According to NY Daily News, “A young Texas talent scout who discovered hip-hop star Drake is suing the entertainer’s managers — charging they are cheating him out of his share of royalties.
James "Jas” Prince, the son of Rock-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince, claims in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that Cortez Bryant, Gerald Roberson, Derrick Lawrence and their firms, including Aspire Music Group LLC, have refused to provide an accounting of what he is owed.
Prince’s attorney, James McMillan, said his client hasn’t received a nickel in more than a year even though Drake’s albums have generated millions of dollars in sales. He is asking the court to appoint a receiver.
“We have no idea how much is owed because they are hiding behind one guy,” McMillan said.
He said entertainment lawyer Ronald Sweeney represents both Drake’s managers and the record company that pays the royalties.Those companies are controlled by rapper Lil Wayne and have sold 5 million copies of Drake’s albums in recent years.
“It’s one big shell game,” McMillan said.
Court papers say that when Prince demanded an accounting, Drake’s managers referred him to Sweeney, who promised to comply but never did.
When Prince asked Lil Wayne’s companies directly for an accounting, they also referred him to Sweeney.
Sweeney declined comment.“
Drake is feeling himself way too much! Ja rule is probably somewhere saying fuck outta here with bull…….
From HiphopDX, “During an interview with The Jewish Chronicle, the Young money rapper made the claim that he managed to one-up previously successful artists with the style.
"There were people who incorporated melody before me,” said Drake, “but I would deem myself the first person to successfully rap and sing.”
Drizzy says that his singing-meets-rapping style has had a trickledown effect in the Hip Hop community. “Yes, there are aspects of it that are new in the rap world. But it’s not a gimmick. I just sort of exist and people embrace it. I’m one of the few artists who gets to be himself every day. It doesn’t take me six hours to get ready and I don’t have to wake up in the morning and remember to act like this or talk like this. I just have to be me. That’s one of the favourite parts of my life – I’ve done this purely by being myself.”
Azealia Banks tweets about not attending Nicki Minaj Tour. Of Course, Nicki Minaj always have some little smart ass remark……………………
From DailySpy, “Azealia Banks has revealed that she turned down the chance to tour with Nicki Minaj.
The rapper said that she was forced to reject an offer to support Minaj’s European tour dates due to recording commitments.
She tweeted: "I got invited to tour with Nicki Minaj in Europe but I cant go because I have to finish my album during that time. 😦 ”
Banks then assured fans that she would not be canceling plans to perform in the UK later this year, adding: “Me and @ZebraKatz & @NJENAREDDFOXX ARE COMING FOR BLOOD!!”
From Taletela,“Love & Hip Hop star Emily B has admitted that she "feels” for Atlanta spinoff star Mimi Faust and reached out to her when they both spoke recently.
The two reality vixens no doubt share similar experiences – with Emily being publicly humiliated on the VH1 show by her rapper beau, Fabolous, who denied fathering her son and was alleged to have slept with her co-star Kimbella.
In an interview with Hello Beautiful, Emily B reflected on their similarities and the pain she also endured in her high-profile relationship:
“I mean I spoke to Mimi and watching her I felt for her,” she said.
“I understand how it feels to love someone and feel that pain… Fab only has one child with me so… I’ve never dealt with anything on [her] level in my life.”
“Her story is a strong powerful story that I can’t even imagine going through.”
This is why I respect Eve….
According to HipHollywood, “During an appearance at a ‘Uniquely You’ summit in her home town of Philadelphia, Eve explained why the current Stevie wouldn’t have a chance with her now……
The official video for Keyshia Cole’s “Enough of Love” video…………..
If you cannot get enough of diva Tamar Braxton, wait no longer. “Tamar and Vince ” show will premiere September 20…..
According to Examiner.com, “the series will follow the happy couple as they plan for the possibility of welcoming their first child. It will also chronicle Herbert and Tamar’s musical journeys, with Herbert managing top acts including Lady Gaga and Mindless Behavior….
Hmmm….. I wonder how the Aaliyah’s fans feel about this news…… A source reports to HiphopDx about Drake maybe a executive produce Aaliyah’s new album….. I do not know this is a good idea. Drake better not eff Aaliyah’s new album the ish is going to hit the fan!!! Fact, Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, and Timbaland could capture Aaliyah’s music very well …… I hope this is just a rumor…..
According to HiphopDx, “A reliable source with inside knowledge of the situation told HipHopDX that the Young Money rapper, who has a tattoo of the songstress on his back, will sit at the helm for her new LP. Details surrounding the album are scarce, but in March, producer Jeffrey “J. Dub” Walker said that an unreleased song titled “Steady Ground” will appear on the project. Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, later said that no such album was in the works.”
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K. Michelle finally shut down those dating rumors with Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte….. Click HERE if you miss the original story! Straight from Vh1 Blog, “ K.Michelle was in New York City this week and told us that she is “enjoying dating,” but when it comes to Ryan, she was quick to point out “that’s my friend. He’s very motivational and he’s a great friend.” So there you have it. He’s just a really motivational friend…who happens to have a smokin’ hot body and a really insane grill.”