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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.