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ASHANTI TO STAR IN MUSICAL

SingersRoom.com has learned Ashanti has landed a new gig… in a New York City musical. The “Way That I Love You” singer will appear as “Dorothy” in The Wiz. This is not Ashanti’s fist theatrical debut; she also played performed in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz and Defying Gravity. The Charlie Smalls and William F.…

LEONA LEWIS GET INJURED ON HORSE

First Madonna was thrown from a horse and now it’s being reported that Leona Lewis was head-butted by one — are these creatures turning on our pop stars?   According to British paper The Daily Mirror, the “Bleeding Love” singer was going out for a ride earlier in the week when the horse she was…

DEF JAM LAUNCHES 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN 2009

The greatest names in the history of hip-hop, rap and R&B – from LL Cool J and Slick Rick to Rihanna and Kanye West, from Public Enemy and 3rd Bass to Ludacris, Redman and Rick Ross, from Jay-Z to Young Jeezy and dozens more – have made Def Jam Recordings the destination for Urban artists…

MYSPACE MUSIC AND REVOLVER MAGAZINE TO LAUNCH DIGITAL PARTNERSHIP WITH MYSPACE METAL

MySpace Music today announced an exclusive partnership in conjunction with Revolver magazine’s recently launched digital issues, making the magazine the official partner of MySpace Metal. The multi-media collaboration will take advantage of the audiences of both brands to deliver a fully interactive experience for users. Through the partnership, fans are able to read entire issues…

MU DILLS NEW SINGLE FEAT LIL KIM

Introducing the new track, “Raincheck” by MU DILLS featuring Lil’ Kim.   For the second day in a row “Raincheck” was allhiphop.com’s heater of the day. This is the dirty version and you know Lil Kim can be as dirty as they get. RAINCHECK (feat Lil Kim) EXPLICIT: SKOPE IT HERE!

GET FAMILIAR WITH CHESTER FRENCH VIA CLINTON SPARKS

To promote their upcoming full-length album Love The Future, Chester Frenchhas teamed up with mixtape DJ Clinton Sparks to collaborate on a star-studded mixtape called Get Familiar with Chester French: Jacques JamsVol. 1, Endurance. The group has acquired a growing celebrity buzz sinceLove The Future was recorded, so the new Jacques Jams raises the bar,…

PLIES IS LOOKING FOR A “GOONETTE”

A few months ago, we reported Plies was trying to shop a new reality series called Bust It Baby, which would showcase Plies looking for “love.” However, a clip has appeared on YouTube of Plies taking his reality show in a different direction. The rapper is now looking for a “Goonette” — which is a…

DMX PLANS TO HEADLINE U-S TOUR

ContactMusic.com reports DMX is expected to get out of prison on April 30th after serving time for drug possession, animal cruelty and theft. The rapper already has his next career move sorted out. X is scheduled to headline a three-month America’s Ambush 2.0 Tour later in coming months. In order to make sure he’s released…

DAVID COOK TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY

David Cook is an honorary chairman for the 12th annual Race for Hope — DC.   It’s a 5k course through that nation’s capitol that is a fundraiser to get money to fight against brain tumors.   Thing is, David wants to raise ten-thousand dollars for the cause and he needs your help.   For…

LIL WAYNE SUES OVER THE CARTER DOCUMENTARY

According to Radar Online, it looks like Lil Wayne is going after the production company that put together The Carter documentary. Weezy has filed a lawsuit against one of the producers, QDIII, who happens to be Quincy Jones’ son. The “A Milli” rapper is claiming he was never given approval over the final cut and…

THE KILLERS CHOOSE WILD LIGHT FOR TOUR

The Killers have tapped New Hampshire quartet Wild Light to be the main support on their upcoming North American tour, which kicks off April 17, 2009 at the highly anticipated re-opening of Las Vegas’ premier rock club, The Joint. During this 10 city trek Wild Light will play to packed crowds at arenas including the…

