Posted in "Loud", "Run This Town", "Umbrella", Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Def Jam, Def Jam Records, Jay Z, Marc Jordan, Music News, Rihanna, Rihanna Entertainment, Roc Nation, Willow Smith

Music News: Rihanna Signs to Roc Nation & Creates “Rihanna Entertainment”

The Grammy-winning pop singer has parted ways with manager Marc Jordan and is now being managed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management

So with the worldwide promotion of her upcoming album ‘Loud’ becoming a success, Rihanna has been making some serious future decisions in regards to her career.

According to The Associated Press, It looks like Riri is back in the arms (Beyoncé‘s place) or should we say under the wings of the one and only Jay-Z. And why? Because she has decided to join Willow Smith and others under Roc Nation management!

Rihanna is now under Jay-Z’s umbrella

Rihanna told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday (Oct.20) that she’s “so excited to take this next step in my career.”

The 22-year-old is also launching a new company called, Rihanna Entertainment. She says it will “merge all of her businesses, including music, film, fragrance fashion and book ventures.”

Jay-Z signed Rihanna to Def Jam in 2005. The two won a Grammy in 2008 for the hit song “Umbrella.” Earlier this year, the pair picked up two Grammys for the rap song “Run This Town,” which also featured Kanye West.

Talking about the first time he met Rihanna, Jay-Z say he signed her only hours after seeing her audition:

“We signed her that night — 3 in the morning was when that contract got signed. We wouldn’t let her leave the office. From meeting her at 4 [p.m.] in the office till 3 in the morning, I was absolutely certain. That doesn’t happen too often.”

Rihanna however remembers the meeting a little bit differently saying she was super nervous:

“When we first got there, I was shaking. I had never met a celebrity, and to have to audition for one and meet him at the same time … I was hysterical. But the minute I went in the office, it was totally different. He was so welcoming; the environment was so warm and friendly. The jitters just went away immediately.”

So Jay-Z has always had a hand in Rihanna’s career and he rhymed on her biggest hit “Umbrella.” So it looks like the Roc fam is sticking together beyond Def Jam.

She’s released four albums and plans to release her fifth CD, “Loud,” on Nov. 16.

Source: RihannaDaily.com

 

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Wire Talk: L.A. Reid & The-Dream Fired From Def Jam?

According to various sources the, “Word on the street is that LA Reid, and Dream are out at Def Jam as executives. Vin Vivendi, a french international media conglomerate, with activities in music, television, film, and telecommunications, is cleaning house, and Dream as well as LA Reid are out due to disappointing sales figures and exuberant spending. After several years it’s clear that dog won’t hunt.”

Antonio “L.A.” Reid (born June 7, 1956) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American[c record executive, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the co-founder of LaFace Records. He is responsible for signing and helping bring Mariah Carey, P!nk, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, Ciara, OutKast, and Dido to multi-platinum album sales.

He was the Chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group and President and CEO of Hitco Music Publishing, based in Atlanta.

The-Dream, is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter and record producer.

The-Dream met R&B producer Laney Stewart in 2001, who helped him sign a publishing deal. He spent two years working on Nivea‘s second album ‘Complicated’, and continued to write and produce with Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Laney‘s brother. Together, The-Dream and Tricky produced Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Umbrella” and Beyoncé‘s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, which boosted The-Dream‘s music career. He signed a deal with Def Jam Records in 2007, and released his debut studio album ‘Love Hate’ later that year. In March 2009, The-Dream released his second album ‘Love vs. Money‘. In June 2010, The-Dream released his third album titled ‘Love King’.

This news has not yet been confirmed, however, as soon as a confirmation is made you will be immediately informed.

Stay tuned….

