New video from Rihanna..Her new album LOUD drops Nov 16th.
Here is the packaging for Jay-Z boxed sets, Vol 1 drops November 2nd . There will be 2 versions available, the Deluxe Version contain an art book called Jay-Z: An Illustrated History. The booklet will have photos from some of Jay’s biggest moments.
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Rapper/Actor 50 Cent has completed a $200 million dollar agreement with Grindstone Entertainment/Lionsgate to release a series of ten films. First film under the deal is entitled “Set Up,” which was written and directed by Mike Gunther. Paul Walker is in talks to star opposite Jackson in the heist action movie.
“The thing about ’50 Cent’ is that, just like in his music career, he isn’t someone who sits around and waits for things to get done. He came to me and said, ‘How do we move quicker on projects?’ With this new fund, we are able to do that. It’s very hard to raise equity today and we are lucky to have such great partners, including the amazing team of Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb of Grindstone and Joe Drake and Helen Kim at Lionsgate,”– Emmett (Cheetah Vision)
Ghostface Killah announced via Twitter today that his new album, The Apollo Kids, will be released on December 14th.
In a Q & A interview with The Urban Daily, Shyne was asked about his upcoming albums, which led to talks about LA Reid and Def Jam. Here’s what he had to say….
I understand you have two albums dropping this year. Is that correct?
Not this year. I’m not coming out until first quarter, like March.
One will be under Def Jam and the other under Cash Money?
Right now I don’t know what I’m doing with Def Jam. It’s a new chairman over at Univesral Music Group, so I don’t know what’s happening over there.
You’re talking about Lucian Grainge who replaced Doug Morris?
Yeah, and I know LA Reid ain’t gonna be there no more. I don’t know what’s happening over there. It all depends on who takes over and his commitment to hip-hop music. I think that’s why…. It’s really tricky. I don’t like to judge nobody or throw anyone under the bus, but I don’t think there was a strong commitment to hip-hop from LA Reid. I was on my way out the door a few times and he begged me to stay. Now that he’s leaving, that’s definitely the door opening for me to spin off myself, you dig. I don’t know the direction they’re going in. I don’t know if they’re gonna put another guy in there that don’t care about hip-hop music. You understand? We need people like Russell [Simmons] and Lyor [Cohen] and Jimmy Iovine, people that bled and got their hands dirty and were in the trenches. We need the Eisenhowers that are gonna be there on the warfield with us to keep this going, and L.A. Reid wasn’t that. I’m interested to see who they’re gonna put in there. If anything, I might do everything through Cash Money or somebody else, but it’s a real question mark with Def Jam right now.
Looks like Nas wasn’t the only one to write a letter to Def Jam. Shyne also wrote one titled “Def Jam Is Dying”. Check out more about the letter and full interview at The Urban Daily
New album from N.E.R.D drops on November 2nd. Here is what you can expect…
1. “Party People” feat. T.I.
2. “Hypnotize U”
3. “Help Me”
5. “Perfect Defect”
6. “I’ve Seen the Light” / “Inside of Clouds” (Interlude)
7. “God Bless Us All”
8. “Life as a Fish”
9. “Nothing on You”
10. “Hot-N-Fun” feat. Nelly Furtado
11. “It’s in the Air”
12. “Sacred Temple”
13. “I Wanna Jam”
14. “The Man”