Chicago rapper Lil Reese who has been in some trouble over the last few years seems as though he is in it once again. According to XXL, Reese was picked up last night for felony possession of a firearm and is being held with a $50,000 bond. Those past issues may haunt him when determining how long he may be locked up for. As updates arise we will be sure to have them. #FreeLilReese
Bobby Shmurda, hailing from Brooklyn, has a single titled “Hot Nigga” that has the streets going crazy as of late. With the track only getting bigger the newcomer has now signed a deal with Epic Records. Congrats to Bobby and we are excited to see what is in store for him in the new future, stay tuned.
According to multiple reports including Philly’s Fox 29, Meek Mill has been taken into custody for a probation violation and will have to spend the next 3-6 months behind the bars. Apparently one of the violations was due to him posting a picture of a gun to one of his social media accounts. This leaves us wondering if Meek’s sophomore album Dreams Worth Than Money will still release on September 9th as planned. #FreeMeekMill
Yo Gotti has announced today that he will be releasing a follow up album to last year’s I Am, by releasing The Art Of Hustle this coming Fall. We can expect a new single from him in the near future so keep a look out.
As promised by Gucci, after dropping three new albums earlier this month we will be receiving Trap House 4 from the incarcerated rapper. Guwop reveals that we can expect to hear the project on July 4th to help celebrate your holiday weekend.
Since Game has now parted ways with Interscope and going the independent route he announces eOne will distribute his next album, Blood Money La Familia. The independent route is getting more and more popular each day. The project hits retail stores September 16th.
Entertainment One Music is proud to announce a new marketing/ distribution deal with superstar The Game (Jayceon Taylor) through Blood Money La Familia/Fifth Amendment Ent./eOne Music. The new album, BLOOD MONEY LA FAMILIA, is scheduled to be released on September 16, 2014 with the first 2 singles “BIGGER THAN ME” and “OR NAH” dropping this month. The album is executive produced by long time Game associate Cash “Wack” Jones, and Stat Quo.
With his album on the way Common announces a deal with Def Jam for Nobody Smiling. This might not be a surprise to much since the co-head of A&R over at Def Jam, No I.D., has produced the entire forthcoming album from Common. Be sure to check out the first single, “Kingdom”, and be sure to cop the album when it drops July 22nd.
It has been pretty quiet lately about Gucci Mane and his current jail status. His future was unknown until today. After appearing in court today reports have surfaced that Gucci has pleaded guilty to his gun possession by a felon charge. With the possibility of facing up to 10 years, Gucci took a plea deal and was sentenced to serve only 39 months. He’s also facing $250,000 in fines. Free Guwop!
Last nights reports surfaced that Apple was closing in on a deal to purchase Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. Yes that is billion with a B. The deal, which will in turn make Dr. Dre the first Hip-Hop billionaire, has now been confirmed although the exact price of the deal has not been confirmed. We do know that it is in the billions based on a video from Tyrese, who happened to be in the studio last night with Dre when the reports surfaced. Congrats to Dr. Dre on becoming Hip-Hop’s first billionaire and now we can expect a new Forbes list to be updated real soon and it’s obvious who is now on top.
See the clip from Tyrese after the jump if interested.
While shooting the music video for his next single “Walk Thru” in ATL, Rich Homie Quan collapsed and according to TMZ suffered from two seizures and a head injury. Quan was taken to the hospital and is in good condition. Get well soon to Rich Homie.