Source: Gyant Unplugged/Examiner.com

Posted in "Good Fridays", "Runaway", 'Dark Twisted Fantasy', Album Artwork, Album Cover, Def Jam, Def Jam Records, G.O.O.D Friday, Hip-Hop News, Kanye, Kanye West, Pusha T

Album Cover: Kanye West Unveils New Album Artwork For His Single “Runaway”


Less than a week and a half ago, Kanye West unveiled his single “Runaway” which features Pusha T at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards through a charged performance. The single also has an accompanying 40 minute film to boot.

Today West revealed the official cover art to the anthem claimed to be for “assholes, douche-bags and jerk-offs.” The artwork features a ballerina twirling against the composition of a green wall, seen below:

This one is missing the trademark artwork since it wasn’t a G.O.O.D Friday release. “Runaway” is expected to be included on West‘s fifth album, reportedly titled ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy’, due this fall on Def Jam Records.

Listen and download Kanye West’s latest single “Runaway” below. Enjoy!!

Listen: 

Download It: Kanye West feat. Pusha T – “Runaway”

Photo Source: hiphopdx.com

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Music News: ‘Rated R’ – The Wait Is Finally Over!!

IN STORES NOW!!! 

'Rated R'

The countdown to the most anticipated album of the year is finally over. Rated R, has officially been released TODAY on Def Jam Records.
 
At 12:00AM Tuesday, November 3rd, Rated R and it’s smash, lead single “Russian Roulette” went on sale at the iTunes Music Store. Fans who pre-ordered the album received “Russian Roulette,” instantly. Included in the iTunes edition of Rated R were special, exclusive director’s cuts of the videos for “Russian Roulette” and “Wait Your Turn,” both helmed by acclaimed director Anthony Mandler.
 
Just as Rihanna started the countdown to her album launch and debuted her first single on her website, the “Wait Your Turn” video which had premiered, November 3rd exclusively at Rihannanow.com.

Russian Roulette Single Cover

“Russian Roulette” has already exploded on radio stations across the country, with literally hundreds of stations coming in early to add the powerful, haunting ballad into rotation. “Russian Roulette” has garnered more than 20 million in audience nationwide, in just it’s first official add week. The “Russian Roulette” video premiered on November 13th on 20/20. Where she had an Exclusive Interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC primetime. 

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Rihanna is Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year

Rihanna continued her media blitz with a stunning photo spread for the cover of Glamour Magazine’s prestigious “Women Of The Year,” which have already hit newsstands nationwide. She and Glamour’s other honorees were feted with a special event in New York City on Monday, November 9th. On that same day, Rihanna made a special appearance on MTV’s “The Alexa Chung Show.”

The track listing for Rated R is as follows:
1. Mad House
2. Wait Your Turn
3. Hard featuring Jeezy
4. Stupid In Love
5. ROCKSTAR 101 featuring Slash
6. Russian Roulette
7. Fire Bomb
8. Rude Boy
9. Photographs featuring will.i.am
10. G4L
11. Te Amo
12. Cold Case Love  
13. The Last Song  

MORE PHOTOS BELOW….

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Source: Island Def Jam

Posted in Chris Brown, Def Jam, Jamie Foxx, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Music News, NEWS, OneRepublic, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Ryan Tedder, Shontelle, Soulja Boy, Tao

Music News: Rihanna’s New Album Plus Jamie Foxx Gets Her Angry

New Rihanna album will feature Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, plus Jamie Foxx Gets Rihanna Angry…

Rihanna is growing up, and she’s invited the big boys to play on her new album.

Among the heavy hitters slated to lend their voices to the new album are, Kanye West, the obvious Justin Timberlake, Soulja Boy, the beautiful Shontelle, Jay-Z, the talented Pharell Williams and many others …

Rihanna made a further statement about her music and the “Good Girl Gone Bad” album which is now behind her.

“I do not intend to give up anything, said the singer. Good Girl Gone Bad did that time in my life. It represented who I was. My next album will be a notch above. I want to continue to grow … I am not stuck. I want to change. “

First, it is important to know that no name has been determined at this time, therefore forget the rumor of the “Dark Angels”, the “Karma”, the “Good Girl Gone Bad” and all that follows. Rihanna has chosen the name of her new album for several weeks but want to keep secret until the last moment to avoid any leaks.

Many artists are working on this album that will certainly be a great board that will get Rihanna a successful comeback worldwide. Among the army of employees, include for example the famous leader of the band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder, who composed two songs for Rihanna, which he played entirely on a piano.  At this stage, we will no longer speak of “planetary tubes”, but songs that should “mark the minds forever,” to cite Def Jam. Words certainly exaggerated but at least the die is cast.

Rihanna never was as much a perfectionist and selective in the choice of songs and their interpretation. Also, it participates actively in the writing of words and the selection of instrumental moods. The album is more rock than the previous one and a bit more pop, while keeping many songs tones and rhythms of R&B, where the singer excels.

It is clear that Rihanna wants to be recognized as being now a mature woman who requires both its own musical style and its own originality. Rihanna loves her image trendsetter and wants now to exploit it to its songs. So this is a true melting pot of musical styles that appear on the new album, which will mark a remarkable 180° turn for Rihanna and the fans, who should not be disappointed with the result.

Namely, several duos should appear on the album. By “several” means two or three. At the moment none have been recorded with the exception of those with singer Chris Brown who have been canceled and will not appear on the album. Needless to say why, as everyone knows (at least, hopefully).

In short, this album promises to be Rihanna’s best album and certainly the best in the league of artists produced by Def Jam.

Plus…

Jamie Foxx Gets Rihanna Angry At Tao In Las Vegas…

JAMIE Foxx is at it again. The actor, who recently ridiculed Miley Cyrus on his radio show, laid into Rihanna during a party at Tao in Las Vegas the other night.

Jamie took over the microphone and started doing a show. Halfway through, he asked Rihanna to join him onstage,” said sources. She was there with Jay-Z and looked “annoyed” at the request, said our tipster.Rihanna declined, but Foxx continued to badger her.”

The deejay played “Umbrella” and “that was the last straw” for the Barbados-born beauty. “She got up to leave, and Jamie told the deejay to stop the record,” said our source. Foxx shouted, “You can’t go while your song is playing. Relax.”

Our witness said, Rihanna stayed and pretended to enjoy herself, but it was so obvious she was fuming. As soon as the song was over, she got the hell out of there.” Rihanna’s rep declined to comment and Foxx’s rep didn’t return calls and e-mails.

Sources – NY Post

Posted in 50 Cent, Avery Storm, Beanie Sigel, Carol City Cartel (Triple C’s), Def Jam, Def Jam Records, DMX, Entertainment, Freeway, Gunplay, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Jay Z, John Legend, Maybach Music Group, Music News, Nas, Nelly, Rah Diggah, Rampage, Rick Ross, Ryan Leslie, Serious Promotions, Timbaland, Torch, XO Management

Hip-Hop News: DMX Will Headline International Tour Plus Rick Ross Gets Deal For Carol City Cartel

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DMX To Headline International Tour After Release…

This summer, 38 year-old rapper DMX is all set to headline the 2009 Ambush 2.0 Tour. According to AllHipHop.com, the event will run nationwide from June through August, and will go international from September to December.

Confirmed opening acts for the tour include Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Rampage, Rah Diggah, and reportedly a different surprise guest at every city. Although the tour is definitely scheduled to take place, locations and dates are still being finalized.

The announcement that DMX will be headlining Ambush 2.0 comes during the multi-platinum rapper’s 90 day stint in prison. In February, X was put on “lockdown status” for threatening to assault a jail officer and then put on a diet of bread and water. Following the incident, he faced more jail time for throwing a tray of food at a corrections officer.

DMX is scheduled to be released from jail on April 30.

PLUS…

Rick Ross Gets Deal For Carol City Cartel

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Rick Ross’ Triple C’s Ink Deal With Def Jam.

Rick Ross may have 50 Cent and his forthcoming album, “Deeper Than Rap”, on his mind, but the rapper recently took time out to provide a boost for his group, Carol City Cartel (Triple C’s).

