Wednesday, September 30, 2015

***ABOUT TO SHAKE THINGS UP*** #CelebNews Nicki Minaj Gets Green Light For ABC Family Comedy Series!

Super Star Nicki Minaj is about try her hands in the television industry. Not afraid to shake things up Nicki plans to provide something she feels TV is missing. Via HipHopWired: Nicki Minaj‘s early acting training from Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School has been put to use in her rise to rap superstardom and movie screens, but now she’s taking her talents to television. Earlier today, ABC Family announced that it has given the green light to a comedy series based on Minaj’s life. ABC Family broke the news of the Nicki Minaj series via a tweet with a link to an article from the good folks at Deadline. Not only is Minaj getting her own show, but she will also serve as its executive producer.

From Deadline:

Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital
Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in Minaj’s hometown this winter, with the intention to continue to series. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj moved to the U.S. as a child. Written by Kate Angelo (Sex Tape), the untitled series will focus on Minaj’s growing up in Queens in the 1990s with her vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom. “Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said ABC Family’s EVP Programming and Development Karey Burke. “Nicki is an international superstar, yet not everyone knows how inspiring and hilarious her true story is, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.” Minaj, Kaplan and Angelo executive produce with Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (Boss), as well as Gee Roberson. 

#iGrindSpotlight i.D. the G Provides New Meaning To Phrase Overworked!

Coming straight outta Chicago, i.D the G determination and grind has taken him out of the country to places such as Amsterdam. It was during his travels there with his pop he was able to shoot a visual titled 'Overworked'.  The video which was co-directed by his pops packs a lot into 1:54, showing everything from the infamous Amsterdam coffee shop life to clips from my Freestyle Friday debut/interview on Netherlands radio station HotOTwenty. Its no doubt i.D the G deserves the to shine. 

***CONNECT WITH i.D the G***Twitter: @iDtheG Instagram: @iDtheG ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Overworked' ***         i.D the G - 'Overworked'

***STRAIGHT UP BANGER*** #OfficialNewVideo Karega Bailey - "Last Kut" feat. Real T@lk

#NewListen Vic Spencer - "Really, Nigga!?"

#OfficialNewVideo Lil Durk - "Remember"

#NewListen Wiz Khalifa - "King Of Everything" [Prod. by Cozmo & ID Labs]

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

***LUPE IS BAAACCCCKKKKK*** #CelebNews Lupe Fiasco Talks The Cool 2 Album Plans!

Lupe Fiasco is back to take the crown and spit some truth. Not asking for permission Lupe plans to shock the world with new music to stimulate the minds of the people. HipHopWired Reports: Lupe Fiasco has always been a bit of a Hip-Hop maverick, and we mean that in the best of ways. This year alone, the Chicago visionary dropped two critically acclaimed projects and is now teasing a sequel to his 2007 album, The Cool. It all began this past Sunday when a fan tweeted to Lupe Fiasco inquiring about one of The Cool‘s central characters, Michael Young History.

 “Who/what brought mike young history back to life?” tweeted @kiddcurt. Fiasco responded with, “Cool 2…you not ready for what we got in store!” 

Fiasco’s Tetsuo & Youth, released at the top of the year, and the
free mixtape PHARAOH HEIGHT released back in August has kept fans satisfied as they await the rapper’s next moves. While Fiasco was mum and abruptly ended all chatter surrounding the possibility of The Cool 2, that hasn’t stopped fans from flooding his timeline with inquires.

#iGrindSpotlight D2G Takes Us Through The Seasons Of GRINDING!

Rapper, song writer, producer and event host D2G is focused on making a permanent mark in the industry. Best known for his story telling and bars D2G plans on using his gifts to bring glory back to his hometown Chicago. At the age 11 this southeast resider decided to pick up the ink pin and note pad after gathering inspiration from legends such as Rakim, KRS One, Slick Rick and The Geto Boys just to name a few. Now in his late 20's D2G releases his E.P. 'Short Summers, Long Winters' that has hip-hop lovers impressed! 
***CONNECT WITH D2G***Instagram: @2GMakeAMove ***CHECK OUT NEW EP 'Short Summers, Long Winters' ***         D2G - 'Short Summers, Long Winters'

