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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kendrick Lamar & Dr. Dre In the Studio with Big Boy Monday check it out!

50 Cent takes over SXSW with special guest appearances from Eminem, Tony Yayo, DJ Whoo Kid, Precious Paris, Kidd Kidd, Cory Gunz, EPMD, araabMUZIK and more. Here’s his video re-cap courtesy of ThisIs50 and Fuse TV.

50 Cent x G-Unit @ SXSW 2012

50 Cent takes over SXSW with special guest appearances from Eminem, Tony Yayo, DJ Whoo Kid, Precious Paris, Kidd Kidd, Cory Gunz, EPMD, araabMUZIK and more. Here’s his video re-cap courtesy of ThisIs50 and Fuse TV.

*NEW* Westwood - Drake on fine women, N word, YOLO sneakers

Drake is still in the U.K. and talks to Tim Westwood about fine women, Marvin’s Room, his use of the n-word, and more.

STALLEY FEAT. RICK ROSS - PARTY HEART (MUSIC VIDEO)

Stalley drops off his new clip for “Party Heart” with Rick Ross which appears as a bonus track on his Savage Journey To The American Dream project.

Are DJ's Beefing Harder Than Artists? Funkmaster Flex vs DJ Clue Debate

I’m still struggling to see the true reason for Flex and Clue’s rants last week, because it can’t just be over a Nicki Minaj song that the Internets got its hands on first.

Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex and Power 105′s DJ Clue recently had beef over a Nicki Minaj ft 2 Chainz “Beez In The Trap” record. From Funkmaster Flex’s radio rant to exchanges on twitter they both went hard! Can you ever be too old to beef? Are DJ’s beefing harder than artists? The Friday Hip Hop Report Debate Lounge discuss the recent Funkmaster Flex vs DJ Clue beef!

The Wanderer Presents: Dee Goodz

In this video, The Wanderer catches up with Dee Goodz for a short interview as he travels to Cincinatti, OH for a show with Stalley.

Crooked I Freestyle Live at Slaughterhouse show at Best Buy Theatre - Th...

Apparently Joey was arrested on some unpaid ticket shit from 2007 so Joell, Crooked and Royce had to ride without their kinfolk during their concert at the Best Buy Theater last night.

Nardwuar vs. Young Jeezy


Look at the still shot. I wonder what Jizzle knew what was in store.

YSB De HUSTLE KING, FREESTYLING & READY FOR SHOW

Friday, March 30, 2012

Some Major Music Industry People told Me, that they would come down to the (614) if I would do a Music Showcase.

Ok Family, I'm gonna just Put It Out There! Some Major Music Industry People told Me, that they would come down to the (614) if I would do a Music Showcase. I will be looking for Sponsors for this event to take place. Just in case ya'll didn't know. Yes, I'm still connected with distributing companies, PR firms, Major & Sub Record Labels, Movie & Film Producers, etc. If your an Artist send your E-Package Submission to AlJizrugroup@aol.com or (614) 735-3984 for more details.

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IF YOU A LOOK FOR THE LATEST NEWS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT CHECK OUT MY BLOG hustlemusicentertainment.blogspot.com

Birdman On Jay-Z Diss

Birdman spoke up recently about Jay-Z's perceived dig at him on the track "It's Good." Back in 2010, Jay tossed off a line about having 'baby money,' that everyone interpreted as a diss aimed squarely at Bryan "Birdman/Baby" Williams--and the Cash Money CEO shared his reaction to hearing the song for the first time.
"I thought that was funny for a n*gga to holler out 'baby money,'" Birdman says. "I was like, "Wow, f*ck, what do you mean 'Baby money'? N*gga, that ain't no little money. We around here getting it. It wasn't nothing, we ain't trip. I was like, 'Yeah, since it's such a big deal, f*ck yeah we got 'Baby Money.' That Bugatti and that Lauder jet comes from 'Baby Money.'"
"I don't think ['It's Good'] is a diss record. It wasn't more than what he said. N***as was G'ing up about what was said," Birdman continued. "We did that, done that, off that brother. We're on our

BIG SEAN, DJ KHALED and FUNK FLEX - Webster Hall

DJ Khaled takes over Webstar Hall in NYC performing his latest single “Take It To The Head” and bringing out Big Sean presenting him with a platinum plaque for his Finally Famous hit “Dance (A$$)” with record executive Kevin Liles.