Sources told AllHipHop.com that Ross has secured a distribution deal for the collective through Def Jam Records.

The new deal provided an opportunity for the Miami rapper to introduce the newest Triple C’s member, Young’n Breed.

The Maybach Music Group artist’s alliance with the group as well as the distribution deal comes as a major milestone for everyone involved.

“On my first trip ever to New York I showcased for LA Reid and celebrated our deal with Jay Z, Timbaland and Nas – it don’t get better than that,” Breed said.

Prior to the deal, Triple C’s was known for their association with Ross, who recently spent time in New York collaborating with R&B crooner Ryan Leslie for the song “Diamonds and Maybachs” and working out details for the video to the Nas-featured tune “Usual Suspects.”

The group, which also includes rappers Gunplay and Torch, has appeared on Ross’ debut album “Port of Miami” as well as the rap star’s 2008 sophomore opus “Trilla“.

The Def Jam deal comes as Ross gears up for the release of Deeper Than Rap. Maybach Music Group, Def Jam, XO Management and Serious Promotions will celebrate the album’s release on April 20. Invited guests for the event include Jay-Z, Nas and Timbaland. Deeper Than Rap is Ross’ follow-up to Trilla.

The release, which spawned the hit singles “The Boss” featuring T-Pain and “Here I Am” featuring Nelly and Avery Storm, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart upon its first week of release.

Ross, who is currently engaged in a war of words with rap rival 50 Cent, is currently enjoying the success of his latest hit, the John Legend-assisted “Magnificent.”

The tune is the first single from Deeper than Rap, which is slated to hit stores April 21.

Source: HipHopDX/AllHipHop.com

“I wonder how it will go. Will DMX make a great comeback? Your thoughts on the Triple C’s?”

Posted in 50 Cent, Akon, Angela Yee, Angie Martinez, Cam'ron, Chris Brown, Ciara, Def Jam, DJ Booth, DJ Khaled, DMX, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Flo Rida, G-Unit, J & J Rundown, Jay Z, Jim Jonsin, Kanye West, Leah Rose, Lil Wayne, Lil' Kim, Lloyd Banks, Music News, N.O.R.E, Perez Hilton, R. Kelly, Raekwon, Rick Ross, Rihanna, Ron Browz, Soulja Boy, T-Pain, T.I., Terror Squad, The Incredibles, The Street Runners, Tony Yayo

J & J Rundown: Top 10 Music News of the Week!

50 Cent Wants To Run Def Jam, Nore Is A Friend To The Gays & Kanye West, Fat Joe Calls On Heavyweights For New Album, T-Pain Runs From Death, Soulja Boy admitting he’s not a true hip-hop head, T.I., Flo Rida, and Ciara Drop Chris Brown, Rick Ross Disses G-Unit, 50 Cent; Offers Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks A Job,DMX attacks prison officer, and last but not least Rihanna in Mexico who may also turn out to be pregnant…

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In this week’s J & J. Rundown we are tapping into what sources are all buzzing about this week. The streets are buzzing about 50 Cent planning a hostile takeover of Def Jam, N.O.R.E. co-signing Kanye West and the gays, Chris Brown being canceled out by rappers, T.I., Flo Rida, and R&B singer Ciara, Cam’ron unleashing a new aura,  Soulja Boy admitting he’s not a true hip-hop head, Fat Joe talks new album, T-Pain is getting threats via email and phone calls, Rick Ross has more beef towards G-Unit and 50 Cent, while he offers YaYo & Banks a job, DMX is now hitting officers while bing behind bars, and Rihanna resurfacing in Mexico and possible pregnancy rumors.

[Editor Note: These are stories that are getting the most buzz this week.]

