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Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
DJ Ted Smooth has released a special mix of Meek Mill's "Ima Boss" titled "Ciroc Boyz Anthem," with an introduction from Ciroc marketer Nick Storm. Listen and download below.


The clip below shows Storm in the booth recording his vocals.


Posted by Patrick
Back in July, DJ Kay Slay released "Bury the Hatchet," a collaboration with The Outlawz, a hip-hop group created by 2Pac who appeared on the Bad Boy diss record "Hit 'Em Up", and Lil' Cease. The music video has now been released. Watch below.


Via Rap Radar via dopestateofmind.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Diddy will be appearing with a substantial portion of the Bad Boy roster on DJ Whoo Kid's Shade 45 show on New Year's Eve. The show runs from 12 PM to 5 PM ET.

Alongside Diddy will be Cassie, Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana and Red Cafe, in addition to Steve O (seems likely he'll connect with Machine Gun Kelly at some point on the air, seeing as the rapper name checks him repeatedly on "Wild Boy"), Rocsi, Matisyahu, Busta Rhymes and Waka Flocka Flame.

Via CassieArmy.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
With 2011 coming to a close, Bad Boy Records will break it's streak of 17 consecutive calendar years where it released at least one album.

From 1994 through 2010, the record label put out at least one album every single year. In 1995 and 2002, it put out only one album. The most prolific year was 2008, which saw 8 releases (counting 8 Ball & MJG's "Living Legends" and the "Chopped and Screwed" version both as one release).

During the span, Bad Boy averaged 3.8 releases per year (including "Bad Boy Records Presents Dance Mixes Volumes 1-4" as one release and Jordan McCoy's self-titled digital only EP). For more information, please see our full list of Bad Boy releases.

Bad Boy's last release was Diddy/Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" on December 14, 2010. Right now, it appears that Red Cafe's debut album may be Bad Boy's first release. The rapper has been referencing a February 14 release date for "The Shakedown," which at that point would be Bad Boy's first release in exactly 14 months.

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 today. Machine Gun Kelly's "Wild Boy" and Red Cafe's "Fly Together" both gain, with "Wild Boy" being just 4 spots away from giving MGK his first Hot 100 record.

Singles

Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

4. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (debut).

Heatseekers Songs

16. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly ("Hot Shot Debut").

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

44. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 50).
86. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 87).

» Read More


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
With his Chris Brown inspired mixtape just days away, Aasim has released his take on the singer's "Yoko," which also features Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T. He provided a free download link via Twitter. Listen below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Likely from his upcoming Chris Brown inspired mixtape, Aasim just dropped a free download of "Another Round" featuring the singer. The mixtape is due out on December 31.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
He's not giving you much notice, but Machine Gun Kelly is looking for your submissions for his video project for "The Return," off of his "Lace Up" mixtape.

You have just 6 hours to record yourself rapping to the song. The deadline is 12:00 AM on December 29. Find out more on his site.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
The New York Daily News reports that former Bad Boy artist Heavy D died from a blood clot that had gone from his leg to his lungs following a long flight from Europe.

Born Dwight Myers, Heavy D died in November at the age of 44.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
TMZ reports that Kevin Faraday, a man who allegedly was injured during the taping of an episode of "Making the Band" in 2008, has filed a lawsuit against Diddy, MTV, Bad Boy and many others.

The taping took place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and Faraday says that the injury took place when a person ran on the stage, between performances, and grabbed a microphone, which then came in contact with Faraday's stomach.

The full list of people and organizations that he is suing, according to TMZ, is as follows: Diddy, MTV, Danity Kane, Day26, Donnie Klang, Cheri Dennis, "Making the Band," Bad Boy Touring, Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy FIlms, Live Nation Touring, Live Nation Family Entertainment, Manhattan Center Studio, Manhattan Center New Yorker Group, The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, Strike Force Protective Services, John Doe and Jane Doe.

He is asking for unspecified damages.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Julia Terruso of The Star-Ledger reports that the "Friday Before Christmas Party," held on December 23 and hosted by HOT 97 and DJ Wallah with special guest French Montana, ended in violence before Montana could even take the stage.

Jayson Perry, 21, died after he has stabbed. Five more people were stabbed, while one was shot, with only a superficial wound. None of the additional victims are facing life threatening injuries.

According to Shaun Mehtani, co-owner of the venue where the party was hosted, the trouble began when Montana's entourage, numbering around 40, entered and wanted access to the VIP area.

