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Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Check out the clip below for some behind the scenes at the Fabolous video shoot for "You Be Killin Em" from IndustryMuscle.com. Fabolous isn't in the clip, as it mainly follows Ciroc National Director of Promotions Nick Storm. Presumably, Ciroc is sponsoring the video in some way.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following last night's premiere on E!, here is a higher quality version of the music video, care of Diddy's Twitter profile. It was directed by Rich Lee.


Posted in Dawn Richard
Posted by Patrick
Dawn Richard is featured in the new music video for Keri Hilson's "The Way You Love Me." The clip also features former Bad Boy artist Faith Evans, in addition to Rick Ross, Columbus Short, Lloyd, JoJo and Polow Da Don. It marks the directorial debut of frequent Bad Boy artist choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson. Below the music video, check out some behind the scenes footage from HIPHOLLYWOOD.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
This evening on "E! News," the new music video for Dirty Money's "Coming Home" was premiered. You can watch it below, in addition to a behind the scenes feature.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Diddy chats with E! Online about the Dirty Money and "Last Train to Paris" project. He revealed that he'll be working with E! to promote the album, including some hosting and performance opportunities. He spoke briefly about the creation of the group's latest single, "Coming Home."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following a pair of snippets, you can now download "A** on the Floor" by Dirty Money featuring Swizz Beatz.

The record was posted online as part of Swizz Beatz's "Monster Mondays," where he posts a new track up for download every Monday. You can download it at basquiatmusic.com. Only a dirty version is provided.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
AceShowBiz reports that Janelle Monae was honored with the Centric Award at the 2010 Soul Train Awards. She had also been nominated in the "Best Dance Performance" category for "Tightrope."

Posted in Liz Davis
Posted by Patrick
On Facebook, in October, Liz Davis revealed that she was "about to sign the dotted line with my new MAJOR LABEL in Nashville this month."

That picture became a little clearer earlier this month when she tweeted the following:

To have the amazing opportunity to be on the same label as [Reba McEntire] is a dream come true! She's the reason I'm in the business!

McEntire is signed to The Valory Music Co., also home to Jewel, the sister label of Big Machine Records. Both companies are based in Nashville.

Later, Davis tweeted again regarding Diddy's involvement in her project. "Diddy gave me a start with "Starmaker," she wrote. "And now thanks to him, I am able to re-sign with a top label in Nashville!"

It is unclear if this is through some sort of joint venture with Bad Boy or if she will maintain any sort of affiliation with the label. Reached via Twitter, Davis said that she was unable to confirm any details.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to the director of the clip, Spiff TV, the music video for "Another One" by the Bugatti Boyz, will premiere tomorrow on WSHH. Check out the trailer below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
The Associated Press reports that Janelle Monae will be participating in "Digital Life Sacrifice," a new campaign from Keep a Child Alive, a charity co-founded by Alicia Keys.

Participants in the campaign will log off of Twitter on Wednesday and will return when $1 million in donations is reached. They have also recorded a "last tweet and testament" video and will be featured in ads where they are in coffins, signifying their "digital death."

Donations will benefit families dealing with HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. The charity aims to paint a contrast between the attention given to the death of one celebrity and the attention given to a much larger number of deaths at the hands of the disease.

In addition to Monae, Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Elijah Wood, Serena Williams and Swizz Beatz will also be participating.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the latest Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. i SQUARE "Hey Sexy Lady" on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and Dirty Money's "Loving You No More," gains on most of the charts it was previously included on.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

65. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (down from 61).

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

30. "Loving You No More" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 34).

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Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Below, check out a new solo record from Willie Taylor of Day26, titled "Life Saver."


Posted in i SQUARE
Posted by Patrick
On i SQUARE's MySpace profile, you can check out the group's "Sonic Square-rogance" playlist, which includes "a few of [their] favirte songs and artists that inspire who [they] are in [their] creative lives right now." The list, which was featured by MySpace, includes Michael Jackson, Prince, Robyn, Kid Cudi and La Roux, among others.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to a tweet from Diddy, a free, downloadable preview of Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" will be released on Thanksgiving, November 25 at 11 AM (presumably, Eastern Time).

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris" is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. But, more interesting is that a deluxe edition is available for pre-order (clean version), too. No mention of a potential difference is listed on the product page, except that the deluxe edition is listed as having 2 discs while the standard version has only 1.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Just days ago, we learned that Wiz Khalifa might contribute to Dirty Money's "Last Train to Paris."

