DEF JAM RECORDING ARTIST YG’s MY KRAZY LIFE ALBUM PRE-SALE AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES!
LEAD TRACK “MY N***A” FEATURING JEEZY AND RICH HOMIE QUAN IS CERTIFIED RIAA PLATINUM WITH 57+ MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS!
DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MY KRAZY LIFE, ARRIVING IN STORES MARCH 18th ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS
“MY N***A” REMIX FT. LIL WAYNE, MEEK MILL & NICKI MINAJ OUT NOW!
(Feb. 20, 2014 – New York, NY) West Coast rapper YG, originator of mixtape street party anthems, launches the pre-order for his highly anticipated debut album, MY KRAZY LIFE, today on iTunes. Following the success of his first RIAA platinum million-selling single “My N***a” featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, the pre-order for MY KRAZY LIFE underscores big expectations. Fans who pre-order the album, they will instantly receive YG’s 3 latest tracks, “Who Do You Love” featuring Drake, “Left Right” featuring DJ Mustard, and “My N***a”. The explosive “My N***a” remix video featuring Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj will be available to those who pre-order the deluxe version of the album Read more…
Vinny of Jersey Shore Shares Lil Wayne & Nicky Minaj Encounter via Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv TAKE IT PERSONAL
Vinny of Jersey Shore Shares Lil Wayne and Nicky Minaj Encounter via
Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
New York, NY, January 29th, 2014 – On Friday, January 24th, 2014 resident shore man Vinny Guadagnino, of MTV‘s hit show Jersey Shore as well as the star of The Show With Vinny, stopped by Friday evening as the featured guest in the Hip Hop Improv Show – TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Anthony Atamanuik, Christian Capozzoli, Lydia Hensler, Shaun Diston and Cipha Sounds) whom reenacted stories originally told by Vinny Guadagnino.
During the show, the actor/ reality star shared with audiences, how his first interviewee on The Show With Vinny came to be none other than Young Money frontman, Lil Wayne after his stint in Rikers, and what it was like to have the native New Orleans rapper at his home in Staten Island, along with his entourage in tow as Vinny’s mother laid out a massive Italian style spread for visitors. During the set, Vinny references Weezy’s weird fascination with the Guadagnino family’s pet Parrot, and his short lived career as a “Freestyle King” in High school. Cipha Sounds said, “It was great to have Vinny come out and tell us what life after Jersey Shore for him has been like.”
DJ DRAMA JOINS ATLANTIC RECORDS A&R TEAM
Atlantic Records announced today that acclaimed hip-hop artist DJ Drama has joined the company’s A&R staff. In addition to his day-to-day A&R duties, including the discovery of new artists and overseeing recording projects, he will contribute to the artist development process for existing talent on the Atlantic roster. Based in Atlanta, Drama was named “DJ Of The Year” at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.
“I’m extremely excited to embark on this new chapter in my relationship with Atlantic Records,” said Drama. “My first two albums as an artist were on Atlantic, and I’m now looking forward to working with Craig and Julie in a new capacity, helping them break the label’s next crop of amazing talent.”
B.o.B SHINES WITH “UNDERGROUND LUXURY”
ATLANTA RAPPER’S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM FEATURES APPEARANCES FROM T.I., CHRIS BROWN, FUTURE, 2 CHAINZ, JUICY J AND MORE
ACCLAIMED MC HERALDS NEW ALBUM WITH A STRING OF
HIGH PROFILE TELEVISION APPEARANCES INCLUDING
THE QUEEN LATIFAHSHOW AND THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW
“UNDERGROUND LUXURY” EMERGES EVERYWHERE TODAY
EARLY MEDIA PRAISE!!
USA TODAY- “With well-received mixtapes and hits Nothin’ On You, Airplanes, Magic and Strange Clouds, B.o.B has established a strong track record as one of the Atlanta rap stable’s more eclectic and savvy artists.”
