Daily Archives: August 29, 2011

Welcome Home: T.I. To Be Released From Prison On Wednesday

He’s back! “The King of the South” aka T.I. will be released from prison this Wednesday, according to MTV. T.I. was serving an 11-month sentence for a parole violation after an L.A. drug arrest. T.I. will be released to a Halfway in Georgia. T.I. is actually getting out a month early. He was originally to be freed on September 29th.

Source: MTV

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BREAKING NEWS: Lil’ Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ Projected To Sell 700k-850k The First Week

Today Monday (August 29), platinum-selling rapper Lil Wayne released his highly anticipated LP Tha Carter IV via iTunes. The disc will hit retails tomorrow Tuesday (August 30). 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. According to Billboard, the disc is projected to sell 700-850k in the first week. Below is how Billboard is reporting the story:

Lil Wayne just-released “Tha Carter IV” album could have the second-biggest sales week of the year, as industry forecasters suggest it may sell 700,000-850,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Sept. 4.

“IV” will easily bow at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 next week — marking Wayne’s third No. 1.

If “Tha Carter IV” launches with at least 700,000, it will immediately mark the second-largest frame of any album this year, behind Lady Gaga‘s 1.11 million debut with “Born This Way.”

Source: Billboard

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New Position: No I.D. Named Def Jam Executive VP

“Who is No I.D. friend, No I.D. my mentor now let the story being,” says Kanye West on his track “Big Brother.”

Music veteran and Roc Nation producer No I.D. has taken up an executive VP position over at Island Def Jam Recordings. He broke the news at a pre-VMA bowling mixer in Hollywood.

I’m (now) executive VP of Def Jam,” the Chi-Town native told Billboard. “I’m going to keep on doing what I’m doing and take it to another level.

No I.D. has produced hits for Common (“I Used to Love H.E.R.”), Jay-Z (“D.O.A.,” “Run This Town”), Rihanna, and others.

Def Jam is a cultural staple,” No I.D. said. “It’s not just a label, it’s part of the culture that I came up in and that I’ve been involved with for 20 years. It’s very important that the next generation of executives grab it by the horns and keep it on track as it grows.”

Source: Roc4Life

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Another Plaque: Big Sean’s “My Last” Goes Gold

Over this past weekend at the Rising Icons dinner, rapper Big Sean received a gold plaque for his single “My Last.” The track appeared on Sean’s debut LP, titled Finally Famous: The Album. The disc debuted in the top 5 on Billboard 200 and now exceeded the 200,000 mark in overall sales. Big Sean is a great artist. I’m a fan of his music. In my opinion, he’s the most important rapper of our generation.

Congrats Big Sean from Don Bleek, Dollah Tha Rapper, Shakiel F. & YoDonBleekRaps. Much success in all of your future endeavors.

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MTV VMA’s: Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose & More On The Black Carpet

On the black carpet, Beyoncé announced that she’s pregnant. Bey was wearing a red-orange Lanvin Fall 2011 crepe one-shoulder gown. She paired it diamond earrings and green emeralds to complete the look.

Last night Sunday (August 28), the 2011 MTV VMA’s aired live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Jay-Z & Kanye West aka The Throne, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo and Pitbull are just a few of the Hip-Hop/R&B artists who graced the stage and gave some dope performances. In my opinion, the homie Chris Breezy had the BEST performance of the evening. The biggest surprised of the night was when Beyoncé announced that she’s pregnant with her and Jay-Z’s first child. Below are a few pictures of some celebs on the black carpet.

Nicki Minaj is a one of a kind. She is trendsetter and I love the way she’s branding herself. She walked the black carpet as a “barbie” while dragging a rag doll as she arrived to the show.

Wiz Khalifa and his girlfriend Amber Rose were looking stunning on the black carpet. I grew to like them as a couple. I respect Wiz and Amber. Great look guys!

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Album Artwork & Tracklisting: J.Cole ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’

This fall (September 27), Roc Nation rapper J.Cole will be releasing his debut LP Cold World: The Sideline Story. The disc has collaborations from Jay-Z, Drake, Trey Songz and Missy Elliott. Last week, the official album artwork was released. The Art Direction was done by Bestest Asbestos and Photography by Leann Mueller. J. Cole is also embarking on a world tour. The tour kicked off in Vancouver, BC and will wrap up on December 12 in Paris, France. Peep the official album artwork and tour dates on the next page.

Via: DreamVillain

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