Brothers Theron “Da Spokesman” and Timothy “Don’t Talk Much,” formerly known as Rock City have officially changed their name to Planet VI. The duo have also parted ways with Akon’s Konvict Music imprint. The brothers explained the drastic changes in a recent interview with AllHipHop. ??We are working on everyones album from Justin Beiber to T.I. to B.o.B. We are on the writing scene in Atlanta, Da Spokesman says. ??We dropped on December 30th we are at about 30,000 downloads in less than thirty days, so we are proud of that.” alot of our old fans might have known us as Rock City, we were songwriters on Rhiannas ??Man Down?? and Justin Beiber?? ??Run Away Love, and bunch of stuff like that and we were artists trying to find our place and everyone wanted us to write songs like that for ourselves, Da Spokesman explained. ??We wrote songs for Rhianna because thats what she represents, but that does not mean we represent what she represents. So with this project we felt it was time for a change, we did no??t put our picture on it and we just put it out, we just put it out and wanted to people who heard it for the first time, to hear it and just nothing else. I would say the transition of going through music business politics and us being non political people, we just did? not fit in and now that we are able to go create our own world, our own vibe, our own language, our own slang, and our own sh*t. This is the sh*t we been preaching since we came into the business.
Born and raised in Boston Massachusetts, Amir “AMC” McDonald began composing music at the age of 10. Having always had a passion for Hip Hop, he started producing his own lyrics and beats. Multi talented , AMC taught himself to play the guitar, drums and piano by the age of 12 through online sites such as Youtube. To date,he has composed well over 50 songs that were previously only shared with friends and family. Currently 15 years old, AMC now hopes to showcase his talents to the world through ReverbNation and other social media outlets as well. His goal is simple; to be the best young rapper in the game and to represent Boston to the fullest.
Rapper 50 Cent has responded to Cash Money head Bryan “Birdman” Williams claim of betting $5 million on the New England Patriots in the upcoming Super Bowl. While 50 didn’t match Birdman’s gaudy gamble, he did make a wager to Birdman on his own hometown New York Giants.
“I’m up 500,000 off the last one. f*ck it ill bet it back Ill put a 1,000,000 on my G MEN. STUNNER you got the # hit me if you want it.,” Fiddy tweeted to Birdman. “I know what he said fool RT @AbuArije: @BIRDMAN5STAR said 5 @50cent not 1 million” “I just check the spread Hold up the M casino in vegas said patriots-3 I’m have to bet over there unless STUNNTER giving up points,” 50 Cent added. “Get at me”
Getting ready to drop their Shady Records debut and have revealed that the album will be titled “welcome to: OUR HOUSE”. The release date has been set as May 15th.
Previously: Joe Budden – No Church In The Wild
Read more to check out the dates for their US tour.
March 8, 2012—Trees/Southside Dallas, TX
March 9, 2012—Warehouse/House of Blues Houston, TX
March 10, 2012—Beauty Ballroom Austin, TX
March 11, 2012 – White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
March 16, 2012—House of Blues Myrtle Beach, SC
March 17, 2012—Beachem Theater Orlando, FL
March 18, 2012—Revolution Miami, FL
March 22, 2012—Masquerade Atlanta, GA
March 23, 2012—The Cannery Nashville, TN
March 24, 2012—The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
March 25, 2012—SoundStage Baltimore, MD
March 26, 2012—Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
March 27, 2012—Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, PA
March 28, 2012—9:30 Club Washington D.C.
March 29, 2012—Best Buy Theater New York, NY
March 31, 2012—Lava Lounge (West KY Univ) Bowling Green, KY
April 1, 2012—Metro Chicago, IL
April 2, 2012—Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI
April 5, 2012—The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
April 6, 2012—Music Box Los Angeles, CA
April 7, 2012—The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
April 8, 2012—Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV
April 9, 2012—The Galaxy Santa Ana, CA
April 10, 2012—Porters Pub/4th and B San Diego, CA
April 11, 2012—Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, CA
April 14, 2012—Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA
April 16, 2012—Harry O’s Salt Lake City, UT
April 17, 2012 – Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, NM
April 18, 2012—Cervantes/Bluebird Denver, CO
April 19, 2012—Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
April 20, 2012— TBD
April 21, 2012—Granada Lawrence, KS
April 22, 2012—Epic Minneapolis, MN
April 24, 2012—Rave Milwaukee, WI
April 25, 2012—Kalamazoo Theatre Kalamazoo, WI
April 26, 2012—The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
April 27, 2012— TBD
April 28, 2012—House of Blues/Grogshop Cleveland, OH
April 29, 2012—Omni Toledo, OH
April 30, 2012—Headliners Louisville, KY
May 1, 2012—Toad’s Place New Haven, CT
May 2, 2012—Lupos Providence, RI
May 3, 2012—Wilbur Theater Boston, MA
Entrepreneur and NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson wants to create a coalition with prominent rappers, athletes and other entertainers to address homophobia and HIV/AIDS within the Hip-Hop community. Johnson wants the initiative to address misinformation and stereotypes regarding the disease. What we??re trying to do is reach out to the Hip-Hop community because they have power â?? power with their voice, power with that mic in their hand and power with the lyrics that they sing, Magic told The Huffington Post.Johnson says that several stars have already pledged their support, but refrained from naming names too early in the development stages. Were going to come out next year with everybody and we??ll have a nice big press conference and what were going to do, what our plan is, because it??s so important that we rally â?? not just them, either,Magic said. ??I need the Hip-Hop community but I also need the basketball players and football players. We need a little bit of everybody, so that??s what were working on now.
