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Ever wonder what became of Paris Hilton’s music career?
Well the 32-year-old socialite has now signed to Cash Money Records and will release music alongside labelmates Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Wayne, reports MTV News.
Hilton’s self-titled debut was released in 2006 and the vixen said to Showbiz 411 she hopes to have a follow up soon with Cash Money, adding that it would feature multiple hip-hop acts.
Despite being signed to a mostly hip-hop label, Paris Hilton says her second album will most be dance music.
“This is a lot different than my first album,” she described. “It’s really going to be house music.”
Label reps confirmed Hilton is the newest member to their musical family although her rep indicated that it’s not a solid deal as of yet: “Paris Hilton is in talks with a number of record labels right now but we can’t confirm anything. When a deal is finalized we will make an official announcement.”
Birdman of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires tweeted Wednesday, “Welcome @ParisHilton to tha Family. RichgangRichgirl. YMCMB.”
Lil Wayne has collaborated with Paris Hilton in the past.
“Love this song I recorded with @LilTunechi,” she wrote. “Love Lil Wayne, he is so amazing! Can’t wait for our new song! #I(heart)YMCMB”
The starlet confirmed what her rep seems to be denying, that her long standing relationship with Cash Money is now turning into an actual musical venture.
Birdman indicated that while some other acts may not be signed to the label they still collaborate to put out projects.
“We have other artists like Future, who is not signed to us but a part of us,” he explained to RapFix. “A lot of business we do don’t necessarily have to be about money, it’s about relationships and this is about people that we have relationships with.”
Hilton’s self-described “electro-pop music” will reportedly be released sometime in the summer of 2013, although she teased fans last year when she indicated her sophomore effort was going to be out in mid-2012.
“I think a lot of people don’t know that music is my passion since I was a little girl,” she told MTV News last year. “I’m very musically talented. This is more my thing [musically on this album], more of a club scene, more dance.”
Lord Jamar, a member of pioneering rap group Brand Nubian, turned heads after aiming homophobic words in the direction Kanye West via Twitter a week ago. The rap veteran makes a questionable move and ramps up the anti-gay sentiment with the release of a new diss track titled “Lift Up Your Skirt.”
Jamar defended his Twitter rant last week in an interview with SOHH, saying that he’s not attacking West’s s-xuality but simply his eccentric style of dress. Declaring war on the “feminization of the Black man in Hip-Hop culture,” the “Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down” rapper unleashed the homophobic track earlier today after explaining his ire to Vlad TV in an exclusive interview over the weekend.
“Somebody mad at my hashtag/Instagram, Black Man lookin’ half a f-g/With a blazer and dress, I’m just amazed at the mess/Pioneer of this queer sh-t is Kanye West,” raps Jamar in an agitated tone. Jamar was inspired to do the song after receiving a photo a friend sent him on Instagram that he reposted, with a tweet reading “Y’all Cee where the Kanye sh-t is takin us right? #halfaf-g.”
Jamar is sticking to his guns, and has endured a barrage of tweets regarding the matter. Although he brushed aside the criticism, Jamar never fully apologizes for his petulant outburst.
Check out the song “Lift Up Your Skirt” below. Hit the next pages for Lord Jamar’s tweets about Kanye West’s fashion style and defending his stance.
With all of the negative publicity generated by hip-hop on a seemingly weekly basis, it’s good to finally be able to write about a rapper doing something to give back to the community. When he’s not punching through school busss, Brooklyn emcee Sean Price is taking wannabe rappers to school with his rap clinic.
In addition to helpful tips on the finer points of emceeing, P goes deeper (pause), sharing his views on nepotism, hygiene, and life in general. A young upstart with a most unfortunate shoe game by the name of Obama Don seems to gain the most from Price’s tutelage. Check out part two of the mini-doc below.
Rapper Beanie Sigel has been sentenced to spend two years behind bars for stiffing the IRS out of more than $700k in back taxes.
Sigel — who’s worked with some of the biggest names in rap including Jay-Z and Snoop — had previously pled guilty to not filing federal tax returns for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005.
During today’s sentencing hearing in U.S District Court in Philadelphia … Beanie told the judge he accepts “total responsibility” … but griped about family members who allegedly spent him dry while he was serving time for drug and gun crimes back in 2004 and 2005.
“I haven’t been able to get my career back on track since” … Sigel told the court.
Beanie has until Sept. 12 to surrender to authorities to begin his sentence.
