T.I. Will Drop New Single Next Month

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Date: Monday – March 26, 2012



T.I.’s back in album mode.

After dropping his Fuck the City Up mixtape earlier this year, the Grand Hustle general is now readying the release of his eight LP, Trouble Man, tentatively due out this summer. Tip says fans can expect the album’s next single, “Love This Life”—produced by Mars (of 1500 or Nothin)—to impact in the next few weeks.

“It’s speaking to woman, but from a man’s perspective,” Tip told XXLMag.com regarding the song’s concept. “People who find themselves in a situation where the woman might say she wants to part ways with the man, but the man [is] like, ‘Let’s be sensible about this. You gonna leave all this? And go where?’ That’s what he is sayin’, the gentleman is sayin’.

“I know there’s a lot of guys out there who find themselves in positions on all levels of life, not just as a rich man, but you have people who treat a woman the way she wants to be treated,” he continued. “There aren’t a lot of men out there who can offer that same kind of security, affection and protection; that will be kind of the song.”

T.I.’s been happily married to Tiny Cottle for a-year-and-a-half— as documented on VH1?s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Huslte—so he had to look elsewhere for inspiration.

“I seen a close patna of mine going through it with his child’s mom and I just saw how she was trying to carry him through all the unnecessary drama and stress she was taking him through and I thought to myself, ‘C’mon on now, where else can you go and live like that,” he explained. “Who else would have treated you like he treated you’ and you gonna drag him like that, that’s not right. So that kinda inspired me to do it.”

Diggy Simmons Releases Exceptional Debut Album

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Dated: Monday – March 26, 2012


Diggy Simmons has hip-hop in his blood.

His father is Joseph Simmons, aka Rev Run, a member of Run-DMC and one of the biggest hip-hop artists in music history, and Diggy’s uncle is Russell Simmons, one of the biggest hip-hop moguls in the music business. With these genes, he’s seemingly destined for greatness.

But Diggy did not simply ride the coattails of his elders’ successes; with ambition and talent, he has shown that he can stand on his own.

Diggy started a blog, “Life of the Jet Setter,” which helped him create his own fan base known as “jetsetters.” He posted his freestyle over the Nas track “Made You Look,” catching the attention of hip-hop listeners everywhere and prompting Kanye West to re-post the video on his blog.

Despite the pressure of big-name artist cosigns, debut hype and the family name, Diggy steps up to the plate, with Unexpected Arrival delivering one of the most bold albums any 17-year-old rapper could.

Diggy puts this confidence on display right away on the early tracks of the album. He officially announces his arrival on the track “Hello World,” full of stadium-sounding drums and a distorted voice yelling strongly “I’m here, and I’m here to stay” on the hook.

Simmons continues this show of swagger and confidence with “88,” in which he raps about rising to fame and fortune that could be traced back to 1988 even though he wasn’t born yet. Jadakiss brings his signature gritty rapping style to the song as well, describing his own life and financial success in 1988 when he was just 13 years old, ending his verse saying, “I’m still spending money that’s 24 years old.”

This confidence comes through especially on songs focused on girls, and none does this better than the lead single, “Do It Like You,” featuring singer Jeremih.

Diggy raps to his dream girl about how she leaves everyone else in the dust with the way she carries herself. He even lets out a bit of a serenade when he sings, “You’re such boss but carry yourself like a lady / The baddest out ya crew and that is not up for debating.” Though Diggy acknowledges that it seems “every rapper only wants that sexual healing / Marvin Gaye,” he makes a pretty convincing argument that he wants her for much more than that.

Lyrically, Unexpected Arrival has its share of songs that allow Diggy to simply flow over pretty good beats. “Tom Edison” has an up-tempo rhythm that incorporates rock music, such as electric guitar and drums.

Here, Diggy drops lines specifically intended for his critics, telling them “All you do is talk a good game like Bob Costas.” Similarly, he puts his wordplay abilities on display with lines like “On a scale of one through 10, I come after nine / You half of mine, so that makes you a Jackson Five.”

Diggy’s background is a prominent theme throughout the album, but he specifically focuses on this during the song “Unforgivable Blackness.”

Though the beat has a very cheesy “everyone come together” feel to it, Diggy raps about unity, about all black people being equally black, whether you come from an inner-city neighborhood or a wealthy family.

