Category Archives: Press Releases

Diddy Announces Special Line-Up for the ‘Bad Boy Family Reunion’ at Barclays In Brooklyn

If you’re a fan of the 90’s Bad Boy roster then this is for you! Check out the details below…

Don’t Miss BottumzUpMGT 2nd Annual Pool Party Sat. Aug. 16, 2014!!

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Eminem’s Trailer for His Upcoming Joe Budden vs. Hallow Da Don Battle [VIDEO]

The most anticipated rap battle of all time — On July 12th Eminem’s Shady Films with Watchloud.com present a night of Total Slaughter live on PPV. Featuring Hollow Da Don vs Joe Budden, Loaded Lux vs Murda Mook, and the road to Total Slaughter Championship. Check out the trailer below….

Video Release Party for Papa Doc’s New Hit Single “My Papa” July 3rd At Taj

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Don’t Miss Your Chance To See Dwele Perform Live At the Summer End Jazz Cafe!!!

Come Watch DWELE Perform Live With Special Guest Joselyn Parker!

TIME: Saturday, August 30 at 6:00pm – 1:00am

PLACE: Avon Oaks Ballroom,1401 N State St, Girard, Ohio 44420

Hosted by David Hight

 

21+ With ID

Doors Open @6pm
Dinner 6-7pm
Live Band
Dancing
Comedians
Cash Bar
Meet & Greet w/Dwele (VIP Tix)

ADVANCE TICKETS PRICES:
$65 VIP- Floor Seating, Dinner, Meet & Greet

$55 GA- Open Seating, Dinner

$40 GA- Open Seating

www.summerendjazzcafe.webs.com

Contact Me for Ticket Info:
SweetYellaEnt@gmail.com
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Racist or Nah? Baby K’Tan Responds To Controversy Over Single Black Mother Ad

The makers of the Baby K’Tan product are responding to the controversy caused by an ad on one of their boxes. A picture of two side-by-side Baby K’Tan boxes stirred up some controversy and went viral due to the fact that one box showed what appeared to be a happy white family and the other showed a black single mother. Many felt that the advertising promoted negative stereotypes and blasted the company for their ad. Baby K’Tan has heard the complaints and issued an official statement about it on their blog. Check it out below…

It’s Official! Angie Martinez Resigned from Hot 97 to Join Power 105.1

Angie Martinez  surprised everyone when she announced yesterday that she would be resigning from Hot 97 after more than 20 years of service. Rumors were swirling that Angie Martinez jumped ship at Hot 97 to join their competitor Power 105.1 and those rumors turned out to be true! Wonder how Ebro feels about that one? Check out the details below…

Watch the Extended Trailer for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 3 [VIDEO]

Wow…this season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta looks like it will be the wildest season yet!? Check out this extended trailer for Season 3 and the summary of all the drama that is L & HH Atlanta below…

W.O.D.S. Exclusive! The BIG Game BIG Give Benefit w/ Alec Baldwin & Swizz Beatz [PHOTOS]

S/O to Alec Baldwin for this one as the best of the best came out to participate in his ‘The BIG Game Big Give Benefit’. Swizz Beatz came through so you know the Lamborghinis were in attendance being that he is in a partnership with the luxury car brand. Check out a few pics from the event below…

Did MTV Put Asap Rocky On The Spot At The VMA Awards???

Last night, the MTV VMA awards were highlighted by many special moments like Justin Timberlake’s performance and afterwards receiving the Michael Jackson vanguard award or Katy Perry’s stunning performance under the Brooklyn Bridge or Miley Cyrus showing her ass… or lack of one lol. But to me the most stunning moment of the evening was seeing Asap Rocky looking terrified when he was placed to grace  the stage with former NBA basketball player Jason Collins who recently came out the closet and admitted that he’s gay.

Asap Rocky and Jason Collins were onstage together to introduce rapper Macklemore, and Ryan Lewis to perform their latest single “Same Love” a song that touches on gay rights.