"Everyone was enjoying themselves," he said. "The trouble began when his entourage arrived. They started yelling at the people in VIP. They were taking their drinks."

This led to a fight which forced the venue's security team to attempt to bring the party to an end and flush everyone out of the building. Police are investigating the incident.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Rap Radar reports, care of Rick Ross, that the title track to the rapper's upcoming "Rich Forever" mixtape will feature French Montana.

Last night, they shot the music video for it, alongside Meek Mill, Drake and DJ Khaled.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim announced that he will release the third installment of his "We Invented the Remix" mixtape series, "The Chris Brown Edition," on December 31.

The first installment came in August, with the second one being released earlier this month. Once again, it will be hosted by DJ Far.

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

50. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 54).
87. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 85).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

50. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 54).

R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs

44. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 43).

Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

29. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 28).

Rap Digital Songs

38. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 34).

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
A few weeks ago, Machine Gun Kelly did a meet and greet at the Beats by Dr. Dre store in Lower Manhattan. The company has released some video footage. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
Thank you for visiting Bad Boy Blog.

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has supported Bad Boy Blog in 2011. Thank you to everyone who loyally reads and subscribes and to everyone who shares our content and appreciates what we have going on here. It means a lot.

I hope that you have a great holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2012.

Sincerely,

Patrick

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana, Juicy J and Project Pat have just released their joint mixtape, "Cocaine Mafia," for free download on DatPiff.com.

It is hosted by the Evil Empire and features collaborations with Akon, DJ Paul and Chinx Drugz. Below, you listen to the mixtape and check out the cover and track listing.

» Read More


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
I was watching TV last night when a familiar beat hit my ears - the beat from Craig Mack's 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear." It promotes the Big Mac and Mac Snack Wrap.

The irony is that, back when Bad Boy was just getting started, Diddy launched a creative campaign to promote both Mack and The Notorious B.I.G. - B.I.G. Mack. A promotional image featured them pictured at a Burger King with familiar fast food packaging with the Bad Boy logo and similar iconography.

They also released a "B.I.G. Mack" promo cassette with tracks from both artists.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe's "Let It Go (Dope Boy)" has been released digitally. The song, which features Diddy and was produced by Jahlil Beats, can be purchased on iTunes (clean, explicit) and Amazon.com (clean, explicit).

Check out the single cover below.

"Let It Go (Dope Boy)" by Red Cafe featuring Diddy

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Following the "Art of Celebration" commercial, Ciroc has released an expanded, 3 minute version titled "Luck Be a Lady," directed by Anthony Mandler.

The title comes from the Frank Sinatra song of the same name that plays throughout.

The clip features an array of actors and models, including Eva Marcille ("Young and the Restless"), Lisa Seiffert, Dania Ramirez ("Entourage," "Heroes," "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Jerica Lamens, Jessica White, Christine Teigen, Jing Ma, Chad Michael Murray ("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"), Christopher Jones and Frank Vincent.

Watch below.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Day26 mentioned that they will be shooting the music video for "Made Love Lately" in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On Tuesday at 3 PM ET, French Montana, Juicy J and Project Pat will release a mixtape, "Cocaine Mafia." It'll be available on DatPiff.com.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
You can now purchase the full version of Machine Gun Kelly's "Invincible," a song that was first heard in a commercial for the HTC Rezound. It features Ester Dean.

You can buy clean and explicit versions on iTunes. Check out the single cover below.

"Invincible" by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Ester Dean (Single Cover)

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Last week, Machine Gun Kelly won MTV's online poll to determine the "Hottest Breakthrough MC." Check out his reaction in the video below.


Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
According to Diddy's Twitter, Ciroc will premiere a "Art of Celebration" movie tonight at midnight (time zone not provided).

"You've seen the commercial," he wrote. "Now get ready for the movie!"

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In mid-November, a new commercial for the HTC Rezound phone, with technology from Beats by Dr. Dre, premiered. The commercial featured Machine Gun Kelly and a snippet of a song.

Shortly thereafter, Rap Radar reported that the song was titled "Tears Up."

In the end, though, the final title for the song appears to be "Invincible." You can listen to the full record, which features Ester Dean, on AllHipHop.com.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with Vibe, Red Cafe discusses his upcoming album, his 5 favorite Bad Boy songs, the making of "Fly Together" and more.