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Currently Suing Damon Dash

“Rap game stressful.” According to TMZ, Curren$y is planning to sue Dame Dash for $1.5 million for allegedly selling his music without his permission.

Rapper Curren$y’s music is NOT to be trifled with — and to prove it … the MC is suing famed music producer Damon Dash, claiming he is hocking several Curren$y albums without permission.
Curren$y filed the lawsuit against Jay-Z’s old biz partner and former co-owner of Roc-A-Fella Records — claiming he and Dash tried to negotiate an agreement to release music together in 2010 … but the deal never materialized.
Curren$y claims Dash released two of his albums in 2010 — but the two still couldn’t reach an agreement … so Curren$y signed with Warner Bros. in January 2011.
But according to the lawsuit, Damon was unmoved — and CONTINUED to release Curren$y’s music despite the new WB contract, which gave WB exclusive rights to Curren$y’s jams.
Now, Curren$y is demanding the producer quit profiting off him in any way. Curren$y also wants $1.5 million in damages.
But Damon fired back at the accusations with his own response — claiming, he has the right to release the albums in question because he was given permission. What’s more — Damon says Curren$y stabbed him in the back, reneging on his agreement with Damon and signing with WB instead.
A judge has yet to rule on the case.

Curren$y - "King Kong" Live at SXSW 2012

Spitta performs “King Kong” at the Warner Sound showcase at the SXSW.

FINALMASTERKillSHOTVIDEO

Kardinal Offishall releases the first visual for “Kill Shot” off his upcoming collaborative LP A.M.T.R.I.M.? with Nottz dropping real soon.

Rick Ross Gets To Keep His Name

Great news for William Leonard Roberts II. According to TMZ, Rick Ross will get to keep his stage name as an L.A. County Superior Court judge threw out a lawsuit by “Freeway” Rick Ross stating the former drug dealer had no case. Rozay was sued back in 2010 for copyright infringement by “Freeway” Rick Ross in a California Federal Court who was looking to be compensated $10 million for using his name

Rick Ross – Birthday Cake (rmx)

Rozay takes a piece of Rihanna’s Birthday Cake.

DOWNLOAD: Rick Ross – Birthday Cake (rmx)
PREVIOUS: Rick Ross: European Adventures Tour pt.1 (Video)

50 Cent Announces Gangsta Grillz Mixtape

While there is still no concrete word on his next album, Curtis took to Twitter to announce he’s dropping a project with DJ Drama (four years later after the original announcement).

Drake Announces Tour With J. Cole, Waka Flocka, 2 Chainz

Drake is set to kick off his upcoming Spring tour this May and will bring a few special guests for the journey. The second leg of his widely successful Club Paradise Tour will feature special guests J. Cole, Waka Flocka, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, and French Montana.
The tour will begin in Concord, CA at the Sleep Train Pavilion on May 7 with stops in Las Vegas (May 11), Houston (May 17), Atlanta (May 20), Chicago (June 2), New York City (June 16), and many more.
Tickets go on sale March 23 at LiveNation.com. Full tour schedule after the jump.

Timbaland – Break Ya Back f. Dev

Speaking of Timbaland, here’s a brand new potential club smasher, slated to appear on Shock Value 3.

