Kanye West Bringing Kim Kardashian & Baby On Tour Kim Kardashian currently making arrangements to travel with her baby during Kanye West’s international tour. According to a recent report from TMZ, plans are already being made to ensure that Kim Kardashian and her baby with rapper Kanye West will be able to travel with the G.O.O.D. Music artist when he hits the road later this year for his international promo tour. A source revealed that Kardashian, who is expected to give birth in July, has arranged that both cribs and soundproof hotel rooms be made available during each stop on the tour. News of the travel arrangements comes just days after reports that the former reality star was struggling with both her schedule and Kanye’s surfaced. “Kim just feels like she can’t win. She feels that both of their work schedules are going to prevent them from spending quality time together after the baby is born,” a source revealed to RadarOnline.comearlier in the week. Kanye’s promotional tour is expected to kick off this October, several months after the tentative June 18 release date for his much-anticipated sixth studio album.
Rihanna To Executive Produce Fashion Reality TV Show Featuring Pharrell Pharrell appears to be taking on a Tim Gunn-like role in Rihanna’s new competition reality show for aspiring stylists, “Styled To Rock.” Rihanna is one of the current pillars of Pop music. The Def Jam Records artist is now moving into television, and bringing some powerful friends along. According to The Hollywood Reporter, RiRi’s show “Styled To Rock” is in production, with a 10-episode season confirmed for the Style network. The show is 12 contestant competition among aspiring stylists, hopeful for celebrity clients. One such celeb is Hip Hop star Pharrell Williams of N*E*R*D and The Neptunes. Pharrell will serve as a mentor to the contestants. “We are delighted to have Pharrell, who is a driving force in both the music industry and fashion world, serve as a mentor on ‘Styled to Rock,’” said Salaam Coleman Smith, president Style Media. “Pharrell’s unique aesthetic and commitment to individuality combined with Rihanna’s vision for this series will enable our aspiring designers to hone their craft and learn from the very people who set the trends.” Premiering later this year, “Styled to Rock” is executive produced by Rihanna and is produced by Shed Media U.S., Overbrook Entertainment and Marcy Media Films.
50 Cent’s Cousin Claims The Rapper Brings Drama His Way Continental Five states that he’s forced to deal with the various beefs 50 Cent stirs up, says he’s now paranoid. Earlier in the week, 50 Cent made mention of his cousin and fellow rapper Continental Five during an interview and stated that Continental Five was trying to emulate his past lifestyle in his music and revealed that he’s not a fan of his cousin’s records “because he has never been through the things he’s talking about.” Continental Five recently responded to Fifty’s comments in a video interview with Forbez DVD and also explained his side of the story. According to the rapper, the lifestyle he raps about is one he lives with every day and even suffers from paranoia due to the “beef” 50 Cent involves himself in. “Whatever stories you hear about this nigga, I deal with it on an everyday basis,” Continental explained. “I deal with that shit. So, when he’s gone and doing the rap shit and he’s starting the beef and he’s igniting all that, I’m still here…I’ve been paranoid. I don’t be out like that because—I’m worried about if a nigga would try to do it. None of the beef that I’m gripped up for or be running around with is not mines. I’m not outside starting trouble. This is somebody else’s problems I inherited.” The rapper went on to address 50 Cent directly as he shot down comments made in regards to what Fifty believes was his desire to be a gangster rapper. Continental Five also called out 50 Cent for causing issues that he’ll never be forced to deal with. “So, to a nigga listening, nobody’s trying to be a gangster. I want to get the fuck away from this. I’m trying to do my thing,” said Continental. “So, when you see me rapping it’s not me rapping about trying to portray something. No nigga, this what’s gon’ get me to get the fuck out the situation because I’m still in that situation. So, while you’re in your bulletproof and you good and you somewhere else, the reality is I still gotta deal with the shit that comes with your issues.” The full interview with Continental Five can be found below.
Kendrick Lamar “Had To Live Up” To Jay-Z’s Guest Appearance Now with a Jay-Z collaboration, the Compton rapper has his sights set on work with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu and Sade. Kendrick Lamar felt a sense of accomplishment when he got Jay-Z’s verse for the remix to his hit single “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” “It was one of them feelings where, you know, you finally reached that moment to where you’re actually respected,” the Compton rapper says inan interview with Get Schooled. “Jay-Z don’t have to [be on] nobody’s track, so for him to actually hop on a record of mine just shows the level of respect he has for me as an artist. And as a true artist, that’s what you want. You have all the money in the world and the awards, and accolades and stuff, you always want that respect. For him to do that, it’s just one of them things. I felt like, ‘OK, I finally accomplished what I sought out to do the moment I turned 13, and that’s be respected by people I respect.” Then the real work began, as Kendrick had to pen his own lyrics for the remix. “I felt like I had to try to at least come some type of correct because that was my moment,” he says. “All them years of rapping and writing raps didn’t mean nothing if I couldn’t live up to that moment.” Although Kendrick got Jigga on his song, there’s still a list of artists he hopes to collaborate with. “An artist that I want to work with now, I would say it’s Erykah Badu,” Kendrick says. “Sade. I haven’t got a record with Snoop yet. That’s kind of crazy. I really want to lock in with Snoop.”
