By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard from Trina. Her last album, “The Glamorest Life,” saw one hit, “Here We Go” with Kelly Rowland, and then quietly disappeared. Now Trina is gearing up to drop her new album, “The Baddest B*tch II,” on August 14 and is hoping to make a bigger impact. "I put 150 percent into this album. I’m stepping my game up like 10 notches," Trina told Billboard.com. "I have a thousand different emotions and feelings and I show it all in this project. I didn’t want to be sad, just happy and high spirited, so people can see Trina really grew up." The album features contributions from Cool & Dre, Scott Storch, Red Spyders, The Runners, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Plies and few surprises that she won’t reveal at the moment. The first single, “I’m Single Again,” hit radio this weekend with the second single possibly being, “I Wish I Never Met You,” which may drop around the album’s release.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Kanye West’s new album, “Graduation,” isn’t due until September but he’s giving fans something to nod their head to until it drops. His new mixtape, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”, hit the internet over the weekend and has fans buzzing over several things. Mixed by Plain Pat, one of the biggest cuts on the mixtape fans are talking about is by CRS, a super-group of Kanye, Lupe Fiasco, and Pharrell, with the song “Us Placers.” Is there a bigger project in the works? There are also clips from Kanye, Common and Talib’s upcoming albums and some remixes from Ne-Yo and T-Pain featuring Kanye. There is also a new track from GLC, a frequent Kanye collaborator who fans have wondered when an album will arrive. And who knew that Kanye loved porn? In the meantime, here’s the tracklisting to the mixtape: 01. Kanye West – Friday Morning, May 25th, 2007 (Intro) 02:17 02. Kanye West – Stronger (Snippet) 01:23 03. CRS (Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West & Pharrell) – Us Placers 03:54 04. GLC – I Ain’t Even On Yet 02:36 05. Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing 04:08 06. Common feat. Kanye West – Southside (Snippet) 02:22 07. Common – The Game 02:30 08. Kanye West – Porno (Interlude) 01:15 09. 88 Keys feat. Kanye West & Malik Yusef – Stay Up (Snippet) 01:50 10. Talib Kweli feat. Kanye West – In The Mood 02:32 11. Bentley feat. Pimp C & Lil’ Wayne – C.O.L.O.U.R.S. 04:35 12. Kid Sister feat. Kanye West – Pro Nails 02:37 13. Kanye West – Young Folks 01:47 14. Kanye West – Interviews (Interlude) 03:31 15. Common – The People 03:25 16. Big Sean – Get’cha Some 02:57 17. Consequence – Don’t Forget Em 02:55 18. Sa-Ra – White! (On The Floor) 03:00 19. Ne-Yo feat. Kanye West – Because Of You (Remix) 01:35 20. T-Pain feat. Kanye West – Buy You A Drank (Remix) 02:01 21. Kanye West – Throw Some D’s (Interlude) 00:36 22. Kanye West – Throw Some D’s (Remix) 02:36 23. Tony Williams – Dreaming Of Your Love 02:52 24. Really Doe feat. Jennifer Hudson – Magnetic Power 01:47 25. PM – Hater Family 03:36 CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO
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By: Hot Gossip Gal Check out this face on the cover of this months Vibe…what is going on? Looks like he has a lot of issues to deal with right now. Baby Momma looking for more money, Tony Yayo accused of beating Jimmy Henchman’s son, his third album being pushed back and then of course there is that rumored 95 million four album deal with Kevin Liles over at WMG or how he is going to spend his 10% share of $4.1 billion he made on his share in Vitamin Water. How hard it is to be 50 Cent.
By: Rizoh Brandy has denied “wrongful death” charges leveled against her by the relatives of the woman who died of injuries suffered in a four-car collision that the plaintiffs claim was caused by Ms. Norwood. According to Showbiz Spy, Brandy was hit with yet another lawsuit relating to the same accident. This time, Mallory Ham—one of the survivors of the California crash—is stating that Brandy should not have been speeding in her Range Rover. Three more lawsuits have been piled up against the embattled R&B singer: one by the deceased(Aboudihaj)’s parents, one representing her two children, and another by her husband. In her latest court documents, Brandy denied the charges and asserted her Fifth Amendment privilege to not incriminate herself and requests a jury trial.
