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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana links to DDotOmen who has a stream of a new song from Ashanti, "No One Greater." The song features Montana and Meek Mill and was produced by Irv Gotti.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to French Montana, the rapper's music video for "Pop That," featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil' Wayne, will premiere on MTV Jams, MTV2's "Sucker Free Countdown" and mtvU on July 8.

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.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

57. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 48).

Songs

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

58. "Pop That" by French Montana (down from 57).

» Read More


Posted by Patrick
On Thursday, R. Kelly will release "Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me," his new memoir with David Ritz. The book features a chapter titled "Yo Pac! Yo Biggie" and Rolling Stone has an excerpt.

In it, R. Kelly discusses the making of "F*** You Tonight" on The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Life After Death" album and reveals that it was Biggie who first heard him sing "I Believe I Can Fly," telling him it was a hit.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Willie Tayor has released "12 Play" for free download and you can listen to it below. The song is from his upcoming mixtape, "The Reintroduction of Willie Taylor."


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released the visual for "Everywhere We Go," off of the "Coke Boys 3" mixtape It was directed by DRE Films and features cameos from Rick Ross, DJ Clue, Lil' Kim and more. Warning: content suitable for adult audiences only.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana will appear on MTV's "RapFix Live" on Wednesday at 4 PM ET. He's appearing alongside Maybach Music Group. Watch the promo below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Last week, on his Twitter profile, Future posted a photo from the set of the "Same Damn Time (Remix)" music video shoot. A release date for the video has not yet been announced.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana posted a picture of himself in the studio with Mavado, right after he retweeted a message from DJ Troopa Traloopa saying that the pair was "in the studio making a lot of new hits."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Cleveland's The Plain Dealer newspaper put Machine Gun Kelly on the cover of today's Sunday edition. The profile written by John Soeder makes for an interesting read.

They discussed the flash mob that led to his arrest, the origins of the phrase "lace up" and his loyalty to Cleveland.

He opened up about drug abuse that he was able to put a stop to last year after his "musical crew" threatened to leave him. Recently, after some trouble that he declined to detail, he found himself on the phone with Bad Boy CEO Diddy and Interscope Geffen A&M Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine.

"'Quit playing with fire.' That was what they said to me," MGK told Soeder. "They said, 'Why do you always choose the dumbest [expletive] to play with? If you play with fire, you're going to get burned.' I guess I'm finally learning that."

Posted in i SQUARE
Posted by Patrick
Briddy of i SQUARE has launched a website at briddydreams.com. Along with what you might expect, he also has a new mixtape available, titled "Endless Days & Sleepness Nights," which you can download for free.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
According to frequent DMX collaborator Dame Grease, the music video for DMX's "I Don't Dance" will premiere on MTV Jams on June 23 and will play all day on the hour. You can view some behind the scenes footage: here and here.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has released a visual for "EST 4 Life," off of his "Half Naked & Almost Famous" EP. The song features Dubo and DJ Xplosive and the video was directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman of Aplusfilmz. Watch below.


Via Machine Gun Kelly.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Maybach Music Group released their album, "Self Made 2," for streaming today on YouTube. This includes "I Be Puttin' On" by Wale featuring Wiz Khalifa, French Montana and Roscoe Dash. You can listen to this track below at the 0:26:45 mark.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Maybach Music Group released their album, "Self Made 2," for streaming today on YouTube. This includes "All Birds" by Rick Ross featuring French Montana. You can listen to this track below at the 0:15:58 mark.


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.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

48. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly ("Pace Setter," up from 69).

Songs

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

57. "Pop That" by French Montana ("Hot Shot Debut").

» Read More


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, production duo Da Internz mentioned that they had been working with Cassie on some new music.

Coincidentally, Bad Boy producer Rob Holladay just tweeted that Diddy had just played him "the craziest record from Da Internz," saying that the duo was "dope."

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Last week, the single cover for French Montana's "Pop That" was released. I was just on iTunes and noticed that, on that service, the single actually has a different cover. It is simply black with text - the girl has been removed.

It is possible that the cover was deemed inappropriate (either by the label or by particular stores), but that is unknown at this time. Amazon.com continues to sell the single with the original cover.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In a joint interview with Tech N9ne for DJ Whoo Kid, Machine Gun Kelly revealed that Twista will be a guest on his album, which he says will be out in August. Earlier this month, Bad Boy announced that the album would be out on July 10, but that date was quickly retracted.

The song with Twista will also feature Tech N9ne. Listen to the full interview below. Warning: parental advisory.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
HOT 97's Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds and Kay Foxx had Machine Gun Kelly on their show recently for a half hour long interview where they covered a number of topics. They discussed his ban from the Highline Ballroom, his stage presence, beef, his legal trouble and more. The video is below.

