50 Cent wrote a book for young adults. Who knew? The rapper/fiction writer’s latest work “Playground” takes a look at school bullying from the bully’s perspective. The book is aimed for kids ages 13-15. 50 Cent realizes that his music appeals to the type of kids that are bullies and he hopes that writing this book for them to read will persuade them to change. He said “When I present something it’s different because of the energy and material I created in my music. A lot of the times the kids that would actually be a part of the problem are listening. When I offer it, they’ll take the time to stop and read it.”Read More
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BoB has recently premiered the music video for his song “Epic”. The street record, which features Playboy Tre and Meek Mill, is a new offering from the Atlanta rapper’s new record “Strange Clouds”. All three MCs have a go for exchanging fierce lyrical raps in the song. As for the video, which was directed by Motion Family, it sees all three performing each of their verses in the middle of a boxing ring, against a locker with a girl in a bikini holding up round cards. It’s pretty basic and some may say cheap but the simplicity of it takes nothing away from the song.
BoB featuring Playboy Tre and Meek Mill – Epic – New Video
Kanye West was spotted marching alongside other protestors at the Occupy Wall Street movement this past Monday in New York City. The 34-year old rapper brought along his buddy Russell Simmons to help him stand up for the cause. Many celebrities have gotten together to protest at Occupy Wall Street, which fights against financial greed and corruption. Stars such as Penn Badgley, Zoe Kravitz, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have all lent their voice to the cause. It’s nice to see people that carry great influence support such a cause. Here’s to hoping that someone will finally listen soon enough.Read More
Artist P. Diddy has managed to collect a huge wealth from music sales, but also from other businesses, being appreciated for his entrepreneurial spirit. Rapper P. Diddy is one of the richest people in showbiz with a fortune estimated at U.S. $ 500 million, obtained through various investments in music, fashion industry, lifestyle products and even alcoholic beverages. One of the best investments of the musician are the shares that he has at Ciroc company, a very well sold vodka brand. Another competitor to the list of richest people in showbiz is director Michael Bay, who owes his personal wealth to shareholding in the company that produced films in the “Transformers” franchise that still collects astronomical amounts of money...Read More
Drake has recently premiered the official music video for his new single “Headlines”. The track serves as the first official release off of his forthcoming sophomore studio album “Take Care”, which is due out in stores on October 24th. The song has managed to crack the top 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and is staying strong within the top 30 on iTunes USA. With the video out, his upcoming scheduled promo and the great single, I have no doubt that it’ll be a new top 10 hit. As for the video, it follows the rapper spitting his verses throughout the different locations in his hometown of Toronto. It’s pretty sleek. Drake’s pals Y-Minus, Noah “40” Shebib, The Weeknd, Boi-1da and Kromatik make cameos in the video.
Drake – Headlines – New Video
J Cole has a new song out called “Lost Ones”. The 26-year old rapper recently dropped his debut album “Cole World” and I think he is definitely one artist to keep an eye on. As for the song, it deals with some pretty serious issues as it tells the story of dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. Julie Pilat, Assistant Program Director and Music Director at KIIS said “It could be the most raw, emotional, and raw hip hop to hit the streets in a minute and is definitely a must have.” I can’t help but agree with her. What do you think?
J Cole – Lost Ones – New Song
There’s a Tupac sex tape that’s currently in the middle of a ferocious battle between two porn companies to buy the rights to it. Sources are saying that the first bid is well into six figures. According to a source close to the person in possession of the tape, neither company is yet to lay eyes on the footage but both are serious about getting their hands on it. The footage was reportedly shot back in 1991 and features the late iconic rapper receiving oral sex from a woman while rapping, drinking and smoking a blunt at a house party. Do you think it’s worth the six-figure offer?Read More
Timbaland recently released the music video for his song “Pass at Me”. The song, which features rapper Pitbull, is a new dance number from the 39-year old producer and songwriter. Timbaland recently spoke about the song, saying that he was inspired by Lou Bega’s track “Mambo No. 5”. He described the song as “It’s not sterile. A lot of dance music out there is too clean – this one is [all about] bass hits and it makes you move!” As for the video, it’s that regular hip hop and dance video where you see a lot of hot girls shaking their thing, yachts, mansions, beaches and pools.
Timbaland and Pitbull – Pass at Me – New Video
TI is officially a free man and his family didn’t hesitate in putting together a welcome home party for the ages filled with oodles and oodles of Southern-style cooking. The rapper was recently released from an Atlanta halfway house and it’s been said that his aunt and wife whipped up a celebration dinner in honor of his freedom, featuring a family recipe mac ‘n cheese, fried and BBQ chicken, fish, ribs, collard greens, salad and red velvet cake. Not only that, the dinner is actually potluck style with all of TI’s close friends and family bringing even more food. I wonder if it’s too late to crash the party… or if there are leftovers.Read More
50 Cent is apparently facing a lawsuit for employing known violent criminal Dwayne McKenzie. The lawsuit was spurred from an incident at the rapper’s mansion, where Dwayne invited over some women for a party and then made “graphic and vulgar sexual requests” to partygoer Vasti Ortiz. When she didn’t go along and tried to leave, she claims that Dwayne forced another woman at the party to beat her. According to the lawsuit, Vasti believes that 50 Cent should have known about Dwayne’s violent history, and as a result shouldn’t have hired the man and should be held responsible for the incident. Seeing as this all went down at the hip hop artist’s mansion, I can see where he can be held accountable.Read More