Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

YMCMB Is Taking Over The Charts: Lil Wayne Ft. Drake “She Will” Is #1 On ITune

Last week, Lil Wayne’s single “She Will” Ft. Drake was released. Within a few days later, the song reached #1 on iTunes. The track was produced by T-Minus and is the fourth single off his upcoming LP Tha Cater IV; dropping August 29. The disc has collaborations from Rick Ross, Drake, Cory Gunz, T-Pain, Bun B, Nas, Shyne, and Busta Rhymes. Weezy‘s “How To Love” single is currently #8 and the video is still yet to be released. Drizzy’s “Headlines” single is currently at #7 too. YMCMB is definitely taking over the charts.

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DON BLEEK EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West Reached Out To French Montana & Is Interested In Signing Him

Earlier today, Tuesday (August 16), New York’s rapper French Montana revealed on Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club that Kanye West reached out to him and is interested in signing him to his G.O.O.D Music label. French is managed by Waka Flocka’s mother Debra Antney Mizay Entertainment. In the past, French was signed to Akon’s Konvict label. If you guys are not familiar with French, he’s a very popular unsigned rapper from the Bronx. He started off with Cocaine City DVD. In my opinion, he’s the hottest unsigned artist in the streets. Story developing!

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Celebs Style: Rappers Wearing A Cardigan Sweater [WHO ROCKED IT THE BEST]?

A cardigan is a type of machine or hand-knitted sweater that ties, buttons or zips down the front; by contrast, a pullover does not open in front but must be “pulled over” the head to be worn. The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British military commander, following his service in the Crimean War (Source). Over the past few years, cardigans became very popular for men; especially in the music industry. I came up with a list of  8 rappers and 1 blogger wearing a cardigan. Peep my list and vote who rocked it best below:

YMCMB rapper Tyga was spotted wearing a $475 BBC Leather Patch Shooting Zip Cardigan at the 10th annual BMI Urban Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Tyga was also wearing a New York Mets snapback cap, along with a pair of matching Converse sneakers. Tyga’s new album Careless World will be out this Fall.

The talented Chris Brown was spotted getting out of a Maybach in NYC. He was on his way to Good Morning America. Breezy was wearing a $415 BBC Heavyweight Wool Cardigan. This Fall Breezy will headline his “F.A.M.E.” tour with Tyga, Kelly Rowland and T-Pain.

Harlem’s rapper Vado was seen wearing a $198 Rugby Ralph Lauren wool striped toggle cardigan in Young Dro’s video “Polo.” On October 5, Cam’ron and Vado will be releasing their new mixtape Bosses Of All Bosses 3 via eOne/Koch. This is the third installment to their “Boss of all Bosses” sequel.

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Performing Live In Style: Lil Wayne Performs In Cincinnati For “I Am Still Music 2” Tour [PICTORIAL]

Over this past weekend, platinum-selling rapper Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music 2” tour stopped in Ohio. Weezy rocked the stage at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The tour also feature Rick Ross; Lloyd and Far East Movement are performing as opening acts on the tour. The New Orleans native will be releasing his forthcoming LP Tha Carter IV on August 29. The standard edition has a total of 15 tracks including the lead single “6 Foot 7 Foot” Ft. Cory Gunz, “John” Ft. Rick Ross, “How to Love,” and “She Will” Ft. Drake. The deluxe edition contains three additional songs. The disc has other collaborations from T-Pain, Bun B, Nas, Shyne, and Busta Rhymes. Peep Weezy’s outfit; his style is an one of a kind.

Tonight Tuesday (August 16), Weezy will be performing live in Kanata, Canada at the Scotia Bank Place.

Pictures via Lil Wayne HQ

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Nice Magazine Cover: Beyoncé Covers The September 2011 Issue Of InStyle

International mega superstar Beyoncé is covering the September issue of InStyle magazine. On the cover, Bey got all glammed-up in a gold Dolce & Gabbana starry mini dress. In the cover story, Bey talked about taking so much time off since her last album, being a wife, traveling with Jay-Z, free time and the importance of a good friendship. Below are some excerpts:

On taking so much time off from her last album, being a wife and traveling with her husband Jay-Z. 

“It was great to be a wife and travel with [my husband]. I had to turn down great things. I did it for my sanity, my life, my relationships, my nephew, my husband, my sister and my friendships. I deserved to give myself time to focus on things besides performing, filming and recording.”

When you’re young—18 or 19—you have the energy and drive. That’s the time to work as hard as you can. Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.”

On her free time & Jersey Shore being her guilty pleasure.

“In my free time I prefer to do nothing but sit on the couch and watch TV. I have to confess that my guilty pleasure is Jersey Shore.”

On why friendship & girlfriends are so important.

“I am a girl’s girl. Women who don’t have female friends scare me. I love my friends, and I love sitting with them and listening to their stories.”

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Laid Off: 20 Workers At Def Jam Were Let Go, Plus The Label Hires Bruno Mars’ Manager As A&R Consultant

According to popular Hip-Hop site AllHipHop.com,over 20 workers, along with industry executives Jonathan McHugh and Chris Hicks over at Island Def Jam/Motown were laid off. According to reports Bruno Mars’ manager Brandon Greed will act as an A&R consultant for Def Jam and Universal Republic. McHugh and Hicks will continue to do consulting work for the label and other companies.

Creed is responsible for managing the career of Bruno Mars and songwriting collective The Smeezingtons, who have crafted hits for groups like Sugababes, B.o.B, Brandy Norwood, Flo Rida, Chad Hugo, Lil Eddie, Brave New World, Bad Meets Evil and Cee Lo Green.

“As we continue to expand our creative investments, Brandon is a perfect fit,” stated Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss. “Besides being a great artists’ manager, he is also a talented A&R and creative executive. We plan to get him very involved across our labels at Island Def Jam Motown and Universal Republic.”

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Styling On Them Hoes: Eva Marcille All Glammed-Up In NYC

Last night Monday (August 15), model Eva Marcille was spotted styling on them hoes in NYC. She attended the Oxygen “Hair Battle Spectacular” Season 2 premiere party at Ricky’s NYC Revolver Salon in Manhattan. Marcille was all glammed-up in a nude colored embellished dress; with a matching pair of heels. The show, which airs every Monday at 10pm, follows 11 hair stylists as they battle for the grand prize of $100,000. This year Marcille is hosting the show; which is judged by a few celebrity stylists.

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