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Curren$y Ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Wiz Khalifa – “Jet Life” [Music Video]

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Raekwon Interview On NBC Nitecap w/ Peter Bailey

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On a new edition of NBC NiteCap, Peter Bailey speaks with Raekwon on his upcoming movie “Cream”; which is based on his own life story , and his personal business ventures with his new media company 3783, as well as signing new artists to his record label.

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Shady Records Hall Of History [Pt. 1]

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Eminem and Shady Records gives us an inside look at their Shady Records Hall of History at the Brisk Bodega.

The Shady Records Hall displayed everything from the early years of Eminem’s career to their latest signees Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse.

The official video is narrated by Paul Rosenberg, the label’s co-founder.


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Pusha T Speaks On His Deal w/ Def Jam & Freestyle w/ Funkmaster Flex!

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Steve Francis Accused Of Sexual Assault

Former basketball star Steve Francis is being accused of sexual assaulting a woman in Texas last year.

According to reports by TMZ:

Francis allegedly “groped” a 20-year-old woman through her clothing in May 2010 … and the woman immediately went to the cops to file a complaint.

The alleged victim tells TMZ … she is a singer who was signed to Steve’s record label and on the day of the alleged incident, she had met Steve at an office to discuss her contract.

The woman, Shauna Simien, tells us the “groping” while the two were talking outside, when Francis reached down and grabbed her between the legs.

Simien claims she screamed for him to stop — and that’s when a few of her friends, whom she brought along for protection, rushed over to break things up.

Despite the fact Simien filed her police report more than a YEAR ago, law enforcement sources tell TMZ the case is still open and no charges have been filed.

Simien says she is frustrated the case has not progressed and is considering a lawsuit against the District Attorney’s office.

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‪Hip-Hop 101: How To Sell 1 Million Albums & Owe $500,000!‬‏

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Arm yourself with quick negotiation topics for any major label recording contract.

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50 Cent – “Outlaw” & Funk Master Flex Interview!

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50 Cent new single.

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Trailer: Big Boi “The Crown Life”

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Young Jeezy Ft. Freddie Gibbs – “Run D MC” (In Studio+Audio)

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Rapper K. Koke Of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Arrested For Attempted Murder!

A signee to Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation record label has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Rapper K. Koke of Great Britain signed to the label in January and was said to be working on a new album titled Pure Koke Volume 2.

His plans for an album have been put on hold however now that Britain’s Transport police arrested him in his home.

Transport police report that they took Koke; real name Kevin Georgiou, into custody after raiding his home.

Police believe the rapper shot a man in the back at Harlesden train station on March 9.

In addition to Koke a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy have also been arrested.

Police are still searching for more leads in the case.

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Jim Jones Talks About Spending 8 Million Dollars Of Sony Music’s Money!

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First Week Numbers: Chris Brown “F.A.M.E.”

 

Chris Brown has been a controversial figure over the last 2 years but it looks like the drama hasn’t had a negative effect on his career with, “F.A.M.E.,” selling 270k records in the first week of sales. Looks like album sales are on the way up with Lupe Fiasco selling 204k records during his first week.

 

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Eminem Lawsuit May Result In Higher Royalties For Veteran Artists!

 

F.B.T. Productions, the company that originally signed Eminem filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group that may help artists get more money from digital sales.

Em’s original contract stated that individual songs sold online would count as a license rather than a sale.

A license would pay the artist 50 percent of the song while a sale would only relinquish 12 percent, which is what the Detroit rapper was being paid.

The Supreme Court ruled against the appeal filed by UMG since they lost the case last year and now what is estimated to be around a $20 million value in unpaid royalties shall increase to somewhere around $50 million within the next decade.

So what does this mean? It affects the artists that had contracts way before digital sales existed.

The language in that paperwork may only be granting some singers, rappers and musicians a sale royalty rate instead of a licensing one that would increase their income.

There are heavily downloaded songs that labels are benefiting from in today’s declining record industry.

UMG most likely set off a warning for majors to take action before artists catch wind. Stay tuned.

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Matthew Knowles No Longer Manages Beyonce!

 

Beyonce has officially announced that her father Matthew Knowles will no longer manage her.

The ex-Destiny’s Child singer made the announcement Monday and her father has since responded with a statement claiming that the split was amicable.

“The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment.

Currently, I am very focused on the tremendous investment that our record label has made in the gospel/inspirational genre of music and on our supremely talented roster of artists, including Trin-i-tee 5:7, Brian Courtney Wilson, Juanita Bynum, Micah Stampley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Pastor Rudy and others.

Music World will continue its partnership with Sony with Destiny’s Child and UK female group From Above, as well as management.  We will also continue to develop the Music World family of labels: Music World Country/Compadre, Music World Kids and Music World Music. In Music World’s repositioning it will not continue its label/management role with Columbia/Sony artist Tiffany Evans.

Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success.”

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Dame Dash Set To Open Vintage Clothing Store!

 

Rumors of Dame Dash‘s financial demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Dash is set to open a new vintage clothing store in New York. According to Boombox, Local 172 Trading Post will cater to men and women and will carry names like Ralph Lauren, Pendelton, LL Bean and Woolrich.

Jay-Z‘s former partner at Roc-A-Fella Records also owns an art gallery, recording studio and his own record label.

Local 172 Trading Post will open on March 26.

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