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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly has released the music video for "Skate Cans," which stars skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. The song will be featured on the rapper's upcoming mixtape, "Black Flag."


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Forbes has updated their The Forbes Five list of the 5 wealthiest artists in hip-hop. It is a list they debuted last year with Diddy at #1, possessing an estimated wealth of $550 million.

On this year's edition, his estimated wealth has grown by $30 million to $580 million. According to Zack O'Malley Greenburg it is once again his stake in Ciroc that is paying the most dividends. The same 5 artists make up the top 5 in the exact same number, even though the amounts have remained the same. Here is the full list:

1. Sean "Diddy" Combs, $580 million (up from $550 million)
2. Shawn "Jay-Z" Cartner, $475 million (up from $460 million)
3. Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, $350 million (up from $260 million)
4. Bryan "Birdman" Williams, $150 million (up from $125 million)
5. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, $125 million (up from $110 million)

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Joe Budden has released the music video for "NBA," which features Wiz Khalifa and French Montana. It was directed by Eif Rivera. Watch below. The song is on Budden's "No Love Lost."


Posted by Patrick
R.A. the Rugged Man appeared on The Combat Jack Show, hosted by Reggie Ossť (also known as Combat Jack). Listen below. The story starts at 1:22:14.


Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie has released a trailer for the music video to "Numb." The song features Rick Ross and the music video will be directed by Alex Nazari. Watch below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly spoke with ESPN about his association with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a new music video he has with Ryan Sheckler, tied to his upcoming mixtape, "Black Flag."

Posted in Enyce
Posted by Patrick
ENYCE has posted their Spring/Summer 2013 photo shoot on their Facebook page. The line is available at Sears.

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" gains across the board and debuts on the Hot 100 at #77.

Albums

The Billboard 200

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

Top Current Albums

184. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 165).

Top Catalog Albums

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

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montan announced on Twitter that "Hey My Guy," a song featuring Max B, will be included on his upcoming album, "Excuse My French."

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
With the release date set for April 11, the trailer for Cassie's "Rock a Bye Baby" mixtape has been released. Watch it below.


Via Bad Boy Records.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Curren$y has released the music video for "These B******." It was directed by CJ Wallis. The song features French Montana. Watch below.


Via Curren$y.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Yo Gotti has released the trailer for the music video to "Work," which features French Montana. Watch below.


Via Yo Gotti.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released the visual for "Thrilla N Manila" featuring Tyga. The song was included on Montana's "Mac & Cheese 3" mixtape. Watch below.


Via Montana retweet.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has announced the release date for his upcoming "Becoming King" mixtape. It'll be available on April 25 on DatPiff.com.

Via After Platinum.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Producer and frequent French Montana collaborator Harry Fraud has released "Adrift," a new mixtape you can download for free on DatPiff.com. It features tracks with Montana and Diddy, all produced by Fraud. These tracks include:

3. Lay Low by Prodigy featuring French Montana
9. Wake Up by Trae Tha Truth featuring French Montana
15. Garbage Bag Money Freestyle by French Montana
17. I'm a Coke Boy (Remix) by Chinx Drugz featuring Rick Ross, Diddy and French Montana

Via Fraud.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released the intro for his upcoming "Becoming King" mixtape. You can download it for free care of HotNewHipHop.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Though I just published an article about the new "B**** I'm From Cleveland 3" mixtape from DJ E-V, I wanted to specifically mention that "Champions" (featuring Puff Daddy) is now available for download care of the release, for those who were looking forward to it (like me).

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
DJ E-V has released "B**** I'm From Cleveland" for free download. The 33 track mixtape features 6 tracks with Machine Gun Kelly. In order, they are:

2. Puttin' On by Ray Jr. featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Slim Gudz (produced by Pyrexxz)
4. BIFC by Young Shank featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Drama (Produecd by Peso)
5. Ratchet by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Ray Jr., E-V, Tezo, Dub-O, JP and Pooh Gutta (Produced by JP Did This 1)
10. 100 by Ray Cash and Machine Gun Kelly
30. Fast Money by CJ featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Geno and Kris Friday
32. Champions by Machine Gun Kelly featuring Puff Daddy

Listen and download below.

