Posted in "Fancy", 'No Mercy', ‘I’m Back’, Drake, Music In Ya Ear, music video, Swizz Beatz, T.I., The-Dream, Tricky, Tricky Stewart

Music In Ya Ear!: T.I. ft. The-Dream & Tricky – “No Mercy”

T.I. premieres another track called, “No Mercy”. In this video, he shares the screen with The-Dream.

The song is taken from T.I.‘s next studio installment of the same name ‘No Mercy’ which is set to come out on December 7, while he is still staying behind bars. The music video is not merely to promote his music but also to keep himself visible on TV while he is in jail.

Beside welcoming the release of his seventh studio album, T.I. also has two Grammy nominations to celebrate. He is nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance for his comeback single “I’m Back” and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his part in Drake‘s “Fancy” which also features Swizz Beatz.

Check out the video below…

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♥ NOTE: PRE-ORDER ‘NO MERCY’ NOW!!.

Source: StupidDope.com, aceshowbiz.com

Posted in Grammys, Music News, Rihanna

Music News: Rihanna Nominated for 4 Grammys Plus More


2011 Grammy Awards nominations were announced. Rihanna is nominated for 4 Grammy Awards. Rihanna already won 3 awards: one for “Umbrella” and two for “Run this Town”.

Here are the categories that Rihanna is nominated in:

Best Dance Recording: Only Girl (In The World)
Record Of The Year: Love The Way You Lie
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Love The Way You Lie
Best Short Form Music Music Video – Love The Way You Lie

Eminem Leads 53rd GRAMMY Nominations

Eminem leads the race with ten nominations including Record of The Year, Song of The Year and Best Rap for his global smash ‘Love The Way You Lie’ with Rihanna, while his comeback album ‘Recovery’ is up for Album of The Year. Bruno Mars is the next on the nominations tally with seven nods. Cee Lo Green‘s ever-popular ‘Fuck You’ is up for three major Grammy’s including Record of The Year, Song of The Year and Best Urban/Alternative.

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are up against each other in four major categories – Album of The Year, Best Pop Album, Best Female Pop and Best Pop Collaboration.

Gaga’s ‘Fame Monster’ will challenge Katy’s ‘Teenage Dream’ in the album categories while their singles “Bad Romance” and “Teenage Dream” face off for the Best Female Pop song. Elsewhere, Gaga and Beyoncé’s almighty “Telephone” is up against Katy and Snoop Dogg’s “California Gurls” in the Best Pop Collaboration category.

In the R&B categories, Fantasia has been nominated for three including Best Female R&B, Best R&B song and Best R&B album – where she’s up against Monica‘s ‘Still Standing’.

Beyoncé hasn’t dropped any new music in 2010 but she’s still being nominated for her ‘I Am… Yours’ live disc, which saw her performance of “Halo” qualify for the Best Female Pop category.

RECORD of THE YEAR:

“Nothing on You” by B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
“Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem feat. Rihanna
“Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green
“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

ALBUM of THE YEAR:

‘The Fame Monster’ by Lady Gaga
‘Teenage Dream‘ by Katy Perry
‘Recovery’ by Eminem
‘The Suburbs’ by Arcade Fire
‘Need You Now’ by Lady Antebellum

SONG of THE YEAR:

“Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green
“Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem feat. Rihanna
“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum
“The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
“Beg Steal or Borrow” by Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs

BEST NEW ARTIST:

Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

BEST FEMALE POP:

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry
“Halo (Live)” by Beyoncé
“King of Anything” by Sara Bareilles
“Chasing Pirates” by Norah Jones

BEST MALE POP:

“This Is It” by Michael Jackson
“Whataya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert
“Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble
“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
“Half of My Heart” by John Mayer

BEST POP COLLABORATION:

“Telephone” by Lady Gaga & Beyonce
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg
“Airplanes Part II” by B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
“If It Wasn’t For Bad” by Elton John & Leon Russell
“Imagine” by Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare

BEST POP ALBUM:

‘The Fame Monster’ by Lady Gaga
‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry
‘My World 2.0’ by Justin Bieber
‘I Dreamed A Dream’ by Susan Boyle
‘Battle Studies’ by John Mayer

BEST DANCE RECORDING:

‘Dancing On My Own’ by Robyn
‘Dance In The Dark’ by Lady Gaga
‘Rocket’ by Goldfrapp
‘In For The Kill’ by La Roux
‘Only Girl (In The World)’ by Rihanna

BEST FEMALE R&B:

‘Everything to Me’ by Monica
‘Bittersweet’ by Fantasia
‘Tired’ by Kelly Price
‘Holding You Down (Going In Circles)’ by Jazmine Sullivan
‘Gone Already’ by Faith Evans

BEST MALE R&B:

‘There Goes My Baby’ by Usher
‘We’re Still Friends’ by Musiq Soulchild
‘Why Would You Stay’ by Kem
‘Finding My Way Back’ by Jaheim
‘Second Chance’ by El DeBarge

BEST R&B BY DUO/GROUP:

‘Soldier of Love’ by Sade
‘Shine’ by John Legend and The Roots
‘You’ve Got A Friend’ by Ronald Isley and Aretha Franklin
‘Love’ by Chuck Brown, Jill Scott and Marcus Miller
‘Take My Time’ by Chris Brown and Tank

BEST R&B SONG:

“Bittersweet” by Fantasia
“Finding My Way Back” by Jaheim
“Second Chance” by El DeBarge
“Shine” by John Legend and The Roots
“Why Would You Stay” by Kem

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM:

The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monae
Raymond V Raymond by Usher
Transition by Ryan Leslie
Untitled by R Kelly
Graffiti by Chris Brown

BEST R&B ALBUM:

‘Still Standin’g by Monica
‘Back to Me‘ by Fantasia
‘Wake Up!‘ by John Legend & The Roots
‘Another Round’ by Jaheim
‘The Love & War Masterpeace’ by Raheem DeVaughn

Tune In: The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 13, 2011. The nominees compilation album will be in stores January 28, 2011.

Source: Grammy.com, feedlimmy


Posted in All On The Cover, Chris Brown, GQ British Magazine, Rihanna

All On The Cover: Rihanna Covers GQ British Magazine

Rihanna covers the January 2011 issue of GQ British Magazine! In her interview she reveals about how she has grown as a woman, how people may perceive her new image and new album, as well her new feeling of liberation and freedom following her past relationship and break-up.

“Sometimes when you’re on the inside of a relationship like that, you can’t see it clearly for what it is. “I left – it was the best feeling. It was so freeing.”

She admitted to the struggles with past decisions, especially after swearing never to let a man touch her after seeing her mum Monica suffer domestic violence.

She confessed…

“I witnessed it happening to my mum and I said I would never let that happen to me – and then it was happening. “Now, when I look back, it bugs me out that I couldn’t see it for what it was.”

R&B singer Chris Brown, as you may all know attacked Rihanna in his car in Los Angeles on Grammy weekend. He was sentenced to five years probation, a year-long domestic violence program and 180 days of community service.

The singer also added to the subject by responding to a fan’s question about whether the media will stop asking about her past incident:

“Before that, I was just a little girl from the island, singing pop music. It was easy to think I didn’t have a problem in the world. Then all of a sudden, boom! Everybody realises that I do have problems.”

But Rihanna says that dark period is finally behind her, adding:

“It made me strong. It’s a moment in my life I wish would disappear. In my head, it’s gone.”

In an interview for the January edition of style mag GQ, chart- topper Rihanna asked for her fans not to pity her.

“I have too much pride,” she admitted. “I’d never let anyone see me cry. I don’t want you to remember me for that.”

Rihanna, whose latest album ‘Loud’ is No#2 in the UK charts, also thinks her sexy image may annoy people.

She said.. “Girls don’t like to see other girls dressed sexy. I get that. People see my ass out and my boobs out, so it can get a little irritating.”

Rihanna also took to her twitter to say she is fed up with journalists asking her questions about Chris Brown. Check the tweets below.