Can you let us know any producers youíre working with?
I like to be involved with the production, Iíve been around so long that I know how to make records and I had hopes that Swizz Beatz would produce me or Just Blaze or Timbaland or Pharrell Ė all the great producers and I didnít get produced by them. At this point I just learned and kept going back into the studio. So I just worked with a lot of underground producers.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released his own version of Mary J. Blige's "Mr. Wrong" for free download.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
XXLMag.com talked with French Montana about how he selects his next single and, as part of that, he discussed how "Shot Caller" came to be.

"The story of that beat, I had did that for Funkmaster Flex," he said. "I always liked that record ['Funky Child' by Lords of the Underground]. The part that was catchy to me was the horns on the 'Funky Child' record. I went to my producer, Harry Fraud. He sat on it, he didn't want to do it. But, I came in the studio one day and made him do it. Then Charlie Rock was just there while we was making the beat, then he kept coming out with that melody on the chorus of 'Shot Caller.' Then I said, 'you need to go in there and do that.'"

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter this evening, French Montana mentioned that he was shooting a video with Rick Ross. No further details were offered.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released "Private Party," a new solo record that was produced by R.E.D. You can listen and download below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has a cameo in Meek Mill's new "House Party" music video, alongside Rick Ross and Young Chris, according to MTV. 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 today.

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

54. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 51).
85. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (a new high, up from 88).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

54. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 51).

R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs

43. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (debut).

Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

28. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 27).

Rap Digital Songs

34. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (debut).

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
According to a press release, the Ciroc Safe Rides program will be back for a fourth consecutive year.

They will make available pre-paid debit and metro cards to consumers around the country on New Year's Eve, helping them to get home safe after the celebration ends.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Vibe shared the clip below, some behind the scenes footage from Ciroc's new "Art of Celebration" commercial, hosted by Jesse Williams and Chad Michael Murray.


Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Ciroc has premiered the new "Art of Celebration" commercial, which has an alternate title, "Luck Be a Lady." Featuring the song of that name by Frank Sinatra, the commercial features Diddy and crew arriving in Las Vegas for some premium celebration.

It was directed by Anthony Mandler and features a number of actors, actresses and models.

Among the ladies, Eva Marcille ("Young and the Restless"), Lisa Seiffert, Dania Ramirez ("Entourage," "Heroes," "X-Men: The Last Stand"), Jerica Lamens, Jessica White, Christine Teigen and Jing Ma.

Among the men, Chad Michael Murray ("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.

"Frank Sinatra made some of the most iconic records of our time; it is truly an honor to use his music again for this campaign," said Diddy, via press release. "The Rat Pack defined the art of celebrating in style. I cannot imagine a Spirit more suitable for commemorating life with family and friends than Ciroc; a brand that has become synonymous with celebratory occasion."

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The results are in and Machine Gun Kelly is the winner of MTV's "Hottest Breakthrough MC" of 2011. It was decided by a public poll, topping A$AP Rocky, Future, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Meek Mill, Lil Twist, Roscoe Dash and fellow Bad Boy rapper French Montana.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Waka Flocka Flame and French Montana have released "Lock Out," their new joint mixtape, for free download on DatPiff.com. It's presented by DJ Drama and DJ Green Lantern.

Below, you can listen to tracks in an audio player and check out the cover and track listing.

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, MTV's RapFix mentioned that, with 9 hours or so to go before the deadline, Machine Gun Kelly was leading in the voting for their 2011 "Hottest Breakthrough MC."

At the time, he was leading over Lil Twist, 347,349 to 312,745. Below, check out the profile they did on MGK.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
About 9 hours before the voting deadline, French Montana was in 9th place in the voting. While it doesn't appear that he'll win, it looks like fellow Bad Boy rapper Machine Gun Kelly will. So, that's a consolation.

At any rate, check out the profile of Montana below.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Care of Cassie's official SoundCloud profile, you can listen to and download "Sex, Drugs, Rock-N-Roll" by PlanetVI featuring Cassie. The song was produced by Tha Bizness. Check it out below.


Via CassieArmy and Rap-Up.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
UrbanPartyLife.com followed Diddy, Cassie, Red Cafe, Machine Gun Kelly and French Montana on Thursday in New York City.

This included the "106 & Park" takeover, the appearance on HOT 97, a dinner following and Machine Gun Kelly and French Montana's appearance at Greenhouse. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
DJ Suss-One has released the visual for "Champion," a song that features Floyd Mayweather, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks, French Montana and Junior Reid. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
artstrueform has behind the scenes footage from French Montana's "Shot Caller" music video. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
After they appeared on BET's "106 & Park" on Thursday, Machine Gun Kelly and French Montana went to Greenhouse in New York City to celebrate. Watch below.


