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Hip-Hop News: Kanye West Angered Over False Reports

Kanye West Angered Over False Reports He Was Claiming ‘King Of Pop’ Title Following Michael Jackson’s Death…

Kanye West may have made a lot of boasts in his career, but claiming to be the new King of Pop following the death of Michael Jackson is not one of them.

The superstar rapper hit his official Web site to shoot down rumors that he’s taking the title from the late Michael Jackson.

“I was just listening to [radio host] Wendy Williams and heard some quote about me saying I’m the new King of Pop,” he wrote. “Not only did I not say that, I haven’t said anything.”

Kanye also blogged that it upsets him that people would think he would make such a statement following Michael’s death.

“It makes me feel bad that obviously I made people feel that I would be corny enough to say something so whack after the passing of an idol, a legend and more than that a human being with feelings and a family,” the star continued.

The “Stronger” performer said he is angered that the fake comments went viral on the Internet.

“It scares me to think what people will believe, without even a source,” he wrote. “Any random person can type something on the Internet and then the world believes it. I don’t talk to press or do TV or do promotions of any sort. I’ve stopped chasing and buying into fame. Fame is like cigarettes with no surgeon general warning. It destroys most people as it did to the true and only King of Pop. We exploit ourselves and eat our own egos ‘Till there is nothing left.”

And, Kanye — who has previously blogged about being satirized on “South Park” and spoken out on other issues — vowed to no longer address the rumors about him.

“I have a feeling that this won’t be the last false statement with my name on it, but this will be the last time I defend myself. I’m done,” he wrote.

This is what he is angry about, read it below….

AFTER JACKSON DEATH KANYE WEST DECLARES HIMSELF NEW KING OF POP

June 29 2009 Via Scrape TV Entertainment

With tributes continuing to pour in for Michael Jackson questions about his life, his death, and his legacy also continue to mount. It is unlikely that the first two topics will ever be covered to full satisfaction but the latter is a different story entirely. Though Jackson hadn’t produced much music in the last fifteen years, and his most influential for more than twenty, his influence and standing in the musical and cultural world are unmatched. With his death now sinking in as a reality fans and the music industry are looking for a successor to his throne, and one man feels he has found it.

michael jackson billie jean videoSince he first burst onto the scene in 2004 Kanye West has been one of the most influential and best-selling music artists in the world. With such smashes as ‘Jesus Walks’, ‘Gold Digger’, and ‘Flashing Lights’, West’s impact on the music scene has been enormous. Though hugely popular, few would compare his success to the success Michael Jackson enjoyed in his early days. Amongst those few is West himself who has declared himself the successor to Jackson’s legacy and the new ‘King of Pop’.    

“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in kanye west respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King,” said West. “First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century its Kanye’s time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there’s nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop.”

Jackson earned the nickname ‘King of Pop’ after a comment from Elizabeth Taylor. Officially there is no monarchy for music of any kind and hence no line of succession. kanye west performing“Monarchies can pass to non-blood relatives but only in very rare circumstances. In the case of musical monarchies it is really just a marketing title and has nothing to do with a ruling class or managing people or organizational structures. There really isn’t a need to declare anyone else the new King because it isn’t a real position but I guess if West wants to claim the title then all power to him,” said Scrape TV Entertainment analyst Tracey Temple. “It is a little soon to claim that title nd that may irritate a few people. It’s not like the people will revolt and the kingdom will collapse if someone isn’t right there to pick up the sceptre and continue the rule. I’m sure the Jackson family won’t be too happy with the news.”

West has reportedly tried to make contact with members of the Jackson clan to obtain official permission to use the title but has thus far received no response. It is believed the family is mourning the death of their loved one and have given little thought to the line of succession.

“We’ll have to wait and see what Jackson’s will shows about who he felt should take kanye westover for him but that of course may not be legally binding. In traditional monarchies if someone other than the first born is to take over then the King or Queen has to make that clear and have it written out.

In the case of these kinds of informal ruling classes there aren’t any hard and fast rules and that may become one of the many legal issues that will have to be worked out,” continued Temple. “Of course the question then becomes whether or not Kanye West is deserving of the title and what kind of ruler he will be. It’s unlikely that he will follow Jackson’s type of career path but he is well on his way to his own form of eccentricity which accompanies many monarchs. In that respect he may follow Jackson, though musically that is a different question entirely.”

