Jermaine Dupri is facing MORE money troubles and might loose the rights to So So Def's music catalog
P Diddy is unloading two of his East Coast homes
Contrary to his Jay-Z collaboration, money is a thing for super producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri. It looks like JD is behind on paying back a 4.8 million dollar loan from SunTrust Bank. Now, the initial loan was taken out in 2010 and JD has successfully paid back 2 million of the bill, but has stalled on repaying the balance. The bank has filled suit against Dupri for the balance but here's the complication. Jermaine used music from the SoSo Def catalog as collateral for the loan so if he doesn't pay back the 2 million, he could loose the rights to his own music. According to TMZ, JD was quoted as saying 'SunTrust bank is full of s**t.'
Photo: So So Def
Hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is selling his New York and New Jersey homes at a discounted rate. Diddy has dropped the price on his 66th floor West 56th Street apartment from 8.5 million dollars to 7.99 million. For this affordable price you get a 2,292 square foot apartment designed for entertaining with a piano room and wet bar. His New Jersey Alpine estate failed to sell at 13.5 million in 2006 so the price has been dropped to 9.99 million. The 3 acre estate has a putting green, tennis court and swimming pool. It also boasts 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and an aquarium. Why are the homes up for sell? It's not because of money trouble. Diddy topped Forbes' 'Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists' list back in March at a reported worth of $580 million. We can only speculate that it's for either tax reasons or because the Bad Boy and Sean Jean chief is spending more time at his $30 million estate on Miami's Star Island.
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Outkast emcee Big Boi blew out his knee performing at the May 26th stop of his Shoes for Running tour at the Summer Camp Fest in Chillicothe, Ill. Sir Lucious left foot tore the patella tendon in his left leg while jumping during a rendition of the Outkast hit Bombs Over Baghdad. Big Boi underwent surgery and is looking at 6 weeks of recovery before he can get back out on the road to finish up the fall rescheduled tour dates.
Atlanta is really taking some hard hits. Less than a month after Atlanta rapper Chris Kelly was found dead in his home, legendary Outkast member Andre 3000 has reportedly lost his mother. 3 Stack's mom was found dead early Tuesday morning, and causes are still unclear.
Goodie Mob member Big Gipp confirmed her death tweeting his condolences to Andre and his fam.
"My condolences And LOVE GO OUT TO 3000...WE ALL LOVED YOUR MOTHER MISS B..God got her NOW!! #DUNGEONFAMILY...Gipp," wrote Big Gipp.
Andre just celebrated his birthday this week, so his mother's passing is especially sad. Ms. Benjamin resided in Rex, Georgia and was in her early 60's
STREET LOTTO is back at it AGAIN!!! if you have #BigGame, you already know about one of the most thorough joints on there, HARD WORK (low cost)!!! Check out the REMIX, ***AVAILABLE ON iTUNES NOW*** Hear why Lotto is described as a Young Jeezy meets T.I., with Jay Z whit, and Rick Ross bawse quality....
#BigGameNation we're BACK AGAIN!!!! By poll, and POPULAR DEMAND, we give you "HARD WORK" the REMIX, by STREET LOTTO! It will be available on iTunes 4-23-13!!! Please support the movement and download the 1st day! Also ,be sure to request "HARD WORK"(Remix) on your local stations today!!!
Big Boy (Power 106 LA) sits down with Big Boi (OutKast ATL) to talk about the dearly departed, kids, his M.I.A. partner-in-rhyme Andre 3000 & plans for an Outkast reunion as they celebrate 20 Years in the game.
It's been a minute,we know, but we've been in the beginning stages of promoting STREET LOTTO's latest project, entitled #BigGame. We are thankful for the favorable reviews from the fans and STREET LOTTO supporters this early in the process. "All of the sudden, I don't know WHAT HAPPENED but, maybe the times just caught up with the music,but there's a CRAZY response to the music right now that is overwhelming to me" ,says Lotto.
This whole #BigGame campaign has been a while in the making, as far as promoting through concerts like Lotto's "DRINKS ON ME" concert series, interviews, guest appearances and videos. We've attached some footage and video from the journey.....