1. 50 Cent Wants To Run Def Jam

50 Cent still owes Interscope Records two more albums before he becomes a free agent. Yet, contractual agreements and recently delayed album aside, the Queens rapper is already looking forward to joining Def Jam Records as president of the label. Chatting with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, 50 revealed that he wants to hold Jay-Z’s former position as president of the historic label as a means to rid the company of his current nemesis Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. [Watch Here]

“When I run Def Jam I’m going to get rid of all of them. Khaled, all of them…they’re going baby…I don’t think that’s a bad idea if I have to go to get rid of Khaled and a few other artist over there that I really don’t like.”

After revealing such a sinister career move, Fif tried to defend himself from Angie’s accusation that he’s a bully. [Watch Here]

Geez, talk about someone you don’t want beef with. Here’s a guy who’ll go after a job just to get hired so that he can fire you. Damn. I can actually picture Def Jam pulling a publicity stunt and hiring Curtis as the president. Let’s hope they don’t. I can’t see him doing any better than Jay-Z. Who are the “other artist that I really don’t like” 50 plans to drop from Def Jam? Young Jeezy? Nas? Fabolous?

2. Nore Is A Friend To The Gays & Kanye West

If what they say about Kanye West’s sexual preference is true, West should be tickled pink to know he has a supporter in Nore. After spending some time in a Miami-Dade slammer for an altercation at Fatburger, the plump rapper got into a war of words with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. In the exchange with Perez, Nore was accused of gay bashing for his harsh response to the openly gay blogger. They eventually squashed things. [Listen Here]

Nore went on Lip Service radio with Angela Yee & Leah Rose to defend his stance on gays. And to do so he used working with Kanye West as example of him getting along with homosexuals. Ooops! [Listen Here]

“Ain’t nothing wrong with loving cock. I got friends who love cock. I’ve done records with Kanye West. It’s cool. I’m not saying he’s gay, but if he is gay, Kanye West is somebody who doesn’t bother me at all.”

I know Nore tried, but there is really no way of cleaning up that spill. It’s good to know that working with Kanye is an acceptable level of homosexual tolerance rappers strive for these days. I guess if you’re Kanye, you can thank Nore for being so understanding and charge him double for the next beat he asks for.

3. T.I., Flo Rida, and Ciara Drop Chris Brown

The losses keep piling up for Chris Brown. Since his arrest for domestic violence during Grammy weekend, Brown has lost several endorsements and show dates. Now the troubled singer is missing out on the opportunity to work with friends in hip-hop. Due to the much-publicized incident between Brown and Rihanna some rappers are being forced to distance themselves from Brown by erasing his name from projects he’s collaborated on. According to reports, Brown is being removed from all promotions of the movie Bone Deep, which he stars in alongside T.I.

Meanwhile Flo Rida tells Hollyscoop that he had to drop a song from his upcoming album R.O.O.T.S that featured Brown.

“I recorded a great song with Chris but I won’t be releasing it now because of what’s going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next number one.”

The back lash just doesn’t stop for Chris Brown. One month ago he was dating one of the hottest chicks in the game, now he can’t even make it onto a Flo Rida album. I am curious to see how long Brown’s exile will last. R. Kelly pissed on and slept with a 15-year-old girl and he was making records with Jay-Z, T.I., T-Pain (he shouldn’t count he makes records with everyone), Ciara and a host of others after the fact.

Word is Ciara scrapped plans for a duet with the troubled star following his alleged altercation with girlfriend Rihanna.

Ciara’s track “Turntables” was supposed to feature vocals by Brown – but she now claims the tune will be heard “a little bit differently”, prompting rumors she’s re-recorded over his contributions.

To add more to the fire, Miami rapper Flo Rida has also pulled his collaboration with Brown from his forthcoming album R.O.O.T.S.

This may be a good thing for Chris Anyway…he needs to get his personal life back on track.

I get the feeling everyone is waiting for the charges to be dropped (and it seems likely) then Brown will be back in the music world’s good graces.

