Monthly Archives: November 2016
New Music: Future – “Ain’t Tryin” and “Poppin Tags”
Future decided to treat his fans with two new tracks on his 33 rd birthday with the release of “Ain’t Tryin,” and “Poppin Tags.” The two new tracks premiered on Drake’s OVOSOUND Radio.
Check out the songs below:
August Alsina Blasts the AMA’S
August Alsina is blasting the American Music Awards for allegedly muting his mic during his performance of “Do You Mind,” with DJ Khaled, Future, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj.
August took to his Instagram to provide some clarity in his live American Music Awards performance.
The AMAs had him hot as he posted two posts about it,
“When yo mic ain’t on so you just do the #mannequinchallenge in front of 11millon viewers at the #lipsyncparty AKA the AMA’s … Yeah, that part ,” said Alsina.
Kanye West Hospitalized in LA
Kanye West was hospitalized in Los Angeles on late Monday following a series of bizarre incidents that ended with him canceling the Saint Pablo Tour.
TMZ is reporting that Yeezy was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation. According to law enforcement sources, LAPD responded to a medical welfare call about 1:20 p.m. Paramedics ended up transporting Kanye to the hospital by ambulance. He reportedly resisted and had to be restrained when transported.
He was reportedly being examined by one of his doctors for severe sleep deprivation when it was determined that he needed to be admitted. The decision to hospitalize West was for his own health and safety, added the sources. No criminal activity was suspected.
West has been dealing with trauma for years now. Let’s not forget the tragic car accident that he was involved in that almost took his life. He managed to escape the wreckage with some broken bones and a broken jaw. Several years later he lost his most prized possession since his children and Kim, his beloved mother Donda West. Even recently dealing with the robbery of his wife and media frenzy that ensued. This man needs medical attention he has been through a lot. It’s not the time to bash and harass but to lift him up and pray for a clearly broken person.
New Music: Nicki Minaj- “Black Barbies”
Nicki Minaj hops on the bandwagon with her rendition of “Black Beatles,” Rae Sremmurd and Mike Will Made It first #1 single. The song has been making its way around the internet due to the track being used for the Mannequin Challenge videos. Nicki goes back to her aggressive, talking slick ways…
Take a listen:
Frank Ocean Opens up in the New York Times
Frank Ocean rarely does interviews and when he does it always is a must read. Mr. Ocean has a very eclectic way of thinking and operates differently than a lot of artists in the game. He recently sat down with the New York Times for an exclusive interview.
Check out a few excerpts below:
On His Professional Struggles Post Channel Orange:
It started to weigh on me that I was responsible for the moves that had made me successful, but I wasn’t reaping the lion’s share of the profits, and that was problematic for me.
I had, in the midst of all of this, this feeling of isolation Within my circle, there was a lot of places I thought I could turn that I felt like I couldn’t turn to anymore.
On Abruptly Leaving LA For London — With Just A Duffel Bag, A Hard drive Of Music, & Few Contacts:
I never thought about it [being anything to do with my sanity or escapism]. I always thought about it like, if your house is on fire, you need to get out of the house.
On Being Unprepared For Certain Gigs:
Certain moments were drawbacks for sure. Now I look at things differently, but at the time, yeah. Audiences in excess of five million people [on national TV]. I was always reluctant to do those things except in cases where they had this nostalgic significance to me. Like performing at the V.M.A.s, being tapped to perform at the Grammys — me saying yes to those things had a lot to do with how those things made me feel before I was actually in the business. And just wanting to be rubbing shoulders with those people and being seen at those places. I still was reluctant and sort of skeptical of those things because I questioned whether or not I was prepared.
On Dealing With Fame:
Sometimes I’m fascinated with how famous my work could be while I’m not so famous. Super-envious of the fact that Daft Punk can wear robot helmets and be one of the most famous bands in the world, while also understanding that will never be my situation. It’s too late. It’s hard to articulate how I think about myself as a public figure. I’ve gotten used to being Frank Ocean. A lot of people stopped me on the street when I hadn’t put music out in a while, literally would yell out of an Uber, “Frank, where the album?”
On Whether He’s Been In Love Since ‘Channel Orange’:
Not the lasting kind.
On Whether Fame Has Made Dating Any Different:
I think normal would be the word, whatever that word means, which is usually nothing. I’m in a very different place than I was four or five years ago with all that stuff. Different in my relationship with myself, which means everything. There’s no, like, shame or self-loathing. There’s no, you know, crisis.
On Monitoring His Record Sales:
I know exactly what the numbers are. I need to know. I need to know how many records I’ve sold, how many album equivalents from streaming, which territories are playing my music more than others, because it helps me in conversations about where we’re gonna be playing shows, or where I might open a retail location, like a pop-up store or something.
On If He Thinks His Numbers Add Up The Way They Should:
Well, we doubled ‘Channel Orange’ first week. I’m always gonna be like, “We could have done a little bit better.” I guess there’s a satisfaction that comes with looking at numbers like that, and I’m making, like, No Limit-type of equity, Master P-type of equity on my record.
Ms. Keri Baby Single Again
It’s been awhile since R&B singer Keri Hilson was spotted on the arm of her longtime boyfriend, Orlando Magic’s Serge Ibaka.
Apparently Miss Keri Baby is single again.
In a telling interview with Rolling Out Magazine Keri explains,
I think I am an exception to the rule when people think of R&B “divas.” I thought I found someone who’s also an exception. It wasn’t “enthralling” for me to date an athlete. It was on my list of “not to dos” — no rappers, no actors and no ball players. I broke my rule because I thought I found someone different … It wasn’t an attraction to the status and the money.
I am no different from other women when it comes to attraction to qualities of a man. I am pretty level headed. I want someone who loves God genuinely and respects women, [is] loyal. All the same things every woman wants.
Keri and Serge began dating back in 2012.
Cam’ron Threatens to Sue Love and Hip-Hop
Dip Set rapper Cam’Ron threatens to sue after he appears in the trailer for the next season of Love and Hip-Hop.
Check his video from Instagram.
Prince’s Label Sues Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Over Tidal Streaming
Prince’s record company is suing Jay Z’s Roc Nation copyright infringement, saying it illegally offered the late musician’s songs on its music streaming service, according to court records.
The lawsuit filed in the United States District Court in Minnesota on Tuesday by NPG Records, claims Jay Z’s Roc Nation illegally offered such Prince hits as “If I Was Your Girlfriend” and “1999” on its subscription-based streaming service, Tidal.
“Roc Nation, through its Tidal service, is exploiting many copyrighted Prince works,” according to the lawsuit.
While Tidal was authorized to offer some Prince songs to its customers, the service expanded the number around the time of the musician’s death on June 7 without approval from the Prince estate trust, it claims.
Roc Nation was not immediately available for comment on the lawsuit, which seeks undisclosed damages.
Biggie Smalls Tupac Shakur Mystery Series Headed to TV
The USA Network is producing a scripted series about the unsolved murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
According to reports USA just greenlit a series called Unsolved, chronicling the police investigations into the deaths of rap rivals Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
The series pilot is being directed and executive produced by ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ director/ producer Anthony Hemingway.