Sunday, April 20, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Drake cheated and lied on his latest album -- shamelessly stealing a jazz musician's lyrics and then lying on the album that he got permission -- so claims the jazz musician's people.
The song in question is "Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2." The song begins with a 35 second monologue from a 1982 song -- "Jimmy Smith Rap" -- recorded by jazz musician Jimmy Smith.
According to a new lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- Drake never got permission to use the clip. Even worse, represented in the liner notes that the clip was properly licensed.
Jimmy's dead, but his Estate insists in the lawsuit NO permission was given nor did anyone ask for it.
The Estate is going after Drake, Cash Money Records and a bunch of others ... gunning for more than $300K. TMZ reached out to Drake for comment ... so far, no word back.
Friday, April 18, 2014
One of the most talked about fashion moments of Coachella’s first weekend didn’t belong to Pharrell, Beyoncé, or Jay Z. Kid Cudi had that honor when the rapper stepped on stage in an athletic red crop top with cutoff jean shorts, exposed BAPE briefs, and a gold bolo tie necklace, no less, providing the Internet with days of fodder. Some got angry, others were just confused, and a few went as far as to predict that Cudi’s provocative top is destined to spark a trend.
Those in the latter group aren’t far off. Crop tops for men have been gaining steam on the runway over the past few years. Just as the midriff-baring top went high fashion for women—receiving an update from designers like Proenza Schouler, Prada, and Topshop—younger eccentrics and established brands alike are reimagining it for men. Four years ago in Milan, flamboyant label Frankie Morello showed two versions of the abs-flashing top, one graphic tee reminiscent of Wham!’s namesake crop top and a knitted take that left less to the imagination. That same year, Calvin Klein sent out cutoff outerwear and cropped T-shirts stamped with the brand’s name. Copenhagen maximalist Astrid Andersen followed suit the next year with her own cheeky cropped muscle tee. Since Andersen started experimenting with it more over the past two seasons, other designers like Hood by Air, J.W. Anderson, and Sibling have been chiming in with their own renditions, taking the crop top from the Muscle Beach days to the catwalk.
The male crop top has an even longer history in pop culture, being championed by everyone from Prince to Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But it’s been on hiatus for nearly a decade, until Kid Cudi brought it back this past weekend. Whether the rapper is channeling a throwback look or a runway trend, it’s an indication that mainstream rap is continuing to evolve to become sartorially more inclusive—Kanye West weaving high-fashion references into his verses; A$AP Rocky embracing forward-looking, androgynous looks; and some even embracing womenswear, like Atlanta upstart Young Thug in his leopard peplum dress. Coachella, it seems, has become the premier location for rappers to take big style risks—remember when Ye wore a Céline shirt on the very same stage three years ago? Cudi, who was once signed to West’s label, GOOD Music, is now breaking down hip-hop’s rigidly masculine boundaries in his own way.
Kanye West has moved into a hotel in Los Angeles because he is fed up of waiting for renovations on his $11 million Bel Air home with Kim Kardashian to be completed.
Kanye West has moved into a hotel in Los Angeles.
The 'New Slaves' hitmaker is reportedly fed up of living with his fiancée Kim Kardashians' mother, Kris Jenner, while their $11 million Bel Air mansion is being renovated and has decamped to the Beverly Hills Hotel with the 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' star and their daughter North, 10 months, to record his next album.
A source told OK! magazine: ''Kris' constant meddling took a toll on him. He was miserable and wanted his own space, but their house won't be ready until the summer, so he and Kim have been staying at the hotel with North.
''They have a large suite for their living quarters an Kanye has another room that he uses to record in.''
The couple, who are set to get married in Paris on May 24, hoped they would be able to move into their new home, which they purchased last June, as soon as they return from their honeymoon but the house is nowhere near complete.
The insider added: ''It's been one setback after another for Kim and Kanye. They are pretty much homeless at the moment.''
Kris, 58, previously insisted she and Kanye, 36, were getting on very well at her home in Calabasas, California.
She said last August: ''He is a great guy. We live together. He's my roommate. He's an amazing guy and he is so clean. He is such a great member of my family.''
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
In September 2013, Gucci Mane was arrested for two incidents including allegedly threatening police officers with a gun. In December, the rapper was charged with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon. With the case pending and a potential 20-year bid looming, Guwop looks like he’ll be catching a huge break by avoiding trial and negotiating a plea deal with the government.
According to court documents, “All parties anticipate resolution without the need of a trial.” Gucci’s trial date was set for April 15–which has since passed–and lawyers asked the judge to push the trial to a later date as they work out a plea deal.
