Daily Archives: July 12, 2011

The Harlem Diplomats: Jim Jones Updates Fans On Dipset LP, Reveals Movie Plans

Last summer, It was announced that childhood friends/Harlem’s rap group The Harlem Diplomats (Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey and Juelz Santana) ended their feud and got back together. It was rumored that the duo signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label. Since then, fans have been wondering when will the Harlemites release their reunion album. They are still working on putting out a reunion album, as well as working on their solo obligations.

In an interview with XXLMag.com, Jim Jones said, “Currently in motion, we been working . . . it hasn’t been going as fast as we’d like it to go because everybody got so much business that they’re doing aside from where we left it.” “But we definitely been locking in. Shout outs to Cam, shout outs to Juelz, shout outs to Freekey Zekey. Everybody’s on board. We actually working on the Diplomat movie . . . I don’t think I was supposed to say that.”

Speaking on the Dipset movie Jones said the movie will be about their road to success: ” Our success and road to success has been filled with a lot of ups and downs,” Jones explained. “It’s kind of like an action flick if you Google us and read all the news clippings and everything that’s been going on while we been on TV. It should be a good movie.”

A release date for both projects has not been revealed.

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DON BLEEK EXCLUSIVE: Queens Rap Group Mobb Deep Is In The Process Of Signing A BIGGGG Deal

One of New York’s infamous rap groups is in the process of signing a big record deal. Queens duo Mobb Deep (Prodigy and Havoc) are in the process of signing with a major for their label Infamous Records. Because the lawyers are still working out the actual deal, I am not able to give the name of the major. I will say, that it is a label that Mobb Deep has worked with in the past. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. In the past, Mobb Deep was signed to Loud, Sony, Columbia, Jive and Interscope Records. I didn’t grow-up listening to Mobb Deep because I am young; however when I got older I started listening to their music. I like Mobb Deep because they rap about the harsh street life.

At the age of 18,  Mobb Deep released their debut album Juvenile Hell, which was led by the single “Peer Pressure.” The album didn’t reached mainstream success but that didn’t stop them from making dope music. In 1995, Mobb Deep released The Infamous, which was their first successful album. It debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200, and number three on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.

Mobb Deep last album Blood Money was released back in 2006. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 106,000 copies sold. Prodigy and Mobb Deep is in the studio working on their new album. The disc will feature production from Havoc, Alchemist, Sid Roams, DJ Premier, MTK, Cardiak and J.U.S.T.I.C.E League. Also, there is a rumored collaboration album between Nas & Mobb Deep.

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Live Performance: Jay-Z And Kanye West Performs H.A.M. In Texas

A few months ago, I reported that VEVO presented G.O.O.D. Music in concert; at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The event took place at the Seaholm Power Plant. The show lasted for over three hours. The most surprising moment of the evening was when Kanye brought out Jay-Z for “H.A.M.” Jay-Z stormed on stage to rap his verses. VEVO has premiered the footage of Kanye West and Jay-Z performing “H.A.M,” which is rumored to be the lead single off their forthcoming LP Watch The Throne. More footage from the show will be released later today. Watch the footage below:

Last week, Jay-Z held a private listening session for Watch the Throne, in a suite on the second floor of the Mercer Hotel, in SoHo. The session lasted for roughly three hours, with Jay-Z playing eleven songs from an Apple laptop for a select group of music journalists and two teenage fans who had won access to the listening session. Still no official release date.

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BREAKING NEWS: Brooklyn Judge Drops Charge Against Foxy Brown

According to the NYPost, a Brooklyn judge dropped a charge against platinum-selling rapper Foxy Brown in her mooning case. Brown, was facing prosecution for allegedly violating an order of protection last year by mooning a jealous neighbor with whom she had been having issues with for the past few years. Below is how the NYPost is reporting the story:

Raunchy rapper Foxy Brown won’t need to reveal her legal briefs and embark on an “underwear defense” for mooning her neighbor after a Brooklyn judge decided today to drop the charge against her. Brown, 31, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was facing prosecution for allegedly violating an order of protection last year by mooning a neighbor with whom she had been feuding. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Walsh dismissed the misdemeanor contempt of court charge against Brown after prosecutors revealed that her accuser Arlene Raymond refused to testify in the case.

