Posted by: Crackspace Ne-Yo didn’t perform but he definately expects payout. He claims that he would have earned $ 785,000 from touring with R Kelly last Nov. So he has sued R Kelly for Breach of contract; Violation of the Right of Publicity and unfair business practices. Click here for the entire complaint
Posted by: Crackspace Seems like all of Hollywood is expecting a baby in 2008. Word on the street is that Paula Patton and husband Robin Thick will be having their first. Who’s next….. Congratulations!!
The two look happy together. Rumors are that they are engaged
by AF Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds celebrated the new year by tying the knot. The two got married on a private island off Bora Bora in French Polynesia in front of a small group of family and friends, Congratulations and best wishes to them both.
"It’s time for me to take on new challenges," he reportedly said in a statement. As part of a separate, long-term recording contract, Jay will still remain with Def Jam as an artist, and owes the label one or two more albums, according to The New York Times. In early November, he released his 10th studio album, American Gangster, which was distributed through his own Roc-A-Fella Records via Def Jam. Three years ago, Jay-Z signed an incentive-based contract to take over the storied hip-hop label, and in 2006, he returned from "retirement" to put out a new album, Kingdom Come. The project was met with mixed reviews but was best known for the controversies that surrounded it. Several artists who were signed to Def Jam voiced their displeasure that the president of the company was busy promoting and supporting his own album rather than helping to market works by other acts on the label. During his tenure, however, Jay enjoyed a number of highs. Under his watch, the Def Jam roster was bolstered, once again making the legendary label the most formidable house in rap. Young Jeezy became an instant hip-hop superstar, while Rick Ross finally broke through the streets’ glass ceiling to become one of the most respected MCs in the game right now. Nas came over from Sony with Jay’s help, and Jadakiss recently brought his standard-bearing bars of death to Def Jam from Interscope. Meanwhile, Fabolous fared respectably with his recent Def Jam debut, From Nothin’ to Somethin’. The album went gold and spawned the 2007 monster single "Make Me Better." Jay also had two big successes in Kanye West’s Graduation, which dropped earlier this year, and Late Registration, which was released in 2005. But as it turns out, El Presidente’s legacy might actually wind up being weighted more heavily toward the R&B stars whose careers he helped jump-start while in office. Jay-Z signee Rihanna is an international superstar, while Ne-Yo — who Hov also ushered through the door — is one of the most bankable stars in the genre right now. Jay-Z’s presidential term did have its fair share of misses. Ghostface Killah, Method Man and even his own Roc-A-Fella artists Beanie Sigel, Memphis Bleek and the Young Gunz all had difficulties getting their latest projects off the ground. A lot of the problems Def Jam releases have experienced could be attributed to meager marketing and promotion. LL Cool J, Jay’s most vocal detractor the past couple of years, has said the Jigga Man was only focused on himself as an artist and wasn’t handling business in the rap Oval Office. Representatives for Jay and Def Jam could not be reached at press time, but just two weeks ago, Hov shot down a newspaper report suggesting that his demands were too steep for Def Jam to keep him. Jay told Entertainment Weekly the issue wasn’t the money, and he stuck to what he’s said often lately in interviews, that he wants to find a new business model for selling records. But according to the Times, a source who requested anonymity said Universal, the company that owns Def Jam, declined to renew his employment contract under the more lucrative terms Jay-Z was reportedly seeking. The deal that is expiring required Universal to pay roughly $10 million over the course of his contract, so long as he met certain financial goals. The Times also reports that it’s unclear at this point if Jay-Z’s position will be filled.
