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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In our audio player, check out "They Don't Love Me" by Diddy. On the track, Diddy opens up about frustration and disappointment in his life, such as the loss of friends and people rooting against him. It's not your typical cut; it follows more of an interlude format than anything else, I think. I like it.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-eighth mixtape in his month of 28 is "The Mighty 'Zoe" Young." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen. As the description of the tape says "Day 27 of 28" on the DatPiff page, it looks like we're going to get a twenty-ninth tape today, as well.

"The Mighty 'Zoe' Young" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Mario Winans
Posted by Patrick
Mario Winans is featured on a new song that recently surfaced online from rapper Benzino. It's titled "Kim Kardash." He's on the chorus and provides ad-libs throughout.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
On February 23, we reported that Janelle Monae had began shooting on two music videos from her upcoming album, "The ArchAndroid."

One of these was "Tightrope" featuring Big Boi, who posted pictures from the set. Now, Janelle Monae mentioned on Twitter that the second video is for "Cold War."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday, we shared news that Diddy/Dirty Money would be performing on March 9 in Brooklyn at The LAB. On Twitter, Diddy has confirmed that there will be a party at The LAB to honor Biggie, on the 13th anniversary of his passing.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Cookin' Soul has a free download for the "Gmix" to Grafh's "Bring the Goons Out." It features Jim Jones, Red Cafe, Bun B, Maino and Cassidy. Cookin' Soul is a collective of producers and DJs and they were behind the production of the track.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-seventh mixtape in his month of 28 is "Shaquille Zoe'neal." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Shaquille Zoe'neal" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
In the embedded player below you can listen to the remix to Chronic Records' "Make You Hate Me" featuring Yung Joc. According to their ReverbNation page, the rappers featured on the track along with Joc are Remedy, Alyric and Los.


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Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
A remix to Rihanna's "Rude Boy" has surfaced online with an opening verse from Red Cafe. It's unclear if this is an official remix or if Cafe just put his own spin on the track, perhaps for his upcoming "Hottest in the Hood, Pt. 2" mixtape due on March 9.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
This is a couple of weeks old, but Red Cafe mentioned it on Twitter and I realized that we hadn't posted it here yet, so I wanted to do so. In January, Red Cafe released a freestyle over the beat from Snoop Dogg's "I Wanna Rock." A short video was also produced to add some visuals to the verse. Watch it below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, we shared an MTV News story where reporter Shaheem Reid spoke with Yung Berg about the recent Los Angeles home invasion story that he and, at one time, Diddy had been linked to (Diddy is said to not have been involved). This side note, in the story, caught my eye:

Ironically, Berg says his production work is going to be featured heavily on Diddy-Dirty Money's upcoming Last Train to Paris LP ó Berg has co-production credit on the single "Love Come Down." ...

The MTV story has now been updated, however, to read:

Ironically, Berg says his production work is going to be featured heavily on Diddy-Dirty Money's upcoming Last Train to Paris LP. Berg claims to have helped producer Rob Holladay produce the single "Love Come Down." [Hip-Hop editor's note: Holladay is the only producer credited on the song, according to Interscope Records.]

When first mentioning the story, I suggested that Yung Berg had, perhaps, done some vocal production work. But, curious to know more about Yung Berg's involvement in "Last Train to Paris," I reached out to Rob Holladay on Twitter and he confirmed that Berg had worked with him on a song for the album.

"He co-produced a record with me called "Make Love to You" in NYC last summer for LTTP," Holladay wrote. "It's crazzzzy!" When asked if Berg had contributed anything else to the project, he replied, "no, that's it as of now."

The lyrics to "Make Love to You" can be downloaded as part of the current "Last Train to Parts" Lyric Book.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In an MTV News article about the recent Los Angeles home invasion story that Diddy was not involved in, this excerpt caught my eye:

Ironically, Berg says his production work is going to be featured heavily on Diddy-Dirty Money's upcoming Last Train to Paris LP ó Berg has co-production credit on the single "Love Come Down." ...

Among the many producers and artists mentioned as being part of the project, Yung Berg hadn't yet come up.

I'm just guessing here, but I have a suspicion he may be talking about vocal production, rather than song production.

Back in September, Diddy said that Rob Holladay produced "Love Come Down" and "half" of "Last Train to Paris."