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For the full interview and more pictures, see January’s issue of GQ British, on sale from Thursday. The issue is set to hit news/magazine stands on Thursday (December 2).

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Source: Rihanna Daily, Ultimate-Rihanna


Posted in "Tha Carter III", Dwayne Carter, Jail Time, Just In, Lawsuits/Jail Time/Charges, Lil Wayne, Rolling Stone, Stacey Richman, Stephen Morello

Just In: Lil Wayne Moved to ‘Solitary Confinement’ at Rikers Island

Lil Wayne is facing the music after being accused of breaking jail rules by having gear for listening to tunes and was relocated Monday into what city jail officials call “punitive segregation” for a month, until his expected November 4th release date at Rikers Island. This punishment—which is the equivalent of ‘solitary confinement’ and requires him to be in his cell 23 hours a day. So he can expect to go solo for the rest of his time behind bars in a gun case.

Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said;

“It’s his punishment for stashing a charger and headphones for a digital music player in his cell back in May.”

Wayne generally will now be confined to his new cell 23 hours a day, with such exceptions as visits and showers, instead of being allowed to mingle with other inmates most of the day. He’ll eat in his cell and won’t get to socialize even during his hour a day of recreation, Morello said.

Wayne also will have to forego TV, and he’ll be limited to one phone call a week instead of a chat a day or more, except for calls to his lawyer, Morello said. The lawyer, Stacey Richman, had no immediate comment.

The 28-year-old rapper, one of the genre’s biggest stars, has been held since March in the Rikers Island jail complex. He pleaded guilty in October 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, admitting he had a loaded semiautomatic gun on his bus in 2007. He got a one-year sentence but is expected to serve eight months because of time off for good behavior, despite the music-player gear episode.

Officials said, “the headphones and charger were found in May, tucked in a potato chip bag in a garbage can in the rapper’s cell”.

The items are considered contraband, as inmates can listen to music only on radios and headphones sold at the jail commissary. Officers said “the music player itself turned up in another inmate’s nearby cell”.

Both men were charged with infractions that weren’t crimes and were subject to a jail disciplinary process, not a court. Information on the other inmate’s punishment wasn’t immediately available Monday.

Lil Wayne’s penalty was within norms for his infraction, Morello said.

“Possession of contraband is serious,” he said, “though not as grave as violent offenses or being caught with a weapon, for example”.

Born Dwayne Carter, Lil Wayne had the best-selling album of 2008 with “Tha Carter III,” which won a Grammy for best rap album.

As he faced incarceration, he told Rolling Stone he planned to keep up the beat behind bars.

“I’ll have an iPod, and I’ll make sure they keep sending me beats,” he told the magazine for a February story.

Sources: Yahoo News, singersroom

“Ok now I know he’s locked up for gun charges, but to get solitary confinement for the rest of his jail time over an iPod situation that happened back in May, is ridiculous! I’m sure he’s glad he’ll be out of there soon. Trust he will welcome us all with some great tunes. Nov. 4th is rapidly approaching…let me not jinx it. Good Luck Wayne!!”

Posted in Album Cover, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘Merry Christmas II You‘, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, ‘Oh Santa’, ‘The First Noel’, David LaChapelle, Dr. Jenn Berman, HSN, James Poyser, Jermaine Dupri, Luscious Pink, Marc Shaiman, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Youtube

Album Cover: Mariah Carey Unveils New Album Cover Plus More

Mariah Carey has officially unveiled her festive cover artwork for her upcoming LP ‘Merry Christmas II You‘. The artwork was shot by noted celebrity photographer David LaChapelle. The first single to be lifted from the project will be the Bryan Michael-Cox produced ‘Oh Santa’, and the LP itself will drop in stores on November 2nd, courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group.

The project features a brand new recording of Mariah’s all-time classic ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, as well as festive covers such as ‘The First Noel’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ just to name the few. Producers Randy Jackson, Jermaine Dupri, James Poyser and Marc Shaiman also worked with the singer on FOUR original new songs for the album.

