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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Shawn Tubby Holiday and Tip Harris

Sandrarose.com was the first to break the news that rap mogul T.I. “Tip” Harris signed a new record deal with Columbia Records.

Friend of the blog, Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, Columbia’s new SVP of Urban A&R, was instrumental in getting the deal done. Shawn is pictured above with T.I.

Music mogul Pharrell Williams will executive produce T.I.’s fist album on Grand Hustle/Columbia in early 2014. DJ Toomp and Timbaland will also produce the much-anticipated project.

T.I. and his imprint Grand Hustle Records parted ways with Atlantic Records earlier this year. The split was an acrimonious one.

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Drake Nothing Was the Same leaks

Despite his best efforts, Drake’s latest album, Nothing Was the Same, leaked online last night. The reaction on Twitter ran the gamut from “Hated it” to “obsessed” fans who vowed to wait until the album drops before listening.

Originally due out on September 15, Nothing Was the Same was pushed back one week to September 24. That was apparently enough time for a hacker to upload the tracks to the Internet. Links are going up faster than Drake’s record label can pull them down.

So far there has been no reaction from Drake or his record label.

Listen to the album before you buy it after the break.

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