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Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
If you missed last night's 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards, co-hosted by Machine Gun Kelly, don't worry because they are available online. They also released some bonus footage of MGK's acceptance speech for winning Woodie of the Year. Watch below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Ray Jr. has released the music video for "Puttin On" featuring Machine Gun Kelly and Slim Gudz. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Last night at The FADER FORT at the South by Southwest Music festival, French Montana performed a set and brought out Macklemore and Diddy. In the clips below, you can watch Macklemore perform "Thrift Shop" and Montana perform "Stay Schemin" as Diddy exits.




Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
For his Atlanta stop on the Excuse My French Tour, French Montana brought out 2 Chainz, Wale, Black Rob and more. Check out Montana's tour diary below and previously posted footage of the Black Rob performance.


Via Montana retweet.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
TMZ is reporting that Mizay Entertainment and Debra Antney are suing French Montana, alleging that the rapper negotiated concert deals in breach of their exclusive management contract. Montana signed with Mizay back in 2010.

Via XXL.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Gucci Mane has released "Trap Back 2," a free mixtape that you can download from DatPiff.com. One of the songs included is "Done With Her," a collaboration with French Montana that was produced by Zaytoven.

Via DJ Holiday (the DJ on the mixtape) and Gucci Mane retweet.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released a trailer for his upcoming mixtape, "Becoming King." In addition to previously announced guests, the trailer also mentions Cassie. Watch below.


Posted by Patrick
Back in the fall of 2010, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake performed "History of Rap," a medley of rap hits. They included "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G.

Timberlake was on Fallon's show all this week and they released the fourth installment of the series. It included Biggie's "Hypnotize." Watch below (at the 3:50 mark).


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
The 2013 edition of the mtvU Woodie Awards are happening right now, though they won't be aired until Sunday. Machine Gun Kelly is co-hosting the show, in addition to being nominated for Woodie of the Year.

The results are in and MGK won, according to one of his managers, Ashleigh VeVerka. Congrats.

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 a lot of noise and Biggie's "Greatest Hits" is now #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums chart for the first time.

Albums

The Billboard 200

111. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (down from 80).

Top Current Albums

165. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 150).

Top Catalog Albums

9. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (down from 8)

» Read More


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana's Excuse My French Tour was in Atlanta last night and he brought out a few guests. Among them: former Bad Boy artist Black Rob, who Montana brought on stage to perform "Whoa." Watch below.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly is taking over the Beats by Dr. Dre Instagram feed today.

Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
It was on this day 7 years ago that I launched Bad Boy Blog. I wanted to create a publication that fans could trust, that would cover both the good and bad of Bad Boy.

In honor of this milestone, I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported this outlet. Everyone who subscribes via RSS, Twitter, Facebook or elsewhere. Anyone who has ever provided me with a kind word. It means a lot to me. Thank you for your support and kindness.

Sincerely,

Patrick

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Mac Miller and Vince Staples have created a new game: "I Heard Diddy." You can watch them play in the video below, a bonus clip from the latest episode Mac Miller & The Most Dope Family. The game plays off of Diddy's longevity in entertainment with the players making up highly suspect facts as they go. Examples:

"Diddy was friends with Walt Disney"
"I heard Diddy was Bruce Lee's first agent"
"Diddy grades all the SATs and they tell you it's a machine, but it's really just Diddy with a red pen"


Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Congratulations to Lola Monroe and Los who, as of last night, are new parents. Monroe gave birth to a son.

Via Rap Radar via Rap-Up.com.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie mentioned on Twitter that she and Rick Ross had shot a music video for "Numb." On Instagram, she included the #rockabyebaby hashtag three times, seemingly to indicate this will be a song on that release.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Meek Mill and Young Chop both revealed on Twitter that they have collaborated with Cassie for her upcoming "Rock A Bye Baby" mixtape, which will be released on April 11.

Young Chop recently announced that he had produced a song for Cassie featuring 2 Chainz.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Young Chop and Yung Berg have both tweeted about collaborating with Cassie on a new song that will feature 2 Chainz. In one tweet, Yung Berg calls it "Body Bag," but in other messages and a Fake Shore Drive article he tweeted, the title "Turn Up" is used.

It sounds like this may be featured on Rock A Bye Baby.

Via Cassie-Ventura.com.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Alicia Adejobi of Entertainmentwise wrote last week that it appeared that Myla Sinanaj, best known for being linked to Kris Humphries, had signed to Bad Boy Records.

