Diddy Selling New Jersey Mansion For $13.5 Million

Hip-Hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is selling his opulent, Alpine, New Jersey mansion for $13.5 million.

The New York Post reports that Combs has put the 12,000 square-foot, Colonial style home up for sale, after paying $6 million for the residence in 2004.

Combs originally lived in the house with his longtime girlfriend, Kim Porter and their son Christian.

According to The Post, the mansion is being put up for sale because Combs and Porter spend more time in Los Angeles.

But the rap mogul will not be without a roof over his head after the sale of his New Jersey mansion.

In addition to his mansion in Los Angeles, Combs has residences in Miami, New York and Atlanta.

As for Porter, Combs purchased her a $5 million, 9,655-square-foot, six bedroom, mansion in Toluca Lake, California last year.

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Beyonce Gives ‘4′ The X Factor Treatment

It seems there is no stopping Beyonce’s intensive push for latest LP ‘4′.

For not satisfied with appearances at The Glastonbury Festival, Le Grand Journal and The Shepherds Bush Empire, Mrs. Carter has added X Factor France to the long list of places she has graced her new music with.

Beyonce Shuts It Down (Video)

As Beyonce’s brand new album, “4” is released worldwide today, June 28th.  She has been taking over the UK.  She performed a special concert for 2, 000 of  her fans in London.  After her historic Glastonbury Festival  Performance, she will surely debut at the top of the charts in the UK.  Check out the video below!

Album Cover: Kelly Rowland – ‘Here I Am’

People are still buzzing about her sizzling performance at the BET Awards, and Kelly Rowland keeps the momentum going by unveiling the close-up cover for her third solo album Here I Am, dropping July 26.

The Destiny’s Child diva’s first project for Universal Motown features the Lil Wayne-assisted smash “Motivation” and “Lay It on Me” with Big Sean. Tracks include “I’m Dat Chick,” “Turn It Up,” and “All of the Night,” with production from David Guetta, Tricky Stewart, Rodney Jerkins, and Rico Love.

Erykah Badu to Release First Mixtape This July as “DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown”

The Queen of Neo-Soul, Erykah Badu, has announced that her first mixtape, which she will also be producing, will be released this July.

With the promise that Grammy-Award winner Erykah Badu’s project will “melt any DJ’s face off,” fans are anxious to hear what exactly she has to offer.

At the Los Angeles Film Festival where she was presenting a screening of the 2009 film The Invention of Lying, Badu announced that she is preparing for the release of her “dance project” next month using the name “DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown.”

She kicked off this new venture by DJing at the Key Club for the “Black Girls Rock and Soul Tour” in Hollywood last Friday as well as at a BET Award’s pre-awards diner the night after.

Erykah Badu is a multi-platinum selling, Grammy-Award winning, singer, producer, and actress, that has released six albums to critical acclaim, including one “live” release, and has starred in seven films.

She will next be seen as one of the headlining acts on this years Rock the Bells Festival where she will be performing her debut album Baduizm in it’s entirety.

The festival kicks off August 20th in Los Angeles and wraps up September 10th in Boston.

Buju Banton Gets 10 Years In Prison Over Cocaine Deal

Reggae singer Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in prison today (June 23rd) for his role in allegedly setting up a cocaine deal in Miami in December of 2009.

The 38-year-old singer, born Mark Myrie, was sentenced after he was found guilty of conspiracy to possess, with the intent to distribute cocaine.

Prosecutors accused Buju Banton of getting involved in a deal where he introduced a friend to a cocaine dealer, who turned out to be a confidential informant.

Evidence that helped convict Buju included a videotape that featured the singer inspecting a shipment of cocaine in 2009, by putting his finger in it and tasting it.

The reggae star had been previously tried, but the trial ended up in a hung jury, due to the informant’s controversial role in the case, in which he was paid $50,000 in commission after Buju’s arrest.

A gun charge was dismissed, which shaved five years off of Buju’s sentence.

With good behavior, the Reggae singer could be released from prison in as little as six years.

According to the Associated Press, Buju addressed his family and friends in a prepared statement which was read by his attorney, David Markus.

“The days that lie ahead are filled with despair, but I have courage and grace and I’m hopeful, and that is sufficient to carry me through.”

Ironically, Buju won a Grammy this year for his hit album Before the Dawn, which was partially recorded while he was behind bars.