After a brief one week delay, Azealia Banks has at last released her new Fantasea mixtape. The 18-track effort comprises 15 originals, including “Aquababe”, “Nathan”, and “Neptune”, along with three remixes. DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE HERE
As the upstart rapper explained on Twitter, “I originally started this mixtape with the intention of letting go a ton of old ideas… like songs I started writing but never finished. My ideas and concepts started to develop, so I changed the title and began to try & make the project more cohesive. Fantasea is almost kind of a first album of sorts….but it happened by mistake…. It’s weird. This is a test run… I tried a lot of cool things… Sounds I thought were progressive, beats made by close friends, different flowsss.”
The mixtape marks Banks’ second release of the year, following May’s 1991 EP. Her debut studio album, Broke With Expensive Taste, is slated for September.
01. Out of Space
02. Neptune feat. Shystie
05. Fuck Up the Fun
06. Ima Read
09. Nathan feat. Styles P
17. Azealia Skit
18. Esta Noche
The Game beat the crap out of former G-Unit rapper 40 Glocc recently, while filming some of the ass whomping himself on an iPhone. Talk about multitasking.
The cellphone video below shows Game confronting 40 Glocc in the middle of a Hollywood street, saying, “You wanna finish it? You wanna finish it right here?”
As you can see, The Game calls 40 Glocc a “punk ass n!gga” during the fight. During the footage, 40 Glocc tells the camera, “I just got jumped, n!gga.”
As 40 tries to flee the scene, Game shouts, “There ain’t gonna be another one, n!gaa.” Game points the camera at his shoes, which show blood stains.
After the fight, 40 Glocc tweeted that the aggressor “chased me down with a pistol … n!gga has to have a gun drawn on me.” The Game denies this.
Glocc says he will NOT pursue legal action against him, however. Guess it’s true what they say, snitches get stitches. Or in his case, more stitches.
On Tuesday 26th June 2012, Hiphop was put on trial. The charge? That it degrades society rather than enhances it. An Intelligence Squared debate on rap, involving everyone from Jesse Jackson and Q-Tip to PJ O’Rourke and Emily Maitlis, was more baffling than anything else.
1,600 or so people descended on the Barbican in London for what was hailed as “the first-ever global debate on hip-hop”. Arranged by Google and Intelligence Squared – bespoke organisers of online conferences who recently staged something similar on the War on Drugs – it was like a cross between Question Time and a show trial, with advocates and speakers for and against the motion: “Hip-Hop Doesn’t Enhance Society, It Degrades It.”
There was even a live online vote, with statistics presented on giant screens and references to “swings” like a hip-hop version of Peter Snow on election night. To add to the gravitas of it all, we had BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis chairing the debate, and speakers ranging from the Jesse Jackson and Shaun Bailey – a special adviser to David Cameron on youth, crime and welfare issues – to rapper KRS-One and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, as well as a host of academics. There were even satellite link-ups with, among others, Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest and satirist PJ O’Rourke. Mystifyingly, Jemima Khan was our web-host.
Check out the full debate below and let us know what you think
The first single from his upcoming album was just released and he promises it will be “different” from the embrassement that was LAZERS. Where have we heard that before? Oh yeah- just happened to be the same thing he said before he dropped LAZERS. Should you care? Yes, for one, he’s gone ahead and pissed off Pete Rock by stealing his beat.
Food & Liquor 2 is the follow-up, the sequel to my first album Food & Liquor. This is my fourth album, and this is actually a part one and part two, it’s a double album. With this record, I wanted to go back to the essence of what made that record so special, the frame of mind I was in when I did Food & Liquor the first time. It’s the Lupe Fiasco I want to be, without the industry constraints, without the trying to please the hardcore fans or get the new fans. It’s just what I would do for myself if nobody ever heard it. This is the kind of music I would make. It’s a masterpiece. It’s real fucking good.
hat happens when you combine Mitt Romney and an Eminem classic? YouTube viral gold, apparently. This video takes carefully cut edits of Romney and others and combines them into a cover of Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady.”
The video, created by Australian Hugh Atkin, was uploaded to YouTube on Monday. It’s been seen more than 12,000 times and it’s collected more than 2,000 “likes” as of Tuesday afternoon.
Well, Lil B’s back once again with another mixtape, this time titled God’s Father (as you’ll see above, it doesn’t contain any asinine Kabuki themes in the artwork), and, at least by what I’ve been reading around, this one should be taken a little more seriously than White Flame and the myriad scrap work he’s be throwing out since the launch of 2012.
Here’s what Lil B had to say about the project (and also wrote on the cover):
“Lil B is one of the most revolutionary artists in music, all he has to do is walk and they follow.”
Grammatical errors aside, I have to argue back against this statement, as, well, there’s nothing really revolutionary about Lil B. It’s your run-of-the-mill hip-hop. Just because you title your album “I’m Gay” doesn’t mean you’re revolutionary. Whatever though.