Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Goes Double Platinum

jay-z-magna-carter-holy-grailJay-Z’s Magna Carter Holy Grail album goes double platinum selling two million copies in two months. This was Jay-Z’s 12th studio album.

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Drake Covers Billboard

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Drake has the fortune of covering Billboard magazine and expresses his happiness for his career thus far! At age 26 he feels like he is on top of the world. Drake’s new album Nothing Was The Same  hits stores on September 26th.

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J. Cole Nearly Reunites 50 Cent & Nas

jcole_ts_C5473_R4Apparently, J.Cole came very close to reuniting 50 cent and Nas on his recent Born Sinner album. Read the full interview story here.

“I made that song and didn’t write the hook, I just did the melody. On the original reference I’m humming the melody, but all I did was steal a 50 Cent melody—some shit I would hear 50 singing. I had that song for a year before the album came out. I was like, “Damn, I’d love to get 50 or Nas on this.” Nas was my original plan but he didn’t get the verse done in time. So we had this other kid from Queens named Bas.

Exactly. For hip-hop, period. But really for New York. I wanted that to be a real New York record. This down South nigga coming and putting on for the city because I have a connection. So 50 came to the studio in L.A. to lay the verse and he heard the melody and he was like, “I could tell you was thinking about me when you were doing that melody.” He wrote that shit in five minutes, maybe. It was crazy to see that melody that was in my head come to life with the actual person who I wanted to do it. He gave us three hours worth of game that night, just talking.”

Born Sinner would have been even more of a success had Cole been able to realize his goal.

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Kanye West Reveals Photos of his Daughter North West

northwest-kris-kanye“Ye just showed off for the first time a picture of his daughter moments ago. The proud father introduced us to his two-month-old daughter North West with Kim Kardashian during his appearance on the finale of Kris Jenner’s talk show.”

 

News: Juicy J Promise $50,000 Scholarship to the “Best Chick who can Twerk”

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Well, earlier this morning, Juicy J promised a $50,000 scholarship to the best student that can twerk. Juicy J is on the verge of dropping his first solo album on a major label titled “Stay Trippy.” The Tennesse native made his album available for a free listen a few days back, and he was able to make the Taylor Gang/Columbia Records. In order to listen to the album for free, visitors would have unlock songs on his virtual stripper game found at Juicy J’s website.

Earlier this year Juicy J was seen with pop singer Miley Cyrus at one of his concerts in Los Angeles, California.

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Kendrick Lamar’s Album : good kid, m.A.A.d city goes Platinum

kendrick-lamar-good-kid-m-a-a-d-city-album-coverBack in June, Kendrick Lamar received his platinum plaque after good kid, m.A.A.d city shipped over a million copies worldwide. Now, the self-proclaimed “King of New York” has officially sold that amount. Seemingly thanks to the controversy he caused from his “Control” verse, Kendrick Lamar was able to sell another 9,000 this week, making the total sales of his debut album 1,003,000.

Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar and the folks at TDE for achieving such a memorable milestone. Down below is a link to my favorite Kendrick Lamar track and music video:

Saunt3r’s Favorite Kendrick Lamar Track/Video

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Drake Willing to Work with Jay-Z & Lil Wayne | All Me f. 2 Chainz & Big Sean

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Drake enlists the assistance of Lil Wayne and Jay-Z on his new project titled Nothing the Same  due to release September 17th.

“This album is about growth,” says the Toronto MC. “When I play it for people, they ask, ‘Who’s that rapping?’ I’m like, ‘That’s me.’” The LP also features all-star guests from Jay Z to Lil Wayne, plus superhot producers like Scottish DJ Hudson Mohawke. One highlight? The emotional “Connect.” “That one hits you in the heart,” says Drake. “It’s painful and beautiful at the same time.”

Drake’s recent track is titled “All Me” featuring Big Sean and 2 Chainz, take a listen to the track down below:

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Wiz Khalifia Collection by Converse (Video)

Wiz Khalifia is known to rock his converse at concerts, interviews and other appearances. He now has his own pair through Footlocker. Converse introduces the Wiz Khalifa Collection arriving at Foot Locker and FootLocker.com on August 23.  As an artist that is all about his own personal expression and brand, the Chuck Taylor line fits his persona perfectly.

Wiz put his own signature touch and design on the collection with a few of the shoes sporting his own custom branding. Below are some images of his own custom line:

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Pharrell Williams & Daft Punk Vibe Cover (2013)

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Pharrel Williams & Daft Punk Vibe Cover (2013

Pharrell Williams, Virginia native producer, and Daft Punk, the French based artists, pose for a cover shoot for Vibe Magazine 2013. Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem – Christo) flew in from Paris just for the special occasion. Daft Punk and Pharrell have a 10 minute “Get Lucky” remix due to drop in the next 3 weeks, but the trio would prefer to enjoy the moment instead of unveiling plans of future projects together.

“Right now, you’re in the middle of what was and what it is about to be. Do you know how important now is? All of this is unbelievable. I’m pinching myself.” – Pharrell Williams

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Loretta Butler Turner Apologizes for Indecent Behavior

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Member of Parliament Honorable Loretta Butler-Turner and Member of Parliament Honorable Dr. Andre Rollins offer apologizes in the House of Assembly a day preceding the altercation between them both.

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Value Added Tax: It’s Impact on the Bahamas & The Caribbean

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A lengthy but informative video from The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce.

Speaker: The Right Honorable Owen Arthur, MP; Opposition Leader & Former Prime Minister, Barbados.

Date: July 15, 2013.

Venue: Pelican Bay Hotel Freeport, Grand Bahama,The Bahamas.

Courtesy of: The Bahamas Alliance For Change.

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