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Cardi B had an exceptional 2017, and Tidal has shared a mini documentary, I'm Here Muthaf*caks, looking back over the Bronx rapper's highlights and accomplishments. The documentary follows Cardi as she headlines the TIDAL x Moschino party at Art Basel Miami 2017. "These fashion people, they so high-end," she admits in the doc. "I have to prove that a girl from the Bronx, I can bring that, I can represent you." The documentary is pretty appropriate, given the massive success she's had, particularly following the release of her hit anthem, "Bodak Yellow." Yesterday, she doubled down on her winning streak, as it was announced she'll begin filming her first movie this March. She also broke another big Billboard record, surpassing Beyoncé to become the third act—and first woman—with five of the top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in a single week since the list began in 1958. She's now tied Kendrick Lamar and Drake for the most concurrent top 10s. Cardi w..
EXCLUSIVE James R. -- a newcomer on this season of "Love & Hip Hop" -- jacked a song that doesn't belong to him and is trying to pass it off as his own -- including on the show ... according to a new suit. Music producer Luis Vargas is going after James R. and Viacom -- which owns VH1 -- claiming 'L&HH' used his song "Bad Girl" on 2 episodes of season 8 so far ... but the show has no right to do that. Here's the backstory -- Vargas says he signed James R. to his label, Bully Sound Records, last year, and together they made "Bad Girl" ... but Vargas' company owns the rights to the track. Vargas claims James R. tried to part ways with Bully and take "Bad Girl" with him, but when they couldn't work out a deal ... Vargas says James R. just jacked the song and changed the name to "Bah Gurl." According to the docs ... James R. appears on 2 eps. of this season VH1's show making an unauthorized music vid for "Bah Gurl" and having a release party for it..
EXCLUSIVE Cardi B might break her next record at the box office because she just inked her first movie deal ... TMZ has learned. We're told the "Bartier Cardi" singer begins filming in March, so seeing her on the silver screen might happen sooner than you think. No word what the film's called or how much she's getting for it, but it must be a ton. One source told us ... because of filming, Cardi's had to turn down other gigs in March that would've made her between $100k-$200k. Translation ... although we don't know how much she'll make on the movie, it's not gonna be pocket change. Cardi B recently became the first woman with five top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in a single week ever, ousting Beyonce's previous record of 4.
Hip Hop mogul Master P is set to release a tell-all documentary, providing an inside look at the No Limit CEO’s journey from the slums of New Orleans to the top of the entertainment world. Images and video footage of P’s childhood and early career are featured in the trailer, which was released on Monday (January 16). Narrated by Percy Miller himself, the trailer details his impoverished start and work ethic, with the rapper acknowledging, “I done been through it all. We talked about making money and coming from the streets. I’ve always handed out money, ain’t nobody handed me no money.” The trailer describes the forthcoming documentary as “a cinematic story about a cultural icon” and calls P “a pioneer businessman who gave hope to a generation.” In a related Instagram post, P posted the documentary trailer and shared a brief synopsis. “The compelling Master P Documentary the real rags to riches story, that spotlights the life of Percy Miller from the projects to building a empire...
Hip-hop icons Dr. Dre and Public Enemy are among the 25 artists who have been inducted into the 2018 Grammy Hall of Fame. The Recording Academy added 25 new songs and albums, which brings the Hall’s total of 1,063 recordings that are at least 25 years old and have contributed “qualitative or historical significance.” Dr. Dre's 1992 classic album The Chronic and Public Enemy's fiery anthem "Fight the Power" are now preserved in the Grammy HOF. Other recordings including Jimi Hendrix's album Band of Gypsys, Parliament's "Flash Light," Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," Billy Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones," Gladys Knight & The Pips' “I Heard It Through The Grapevine," and more. “Iconic and inspiring, these recordings are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history, and we are proud to have added them to our growing catalog," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, about this year's inductees. The 2018 Grammy..
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Bruno Mars' 24K Magic has slid back into the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart off the strength of his recently released remix of "Finesse" featuring Cardi B. The album has its highest rank in eight months, with a 75 percent increase in sales. Billboard reports 24K Magic has not ranked this high since the April 22, 2017-dated list when it placed at No. 4; and has not been in the top 10 since Sept. 2, 2017, when it was No. 10. Cardi and Bruno are both slated to perform at the Grammys later this month (Bruno is up for five awards), and speculation suggests the two will likely perform "Finesse" together since it's such a hot song, aided by its fun video, which is a tribute to In Living Color. In addition to his return to the top 10 in the Billboard charts and his Grammy nominations, Bruno also leads the nominations for the iHeartRadio Music Awards, alongside Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and DJ Khaled. As for Cardi, she's been busy racking up acclaim as well. Not only has she had her..
EXCLUSIVE Jay-Z's lead character from his 'Story of O.J.' music video is getting drafted for a whole new role ... in fashion and home wares. Hova's company, S. Carter Enterprises, just filed docs to trademark the animated character, "Jaybo." The plan is to plaster the little guy on T-shirts, sweaters, hats, blankets, shams, dinnerware, mugs, cocktail shakers and thermal containers. Interesting move to commercialize Jaybo, since it's a playoff of Sambo -- the main character from an 1899 children's book that's widely held to be racist due to the illustrations. Guess you could say Jay-Z's reclaiming the character ... sans Klan outfit.
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EXCLUSIVE Drake's Houston team has a warning for fans about a new documentary on his rise to fame -- they have absolutely nothing to do with it, despite how it seems in a clip going viral. The video was put together by a guy who goes by MarQuis Trill on Instagram, and he claims he's produced a documentary called "Toronto to Houston" -- featuring several Drake performances and interviews. MarQuis claims the film he directed and edited is coming out in the summer, and that Rap-A-Lot Records is down with the production. We're told that's just not true. Our Drake sources say neither Jas Prince nor Drake participated in the documentary. Ditto for James Prince and anyone at Rap-A-Lot. We're told all the interview clips used in the trailer were pulled from previously released productions. Our sources also say MarQuis' claim on Twitter that he'll be shooting footage inside Drake's new home in Toronto ... is totally bogus. In this case ... you really..