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|Sun, July 04, 2010 at 11:52 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Mack 10 and his record label, Hoo Bangin' Entertainment, as being sued for over hundred thousand dollars by Producer Ervin "EP" Pope for unpaid royalties.
EP claims that he had an oral agreement with Mack 10 to be compensated $60,000 for producing two songs, "It's Your Life" and "Big Balla", on Mack 10's album Soft White.
He is seeking the payment for the production of those tracks along with the unpaid royalties from the sales of the album.
EP has produced tracks for several artists including Jay-Z, Twista, Kanye West, and Snoop Dogg
|Fri, July 02, 2010 at 6:47 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
So, allegedly, Texas has removed this trailer from its theaters because people are freaked out about it. Check it out for yourself. Is it that big of a deal?
|Thurs, July 01, 2010 at 2:26 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Big Boi is not playing games with this new album! How many cuts have already been dropped??? Check out "Follow Us" feat. Vonnegut below!
|Wed, June 30, 2010 at 3:54 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Eminem's latest album enjoys a better-than-healthy debut atop Billboard's albums chart this week. It sold 741,000 copies its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the highest first-week sales of any album since November 2008, when AC/DC's "Black Ice" topped the chart with 784,000 first-week sales.
"Recovery's" sales are even more impressive given that mega sales weeks have become increasingly rare over the last decade, as overall music sales have been roughly cut in half since 2000. Since 2008, only three other albums have sold more than 700,000 copies their opening week (see box).
"Recovery" experienced a 22 percent sales boost over Eminem's 2009 comeback album "Relapse," which sold 608,0000 copies its first week. Credit an aggressive marketing push, smart positioning and a successful promotional campaign that signaled a change in direction away from the darkness and gloom of "Relapse," which left some listeners cold.
"I think for him, ("Relapse") didn't connect with his fans the way he wanted it to, so he wasn't happy with that," Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, said Tuesday. "Recovery" offers more of an emotional connection for listeners, he says. "I think Em made the kind of album that people were waiting for with 'Recovery.'"
From the outset, "Recovery" -- which experienced a widespread Internet leak two weeks before its release -- was sold as a different kind of Eminem album. Dating back to 1999's "Slim Shady LP," Eminem albums have always been launched with goofy, pop culture-skewering first singles, with Eminem flippantly name-checking of-the-moment celebrities such as the Spice Girls ("My Name Is") and Tom Green ("The Real Slim Shady"). But by "Encore's" first offering "Just Lose It" the formula showed signs of wear, and it was beaten into the ground with "Relapse's" "We Made You."
"Recovery," on the other hand, was introduced with "Not Afraid," a mid-tempo, inspirational-leaning track where Eminem reaches out...Click to continue reading
Source: The Detroit News
|Wed, June 30, 2010 at 4:25 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Angela Bassett will star alongside Paula Patton in Columbia's "Jumping the Broom," a wedding-themed ensemble comedy directed by Salim Akil.
Also joining the cast are Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine and Romeo Miller.
"Broom" revolves around the clash of two black families from opposite ends of the socioeconomic spectrum meeting for the first time during a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard.
Bassett will play Patton's mother, an heiress and a pillar of the Washington elite. Miller plays Patton's cousin, a senior at Yale. Alonso will play Patton's love interest. Shooting begins in early summer in Nova Scotia.
Arlene Gibbs wrote the script, which is undergoing a minor rewrite by Elizabeth Hunter. Bishop T.D. Jakes, Curtis Wallace, Tracey Edmonds, Glendon Palmer and Elizabeth Hunter are producing.