Via Rap Radar.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Following the online premiere, you can now check out the music video for French Montana's "Shot Caller"(featuring Charlie Rock) in HD. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Billboard has released their 2011 year end charts, taking into account the last month or so of 2010 and the first 11 months or so of 2011. Diddy/Dirty Money show up many times, as a group, for the album "Last Train to Paris" and the songs "Coming Home," "Your Love" and "Loving You No More." Mario Winans also received a mention as a producer.

Top Artists

84. Diddy/Dirty Money.

Top Billboard 200 Artists

99. Diddy/Dirty Money (1 charted title).

Top Billboard 200 Albums

118. "Last Train to Paris" by Diddy/Dirty Money.

» Read More


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Billboard's Erika Ramirez talked with recent Bad Boy roster addition French Montana about his new deal and more.

Ramirez mentions that Montana plans to release a collaborative mixtape with Three 6 Mafia. His collaborative mixtape with Waka Flocka Flame will be released on Monday.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
In the paperback version of Jay-Z's book, "Decoded," the rapper explained the meaning behind his verse on Diddy's "Young G's."

Back in October, writer dream hampton took a crack at the verses laid down by Diddy and The Notorious B.I.G.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released his remix of "Fly Together" featuring Trey Songz, Wale and J. Cole for free download. Pick it up and listen below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
After he announced that he had signed with Bad Boy Records during Bad Boy's take over of BET's "106 & Park," French Montana debuted his new "Shot Caller" music video.

Care of Diddy, you can watch it below. It features cameos by the Bad Boy CEO, Waka Flocka Flame, Fat Joe, N.O.R.E., Busta Rhymes and more.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On December 12 at 8 PM ET, Waka Flocka Flame and French Montana will release a new mixtape, "Lock Out," hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Green Lantern. You'll be able to download it at DatPiff.com.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released his latest mixtape, "We Invented the Remix, Pt. 2," available for free download on DatPiff.com.

The mixtape features two previously unheard tracks, Aasim's remix of Trey Songz' "Can't Be Friends" and a freestyle over French Montana's "Shot Caller."

You can listen to the songs and view the cover and track listing below.

» Read More


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe premiered the remix to "Fly Together" tonight on HOT 97 with Funkmaster Flex.

Funkmaster Flex has it for free download with his tags on it. The remix features Trey Songz, Wale and J. Cole. Listen and download below.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie released the trailer to her "King of Hearts" music video today. Below, check it out in HD.


Via CassieArmy.

Posted in Liz Davis
Posted by Patrick
Back in February, Liz Davis said that she was "not with Bad Boy anymore."

We maintained coverage to allow the details to come out and to ensure that she was completely off of the label. Earlier this month, she tweeted, saying that she was now out of her "StarMaker" contract, referring to the deal that she signed as a participant in "P. Diddy's StarMaker," the TV reality competition that she won.

"I know it's been a while since I've tweeted," she wrote. But, I'm out of [my] 'StarMaker' contract. Focusing on my deal here in Nashville. Can't wait! Still have mad love for Diddy, though."

With that said, our coverage of Davis will now come to a close. Best of luck to her.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
I just finished liveblogging today's Bad Boy take over of BET's "106 & Park."

The show featured Diddy, Cassie, Red Cafe, Machine Gun Kelly and French Montana, who announced that he had signed to Bad Boy. It also saw the premiere of Cassie's "King of Hearts" music video trailer" and more.

You can replay the liveblog below, to catch the full recap. Thank you to everyone who tuned in live with me.

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
During Bad Boy's take over of BET's "106 & Park" today, French Montana and Diddy announced that Rick Ross would be an executive producer on Montana's upcoming debut album.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Right after he announced that Bad Boy Records was his new home during Bad Boy's take over of BET's "106 & Park," French Montana premiered the new music video for song, "Shot Caller."

The video opens with "Bad Boy Entertainment Presents" and features a small cameo from Diddy. As soon as it premieres online, we'll have it here.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
During Bad Boy's take over of BET's "106 & Park," French Montana announced that he had signed to Bad Boy Records.

In October, Montana revealed that Diddy was interested in signing him and there has been persistent speculation that the deal was done. Now, it's official.