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Before the performance, Jason Collins spoke out about gay rights and then the stage was given to Asap Rocky. Asap Rocky looked terrified, but many people myself included were left wondering “Why did they choose Asap Rocky to be included in that portion of the show? Was MTV sending a subliminal shot at the rapper???” Me being the Brooklyn kid I am, had to reach out to several employees I know that worked the event at the Barclay Center to get their input on the energy in the building, and this is what I was told: “The building was buzzing like crazy Akbazz!!!!!  People were whispering, shocked and amazed,” said one employee. Another employee said, “a bunch of rap artists backstage were laughing their ass off when they saw the look on the rapper’s face” and the last employee said they witnessed members of YMCMB looking “shocked and amazed” and some laughing as well. So again, the question is “Why did MTV choose Asap Rocky to appear for that portion of the show??? Why not an openly gay artist like Lady Gaga who speaks out for gay rights???”

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Why not Miley Cyrus who’s saggy ass was already slated to be talk of the town??? Why not a gay rights activist representative?? WHY ASAP ROCKY???

MTV who’s known for having crazy moments to promote shock value had to have known that there are rumors in the industry about his sexual preference, and was this an effort to exploit it… or was it their way of asking the rap artist to take a monumental stand on a big stage for the world to see?!!! MTV makes it clear through programs that focus on shock value during their award ceremonies that they look for these moments, and have no problem in aiding and assisting with these moments. Does MTV know something that we don’t know, and scheduled Asap Rocky for that portion of the show for that reason…or was it for shock value??? Inquiring minds would like to know! One thing’s for sure, and two things are for certain: that was a calculated move at it’s best that worked, cuz the social media world was buzzing about it last night.

J. Cole vs. Kanye? Cole Moves Up Release Date of New Album “Born Sinner” To Compete with Kanye West’s “Yeezus” Album

Even though its been done before, it’s not a bad promotional tool for J. Cole. He’s not as well-known as Kanye and Kanye’s marketing strategy for his own album is epic so attaching himself to that is a pretty smart move. To top it off, J. Cole will have the underdog  factor that the crowd usually roots for. Well played, J.Cole..well played:

Via Billboard:

“Kanye West is one of the greatest artists of our generation. Which is exactly why I’m moving my release date up,” he tweeted.

Soon after the announcement, J. Cole told Billboard’s The Juice that not only was he aware of Kanye West’s “Yeezus” release date, but once someone confirmed it, he decided to move up “Born Sinner” to June 18 to compete. “Instantly the lightbulb [turned on]… it got real. I made one phone call to somebody that would know, just to make sure first. As soon as I got it confirmed, I was like, ‘Yo…’ The idea hit me instantly: ‘You got to go to that date,'” he said.

“I’m not going to sit [here]… I worked too hard to come a week later after Kanye West drops an amazing album. It’d be like, ‘Oh and J.Cole dropped too, a week later.’ Nah. I’m going to go see him on that date. He’s the greatest. So it’s like, I’m a competitor by nature so it was instant, it wasn’t even a thought,” the Roc Nation artist continued.

J.Cole’s competitive move is testament to how strongly he believes in himself and his full-length opus: “It’s a definite statement about how I feel about my album, which is confident.”

Going up against Kanye West — and Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies With the Sound Off” album which also comes out on June 18 — is strictly competitve for J. Cole and far from anything but so. “At the same time, let’s not forget this is Kanye West. He bets 100, 1,000, whatever the perfect is. His track record is flawless. I’m only expecting an incredible album from him,” he said.

 

 J. Cole has also released two versions of the artwork for Born Sinner. One is for standard, the other is deluxe:

World Wide Kanye West “New Slaves” Video Teaser Premiere

As we all know when Ye does something it has to be big!  Kanye West gave the world its first official taste of his new album on Friday night by projecting the new song, “New Slaves,” along with visuals on buildings across the globe.

The video was projected at various times throughout the night on 66 buildings in cities including New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Paris and Berlin. In West’s hometown of Chicago, it was projected on a wall of Wrigley Field; in Toronto, on the Royal Ontario Museum; and in New York, Kanye’s face appeared on the wall of a 5th Avenue Prada store, among other locations.

The simple black and white image of West’s face provided a striking context for the rapper’s searing lyrics on race and materialism, which includes the refrain “I know that we’re the new slaves/I see the blood on the leaves.”

The projections mark the launch of West’s sixth studio album, which is rumored to be due out on June 18th. West has been unveiling new tracks in live performances lately, including the Met Gala and a surprise show at Roseland Ballroom on Wednesday night. He’ll be hitting Saturday Night Live as musical guest tonight.

Via: music.msn.com