After eight months of controversy leading up to his release, Nas has scored another chart-topper with Untitled. The album has pushed 113,000 units to date, already surpassing the average sales of most albums released this year. Nas’s last album, Hip Hop is Dead, was released two years ago and sold over 350,000 units. Check out the Rik Cordero-directed “Sly Fox” video here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=T6Uqk3fxFEs
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With Flesh-N-Bone finally released from prison after serving close to 10 years it looks like BT&H fans will be happy to hear another album from the Cleveland collective is in the works. The five will be releasing their project through Full Surface, Swizz Beat’s Interscope imprint and are said to be already hard at work having being reunited after years of issues and sentencing kept them apart.
Nelly Furtado had quite a lot to deal with this past weekend as a concert she was giving in Moscow’s Red Square ended in a blood bath after Russia’s fave rapper Timati tried to join the Promiscuous Girl on stage to perform with her. This hadn’t been sanctioned by organizers and it encouraged Nelly’s security to get involved. A brawl involving over 20 men ensued and some fans were splattered with blood stemming from the altercation. Turns out Timati has upset various officials in Russia and has taken the events of Sunday nights concert very personally,
Wow this mixtape is sick. I don’t even really know how to describe it besides ingenious and unconventional. I’m listening to this shit, and everyone in the office is turning their heads asking me who it is, and the answer is Kid Cudi so get familiar. Download this thing so that when he blows you can claim to be an original fan. “A Kid Named Cudi”- Kid Cudi
Well maybe he is when the money comes rolling in. Sean Combs is gearing up to add another ‘reality tv show’ to his resume after VH1 gave him a whole wedge of money to work on a show called “I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY”. The show which is set to hit TVs in August shows various contestants walking to Brooklyn to get cheese cake, learning how to avoid chairs being thrown in dance studios …noooo only joking. The show will have the various wanna be errand boys/gals judged by the likes of Kevin Liles, Phil Robinson in the hopes that one of them might just be the new Assistant to Mr Sean Combs. Obviously his little myspace solicitation didn’t work then. Shame http://www.ihiphop.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/puffdaddy.jpg diddy
After threatening his ex and e mailing death threats to her the veteran hook man appeared in court in a wheel chair yesterday to plead guilty to the felony charges brought against him by his wife. Nate Dogg who suffered a stroke last year was released on $50 g bail and the Judge presiding over the case was looking for another 50 gs yesterday and until that was paid Nate was being held in a holding area. It will be August 1st before the case is heard again and then it will be determined if there is going to be a trial. he was arrested back in June after allegedly threatening his estranged wife and driving on a suspended license. When it rains it pours I guess. http://www.ihiphop.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/nate.jpg nate
IN STORES July 22nd Diplomat/Dipset member Hell Rell launches the highly anticipated video for “Get Ready,” the bangin’ first single off of the forthcoming release: July 22nd’s “Black Mask Black Gloves (The Ruga Edition).” No stranger to success, Rell has appeared on numerous frontline Dipset albums and mixtapes and is widely considered one of the rawest emcees in the game. Directed by DanTheMan (Rick Ross, Maino, Prodigy), “Get Ready” is classic Dipset: photographic montages of New York streets, entourage, jewelry, cars and neighborhood kids…the gritty essence and imagery of street life. Also featuring a cameo from Dipset exec and impresario DukeDaGod, “Get Ready” is Rell’s hard hitting return to the spotlight and a reminder that the Dips ain’t going nowhere.
This is cool to me…. still bringing that old school flavor in the mix. They also look sharp.
Your favorite rappers favorite rapper, Devin the Dude has signed himself to a one album deal with indie label Razor and Tie. The album is slated to hit shelves in the fall and will be the Houston natives sixth studio album. He parted ways with Rap-A-Lot last year after 15 years with the label. http://www.ihiphop.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/devin-the-dude-photoarticl.jpg dev
Word is Game is filling some serious shoes when it comes to his new role with Westside Connection. The group which originally consisted of Mack 10, Ice Cube and WC was disbanded in around 2005. But recent reports have implied that Game is going to be stepping up and taking Mack 10′s place. Not quite sure what Mack 10 has to say about this as he has always implied that people were just going in their own direction and the group was null and void, there would be no replacements. Things change obviously. http://www.ihiphop.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/the-game.jpg Westside
You can only bite Donald Trumps catchphrase ‘YOU’RE FIRED’ when it comes to 106 and Park host Rocsi. Turns out the lil tantrum she threw last week has caused her to get suspended from the show which is really screwing up ratings for BET right now. See you can dress ‘em up but getting them to act right is damn near an impossibility. Well let’s see where she ends up now http://www.ihiphop.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/rocsi.jpg you’re fired
iHipHop Blog Team