NEW YORK POST – “‘Underground Luxury’ is…impressively eclectic.”
Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist, B.o.B celebrates the release of his third studio album, “UNDERGROUND LUXURY,” which arrives in stores and online today. “UNDERGROUND LUXURY” comes as a follow up to the rapper’s 2012 Gold-certified album, “STRANGE CLOUDS,” which spawned the multi-platinum hit singles, “Strange Clouds (feat. Lil Wayne),” “Both Of Us (feat. Taylor Swift)” and “So Good.” “UNDERGROUND LUXURY” sees the Atlanta native pairing with the likes of T.I., 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Juicy J, Future and more, with production from Jim Jonsin, Rock City, DJ Mustard and even B.o.B himself.
Cash Money Content & Atria Books Present
An eBook from Urban Erotica author
In Stores December 17, 2013
New York, NY – December 10, 2013 – Cash Money Content, the publishing arm of the iconic record label Cash Money Records, steps into the world of Urban Erotica with the release of Groupies Inc, a novel from new author Kayenne. Groupies Inc is Kayenne’s first full length novel and will be released as an eBook on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from Cash Money Content/Atria Books. Kayenne, pronounced just like the pepper Cayenne , is a Louisiana Urban Erotica author whose passion for telling spicy stories brings a sexy-twist to Urban Lit. Read more…
Atlanta’s Newest Female Rap Duo TAYLOR GIRLZ Releases Debut Single ‘BANG BANG
TAYLOR GIRLZ Rocking The Atlanta Music Scene
For Immediate Release
(Oct. 23, 2013 – Atlanta, GA) The Atlanta music scene is now buzzing with the new female Taylor Girlz with their new single ‘Bang Bang’. The single is currently spinning on turntables of major DJs in Atlanta. With this enormous buzz, the duo has been performing at nightclubs in Atlanta giving a ripples effect on fans in the streets. ‘BANG BANG’ will be featured on their upcoming not yet titled mixtape along with possible features from the Migos and Lil Wayne.
TGZ explain why music comes so natural to them, “Our whole family is in the music business. It is in our blood. From our first introduction to writing to beats, our rhythm and flow became as easy as the air we breathe daily. Watching our father go hard for this dream to become a reality made us want to go even harder for the dream to set in as our God given path. TGZ is about being dedicated, focused and determined. We want to set this tone for our fan worldwide.” Read more…
THE CAN-AM SPYDER
The Hottest Ride in Hip Hop
Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Dwight Howard & More Are Fans of the Newest Motorcyle On The Market
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Celebrities are now adding the CAN-AM SPYDER to their latest automotive collections. As spotted in the brand new 2Chainz music video Where U Been, the CAN-AM SPYDER bikes are in popular demand by today’s hottest stars! Read more…
CEE LO GREEN, BROOKE BAILEY, DJ FINGAZ, DJ CHUCKIE, DOLLPHACE, TOKYO & MORE JOIN DRUMMA BOY FOR “FRESH PHAMILY” CLOTHING LINE LAUNCH DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND
The celebrity artist/producer hosted a star-studded rooftop launch party to unveil his new clothing line
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Sept. 2, 2013) – Drumma Boy, music artist and producer to the stars, brought Memphis to Hollywood with the launch of his new urban clothing line “Fresh Phamily” at a star-studded rooftop party Sunday. Celebrity guests including Cee Lo Green, VH1 Basketball Wives LA star Brooke Bailey, Dollphace, Dance-Model Tokyo and surprise internationally acclaimed DJ Chuckie, partied poolside at Drai’s located inside of the W Hotel in Hollywood. DJ Fingaz kept the packed house dancing until last call at the red carpet event. Read more…
Cash Money Records has officially entered into a multi-million dollar partnership for an undisclosed amount with Chase Records. This is the start of a multi-million dollar venture between both entities.
