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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.

Albums

Top Current Albums

196. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 169).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

35. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 27).
49. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (up from 50).

Rap Albums

18. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 15).

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Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick


Talking with Revolt TV, Los shed some light on how he puts together his verses.

Posted in Bad Boy Records
Posted by Patrick
BET has announced the nominees for their 2013 Hip-Hop Awards and French Montana and Diddy both collected two nods each. French Montana's "Pop That" appears in both the Reese's Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group) and Best Club Banger categories. Meanwhile, Diddy is up for Hustler of the Year and Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse) for his lines on Future's "Same Damn Time (Remix)."

The show will air on October 15 at 8 PM ET.

Via Rap-Up.com.

Posted in Megan Nicole
Posted by Patrick


Megan Nicole has released a cover of Katy Perry's "Roar," complete with a music video. You can buy it on iTunes.

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick
Kendrick Lamar talked with HOT 97 and was asked if he liked any of the response records to his verse on Big Sean's "Control." The first one he mentioned? Los. Listen below at the 10:50 mark.



Via Miss Info.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
Machine Gun Kelly announced earlier today that he had landed a role in a movie. He hasn't revealed any additional details, but did mention that he had "auditioned for this movie all year."

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick


Machine Gun Kelly spoke with Revolt TV about "Black Flag," the mixtape he released in June. Mainly, he explains why he likes it so much.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
The track listing for Maybach Music Group's "Self Made 3" collaborative album has been revealed and, unsurprisingly, French Montana makes two appearances.

He's on Meek Mill's "Kilo" alongside Yo Gotti and Louie V Gutta and on Mill's "Bout That Life" with K Kutta, Torch and Iceberg. The album will be released on September 17 and you can pre-order on iTunes.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick


French Montana appears on the new remix to Young Dro's "FDB." DJ Drama, T.I. and Trinidad James also guest. You can buy it on iTunes.

Posted in Ciroc
Posted by Patrick
Ciroc Amaretto, announced back in May, officially debuts today.

"Anyone who knows me knows that I love to innovate, whether it's to do something no one else has done before, or take something everyone knows and completely reinvent it," said Sean "Diddy" Combs via press release. "I am excited to introduce the world to our newest creation. Ciroc stands alone as the only brand in the spirits category to produce three of the top five selling flavored vodkas. Ciroc Amaretto will build on this success with a delicious tasting spirit."

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Janelle MonŠe's "Q.U.E.E.N." music video was nominated for Best Art Direction at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and, according to SPIN, it brought home the win. Congrats!

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Back in January, DJ Spinking released the remix to "Body Operator" featuring Jeremih and French Montana. Now he has remixed the remix for the "Latin Remix" to the song, adding Black Point to the guest list. You can listen on the eOne Music SoundCloud and check out the cover below.

"Body Operator (Latin Remix)" by DJ Spinking Featuring Jeremih, French Montana and Black Point

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick


Here's part 1 of the EST Fest 2013 documentary, edited by TillaVision and shot by Cody Films and Cali.

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

169. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 154).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

27. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (unchanged).
50. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 47).

Rap Albums

15. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 14).

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Posted in General
Posted by Patrick
The Post reports that Rashida Salaam, formerly an unpaid intern at Bad Boy Entertainment, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company, arguing that they violated minimum wage laws with their unpaid internship program.

The filing suggests that there may be more than 500 ex-interns of the company who could be eligible to join the class action suit.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Along with the release of "Primetime," Janelle MonŠe today announced the initial slate of dates for her The Electric Lady Tour. Check them out below. More dates, taking the tour through 2014, will be announced in the future.

OCTOBER
13 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
14 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
16 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
18 - Montreal, QC - Olympia Theatre
19 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
21 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
24 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
25 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
29 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
30 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

NOVEMBER
1 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
2 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia @ L.A. Live
5 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
6 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
7 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
9 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live @ The Moody Theater
13 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
15 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
19 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
20 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
22 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
23 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach @ The Jackie Gleason Theatre
26 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick


Janelle MonŠe has released the audio for "Primetime," her collaboration with Miguel from her upcoming album, "The Electric Lady."

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Target is now accepting pre-orders for their exclusive, 2 disc edition of Janelle MonŠe's "The Electric Lady." This version adds four tracks and features an exclusive cover. The discs are broken up by suite: disc 1 represents Suite IV of her series of ArchAndroid inspired suites, while disc 2 represents Suite V.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
On Janelle MonŠe's website, you can pre-order her upcoming album, "The Electric Lady," and receive a limited edition color vinyl single of "Q.U.E.E.N." Along with the special 7-inch black and white vinyl, you will also receive the digital album when it is released, MP3 downloads of "Q.U.E.E.N." and "Dance Apocalyptic" immediately, a 20% discount on the vinyl release of "The Electric Lady" and access to pre-sale tickets for her upcoming fall tour.

That bundle is priced at $14.99, plus shipping and tax. For $5 more, the CD release can also be included.

I pre-ordered the bundle myself and was presented with downloads for the MP3s and both the tour pre-sale and discount information. Unfortunately, the link to the discount information was simply the tour pre-sale information. Hopefully that will be fixed.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Last week, Janelle MonŠe revealed the track listing for her upcoming album, "The Electric Lady," as well as the covers for both the standard and Target exclusive versions of the album.

