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Kanye West Appears On New York’s Hot 97 With Angie Martinez; Explains His Partnership With adidas

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Music artist, fashion designer and creative director Kanye West has finally found corporate backing that he’s been looking for. A few minutes ago, the “Bound 2” rapper appeared on New York’s Hot 97 with Angie Martinez and confirmed that he has, indeed, signed a deal with adidas.

Kanye left Nike for adidas because the sportswear giant actually offered him more creative control. Nike refused to pay Kanye royalties because he’s not a professional athlete.

So then I start turning up in the BBC interview, so [Nike] said, ok cool, we’re gonna give you a bigger sandbox to play in. We’re gonna give you this amount right here to design, and two collections a year, and 30 skews — that’s the amount of items that you have. Would that make you happy, Kanye? And I said, well I need royalties. It’s not even like I have a joint venture. At least give me some royalties. Michael Jordan has 5%, that business is $2 billion. He makes a $100 million dollars a year off of 5% royalties. Nike told me we can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete. I told them, I go to the Garden and play one-on-NO-ONE. I’m a performance athlete. Did I really ANYTHING? YES! Did I really EVERYTHING. 100,000 percent. I’m 100,000 percent at all times. It’s people that work in offices trying to tell me how to think, when I got a better perspective. I live in Paris“.

So the old me, without a daughter, would have taken the Nike deal because I just love Nikes so much. But the new me, with a daughter, takes the adidas deal because I have royalties and I have to provide for my family“.

Angie: “So that’s official, did you officially announce the adidas deal?

Kanye: “Whatever’s official, non-official, official, what y’all gonna see is… I am going to be the Tupac of product… I’ma be the first hip-hop designer, and because of that… I’ma be bigger than Walmart“.

Do you think this was a good move on Kanye’s behave? Do you think he can recreate the hype with adidas that he created with Nike?

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Jay-Z Stops By NYC’s Hot 97 For An Impromptu Interview With Legendary Disc Jockey Angie Martinez

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Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail has officially been release via retail stores and iTunes. The album moved one-million units before it dropped (via a Samsung app) and according to HDD, MCHG will debut at #1 on Billboard’s charts next week selling an estimated 475-525k copies in its first week in retail stores.

Earlier in the week, the music mogul began his radio run and he stopped by NYC’s Hot 97’s on Tuesday afternoon for an impromptu interview with legendary disc jockey Angie Martinez. Jay-Z spoke on the of making MCHG, having more kids with his wife Beyoncé, his former business partner Damon Dash’s current financial issues, texting President Barack Obama, Blue Ivy, defending Miley Cyrus and much more. Watch some highlights below:

Jay-Z making “MCHG” and his recent Twitter use:

More Kids for Jay-Z & Beyoncé? 

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Videos via Hot 97

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New Music: Meek Mill “Stay Schemin (Freestyle)” Live On ‘The Angie Martinez Show’ (With Video)

Yesterday Monday (January 30), MMG representer Meek Mill stopped by The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97 in NYC. Following their interview, Mill dropped a few bars  over Rick Ross’ “Stay Schemin”. The Philly native is in the studio working on his upcoming mixtape, entitled Dream Chasers 2, which is scheduled to drop next month. Mill is one of my favorite new artists. I’m so proud of him. I grew-up watching Mill rap on DVD’s in Philly and to see him live out his dreams is amazing. I wish Mill the best of success in his future endeavors. Watch the video below:

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Celebs On The Scene: Christina Milian, Swizz Beatz, Wendy Williams & More

Last night Tuesday (September 27), Christina Milian was spotted at Kimora Lee JustFabulous shoe event at Sunset Towers in L.A.

The talented Swizz Beatz attended Paper magazine 2011 Nightlife Awards at the Hiro Ballroom.

Media personality Wendy Williams hosted Paper magazine 2011 Nightlife Awards.

BET’s “106 & Park” host Rocsi Diaz and New York’s Hot 97 on-air personality Angie Martinez attended Latina Magazine’s 15th Anniversary party earlier this week.

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Breaking News: Juelz Santana Speaks Out On Recent Arrest, Plus He’s Prepared To Fight The Case

Side-note: A lot of websites are posting pictures of Juelz Santana’s mug shot but out of respect I will not post that picture. The picture below is Juelz and I (Don Bleek) back stage at his concert in New York City. This picture was taken almost a year ago.

After spending a day in  a New Jersey jail, Juelz Santana is giving his side of the story. The Harlemite called New York’s Hot 97 Angie Martinez show to speak on what really happened.

Yesterday Wednesday (February 2) Juelz Santana was taken into custody in New Jersey on four counts of narcotic and weapon offenses. This stems from 10-month investigation by Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Gang Unit, which lead to the raid of his studio last month.  In an interview with Angie Martinez, Juelz confirmed that he was just released on $125,000 bail.

I’m a free man out on bail,” said the Harlemite. “I’m just doing my regular thing, I’m still me. It’s just an unfortunate situation, got caught up.”

Santana explained that the NJ Police put a bunch of charges on him.

They raided my studio, said things was going on. The charges was just kind of crazy. For one, I wasn’t even in my studio when they raided. They raided my studio, they found whatever they want to say they found, and they just put a bunch of charges on me.”

Santana was supposed to be released once he turned himself in but the computers was down because of the snow storm.

They had a warrant out for my arrest since last week,” he continued. “I had just turned myself in and I was supposed to be out right there because he had the bailmoney already on standby for whatever, but once I get in there, they’re like, ‘Oh, the computers is down because of the ice storms and all that.’ I’m like, ‘Wow.’”

Before ending his phone call with Angie Martinez, Santana told her that he will fight this case.

I’m definitely going to be fighting this, because like I said, they didn’t catch me with nothing. My studio is a place where a bunch of people come in and out. They put me out as selling dime bags of weed. That’s a joke!” he exclaimed. “I wasn’t even there. Never in the case of history would you find Juelz selling no dime bags of marijuana.”

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