The description of Yung Berg's most recent video blog is "yung berg hollywood robholladay in the studio." And the YouTube channel where he posts them includes numerous mentions of Holladay. If he's been working with Holladay, that could be the tie to "Last Train to Paris."

I've reached out to both Holladay and Yung Berg on Twitter for additional details.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Nadeska Alexis at The Boombox reports that Dirty Money will perform in Brooklyn on March 9, in honor of the tragic death of The Notorious B.I.G. thirteen years prior to the day.

In Ticketing has tickets for $30, plus a $4.05 fee. It's billed as the first performance in Brooklyn for the Diddy-led group. The venue is The LAB Banquet Hall on Fulton Street in Biggie's one-time home neighborhood of BedfordĖStuyvesant or Bed-Stuy.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-sixth mixtape in his month of 28 is "The Greatest Zoe on Earth." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"The Greatest Zoe on Earth" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday, we heard a new remix to Ester Dean's "Drop It Low" featuring Diddy, Lil' Wayne, Trey Songz and Chris Brown. The song featured a short opening verse from Diddy as well as ad-libs throughout.

Well, another version of the track has been released and this one has a few more ad-libs from him. Listen to it at The Source. Specifically, listen at the 0:44 mark, when Lil' Wayne weaves in mentions of 2Pac and Biggie.

Posted by Patrick
Karina Brown of Courtroom News Service reports that Kaushi Entertainment and Dro-Entertainment have filed suit in Los Angeles District Court, claiming breach of contract and promissory fraud was committed by the estate of The Notorious B.I.G., his ex-wife and former Bad Boy Records artist Faith Evans, his friend Damien "D-Roc" Butler and Butler's company, RocDarling Films.

Kausi and Dro-Entertainment say that RocDarling had agreed to provide them with video of Biggie and that the estate had granted them permission to distribute the clips. For this, they provided an advance of $30,000, but they say that the footage never arrived. They are suing for $5 million dollars. A copy of the complaint is available from CNS.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-fifth mixtape in his month of 28 is "The Book of Zoe." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"The Book of Zoe" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

20. "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. (up from 25).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

75. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (down from 74).
78. "Angels" by Dirty Money (down from 71).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

74. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (down from 73).

Hot Videoclip Tracks

20. "Angels" by Dirty Money (down from 12).

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-fourth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Welcome 2 My Block" by Big Block and Gorilla Zoe. You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Welcome 2 My Block" Mixtape by Big Block and Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
On the set of Janelle Monae's new video " Tight rope " feat. ... on Twitpic
On Twitpic,Big Boi has posted a pair of pictures (1, 2) from the set of the music video shoot for Janelle Monae's "Tightrope," which he is featured on.

On Tuesday, Monae revealed that she had begun shooting two videos for songs from her forthcoming album, "The ArchAndroid."

Via RapRadar.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The Diddy-featured remix tour rolls on. Ester Dean's "Drop It Low" gets the full treatment, with a remix featuring Lil' Wayne, Trey Songz, Chris Brown and Diddy, who opens the track with a short intro verse and adds ad-libs throughout. Listen at XXLMag.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy and Rick Ross have been seen together a lot lately, both on wax and in person. They're both featured on the "O Let's Do It (Remix)" by Waka Flocka Flame, which has a music video on the way. They've even performed their verses in public.

Ross made a cameo appearance in the "Ciroc Star" music video from Chester French and appeared on the remix to Dirty Money's "Angels", adding a first verse and then a second for the music video.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Sunday, according to a report by the L.A. Times a home said to be owned by a rap record label was broken into. There were some reports online indicating that the home was in some way affiliated with Diddy, whether he owned it or a label he was tied to owned it (which could be any number of labels).

We passed on the story here at Bad Boy Blog, as far as it's connection to Diddy, because it seemed flimsy and, really, it would only be newsworthy for us if Diddy or Bad Boy owned it and there was little indicating that as a fact.

Pop & Hiss has more on this story, which is why we're bringing it up now. They talked with publicist's for Diddy and Interscope, both of which denied any connection to the home.

Posted in Yung Joc
Posted by Patrick
Kane & Abel have a new song out titled "Big Shot," featuring Yung Joc on the chorus. Kane & Abel is a rap duo featuring twin brothers, formerly signed to No Limit Records. A Twitter profile purporting to be them mentions the song with Joc and plans to release an album in May.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Red Cafe announced that "Hottest in the Hood, Vol. 2" will be released in March 9 and will feature Diddy. Volume 1 released back in May.

