Monday, November 30, 2015

***IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE*** #CelebNews Kobe Bryant Announces He’s Retiring Soon Via A Poem!

We all knew it was coming some day. All the greats have to retire and all basketball fans and Kobe lovers have to say goodbye to a legend. Reports: It’s the end of an era. Future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant announced today (Nov. 29) that this NBA season will be his last via a poem. 

The Black Mamba published a poem called “Dear Basketball” on The Players’ Tribune that spelled out his intentions. 

“This season is all I have left to give. my heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye,” reads part of the poem.


 After battling back from a knee injury in 2013-2014 only to have his 2014-2015 season cut short by a torn rotator cuff, this is Bryant’s 20th season in the NBA. 

Let the proper farewell tour begin. All respect due to a GOAT NBA player.

Kobe Bryant Announces He’s Retiring Via A Poem


***HEAT*** #OfficialNewVideo Chris Brown - "Fine By Me"

***STRAIGHT UP BANGER*** #OfficialNewVideo Tink - "Medicine"

#NewListen Migos - "I Told You" [Prod. By Deemoney]

#OfficialNewVideo Fabolous - "The Plug"

#NewListen Juicy J - "Twrk Bit" ft. Project Pat

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#CelebNews Common & Nicki Minaj Shine In Barbershop: The Next Cut Trailer [VIDEO]

Barbershop: The Next Cut, the third in the series, doesn’t drop until April, but today (Nov. 24) we get to see its first trailer. 

Common and Nicki Minaj are new to the fold while familiar faces like Ice Cube, Eve and Cedric the Entertainer also shine. 

Chicago is still the location and the rampant gun violence in the Windy City is part of the plot of the new film. 

Also, the shop is now co-ed, with Calvin (Ice Cube) with Regina Hall’s beauty shop. But of course, there are still plenty of jokes. Over under these are all of Nicki Minaj’s best scenes? 

The Malcolm D. Lee-directed Barbershop: The Next Cut is in theaters April 15, 2016, watch the trailer below.

#OfficialNewVideo Yellow Claw & DJ Mustard - "In My Room" ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga

#OfficialNewVideo Curren$y - "Boulders"

#NewListen Sheek Louch - "No Losses" ft. Fabolous & Whispers

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#NewListen Sauce Twinz x Meek Mill - "Winnin" [Produced By JRAG2X]

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

***WAY TO GIVE BACK*** #CelebNews Snoop Dogg Helms 1,500 Turkey Thanksgiving Drive!

Rappers giving back to the community is always a sight for sore eyes and Snoop Dogg is always down to play optometrist. 

The California rapper by way of Long Beach was recently spotted in his “second home” of Inglewood, helping pass out 1,500 turkeys to citizens alongside Mayor James Butts and other city officials. This year marks the sophomore edition of the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway after Snoop opened up his 1500 or Nothin’ studio and reached out to the mayor for suggestions on how to give back directly to the people. 

“Snoop Dogg took pictures with over 800 people at the event,” Butts told NBC Los Angeles. “We had a tented area for seniors to sit in, and the first thing he did was go over to take pictures with everyone there.” 

The event was held out the former headquarters of the Los Angeles Lakers, The Former and the people were more than appreciative of the generous act of holiday charity. 

“This is a very big help for not only myself, but for about a thousand people,” Xiomara Payan told the news outlet. 