The documents also state, “The parties believe they may have resolved this matter subject to certain approvals including a meeting with the Court. However, due to various schedule conflicts, counsel have been unable to finalize the matter and given defense counsels respective absence from the jurisdiction over the next week, will be unable to finalize the matter prior to the trial date.”
Gucci will likely see a reduced sentence and could escape jail time all together. Burr
Monday, April 14, 2014
I don't know how but...The city of Montgomery is currently in second place in the latest 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. The panel at 10Best selected Montgomery as a contender for the Best Historic City category.
The contest, which is being promoted by USA TODAY, gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest.
Voting ends on April 28, at 11:59 a.m. (Eastern Time) and the winners will be announced on 10Best on April 30, at 11:59 a.m. (Eastern Time), then later on USA TODAY.
To vote, go to 10best.com and click on Montgomery.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Legendary WWE Superstar The Undertaker was rushed to a hospital in New Orleans Sunday night after suffering a severe concussion.
WWE says Taker was injured during his match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX -- doctors conducted various tests, including a CAT scan.
The 49-year-old wrestler suffered a concussion ... and he stayed overnight for further evaluation. He was released Monday morning.
In case you missed it ... Undertaker lost his match at WM 30 -- his first loss in the event's history -- and angry wrestling fans exploded on the Internet. #ThankYouTaker is still trending almost 24 hours later.
It's unclear if Undertaker will appear on Monday Night RAW.
A Baton Rouge judge last month gave Torrance “Lil Boosie” Hatch free rein to perform concerts out of state while on probation, but the Louisiana Department of Corrections Board of Pardons and Parole has apparently been pumping the brakes on the rapper’s travel.
Louisiana Department of Corrections Deputy Secretary Genie Powers said members of the department’s parole board are directly involved in the decision regarding Hatch’s travel restrictions, which are currently being decided on a case-by-case basis. Generally it's the locally-based parole officer -- in New Orleans, in Hatch’s case -- who would make those kinds of decisions with board approval, she said. But Powers confirmed, “there was some discussion” about Hatch’s case, specifically, among board members.
A number of out-of-state performances scheduled to usher Hatch back to the free world after spending nearly four and a half years behind bars remain in limbo after Jackson County officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast announced last week the cancellation of an April 18 concert at the county fairgrounds. The decision, The Sun-Herald reported, was made based on “the inability, as of April 3, for anyone to guarantee the appearance of the artist for which tickets have already been sold.”
Meanwhile, the Boosie camp has issued vague assurances that they’re working to make the dates as promoters and venues are left hanging. The newspaper said a tweet from the rapper’s Twitter account on Tuesday said: “Dallas, Orlando, Indianapolis, Gulfport. We working hard to get me on the stage. Updates soon. Thank yall for stickin by me," though the tweet appears to have been removed.
Parole restrictions are based on a number of factors, Powers said, including the reason for travel. “(They) don’t allow people to go travel because they want to,” she said. She offered family visits and work as reasons more likely to get approval, the latter of which the rapper’s appearances could qualify as.
The type of offense plays another role. Sex offenders, for example, are less likely to get travel privileges, Powers said. In Hatch’s case, he served time at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on a 2009 charge for third-offense marijuana possession and a 2011 charge for attempting to smuggle drugs into prison.
While in prison, Hatch completed programs in substance abuse, anger management, parenting, victim awareness and others, which helped him earn good time parole. At Hatch’s first court appearance following his release, 19th Judicial District Court Judge Michael Caldwell congratulated Hatch on earning his GED in prison.
Powers said the parole board has a history of taking a more hands-on approach to high profile cases, but their involvement in his case “isn’t necessarily (because) he’s a famous rapper.”
Locally, Hatch is scheduled to make two Louisiana appearances in the coming weeks, including an April 19 concert at the Cajundome in Lafayette and an April 20 "Easter Jam" at the New Orleans Lakefront Arena alongside Rick Ross.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Excited about those new Kanye West sneakers? Of course you are, but sneaker heads who were expecting 'Ye's first Adidas-branded shoe to drop in June will have to wait a little bit longer. On Monday, West caused quite the stir when he attended the Adidas Global Brand Conference and announced that we'll "see" his new kicks in June, but according to popular fashion site Highsnobiety.com, fans will have to hold out until spring 2015. An Adidas rep told the site that there is a possibility that things can change and a sneaker could possibly hit this fall or winter, but the official release is planned for next year. If all goes according to schedule, the product design will be finished in June and maybe then we can "see" images of the shoe, but they won't hit retail at that time. After growing disheartened with Nike and how the sneaker giant handled his Air Yeezy 2 release, Kanye sought out a new deal and signed on with Adidas in December. "With this opportunity to create, I feel like I can be myself," Kanye told the crowd at the conference. "This was the company that was experienced and brave enough to give me the opportunity to create."