West made his declaration in an all caps statement issued to all major media outlets.

Source: Yahoo!/Scrape TV Entertainment

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Posted in America's Most Wanted Tour, Celebrity News, concert, DJ Future, Drake, Drizzy, Entertainment, Global Grind, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Lil Wayne, MTV, Music, Music News, Soulja Boy, Touring It Up, Young Jeezy, Youtube

Hip-Hop News: Drake Falls OnStage While Performing

Drake falls onstage and he re-injures his knee. MC tweets after fall, “Getting surgery this week but I’m walking”….

Drake took a chance when he decided to perform on the “America’s Most Wanted” tour with an injured knee, and that chance turned out badly on Friday night, when he had a nasty fall and had to be helped offstage at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey.

The up-and-coming rapper/singer tore his ACL several weeks ago and, up until just before the tour — which also features Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and others — began, it was up in the air as to whether he would perform at all at all. However, he decided to take a risk and play a short set, coming onstage for three songs.

In footage of the fall on YouTube, Drake is seen walking past Lil Wayne (with whom he was performing) and suddenly slipping. Within seconds, stagehands help him up and assist the badly limping MC offstage.

Lil Wayne stops the track and jokes with the crowd about needing extra insurance for the tour. He asks the audience to make some noise for Drizzy, and then asks if any ladies in the house can do Drake‘s verse for him.

After his fall, Drake tweeted about the fall.

“We straight,” he wrote. “Just to show that this ACL sh– ain’t a joke. Thanks for the support, and we’ll be back … Young moola.”

“All is well…,” he wrote later. “On the bus laying down… Getting surgery this week but I’m walking. Thank my whole YM family for the help. Lion Hearts!”

His DJ, Future, tweeted about the incident as well.

“When you love what you do, you take risks for the people that love what you do. He took the risk for the fans.”

There was no official word on Drake‘s condition or when he might rejoin the tour, which continues at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Saturday night (August 1), at press time.

Drake talked with MTV News about his injury during the tour’s kickoff last week.

“I didn’t really get any approval from my doctor, but I made a personal decision 48 hours ago that I’d be letting a lot of people down if I didn’t show up and at least show them I’m there for them,” Drake said. “For the last two weeks, I’ve been really going hard, getting all types of acupuncture, trying to bring the swelling down. I’m walking around — no cane. I’ll put a brace on it tomorrow night. No one will probably even know I’m injured…I’m not doing my own set. That’s one thing I have to apologize to my fans about. It’s too much of a risk, if I hit that wrong turn [doing] 30 minutes every night. If I tear my ACL again, the doctors say I might not be able to walk again. I have to be cautious.”

Check out the video below….

Source: Global Grind/MTV/YouTube

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Posted in Global Grind, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Keri Hilson, Lil' Kim, Music, Music In Ya Ear, Music News, R&B, Teyana Taylor

Music In Ya Ear!: “Turn My Swag On” Remix

Special thanks to Global Grind for providing us with this new remix, “Turn My Swag On” remix all ladies version featuring Lil Kim, Teyana Taylor, and Keri Hilson. Check Lil Kim vibing out on autotune…and Teyana Taylor jabs at bloggers, thoughts?

Listen HERE

Source: Global Grind

Posted in Eminem, Hip-Hop, Music, Music In Ya Ear, music video, Youtube

Music In Ya Ear!: Eminem “BEAUTIFUL”

Eminem‘s song “BEAUTIFUL” is STRAIGHT FIRE!!! This song the real deal. The video for his new record “Beautiful” off of his new album, “Relapse 2” spotlights his hometown of Detroit.

Go ahead, Eminem. Keep doing what you do best. MAKE MUSIC!!

Source: YouTube

Posted in Beyonce, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Rumors, Jay Z, Letoya Luckett, Matthew Knowles, Music News, NEWS, Touring It Up

Touring It Up: Beyonce’ Kicks Off Her Summer Stateside Tour Plus More

Kicking off her Stateside touring efforts, Beyonce Knowles took the stage for a Father’s Day performance at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night (June 21).