#OfficialNewVideo Jeezy - "Knob Broke"

***iGRIND SHINES LIGHT ON CLAYT*** #iGrindSpotlight Clayt Uses His Musical Talents To Inspire His City!

Clayt who was born as Clayton Duncun is talented in more ways than one. The Virginia native first discover talents in sports while growing up in a poverty and crime high area. Looking up for inspiration from legends such as Nas and Eminem... his passion for reciting legends lyrics turned into a passion for creating his own. The emcee has now found that his mission has become to inspire people to believe in themselves, and focus on the highs rather than the lows. His overall goal is to encourage others to embrace their own passions, and establish an art culture in Virginia that he felt was missing in his youth. Check out his lastest video below! YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

***CONNECT WITH CLAYT***
Twitter: @CTG757 Instagram: @ClaytVA ***CHECK OUT NEW SINGLE 'Third Eye'***
Clayt - "Third Eye" Ft. Masego

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#OfficialNewVideo Curren$y - "Lowriders At The Nightshow"

***STRAIGHT BARS*** #NewListen Remy Ma - "DJ ABSOLUT FREESTYLE"

Monday, November 23, 2015

***KING OF PARTY VIBES*** #CelebNews Diddy’s Birthday Party Included Jay Z, Vin Diesel, Chris Brown & More!

Another legendary party for the books. Diddy does it again for his Bday! Reports state: Besides not knowing when to stop, Sean “Diddy” Combs knows how to party. On Saturday night (Nov. 21), the Bad Boy mogul had yet another birthday party in Beverly Hills and it was nothing short of epic, as far as the guest list. 

Reports TMZ
Diddy’s birthday bash Saturday night brought down Ron Burkle’s house in Bev Hills, with tons of stars … some of whom mingled after breaking up. 

The party was at a mega-mansion, and just about everyone was there … Jay Z, Gigi Hadid, Joe Jonas, Cara Delevigne, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Tyrese, Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, French Montana, Heidi Klum, Kanye, Luda, Weeknd, Christina Milian, Vin Diesel, Bobby Brown, Karrueche, Scooter Braun and French Montana. 

Witnesses say Kanye got on the mic and wished the rap mogul a “Happy Birthday”. Also, Diddy rapped alongside French Montana. 

***CHECK OUT PICTURE BELOW OF DIDDY'S PARTY*
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***STRAIGHT HEAT*** #NewListen Omarion - "I'm Sayin" Feat. Rich Homie Quan

#OfficialNewVideo Jadakiss ft Diddy - "You Don't Eat"

***ON THE RISE*** #NewListen X! - "In Your Shoes" Featuring Shad W.

***BANGER*** #NewListen Twista - "Models & Bottles" feat. Jeremih and Lil Bibby

#OfficialNewVideo Lil Herb AKA G Herbo - "Some Otha Sh!t"

#NewListen Freddie Gibbs - "10 Times" feat. Gucci Mane & E-40 [Prod. By Sid "Speakerbomb" Miller]

Friday, November 20, 2015

***YESSSS MISSY*** #CelebNews Missy Elliott Covers Billboard, Talks Comebacks & Having 6 Unreleased Albums!

Missy is BAAACCCCKKKKK! Better than ever she is heating up the streets again! The latest in Missy News: It can’t be stressed enough how much Missy Elliott has changed the game: visually, sonically and with overall originality. Which is why Billboard magazine is giving the iconic artist dual artist as the cover feature on their latest issue and as the first-ever recipient of the brand’s first ever “Innovator” award at this year’s Women in Music event, which will be televised on Lifetime on December 18.

Peep some of the topical highlights from the interview with Jonathan Ringen. 