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Kanye West is making power moves all over the world. During his speech at Adidas global brand conference, West announced that the release date for the new Yeezys.
While the man of many words did not provide an exact date, West did state that the new Yeezys will be released in June. This announcement comes less than two months after NIKE released West’s Red Octobers edition of the Yeezys unexpectedly.
Kanye West severed ties with NIKE last year and signed a deal with Adidas in December 2013.
Check out Kanye West announce the new Yeezys HERE
Sunday, April 6, 2014
According to NBCmiami.com, Miami rapper Trick Daddy was arrested after deputies found cocaine and a handgun in his home Thursday night. Trick Daddy, whose real name is Maurice Young, was arrested at his home, according to an arrest affidavit. He was booked into jail and later bonded out. According to the affidavit, the Broward County Drug Task Force had a “sniff warrant” to search the home and stopped Trick Daddy as he was leaving in his car. Trick Daddy was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, and driving with a suspended license.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Whiteface to promote his new album, “White People Party Music,” wasn’t enough for Nick Cannon. He is now rocking blonde cheetah print hair like he has 0 fucks to give. Well, he doesn’t since he is married to Mariah Carey and rich as hell.
The rapper/TV personality shared a few of selfies via Instagram Monday morning, March 31. He showed off his new hairstyle to his fans, admitting that he was a bit hesitant. Not because of the cheetah print but because he don’t usually do selfies. He captioned the photo, “I usually don’t do #Selfies but I think my new hairstyle is worth it! #Animal #TheWildLife #IFinallyLostIt #Cheetah #CantCatchMe #TooFast #TryToKeepUp #wppm #Ncredible.”
What are your thoughts?
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Kanye West slinked into a police station for less than an hour Thursday ... when no one was looking.
Kanye was booked in connection with his misdemeanor battery case ... for beating on a photog at LAX. He pled no contest earlier this month and was required to turn himself in for booking.
So Kanye -- and his crafty lawyer -- chose yesterday at 4:30 PM. He went to the Hollywood LAPD station and got his mug shot taken and then got fingerprinted. It took a grand total of 49 minutes and he was out.
Kanye has to keep his nose clean for 2 years and also has to attend 24 private therapy sessions for anger management.
Friday, March 28, 2014
NFL fans are still in shock that the Eagles have released DeSean Jackson. The circumstances surrounding his release seem to be dealing with off the field things, rather than actual football issues. Affiliations with gang members and suspect activity are at the heart of this news, but right now it is all speculation. Jackson himself responded via twitter and a statement. Hit the jump.
German porn star Kitty Blair has been fired from the National Democratic Party of Germany ad campaign, which is known to be a Neo-Nazi group. She would stand outside in risque outfits, encouraging men to come inside to vote. However, after she had sex with a black man on film in her latest movie entitled “Kitty Discovers Sperm,” the NDP shunned Blair and even started a Facebook petition to be banned from the organization. “Those who sell their body for money and disgrace their race have no place in our party,” said NDP in a recent statement. WEL, you know what they say… (y’all know I won’t even say it.) #Welcome.
It looks like Jordan brand isn’t stopping with the retro 1s any time soon here is the Air Jordan 1 Gym red. This color way is insane this sneaker is covered in bright gym red with a white midsole and a white Nike swoosh and a white Jordan 1 logo. This Air Jordan 1 sneaker is set to release on June 28th Retail will be 140. This Gym red Jordan 1 is deff a must cop for any Jordan retro 1 fanatic. will you be copping this Air Jordan 1 Gym Red sneaker?
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OGGym Red/SailStyle #: 555088-60128 June 2014?$140
I will never understand the mentality of some people. Once you reach a certain age, or reach a certain level in your profession, you have to learn to leave the streets alone. NFL players agent Marlon Sullivan who represented openly gay player Michael Sam for a short period is learning that the hard way as we speak. Marlon is currently being held by authorities on a murder for hire plot, gun charges and drug trafficking after an FBI raid in the San Francisco area.
Wiz Khalifa drops a new record called “Ziplocc.” He is currently working on his new album. Listen below.
Hip Hop veteran Nas and Georgetown Sociology Professor Micheal Eric Dyson, took to the Lehigh University, alongside James Peterson, director of Africana studies, to discuss the current state of hip hop. The trio sat in front of a packed crowd, as 9th Wonder hosted, and spoke on a series of topics: from the latest increase of combining academics and hip hop, to its overall evolution. Nas stated on the issue of balancing conscious messages without coming off as a lecturer by saying “I Don’t See Enough Emcees Who Are Brave Enough To Be Honest”. Check out the full conversation below.