Guess Who? Yeah he was out shopping in some book store..very inconspicuously of course
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno According to BlackFilm.com, the biopic for the legendary hip-hop collective The Juice Crew, called “The Vapors”, is getting some heavyweight actors to get down with the film. Cuba Gooding Jr. has signed on to play Marley Marl, David Banner will play Biz Markie, and Idris Elba will play Fly Ty. Clifton Powell will play radio host Mr. Magic, Evan Ross will play MC Shan, Keke Palmer will portray Roxanne Shante’ and Jackie Long will play Big Daddy Kane. The movie is being directed by first-time feature filmmaker Furqaan Clover and executive produced by Marley Marl, Roxanne Shante and Big Daddy Kane. Apparently the film is still looking for actors to fill the roles for other Juice Crew members Craig G, Tragedy Khadafi (aka Intelligent Hoodlum), Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Masta Ace, TJ Swan, and Cool V and possibly KRS One. For those unaware The Juice Crew was a collective of hip-hop artists formed by Marley Marl in the mid-eighties, similar to the Native Tongues in the late 80’s and The Diplomats in the 2000s. They were in the middle of the battles with KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions which was known as the “Bridge Wars” and with UTFO, known as the “Roxanne Wars” in the 1980s.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It seems like BET is never running out of ideas for award shows. Now the channel has announced that it will be honoring Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Dr. Cornel West, Richard Parsons, Maxine Waters, and Janice Byrant Howroyd at the inaugural BET Honors in February. "We are thrilled to present the first-ever BET Honors and pay tribute to the thinkers, trailblazers and trendsetters whose accomplishments serve as inspirations for current and future generations," said Debra Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BET Networks. "Each of these remarkable individuals has made significant contributions to the Black community and American culture overall, and BET Networks is proud to recognize them through this very special, new tentpole event. We’ve done a number of significant shows in other cities, but what better place to honor these individuals than in our home city of Washington, D.C." The award show will tape on January 12 at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. and air on the BET Network on February 22, in time for Black History Month.
Tiny Out Making The Money Now Turns out Tiny gotta turn her hand to making the cash now while her man is on house arrest. The former Xscape singer is, according to her myspace page, looking for people to partner with her in her travel business. Not sure if myspace is becoming quite as saturated with bs at wikipeida has been as of late…so until I see news from Tiny Travel I wont hold my breath. Superho Gets a Record Deal Damn since when did she develop a voice? Not quite sure whats the funniest..she got a deal or the fact that Eddie Murphy signed her to his label. Hilarious…she gone from selling the ass, to selling the story about selling her ass to selling the clothes she wore while selling her ass (yeah she had her shit for sale on her website) to now singing about selling her ass…now that is branding..and all this from not keeping her legs firmly closed …
By: Rizoh James Prince, founder of the Texas-based Rap-A-Lot Records, has donated $100,000 to Bread of Life Inc.’s "Meals that Heal Program." Prince, who also owns a boxing outfit, made the donation to express his support for the organization, which feeds thousands of disenfranchised families in the Houston area. In appreciation of Prince’s gesture, Bread of Life will honor the music mogul by renaming their kitchen to the J Prince Kitchen. The Kitchen will also add a new initiative program dubbed Celebrity Chef Night. Every 3rd Monday of the month, Bread of Life will host the cooking event to celebrate the culinary skills of chefs in Houston.
By: Rizoh It’s been barely three weeks since the Dogg Pound crew left Cash Money Records, citing financial irresponsibility. Bad news has rocked the Cash Money/Young Money camp again, following the sudden exit of yet another top new signee, Curren$y. The New Orleans rapper Curren$y announced through his Myspace blog that he’s no longer a part of the Lil Wayne-headed Young Money label. In a recent blog entry titled "Sorry Y’all I tried," Curren$y said: "I officially declare my independence…I AM NOT YOUNG MONEY….regardless of what u may hear in the streets, read on the web or hear on the radio I AM NOT YOUNG MONEY….If that loses me friends or fans that’s just something I will live with but I will get my just due in this rap game before its all said and done." Although Curren$y didn’t specify on the reason behind his decision to leave the label, he was quick to add that there’s no rift between him and Lil Wayne: "Don’t look for any beef records from me because that ain’t my thing," he said "Just look for me at the top…straight up."
By Hot Gossip Gal Well that’s what he said in an interview.I wonder what his name would have been had he opted to take that route, Kan-ye Bendover? I am happy he stayed with music. That might explain why he had Pamela Anderson in the Touch the Sky video tho..could never quite figure out what she was doing in that.
iHipHop Blog Team