DOWNLOAD: Timbaland – Break Ya Back f. Dev
PREVIOUS: Timbaland Previews New Missy Elliot Cut (Video)

Dr. Dre To Produce Horror Movie

According to Variety, Dre is set to co-produce the horror thriller “Thaw” for the Crucial Films movie banner. The script for the film will be written by Vik Weet, with a story focusing on an “ancient evil that emerges from the rapidly melting ice in the Yukon.”
Dre is no stranger to the movie business, with a résumé that includes acting appearances in the 1996 heist flick “Set It Off,” as well as turns in the comedy “The Wash” and cop drama “Training Day.” He announced a deal in 2007 to team with New Line Cinema’s Crucial Films to produce a series of dark comedies and horror films and “Thaw” would be the first effort under that compact.
And, of course, Dre is also still working on his long-promised Detox album. Rick Ross recently told MTV News that he had joined the likes of Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Nas as a contributor
 to the top secret project. – MTV

Timbaland talks about creating "Are you that somebody"

One of the most popular songs from both Aaliyah and Timbaland’s catalog, Timbo actually revealed that song almost never came to be. Sad, how two of the parties responsible for the song (Aaliyah and the song’s writer, Static Major) aren’t even around anymore.

FREEWAY x MONTREALITY // Interview

Speaking to Montreality, the Freezer opened up on his upcoming project Freedom of Speech, working with the late Nate Dogg (see “All My Life”), his relationship with Jay-Z and more.

Slaughterhouse On The Angie Martinez Show (Audio)

Slaughterhouse stopped by The Angie Martinez Show on Hot 97 earlier today for a comedic interview which included discussions on Joey’s questionable Instagram photos, joking about Kanye West ruining their SXSW show, and more. Slaughterhouse is set to play at the Best Buy Theater in New York City tonight.

*NEW* Westwood - Drizzy 3 stroke & getting Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher

Cash Money’s newest signee Mystikal and Derick G brings us behind-the-scenes for the making of his “Original” video which dropped earlier this month. He’ll release his forthcoming sixth studio LP Original later this year.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Swizz Beatz Ft ASAP Rocky – Street Knock (Prod. by araabMUZIK)

Swizz Beatz gives Angie Martinez the premiere of his first single ‘Street Knock’ from his upcoming mixtape. This one features ASAP Rocky and is produced by araabMUZIK.
Listen and download the track below.

Download: Swizz Beatz Ft ASAP Rocky – Street Knock (Prod. by araabMUZIK)

Video: Nas Talks “Life Is Good” Album, Divorce, Angola Promoter Kidnapping and More

Nas appeared on MTV’s RapFix earlier today to sit down with Sway and talk about his new album, Trayvon Martin, his divorce, the Angola promoter kidnapping, his personal life, Rick Ross’ ‘Stay Schemin’ track and more. Nasir also confirmed via Twitter that his album will in fact be titled “Life Is Good”.

Cassie Is Red Hot At Blank Magazine Issue Release Party

Cassie celebrated her super sexy BLANK magazine cover at the Diamond Supply Co. store in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. The Bad Boy hottie was hard to miss in an all-red ensemble with SUPER sunglasses, a cropped Diamond tank top baring her pierced belly button, Preen pants, and Air Jordan 3 “True Blue” sneakers. She sipped Ciroc and posed for photos with guests including Electrik Red’s Naomi. Cassie tells us that her new single will be dropping sooner than you think, so expect to see more from her.

Ol' Dirty Bastard Film Star Named


Actor Michael K. Williams has been tapped to star as fallen rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard in the film Dirty White Boy. Williams is best known for his roles as Omar on HBO's "The Wire" and Chalky White on "Boardwalk Empire." The film is being produced by company Parts & Labor (Beginners) with Ocean Side Pictures' Todd Hagopian and is based on a screenplay by Brent Hoff.
The film tells the story ODB through the eyes of a 22-year old VH1 employee named Jarred Weisfeld who becomes friends with the rapper. ODB's mother and Weisfeld have signed off on the project.
"We both knew full well who Ol' Dirty Bastard was but this story completely floored us. As filmmakers, we knew that this would make a great film and that Jarred Weisfeld would offer an actor a complicated and compelling character to play. This felt to us like 'Risky Business' and '8 Mile,' with equal elements of darkness, humor, and humanity," said Hagopian. "We are thrilled to have the genius of Joaquin Baca-Asay behind the camera, directing this incredibly original screenplay by Brent Hoff. I know Michael K. Williams will leave audiences completely in awe as Russell Jones, the man behind the character ‘Ol' Dirty Bastard."

