Jay Rock – Nothin’ Change (prod. Dr.Dre)


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Amber Rose Says Travi$ Scott Ghostwrites Kanye’s Music


arrives at the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

arrives at the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

“Stop playing niggas I used to fuck,” said Rose. “Why don’t we play the nigga that writes the songs for the other nigga—Travis Scott. Let’s go…He writes the songs for the other nigga. Let’s go.”

As music blog Fact points out:

We’d take her claims with a big pinch of salt: it’s well-known that the sessions for ‘Yeezus’ were group affairs, with various artists contributing to lyrics (The Weeknd, for instance, was involved but didn’t have an official feature on the final album, and King Louie has claimed that he contributed to several songs on the record).
Now, Amber, if you could please put down the mic let these good people get back to dancing.

Michael Bentley: Can’t Knock the Hustle


Michael Bentley is expanding his reach in the entertainment industry with the launch of his music label Slam House Music Group this fall. Bentley is hoping that Slam House can become another successful entity of his fledgling entertainment business career.
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The thirty-one year old Bentley has climbed the ladder of the music industry with jet plane quickness moving from a publicist, to an A&R and now a label owner in just three years. He has worked with top of the line clients as a publicist, helped unknown artists land major record deals as an A&R along with starting up and executive producing his own sports/hip hop radio show Thru the Wire.

Birdman Didn’t Show Up In Court And Now He Has To Pay Turk


Earlier this year, Turk sued Cash Money and Money Mack Music for $1.3 million in unpaid royalties.

Birdman didn’t respond to the suit by the March 11 deadline, and then ignored it again after his attorneys bought him a one month extension.

So earlier this week Turk’s lawyer filed a default motion, which would award Turk a settlement without a trial.

Today, the former Hot Boy jumped on Instagram and said he won the motion, and will soon be $1.3 million richer.

It could be that Birdman knew Turk was going to win the case, so he decided rather than waste too much of his lawyers’ time he’d just make Turk sweat it out and eventually default. But that doesn’t explain why he bothered to ask for that extension.

So maybe Cash Money is in disarray, financially or otherwise.

We’re pretty certain they won’t default on Lil Wayne’s $51 million case against them, though.

Update: Turk won’t necessarily get the $1.3 million he is asking. By granting default, the judge will determine the final amount.

Mark Wahlberg and Diddy Place $250K Bet on Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight


Either Mark Wahlberg or Diddy will be $250,000 richer afterFloyd Mayweather takes on Manny Pacquiao on May 2.

Diddy is predicting Mayweather will win, while Wahlberg is throwing his support behind Pacquiao. The friendly wager started at $100,000 before Wahlberg upped the ante to $250,000, per Showtime Sports:

Both of the stars have countless millions in the bank, so that kind of figure is just a drop in the water in terms of their overall net worth.

Plus, that bet is nothing compared to the $1.6 million 50 Cent said he planned to bet on Mayweather.

Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Fresh Dressed’


After premiering earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, the official trailer for Fresh Dressed is here. Directed by Mass Appeal‘s Creative Director, Sacha Jenkins SHR, the film explores how hip hop fashion influenced the larger industry and ultimately affected mass culture. The trailer opens with Kanye West—an artist whose brand is a synonymous with style as it is music—speaking about the importance of “getting fresh,” which he argues is more important than money. Nas, Pusha T, Puff Daddy, Andre Leon Talley, and more share their thoughts on the importance of hip hop fashion, and are just a handful of the numerous icons that appear in the film.

 

Mayweather to Bond Suge Knight Out if He Wins Fight


No one catches more breaks than Suge Knight.

In two days, Floyd Mayweather will step into the ring to fight Manny Pacquiao in one of, if not the single biggest boxing event in the history of the sport.

Right after he’s done with that, according to Suge Knight’s lawyer, he’s going to put $10 million towards Suge Knight’s $10 million bail. The video clip, released by the New York Daily News a short while ago, shows Knight’s lawyer detailing what be believes to be a key flaw in the prosecution’s argument, then revealing that following Mayweather’s fight Saturday, the filthy rich fighter will come back to Cali and help out Suge. According to the lawyer, Matthew Fletcher, Knight and Mayweather are “good friends,” and last week Mayweather inquired about the details of putting Knight’s bail up last week.

Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Smuckers’ Was Originally For Jay-Z & Kanye West


One of the stand-out records from Tyler, The Creator’s Cherry Bomb album was the Weezy and Yeezy-assisted ‘Smuckers.’ Well, the track wasn’t always intended to be for Tyler’s fourth LP. The original beat dates back to 2011 when he sent it in for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album. He told Billboard that he gave it to them and then ended up taking it back.

A highlight of Cherry Bomb is “Smuckers,” with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. How did that come together?

I made “Smuckers” in 2011 and sent it to Jay Z and ‘Ye. They were going to use it, but I kind of took it back. I was trying to make horn sections and drum kicks that sound epic. The second half is this jazz ensemble [Ed. note: “Smuckers” samples “Metropolis Notte” by Gabriele Ducros]. I’m like, “Oh my God, this is fucking amazing. Lil Wayne would sound so good over this.” I sent Wayne a reference of what I was going to put, and he sent me the verse back. I legit was about to cry. I played it for ‘Ye at his house literally four days before the album was due. He was like, “OK, I got to step my bars up. Y’all niggas is spitting.” It was such a sick thing to know that me and Wayne had to put ‘Ye back on his feet. Like, what the fuck? I’m 24 years old. What am I going to look forward to at 30?

In addition to that tidbit, he spoke about Earl Sweatshirt’s new album, Tyga’s relationship with Kylie Jenner, Jay-Z’s concept for Tidal, and more. Read the full interview here.

Ariana Grande Says Big Sean’s Lyrics About Her Pussy Led To Breakup


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Yesterday, we got Big Sean side of the story on his breakup with Ariana Grande. He blamed it on her immaturity, her spendthrift ways, and her use of Justin Bieber as a prop to anger him.

Today, we got Ariana Grande’s take on the split, and not surprisingly she sees things differently.

According to sources who spoke to TMZ, Grande thought Sean was self-absorbed and denied any planned shenanigans with Bieber. But the final straw for Grande was Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise track ‘Stay Down,’ in which he spits “I got a million-dollar chick with a billion-dollar pussy/Every time I come, I swear to God I feel rich.”

Grande says the lyrics humiliated her because Sean was treating her like meat. She was especially embarrassed when her grandmother asked her about the bars.

In an interview with Rolling Stone back in March, Sean claimed Grande had no problem with the racy lyrics.

“I don’t have to run it by my girl, but she hears,” Sean said about ‘Stay Down’. “I played her the whole album before it came out, so she heard everything. She’s very open-minded. I’m proud of her.”

Apparently she wasn’t so open-minded. Or she’s trying to score post-breakup points.

Freddie Gibbs – Pronto



Off Freddie Gibbs’ “Pronto” EP which is out now. Download here on iTunes:http://tinyurl.com/m7uxu3q