This has now confirmed on Twitter by Capricorn Clark, Global Brand & Viral Marketing Director for Sean Combs/Bad Boy.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Diddy performs his third verse from Dirty Money's "Coming Home" acapella. It appears to have been shot from the set of the song's music video.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Check out the clip below for a quick red carpet interview of Dirty Money during the 2010 American Music Awards. Pretty standard.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, it was revealed that Red Cafe would release a free album on November 23, titled "Above the Clouds." Today came and went without a release. No word on if it has been pushed back.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to a tweet from E! personality Ben Lyons, that was retweeted by Diddy, the music video for Dirty Money's "Coming Home" will premiere on "E! News" on November 29. The show airs at 7 PM and 11:30 PM ET.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In October, a snippet of Dirty Money's "A** on the Floor" was included in a video released by on Diddy's YouTube channel. A new video has been released featuring a longer snippet.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
On November 17, Janelle Monae appeared on Fuse's "Lay it Down with Cee Lo Green." Below, check out a trio of behind the scenes clips. Following those, there are three clips from the show.



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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Following their performance of the record on the American Music Awards, Dirty Money's "Coming Home" is now available for digital purchase on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Cool note for the fans into such details (like me): the version for purchase is actually different from the version that was previously released online (and can be heard in our audio player.

Most noticeable is the fact that Diddy's verses were completely re-recorded. It is possible that this is the clean mix because it is devoid of the profanity evident in the original mix. Some small portions of the production (the instrumental) have been changed, as well, such as the addition of an arrangement at the 2:25 mark.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Some quick notes on Dirty Money's performance of "Coming Home" on the American Music Awards tonight.

Skylar Grey was not on stage, but her voice was played during the chorus. Dawn Richard performed live vocals along with it and in places where it was not played (such as the introduction) and led the way vocally, followed by Kalenna. Diddy performed his verses live. I liked it.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
According to a message posted by Diamond Supply Co. on Twitter, they will be selling a special yellow diamond edition of one of the Cassie Ventura x Estevan Oriol collection t-shirts, in honor of the success of Wiz Khalifa's single, "Black and Yellow."

The shirt will be available in both white and black, limited to 200 pieces each. It should be available on diamondsupplyco.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Dirty Money (Diddy and Dawn Richard, specifically) are on the set of the music video for "Coming Home," the latest single from Dirty Money. The most noteworthy part of the video is a potential hint at the visuals for the video.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In April, Billboard reported that Diddy and James Cruz would take on a management role with both Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj.

Following that, Diddy came out and said he could confirm nothing. But, he went further than that, referring to Billboard's report as "rumors," and painting the author of it, and everyone who subsequently discussed it, as as a busybody.

Just nine days later, Diddy confirmed that he had taken on a brand management role in Ross' career.

When I opened Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" album and saw that Diddy was credited as "management," a thought flashed through my mind: this is how we'll "officially" find out about Diddy's management deal with Nicki Minaj. The credits for her album.

Sure enough, Rap Radar's Elliott Wilson tweeted that the credits for Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" include this: "Mgmt: Sean "Diddy" Combs and James Cruz."

So, there you have it. Finally, officially confirmed. It's unclear as to why that had to be so hard. I don't know why Billboard's integrity had to be put in a negative light or those interested in the story had to be spoken down to. That said, congrats to Diddy and Cruz for landing such a high profile client.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Halloween, I reported that Dirty Money would perform at the American Music Awards. Diddy has revealed that they will be performing "Coming Home." A music video for the record is coming soon.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy announced on Twitter that Dirty Money would be performing on "Saturday Night Live" on December 4. Robert De Niro will be hosting the episode. The show airs on NBC at 11:30 PM ET.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the latest Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. i SQUARE picks up their first Billboard chart mention with the "Hot Shot Debut" of "Hey Sexy Lady" on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

61. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (down from 54).

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

34. "Loving You No More" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 36).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

34. "Loving You No More" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 36).

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Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Pill retweeted a message by OnSMASH that included a free download link to "Gotta Have It" featuring Gucci Mane, All Star and Gorilla Zoe. It was produced by Play-N-Skillz. Listen below.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to Capricorn Clark on Twitter, the music video for Dirty Money's "Coming Home" is in the process of being shot. Stay tuned.

