T.I. RELEASED FROM HALFWAY HOUSE
Finally! T.I. is free to do whatever he pleases as the rapper exited a halfway house in Atlanta on Thursday morning. Tip, who completed his 11 month sentence for probation violation, is expected to have a lavish welcome home brunch this weekend at an undisclosed location. And for all of his fans waiting to hear new material, he recently tweeted, “Got something coming real soon! #imflexin.”
HERE’S THE NEW SINGLE! “I’m Flexin” ft. Big K.R.I.T.
MARY J BLIGE ISSUES NEW SINGLE
Shortly after Mary J Blige revealed on Twitter that the next single off her upcoming album will be “Mr. Wrong,” Rap-Up.com caught up with songwriter Rico Love to talk about the record. The hitmaker stated, “It’s an extremely soulful song that expresses the true level of love that a woman can have for a man who simply is no good for her.” He added, “I wrote it because in many ways I am Mr. Wrong.” Led by her current single, “25/8,” fans can expect her 10th album, My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I), to land on November 21st.
TREY SONGZ LANDS NEW ROCAWEAR DEAL
Trey Songz can do no wrong. The crooner has reportedly become the new face of Rocawear’s latest fragrance, Evolution. He told AllHipHop.com, “When [Rocawear] came to me about the fragrance, I only had one requirement – that it smell like something that I would actually wear and something that could evolve the fragrance industry.” He added, “The packaging is sleek and it’s a testament of my style.” Evolution by Rocawear is available at Macy’s department stores.
ASHANTI ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
Wondering what Ashanti has been up to? Well the singer announced during an appearance on The Today Show that her lead offering off her next album is called “No Good.” She stated, “My official single will be out very soon. It’s so phenomenal, oh my gosh!” No word on when her fifth studio effort will be released but we’ll keep you posted.
LIL WAYNE COVERS VIBE
While gracing the cover of the October/November issue of VIBE, Lil Wayne revisited the topic of his alleged Jay-Z diss on “It’s Good.” The rapper explained if it was intentional or not saying, “I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear.” He added, “If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is.” Visit Vibe.com for more excerpts!
SNOOP DOGG PAYS NEARLY 500K TO IRS
According to AllHipHop.com, Snoop Dogg has settled his debt with the IRS. The rap vet has finally caught up with his back taxes and forked over the 476-thousand dollars that he’s owed since 2008. In related news, the Dogg father has launched a new social networking site called Viddy. He said in a statement, “I’m giving fans around the world the chance to explore that, and create and share Snoop Dogg inspired video content.”
· For more information, check out Viddy.com/SnoopDogg now.
MARIAH TO DO INTERVIEW ABOUT HER TWINS
Since Mariah Carey delivered her set of twins, the diva has been pretty quiet on information about her children with Nick Cannon. PerezHilton.com reports that Carey said during a recent interview that she “wants to share the pictures with the world because they’re our children and we’re very proud of them but we just have to be very aware of how we do it.” Since becoming a mom has changed her “outlook on life in so many ways,” Mi Mi plans to do an interview “soon.”
TYRESE BANNED FROM RADIO IN DELAWARE
While Tyrese continues to promote his upcoming album and movie projects, fans won’t be hearing him on the radio in Delaware anytime soon. Apparently, the crooner, who feels there shouldn’t be liquor stores on every corner near schools, offended the station owner at KISS 101.7 for calling the audience “homies.” Ty’s music will be banned from the station until he offers up an apology, which TMZ says probably won’t happen. Tyrese told TMZ that he simply doesn’t care.
RIHANNA NEEDS A NICKNAME
MTV News’ James Montgomery wrote an interesting article about Rihanna and her lack of a good nickname. He notes that Rihanna has sold over 20-million copies worldwide, won four GRAMMY Awards, is the official ambassador of Barbados, has signed lucrative endorsement deals with everyone from Gucci to Vita Coco, but lacks a good moniker. “RiRi” and “The Bajan Beauty” are the two most common nicknames used for the singer, but Montgomery offers some others including: “The 21st Century Girl,” “The Admiral,” “The Bajan Baroness,” “The Caribbean Queen,” “The Only Girl” and “The Pride of Barbados.”
NELLY FURTADO DONATES MILLION DOLLARS
According to TheSingersRoom.com, Nelly Furtado will donate one-million dollars to Free The Children, which helps impoverished girls throughout the world. Nelly made the announcement in front of 18-thousand people during We Day in Toronto, Canada.
· Nelly on her million dollar donation: “My charitable mission is to empower girls around the world to realize their full potential. I left a piece of my heart in Kenya earlier this year and I can’t wait to get started on helping girls like the ones I met build a brighter future for themselves, their families and communities”
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A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.
“Real Steel” is directed by Shawn Levy (“Night at the Museum” franchise and “Date Night”).
