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Solar Records Virgil Roberts details the start of Suge Knight’s gangster image

Solar Records Virgil Roberts details the start of Suge Knight's gangster image. Roberts says "Suge was a good dude, not a real gangster" Interesting interview from...

Music Biz: 50 Cent Reportedly Sold his share of #Effen Vodka for $60 Million

Music Biz: 50 Cent reportedly sold his share of Effen Vodka for $60 Million During Monday's airing of the Breakfast Club Rumor Report, Angela...

(Video) ‘The Defiant Ones’ Eminem and Dr.Dre first studio session

The Defiant Ones: Eminem and Dre If you're a fan of hip-hop, it's the rap version of when Lennon met McCartney. On Wednesday night's (July 12) final episode of HBO's documentary about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, The Defiant Ones, viewers will hear Dre and Eminem recount the first time they met and how that momentous occasion turned into a lifelong friendship that launched one of the biggest careers in hip-hop history. "Eminem comes in in this bright yellow f--king sweatsuit, hoodie, pants everything... it's bright f--king yellow and I'm like, 'wow,'" Dre says of the first glimpse he got of the rapper the world would soon know as Slim Shady. For his part, Em remembers being starstruck at that meeting. "i'm looking at Dre like, 'Dude, I see you on TV all the time -- you're one of my biggest influences ever in life." The two reclusive stars display their signature intensity when talking about the effect they had on each other during th..
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Music Biz: VH1’s SIGNED competition show! Music Moguls look for new act to sign....

Music Biz: VH1's SIGNED competition show! Music Moguls look for new act to sign. VH1’s new music competition show featuring Rick Ross, The-Dream and Roc Nation senior VP of A&R/artist...

Music Biz: New Documentary Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G to be released

Music Biz: New Documentary Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G to be released Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G. bears the special distinction of being the...

Music Biz: Kanye West Done with Exclusive Music Deals. Wants his music on All...

EXCLUSIVE Kanye West isn't interested in bonuses from Apple, Spotify or any other streaming platforms ... 'cause he's done with exclusive releases. Sources with knowledge of the conflict between Kanye and Tidal tell us Kanye does not want to enter into any more exclusive album releases or contracts with streaming services to host any upcoming projects of his, because he wants to avoid what happened on Tidal ... too limited access for far too long. We're told when Kanye does drop new material, he plans to make it available on as many music platforms as possible ... so more people can listen as soon as it's released. We broke the story ... Kanye has split from Tidal over a money dispute, and both parties face possible legal action if he goes to another streaming service. His last album, "The Life of Pablo," was exclusively on Tidal for about a month and a half, and we're told that's affecting his decision to widely release his music. As we reporte..

Music Biz: Recording Artist “Logic” Launches His Own Label Elysium Records

Though Logic’s next studio album will likely be his last, the 27-year-old artist has reassured fans he isn’t abandoning his music career. He just intends to play a different role. On Thursday, Logic revealed a part of those plans with the official announcement and launch of his label, Elysium Records. "Elysium was created mainly because I don't trust anybody else with the precious cargo that is my family," he explained in a YouTube video. "I wanted to create a place where they can feel free and literally do whatever they want because this is so much more than just music. It really is a family, you know? So many people that support me are gonna support these artists." Elysium’s artist roster includes Logic’s wife, Jessica Andrea; John Lindahl; Damian Lemar Hudson; and Big Lenbo, whose debut project Strange Days (due July 3) will mark the label’s first release. "What we’re all here to represent is following your dreams," said Logic, who founded Elysium alongside Chris Zarou. "Becaus..

Music Biz: JAY-Z Address’s Prince’s Attorney “L. Londell McMillan” on 4:44 Diss track

Music Biz: JAY-Z Address's Prince's Attorney "L. Londell McMillan" on 4:44 Diss track Add another body to Jay-z's hit list on 4:44. Check out the...

Music Biz: Kanye West Splits with Jay Z’s Tidal Over $3 Million owed

EXCLUSIVE Kanye West, a key player in Jay Z's Tidal stable, has left the company over a money dispute and Tidal has threatened to sue him ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected to Tidal tell TMZ, Kanye has been unhappy with the company for a long time. We're told Kanye has complained the company owes him money -- more than $3 million. Our sources say a month ago Kanye's lawyer sent a letter to Tidal, saying the company was in breach and the contract was terminated. Over the next 2 weeks lawyers for both sides tried to resolve the conflict but failed. We're told 2 weeks ago Kanye's lawyer fired off a second letter declaring again the contract was over. Kanye's decision to split from Tidal predates the release of Jay Z's album in which he trashes Kanye, and we're told Kanye had no advance knowledge of Jay's lyrics. We're told Kanye's beef with Tidal is twofold -- his Saint Pablo album resulted in 1 1/2 million new subscribers to ..

Music Biz Update: Warner Bros. Hires Chris Atlas and Mark Flaherty to Senior Marketing...

Mark Flaherty and Chris Atlas Warner Music adds two Universal veterans: Atlas from Def Jam and Flaherty from Interscope. A pair of prominent marketing executives from Universal Music are headed to a rival. Warner Bros. Records announced on Thursday that it has hired longtime Def Jam exec Chris Atlas to be senior vice president/head of urban marketing, and Interscope's Mark Flaherty as svp/head of marketing at the Warner Music imprint. Both will be based at WBR's offices in Burbank, Calif., reporting to executive vp/general manager Larry Mattera. "Chris and Mark have a wealth of experience creating bold and original marketing campaigns that excite global audiences and help build long careers for artists," said Mattera. "They are both inspiring leaders who will strengthen our expertise around specific genres of music, at a time when our approach to artist development must be more inventive and fan-focused than ever before." Atlas arrives at Warner after nearly a decade with Def..

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