Now, under this unique collaborative initiative between Cash Money and Chase, 17-year-old rising superstar Austin Mahone will release his hotly anticipated full-length debut album later this year. With these industry powerhouses on board, it’s undeniably poised to be one of the biggest pop breakouts of 2013.
This is only the beginning for the partnership between Cash Money, Chase, and Republic Records. Chase will augment Cash Money‘s foothold in the pop world, expanding the label’s sphere of influence in the genre and strengthening its overall impact. With more projects on the horizon, they’ve formed a genuine dream team for all forthcoming releases. Austin‘s success established Chase as a launch pad for new talent, and Cash Money proves the perfect partner.
Cash Money Records co-founder and co-C.E.O. Ronald “Slim” Williams feels that excitement as well. “We’ve been colleagues with the Chase team for a while,” he says. “As we continue our expansion, Chase Records is the perfect partner for Cash Money as we’re both striving for excellence and now we’re going to make history together. We’ve been watching Austin ascend to the ranks of pop music’s elite. He’s one of pop’s most promising and powerful young contenders, and he’s on his way to becoming a leader for the genre. As a brand, we cherish the chance to work with stars of this caliber.”
Cash Money Records co-founder and co-C.E.O. Bryan “Baby” Williams aka Birdman adds, “We were extremely impressed by everything Chase Records has done with Austin. We bonded over a similar mindset, and it made sense on every level to team up. I can’t wait to see what we collectively accomplish.”
Meanwhile, the Chase Records team Michael Blumstein, Rocco Valdes, and David Abram agree, “Cash Money‘s support will be integral to the next phase of Chase Records and their artist development. It’s amazing to join forces with one of music’s most respected and revered entities. It’s clear to us that our label and our artists are a priority at Universal with both Cash Money and Republic Records behind us.
Together, Chase Records and Cash Money Records are ready to take over pop music. Their first project together will be the upcoming debut album release from Austin Mahone.
Austin Mahone continues to solidify himself as a genuine musical phenomenon as well. This past weekend at the MTV Video Music Awards, he took home the high honor of “Artist To Watch”, and his irresistible new single “What About Love” has accumulated over 32 million YouTube/VEVO views and counting.
For more information, please visit Austin‘s official website, www.austinmahone.com.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Amy Winehouse, Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, Kelly Rowland, Owl City, Of Monsters & Men among many others.
It is comprised of innovative imprints and digital business ventures including Brushfire (Jack Johnson, G. Love), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Loma Vista (Soundgarden, Damian Marley), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), NBC’s The Voice (Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery), Republic Nashville (The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band), XO (The Weeknd), among others.
About Cash Money Records
Since 1991, Brothers Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Ronald “Slim” Williams have built Cash Money Records into a legendary force in the music industry. Through tireless devotion and an unparalleled work ethic, the duo founded the legendary label in the New Orleans housing projects and elevated it into a multimillion dollar empire and cultural tastemaker. Not only is the company revered as an iconic and enduring global street brand, it’s become the most successful independent record label in America. Boasting a bevy of chart-dominating, multi-platinum artists and Grammy Award winners and cumulative sales over 100 million albums worldwide, the roster includes Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jay Sean, Bow Wow, Tyga, Limp Bizkit, Ace Hood, and more. In addition, it houses imprints such as Lil Wayne‘s Young Money Entertainment and DJ Khaled‘s We The Best Music Group as well as a publishing arm Cash Money Content. Today, Cash Money Records is distributed by Republic Records part of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.
About Chase Records
Chase Records, an imprint of Universal Music was founded by Michael Blumstein, Rocco Valdes and David Abram. This team joined the Universal family with distribution, marketing and radio promo through Universal Republic. The label first focused their efforts on teen pop sensation Austin Mahone and have been off to a strong start ever since with future acts in the pipeline.
