One of the big 2014 business stories involving the music industry was the fact that consumers are now leaning more towards streaming music as opposed to purchasing albums. It appears one Hip Hop mogul is looking to get in on the growing trend by buying his own streaming services.
Reuters reports Jay’s S. Carter Enterprises subsidiary Project Panther put in a $56 million bid for Aspiro. the Scandinavian company controls the streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Aspiro’s main shareholder, Schibsted, has accepted the offer.
Suge Knight allegedly hit and killed a man after a fight broke out on a movie set.
Apparently, it was during the time The Game was filming a video for The Documentary 2 with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, earlier today.
Lil Wayne has made good on his promise to go after Cash Money ... because he's filed a lawsuit asking a judge to end his contract with Birdman's label. Just days after news broke that Young Money rapper was suing Birdman and Cash Money for $8 million, a new report reveals that Weezy is asking to end his contract with Cash Money and a filed lawsuit of $51 million.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Wayne says Birdman and company violated the deal by withholding tens of millions of dollars Cash Money owes him for his long-delayed album, "Tha Carter V."
Over a decade ago, the Scream Tour was known for sending every teenybopper into a frenzy with their rosters full of teenage phenoms like Bow Wow, B2K, Chris Brown and Trey Songz. Now, the Scream Tour is being revamped with less of a PG-13 lineup and a new name.
This time around the tour’s creator, Michael Mauldin, has teamed up with Live Nation and snagged Kid Ink and Dej Loaf to headline “Scream Nation: The Reintroduction Tour.”
Nearly one year after Joe Budden battled Hollow Da Don at Total Slaughter , his Slaughterhouse comrade, KXNG Crooked is responding to a challenge from battle rap legend Loaded Lux with a simple answer.
"One million," he told VladTV, alluding to his fee requirement. "One million. Yeah. Other than that I'm gonna stay doing what I'm doing."
The second portion of G-Unit's collection of new music appears to be on the way.
Last year, the collective reunited to release The Beauty of Independence, a six-track EP, stuffed with hard-hitting beats and rhymes just as tough.
DJ Premier has announced a string of six shows later this week in Japan that will debut his new five-piece band replaying some of his classic productions.
Helmed by the producer himself on the turntables, the band features Lenny "The Ox" Reece on drums, Brady Watt on bass, and Takuya Kuroda and Corey King on horns and keys.
Drake’s 2009 mixtape So Far Gone was the project that skyrocketed the Young Money rapper into superstar status. It appears Drizzy is returning to his roots this year. Fellow Canadian rapper P Reign revealed to KarenCivil that Drake is back to work on a new mixtape.
If the reports of the current situation at Cash Money are accurate, Hip Hop probably has not seen a label break up on this level since Roc-A-Fella fell apart. The Roc’s collapse caused artists to choose between going with Dame Dash or Jay Z. It seems Lil Wayne wants to avoid that option. The New Orleans native wants his attempted split from CMB to guarantee all the members of the Young Money roster remain with him.
Big Sean has created a Dark Sky Paradise for us. On Sunday, the rapper announced his follow-up to 2013′s Hall Of Fame with one picture: