FRANK OCEAN LEAVES DEF JAM, BLONDE PRODUCED INDEPENDENTLY

Frank Ocean’s latest music collection is about to become the #1 album in the country.

It looks as if Blonde will be the next independently released project to land in the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

That outcome is the result of Ocean completing his contractual agreement with Def Jam Recordings, according to Fader. The publication claims the R&B star’s Endless visual album – dropped a day before Blonde – was the final release on the major label.

If the sales/stream predictions hold, the Blonde first week numbers will be between 225,000 – 250,000 equivalent album units. The Grammy winner’s previous album channel ORANGE sold 131,000 copies in its initial seven days.
Ocean would join an exclusive list of acts to earn a #1 album as an indie performer. Tyrese’s Black Rose, Lecrae’s Anomaly, and Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park are among the independently released LPs to land in the pole position on the weekly chart of most popular music projects in America.

BIRDMAN PLANS TO REPAIR HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH LIL WAYNE

ESPN’s Cari Champion recently interviewed Birdman about the state of his relationship with Lil’ Wayne for her “Be Honest” podcast.

Birdman revealed his plans to “heal” and “fix” the issues that Wayne has with him.

Baby expressed that he doesn’t like how things have worked out, but he says regardless, he will also respect and love Weezy as his son. He also says he will never say anything negative about Wayne either.

Birdman says even if Lil’ Wayne ends up leaving Cash Money Records, he will never finish the game without Wayne as his son.
Do you think Lil’ Wayne & Birdman will ever truly reconcile. If you were Wayne, could you trust Birdman?

WHAT BEEF? DRAKE BRINGS OUT EMINEM AT CONCERT IN DETROIT

Make some noise for the greatest rapper to ever get on a microphone,” Drake proclaimed in Detroit tonight.

And then, the Canadian rapper introduced Eminem to a raucous crowd.

Just a week ago, there were strong rumors that Eminem was crafting a diss record to Drizzy, but that seems to be a fleeting notion. The pair seemed quite friendly at a the show, where Eminem rose from the floor.

Eminem complimented Drake after being introduced in a grand fashion.
“It’s an honor to share the stage with this man right here,” he stated.

KODAK BLACK FREED FROM JAIL!!!

Kodak Black is coming home. He was sentenced today to one year of house arrest and five years of probation.
The Florida rapper had a hearing in Fort Lauderdale court today (Aug. 16) regarding his May re-arrest for false imprisonment, robbery without a weapon, operating a vehicle without a viable license, possession of a firearm by a delinquent and possession of marijuana.
According to Brett Clarkson, a reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Kodak Black’s legal team entered a no contest plea to all charges. Michael Kushner, executive vice president of legal at Atlantic Records, was in court to testify on behalf of Kodak, saying, “He’s only at the very beginning of a very promising career […] It is our hope that the court will agree that he be given the opportunity to turn his life around.” Another friend of Kodak told the judge, “I think he deserves a second chance.”
The judge, Lisa Porter, accepted that plea, telling the 19-year-old, “I will give you an opportunity, Mr Octave, to prove yourself here, and be a productive member of society […] What happens from here on out is up to you.”
Kodak will also perform community service, anger management and community control supervision. In addition, the judge withheld adjudication, meaning he won’t become a convicted felon and will be allowed to tour internationally.
The judge will allow Kodak Black to come home whenever the jail releases him. Could be today, could be tomorrow. As Kodak exited the courtroom, his mother could be heard exclaiming, “I love you, baby boy!”
Welcome home, Project Baby. While he was inside, we collected 20 of his best loosies that aren’t on any of his official mixtapes. Go check those out and bump ’em all in celebration.
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DEJ LOAF ALLEGEDLY FIRED HER MANGER FOR STEALING $50K

In the music and entertainment industry it seems like you can’t even trust those closest too you at times.

Rumor has it that Dej Loaf fired her manager, Joy, after she allegedly stole $50K from Dej’s account.

It didn’t help that the manager also set all of her social media account pages to private and deleted all photos of Dej off of her page. Is it greed or are these folks not being paid well? Broke or not, one’s moral compass should still work.

Didn’t Dej get into a scuffle with her former management last year?