This was based on two pictures posted on Twitter where she said that she was working at Daddy's House followed by an ambiguous "nobody fresher than my clique #BadBoy" tweet.

Though Daddy's House is Bad Boy's recording studio, plenty of non-Bad Boy artists visit and work within it. At any rate, just to be safe, I reached out to Bad Boy's marketing department and they confirmed that Sinanaj is not signed and that she was just visiting Daddy's House while another client was in the studio working.

Posted in Cassie
Posted by Patrick
Cassie has announced that her "Rock A Bye Baby" mixtape will be released on April 11. The first mention of the project was in September and it is said to feature Rick Ross, Pusha T, label mate French Montana, Jeremih and more.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana appeared alongside Drita D'Avanzo on Friday night's episode of The Jenny McCarthy Show. D'Avanzo, star of the TV show Mob Wives, appeared in Montana's "Everything's a Go" music video and, in turn, Montana has appeared on her show.

Below, check out some of the highlights from the episode, released by VH1.

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Posted by Patrick
Rest in peace.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
In honor of the 16th anniversary of the passing of The Notorious B.I.G., Tim Westwood has released footage of the late rapper and Diddy, then under the stage name Puff Daddy, performing in London. They work through portions of "Who Shot Ya," Warning," "Gimme the Loot" and "Juicy." The performance was at a party to celebrate Westwood joining Radio 1.


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

The Billboard 200

80. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (re-entry).

Top Current Albums

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

Top Catalog Albums

8. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (a new high, re-entry)

» Read More


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Already nominated for Woodie of the Year, Machine Gun Kelly has also pulled hosting duties, as he will co-host the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards with Tegan and Sara. The event is March 14 at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has premiered his Eif Rivera-directed visual for "Freaks" featuring Nicki Minaj. Watch below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana will stop by BET's 106 & Park today to premiere the new music video for "Freaks." He'll also be on tomorrow's episode of The Jenny McCarthy Show, according to the host.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana is featured on "Don't Make Me Do It," off of the upcoming Funkmaster Flex mixtape, "Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?" Listen below, care of Funkmaster Flex.


Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
Last month, Vinny Cha$e posted a photo with Diddy with an ambiguous description, leading some to speculate that he had signed to Bad Boy.

At the time, I did what I could to calm that speculation, explaining that the description itself was vague enough to have multiple meanings. It could simply speak to Diddy offering support to Cha$e and the work that he is doing.

Sure enough, Cha$e has confirmed to XXL that he has inked a deal with Epic Records.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly is the cover story for the winter issue of YRB Magazine. Print copies appear to be available, but the easiest way to purchase a copy is through their Apple app.

Thanks Memoirs of a Rager ô for the tip.

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
Women's Wear Daily reports that Sean John has hired two new executives: Vincent Panzanella as vice president of marketing and Dean Arcuri as vice president of creative direction.

Panzanella previously worked as Tommy Hilfiger's senior director of marketing, while Arcuri was marketing director at Ralph Lauren.

"I'm excited to have both Vincent and Dean as part of our new team," said Sean John president Jeff Tweedy via press release (below). "I'm confident they will both play critical roles as we continue Sean John's growth and work to energize the brand through dynamic new marketing initiatives and the creation of a strong visual identity in the media, at retail and online."

» Read More


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy made an appearance on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and much of the conversation focused on parenting and on Diddy's first father/daughter dance with his twins, D'Lila and Jessie. At the end, Mark Wahlberg came out with some bottles of AQUAhydrate. Watch below.






Posted in AQUAhydrate
Posted by Patrick
Last week's launch of AQUAhydrate or, at least, the launch of Diddy's official involvement, was the "biggest water launch in history," according to the brand.

This claim was made via press release (below), though they didn't cite what the previous biggest launch, or the record they had broken, was. AQUAhydrate says that they received 2 billion media impressions from the press coverage that was generated.

"We are here to make an impact and show the world we are serious about AQUAhydrate," says Diddy. "When I commit to something, I put everything I have behind it. Mark and I are very passionate about AQUAhydrate and the balance it brings to our lives. Mark my words, we will be number one and I challenge anyone to find a better product!"

» Read More


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana stopped by POWER 105.1 FM's The Breakfast Club for an interview, which you can watch below. One of the topics they discussed was the issues between him and 50 Cent.

