Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

Album Delayed: Def Jam Confirms Rick Ross’ ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’ Album Set Back

I previous reported that Rick Ross confirmed that the December 13 release date for his forthcoming LP, entitled God Forgive, I Don’t is subject to change because of  his health issues. “[Because of] my little health situation, I had to postpone a lot of my groundwork,” said Ross. “And I feel like that’s important for artists like myself.”

Yesterday Thursday (November 17), Island Def Jam Senior VP of Marketing Chris Atlas told Billboard that the label hopes to release the album “around first quarter, early second quarter” of 2012, with an official release date still to be determined.

I think we’re all aware of his recent health issue, and based on some of the minor setbacks with that, we weren’t able to confirm certain opportunities, because he physically wasn’t able to deal with certain things at the time,” says Atlas. “We want this to be his biggest album — we know it’s going to be his biggest album — so we did not want to pressure him into releasing an album based on the sake of a date.”

Source: Billboard

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Ladies On The Scene: Christina Milian & Serena Williams At The Google Music Unveiling In L.A.

The lovely Christina Milian and the beautiful Serena Williams were spotted walking the pink carpet and striking a few poses for the paparazzi at the Google Music Unveiling in L.A. The event took place at Mr. Brainwash’s Studios in Los Angeles .This new Google music venture will be set up to compete with iTunes. You can now purchase and stream over 20,000 songs via their new app for the Android. Peep the pictures of Serena below:

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The Money Team: 50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather Covers XXL Magazine

Queens rapper and music mogul 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather are gracing the December/January 2012 issue of XXL magazine. In the cover story, 50 talked about the current music climax, his forthcoming album, Hollywood, feeding kids in Africa through Street King and much more. Mayweather talked about the money team and much more. Below are some excerpts:

On the current music climax.

I don’t see what I fell in love with,” he says. “So now I gotta make music that reflects what N.W.A made. I have to make music that has the moments that Nas had. I have to make music that has what Biggie offered.”

50 on his upcoming album.

“For me, I’m still up against what I’ve done,” he says. “So in order to top it, I know it’s a difficult task. You know, I see the bloggers. My audience hasn’t grown with me. They keep saying, “Aw, man, I want the old 50!” ’Cause those people, it would take them on a safari. I was bringing them close enough to the animals, without being able to get hurt. I was taking them into my neighborhood, where you can very well get your ass killed.

Floyd Mayweather on The Money Team.

The Money Team is money, is power and is respect,” Floyd says. “It’s a lot of us. The team is, The Money Team is worldwide, and it’s growing. It’s growing each day.

XXL’s December/January 2012 issue hits newsstands nationwide on December 6

Source: XXL

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Look At Me Now: GQ Magazine Named Frank Ocean “Rookie Of The Year,” Plus He Announces Two NYC Shows

Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean is having a great year. He produced songs for Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Kanye West, graced the cover of Issue # 75 Fader  magazine. Now he has been named “Rookie of the Year” by GQ in the magazine’s annual “Men of the Year” issue. In the picture, Ocean is looking all dapper in a suit, in a black-and-white image. Below is what Ocean had to say about the success of his debut album, entitled Nostalgia, Ultra:

I got to grab my nuts and point my middle finger up,” said Ocean, who is currently gearing up for his first commercial album for release in 2012.

Ocean also took to his official Tumblr to announce that he will be playing two shows at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC on November 27 and November 28.

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New Deals: Busta Rhymes & Mystikal Signs with Cash Money Records

Veteran emcee Busta Rhymes is ending 2011 with a big bang. Busta Buss recently signed with Birdman’s Cash Money Records. “Why Stop Now” Ft. Chris Brown is the first single from Busta’s forthcoming LP E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2: End Of The World. MTV recently caught up with Busta to discuss his new deal. Below are some excerpts:

It’s an unbelievably groundbreaking deal, [there’s] never been a deal done like this before, where the most powerful search engine in the world combines with the most powerful record company in the world,” Busta said.

“It’s just amazing to see that they understood what Busta Rhymes means to the music, what Busta Rhymes means to the culture, what Busta Rhymes means to the embodiment of authentic hip-hop,” he explained, after linking with Google to release the new single “Why Stop Now,” which features Chris Brown.

I’m very proud to be aligned with Google, I’m extremely proud to be aligned with Cash Money, my management team, Violator, I’ve been aligned with them from day one— twenty years strong,” he continued. “It’s just exemplifying a different dynamic of greatness through this infrastructure and we’re gonna make something happen in a way that’s never happened in music before with this new deal.” According to celebrity blogger Miss Info, “former No Limit solider Mystikal has also signed with the Cash Money Empire.”

Source: MTV

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Partying In NYC: Fabolous & Amar’e Stoudemire Star Studded Party Bash

This past Wednesday night (November 16), Brooklyn’s rapper Fabolous and Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks celebrated their birthdays together, with a star-studded bash at the Catch Roof in New York City. Loso and Amar’e were looking all dapper in their suites. Celebrities such as Emily B, Rosci Diaz, Jessica White, Ryan Leslie, Adrienne Bailon, Trey Songz, and plenty more attended this lavish birthday party. Peep the pictures below:

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