4. Cam’ron Got Swag?

Cam’ron’s been gone for awhile, but he’s hardly impressed by the current swagger phenomenon in hip-hop. In fact the Harlem rapper believes it’s something he started with his Dipset crew. In an interview with DJ Booth, Cam unveils the next level of swag, Aura. [Listen Here]

“I’m up to aura right now. I swear I’m past swagger. My swagger, if you on 100%, I’m on 230%. I’m up to aura. After swagger it’s aura. So my aura is crazy right now. Everything is swagger this, swagger that. We put swagger on the map. Not saying we’re the inventors of swagger and we made it up, but you know we was using swagger-jacker and everything else years ago. I’m up to aura now. My aura is on 230.”

Not sure this “aura” thing is going to catch on, but appreciate someone moving on from swagger. I like the fact that Cam still uses “we”. Seems like he really does have a soft spot for his homies Jim Jones and Juelz Santana.

Should Cam’ron be taking credit for putting swag on the map ?

5. Soulja Boy admitting he’s not a true hip-hop head

Here’s some news that you probably already knew, Soulja Boy doesn’t do “real” hip-hop. Gasp! A week after saying he planned to dumb down his next album following his failed attempt at highbrow rap, the teenybopper rapper came clean on why he doesn’t consider his music “real” hip-hop. During an interview at Los Angeles radio station 102.7 KIISFM, Soulja was asked why he’s attacked by others for not doing real hip-hop.[Watch Here]

“Cause what I do to them is not true hip-hop. One day we was in New York listening to the radio, I don’t know what station it was, but they was rapping, and dude came in like ‘this is real hip-hop’. I was like you know what I’m like the total opposite of that. I don’t do nothing like that. That’s why when they be like ‘Soulja Boy I don’t like you, you not hip-hop’, I be like cool. I done heard what they call real hip-hop and my music don’t sound nothing like that.”

Duh! The fact that it took him this long to figure this out is scary. I guess he wasn’t listening when Ice-T said he wasn’t real hip-hop. Lost in between the multiple suggestions that Soulja Boy “eat a d*ck”, Ice pointed out several reasons why Soulja wasn’t making real hip-hop.

6. Fat Joe Calls On Heavyweights For New Album

Fat Joe has announced plans to release his ninth solo project Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 this spring featuring guest appearances by a variety of rap stars including Lil’ Wayne, T-Pain and Fabolous.

The Bronx, New York-bred emcee revealed the album’s motivation earlier this week speaking with radio personality Jenny Boom Boom.

“The album will be in stores April 7,” he said. “I’ve just been making that hit mania…It just feels big. My first album Jealous Ones Still Envy was my biggest album and I haven’t did no album to this day that I felt I made music as big as that. So I just went hit mania on this one right here. It feels great.” (Jenny Boom Boom)

His upcoming album will feature a diverse grouping of artists and producers.

Joe’s new project will have guest appearances by Ron Browz, Fabolous, Lil’ Kim, T-Pain, Lil’ Wayne, Raekwon, Akon along with production from Jim Jonsin, The Incredibles and The Street Runners. Cuts from the album include “One” and “Winding On Me.” (Press Release)

The Terror Squad leader’s latest effort will drop via EMI Music.

“We are thrilled to be backing Fat Joe’s latest creation and continuing EMI’s relationship with him,” said Dominic Pandiscia, senior vice president and GM of EMI Label Services. “He’s a significant musical and cultural force whose appeal cuts across so many different genres and fans. This is a great record and the response is terrific.” (Press Release)

Joe’s upcoming project will be his third on the label.

The raw Me, Myself and I from 2006 found the rapper on his own Terror Squad imprint, which was distributed by EMI. His second album for the label, The Elephant in the Room, appeared in 2008. (All Music)

7. T-Pain Runs From Death

This week T-Pain dodges death threats. It looks like somebody in Guyana hates AutoTune. According to Associated Press reports, Grammy winnger T-Pain was recently forced to call off a performance Monday in the South American country after receiving death and kidnapping threats over the weekend.

