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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has show the visual for his remix to "Shot Caller," which features Diddy and Rick Ross. Cassie and Wale were also on set for the video which was directed by Colin Tilley. On Twitter, French posted pictures of Cassie and Diddy, himself and Wale and more.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana shared a link to Pusha T's website, where you can listen to "Untouchable," a new song from DJ Absolut that features both rappers plus Ace Hood and Nathaniel. Check it out below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Machine Gun Kelly was arrested last night for disorderly conduct, following a show in St. Petersburg.

"Just spent my entire night in a f****** Florida jail," he wrote on Twitter. "S*** escalated way too quick last night, it always does with us though."

Via TMZ.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released a visual for "Shakedown Houseparty," which was featured as a bonus track on his "Hells Kitchen" mixtape. This song is Red Cafe's take on Meek Mill's "House Party." Watch below.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
According to Cassie's Twitter, the singer will release her new single, "King of Hearts" on February 14, the same day that the music video will be released. In December, a trailer was released.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
According to Red Cafe's Twitter, the rapper has shot a music video for "Let it Go (Dope Boy) (Remix)" featuring Diddy, 2 Chainz and French Montana.

Update: Despite the tone of Red's tweet, the video has not yet been shot, but will be soon.

Posted by Patrick
XXL's March 2012 issue will feature a tribute to The Notorious B.I.G., who appears on it's cover. The tribute includes 40 never before seen pictures and interviews with his kids, their mothers and Junior M.A.F.I.A.

The cover asks the question, "Was 1997 the Best Year in Hip-Hop?" That year, Bad Boy and Diddy ruled the charts. The issue hits newsstands on February 7.

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 "Invincible" makes ome major inroads with a number of debuts while French Montana's "Shot Caller" gains.

Singles

Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

8. "Invincible" by Machine Gun Kelly (debut).

Heatseekers Songs

10. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (a new high, up from 14).
16. "Invincible" by Machine Gun Kelly ("Hot Shot Debut").

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Boston rapper ScoDough has a new song with French Montana, titled "The Money Don't Stop."

Posted in Bad Boy
Posted by Patrick
Michael Malone of Broadcasting & Cable is reporting that, according to sources, Diddy's latest venture will be a music-focused cable network called Revolt, which he is hoping to launch on December 12 of this year - 12/12/12.

Anonymous sources are cited heavily throughout the story. According to them, Andy Schuon, who has held many positions in the music and entertainment industries will be a part of the new company. Comcast and Time Warner Cable are said to be among those who have signed off on distribution, meaning that the network could reach at least 18 million households.

None of the companies involved, including Bad Boy Entertainment, would respond to Malone's requests for comment.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The Boombox has an interview with French Montana. Among the topics covered is the producers that will appear on his upcoming album, "Excuse My French." He mentions Harry Fraud (who did "Shot Caller"), Lex Luger, Billionaire Boyscout and Play-N-Skillz.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released a visual for "Keep Ballin," off of his "Hells Kitchen" mixtape (free download).


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Trae Tha Truth mentioned a free download of "Wake Up," a new song from his "King of the Streets" mixtape that features French Montana.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Vibe asked French Montana about whether East Coast hip-hop is ready to return to prominence. As part of his answer, he mentioned that his album will be titled "Excuse My French."

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released a visual for "Red Light," featuring Chinx Drugz and Cheeze. The song was featured on his "Coke Boys 2" mixtape.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
XXL reports that Machine Gun Kelly will be featured on Tech N9ne's Hostile Takeover 2012 tour, which will do 90 shows in 99 days. Dates will be announced next week.

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.

This is a noteworthy week for Bad Boy. Machine Gun Kelly makes his Billboard Hot 100 debut with "Wild Boy." This is Bad Boy's first song on the chart since May 21, 2011, when Dirty Money's "Coming Home" appeared for the last time. Across the board "Wild Boy" hits new highs.

The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Greatest Hits" makes a big leap, as well, jumping to 152 on The Billboard 200. This is the first time a Bad Boy album has been on that chart since May 14, 2011 when Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" took it's final bow.

Finally, French Montana is now showing up on Billboard as a Bad Boy artist, so he is included in these charts, as well.

At press time, two relevant charts had not yet been updated. Those are the Hot Digital Songs and Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles charts. When Billboard updates them, this article will be updated.

Update: Those charts have now been accounted for and Bad Boy did not hold a position on either of them.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On January 24, "iCarly: iSoundtrack II: Music From and Inspired by the Hit TV Show" will be released. One of the songs featured on it is a full cast rendition of Diddy/DIrty Money's "Coming Home." You can pre-order the album on Amazon.com and iTunes.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Skylar Grey, who was featured on Dirty Money's hit single "Coming Home," has released a solo version of the song on her "The Buried Sessions" EP. It has premiered on MySpace. Her Twitter account dubs the song "Coming Home Pt. II."

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Mike Posner and Blackbear have released an acoustic of Rick Ross' "Stay Schemin," which featured Drake and Rick Ross. You can watch them in the studio below and can download the track from the audio player beneath that.




Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana's "Shot Caller" (featuring Charlie Rock) has been released digitally. You can pick it up on iTunes and Amazon.com. Check out the single cover below.

"Shot Caller" by French Montana featuring Charlie Rock

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Aasim mentioned that he was editing the video for "Second Chance" from his Chris Brown-inspired "We Invented the Remix 3" mixtape.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released his new mixtape, "Hells Kitchen." Originally announced in October for a Halloween release, the set features appearances from DIddy, Trey Songz, Fabolous, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flame and more.

You can download it for free on DatPiff. Below, you can listen and check out the track listing and front and back cover.


Artwork

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Machine Gun Kelly mentioned the remix to "Wild Boy" will be released next week, perhaps around Monday ("Mondayish?" in his words).

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released a stream of "Can You Hear Me," from his "Hells Kitchen" mixtape, which will be released tomorrow at 3 PM ET.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Rapper Future has released his "Astronaut Status" mixtape (free download), which features "Jordan/Diddy," where he praises and compares himself to basketball legend Michael Jordan and Diddy. Watch a trailer for the song and listen in full to the song, and the interlude that precedes it, 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.

As of writing, Billboard has not yet updated a few meaningful charts, including Hot Digital Songs, Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles and Heatseekers Songs. The latter two of which, Machine Gun Kelly's "Wild Boy" had charted on for the previous week. I will update this post when these charts are brought up to date.

Update (1/16/2012): Those charts have been updated and included below.

Albums

R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

15. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (re-entry).

Singles

Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

8. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 6).

Heatseekers Songs

18. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 17).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

52. "Fly Together" by Red Cafe (down from 47).
85. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 83).

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly producer/engineer Slim Gudz mentioned on Twitter that the official remix to the rapper's "Wild Boy" is almost done. No word on who might be featured on the track.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has been in the studio with production outfit J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, working on what he says will be his first single. "The fans are gonna be so proud," he writes on Twitter.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Bow Wow's Twitter, the rapper revealed that the deluxe edition of his upcoming "Underrated" album will feature a collaboration with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Machine Gun Kelly. The album's release date has not yet been set.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Brooklyn rapper L.A. Webber has released "To The Top," a new single featuring French Montana and Mac. Care of his Twitter, you can download it for free. It was produced by DubMagic.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy has released the remix to Red Cafe's "Let It Go (Dope Boy)" featuring the original verses from Red Cafe and Diddy alongside new ones from 2 Chainz and French Montana. You can listen in our audio player.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Cassie (and Diddy) both shared a link to an unofficial, fan made mixtape of Cassie recordings, "The Best You've Never Heard."

It features material that has been commercially released, as well as material that appeared online, leaking without proper authorization. Here's the full track listing:

1. "Me & U"
2. "Just One Nite" featuring Ryan Leslie
3. "Don't Go Too Slow"
4. "When Your Body is Talking"
5. "My House"
6. "Turn the Lights Off"
7. "Activate"
8. "Stamina"
9. "Nobody But You"
10. "She Can't Love You"
11. "Can U Feel Me"
12. "I Need Love" featuring K-Young
13. "F*** U Silly" featuring Nicki Minaj
14. "Make You a Believer" featuring Jadakiss
15. "Don't Lose It" (Snippet)
16. "Gimme That"
17. "Skydiver"
18. "Breathe Again"
19. "Radio" featuring Fabolous
20. "King of Hearts (Remix)"

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe's "Hells Kitchen" mixtape will see the light of day on DatPiff.com on January 13 at 3 PM ET.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie spoke to V Magazine for their music issue, talking briefly about her upcoming album. She says that she has recorded "hundreds" of songs for the set.

Via CassieArmy via "the.LIFE Files.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Aasim mentioned that he would be recording a verse for a new song by Kalenna. The singer has a mixtape due out on January 16, titled "Chamber of Diaries."

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, French Montana shared a photo from WeTheBestMusic, taken at the music video shoot for "You Don't Hear Me Though" featuring Ace Hood.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Aasim announced that he will release "Ladies' Night: The Mixtape" on Valentine's Day, February 14.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
The clip below, released through Aasim's YouTube channel, is a trainer for the rapper's upcoming "Money Pit 2012" release, due on March 5.



Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In a great interview with DJ Whoo Kid, Diddy talks about what he labels the "propaganda" against Bad Boy, his relationships with Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, plans to write a pair of books and more.

On the book front, he mentioned that he is working on both an autobiography and a business book, the latter of which he hopes to release in a couple of years.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has released his fan featured music video for "The Return." Watch below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
According to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, Janelle Monae will perform on January 11 at the University of Illinois-Chicago during a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

Via Huffington Post.

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Dawn Richard has released "SMFU (Save Me From U)" on iTunes and Amazon.com. Check out the single cover below.

"SMFU (Save Me From U)" by Dawn Richard

Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
At the start of December, Dawn Richard released "SMFU (Save Me From You)." Now, the track has been given a visual. Watch below.