PANIC ATTACKS BEFORE THE SUPER BOWL

Katy Perry’s team floated the idea of having her come out during the Super Bowl halftime show — what the MC assumed would be a quick cameo. Then Perry got on the phone. “She said, ‘I want you to do three of your records,’ ” recalls Elliott. “And I’m just like, ‘Did she say three?’
After rumors of the surprise began to circulate online, Elliott’s anxiety mounted. The night before the game, it metastasized into a full-blown panic attack: “Like, IVs in my arm, everything,” she says. “Nobody knew.” The day of the show, she remembers being just offstage and hearing the opening riff of “Get Ur Freak On.” “I said, ‘If I can get over this step, then I know all my dance steps will be on point,’ ” she recalls. “I know it was nothing but the grace of God that lifted me up and took me through that performance.” (Says Sharaya: “Me and Missy are really spiritual people. We wait on God to show us the way.”) Elliott sold nearly 350,000 song downloads by the end of the following week alone.
Missy M.I.A.
From Elliott’s perspective, at least, she didn’t simply disappear after 2005, when she released her most recent album, The Cookbook, and scored her last hit, “Lose Control.” (The track went to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and helped spark the EDM boom by sampling Cybotron’s early techno classic, “Clear.”) She never stopped working, writing and producing songs for artists including Fantasia, Monica and Keyshia Cole — all of whom she helped reach the top five on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart — and recording a vast amount of her own material. “If I wanted to do The Missing Files of Missy Elliott, I have probably six albums just sitting there,” she says. She’s the first to admit that she didn’t think the break was going to be this long. “But it was much needed,” she says. “People hadn’t realized that I haven’t just been an artist, I’ve been a writer and a producer for other artists. When you’re writing that much, your brain is like a computer. You have refresh it.”

Ballin’!
Today, Elliott owns six houses (“two in Virginia, two in Miami, one in New Jersey and one in Atlanta”) and a world-class collection of exotic cars (including a Ferrari her mom drives to church, very slowly). But she still keeps her circle small. The list of people she trusts about music is especially short, extending not far beyond Timbaland, Williams, Sharaya and her cousin Ellis. She credits her mother, Pat Elliott, with helping her avoid some of the pitfalls too many of her peers have fallen into. “My mama don’t play,” says Elliott. “When it’s time for taxes to come around, she’s like, ‘Yo, taxes are due. I’m on my way to send your money off.’ ” (Elliott wasn’t always good with her finances: “When I first started in the business, I spent so much! Staying in a Trump Hotel for two years, spending eight Gs a month just living.”) She sees her Jersey home, which is “in the mountains,” as a sanctuary. “I can come to the city and hear the horns and all the traffic back and forth,” she says. “But when I leave there, I can go [to New Jersey] and relax my mind.” There is one less-than-restful element to the place, though. “Unfortunately,” she adds, “there are mad bears out there.”
Read the full article over at Billboard, which arrives on newsstands on November 28. 

***STRAIGHT UP HEAT*** #NewListen Taylor Bennett - "Broad Shoulders" ft. Chance The Rapper

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***LONG LIVE THE PIMP*** #NewListen Pimp C - "Friends" feat. Juicy J and Nas

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#NewListen WatchTheDuck - "Stretch 2-3-4" Feat. Pharrell Williams

Thursday, November 19, 2015

#CelebNews Jamie Foxx’s Daughter, Corinne Bishop Named Miss Golden Globe!

Looks like Jamie's daughter will soon be a star all on her own. The spotlight is now shining her way. Reports state: Jamie Foxx’s daughter, Corinne Bishop, is often seen accompanying her famous father on red carpets and industry events and now she is being introduced to the spotlight as she has just been named Miss Golden Globe for the upcoming 73rd annual award show. 

Reports Page Six:

Jamie Foxx‘s daughter is going to the Golden Globe Awards. 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday that Foxx’s daughter, Corinne, will serve as Miss Golden Globe at the ceremony in January. Corinne is a senior at the University of Southern California who recently shot a modeling campaign. 

Miss Golden Globe, traditionally the daughter of a Hollywood star, appears on the telecast and assists during the ceremony. Past holders of the title include Rumer Willis, Francesca Eastwood, and Laura Dern. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Michael J. Fox’s son, Sam Fox, have also held the post as Mr. Golden Globe. 

Jamie Foxx won a Golden Globe in 2005 for “Ray.” 

The Golden Globes will be presented Jan. 10, 2016. Ricky Gervais is hosting. 

