Posts tagged "Young Jeezy"

Dr. Dre Is 2014′s Highest-Paid Musician: Morning Mix

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:: Congratulations to Dr. Dre, who tops Forbes’ list of 2014′s highest-paid musicians! The hip-hop mogul brought in a whopping $620 million this year. Beyonce comes in second place (duh) with $115. [Huffington Post]

:: Young Jeezy is cleared of gun charges that stemmed from an arrest in August after police found an AK-47 and a Glock on his tour bus. The Orange County, CA District Attorney and judge explained there was a lack of evidence for the rapper’s case. [Rolling Stone]

:: Jay Z recently meet with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss criminal justice reform. The two went over the current system that’s in place and what they could do to improve it. The governor’s spokesperson stated they had a “productive conversation about doing a top-to-bottom review of the criminal-justice system, and how we can all work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law.” [Complex]

:: Bad news for Drake, whose 2013 Nothing Was The Same LP was the most pirated album of ExtraTorrent, one of the biggest torrent sites on the web. Maroon 5‘s “Payphone” single landed in second place, with Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail LP in third. Yikes! [Popdust]

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Nicki Minaj’s 2014 VMA Wardrobe Malfunction Was Staged: Morning Mix

:: While “Anaconda” rapstress Nicki Minaj claims that her VMA wardrobe malfunction was real, sources told TMZ that it was all for the show. Well, it totally worked because everyone seems to be talking about it. [TMZ]

:: Young Jeezy has been arrested on firearms charges, which may or may not be related to the shooting of 38-year-old male Eric Johnson at Wiz Khalifa‘s concert in California. [Entertainment Weekly]

:: Producer Aphex Twin opens up about “Avril 14,”  and how Kanye almost ripped him off when he sampled the song for the My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy-track “Blame Game.” [NME]

:: Justin Bieber is under investigation for allegedly stealing from a Dave & Buster’s and lunging at a “fan” when said person started taking pictures of Beiber  and Selena Gomez on his phone. Beibs, just stop. [Vulture]

:: Super-producer Rick Rubin sits in a bathtub full of ice for ALS and nominates Frank Ocean, Vincent Gallo and Owen Wilson to complete the challenge next. [Stereogum]

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Ne-Yo Debuts “Money Can’t Buy” Video: Watch

Ne-Yo peruses convenience store aisles and stops by a kid’s birthday party in his new “Money Can’t Buy” video, released August 1.

He hangs out outside the historic Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, then runs off to a secluded beach when it’s pitch black outside. The whole point of his new video, though, is to see that he’s not alone. For one, featured emcee Jeezy pops up. More importantly though, whether cruising through the West Coast in a Rolls Royce or doing a whole lot of nothing, Ne-Yo’s eying his companion (model Crystal Williams) – and she doesn’t seem to mind. More »

Lady Gaga’s “Hood Rat” Ex-Assistant Gets Tell-All Deal: Morning Mix

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:: Lady Gaga‘s ex-assistant has struck a tell-all deal for her book titled Fame Monster. She took Gaga to court last year seeking unpaid overtime, claiming that she was expected “to be working and available 24/7,” while Gaga reportedly called her a “fucking hoodrat.” [Page Six]

:: Jeezy nabbed Jay Z to record a verse for his new album Seen It All, out September. According to Jeezy, shit got real – the task at hand brought tears to Hov’s eyes, because of how he was reminded of his Marcy Projects upbringing. [MTV]

:: Jack Antonoff, of fun. and now Bleachers, opens up in comedian Marc Maron‘s latest podcast how about a “world-shattering” event informs every decision he’s made in his career. Perhaps he’ll talk more about Taylor Swift and Katy Perry as well. [WTF Podcast]

:: Iggy Azalea‘s boyfriend Nick Young says that when she initially heard of Nicki Minaj‘s apparent BET Awards diss, she didn’t take the news well. “When she got home and was going through her phone and hearing all the things and people talking trash about her, you know I had to be there for her,” he said. “But you know what, Iggy is doing big things and it’s scaring a lot of people!” [Us Weekly]

:: Selena Gomez reveals that she got a new tattoo. She decided to get the words “Love Yourself First,” translated into Arabic, according to the artist Bang Bang. [E!]

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Ne-Yo Premieres “Money Can’t Buy” Featuring Young Jeezy: Listen

Ne-Yo has spent the past few years writing dutifully for divas like Celine Dion and Rihanna. Around this time last year, he was even speaking on behalf of Beyonce regarding her self-titled album. But he returns to the spotlight today (May 27) on his own, with a song recalling his earliest days as a prolific R&B singer.

“Money Can’t Buy” isn’t the Euro-flavored dance-pop that boosted Ne-Yo’s chart success and dominated R&B (along with singers like Jay Sean, Jason Derulo and Chris Brown) for about one year too long. Instead, the song — which features Young Jeezy — is the sort of sophisticated, feel-good midtempo R&B that Ne-Yo was boasting nearly a decade prior with his 2006 debut, In My Own Words.