She wanted this matter behind her. She wanted to drop the charges,” Assistant DA Robert Isdith said before asking the judge to drop the charges against the rapper. Brown had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Raymond had said that Brown removed her panties when she mooned her. Brown, who was wearing a silver dress, heels and a Channel bag, said her accuser was simply jealous of her. “It’s a scary thing when someone want to be you and have your life,” she said.

Brown had been issued the order of protection after pleading guilty in 2008 to menacing Raymond with her cellphone. The two had been fighting after Brown blasted her car radio outside their Prospect Heights building.

Credit/Reporting: Williams J. Corta/NYPost

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Mixing Hip-Hop With R&B: Ace Hood Ft. Chris Brown “Body 2 Body”

With “Hustle Hard” and “Go N Get It” in heavy rotation, Ace Hood decided to drop another single titled “Body 2 Body” Ft. Chris Brown. The track was produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and will appear on Ace Hood’s new album Blood, Sweat & Tears, dropping August 9.  The disc has collaborations from T-Pain, Yo Gotti, Chris Brown, Kevin Cossom, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. Listen to the track below:

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Fashion Spread: Cassie Covers The July 2011 Issue Of BLANK Magazine

Model/Singer Cassie has a fashion spread in the July issue of BLANK magazine. In the summer photo shoot, Cassie rocked some creative outfits such as bikinis and men’s long-sleeved shirts.The shoot was shot by photographer duo Gomillion and Leupold. Cassie also discusses her new album, being a risk-taker and her desire to work with Prince. Cassie is the new spoke-model for Calvin Klein and Carol’s Daughter. Below are some excerpts:

On her new album

Its top secret! (smiles) I’m going to let the music speak for itself. The one thing I will say is I love it.

On who she would like to work with someday

Prince would be amazing. Isn’t that everyone’s answer to that?

On what she would be doing if she wasn’t a performer

I’d be a chef or a museum owner I’m into modern art.

On shaving her head and being a risk taker

My hair wasn’t a risk to me. I just did it. Loved it, still love it actually. And am I a risk taker?! You gotta live, no risk no reward. Life is boring if you paint inside the lines.

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Behind The Scenes: N.O.R.E. Ft. Lil Wayne “Finito” Video Shoot [Pictorial]

Queens emcee N.O.R.E recently begin filming the visual to his track “Finito” Ft. Lil Wayne and Pharrell. The shoot feature Lil Wayne; but no Pharrell. Don’t quote me but I believe this is the first single off N.O.R.E forthcoming LP S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G. Sorry N.O.R.E. but I am not feeling this track. Better luck next time.

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The Queen Bee Is Back To Take The Throne: Lil Kim Announces New Single & Releases Pictures From Her New Photo Shoot

Brooklyn’s femcee Lil Kim is back to take the throne. Yesterday, The Queen Bee celebrated her 37th birthday. In a chat with “The Lil’ Kim Fan Club Show,” Kim announced that her new single is titled “Looks Like Money.” The track was produced by Rockwilder and will be the first single off her upcoming album. This will be Kim’s first album, since her 2005 LP The Naked Truth; which was certified gold. The platinum-selling rapper also shared a photo from a new shoot she did with photographer Michael Antonio. The full shoot will be released in the next few weeks.

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New Mixtape: Swizz Beatz ‘Monster Mondays Vol.1’ [DOWNLOAD NOW]

Still no update on when Swizz Beatz will be releasing his new album because he recently changed his mind. Haute Living was supposed to be a full-length album; now it’s a collection of songs. Each single will be release on separate dates; over an extended period of time. After giving the fans new music every Monday for the past few months, Swizzy decided to compile them all on one disc. The mixtape tracklist and download link is on the next page:

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