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Rapper Pitbull Barks At TVT President, Urges Fans to Download Album

Three days after making controversial statements on a Los Angeles morning radio show, Miami rapper Pitbull is setting the record straight.The clarification stems from an interview conducted on Power 106’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood, where Pitbull expressed his frustration with his record label, TVT Records.Pitbull accused TVT of not properly promoting his latest release, The Boatlift,… Read more »

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Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam Honored In LA

Motown Records founder and chairman Berry Gordy, Jr. and multi-Grammy award winning producer James “Jimmy Jam” Harris are set to be honored by Universal/Motown Records, EMI and CONTENT at the Chairmen’s Luncheon in Los Angeles today (Feb 8).   Gordy and Jimmy Jam, the newly appointed chairman of the board of the National Academy of… Read more »

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Timbaland Dropping Mobile Album

Multi-Platinum Producer Timbaland will release a completely mobile album to Verizon’s V Cast customers it was announced today (February 8).Timbaland will record the album over the course of the year on Verizon’s new Mobile Recording Studio Bus.”I am honored to have the opportunity to create music from so many places in the country and deliver… Read more »

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Jay-Z Named Chairman Of Steve Stoute’s Translation Advertising

Jay-Z has been named chairman of Translation Advertising, a new advertising agency that is part of Steve Stoute’s Translation Consultation and Brand Imaging.According to The New York Times, Jay-Z will help direct the agency’s efforts to connect advertisers to a newer, younger, demographic.”As an artist, you make music,” Jay-Z told The New York Times. “And… Read more »

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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Launches New Indie Film Distribution Company

Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch is taking his success in the entertainment industry a step further, with the creation of Oscilloscope Pictures, a full-service film distribution company.The new company, which will be run by former ThinkFilm executive David Fenkel, will release independently produced English and foreign language films and documentaries into the U.S. theater market,… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Launch Tour

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z and R&B singer Mary J. Blige have announced that they will tour North America on the 25-date “Heart of the City” tour.  The tour, which is produced by Live Nation, kicks off March 22nd at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. The pair will stop in major markets like New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas… Read more »

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Exclusive: M.O.P. Leaving G-Unit Records

Brooklyn rap group M.O.P. is searching for a new label home, as they prepare to leave 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint, the group’s manager Laze Elliot told AllHipHop.com.   “As soon as I lock down the new situation, it will be official,” Laze told AllHipHop.com, adding that the terms were definitely “amicable.”   While M.O.P.’s three… Read more »

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G-Unit Clothing Brand Closing? Reps Say ‘No’

Representatives for 50 Cent have denied reports that the rapper’s G-Unit Clothing brand will be shutting down for good.   The rapper, born Curtis Jackson, launched his G-Unit clothing brand in 2004 in partnership with Marc Ecko Enterprises, which owns 50% of the brand.   While G-Unit Clothing isn’t shutting its doors, reports have stated that… Read more »

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N.O.R.E., Monie Love Debut Shows On XM

XM Satellite radio listeners will have more options to choose from in terms of rap music with two new shows featuring Queens, New York rapper N.O.R.E. and former Philadelphia on-air radio personality Monie Love.   Militainment Radio with N.O.R.E. will feature N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, along with co-host and fellow CNN member Capone, in a… Read more »

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