Running through the lineup of songs during the two-hour “I Am…” show, the “Sasha Fierce” songstress treated her NYC fans to a special surprise – as her hip-hop mogul hubby Jay-Z stepped out to perform in a duet of “Crazy in Love”.

In related news, recent rumors have told that Beyonce‘s dad, Matthew Knowles, is trying to get former Destiny’s Child member Letoya Luckett booted from this coming weekend’s BET Awards show due to long-standing tension.

Of the rumors, Luckett told press: “It saddens me a little. Because our situation happened close to 10 years ago, and I think as we all know Bey is a very, very, very, talented artist, and I think that we both have our own lanes and fan base, and I don’t see why I would have to be one of the ones picked out of the entire crew of females that will be hitting the stage that night. There are so many other female artists performin’ that night and I think we all deserve to have a chance at that stage.”

Beyonce Pictures…

Enjoy the pictures of Beyonce Knowles (and Jay-Z) performing at Madison Square Garden (June 21).

Photo Credit: SplashNewsOnline.com, Getty Images

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Posted in Beastie Boys, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Music, Nas, Youtube

Hip-Hop News: Beastie Boys & Nas Demand Respect

According to NY Magazine, The Beastie Boys’ set at Bonnaroo this weekend didn’t exactly blow us away, but we’d still like to pass along a highlight so good it’s worth braving shaky fan footage for: the B-Boys premiering a new song featuring Nas — possibly titled “Too Many M.C.s” or “Let It Out” — with a live appearance from Mr. Nasir Jones himself. It’s not so much the performance that’s getting us geeked as just the fact that this song exists; as any Beasties fanatic worth his salt can tell you, this is only the second time in the crew’s career they’ve solicited verses from a prominent guest rapper. (The first was Q-Tip, on Ill Communication standout “Get It Together.”)

One could argue this is just happenstance — rap groups in general aren’t too big on guest verses, seeing as there is only so much mike time to pass around for actual members. But we’ve always seen the B-Boys’ isolationist policy as a sly nod to the fact that — for reasons including their instrumental work, their genre experiments, and the color of their skin — they’ve never really been evaluated solely the merits of their skills as emcees: They’ve always been considered more of a critically acclaimed, one-off hip-hop curio rather than a collection of funny, highly skilled individual rappers. In case you haven’t been able to guess by now, we think that’s a bad thing. And the fact that they’ve recorded a song whose chorus includes the phrase “too many rappers and still not enough emcees” and features the implicit approval of one of the greatest rappers of all time leads us to believe they’re finally calling out for credit where credit is due. Heartwarming. (The clip below unfortunately just has a verse from Nas and Mike D, but we’re sure a leaked studio version can’t be that far behind.)

Check out the video of their performance below…

Special Props to NY Magazine/YouTube

Posted in Album Releases, Celebrity News, D12, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Entertainment, G-Unit, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Proof

Hip-Hop News: Eminem Talks New D12 Album

After a several year-long hiatus, Eminem has finally returned to satiate the thirst of his deprived fans with not one, but two albums—Relapse, which is in stores now, and Relapse 2 which is slated for release in late 2009.

His latest appearance was on BET’s Rap City with Big Tigger reposted by Rap Radar, where not only did he discuss his drug addictions and his multiple relapses, but he also confirmed that D12 will be releasing a third studio album:  “…as far as the future of D12, we’re gonna be back in the studio soon.” He said that he felt his music now is the same as it would have been if Proof had still been around, because, “…I think that this is what Proof always wanted, you know, [for] me to go crazy again.

With the murder of Proof, Eminem lost his original hype man, mentor and best friend but these days, you see fellow D12 member, Mr. Porter (formerly known as Kon Artis) on stage providing ad libs and hyping the crowd up in his place. Although he’s been focusing more on honing his skills as a producer than a lyricist, Mr. Porter shows that he hasn’t fallen off during the Rap City freestyle segment towards the end of the show along with Em and Tigger.

Despite many trials and tribulations faced by the “three-headed monster” (Eminem’s relapses, Dr. Dre’s loss of his son and G-Unit woes), Em says that he feels that they are still the most powerful dynasty in all of Hip Hop. This will certainly be tested very soon, as the world is expecting Relapse 2, Detox and Before I Self Destruct to drop within the year.

