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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy and Mark Wahlberg stopped by for a chat on Extra to promote AQUAhydrate. Host Mario Lopez asked Diddy about the idea of being a judge on "The X Factor," which Lopez also hosts.

"Simon's pockets [are] kind of tight and I'm kind of expensive," he said, speaking of Simon Cowell, the show's created. "I have these six kids and these tuitions are out of control." Lopez also asked about how Diddy maintains a good relationship with ex-girlfriends like Jennifer Lopez. Watch below.


Posted in AQUAhydrate
Posted by Patrick
Diddy has released behind the scenes video from yesterday's AQUAhydrate press conference with Mark Wahlberg. Watch below.




Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
If you've been using the internet over the past few weeks, you've likely run across a "Harlem Shake" parody video, utilizing Baauer's song of the same name. The song itself isn't new, but this online phenomena is.

Of course, if you are a long term Bad Boy fan, you'll know the Harlem Shake as a dance that was notably featured in the music video for Diddy, G. Dep and Black Rob's "Let's Get It." As such, the dance has drawn criticism from Harlemites protective over their culture.

During the press conference to announce his involvement with AQUAhydrate, MTV asked the Harlem-born Diddy for his thoughts.

"It's fun, it's just a fun version," he said. "Any time when people are dancing, especially in this day and age when everybody's trying to be so cool and people are letting loose, letting off some steam, I agree with it."

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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. French Montana's "Freaks" makes it's first appearance.

Albums

Top Current Albums

171. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 175).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

31. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 32).

Top Rap Albums

18. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (unchanged).

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Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Chinx Drugz has released the trailer for the music video to "I'm a Coke Boy (Remix)" featuring Rick Ross, French Montana and Diddy. The visual was directed by Spiff TV.


Via Montana.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In an an interview with Noisecreep, Machine Gun Kelly discussed the influence metal and punk music has had on him. He also revealed a collaboration that will appear on his upcoming mixtape, "Black Flag." It's a cover of Rise Against's "Swing Life Away" with vocals from Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens.

Posted in AQUAhydrate
Posted by Patrick
For years, since at least April of 2010, Sean "Diddy" Combs has been promoting a bottled water called AQUAhydrate. Today, via press release and press conference, Mr. Combs, officially revealed a joint venture with actor Mark Wahlberg an AQUAhydrate.

Mr. Combs, Mr. Wahlberg and company CEO John Cochran, formerly the President of Fiji Water, will oversee business strategy.

"As a brand architect, I am incredibly passionate and equally committed to every aspect of the businesses that I get involved with," said Mr. Combs. "Partnering with AQUAhydrate and Mark is an incredible opportunity for me and I am looking forward to making history in the process. It's important for me to be part of something that drives me and is constantly pushing the boundaries, and thats what AQUAhydrate does. Together, we're going to take AQUAhydrate to the next level."

It is unclear how long Mr. Combs has been contractually affiliated with the brand.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Care of Nicki Minaj, here is some behind the scenes footage from the music video shoot for "Freaks" by French Montana featuring Minaj.


Via Vibe via The Urban Daily.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released "Fear" for free download care of HotNewHipHop. Listen below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
In a video posted on his Facebook page, Machine Gun Kelly has announced the initial dates for the Lace Up Tour 2013. Watch below.


Search for Machine Gun Kelly tickets on Ticketmaster.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana is featured on K.A.R.'s "You Don't Want It" alongside Fat Joe and Max B. They have released a music video, which you can watch below.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Harlem rapper Vinny Cha$e posted a photo with Diddy on Instagram that has led to speculation that the rapper has signed with Bad Boy Records. This speculation is fueled by the photo's description, which some are reading as an implication that a deal has been made.

#NEWHARLEM is born !! S/o 2 @iamdiddy for the illest move#CHEER$BADBOY2013 #WeHere #Work #Cantstop #progress #americanbusiness

The description itself is vague enough to have multiple meanings. It could simply speak to Diddy offering support to Cha$e and the work that he is doing. Until official word comes out, nothing is known. So far, neither camp has commented publicly.

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.

Albums

Top Current Albums

175. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (unchanged).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

32. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 36).

Top Rap Albums

18. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 20).

Songs

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy's Chris Latouche shot a behind the scenes feature from French Montana's "Freaks" music video shoot. Watch below.


Via Karen Civil.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has added his name to the list of those participating in the Harlem Shake meme. He does so in the clip below at radio station Power 106.


Via Montana retweet of LateNiteEnt via ViewHipHop.com.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Pusha T has released the visual for "Doesn't Matter," featuring French Montana. The song was featured on his "Wrath of Caine" mixtape, which is available for free download. Watch below.


Via Def Jam.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has shot a music video for "Thrilla in Manilla" featuring Tyga and Ace Hood. The song was featured on his "Mac & Cheese 3" mixtape.

Posted in Bad Boy
Posted by Patrick
Sean Combs has announced his support of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a non-profit aimed at empowering at-risk youth through entrepreneurship education.