Check out pictures of the 20-year-old beauty who is currently being repped by LA Models, Select Models London and LBI Managemen




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#NewListen Lil Durk - "Industry" [Prod.By Nito Beats]

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

***FUNNY MOMENT*** #CelebNews Kendrick Lamar Really Crashes Wedding, Dabs & Makes Old Man MAD [VIDEO]

If a celebrity crashes your wedding would you be mad?! Tough question right?! HipHopWired reports: Kendrick Lamar is often seen as reserved more times than not, but that doesn’t mean the Butterfly Pimp doesn’t know how to quietly have a good time. 

While out in Columbus, Ohio for the Kunta Grooves Tour last month, Kendrick and a few select TDE members decided to make the most of their hotel stay and shamelessly crash a small wedding celebration that was taking place in a ballroom. Never mind that Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is blaring through the speakers. Dot caught the trap spirit and decided to dab on the dance floor until he knocked his own green hat off. His antics caught the attention of one actual invited attendee; an elderly white man who was obviously perturbed by their presence and screamed for them to “get the f**k out.” 

What the man’s strategic game plan against Mixed By Ali (who pulled off a few hilarious dance moves of his own) and presumably RetOne was, the world may never know but TMZ reports that cooler heads prevailed in the situation once another guest recognized the superstar rapper and it was all gravy. All the while, Kendrick didn’t seem to be too bothered over the situation. 

Watch the hilarious video below. 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

***DO THE RIGHT THING*** #CelebNews Spike Lee Gets Honorary Oscar, Calls For More Diversity in Hollywood [Video]


Spike Lee takes home a BIG win and gives a very touching speech. Official reports stateSpike Lee received an honorary Oscar this weekend and took the moment to address a major issue within the industry. Lee was among three special recipients at the Academy’s annual Governors Awards in Hollywood. 

Towards the end of his speech, the Brooklyn native called for a change is Hollywood’s diversity deficit. He spoke in front of an audience that included Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy’s first black president. 

“I want to commend Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs because she is trying to do something that needs to be done,” he said. “Not sure if you now this, but the US Census Bureau says by the year 2043, white Americans are going to be the minority in this country. People in positions of hiring, you better get smart. Your workforce should reflect what this country looks like. 


“Everybody here probably voted for Obama! But in [Hollywood] offices, I see no black folks except for the man who’s the security guard who checks my name off the list as I got into the studio. So we can talk ‘Yabba yabba yabba,’ but we need to have a serious conversation about diversity and get some flavor up in this! It’s easier to be president of the United States as a black person than be the head of the studio or head of a network. Earlier in the evening, Isaacs spoke on a plan to diversify the movie industry. 

Watch Lee’s full speech below. 

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#iGrindSpotLight Kid-Ro Is Traveling The Nation Spreading His Unique Sound!

Kid-Ro is an artist from the west side of Chicago with a rap/ r&b sound that is also hiphop conscious at times but yet club friendly. Kid-Ro is one of the many artist in Chicago that separates himself from the drill music to create a different sound. His music is full of content for many different target audiences ranging from very clever, witty, and edgy.... With a mix of hiphop lingo. This pass weekend Kid-Ro went to New York, Ny to Premier Studios, were he performed for Roc Nation a&r "Spanish Ran". Kid-Ro has also performed at Sxsw, and also numerous amounts of shows around the city of Chicago. This grinder isn't slowing down no time soon! Listen to his latest below! 


***Connect With KidRo***

Twitter: @Itskidro
Instagram: @Kid_Ro

***Check Out Kid-Ro's Latest Freestyle***

Kid-Ro - "Charged Up" (FREE STYLE)

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#NewListen Yasiin Bey - "NO Colonial Fiction"

Monday, November 16, 2015

***NOT EVERYONE IS QUITE*** #CelebNews Jeezy Talks Racial Tension At University Of Missouri On ESPN’s First Take [VIDEO]

Not every celebrity is biting their tongue when it comes to social issues. Some of the most opinionated may be the people who mainstream credits least expect. HipHopWired reports: Jeezy is everywhere he needs to be and more now that his new album, Church in the Streets is in stores (listen here).

