Young Money's Nicki Minaj introduces the third installment of her "Pink Friday"
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, both Pink Friday and its reworked successor Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded have been certified as platinum-selling albums. And on November 19, Nicki Minaj will essentially repackage her debut for the third time with the release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up. While the album will share both the name and source material of the original Pink Friday, the package will also include eight new tracks—most notably, the recently released “Va Va Voom” and “The Boys.” A 90-minute DVD of Nicki Minaj’s recent tour will also be added as part of the package.
Snoop Handling his BIZ
Hip-Hop legend Snoop Lion has taken an equity stake in Sanctiond, the automotive brand created by legendary tattoo artist Mister Cartoon.
The Sanctiond brand features 15 different products, including waxes, polishes, car wash, interior cleaners and conditioners and other products to care for automobiles.
According to Sanctiond Co-Founder/CEO Atticus Firey, Snoop will serve as the brand’s global ambassador, spokesperson and strategic consultant, in addition to owning a piece of the company.
“This is not a traditional endorsement deal for Snoop,” Atticus Firey told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “In addition to being our business partner, he will provide global endorsement services, marketing support and strategic consulting for the brand. Snoop’s global recognition, trendsetting status and super cool persona enhances our ability to bring new consumers and revived energy into this category.”
Under the new deal, Snoop will become part owner of the company, in addition to launching his own branded line of car care products.
“We have been wanting to do this for years,” Snoop told AllHipHop.com “There are no cool brands that represent our lifestyle and with Sanctiond we are excited to bring our communities together through a common love of our cars and the shine we can put on them.”
Each one of the products under the Sanctiond brand feature Mister Cartoon’s unique style of artwork, complete with hand-made drawings, right on the packaging.
“This is a great day, to have someone I admire as an artist who is also a fan of the product, join my company in this capacity,” Cartoon added. “Like me, Snoop is passionate in everything he does. We have a unique bond as artists and car lovers.”
Kanye West releases a reported trailer for his upcoming short film "Cruel Winter."
Kanye West has released a reported trailer for his short film Cruel Winter, which may serve as a companion piece to the album sequel to G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer.
The trailer, released on the YouTube and Vimeo accounts for director and editor Austin Christianson, features lingering shots of nature in the winter and voiceover from an unidentified narrator.
Def Jam has already denied that this is an official trailer, but West's clips have previously leaked under similar circumstances.
'Ye had reportedly filmed an accompanying movie for Cruel Summer, but that film failed to see the light of day. It is unclear if this trailer is in connection to the rumored Cruel Winter album.
On ‘Freeway’ about his upcoming album
This November, Freeway will return with his first studio album on Babygrande Records Diamond in the Ruff. Now, in a recent interview with Babygrande, the Philadelphia rhymer talks about his upcoming project.
Freeway described the album - which finds him reuniting with Philadelphia Freeway partners Just Blaze, Young Guru and Bink! - as "real Hip Hop." He explained that the album is grounded in his reality and features the likes of Wale and Neef Buck.
"[Fans can expect to hear] electricity, man," he said. "You know what it is - real Hip Hop. It's gonna be crazy - Just Blaze, Neef Buck, Bink!, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq [Soulchild], Wale, Vivian Green - it's gonna be crazy…I'm a reality rapper, so I rap about things I do, things I go through, so as long as I'm moving around and I'm getting stuff to rap about, it's gonna keep going."
Lil Wayne Reportedly Hospitalized for ‘Seizure-Like Symptoms’
Last week was a scare for Lil Wayne and his fans. Dwayne Michael Carter was hospitalized on two separate occasions in Texas and Louisiana, where he was most recently hospitalized for dehydration and a severe migraine. The hospitalizations occurred a day apart and this was more than enough to cause up a stir among his audience. After being hospitalized in Texas and preparing to leave for Los Angeles the following day, an emergency landing unfolded in Louisiana on the rapper’s private jet, as his illness became apparent. Fans all over have shown concern and support and in response Weezy has tweeted, “Thanx for all the prayers! I am good.”
Now the rapper is taking it easy and laying low at his mother’s house who resides in Louisiana. He needs his rest so he can power up and re-deliver on the mic as anticipated. Besides, it is doctor’s orders that he not fly and replenish his strength. Wayne is working on upcoming music so his energy is needed, and we know that he is on the way to recovery to make his fans happy. To say the least, Wayne is a musical spectacle to those all over.
Because of this health scare however, Weezy missed a scheduled trial court date against Quincy Jones III over song rights’ issues and music Jones used in a documentary about the rapper. But health comes first and business will resume.