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Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick


Los has released a visual for his freestyle over Migos' "Versace" (free download).

Via Los.

Posted in Revolt TV
Posted by Patrick
Billboard reports that Diddy has revealed the executive team that will lead Revolt TV, his new cable TV channel that will debut this fall.

Keith Clinkscales, formerly of ESPN and VIBE, will be the company's CEO. Former MTV executive vice president, programming & production Andy Schuon has been linked to the project since it was announced and will serve as president. His Twitter bio mentions that he is a co-founder of the network.

Finally, former Comedy Central and Lifetime Television executive Val Boreland will be the executive vice president of programming and scheduling.

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 "Ain't Worried About Nothin" sees nice gains.

Albums

The Billboard 200

138. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 78).

Top Current Albums

122. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 76).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

25. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 19).
42. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 39).

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Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick


Los recently released footage of himself in the studio with Wyclef Jean, listening to cuts off of his "Becoming King" mixtape.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick


Last week, Los released "Rich as F*** (Freestyle)," which will be featured on his upcoming "Zero Gravity 2" mixtape.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick


DJ Prostyle has released "F.O.H" featuring Fabolous and French Montana. You can listen to and download the clean version above. You can buy the explicit cut on iTunes and listen to it below, as well as check out the cover.

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Janelle MonŠe is the cover story of the August/September 2013 issue of BUST Magazine. Read the article on their website and check out the cover below.

Janelle Monae on the August/September 2013 Issue of BUST Magazine

Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy Blog will be quiet from July 18 through July 23 as I will be taking some time away from the site. Thank you for reading and for your patience and support. Have a great weekend!

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

The Billboard 200

78. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 77).

Top Current Albums

76. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 72).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

19. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 15).
39. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (unchanged).

» Read More


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominees are out and Janelle MonŠe picked up a nomination for her "Q.U.E.E.N." video in the Best Art Direction category. Other nominees include Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound," Third Second to Mars' "Up in the Air," Lana Del Ray's "National Anthem" and Alt-J's "Tesselate."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick


Machine Gun Kelly has released the music video for "Black Tuxedo" featuring Tezo. It was directed by Spordy19xx. The song was featured on his "Black Flag" mixtape.

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 on Thursday. French Montana's "Ain't Worried About Nothin" reaches a new high on the Hot 100.

Albums

The Billboard 200

77. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 63).

Top Current Albums

72. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 60).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

15. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 14).
39. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 38).

» Read More


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick


ViewHipHop.com is offering a free download of "Been On" by Chanel West Coast featuring French Montana.

Via Channel West Coast retweet.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
On Twitter, Fuse mentioned that French Montana would be featured on tonight's The Hustle After Party, which airs at 11:30 PM, following The Hustle on Fuse. Montana says he is performing.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Skullcandy is offering a free download of "Back 2 Ballin (Rumble Remix)" by Wale featuring French Montana. You can find it in the "Download" tab on skullcandy.com/revolution/wale.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick


Back in April, Wale teased a video game inspired music video for "Back 2 Ballin," his collaboration with French Montana.

Skullcandy has released the music video, which was produced by Powerhouse and Gifted Youth, the music video and commercial arm of Funny of Die.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Mic Tee is offering a free download of "Make a Move," which features Juicy J, Red Cafe and Tone Yates.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los is featured on "I Get What I Want," a song on K Smith's new mixtape, "Aphillyated." You can download it for free on DatPiff and listen below.


Posted in Megan Nicole
Posted by Patrick


Megan Nicole has released a cover of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" with Tiffany Alvord. The cover also features Eppic.

Posted in Sean John
Posted by Patrick
According to Sean John, Finish Line stores are now selling Sean John footwear. You can use the store locator on the Finish Line website to find a location near you.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick
Red Cafe is featured on "Dum Dums," a new song from NuCHi that also features Hollywood Haiti. Red Cafe provides a verse and the hook.



Via Red Cafe.

Posted in Bad Boy Blog
Posted by Patrick
Bad Boy Records has historically been pretty bad about informing the general public about who is and isn't on the label. There has typically been two rosters: the roster Bad Boy is currently promoting and the other artists they've signed who they are not currently promoting.