Lloyd Banks - Open Arms


Bleu Hefner’s V6 mixtape will arrive sooner than you think.
PREVIOUS: Lloyd Banks – Wake Up [Dirty/CDQ]

Exclusive Video: Young Jeezy's Hustlerz Ambition Tour (Week Two)


The next stop on Jeezy’s Hustlerz Ambition Tour: Philly, Cleveland, and Indianapolis.
PREVIOUS: Young Jeezy’s Hustlerz Ambition Tour pt.1 (Video)

Chris Brown – Real Hip Hop Shit #4

Chris Brown is on a roll tonight. After dropping a visual for ‘How I Feel’ and his new single ‘Sweet Love’, he lets go of the official video for ‘Real Hip Hop Shit #4′ produced by 9th Wonder

Yelawolf Reveals Next Album Title + Talks Relationship with Fefe Dobson

Yelawolf reveals that title of his sophomore album will be “Love Story” and details plans to record the project this summer. The Alabama rapper also shares the story behind his recent Johnny Cash head tattoo and speaks on his relationship with Canadian singer Fefe Dobson.
Watch the interview below.

Mobb Deep's Knicks Connection

Mobb Deep are among New York City's most respected hip hop acts, and the Queens-based duo's influence can now be traced to the sports world. The New York Knicks, in the midst of fighting for the final playoff spot in the NBA's Eastern Conference, have dubbed their role players "Mob Deep," much to the amusement of Havoc and Prodigy.
"I've heard them play our music before at different games, maybe during the highlights on the news and certain things like that," Prodigy told ESPNNewYork. "But this is the first time where the team actually called something 'Mobb Deep.' That's the Knicks. That's what's up."
"I thought it was like a one-time thing," Havoc added, "but then I started hearing about it and people kept on telling me that they mentioned it on MSG every time they have a game."
"It was a saying that we used to use in Queensbridge, describing how many of us it would be when we all went out, or if we saw another crew that had a lot of people rolling with them," he said of the term's origin. "We would be like, 'Yo, we were mobb deep last night at the movie theater,' or whatever have you -- as in a mob of us, that we were rolling deep."

Bobby Brown Slapped With Charges

Singer Bobby Brown was charged with three misdemeanor charges following his arrest for suspicion of D.U.I. earlier this week. On yesterday (March 28th), Brown was slapped with two-DUI related counts and another charge for driving on a suspended license.

Brown's attorney, Tiffany Feder, has previously released a statement denying that Brown was driving unsafely when he was pulled over.
Feder subsequently said she could not comment on Brown's case because she had not yet received the police report and other documents.

Rihanna On Ashton Rumors: ''I'm Happy and I'm Single''

Rihanna bristled at a reporter's question regarding her rumored late night fling with Ashton Kutcher. The gossip mill went into overdrive after the sexy singer was spotted visiting Kutcher's home late at night, but at a press conference in London, Rih-Rih dismissed any notion that she was in a relationship with Ashton.
A British journalist remarked to Rihanna, “You’re so good at connecting with people that I think that we actually feel we know you. Things are clearly going brilliantly in your career. I just wondered if you are as happy in your private life, and will we see a certain Mr. Ashton Kutcher perhaps making a trip over here?”
“Wow, how disappointing was that question?” she added, with obvious irritation, before responding sharply. “I’m happy and I’m single, if that’s what you’re really asking.”

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chino XL – Buried In Vocabulary f. Horseshoe Gang


Chino and the Treacherous crew link up for this track off Chino’s upcoming RICANstruction: the black rosary project, dropping April 17th.

