Archive for August, 2011
HipHopCanada West’s Samantha Cairns talks to J. Cole about his upcoming album, the question of college, and the music he wishes the fans wanted more of.
The Heater (Prod. By Diamond D)
Game showed he still has some game.
The Interscope Compton rapper’s The R.E.D. Album debuts at #1 this week on the HITS Top 50 sales chart with 96k, a far cry from the 239k racked up by his last album, 2008’s LAX, which went on to sell 765k.
That was enough to beat back fellow hip-hop icons Jay Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne album, which slips to #2, adding another 88k to its total.
XL/Columbia Grammy front-runner Adele’s 21 is actually up 3% at #3, with 83k added to its 3 million plus cume.
Chris Brown thought his $22,000 diamond encrusted Rolex was LOST FOREVER when he accidentally tossed it into the crowd at the MTV VMAs … but lucky for him, he thought wrong.
TMZ has learned … Brown’s watch — a gold Rolex with a white oyster face and diamond-encrusted bezzle — came loose at the beginning of his performance … so he took it off and tried to toss it to a safe place … all while dancing his face off.
But Brown missed his target and the watch ended up in the crowd.
After the performance, Brown’s bodyguard went into the audience and asked if anyone had found the watch — not really expecting anyone to come forward … but to his surprise, the watch was in the possession of an HONEST person, who returned it to its rightful owner.
A rep for Brown tells TMZ, “Although Chris did not get to meet the fan, he is very appreciative of the fan’s actions.”
It turned out that the release date for T.I. was correct, as the rapper has officially been released from prison, one month early.
T.I. was released from prison today (August 31st), after serving 11 months in prison for drug possession while being on probation.
According to reports, T.I. was released from the Forrest city, Arkansas prison around 7:30 AM this morning.
T.I. took to Twitter, where he expressed joy for being reunited with his family.
“Feels great to be back where I belong…Back in the arms of those who need me the most,” T.I. tweeted. “The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”
We caught up with Big Sean during his recent promo trip to London. During our chat we spoke who he considers his competition, which artists he would like to work with next, his forthcoming mixtape and what to expect from him in the future.