got about three good ones,” he said of the songs. “Not even recorded. I got probably two verses off each song. Maybe four good ones. DJ Drama sent me something. I’m doing real careful selection on production on this project…Even my street joints, even if it’s a symphony. If every verse got 75 curses in it, I want the production to be big…I was gonna switch the name up. I put it on Twitter, I put it on every website you can imagine, and that came back unanimous. So Top Five, Dead or Alive it is, baby…It’s Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella, Ruff Ryders, D-Block, Aphilliates, Green Lantern, a couple of other white guys releasing it. You know how this game is. Everybody is in the pot. But it’s enough money for everybody.” (MTV)

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Breaking News:Damon Dash Relaunching Roc-A-Fella Records Without Jay-Z With Curren$y & Will Love To Sign Dipset

According to MTV.com, Damon Dash has decided to re-launch the now infamous Roc-a-Fella records with his new artist and best friend Curren$y as the pilot project.

“I think we just having fun, really,” Dash told MTV.com, “[Curren$y] inspired me to dust off the chains. We brought ’em out for kicks, just ’cause we could. Then we was like, ‘F— it, let’s put it out through Roc-A-Fella.’ It was really more something he wanted to do. Basically, ’cause we having’ such a good time, and the opportunity’s there, we was like, ‘Why not?’ ”

Peep after the jump and watch how Dame came to get access to his former brand: Roc-A-Fella. [More]

Dash states that Curren$y’s debut album on the newly re-launched Roc-a-Fella Records will show fans that the music the Roc creates is not just about records sales, but more about friendship.

“The funny thing is, people don’t know that Roc-A-Fella wasn’t meant to sell records,” Dame continued. “It was meant to show the respect and the honor amongst each other as friends. It was a friendship thing. That’s what people liked. It’s what made Roc-A-Fella appealing. It’s odd, because I f— with [Curren$y]. I kinda like him. When I met him, I wasn’t as familiar with his music. My nephews and Sean O’Connell put me up on him. I liked him as a friend. Then I start seeing he’s super nice with the rhymes, then I started seeing his influence. It’s similar to the way we felt back in those days. It’s working out.”

For naysayers that think Jay-Z still owns the rights to the name “Roc-a-Fella,” Dame clears it up explaining:

“Def Jam or Universal bought the brand. I think the ‘beef’ [with us and Jay-Z] was that Jay made it clear he didn’t want me or Biggs to be a part of it. That’s really where it was at. Now that he doesn’t work for Def Jam anymore, he doesn’t have the right to use the name. So there’s no reason for us not to use it. It’s there, and it’s a brand that’s not being used. So I was like, ‘I’ll take it.’ It always meant something to me.”

Now that Dash has inked an exclusive deal with LA Reid and Def Jam, which makes Def Jam the exclusive distributor of his projects, it looks like Dash and the Roc are back in business.

Although it seems as if Dame is in the position to really get over with the use of the Roc-a-Fella brand, Dame insists that the new movement is about positivity and growth.

“It’s a way more positive movement,” he added about the label’s new incarnation. “It’s what I wanted Roc-A-Fella, what I thought it should be 10 years after I started it.”

Curren$y’s debut Pilot Talk is scheduled to hit stores June 15th.

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Game and Diddy Gets Their Wigs Pushed Back

The people over at Interscope Records has waken and decided to give Compton rapper Game and music mogul Diddy another release dates for their albums. Game’s R.E.D. Album  has been pushed back two weeks from its original June 15th date to June 29th. Diddy & Dirty Money’s Last Train to Paris has been pushed back a week later, from June 22th to  June 29,  which is the same day as Game.

The label pushed Game album back because, It had been scheduled to go up against Drake’s Thank Me Later and Diddy’s had been scheduled to go up against Eminem’s album Recovery.

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The Carter’s Sitting Courtside at the Cavs v. Boston Game

Last night (May 7th)  Big homie Jay-Z and his Wife Beyonce were spotted sitting courtside at Cleveland Cavaliers v. Boston Celtics Game.  Last night game was  game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs. I am not sure who won, however I am riding with the Cavs and I think they are going to take it all the ways.

Speaking of the Cavs, do you guys think that Lebron James is coming to New York next season?

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Clipse Brings Out Jadakiss At NYC Show [With Video]

This past Thursday (May 6th) V.A. rap duo the Clipse had a concert at the Highline Ballroom, during the middle of the show, they brought out Def Jam rapper Jadakiss. Pusha T and Malice also announced that they are coming out with solo albums.

Video Credit: Realtalkny

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