DJ WHOO KID DETAINED BY NYPD FOR CHILD SUPPORT LATE PAYMENTS

When DJ Whoo Kid left SiriusXM, he was detained by NYPD on issues related to child support.

The pseudo-arrest happened when Nassau County Sheriffs picked him up in Manhattan on an outstanding family court warrant on Aug. 8 for missing a court date.

Whoo Kid is reportedly wo years behind on child support, reports have indicated, but the G-Unit affiliate was able to prove he was up to date.

In 2013, the DJ was arrested for unpaid parking tickets.

YOUNG THUG TO CHANGE HIS NAME?? WTH???

Young Thug has made an undeniable mark in music thanks to his abstract fashion as well as his performances on songs such as T.I.’s “About The Money” and Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle.”

Is the Atlanta-raised rhymer planning to switch up his professional persona? According to Thug’s 300 label head Lyor Cohen, a name change could be imminent for the Slime Season 3 mixtape creator.

“The reality of the situation is Young Thug is not going to be ‘Young Thug’ anymore. His new name is going to be ‘No My Name Is Jeffery.’ That’s his new name,” Cohen stated during an interview with the Rap Radar podcast. “And the reality is when you see this commercial, you’re all going to understand what we do here at 300. Because it’s powerful images of what makes someone Young Thug and what the evolution and how someone is Jeffery. It’s a circular thing, it’s important.”

The veteran music executive continued, ‘No My Name is Jeffery’ is on its way. Please respect us to actually segue and utilize his name going forward because it’s important.”
The man born Jeffery Williams is scheduled to release a new music collection titled Jeffery on August 16.

Listen to a segment of Lyor Cohen’s interview below.
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T.I. WALKS OFF “THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW” AFTER AWKWARD NSFW MOMENT

If you have ever seen The Eric Andre Show then you know it’s nowhere near the typical late night talk show.

The Adult Swim program is one of the most unpredictable and purposely awkward series on television.

Over three seasons, host Eric André and co-host Hannibal Buress have experienced strange moments with rap stars like Wiz Khalifa, Chance The Rapper, and Tyler, The Creator.

However, the shenanigans on the season four premiere were too much for Atlanta native Tip “T.I. ” Harris.

The star of The Family Hustle reality show walked off TEAS after a man exposing his privates appeared on set.

“Aw sh-t, I’m gone. I’m out this b-tch,” stated Tip before exiting.

Watch The Eric Andre Show with T.I. below.

50 CENT BLASTS “POWER” CREATOR FOR AIRING A SCENE SHOWING HIS PENIS!

‘Power’s’ creator Courtney Kemp recently pissed off 50 Cent by running Sunday’s episode with a clip that included a frontal shot of 50’s penis!

50 took to social media to unleash a pretty harsh rant on Kemp as he called her a b-tch and told her to kiss his a-s. 50 also seemed pretty upset because he said his aunt couldn’t tune in to watch the episode, and that cut wasn’t in the first 3 edits. 50 spazzed out telling Kemp and Starz,

“Nah y’all got me f**** up!”

Many began to wonder if 50 felt so strongly about it, why was the scene filmed in the first place. Kemp says 50 signed his waiver like everyone else, and knew what time it was. Is 50 pulling a Taylor Swift-like publicity stunt? LOL

PUSHA T BACK HILLARY CLINTON

Hip-Hop wordsmith Pusha T’s Play Cloths fashion brand is getting political with its latest line of anti-Trump, pro-Hillary t-shirts.

The Virginia native debuted the shirts this afternoon via Twitter.

The shirt’s design plays off Clinton’s famous “Delete your account” shot sent at Trump through Twitter on the front.
While on the back is featured the hashtag #IMWITHHER.

All proceeds from the shirt’s sales will go towards prison reform and the rehab initiative Re- Imagine Justice.

Prison reform is a cause that Pusha T is currently putting in work for with his #SchoolsNotPrisons tour along with Ty Dolla $ign.

Push has shown support for Clinton in the past, as he recently FaceTimed with the presidential candidate and famed blogger Karen Civil in a call of action for voter registration.

Give Pusha’s tweets announcing the latest wears a look below and click here to purchase.

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