Among the more interesting things that MGK revealed was that the consistent trouble he's landed in, namely arrests, fights, lawsuits, being banned from 2 shows on the Hostile Takeover tour, had led Bad Boy to consider shelving his album and the rapper's management to discuss leaving him.

"I'm on like a 3 week and 4 days of sobriety of anger," he said. "I was about to basically be shelved by my label and my management was gonna leave because I have the worst attitude in the world."

"This is the first time I've really talked about it, but it got really serious. I almost got kicked off the tour. Me and Tech had a really great relationship, but I would be like beefing with other people on the tour. And then you think about it - if someone stepped at my best friend and came at him sideways and was doing all this stuff and was attacking my merch guy, I would be like, 'get this little guy out of here.' Tech was really fighting for me, which was crazy. Now that I look back, I'm like I can't believe I was that unappreciative."


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 last Thursday.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

69. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 39).

Songs

Heatseekers Songs

24. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
After he was banned from performing in New York City last weekend, Machine Gun Kelly headed to Bad Boy owned Daddy's House Recording Studios to record the track below and shoot a visual.


The video description on YouTube includes a link for a free download of the song.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Over the weekend, Complex reported that Machine Gun Kelly had been banned from performing when the Hostile Takeover Tour rolled into New York City for a June 17 show at Highline Ballroom.

Complex talked with the rapper, who expressed concern over how he is being received as a performer.

"Iím a huge lyricist, but I think people pay attention to me cutting myself on stage or getting in fights or climbing up on a balcony and hanging upside down and s*** like that, instead of focusing on me standing on top of people rapping every single word perfectly, [rapidly] and clearly," he said.

"I think I'm gonna start releasing more content, and start focusing on how I'm a bad motherf***** when I'm on the microphone," he continued. "I'm a bad motherf***** in real life too, but I'm gonna start focusing [more on my music] so it's like, 'Wow, this guy is doing more good than bad.' I think I was caught up in not trying to over-saturate the market, and let people pay attention to the beauty in my songwriting."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Last week, TMZ reported that Machine Gun Kelly had been sued by a security guard at a club in Florida. He claims that the rapper used a broken bottle to cut his finger open.

The suit stems from MGK's arrest in Florida in January for disorderly conduct. MGK's representatives did not respond to TMZ's request for comment.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Last week, Machine Gun Kelly revealed that he was given the opportunity to perform at the much hyped boxing match between Manny Pacquio and Timothy Bradley. According to his message, he turned it down because he already had a commitment: a concert in Cleveland.

He referenced this decision in the video below, alongside Josh Cribbs, who is a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns football team. The topic of the clip is the alleged disloyalty of LeBron James to the city of Cleveland.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Charlie B has released the music video for "Make You Proud" featuring Los. Watch below.


06/12: Hiatus

Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy Blog will be taking a hiatus from normal coverage from June 12 through June 17. Thank you for your patience and for reading Bad Boy Blog.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Through their SoundCloud profile, Bad Boy Records has made the tagless version of French Montana's "Pop That" available for streaming. The song features Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne. Listen below.

Explicit


Clean


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Following this evening's premiere of the track by Funkmaster Flex, you can check out the single cover for French Montana's "Pop That" below. The song features Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne and will be released digitally tomorrow.

"Pop That" by French Montana featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana shared a link to In Flex We Trust where you can listen to a tagged version of French Montana's new single, "Pop That," featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The Cannes Film Festival was held in May in Cannes, France. As Rick Ross showed, Diddy was on the scene.

Today, he released a clip titled "Le Premier," that shows some highlights from his trip. He stakes the claim that before any other rapper was coming to the event, Puff Daddy was. According to Billboard's Erika Ramirez, the short film was directed by Robert Alexander and is scored to …dith Paif's "Ne Me Quitte Pas." Watch it below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Care of French Montana's Twitter, Hip Hop Connection is offering a free download of "I'm a Cokeboy" by Chinx Drugz featuring French Montana, produced by Harry Fraud. The song will be featured on Drugz's upcoming mixtape, "Cocaine Riot 2." Check out the single cover below.

"I'm a Cokeboy" by Chinx Drugz featuring French Montana (Single Cover)

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los provides a verse on Mr. Focus' "Best in America," which was released earlier this week. Listen and download below.


Via B'more Los.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday, Diddy sent a pair of tweets that indicated that singer Megan Nicole had been signed to Bad Boy Records. The first tweet was a "shout out to the Bad Boy family," listing Nicole alongside Bad Boy artists Los, Cassie, French Montana, Red Cafe and Machine Gun Kelly. The second tweet was "TURN UP!," directed toward Nicole and ending with "#BADBOY2.0." Diddy and the label have been referring to the current Bad Boy roster as "Bad Boy 2.0."

