Young Jeezy fans can start marking their calendars. The emcee was performing at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Monday night when he announced that his next album, “Thug Motivation 103,” will be arriving on September 20th. The long-awaited record will be Jeezy’s fourth studio effort, and is set to feature appearances from artists like Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and Ludacris. Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker plays drums on the album’s intro, and tells Rap-Up.com they put together an “amazing” and “epic” sound.
“Thug Motivation 103” will be Young Jeezy’s follow-up to 2008’s “The Recession,” which hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Young Jeezy took over the Buckhead Theatre here in Atlanta on Tuesday night. The concert, sponsored by Atlanta’s V103 and Miller Lite, was free with tickets given only to V103 winners. READ MORE
Hollywood came to Philadelphia this weekend at the 8th Annual Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend. Charles â€˜Charlie Mackâ€™ Alston, a respected sports and entertainment industry insider, will give a portion of the proceeds to Philly-based The Charlie Mack Cares Center. Guests includes actors Will Smith and Tyrese Gibson; athletes Michael Vick, Raheem Brock, and Raheem Wallace; and music industry heavyweights Kenny Gamble, Kaleena of Dirty Money and Rodney Jerkins; amongst others. Weekend events included: a private dinner at his home on Friday, a â€œGood Will Tourâ€ visiting juvenile detention centers, the opening of the Bible Way Playground, a teen talent show, the Annual Hoops event, asthma screenings and the showing of the film, Streets.
CheckÂ out the pics. The event was hot! Big ups to Syreta Ogletree for the sending the pics and having a wonderful event. Can’t wait to go to the next one! Here are all the pic’s READ MORE
Jay-Z and Kanye West will be taking their upcoming album on the road this fall. The hip-hop super duo has announced plans to launch a North American tour on September 22nd in Detroit. The trek will hit cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston before wrapping up on November 3rd in Boston. Pre-sale tickets will be made available on Live Nation’s website starting on Thursday, with general tickets being made available for purchase on August 8th. In addition to their upcoming tour, Kanye and Jay have also revealed that they will be going by a new name”The Throne.” I really don’t know about that name it sounds God like what you think?
“The Throne” will be touring in support of their highly-anticipated record, “Watch The Throne.” The album will be arriving exclusively at iTunes on August 8th, while the physical version will hit stores on August 12th.
P.S. someone said TI might be working with them after he gets out…. Hummmm lets hope so…
Here are the dates for “The Throne’s” upcoming tour: READ MORE
5 members of the Jackson family have announced a tribute concert for deceased pop idol Michael Jackson in Cardiff, Wales this October. Katherine Jackson â€“ Michaelâ€™s mother â€“ along with siblings La Toya, Marlon, Jackie, and Tito attended the announcement of the tribute; while absent brothers Jermaine and Randy released a statement saying,
“We want to make clear that this does not reflect the position of the entire family. While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael’s death.” READ MORE
To help celebrate Cleveland’s 215th birthday, rapper Drake went to Progressive Stadium (home of the Cleveland Indians) and threw a pitch. Drake even had his own personalized Indians jersey with his name on the back and the number one. While pitching, his hit song I’m On One could be heard playing in the background.Â During his stintÂ in Cleveland, Drake also was the headline of a concert that featured Cleveland artist Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. While Drake’s appearance did bring a lot of excitement and a few extra fans, itÂ didn’t bring the Indians a win. The game ended 3-0 with the Indians losing to the Chicago White Sox. Check out this footage of Drake pitching!
Friday was a big night for Usher and his New Look Foundation at the World leadership awards event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The New Look Choir performs at the event, which culminated the three-day World Leadership conference in which the New Look Foundation hosted several hundred youth from all over the world. Media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner came out to support. Here are all the photos…
Marquis Daniel’s shut the city down! He had one of the biggest all white parties that the city has ever seen. Everyone who was anybody in Orlando was there to support Marquis. A ton of his NBA celebrities friends were in the building. I couldn’t get pictures with all of them though. You know how it is with these basketball players and photos. Sometimes they can’t take pictures.
Rajon Rondo took part in the kickball game as well as the all the white affair. Marquis and Rajon kept things spiffy with their all white.
Chanita Foster and Kelly Rowland stop to take a picture. Check out Kelly’s shoe game. She sported a hot pair of Louboutin’s. The event was sponsored by the Q6 Foundation, Henry Promo, Monster Cable, Slam Magazine , Ciroc Â and the V-firm PR. Check out the rest of the photos from the all white party below.
Will little Jett be having a new daddy? Nope! But that’s what anyone would have thought based off of the soul singer’s tweet that stated:
Jill doesn’t look like she plays that kinda mess. She immediately shut down any thoughts about her dating telling a fan. “Never saw it coming. Dating is a no for now.”
Jill laughed the situation off in the same similar fashion she did when 50 cent tried to compare her to a station wagon tweeting:
Guess that means it’s just Jill and Jett until she’s ready to date. I personally love the way that she handles drama. I guess Jill will just continue to live her life like it’s golden as she rides the success of her newly released fourth studio album “The Light Of The Sun”. Be sure to hit up her “Summer Block Party Tour” that will feature artists Anthony Hamilton, Mint Condition, Jon B, and Dwele.Â Do you think Jill should start dating again or is it still too soon?
In other news V-103 held a private event for less than 100 guests for a Q&A/listening party, but all Frank Ski had to do was ask, and there Jill Scott was belting out the single â€œShameâ€ â€“ acapella. Again, this gathering was supposed to be a talk between Ski and Scott, but towards the end the Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter took her microphone and started asking those in the audience what theyâ€™re looking for in a man. READ MORE