Three of the most influencial people in hip hop, Eminem, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine graced the April 2014 edition of XXL Magazine. The article inlcludes interviews about their new venture, Beats Music, which is a new music streaming service founded by Iovine and Dre and being promoted by Eminem. Watch out for the magazine due out on March 11th.
The initial lineup for Drake’s annual OVO Fest has been announced. Along with Drake, the recently reunited Outkast will be headlining the event. This year’s Fest will take place on Sunday, August 3 and Monday, August 4 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto. With past surprise guests of French Montana, Kanye West, Miguel, and more, one can only imagine who will join the Toronto native this year. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 21.
By Sara Ergen – @ergense
This is the craziest news to come out this week. It has been announced that DMX has agreed to fight Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman in a televised “charity” boxing match. The proposed fight promoted by Damon Feldman will consist of 3 rounds and is due to take place on March 1st.
DMX has said that he will fight Zimmerman but negotiations are still taking place. Feldman called in to Hot 97 yesterday to talk about the fight. Take a listen below.
The 56th Annual Grammy awards took place last night and it was a good night for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. They scooped 4 Grammy’s for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for Thrift Shop, the Best Rap Album for The Heist and Best New Artist.
Jay-Z added another Grammy to his collection with the award for Best/Rap Sung Collaboration for Holy Grail featuring Justin Timberlake. Pharrell also did well winning Record Of The Year with Daft Punk for Get Lucky and Producer of the Year.
Check out some notable Grammy Award Winners below along with Jay-Z’s acceptance speech and Pharrell’s thank you on behalf of Daft Punk.
Rick Ross has revealed the artwork for his 6th studio album “Mastermind” due out on March 4th. Check out the cover above and the latest promo video below where he announces the next single will be the Jeezy assisted song ‘War Ready’.
Pusha T linked up with super-producer Scott Storch while out in Miami to work on his new album King Push.
After several setbacks Rick Ross has announced a new release date for his album “Mastermind”. March 4th is the date. Check out the Hype Williams directed announcement above.
Common spoke to Revolt TV backstage at the House Of Blues and announced a new album titled Nobody Smiling. The album will be produced by No I.D. Stay tuned for release dates.
Snoop Dogg, his wife and daughter recently visited the White House for the annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. While there they met Secretary of State of John Kerry. Check out the cell phone footage above.
Sad news has come through that Grand Hustle rapper Doe B was killed in a shooting early this morning (Dec 28th) at a club in his hometown of Alabama.
T.I. took to instagram to share the sad news. “RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss u my nigga. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always. Just rest now my nigga….WE GOT IT From here.”
Doe B’s management also confirmed the news on his official Twitter page. “On behalf of doe b’s management i would like to thank all of his fans and say Rest in Peace my brother Glenn thomas aka @CBMDOEB.”
On behalf of doe b's management i would like to thank all of his fans and say Rest in Peace my brother Glenn thomas aka @CBMDOEB
— DOE B. (@CBMDOEB) December 28, 2013
Condolences go out to his family and friends.