March 9 will mark 13 years since the passing of The Notorious B.I.G.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
The Twitter account of Cassie, previously @cassieventura, has been deleted. I checked to make sure that the username had not simply been changed and the account itself has been deleted.

In April, Brian Angel of Day26 deleted his account only to return in October.

It's a shame to see her leave the service, if that is what has happened. But, nothing is for everyone - Twitter included. We all have to decide what to spend our time on.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
In an interview on FOX 5 Atlanta's "Good Day Atlanta," Gorilla Zoe revealed that his forthcoming third album, "King Kong," has an expected release of late Spring or early Summer. In August, Zoe mentioned that the album would probably be released around the time a third Boyz N Da Hood album was released. Check out the full interview below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Back before Janelle Monae opted to go the major label route and sign with Bad Boy, she planned a series of four EP albums. They were called the "Metropolis" suites. She released her first, "The Chase Suite," before becoming a Bad Boy artist.

Once she signed, however, the plans changed: an EP re-issue was scheduled with a full length album to follow. On August 12, 2008, "Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)" was released. The special edition added two additional tracks.

An iTunes exclusive "Fantastic Edition" followed, offering up a bonus mix of "Violet Stars Happy Hunting!" as well as three videos.

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Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-third mixtape in his month of 28 is "Space Chimps." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Space Chimps" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe
Track listing:

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Janelle Monae mentioned that today she began to shoot the first two videos for her next album, "The ArchAndroid," due in stores May 18.

Earlier this month, she debuted two new songs from it: "Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi) and "Cold War."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Rap-Up.com and All Headline News are both reporting that Kalenna of Dirty Money is featured on "H*** Fight" from Trina's new album "Amazin'." The song also features Lady Gaga.

Diddy is also featured on Trina's "Million Dollar Girl" with Keri Hilson (free download). A music video for that track is coming.

"Amazin'" is set for a May 4 release.

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
It looks like Sean John is updating the classic Sean John Times Square billboard in NYC and Arcade44 got a behind the scenes look at the shoot, as well as interviews with Diddy and stylist Derek Roche. Mark Seliger is the photographer. Watch below.

The Sean John blog says that the new image is set for a June launch. It's probably not coincidental that Diddy's album, "Last Train to Paris," is also due for a June release.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-second mixtape in his month of 28 is "Futuristic Zoo" by Zoe and J-Futuristic. You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Futuristic Zoo" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe and J-Futuristic

Track listing:

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
BET has announced that Janelle Monae is among those slated to perform at the 2010 edition of their "Rip the Runway" program. The show will tape on February 27 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

In 2008, the show featured performances by Cheri Dennis and Day26, along with appearances from Diddy and Cassie.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twenty-first mixtape in his month of 28 is "Cartunez." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Cartunez" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's twentieth mixtape in his month of 28 is "I'm Zoe Good." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"I'm Zoe Good" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Wednesday, we mentioned that the episode of MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" featuring Diddy's son, Justin Combs, would air on February 21 at 5:30 PM ET.

MTV has updated their schedule and the time has changed: the premiere will now be at 1 PM ET, with repeat airings at 4:30 PM ET and 11:30 PM ET.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
"Angels (Remix)" by Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross was released digitally earlier this month and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.com, among other outlets. Along with this release was a single cover, which you can check out below.

"Angels (Remix)" by Diddy/Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's nineteenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "The Beast Within." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"The Beast Within" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

25. "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. (down from 22).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

71. "Angels" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 74).
74. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 77).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

71. "Angels" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 74).
73. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (debut).

Hot Videoclip Tracks

12. "Angels" by Dirty Money (up from 24).

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Gowhere Hip Hop reports from the release party for the "Sextape" mixtape by Willie Taylor of Day26. This includes a 10 minute performance clip which you can view below.


Tim Hanrahan of Gowhere Hip Hop also interviewed Willie after he had left the stage. You can view the interview clip below, as well.


Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's eighteenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Gorilla Woods 2." You can download it at DatPiff. The cover features imagery inappropriate for general audiences, so rather than embedding the cover or an audio player here, you are able to view both of those things at DatPiff. However, you can find the track listing below. The first "Gorilla Woods" mixtape was released earlier this month.

