Asap Rocky loses 100,000 IG followers


A$AP Rocky’s Instagram collage experiment cost himself 100,000 followers.

A$AP Rocky has been known to be one to push the envelope, especially when it comes to art and fashion.

Last week, the Harlem, New York native began posting numerous pics on his Instagram account in succession. Most of the posts were just squares with little more than a simple gray, black or white gradient fill. Those who didn’t understand or just got tired of their feed filling up unfollowed the A$AP Mob rapper. He now has 100,000 less followers on the social media site in the name of art.

The final result of Rocky’s 100 posts is an art collage called “digital installation” and is meant to be viewed on a smartphone. It was a collaboration with Robert Gallardo, a member of the Rocky’s new internal creative team, AWGE. “digital installation” also samples artwork by Daniel Arsham and Tan Camera.

The long form post also provides promotion for A$AP Rocky’s forthcoming sophomore studio album, At.Long.Last.A$AP, which is slated for release on June 2.

Shady Records/Interscope Records To Release Soundtrack to Southpaw, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal


Shady Records/Interscope Records will release Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture), soundtrack to The Weinstein Company motion picture Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The album- which will feature new songs created for and inspired by the film and more- will be released this July. Shady Records founder Eminem also serves as the album’s executive producer. The DJ Khalil produced first single from the soundtrack, Eminem’s “Phenomenal,” appears in the trailer of the new movie.

The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and written by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield), is the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion of the world (played by Academy Award nominee Gyllenhaal). Hope seemingly has it all, with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams) an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits bottom, and turns to an unlikely savior at a local gym, Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves. The movie will be released nationally on July 24 and also features singers Rita Ora and Tyrese Gibson along with boxer Victor Ortiz in the cast.

Said Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg: “We have been involved in developing Southpaw since it’s inception and Eminem has dedicated himself to ensuring that this film captured his passion for the project through his music. We’ve assembled a great soundtrack to accompany what’s sure to be one of the finest boxing films ever.”

Juicy J Hospitalized Before San Francisco Show


It’s been a busy time for Juicy J. His new single ‘Tryna Fuck’ with Drake and Ty Dolla $ign just leaked, he’s been zipping around the country on The Hustle Continues tour, and he’s still working on the THC album.

It all got to him yesterday before his show at the Filmore in San Francisco. The 40-year old began to experience shortness of breath and was hospitalized.

The show had to be cancelled, but J was able to get on social media last night and tell fans he should be OK.

Dr. Dre – 2Nite (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jeremih)


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Lil Wayne Performs “Go DJ” & More Live With Mannie Fresh At Red Bull Guest House 2015


Back on March 28th, Lil Wayne had a show during Red Bull Guest House 2015 in Miami, Florida at the Sagamore, The Art Hotel.

In the clip below, Weezy can be seen performing “I’m Goin’ In“, “Only“, “A Milli“, “Rich As fu*k“, “bi*ches Love Me“, “Go DJ” with Mannie Fresh, “Believe Me“, “Loyal“, and “Truffle Butter“!

 

 

Kreayshawn Announces Birth Of Her Child


Kreayshawn will be having a child. Kreay announced this news on Instagram, lettings fans know that she is pregnant.

“Everyone’s been wondering why all my pics have been neck up,” she explained on Instagram. “Well, here’s a neck down one!”

She then announced that she is going to be a mother. The photograph she posted along with this announcement can be found below.

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Kreayshawn then told her Twitter followers that she is thankful for their support. She also expressed her joy.

Eminem Releasing New Music On “Southpaw” Soundtrack


Eminem is executive producing and releasing new music on the Southpaw (Music from and inspired by the motion picture) soundtrack, according to a press release posted on Shady Records’ website today (May 22).

The Detroit rapper’s “Phenomenal” is the project’s first single. It is produced by DJ Khalil and is featured in the trailer of the film, which is below.

The soundtrack is set to be released on Shady/Interscope Records and slated for a July release. Southpaw is due in theaters July 24.

The film follows light heavyweight boxing champion Billy “The Great” Hope, who is portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal. Former Shady Records recording artist 50 Cent portrays Hope’s lifelong friend and manager.

“We have been involved in developing Southpaw since it’s inception and Eminem has dedicated himself to ensuring that this film captured his passion for the project through his music,” Shady Records President Paul Rosenberg says in the press release. ” We’ve assembled a great soundtrack to accompany what’s sure to be one of the finest boxing films ever.”

50 Cent To Face Trial For Leaked Sex Tape; 50 Sues Rick Ross Over Tape


50 Cent is known for his antics on social media as well as being an outspoken person. And while consequences of his actions on Twitter and Instagram usually field some public backlash, Fif has steered clear of legal problems in that realm. Until now.

50 and Rick Ross supposedly squashed their infamous beef six years ago but there is still residue from the bout finding its way into the current day. The Queens native is slated to head to trial stemming from a lawsuit via Rick Ross’ child’s mother, Lastonia Leviston.

50 Cent leaked a sex tape of Lastonia Leviston, which clocked over 3.2 million views on YouTube. Leviston claims the video was released without her consent and is suing for emotional distress. According to the New York Daily News, the trial proceedings are scheduled to start in June.

50 Cent previously attempted to have the trial dismissed but was unsuccessful.

The case’s deposition stated he was given the sex tape from Maurice Murray, the man originally featured in the tape with the plaintiff. The original version, which 50 said he didn’t actually post himself, depicted Murray with a blurred out face, however Leviston’s identity was not censored. 50 subsequently doctored the video to have himself as the character “Pimpin’ Curly,” an attempt to mock Ross.

Jay Z Showed Marina Abramovic the Receipts


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The most definitive way to win an argument is to show the damn receipts—figuratively or, in the case, of Jay Z’s absurd feud with conceptual artist Marina Abramovic, literally.

In an interview published yesterday, Abramovic alleged that Jay Z had negotiated her appearance in his “Picasso Baby” video—which was inspired by Abramovic’s performance “The Artist is Present”—by promising a donation to her eponymous institute, but had failed to follow through. Abramvoic said she was “pissed” and felt “used.”

Today, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, the director of the “Picasso Baby” video, spoke to artnews.net about the very literal receipt provided to Jay Z upon his donation:

“Thank you for your donation,” says a receipt from the Hudson, New York institute, according to New York dealer and “Picasso Baby” video producer Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn of Salon 94, who read parts of the document to artnet News over the phone Wednesday morning.

The receipt is marked with the number W984804 and acknowledges a substantial donation, Greenberg Rohatyn said.

In a statement, the Marina Abramovic Institute said that Abramovic herself had not been informed about the donation and that “appropriate actions” had been taken to reconcile the matter.

Security At B.o.B Show Doesn’t Stop Beating On Stage Invader


During B.o.B’s set Sunday at the KSFM 102.5 Live concert in Sacramento a trouble maker did more than just try to get up on the stage. He also took a swing at a security guard. Bad idea.