#OfficialNewVideo Jamie XX - "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" ft. Young Thug, Popcaan

#OfficialNewVideo Yo Gotti - "The Good Die Young" Feat. Boosie Badazz & Blac Youngsta

#NewListen Joe Budden - "Where Do We Go"

#OfficialNewVideo T.I. - 'Broadcast Live'

***STRAIGHT UP HEAT*** #NewListen Janet Jackson - 'BURNITUP!' ft. Missy Elliott

Monday, September 28, 2015

#CelebNews Fetty Wap Gets Into A Motorcycle Crash But Thankfully Comes Out OK!

 According to multiple sources Fetty Wap was involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey.
-Via CNN News  
"He was treated at a local hospital and is in stable condition," the rapper's management wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone. "His family wants to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support. They ask that you respect their privacy during this time," the statement said.
The "Trap Queen" rapper was riding his motorcycle when he collided head-on with another vehicle,TMZ reports, adding that paramedics treated Fetty at the scene before transporting him to a nearby hospital to examine him for possible fractures.
An associate of the rapper, DJ Louie Styles, later tweeted photos of an alert Fetty in the hospital and assured fans that "he's ok." In the photo, a splint is seen securing the rapper's leg.

    The accident comes just one day after Fetty Wap released his self-titled debut album, which features the hits "My Way," "679" and "Trap Queen." On Thursday, the rapper posted video of himself riding a motorcycle before a concert in Clifton, New Jersey. 
    Our prayers and concerns go out to Fetty Wap and the 1738 Camp. We wish and send a speedy recovery and good vibes his way. Go buy Fetty Wap's new album "Fetty Wap" now available everywhere. 

    ***YOOO iGRIND SHINES LIGHT @CEETHEWORLD1*** #iGrindSpotlight CEETHEWORLD As He Showcases His Latest Video "BLEED"!

    Hailing from the South Side of Chicago, Artist CeeTheWorld talks about the hate / Beef within the inner City of Chicago..While in a plot to make it big by first separating his self from fake friends and loved ones who tries to set him up in his video "Bleed". You can go check out CEETHEWORLD latest project entitled "CEETHEWORLD on DatPiff  as well as LiveMixtapes

    ***Connect With CEETHEWORLD*** 

    Twitter: @Ceetheworld1 
    Instagram: @ceetheworld 

    CEETHEWORLD - "BLEED" Shot by @IamLordRio 

    #NewListen Rich Homie Quan - 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' (Prod By. Isaac Flame)

    ***BACK AT IT*** #OfficialNewVideo Erick Sermon - 'Clutch' ft. Method Man & Redman

    *** BANGER BANGER*** #NewListen Keyshia Cole - 'Hotline Bling (Remix)'

    ***HOT OFF THE PRESS*** #OfficialNewVideo Migos - 'Real Street Ni**a'

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    #CelebNews Salute the Lyon's!!! “Empire” Season 2 Returns With A Whopping 16.7 Million Viewers.

    The Fox Hit "Empire" got off to a pretty strong start Wednesday night making it an instant hit once again. Data collected by Nilesen reports that the show ranked in 16.2 million views making it the #1 watched show on Wednesday night. 

    Via NY Times:

    “Empire” was a breakaway hit in its first season, with improbable week-to-week viewership growth over the course of 10 weeks, leading into a season finale, broadcast in May, that attracted 16.7 million viewers. The premiere on Wednesday technically snapped that growth streak in ratings. The numbers should rise even more after delayed viewing totals are included in the coming days.
    The fall television season began this week at a moment when ratings for television and the networks have been in precipitous decline. “Empire’s” success last year caught nearly the entire industry by surprise, proving that monumental hits are still possible on traditional network television. Fox, which finished the most recent television season in last place in the ratings, is especially in need of strong performances from its shows.
    “Empire’’ centers on the Lyon family, a music dynasty based in New York. The first episode featured guest stars including Chris Rock and Marisa Tomei, and cameos from CNN’s Don Lemon and the fashion editor André Leon Talley.
    “Empire’s” first-season run was 12 episodes. This season, much to Fox executives’ delight, there will be 18 episodes. 