Track listing:

1. I Do It For You
2. Life of a D Boy
3. Mrs. Officer
4. Don't F*** With Me
5. Gangsta Love
6. I'm Killen Em
7. My Name
8. Pole Pt. 2
9. Post Man
10. Ring Around My Pot
11. The Life

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
One detail I missed yesterday when Robert Curry of Day26 announced he was working on a mixtape was that he also provided the title: "Swagnum." It's most likely a play on "Swagnum," which is a nickname that Curry goes by.

Update: When first posted, this entry mentioned the title as "Magnum." That was a typo on my part. The correct title is "Swagnum."

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Following his announcement that a mixtape was on the way, a new song from Day26's Robert Curry has appeared online. It's titled "Don't Be Mad" and it appears that the singer has not yet mentioned the song on his Twitter page, at press time.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Robert Curry of Day26 has released a new solo track titled "So Freaky" for free download (parental advisory). He says that the song represents a "lil' taste of what you can expect" on his upcoming mixtape.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Robert Curry of Day26 revealed that he's working on a mixtape. He said that he's releasing the mixtape to "build up the anticipation for the upcoming Day26 album." No release date has been announced for the mixtape.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Dubbing it "Justin's Super Royal 16," on February 21 MTV will air "My Super Sweet 16" starring Diddy's son, Justin Combs, as we reported in January. The show starts at 5:30 PM.

The party was attended by Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Lil' Kim and LeSean McCoy with performances by Juelz Santana, DJ Webstar, Jim Jones, G. Dep, Fabolous and Trey Songz. Nicki Minaj accompanied Justin Combs as his date (watch video).

Justin Combs' adopted brother, Quincy Brown, was featured in the show in May of 2008.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Over the weekend, Diddy appears at Beamers, a club in Dallas. During the appearance, he announced a June 29 release date for the upcoming "Last Train to Paris" album. He was also joined on stage by Rick Ross as the two rappers performed their verses from Waka Flocka Flame's "O Let's Do It (Remix) (free download). Red Cafe was also on stage. Check out footage from this performance below.

An official music video for the track is on the way.


Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's seventeenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Walkin Money Machine." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Walkin Money Machine" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" received a mention in today's issue of USA TODAY. Music critic Steve Jones included the track in his "10 intriguing tracks found during the week's listening."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to Bad Boy street team leader Rome, during a scheduled appearance at Beamers in Dallas on Sunday night, Diddy revealed that the release date for Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" is June 29.

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
In January of 2009, glass artist Tom Patti filed a lawsuit against Diddy and the supposed designers of the packaging for Sean John Unforgivable. Specifically, the square, plastic case that the bottle of cologne rests in. In September, court proceedings began.

Janon Fisher at the New York Post has the latest in the case: lawyers for Diddy are now looking for the judge to compel Brooklyn, New York-based GLASS Quarterly to provide notes from the author of a 2008 article that suggested Sean John had misappropriated Patti's sculpture. Specifically, the contention is that the magazine gave Patti the idea to file the suit.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's sixteenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Written in Stone: The Mixtape." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Written in Stone: The Mixtape" by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Nadeska Alexis of The Boombox reports on a partnership between Dawn Richard and eigoMANGA to produce the Danity Kane comics series. You can view previews and background info on the newly launched Danity Kane comics site.

Richard had announced plans for a soundtrack, but there has been no news of that since April of 2009.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Diddy's Twitter has a scan from the March issue of Teen Vogue which features Janelle Monae. They have an online slideshow on their website, as well.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
We are now half way through the month of February, a month in which Gorilla Zoe promised 28 mixtapes in 28 days. He's ahead of himself, having released 15 mixtapes through the first 14 days of the month. Let's recap the mixtapes he has released thus far:

1. "Crack Addiction: We Run Atlanta" (with DJ Bobby Black and Gucci Mane)
2. "Diamonds, Dope, & Dimez"
3. "Zoe Montana" (with DJ Rell)
4. "Gorilla Woods"
5. "Corporate Trappin ATM (Atlanta 2 Memphis)"
6. "Planet of the Apes" (with DJ Fletch)
7. "Zoebama for President"
8. "You Don't Mess With the Zoehan"
9. "G4 Zoe: Male Gigolo"
10. Zoe Montana Pt. 2" (with DJ Rell)
11. "The Connect" (with Various Artists)
12. "The Legion of Zoe-Ro"
13. "I Am Gorilla" (with DJ Bobby Black and DJ Siza)
14. "Gorilla Ape S***"
15. "Stupid Cupid Shawty"

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's fifteenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Stupid Cupid Shawty." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Stupid Cupid Shawty" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
In honor of Valentine's Day, Day26 group member Willie Taylor has released "Sextape," a 15-track mixtape featuring new music "made for the bedroom." You can download it for free at Noivak Music and check out the cover, track listing and album credits below.