Posted in Jeremy Greene
Posted by Patrick
Jeremy Greene's Facebook page shared a free download link at coeus collected music for a new record, "Dream Alone."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, I mentioned that Usher was shooting a music video for "Lookin for Love," which features Diddy. If the video below is any indication, Dirty Money is featured in the video, as well.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In a recent interview with Funkmaster Flex on HOT 97, rapper Wiz Khalifa was asked if he planned on working with Diddy in the future. Flex specifically referenced Diddy's appearance in October at one of Khalifa's shows.

"Yeah, for sure," Khalifa said. "Diddy is a dude that I look up to in the industry. Business wise and as far as moves that he's made and just building a legacy. I actually did some work for his album already. Recorded some verses and stuff like that, just to throw it out there."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In October, I reported that Diddy would be featured on "Looking for Love," an upcoming Usher song produced by JLack. You can listen to the song on XXLMag.com.

Diddy revealed on Twitter that the music video for the record was being shot today.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Back in October, I reported that Nelly's new album "5.0" would include a Dirty Money-featured bonus track titled "Kissin You."

The final, album cut appears to be titled "k.I.s.s." and it features Dawn Richard and Kalenna (presumably, she isn't as discernible as Richard on the cut) of Dirty Money alongside rapper Murphy Lee.

It is noteworthy because it interpolates a portion of "Kissin' You," a single from former Bad Boy R&B group Total's 1995 self-titled debut. And that is the portion that is sung my Dirty Money. Pretty cool throwback. You can listen to it below.

Find more artists like Nelly at Myspace Music


The track is included on the deluxe edition of the album, which can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.

Disclosure: The two links to Amazon.com in this post will be turned into affiliate links, meaning I will receive a small percentage of any sales generated through them.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Advertising Age has named Ciroc as one of "America's Hottest Brands", led by Diddy's influence since joining the company in 2007.

For the year that ended on October 3, SymphonyIRI reported that sales of Ciroc rose 41% ($6.8 million). Their data does not include Walmart, club and liquor stores or bars and restaurants. According to the write-up, Ciroc-parent Diageo indicated that the vodka line has grown 552% from 2007 to 2010.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Update: Diddy confirmed that this is a trailer for the music video for "Another One."

The video below was posted on Diddy's YouTube channel. It might be a trailer or preview of the upcoming Bugatti Boyz video "Another One." But, since it doesn't come out and say it, in either the video, title or description, I don't want to say for sure.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In October, a Vibe interview with "Another One" producer Lil' Lody indicated that a collaborative album would be coming for the Bugatti Boyz, a duo consisting of Diddy and Rick Ross.

In the video below, released today, Diddy confirmed that an EP album will be coming and said that he would be writing half of his own verses on the album, and that he would let Ross write the other half. Some studio footage is also included.


Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Back in September, Block Entertainment's Twitter revealed that Gorilla Zoe's newest album, "King Kong," would hit stores in October.

Now, obviously, October came and went. Today, the Block Entertainment Twitter announced that the album is now scheduled for a spring 2011 release.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Willie Taylor of Day26 retweeted a tweet by HDMixtapes.com promoting a free download of "Pose 4 Me," a new solo record from Taylor.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Willie Taylor revealed that he is working on a follow up to his "Sextape" mixtape, which was released in February.

He mentioned that he plans to "Sextape Pt. 2: Let's Do it Again" in early 2011 and that it will feature "Soakin Wet," a track that he put out in September.

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Care of Willie Taylor's Twitter, here is a free download for "Baddest Chick" by Miracle featuring Taylor. You can listen below.


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

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

54. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (down from 48).

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

36. "Loving You No More" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 37).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay

36. "Loving You No More" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 37).

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Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe will be featured on Cassidy's November 16 release, "C.A.S.H." The song is called "Ahh S***" and the album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
According to the YouTube video description for the "Money, Money, Money" music video, Red Cafe will release a free album on November 23, titled "Above the Clouds."

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Shot in October, the music video for Red Cafe's "Money, Money, Money" has been released. The record features Diddy and Fabolous and the video features a cameo from Rick Ross. Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy posted a retweet of David Amaya sharing the single cover for the new Dirty Money single "Coming Home." Check it out below.