    We have no doubt that "Empire" will continue to sore and gain more views as the series continues the question is, Will you be watching? Stay tune to all the Lyon's drama and more. "Empire" airs every Wednesday @ 8pm on Fox. 

    #iGrindSpotlight Rapper Yates of BMG As He Shows Us The True Meaning Of A "Smokers Delight"

    Coming straight outta Chicago  rapper Yates of BMG (@BMGYates) shows his passion for music in his new music video entitled "Smokers Delight". With  his newly released mixtape "Blak Attire" (Which can be streamed on Yates shows the world he has more then enough of what it takes to make it on top. "Smokers Delight" being one of his first singles dropped off the mixtape, Yates makes a stand that he's here to stay. He states that he hopes to tell his story through hip hop as well as to show people that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.

    ***CONNECT WITH Yates***Twitter:  @BMGYatesInstagram: @__YATESWebsite:  **CHECK OUT HIS NEW VIDEO "SMOKERS DELIGHT" **  

    #iGrindSpotlight Rap Group The Animaniakz As They Show Us How To Grind With Hit New Single!

    The Animaniakz (@AnimaniakzChi) are a group of artist/producers from The south side of Chicago, 
    with a different ear for hip-hop, pop and r&b. Their new single entitled "Insomnia" showcases how they hustle with no sleep.  So far The Animaniakz have worked with a number of musicians and producers and within the coming weeks will be dropping waves of singles, projects including a  few beat tapes. 


    Twitter: @AnimaniakzChi

    Instagram: @AnimaniakzChi

             ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'INSOMNIA' ***  

    #NewListen PARTYNEXTDOOR ~ "Blasé Freestyle"

    #NewListen Ma$e - "Be Real" (Freestyle) feat. Kid Ink

    ***STRAIGHT BARS*** #OfficialNewVideo Joe Budden "Slaughtermouse"

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    ***LOVE RULES*** #CelebNews Usher Weds Longtime Girlfriend, Grace Miguel [Photos]

    Usher is officially off the market! Music Icon Usher Raymond marries his longtime girlfriend Grace Miguel. After successfully keeping his personal life private the superstar confirmed he just married the love of his life. 

    Via Bossip:
    Congratulations to Usher and Grace Miguel who have officially wed after being under wedding watch all summer long. Several sources close to couple confirmed to BOSSIP that Raymond and Miguel called off elaborate wedding plans for nuptials in favor of
    eloping. Usher and Grace chose to celebrate their matrimony-dom by honeymooning in Cuba the week after Labor Day with close friends, including Ludacris (who was also celebrating his birthday).
    The couple revealed their engagement in January of this year, after dating since 2009. She’s embraced his two sons Usher V and Navyid from his previous marriage with Tameka Raymond (who he married in 2007 and divorced in late 2009). He’s also been pictured with her children from a previous relationship.
    Usher was snapped by the paps just last night in Los Angeles, after leaving 1Oak, but Miguel, who usually shies from the spotlight, wasn’t photographed. We also haven’t been able to catch Usher with his band on his left hand in any photos, our insiders tells us he definitely wears one.
    Usher has credited Grace (who is 8 years older than him) with teaching him to enjoy life. “One thing that has come from having a great partner like Grace is being able to cherish the places that I’ve gone,” he says. “We see the monumental sites, go to the museums, eat in the best restaurants. I’m that guy now! In the past I’d do what I have to do and get on the bus to the next city. Life has become a vacation,” he told Billboard.

    A photo posted by Gracie (@enmemetemps) on

    #iGrindSpotlight Rapper By The Name Of 2.20 Shows Why Music Is Key To His Life!

    Coming straight outta Sligo, Ireland 18 year old rapper 2.20 shows his passion for music in new single. Currently working on his newest mixtape "Painted Pictures" 2.20 releases his first single off the mixtape called "My Music Is My life". The song is inspired by the grind necessary to become successful. 2.20 hopes to tell his story through hip hop and his music while promoting positively and encouraging originality and diversity.

    ***CONNECT WITH 2.20***Twitter: @220IrishBoss ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Music Is My Life' ***         2.20 - 'Music Is My Life'

    #iGrindSpotlight Poet Kametre Adkinson Shares Her Words With The World In New Book!

