NEWS: @S_C_ & @Beyonce Lead Nominations For 2014 BET Awards With Five A Piece

May 14, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  1 Comment

And the nominees are IN! The 2014 BET Awards are set to take place on Sunday, June 29th at 8pm ET on BET Networks from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA. The network just revealed the nominees today with JAY Z, Beyonce and Drake leading the nomniations with five a piece. Pharrell and newcomer, August Alsina are right behind them snatching four. The host for the show will be announced tonight on 106 & Park at 6pm! Peep the nominee list, below!

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Pharrell Williams

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
TGT
Young Money

Best Collaboration
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – I Luv This
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – Hold On (We’re Going Home)
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – My Hitta

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Drake
Future
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
Iggy Azalea
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – Partition
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – Drunk In Love
Chris Brown – Fine China
Drake – Worst Behavior
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams

Best New Artist
Ariana Grande
August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Best Gospel Artist
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tamela Mann
Tye Tribbett

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong’o
Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Michael B. Jordan

YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
KeKe Palmer
Zendaya

Best Movie
12 Years a Slave
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Serena Williams
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Blake Griffin
Carmelo Anthony
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Kevin Durant
LeBron James

Centric Award
Aloe Blacc – The Man
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)
Jhené Aiko – The Worst
LiV Warfield – Why Do You Lie?
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)

Best International Act: UK
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

Coca-Cola’s Viewers’ Choice to be announced on “106 & PARK” tonight at 6 pm/ET.

@Kevin_Gates Announces “By Any Means” Tour

May 8, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

Rising Southern artist and 2014 XXL freshman, Kevin Gates, just announced that he’ll be embarking on a new tour on July 15th. Check out the tour dates above!

Ab-Soul Reveals New Album Title

May 6, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

TDE’s Ab-Soul revealed earlier tonight that the title of his next album will be These Days. Stay tuned for a release date of the album.

News: The 2014 XXL Freshman Cover Revealed

May 5, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

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Now the official cover for the 2014 XXL Freshman list has been revealed and although it was what I expected there were a few I thought were interesting. I will elaborate more on this tomorrow but here’s the list. Chance The Rapper, Rich Homie Quan, Isaiah Rashad, Ty Dollar Sign, Lil Durk, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, Troy Ave, Lil Bibby, Jon Connor, Jarren Benton, August Alsina

Video: 2 Chainz Responds To Funk Master Flex

May 1, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS, VIDEOS  |  No Comments

So a few weeks back Funk Flex took to ESPN and answered a few questions, one of them being “Who is the worst freestyler to come on your show”? The answer was “2 Chainz”.

Well 2 Chainz has lashed back with some not so encouraging words last night at DJ Prostyle’s birthday event in NYC. Check the video above for the whole clip.

Shouts: HHNM

News: Jay-Z Signs Former Kentucky Wildcat James Young To Roc Nation Sports

May 1, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

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Former Kentucky Wildcats guard James Young has declared for the NBA Draft and is now the second basketball player (Kevin Durant being the first) to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports. Rihanna made it public by tweeting out the big news. Click the jump for more info. Read More

News: @YoungMoney_Yawn Signs To RCA

April 29, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

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Every once in a while someone comes along and gives hope to the hopeless and inspiration to the uninspired; for the 757 area of Virginia that someone is Terrion Jones BKA Young Money Yawn. Raised in Norfolk, referred to as Shark City by those who reside there, in a little over a year the local street legend transitioned from a young entrepreneur into a rising rap icon. Passed the ceremonial torch by critically acclaimed Clipse member and successor Pusha T, Yawn is next in the natural order of Hip-Hop royalty from the Commonwealth state. Click the jump to read more. Read More

Diddy & Rick Ross Express Interest In Investing In The Los Angeles Clippers

April 29, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

With the NBA Commissioner laying the law down on Donald Sterling for his racially driven comments towards African Americans, specifically the L.A. Clippers, the team he owns, Diddy and Ross are now voicing their interest in the team.

Moments ago, Diddy & Ross took to Twitter to reveal that they would interested in investing in the L.A. based team who are now in the midst of a playoff battle with the Golden State Warriors. Ross first tweeted, “I’d be interested investing in @LAclippers !!!! Make It #WingstopArena @WingstopCEO Lets Goooo !!! Diddy later followed up with his tweet, “I will always be a Knicks fan, but I am a business man. #DiddyBuyTheClippers #NameYourPrice.”

The seriousness from these two is questionable but I’m sure their buisness buddies are on the prowl in finding out logistics to get things rolling. I can tell you one thing: I damn sure don’t find a WingStop Arena appealing in ANYWAY lol.

DJ Mustard Reveals New Album Title

April 28, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

One of the hottest producers in the game today, DJ Mustard, recently revealed that the title of his upcoming album will be 10 Summers. DJ Mustard has produced hits such as “Rack City”, “My N*gga”, “Who Do You Love”, “Sanctified”, and much more. Can’t wait to hear what heat is on his album. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Mac Miller Reveals New Project & Release Date

April 28, 2014 |  by  |  NEWS  |  No Comments

Mac Miller recently announced that he’ll be releasing his new project, Faces, on May 11th.