BURAKA SOM SISTEMA YOUTUBE VIDEO CONTEST / VIDEO

On April 7, the release of their full-length debut, Black Diamond, Buraka Som Sistema will unleash their hybrid of kuduro, hip-hop, grime and hard-edged dance music on North America. Ten days later, on Friday, April 17, their live show — with physics-defying dance troupes, serious percussion and rotating rapid-fire MCs — kicks off at Coachella.…

NEW ALBUM FROM THE BLACKOUT JUNE 9

The hottest new rock act in the UK, the Blackout, will be releasing their addictive new album, The Best In Town, on June 9th via Epitaph.   The Welsh six-piece will take the US by storm on the 2009 Warped Tour, where they will unleash their potent brew of massive rock riffs, soaring melodies and…

KEELAY & ZAIRE OFFER NEW SINGLE “ALRIGHT WITH ME”

In an effort to spread the message of uninfluenced and unconditional love, Keelay & Zaire bring us “Alright With Me,” the second official single from their debut album, Ridin High. Kee & Zee’s smoothed out keys and bouncy bass provide the perfect backdrop for Dminor to spread his wings and take off. A hip-hop/soul vocalist…

VIDEO FOOTAGE OF COLIN MUNROE & DJ BLAQSTARR

The cameras were rolling at New York City’s Chung King Studios where Colin Munroe rehearsed songs from the mixtape. The latest video features Baltimore artist/producer/DJ Blaqstarr (M.I.A., Diplo) joining Colin on the track “As Much As You.” Colin Munroe – As Much As You feat. Blaqstarr – Live Footage [youtube r8JODezDPLM nolink] www.myspace.com/colinmunroe

LILY ALLEN TO QUIT MUSIC

Is Lily Allen going to quit the music biz after she’s done touring for her latest record It’s Not Me, It’s You?   Well if you believe British paper The Daily Record, then she very well might.   The periodical said the singer-songwriter told them, “After this tour I have a business that I’m setting…

LADY GAGA TAKES OVER THE NUMBER ONE SPOT

After six consecutive weeks at number one on the singles chart, Flo Rida’s “Right Round” drops to two while Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” takes over the top spot.   This marks only the fourth time in the past 25 years that a female artist opened with two chart topping singles, Gaga’s first being “Just Dance,”…

CIARA SAYS “KISS MY SWAG”

With a definite release date confirmed, it seems Ciara is really pushing the highly anticipated release of Fantasy Ride. New tracks are getting leaked left and right, with the latest being called “Kiss My Swag.” The Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins-produced-track is an up-tempo dance record that might appear on Ci Ci’s LP. However, the official tracklisting…

KANYE WEST RELEASING NEW SNEAKERS

Say what you want about Kanye West, but one thing is for sure: he knows how to diversify himself as a brand! This Saturday, the rapper will debut his new sneaker line, Air Yeezys. XXLMag.com claims people should expect long lines at select retailers, like Foot Locker House of Hoops locations.

MARILYN MANSON IS BACK WITH NEW ALBUM MAY 26

Marilyn Manson’s anticipated reunion with longtime friend and foil Twiggy Ramirez inches closer with the release of “We’re From America,” the first listen from the forthcoming The High End of Low. Available as a free download March 27th, exclusively on MarilynManson.com, the song will be available as a digital single on April 7th and will…

FATCAT SET TO RELEASE TOM BROSSEAU’S 3RD FULL-LENGTH RELEASE

Tom Brosseau’s third full-length for FatCat, Posthumous Success (out June 23rd), marks a huge stylistic shift away from the spare, acoustic arrangements of his previous releases. Unchanged, however, is Brosseau’s earnest wit, near-unearthly emotional grasp, and captivating, vibrato-soaked voice. With Posthumous Success (named after a chapter from a biography of Albert Camus), Brosseau brings his…

LOWOOD RELEASE NEW SINGLE & LIVE VIDEO “CRASH”

Hailing from rural Sweden, Lowood take the same qualities that Bruce Springsteen turned into American trademarks – wide-eyed yearning, desolate longing and a ravenous hunger for beauty in all its imperfect forms –and reveal them as universal human impulses that span oceans and generations. Lowood write and record in Stockholm, but when you listen to…

