Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

Breaking News: Nicki Minaj Fired Diddy As Her Manager, Because He Wasn’t More Hands-On With Her Career

News just hit the net that Young Money femcee Nicki Minaj fired Diddy as her manager. Also, a source close to Nicki confirmed to XXmag.com that her and Diddy did indeed parted ways. Diddy, who replaced Nicki’s former manager Debra Antney was dropped because Nicki felt that he should have been more hands-on with her career. Below is how XXL is reporting the story:

A source close to Nicki Minaj has confirmed to XXLMag.com exclusively that the femcee has parted ways with Diddy and James Cruz, her managers since she left Debra Antney’s firm, and is now being managed by Gee Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua over at Hip-Hop Since 1978. HHS1978 also has Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy and Just Blaze on its roster.

Although the reason for her departure isn’t clear, another source tells XXL that Minaj was under the impression that Diddy would be more hands-on with her career, but was disappointed when she realized it wasn’t the case.

Apparently, according to the source, there are no hard feelings between Nicki Minaj, Diddy and Cruz.

Additional Reporting: XXLMag.com

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Sneaker Me Dope: Kanye West In A $500 Pair Of Balenciaga Sneakers

Over this past weekend, music mogul and fashionista Kanye West performed at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Yeezy was wearing a pair of $500 Balenciaga sneakers . Also Yezzy rocked a white blazer, white pants and white v-neck tee-shirt. This particular style of  Balenciaga sneakers features the silver eyelets with the 3 silver lace loops, ankle heel back segment, and the stitching detail.  You can order then online at Balenciaga official site.

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Rapper Young Chris Speaks On YC “Racks On Racks” Stealing His Name & His New Project ‘L.I.F.E.,’ & Jay-Z Managing His Career

In an interview with The Source, former Roc-A-Fella rapper Young Chris talked about Atlanta’s rapper YC “Racks On Racks,” stealing his new, his new mixtape L.I.F.E. (Ladies In Free Eveywhere), and his former State Property members. Also, Young Chris spoke about his new record with Kelly Rowland.

Video Credit: The Source

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…….RESEARCH P1944 Utility Pants

Japanese brand …….RESEARCH  recently released a new collection of utility pants, dubbed the P1944. They are offered  in yellow or red and feature a 3-layer design, with multiple utility compartments on the front and back, along with a two-tone color contrast and cropped legs. You can purchase the Utility Pants through COLLECTSTORE.

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CLOT X James Jarvis – Coca-Cola 125th Anniversary Collection | Hong Kong

The 1971 commercial jingle bears a semblance this year as the world celebrates 125th anniversary of Coca-Cola. In Hong Kong, the initiative by creative agency CLOT and British artist James Jarvis, with contributions from Casio,Native, HEAD PORTER, and clothing label Subcrew. Starting this week till June 5th, purchasers of Coca-Cola at select supermarket can claim 7 commemorative items. First portion to start on May 21st, items such as CLOT x James Jarvis x Coca-Cola 125th T-Shirt, CLOT x James Jarvis x Coca-Cola 125th iPhone and iPad 2 Covers, as well as the Casio G-Shock Watch will be offer to claim with specific value for each. The 2nd phase starts on May 28th with offerings include CLOT xSubcrew x Coca-Cola 125th Cap, CLOT x James Jarvis x Native – Coca-Cola 125th Fitzsimmons Boots, and messenger bag from HEAD PORTER. Limited to only 125 units per design, all will be available only at JUICE in Hong Kong with the proof of purchase. Its time to stock up on Coke!

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New Music: Jim Jones Ft. Juelz Santana & Waka Flocka “848”

Back in April, I reported that Harlem’s rappers Jim Jones and Juelz Santana were in the studio with Waka Flocka; recording some dope music. A month later, they dropped a new track titled “848.” Over this past weekend, New York’s DJ Self premiered the track on Power 105. This track is super cool; Jim went hard! Listen to the track below:

Listen Now: Jim Jones Ft. Juelz Santana & Waka Flocka “848”

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Breaking News: M-Bone Of Cali Swag District Shot & Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Last night, M-Bone of Calif Swag District was shot and killed in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting. It is being reported that it appears to be a random act of violence … law enforcement sources tell TMZ. M-Bone rise to fame with the Cali Swag District hit song “Teach Me How To Dougie.” YDBR will like to send our deepest prayers and condolences to the family & friends of M-Bone.  Below is how TMZ is reporting the story:

M-Bone — aka Montae Talbert from the rap group Cali Swag District — was next to his car in front of an Inglewood, CA liquor store at 11:32 PM Sunday when shots rang out.  Our sources say the shooter was driving down La Brea Avenue alone in his car when he fired.

Inglewood detectives are investigating, but right now it looks like M-Bone was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

We’re told M-Bone, who became famous with his group for the song, “Teach Me How to Dougie,” was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Additional Reporting: TMZ

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Vacaying: Ciara And Amar’e Stoudemire Spotted Riding Motor Scooters In Miami

As I previously reported, Ciara and her boyfriend Amar’e Stoudemire are vacaying in Miami. Over this past weekend, they were spotted riding around in Miami on motor scooters. Earlier in the weekend, they were spotted on the beach, yesterday they were enjoying the streets of South Beach; on matching mopeds.

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Dope Video: Meek Mill Ft. Rick Ross “Ima Boss”

Philly’s own Meek Millz new video “Ima Boss” Ft. Rick Ross has been released. In the video, the MMG recording artist is living at the speed of life as he drives through Philly and Miami in his drop top. DJ Khaled made a cameo in the video. The track is off MMG compilation album  Self Made, dropping May 23.  The video was directed by Dre Films and Spiff TV.  Watch the video below:

I respect what Meek is doing for Hip-Hop. He’s bringing DOPE music back to the City of Brotherly Love. I remember about 5 years ago when Meek and I both were teenagers; I was sitting in my Camden, New Jersey home watching Meek rap on DVD’s; now he’s signed to Rick Ross label and is one of the hottest rising rappers. Meek is doing a great job at branding himself. Much success Meek in all of your future endeavors.

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