Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ma$e Talks Rap Comeback, Diddy, Jay-Z and Rick Ross With Funk Flex

Ma$e Talks Rap Comeback, Diddy, Jay-Z and Rick Ross With Funk Flex


After making his (second) return to hip-hop, Ma$e checked into Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex show last night to speak on his long-awaited comeback to the game, nearly signing with G-Unit Records, nearly retiring, and working on Wale’s Slight Work remix. Betha also spoke on Diddy, Jay-Z, working with Rick Ross, and rumors of aligning himself with MMG.

2Pac’s Hologram Might Go On Tour

2Pac’s hologram may be hitting the road in the coming months. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are in plans to bring the resurrected rapper on tour with them. Dre first approached Digital Domain Media Group Inc. last year with the idea of creating a CGI imagine of Tupac Shakur, which costs somewhere between $100,000 and $400,000. “This is just the beginning,” said Ed Ulbrich, Digital Domain’s CEO. “Dre has a massive vision for this.” We will get to see Pac once again for weekend number two of the Coachella Music Festival on April 22.

Wiz Khalifa on what Annoys Him about Amber, His Real Feelings on Kanye, ...

Sitting down with Hot 97′s morning crew, Khalifa Man opened up on the love of his life, her ex, working with the good doctor and more.

Erick Sermon Tells Classic Stories to Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg

Speaking to Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg, the E-R-I-C-K hit the Juan Epstein show to speak on a variety of things, from meeting future Def Squad kinfolk Redman and Keith Murray for the first time to the largest check he’s ever received (Dr. Dre always finds a way into these tales…) and more.

Pharrell – Places and Spaces I’ve Been (Book Preview)

Cover art for Pharrell’s upcoming book Places And Spaces I’ve Been which is set to drop on October 16th. The book is written by Pharrell and also features words from Jay-Z, Ambra Medda, Nigo and Takashi Murakami. Pre-order here. P recently sat down with GQ and spoke about the book:

Beanie Sigel and Scarface Announce Joint Project on Showoff Radio

Statik let the cat out the bag last week, now we’ve got visuals of Beanie Sigel and Scarface announcing they are working on a joint album, entitled Mac N Brad.

Beanie Sigel – Shot Caller Freestyle

Sigel over French Montana’s Shot Caller; as premiered by Statik Selektah on ShowOff Radio. Shouts to Al Lindstrom on the rippage.

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Diddy Tops Forbes Five Wealthiest Rapper’s List of 2012

Sean “Diddy” Combs tops Forbes’ Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist’s of 2012 with an estimated net worth of $550 million. The Bad Boy founder’s fortune includes Ciroc vodka, his Sean John clothing line along with Enyce, marketing firm Blue Flame, and a handful of tech startups. Others who made the Forbes Five shortlist include Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter ($460 million), Andre “Dr. Dre” Young ($270 million), and more.

1. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $550 million
2. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter: $460 million
3. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young: $270 million
4. Bryan “Birdman” Williams: $125 million
5. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson: $100 million