Ice Cube is thawing out some new lyrics for a new album. The hip-hop vet has been doing more acting than rapping lately but is ready to get back into the game. In doing so he says he’s sticking to the formula that works for him. He tells MTV fans can expect “Hardcore, West Coast hip-hop.” It’s what he says he does best and what his fans expect from him.
Cube’s still working on a title for his new set but says he’s leaning toward something like “Everything’s Corrupt.” The rapper’s last album, “I Am The West, ” was released in 2010. Since then, Cube has added three more films and a TV series to his acting resume. He recently appeared in the big screen comedy “21 Jump Street,” playing the role of the police captain supervisor for Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
And here’s the news everyone and they mama been waiting for. MTV reports Ice Cube is almost done Â with his latest installment to his follow-up to the 1995 originalÂ comedy â€œFriday”. READ MORE
An accidental find is reuniting late hip-hop producer J. Dilla with his mom.Â Allhiphop says Maureen Yancey is now in possession of the thousands of tape recordings, notebooks and other handwritten material by the producer who died from Lupus in 2006. READ MORE
Sneak peak- Yep you can say you listened to this first on Freddyo.com although I can’t quite say it’s exclusive. Giving my faithful readers what you want to hear. The homie Sean Garett gave his heart and sole to Brandy writing more than half of her new album. I know yall can’t resist a chance to critique a new song. Brandy is Backkkkkkkkk! New music, New Man and a new attitude. I’m glad you decided to use a new Producer Brandy! A Bangladesh beat should definitely get you Amili Amili Amili the first week when you sell over 1,100,000 units in the first week. I know you can do it.
Nicki Minaj debuted her latest music video “Starships” on Thursday night (April 26) which was filmed on sandy beaches in Hawaii.Â Minaj who is 29 premiered her latest creation on MTV.Â The “Starships” track is from Minaj’s sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which debuted in the top spot on the iTunes and Billboard charts.
Nicki told radio host Ryan Seacrest about the track:
“There was so much love surrounding the making of the song, because RedOne is just so sweet to work with, he just sent me that one day, and he said, ‘Hey, I got something for you!’ I was like, ‘You got to be kidding me, right?’ I went to the studio and started writing … scratch that … I didn’t even write the first verse! That was just me mumbling and just saying the first thing that came to my head, and we recorded it, because I just felt like: ‘Let’s go to the beach … let’s go get away.’ It was just so good. It feels good!”
Jill Scott turned 40 this month and dropped the new video for her latest single, â€œBlessed,â€ from her most recent album “Light of the Sun.” Jill Scott secured the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for the first time in her career with her latest album.
With sales of over 135, 000 units in her first week Scott beat out Bon Iver and Adele for the weekâ€™s top selling album across all genres.
The album received numerous accolades including the Wall Street Journal calling it â€œone of the superior albums of the yearâ€, NPR Music naming it â€œBest of 2011â€, and rave reviews from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine.
The Philly-bred singer-songwriter will be heading to a city near you in the not so distant future as a part of the Block Party concert series.
Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott is among the artists featured on this seasonâ€™s installment of â€œVH1 Storytellers.â€
P.S. Did yall hear and see how she threw her baby daddy under the bus… LOL!!! Â Are yall felling the video…
Â Brian McKnight says his new, sexually-charged single was the result of his extreme boredom. The R&B star says he’s been stuck in the house with a boot on his foot and wrote the track “If You’re Ready to Learn” because he needed something to do. Check out video below: READ MORE
Today April 25th marks the passing of Lisa Lopes AKA Left Eye from the Grammy Award winning group TLC. Left Eyeâ€™s former band mate, Chilli took to twitter to post a press release on the behalf of herself & T-Boz in regards to Left Eyeâ€™s passing and upcoming events to celebrate the bands 20th anniversary. Check out what the ladies had to say below: READ MORE
Lil Kim is announcing her return with a U.S. tour. Rap-Up says the hip-hop diva will be hitting the road next month for her “Return of the Queen” tour. The eleven-show trek kicks off on May 11th in Austin, Texas, and hits cities like Milwaukee, San Francisco and West Hollywood. The tour will be Lil Kim’s first since 2010. Her last album was 2005’s “The Naked Truth.” Lil Kim is said to be working on her fifth studio effort, which is expected to hit stores sometime this year.
Here are the dates for Lil Kim’s “Return of the Queen” tour: READ MORE