DOWNLOAD: Chino XL – Buried In Vocabulary f. Horseshoe Gang | Alt

Chevy Woods hits us with a visual for his track ‘Home Run’ featuring Wiz Khalifa.

We were told about Twista’s new single last week and today Splash comes through with the track. Produced by DJ Tight Mike.
Listen and download the track below.

Download: Twista – Gucci Louis Prada

Video: Chevy Woods Ft Wiz Khalifa – Home Run

Chevy Woods hits us with a visual for his track ‘Home Run’ featuring Wiz Khalifa.

Chino XL Ft Horseshoe G.A.N.G. – Buried In Vocabulary

Chino XL recruits Crooked I’s 4 younger brothers Horseshoe G.A.N.G. for his latest leak off his album “The RICANstruction: The Black Rosary”.
Listen and download the track below.

Download: Chino XL Ft Horseshoe G.A.N.G. – Buried In Vocabulary

Audio: Nas Speaks On Jay-Z At Peter Rosenberg’s Noisemakers

Here is a preview of Nas’ sitdown with Peter Rosenberg at SXSW where he talks about Jay-Z and his accomplishments. The full interview will be released on Thursday. I also included the trailer for Noisemakers With Nas.

*Exclusive* Wale Live At London XOYO

Amaru Don provides us with a recap of Wale’s show at XOYO in London. Check out footage of him running through all his popular records.

Big Sean - Dance (Ass) Live - XXL Freshmen Live Tour @ Club Nokia Los An...

The XXL Freshmen Live Tour made its way to Club Nokia in Los Angeles with performances by Big Sean and Kid Ink. Here is video of Big Sean closing his set with ‘Dance (A$$), courtesy of TheWestCoastJawn.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Fabolous - She Did It

Fab drops another set of visuals from his TINC3 tape.

Erykah Badu Banned In Malaysia

Singer Erykah Badu has been banned from a performance in Malaysia due to a temporary tattoo that raised the ire of officials. Badu was pictured with the tattoo on her shoulder, which is a tat of the Arabic word for "Allah."
Malaysian Information Minister Rais Yatim states that the picture “triggered public criticism that could jeopardize national security and cause a negative impact to the government’s image.”
Past performers that have been banned in Malaysia include Gwen Stefani and Mariah Carey, but they were targeted for their 'revealing' wardrobes.

A Look Back At Eminem’s Slim Shady LP

With Eminem’s Slim Shady LP turning 13 last week, our fam over at Complex take a look back.
What made TSSLP so special was the way Marshall flipped both sides of the coin. He seamlessly mixed cartoonish violence with autobiographical detail, pop culture with drug culture, story-telling songs with battle raps. But this lead to a problem when the album first came out: Listeners had no way of knowing when Em was joking and when he wasn’t.
READ: A Look Back At Eminem’s Slim Shady LP

Trey Songz – Heart Attack

Trey gets back to that slow R&B ish with his new single of his upcoming album, Chapter V, hitting shelves March 26th.

PURCHASE: Trey Songz – Heart Attack (prod. Benny Blanco)

Nas' Wages To Be Garnished

Rapper Nas is facing garnishment from the United States government. The hip hop star's wages will be garnished due to unpaid federal taxes, according to TMZ. Documents have already been filed against Nas in the state of Georgia for his wages to be garnished.
The government will take a portion of Nas' income via music publishing organizations such as BMI and ASCAP.
According to reports, the Queens native owes approximately $6 million in back taxes.

Kat Stacks Admits Lying About Soulja Boy

Incarcerated supergroupie Kat Stacks generated a fair amount of controversy back in 2010 when she posted a video online of herself allegedly in Soulja Boy's hotel room where she claimed the rapper was a cocaine addict. Stacks is now admitting that the entire episode was staged and that the 'cocaine' in the clip was really over-the-counter drugs.
"World I have something to tell yall, some might hate me for it but im gonna clean some dirty laundry," she tweeted. "Those weren't lines of cocaine in the @souljaboy video, it was crushed up Advil pills"
"Me & some n***as staged the shower scene after @souljaboy left" she shared. "Even though I was influenced by others around me & didn't do it alone, I take full responsibility"

Willow Smith Changes Hair AGAIN?