This isn't the first I had heard of Nicole. In April, singer/songwriter Jack Knight said on Twitter that he was in the studio with Nicole and that she was a Bad Boy artist. I followed up with him to verify his statement and his response was to delete the tweet and tell me "no."

Earlier this month, songwriter/producer Angel Jerez mentioned Nicole, saying that he was in the studio working on a record for "Bad Boy's pop artist."

The 18 year old singer has developed a substantial following online, with over 100,000 followers on Twitter, 600,000 likes on Facebook and 900,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Requests for comment from both Bad Boy Records and Nicole's management team, sent this afternoon, were not immediately returned. If I hear something, we'll have an update.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On the latest episode of Coke Boys TV, French Montana takes us behind the scenes at HOT 97's Summer Jam 2012 concert. There is a little performance footage included, of Montana bringing Mase out for Wale's "Slight Work (Remix)" and Montana performing "Stay Schemin" with Rick Ross.


Via tptv.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to Diddy, French Montana's new single "Pop That" will be released digitally on iTunes on June 12. The song features Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Los Angeles Leakers has footage from Rick Ross' performance at a FADER and vitaminwater event in Los Angeles on Thursday night.


Via Navjosh.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
During a concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Drake brought French Montana on stage for "Shot Caller," playing hype man. He gave Montana quite an introduction, labeling the rapper as one of the "kings" of New York. Watch below.


Via French Montana via MCK Money via WorldStarHipHop.

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

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

39. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 33).

Songs

R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs

38. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

Rap Digital Songs

41. "Wild Boy" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
NODFACTOR.COM has published part 2 of their interview with music producer Tony Dofat.

He shares a few interesting stories, including how he helped Diddy bring his remix concept to life. They also talk about how Busta Rhymes wanted Black Rob's "Fire in Da Hole" for his album. Rhymes had contributed a verse for the song, but refused to clear his vocals when Bad Boy purchased the record from Dofat. Check out the interview for more.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
iDOit4TV.com has behind the scenes footage from the music video shoot for Wale and Meek Mills' "Acting Up," which will be featured on the upcoming "Self Made 2" album from Maybach Music Group.


Via PROatTHIS.com.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released "Whoopin A**," which you can download for free at HotNewHipHop.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
At yesterday's HOT 97 Summer Jam, French Montana brought out Mase for Wale's "Slight Work (Remix)." Watch below.


Via Rap Radar.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
The opening act for last night's MTV Movie Awards was fun. and they brought along Janelle Monae for their massive hit "We Are Young." Watch below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
According to Cara Donatto, Janelle Monae will perform with fun. to open tonight's MTV Movie Awards. The show starts at 9 PM ET on MTV.

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 on Thursday.

Albums

The Billboard 200

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

Pop Catalog

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

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

33. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 38).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

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

Top Rap Albums

23. "Half Naked & Almost Famous" by Machine Gun Kelly (re-entry).

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, I received an email from Bad Boy Records promoting the release of Machine Gun Kelly's "Invincible" music video and announcing that his debut album "Lace Up" would be released on July 10. I reported the release date they provided.

Shortly thereafter, MGK's manager Ashleigh Veverka retweeted me and saying that the story was "false." She told me that the date was incorrect. I contacted Bad Boy with Ms. Veverka's comments and, upon review, they now say that the date was sent in error and that they do not have a release date for the project.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Update: Bad Boy provided an incorrect release date. The project is without a date at this time.

Bad Boy Records announced today that Machine Gun Kelly's debut full length album, "Lace Up," will be out on July 10. Earlier this year, the rapper released his debut EP, "Half Naked & Almost Famous."

"Invincible" (featuring Ester Dean) will be included, alongside collaborations with Tech N9ne and DMX.

A week later, on July 17, Bad Boy will release French Montana's debut album, "Excuse My French."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The music video for Machine Gun Kelly's "Invincible" has premiered online. The song, which has been used in a Beats by Dr. Dre ad campaign and by wrestler John Cena, features Ester Dean. The visual was directed by Isaac Rentz.


Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
"A Fool and His Money," a David E. Talbert teleplay that aired on BET and featured Willie Taylor of Day26, will be released on DVD on June 5. You can buy it on Amazon.com.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
According to Capricorn Clark, Machine Gun Kelly's music video for "Invincible" will premiere on Sunday. It'll be online on MTV.com and will also be appearing on some MTV television networks, including MTV ("Sucker Free Countdown" at 11 AM and 11 PM ET), MTV Jams, MTV Hits and mtvU. The song features Ester Dean.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Day26's Willie Taylor is featured on Mush Millions' "Go Deep" and the music video was released today. Watch it below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Rick Ross has released an unofficial music video for his single "Touch'N You" featuring Usher. Shot in France during the Cannes Film Festival, the clip features cameos from Diddy and Cassie. Watch below.