Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
The current president of entertainment for BET Reginald Hudlin has announced his resignation after helping bring the company massive success with a number of hit series. Since joining forces in 2005, Hudlin has helped their rise in ratings by bringing popular reality shows like Lil’ Kim’s “Countdown to Lockdown” and Keyshia Cole’s “The Way It Is”. He also was instrumental in creating and building their DVD, film and news divisions. There was no reason given for him stepping down.Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Young Jeezy has proven that not all is lost during these hard economic time by selling an impressive 259, 780 units. The Recession debuted at the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard 200. Following up the platinum-selling The Inspiration, the Def Jam artist teamed up with fellow label mates Kanye West, Jay-Z and Nas for his third studio album. Along with the sales, his album is getting much critical acclaim in various publications, blogs and websites. Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Super producer Timbaland, born Timothy Mosley is being recognized for his contribution to music by Trinity College, Ireland’s most respected university. Timbaland who has been responsible for millions of record sales through his innovative production is being inducted into the College’s Philosophical Society as an Honorary patron.The College has welcomed scholars, musicians and politicians into their Society since 1843. The college was founded in 1592 and is located in Dublin, Ireland’s capital. The ceremony welcoming Timbaland to an elite organization which has recognized Archbishop Desmond TuTu, Oscar Wilde, Senator John McCain and controversial Fox TV host Bill O’Reilly will take place in October.
Kanye’s performance at the VMA’s has sparked some speculation as to if he is really working on an album, how the fu*k he has time to do so, and what it would be called. In news a few weeks back, Kanye was slated to produce the entire Blueprint 3, and word is he’s still doing that. At the same time, he’s working on new music for his own fourth album. The first single, “Love Lockdown,” was put up on the site earlier today, and sounds like very different territory for Kanye. The album is rumored to feature a bit more of the vocoder and a lot of love-themed tracks. Supposedly Kanye’s done four tracks so far, and he’s working on completing the rest. The name of the album is rumored to be titled 808′s & Heartbreak. Maybe Ye’s still a bit sour after his breakup from his fiance a few months back. Either way, one thing’s for sure – Kanye’s innovative musical ear and knack for catchy lyrics will definitely make his fourth album a hit. And if anyone doubts that Ye puts in work, he just stuck a proverbial foot up your mouth. Look for the album to hit stores on December 16th on Def Jam/GOOD.
Harlem’s new king, Mickey Factz, is getting major buzz and has been popping up everywhere, from GIANT Magazine to Complex to XXL to just about every hip-hop blog on the Internet. Mickey is a true wordsmith and is known for throwing freestyles left and right about…anything. There was a video of him freestyling to a Sean C. and LV track, so there’s som excitement over Mickey’s collabs. Mickey has been releasing one song a week for almost a year now, and his second collection of “leaks” can be downloaded below in mixtape form. The mixtape is fittingly titled The Leak 2. Enjoy and look for more from Mickey in the near future. Mickey Factz – The Leak 2: The Inspiration
Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne along with Ne-Yo will be hitting the stage for a special one night only “Powerhouse” event in New Jersey hosted by NY radio station Power 105.1. The event is produced by Live Nation, Mr. S.Carter’s current employer. He made history at this annual event by squashing his beef with Nas in 2005. Powerhouse starts Tuesday, October 28 at East Rutherford, N.J.’s Izod Center at 7 p.m. and tickets go on sale September 12 at noon. Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Here is a new song off of Big Boi’s official solo debut (Speakerboxx does not really count). It’s in the same lane he is known to be in – a song 808-heavy and all about flossin’. “Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty” is coming soon and hopefully the album will be more of what we’ve heard so far. Big Boi (featuring Backbone) – Dubbz To Preview Track Click Here Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
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