Saturday, 31 March 2012
Rapper's Next Project Entitled ''Love Story''
Shady Records rapper Yelawolf shared a few details about his upcoming sophomore release. The Alabama-born emcee released his debut Radioactive last year, and told Rhyme & Reason that he plans to record his second album this summer in Tennessee.
“The title to my next album is Love Story. We’ll be recording in June, part of July in Nashville, Tennessee," he said. "Just going to lock it down and bring my family back down together. I just got a lot boiling up. A lot of experiences the last couple of years. I just want to make a classic. The classic is the standard. I’m trying to make music that will last a lifetime.” Yela also discussed his friendship with singer Fefe Dobson and why he paid tribute to Johnny and June Carter Cash with a tattoo.
“I met a girl named Fefe a while back, and we kinda clicked on Johnny Cash and June’s relationship," he shared. "I always looked up to Johnny and June, and Johnny particularly because of his cowboy style. Love one woman type of thing. I always kind of wanted that. She just became a very important part of m y life, and it’s changed a lot. That tattoo is just a show of appreciation and dedication for me to her, and then also our understanding of Johnny and June’s relationship and how I look up to Johnny Cash as an artist and a human, and how they carried themselves in the public. It winds and winds around in cycles. It’s a long story, but in short, that’s pretty much what the tattoo’s about.”
Friday, 30 March 2012
''Marshall Is Actually Mixing Right Now...''
Shady Records supergroup Slaughterhouse gave fans an update on their highly-anticipated project Welcome To: Our House, which is expected to be released this spring. The group shot a video for their single "Hammer Dance" and revealed that Eminem is playing a significant role on the album.
“Marshall is actually mixing right now—he’s actually mixing the entire album,” Royce Da 5’9 told MTV. “So everything that’s mixed, he’s mixed. That wasn’t even the original plan, so we’re super excited about that. He’s just taking songs to another level.”
“Real talk, a lot of people don’t give Eminem enough credit for his production,” Crooked I added. “What he’s doing to add to the album is phenomenal. I think he deserves props and a salute for that.”
Thursday, 29 March 2012
''It Put My Life In Check''
Shady Records rapper Yelawolf was rushed to the hospital in Madison, Wisconsin last month, having suffered a rupture spleen while on tour. The Alabama native is now addressing the illness that sidelined him, explaining how serious the condition had become.
"It started in Los Angeles when I jumped out of some rafters. I jumped out, stage-dived, and landed on someone’s head and come to find a month later that I broke their nose. But at least I landed on someone’s face, I guess," he said. "I might have ruptured my spleen then, and then in Madison, Wisconsin, I jumped into the crowd and I think I hit my back right on the button and it popped and I had internal bleeding and it ruptured my spleen."
"I knew something was wrong immediately. The pain was crazy and I was rushed to the hospital," Yela shared. "Spent a couple days in the ICU and then a couple more days in the hospital. It was serious. I signed some serious paperwork over to the team of surgeons and sh*t. But I recovered without having my spleen removed. I had to cut my tour off though."
"I’d say these last 2 weeks have been pretty surreal, sitting in ICU with those f**kin' plugs hooked up to my body, and signing papers that say 'If you die, we're not responsible,'"he added. "It put my life in check."
''It Was Just So Surreal...''
Nicki Minaj opened up about her time collaborating with pop diva Madonna and what the experience meant to her as a fan and taught her as an artist.
"When I walked on set and saw Madonna, I literally gasped because I felt like I was looking at Marilyn Monroe and I'm so obsessed with Marilyn Monroe," Nicki told Miss Info. "Like, I have Marilyn Monroe pictures all over my house. When I saw Madonna, she really to me was Marilyn Monroe and it was very surreal because it's like, I almost felt like I was doing a video with my two idols at the same time. It was like, very very strange. She had these distant, sort of like very dreamy eyes like Marilyn, like kind of distant but very there and very in charge--but almost like in their own world. And it was just so surreal, you know, just to walk downstairs and see her standing there. I was just like, Wow."
