According to our sources, one of XXL's 2008 Top 10 Freshman, Mickey Factz
has inked a deal with Battery Records
, distributed through Jive Records
Since 2008 Mickey Factz
has been busy touring and was appointed the hip-hop spokesperson for Honda… Continue
Added by G-Unit Promotions on May 11, 2010 at 6:23pm —
In a way out of left field move, Sheek Louch of The Lox/D-Block has just inked a solo deal with Def Jam Records.
It's not surprising Def Jam would be interested in Louch though. Quiet as kept he's nice on the mic and has a solid track record with his four solo albums.
I think the move will catch a lot of hip hop heads off guard simply because rumors usually leak early about something like this, but that wasn't the… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on May 10, 2010 at 2:31pm —
Video After The Jump
Since dropping Battle of the Sexes in March, Ludacris has been doing his part to raise awareness for certain public service campaigns -- including an HIV/AIDS awareness project and a promotional campaign for the 2010 Census
Now, he's teaming with Trojan
condoms to help launch their new Magnum Live Large Project
. Luda will serve as their spokesman.
According to… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on May 1, 2010 at 6:43am —
Alabama rapper, Yelawolf
has just signed to the house Jimmy built, Interscope Records
. Miss Info
was the first to report the signing. Yelawolf was previously signed with Sony in 2007. Check out… Continue
Added by G-Unit Promotions on March 29, 2010 at 6:29pm —
With his mixtape (The First Flight) and countless other singles/remixes (Star Is Born, Point to Prove, Set Me Free) being recognized by fans, yet overlooked by major media outlets, it took the release of his remix to Drake's, "Over" (Just The Beginning), that eventually got Daniel "Diggy" Simmons love shown by said outlets for being "the first" to drop something over the newly then released track. Although people were receptive of his remake of the new single, Diggy… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on March 23, 2010 at 6:46am —
Looks like Big Boi of Atlanta hip hop duo Outkast will finally get the chance to drop his solo lp 'Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son of Chico Dusty''.
has signed a one album solo deal with Def Jam
according to CreativeLoafing.com
and Big Boi himself.
Added by ChasinDatPaper on March 21, 2010 at 8:00am —
ichael Jackson's estate is making history nine months after his death, signing the most lucrative recording contract in history.
His estate has agreed to a seven year contract with Sony Records worth an estimated $250 million.
Through the contract the record label will have access to Michael's back catalog granting them permission to release unreleased music from the King of Pop.
Additionally, the contract… Continue
Added by Chance on March 16, 2010 at 10:57am —
Nine months after Michael Jackson’s death, his estate has signed one of the biggest recording contracts in history, giving Sony, Mr. Jackson’s longtime label, the rights to sell his back catalog and draw on a large vault of unheard recordings
The deal, for about 10 recordings through 2017, will guarantee the Jackson estate up to $250 million
in advances and other payments and offer an especially high royalty rate for… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on March 16, 2010 at 7:32am —
Even after his death, Michael Jackson continues to set records. Despite declining album sales in the music industry, the King of Pop has landed the largest recording deal in history.
Sony Music Entertainment will pay the Jackson estate as much as $250 million for the… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on March 16, 2010 at 6:47am —
BallerStatusNews Former Murder Inc. singer Lloyd has reportedly inked a new record deal with Interscope Records.
The young singer signed a deal with Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. imprint back in the early 2000s, and went on to release three moderately… Continue
Added by EntertainmentBoss on March 16, 2010 at 6:30am —
NEW YORK -- LaDainian Tomlinson is bolting for the Big Apple.
Tomlinson's agent, Tom Condon, said Sunday that the New York Jets signed the former Chargers running back to a two-year contract.
The Jets confirmed that they have agreed to a deal, adding the aging star to the NFL's top-ranked rushing offense last season.
A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter
that Tomlinson's contract is for $5.1… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on March 15, 2010 at 11:49am —
Adding to Young Money's talented lineup, Bronx rapper Cory Gunz is the newest edition to Lil Wayne's crew as the news was announced this past weekend during an Ustream video between Weezy and his fans.
After shouting out popular teen sensation Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne decided to leave fans with news that Gunz would be the newest member to the Young Money family before he prepares for his jail sentence.
"Shout out to… Continue
Added by Chance on March 9, 2010 at 10:43am —
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has just ended much angst by signing to fight Pomona's Shane Mosley in a May 1 welterweight fight between two of the world's top pound-for-pound fighters, Mosley's attorney told The Times
"Everything's good to go, it'll be a great fight, and the world will see what a great fighter Shane is at 147 pounds
," Mosley's attorney Judd Burstein
told The Times.
The bout is expected… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on February 3, 2010 at 4:53pm —
Snoop Dogg has made his first signing as Creative Chairman of Priority Records, adding West Coast rappers Cypress Hill to the revived label’s roster. Snoop and Cypress Hill made the announcement on yesterday’s Lopez Tonight show, where the Black Sunday band performed their hit “Insane in the Brain.” Cypress Hill will release Rise Up, their first album since 2004’s Til Death Do Us Part, on April 6th.
The album’s first single,… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on January 15, 2010 at 10:50am —
Her name is Cymphonique, and she could be Nickelodeon's next teen star
The cable channel has inked a substantial talent development deal with the 13-year-old actor/singer/dancer to develop series for her or add her to existing projects.
Additionally, Sony Music
, which has a partnership with Nickelodeon, has signed Cymphonique to a record deal.
Under the pacts, Cymphonique could star in a… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on December 20, 2009 at 4:30am —
Added by Hiphopmediaworld.com on December 14, 2009 at 3:07pm —
is sure to turn heads in this shoot for the German
edition of "Vogue
" Magazine. She's seen here with photographers Steven Gomillion
and Dennis Leupold
In addition to appearing in "Vogue", Ciarra has signed on as the face of a major multimedia ad campaign for LG's new Chocolate Touch
Added by ChasinDatPaper on November 9, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Singer, dancer and actor Omarion, 24, and former lead singer of B2K, has found himself a new home at EMI after leaving Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records after only one month.
Through the deal, Omarion will be using his own label imprint ‘StarWorld Entertainment’ which he will release his third album under entitled “Ollusion” which is scheduled for release on November 24, 2009.
The album “Ollusion” which was… Continue
Added by TheNew50Cent on October 5, 2009 at 1:13pm —
NEW YORK (AP) - Herschel Walker is starting a new career in mixed martial arts.
The 47-year-old former NFL running back said Monday that he has signed a multi-fight contract with promoter Strikeforce. Walker will begin a 12-week training camp next month in San Jose, Calif., with the… Continue
Added by ChasinDatPaper on September 22, 2009 at 9:30am —
Acclaimed producer Mannie Fresh will seek to take his label Chubby Boy Records to greater heights via a newly-inked distribution deal with Deep Entertainment.
The deal represents Fresh’s plan to solidify his talents as a Hip-Hop producer while showcasing his diversity in other genres of music.
Added by ChasinDatPaper on September 11, 2009 at 3:52pm —