    Kametre Adkinson beautifully translates her thoughts and energy through her new poetry book titled 'I Hear Light, I See Sound'. From the stages to official publication Kame has evolved into a higher conscious of knowledge that she feels should be shared with others. Speaking on "our-story" and not "HIS-story"is an awakening that's long overdo amongst our people . The book speak about politics, love, astrology, and a pure uplifting for those who dare to visualize the power of our brothers and sisters. 

    ***CONNECT WITH Kame Adkinson***For Book Signings And Spoken Word Event Email: ***CHECK OUT NEW BOOK 'I Hear Light, I See Sound'  LINKS BELOW***    Kametre Adkinson - 'I Hear Light, I See Sound'  Also Available on Amazon:

    #OfficialNewVideo CeeLo Green - "Music To My Soul"

    #NewListen Keyshia Cole - "Don't Waste My Time" Ft. Young Thug [Prod. By London On Da Track)

    #OfficialNewVideo Compton Menace - "Put On" ft. Chris Brown (Explicit)

    #NewListen Troy Ave – “Narcos” [Prod By Rubi Rosa]

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    #CelebNews Diddy Reigns Supreme On Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2015 List!

    Looks like Diddy can't stop, won't stop, and is still on top. HipHopwired Reports: Another year has been recorded in the history books and Sean “Puff Daddy” “Diddy” Combs has taken the crown. Despite a strong year for Dr. Dre that included the release of his first album in fifteen years, a box office smash and the unveiling of Apple Music, the legendary producer concedes to the Bad Boy who netted $65 million without doing any of those things.

    Forbes’ residential expert Zack O’Malley Greenburg has all the what’s and why’s in his yearly writeup . Others to make the list are Jay-Z at #2 with $56Mil, Drake #3 with $39Mil, Dr. Dre at #4 with $36Mil, Pharrell at #5 with $33Mil, Eminem at #6 with $31Mil, Kanye at #7 with $22Mil, Wiz Khalifa at #8 with $21.5Mil and Nicki lands at #9 with $21Mil still being the only female in Hip-Hop to make it in the top 20.  

    #iGrindSpotlight A-Way Shows Love To All Queens Across The World In New Single!

    A-Way is no stranger to the Grind & Hard work. Straight outta Chicago this rapper has performed on BET 2x and has his own Pandora station. With new single 'Real One', featuring Deje Kelly on the vocals, A-Way took the time to show love and appreciation to all the queens around the world.

    ***CONNECT WITH A-Way***
    Twitter: @A_WayOfficialInstagram: @A_WayOfficial ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Real One' ***   A-Way - 'Real One' ft. Deje Kelly [Prod. by Meta4]


    #iGrindSpotlight Spud Cotton Is Chasing Those Millions And Is About To Cash In!

    Spud Cotton is at it again with new single 'Million Dollar Dreams'. The Chicago spitta representing FGM (Feel Good Music) & SupaUglyGrind just dropped an EP titled "Good 2 Better". For his single 'Million Dollar Dreams' Spud links with hot producer Flight for a sound we are sure you'll like.

    ***CONNECT WITH Spud Cotton***
    Twitter: @SpudCottonInstagram: @SpudCotton_FGM***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Million Dollar Dreams' ***           Spud Cotton - 'Million Dollar Dreams' 

    #OfficialNewVideo Rae Sremmurd - "Come Get Her" (Explicit)

    ***BANGER*** #NewListen Tink - "Jupiter Remix" ft K. Camp

    #OfficialNewVideo Sir Michael Rocks - "Come Outside"

    #NewListen Dave East - Forbes List feat. Nas

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    ***CONGRATS CHANCE*** #CelebNews Chance The Rapper Becomes Chance The Father! [PHOTOS]

    Chance has officially joined fatherhood. HipHopWired Report: Chance The Rapper has accomplished a lot in his brief 22 years on earth but his proudest moment may have come this week when he glanced at his newborn daughter for the first time. 

    That’s right, the kid who won everybody over with “acid rap” has matured a little bit and become a proud parent. 