Young Jeezy Signs Doughboyz Cashout To CTE Young Jeezy adds a Detroit, Michigan quartet to his roster, which is now under the Atlantic Records umbrella. While Freddie Gibbs and Blood Raw are no longer on the label, CTE World (a/k/a Corporate Thugz Entertainment) is further growing its roster. Young Jeezy’s imprint announced this week that Doughboyz Cashout are the latest act to join the Atlanta, Georgia-based label. CTE is now under Atlantic Records, following Jeezy’s Sr. VP A&R appointment, after a five-plus-year tenure under Def Jam Records. “I saw Detroit, I saw some kids that did all the work. They did all the work and I just wanted to show the world what they were working on,” Young Jeezy told WJLB 97.9 by phone, as reported by MTV Rap Fix. “Detroit bred some great hustlers, some great talent from Eminem to Big Sean, but now it’s time for the ghetto superstars.” The Michigan quartet includes HBK, Payroll, Doughboy Quis and Doughboy Dre. CTE’s last release was Young Jeezy’s own TM103 (Thug Motivation 103), in December of 2011.
Kanye West Reveals New Music, Criticizes Paparazzi & “SNL” During an hour-plus set, Kanye West takes aim at paparazzi and “SNL,” saying he won’t apologize and that he is not a celebrity. West also breaks out two new songs for an invite-only crowd in New York. Last night (May 15), Kanye West revealed two new, unreleased songs at an invite-only show in Manhattan, New York’s Roseland Ballroom. The hour-plus set, part of Adult Swim’s Upfront party, featured West inside of a three dimmensional pyramid-shaped screen, dressed in all white, going through songs from his entire career. The new and unreleased songs he revealed were the talk of the night. One is presumed to be titled “Awesome” or “So Awesome” and is said to be dedicated to Kim Kardashian. The other, is said to be titled “Yeezy Season,” and it was only revealed in snippet form. No official confirmation on either title has been made. On the track many have called “So Awesome,” Kanye West asks, ”Why would you ever listen to the people trying to hate on you?” According to Rolling Stone, he then adds, ”Baby, you’re awesome. Don’t let nobody bring you down. You’re so awesome.” He continues, adding “I’d rather do nothing with you than something with somebody new.” The song also features West talking about himself, saying, “I’m also awesome.” Video footage of the performance can be found below, courtesy of Erika Ramirez for Billboard.
Flo Rida @ 1 OAK Las Vegas Date: 26 May 2013 Time: 10 p.m. Get Directions Who’s Who: Flo Rida Description The first name in one of kind nightlife opens its door for a special Sunday night Memorial Day Weekend party with Flo Rida! The superstar performer of such hits as “Low”, “Club Can’t Handle Me”, “Feeling Good”, and “Wild Ones”will be treating guests to a special live performance. Don’t miss this one night only, exclusive Memorial Day Weekend experience only at 1 OAK! <—- CLICK FLYER FOR TICKETS
Diddy @ Rehab Las Vegas Date: 26 May 2013 Time: 10 a.m. Get Directions Who’s Who: Featuring music by Richard Beynon DJ Shift Description Diddy performs at Rehab Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 26th. To purchase tickets Click Here
J. Cole @ Haze Nightclub Date: 25 May 2013 Time: 10:30 p.m. Get Directions Who’s Who: Featuring music by DJ E-Rock Description HAZE is the go-to Memorial Day Weekend spot, hosting the wildest parties and the most unforgettable live performances. Be there Saturday night, as J. Cole hosts the night. Expect nothing less than the best from resident DJ E-Rock as he gets the party started Memorial Day Weekend at HAZE. <—- CLICK FLYER FOR TICKETS
Pharrell @ Pure Date: 25 May 2013 Time: 10 p.m. Get Directions Who’s Who: Pharrell Description Pharrell performs live at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace Saturday, May 25th. <—-CLICK FLYER FOR RSVP
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Future @ 1 OAK Las Vegas Date: 24 May 2013 Time: 10 p.m. Get Directions Who’s Who: Featuring music by DJ Karma and special guests Future Description Memorial Day Weekend begins at 1 OAK with an electrifying performance from hip-hop superstar Future. Known for his dynamic collaborations on hit songs like “Same Damn Time”, “Magic”, “Turn on the Lights”, the artist treats guests to an unforgettable evening. Resident DJ Karma has got all the right moves to keep you dancing throughout the night, so make sure to start Memorial Day Weekend in one of a kind style. <—-CLICK FLYER FOR TICKETS
Nas @ TAO Date: 24 May 2013 Time: 10 p.m. Get Directions Who’s Who: Nas Description Kick of Memorial Day Weekend with Nas at TAO Nightclub on Friday, May 24th. <—— CLICK FLYER FOR TICKETS
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