Diddy referred to him as "hands down, the hottest cat in the streets" right now.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie's "King of Hearts" trailer just premiered on BET's "106 and Park" during the Bad Boy take over. You can now watch it on Cassie's website.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly appeared on BET's "106 & Park" this evening during the Bad Boy takeover, bringing out Waka Flocka Flame and premiering his "Wild Boy" music video.

During the appearance, he talked about how he didn't have a father or mother figure and that Diddy is like a father, big brother figure to him and that he's proud to be on Bad Boy and proud to carry the torch.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie's new website at cassiekingofhearts.com just launched with a splash page promoting "King of Hearts." It is unclear if that is all that is launching tonight or if more is coming at 6:30. It's also unclear if this clip is the trailer of "King of Hearts" that will premiere on BET tonight. We'll know soon.

Thanks TeamCassie for the tip.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
If you can't watch today's episode of BET's "106 & Park," or if you'd just like to chat with me while you do, I'll be liveblogging and chatting during the show right here, through the Cover It Live window below.

Bad Boy has promised that there "will be there for video premieres, performances, and special announcements!" We know that Cassie will debut her "King of Hearts" trailer, Red Cafe plans to release a "Fly Together" remix today and French Montana will be in the house to announce his label choice. Will he sign with Bad Boy? And what else will happen?

I'll be here, beginning at 5:45 PM ET to cover the news, answer questions and more. See you then.

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Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
According to Bad Boy, following their appearance on BET's "106 & Park" tonight, Diddy, Red Cafe, Machine Gun Kelly, Cassie and whoever else will be headed over to the HOT 97 radio station where they will appear on Funkmaster Flex's show.

This will include "freestyles and exclusive tracks," including the debut of Red Cafe's "Fly Together (Remix)." Listen online. The show start at 8:30 PM ET.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
As part of tonight's Bad Boy take over of BET's "106 & Park," Red Cafe will perform, according to the label.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe's upcoming "Hell's Kitchen" mixtape will feature "Motto," the rapper's take on Drake's "The Motto." You can listen at AllHipHop.com.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
AllHipHop.com asked Red Cafe to name his top 5 rappers, dead or alive. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
ThisIs50's Young Jack Thriller has an interview with Bad Boy producer Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson.

He talks about his nickname, his background, who he'd like to work with and more. 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 today.

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

51. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 48).
88. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (debut).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

51. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 48).

Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop

27. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 26).

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released a freestyle that features Drake's vocals from "Doing It Wrong," from his newly released "Take Care" album. The vocals are sped up. Listen and download below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released his remix of Lil' Wayne's "She Will," also featuring Drake. It's for his upcoming "We Invented the Remix, Pt. 2" project. Listen and download below.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
On Thursday, Red Cafe will premiere the remix to "Fly Together," according to his Twitter.

It's unclear if this will be during Bad Boy's "106 & Park" takeover, where Red Cafe is scheduled to appear. But, that wouldn't be a surprise.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Is French Montana headed to Bad Boy? We'll known by tomorrow night. And not just that, but he'll make the announcement on BET's "106 & Park." What else is scheduled for Thursday night? Bad Boy's take over of that same show.

Back in October, Montana said that Diddy was interested in signing him and there have been consistent rumors about the rapper signing with Bad Boy.

The news of his announcement comes from an interview with Real Hip-Hop Daily, which you can watch below.

"I hear different things every day," he said when asked if he had signed with Bad Boy. "I heard I was signed to G.O.O.D. Music. I heard I was signed to Bad Boy. I heard I was signed to MMG. I heard I was signed to Roc Nation. I'm just here working man. We working hard. Just wait for December 8th, '106 & Park' appearance, I'mma announce who I f*** with."

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Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie revealed on Twitter that she will launch a new website at cassiekingofhearts.com on Thursday at 6:30 PM ET.

This will be during her appearance on BET's "106 & Park," with the rest of the Bad Boy roster, where she will debut the trailer for her "King of Hearts" music video.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Last week, Bad Boy revealed that December 9's episode of BET's "106 & Park" would feature "the entire Bad Boy Roster" and that there would be "video premieres, performances, and special announcements!"

That is now happening a day earlier, according to Cassie's Twitter profile. The show starts at 6 PM ET. In addition, she will debut the trailer for the music video to her new single, "King of Hearts," which was wrapped in October.

If any news breaks during the show, we'll have it here.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly appeared on today's edition of MTV's "RapFix Live" to help kick off the second annual "Hottest Breakthrough MCs" competition.