While it looks like her super-famous dad and mom aren't on the rocks--as had been previously speculated--pint-size pop star Willow Smith seems to still be experimenting with her look for attention. After 'going green' last month with a lime-colored hairdo, Willow is now sporting a bright yellow look that got heads turning in Los Angeles.
The singer/dancer was spotted shopping at The Grove in L.A. with the eye-catching look.
She was out with a friend and paparazzi snapped pics of her extremely noticeable hair.
Gotta love a free spirit.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

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YSB IN THE STUDIO ABOUT TO RECORD 1

E-40 Ft Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E – Catch A Fade

Here is the E-40′s collaboration with Kendrick Lamar that appears on “Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Vol 3″. All 3 albums will be released on March 27th. Pre-order now on iTunes.
Listen to the track below.

Previously: E-40 – Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Vol 1, 2 & 3 (Album Cover + Tracklist)

Mistah F.A.B – God Don’t Love Me (R.I.P. Trayvon Martin)

Mistah F.A.B continues to spread awareness of the Trayvon Martin travesty with his latest release.

DOWNLOADMistah F.A.B – God Don’t Love Me (R.I.P. Trayvon Martin)
RELATED: Reef the Lost Cauze – The Prey (For Trayvon & My Son) | Jasiri X – Justice For Trayvon (Video)


Stalley Interview with Gowhere Hip Hop @ GWHQ

Stalley recently sat down with GWHH and spoke on how he met Rick Ross, joining Maybach Musig Group, what artists he listens to, who he’d like to work with

Wale performs new song "Bag of Money" in Paris

Recorded live during Wale’s show at La Maroquinerie in Paris.

Drake ft. Rihanna - Take Care o2 Dublin

Last night Drake kicked off the first night of his Club Paradise European Tour at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Above is footage of Drake performing

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Krondon freestyles on #SwayInTheMorning

With Sway and Mystikal by his side, my man Krondon kicks some a capella bars. Strong Arm Steady gang!

Swizz Beatz Prepping Alicia Keys Album

Superproducer Swizz Beatz has been working with his wife, superstar Alicia Keys, on her upcoming fifth album. The as-of-yet untitled project will be Keys' first project since getting married and becoming a mother, and Swizz promises greatness from the Grammy winner.
“She’s working on a timeless piece,” Swizz told Angie Martinez.
“The topics that she’s speaking about are super deep and from the heart, and to me what music has been missing,” Swizz shared. “It’s the thing that makes us special as an artist. I tell her, ‘Yo, I’m proud of you because you’re making timeless pieces.’”
She’s fine tuning the project and a release could come soon. “It’s showtime,” he says. “She’s moving faster than people think. She’s tightening the bolts.”

Waka Flocka Never Teamed With Suge?


Despite reports several months ago that rapper Waka Flocka Flame had signed a management agreement with former Death Row head Suge Knight, Waka is now saying that there was never any type of deal in place between he and the notorious former mogul.
"I ain't sign no partnership with Suge Knight ever in my life," Wakal said. "Suge to me, he was just an OG in the game. If a guy go [and] express his feelings towards me and tell me what he like of me or the mistakes he made so I don't make the mistakes, why not listen to him? You feel what I'm saying? Just because you talk, holla at a person or eat a burger with a person, hang with a person for a day, don't mean they handling all of your business. They scared of that sh*t, though, so they gonna throw it in the media. They don't want it with a n***a like Suge."

Nas Talks About His Upcoming Album

conversation with MTV, Nas spoke on his upcoming album, tentatively titled “Life Is Good”, and what to expect from the project. “A lot of the tracks have [come from ideas] where I would take an idea from one of the guys that I’m working with and try to put it together with a different sound that I had in my head, or with someone else,” he explained. “[I] just try to get people to collaborate who are not really used to working together and to get something different from me.

