May 2011


Cudder hits Twitter to release new material with his newly formed band Wizard, whose name got changed to 2 Be Continuum. As of now we’ll stick to Wizard since that’s how the track is tagged. Check out a sample of what’s to come from CuDi’s upcoming rock album on his new label, Wicked Awesome Records.

New Music: KiD CuDi & Dot Da Genius – “Perfect Is The Word”

Thanks to CuDi

After the jump catch new music from Big Sean and Young Chris…..


Rihanna heads to the island of Jamaica in her brand new video for “Man Down”, the fifth single off her platinum-selling LOUD LP. The pop-star uses the secluded location of Portland for the latest visual directed by Anthony Mandler.

Props to Yardie/MWP

Catch behind the scenes footage after the jump…..


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According to colleagues within the streetwear industry, Jonas Bevacqua, co-founder of the immensely successful L-R-G clothing line was found dead in Los Angeles. AnimalNewYork reports the cause of death was an apparent drug overdose, citing an unnamed “industry insider.” The 34-year old Bevacqua was well known in streetwear circles and credited for creating one the biggest clothing and culture brands in the urban market. LRG regularly supported hip hop artists, deejays, producers and even directors in their ad campaigns, including Kanye West, Little X, Just Blaze, Green Lantern and more. Jonas Bevacqua, a Vietnamese-American, was adopted and grew up in Long Beach, CA. He started LRG in 1999 with partner Robert Wright, and by 2007, LRG had a revenue of over $150 million per year, with over 100 employees and 90k square-foot main office. (photos via WireImage)

Condolences to Jonas’ family and friends, including the LRG team, Nicky Diamonds, Ben Baller and more…

Bevacqua’s L-R-G co-founders posted a touching letter of mourning on their website, along with a photo of Jonas with his large multicultural family, and a photo of him with his fiancee and son.
Jeff Staple of Staple Design wrote a short note on how LRG inspired and motivated him.

More: Watch interview clips of Jonas Bevacqua talking about building LRG and more…
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On Sunday, Sean Kingston suffered severe injuries when he and a female passenger crashed their jet ski into a column on the low-hanging Palm Island bridge in Miami. As reported earlier, he was taken to the trauma center at local hospital. Since then, his condition has stabilized and he has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit.
His passenger, Cassandra Sanchez, was released from the hospital and described the accident in detail to TMZ.
Also, Jonathan Rivera of the local Coast Guard spoke to reporters and said Shawn was bleeding profusely from his mouth in the water. Very scary.

UPDATE: The details of Sean’s injury are now public. He suffered a broken jaw, broken wrist and water in the lungs. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Details from Cassandra Sanchez (Sean’s passenger), Jonathan Rivera (Coast Guard rescuer) and Sean Kingston’s rep…
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I’m looking forward to the return of HBO‘s True Blood on June 26, but I also remember those moments of toe-curling irritation from season 2 (namely, the vibrating maenad Maryann, and everything related to Tara and Eggs), so I’m cautious about over hyping. Season 3 was solid, loved Russell and his boyfriend. This season there will be witches joining the vampires and werewolves, Eric has amnesia and Godric is coming back!? Sounds good so far…
Speaking of overhype, how frustrating is The Killing nowadays? That first ep made me think it was the second coming of Twin Peaks….now, it’s fizzling like Rubicon: (
Anyways, watch the first 3 minutes of True Blood‘s Season 4 debut above…Sookie is in her hazy fairyland, and sees her grandfather… (spotted on Vulture)

True Blood sucked…but Lafayette was “Spectacular”
Ack! Rihanna joins hot vampire and football stud in a movie based on…a boardgame?!

More: True Blood build up to watch…
Some of the new trailers and a short chat with the whole cast…
after the jump

One of the most notable and infamous “rap clubs” to emerge from New York city was known as The Tunnel. Any respectable hip-hop should be at least a bit familiar with this thug hang out. Though it’s been closed for years, The Tunnel’s rep still holds weight. Watch this brief clip of Flex reminiscing about the spot with them Dipset boys (Peep: Cipha Sounds Presents: The 75 Greatest Tunnel Bangers)

Previously: Exclusive: Tunnel Nightclub footage, Meth/Red, Black Rob and more

music video for Jim Jones’ “Intro” to Capo after the jump…


In a relatively toned down look for Rihanna, the pride of Barbados covers the new issue of Cosmopolitan. While no excerpts are available, the headline suggests RiRi gives up some intimate details in the cover story. Also, check out Nicki Minaj and Drake in the Rio Ferdinand headed #5 Magazine after the jump…


(Behind The Scenes by HuLewFilms)

Pusha has been goin’ hard with the viral videos in support of his first solo mixtape. Prepping another self commissioned flick, 1/2 of the Clipse took a trip to Sin City to bring the tape’s outro to life. With Nottz on the beat, Push used this funeral sounding backdrop to reflect on his reality (directed by Orson Whales).

Full video coming soon.

(thanks to Steven Victor.)

Related links after the jump…



All it takes it one viral hit to hit paydirt. Just ask Oakland-native Kreayshawn. The indie female rapper’s song “Gucci Gucci” went from youtube hit to hipster sensation in just a few months, sparking a bidding war with multiple labels. Today, insiders tell Miss Info that Kreayshawn has signed with Sony for over a million dollars. Will she live up to the hype? And if the music cant sell enough to justify the upfront payoff, does she have the presence to make the 360 degrees of shows and merchandise worthwhile?

Update: Complex posted an interview with Kreayswan today. She attempts to sidestep the details of this pending Sony signing, but we feel that our source is very reputable… read her quote and feelings on Nicki Minaj after the jump…

UPDATE 6/7: yeah, like I said….she signed to Sony. Now it’s “official.” Lol.

Watch Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci” music video after the jump…


Following his “I’m On One” shoot in Miami, Drake headed to Las Vegas and joined Lil’ Wayne for the Rehab Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino yesterday. Before hitting the pool party, Drake did some press where he revealed at the 2:40 mark in the video above that 8Ball & MJG will appear on his sophomore album Take Care coming later this year. Below, you can catch some photos from Rehab taken by HewBurney, spotted at Rap-Up. Looks like no one got footage of their “I’m On One” performance yesterday.

After the jump Drake explains his reasons for hitting Vegas this long weekend…..


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