Pitchfork reported on the details. The track listing, included below, mentions collaborations with Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange, Miguel and more.

1. Suite IV: Electric Overture
2. Givin Em What They Love featuring Prince
3. Q.U.E.E.N. featuring Erykah Badu
4. Electric Lady featuring Solange
5. Good Morning Midnight (Interlude)
6. PrimeTime featuring Miguel
7. We Were Rock and Roll
8. The Chrome Shoppe (Interlude)
9. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look Into My Eyes
11. Suite V: Electric Overture
12. It's Code
13. Ghetto Woman
14. Our Favorite Fugitive (Interlude)
15. Victory
16. Canít Live Without Your Love
17. Sally Ride
18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes featuring Esperanza Spalding
19. What an Experience

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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 "Ain't Worried About Nothin" hits a new high up the Hot 100, coming in at #63.

Albums

The Billboard 200

195. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 183).

Top Current Albums

154. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 140).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

27. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 26).
47. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 45).

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick


Rick Ross performed in Los Angeles on August 14 for a special one night only engagement with the 1500 or Nothin' band. Among his guests were French Montana and Diddy who came out for a performance of Montana's current hit, "Ain't Worried About Nothin." Diddy pops up at the end to hype the crowd - mission accomplished.

Via Caarl Williott via hiphopheisenberg.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick
BMI will be hosting their 2013 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards on August 22 in New York City. On their website, you can vote for their Social Star Award winner. Machine Gun Kelly is nominated alongside Childish Gambino, Trinidad Jame$ and ScHoolboy Q.

Posted in Red Cafe
Posted by Patrick


Red Cafe has released "I'm Rich," a new song produced by Young Chop. You can download it for free through the audio player above.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Vibe's Summer 2013 issue has three different covers and one of them features Janelle Monae and Robin Thicke for the publication's #NewRules of R&B cover story. Their website has some behind the scenes photos from the shoot.

Janelle MonŠe and Robin Thicke on the Vibe Summer 2013 Cover

Posted in Los
Posted by Patrick


Los has released a freestyle over Big Sean's "Control."

Via Los.

Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick


Goodie Mob has released a behind the scenes music video of their music video for "Special Education" featuring Janelle MonŠe.

Via Brian Josephs.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana has released a preview of the remix to "Ain't Worried About Nothin," which will feature Miley Cyrus. Below, check out the studio clip of pair and you can hear at least some of her contribution.


Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick
Diddy re-united with Mase at Drake's OVO Fest earlier this week. Revolt TV has some backstage footage.


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" continues its solid move upward.

Albums

The Billboard 200

183. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 162).

Top Current Albums

140. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 134).

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

26. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (down from 24).
45. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (unchanged).

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Posted in Megan Nicole
Posted by Patrick


Megan Nicole released a new cover last weekend: her rendition of Bruno Mars' "Treasure" with Max Schneider. You can buy it on iTunes.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick


French Montana has released the trailer for "Trap House," from his album, "Excuse My French." The song features Rick Ross and Birdman and the video was directed by Eif Rivera.

Via Bad Boy Records.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
French Montana was on Tuesday's episode of MTV2's Wild 'N Out, hosted by Nick Cannon. He performed "Pop That" and "Ocho Cinco." Check out the full episode, both performances and some backstage footage below.

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Posted in Janelle MonŠe
Posted by Patrick
Big Boi told Vibe that he is remixing Janelle MonŠe's "Electric Lady" (presumably the song, not the whole album) with Cee-Lo Green.

Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick
Busta Rhymes shared the cover for his remix to "Twerk It," which will be released later today. French Montana is on the list of featured artists, alongside Vybz Kartel, Ne-Yo, T.I. and Jeremih. Check out the cover below.

"Twerk It (Remix)" by Busta Rhymes featuring Vybz Kartel, Ne-Yo, T.I., Jeremih and French Montana

Posted in Diddy/Dirty Money
Posted by Patrick


Drake hosted OVO Fest last night in Toronto and he brought out guest after guest, including Diddy, who performed a medley of hits. One of the more memorable moments of the night came as he reuinited with Mase to perform the former's hit "Feel So Good" alongside "Mo Money Mo Problems." RealTalkNY shot the footage above. Below, check out some lower quality footage of Diddy's performance as well as some post show reflection from Diddy and Drake.

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Posted in French Montana
Posted by Patrick


Drake hosted the 4th annual OVO Fest in Toronto last night and it featured special guest after special guest. One of them was French Montana who came out for "Pop That."

Via Hip-Hop-N-More.

Posted in Machine Gun Kelly
Posted by Patrick


Machine Gun Kelly appeared on Cleveland's WKYC-TV NBC on Monday to talk about his EST Fest and giving back to the community.

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" marks a bunch of new highs.

Albums

The Billboard 200

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

Top Current Albums

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

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

24. "Excuse My French" by French Montana (up from 25).
45. "Lace Up" by Machine Gun Kelly (down from 42).

» Read More