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Z Buds, ZAGG

Not sure about you, but I never have enough cord on any of my earphones. When I am walking through the city or working out in the gym, I feel like my ZUNE is going to pop right out my pocket. Well, that all changed when the Z Buds earphones by ZAGG showed up ay…

STOLI HEADS TO LONG BEACH, CA TO PARTY WITH ON BLAST

Jerry Heller, one of the founding fathers of West Coast gangster rap via Eazy E & NWA  is back at it. This time he has recruited an incredibly awesome group named, On Blast and has signed them to his, Street Life Records. On Blast has had major momentum so many of you might be familiar…

WIN SOME CAROLINA LIAR GEAR

Carolina Liar and LuLu’s department stores want to give you some free stuff.   The two are teaming up to offer you the chance to win a 100 dollar shopping spree and some autographed gear and CDs.   Go to CarolinaLiar.com to see how to enter for your chance to win.

LLOYD BANKS PASSES RICK ROSS ON iTUNES CHART

When he messed with 50 Cent, Rick Ross should’ve realized that he was messing with the entire G-Unit camp too. On Wednesday, Lloyd Banks released a diss record called “Officer Down” that’s available only through iTunes. To make matters worse, Lloyd’s record comes in at number 28 and has actually surpassed Rick’s “Magnificent” single featuring…

FLO RIDA TOPS CHART FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK

For a fifth week in a row, Flo Rida’s “Right Round” and T.I.’s “Dead and Gone” featuring Justin Timberlake hold on to their number one and number two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and Soulja Boy Tell ‘em’s “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” also hold onto their spots…

WOMEN CREATE FAKE TAYLOR TICKETS

According to MSNBC, two women in their early 20’s have been arrested for creating fake tickets to Taylor Swift’s sold out May 15th concert at Key Arena in Seattle. The duo listed the bogus tickets on Craigslist and met with the buyers in person to exchange cash. The fake tickets looked nearly identical to the…

LEONA LEWIS PLAYS PRIVATE SHOW, MAKES BIG MONEY

Leona Lewis only had to sing seven songs last weekend…and she got paid a LOT of money for her time.   According to British paper The Sun, the pop star was paid around 1.4-million dollars to make an appearance at a private birthday party in England on Saturday.   The fiesta was for Libby Caudwell,…

QUEEN IFRICA TO RELEASE EP MARCH 24 / AUDIO

The poised yet audacious singer/songwriter Queen Ifrica will unveil her EP Road To Montego Bay digitally next week on March 24, 2009. This 3 song selection will give listeners a preview of her eagerly-awaited VP studio debut release Montego Bay expected in stores and online this summer.  

MAGG-1 RECRUITS T-PAIN ON NEW SINGLE

Brooklyn, NY rapper Magg-1 has teamed up with Grammy Award-winning artist T-Pain, and fellow Brooklyn native GQ Beats to deliver an infectious new single titled “Let’s Talk Money”. The latest anthem of 2009, “Let’s Talk Money,” by Magg-1 ft. T-Pain is officially one of the hottest records surfacing, and has seen a great reception with…

BUTCH WALKER’S “HERE COMES THE…” BECOMES #1 SELLING

Butch Walker’s current single “Here Comes The…” is the #1 selling single in America.   The single which appears on his latest album Sycamore Meadows and features a guest appearance from Pink, landed at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Sales Chart in the sales week ending March 15. Butch Walker made his…

J-EYE RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “I GET AROUND” / MP3

Skope is here today to tell you about a rising Artist/Song-Writer/Producer who is starting to buzz in NYC and beyond. J-EyE has been doing his thing for several years, writing and recording songs that combine an ambitious and aggressive blend of Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop, and keep listeners anxious for more.

PEARL JAM’S TUNES FEATURED ON COLD CASE

The Chicago Tribune reports that Cold Case will feature the music of Pearl Jam in their two-part season finale. Sixteen Pearl Jam tracks will be used in the season’s final episodes on May 3rd and 10th. Many songs aired will be off Pearl Jam’s 1991 album Ten, which is being reissued this month. The episodes…

KELLY CLARKSON IS NUMBER ONE

Kelly Clarkson is on top of the world right now, and on top of the charts too!   Her new album, All I Ever Wanted, will debut at number one on next week’s Billboard 200 chart after selling more than 250-thousand copies.   And not only this, the former Idol champ is set to appear…

CREED RELEASES REUNION TOUR TEASER VIDEO

Creed is a big tease. Why? Well, the boys in the band have just released a new video previewing what people can expect from their summer reunion tour. Creed broke up back in 2004. Frontman Scott Stapp tried his stab at a solo career, while the remaining members of the group founded Alter Bridge with…

FAT JOE SPEAKS ON 50 CENT, RICK ROSS DRAMA

Some people feel the Rick Ross and 50 Cent beef is getting out a little of hand. Rap-Up.com caught up with Fat Joe to learn his thoughts about the matter. Joey Crack explained the site, “I feel like hip-hop beef is over-saturating the market. I mean, when does it stop? Like c’mon, I’m tired of…

PETE WENTZ CEREAL?

