Jay-Z and Rocawear are launcing their own T-shirts like the ones we have seen people wearing to support the movement "Occupy Wall Street." Jay-Z shirts will read "Occupy All Streets" but a lot are people are upset. Why you ask? Well, a spokeswoman from the Rocawear line has stated:
“At this time, we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.”
This means they have no intentions on donating any of thr profits made to the protesters of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. A lot of people feel Jay-Z is adding to the problem by making money off the cause instead of helping. What are your thoughts? Do you think the proceeds from the T-shirts should be donated?
Here is a preview of Radioactive, cover and tracklist of Yelawolf's upcoming album dropping November 21st. The project features Eminem, Kid Rock, Fefe Dobson, Gangsta Boo, Mystikal and more.
Tracklist: 1. Radioactive (Intro) 2. Get Away (Feat. Shawty Fatt & Mystikal) 3. Let’s Roll (Feat. Kid Rock) 4. Hard White (Up In The Club) (Feat. Lil Jon) 5. Growin’ Up In The Gutter (Feat. Rittz) 6. Throw It Up (Feat. Gangsta Boo & Eminem) 7. Good Girl 8. Made In The U.S.A. 9. Animal (Feat. Fefe Dobson) 10. The Hardest Love Song In The World 11. Write Your Name 12. Everything I Love The Most 13. Radio 14. Slumerican Shitizen (Feat. Killer Mike) 15. The Last Song
Wale's latest sophmore album Ambition had some pretty good first week sales numbers. With his first album, Attention Deficit only selling 28K in its first week, Ambition surpassed that selling a total of 164K records. Some say the venture to Maybach Music Group was a major stepping stone in getting him to this point. Either way its a good look! Ambition is in stores and on iTunes now!
Drake spoke to XXL about the album he and Lil Wayne were in talks to put together. He said they would no longer put it out because it would be compared to Jay-Z and Kanye's Watch the Throne album as opposed to being judged on how good it is.
“Me and Wayne scrapped the idea of a collaboration album, we just agreed that it would be looked upon as… It would be sort of this competition [with Watch The Throne]. I feel like it would get caught in this whirlwind of hype. We just said, if we do it, we’ll do it down the line. But right now is not the time." -Drake
Drake's album Take Care is due out November 15th, even though it has already been leaked. He is also working on mixtape with Rick Ross entitled Y.O.L.O, which means You Only Live Once.
“I’ve been working on that for the last couple of weeks, we haven’t really connected because he’s been going through this thing with his health. I’ve been stashing my little beats and verses. I don’t have a drop date for it or a time for it. To be honest, it’s something I just really wanted to pop up out of nowhere. I’m not gonna release no single or anything. It’s something I want to do because I enjoy like working with Ross.” -Drake
Rapper Heavy D, Dwight Arrington Myers, also known for his group Heavy D and the boys in the 90's died early yesterday after having collapsed after breathing problems. He was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 1 pm, he was 44 years old.
Sources say Heavy D was walking up a couple stairs but leaned against a railing then began to look distressed as if he could not breathe. They say he may have had a heart attack, but no foul play was involved. His weight may have been an issue as he was 300 lbs when he died, further investigations are under way.
Heavy D was known for popular hits including "Now That We Found Love," and also wrote and performed the theme song to the show In Living Color. He also played a role as an actor in the movie Life. He had just performed at the BET Awards show, and looked great on stage. He will be greatly missed. Here are some classics from the OG.
BET aired the annual Black Girls Rock!awards last night hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. They honored several women for their charitable efforts and achievements such as Shirley Caesar, Tatyana Ali, Taraji P. Henson and more. Performances included Mary J Blige, Elle Varner, Erykah Badu and a few others below:
Mary J Blige performed "I'm Fine."
Melanie Fiona perfomed "This Time."
Elle Varner performed her debut single "Only Wanna Give It to You."
Jill Scott did two songs "Womanifesto" and "Hate on Me."
Estelle performed "Thank You."
Erykah Badu performed "Planet Rock" and "Appletree."
And, Mary gave us a throwback joint with "My Life."