NICKI ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
Nicki Minaj has announced that she’s selected a new single off her platinum selling Pink Friday album. The “Moment 4 Life” rapper has chosen the Bangladesh-produced track “Did It On ‘Em’” as her next urban offering. Gotta strike while the iron is hot!
NEW DETAILS ON LIL WAYNE’S “MRS. OFFICER” SUIT
We recently reported that Lil Wayne is facing a copyright infringement lawsuit for his song “Mrs. Officer” featuring Bobby V. AllHipHop.com has learned producer Michael “Mali Boy” Bradford, who claims to have made the original beat for the track, has hired an associate professor of Musicology to prove his case. Dr. Felicia M. Miyakawa has found substantial evidence that could take this case to trial. Apparently, the original song was sampled and the producer that re-worked the instrumentals did not “source material adequately.” It’s unknown how much Bradford is seeking in damages.
LIL JON READIES GREATEST HITS ALBUM
Lil Jon is ready to remind fans of all the many smash singles he has under his belt by releasing a greatest hits album titled Crunkest Hits. The King Of Crunk has complied 14 of his biggest songs including “Get Low” featuring Ying Yang Twins and Usher’s “Yeah!” While the disc doesn’t arrive until March 8th, Lil Jon wants everyone to make sure they mark their calendars now. In related news, be sure to catch Jon on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice when the season premiere airs Sunday, March 6th at 9 PM Eastern.
Crunkest Hits tracklist:
1. “Get Low” – ft. Ying Yang Twins
2. “Bia’ Bia’” 2 – ft. Too Short & Chyna White3. “Yeah!” – ft. Usher
4. “Throw It Up” – ft. Pastor Troy5. “I Don’t Give a F***” – ft. Mystikal & Krayzie Bone6. “What U Gon’ Do” – ft. Lil Scrappy7. “Put Yo Hood Up”
8. “Get Crunk” – ft. Bohagon9. “Nothin’s Free” – ft. Oobie10. “Who U Wit”
11. “Stop Trippin’” – ft. Ludacris12. “Cut Up”
13. “Knockin Heads Off” – ft. Jadakiss & Styles P14. “Weed N Da Chopper” – ft. Project Pat
NELLY TALKS SISTER’S DEATH ON BEHIND THE MUSIC
To get everyone more excited about Nelly’s upcoming Vh1 Behind The Music episode, a trailer has leaked with the with rap superstar opening up about the death of his sister Jackie, who died of leukemia in 2005. Be sure to tune in for the full show when Behind The Music: Nelly airs March 7th at 10 PM Eastern.
· Click HERE to see the trailer!
LUPE WAS SUICIDAL WHILE RECORDING LASERS LP
During an interview with Details.com, Lupe Fiasco spilled some surprising news about the recording process for his long awaited Lasers album. The rapper revealed that he became depressed and actually contemplated suicide. He stated, “The creation of Lasers was a very painful, dark, f***ed-up process.” Luckily, the Atlantic Records artist seems to be in better spirits and is looking forward to dropping his third studio effort on March 8th.
LUPE LOOKING FORWARD TO MTV SPRING BREAK
Last week, we reported Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khaflia, Jason Derulo and Pitbull have been chosen to headline MTV and mtvU’s Spring Break 2011 at the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Spring Break 2011 is taking place from March 6th through March 9th and DJ Pauly D will be on the turntables for the afternoon pool parties. Visit Palms.com to learn more!
FOXY TALKS LIL KIM AND NICKI MINAJ BEEF
Foxy Brown recently gave her input on the on-going (one-sided) beef between Lil Kim and Nick Minaj. The fem-cee, who also had issues with the Queen Bee, told Bollboard.com, “I don’t condone it at all; I don’t think it’s cute.” Fox feels Kim should have let the fans realize on their own that Nicki was lending from her style instead of using that as a “platform to bring your new album.” As previously reported, Brown’s upcoming double disc album, Black Roses, will be out later this year.
· Do you think Lil Kim has taken the wrong approach?
MJ’S CHILDREN FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS
Similar to their dad, who helped people in need with his Heal the World Foundation, Michael Jackson’s three children, 14-year-old Prince Michael, 12-year-old Paris and eight-year-old Blanket, recently volunteered at a organization in Los Angeles, helping the homeless. SingersRoom.com reports their grandmother said that they are doing “pretty well” with the passing of their beloved father and are very much inspired by MJ’s philanthropic efforts before he died.
