Showing posts with label Music News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music News. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Did Offset Breached Legal Agreement With Quality Control?


Last year, Offset sued his former label Quality Control over ownership of his solo music. Things began to get nasty when Pee Thomas of QC commented on the lawsuit, saying, “The last lawsuit was filed publicly and dismissed quietly. Let's see how this one go. Been [too] real for all this lame s**t. Everyone know the real problem.” 

Monday, January 23, 2023

Ice Spice is the New Face of Beyonce's Clothing Line


If you don’t know about Ice Spice by now, you’re being marked tardy. She’s a Bronx-native rapper who has been rising as the hip-hop world’s newest darling. And if you don’t believe us, maybe you’ll believe Beyoncé, who just made the 23-year-old one of the faces of her latest Ivy Park x Adidas campaign. 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Universal Music Group to Acquire Dr. Dre Catalog


Dr. Dre is an American rapper and record producer. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and previously co-founded, co-owned, and was the president of Death Row Records.

Friday, December 30, 2022

Trae Tha Truth Turns Himself in on Assault Charges


Trae Tha Truth is in police custody after turning himself in following charges brought against him stemming from the assault on fellow Houstonian Z-Ro following 50 Cent's celebrity basketball game this summer.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Kendrick Lamar Named "Greatest Rapper of His Generation"


Drake, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar were three of the best-selling rappers of the 2010s. They released their debut albums in succession (2010, 2011, and 2012), and the age difference between the iconic emcees is only two years. Each of the thought-provoking recording artists has Grammy awards on their resume, with legions of fans who will vouch for their superiority as lyricists. 

However, when it comes to the writers and editors at the New York Times, they have determined that Kendrick Lamar reigns supreme, which is an accomplishment considering that media outlets on the East Coast, whether they're hip-hop based, pop culture magazines or daily newspapers, have historically heaped such praise on rappers in their region, for the most part.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Jay-Z in Bid for NYC Casino Company


SL Green and Caesars Entertainment have a glam new partner in their hoped-for Times Square casino — Brooklyn-born billionaire rapper and entertainment impresario Jay-Z and his Roc Nation, Realty Check has learned.

Although details have yet to be spelled out, Jay-Z and his team are expected to oversee entertainment programming at 1515 Broadway and at other SL Green properties at the “Crossroads of the World.” The city’s largest commercial landlord, SLG has interests in six Times Square properties with a total of more than four million square feet.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Bacardi Rejects Jay-Z's $1.5B Offer For Ownership Of D'Usse


Jay-Z in a legal battle with Bacardi, trying to force the company to buy him out of their 50/50 partnership in the luxury cognac line it was Jay who first tried to buy out Bacardi, back in December 2021. Here's what's weird, months before his offer Jay says he and Bacardi exchanged valuations of the brand. 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Murderer of Migos Rapper Takeoff, Taken Into Custody


Lil Cam, the suspected murderer of Migos rapper, Takeoff, was arrested and taken into custody by Houston police last week for a felony charge of unlawful carry of a weapon. Joshua Cameron, a.k.a. Lil Cam 5th, is a 16-year-old member of Mob Ties Records.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Jennifer Lopez Announces New Album


Jennifer Lopez fans rejoice! The triple threat is making her big return to music, announcing her 2023 album This Is Me… Now on Friday, Nov. 25. J. Lo, 53, celebrated her first album in six years with an amazing video, that showed how much she’d changed since the release of her 2002 debut, This Is Me… Then.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Drake Ties Jay-Z For Most No.1 Albums


Rap superstar Drake has broken many records, including surpassing The Beatles, and has reached a new milestone. Now, the “6 God” has tied with Jay-Z for the most No.1 albums on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B charts.

Champagne Papi is neck and neck with the legendary rap and business mogul Jay-Z for most No.1 albums on the Billboard Hip-Hop/R&B charts after dropping his collaboration album Her Loss with 21 Savage.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

More Bad News for Kanye West


Kanye West has faced backlash since his infamous ‘Drink Champs’ interview, where he made anti-semitic comments. West was reportedly dropped by Adidas for his remarks, then ultimately had his G.O.O.D. Music label, and his own contract dropped from Def Jam. Now, it has been reported that Kano, the brand responsible for West’s Stem Player, has dropped the rapper as a client. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Blueface Arrested for Attempted Murder


Blueface was arrested for attempted murder in Las Vegas Tuesday in what eyewitnesses allege was an undercover operation.

According to TMZ, the rapper was apprehended outside of Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles. Video footage of the arrest shows Blueface being cuffed and taken to the ground by five men in front of his girlfriend, Chrisean Rock. Eyewitnesses claim there were between six and eight undercover officers on the scene, who were parked in unmarked cars.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Takeoff of Migos Shot and Killed in Houston


The incident occurred around 2:30 AM at 810 Billiards & Bowling. Sources say the shooting precipitated from a dice game gone awry. The rapper was shot in or near the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police tell us 2 other people were shot and were taken to the hospital in private vehicles. It's unclear what their conditions are. Quavo was not injured.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Kanye West Wanted to Name Album After Hitler & the Nazi Party


Kanye West was so enamored by Adolf Hitler and his book "Mein Kamp," that he was tempted to honor the infamous war criminal with an album title. An executive and former employee of Kanye West recently spoke to CNN about the rapper's jaw-dropping admiration for the late German dictator who once orchestrated the Holocaust during World War II.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Adidas Intends to Sell Yeezy Designs


In the wake of Adidas severing ties with Kanye West over his recent string of antisemitic remarks and other racially-charged comments, the sportswear company is planning to continue selling Yeezy designs and colorways without the name. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Should R. Kelly’s Former Business Manager Get Attorney’s Fees After Acquittal?


R. Kelly’s former business manager asked a federal judge to award him $850,000 in attorneys fees after a jury acquitted him during the same trial in Chicago at which the R&B singer was convicted of child pornography charges.

Derrel McDavid’s attorney wrote that deserves to recoup the legal fees after enduring a “frivolous, vexatious and bad faith prosecution over which he prevailed.” Attorney Beau Brindley filed the 18-page request with U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber late Monday (Oct. 17).

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Jay-Z Sues Bacardi


Jay-Z has reportedly sued Bacardi to gain financial transparency in his partnership with the company. 

SC Liquor has reportedly demanded total financial transparency from Bacardi about the partnership with D’Usse, in which Jay-Z and Bacardi are equal partners. The two have been in business since 2011, and Jay-Z is reportedly asking for all the records, locations of the warehouses storing D’Usse liquor barrels, accessories, and bottles. Additionally, SC Liquor is requesting information related to the inventory process and physical inventory.

Kanye West Set To Buy Social Media Company Parler


The rapper/producer Kanye West just agreed to buy Parler a one-time defunct conservative platform similar to Twitter, which got yanked offline early last year and removed from a ton of apps including Apple, Google and Amazon. 

Kanye West is following in the digital footsteps of Elon Musk and Donald Trump.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Jay-Z Invests $16.5 Million Into Robot-Powered Restaurant


JAY-Z continues to expand his business portfolio with a series of sound investments. His most recent uptaking includes investing $16.5 million USD into a soon-to-launch mobile robot-powered pizza restaurant, Stellar Pizza.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Bill Restricting Use of Rap Lyrics in Court Officially Signed


On Friday (September 30), California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into action that will restrict the use of rap lyrics as evidence in court. AB 2799—The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, was unanimously approved by the California State Senate in August 2022.