Dj Holidayjust droppedFuture's track "Good Morning". This is the track that was supposed to be on Future's Honest album. But Beyonce jacked it for her alcoholic's anthem, "Drunk in Love", off her self-titled album.
Even with auto-tunes, Future's original version sounds better, in my opinion.
It pays to have friends in high places with deep pockets: money changes everything.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has changed its rules to allow albums given away for free to be counted in Jay Z's total sales. Electronics giant Samsung recently announced a $20 million sponsorship deal with the aging rapper. The deal immediately began paying dividends for the father-of-two when Samsung bought 1 million advance copies of his soon-to-be released album Magna Carta Holy Grail, which drops on July 4.
SAmsung will give away the albums for free to users who download a radio app to their Samsung smartphones. The 1 million in advanced sales put a quick $5 million in Jay Z's back pocket. The RIAA originally said the adavance sales would not count toward Jigga's total sales. Then he took to Twitter to pitch a fit and the RIAA gave in to his demands. In defending its decision to count Jay Z's giveaways as sales, the RIAA released a long, wordy explanation which basically says that digital sales are a new frontier that allows for "new rules."
Read an excerpt of the RIAA's statement after the break.
Aging rapper Jay Z just released a new track titled "Open Letter". Isn't it time for Jay Z to retire from rapping? Shouldn't he hang up the microphone and get his grown man on? At 45, he's old enough to be a grandfather.
Nicki's much-anticipated track "Roman's Revenge" featuring Eminem leaked online over the weekend. In it she unleashes the full wrath of her Roman Zolanski alter ego on her arch nemesis Lil Kim and other female rappers who defined an era.
Is this the thanks I get for putting you bishes on?
Is it my fault that all of you bishes gone
Should'a sent a thank you note, you little ho
Now I’ma wrap your coffin with a bow.
Nicki, she just mad cause you took her spot
Word, that bish mad 'cause I took the spot?
Well bish if u ain’t sh*ttin', then get off the pot
Got some n*ggas out in Brooklyn that’ll off ya top
Some fool has convinced rapper Nicki Minaj that she is a Hip Hop phenomenon -- and she believes that lie. Whoever or whatever Nicki Minaj thinks she is, she will never be the Queen B!
The truth is, Nicki Minaj and all her silly gimmicks will never impact Hip Hop the way Lil Kim has.
Nicki's gimmick fails badly on this lame track. Her nursery school attack disses are even worse than Nicki's annoying cartoonish voices and exaggerated accents.
No wonder Eminem initially refused to jump on this track with Nicki. Can you blame him? Em kills this track and he didn't even need an annoying voice to do it.
Watch Nicki Minaj perform in Trinidad after the break!
According to the Village Voice, Rikers Island corrections officers conducted a surprise inspection of rapper Lil Wayne's prison cell and found earphones and a charger.
No audio device was found in his cell, so officers searched the cells of the other inmates until they came up with the missing mp3 player.
Before turning himself in to begin serving a 12-month prison sentence on weapons charges, Wayne told Rolling Stone magazine that he planned to keep working while in prison: "I'll have an iPod, and I'll make sure they keep sending me beats."
The only problem with that is, inmates aren't allowed to have electronics such as iPods or cell phones in their possession.
The MP3 player was discovered in the cell of another inmate in the unit. And, in a kind of tragic detail, it turns out Lil Wayne had hidden the original contraband--the charger and headphones--in a snack bag in the garbage can of his cell.) He's being charged with an infraction--possession of contraband, says our source. Inmates are allowed to purchase an AM/FM player and earphones from the commissary, but what Wayne had wasn't authorized. Before you yawn, realize that everyone in Rikers--even the celebrities--is forbidden to possess any form of non-sanctioned mobile electronics, whether cell phones, videogames, or otherwise, and the fact that Lil Wayne was found with an iPod in his cell means that someone had to smuggle it into him.
Weezy's minor infraction will probably mean additional time tacked onto the end of his sentence. Last month prison officials fired an overeager female prison guard who entered an unauthorized area to peek in on Wayne. The former guard is filing a wrongful termination suit against the city.
About 30 minutes ago, troubled rapper Gucci Mane walked out of the Fulton County Jail a free man. Gucci, real name Radric Taylor, was arrested last November by his parole officer for violating his probation a second time.
Gucci held a press conference outside the jail where he read a prepared statement to a swarm of media, bloggers and photographers who jockeyed for his attention.
During his stint in jail, Gucci kept busy by writing lyrics and recording his latest mixtape, The BurrrPrint 2HD, over the phone with the assistance of his producer, DJ Holiday.
Gucci also started up a new label, 1017 Brick Squad, and fired his longtime manager Debra Antney, who is rapper Waka Flocka's mom
I missed Jay Z and Betty White on Saturday Night Live over the weekend (I don't watch much TV), but I hear the ratings for the 35th anniversary of SNL was through the roof!
I'm sure the ratings weren't affected in the least by Jigga's appearance on the show -- though he may think he had something to do with it. No, the ratings bonanza was all Betty White's doing. SNL's execs caved under the pressure after legions of Betty's fans signed a Facebook petition to get the 80-year-old "Golden Girls" star on the show.
Past SNL alumni also returned to make this episode one of the most watched in years!