Mama look what that man did…
Jay-Z held a grand re-opening party for his newly renovated 40/40 nightclub in New York last friday (1/20/2012). Many expected to see Beyonce’ make her first public appearance since giving birth to the couples first child, but she wasn’t in attendance. The club was still packed, though. Celebs like Warren Buffet, Spike Lee, Questlove and more all came out to show their support. Who can get Warren Buffet to come to they’re party?! And have him taking pics “throwing up the Roc”?! Wow. See below.
Shout out to Hov.
“It’s the ROC!”
Mason Dixie & Lloyd Musa – - two of my favorite up and coming, underground Atlanta MC’s are teaming up to release a joint album titled Malcolm & Martin early first quarter. Therefore its only right that the tandem drop the first record off the project on MLK day (this past monday). Take a listen to this joint… great message and superb lyricism to match. Look out for the Malcom & Martin LP… dropping early first quarter, possibly sometime next month.
The album includes production by Drumma Boy, Sham “Sak Pase Joseph”, Honorable C-Note, The Preacher Kids, The Outsyders and many more.
Click the link below to listen via soudcloud.
CLICK HERE —>> reverse-the-outcome
It looks like the buzz surrounding one of our favorite R&B songstresses Jhene Aiko [after the release of her latest mixtape ‘Sailing Souls‘] has landed her a record deal with Def Jam. She revealed the news to her Twitter followers with a photo of her and NoI.D, Def Jam’s new VP of A&R, holding her contract and smiling like he just hit the lottery. The caption reads: “Supriiiiiiiise …… Signed by Dion ! Merry Christmas!”
This time last year, I was ranting and raving about this young lady and her ‘Sailing Souls‘ mixtape to any and everyone I ran across on the 27th floor at 1290 Avenue of Americas (Atlantic Records)…. So I’m quite excited that she got the deal she deserves and frustrated at the same time that I wasn’t able to make that play. Shout out to Def Jam for getting it right though. SMH.
If you’ve never heard ‘Sailing Souls‘, you’re in luck — download it here –> http://www.jheneaiko.com
Thank me later.
And follow my west coast partna nem on twitter @jheneaiko. I know NO.I.D. cut that check Jhene, so you can buy me some skittles now to replace the ones you STOLE of my desk. LoL.
Salute to the GRIND!
T.I. kicks off the new year with F*ck Da City Up his latest mixtape. The 19-track offering features guest spots fromDr. Dre, Young Jeezy, B.o.B, Nelly, Pusha T, and more. Stream and download the warm-up to T.I.’s upcoming eighth studio album, Trouble Man, due out later this year. Download the tape now at LiveMixtapes.com.
The Kang back!
Onika Tanya Maraj better known as Nicki Minaj, definitely enjoyed 2011… So much so, that she’s proley sad that it’s ending. She got her own barbie doll, worked with legendary Pop star Madonna and gave us one of the best gifs of ALL TIME in Big Sean’s “Dance” video [click that link please sir]. Not only that, but she appeared in numerous Billboard Top 10 singles and toured the world with her YMCMB crew and Britney Spears.
To finish off the year, her debut album Pink Friday officially hit the double platinum mark, as her single “Super Bass” carried her to the top of the charts and landed on many people’s favorite songs of the year.
I remember seeing the photo above on myspace back in 2007 or so and downloaded her mixtape because of it… Hey… Atleast I’m honest (Kanye shrug). Two songs in and I knew she was gonna be a star.
With Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded dropping Valentine’s Day, it’s about to be another scorching year for our favorite Barb. You “Stupid Hoe(s)” better get your act right.