This is all fine and good – after all, the Michael Jackson-Justin Timberlake collab “Love Never Felt So Good” is precisely that strain of R&B. (The song’s sentiments are sweet, too — it’s hard to deny that.) With earlier songs in mind, “Money Can’t Buy” has its moments — that melody in the bridge, a lyric here or there — but isn’t as memorable as a Ne-Yo song can be.

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Lady Gaga Pays Tribute To Carole King: Morning Mix

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:: Songwriter Carole King was deemed MusiCare’s 2013 Person of the Year, and to pay tribute, Lady Gaga performed a raw rendition of the tender “You’ve Got a Friend” (above). Both King and James Taylor won Grammys for their respective version of the No. 1 hit. [AP]

:: Rick Ross has revealed the cover art and a surprise collaboration for his sixth album Mastermind. “War Ready” (or #WARREADY, whichever) will feature Young Jeezy, following a beef that dates back to 2010 and reportedly caused the brawl at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. [Twitter]

:: “I’m literally begging to be dropped from Universal,” Azealia Banks has said on Twitter, regarding her long-delayed debut Broke with Expensive Taste. “I’m tired of having to consult a group of old white guys about my black girl craft.” [Twitter]

:: Katy Perry took to Twitter to speak out against gun violence, following a Howard County, Maryland mall shooting that led to three deaths, including the gunman. “Scared to go to school? Scared to go to the mall? Scared to go to the movies? Me too,” she says. [MTV]

:: Barbra Streisand is prepping a new duets album, and the rumored collaborators — Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, and producer Babyface, among others — look promising. [Billboard]

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Madonna Selects Katy Perry As Guest Curator For Her ‘Art For Freedom’ Project: Morning Mix

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:: Madonna has hand-selected Katy Perry as the first guest curator of her Art For Freedom project. The “Roar” diva will work with the Queen of pop to select posts for the web-based initiative. []

:: An Oscar is the only award missing from songwriter Diane Warren‘s trophy cabinet and she’s hoping to be nominated for two trademark ballads this year. She also waxes poetic about Celine Dion‘s work ethic. [Studio System News]

:: Young Jeezy won’t be winning a Father Of The Year award any time soon. The rapper has been arrested for assaulting and threatening to shoot his son after an argument in 2012. A court case is pending. [TMZ]

:: What do you get the girl that has everything? A horse according to new reports. That’s the gift Beyonce and Jay Z allegedly purchased for daughter Blue Ivy‘s second birthday present. [Pink Is The New Blog]

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Beyonce Holds Moment Of Silence For Trayvon Martin At Mrs. Carter Show Concert

Beyonce began to conclude her Mrs. Carter Show concert in Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (July 13) with a small tribute. “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” she said, beginning her concert just 30 minutes after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin.

Beyonce then segued into the chorus of Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You,” as popularized by Whitney Houston, before cavernous drums kicked off a live rendition of I Am… Sasha Fierce‘s “Halo.” As fans can testify, Beyonce has performed this exact combination of songs live before. More »

Young Jeezy Adds Verse To Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful”: Listen

Mariah Carey has debuted a “#Beautiful” remix in which she reunites with Young Jeezy for the first time since Carey’s 2008 album E=MC². Jeezy compares a new love to famed drug dealer Frank Lucas and calls her a habit, revising his coke raps to aptly describe how infatuation feels. It’s a fun twist to the 2013 Song Of The Summer contender.

This new “#Beautiful” remix arrives just days after Carey debuted different version of the song featuring A$AP Rocky, who proposed wearing lingerie and a mink before his mind wandered to disco days and shrimp lo mein. It also comes as Carey continues to work on her new album The Art of Letting Go, once slated for release on July 23, but now delayed until further notice.

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Mariah Carey Hits The Studio With Young Jeezy & Mike WiLL Made It

As Mariah Carey builds anticipation for her next album out July 23, she hit the studio Friday night with Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy and producer Mike WiLL Made It. The studio sessions mark Carey and Jeezy’s second collaboration since “Side Effects” from Carey’s 2008 album E=MC².

Jeezy did not specify whether they were working on Carey’s new album, reportedly titled The Art of Letting Go, or his follow-up to his 2012 mixtape Its Tha World. Still, the studio sessions could amount to yet another contender for this year’s Song of the Summer, following Miley Cyrus“We Can’t Stop” (produced by Mike WiLL Made It) and Carey’s own “#Beautiful” (featuring Miguel).

For now, Young Jeezy has posted not one, but two photos with Carey during their studio sessions. “Boss ya life up!!” he said on Twitter, when he posted a second photo of him and Carey mid-laughter, champagne flutes on hand. His Instagram game may not compare to Carey’s just yet, but it just got a little more fabulous. Check out the second photo after the jump. More »