So everyone knows that Pete Wentz has a hand in just about everything — clothes, music, presenting, the list goes on. But is his latest venture too out there? It looks like he’ll be launching a cereal brand through his line Clandestine. If you head to his blog, PeteWentz.com, you can see some pics of…

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE DIGS TEQUILA

Music, acting, fashion and now Justin Timberlake is getting into the liquor business.   According to the New York Post, he’s in talks to develop a brand of tequila.   He reportedly made a visit to a Mexican distillery where he was caught on video tasting tequilas.   A spokesperson for Timberlake said, “This was…

J. HOLIDAY’s ROUND 2 ALBUM DEBUTS AT NO. 4

Entering the national Billboard Top 200 album sales chart at No. 4, Music Line Group/Capitol Records singer-songwriter J. HOLIDAY sets a new personal chart record in the first week of release of his second studio album, ROUND 2. Meanwhile, the album’s first single and video, the melodic and penetrating “It’s Yours,” continues its winning ways,…

LISA HANNIGAN BREAKS OUT AFTER COLBERT APPEARANCE / VIDEO

Sales of her debut Sea Sew, which came out in February on ATO Records, have jumped 305% since the show aired, moving into Amazon’s 25 best-selling CDs. Sea Sew also breaks into the Billboard Top 200 this week at #135 and the Heatseekers chart at #3 and has climbed to #12 on iTunes. The single…

NEW FOUND GLORY DEBUTS AT #12 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200

New Found Glory have once again defended their title as reigning champs of pop-punk with their new album, Not Without A Fight, debuting at #12 on the Billboard’s album chart. Even with the album’s unfortunate leak six weeks before release, Not Without A Fight has catapulted New Found Glory inside Billboard’s top twenty for the…

PLAY THE FUSE “ROCK MADNESS” CHALLENGE NOW

Head to FUSE’s all NEW “Rock Madness” challenge to fill out your ultimate Rock & Roll bracket. “Rock Madness” finally gives you the chance to choose the best Rock & Roll artist/band of all time through a March Madness styled tournament bracket.   Through Facebook connect, “Rock Madness” compiles 64 current and potential Rock &…

SKOPE TV PHONER WITH ARTOFFICIAL

On Monday night, March 17th, Skope TV linked up with Logics from the Miami based hip hop & jazz band ArtOfficial. This group takes two genres and merges them in a style that is fresh and authentic.

DEBUT ALBUM FROM AMANDA BLANK COMING THIS SUMMER

The list of artists that can sing, rap, write amazing pop songs and perform them with irresistible charisma is small. The list of female performers that can do all of that is even smaller and Amanda Blank is about to rise to the top of that list with her debut album, I Love You. Downtown…

NEW VIDEO OF PETE WENTZ AND ASHLEE ON CSI

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and his wife, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, are starring in tonight’s episode CSI: NY. A sneak preview of the pair on the show has been released. Check out the clip which features the new parents making out in a car, dealing drugs and sucking on lollipops. (Hooray!) You can see the clips…

KANYE WEST TO VOICE CHARACTER IN FAMILY GUY SPINOFF

Kanye West made his animated debut in his video for “Heartless,” but fans will get to see the rapper in an actual cartoon.   Last week, West did a table read and recorded an episode for the new FOX animated series The Cleveland Show.   According to MTV News, the Family Guy spinoff is set…

COUNTING CROWS PART WAYS WITH LABEL

For almost 20 years, the Counting Crows were a part of Geffen Records and yesterday, that long union came to an end.   Band frontman Adam Duritz wrote a touching note on the group’s Web site where he explained the reason for the break-up, but ended on a promising note saying, “We’ve covered a lot…

QUOTED: ADAM LEVINE TURNS THE BIG 3-0

Adam Levine turns 30 today, and the singer has been making GRAMMY winning music with his band Maroon 5 for a good chunk of those years.   The frontman told us that not just anyone gets to see those special awards. “I keep them in my closet, I don’t know, it’s nicer for me to…

SLASH WORKING WITH SIMON COWELL’S GROUP

Slash ran into Simon Cowell at a party recently and now the two have set up a collaboration.   Simon manages a group called Escala, which was made famous on the U-K show Britain’s Got Talent.   Now, according to England’s The Sun, Slash and Escala are getting in the studio to do a cover…

WIN A GUITAR FROM KEVIN RUDOLF

In honor of his upcoming Let It Rock tour, Kevin Rudolf has teamed up with Gibson guitars to give one away to a lucky fan.   There are other prizes to be won too, including a Kevin Rudolf prize pack, so head on over to KevinRudolf.com for details on how to enter.

50 CENT TO RELEASE TWO ALBUMS IN 2009

Following in the footsteps of Eminem, MTV News has learned 50 Cent plans to release two albums this year. The G-Unit frontman disclosed to MTV the current game plan as to when the LPs will drop. As of now, Fif’s Before I Self Destruct is set hit stores in June, which is a month after…

BIRDS OF TOKYO FEATURED ON OPENMUSICWIRE.COM

Our friends over at www.openmusicwire.com have posted new audio & video from the group, Birds Of Tokyo. “Hey mates! It seems that the pink loggers over at hushhush ATTACK! has vested interest in tunes coming out of Australia these days. The band, Birds of Tokyo from the land of Aus flew my way this past…