Pakistan??s Punjab Assembly adopted five resolutions of the public??s interest this week, one of which includes a ban on ‘objectionable music concerts’ at public and private educational institutions–which includes Hip-Hop music. The House passed the resolution with a majority vote. The passage of the resolution places intense scrutiny on anyone listening to music deemed to be in poor taste. Part of the backlash against hip hop occurred after the FEW Collective from Chicago performed in Islamabad. The group rapped, danced and recited poetry for a group of privileged young Pakistanis; but was detained by authorities after one member took photos of ‘sensitive installations’ in the city of Rawalpindi. According to AllHipHop, another incident involving the death of three students after a stampede at a concert in Lahore also led to the ban on ‘objectionable’ concerts.
Rapper French Montana may have added fuel to the Drake vs. Common fire. During a recent appearance on Angie Martinez’s radio show, the Bad Boy artist said that, while Drake hasn’t responded to Common’s numerous digs at him in the media, the Toronto rapper may be planning a physical confrontation if he ever bumps into Common on the street.
At least that’s how French Montana made it sound when the subject of the beef was brought up. “I think it was over [Serena Williams] or something like that,” French said of the feud. “Shout-out to Serena Williams. I’m staying out of that. With them, you’ve gotta look at it like it’s hip-hop, it’s competition, it’s good for the music. I think Drake wants to fight. Yeah, I think Drake wants to fight. He said he can’t wait to run into him. Man, I’m gonna hit him. I’m gonna let him know [we don't want him fighting]. Shout-out to Drake.”
French Montana surprised many of his fans by signing with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records in late 2011 after a long flirtation with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint. In an interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, Montana explained exactly why the deal with G.O.O.D. Music wasn’t right for him. “I met up with him one time and then I met up with him again. There were things that I was used to cause I was already moving. Im like a money train,” he said. “Kanye doesnt have a phone. If you need to get in contact with Kanye, you have to email him. You cant tell me how to do that. I don??t know how to use an email, so I guess me and you is never gonna talk. And Ima put my career in your hands? Hes definitely talented and I felt like if I went there, we would have definitely made history.” “When I met up with Puff, everything he promised me came through,” Montana added. He also acknowledged Rick Ross and Maybach Music was a potential label home, as well. “And Rozay was definitely there for me too.”
R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo is leaving his longtime label, Def Jam, and joining Motown Records, where he has also been named senior VP of A&R. Ne-Yo will be moving his entire Compound Entertainment imprint to Motown as well, where he will mentor and produce for new talent and current Motown acts. “I’m honored that I’ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson — these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it,â? said Ne-Yo. “His track record of success at Def Jam will always be a benchmark,” added Universal Republic and Island Def Jam Motown chairman/CEO Barry Weiss. “But this move to Motown will provide new and inspiring challenges for Ne-Yo as both an artist and a key member of the new senior management team that is taking form at the label in 2012.”
Kid Cudi set was short at The Heatwave Festival, Kid Cudi proceeded to trash the stage before leaving. Now he takes to his Tumblr to provide his explaination. If my set is EVER cut short at any show, im trashing the stage. Not out of anger, it takes a lot to get me furious nowadays, but out of principle. The fans always deserve a full set at all shows, especially when they spend their hard earned money on expensive tickets. A lot of artist wouldnt do what I did in Australia, but I will. Spread the word. No matter the circumstance, cut my set short, im breaking shit. And next time im startin a riot. Me and my fans. Cause promoters will sometime take advantage of the artists, and u gotta let em know what time it is. Cutting nobody any slack.