Looking to get more mileage out of its relationship with Furious 7 star Tyrese Gibson, Universal Pictures has optioned Desert Eagle, an action spec scripted by Gibson and Mike Le. The plan is for it to serve as a star vehicle for the actor-musician. They’ve hired Matthew Stuecken and Josh Campbell to rewrite the script.Ted 2‘s Scott Stuber will produce via his Bluegrass Films banner. Gibson will be exec producer through his Voltron Filmz.
In Desert Eagle, a pair of border patrol agents investigate a drug cartel being operated out of a Native American reservation casino. Gibson last starred in 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, which grossed $788 million worldwide, as well as Fox Searchlight’s Black Nativity. Aside from reprising his Roman Pierce role in Furious 7, he co-stars with Jake Gyllenhaal in the Antoine Fuqua-directed Southpaw and opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in the Tim Story-directed Ride Along 2. His final album, Black Rose, will be released May 5. He’s gearing up to release his new video “Dumb Shit” soon!
Big Sean is in full album mode and last night he dropped off the official tracklist for Dark Sky Paradise which is set for a February 24th release date. It has 2 features from Kanye West, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, John Legend, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR and girlfriend Ariana Grande. Hit the jump for the full list. Read More
HOT 97 just announced that A$AP Ferg & French Montana will be joining the likes of Diddy and Snoop next Thursday at The Theater @ Madison Square Garden for The Tip Off Concert presented by HOT 97 & Beats By Dre. The show will be hosted by The Ebro In AM Morning Show team with music by DJ Enuff, DJ Camilio and Funkmaster Flex. All-Star Weekend is going to be EXTREMELY insane. Not only is THIS concert going down, but a couple blocks up the street Meek Mill will make his official return at The Best Buy Theater for his All-Star concert powered by Power 105. Which one are you going to? Tickets for The Tip Off can be purchased, here!
Chris Brown and Tyga are currently gearing up to drop their collaborative album Fan Of A Fan on February 24th and today they have unveiled the official tracklist. It includes features Ty Dolla $ign, 50 Cent, Pusha T, Wale, T.I., Schoolboy Q and more. Hit the jump for the tracklist. Read More
Big Sean is gearing up to release his new album and Complex just announced that he’ll be covering their February/March issue of the magazine. Check out the full cover story here.
Ebro & The Team were all in first class of The Troll Train this morning as they fed into the rumors of HOV buying HOT 97 alongside Carmelo Anthony and some fancy investors. The Team joked about their new positions under HOV and what to expect from their new “BOSS.” Obviously things became a bit more official as Ebro broke down why HOV is NOT buying the station and logistics to go along with it. Things took an even FUNNIER turn as HOV’s right hand man, Memphis Bleek called in to add to the jokes. Good job, MTO lmao
I woke up this morning like any other day and I hopped on my social media accounts where I spotted a RIP A$AP Yams picture on IG and sadly I found out that A$AP Yams whose government name is Steve Rodriguez had passed away. He was best know for creating and minting the A$AP brand and was a major piece in the success of both A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg’s music career. Sad to see another young man die, although nothing has been determined but there are talks of Codeine being involved but that is just hear say. For now lets celebrate this young mans life by the positive he did for others and most importantly for keeping his ear to streets for the next popping independent artist. Rest easy brother.
To kick off 2015, Skoundrels decided to unveil their new collection through a lookbook spread, presented in a manner that resembles a digital magazine. The fashion label cultivated their very own crime syndicates, with “The Fade Brigade”, “Skoundrel Scum Foundation” and the loosely titled “Skaters” shimmering in the spotlight. *The collection itself sports over five distinct items, including three graphic tees, one trucker hat and one skate deck. Skoundrels has an unorthodox way of accomplishing goals, but the schemes never manage to run off-course. The storylines unfold in a novel-like manner, as the portrayed characters come to life thanks to the efforts of Janáe Roubleau, Shane Gonzales (of Midnight Studios) + Slade, Matthew Baus and Max & Dino (of Not Exactly Human).
Mike Will Made It is gearing up for a huge 2015 as he prepares to drop his solo project Ransom and then following that up with Rae Sremmurds debut album SremmLife. There is also talks of a new Mike Will x Future collab tape in the works titled Ape Shit.
Check out what Mike Will had to say in an interview with XXL.
“It’s like a tape, really. Just something to just feed the streets right quick, ’cause at the end of the day me and Future do so many different types of music.
So  I feel like it was more radio-driven and more pop, ’cause we worked on Miley’s album—I executive produced Miley’s album—then we did [Future’s] album, and he just did the Ape Shit. But me and him got so many songs, so I was like, people love when me and him come together anyway. So people would love a full project of that, you know.”
Already? NBC Philadelphia is reporting that the recently released from prison, Beanie Sigel was shot in Pleasantville, NJ earlier this morning around 9:45am.
Reports are stating the Philly spitter was shot in his stomach after an altercation outside a Jersey Shore home. There’s no further information on how many times Beans was shot or what caused the altercation. But what is known is Beans is in surgery at the present moment.
More information will be presented when it’s available.