"Sextape" by Willie Taylor of Day26 Mixtape Cover

Track listing:

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Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
In promotion of his mixtape release "Sextape," Willie Taylor of Day26 has been on a media tour of sorts, resulting in interviews at Sound-Savvy, Hip Hop Weekly, Hip Hop Honey, YourMusic MyWorld and UrbanBridgez.com.

If you want to find out Willie's thoughts on the mixtape, check them out. There isn't a whole lot particularly newsworthy and there are repetitive questions about the ludicrous "Bad Boy curse," which I'll tackle here eventually and end once and for all.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Tara Hall at LiveDaily has the details on Janelle Monae's upcoming 15 date U.S. club tour, running from March 15 through April 10. Here's where she'll be:

March 2010
15 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
17, 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
21, 22 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
23, 24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Viper Room
29, 30 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
31 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater

April 2010
2 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
5, 6 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
9, 10 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's fourteenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Gorilla Ape S***." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Gorilla Ape S***" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Gorilla Zoe's thirteenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "I Am Gorilla" by DJ Bobby Black, DJ Siza and Zoe. You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"I Am Gorilla" Mixtape by DJ Bobby Black, DJ Siza and Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Janelle Monae has posted a "personal letter" to fans where she talks about the upcoming release of her album "The ArchAndroid," and the newly released singles "Tightrope" and "Cold War."

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
The New York Post has named Sean John's debut fashion show in Bryant Park in 2000 as one of the top 10 "tent moments at Bryant Park," in honor of the park's final year as host of Fashion Week, ending a 17 year run. Mandy Stadtmiller writes:

4. 2000 ó Sean John debuts. ďDiddyís first show was massive,Ē [Fern Mallis, Fashion Week organizer] says. ďThere were airport runway lights, and peopleís jaws just dropped. All these hunky fabulous guys came out wearing light pastel and more diamonds on than you could shake a stick at ó and not one guy looked gay.Ē

In light of this occasion, Sean John has posted video from this show online. Check it out below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
"Tightrope" (featuring Big Boi) and "Cold War," the two newest Janelle Monae tracks released online are now available for purchase through her official website for $1.29 each.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Over on Janelle Monae's official website, a new song is up and available for listening. It's called "Cold War" and it follows yesterday's release of "Tightrope." Check out the single cover for "Cold War" below.

Single Cover: "Cold War" by Janelle Monae

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Black Voices has an interview with Willie Taylor of Day26, in anticipation of his upcoming mixtape release, "Sextape," due out on February 14.

Taylor says the group has no plans to replace Q because the group's current size works. And although Taylor's 'Sex Tape' is getting released soon, the group will reunite next week to record some new music for their third album in Atlanta with hit maker Bryan Michael Cox. They are also in negotiations with MTV for another reality show.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The first movie trailer for "Get Him to the Greek" has been released. Diddy plays a record executive with Jonah Hill as his assistant. Hill's character is charged with the task of retrieving a star artist, played by Russell Brand, and bringing him from the United Kingdom to the United States. Watch below. You can download the trailer from Apple for free, if you have QuickTime Pro.


Via Rap-Up.com.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Below, check out the brand new music video for "R.A.C.K.S." by Riz featuring Red Cafe.


Via Red Cafe.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Over at the Anderson Cooper 360 blog, CNN education contributor Steve Perry previews his interview with Diddy, which airs tonight on CNN at 11 PM ET.

Sean Combs is a man who is acutely aware of the way people see him. He decided to do this interview knowing that I was going to push him. He and I recently met at an engagement party. He told me he respected my work and I told him I felt the same way. Unsure if my response was simply an obligatory retort, he said, "I'm serious." To make his point, he pulled me aside and told me something that he said nobody would believe.

Here's a short preview:


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Here is the movie poster for "Get Him to the Greek," which features Diddy as a record executive who dispatches one of his assistants (Jonah Hill) to corral a star act (Russell Brand) for a concert.

"Get Him to the Greek" Movie Poster

Via FusedFilm.