PRE – VMA BLACK TIE ART GALA HOSTED BY SWIZZ BEATZ and TEYANA TAYLOR RECAP
New York, NY (August 24, 2013) American hip hop recording artist, Grammy Award winning record producer and maven of the arts – Swizz Beatz alongside Socialite and Good Music’s 1st lady Teyana Taylor hosted the 1st Annual Pre – VMA Black Tie Art Gala at Brooklyn Terrace Roof Top Lounge, Powered By Monster DNA headphones.
A long time fan of the arts and participant Swizz Beatz has often been compared to the legendary Basquiat. His passion for art inspired him to travel around the world and create outlets for upcoming talented artist.
“Art is a global thing and should be presented in a global format. I’m in the middle of finding the best location and the best team. I got people like Tony Shafrazi, Jeffrey Deitch, and Damien Hirst for guidance.I want to make an outlet for the new Picassos, Jackson Pollocks, Andy Warhols—you name it” –Swizz Beatz Read more…
Fashion Alert: Lil Wayne, Future and Birdman Shine in Avianne and Co. Jewelry in XXL and The Source Magazine
Lil Wayne, Future and Birdman Shine Wearing Avianne and Co. Jewelery on the Covers of XXL and The Source Magazines
Lil Wayne, Future and Birdman Wear Custom Avianne & Co. Jewelery Pieces in their Respective Features in the July and July/August Issues of XXL Magazine and The Source
NEW YORK, NY (July 23, 2013)... It’s said that great minds think alike and that couldn’t be any truer than on the July 2013 covers of XXL and The Source magazines where Lil Wayne, Future and Birdman shine wearing jewelery by Avianne & Co. Jewelers.
Grammy winning Hip Hop artist Lil Wayne is featured on the cover of XXL Magazine wearing a custom five carat “Truk Da Wurl” pendant made of white round cut diamonds.
On the cover of The Source Magazine, rapper and singer Future wears a variety of gold, white gold and diamond Avianne & Co. necklaces including a Cuban link and pendant among others while in an inside feature, Cash Money Records co-CEO and rapper Birdman dons a 100 carat white diamond Avianne & Co. link necklace accompanied by a custom 15 carat white diamond “GTV” bottle pendant.
New Novel from Teen Daughters of Birdman and Lil Wayne
Bria Williams & Reginae Carter
Pen Debut Novel
from Cash Money Content books
in stores TOMORROW, June 4, 2013
June 3, 2013 – New York, NY – Bria Williams and Reginae Carter will make their literary debut with the release of “Paparazzi Princesses” on June 4, 2013.
The 14-year-old daughters of Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams aka “Baby” and Grammy Award-winning rap superstar Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter, respectively, teamed up to pen this fictitious narrative of the adventures of two teen girls. The book is available through Cash Money Content books, the publishing arm of premier record label Cash Money Records. Read more…
The Skeptical Cynic: Why Apologize When You Really Don’t Mean It? Or, I Wasn’t Thinking About My Paper When I was in the Studio!
So, another rapper down! It’s been reported that Pepsico finally pulled the plug on its endorsement of Lil Wayne. This comes right after Reebok dropped Rick Ross after a lyrical blunder by the rotund rapper.
The controversy started with lyrics that Wayne Carter aka Lil Wayne said in his verse on a remix of Future’s song ‘Karate Chop’, in reference to Weezy beating the, let’s say vagina, like Emmit Till. Now, for the few of you who don’t have a clue as to who Emmit Till is, he was a black boy, aged 14, beaten to death by ignorant whites in 1955, simply for flirting with a white woman in Mississippi. So, you can understand the sensitive nature of the controversy.
We also have 37 year old ‘Rick Ross’, who basically stated in his lyrics that he would ‘take advantage’ of a young lady by simply adding a drug to her beverage, which, in legal and moral terms, would constitute ‘date rape’. This was a 2 line lyric from a song he was featured on named ‘U.O.E.N.O. by Rocko.