Kerwin Bollers says Monday’s performance for Carnival celebrations was called off after e-mail and phone threats from an unidentified source. Police Commander Leroy Bollers reported Sunday that authorities will investigate.

If not for threats, Pain would have headlined one of Guyana’s Monday’s Mash 2009 “mega-concert,” coinciding with the country’s Carnival festivities. T-Pain had been the biggest name U.S. entertainer scheduled to play Guyana in years. Rebel Talking… Sounds like somebody took the whole “Death to AutoTune” phrase too literally. Be safe (and put down the vocoder) Pain!

8. Rick Ross Disses G-Unit, 50 Cent; Offers Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks A Job

Rick Ross’ last diss track aimed at 50 Cent was Don’t Count The Boss Out, hinting he wasn’t done with the hip-hop beef started between the two rivals. Well now, Ross has released a video blog dissing G-Unit including 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.

“Ain’t no monkey talk, this money talk,” stated Ross. “Be honest. Ask yourself. When was the last time you saw a monkey look this nice?” Ross added regarding his swag.

The rapper went into his shades sayin “you can’t buy these out the store” then started in immediately on G-Unit’s Tony Yayo.

“You f-cking monkeys, you work for me. I’m sonning you n-ggas. F-cking Tony Yayo been snorting coke for the last 44 years. The other guy just suck d-cks on his off day. And the f-cking monkey is just a monkey. You work for me now, you got a job,” Ross says.

Then asks, “Ladies, aren’t I beautiful?”

Rick Ross then disses 50 Cent’s vitamin water stating it tastes like medicine and stresses that he will disrespect 50 Cent until he “bow(s) down.”

Later the rapper took a moment to plug in promotion mentioning that his album Deeper Than Rap is dropping March 24th.

“This is one of the greatest points in my life. This is one of the best points of my career. Me sonning this monkey is a major accomplishment for me,” Ross states.

Ross then continues to talk about 50 Cent wearing wigs as seen in 50 Cent’s episodes of his Pimpin’ Curly series sparked from Ross in the diss track “Kiss My Pinky Ring, Curly.”

“I disrespected him as much as I could. It’s like, he’s Sabrina Sin. R.I.P. You f-cking, f-cking Curly f-g. You f-cking drag. That’s what I’ma call you, drag now,” Ross continues.

“N-gga representing New York in drag? Mayne, muthaf-cking Biggie wanna get out the grave and blow your brains out n-gga. Jay-Z wouldn’t put on a curly wig, Biggie wouldn’t put on a curly wig, Rakim wouldn’t do it. So, why would ya’ll give this homosexual the opportunity and the luxury to see the financial success he has. It’s ‘09 now. Let’s just take him for what he really is – he’s a monkey. He’s a gay monkey. We laughing at him, specially in the South. You don’t even have a chance n-ggas don’t go to yo wack website.. n-ggas getting money for real,” added Ross.

Then Ross seemed to go back and reference a diss 50 Cent put together aimed at Risk Ross when 50 Cent brought out Rick Ross’ baby momma Tiallondra “Tia” Kemp to NY and took her shopping.

“I’ma keep sh-tting on ‘em so keep taking my bitches shopping you f-cking drag queen, I’m laughing atcha,” stated Ross.

Then Ross takes aim at Lloyd Banks and warns Banks that if he rocks his Statue of Liberty chain again, he will send out a hit on him.

“Ay! You d-ck sucka Lloyd Banks, if you come out one mo’ time with that ugly cheap ass Statue of Liberty piece you then had for the last 4 years, I’ma personally put a 100 grand hit out on yo d-ck sucking ass. Find his b-tch ass in a trunk,” warns Ross.

Ross goes on in the video to say that he doesn’t respect G-Unit and will never respect them as he takes aim at Tony Yayo.

“Tony Yayo, you 48 years old been snorting powder 40 years, keep it real” stated Ross.

