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According to the NyPost Columbia Records executives fear Beyoncé’s new album, “4,” could be a dud after she refused to return to the studio to re-record new tracks, sources say.

“They’re very nervous about Beyoncé’s new record,” an industry insider told us. “It doesn’t have the hit songs that her fans are used to. They asked her to make changes, but she said no.” READ MORE

Hip Hop Mogul Jimmy Henchman Arrested

Fugitive hip-hop mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, recently linked by an inmate to the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur outside a Manhattan recording studio, has been arrested on cocaine-dealing charges following a month-long manhunt. The owner of Czar Entertainment, is expected to be arraigned later this afternoon in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Federal authorities said Tuesday that Drug Enforcement Administration agents had arrested Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment who managed artist from Akon to Sean Kingston, in New York City outside the W Hotel in Union Square, where he was hiding in plain sight.

According to the New York Daily News, Rosemond tried to flee the hotel this morning, but was tackled by marshals and chipped a tooth when he fell. At press time, he was due in Brooklyn Federal Court.

In addition to the drug charges, Rosemond is accused of witness tampering and obstruction of justice, authorities said.

Last week, we reported convicted killer Dexter Isaac claimed Rosemond ignited the East Coast-West Coast rap wars that left rappers Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace shot to death. According to Isaac, Rosemond paid him $2,500 to shoot and rob Shakur at a Times Square recording studio in November 1994. The fallout led to Shakur’s slaying in Las Vegas, and Wallace’s murder in Los Angeles.

LaToya Jackson opens up about her famous brother’s death in a new memoir. LaToya’s “Starting Over” arrives in stores today. According to USAToday.com, the book contains LaToya’s recollection of Michael Jackson’s state of mind before his death on June 25th, 2009. The former “Celebrity Apprentice” candidate shares in “Starting Over” that when she heard the “King of Pop” was dead, one of her first thoughts was “Who killed Michael?”

 

LaToya says Michael often spoke about his fear of being murdered for money or control of his estate. She adds that her niece Paris — Michael’s only daughter — said her dad “was always cold” and cried often before his passing. Jackson also alleges in “Starting Over” that Michael left behind a mysterious letter for family patriarch Joe Jackson. In the letter, Michael reportedly asked Joe to “get these people out of my life.”

LaToya appeared on NBC’s “Today” show this morning to discuss “Starting Over” in greater detail. This Saturday, June 25th, marks the second anniversary of Michael’s death.

Here’s some throw back old school Latoya… “You’re Gonna Get Rocked” What yall thinking?

Sean Kingston Provides Update Via Twitter

Sean Kingston says he’s doing a lot better after a serious jet ski accident that sent him to the hospital over the Memorial Day weekend. The hip-hop star posted a picture of himself flashing the peace sign on Monday with a note that read “Feeling alot better! GOD IS GREAT!” He also thanked fans for their prayers and support. READ MORE

Erykah Badu Deejaying @ Harlem Nights

The one and only ERYKAH BADU hosted a legendary special edition of EUPHORIA at HARLEM NIGHTS!


The FIRST LADY of NEO-SOUL rocked it… I didn’t even know she Dj’. She even mixed her own music in and mixed classics like “Tyrone”, “On & On”, “Bag Lady” & “Window Seat”. Shout to Harlem Nights every friday the club be crazy… Here are all the pic’s READ MORE

Rick Ross aka Mr. Rozay has added a Cazal logo on his face yes ladies and gentlemen on his face. The logo is tattooed under his left eye, Ross is reportedly a huge fan of the designer and owns a huge collection of frames by Cazal. Artist like Method Man and Jay-Z have also brought back this vintage look, which was popular in the 80’s and 90’s. This just adds to the collection of face tattoos Ross already has The Bawse and MMG logo tattooed on the left side of his face. I love their shades but I don’t think I love them enough to Tattoo the name any were on my body how about you?


My new homie Da B.R.A.T had one of the biggest underground mixtape parties I have ever seen. The event was hosted by Tequila Avion & MGD64 Lemonade. Brat brought out her sister the lovely Lisa Raye, and all her family as they took over XSUltra Lounge. The Brat and JD, are getting ready to release there new mixtape later this week.

I have to give it to Da Brat she made sure she spoke too, and gave every fan a hug… The upcoming project will be available “Memorial Day Weekend”. I want to give a extra Shot Out to Traxx Grils & Boys…

Here are all the pic’s READ MORE

Here we go again the official cast for the LA spinoff of VH1’s “Basketball Wives” has just been announced.

The show will be premiering Aug. 29, the new installment will follow actual “wives,” unlike much of the Miami-based original. The cast featuresStephen Jackson, wife of Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest; Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie, former player for the Los Angeles Clippers; and Imani Showalter, ex-fiancée of Charlotte Bobcats’ Stephen Jackson.

Also former Miami cast member Gloria Govan, fiancée of Laker Matt Barnes, will star in the LA series, alongside her sister Laura Govan.

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