Cee Lo Inks New Management Deal To Prepare For ‘The Lady Killer’

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Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cee Lo Green has inked a new management deal to prepare for the release of his highly anticipated upcoming album The Lady Killer, which has already spawned the #1 hit single “Fuck You.”

The Atlanta rapper has inked a deal with New York City-based Family Tree/Primary Wave Talent Management that will see veteran manager Michael “Blue” Williams take charge of Cee Lo’s career.

Williams has handled the careers of a variety of stars, including Outkast, Monica, Macy Gray, Donnell Jones and others.

“Finally a firm with foresight! Fearless and focused, fighting on the front lines for the fundamentals of franchise. In short – I like these guys!” Cee Lo said.

The announcement comes as Cee Lo adjusts to the massive success of “Fuck You,” which has garnered over 13 million plays on YouTube in less then a month, forcing Cee Lo’s label, Atlantic Records, to move up the release date of the album several months, to November 9th.

Cee Lo Green is an incredibly talented artist, and I couldn’t be more proud to represent him,” says Williams. “Cee Lo and I have known each other for over 15 years and over that time I’ve seen him grow monumentally as a performer. From the first time I saw him perform through today, I’m still utterly amazed each and every time I see him or listen to his music, and I’m so ecstatic to help bring his talent to the world.”

In addition to Cee Lo, Family Tree/Primary Wave Talent Management handles the careers of Big Sean (G.O.O.D. Music), Cody Simpson, the Trio Lords and Lady.

The Lady Killer is due in stores November 9th.

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Drake Says He Has To Prove Himself Before Andre 3000 Collaboration

Posted: Wednesday – June 16, 2010

Andre 3000 is one of the rappers that went on Drake’s collaboration wish list for his debut album, Thank Me Later, but a verse from 3 Stacks is noticeably absent from the LP, which is loaded with big-name features.

Explaining why Dre didn’t make the cut to VIBE, Drake said that the emcee, who is one half of rap duo Outkast, would like him to prove himself before they jumped on a track together.

“I really tried to do a song with Andre 3000, but I think it was meant for my second album,” reasoned Drake. “Dre is one of those people that needs you to do a little more. He’s one of those people that believe in his craft so much that he needs you to do more than just be over hyped or just famous. In his mind, I have to prove myself and truth is, I do. That’s just being real. I have a lot of work to do, so I actually respect him for that.”

Drake also said that for his next album, which will reportedly be titled Moments, he will have a lot less features. “I think on the second album I’ll probably only have two features. I have a few people in mind and Dre probably will be one of them,” he added.

The Canadian rapper’s first major label effort, Thank Me Later, was released online and in stores yesterday (June 15). Expectations are high and industry estimates place first week sales in the 500,000 range.

Tupac, B.I.G. United At Wax Museum In Washington, D.C.

Posted: Wednesday – June 16, 2010

Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. have reunited for the first time in history, at Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. today (June 16th).

The life-like wax figures are being displayed all summer starting today, on what would have marked Tupac’s 39th birthday.

“Tupac and Biggie are widely recognized as two of the greatest Hip-Hop artists and rappers of all time,” a rep for Madame Tussauds said in a statement. “Their influence on and absence from the Hip-Hop community can still be felt today – more than a decade after their tragic deaths.”

The Tupac Shakur statue is from the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas, while The Notorious B.I.G.’s figure is on loan from the museum in New York.

Both wax figures were created with the participation and approval of Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur and B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace.

The two wax figures are on display at Madame Tussauds’ Glamour Room, in Washington D.C.

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