Ross aims to keep the beef with 50 Cent going, claims he’s got others boycotting vitamin water, and says 50 Cent’s career is finished.

“You’re career is finished n-gga. Bow down,” stated Ross. “Lloyd Blanks, you suck d-ck. I’ll tell your mama that. The other 48-year-old n-gga, just keep it real man. We was kids when you was running around first getting on powder. And the other n-gga, I’ma son you the rest of your life. You’re my son!”

Ross then goes in on Sha Money and offers Money, Yayo, and Banks a job with him.

“Sha Money! He gon’ fire you again, you know whenever he feel himself, he fire all you n-ggas…,” stated Ross.

“So next time he fires you Sha Money, come work for me… since he paying everybody but ya’ll n-ggas — when the last time he paid Tony Yayo grandma? Tony Yayo, look in the mirror and ask him the last time he took yo’ grandma shopping? Lloyd Banks, y’all been loyal to this monkey, y’all n-ggas should kill that n-gga at the next meeting and come holla at me, I’ll give you $100,000,” the rapper jokes. [Watch Video]

9. DMX attacks prison officer

Rapper DMX who pled guilty to multiple charges on last December and was sentenced to serve a 90 day sentence, is yet again in trouble with the law, but this time it’s while he’s in prison. This is the second time this month the rapper has gotten himself in trouble. DMX reportedly assaulted a Sheriff’s detention officer which was somewhat predicted by the rapper. Earlier this month DMX was placed in lock-down and was given only bread and water after allegedly threatening to assault detention officers.

DMX who recently did a video interview earlier this year while in inside the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix told viewers and watchers he was going to look at in a positive light as he possibly came to prison to meet someone and give them a message.

Could this may have been the other way around?

After the rapper refused to report to work, became abusive to deputies by telling them that he already had a job and didn’t need it and failed to report for his medication and making threats that he might assault someone to gain respect, he was placed in lockdown.

Seems that DMX meant what he said. But DMX made this clear in his interview, “Don’t believe everything you read, don’t believe everything you hear, and only believe half of what you see.”

Meanwhile, the rapper has been charged with felony aggravated assault, according to FOX Phoenix. If convicted from the charges, DMX’s probation may be revoked and his 90 day stay in Phoenix may be extended to 8 long years in prison.

10. Rihanna in Mexico

Rihanna has resurfaced.

After being shuttled to various locations over the past two weeks to protect her privacy, the 21-year-old star was photographed this weekend on the beach in Punta Mita, Mexico. She previously logged short stints in Los Angeles and her native Barbados.

Photos of her south-of-the-border sojourn first ran in Thursday’s print edition of the New York Daily News and were later obtained by E! News. She does not appear to show any of the bruising that was so clearly visible in her leaked police photo.

The images were reportedly snapped at a private villa on Saturday, a day after she celebrated her milestone birthday in L.A. Aside from a few backseat shots, it’s the first time Rihanna’s been photographed in public since the Feb. 8 altercation with Chris Brown that left her hospitalized.

Yesterday the L.A. district attorney’s office said the investigation was still open and no decision on charges has been made.

Rihanna pregnant?…

Did an unplanned pregnancy prompt the argument that left R&B crooner Chris Brown facing felony assault charges?

Just days before the alleged assault that resulted in serious injuries for bruised and bloodied pop star Rihanna, the 21-year-old hitmaker visited an OB-GYN at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles because she feared she was pregnant with Chris’ baby, snitching celebrity insiders blab in the March 9 edition of Star Magazine.

A shaken Rihanna scurried into the clinic dressed in black with her eyes shield by large sunglasses.

“She was extremely fidgety. She seemed totally uncomfortable,” an eyewitness at the doctor’s office reveals.

Pals say Rihanna feared a pregnancy would further strain her already tenuous relationship with the 19-year-old “Run It” star.

“She was scared he would react badly,” says an insider.

Rihanna told friends: “All I could think was, ‘Oh, my God, I could lose the baby!’”

Source: Various Sources

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