By: Rizoh Are you a fiend for shiny gloves and glittery suits? Ever dreamed of owning rhinestone-studded costumes? Make that Michael Jackson’s rhinestone-studded costumes. You (and a gazillion others) are welcome to bid on Jackson mementoes in what has been dubbed the largest auction of Jackson family memorabilia. Ever. Among the 1,000 or so items being auctioned off to the public are: a pink Mae West dress worn by an 8-year old Janet Jackson and a faded 23-year old telegram from Marlon Brando to Michael Jackson right before a show. New Jersey businessman Henry Vaccaro acquired the Jackson goodies in 2002 after a botched business venture wound up in bankruptcy court. Universal Express Inc. then paid Vaccaro $5 million for the items. Jackson dropped an effort to impede the auction two weeks ago, and opted for a confidential settlement with Universal. Wacko Jacko aficionados worldwide can bid on the goods via liveauctioneers.com and eBay’s live auction site, starting this Wednesday.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Foxy Brown may be in the headlines every week about some legal issue, but nowadays she’s hoping that people don’t forget she’s an artist first. In a recent interview with Billboard’s Mariel Concepcion, the rapper said that she is planning dropping her new album, Black Roses, this September. The album will feature appearances from Jay-Z, Spragga Benz, Baby Cham and few others. "No disrespect to anyone, but gear up baby, because when I come, it’s over," Brown told Billboard.com. "This album is going to be a lyrical testimony of everything I’ve gone through and survived the last couple of years. It’s just incredible." Brown said the album name was inspired by the Barrington Levy song of the same name. "Barrington told me he was inspired to write ‘Black Roses’ when he went to Africa and there, in a garden, amongst a thousand beautiful flowers, he saw one black rose that was withered and broken, and how tourists would fly in from all over the world to take pictures of it," she said. "I have to save some lives, and that’s what ‘Black Roses’ is officially for. That’s why the title is so perfect."
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Have you ever wondered what really went down in the studio while some of your all-time favorite hip-hop tracks were being recorded? In his new book, “Check the Technique: Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies”, author Brian Coleman interviews 75 artists, DJs, producers and industry insiders on what was going on when artists like Common was recording “Resurrection,” or when the Wu-Tang Clan was in the studio putting together “Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers.” "My goal with Check the Technique is to let people eavesdrop on some amazing conversations I’ve had with hip-hop legends over the years,” Coleman said. “To me, the most important thing about the book is that the facts, stories and opinions come from the artists themselves. Hip-hop artists have a certain image on video screens and in press-junket interviews, but Check the Technique does its best to strip all of that away and talk to these innovators as people, with respect and fan-fueled curiosity." The book, which hits stores on June 19, is over 500 pages long and covers more than 400 songs. Here’s a list of the albums covered in the book: 2 Live Crew: As Nasty As They Wanna Be Beastie Boys: Check Your Head Big Daddy Kane: Long Live the Kane Biz Markie: Goin’ Off Black Moon: Enta Da Stage Boogie Down Productions: Criminal Minded Brand Nubian: One for All Common: Resurrection Cypress Hill: Cypress Hill Das Efx: Dead Serious De La Soul: 3 Feet High And Rising Digable Planets: Reachin’ Digital Underground: Sex Packets EPMD: Strictly Business Eric B & Rakim: Paid In Full The Fugees: The Score Geto Boys: We Can’t Be Stopped Ice-T: Power Marley Marl: In Control Volume 1 MC Lyte: Lyte As A Rock Mobb Deep: The Infamous M.O.P: Firing Squad Onyx: Bacdafucup Pete Rock & CL Smooth: Mecca & The Soul Brother The Pharcyde: Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Poor Righteous Teachers: Holy Intellect Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation of Millions Redman: Whut? Thee Album The Roots: Do You Want More??!!?? Run-DMC: Raising Hell Schoolly D: Saturday Night: The Album Slick Rick: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick Too $hort: Life Is.. Too $hort A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers X-Clan: To the East, Blackwards
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well it seems the two shared a very public moment last night as Weezyperformed his new joint ‘Prostitute’ during Miami Live. Anyhow the baddest bitch was welcomed on stage and ended up cuddling and crying with her ex man on stage as the fans went wild…talk about a Hip-Hop love story. But what chick wouldn’t get emotional when serenaded with a joint like that??? SMH Russ and Kimmy are Losing it? How can you sue a magazine for a libel and look to them for a quarter of a mill and then forget to mention just what it is you are suing them for. Well thats what Russell Simmons and estranged wife Kimora are doing. They going up against the gossip magazine IN Touch but even the magazine doesn’t know why..
By: Rizoh Lady Sovereign has apologized for storming off the stage during a recent performance at Brooklyn venue Studio B. SOV, who was billed to perform a set at 1.30am following her support slot with Gwen Stefani at PNC Bank Arts Centre, came showed up two hours late at 3.30am. Her tour bus allegedly broke down. The pint-sized British rapper told shocked fans that she was only performing for financial gain as she can’t afford to pay her rent. She stormed off stage after two songs saying she didn’t care if she got paid. “I know how stupid I must have looked on Friday,” Sov said in a statement. “I was tired and not in the mood, having a bad day. But that’s no excuse for letting fans down, I’m sorry to those that were at Studio B to see me.”