"I think that when she started, she was mentally where I am now," Minaj continued. "Feeling like, 'If people would just leave me alone and let me do me, they'll see the great things that I have to offer.' Right before I met her, I watched her documentary Truth or Dare, and because of that, I felt so connected to her when we got in the studio. Madonna's the only humongous artist I ever worked with that actually sat with me in the studio."
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
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While sitting down with Westwood, the Toronto MC revealed his unexpected gift (though we knew he had a penchant for acting), explaining that he is known for his impressions, amongst his circle of friends.
"Impersonations are my thing amongst my friends," Drizzy explained. "I'm a good mimic. You wanna interview Wayne? Go 'head."
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The Human Serviette takes on the kid from�Cleveland.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
''There Will Be No More''
Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco announced to a crowd in Portland, OR that he is done releasing mixtapes. Lupe acknowledged that fans have enjoyed his mixtapes thus far, but made it clear that he is no longer interested in releasing them.
"We got a long, illustrious career on the mixtape circuit, right? Some pretty groundbreaking things on those mixtapes, right?," Lupe told a crowd of Portland fans during a recent concert. "So, in light of that history of amazing, lyrical feats and superb wordsmith-ness, I am sad to say tonight that there will be no more Lupe Fiasco mixtapes.
The rapper also gave an update on his highly-anticipated album Food & Liquor 2.
"Second piece of announcements. ... Food & Liquor 2 is done. Release date? I don't know," he says. "Let's just say -- July. The only thing that's holding Food & Liquor 2 up -- is whether or not it's gonna be a double CD or not."
The celebrity hacker who has been responsible for breaking into A-listers such as Scarlett Johansson's accounts plead guilty in court on Monday (March 26).
Christopher Chaney entered his guilty plea to nine felony counts including unauthorized access of a computer and wiretapping - after which he was immediately taken into custody where he will await his sentencing, which could land him up to 60 years in prison.
The 35 year-old, unemployed Florida resident is responsible for the leaked nude photos of Johannson, as well as hacking into more than 50 other celebs' accounts including Christina Aguilera and Mila Kunis.
Chaney was first arrested back in October of 2011 when the FBI finally nabbed him after a yearlong investigation. Sentencing for the case is set for July 23.
Rapper Faces Stiff Penalties For Unpaid Taxes
Rapper Nas is facing garnishment from the United States government. The hip hop star's wages will be garnished due to unpaid federal taxes, according to TMZ. Documents have already been filed against Nas in the state of Georgia for his wages to be garnished.
The government will take a portion of Nas' income via music publishing organizations such as BMI and ASCAP.
According to reports, the Queens native owes approximately $6 million in back taxes.
Monday, 26 March 2012
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Sunday, 25 March 2012
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The 28-year-old took a page out of Lauryn Hill's book by showing up two hours late for her speedy set. Luckily, Fiona made up for her epic tardiness by putting on an energetic, powerful show. But the subject of her love life was an underlining theme that could have very well just been a way to introduce the music.
"I didn't know that I would be writing the actual story that would become my life," she told the crowd. "How did I become the 'Wrong Side'?" Fiona subsequently launched into 'Wrong Side of a Love Song,' a song featured on her new LP. In response to a fan yelling, "I love you," she said, "I'm glad somebody does," but despite issues in her personal life, she found an interesting medium of being both coy and candid with the crowd, even pulling an audience member on stage.
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Wrapping up her sun-soaked island getaway, Ashley Tisdale bid farewell to Maui, Hawaii on Saturday (March 23).
The 26-year-old donned a flirty, full-length dress as she battled the windy conditions while pulling her luggage through the terminal ahead of the departing flight bound for Los Angeles.
Not alone in her travels, Tizzie made the trip to the Aloha State with "Poor Paul" actress Sammy Droke and "Big Time Rush" actor Carlos Pena.
While she was having too much fun to tweet all that often during her multi-day stay in Maui, Ashley did share one of the funnier moments of the trip, as she wrote, "Having @sammydroke get rid of a scorpion in the house while @TheCarlosPena and I scream is priceless. #Vote #BTRKCA"