Posted in Bad Boy Films
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Dexter R. Mullins has interviews with both Kennis and Ivory, contestants from "I Want to Work for Diddy 2."

DM:Obviously, no one wants to lose or be eliminated. Did you think you would have been eliminated the way you did?

K:No. Who would have thought that? (laughs) I guess the way I got eliminated was kind of childish. As I sat in the room and they called up Ivory, then the next person...Then capricorn called my name and I was like ďI donít have any speech, I wasnít prepared for it.Ē

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Gorilla Zoe's twelfth mixtape in his month of 28 is "The Legion of Zoe-Ro." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"The Legion of Zoe-Ro" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Necole Bitchie has an interview with Willie Taylor of Day26, focused on his upcoming mixtape, "Sextape," which is set to be released on February 14 on the Noivak Music site. Check out the commercial and cover for the mixtape.

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ArjanWrites.com reports that a music video for Janelle Monae's "Tightrope" is in pre-production.

The song, which features Big Boi, is the lead single from her upcoming album, "The ArchAndroid," which is set to be released on May 18.

"Tightrope" by Janelle Monae featuring Big Boi

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Pitchfork reports that Janelle Monae's next album, "The ArchAndroid" is set for a May 18 release. "Tightrope," the lead single featuring Big Boi, which debuted online today.

ArjanWrites.com has more information about the album, including:

Guest performers: in addition to Big Boi and Of Montreal, the album will feature poet Saul Williams, Deep Cotton and the Wondaland Arch Ochestera.

Inspiration: Salvador DalŪ, Walt Disney, OutKast, Stevie Wonder, Octavia Butler, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and John Williams are among those who reportedly inspired the set, along with the venues where the writing for it took place: Moscow, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York and the "Palace of the Dogs."

Executive production: Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monae and Diddy are listed as executive producers with Big Boi receiving a co-executive producer credit.

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Pitchfork debuts a new Janelle Monae song "Tightrope" featuring Big Boi. They say that the track is the first single from her upcoming album titled "The ArchAndroid." The song will go on sale on her official site on February 12, along with another new song titled "Cold War." Here is the single cover:

"Tightrope" by Janelle Monae featuring Big Boi

Via Janelle Monae band member Chuck Lightning.

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Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

22. "Ready to Die" by The Notorious B.I.G. (re-entry).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

74. "Angels" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 80).
77. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 79).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

74. "Angels" by Dirty Money (debut).

Hot Videoclip Tracks

24. "Angels" by Dirty Money (re-entry).

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In the video below, Tim Westwood talks with Diddy at his Miami home, getting a short tour in the process.


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The day of two mixtapes was Wednesday as Gorilla Zoe released his second mixtape of the day and his eleventh mixtape in his month of 28 with "The Connect," which features Zoe alongside other artists. You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"The Connect" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe and Various Artists

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Gorilla Zoe's tenth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Zoe Montana Pt. 2." You can download it at DatPiff. The first "Zoe Montana" mixtape was released earlier this month. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Zoe Montana Pt. 2" by DJ Rell and Gorilla Zoe

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Gorilla Zoe's ninth mixtape in his month of 28 is "G4 Zoe: Male Gigolo." Warning: the album cover features some sexual imagery and, as such, we will not have the cover nor an embedded player here. However, the track listing is below. You can download it at DatPiff.

1. Into - I Told Em'
2. Top Model (Produced by G'Sparks) featuring Jacquees
3. Bust It
4. Crazy
5. I Did That
6. Hold On
7. Thought You Was Real
8. Can't Help Myself
9. Go Girl featuring Jacquees
10. Get F***** Up
11. Baddest B**** featuring Supplya

According to the video below, this was supposed to be the first of two mixtapes released in one day, but this one was released yesterday and the next one has not yet come out as of press time. Update: The two mixtape day was Wednesday.

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Gorilla Zoe's eighth mixtape in his month of 28 is "You Don't Mess with the Zoehan." Warning: the album cover features sexual imagery and, as such, we will not have the cover here nor an embedded player here. However, the track listing is below. You can download it at DatPiff.

