JAY-Z, KANYE ADD EXTRA SHOWS FOR TOUR

Jay-Z and Kanye West have announced that additional shows are being added to their upcoming Watch The Throne tour due to popular demand. You have to wait until Monday to see the new dates but then you can purchase pre-sale tickets on Tuesday. As previously reported, their joint album, Watch The Throne, will be available on iTunes on August 8th.

· Passes will be available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.

· Fans can get the physical copy on Friday, August 5th.

SOULJA BOY SPENDS 55MILLION ON A PRIVATE JET

 

 

 

Money ain’t a thing for Soulja Boy. The “Crank That” rapper celebrated his 21st birthday by treating himself to a $55 million gift.

According to TMZ, Soulja dropped the staggering amount on a private jet. A member of his management team tells the website that the G5 was purchased as a birthday present to himself.

The ride cost a reported $35 million, but he is spending an additional $20 million to upgrade it with 12 custom Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, four liquor bars, a travertine-tiled floor, and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.

If that’s not enough, he is replacing the in-flight lavatory with a luxurious bathroom and giving it a custom paint job to include his logo.

He also reportedly spent $300,000 on a blowout birthday bash at a Miami nightclub with guests including Dwight Howard, Bow Wow, and Sean Kingston.

 

WANNA STAR IN A BEYONCE VIDEO?

According to her official Facebook page, Beyonce wants her fans to appear in her music video. If you would like to be featured in the alternate version of her hit single “Best Thing I Never Had,” all you gotta do is submit your home videos and photos from your wedding day or your prom to BeyonceOnline.com. Here’s the direct link:

· http://www.beyonceonline.com/us/bestthing

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BEYONCE READIES SOUL FOOD COOKBOOK?

We’ve all heard Beyonce joke in numerous interviews on how she’s not that great of a cook. Well, according to the Daily Mirror, the “Run the World” singer is reportedly is in talks to release a soul food cookbook. The site reports, “Her mother Tina started the tradition whereby anywhere in the world they are, she always puts on a soul food spread of collard greens, cornbread, mac ’n’ cheese and fried chicken. Bey would love to include these family recipes in a book.” No further details are known at this time.

KELLY ROWLAND’S ALBUM PREDICTIONS ARE IN!

The projections are in! And it looks like Kelly Rowland’s newly released Here I Am LP is expected to take the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart next week. HitsDailyDouble.com reports the disc, which includes her smash “Motivation” single, is estimated to sell over 75-thousand copies during its first week. The official Soundscan will be released on Wednesday.

· Were you expecting higher first week sales for Kelly?

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KELLY ROWLAND SAYS SHE ISNT TRYING TO SELL SEX

After being accused of using sex to sell records, Kelly Rowland told the New York Daily News newspaper that she is “just completely being [herself].” The former Destiny’s Child singer adds, “I don’t let nobody dictate who I am. I did that for way too long that I don’t care about those people no more. I really don’t.” As for posing nude on the cover of Vibe magazine, Kelly explained, “I just wanted it to be skin, I’m so comfortable in my skin. As a woman, sometimes that takes so long to get to.”

· Her third solo effort, Here I Am, is currently in stores now.

GAME SAYS R.E.D. WILL BE BETTER THAN THA CARTER IV

During an interview with HipHopDX.com, Game is making big statements regarding his upcoming R.E.D. Album. The rapper politely told the site, “Tha Carter IV; [Lil Wayne] is my n***a and I can’t wait to hear that, cop it and then check it, but the R.E.D. album is gonna be album of the year.” The West coast rapper promises that his material is “gonna be crazy.” The follow-up to 2008’s LAX arrives on August 23rd.

· The disc feature contributions from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Dr. Dre, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Tyler, The Creator and others.

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GAME SAYS “HOOD-MORNING WITH NEW MIXTAPE

 

Game gets ready for R.E.D. with yet another DJ Skee-hosted mixtape titledHoodmorning (no typo): Candy Coronas, dropping August 1 at 1:11 p.m. EST. In the trailer, the “Pot of Gold” rapper previews the title track named after his signature Twitter sign-off, which samples Kanye West’s Graduation intro “Good Morning.” Drink up!


MELANIE FIONA ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE

According to Rap-Up.com, Melanie Fiona has leaked new promo pictures for her upcoming album, The MF Life. The “It Kills Me” singer said of the project, “I’ve pushed myself creatively to go in places, to become a little more vulnerable, to show a sexier side, to use my voice as a different instrument on this album.” Fans can expect her sophomore effort to arrive in stores and online on October 25th.

· Her disc includes contributions from Chuck Harmony, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Salaam Remi and Andrea Martin.

THE DREAM AND CHRISTINA MILIAN BACK TOGETHER?

For the first time since they announced their divorce, Christina Milian and The Dream were spotted having lunch with their daughter Violet at Beverly Hills’ Ivy restaurant. Since the former couple chose to dine at a paparazzi hotspot, many have begun to speculate that the pair has reconciled but they could also have just become close friends. Neither has commented on the reports.

KEYSHIA COLE READIES NEW REALITY SHOW, BIOPIC

Keyshia Cole recently tweeted that she’s begun shooting a family reality show, but did you know that the singer is also working on a biopic? She hinted at the film project by writing, “I will soon be meeting with my movie writer. Her name is Kate. She’s a wonderful woman and she really gets the struggle.” When we last spoke with KC, she revealed that she was in the beginning stages of working on it. In related news, Cole’s last album, Calling All Hearts, is available in stores and online now.

AMY WINEHOUSE COVERS VIBE MAGAZINE

 

The late Amy Winehouse graces the cover of the upcoming issue of Vibe magazine. In the mag, producer Salaam Remi revealed what it was like being with the fallen singer just before she passed away over the weekend. The hitmaker stated, “We were in the middle of working on the album. She finished writing the record. We just hadn’t recorded.” He added, “For the last couple of weeks we were video chatting regularly. I was just talking to Nas. Both her and Nas were born on September 14th, so we were going to Barbados with all of them for her birthday.” The full issue hits newsstands August 16th.

· This fall, Amy would have turned 28 years old.

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MARK RONSON HONORS AMY WINEHOUSE

The day after attending Amy Winehouse’s funeral, producer and artist Mark Ronson paid tribute to the late singer in a concert on Wednesday night. According to NME.com, Ronson brought Zutons singer Dave McCabe onstage to play his band’s song “Valerie,” which was famously recorded by Winehouse on Ronson’s 2007 Versions covers album. Ronson, who produced the two most well-known tracks on Winehouse’s 2006 breakthrough Back to Black album, “Rehab” and “You Know I’m No Good,” dedicated “Valerie” to his late friend.

· Mark Ronson addressed the crown at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England on Wednesday night and said: “It’s really lovely getting to play some music here for you tonight. That’s what makes everything better. I went to her service yesterday and there was a rabbi that spoke and he said that somebody’s life is measured in deeds and not years and that’s the best thing I heard yesterday… The genius in that woman and what she shared with us is pretty special. I’m not going to get all morbid on you. It’s just nice to be playing music to people who like good music. She is my sister, wherever she is.”

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