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GUCCI MAN NEW ALBUM COVER LEAKED IN STORES DEC.8 2009
October 29, 2009, 7:34 am
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FIF Drops a 16 Item Track Listing For ‘BISD’
October 27, 2009, 1:50 am
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Sohh Reports

The track listing for 50 Cent‘s Before I Self Destruct album has landed online and shows the rapper’s long-awaited fourth solo project featuring a total 16 tracks.

Shown via iTunes, the deluxe album only displays one feature which is Ne-Yo on their “Baby By Me” collaboration.

Before I Self Destruct

  1. The Invitation
  2. Then Days Went By
  3. Death To My Enemies
  4. So Disrespect
  5. Psycho
  6. Hold Me Down
  7. Crime Wave
  8. Stretch
  9. Strong Enough
  10. Get It Hot
  11. Gangsta’s Delight
  12. I Got Swag
  13. Baby By Me (Featuring Ne-Yo)
  14. Do You Think About Me
  15. Ok, You’re Right
  16. Could’ve Been You

(This Is 50)

Fif has described his new album as being “harder” than previous releases.

“Not particularly this song, but the entire project — I meant for it to be a little harder and what I fell in love with about hip-hop and within hip-hop,” 50 explained about his upcoming project. “I accomplished it. Before I Self Destruct is absolutely harder than Get Rich or Die Tryin’ or other projects in between. The Massacre had some real aggressive content on it, but there were other things I wanted to do, like ‘Ryder Music,’ ‘Baltimore Love Thing,’ ‘Build You Up,’ featuring Jamie Foxx. This project, I kept all of those things out of it. I just made it what I wanted it to be. This album is my album right now. It’s like the prequel to Get Rich — the things I missed on that project.” (MTV)

He previously said the project would land in stores on November 17th and feature production from Dr. Dre.



CONFIRMED: Frauds In The Industry
October 27, 2009, 1:42 am
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MUSIC BIZ FRAUD ALERT: Antoine Keane a.k.a Dominic Edmonds

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www.makingthemogul.com Reports

One of the biggest problems with the music business (or any business, for that matter) is that you’re never quite sure who you can trust. People talk a lot; the difference is some can back up their talk, while others simply can’t.

And other times, not only can they not back it up – they go to the extreme to create an entire façade.

Fakes.

Frauds.

One of those frauds is Antoine Keane a.k.a Dominic Edmonds.

 

I got contacted by this guy a couple months ago about doing some consultation work for his independent label, SRB/WongGee Records. He claimed to have distribution with Warner Music and that he had some family inheritance which he’s invested into his company (he claims to be the son of Babyface’s brother, Kevon Edmonds).

Obviously, I hear people run their mouths often, so to be honest, I didn’t really pay this guy much mind at first – but he continued to hound me, so I finally decided to take a call.

After speaking to him for 15-20 minutes, I grew even more suspicious about him and his character.

I know some trust fund babies who share similar characteristics with this guy (they talk a lot… A LOT) but sometimes actually do have capital to invest in their ideas. I really wasn’t sure how to read him, but I figured I would give him the benefit of the doubt.

Anyhow, over the next few weeks, while I still had some suspicions about him, some of what he was saying was actually checking out. He told me Lacey Schwimmer from ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”, is making her music debut and that he had just signed her.

I didn’t believe him, until I noticed some press coverage announcing her signing to his new label, WMS/WongGee, as well as video of her in the studio with him (he’s the skinny kid sitting down eating chicken). That offered me some proof that maybe – just maybe – this guy checks out.

As some of you know, I decided to close my old business in September, so when Antoine a.k.a Dominic asked me again for consultation work, I told him I was no longer for hire. He insisted that I join his team and help him run things.

This wasn’t the first time I’ve been asked to help run an indie, but obviously given the fact that I had just closed my old business to focus on other goals, I refused his offer.

He continued to persist hoping I would change my mind, but after realizing that I won’t budge, he asked if I could submit any tracks for Lacey’s project.

That’s when we really started talking.

I sent him a couple tracks (from some producers I work with) and after a few days, we agreed on a placement. After that, he started calling me every hour of every day.

If he couldn’t reach me by phone, he’d send me a message on Blackberry Messenger. If he couldn’t reach me on BBM, he would email me.

When we would talk, he never had any updates on the placement. No Producer Agreement, no recording itinerary, no payment – nothing.

