October 2010

For months there have been rumors of a someone trying to sell…um….erotic camera pics of Kanye West’s christian dior denim monster. And today a NSFW photo leaked onto the internet showing a Kanye on a couch; sunglassed, bare-chested, and partly boxer (de)briefed. But also very well coordinated with a black Beethoven Ambush pendant on.

Maybe it was just a modeling photo for a future George Condo painting? Some folks even speculate that Ye leaked the photo himself.

Either way, it was bound to happen sooner or later. If not to Ye, then to any one of the hip hop celebs out there who like adding visuals to their sexting. (Trust me, I’ve heard about many racy bbms and cell phone photos being hoarded on cell phones, courtesy of unlimited data plans.) I’m actually surprised that more rapper peens pics don’t show up on LipstickAlley messageboards or something. Maybe it has to do with the fact that for every peen pic in the wild, there are probably 500 lady-poon pics on your favorite rappers’ gmail, DM, and MMS.



Jay-Z will be releasing a 336-page collection of lyrics and the stories behind those words in Decoded that hits stores on November 16th. After the jump you can view the list of 32 songs that will be included in the book.

Previously: Jay-Z explains the origins of “Public Service Announcement” in Decoded | Jay-Z unveils Decoded book in Miami


Kanye talks about his people sometimes forgetting that he still produces some incredible records because of his outlandish public persona in the media. Ye says even one of his closet friends overlooked the fact that he produced the majority of Jay’s last album. (Props J-Rod/MTV News)

Because I’m such a notorious pop character, such a hated guy, or a loved guy, controversial or whatever it is, that people kind of forget that I sit and work hard as hell on beats. I listened to CDs for three days to find the ‘Live Fast Die Young’ sample, which was ‘If This World Were Mine’ flipped by the Bar-Kays. And I loved the sample so much that I played it for two days. Just over and over and over, and I thought about it and said, ‘Claps. I want handclaps to go with this sample. That’s what I need to juxtapose it and not make it just some takeoff of a ’94 hip-hop song, but to make it a 2010, 2011, 2012 futuristic version of itself.’

I can’t say that I’m number 1 in any particular field or anything I do. Except for I am clearly the number 1 dressed rapper. But I’m definitely top 3 in every field.Top 3 videos, top 3 rapper, etc. But I do have a goal in this lifetime to be the number one artist of all time.

after the jump, New York Minute: The Magic Number (feat. Joell Ortiz), Kid Cudi on Letterman,


(Nitty Scott freestyles at the 5:20 mark)

Mikey says: I can’t even front, this chick has me wide open. Get familiar with 20-year old Nitty Scott M.C., hailing from Brooklyn via FL, this up and coming spitter recently stopped by PNC Radio and AHH/Goom Radio and destroyed a couple of beats. Shorty brings some balance back to female rap and is all Spanish Lauren London looking. Definitely one to keep an eye on. (Props 2dopeboyz)

Listen: Nitty Scott “Here I Am” (Props Meka)

Nitty’s “Monster freestyle after the jump…

Nicki Minaj was this week’s guest on MTV’s RapFixLive, during the live sitdown interview Nicki along with Sway answered questions from fans and watchers via Twitter. In the video above Nicki answers a question pertaining to her favorite track on the November 22nd Pink Friday release, where she revealed a track with Eminem that’s produced by Swizz Beatz titled “Roman’s Revenge”.

“It was Roman … and it was Slim Shady,” The real Slim Shady? “The real Slim Shady,” she confirmed. “It was the most fun song on Pink Friday. It gave me life. Absolutely, darling.” “We went out on a whim and put it in the air like, ‘It’d be great if he would collaborate with us,’ ” Nicki Minaj said. “I remember I kept talking about it, and I thought, ‘It can’t hurt.’ I sent him one record, and he didn’t love it. He didn’t say, ‘I don’t love it’; he just said, ‘Can you send me something that’s a little more me?’ I sent him an e-mail and thanked him for that, just having enough respect. Sometimes people don’t respond. He had the respect, at least, to treat me like a peer.”


Previously: (Video) Nicki Minaj – “Right Thru Me”

After the jump Nicki calls Kanye West a genius, possibly working with Lady Gaga, the personal relationship with her mother and her 106 & Park appearance…


New Music: Ne-Yo “Shot Down (prod. by Boola)

Producer Boola sets a new Ne-Yo record free onto the Internets. The former Rocafella in-producer has started his own weekly music series dubbed The Boola Music Series. (Props Lowkey)

New music from Snoop Dogg, Crooked I, & S.A.S x Vado after the jump…


The homies at Good*Fella Media sat down with J.Cole for indepth interview, touching on topics from: being on tour, his album not being completed yet, a new mixtape coming out soon, his relationship with Jay-Z, producing on a major level, investing in rapping, and more. (props AR)

after the jump, more from Kid Cudi, Cory Gunz, and Rihanna x Drake.


Here’s the official video for Nelly’s new single , “Move That Body”, the Dr. Luke produced track features Akon & T-Pain and is off Nelly 5.0 which drops in November.

After the jump catch new videos from T.I. and Rich Kid Shawty, Plies, Saigon, and GLC…..


Mariah finally announced that there’s a good reason for her increased waistline….She and hubby Nick Cannon are expecting their first child. Along with sharing that she’s due in Spring 2011, Mariah also revealed that she and Nick suffered a miscarriage two years ago (which must have been very early in their marriage) but that getting through it strengthened their relationship. That’s definitely a struggle that alot of other women can relate to, so I’m sorry to hear that. Best wishes on a healthy pregnancy!

Previously: Mariah Carey brings big hair and a baby belly to Brazil?

Nicki Minaj was on 106 & Park earlier this evening to premiere the visual for her current single “Right Thru Me”. Her debut album Pink Friday hits stores on November 22nd.

Props to OnSMASH

Previously: will.i.am & Nicki Minaj – “Check It Out” (VIDEO)

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