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)."
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
16. Canít Live Without Your Love
17. Sally Ride
18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes featuring Esperanza Spalding
19. What an Experience
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.