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Rick Ross just learned a hard lesson about rape and money … you embrace one, you lose the other … because he was just DUMPED by Reebok.
As TMZ previously reported … Ross has taken a ton of heat for his song, U.O.E.N.O … in which he happily sings, “Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain’t even know it.” Translation — date rape.
Reebok tells TMZ … “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.”
Reebok goes on: “While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse.”
Dear LL Cool J: “Accidental Racist” was a bad idea. But you knew that already.
By now you’ve probably heard that Uncle L released a terrible new collaboration with country star Brad Paisley called “Accidental Racist.” The name alone should’ve stopped the recording process, but who knows what went down to convince both parties to partake in the worst rap/country music collaboration to date.
Yes, “Accidental Racist” raises a lot of questions, but more than anything it’s a let down to Hip-Hop. Not that we were waiting on James Todd to revisit his “Rock the Bells” days, but when a man holds such a large chapter in the story or rap, he’s held to a higher standard.
For now, LL doesn’t look like he’s too beat up by the negative responses to the song, but he might want to have an obligatory public statement on deck… before Al Sharpton get’s an ear to this story.
Until that happens, take a look at some of the slanderous tweets about LL, the song, and everyone involved.
We all deal with adversity in different way. For Rihanna, coping with another alleged break up with Chris Brown apparently means puffing on some kush in the club. Role model much?
Rihanna’s gone up in smoke after calling it quits with Chris Brown … ripping a fat blunt inside a Hollywood nightclub early Monday morning … and TMZ has the pic.
Sources inside Greystone Manor nightclub tell us, Rihanna arrived around 1am with her assistant and security guard … and pretty much kept to herself. She left an hour or so later.
As we reported, Rihanna and Chris Brown are officially broken up … but our sources say it’s nothing new for the on-again-off-again couple. We’re told they’ll be back together in no time.
You might call it a chronic problem.
In news that actually has to deal with music, Rihanna’s next album will be released by Roc Nation proper. Yesterday, Jay-Z announced that Roc Nation has formed a partnership with Universal Music Group, where it will function as its own standalone label.
The “Unfaithful” singer is currently on her Diamonds World Tour. Check out a photo of Rih Rih smoking that green on the next page.
UPDATE: The highly-anticipated 2013 mixtape from Big K.R.I.T., “King Remembered In Time,” will be released this week.
Big K.R.I.T.’s upcoming mixtape, King Remembered In Time, officially has artwork. The follow-up to last year’s freebie, 4Eva N’ A Day is still without an official release date, however, K.R.I.T. used Twitter to assure fans that it was “coming soon.”
The Meridian, Mississippi emcee/producer also directed those curious to LiveMixtapes.com, which is believed to host the fourth mixtape in an acclaimed series since 2010′s KRITWuzHere, 2011′s Return Of 4eva and the aforementioned 2012 effort. This will be the Cinematic Entertainment artist’s first free project, following his Def Jam Records backed debut, Live From The Underground.
When Jay-Z rapped, “Baby I’m a boss, I dunno what they do, I don’t get dropped, I dropped the label,” on The Blueprint 3‘s “On To The Next One,” he wasn’t kidding. Hova announced today that Roc Nation has partnered with the Universal Music Group to become a standalone label. Rihanna and Jay-Z’s new albums will be released via Roc Nation/UMG.
“In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today’s most influential and popular talent, said Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, in a press statement. “Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z-a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company.”
Roc Nation’s previous titles, for example J. Cole’s debut Cole World: The Sideline Story, were released via Columbia Records.
Jay-Z is very familiar with the Universal Music Group. Roc-a-fella signed a joint venture with Def Jam, part of the Universal Music Group, in 1996. Also, the rapper/mogul was famously appointed president of the Def Jam label in 2004, signing the Roots and Rihanna during his stint. He left Def Jam at the very beginning of 2008, and founded Roc Nation the same year.
“We are looking forward to working with Lucian and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal,” said Jay-Z in a press statement. “We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists-being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”
Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.
Just last week, Jay-Z announced the creation of Roc Nations Sports, a sports management agency with its first signing being New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.
Also, the Made In America Festival will be returning in 2013 to Philadelphia on Labor Day Weekend (August 31 – Sept. 1), Peep the trailer below.
Jay-Z wins, again.
Too $hort has been charged with four misdemeanors after being caught driving under the influence in Los Angeles several weeks ago. As you may recall, this was the incident when the Bay Area rapper tried to run from the cops despite having the foot speed of a well trained turtle.
Too Short has been charged with FOUR misdemeanors stemming from his recent DUI arrest … when he tried (and failed) to make a last minute escape by fleeing from cops.
TMZ broke the story … the rapper was popped on March 20 in L.A. on suspicion of DUI. He tried to cut and run from cops, but was hauled off to jail instead, where police say they found Meth in the back of the cruiser.
Too Short skated on the felony drug possession charge — since cops say they only found a small amount of dope — and the case was tossed to the L.A. City Attorney.
On Friday, the rapper was charged with FOUR misdemeanors: two counts of DUI, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of Mar1juana or an open container while driving.
Short Dog’s next hearing is set for April 15.
Future set out to make his mark in 2013, and so far he’s showed and proved by dropping, penning, and crooning on some of the biggest records of the year. This alone made a great candidate to sit in the hot seat on this week’s episode of Life+Times’ series The Roundup, hosted by veteran journalist Shaheem Reid.
The sit down falls in line with those in previous episodes, as Reid facilitates more of a natural dialogue than an interview with the Atlanta native. Among the topics discussed were his influences, his musical family, how he found autotune, collaborating with Rihanna and more.
Little do people know that Future’s cousin is Rico Wade of Organized Noize, who was a member of ATL’s infamous Dungeon Family. For context, know that this is the clique that bred Outkast and The Goodie Mobb.
“Through the Dungeon Family I got my name Future. I was the youngest one at the dungeon. They older guys, they like 10-15 years older than me, so they just called me the future since I was so young,” said the “Karate Chop” rapper.
“You just learned so much being at the Dungeon like you at school. You got Big Rube, you got dudes like Khujo, you got Cee-Lo, you know they minds so big and it just expands you,” continued Future, who says The Dungeon Family didn’t feel his use of autotune at first.
Ironically, that vocal effect has taken him to the top, despite his naysayers. Even with his newfound star power, Future is still inspired by the game and cherishes what it’s done for him. This includes him receiving a surprising call to work with Jennifer Lopez. Hear him talk about that and more in the footage below.
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