Daily Archives: August 17, 2010

Swizz Beatz Inks New Record Deal, Album Dropping This Fall

Super Producer/Rapper Swizz Beatz will not only be having a baby with his wife Alicia Keys later this year, he will be dropping his new album as well.

The Grammy Award winning producer just inked a record deal with  Everest Entertainment and Atlantic/Warner Records. This fall, the labels will be releasing Swizzy new album. As of press, the album doesn’t have a title or official released date.  Everest Entertainment produced the  films Classics’ Mother and Child and Win Win. They are now branching out into the music industry.

I think the album will be dope because it features guest appearances from Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Coldplay, John Legend, Drake, and T.I.

In a statement Swizzy said, “I couldn’t ask to be in a better place right now, Both Everest and the Atlantic/Warner team have been great and I’m looking forward to sharing this project with true fans of good music.”

In related Swizzy news, he and his wife Alicia Keys are expecting their first child together later this year. The sex of their baby will be a surprise to the both of them. They decided to wait until the baby is born to see what they are having.

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T.I. Brings Out Mary J. Blige, B.o.B, & Keri Hilson at Comeback NYC Concert [With Pictures & Video]

Last night Monday (August 16) the King of the South kicked off his AXE Music’s “One Night Only” concert at Capitale in NYC. Last night’s concert was star-studded. Tip brought out Mary J Blige, Swizz Beatz, Keri Hilson, Cam’ron, Vado, B.o.B and Maino. Fabolous Trey Songz and Busta Rhymes were all in V.I.P

Mary J. Blige joined Tip on stage helping him perform “Remember Me” and “Good Love.” Cam’ron and his protegé Vado kept it Harlem by performing “Speaking In Tongues” and “Suck It Or Not.” Brooklyn’s rapper Maino performed his platinum hit “All Of The Above” and “Hi Haters.” Tip’s artist B.o.B. came out for his smash “Nothin’ on You.” Swizz Beatz got the crowd hyped with “Fancy,” making way for Keri Hilson to join Tip for “Got Your Back.”

Tip closed out the night by performing “Whatever You Like,” “Swagga Like Us,” and “Bring ‘Em Out.” Before leaving the stage, Tip said, “believe in your dreams,  if no one else does, “I believe in you!”

T.I. and Mary J Blige

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Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Cash King List Again

Haters say what you want,  the big homie Jay-Z  top the Forbes Hip Hop Cash King list again.

Earlier today, Forbes.com released their yearly Hip-Hop Cash King list and Jay-Z top the list, bringing in $63 million in 2009. In this troubled economy, don’t think the artists that made the list, made most of their money off of music. They had other revenues. Jay-Z, Diddy, Akon, Lil Wanye and Dr. Dre all made the top five.

Top 10 Forbes Hip-Hop King List

1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter $63 Million

2. Sean “Diddy” Combs  $30 million

3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam $21 million

4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter $20 million

5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young $17 million

6. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges $16 million

7. Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus $15 million

8. Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley $14 million

9. Pharrell Williams $13 million

10. Kanye West $12 million


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Def Jam Is Trying To Stop Young Jeezy Vs Rick Ross Beef Before It Get Too Serious, But It Might Be Too Late

If you guys have been following my blog, you should be familiar with the Young Jeezy Vs Rick Ross beef. Last week, I posted a song from each artist dissing each other.

Last night, I got an e-mail from a reliable source over at Def Jam saying that the label execs are trying their best to stop the beef between the two rappers because it’s not marketable, also they don’t want it to get  too serious. Apparently, it may be a little too late for that.

I am hearing that the beef has nothing to do with Jeezy trying to get hot again, as I previously reported. It is more because Jeezy used to run with BMF (Black Mafia Family) and some of them are doing life in prison. In Ross song “BMF” (Blowing Money Fast), Jeezy felt that Ross tried to affiliated himself with them.

Finally, they are saying that Jeezy is going to go harder at Ross and the Boss isn’t backing down. He’s prepared to go to war.

At the end of the day, I pray that this doesn’t turn into a Biggie and Tupac situation. If they keep it on wack, I believe that this could be the greatest rapper battle since Jay-Z and Nas.

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Ciara Styling On Them Hoes In Promo Pictures

Long legs daisy dukes from the A is the best way to describe Ciara. She’s one of the hottest chicks in the game. Below are a few promotional pictures for Ciara’s new album Basic Instinct, due in stores and online this fall.

As we all know, Ciara has been struggling with her music career, but that didn’t stop the checks from coming in. Ci Ci inked a few multimillion dollar modeling and endorsement deals. Do you guys think Ciara’s new album will bring her back as far as music and do you think Ci Ci will have a better career as a model or singer? Leave a comment.

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Nicki Minaj Covers The September Issue Of Today’s Black Woman

Young Money femcee Nicki Minaj is on the cover of the September issue of Today’s Black Woman magazine. In the cover story, Nicki Minaj talked about her secret to being the most talked about performer in urban music, her favorite color for wigs, growing on in Jamaica, Queens and she confesses that she has a passion for Alexander McQueen and Fendi.

In related Nicki news, I am hearing that her and R&B singer Keyshia Cole got into a physical confrontation at a recording studio in L.A. a couple of weeks ago. Nicki’s debut album Pink Friday will be in stores and online November 23rd.

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