Posted in RAP NEWSJuly 14, 2013
On Saturday night (July 13) a not guilty verdict was handed down in the Trayvon Martin trial, acquitting George Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of the 17-year-old, and the ruling has sent the nation and the hip-hop community reeling. Stars like Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross sent their love to slain teen’s family, while other artists like Solange Knowles urged fans to protest and Young Jeezy released a new tribute track.
Posted in RAP NEWSApril 12, 2013
Rick Ross just learned a hard lesson about rape and money … you embrace one, you lose the other … because he was just DUMPED by Reebok. As TMZ previously reported … Ross has taken a ton of heat for his song, U.O.E.N.O … in which he happily sings, “Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain’t even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain’t even know it.” Translation — date rape.
Posted in RAP NEWSFebruary 1, 2013
Following the assassination attempt on Rick Ross last week, Pusha T has come forward to talk about the incident. Ross and his girlfriend were shot at on January 27 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in a drive by shooting. Fortunately, no one was injured in the shooting attempt although the car Ross was driving did crash. Speaking to MTV News, Pusha T explained that he and Ross had the same mix engineer, and he said that he had rung up the Florida MC to check if he was ok.
Posted in RAP NEWSNovember 12, 2012
The Compton native has revealed that Rick Ross is considering signing him. Game is set to complete his fifth album with Interscope Records. When Jesus Piece hits the streets in December, his contract with the label will be finished. In a recent interview with MTV RapFix Live, Game revealed that none other than the Teflon Don had considered signing him
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 1, 2012
TMZ is reporting that rapper Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, lost $270,000 in a lawsuit filed by a Georgia based jewelry company. The company sued the rapper for stealing diamonds. A&A Diamonds filed a lawsuit against the rapper in Henry County, GA claiming they had loaned Gucci Mane a $130,000 pinky ring, and a diamond necklace and bracelet that totaled $110,000. The lawsuit stated that Gucci had 15 days to pay for the jewelry or return it, and he did neither. He only paid the company $40,000 of the money they claim he owed.
Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 26, 2012
Recent Bad Boy signee French Montana has entertained deals from a variety of labels, but in a recent interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, the ‘Shot Caller’ rapper revealed that his email illiteracy actually cost him a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.
“I met up with him one time and then I met up with him again. There were things that I was used to ’cause I was already moving. I’m like a money train,” the 27-year-old Moroccan-born MC said.
Unfortunately, his inability to use email rendered French’s communication with his potential boss null and void.
“Kanye doesn’t have a phone. If you need to get in contact with Kanye, you have to email him,” French explained. “You can’t tell me how to do that. I don’t know how to use an email, so I guess me and you is never gonna talk, and I’m a put my career in your hands?”
French continued to say that he had great respect for ‘Ye, and that, had he signed with his label, the two would have made “history” together.
“He’s definitely talented and I felt like if I went there, we would have definitely made history,” he concluded.
French is currently gearing up to release his Bad Boy debut, co-executive produced by Diddy and Rick Ross.