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by Jay Alexander posted Mar 12 2015 11:12PM

"I do the acting and now it's mostly the acting," Method Man says. "I do music at my leisure now."

Method Man is ditching his Hip Hop moniker.

The rapper-turned-actor is credited as Clifford Smith in the upcoming film, The Cobbler.

Smith plays a self described "all around badass" named Ludlow, who walks into Max Simkin's (Adam Sandler) shoe store to get his shoes fixed and shined.

What he doesn't realize is that he's entered into the cobbler's twisted fantasy of role reversal and mayhem.

Smith said that it's his most "complex" role to date. He's never had to portray two characters in the same film, he says. "I'm no Eddie Murphy," he says.

Nevertheless, Smith's caught the acting bug again, which means his music has taken a backseat. It's been difficult to rap and act, for Smith, who suggests while it looks easy for Ludacris to do, it's a struggle he and others have had to live with.

"For me, there's no balance," Smith says, "I do the music and I do the acting and now it's mostly the acting. I do music at my leisure now. It's still fun. I still love to make records. But that's just it."

by Jay Alexander posted Feb 11 2015 5:01PM

Chris Brown and Tyga spark it up on “Bitches N Marijuana” off their joint album Fan of a Fan. On the Nic Nac-produced banger, the confident duo boasts about their way with the ladies (“You can tell by the way that I walk that I got ‘em”).

T-Raww knocks it out like fight night, Breezy “keeps his bitches on a leash,” and a xanie-popping Q declares that he’s “way too groovy for the Grammys.”

Fan of a Fan arrives Feb. 24 featuring 50 Cent, Pusha T, Boosie Badazz, T.I., Wale, and Ty Dolla $ign.

 

by Jay Alexander posted Jan 10 2015 10:38PM
Ayo” is the latest single from the collaboration album with Chris Brown x Tyga: Fan of a Fan 2 that’s projected to release in 2015.
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by Jay Alexander posted Jan 10 2015 10:18PM

Before “No Flex Zone” and “No Type” took over the airwaves, Rae Sremmurd was generating quite a buzz in the south with joints like “We” and “Tho Sum.”

After originally releasing the track on DJ Iceberg’s Monopoly Music 16 (Hosted by Que), the Mississippi duo have added Nicki Minaj and Young Thug to the Soundz-produced “Tho Sum,” renaming the track to “Throw Sum Mo.”

The track finds Swae Lee, Slim Jimmy, and Young Thug exchanging verses, while Nicki Minaj holds down the catchy-ass hook. This jawn will be on their upcoming album SremmLife, out on January 6, 2015.

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by Jay Alexander posted Nov 5 2014 10:41AM


 

 

 

With the Internet still abuzz from the news that Beyoncé, the platinum edition box set is coming Nov. 24, TMZ reports that a lawsuit has been filed against Queen Bey.

A vocalist is claiming that Bey's "XO" song (included in the collection) is a rip off because he wrote a song called "XOXO" and gave it to a fellow background singer who then must've handed it off to Bey. Have a listen here. He's demanding $3 million.

Meanwhile, Lane's not the only one to take a celeb to the courts over copyrights and unpaid services. Read on.

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by Jay Alexander posted Nov 5 2014 10:38AM


 

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Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa are over. Just a month after celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary, Amber has filed for divorce from her rapper husband.

 

In the divorce documents, obtained by TMZ, Amber, 30, says the couple split on Monday and cites irreconcilable differences.

She is asking for full legal and physical custody of their one-and-a-half-year-old son Sebastian. However, she’s willing to give Wiz, 27, visitation rights.

 

 

by Jay Alexander posted Sep 12 2014 12:05PM

Breezy says he had no involvement in bottle-throwing fracas at New York City hot spot. 

 

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Trouble seems to keep calling Chris Brown and he hasn’t been answering, as of late.

Brown is denying any involvement in a New York City nightclub brawl early this morning (Sept. 11), that sounds a lot like his infamous bottle fight with Drake two years ago.

He was hosting an event at the VIP Room in the city’s Meatpacking District when a fight broke out at around 3:20 a.m. Bottles were thrown, one person was injured, but no arrests were made. According to the “New Flame” singer and a witness at the club, he had nothing to do with the melee.

"There was no brawl involving me or anyone from my camp last night at VIP room.The devil is in full effect at all times.  God is the way," he tweeted today.

This recent melee comes less than a month after Suge Knight was shot at a nightclub party hosted by Brown, who had no involvement in the incident.

While the negativity keeps trailing, Brown's focal point is walking a positive path, as he told Billboard recently. “I can say that I am only human and I have made mistakes. I can say that I try to live my life in the most true, honest way that I can. I am not perfect, no one is.”

Breezy’s new album, X, comes out next Tuesday (Sept. 16).

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by Jay Alexander posted Sep 12 2014 12:02PM


 

Big Sean Signs to Roc Nation
 
 
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Detroit's hottest shoe salesman, Big Sean, has another new deal to celebrate this week. The Hall of Fame rapper is the latest Roc Nation signee, according to a tweet from the company's official account, and from Sean himself.

"Welcome to the Roc Nation family," the online announcement read.

"Glad to be apart [sic] of the Roc. And we still GOOD," Sean replied, confirming that in addition to his agreement with the house that Hov built, he'll keep his paperwork with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label.

The Roc Nation deal is for management. The company also handles Rihanna, Meek Mill, DJ Mustard, and their flagship signee, J. Cole.

Sean is currently on a mini-tour promoting his new Adidas original, the Metro Attitude. No plans have been revealed as yet for the "Best Mistake" collaborator's next studio album, his third. He did however, add some G.O.O.D. news to his Roc Nation announcement. "New music...tomorrow," he tweeted Thursday (Sept. 11).

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by Jay Alexander posted Sep 12 2014 12:01PM

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After months of anticipation, Keyshia Cole has set a release date for her sixthalbum Point of No Return.

 

The R&B songstress took to Instagram to announce the October 7 release date. “Oct 7th Is the Album release date! (My BDay is the 15th),” said Cole of the follow-up to 2012′s Woman to Woman.

The album has already spawned the singles “Rick James” featuring Juicy J, the personal ballad “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away),” and the DJ Mustard-produced “She.”

The feature-heavy set, likely her last for Interscope, also includes collaborations with Wale, Future, 2 Chainz, and August Alsina, and production from Mike WiLL Made-It, Stargate, Mario Winans, and RedOne.

Cole is currently on her nationwide “Point of No Return” tour, which wraps August 25 in San Diego.

She will return to BET in her third reality show starting September 2. The six half-hour episodes will chronicle her tumultuous marriage to NBA player Daniel Gibson, her music career, motherhood, and family issues.


 

by Jay Alexander posted Sep 12 2014 11:59AM

 
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Teyana Taylor joined August Alsina on the first stop of his “Testimony Live” tour in Seattle on Thursday night. The First Lady of G.O.O.D. Music had the ladies singing along to her cover of Drake’s “Marvins Room” and serenaded one lucky—and very excited—male fan with her single “Maybe.”

The Harlem singer also debuted new material off her upcoming album VII, due October 21.

“Seattle!!!! U guys are fuckin great!!!!!!” tweeted Teyana. “I had such an amazing time tonight! Thanks for showing me love & vibe’n wit me!”

The “Testimony Live” tour continues through September 21, with stops in San Francisco, L.A., Houston, Atlanta, Boston, and New York.

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