Word in the music industry is that Murda Inc CEO and music executive Irv Gotti is headed to Atlantic Records. It’s rumored that Gotti recently had a secret meeting with Kevin Liles and Michael Kyser over at Lambs Club. Below is the NY Post is reporting the story:
Irv Gotti looks about to be getting back into the music business, possibly at Atlantic Records. The ex-Murder Inc. boss had a meeting with formerDef Jam honcho Kevin Liles at the Lambs Club, and then left to meet with Atlantic president Michael Kyser. A restaurant spy said, “They looked like they were plotting to take over the world.” Gotti recently talked about Def Jam with MTV’s RapFix Live, saying, “Even though I’m the right man for the job … do something, put Kevin Liles back in there.”
Queens rapper Nas and New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony were spotted at “The Jordan Melo M8” launch party at Pier 54. Atlantic Records honcho Michael Kyser was also there. According to NY’s Page Six,”Carmelo Anthony stayed until the end of theDom PerignonLuminous launch party in SoHo on Wednesday night, leaving at 2:30 a.m. when tunes spun by Swizz Beatz stopped. Cops tried to interrupt the party twice but didn’t close it because organizers agreed to keep the noise down. At midnight, staff thought they’d run out of Champagne, but 80 “lost” bottles were recovered and served. Luminous is sold only at clubs such as Avenue, Lavo and Provocateur for about $1,000.”
Maybach Music Group rapper and CEO Rick Ross will be releasing his forthcoming LP God Forgives, I Don’t on December 13. Def Jam recently released the official album. Earlier in the month, Ross premiered two new singles from the album, the Just Blaze-produced single “I Love My Bit**es” and “You the Boss” Ft. Nicki Minaj, both available on iTunes now.
As far as Ross vision for God Forgives, I Don’t, “My vision for this album is so clear, everything’s falling into place,” says Ross in an interview with RollingStone. While he has yet to confirm track-list details, Ross has been cranking hard on the album between tour dates with Lil Wayne. Says the rapper, “I’m excited to see the response to this album – I expect it to be bigger than my previous one.”
Prohibition with Gitwitit Productions is pleased to announce, The Audio Visual Debutante events in NYC and LA which are for music, TV, and media tastemakers only. The events shall feature different types of artistic expression of media and art. The NYC event will be held at The Redbull performance space in Soho NYC,on Thursday Nov 3rd. The LA event shall be held at The Library in the center of Hollywood on Nov 14th which is the same week the American Music awards are in town. The headline talent for evenings are vocalist TRAEDONYA! (AKA The Bride of new Funk hipopera) and Celebrity cake artist, CAKEDIVA. SUPPORTING act in NYC will be DJ Dani Lehman who has just come from headlining her first Mexican tour.
The events are to formally introduce TRAEDONYA! and CAKEDIVA to music,tv and media tastemakers in intimate comfortable settings in the top 2 media markets in North America. The events will be presented in various multimedia formats. They will be streamed,tweeted and simulcasted via a live radio stream to reach an audience outside of the venues and markets.
TRAEDONYA! will perform a 30 min set for industry tastemakers in the audience. She will premiere a new performance style as well as a new image. TRAEDONYA! has gotten buzz via the blogosphere,new media radio and her last 3 singles have made the national north american club chart . She will have some fresh material for the industry and fans watching. CAKEDIVA who has made Cakes of art for high-profile celebrities such as Beyonce and Queen Latifah will shoot an episode of her reality show which will showcase her work live and direct. We want industry tastemakers to come out enjoy and network with each other. Both Events are guest list only and shall have the necessary amenities there to enhance your experience. In NYC Cayrum which is a brand new rum has sponsored the event. I have been told the Cayrum goes well with Red Bull and Ginger ale. ”We are also excited to do the NYC at the Red Bull Space,”says Prohibition Entertainment’s A.K Smith-Ford.
N.W.A aka Niggaz Wit Attitudes was one of the most controversial Hip-Hop groups from Compton, California. They repped gangsta rap, rhymed about the grimy street life in Compton and became famous for songs such as “Straight Outta Compton” and “F**k Tha Police,” which protested police brutality and racial profiling. The original group consisted of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella, Arabian Prince and MC Ren . The group released their debut studio album, entitled Straight Outta Compton, in 1988. The disc reached the US Billboard Top LPs chart at number 37 in 1989 and sold over three-million copies worldwide. N.W.A.’s album Niggaz4Life, which was released in 1991 was the group’s final album. The group split because of financial reasons. After Eazy-E’s death on March 26, 1995, all bad blood between the group ceased.
On October 19, rapper and fashion designer Kanye West returned to his official Twitter page @KanyeWest to announce that his G.O.O.D. Music label will be releasing an album this upcoming Spring 2012. Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music label include artists such as Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Common, Pusha T, John Legend and CyHi the Prynce. West is gearing up to embark on the “Watch The Throne” tour with Jay-Z, which kicks off October 29 in Atlanta. Peep Kanye’s tweet below:
This past Wednesday (October 19), West coast OG and platinum-selling rapper Snopp Dogg along with Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa begin filming the visual for “Young, Wild & Free” in Montclair, California. The duo was rocking green and yellow jerseys with their name on the back. The song also features Bruno Mars and is the first single from the soundtrack to their stoner comedy Mac and Devin Go to High School, due in early 2012.
Socialite and Wiz Khalifa wifey Amber Rose is covering the November issue of Inked Magazine. In the cover story, the Philly native talked about what makes her feel good, getting her first tattoo, ignoring haters and her boo Wiz Khalifa. Rose also showcases some of her tattoos’. Below are some excerpts:
What makes you feel sexy?
When I have a fresh-cut and a tan.
When and what was your first tattoo?
I was 15 and I got paw prints on my upper thigh. It was kind of fad in Philly and all the girls had them.
How do you manage to ignore the haters and the negativity and remain confident?
It’s not easy—I won’t lie. But I choose to keep my life positive. I’m not perfect, so I ask God to forgive me all the time and thank him for helping me grow into a better woman. That gets me through everything.
What are your thoughts on couples showing their love for each other through ink?
Wiz and I did it, but we want to be together forever. So I guess really make sure you want to be with that person forever, and try to wait until you’re older, when you can make better decisions. I suggest getting a small tattoo, just in case you break up—then it’s an easy cover-up
Last week, I reported that Flee aka Cam’ron formed a new joint venture with Queen Latifah and her business partner Shakim Compere, that will produce a new flick starring the Harlem, New York, rapper. The new company, name KFU Productions, is a new joint venture between Cam and his longtime partner Jacob York’s Killa Films and Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. The two companies have joined forces to produce a new movie titled Percentages that will feature Cam’ron in the starring role. Below are some pictures of Flee and friends on the set. The movie centers around two New York hustlers on the run from a drug deal gone bad.“Ant” and “Carter” move south to Miami. The pair are not content to lay low with family, so the long time partners quickly build a new empire in the world of credit fraud. As the business grows, so does the unwanted attention from law enforcement and Miami’s most notorious criminals.
Cam’ron will create and oversee the soundtrack to “Percentages,” which is slated for a nationwide theatrical in 2012.