The Snowman chopped with Steven A. Smith, Skip Bayless and Molly Qerim on First Take on Wednesday and when asked about University Of Missouri president Timothy M. Wolfe resigning after he failed to thwart the racism on campus, Jeezy expressed nothing but his heartfelt commendations to the football players and students who fought the good fight.

“I think they led by perfect example,” he said. “Obviously, football is a big deal there. So, for them to band together and even decide to do that, I think it shows excellent leadership, if you ask me. That’s a big deal, especially for the school.”Wolfe stepped down on November 9 and has since been replaced in the interim with law school professor Michael A. Middleton, who just happens to be Black.

“And for him to step down, it definitely showed that he was a bigger man and he took notice, ’cause obviously it was gonna cause a problem,'” Jeezy said of Wolfe’s decision to leave without incident. “You got students and people paying for their kids to go to college. You got these racial issues going on, and you got a president that’s letting ‘em happen. At the same time, for him to step down I think it was the right thing to do…Sometimes just as an athlete or entertainer, sometimes you don’t actually understand the power that you have until the situation presents itself.”

Watch the entertaining First Take sitdown with Jeezy, especially to see Skip professing his love for Thug Motivation 101.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

***ANOTHER JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN HEAVY WEIGHTS*** 2 Chainz Reveals Lil Wayne Joint Album, Colligrove!

Two of the hip hop industry's top artist are collaborating for a new joint musical project. HipHopWired reports: After the new age success of Drake and Future’s What A Time To Be Alive mixtape, it was only a matter of time before more artists linked up to duplicate the digital climb up the charts. 

Up next appears to a Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz project, which was hinted at by the The Real University’s Dean of Admissions during his recent appearance on Rap Radar’s podcast. 



“We got two projects — one of them is actually my solo project,” the Atlanta rap star said when asked about his upcoming endeavors. “It’s gonna be called B.C.–like B.C. and A.D. So B.C. is ‘Before Chainz,’ obviously. A.D. would be like After the Dope Game, After the Drugs. Everything is a different feel. But ‘B.C.’ is done. It’s Tity Boi. It’s nostalgic. It feel good, [it’s] got storytelling. And then I got Colligrove that I’m working on, that’s the me and Wayne project. That’ll be out sooner than people think. For those wondering about the meaning behind the name of the title, Colligrove is a portmanteau of 2 Chainz’s and Weezy’s College Park and Hollygrove neighborhoods, respectively. 

The only question now is will it count towards Wayne’s obligations to his Cash Money contract?

#OfficialNewVideo Future - "Colossal" (WSHH Exclusive - Official Music Video)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

#CelebNews Rihanna Launches Fr8me Beauty & Styling Agency



Rihanna and a stellar styling and makeup team have started a new beauty and styling agency. Dubbed Fr8me, the agency will focus on assisting artists in booking commercials, editorial shoots and ad campaigns. Additionally Rih’s launched a photo agency called A Dog Ate My Homework.
“Hair, makeup and styling play an important role in creativity,” Rihanna, 27, tells THR. “I am very involved with that part of my process, so this agency was an organic thing for me to do.”
Talent already on board: Rihanna’s longtime makeup artist Mylah Morales, Taraji P. Henson’s wardrobe stylist Jason Bolden and hairstylists Patricia Morales (Evan Rachel Wood, Fergie) and Marcia Hamilton (Jada Pinkett Smith and the Smith family).
“We are lucky enough to have some of the best artists at Fr8me,” adds Rihanna, “but I also have a soft spot for finding new talent with extraordinary skills!” The creative moonlighting doesn’t end there: In conjunction with Fr8me, Rihanna has started the photo agency A Dog Ate My Homework, which represents shooters Erik Asla and Deborah Anderson.
iGrind4real.com congratulates Rihanna for her hard work and new launch of Fr8me Beauty & Styling Agency. We wish you the best and as always continue GRINDING!