"I don't play both sides of the fence," he said. "Rozay is my brother. And that's what it is. I've got no problem with homie. But if my man got a problem with you, I've got to stay away from you. It's plain and simple. I'm not gonna fake the funk. That's my dog and that's what it is. Home team."

He also revealed that his next single, after "Freaks," will be a solo track titled "I Ain't Worried About Nothing." He said it should be out in a few weeks.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana, prior to becoming a well known rapper, was perhaps most commonly known for producing DVDs, where he featured himself and other artists. The DVDs are still rolling as Montana has announced that the fifteenth DVD in his "Cocaine City" series will be executive produced by Diddy and Rick Ross. No release date has been announced.

Posted in Megan Nicole
Posted by Patrick
Megan Nicole has covered Rihanna's "Stay With Me." You can buy it on iTunes. Watch her visual for the track below.


Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
Sean John has released the clip below, a 1:15 preview of the brand's spring/summer 2013 line.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
MTV News is currently running through the eighth edition of their "Hottest MCs in the Game" list. French Montana was in contention for the #10 slot on the list of 10, alongside Pusha T and Meek Mill. In the end, the judging panel decided to go with Meek Mill. Watch below. Also, farther down, check out a quick video of MTV asking people for their picks, including Machine Gun Kelly and Montana.




Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
During his stop in Philadelphia for the Excuse My French Tour, French Montana brought out Meek Mill for a few songs, including "Ima Boss," "Believe It" and more. Meek Mill also brought AR-AB to the stage for "Goons Gone Wild." HipHopSince1987 has footage. Watch below.




Via Montana retweet via XXL.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released a video chronicling day 1 of his Excuse My French tour. It shows him hanging out with other artists and performing. Toward the end of the clip, Montana and Wale connect with Doug E. Fresh and Fresh mentions that he hasn't heard "Freaks." The new Montana single features a sample from Lil Vicious' "Freaks" which featured Fresh. Montana then plays the song for him. The exchange starts at the 4:32 mark. Watch below.


Via Montana retweet.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On March 1, French Montana commented on Twitter regarding the shooting that occurred in Philadelphia outside his tour bus following a performance on his Excuse My French tour. The incident left one man dead.

"My bus was located in the vicinity of the incident that took place last night in Philadelphia," he wrote. "I had a peaceful concert and was not involved. My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the families of the victims, as well as all of those who were affected."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Toward the end of February, Machine Gun Kelly mentioned that he was recording some vocals for Steve Aoki. Aoki tweeted that whatever MGK has produced thus far is "sick." Stay tuned.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight on ABC at 11:35 PM ET.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released a lyrics video for his single "Freaks" featuring Nicki Minaj. Watch below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Felix da Housecat has a new EP dropping soon and, in an interview with Vibe, he credited Diddy for helping to spread his audience to a wider audience.

"I was one of the first black cats to be doing it crossover," he said. "And you know what's so funny, I think it was Puffy who brought my sounds to the black folks. Knowing him over the years, I looked to him as my big brother, and whenever I would be at his house or in his studio, he would tell every hip-hop or R&B artist, 'you don't know who Felix da Housecat is? Yo, you need to get with.' So he pretty much had my back with my black folks."

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
According to Diddy on Twitter, he will be appearing on today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Check local listings. This will be the full interview that the drinking game and wetting the bed clips were released from.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana's Excuse My French Tour played it's second show last night in Philadelphia. Following the show, fans followed Montana's tour bus back to the hotel where he and his group are staying. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, the rapper was hanging out with the fans in front of his tour bus when a drive-by shooting occurred.

One man was murdered in the shooting. Another was shot in the shoulder and is in stable condition. There are no suspects. Investigators told NBC 10 that someone in Montana's tour bus returned fire.

Montana and the other members of his party are cooperation with investigators, according to police. They are among 25 people that were questioned following the incident.


Via Reggie Osse retweet via XXL.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy Records is now offering a free download of French Montana's new single, "Freaks," featuring Nicki Minaj. You can pick it up care of their SoundCloud profile below.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Diddy and Mark Wahlberg played a drinking game where DeGeneres would ask Wahlberg questions and if he answered incorrectly, Diddy would have to take a shot of either AQUAhydrate or Ciroc. Also, Diddy briefly touched on bed wetting issues he had in his youth. Watch below.