If you follow Big Boi on twitter like I do then you should already have an idea of his political views. Personally I find myself having more in common with Big Boi's political views than most people which is one of the primary reasons I do follow him on twitter. I don't follow many artists on twitter unless they do have something significant to say or if they are able to bring my attention to something important other than "entertainment". I'm an independent & I agree with many of the views of the Libertarian party although I don't have any political affiliations with ANY political party. In the last presidential election my views fell in line more with candidates like Jill Stein or Gary Johnson more than President Barack Obama, but unfortunately the way the American political process works it was clear to me Jill Stein & Gary Johnson didn't have a shot at actually winning. Although more independent voices are cropping up over the past decade the reality is until there is significant campaign reform candidates like them many never have a real shot. In an ideal world I would have voted for either of those two, but I feel wasting a vote on a candidate that is unable to actually win played a huge part in my personal decision & voting for Mitt Romney was entirely out of the question. In a recent interview on HuffPost Live, Big Boi sets the record straight for people who "assumed" he voted for President Barack Obama in addition to a few other hot button topics. Check out more of the interview in the videos below after the jump.....
BIG BOI SPEAKS ON GUN RIGHTS (VIDEO)
BIG BOI SPEAKS ON OUTKAST REUNION (VIDEO)
BIG BOI GIVES ADVICE FOR NEW ARTISTS; SAYS BE ORIGINAL (VIDEO)
STREET LOTTTO sit's down with ATL Remix's Gerald olivary and the lovely DJ Rocky to discuss his internet single "SHE KNOW SHE BADD" , his current album #BigGame on iTUNES ,iPhone APP, the music business vs the drug game, upcoming show dates and much more....
Robert De Niro Tells Jay-Z He Is 'Rude' & 'Disrespectful' For Not Returning His Phone Calls?
Diddy Guest Stars On It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia [VIDEO]
Take note, Robert De Niro considers anyone not returning his phone calls as a sign of disrespect, no matter who you are. Jay-Z learned this first hand when the Oscar winning actor told the Grammy winning actor how he really felt at a Leonardo DiCaprio birthday party in NYC.
The New York Post reports the two giants in their respective field's crossed paths at the party held at The Darby. While Hova tried to be cordial, sources say DeNiro was frosty. The source of the tension is Jay allegedly ducking Bob's calls after offering to contribute music to the TriBeCa Film Festival.
'Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back,' said the source.
Another source added, 'Bob wasn't in any mood to make polite conversation. He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn't matter who you are, that is just rude.'
Even Jigga trying to make light of his faux pas, and his wife coming by to help cool things down, couldn't sway Deniro. 'Beyonce came over, but that didn't calm Bob down,' said the source. 'It was the talk of the party. Everyone was saying there's only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that's Robert De Niro. He can be quite scary when he's angry.'
Both De Niro and Jay-Z reps declined comment so at the moment only those two know what was exactly said. Safe bet that if De Niro does ever call again, Hova will hit him right back on the jack.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia knows how to make anything funny, even cancer.
In this episode, which guest starred Sean 'Diddy' Combs, he grabs a guitar to perform the classic Parliament song 'We Want the Funk.' He throws in the hilarious line 'We're gonna turn this cancer out!'
This isn't the first time Diddy's made a comedic turn, as he starred in the movie, Get Him To The Greek.
Andre 3000 sat down with FUSE to give a rare interview shedding light on Gillette's Movember campaign and to talk music.
With Big Boi in town to promote his new album, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors, he spoke about how proud he was of 'Twan's solo success. 'Since he started working on it he comes by and plays songs every couple of weeks. He's finally wrapped it up,' Stacks says about Big Boi.
'I'm proud of that dude man, We started as two people and I know how hard it is to write your own raps. It's different today because a lot of people don't write their own raps, and there is nothing wrong with that because we love the songs. To do it all yourself is pretty heavy.'
Oh, and to bust your bubble, a solo album isn't coming and an Outkast album is still not on the horizon.
Been a long time coming... two of the South's premier rappers, T.I. and Andre 3000, gang up on a track entitled "Sorry." Dope! Of course, Andre speaks on that, Outkast, and several other matters of importance; including raising awareness for prostate cancer (the "Movember" cause for the month). Good clip. Click above and watch.
It's never a dull moment when Andre' 3000 jumps on your favorite artist track, which makes him the King of collaborations. The elusive rapper gives an in-depth interview about his collaboration with T.I.
Dre also breaks down what the term "Shitting On Me, On My Own Record" means, discusses Big Boi's forthcoming album, Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumours and what the future looks like for OutKast.
..Everybody nowadays in RAP MUSIC make the dope game so appealing to us (meaning our youth), like a beautiful woman. However, they only show you her beauty.
They don't show the other side, how UGLY she can get, how men will trade in that friendship with you just for the love of her. How your best friend will rat you out, or even kill you to get ahead in the game. It's sick.
They only focus on one side of the lifestyle the dope game "she" affords them. But in the end, the games an ugly BITCH! I lived it bleed, I can't handicap my folk. I can't sell you a seemingly flawless car (on the outside), and not tell you the engine is soon to fall out the bottom of that bitch...