By: Rizoh Imagine getting paid $10 million just to show up at a party? While many of us will be spending Memorial Day weekend with a couple of $2 dollar wines, Michael Jackson will add $10 million to his bank account without lifting a finger. The Gloved One was invited to a Prince Azim of Brunei’s 25th birthday party this weekend, according to the Mirror. A close associate of the Prince told the Mirror that “Even though Michael won’t be performing, the very fact that he’ll be in this stately home mingling with all of the Prince’s pals makes it worth every penny to Azim.” The Prince’s dad, the Sultan of Brunei, is one of the world’s richest men.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Gotta admit this did make me laugh although I am sure this wasn’t meant to leak as it has as we all know this is a lil past its sell by date now…but anyways here is what he said about Curtis, Shawn and Suge 50 cent diss:- let me tell you a story about this bitch I know, grew up on the south side sucking dicks for doh, give her a half a dollar and she’ll put on a show, do anything to be in a dr dre video, the bitch went hollywood, the bitch went west coast, he got fucked by this white bitch had her legs wide open, as long as my pockets were fat i didnt give a **** where the ***** was at, my pretty young ***** keep my nuts drained but all the time she was plotting on my aftermath chain, ***** couldnt stay in here lane, started running with this hoe from the south gold grill in her mouth, she put her on the track, gave her, her first thong, introduced her to her two girlfreinds from back home, ****ed the industry, tryna take the fast route, ran into a gangster and he turned they ass out, jay z diss from the projects hustled allday, *****s called her sophie from around the way, used to play hard to get, so they thought she was gay, booshie bitch who ever thought she was raised in b.k, moved out the hood, changed her name to jay, told everybody she’ll be working with a mill one day, i was introduced to her back in ’96, she has wavey haircut and some big ass lips, at first she was hard to hit, come to find out the last 10 years she been sucking big ****, got a family now, a house made of bricks, four grown ass kids and aint none of them ****, she still my ***** so i stayed around, but she always tryna dash when other dames around, she tryna play the game, but i got the ***** number, she said she wont, but she’ll be back next summer, suge knight diss last but not least my gangsta *****, from compton always in and out of jail and ****, ***** tried to burn snoop, stole chronic from doc, blew the whole west coast, even tried to **** pac, type of ***** to stand on beverley hills, word on the street’s he got a few real *****s killed, i look up now she on my ****, telling me how she gonna be my *****, pop up at award shows always following me, ***** doing dumb ****, got a college degree, no pre-nupt, one ***** got stick with her, i was smart knew always not to **** with her, what goes around comes around, scandolous **** – somebody tried to kill that ***** burnt the bridges and aint had one freind left, *****s that know her called her the devil in that red dress
By: Rizoh Lil’ Wayne has added another feather to his business hat. Weezy signed a deal to develop a new alcoholic beverage with the assistance of Straight Up Brands liquor. Wayne will help with the development of the liquor and will play a big role in its marketing and branding. Straight Up Brands acquired Diplomats-endorsed Sizzurp liquor via its acquisition of Rappin’ Brands earlier this year. Other hip-hop stars being courted by Straight Up Brands include: Lil Flip, DJ Clue, and Foxy Brown.
By: Rizoh A couple in Rochester allegedly committed identity theft, mail fraud and bank fraud against Ashanti, actress Nia Long, and many others. Charles B. Curry Jr. and Shameika Drain Curry, both 28, illegally purchased cars, obtained credit cards and wrote bogus checks, using the identities of their victims. To defraud Ashanti, the couple allegedly ordered a replacement driver’s license in her name and claimed she had moved from Nassau County to Wilkins Street in Rochester. After receiving the new license in the mail, Shameika Curry allegedly impersonated Ashanti and used her credit history and license to acquire a 2003 Infiniti and to secure a $36,789 loan from M&T Bank. The bank has since seized the car and Ashanti has filed an affidavit "stating that she was the victim of identity theft and did not give anyone permission to use her personal information to obtain credit and/or financial loans in her name," court documents said. According to the complaint filed in a U.S. District court, Shameika Curry also impersonated Nia Long to write and cash a check for $8,300 made out to a cleaning service Shameika Curry runs. Although the complaint also claims that the Currys received mail in the name of pop diva Mariah Carey, there’s no allegation yet that Mimi was also defrauded. If convicted, the Currys face a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick.
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