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

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Pierre Rushing: Wrongfully Convicted

Pierre Rushing has been wrongfully convicted for a crime he did not commit

Pierre’s team needs help by bringing awareness to the story and helping stop wrongful convictions in the US. Wrongful convictions have been occurring way too often and it needs to be discussed. Currently, 35% of prisoners are wrongfully convicted. At the age of 22, Pierre was arrested in his hometown of Oakland, California. Now 33 years old, Pierre Rushing was an average teen who attended college while following his dreams of being an inspiring artist.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Rihanna to headline Super Bowl Halftime Show


Rihanna subtly teased the news earlier this morning with an Instagram photo of a football—specifically an NFL football—which either meant that she would be coming out of retirement to play for Tampa Bay or that she was going to play the Super Bowl Halftime Show. It turned out to be the latter, with Variety saying that Roc Nation has confirmed that Rihanna will indeed be headlining the biggest football-related music event of the year in 2023.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Future Sells Publishing Rights


Influence Media Partners announced that they bought Future's publishing catalog from 2004 to 2020, which includes 612 titles. Some of the songs in the catalog include some of his biggest hits, like "Life is Good," "Jumpman," "Commas" and "Mask Off." 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Gloria Carter Focuses on Sending Underserved Youth to College


With the Shawn Carter Foundation, Jay Z’s mother Gloria Carter’s focus is to send youth to college. Many high schoolers with low grade point averages (GPAs) don’t think going to college is a feasible goal. High GPAs help secure scholarships and grants. No matter how low their GPA is, the Carters make sure college dreams can become a reality.

“There are a lot of young people who have low GPAs,” Gloria Carter told rolling out. “A lot of those people don’t even get looks for financial assistance.”

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Jay-Z Defeats Parlux In Court


The mogul testified in the case, saying, “It was so frustrating working with [Parlux].” He also said he was on trial for something he didn’t do. 

Now, a judge ruled Parlux to pay almost $7 million in unpaid royalties for his ‘Gold’ fragrance. This past Thursday, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice ruled that $6.78 million is owed to Jay-Z, including interest. The perfume brand’s lawsuit was sparked in 2016, with Parlux seeking $68 million. They claimed Jay-Z failed to promote their perfume as part of terms of a 2012 contract.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Taylor Swift To Be Honored At Nashville Songwriter Awards


Taylor Swift will be recognized for her contributions to songwriting at the upcoming Nashville Songwriter Awards. The ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium on September 20th, according to The Tennessean.

The Grammy winner is set to be named the "Songwriter-Artist of the Decade" by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Swift is one of the two "Decade Honorees" in addition to country songwriter Ashley Gorley. However, it's currently unclear if she will be present at the Nashville ceremony to be recognized with the honor. The pop star has taken home NSAI's "Songwriter-Artist of the Year" seven times between 2007 and 2015 and has attended the annual gala until 2013.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Snoop Dogg Joins Mariah Carey and Jay-Z #Hot100


Snoop Dogg continues to make history as a timeless figure in Hip Hop even nearly 30 years following the release of his debut album, Doggystyle.

According to Billboard, the rap deity joined some rare company this week when Snoop became only the third artist to earn a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 spot in each of the decades from the 1990s through the 2020s.

Mariah Carey's Atlanta Home Burglarized


Recently, photos surfaced of Mariah Carey while on vacation with her children and boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka. While the pop star could be seen enjoying herself, her home in Atlanta was reportedly being robbed. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Blue Ivy Earns First Two Gold-Certified Singles


JAY-Z and Beyoncé’s eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, is now a certified gold plaque recipient, according to the RIAA.

Blue Ivy Carter, 10, picked up her first-ever gold plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for her contributions to Beyoncé’s “Blue” from her 2013 self-titled album Beyoncé and the song “Brown Skin Girl,” which appears on 2019’s The Lion King: The Gift. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Mystikal Arrested Again


According to reports, rapper Mystikal was arrested and charged with first-degree rape. The rapper was booked into the Ascension Parish jail for the alleged sex crime. 

The 52-year-old, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was booked on various charges. The charges included simple criminal damages to property, false imprisonment, domestic abuse battery, simple robbery, and first-degree rape

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Thousands attend Jay Z's Roc Nation's social justice conference


Rap superstar Jay Z has put a national spotlight and social injustice that is plaguing communities of color all over the country. FOX 26's Isiah Carey, the host of Isiah Factor Uncensored, was one of 2,000 attendees in New York and covered the inaugural summit spearheaded by the rapper and Roc Nation.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are Married


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are married -- and wouldn't you know it ... they did it like a couple of kids looking to elope, saying "I do" out in the desert.

According to court records, obtained by TMZ, the couple got a marriage license in Clark County, NV -- which was taken out and processed on Saturday, July 16. It's in both of their names -- their legal ones at that ... Benjamin Geza Affleck and Jennifer Lynn Lopez.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Kanye West Set To Open YZYSPLY Retail Stores


Ye and his legal team recently filed to trademark "YZYSPLY" for retail stores, online ordering services and online retail store services. Fans might already be familiar with Yeezy Supply, a website Kanye has used to sell limited-release shoes or clothing in the past but the new trademark suggests he's going bigger possibly opening brick-and-mortar stores. 

Kanye's latest filing, obtained includes just about every clothing item you can wear G-strings, shirts, socks, hats, visors and tennis wear and leaves plenty of creative room for "accessories" headwear and footwear. with YZYSPLY, he could be thinking the future is a one-stop shopping location for everything his fans love about Ye.


Monday, July 11, 2022

Meek Mill and Roc Nation Part Ways


According to a report from VLadTV, Meek Mill and Roc Nation management have parted ways. 

The Philadelphia rapper and the management part of the company signed a deal in 2012. However, the rapper is no longer featured on their website and has been removed from their social media platforms. 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Wiz Khalifa Partners With Red Light Holland


Wiz Khalifa has a new brand. In partnership with Canadian-based company Red Light Holland, the rapper is set to launch Mistercap Magic Truffles, a naturally occurring psilocybin, and mushroom wellness brand.

According to a press release, Mistercap products will be produced and distributed by Red Light Holland. The Pittsburgh rapper will not only market the brand to his followers and fans but also help spread an aligned view with the company on affordable and equitable access for naturally occurring psilocybin with education, information, and responsible use messages.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Why R. Kelly Received 30 Years In Prison


R. Kelly is now expected to serve 30 years behind bars after his sentence was announced today in New York. The R&B legend would find himself in trouble after several women over the years would come forward to share their stories regarding abuse.

Chicago-born R&B superstar R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, punctuating a remarkable fall from grace after decades of sexual misconduct allegations.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Rapper Roddy Ricch Arrested In New York City


Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch was one of three men arrested Saturday night before his scheduled performance at the Governor’s Ball concert at Citi Field in New York City.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

YNW Melly Named Shooter In Murder Case


A police detective who is set to testify at YNW Melly’s upcoming trial believes the rapper “likely” fired the shots that killed two of his YNW crew members in October 2018.

Jay-Z And Jack Dorsey Launch Financial Literacy Academy


Jay-Z is all for financial freedom. Since coming into the game, he’s been a strong advocate of empowering rappers to strive for generational wealth. Hov understands the importance of financial literacy, and now he will teach others. 

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