As such, we have often maintained coverage of certain artists after they left the label because Bad Boy didn't reveal that they had left the label, but it eventually was said by someone credible or simply became clear.

Bad Boy Blog will now cease coverage of Big Gee, Boyz N Da Hood, Dirty Money (except as it applies directly to Diddy), Jordan McCoy, Marina Chello, Mario Winans and Shannon. With the exception of Dirty Money, all of these artists were signed to Bad Boy/Atlantic and when Diddy made the move to Interscope, he said that a Bad Boy/Atlantic label would still exist with the artists that he had signed previously. And it does.

But, over time, it has become clear that Janelle MonŠe may be the only active artist who is still signed to it. I've heard rumblings here and there but nothing anyone would put on the record, unfortunately. That said, the inactivity, the exclusion of these artists from the "official" roster and words from the artists themselves have indicated to me that it is appropriate to cease coverage of them at this time (and probably was appropriate some time ago).

If anything should happen regarding these artists and Bad Boy (or the work they created while with Bad Boy), I'll be sure to mention it.

Thank you for reading Bad Boy Blog.

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 on Thursday. French Montana's "Ain't Worried About Nothin" leads the way with gains across the board.

Albums

The Billboard 200

63. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 52).
168. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G. (re-entry).

Top Current Albums

60. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 50).

Top Catalog Albums

27. "Greatest Hits" by The Notorious B.I.G.

» Read More


Posted by Patrick
Jay-Z released his new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," today exclusively to Samsung Galaxy users who installed a dedicated app. The album features "Jay Z Blue (Daddy Dearest)," which contains samples of The Notorious B.I.G.'s "My Downfall," in the form of vocals from Biggie and Jay-Z reciting some of the lines himself.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Los has released a freestyle over Migos' "Versace." Listen and download below.


Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
You can now pre-order "The Electric Lady," Janelle MonŠe's upcoming album, on iTunes. There are 19 tracks listed, though only two have titles. This doesn't mean the final release will have 19 tracks, though, as the track listing has yet to be released.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick


CoverGirl has released a new promo for their Clean Whipped Creme Foundation featuring Janelle MonŠe and her new single, "Dance Apocalyptic." Watch it above.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Forbes recently released their annual ranking of the 100 most powerful celebrities, The Celebrity 100. Zack O'Malley Greenburg included Janelle MonŠe in his list of three long term prospects to keep an eye out for future editions of the list. He notes that she is now grossing over $100,000 for a night on the road.

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Last week, Forbes released their 2013 list of the world's most powerful celebrities, The Celebrity 100. Diddy did not make the cut on this year's list.

The omission is a bit of a surprise, given that he was #42 last year and the year since has not exactly been a down year. Ciroc's success has continued, he became involved with AQUAhydrate and is in the process of starting his own TV network with buy-in from Time Warner and Comcast.

Forbes has ranked him as hip-hop's wealthiest artist for two consecutive years, but the second and third entries on the wealthiest artist list are both on The Celebrity 100 - Jay-Z and Dr. Dre - while Diddy is not.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick


Janelle MonŠe has released the new music video for "Dance Apocalyptic." It was directed by Wendy Morgan based on a treatment written by Chuck Lightning. MonŠe has released the treatment and you can read it care of Atlantic Records.

Via Pitchfork.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly's drummer, JP Cappelletty, has released a drum cover mix of three songs from the "Black Flag" mixtape. "Peso," "Swing Life Away" and "Breaking News." This video represents the second to last "Black Flag" strike.


Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly revealed on Twitter that the name of his "Black Flag" mixtape was originally "Black Flag, Red Sand." You can download it for free.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
At last night's BET Awards 2013, Janelle MonŠe performed "Q.U.E.E.N." with Erykah Badu. Watch the performance below.


Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
At last night's BET Awards 2013, A$AP Rocky walked away with the Best Collaboration award for "Problems" featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar. French Montana's "Pop That" (featuring Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne) had been nominated in the category.