UPDATE ON NE-YO AND FABOLOUS’ JOINT ALBUM
According to MTV News, Ne-Yo and Fabolous are pushing ahead with plans to record a joint album. The Def Jam label-mates are reportedly looking to re-create Jay-Z and R. Kelly’s Best of Both Worlds album. The singer told MTV, “It’s just something about [Fab’s] voice and my voice that makes sense together. We been kicking ideas around and I can’t say exactly when to look for it, but definitely look for it. Keep your eyes peeled, we’ll be out there.”
NEW BEASTIE BOYS ALBUM OUT IN APRIL
Beastie Boys’ new album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2, will come out on April 19th. Nas and Santigold reportedly recorded guest spots on the album.
· Beastie Boys were set to release Hot Sauce Committee Pt 1 first but Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer. The album has been put off until further notice.
This is what I call a REAL movie. If you plan on seeing this one…be ready…it’s 2 ½ hours long…bring snacks! (LOL) Great cast…great acting…great story. It’s showing in selected theaters so like I said before – if you’re looking for a great movie…check out BIUTIFUL. It’s the same director who brought you 21 GRAMS and BABEL…it’s one of those movies that has multiple stories…then it all comes together at the end. Niceeeeee!
Definitely worth checking out.
I give BIUTIFUL…4 out of 5 POPCORNS!
Gnomeo and Juliet hit theaters a few Friday’s ago…I know, I know… “Mike, your late!” I’ve been slammed with stuff…sooo be quiet. (LOL) Well, if you’re looking for a hilarious, funny ass, family movie – check out GNOMEO AND JULIET. The story’s pretty simple…2 families…Red gnomes and Blue gnomes…they live next to each other…and well…they hate each other. (Like William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet)
Yeahhh…ya get it?! (LOL)
Well, Gnomeo (Blue gnome) ends up meeting Juliet (Red gnome)…they fall in love…and all hell breaks loose! Here’s another family flick to see…or fellas…maybe a date movie. Yes…I said it.
I give GNOMEO AND JULIET…4 out of 5 POPCORNS!
This was a good movie. I was impressed with Channing Tatum…as soon as I saw the trailer…I was like, “This looks tight and with Billy Elliot in it (some of ya’ll will get it)…if I watch this…I should be a happy camper” But somewhere in my mind I was thinking, “Will Channing pull it off?”…and he did.
THE EAGLE is about a story…of the 9th Legion…men go out into the wilderness…men never come back. The 9th Legion had a leader…this leader’s son grows up (Channing Tatum) joins the military and decides to follow in his footsteps. But you need to know something – since there’s no trace of the 9th Legion…the prized Golden Eagle is lost as well…which symbolizes ROME. See…Channing Tatum’s character pretty much has this black cloud over his head…sucks to be him in the beginning of the movie. Well, while he’s leading his first command – they are attacked and he’s seriously injured…what does that mean? He’s forced to retire. I think days, maybe even months go by…and he hears of a rumor…that the Golden Eagle has been scene…he tries to get the Roman empire to help but their like, “Hell nawwww…we ain’t sending our army out there!” So he decides that he and his slave will do it…and they start on their adventure.
THE EAGLE is a dope flick…worth checking out…even if it’s PG13…yes, I said it. PG13. There some dope fight scenes and the acting is spot on.
I give THE EAGLE…3 out of 5 POPCORNS!
My movie finally came to VOD…I had been waiting for this one for the longest
For the longest time…I had been waiting for this one. I saw the trailer…I thought to myself, “Mike…good cast…this looks good.” Then I saw that it was coming to theaters AND…VOD. Well, it’s cheaper to see movies at home…so I ordered it and I must say…the movie WAS pretty good.
Check out the featurette…
It’s pretty simple…guy wakes up and see that 98% of the human population is gone…and the ones that aren’t…when night comes… “something” get them. VANISHING ON 7TH STREET is pretty cool…looking for a cool thriller flick…you should check this one out.
I give VANISHING OF 7TH STREET…3 out of 5 POPCORNS!
My homie Chuey Martinez in LA got to sit down with the cast of HALL PASS. Check out the exclusive interview!