    He revealed the joyous news in an Instagram post and summarized his thoughts all in one blip. 

    “I got to take my child home,” the Chicago MC wrote for his 786,000 followers. “Thank God, her mother, our families, the medical staff at Women’s Prentice and an amazing organization called The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago. I love this time in my life, and I’ve learned to love better because of it. I wanted make a grandiose and poetic statement with her weight and 
    size and DOB to show how much this means to me, but I think it’d be more appropriate and fatherly of me to just say thanks to those who helped us during this pregnancy, and ask for a little privacy in this time for me and my new family to get settled.” 

    It shall prove interesting to see how Chance’s new responsibility will affect his music but it likely will provide some depth and growth stringent fans demand of their favorite artists. 


    A photo posted by Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) on

    #iGrindSpotlight Ray Rizzle Says He's His Only Competition In New Single!

    Straight outta Alabama rapper Ray Rizzle is taken his unique bars all across the nation. With the success of his debut EP titled 'In Due Time' Rizzle has performed in New York, Huntsville and many more. Now Ray Rizzle is back with new single 'Competition' from his untitled upcoming project.

    ***CONNECT WITH Ray Rizzle***
    Twitter: @RayRizzle_DTR Instagram: @RayRizzle_DTR ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Competition BELOW***           Ray Rizzle - 'Competition' as been ablYo

    #iGrindSpotlight E-Money Shows Us Why There's Reasons To Celebrate With His New Single Champagne Toast.

    E-Money has plenty of reasons to celebrate and explains in new single 'Champagne Toast' . The Chicago spitta talks about his recent successes and the ambition it took for him to gain it. E-Money makes it clear that his GRIND ain't over but in the meantime why not take a moment to champagne toast.

    ***CONNECT WITH E-Money***
    Twitter: @iAmEMoney_ Instagram: @iAmEMoney_ ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Champagne Toast' BELOW***                E-Money - 'Champagne Toast'      

    #OfficialNewVideo Moosh & Twist - "Woah"

    #NewListen The Game - “Dedicated” Feat. Future & Sonyae

    #OfficialNewVideo Shawty Boy Ft. Young Dro – “You Remix”

    #NewListen A$AP Ferg ft. Marty Baller – “Jungle (Remix)”

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    ***ANOTHER ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS*** #CelebNews Viola Davis Is First Black Lead Actress To Win Emmy Award [VIDEO]

    Last Night history was made in front of millions of viewers eyes. The very talented actress Viola Davis became the first African American woman to win an Emmy. She accepted the award and gave a speech many will remember for the rest of their lives. 

    She added, “The only thing that separates women of color from anything else is opportunity,” to a round of applause. Davis beat out actresses including Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Claire Danes (Homeland). Also winning an Emmy award tonight was Uzo Aduba for her portrayal of “Crazy Eyes” on Orange Is The New Black. Needless to say, the Internet reacted with plenty of celebrities giving their kudos.


    #iGrindSpotlight Vince Mici Shows Us The Way To The Oceans In New Single!

    Vince Mici just dropped a brand new innovative single for hip-hop music lovers. 'Oceans II'  features Max Bouvagnet on vocals as well as the talented front man of rock band Black Tar Heroines live on guitar, drums and bass. This song with send you on a roller coaster of emotions.  
    ***CONNECT WITH Vince Mici***Twitter: @VinceMici Instagram: @VinceMici ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Oceans II' BELOW***
    Vince Mici - Oceans II Ft. Max Bouvagnet & Colby Walker 

    #iGrindSpotlight Cash Over Clout Is Chi-Town's New Super Group!

    Cash Over Clout has made their debut with a hot single titled 'Money Zombie'. What makes this group special is that four rappers who all had buzz as solo artist joined forces to make an impact in the music industry. Don Perrion, DBK, Yung Duda G, and Spida Lzz are hitting the both strong showing why Cash Over Clout will be ringing bells everywhere. 
    ***CONNECT WITH #CashOverClout***Twitter: @Yung_Duda_G  @TheRealDBK @Spidalzz  & @ItsDonPerrion  ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Money Zombie' BELOW***#CashOverClout - Money Zombie Ft. DBK, Yung Duda G & Spida Lzz