1. Intro
2. Let Me Eat (produced by Sonny Digital)
3. Why U Mad (produced by DJ Spinz)
4. iBall (produced by DJ Spinz)
5. Addiction featuring Gloss and Big A (produced by DJ Spinz)
6. I Run featuring Big A (produced by DJ Spinz)
7. Goons & Gobblins (produced by DJ Spinz)
8. Let Me Know (produced by DJ Spinz)
9. Swipe (produced by DJ Spinz & Fresh)
10. Make You A Star (produced by Sonny Digital)
11. That's Right (produced by Sonny Digital)

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Janelle Monae's Twitter announced that she will be releasing new music this week. We'll have more as it is released.

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Check out the video below for footage from one of Diddy's Super Bowl parties in Miami this past weekend. In the clip, Biz Markie DJs as Diddy talks to the crowd and performs along with the "O Let's Do It (Remix)." But, the most interesting part of this video is the premiere of a new song "Hello, Goodmorning." We only hear a little bit, but he starts talking about it at the 1:30 mark. Check it out.


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Clinton Sparks has released part 3 of "Cirocumentary," the video series providing a behind the scenes look at the shooting of the "Ciroc Star" music video by Chester French featuring Diddy, Jadakiss and Sparks. For more, check out part 1, part 2 and the director's cut of the music video. Part 4 is coming.


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Gorilla Zoe's seventh mixtape in his month of 28 is "Zoebama for President." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Zoebama for President" by Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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Check out the video below to see the Diddy and Dirty Money featured Super Bowl 44 commercial. This commercial was supposed to air during the pre-game show, but it didn't show here in North Carolina. So, perhaps it was regional.

Update: Bad Boy Entertainment Chief Marketing Officer Amani Duncan said on Twitter that the clip actually aired at 3:45 PM ET and a later showing was squeezed to show Katie Couric's interview with President Barack Obama.


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Young, Black, and Fabulous has released the director's cut to the "Ciroc Star" music video. Check it out below.


Personally, I prefer this one.

Via Bad Boy Records.

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According to Twitter messages on the Diddy and Bad Boy Records pages, Diddy and Dirty Money will be appearing during the Super Bowl pre-game show on CBS, either to "deliver a special message" or for a "commercial" (both, I guess!), depending on which page you read. This will happen between 5 and 6 PM ET.

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On Twitter, Donnie Klang announced that he's got three projects in the pipeline: a mixtape, his next album and a 5 song all-acoustic EP titled "Story of My Life." No release dates have been announced.

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Gorilla Zoe's sixth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Planet of the Apes," assisted by DJ Fletch. You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Planet of the Apes" by DJ Fletch and Gorilla Zoe

Track listing:

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In a video posted on the Slip-N-Slide Records YouTube, Diddy announced that, as part of a new partnership, Ciroc would be promoting Trina's upcoming album, "Amazin'", in stores on May 4. The video was taken from the set of the "Million Dollar Girl" music video.

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Here is a new promotional clip for the upcoming release of "Sextape," the mixtape by Willie Taylor of Day26 that is set for a February 14 release.


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In the video below, released on the PTWITTYTV YouTube channel, Diddy talks about how he's coming back in June (could be when "Last Train to Paris" is now set to be released) and how people have been biting his style. He then raps along with his verse from Waka Flocka Flame's "O Let's Do It (Remix)" (free download).

The video closes by noting that an official video for the track, which also features Rick Ross and Gucci Mane, is coming soon.


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The previously released Bad Boy remix to Consequence's "Whatever U Want", featuring Diddy and The Lox, is now available for free download, care of Consequence's Twitter.

He's also offering the Deranged Fan remix, which features Diddy, Kanye West and John Legend. Diddy supplies the ad libs.

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Gorilla Zoe's fifth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Corporate Trappin ATM (Atlanta 2 Memphis)." You can download it at DatPiff. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Corporate Trappin ATM (Atlanta 2 Memphis)"

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Kaylia Cornett of The Eastern Progress, the campus newspaper of Eastern Kentucky University, has an interview with EKU alumni Ebony Jones of "I Want to Work for Diddy 2."

According to the article, she is working in "Bad Boy's advertising and marketing sector," which would most likely be the Blue Flame Agency.

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Diddy's Twitter announced the release of this new commercial for Ciroc. It's called "Ciroc Stars."


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Gorilla Zoe's fourth mixtape in his month of 28 is "Gorilla Woods." Warning: the album cover features sexual imagery and, as such, we will not have the cover here nor an embedded player. However, the track listing is below. You can download it at DatPiff.

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Care of Diddy, you can now download "O Let's Do It (Remix)" for free. The remix to the Waka Flocka Flame song features verses from Diddy, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane.