So, because of these lyrics, both rappers have lost substantial paydays based on the ignorance of the words recorded in a song. Read more…
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Back on the grind, new DVD projects on deck.. These are available for shipping March 13, 2013. But!!! These and any orders need to be ordered before March 18.. I’ll be shutting down March 19-27 as I venture to Las Vegas for The Nightclub & Bar Conference & other connections in Sin City..
Then on March 28 I have to babysit my niece and nephew so I may be really wore out.. but.. the show must go on!!
Shout out to Darryl at V-Town Music for the inspiration for these projects.. Anyone in the metro Detroit area, swing on by the mixtape booth I opened up at The Bel-Air Trade Center every weekend, I have tons of titles on deck and the guy next to me sells the dopest loaded nachos..
by Denene Millner
I was in the car headed to the Atlanta OneMillionRising rally with Mari and three of her female classmates, singing Prince’s “Adore” loud and off-key, when girlpie commandeered the radio dial in search of—what else?—hip hop. “I can’t believe you turned off Prince,” I sniffed. “Since your little friends are in the car, I’ll give you that, but please be aware: I’m not feeling Lil’ Wayne in general and, because of his nasty lyrics about Emmett Till, today I particularly don’t like his behind, so he will not be on my radio, please and thank you.”
“Wait, huh?” the girls asked, practically in unison. “What did he say?”
Typical. The girls had no clue that one of their generation’s most revered rappers was being called out by the Civil Rights icon’s family for comparing sex with the brutal, merciless beating that killed the then-14-year-old Till. For kids, that kind of news never appeals; they nod to the beat, Tweet about what Kim Kardashian did on her latest reality show, obsess over Mindless Behavior Instagram posts and ignore that which gets the adults all riled up. Never mind that, though: I was pissed and I wanted them to understand why they should be, too. “I mean, besides constantly making it seem like the only good sex is violent sex, this fool callously used the brutal murder of Emmett Till to describe what he’d like to do to a woman’s body. You should be infuriated.” Read more…
By NICK CHILES
It was Lil Wayne’s song “No Worries” that did it— sent me hurtling down yet another slippery slope on the rollercoaster ride that is parenting.
A prominent part of the song is Wayne’s blushingly explicit tribute to abundant pubic hair. Every time it comes on the radio when my teenage daughter is in the car, I feel shame—a reaction that took me by surprise.
The song triggers my fatherly protective instincts—the desire to shield my daughter from things that will do her harm. I feel shame and embarrassment that as a dad, my generation has allowed “No Worries” and all the songs like it to be presented to my daughter as acceptable entertainment, as lyrics that she should absorb into her brain as an appropriate way for a young man to talk to her and about her.
Of course, we have been accosted by unbelievably explicit and offensive rap lyrics for more than a decade. But the difference for me is that now I have to listen to them with my newly minted teenage daughter in the car, a 13-year-old who has a deep passion for hardcore hip hop.
Gone are the days when I could simply change the channel when something came on the radio that I deemed inappropriate. Out of ear shot; out of mind. Now she’s actively looking for this stuff to download onto her iPhone. There’s no escaping it. The age of innocence is over. We still have some time with her little sister, who at age 10 is (thankfully? painfully?) in love with Taylor Swift and wants nothing to do with the rap that blankets the black airwaves here in Atlanta. Not sure how long this embrace of Taylor will last, but at this point I much prefer Taylor Swift to Lil Wayne (something I didn’t think I’d ever hear myself say). Read more…
International skateboard legends DGK and West Coast celebrity rap artist The Game teamed up for a highly anticipated after party for the Agenda Trade Show this past Friday night. Riding the a wave of the recent worldwide release of DGK’s first feature film “Parental Advisory” starring Stevie Williams, the event is now the talk of the town. The Game has taken the entertainment industry by storm with his hit album “Jesus Piece” and recent reality show on VH1 “Married to The Game.” He and Chris Brown performed a 30 minute set at the DGK Agenda after party. The celebratory event highlight was the introduction of skateboarder, Keelan Dadd as a PRO Skater.