He would try to keep me on the phone for as long as he could just to talk about random things. I got suspicious.

Is he just trying to find out more about me?

Does he suspect that I’m suspicious about him and he’s trying to break down the barrier?

What’s he doing?

Everytime I’d mention the paperwork for the placement, he would offer a new excuse and a new delay. Half of his excuses didn’t even make sense. I began to suspect maybe he’s just a rich kid who read one or two books about the music business and now wants to play “industry”.

I was extremely skeptical about the validity of Antoine/Dominic.

Then, I got an email from someone warning me about Antoine a.k.a Dominic, confirming all the suspicions I’ve had about him. I decided to take it a step further and contact a few others whom I knew he had been in touch with.

The second I brought up his name, they all reacted extremely, telling me their experience with this guy.

Fake distribution, fake assets, fake affiliations… FAKE BANK ACCOUNTS.

Let me repeat that once more – FAKE BANK ACCOUNTS!

Some of the affiliations Antoine Keane a.k.a Dominic Edmonds claims are Babyface, Kevin Liles, Rick Rubin, and Chris Lighty. He even registered an 800# which he’s set to display Chris Lighty’s name on the outgoing caller ID.

Dirty!

If you get a call from someone claiming to rep Chris Lighty – check your sources!

In the past week alone, I’ve been in touch with several others who have all been contacted by Antoine Keane a.k.a Dominic Edmonds (Antoine Keane probably isn’t even his real name either). They all share similar stories about his claims and their similar suspicions.

Fortunately, I wasn’t taken as many of the people I’ve been speaking with have been. I only lost time – others lost their money.

Babyface & Kevon Edmonds’ family don’t know of him. Kevin Liles & Chris Lighty never heard of him. None of his claims are real. Beware!

By the way, I’m not the only one reporting this dud. Gyant from GyantUnplugged.com has also posted about this wannabe.

The music business and it’s littered with frauds, snakes, and trash-talkers. It’s a huge business, but it’s also relatively small when discussing the people involved.

Everyone knows everyone.

And even those whom you don’t know – it’s usually not that difficult to get in touch with them. So when someone like Antoine Keane/Dominic Edmonds attempts to bamboozle others, we will find out – and we will air you out.

Sorry dude, game over.



Wayne headed to PRISON!!! Sentenced to serve one year!!
October 26, 2009, 1:47 pm
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Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge, Sentenced 1 Year Behind Bars

The Grammy-winning rap artist Lil Wayne pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a felony, and is to be sentenced to a year behind bars under a plea agreement with prosecutors, the Manhattan district attorney’s office announced.
In a 13th-floor courtroom in State Supreme Court, the rapper, whose given name is Dwayne M. Carter Jr., entered a guilty plea before Justice Charles H. Solomon, who reminded the defendant that the plea would have no bearing on charges that he is facing in other states.
Police said a gun was found on Lil Wayne’s tour bus in Manhattan in 2007. Lil Wayne acknowledged in court that there was a gun on the bus and identified it as a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol.
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TYLER PERRY RESPONDS TO SPIKE LEE’S COMMENTS
October 26, 2009, 4:33 am
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New RnB HEAT!! DJ Money Presents: Big Boyz Radio Vol. 2 COMING SOON!!
October 23, 2009, 6:59 am
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Award SCOOP!!: Soul Train Music Awards Nominee’s Revealed, Michael Jackson Honored
October 23, 2009, 6:50 am
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Is it really a surprise Michael gets honored? I’m sure he’d have fit even the most prestigious of awards, this being a WELL deserved accomplishment from yet another BET Super-Awards Show. Shout out to Gyant posting the scoop!!

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No, your eyes do not receive you, BET J is now BET Centric. And if that’s not confusing enough the new channel is also bringing back the ancient Soul Train Awards. But with a modern twist.

According to theexaminer.com, the 2009 Soul Train Awards are due to take place November 3 in Atlanta, Georgia and will later air on Centric November 29.

Drake, Ryan Leslie, Solange, Musiq Soulchild, Raphael Saadiq, Mary Mary, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Mario, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, Monica and more are also nominated for awards ranging from Best New Artist to Best Collaboration.

Academy Award nominated talent Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will host the revamped show, which returns on a new network (Centric) after an over two year hiatus.

Gyantunplugged.com is already on board to cover the events, thanks to BET.