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Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
According to tweets from Capricorn Clark and Laurieann Gibson, Cassie completed the music video for "King of Hearts" late last night/early this morning.

Gibson posted a photo from the shoot and a photo with Diddy.

In mid-September, Cassie said that "King of Hearts" would "definitely" be released by the end of October. As it is now October 29 and no additional word has been mentioned, it looks like that guidance will be missed. Earlier in September, Diddy had said that it would be released this year.

Via CassieVerse.org.

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Back in May, T-Pain released his "prEVOLVEr" mixtape with "Fantasy" featuring Dawn Richard. Now, he''s released a visual for the record. Watch below.


Thanks wegohard4dawn for the tip.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
The latest Ciroc ad shoot continues and, after Diddy tweeted about the men involved, he tweeted about the ladies.

The group of models and actresses includes Eva Marcille, Lisa Seiffert, Dania Ramirez, Jerica Lamens, Jessica White, Christine Teigen and Jing Ma. Check out the photo below.


Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
The new Ciroc ad Diddy is shooting in Vegas, featuring an array of entertainers, is being directed by Anthony Mandler of LET Films. This is according to Diddy's Twitter profile.

Mandler directed the Ciroc "Home Movie" ad and has directed music videos for Rihanna, Drake, Jay-Z and more.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
V-103 has just premiered "Christmas Eve" by Justin Bieber, which was written by Chris Brown. The song will be included on Bieber's upcoming Christmas album, "Under the Mistletoe."

According to his Twitter stream, the song was produced by Bad Boy producer Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson. As I write, the term "Christmas Eve" is a trending topic on Twitter. Listen below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
KellyVision is Machine Gun Kelly's long running web series. Episode 22, the first since he signed to Bad Boy, has been released.

It chronicles his recent trip to Las Vegas, where he performed at the Hard Rock Hotel, spoke with Bootleg Kev, attended an Avenged Sevenfold concert, met up with 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather (who said he'd be on MGK's album "talking s***") and more.

At the start of the clip, the upcoming "Half Naked and Almost Famous" DVD is teased and it will feature the the full version of this clip.

Note: It's a rowdy clip and a lot of it is appropriate only for adult audiences. As an aside, if the hotel they were staying at needed any evidence of their destruction, here it is. Heh.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In Flex We Trust is offering an exclusive freestyle from Machine Gun Kelly. You can download it for free.

Via Ashleigh Veverka, his manager.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Diddy posted a photo from the Las Vegas shoot for a new Ciroc ad campaign.

Alongside Diddy in the photo is a group of actors and entertainers including Chad Michael Murray (best known for TV series "One Tree Hill"), Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"), Michael K. Williams ("The Wire," "Boardwalk Empire"), Matt Goss (singer, Caesars Palace headliner), Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad") and Chris Jones.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Following up on an earlier story, Aasim will release a new mixtape, "Live at the Tunnel," hosted by DJ SNS, according to a tweeted that was retweeted on the Aasim Twitter page.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
As expected Day26 has released new music. But, instead of "Make It To The Bed," it is "Made Love Lately," which was produced by Jim Beanz. Listen below.


Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
According to his Twitter stream, singer Matt Goss, who is a headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, shot a new Ciroc commercial today with Diddy. Aaron Paul, of "Breaking Bad," was also on set, according to Diddy.

Update: Mike Williams from "Boardwalk Empire" may also be involved, according to Diddy's Twitter.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has a new record with a verse from Diddy, titled "Let it Go." It was produced by Jahlil Beats. Listen below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Bootleg Kev has an interview with Machine Gun Kelly covering a mix of subjects, including tattoos, his music, signing with Diddy and more. Watch below.


Via ItsBizkit.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
ItsBizkit has video from Machine Gun Kelly's recent performance at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Watch below.


Via Vaughn Mack via Ebony Missceoangel.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Day26's "Make It To The Bed," originally set for an October 15 release and then pushed back "slightly," has still not been released officially.

However, a full version of the song has appeared online and you can listen to a snippet on AllHipHop.com.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
In anticipation of their upcoming third album, "A New Day," Day26 earlier this month released the trailer for a new webseries of the same name. Watch below.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
G'Ron, a rapper signed to Brian Angel's Angel Way Entertainment, has released "She Will Freestyle" and "Gettin Paid," both of which feature the Day26 singer. Listen and download below.



Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
In March of 2009, Day26 announced that they were working with "Saving Our Daughters," speaking against domestic violence and teen abuse. Watch a promotional clip they recorded below, which was released on their YouTube channel in September.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
At the end of the clip for "Death Cruiser (House Party Remix)," there is a mention of "Live at the Tunnel," hosted by DJ SNS. This may be an upcoming mixtape.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released the video below where he performs "Death Cruiser," his take on Meek Mill's "House Party." At the end of the clip, "Live at the Tunnel," hosted by DJ SNS is teased. This may be a new mixtape.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
In the video below, Aasim discusses the "Money Pit" album/mixtape series, songwriting, his relationship with Big Pun and situation with Bad Boy and more.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly appeared on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club today, chatting about a number of topics, including white rappers, Jay Electronica's comments toward him on Twitter, sex and more. Much of the interview is not appropriate for all audiences. Watch below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released the visual for "Outlaw Rap," which features a sample of The Beatles' record, "Come Together." Watch below and download the song for free.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
TIME has released their list of the all-time 100 songs "of enduring beauty, power and inventiveness." Bad Boy checks in twice for Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" and The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy."

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
TODAY Moms, part of the Today Show's online arm, has a feature on Michelle Obama.

While discussing her exercise regiment, the article says that Janelle Monae is featured on the First Lady's workout mix on her iPod. "Tightrope" is specifically mentioned.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
According to My Fashion Life, Janelle Monae is featured with an eight page spread in the November issue of Essence magazine.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
According to an interview with Chyna Layne, Willie Taylor of Day26 will act in the upcoming David E. Talbert teleplay "A Fool and His Money," which will air on BET in the spring.

Posted by Patrick
In an interview with HeyUGuys, which was published at the end of September, comedian Peter Serafinowicz mentioned that he would like to do a film centered around Brian Butterfield, a character he portrayed on the "The Peter Serafinowicz Show." In the film, Butterfield would be a detective or would host a chat show.

According to the show's Wikipedia page, Butterfield is a "grossly overweight pitchman who appears in various advertisements for shoddy products and services of his own design." This includes a karaoke bar where Butterfield closes every night with a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G. See the hilarious clip below.


During the interview on HeyUGuys, the interviewer referenced this sketch and Serafinowicz said that, if they develop a film where Butterfield is a detective, they would like him to go undercover as an impersonator of The Notorious B.I.G. at some point.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
The Boombox has an interview with Bad Boy producer Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson, discussing past and present projects.

Why do you think Diddy chose you to join the Hitmen?

Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie was one of the producers in which I met first when I got my first placement. We've always stayed in contact. He's been somewhat of a mentor to me as a producer. I always had that connection, I always had that in to Bad Boy through D-Dot. And I had the opportunity to meet [Bad Boy President] Harve Pierre and Conrad Dimanche who was the head 0f A&R at the time. So I was always in the loop, always submitting for projects until finally I landed a song on Cheri Dennis' album. And also landed a song on Danity Kane's album so that kinda pretty much sealed the deal. He was always aware of the talent I possessed and everything I had to bring to the table. And the topic kinda came up in which me needing producer management. And that's exactly what Bad Boy Hitmen is, producers managed by Bad Boy and Diddy himself.

Posted by Patrick
In promotion of their EmSee 2011 event series, Red Bull sat down with Joell Ortiz, Redman and Schoolly D to ask them about their favorite artists. Ortiz listed Biggie among his. Watch below.


Via Marsha Gosho Oakes.

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
During Thursday's performance at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, Dawn Richard performed original work, songs by Danity Kane and Dirty Money and covers of other artists.

Rap-Up.com, who sponsored the event, reports that she performed covers of Kanye West's "Runaway," "Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat and Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody." She also performed Danity Kane's "Sucka for Love" and Dirty Money's "A** on the Floor," in addition to "Bulletproof," from her "A Tell Tale Heart" mixtape, and her remix of Frank Ocean's "Novacane."

You can watch the performances of "Bulletproof," "Novacane (Remix)" and "Sucka for Love" below.

