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Game's manager says he's been working on a reuniting Game with his former G-Unit partners.

Despite rumors of a possible reunion, it's been nearly a decade since fans last saw 50 Cent and Game share a mic. Now, in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal (via HHNM), Game's manager says that he working to get the G-Unit team back together.

Dontay "Taydoe" Kidd revealed to Lee Hawkins that he has been working with Game and 50 Cent in an attempt to reunite the Compton emcee with his former G-Unit partners. Kidd said that while nothing is finalized yet, he believes that Game and Fif see the business sense in agreeing to a reunion.

"I can't say it'll happen, I can't it won't happen; however, from a business perspective, I'm gonna attempt to make [a reunion] happen," Kidd said. "I think it'll be a wise business move on both parts…I'm thinking about tours, I'm thinking about merchandise, I'm thinking about all these other things that [are] lacking in the industry, and this is the perfect timing for that…I can't really speak for 50, but I think they're both open; it's just a matter of approaching it in the right way. 50 understands that he needs Game to make a G-Unit push. Game understands that if it's gonna be a push, he needs to be involved and 50 needs to be involved…they both are business savvy. We know that 50's a businessman, we know that Game's a businessman. They understand that. So now, it's only their internal egos that would stop that from happening."


The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10, 8 P.M. ET/PT

Current GRAMMYnominees the Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 55th AnnualGRAMMY Awards telecast. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night®. The Black Keys and FUN. will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network  from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered onlineat GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

FUN. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations each. FUN. are up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young" (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for Babel; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "I Will Wait"; Best Song Written For Visual Media for "Learn Me Right" (From Brave); and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express.

Two-time GRAMMY winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for El Camino; and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for "Lonely Boy." (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year Non Classical.)

Five-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for "Talk That Talk," and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for "We Found Love." Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars) for "Safe & Sound" (from The Hunger Games).

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

 

 

R&B SUPERSTAR MICHELLE WILLIAMS

 

R&B superstar Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame has joined the cast of “Fela!” The musical, produced by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, and Stephen and Ruth Hendel, is filled with the exuberant music of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, and will be presented from April 25 through May 5, 2013. Tickets are now on sale for this limited engagement.

“Fela!,” which is based on the life of the charismatic Kuti and is highlighted by many of Kuti’s most captivating songs, has a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones, music and lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, additional lyrics by Jim Lewis, additional music by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean, and was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Stephen Hendel. “Fela!” features the visionary direction and choreography of two-time Tony Award-winner Bill T. Jones (“Fela!” and “Spring Awakening”), who was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2010.

A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, “Fela!” is the true story of Kuti, who created a new type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa.  His songs of rebellion were an inspiration to millions.

Michelle Williams is an accomplished singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. However, she is best known as a member of Destiny’s Child, the R&B pop group that also launched Beyoncé Knowles into stardom.  In addition to her career with Destiny’s Child, Michelle also released three solo albums between 2002 and 2008. Williams has held leading roles in “Aida,” “The Color Purple” (also at the Ahmanson) and has starred as the first African American Roxie Hart in the West End’s production of “Chicago.”

“Fela!” received a total of 11 Tony Award nominations in 2010.

The music and dancing of “Fela!” prompted Ben Brantley of The New York Times to

say, “There should be dancing in the streets” when it opened on Broadway in 2009,  and Peter Marks of The Washington Post said it is an “. . . electroshock for the soul.” Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times said last December of the Ahmanson presentation, “. . .be prepared to get out of your seat and shake your derriere.”

Tickets for “Fela!” are available by calling (213) 972-4400, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or in person at the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center.

 

 

 

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