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Diddy and Trina both mentioned on Twitter that the music video for Trina's "Million Dollar Girl" was being shot today. Trina posted a picture from the set, as did Diddy,

You can download "Million Dollar Girl" for free, care of track co-producer Mario Winans.

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Gorilla Zoe's third mixtape in his month of 28 is "Zoe Montana" by DJ Rell and Zoe. You can download it at DatPiff. The link over there is not working at the moment, so they have provided an alternate link.

Here's the cover, track listing and an embedded player where you can listen:

"Zoe Montana" by DJ Rell and Gorilla Zoe

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XXLmag.com has the new remix to Waka Flocka Flame's "O Let's Do It." Along with an opening verse from Diddy, the track also features Rick Ross and Gucci Mane.

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Our audio player has a new track from Red Cafe featuring Young Money's Drake. It's called "Have It Your Way."

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Red Cafe is featured on a new remix to "Break U Down" by Slim (of former Bad Boy R&B group 112).

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Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

79. "I'm Ill" by Red Cafe (a new high, up from 84).
80. "Angels" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 92).
99. "Love Come Down" by Dirty Money (down from 95).

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In December, Red Cafe mentioned that a music video for his single "I'm Ill" featuring Fabolous was on the way. On Tuesday, on his Twitter, he mentioned that he was on the set of the video.

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Gorilla Zoe has announced that he'll be releasing 28 mixtapes in February: one for each day of the month. The first was "Crack Addiction: We Run Atlanta" and the second is "Diamonds, Dope & Dimez," which you can download now (as promoted by Gorilla Zoe).

Below, you can check out the cover, tracklisting and an embedded player where you can listen.

"Diamonds, Dope & Dimez" Mixtape by Gorilla Zoe

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On Monday, The BET Honors 2010 aired, honoring Sean "Diddy" Combs as an entrepreneur. Andre Harrell and Mary J. Blige participated in the ceremony, with Blige performing "I Am," "Love No Limit," "I Love You" and "Be Happy." "Puffy believed in me when no one in the world believed in me," she said after "I Am." It's definitely a must watch and Blige's performance is special.

Here is the entire segment:

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That's a good question; and one I don't know the answer to. But, in the video below, Beanie Sigel is seen recording verses to Dirty Money's "Angels." At the end of the clip, it is suggested that there is a remix to "Angels" on the way featuring both Rick Ross and Beanie Sigel.

I initially dismissed it, but then I saw the video's upload date: November 5. We didn't even know there was a remix with Rick Ross until around November 18, when it premiered on Hot 97.

It's not particularly strange - guests get added and dropped to songs all the time - but, it is one of those potentially interesting factoids that fans appreciate, if it is true and, again, that is unclear. During the end of October, the whole Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel situation was blowing up. Obviously Diddy and Jay are friends and so, one might reasonably speculate that that had something to do with it. But, nothing is really known about Sigel's planned participation - or lack thereof - on this track.


Via AllHipHop.com.

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AllHipHop.com's Roman Wolfe reports on an appearance by Diddy on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." During the show, Diddy mentioned that he plans to open a business school in New York; probably in Harlem.

"I want to have an academy that's known for building leaders," they quote him as saying. "I feel that's one of the things I can have an impact on."

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As we reported on Saturday, Sean John opened a "pop up" store in Miami to take advantage of the traffic generated by the National Football league Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.

Women's Wear Daily has more on the concept, which is aimed at being environmentally friendly. The store in Miami is the first of "many sustainable, green pop-up stores" that the company will be building, according to Sean John president Dawn Robertson.

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On Twitter, Gorilla Zoe shared a link to a free download of his new mixtape, "Crack Addiction: We Run Atlanta" by DJ Bobby Black, Gucci Mane and Zoe. Below, check out the cover, track listing and an embedded player for listening to tracks from the tape.

"Crack Addiction: We Run Atlanta" by DJ Bobby Black, Gucci Mane and Gorilla Zoe

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Back in March of 2009, we shared the trailer for the "Don't Feed the Animals" movie, starring Gorilla Zoe and music from his "Don't Feed Da Animals" album.

Today, Gorilla Zoe's Twitter announced that the move had been released. You can watch it below. Warning: it contains nudity and other content not suitable for all audiences.


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Liz Davis' MySpace has a new song titled "Shack."