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Posted by Patrick
BlackBook asked Drake to name his 10 favorite remixes. Among them, The Notorious B.I.G.'s "One More Chance/Stay With Me (Remix)."

"This is what I think about when I think about remixes," he said. "It was just an amazing time for hip-hop. Bad Boy Records was a pioneer in the remix game, and this one was something that I listened to heavily."

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
According to their Twitter profile, Day26 will be releasing new music on October 26. This could be "Make It To The Bed," their new single which was recently pushed back.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Recently, we've been treated to a host of new perspectives, testimony and revelations, accurate or false. Here's one more: former Death Row Records singer Jewell is releasing a memoir, "My Blood, My Sweat and My Tears," in which she will talk about her time with the label.

Samson Pharaoh of TaleTela interviewed Jewell and asked her specifically about Diddy.

You donít believe Puffy was involved with the death of Tupac?

No, no I met Puffy through LaChelle Sanders who is Sugeís first cousin. We hung out with him in New York, people donít know that in the beginning Suge and Puffy were friends and they were cool. I hung out with Puffy, I know what he is about, he has good character as a man, and shooting Tupac is just not something he would do.

One thing about Puffy is that he is a businessman, and he wouldnít let anything ruin his business. I know it was a major loss for him to lose Biggie but he respected Pac. A lot of the beef has been puffed up but it wasnít like that, the media played a major role in keeping that beef going Ė if you see it on TV it has to be true right? The kids need to know that you donít have to die for music.

As with any of these statements that have come out, this is just one person's thoughts. And that's all.

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Singersroom reports that Dawn Richard is among those slated to appear on Lil' Mo's new album, "P.S. I Love Me," which is set for a November 1 release.

Richard is featured on a song titled "Tailor Made Suit."

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with AllHipHop.com, Runway Star mentioned that Dawn Richard had expressed interest in working with her. Star is best known as the producer of the Cali Swag District hit, "Teach Me How to Dougie."

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
In interviews with the Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss and ThatGrapeJuice.net (watch below), Dawn Richard reflected on the break-up of Danity Kane and why she doesn't talk about it more.

Her solo efforts, Dirty Money, her mixtape and other topics are also covered.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Recently, Machine Gun Kelly was in Las Vegas hanging out with G-Unit, including 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. He then performed at the Hard Rock Hotel. Footage below.




Via ThisIs50.com.

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Dawn Richard and Mateo co-headlined last night's concert at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA.

In the promotion leading up to it, they filmed the skit below, which finds Mateo ducking Richard's efforts to get him to rehearse.


Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Sister2Sister reports that Dawn Richard will be featured on singer Mateo's upcoming EP, "Love & Stadiums II."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
If you want to learn about Machine Gun Kelly's background, Cleveland Scene has a great feature on the rapper that talks about his upbringing and what made him what he is today.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
On October 11, Bad Boy digitally released Cassie's "Radio" (featuring Fabolous) and "Make You a Believer" (featuring Jadakiss).

You can pick up the clean versions on iTunes ("Radio," "Make You a Believer") and explicit and clean versions on Amazon.com ("Radio" explicit, clean; "Make You a Believer" explicit, clean).

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe and Maino are the latest contestants on XXL's loosely moderated "I Know Rap People" game show. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released yesterday.

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

56. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 57).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

56. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 57).

Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

36. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (unchanged).

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, Diddy was involved in an altercation at a BET Hip-Hop Awards where he, and at least one member of the crowd, were arguing.

You can watch the video and read my full analysis, which I decided was necessary due to the tinge of bias to the coverage that was appearing everywhere that I looked.

Shortly after the incident, Diddy took to Twitter and apologized in a series of tweets.

"I'm a child [of] God and I should be better no matter what someone says to me," he wrote. "I'm sorry for the ignorant way I repesented myself and us. To all my childen of God ... I have backslid and regressed. Forgive me for my ignorance. Pray for me please. I know better and I am better. I have a responsibility that I promise I will live up to. And I'm more disappointed in myself than you know. I will humble myself and learn."

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Janelle Monae is among the performers slated for the 18th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, the concert announced today. The event on December 11 will feature Sugarland, David Gray, Jill Scott, Matthew Morrison, Ellie Goulding, Bernhoft and World Youth Choir.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, LA Weekly published details of a new book written by former Los Angeles Police Department detective Greg Kading.

