Guess whoâ€™s bizack!- If youâ€™re Shawn Corey Carter, you just canâ€™t leave the rap game alone â€“ even at your billiondollar dollar status. Thatâ€™s right yaâ€™ll. If youâ€™re fans of Hip-Hop legend, Jay-Z, youâ€™ll have another opportunity to experience his reign on Nov. 6th of this year. Now, itâ€™s been rumored that Jigga has been back in the studio but the rumors have been confirmed that the rap mogul will be releasing his umpteenth album entitled American Gangster, which has been inspired by the upcoming film, American Gangster starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, RZA, Common, and my baby daddy TI. (Yaâ€™ll know thatâ€™s a loose joke right?) Recently, Jay-Z even went as far as doing an article for the NY Times speaking on his experience with this album. Hereâ€™s what he had to say: â€œIt was like I was watching the film, and putting it on pause, and giving a back story to the story.â€ All I know is that Iâ€™m a fan of Hov, but Iâ€™m not exactly a fan of that Forbes Billionaire remix of â€œI Get Moneyâ€â€¦. Yep, itâ€™s true, yaâ€™ll got money and gets plenty of it but that doesnâ€™t give you the divine excuse to release bullshit like that and think itâ€™s 100% acceptable. Sorry Charlies!
But, Jay-Z did also recently comment on Kanyeâ€™s lyrical ability on Yeâ€™s Graduating closing track, Big Brother. “It makes me proud as someone who’s watched his growth from the beginning, when he came in as a hungry producer, to now he’s a rock star.â€ He went on to say, â€œItâ€™s the best thing heâ€™s written since Jesus Walksâ€ â€“ I love Big Brother but I wouldnâ€™t say all that Hov! Ya know!
Mobb Deepâ€™s Havoc is holding a free concert in the New York area this weekend to celebrate the release of his record The Kush.
Kanyeâ€™s rubbing off on 50! â€“ Well, although we all predicted this significant movement in Hip-Hop (the Kanye outselling 50 cent movements), it seems as though 50 has adopted crybaby like tendencies since he sheerly embarrassed himself thoroughly! 50â€™s has been previously been reported (as told here) to be accusing Def Jam of buying more of Kanyeâ€™s albums â€“ child please! â€“ and that the sales were tampered with. Although Jay-Z appears on 50â€™s wack remix to â€œI get moneyâ€, President Carter has stated, â€œI couldnâ€™t do the track until after the first week; donâ€™t want to contaminate sales,â€ but he did say that itâ€™s all friendly competition. Nonetheless, 50 is now conceding in a more appropriate way by saying this: “I am very excited to have participated in one of the biggest album release weeks in the last two years. Collectively, we have sold hundreds of thousands of units in our debut week. This marks a great movement for Hip Hop Music one that will go down in history.” All I gotta say is: Kanye pulled this win off by himself. As of Tuesday, Soundscan has reported Kanye as selling 957,000 copies his first week in comparison to 50â€™s piss pour 691,000 copies. I have to laugh, even TI sold more than that his first week (not saying that TIP is wack but what is 50 going to say next? I can outsell TI?) â€“ but ya knowâ€¦ just curious.
Other mishaps and foolishness â€“ Rumor has it that Jennifer Lopez is pregnant with twins after having some fertility problems, if so, this would be husband Marc Anthonyâ€™s fourth and fifth child whereas these would be J-Loâ€™s first babes. If true, good luck momma!
Just last week, actress Gabrielle Union â€“ whom I find it excruciating hard to like her (from her roles on film â€“ I know thatâ€™s just her day job but she is just something extra for me, maybe one day Iâ€™ll see her on Oprah and decide that I like her but for now, I canâ€™t separate the real Gabby from the big screen Gabby) was linked to having a relationship with actress/rapper Ludacris has now been linked to Hill Harper. This could be very well a rumor as well but hey, I just report the big stories as they break!
Lastly, we all love, respect, and admire Ms. Aretha Franklin, but my question is: with all that money and legacy that she possesses, why isnâ€™t she taking care of herself? I saw the pictures from Diddyâ€™s launch of Unforgivable Woman, and Aretha is just looking all around bad. Iâ€™m not suggesting plastic surgery, but canâ€™t she consider at least a weight lost program. Sheâ€™s been looking unhealthy for years. I mean at least, I know she can consider a decent wig, and a make-up artist and stylist when sheâ€™s stepping out for a major event like that? I mean just damn!
Black History â€“ Today, In Jena, Louisiana thousands of protestors march to fight the Jena 6. Everyone in Black America was asked to wear all black (including me) to support the six blacks affected by this despicable act in 2007. Nonetheless, several Hip-Hop figures are said to be in effect from TI, Lil Wayne, and Mos Def â€“ of course including Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders. If youâ€™re not familiar with Jena 6, please GOOGLE IT!
Also, Scratch Magazine announced that the DJ friendly magazine will no longer exist after this monthâ€™s issueâ€¦dang!! L
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Well, thatâ€™s about it yaâ€™ll. Get fresh!