|Thurs, June 23, 2016 at 9:30 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Roc Nation's Vic Mensa and singer Usher have reportedly sought out the services of celebrity manager Scooter Braun.
According to reports, Mensa and Ush are now down with pop star Justin Bieber's manager.
Usher and rising Roc Nation rapper Vic Mensa have signed with Scooter Braun for management, sources tell Billboard. The two artists are the latest additions to the SB Projects roster following Kanye West, whom Braun began co-managing in March. Mensa is co-managed by Cody Kazarian. (Billboard)
Recently, Mensa linked up with hip-hop mogul Diddy.
Recent reports revealed Vic's pal Kanye West formed a partnership with Braun.
Sources close to Braun tell TMZ ... Scooter and Yeezy have been friends and confidants for a long time, but will now consult together on Kanye's brand. We're told his main task will be organizing the staff of 'Ye's ever-expanding businesses. Previous reports said Braun had signed on to manage Kanye, but we're told that just ain't true. No formal management agreement has been laid out. (TMZ)
Recently, Bieber went into a Yeezy-esque rant during a concert.
"I'm not gonna give a 30-minute speech. I'm not Kanye West. I love Kanye, I only got a little bit to give though. All I'm going to say is let's have a good night, let's enjoy ourselves, let's be ourselves. I think the thing the world struggles with most is just being ourselves. I think people hate on people that just are themselves. Maybe I'm drunk. Maybe I'm just speaking real sh*t. But I feel like a lot of the reason why so many people hate on me is cause I'm just myself. You can hate on me for being myself, too, but I feel like if you just are yourself and are OK with being just yourself and making spontaneous decisions of just wearing whatever you wanna wear and doing whatever you wanna do." (E! Online)
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|Tue, June 21, 2016 at 9:31 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has confirmed her involvement in rap mogul Jay Z's annual Made In America summer concert festival.
RiRi went to Instagram Monday (June 20) night to alert fans of her headlining slot.
Outside of Rihanna, attendees can look forward to hip-hop stars 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled and Lil Wayne coming through.
Other artists playing Made in America include Chance the Rapper, Grimes, Jamie xx, 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne (performing as Collegrove), Car Seat Headrest, Porches, SZA, DJ Khaled, A$AP Ferg, Banks & Steelz (Paul Banks of Interpol and RZA), Bibi Bourelly, Kodak Black, Desiigner, Travis Scott, DJ Mustard, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, and plenty more. The festival will stream live on Tidal both days. (Pitchfork)
Jay Z's TIDAL streaming service will also have a strong presence at the annual event.
The TIDAL Stage will be returning with eighteen TIDAL Rising artists spanning a variety of genres, including Desiigner, Bibi Bourelly, Car Seat Headrest and Sophie Beem. Beginning Wednesday, June 22nd at 10AM (EDT), TIDAL subscribers will have access to an exclusive presale. Tickets for the general public can be purchased on Monday, June 27th at 10AM (EDT).
Rihanna has kept busy this month on social media covering this year's NBA Finals Game 7.
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|Tue, June 21, 2016 at 6:12 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Former Roc Nation singer Rita Ora has stepped up to formally announce her new label status with iconic powerhouse Atlantic Records.
Rita went to social media Monday (June 20) to reveal her fresh business ties.
I'm so thankful to my new Atlantic Records family for all their support & encouragement!... https://t.co/QfNArd3qKe pic.twitter.com/7XzM98srpG
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) June 20, 2016
Recent buzz developed about Rita teaming up with Warner Music following her Roc Nation split.
Rita Ora and Jay Z's Roc Nation have officially parted ways, following a lawsuit filed last year describing an "orphaned relationship" between the British singer and the label, which issued a counterclaim a month later. A source confirms to Billboard that Ora has signed with Warner Music, though specifics of the deal have not been disclosed. Requests to Roc Nation for confirmation of a settlement between Ora and the company were not returned. (Billboard)
Recently, Rita and Roc Nation put to rest a publicized contract dispute.
Rita has come to an agreement after the company sued Rita for $2.4 million for breaching the terms of her contract and not providing the required number of albums throughout the years she's been with them. A document filed to the New York Supreme Court this week shows the pair have now settled things out of court and Rita is free to choose a new label and release new music. (Daily Mail)
Earlier this year, reports claimed Rita's record company had sued her for millions.
In the new suit, Roc Nation counters that it's spent over $2 million developing and marketing the British pop singer's still-unreleased second album. The label says the ?British ??"?X Factor?"? judge was supposed to deliver a total of five albums when she signed with Roc Nation in 2008, but has only put out one. (Page Six)
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|Tue, June 14, 2016 at 7:48 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Roc Nation's Vic Mensa has stepped forward to speak out on a perceived beef brewing with him and Chicago hip-hop artist Chance The Rapper.
Mensa downplayed the speculation and said he is currently beef-free.
"I don't do my people dirty. I just don't do it. So if somebody was wanting to beef with me, they wouldn't really have all that much ammo. They would have to start digging and making things up 'cause I just keep it really really really real with my guys and people that I move with, that I do business with. They'll testify I'm a hunnid. ... I'm not worried about nobody at all. N*ggas don't want that type of problem with me." (Real 92.3)
This week, Chicago musician Yusef Malik addressed the perceived hip-hop feud.
Speculation on a feud brewing stemmed from a blurred out Chance pic Mensa recently posted on social media.
birthday with friends. Jordan year!! pic.twitter.com/nhSke61Afl
— still alive (@VicMensa) June 6, 2016
At some point during one of his nights in NYC, he linked up with Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Chance the Rapper. They took a group flick, where Vic shared on Twitter, "Birthday with friends." Chance, too, shared a different photo where he wrote, "Coolest thing I did yesterday." Interestingly enough, Vic uploaded the same picture in a since-deleted Instagram post earlier today but blacked out Chance's body and face. (Complex)
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