PHOTO: PITBULL SIGNS WITH POLO GROUNDS MUSIC/RCA MUSIC GROUP

With two singles quickly climbing the charts, Pitbull has signed with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group through his “Mr. 305, Inc” imprint. The relationship will not only involve recording, but also touring and branding opportunities. Pitbull’s current Ultra Records single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” is presently No. 13 on the Rhythm charts…

DARLA FARMER LIVE ON VANCAR.TV

A short time ago, Darla Farmer joined forces with Magic Hat Brewing Company and Vancar.tv to put on a full-blown theatrical music show for the launching of Magic Hat’s Beer. Initially only viewable to the drunken crowd in attendance, Vancar.tv has now officially released the live HD footage of the show in all is glory.…

MEREDITH MEYER RELEASES ‘IT’S SPOOKY TO BE YOUNG’

Songwriter and musician Meredith Meyer will be releasing her 2nd full length album, It’s Spooky To Be Young, on April 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.   The album was produced by Bill Racine, who has been known for his work with Rogue Wave, Mates of State, Mark Gardener (of Ride), and his work alongside…

LIVE CD AND DOUBLE DVD RELEASE FROM MINISTRY

While MINISTRY’s studio albums certainly show why the group is considered a stylistic trailblazer, it is on the concert stage that Ministry takes things to a whole other level. And as evidenced by fans that packed venues to catch the group one final time on their worldwide “C U LaTouR 2008,” the Al Jourgensen-led band…

DIPLO’S MAD DECENT PARTNERS WITH DOWNTOWN MUSIC

Downtown Music is pleased to announce its newest joint venture with Philadelphia impresario Diplo’s label, Mad Decent.   Grammy-nominated DJ & producer Diplo was first recognized as one half of the genre-defining DJ Crew Hollertronix and the mastermind behind his now legendary mixtape with M.I.A., Piracy Funds Terrorism.   In 2006, Mad Decent opened its…

RECORD STORE DAY REISSUE ALBUM

Record store day is almost upon us, and no one is a bigger supporter of record stores than the labels who rely on vinyl fanatics to go and search out their releases. With this in mind, some of the most impressive names in vinyl releases and reissues have put together an incredible new vinyl-only compilation…

ELECTRIK RED RELEASE TRACKLISTING

Electrik Red are currently promoting their How To Be A Lady Volume 1 album and recently got Lil Wayne to jump on their second single, “So Good.”   The-Dreams’ first all-girl group on Radio-Killa Records will now release How To Be A Lady set on May 26th. Below is the LP’s official tracklisting. 1. “Devotion”…

NOW 30 TOPS DEBUT ALBUM CHART

Now That’s What I Call Music 30 tops the Billboard album chart selling over 146-thousand copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers.   The compilation features hits from Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Nickelback, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and others.   The soundtrack for Hannah Montana: The Movie bows in at number…

LADY GAGA HAS TROUBLE ON STAGE

Lady GaGa prides herself on her stage show, but it seems that something went a little wrong on Tuesday night.   According to NME.com, the singer was doing her usual thing when she unintentionally hit one of her back-up dancers with her microphone, causing her to lose three teeth.   British paper The Sun reports…

KING MAGAZINE SHUTS DOWN

The men’s magazine that once boasted covers with shots of hip hop giants like 50 Cent, T.I., Lil Wayne and many others has unfortunately come to an end. King magazine printed its very last issue, which will hit stands April 21st.

LIL WAYNE EXPLAINS WHY HE SWTICHED TO ROCK

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lil Wayne explained why he switched to rock music. The rapper told the magazine that’s he’s grown as a person and “got tired” of doing rap music. His all rock album, Rebirth, is due in June. You can check out the full article when the latest issue of…

DIESEL CREATES NEW ROCKER JEANS

Diesel is always exploring the next revolution in denim treatments and silhouettes and this Spring 2009 is proud to introduce the most innovative collection yet, the Bastonati Denim Collection. Bastonati is an Italian term that literally translates to “beyond recognition” which explains the transition this denim goes through from start to finish. The Bastonati Collection…