Brennan Williams of The Huffington Post has an interview with former Bad Boy singer Faith Evans. She was asked about the prospects of a collaboration with Diddy and whether or not it could be expected.
"Of course! I'm pretty sure that we'll definitely work together again," Evans said. "There's been a few records that I've played for Puff off of my last couple of albums, since I left Bad Boy, that he was ready to get on. But it just didn't work out in time."
Williams also asked her about the idea of signing with Bad Boy once more.
"I've seen a lot of fans say, 'You need to get back with Bad Boy,'" she said. "Now I didn't say all of that. And I'm not saying that I wouldn't [laughter]. But you know, I'm kind of happy right now with owning myself and being independent. So right now I'm pretty content with things being this way."
The FX television show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" will kick off its eighth season on October 11. Diddy will appear in a guest role during the season, according Michael O'Connell of The Hollywood Reporter. Nothing is known of the character Diddy will play or when he'll be on. Stay tuned.
According to reports by SOHH.com and Hip-Hop Wired, Machine Gun Kelly's performance at The Source's pre-BET Hip-Hop Awards party at the Microsoft Store in Atlanta ended prematurely when the rapper started jumping on tables that had expensive equipment on them.
Hip-Hop Wired's Kazeen Famuyide said that MGK was supposed to perform standing next to a DJ and took the footage below of the brief performance starting and coming to an end.
Maybach Music Group has announced The MMG Tour, headlined by Rick Ross and featuring Wale and Meek Mill with special guest, Machine Gun Kelly. Dates are in the video below. You will be able to buy tickets at mmgtour.com.
Machine Gun Kelly is planning to release a "Lace Up" yearbook. Among the contents of this book will be photos of fans with proof of their "Lace Up" album pre-order. For a chance to be included, submit your photo via his website.
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. French Montana's "Pop That" gains while Machine Gun Kelly's "Hold On (Shut Up)" appears for the first time.
The Billboard Hot 100
42. "Pop That" by French Montana (up from 44).
Hot 100 Airplay
35. "Pop That" by French Montana (a new high, up from 46).
The music video for "Stereo" by Machine Gun Kelly has been released via the rapper's official VEVO channel. The song, which features Fitts of The KickDrums, is not a new one (it was featured on his pre-Bad Boy "Lace Up" mixtape), but it will be fincluded on his upcoming "Lace Up" album. Beneath the video, check out the single artwork for the track, care of The KickDrums.
Montana scored a noteworthy hit with "Pop That" featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne, which has reached as high as #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart of the 100 most popular singles in the country regardless of genre.
The New York rapper, speaking to MTV, has revealed some additional guests that will appear on his upcoming album, "Excuse My French." Among them are M.I.A., Lana Del Ray, Wiz Khalifa and Max B.
In addition, the album will open with a "classic," "No Way Out" era intro from Diddy. According to Montana, "Excuse My French" is 95% done. Watch the interview below.
"I mean, if I was to go to New Orleans and catch a gun charge and really go through it with New Orleans, I think there might be a point in time, if I get sick and tired, and be like 'man, I hate New Orleans,' he said. "It might not mean I hate the people. Sometimes you might be like 'I hate Jamaican food,' not saying 'I hate Jamaicans.' You know what I'm saying? I think it go like that and I feel like that's why nobody really got at him yet for saying that 'cause it is a statement you can make."
Macy's has launched "What's in Store?," a series of promotional spots that share a story line and characters. So far, they have released several clips. The Diddy-featured ones are below. "Diddy Dash" is particularly funny.
During the "Watch the Throne" tour with Kanye West, Jay-Z was performing a special version of "Where I'm From," over the beat from Dirty Money's "Angels." While "Angels" sampled "Where I'm From," the beat is not the exactly the same. Jay-Z performed the song in this fashion at the recent Made in America Fest and video of that performance has been released. Watch below.
Here are Bad Boy's positions on the most recent Billboard U.S. album and single charts, released today. For the first time since it entered the Hot 100 on July 28, French Montana's "Pop That" has fallen on the chart. As a whole, the song saw a mix of gains and drops.
The Billboard Hot 100
44. "Pop That" by French Montana (down from 42).
Hot 100 Airplay
46. "Pop That" by French Montana (a new high, up from 51).
Nicki Minaj is planning to re-release her album, "Roman Reloaded: Pink Friday," adding a second disc and referring to the new package as "The Re-Up." She has been teasing her first single from the set saying that it would feature a female performer who was "pretty."
That performer is Cassie. The single hit radio today and Clear Channel's iHeartRadio has it. Astute Cassie fans may recognize Cassie's contribution from a song that previously appeared online as "Money on Love" and "Don't Lose It," a snippet of which appeared on an unofficial mixtape Cassie promoted. In February, Cassie hinted that the song might be her second single, following "King of Hearts." But, in the end, it is a collaboration with Nicki Minaj. Listen below.
