I know that people have been having  mixed feelings about Drake taking on an Aaliyah album but now BET is reporting that Timbaland will reportedly be involved in the upcoming “Posthumous” Aaliyah album. I don’t know how the entire project will go but it seems only right that you involve Timbaland and/or Missy working on this album. This is news that should provide some solace to fans who were upset by the new Aaliyah song released late Sunday by Drake and his producer Noah “40” Shebib.

Drake is working with Aaliyah’s record label Blackground Records as executive producer of the new album, news that crystallized for the public soon after Sunday’s release of “Enough Said,” on which he is featured with the late Chanteuse.

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Today we found out that the Sherman Hemsley the actor famous for playing George Jefferson on “The Jeffersons” reportly died as a result of a cancerous mass on his lung this according to the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner. READ MORE

Sony Mobile and Fabolous Backstage Connection Tour came to Atlanta last Friday with performances by Fabulous and Good Music’s CyHi The Prynce.

Fabolous kick-off a three-stop tour with a performance at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on July 23. The Backstage Connection tour, which is sponsored by Sony and Complex, hits Atlanta’s Center Stage on July 27(I went to ATL part of the tour, photos below), and wraps up in Chicago on August 2 at the Park West Theater. P.S. this is a great phone… More Details coming soon!!!

The FREE show at Center Stage was packed with over 2,500 Hip Hip fans waiting to see the two hit the stage.  Entry to all the shows was free with RSVP. Big shout out to Complex for having a great event..

CyHi killed the stage performing for the first time tracks off his newly released project, Ivy League Club. Fabulous surprised fans with a live band taking us back with some of his old hits to songs off his new mixtape.
Fabolous is reportedly back with some new heat that goes by the title of “Dance Move”. READ MORE

Twitter has changed course and will now cooperate with an NYPD investigation regarding a user who has threatened to shoot people at boxer Mike Tyson’s Broadway show. Twitter had up until now refused to give the name of the person allegedly sending the threats because of confidentiality. One of the tweets mentioned the Aurora, Colorado massacre. Extra police officers have been sent to the Longacre theater as a precaution. READ MORE

M.I.A. is sharing a little more information about her upcoming album. The British musician took to Twitter Tuesday morning and told followers she’d choose ten questions to answer about her still-untitled fourth set. Among the facts M.I.A. divulged in 140-characters or less were that the record is due out sometime in December and that it is “still in the making.” She adds that the disc could have anywhere from five to 15 songs, although her latest single “Bad Girls” will definitely be one of them. She also says the album will feature no collaborations and only producers that don’t act like a, quote, “fame whore coloniser,” which some are taking as a shot at her former collaborator, Diplo. And while she didn’t elaborate on that possible insult, M.I.A. did say the new album is a “f*** you” to all of her haters and a “thank you” to all of her fans.

Kanye West’s new ode to Kim Kardashian is raising a few eyebrows. It’s called “Perfect B—-” and the rapper confirms it’s all about his reality TV girlfriend. “Ye” dropped in to a New York City nightclub over the weekend and shared a few new tracks from his laptop with clubgoers. One of them was “Perfect B—-.” READ MORE

Recovery is slow-going for Michael Clarke Duncan. A rep for “The Green Mile” actor says Duncan is still hospitalized after suffering a heart attack at his home last month. READ MORE

Sources from BET are reporting that Nicki Minaj is making good on her promise to perform a free show for her NYC fans after abruptly pulling out of Hot 97 Summer recently. Nicki and all of YMCMB, staged a sudden and dramatic boycott of Summer Jam this year under the direction of Lil Wayne after Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg made dismissive comments about the “Starships” singer and suggested that her music wasn’t “real hip hop.” READ MORE