“Real Steel” is an action drama about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the new high-tech sport of robot boxing.
RIHANNA UPSETS LOCALS WHILE SHOOTING NEW VIDEO
Oh Rihanna. The singer caused quite a stir during her video shoot for “We Found Love” in Ireland. The pop princess was spotted not only in a black see-through mesh top but she also went topless! A local farmer told the BBC, “I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did. From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate. I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.” In related news, Ri Ri kept her clothes on for day two of shooting the clip in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.
R KELLY SIGNS ON FOR SPARKLE REMAKE
According to Variety.com, R Kelly has signed on to handle the official soundtrack for the remake of the 1976 musical, Sparkle. The album will more than likely include contributions from the star-studded cast, which boasts Whitney Houston, Cee Lo Green and American Idol alum Jordin Sparks.
BIG SEAN TO PERFORM AT BET HIP HOP AWARDS
According to BET.com, Big Sean, Wale, Meek Mill and Roscoe Dash are all scheduled to perform for the BET Hip Hop Awards. While the next batch of performers will be announced soon, viewers will be able to catch the taping of the Mike Epps-hosted ceremony on October 11th at 8 PM Eastern.
· This year’s show will also honor rap legend LL Cool J with the I Am Hip-Hop Award.
LIL WAYNE, GAME UP FOR O MUSIC AWARDS
HipHopDX.com confirms Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Odd Future have all secured nominations for the second edition of The O Music Awards. In addition, The Game, T-Pain and even the late Notorious B.I.G. have scored nods for the upcoming event. You can check out the full list of nominees and vote for them now at OMusicAwards.com.
· You can expect to view the festivities via OMusicAwards.com (as well as MTV.com, VH1.com, CMT.com, LogoTV.com and MTVHive.com) on Halloween night.
COMMON PENS NY TIMES BEST SELLER
According to RapRadar.com, Common’s newly issued book, One Day It’ll All Make Sense, has debuted at number 20 on the New York Times Best Seller list. After learning that his memoir achieved such an impressive feat, he posted a video on his official YouTube page thanking all those who went out to support the project.
· His next album, The Dreamer, The Believer, is slated to arrive on 11.22.11.
PETEY PABLO SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS
According to TMZ, Petey Pablo is going to have to spend 35 months in federal prison after he was found guilty of concealing a stolen gun into a North Carolina airport. If you don’t remember the incident, which took place last year, the “Freak-A-Leek” rapper had a loaded handgun in his bag, which he immediately denied was his. It’s unknown when Pablo will begin his three-year bid.
ARE YOU READY FOR SUGE KNIGHT DOCUMENTARY?
According to ComingSoon.net, Suge Knight has agreed to let famed director Antoine Fuqua handle his upcoming documentary. The flick, which will premiere on Showtime, was narrated by the former co-founder of Death Row Records and will spotlight “iconic and controversial figures from talented and prestigious filmmakers.” You will learn in his own words how he went from having it all to watching it all disappear. A release date has not yet been announced.
· Fuqua is responsible for Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest.
ERIC B. & RAKIM UP FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
According to The New York Times, Eric B. and Rakim have received a nomination to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This marks the rap legends’ first time being included in the coveted ballot for the ceremony. Elsewhere, the Beastie Boys have been nominated for the third time. We will keep you posted on if the rappers make the cut.
· To qualify, artist must have a debut album that’s over 25 years old.
· Run-D.M.C., Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the only rappers who have been inducted so far.
LIL WAYNE HOPS ON JONAS REMIX
Lil Wayne recently hopped on the remix of Joe Jonas’ “Just in Love.” The song is the second single from Jonas’ forthcoming solo album, Fastlife. Jonas told Billboard that Weezy “just jumped on the record” and that he “loves his rap.” The track also features a guitar solo by Nuno Bettencourt of the rock band Extreme. The remix will be available on iTunes on October 4th. Joe Jonas’ Fastlife album will drop on October 11th.
· Joe Jonas is currently out on tour with Jay Sean and JoJo. The trek rolls into Austin, Texas tonight.
SHAKIRA NAMED LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Shakira has been named the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The Colombian superstar, who is currently nominated for three Latin GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year, will be honored for her artistic and philanthropic contributions at a tribute dinner and star-studded concert on November 9th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Songs from Shakira’s catalog will be performed by notable artists and friends of the honoree.
· Shakira is a seven-time Latin GRAMMY winner and two-time GRAMMY winner.
· Shakira on being honored by the Recording Academy: “It is truly an honor to be in the company of some of the greatest artists and legends of Latin Music.”
HEY HOUSTON! This weekend at the Roxy…it’s going to be funnnnnnnnn…we’re having a party for the DVD release of FAST FIVE. Not only are we giving away promotional items from the movie…but we’re giving people a chance to win cool stuff…BUT you have to have a nice ride! It’s a contest on the Roxy’s Facebook page.