In the book, "Murder Rap," Kadling publishes testimony from Duane Keith "Keffe D" Davis, a member of the Southside Crips gang. Davis claims that Sean "Diddy" Combs offered him $1 million dollars to kill Tupac Shakur.

Davis says that he was in the white Cadillac that pulled alongside a car driven by Knight, with Shakur seated on the passenger side. According to Davis' account, his nephew, Orlando Anderson, now deceased, fatally shot Shakur from the back seat of the Cadillac. Anderson's involvement has been subject of rumor for years.

LA Weekly published "highlights" from Davis' quoted remarks and, among them, he says that he was never paid by Combs and that he believed Combs had paid another member of the Crips, who had introduced him to Davis, half of the money. The speculation being that he wasn't paid because the hit was allegedly for both Shakur and Knight.

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Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
During his appearance on MTV's "RapFix," Red Cafe revealed plans to release a new mixtape of original material on Halloween, October 31. The set will be titled "Hell's Kitchen."

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday, Red Cafe appeared on MTV's "RapFix" and was interviewed by host Sway Calloway on his album, his history of labels, working with Bad Boy and Diddy and more. Check out all of the clips below.

Clip #1: they aired some footage of Red Cafe's trip to Ghana, Africa earlier this year, including a performance with Fabolous.


Clip #2: the interview with Sway begins. They discuss Africa, his various label changes and working with Bad Boy.


Clip #3: the interview continues and they talk about the Ciroc Boyz movement. Red Cafe shares the story of the USTREAM session with him, Diddy and Fabolous where Diddy was flashing a lot of money.

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Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released a self-directed visual for "They Talkin" (free download).

The song, which features a sample of Kavinsky's "Nightcall," will be featured on Aasim's upcoming mixtape, "F*** the Industry." The version in the clip is a little different than the one that Aasim released last week. It features some extra vocals from the original Kavinsky record at the start. Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
November 1 will see the release of the paperback edition of "Decoded," which saw a hard cover release earlier last year.

For the release, three new songs will be added. According to PopCrush's Trent Fitzgerald, this will include "Young G's," a song from Diddy's first album that features The Notorious B.I.G. You can pre-order the book now on Amazon.com.

Posted by Patrick
"The Illest," a song by Shady Records collective Slaughterhouse, features a sample of The Notorious B.I.G. for the chorus. It comes from Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard's "Think B.I.G." You can listen at AllHipHop.com.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
DJ Scream and DJ Sam Sneak have released "Wing Stop & Ciroc," a free mixtape, in cooperation with Maybach Music Group.

It can be downloaded at LiveMixtapes.com and listened to below. It features Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj and more.

There is also an interlude by Diddy, titled "Diddy Introduces Peach Ciroc," which consists of the audio from the YouTube video released in September where Diddy said to refer to the original Ciroc flavor as "Blue Dot."

"Wing Stop & Ciroc" Mixtape by DJ Scream and DJ Sam Sneak

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly released "Rage Pack, his free album, last week. What was not included in the .zip package for the album was it's back cover. Check out the official back cover below.

"Rage Pack" Album by Machine Gun Kelly (Back Cover)

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
According to Atlantic Records, Day26's new single "Make It To The Bed" has been pushed back "slightly."

In September, it was announced that the song would be released on October 15. No new date was given.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Following it's premiere on today's "106 & Park" on BET, Red Cafe's "Fly Together" music video is now online. The song features Rick Ross and Ryan Leslie and the visual was directed by Colin Tilley. Watch below.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
At the end of September, Bad Boy released a lyric video for Red Cafe's "Fly Together" featuring Rick Ross and Ryan Leslie. Check it out below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday evening, Janelle Monae performed at the White House, following the State Dinner with South Korea. According to her official website, she performed "Tightrope," "Smile" and "I Want You Back."

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Following it's official premiere on BET's "106 & Park," Red Cafe's "Fly Together" music video (featuring Rick Ross and Ryan Leslie) will premiere online at 7:00 PM ET on VEVO.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has released his free album, "Rage Pack," featuring collaborations with Waka Flocka Flame, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, Mike Posner, Aaron Lafette and Livvi Franc. You can download it at DatPiff and listen and view the track listing and album cover below.