Machine Gun Kelly is on the list of nominees, alongside Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Future, Freddie Gibbs vote now.

Each day, "RapFix" will highlight two new breakthrough MCs, concluding on December 13 when the public poll will close at 11:59 PM ET.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly recently stopped by DJ Whoo Kid's show for an interview. They talk about meeting up with Diddy, run ins with police and more. In what seems to be a growing theme with MGK interviews, this clip is for adults only.


Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Below, check out the artwork for Dawn Richard's "December Sky," which was released on December 1.

"December Sky" by Dawn Richard

Via BRAVE.

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
In November, Dawn Richard released the clip below, "A Heart's Introduction." Earlier this year, she revealed plans to released a trilogy of albums, "GoldenHeart," "BlackHeart" and "RedemptionHeart."


Via BRAVE.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
For his latest unofficial remix, Aasim flips Jasmine V's "Hello" with 3 rap verses. Listen and download below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
In October, Aasim announced that two new mixtapes were on the way. "Live at the Tunnel," hosted by DJ SNS, and "F*** the Industry."

Today on Twitter, he said that the two mixtapes would be releases as a double mixtape. No release date is known.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Back in September, Machine Gun Kelly introduced us to a wheelchair ridden fan who proclaimed that, because of the rapper, "I'm gonna walk some day."

Saturday night in Bowling Green, Ohio, Machine Gun Kelly brought the fan, Ryan, on stage and he took a few tenuous steps. The moment is immortalized in a new MGK-released clip, "Lace Up: The Message Behind the Movement." Watch below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Big Sean's "My Last," featuring Chris Brown, is the latest track Aasim has released his own version of. Out goes Big Sean and in goes Aasim. Listen and download below.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released his own take on Tyga's "Rack City," titled "Rack City B**** Pt. 2." It's the original record with an opening verse from Aasim. Listen and download below.


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

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

48. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 49).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

48. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 49).

Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles

3. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (unchanged).

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"Skydiver" by Cassie is featured in "I Love Africa," a documentary by Suzanne Africa Engo that "gives young people an in-depth look at how one individual can make a difference in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic," according to the description at MTV Act.

The song originally appeared online at the end of 2009, but has never been officially released. Engo mentioned the song's inclusion in a message on Twitter directed at the CassieArmy account. You can listen to it, beginning at the 16:13 mark in the video below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
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The Madden Brothers have released a visual for "OHMYGOD (OMGMGK)," their collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly that they released in November (free download). Watch below.


Rolling Stone writes that the MGK reminded the Maddens of themselves when they were younger.

Via Jasmine Martinez via Joel Madden.

Posted in Red Cafe
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In an interview with AllHipHop.com, Red Cafe chats about Bad Boy's legacy and issues with former artists, his upcoming album, songwriting (or "ghostwriting") and more. Watch below.




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AllHipHop.com reports that, in a conversation with Nicki Minaj for Interview Magazine, fashion designer Donatella Versace praised The Notorious B.I.G. personally and discussed his promotion of the Versace brand.

"I think Biggie was amazing," she said. "He came to my shows in Paris many times and we'd see each other often. He always used to talk so nicely about my family. I think he was so smart, so intelligent."

"He had such a mind," she continued. "So, I loved what he was doing and how he was giving people a way to know about Versace - I do think he was giving people a way to know about Versace - I do think a lot of people started to know about Versace because of him."

Posted in Dawn Richard
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Dawn Richard self-released a new song "December Sky" digitally today. You can pick it up on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Richard chatted with Rap-Up.com about the record in November. Check out that footage and listen to the full song below (also care of Rap-Up.com).




Posted in Dawn Richard
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At the end of October, Dawn Richard released "SMFU (Save Me From U)" for free download through Rap-Up.com. You can listen and download it below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
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On his Facebook, Machine Gun Kelly shared a free download link for "Police" by Pooh Gutta featuring MGK.

Posted in Ciroc
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Zagat has released "Smooth Transitions 2011-12," a guide to the best holiday restaurants in six major cities, sponsored by Ciroc.

You can download it at zagat.com/ciroc. The cities featured include New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Miami, Las Vegas and Atlanta.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
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According to Bad Boy's Facebook page, "the entire Bad Boy roster" will be on BET's "106 & Park" on December 9. They "will be there for video premieres, performances, and special announcements!" The show starts at 6 PM ET.