Via MTV Buzzworthy via Rap-Up.com.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with Power 106's Justin Credible, French Montana revealed that his next single will be "Off the Boat," which was included on Rick Ross' "Rich Forever" mixtape.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Along with the release of his "Rich Forever" mixtape, Rick Ross has released the visual for "Stay Schemin," which features Drake and French Montana. Watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Rick Ross has released his "Rich Forever" mixtape, which can be downloaded on LiveMixtapes.com. It features two appearances each from Diddy and Rick Ross.

Diddy appears for ad-libs on the first track, "Holy Ghost," and provides a verse on "New Bugatti," which was produced by D.RICH. Meanwhile, Montana is featured on "Stay Schemin" (with Drake) and "Off the Boat," produced by The Beat Bully and Lex Lugar, respectively.

Check out some behind the scenes footage of them making the mixtape below.


Via XXL.

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. We are now covering the "Social/Streaming" charts that Billboard provides, including the Social 50 and YouTube.

Singles

Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles

6. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 4).

Heatseekers Songs

17. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 16).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

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

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Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
XXL reports that, during an Interview with Reese On The Radio, former Bad Boy artist G. Dep revealed that he is working on an autobiography from prison, as he waits sentencing for the murder that he confessed to at the end of 2010.

"It's one of those things where I'm not trying to explain or justify anything," he said. It's just I'm trying to just give people my last option. Obviously I can't record. I don't know if people are wondering what's going on or even care, but this is something from an artistic point of view that will kind of close out what I was doing, for now. It might kinda answer some people's questions.Ē

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Red Cafe heads to Rome, Italy for a performance. This is the third in his "Shakedown Life" video series. You can watch the first and second episodes on his YouTube channel.


Via XXL.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Rap Radar has the track listing to Rick Ross' "Rich Forever" mixtape and Diddy and French Montana will both appear twice.

Diddy will appear on the first track, the intro "Holy Ghost" as well as "New Bugatti," which was produced by D.RICH.

Meanwhile, Montana will appear on "Stay Schemin," with Drake (originally thought to be the title track) and "Off the Boat." Those songs were produced by The Beat Bully and Lex Luger, respectively.

The mixtape will drop tomorrow at 3:05 PM ET.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson reports on Twitter, that the song on Rick Ross' "Rich Forever" mixtape that features French Montana and Drake is not the title cut. The song has a different name.

Rap Radar had previously reported that it was the title track, which we picked up.

The mixtape will be released on Friday at 3:05 PM ET.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to Rick Ross' Twitter, his new music video for "Rich Forever" will drop on Friday at 3:05 PM ET. The mixtape of the same name will be released at the very same time.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie has released a demo version of "King of Hearts," her upcoming single. Listen below.


Via CassieArmy via MTV Buzzworthy via Idolator.com.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
fun. has released the music video to their Janelle Monae featured single, "We Are Young." Watch below.


Via MTV Buzzworthy Blog.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy has released the final clip in his series of videos from his New Year's Eve celebration in Miami. Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, LOS and more appear. Watch below.


Via Rap Radar.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Complex's Keenan Higgins has an interview with French Montana, which services as nice primer for anyone who is not familiar with his background.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
Aasim has released his third installment of the "We Invented the Remix" mixtape series. You can download it now. Check out the track listing below.

1. "Yoko" by Aasim featuring Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa and Big K.R.I.T.
2. "Ladies Love Me" by Aasim featuring Chris Brown
3. "Another Round" by Aasim featuring Chris Brown
4. "Wet the Bed" by Aasim featuring Chris Brown
5. "Strip" by Aasim featuring Chris Brown
6. "Second Chance (Piano Outro)" by Aasim featuring Chris Brown

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Brian Angel of Day26 offered a free download of "CREAM, Vol. 5," a new mixtape from G'Ron, an artist signed to his Ambassador Way Entertainment label. Angel hosts the mixtape.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Aasim mentioned that his Chris Brown inspired "We Invented the Remix 3" will be a 6 song EP "just to end the year for a new beginning."

The set, which was supposed to be released yesterday, has not yet hit the internet.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana performed on BET's "106 & Park" New Year's Eve celebration. Below, check out some behind the scenes footage. Machine Gun Kelly, who also performed, appears as well.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released a visual, featuring Fabolous, for his "Motto," which is his take on Drake's "The Motto." It will appear on his upcoming "Hell's Kitchen" mixtape. The clip was directed by Dre Films. Watch below.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Kanye West, as YEEZYWORLDPEACE, recently DJed at Le Baron London, where he was rocking to Cassie's upcoming single, "King of Hearts." Watch the clip on Louis-Xavier Le Bron's Tumblr.

Via CassieArmy via 28thapril2010.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy celebrated New Year's Eve in Miami, with a party sponsored by Ciroc. He released five videos from the event, which you can watch below.



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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly joined fellow Bad Boy artist French Montana with a performance on the BET "106 & Park" New Year's Eve celebration, performing a shortened version of "Wild Boy." Watch below at the 4:10 mark.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
BET's "106 & Park" held their own New Year's Eve celebration last night and French Montana stopped by for a short version of "Shot Caller." You can watch below at the 2:28 mark.