The first lines of the track are quite possibly its strongest lyrics as Diggy raps, “They wanna take away my black card ’cause I got a black card / Say I don’t rap hard ’cause I don’t act hard / But if I act hard, they would say that’s odd / And they would still hate, man, I don’t get that part.” Here, Diggy’s thorough and logical rap exemplifies just how intelligent and well-spoken he already is, despite his young age.

For such a young rapper to put out an album like Unexpected Arrival, Diggy should be more than satisfied with his work. Though the album seems to cater to a younger demographic at times, Diggy proves that age is nothing but a number for him when it comes to being able to put together a solid rap album. At only 17 years old, there is no doubt that Diggy will continue to improve in every musical aspect.

Though his arrival might not have been as unexpected as his peers, he has arrived, nonetheless.

Bobby Brown Arrested For DUI

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Date: Monday – March 26, 2012



As reported by TheBoomBox, Bobby Brown was taken into custody by California police Monday (March 26) on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to TMZ. The ex-husband of Whitney Houston was driving in Reseda, Calif., when officers witnessed him speaking on a cell phone while operating a vehicle. He was pulled over at 12:20PM PST and subsequently arrested due to cops suspecting him of a DUI.

The 43-year-old “Humpin’ Around” performer is currently in a Van Nuys jail. Authorities have not released information on the substance they believe Bobby Brown to have been on while operating his vehicle. This incident isn’t Brown’s first encounter with a DUI arrest. In 1996, the New Edition crooner was arrested and convicted for driving under the influence in Georgia. He plead guilty to the charge and served eight days in jail.

After the passing of Whitney Houston on Feb. 11, Brown has made headlines for continuing on with his performances and even shopping a biopic centered on his life.

A Kaotik Explosion, The Interview With David Jones

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The cool thing is that we are going to revolutionize the studio environment because the first studio is just a recording studio and the one that we are building this summer is actually called Kaotik Music Group Enterprises. And what that’s going to be is a full blown community designated towards that are coming from all over the place to record. They are actually going to have a facility where they can stay, as far as three master hotel rooms that are like big suites. Also onsite there will be an in ground swimming pool, there will be a baseball field, there will be a bunch of different things that artists can get their creativity and be able to have fun while creating their masterpiece at the same time and at the same location.

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Rihanna’s New Hook Up

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Date: Thursday – March 22, 2012

Are Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher Hollywood’s newest couple? Maybe! Earlier this week, Rihanna was spotted by TMZ photographer’s arriving at the actor’s $10 million dollar bachelor pad right around midnight. But this was no quick visit. The Bajan beauty didn’t leave Kutcher’s place until after 4 am!

News of Rihanna and Ashton’s last night date broke right as rumors surfaced that Ri had once again dumped her on-again-off-again boyfriend Chris Brown. Despite the fact that Brown has a serious girlfriend, many believed he and Ri had been dating on the side. Until yesterday (March 22), that is, when Brown changed his Twitter profile picture to a Vincent van Gogh painting of a weeping man and cryptically posted the phrase “At Eternity’s Gate.”

So has Rihanna moved on to a new fling with Ashton? The pairing isn’t as random as it seems — these two have more in common than many realize! Both stars have been involved in past high-profile relationships that ended dramatically — Ri with Chris Brown and Ashton most recently with Demi Moore. The new friends also have intertwining social circles — Ashton is close friends with Diddy, who is pals with Rihanna’s mentor Jay-Z.

Do you think Ri and Ashton would make a good couple?

Chris Brown Singing with Rihanna in Nightclub [VIDEO]


Date: Tuesday – February 28, 2012

Chris Brown didn’t shy away when the DJ blasted a Rihanna song at an Orlando nightclub this weekend — instead, he proudly sang along with EVERY lyric … and TMZ has the footage.

It all went down at Club Vain on Sunday night during an NBA All–Star weekend finale party.

Chris was hanging on the main stage … with everybody looking at him … when Rihanna’s “We Found Love” began to pump through the speakers … and Chris made sure everyone knew he’s a HUGE fan of the song.

It’s the latest in what seems like a public reconciliation between the two sides — earlier this month, the two collaborated on remixes of each other’s songs.

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