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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Complex asked Machine Gun Kelly to list his 30 favorite albums. It's a mix of rock and rap, though no Bad Boy albums made the mix.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, Machine Gun Kelly said that "Wild Boy," featuring Waka Flocka Flame, had gone gold, indicating that 500,000 units had been sold.

On September 13, the RIAA certified the single as gold, meaning that 500,000 units had been sold in the United States.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Diddy retweeted a few messages on Twitter last night indicating that Bad Boy had put on a group performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012 - specifically French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly and Diddy.

Furthermore, Melissa Ruggieri of Atlanta Music Scene reports that Diddy was brought on stage by Future when the rapper performed "Same Damn Time" (photo). Diddy was nominated for the Best Featured Verse award for his guest appearance on the song's remix.

According to a tweeted share by Machine Gun Kelly's manager, Ashleigh VeVerka, they also brought out Uncle Luke - a sample of his voice is featured on French Montana's hit, "Pop That."

The BET Hip-Hop Awards air on October 9 at 8 PM ET.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
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."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Access Hollywood talked with Diddy about Ciroc's military ambassador search, where Ciroc's fits in his business empire, growing as an actor, parenting and more. Watch the clips below.

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
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.

Via Screen Rant.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
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.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The Source's October/November Power 30 issue, with Diddy on the cover, will include the magazine's first feature on Machine Gun Kelly. You can buy it on October 9 - the release date of MGK's new album, "Lace Up."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The 2012 edition of the BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on October 9 at 8 PM ET. Diddy is nominated in the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse category for his guest spot on Future's "Same Damn Time (Remix)."

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Ciroc is looking for their first military ambassador for the brand. Diddy explains the concept in the clip below. You can apply at maxim.com/ciroc.


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. French Montana's "Pop That" hits a new high on the Hot 100.

Songs

The Billboard Hot 100

39. "Pop That" by French Montana (a new high, up from 42).

Hot 100 Airplay

30. "Pop That" by French Montana (a new high, up from 35).

Hot Digital Songs

53. "Pop That" by French Montana (down from 47).

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Machine Gun Kelly freestyles for Tim Westwood on the veteran DJs YouTube channel.


Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
Sean John has released the clip below from the recent Macy's Glamorama event where Diddy appeared and Sean John presented. Macy's CEO Terry Lungren and Sharon Stone are featured in the video.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
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.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released a visual for "9000 Watts" off of the "Coke Boys 3" mixtape. The song features Chinx Drugz, Cheeze and Charlie Rock. Watch below, care of Montana's Twitter stream.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
The October issue of GQ Magazine, with Denzel Washington on the cover, has a feature on Cassie.

Via CassieArmy.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
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.

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. French Montana's "Pop That" gains while Machine Gun Kelly's "Hold On (Shut Up)" appears for the first time.

Songs

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).

Hot Digital Songs

47. "Pop That" by French Montana (down from 41).

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Chinx Drugz has released the visual for "Buy This Game" featuring French Montana and Wale. The song was featured on his "Cocaine Riot 2" mixtape. Watch below. Warning: Adult audiences only.


Via Chinx Drugz retweet.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
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.

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
UsMagazine.com is reporting that Janelle Monae will open for Prince on September 26 when the iconic singer takes the stage for his "Welcome to Chicago" show. you can buy tickets on Live Nation.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Last week, French Montana revealed that his next single would feature Nicki Minaj.

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.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana talked to MTV News about Lil' Wayne's comments about New York. Simply put, the Young Money rapper does not like New York City.

Even so, New York-based Montana understands.

"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."


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to Bad Boy Records, French Montana will appear on MTV's RapFix Live at 4 PM ET to discuss his upcoming album, "Excuse My French." You can watch online.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Video game studio Ubisoft will release "Assassin's Creed III" on October 30. In a view TV commercial for the game, they used Diddy/Dirty Money's "Coming Home." Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Uncle Murda retweeted a link to viewhiphop.com where you can download "Money Work" featuring French Montana. Listen and download below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
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.

"Opening Credits"

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Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie has released a lyric video for "Balcony," her new single that features Young Jeezy. Watch below.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
In the clip below, Los has some fun working random words, people and phrases into a continuous freestyle.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Beats by Dr. Dre has released a new commercial that features music from Ellie Goulding as well as appearances from LeBron James, Lil' Wayne and Machine Gun Kelly. Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
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.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Nicki Minaj's "The Boys" (featuring Cassie) has been released digitally and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.com. Check out the single cover below.

"The Boys" by Nicki Minaj featuring Cassie (Single Cover)

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. 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.

Songs

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).

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Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
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.


Via CassieArmy.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
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.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
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."

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Earlier this month, Big Sean released a new mixtape, "Detroit," for free download. The set includes "Mula," which features French Montana.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
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.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
According to a report by DJ Booth that was shared by Bad Boy, Cassie will release both a music video for "Balcony" (featuring Young Jeezy) and her new mixtape "Rock a Bye Baby" later this month.

"Balcony" was released digitally today and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Fat Joe's upcoming single "Yellow Tape" will feature Lil' Wayne and French Montana. A music video has been shot, with director Eif Rivera posting a photo from the set.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
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.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe has released a Jeezy-less visual for "Champagne for the Pain." Watch below.


Via Rap Radar.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The college football season is underway and the UCLA Bruins got off to a great start, pulling off an upset of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Last year, Diddy's son Justin Combs decided to attend UCLA on a football scholarship, after receiving offers from multiple universities.

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.


Via XXL.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly will be streaming a "secret" party and performance tonight on his Pheed channel. The show starts at 9 PM ET.

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 yesterday. French Montana's "Pop That" gains once again on the big board.

Albums

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums

20. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (up from 24).

Songs

The Billboard Hot 100

42. "Pop That" by French Montana (a new high, up from 48).

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Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
On September 11, Cassie will digitally release "Balcony," featuring Young Jeezy, according to a product listing on Amazon.com.

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.

"Balcony" by Cassie featuring Young Jeezy (Single Cover)

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Benja Styles has released "Beyond the Remix," a new free mixtape that features French Montana and Ness. Here are the songs in question:

"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

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
MTV News reports that Diddy was among the many on hand to mourn the loss of Chris Lighty at his funeral on Wednesday.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
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.




Via CassieArmy.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
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.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
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:

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Posted in Megan Nicole
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with What's Trending, Megan Nicole touched briefly on a number of topics: signing with Bad Boy, Diddy, what her upcoming debut album will be like, the prospects of a U.S. tour this fall and more. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
XXL has the cover art for French Montana's upcoming mixtape, "Mac & Cheese 3." You can check it out below. No release date has been announced.

20120905-mac-_-cheese-3-by-french-montana-cover.jpg

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Lola Monroe has released a new track, "Don't Wake Me," which was produced by Bad Boy producer Rob Holladay. Download it for free.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Metaphor has released "Stacks to the Ceiling," which features Los and Lil' Chuckee. You can download it for free on Last.fm.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
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.


Via TheMixtapeHustle.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
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.


Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
"Champagne for the Pain," Red Cafe's collaboration with Young Jeezy that was originally teased in August, was released by TheMixtapeHustle.com last month. Check out the single cover, listen and download below.

"Champagne for the Pain" by Red Cafe featuring Young Jeezy

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