Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs seeks to put Bad Boy back on top with a partnership with Epic Records.
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ 22-year-old music house Bad Boy Entertainment has teamed with Epic Records, the Sony Music company announced today (Oct. 5). The exclusive partnership includes distribution of two forthcoming Puff Daddy albums and provides a home for Bad Boy artists covering customary label services including promotion, marketing, sales and distribution.
Puff Daddy will celebrate the signing by performing new music at the BET Hip-Hop Awards scheduled for Oct. 13 in Atlanta.
Onyx’s Fredro Starr, who was accompanied by Loaded Lux , recently commented about his long awaited battle against Def Squad representative, Keith Murray.
When asked how he felt the battle went down, the “Slam” emcee described to DJ Vlad his match up as hip hop history and also expressed his opinion that the bout was a good look for the battle rap as a whole.
Fans of the culture as well as emcees in this era usually prefer battles that are acapella rather than having competitors spit to an instrumental. When asked if he felt there was difference battling to a beat, the Onyx member stated that although he prefers to battle without a beat, an emcee must be versatile enough to perform in whatever format that is provided.
Many who were in attendance for the showdown shared the same belief that Fredro Starr was the victor of the battle. After the legendary Loaded Lux told Vlad he felt the same way, Starr humbly stated that it is up for the fans to decide.
50 Cent is back to his old antics again with starting beef, only this time it’s with Lee Daniel’s hit show Empire!
Huffingtonpost reports that viewership for the second episode of this season of “Empire” was down 2.3 million people — 18 percent — and 50 Cent thinks he knows why.
The rapper took to Instagram to blame it on all the “gay stuff.” Ugh.
More precisely, 50 Cent posted a screengrab of a post from Industry on Blast’s Instagram account that was captioned, “There are 3 million less [sic] viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it? We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”
For the few non-“Empire”-watchers out there: One of the lead characters on the show, Jamal Lyons, played by Jussie Smollett, is an openly gay musician who was tapped to be the CEO of Empire Entertainment at the end of Season 1. The Season 2 premiere also featured a plotline about an effort to use female sex appeal to convince a lesbian investor, played by Marisa Tomei, to invest in a new music company.
Despite the drop, the ratings for the second episode of “Empire” in the coveted 18-49 demo were still good enough to handily beat every other scripted show on TV last week.
Viewership for the Fox show is also about four times higher than that of the top-rated episode of “Power,” the drama that 50 Cent produces for Starz. It wouldn’t be a stretch to connect 50 Cent’s insensitive social media commentary on “Empire” to the rivalry between the two shows, both of which feature mostly black casts.
50 Cent, for his part, recanted his Instagram comments — sort of. He took down the original post and put up, in its stead, the following photo:
The photo was captioned, “It must be a slow news week, they’re gonna say 50 said Empire lost 3 million views because of to much gay shit. He only said cookie call me, but the fucking kid is fucking up the show. Now every one is waiting for POWER, I told him to lay low.”
50 Cent’s defense seems to be that he wasn’t the one who wrote the original caption talking about the “gay stuff” — he just reposted it! But his sincerity is undercut by his reference to Jamal as “the fucking kid […] fucking up the show.” Not to mention the fact that his Instagram profile lacks the crucial social media disclaimer “Reposts ≠ endorsements”!
Do you have what it takes to win? Go to http://www.fox.com/empire/next-empire-artist-rules for the complete rules and regulations. Below is the information on the grand prize. Good Luck!!!!
The Submission Period begins on or about Thursday, July 16, 2015 and ends on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time
Grand Prize (1)
One (1) Grand Prize is available consisting of a 4-day / 3-night trip (the “Trip”) for the winning Solo or Group “GP Winner” to visit the set and appear on the television show EMPIRE. The Trip is currently scheduled to take place in January, 2016, exact dates to be determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Trip will consist of the following:
(a.) Round-trip coach airfare for the GP Winner from a major airport with regularly scheduled commercial flights closest to GP Winner’s permanent residence to a Chicago-area airport (or, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, $500 in lieu of air travel if GP Winner lives within a 200-mile radius of the destination);
(b.) Three (3) nights hotel accommodation for GP Winner at a hotel to be selected by the Sponsor (one (1) room per person, room & tax only);
(c.) Airport transfer to and from the hotel in Chicago;
(d.) The opportunity for the GP Winner to appear on an episode of EMPIRE, as determined at the Sponsor’s sole discretion (“Appearance”)
(e.) Ground transportation to and from the EMPIRE set.
Approximate Maximum Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $5,000.
WRRR Indie Artist Video Pick
T.Dot – Tell Me
Official video to the 1st single off of T.Dot’s upcoming album Thoughts Of Ambition..
Go download it on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tel…
T.Dot x One Dream
#ThoughtsOfAmbition #ComingSoon #JustWaitOnIt
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Tha Lynks Ft Ira – Like You
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Karina Nistal – Different