Single Cover: "Coming Home" by Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
M.I.G's Twitter links to a free download of "I Got It" on OnSMASH. It was produced by Shatek. The record features Red Cafe and a music video has been shot, directed by Puma. You can check out the trailer and a behind the scenes clip below.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy is featured in "Bring Your A Game," a documentary produced in 2009 that you can watch below. Here is the description for the film, from SnagFilms:

To generate a national conversation on the plight of Black men and boys, the Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) has partnered with actorĖdirector Mario Van Peebles and producer Karen Williams to create BRING YOUR A GAME ó a groundbreaking documentary film that, in Van Peeblesí words, ďsheds light on the resilience and influence of Black males.Ē BRING YOUR A GAME is a film that will use screenings accompanied by community discussions as a catalyst to transform the lives of urban youth. Using a cinematic style influenced by popular culture and employing innovative technologies, the film details strategies that have improved the lives of Black men and boys. It underscores how essential educational achievement and high school graduation are to survival and success in todayís world.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
The new music video for Rick Ross' "MC Hammer," featuring Gucci Mane, has been released and Diddy is featured throughout. Red Cafe appears briefly in the clip and Ciroc is featured, as well. For a substantial portion of the video, Ross wears what appears to be a Dirty Money varsity jacket.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Here is the brand new music video for Dirty Money's "Hello Good Morning (Grime Mix)" featuring Skepta. It has a nice dark feel. Unfortunately, the edit seems a little rough. But, it's an enjoyable clip.


Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
David Harraway posted a free download link for a new Aasim track: "Funny" featuring Iyanna Dean.

Thanks Theo for the tip.

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

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

48. "The ArchAndroid: Suites II and III" by Janelle Monae (up from 49).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

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

Singles

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

37. "Loving You No More" by Dirty Money (a new high, up from 42).

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Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Red Cafe revealed that he had been arrested in Canada. He linked to a video on D@X GLOBAL TV, which you can watch below.

It indicates that he was arrested on the way to a show. Red Cafe is not seen in the clip. It includes a conversation allegedly recorded with a police officer, without the officer's knowledge. The voice in the clip says that Red Cafe's party may have said something at the border crossing that was later proven to be untrue. In general, details are scarce.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Toward the end of October, I wrote about Janelle Monae's involvement in Levi's Shape What's to Come online community.

On their website, you can download a free track titled "The Shape of Things to Come." You need to register an account on the site and login in order to see the download link in their goodies section.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Below, check out some behind the scenes from the music video shoot for Red Cafe's "Money, Money, Money" featuring Diddy and Fabolous. The video features cameos from Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, Grafh, Lore'L, Raekwon, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
A new record from Twista, "Back to the Basics," has appeared online. It features a short intro from Diddy at the start of the record. It will be featured on the rapper's new album, "The Perfect Storm," set for a November 9 release. Pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Diddy's Facebook fan page, a behind the scenes video has been posted, taking a look at the making of the "Coming Home" featured promo that aired before game 4 of the World Series.

Posted in Aasim
Posted by Patrick
David Harraway shared a free download to a Aasim verse over Dirty Money's "Love Come Down".

Posted in Day26
Posted by Patrick
Care of her manager, here is a free download of "Don't Go" by Shawna Pat featuring Brian Angel of Day26.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Speaking to Power 92.1, Lloyd talked about the state of stardom and how it is making everyone a star and everyone a hater. He touches on people who criticize Diddy, labeling him "one of our last heroes." Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
In our audio player, you can listen to the full version of Dirty Money's "Coming Home," a snippet of which was premiered before game 4 of the World Series on FOX.

The record was produced by Alex Da Kid and Jay-Z and features singer Skylar Grey.

I'm really enjoying this record. Grey makes for a nice guest spot and Diddy's verses, which were written or co-written by Jay-Z, are inspired.

Posted in i SQUARE
Posted by Patrick
Clevver TV has an interview with i SQUARE, which you can watch below. They chat about "Hey Sexy Lady," their recording process and more.


Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Block Entertainment has released a new record by Russell "Block" Spencer featuring Reese, Gorilla Zoe and Jody Breeze. It's called "Big Shot" and you can download the clean and dirty versions for free.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
Care of the Block Entertainment Twitter, here is a new one from Gorilla Zoe: "What's Going On."

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released "Certified," produced by Big Dev and featuring a very heavy sample of 80s hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds. It is best known for it's inclusion in the film "The Breakfast Club." You can download clean and dirty versions for free.

Posted in Gorilla Zoe
Posted by Patrick
According to the Block Entertainment Twitter, Gorilla Zoe will release a third "I Am Atlanta" mixtape. No release date was provided.