South Floridian rapper Hi-Rez will be releasing his debut EP ‘Beautiful Struggle’ on May 13th, the first release from the newly re-launched Penalty Entertainment with RED Distribution. The ‘Beautiful Struggle’ EP will be available for pre-order on April 29, and fans who purchase the release in advance will receive the first single ‘Gum Drop’ as an instant grat track on iTunes. ‘Gum Drop’ features production from The Heatmakerz and is being serviced to mixshow and college radio. The song can be streamed via YouTube below. The official music video will premiere later this month.
DJ Nick Cannon is out with the music video to his new single ‘Famous’, featuring Akon’, off the American rapper and comedian’s second album ‘White People Party Music’, out April 1st on N’Credible Entertainment. The comedic video features parodies of Fame, Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, Gene Simmons and more. Watch it via YouTube below.
The other night, Supreme Team hosted The Game’s official birthday celebration, an all black “Black Friday Affair” in Los Angeles at Friday Night Rox at Roxbury. Among those on hand for the rapper’s birthday were Wiz Khalifa, Ty $, Too Short, Joe Moses and Laura Govan. Wiz kept the bottles of Ace of Spades coming and enjoyed several spliffs, while Game opted for Dom Perignon Luminous. Game also took to the mic to thank everyone for coming out in his honor, but then kept a low profile. Ty $ went on the mic to perform his hit single, ‘Paranoid’. Check out additional pictures after the cut. (more…)
Supreme Team LA organized an official birthday party for Damien Wayans on November 5th at Friday Night Rox at Roxbury in Los Angeles. The actor was joined by ‘Real House Husbands of Hollywood’ star Kevin Hart and rapper Wale, who at one point took to the mic to give an impromptu performance. Also celebrating a special birthday was pregnant actress Eva Marcille, who declined to have her photo taken, but looked very happy with boyfriend Kevin McCall. Check out additional pictures after the cut. (more…)
Eminem is out with the music video to his new single ‘Rap God’, off the Detroit, Michigan rapper’s eighth studio album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’, out now on Interscope Records. The video, directed by Rich Lee, features Eminem parodying Max Headroom and includes references to ‘The Matrix’. Watch it via YouTube below.
will.i.am is out with the music video to his new single ‘Feelin’ Myself’, featuring Miley Cyrus, French Montana and Wiz Khalifa, off the expanded version of the Black Eyed Peas rapper’s fourth studio album ‘#willpower’, out now on Interscope Records. Watch the Michael Jurkovac and Pasha Shapiro directed video via YouTube below.
Pitbull is out with the music video to his new single ‘Timber’, featuring Ke$ha, off the Miami rapper’s EP ‘Meltdown’, out now on Mr 305. Watch the David Rousseau directed video via YouTube below.
Shottie teamed up with west coast legend Ras Kass in his latest music video for ‘Skyrider’, taken from the Miami recording artist’s debut album ‘Delorean’, available now. Shottie is due to release his follow up album ‘The Blackest Rose’ later this year. Watch the ‘Skyrider’ clip via YouTube below.
Snoop Lion is out with the music video for ‘The Good Good’, featuring his artist IZA. The track is taken from the Long Beach, California rapper formerly known as Snoop Dogg’s latest album ‘Reincarnated’. The video doubles as a music video and continuation of Snoop’s new Overstock.com ad campaign that recently launched. The video features Snoop’s family and singer Mali Nicole.
Ahead of the Daytona 500, T.I. hit 150 mph in a NASCAR ride with the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The rapper followed an instructor around the track building up speed before breaking 150 mph, confessing to a bit of nerves seeing the outside wall going around the turns.
“I always wanted to drive a NASCAR racecar on the track, and I’m about to go Ricky Bobby fast,” T.I. said. “Listen, I’ve been trained by professionals. I watched a 7 1/2 minute instructional video. It’s extremely instructional, so I’ve been doing this as long as it needs to be done for me to do this. You don’t try this at home, okay?”
Talking about his approach, the rapper said, “When I was driving I was really just trying to get a feel for the car. It doesn’t drive like a normal street car, so I was really trying to estimate how much of the wheel I had to turn to maintain a safe distance around that curve. I could tell with the second round of laps, I was a lot more comfortable, and as I got more comfortable with it, I could accelerate and pick up speed.”
Would he consider doing it professionally? “Naw, I would consider doing it more so I could get better at it. There’s cats who have been out here doing it since they were like 3 and 4 years old. They’re probably as good at this as I am at what I do.”
Before heading out, T.I. told the professionals, “It takes real nerves of steel. I respect what you guys do.”
Watch the webisode via YouTube below.