Daily Archives: September 6, 2011

Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don’t: Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV” Sells A Million Copies In First Week

Men lie, women lie, number don’t,” YMCMB rapper Lil Wayne’s latest CD Tha Carter IV sold over one-million copies in the first week. This marks Lil Wayne’s second consecutive Hip-Hop album to reach over a million in the first week. Tha Carter 3 also sold over one-million copies in the first week. Weezy’s is also the second rapper after Eminem to hit platinum twice in the first week.

Tha Carter IV is in stores and online now. 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. Tomorrow Wednesday (September 7), Weezy will be performing at the Qwest Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Picture Me Dope: Rick Ross & Maybach Music Group Covers XXL Magazine

Miami’s rapper Rick Ross and his Maybach Music Group (MMG) are covering the October issue of XXL magazine. This issue actually has two split covers; one with Rick Ross himself and the other cover features Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill and Pill. Back in the Spring, MMG released their compilation album, Self Made, Vol. 1. Below are some excerpts:

Ross speaks on being the #2 best artist out at the moment and crowning Lil Wayne #1.

I’m enjoying my last few moments at No. 2,” Ross says. “It’s like I’m watching the No. 1 man on stage, my legs crossed, I’m smoking big, hollering at the bitches in the crowd. And this album gonna do it. I got the formula.”

Ross speaks on making music and getting his inspiration for R&B legends. 

When I make music, I go back to my late nights of me by myself, listening to Curtis Mayfield or R. Kelly’s 12 Play,” he says. “There’s certain depths that music can take you to. There’s certain feels that you need to have. When you get to the last song on the album, I want you to have that feeling of being whole. I want to give these muthafuckas classic joints. That means more to me than anything else.”

Ross on giving his artists a chance.

To me, it don’t matter where you from,” he says. “I come from a time and place when Miami wasn’t the most poppin’. Everybody wasn’t as eager to open they door, give you a hand. For me to be in this position, I want to make sure I do the opposite that a lot of these niggas did.”

XXL’s October issue hits newsstands on September 20.

Source: XXL

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Partying In Vegas: Fabolous Shuts Down Jet Nightclub

Celebrities were spotted all over the states and even oversea this past Labor Day weekend. Rapper Fabolous spent his Labor Day in Vegas. The platinum-selling rapper performed at the closing of Jet Nightclub at The Mirage in Las Vegas yesterday Monday (September 5). Loso had bottles of Moët in his VIP section before hitting the stage to perform some of his biggest hits such as “You Be Killin Em” and “Can’t Deny It.” The nightclub was jammed pack wall-to-wall. The club will be renamed 1OAK Las Vegas and reopen on New Year’s Eve. Loso is working on sixth studio album, entitled Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power. The disc is due this Fall.

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Vacaying In Hvar Island: Jay-Z, Beyonce & Her Pregnant Belly Spotted In Croatia

Over this past weekend, Brooklyn’s rapper Jay-Z and his wife Beyoncé were spotted vacaying in Hvar Island, Croatia. They were joined by Gwyneth Paltrow. The other day, The Carter’s were spotted in Venice, Italy. Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast, lying between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas (source).

Life must be good for Jay and Bey because they’re living it up. Last month, the Interweb went crazy, even setting a world record on social networking site Twitter, when Beyoncé announced on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV VMA’s that’s she and her husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child together.

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New Mixtape: Cam’ron & Vado ‘Boss Of All Bosses 2.8: The Road To 3.0’ Official Artwork & Tracklisting

Late last night Sunday (September 5), Harlem’s rapper Cam’ron set the interweb on fire when he released his and Vado’s new mixtape Boss Of All Bosses 2.8: The Road To 3.0. The 21-track collection features collaborations from Jim Jones, J.R. Writer, Grafh, Uncle Murda, Avery Storm, and more. On October 5th, Cam’ron and Vado will be releasing a new mixtape, entitled Boss of All Bosses 3 via eOne/Koch. This is the third installment to their “Boss of all Bosses” sequel. Peep BOAB 2.8: The Road To 3.0 tracklisting and download link below:

Cam’Ron & Vado – Boss Of All Bosses 2.8: The Road To 3.0 (Mixtape) (Tracklisting):

1. Intro
2. Gunz & Butta
3. House Of Harlem (Feat. Jaz)
4. Star (Feat. Jaz & Rod Rhaspy)
5. Picture (Feat. Jaz & Rod Rhaspy)
6. Soulja (Feat. Jaz)
7. Warning (Remix) (Feat. Uncle Murda)
8. From The Bottom (Feat. Grafh & Hell Rell)
9. Let It Burn
10. Cold World (Feat. Rod Raspy)
11. They Know Who We Are (Feat. P Da Don & Jim Jones)
12. Makeout (Feat. Jim Jones & Sen City)
13. Watch Out (Feat. Hell Rell & J.R. Writer)
14. All Around (Feat. Jaz & Rod Rhaspy)
15. Bread Breakers (Feat. Hell Rell & J.R. Writer)
16. Fairytales (Remix) (Feat. Avery Storm & Jaz)
17. Party Ain’t A Party (Freestyle) (Feat. Jaz)
18. Murder 1 Skit (Feat. Whiteboy J)
19. Key To Life
20. Keep Rising
21. Life Is Like A Movie

DOWNLOAD: Cam’Ron & Vado – Boss Of All Bosses 2.8: The Road To 3.0 (Mixtape) (Hosted By Cam’Ron)

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Spotted: Nicki Minaj Leaving L.A.X., Plus She’s Set To Host YSL Fashion Event in NYC

Platinum-selling international femcee Nicki Minaj was recently spotted leaving L.A.X. The YMCMB rapper was looking very causal as she worn a lime-green wig, a pink Barbie hat with matching green Hunter Wellington boots. Minaj was definitely rocking her 80’s look. She came a long way from rapping in a staircase in Southside Jamaica Queens, New York.

In related Minaj news, she is set to host an event at YSL’s New York boutique for Fashion’s Night Out.  “Exclusive: @NickiMinaj to host #YSL #FNO2011 in our NY boutique!” @YSL announced this morning via Twitter.

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Celebs On The Scene: Ciara, Star Jones, Spike Lee & His Son At Serena Williams’ US Open

Yesterday Sunday (September 5), Ciara, Star Jones, Spike Lee & his son Jackson were spotted in the crowd at US Open in NYC this weekend to watch tennis star Serena Williams play against Ana Ivanovic.

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Performing Live: Lil Wayne Performs In Mountain View For “I Am Still Music” Tour [PICTORIAL]

Over this past Labor Day weekend, Lil Wayne performed in Mountain View, California for his “I Am Music 2” tour. Weezy took the stage at the Shoreline Amphitheater. The tour also feature Rick Ross; Lloyd and Far East Movement are performing as opening acts on the tour. The New Orleans native recently released 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. Tomorrow Wednesday (September 7), Weezy will be performing at the Qwest Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.

Last week, I reported that Tha Carter IV is projected to sell 700-850k in the first week. Later reports stated that Weezy is close to bringing in a million copies in the first week. HitsDailyDouble.com reports, “Weezy has his sights set on 1m as his Cash Money/Universal Republic Tha Carter IV shows no signs of slowing down.” Weezy is looking at 922-975k, with the Labor Day holiday approaching, Weezy can sell up to 1 million in the opening week.

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