"I am honored to partner with NFTE on this initiative because I am extremely proud of the work they do every day, helping over 500,000 young people reach their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs," he said via press release. "I believe all young people should be given the opportunity to be successful and to pursue their passions and NFTE gives all kids the tools they need to be the CEOs of their future."

"NFTE is so honored that Sean Combs has chosen to partner with our organization," added Amy Rosen, CEO and President of NFTE. "His life and accomplishments speak directly to the students we serve everyday in some of the most under-resourced public schools. Through Mr. Combs personal commitment and the services his various companies are performing for NFTE, this partnership will help us reach our goal of instilling the entrepreneurial mindset in one million young people over the next five years."

Mr. Combs, and the companies that he heads, will support the organization in numerous ways, including the sponsorship of events, participation in the Dare To Dream Auction where one winner will be provided with mentorship from Mr. Combs and co., and more. In addition, Blue Flame Executive Vice President Dia Simms will join the non-profit's board of directors.

"I am extremely honored to be part of an organization focused on supporting and offering youth total access to their tomorrow," said Ms. Simms. "With NFTE, education extends beyond classroom walls and into the real world, and I am proud to be part of this evolution of education."

Watch a video message from Mr. Combs below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Following his Breaking Woodie category win at last year's mtvU Woodie Awards, MGK is once again nominated in the 2013 edition. This time, it is Woodie Of The Year, a category that "honors artists that have made a permanent mark on the music scene this year." Vote now.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The music video for "Freaks" is being shot this evening. Montana and Rico Love posted a series of behind scenes photos.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The Source reports that the May 21 release date for French Montana's "Excuse My French" album is in honor of the birthday of The Notorious B.I.G.

Via Montana retweet.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
As promised, Machine Gun Kelly has revealed the title and cover for his upcoming mixtape.

NOISEY has the cover for the release, which will be titled "Black Flag."

"Black Flag" Mixtape by Machine Gun Kelly

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Earlier today, Machine Gun Kelly released a video for a new song, "Champions," which is labeled as featuring Puff Daddy because, according to the video description, they "needed Puff Daddy (not Diddy) to let the world know that EST 19XX... "We are the Champions"!'

Vibe notes that the song features the beat from the Roc-A-Fella Records' posse cut "Champions." On the record, MGK goes hard at The FADER and the visual includes a screenshot of an email allegedly sent by Matthew Schnipper, the editor-in-chief of the publication. The redacted screenshot includes this sentence: "It's difficult for me to foresee a time in which we will be featuring Machine Guy Kelly in the Fader."

An MP3 of the song will be released tomorrow. It will not be featured on the rapper's upcoming "Black Flag" mixtape.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
On Valentine's Day, will.i.am released the music video for the remix to "Scream & Shout," which features Britney Spears, Hit Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil' Wayne and Diddy. Watch below.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released "Wrong Places," produced by J. Oliver and featuring Eric Bellinger. Listen below and download for free, care of the video description and HotNewHipHop.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released the music video for "Diamonds" featuring J. Cole and Rick Ross. The song was included on his "Mac & Cheese 3" mixtape. Watch below.


Via Vibe.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana shared a photo from the video shoot for Yo Gotti's "Work," which he is featured on. Stay tuned.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released the music video for posse cut "Ocho Cinco" featuring Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly, Los and Red Cafe. Watch below.


Posted in Megan Nicole
Posted by Patrick
For her latest cover, Megan Nicole takes on Taylor Swift's "Being Again," with help from Alex Goot and The Piano Guys. Watch below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Machine Gun Kelly announced that you will find out the title of his new mixtape, and see the cover for it, on Monday, February 18.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released the trailer for his "Ocho Cinco" music video, which will feature Machine Gun Kelly, Los, Red Cafe and Diddy. At the end of the trailer, it is said that the full clip will be released on Sunday on VEVO and MTV Jams. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana will be on the cover of episode #82 of The FADER. For the cover story, Zach Baron followed him to Morroco, the country he left at the age of 13, to visit with relatives and see his father for the first time in 14 years. It's a great read.

Posted in Janelle Mone
Posted by Patrick
Following their inclusion of the singer in their "Listening is Back" campaign, Sonos has continued their alliance with Janelle Monae, inviting her and Wondaland Arts Society to recreate the feel of their Atlanta-based headquarters in an installation at Sonos Studio in Los Angeles.

The FADER sat down with the Janelle Monae and other Wondaland artists, to discuss their music, their home in Atlanta and more. Watch below.




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.

Albums

Top Current Albums

175. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 170).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

36. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 28).

Top Rap Albums

20. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 17).

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Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released "T.N.B." for free download through HotNewHipHop.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released his latest single, "Freaks" featuring Nicki Minaj. Listen below, care of the Interscope SoundCloud profile.


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.

Albums

Top Current Albums

170. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 173).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

28. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 30).

Top Rap Albums

17. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 19).

Songs

Hot 100 Recurrents

25. "Pop That" by French Montana (down from 20).

Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay

24. "Pop That" by French Montana (down from 22).