Although Eminem mainly talks about his multiple drug relapses that have occurred, his album Relapse is actually a double entender for his first drug relapse as well as the relapse of the Slim Shady persona, who is prominent throughout many of the tracks on the album. Relapse 2, due out later this year, is expected to follow the same concept.

Special Props to HipHopDX for the info via email

Posted in Celebrity News, Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Music News, Onyx, Sticky Fingaz

Hip-Hop News: Sticky Fingaz Clarifies Shooting Accident

Onyx member and actor Sticky Fingaz reached out to HipHopDX Monday to clarify reports by website TMZ.com, on a gun-related accident.

Reports from Sticky‘s Major Independents production company confirmed a “firearm mishap” while shooting the rapper’s directorial debut, A Day In The Life, bearing the tagline “one bullet leads to another.” Spokesman for the company told HipHopDX, “Last week when Sticky was showing off his baby Desert Eagle to a friend named Luce, the gun accidentally went off and shot Luce in the leg. The bullet shattered a bone in Luce‘s shin and he had to have surgery. He’s doing fine now, but the bullet is still lodged in his leg and he’s going back this week for a second opinion. No charges were filed and the two are still friends.

Sticky Fingaz added to HipHopDX, “This incident was unfortunate , but could have been much worse.  I’m just happy Luce is recovering and in good condition.

Aside from directing A Day In The Life, Sticky also wrote and stars in the film which will be released July 7th by Major Independents and Lionsgate Films. It’s the first movie to be told entirely in rap and stars Omar Epps, Mekhi Phifer, Fredro Starr, Ray J, Michael Rapaport, Bokeem Woodbine, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams and host of others.

The soundtrack is out August 18th from Tommy Boy Records featuring music from the film and four all new songs from Sticky and Onyx.  Look out for Onyx‘s The Black Rock Tour of the US and Canada starting July 9th.

Special Props to HipHopDX for the info via email

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Touring It Up: Lil Wayne Teams up with Drake – Young Jeezy – Souljah Boy for America’s Most Wanted Tour


Four of Hip Hop’s most popular artists will share the stage this summer for a tour that is primed to sell out nationwide.

Headlined by New Orleans emcee Lil Wayne and joined by Young Jeezy , Drake and Soulja Boy , the four rappers will embark on the Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. With 21 confirmed dates thus far, the tour will begin in Scranton, Pennsylvania on July 27th and move throughout the country until their last show in Dallas, Texas on August 23rd.

This will be Weezy’s second headlining tour in 2009 as earlier this year he hit the road with R&B crooner T-Pain for the I Am Music Tour.

Tickets for the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival will be available on June 20th through Ticketmaster and Live Nation.

Below is the tentative tour schedule:
July 27th        Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
July 29th        Saratoga, NY @ Performing Arts Center
July 30th        Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
July 31st        Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 1st     Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach
August 2nd     Virginia Beach, VA @Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 4th      Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
August 5th      Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 6th      Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Pavilion
August 7th      Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
August 8th      Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater
August 9th      Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood
August 12th    Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 13th    Los Angeles, CA @ TBD
August 14th    Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 15th    Oakland, CA @ Sleep Train at Concorde
August 17th    Vancouver, BC @ GM Place
August 18th    Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
August 20th    Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheater
August 22nd   Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 23rd    Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center.

Special Props to HipHopDX for the info via email

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Music In Ya Ear!: Eminem – “We Made You”

Video of the Day!: Eminem “We Made You”

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Rapper Eminem’s new music song ‘We Made You has made it’s way online. The song “We Made You,” comes off Eminem’s sixth solo album entitled “Relapse.”

In the song “We Made You,” the Eminem mentions celebrity names such as Kim Kardashian, questioning her gender, Jessica Simpson asking her to sing the song, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba, Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin claiming after getting a buzz he’d ‘nail her’ and others.

The song “We Made You” was produced by Dr. Dre and has a music video directed by Joseph Kahn scheduled to release today (April 7th) on MTV.

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The album “Relapse” is slated for a release date of May 19th, 2009 on Interscope Records/Aftermath Entertainment/Shady Records.

Download: Eminem – “We Made You”

Video: MTV.com

Source: MTV

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