French Montana told MTV News that he will follow his Hot 100 hit "Pop That" with a new single featuring Nicki Minaj. He also set a new time frame for his debut album, "Excuse My French," saying that it will be out in December.
"It's just something for the clubs. You know, especially for New York, I feel like it's big," he said. Watch the clip from the red carpet of last week's MTV Video Music Awards.
In an interview with The Boombox published last week, French Montana revealed that he and his wife of five years were in the middle of a divorce.
"Man, I couldn't do it, that's why we got separated," he said. "At first it was smooth, but then as much as people think that money changes you, it's changing them around you. A person ain't gonna treat you the same now that they think that you think you somebody."
In the latest episode of "KellyVision," Machine Gun Kelly announced that his single "Wild Boy" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame) had gone gold, signifying that 500,000 copies had been sold. Through April 1, it had sold 309,813 units.
Los has released a freestyle over Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter." You can download it for free, care of the video description of YouTube clip below, uploaded to Los' channel. You can also check out the artwork for the freestyle.
Though he is a redshirt and cannot play unless that status changes, he is able to dress for games. Last Saturday's game was his first time in uniform during a game. Diddy was on hand with Justin Combs' mnother, Misa Hylton-Brim. In the clip below, shot from the stands, Diddy reflects on the moment.
A tagged version of the song appeared online earlier this year. In August, it appeared legitimately on streaming services like Spotify, Rdio and MySpace Music, where you can listen to it now. Below, check out the single cover.
"Shot Caller (Benja Styles Remix)" by French Montana featuring Jakk Frost
"Shoulda Let You Go (Benja Styles Remix)" by Keyshia Cole featuring Ness
"Day N Nite (Benja Styles Remix)" by Kid Cudi featuring Ness
Colin Munroe has released a new mixtape, "Unsung Hero," which you can download for free. The 10 song set features two interludes with Cassie, "I'm Not Drunk" and "Not Love." Listen to both of them below.
Machine Gun Kelly's "Lace Up" is now available for pre-order on iTunes. A deluxe version and standard version can both be purchased, for $12.99 and $9.99, respectively.
The album covers feature a mosiac of fan tattoos with the Lace Up logo on top of them. Here is the track listing that is provided:
1. Save Me featuring M. Shadows and Synyster Gates
2. What I Do featuring Bun B and Dub-O
3. Wild Boy featuring Waka Flocka Flame
4. Lace Up featuring Lil' Jon
5. Stereo featuring Fitts of The Kick Drums
6. All We Have featuring Anna Yvette
7. See My Tears
8. D3mons featuring DMX
9. Edge of Destruction featuring Tech N9ne and Twista
10. Runnin' featuring Planet VI
11. Invincible featuring Ester Dean
12. On My Way
13. End of the Road featuring Blackbear
These tracks are also available on the deluxe edition:
14. Half Naked & Almost Famous
15. La La La (the Floating Song)
16. Hold On (Shut Up) featuring Young Jeezy
17. Warning Shot featuring Cassie
Occasionally, track listings and, presumably, covers posted to retail outlets end up not being final. So, that should be kept in mind.
For the sixth consecutive year, Forbes has released their Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, ranking hip-hop centric acts that have earned the most money in the previous year.
While there are always many changes to the list from year to year, Jay-Z and Diddy have been the definition of consistency. Jay-Z has earned between $34 million and $63 million each year and been ranked first four times and second once. Menawhile, Diddy has earned anywhere from $28 million to $35 million, placing second three times and third twice. While 50 Cent, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Akon, Lil' Wayne and Birdman have all appeared on the top 5, none of them have done it more than 3 times, compared to Jay-Z and Diddy both appearing in the top 5 for all 5 years.
This consistency continues in 2012. But, for the first time, Diddy is estimated to have earn more than Jay-Z, during what was a very successful year for the Roc Nation founder. Diddy earned $45 million, placing second. Jay-Z earned $38 million. Dr. Dre surges to the top of the list, at $110 million, thanks to the proceeds from the sale of a majority stake in Beats by Dr. Dre to HTC.
Earlier this year, Forbes debuted their list of the wealthiest hip-hop artists by total net worth with Diddy at the top of it, besting second place Jay-Z by $90 million.
Here are the top 5 artists on the Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, since inception:
According to the background image on Red Cafe's Twitter profile, the rapper will release "American Psycho" in October. Numerous outlets are referring to it as a mixtape, but I couldn't find an actual confirmation of this by the rapper. His upcoming debut album is titled "The Shakedown," a fact reinforced by the recently released clip below, a video for "Champagne for the Pain" which features a mix of performance footage and more.
In August, E-40 released the music video for "Function (Coast to Coast Remix)," which features Young Jeezy, Problem, Chris Brown, French Montana and Red Cafe. It was directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman of APLUSFILMZ. Watch below.