R&B/Hip-Hop Recurrent Airplay

3. "Pop That" by French Montana (unchanged).

R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs

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

Rap Airplay

13. "Pop That" by French Montana (up from 14).

Rap Digital Songs

44. "Pop That" by French Montana (down from 37).
47. "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G. (down from 38).

R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Recurrents

2. "Pop That" by French Montana (unchanged).

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Waka Flocka Flame has released a new mixtape, "Duflocka Rant 2," which you can download for free at DatPiff. It includes "Anything But Broke" featuring French Montana and Frenchie. Listen below.


Via Waka Flocka Flame.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Just when that April 16 date was looking solid, French Montana's "Excuse My French" has been moved to May 21, Bad Boy announced yesterday.

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
Diddy has announced that he'll be debuting the Spring 2013 Sean John line on Instagram tomorrow. It'll start at 10 AM ET and, if you want to see the pictures, you should follow Diddy on Instagram.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
XXL is featuring French Montana on their March/April 2013 cover. Check out their website for pictures of the solo and joint covers.

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
According to reports by Vibe and MediaPost, Sean John, Macy's and the NBA have signed a multi-year agreement that will highlight the Sean John brand during the musical performances at this year's NBA All-Star Game and during in-store Macy's events where NBA players will appear alongside fashion from Sean John.

Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Ellie Goulding, Fall Out Boy and more will perform during the All-Star Game festivities, the "Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy's."

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
In an interview with Fuse, French Montana discussed working with Diddy and Rick Ross, his future as an executive and more. One of the more interesting things that he said, in my opinion, was when he was asked if his album would be a star-studded album. In other words, why are there a lot of guest features?

Basically, he said that if people want to hear songs with just him, he has many mixtapes full of solo tracks that people can download for free. But, for his album, he just wants to make hits. Watch below.


Via Montana retweet via Iluvlola.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The music video for Flip's "Motherload", featuring French Montana, has been released. Watch below.


Via Montana retweet.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The trailer for Pusha T's "Doesn't Matter" music video has been released. The song features French Montana. Watch below.


Via Pusha T.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Like Machine Gun Kelly, label mate French Montana has recorded a guest appearance for the revived Wild 'N Out, according to Vibe. The show will air on MTV2.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Los shared a video taken during a Super Bowl party where he engaged in one of his freestyle challenges. Words are mentioned that he must then incorporate into his running verse.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los is now selling King Life merchandise, which can be purchased on the After Platinum store.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
According to DJ Kayslay, French Montana will be featured on the cover of the next issue of Straight Stuntin magazine. He posted a photo on Twitter.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
DJ Kayslay's "About That Life," featuring Fabolous, T-Pain, Rick Ross, Nelly and French Montana is now available on iTunes. A music video is coming.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Yesterday saw the release of Joe Budden's new album, "No Love Lost" (CD, MP3). It features a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa and French Montana, titled "NBA." You can listen to it for free on AOL Music.

Via HipHopDX.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has released a freestyle over Drake's "Started From the Bottom." Listen below.


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Lola Monroe and Los have released a new song, "Murder." It was produced by Bad Boy producer Rob Holladay. Listen below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has not yet announced the title of his upcoming mixtape, but he's already shooting music videos for the project, directed by Spordy19XX, he revealed on Twitter.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly told Rap-Up.com that the first single from his new mixtape will be "Peso" featuring Meek Mill and Pusha T. The song will sample Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar."

In addition, he mentioned that Wiz Khalifa will also feature on the mixtape. No release date has been announced.

Posted by Patrick
Taco Bell's Biggie-featured Super Bowl ad is now online. Titled "Grande Papi," the ad features a Spanish version of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa." Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released another visual for his "Mac & Cheese 3" mixtape. This time it is for "Sanctuary," produced by Black Metaphor. The video was directed by Eif Rivera. Watch below.


Via Montana.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Curren$y has released a new mixtape, "New Jet City. You can download it for free at DatPiff. It features "These B******" featuring French Montana. Listen below.


Via Curren$y.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has announced dates for his Excuse My French Tour, according to Vibe Magazine. Check out the dates below and visit his Facebook for ticket info.

February 26 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
February 28 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
March 1 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
March 4 New York, NY SOBs
March 5 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
March 6 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
March 8 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
March 9 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
March 12 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
March 14 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 15 Dallas, TX House of Blues
March 19 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
March 20 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
March 22 Portland, OR Peters Room
March 23 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
March 25 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
March 26 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues

Posted by Patrick
According to a press release, Taco Bell will premiere an ad during today's Super Bowl titled "Grande Papi." Promoting the new Cantina Bell Steak Burrito, the commercial will feature a Spanish version of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa." If they release it online, I'll post an update.

Via Reggie Osse.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
The Diddy-featured remix to will.i.am's "Scream & Shout" has now been released on iTunes. Branded as the "Hit Boy Remix," the song also features Britney Spears, Hit Boy, Waka Flocka Flame and Lil' Wayne. A music video is coming.