I don’t know why she’s remaking such a classic and one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. This song will never me re-made the way it originally sounds. I hope that for her sake it comes out better if not the same. I can’t wait to start hearing the new tunes all over NYC, while I’m Christmas shopping.

In more Mariah news…

Mariah Carey is Launching a Collection with HSN

According to reports, not only is the multi-talented diva known for her Grammy-award winning voice, and her sexy looks, but now she is taking on a new business venture. Mariah Carey has announced that she will be partnering with Home Shopping Network ‘HSN’, for the launch of a new lifestyle collection. HSN line will feature the lifestyle collection offering “jewelry, including pieces that incorporate her signature butterfly motif, footwear, and a limited edition version of her Luscious Pink fragrance, that includes a butterfly bottle cap and a personal note from the Grammy Award winner.”

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These items will be available at affordable prices on the HSN and also online at hsn.com ranging from shoes ($69.99-$169.90) and jewelry ($39.99-$199.95). The collection will premiere on November 29th, 2010 so be sure to tune in!

Her next order of business? Possibly a baby line following rumors that neither Carey or her husband has denied. The recent buzz is that a friend of the Mariah bought a book called “SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in The First Three Years,” at a book signing with author Dr. Jenn Berman in Los Angeles last week.

The message written went something like this:

“Dear Mariah, Congratulations! I hope this helps you through the first three years.”

So many exciting things happening for the diva.

Check out a video below of my favorite Mariah Christmas song.

Be sure to tune into Mariah Carey’s HSN line come November! Leave us your thoughts!

Posted in Jennifer Hudson, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: Jennifer Hudson is Pregnant?

MediaTakeOut.com just caught wind of an INTERESTING RUMOR. According to a number of MediaTakeOut.com readers who were at an event with actress/singer Jennifer Hudson – she’s pregnant.

The MediaTakeOut.com readers, who attended an event with Jen in Indianapolis this weekend, were shocked when Jennifer came out wearing what was described as “maternity clothes

Below is another photo from this weekend. And we know that Jen’s always been a little on the thick side, plus Hudson recently made appearances at the Grammy’s, Superbowl and Oprah and she definitely did not look like this, but that looks like it may be a baby bump…

Source: MediaTakeOut.com

“Wow that would be so nice for her to have a baby, being that she lost very important people in her life, a few months back. This should be considered a blessing for her if indeed she is pregnant. What are your thoughts?”

Posted in Damian Marley, In The Oven, Kelis, Music News, Nas

Music News: Nas Confirms on Kelis’ Pregnancy and New Album

While his wife Kelis,  has one in the oven, Nas is cooking up an LP with Damian Marley. Nas is about to be a dad again. It’s official. The masterful MC told MTV on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards that he and wife Kelis are expecting their first child together. The couple will know the baby’s sex in a matter of days.

“Yeah, man, I find out what it’s gonna be next week, so I’m happy,” said the rapper, who has a 15-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. “I got another one coming in ’09, yeah! That’s what’s up!”

Last year, Nas and Kelis showed up to the Grammys walking the red carpet wearing the clothing emblazoned with the N-word, which Nas planned to make the name of his album. You already know about the controversy, the protest, the title change, the #1 chart debut and the critical praise.

A year later, Nas’ Untitled LP was up for Best Rap Album. And even though Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III wound up winning, we might just see Nas up for another award in 2010. He says he has another project in the cooker. This one will be a joint effort.

“Right now, I’ll tell you first, I’m working on an album with Damian Marley, and we tryin’ to build some schools in Africa with this one, and trying to build empowerment,” he said. “We’re tryin’ to show love and stuff with this album. So, the record’s … all about really the ‘hood and Africa also as well. That’s coming out real soon.”

No release date yet, but the rhyme legend is looking tentatively at this spring.

“Too early to tell the title or anything like that,” he said. “Shout out to my man Jr. Gong, we getting it in right now.”

Nas was a guest at L.A. Reid’s post-Grammy party.

Source: MTV