SR Exclusive: T.I. ‘Paperwork’ Contest

T.I. performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Rap mogul T.I., aka Tip, went on a shopping spree in Los Angeles yesterday, and he picked up a few things for Sandrarose.com readers! Peep T.I.’s receipt after the break!

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Wiz Khalifa Releases New Shoe in Celebration of His #1 Album

Wiz Khalifa shoe launch at Foot Locker

Rap artist Wiz Khalifa launched his new sneaker line, the Chuck Taylor All-Star Wiz Khalifa Collection, at The Foot Action store in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday. The shoe release came on the heels of his #1 Album, Blacc Hollywood, which you can download on iTunes.

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Mariah Carey Cuts Ties With Manager Jermaine Dupri

Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri part ways

Songbird Mariah Carey seems to be blaming her manager and producer Jermaine Dupri for the poor performance of her current album.

Mariah’s unfortunately named album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, sold a measly 83,000 total albums in the US. That wasn’t good enough for the 45-year-old Diva who has 17 top ten albums to her credit.

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Rick Ross Celebrates #1 Album, Buys Audemars Piguet Watches for Featured Artists

Rick Ross

Rapper Rick Ross celebrated his #1 album by dropping $250,000 on 6 Audemars Piguet watches for the featured artists on his album.

When Ross’ 6th studio album, Mastermind, hit #1 on the Billboard charts, Ross’ publicist immediately reached out to gossip tabloid TMZ to inform them that Ross hit up jeweler Rafaello & Co in NY last week and dropped $250k on six watches for a few of the artists who appeared on his album. That works out to a little over $41,000 (not counting taxes) for each watch.

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Kelly Rowland Dropped by Record Label

Kelly Rowland in New York

After dropping her successful album, Talk a Good Game, it seems inconceivable that songstress Kelly Rowland was dropped by her record label. TaGG sold over 200K albums. So what’s the problem? It looks like Beyonce may have called in a favor at the record label.

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Jay Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Flop’

Despite uniquely creative marketing campaigns, Jay Z’s much-hyped twelfth studio album, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail,’ is only projected to push 350-400K in first week sales. According to Billboard magazine, Magna Carta’s sales estimates do not include the 1 million advance copies Samsung purchased for $5 each to give away for free to Galaxy owners.

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Samsung Buys 1 Million Jay Z Albums (is that even legal?)

Samsung Buys 1 Million Jay Z Albums

Last week there were reports that rap mogul Jay Z signed a $20 million endorsement deal with electronics giant Samsung to promote their Samsung Galaxy smartphones. The rumors were confirmed just days later when Jay Z posted a photo of a Samsung smartphone on his personal blog, Life+Times, and on Twitter.com asking his fans to tune in to game 5 of the NBA Finals for a special announcement at 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

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