Busta Rhymes is celebrating the signing of a new record deal. The hip-hop veteran has inked his name to a joint venture with Cash Money Records and Google Music. Busta tells MTV News that it’s an “unbelievably groundbreaking deal” that he’s “very proud” to be a part of. Busta’s first album with Cash Money and Google will be “E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2: End of the World.” The record has yet to receive a release date. Busta has, however, released the album’s first single, the Chris Brown-assisted “Why Stop Now.” READ MORE
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Comedian Mike Epps will return to host the BET Hip-Hop Awards for a third year. I hope this year BET awards is the best. Busta Rhymes was the first artist to win the award for Best Live Performer, and is nominated again in 2011. Busta says his respect for the audience helps make him the entertainer he is today. Busta Rhymes is up for a total of six nominations at next month’s ceremony, thanks in large part to his verse on Chris Brown’s hit single “Look At Me Now.” Lil Wayne leads all nominees this year, with a record-breaking 18 nods.
Weezy will look to claim titles like Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, and Hustler of the Year. Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa each have nine nominations, Both are nominated in categories like Verizon People’s Champ Award and MVP of the Year. It could also be a big night for Miami rapper Rick Ross with eight nominations.
The ceremony will be taped on October 1st at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards will then air Tuesday, October 11th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Here are the nominees for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards: READ MORE
Last night Kanye West and Jay-Z hosted another private listening party for their upcoming album Watch The Throne. A lot of big name people were in the building to listen to the album too.
Of course Beyonce came out to support her man because she’s “always been a Jay-Z groupie”. Gal pal Kelly Rowland came out to the event as well. Interesting that they both were matching. I’m loving the fedora hat on Bey too. Gives us a different look for her. READ MORE
The BET Awards show weekend extravaganza has finally arrived! Last night everyone that is somebody came out to LA for a long weekend of celebrating the annual BET Awards show, hosted by the always funny Kevin Hart.
The official kick off party was to benefit HIV/AIDS programs BET has been supporting over the years.
People that were in attendance were the likes of Trey Songz, Kevin Lyles, Debra Lee, Terrance J, Tearra Marie, Jill Marie, Stephen Hill, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Lola Monroe and many more.
She is killing it! She has taken it to another level. Hek, I still trying to figure out what Busta is saying in his verse. What do you think? Do you think she will be the next face in hip hop? Spotted on CourtneyLuv
Busta Rhymes and his former group, Leaders of the New School, are being taken to court over one of their hit singles. The Drive-In Music Company has reportedly filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Leaders of the New School and Elektra Records in the U.S. District Court for Central California.