"Rage Pack" by Machine Gun Kelly

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Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
"Live at the Tunnel," a song that Aasim released for free download earlier this week, has received a visual. Watch it below.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
According to his Twitter, Red Cafe will premiere his "Fly Together" music video on Friday's episode of "106 & Park" on BET. The show starts at 6 PM ET. The song features Ryan Leslie and Rick Ross.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
According to The Washington Post's The Reliable Source blog, Janelle Monae will perform following tonight's state dinner with South Korea at the White House.

"So deeply honored President Obama and the First Lady invited me to perform tonight at the State Dinner!," Monae tweeted.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released yesterday.

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

57. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 58).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

57. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 58).

Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

36. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (unchanged).

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The official track listing for Machine Gun Kelly's "Rage Pack," the free album that will be released tomorrow, has been revealed. The 12 track set features collaborations with Waka Flocka Flame, Livvi Franc, Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and Mike Posner. Here is the full track listing:

1. STFU
2. Wild Boy featuring Waka Flocka Flame
3. Half Naked and Almost Famous
4. Chasing Pavements
5. The Pledge
6. Warning Shot featuring Livvi Franc
7. LTFU (One More Time)
8. The Morning After Voicemail...
9. Welcome to the Rage featuring The Madden Brothers
10. Fantasy (Digiraatii Mix)
11. On Fire (Drug Dealer Girl Part II) featuring Mike Posner
12. Thought I Was Gone, Hello

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has released "STFU" for free download, care of his Twitter profile. The song, which features a prominent sample of The Go-Go's "We Got the Beat," will be included in "Rage Pack," MGK's free album that will be released tomorrow.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, released on his YouTube channel earlier today, Machine Gun Kelly previews "Welcome to the Rage" featuring Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte. The song will be featured on "Rage Pack," which will be released for free on August 14.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly is a big fan of blink-182 - in fact, they are his favorite band. Recently, he had the opportunity to meet them. Suffice to say, he was excited. Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to a press release issued by the organization, Diddy has made a "remarkable," undisclosed contribution to the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem, that will "significantly impact the organization's operations budget, which has been under tremendous pressure due to enormous shifts in federal, state and private funding."

"Mr. Combs' contribution comes at a time when we were faced with the possibility of eliminating existing programs and/or club sites," Willie C. Bentley, Jr., Board Member and Resource Development Chair, said in the release. "100% of Mr. Combs' contribution will go directly to the young people and provide educational, recreational and social enrichment programs allowing us to move forward as a club, uninterrupted."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
We are just two days away from the release of Machine Gun Kelly's "Rage Pack." Originally slated to be a CD/DVD package with the "Half Naked and Almost Famous" DVD, MGK announced at the end of August that it would be released separately after the "Rage Pack" was out.

You will be able to download "Rage Pack" on DatPiff.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to a report by TMZ, Diddy's American Express Black Card, as well as his passport and private phone numbers, have been posted online by an unknown party.

They say that sources close to Diddy indicate that he is investigating how it happened and attempting to find the person responsible.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
French Montana told XXL that Diddy is among those interested in signing him to a label deal.

Not only that, but Diddy will cameo in his upcoming music video for "Shot Caller" and appear on the remix to the song, alongside T.I., which Montana does not plan to release for a couple of months.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The 2011 edition of the BET Hip-Hop Awards aired last night and, for the fifth straight year, the program featured a set of cyphers. Machine Gun Kelly was featured in the "Indie Meets Mainstream" cypher, alongside Big K.R.I.T., Tech N9ne, Kendrick Lamar and B.o.B.

They rap over the sample of James Brown's "The Payback" which was used for Total's "Can't You See." Watch below.


BET also released a number of online only clips with brief interview snippets from the participants. The ones that feature Machine Gun Kelly are included below.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On last night's BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011, Jay-Z was named the Hustler of the Year. Diddy had been nominated.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Nas has just released the new music video for "Nasty" and Ciroc receives a cameo. Watch below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released "Live at the Tunnel," a song that will be included on his upcoming mixtape, "F*** the Industry." Listen and download below.


Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
For Spotify members, we have just released a couple of Bad Boy and Diddy focused playlists.

Our "Diddy's Greatest Hits" playlist features all of Diddy's solo songs that charted on The Billboard Hot 100 chart, plus "It's All About the Benjamins (Remix)." Only one song is missing, "Come With Me," because Spotify does not yet have it.

The second playlist is "The Remixes," a loose list of remixes that were either produced by Diddy and/or a member of The Hitmen (when they were with The Hitmen), remixes that have vocals from Diddy or remixes that feature a current or former Bad Boy artist when they were with Bad Boy.

If we're missing any songs that could fit into that second list, and the song is available on Spotify, please let us know in the comments.

Enjoy!

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
From his upcoming "F*** the Industry" mixtape, Aasim has released "They Talking" for free download. Listen below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released yesterday.

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

58. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (up from 63).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

58. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (up from 63).

Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

36. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 38).

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released the trailer for the music video for "Fly Together," his new single featuring Ryan Leslie and Rick Ross. It was directed by Colin Tilley. Watch below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
To celebrate the grand opening of the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, the hotel chain brought Janelle Monae in to perform. In the clip below, you can see parts of "Tightrope," as well as some interview snippets where the singer discusses her pre-show routine and the city of Atlanta.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The release date for Machine Gun Kelly's CD/DVD "Rage Pack" has been announced. According to his official website, it's coming on October 14. He has also posted the front cover.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Machine Gun Kelly has released "On Fire (Drug Dealer Girl Part II)" for free download.

Mike Posner appears on the record, which is a sequel to the singer's "Drug Dealer Girl." The song will be featured in MGK's upcoming CD/DVD release, "RagePack."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Machine Gun Kelly revealed that, tomorrow, he will release "On Fire (Drug Dealer Girl Part II)" featuring Mike Posner. The song, which will be featuring on his upcoming CD/DVD release "RagePack", is a sequel to "Drug Dealer Girl," a record released by Posner.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released "Ciroc Party," a song that he's labeling a Ciroc Boy anthem. You can listen to it and download it below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
According to a Twitter message sent by David Harraway, who manages Aasim, the rapper will release a new mixtape soon, titled "F*** the Industry."

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
In an interview for Life + Times, dream hampton asked Andre Harrell why he allowed Biggie to go with Diddy, when the latter was founding Bad Boy Records after having been dismissed by Harrell's Uptown Records.

Puff and I agreed on everything that Uptown released, we had the same taste in music. The only thing we disagreed on was Heavy DĎs ďBlue Funk.Ē Rap had gotten darker with [Dr. Dre's] The Chronic and [Heavy D.], who was a party rapper wanted Puff take him darker. I was like ďI donít get this,Ē I just didnít understand why youíd take an artist with wide appeal like Hev and make a record his audience wasnít about. It ended up being Hevís lowest selling album. It went gold. Before that he was a platinum artist. With Big it was the record where he stole the baby mama chain ["Gimme Da Loot"]. I asked Big, ďDo you realize what kind of karma this is gonna bring you and Puff?Ē I couldnít relate to the worker on the train robbing women, I asked Puff ďWhy isnít Big the hustler giving out work? Why is he playing the guy on the front line?Ē When you play that guy then people want to test you to see if they can touch the armor, to see if youíre real.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
On his Twitter and Facebook profiles, Aasim revealed that he has a new baby daughter. Congratulations to Aasim and the mother.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Various outlets are reporting on an incident that occurred last night after the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, involving Diddy and T.I.

I'm not going to link to any of these outlets because I think there is an overwhelming tinge of bias to pretty much all of it, against Diddy, and most of them are reporting things that aren't apparent in the videos that are being used to substantiate the claims. This isn't to suggest that Diddy didn't do anything wrong - but some of the articles I am reading are just wild speculation or creative liberty, as opposed to sticking to what is actually in the clips.

It's odd when a fan run publication has to be the one, or one of the few, to take a generally balanced look at what is placed in front of us. But, it's also not the first time we've done it. Here are those clips:




Let's assume that this was a genuine confrontation and not something that was staged. I am not going to speculate on anything. Instead, I am just going to tell you what I see, as I watch these clips.

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