Previously: DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles Ft Nas – Turn Up The Mic (Remix)

Lil Kim Ft Young Jeezy – Keys To The City

Lil Kim looks to make her return to the music game with this new cut featuring Young Jeezy. Flex bombs for now.
Download: Lil Kim Ft Young Jeezy – Keys To The City

Mac Miller - Loud (Prod. By Big Jerm & Sayez)

Rich Forever in London Rick Ross and John Legend Live Proud2 O2 Arena *HD*

Friday, March 23, 2012

American Airlines May Finally Be Sold

Bloomberg reports that US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has approached unsecured creditors of American Airlines parent AMR about buying the airline as its leaves bankruptcy. AMR management says it plans for the carrier to stay independent. That is a bad idea. The current economic environment and fuel prices would challenge the ability of a “new” American to be viable.
AMR will have a number of financial advantages in Chapter 11. Some of its plane leases could be voided. It likely will be able to alter employee contracts. It will dismiss thousands of workers and may be able to change their pensions. Planes will be taken out of service so that capacity within the carrier’s system can be adjusted to allow for more profitability.
All of these advantages may be too little for American to stay financially viable once its bankruptcy ends. The International Air Transport Association recently reported that airline profits globally are headed toward zero this year. Further, the organization believes that industry profits could disappear completely in 2012 if fuel costs get much higher and remain at those levels. The head of Emirates, one of the largest and best-funded carriers, expects that some airlines will be unable to weather the harshness the industry faces for the balance of the year.
The bankruptcy court has a number of options in the AMR case. One is to force American into the kind of consolidation that Northwest set with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and that United (NYSE: UAL) set with Continental two years ago. Each was partially the result of high fuel prices in 2008. Another reason was the falling global economy. Those circumstances may exist now, or will in the near future.
Even with the advantages of Chapter 11. American probably cannot survive on its own.

{ ENGAGEMENT } Ricky & Christine

Bryan and I are truly blessed to be surrounded by so much love, talent, and pure awesomeness in our families.  And when it comes down to our cousins Ricky and Christine, awesomeness suddenly becomes an understatement.   I absolutely adore couples that reflect the best of themselves in each other.  In first meeting, Christine simply bursts with a bubbly (not to mention contagious) energy while Ricky comes off more reserved and mellow.  She's an aspiring actress; He's a musician; She reminds him when to relax and take a break from work; He keeps her grounded (in a good way, of course).  Together they create a beautiful balance of love and energy and form the creative duo behind Yodsukar Photography.  Specialized in Weddings & Engagements, It isn't surprising that these two lovebirds share and capture love for a living.  But now THEY are the ones getting married and it's so exciting to finally see them in front of the camera.
When Christine asked me to style their shoot I was beyond excited but a little intimidated as well.  Aside from shopping, clothes swapping, and lending clothes to my girlfriends, the only "styling" I really do is my own personal outfits.  But this small "project" turned out to be all of the above.  Christine came over to shop my closet and play a little dress up, and three outfits later I came up with Christine's vision of "Free People" and "Va-va-vooom!" 
Congrats again Ricky and Christine!  Thanks for letting me play!  I love you guys!!!
xo,

Bow Wow Announces New “Underrated” Album Release Date

After numerous delays, it looks like Bow Wow is getting ready to finally drop his “Underrated” album. He took to his Twitter today to announce that the new release date is June 12th. Time will tell if that date will stick. Peep the tracklist here.

Previously: Bow Wow Talks Favorite Record On New Album, Kim Kardashian, Angela Simmons and More (Video)

N.O.R.E. Ft Raekwon & Styles P – Google That

DJ Kay Slay premiered this new record from N.O.R.E., Raekwon and Styles P titled ‘Google That’. DSOM comes through with the radio rip.