Meek Mill [ft. Young Chris]: “House Party” {Audio}

…off of Meek Mill’s upcoming mixtape ‘Dream Chasers’ available tomorrow 08/11/11

Young Jeezy: “Win” {Video}

…off of Jeezy’s latest mixtape w/ DJ Drama ‘The Real is Back’.

‘New Year’s Eve’ {Movie Trailer}

Just came across this movie trailer as I was working on that last post. It looks like Valentine’s Day 2, but according to Wikipedia it is not a sequel to Valentine’s Day although it has some of the same cast and team. Reoccuring stars Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, & Hector Elizondo play different roles.

Starring: Josh Duhamel, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Lea Michele, Carla Gugino, Katherine Heigl, Ice Cube, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Alyssa Milano, Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sara Paxton, Luke Halpenny, Abigail Breslin, Russell Peters, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Ryan Seacrest, Hilary Swank, Ludacris, Sofía Vergara, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Cam Gigandet, Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, & Meg Ryan. And a cameo by Shaq.

In theaters the 2011 Holiday Season (possibly December 9, 2011). I guess we will just have to wait for a confirmation and the offical trailer realease along with the movie website….

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Year’s_Eve_(film)

Forbes: Hip Hop’s 2011 Cash King List (Top 20)


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Forbes has just released 2011’s (May 2010 – May 2011) Hip Hop’s Cash King list. Jay-Z and Kanye topped the list, the list also includes Nicki Minaj who is now the FIRST female rapper to be included. See the full Top 20 list below. Click on each name to see Fobes breakdown of how they earned their spot.

Hip-Hop’s Top 20 Earners:
The success of hip-hop’s top earners shows just how powerful the genre has become as a commercial force. Led by Jay-Z and Diddy, the top 20 on our list combined to earn $271 million, taking home cash from live shows, recorded music, endorsements and a wide range of other entrepreneurial ventures. Read on to see the full list. – Forbes.com/Hip Hop’s Top 20 Earners

01.) Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter @ $37 million
02.) Sean “Diddy” Combs @ $35 million
03.) Kanye West @ $16 million
04.) Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter @ $15 million (tie)
04.) Bryan “Birdman” Williams @ $15 million (tie)
06.) Marshall “Eminem” Mathers @ $14 million (tie)
06.) Andre “Dr. Dre” Young @ $14 million (tie)
06.) Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus @ $14 million (tie)
09.) Aliuane “Akon” Thiam @ $13 million
10.) Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges @ $12 million
11.) Cameron “Wiz Khalifa” Thomaz @ $11 million (tie)
11.) Aubrey “Drake” Graham @ $11 million (tie)
13.) Pharrell Williams @ $10 million
14.) Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley @ $7 million
15.) Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean @ $6.5 million (tie)
15.) Onika “Nicki Minaj” Maraj @ $6.5 million (tie)
17.) William “Rick Ross” Roberts @ $6 million (tie)
17.) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson @ $6 million (tie)
17.) Armando “Pitbull” Perez @ $6 million (tie)
20.) Faheem “T-Pain” Najm @ $5 million (tie)
20.) Bobby “B.o.B” Simmons, Jr. @ $5 million (tie)

Cash Kings: Methodology:
The Hip-Hop Cash Kings charts pretax earnings for all living artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap. The estimates include income from record sales, touring, digital downloads, films, merchandise sales, endorsements, books and other entertainment ventures; management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Earnings are calculated for the period from May 2010 to May 2011 and based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen SoundScan, the Recording Industry Association of America, and individual record labels, as well as interviews with numerous lawyers, media buyers, managers and many of the artists themselves.For more on the business of hip-hop, check outEmpire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office. – Forbes.com/Cash Kings: Methodology

Spotted @: Forbes: Hip Hop’s Cash Kings

J. Cole: “Any Given Sunday” 1 & 2 {Download}

As promised J. Cole has been releasing music leading up the the release of his debut album ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’ in stores and online September 27th, 2001. Below are the first two installments titled “Any Given Sunday”. As J. Cole stated on his site these are not mixtapes nor EPs just previously unreleased material.


Download: J. Cole: ‘Any Given Sunday #1’ (07/31/2011) (via. HHNM.com)

1. Like A Star- Was saving this for the 2nd album. Due to some other shit beyond my control, I’ma let this out now.
2. Knock On Wood- One of my fav. freestyles. OG Dreamvillains gotta be reminded, new fans gotta get put on.
3. Pity- Brand new J. Cole, Omen, Voli. Produced by Voli @volitheentity
4. How High- at one point this was guaranteed to go on The Sideline Story.
5. Unabomber- Just heard this today for the first time in a longgg time. Love these raps.

Every Sunday til the album drops I’ll be back with something. Maybe just 1 song, maybe a video, depending on how I’m feeling.

September 27! We almost there. Until then…

– quote from J. Cole on his site.


Download: J. Cole: ‘Any Given Sunday #2’ (08/07/2011) (via. HHNM.com)

For the record, these are not mixtapes, not EP’s either. I wake up on Sunday’s and I decide what songs I want to let out or rerelease for yall. You’ve been so patient for 2 YEARS! I think you deserve some insight and unreleased music.

1. Bring Em’ In- Made this in ATL during the “single hunt” phase. Even though it wasn’t a single and won’t make the album, I love this shit!
2. Roll Call- Just some real shit. Venting
3. Be Freestyle- “Put on for my city like my favorite jacket… “man, you gon’ where that every got damn night??”.. “know what I paid for this shit?? bitch, you got damn right!!”

– quote from J. Cole on his site.

Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka: “Ferrari Boyz” {Video}


YC [ft. Yung Joc]: “Like This” {Video}

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