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Wednesday
Dec152010

T.I.'s No Mercy Debuts At #4 On Billboard

Susan Boyle has officially earned the honorary title of Christmas Queen. For the second year in a row, the "Britain's Got Talent" runner-up is taking on all comers with a chart-topping holiday release that has a stranglehold on the top spot of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her second release, The Gift, will once again take the pole position next week with sales of 243,000, giving her a five-week total north of 1.3 million, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.

The only new release to crack the top five is T.I.'s No Mercy, which comes in at #4. The album sold 159,000 just weeks after the King of the South reported to prison for an 11-month sentence tied to a probation violation from his 2007 federal weapons case. Also breaking into the top 10 is the "Tron Legacy" soundtrack from helmet-rocking techno duo Daft Punk, which moved 71,000 copies in its chart debut.

The top 10 is otherwise just a shuffle of the usual suspects. Taylor Swift keeps her grip on the #2 spot with Speak Now, which sold 201,000 copies, pushing her past the 2.3 million mark in less than two months. Swift is followed by the "Glee" Christmas album (#3, 193,000), grade school reality-show opera singer Jackie Evancho's O Holy Night EP (#5, 149,000), Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday (#6, 82,000), Josh Groban's Illuminations (#7, 75,000), another "Glee" collection, Vol. 4 (#8, 74,000), and Rihanna's Loud (#9, 71,000).

After just two weeks in the top 10, Kanye West's well-reviewed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy falls to #14 as sales shrank by 39 percent to 67,000. The Black Eyed Peas had an even harsher comedown for The Beginning, which drops 10 spots in week two to #16 (62,000, sales down 48 percent).

Hard rockers Hinder enter the fray at #37 with All American Nightmare (35,000) while deadmau5 squeaks in at #47 with his album 4x4=12 (27,0000) and British soul siren Duffy hits #72 with her second album, Endlessly (18,000). My Chemical Romance are marching the wrong way on the chart with Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, which drops 27 spots to #87 in its third week, selling just 15,000 copies.

That's gangbusters compared to season nine "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze, who continues to struggle to get traction for his debut, Live It Up. The LP slides another 10 spots to #133 on sales of 9,000, giving him a one-month total just shy of 72,000.

The "Glee" Christmas album is tops on the iTunes albums chart, besting T.I., who settles in at #2, followed by Kanye, "Tron," deadmua5, Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More, Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Hinder, Rihanna and the "Burlesque" soundtrack.

The singles chart once again belongs to Katy Perry and her smash "Firework," with Mars right behind with "Grenade." They're followed by the Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)," Rihanna and Drake's "What's My Name," Pink's "Raise Your Glass," Ke$ha's "We R Who We R," T.I.'s hookup with Eminem, "That's All She Wrote," Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow," Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up" and Enrique Iglesias' "Tonight."

Next week should present the first challenge to Boyle's domination with the arrival of late pop icon Michael Jackson's first posthumous studio album, Michael, as well as new discs from R. Kelly, Diddy-Dirty Money, Ciara and the major-label debut of "Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox.

Wednesday
Dec152010

French Montana & Waka Flocka Playing NBA 2k10 Against Each Other & Bet Stacks On The Game

Wednesday
Dec152010

Big Hud - Million Dollars

Wednesday
Dec152010

Lil Flip - Switched Hustles

Wednesday
Dec152010

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj Tapped To Headling NYE Show With Carson Daly

Recently freed rap star Lil Wayne will make a high profile appearance on New Year's Eve as the headlining act for Carson Daly's "New Year's Eve With Carson Daly 2011."

Lil Wayne, CEO of Young Money Records, will hit the stage with his artist Nicki Minaj, during the two-hour event, which will be pre-recorded.

In addition to Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, My Chemical Romance, Bono and The Edge from U2 will make appearances during the New Year's Eve celebration.

“With performances from Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and My Chemical Romance, this will truly be an energetic and celebratory night,” Carson Daly said in a statement.

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011 is slated to air December 31st, from 11PM-1:00AM. 

Wednesday
Dec152010

Associate Of Rapper Rick Ross Murdered In Front of Wife, Children

A man with close ties to Miami rapper Rick Ross was shot and killed last night (December 14th) in front of his wife and three kids, in a murder that has the city of Miami in shock.

Police are seeking multiple suspects in a home invasion robbery that ended in the murder of Raymond Adderly, who was arriving home from a Christmas party with his children when masked intruders barged into his home.

The men shot and killed Adderly in front of his wife and three children, who were all present in the home when the violent criminals took the man's life.

"We're in shock. It's awful. It's awful my nephews and sister have to go through this during the holidays," Gentry Chambers, Adderly's brother-in-law told WSVN Channel 7 News.

While Adderly's exact connection to Rick Ross is not known at press time, family members labeled the man an aspiring rapper, and close associate of Rick Ross. 

Wednesday
Dec152010

Trey Songz On Why Drake Loves Talking To Him On The Phone

Wednesday
Dec152010

Rick Ross & Meek Mill Talk Maybach Music Deal 

The deal isn’t signed just yet, but up-and-coming Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is in talks with Rick Ross to sign to Maybach Music. XXLMag.com recently called the 23-year-old MC to find out his label situation, when an excited Meek dialed up the Miami boss to join in on the conversation.

“Meek Mill, I see him like when it comes to his rhymin’ and his ability to put music together he’s a young Rozay,” Ross said of the aspiring MC. “He’s one record from really being that next nigga comin’ outta Philly on a major scale.”

Mill has had numerous meetings with all of the major labels, including T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint, but his discussions with Rozay seem the most promising thus far. “[The] strongest person on me has been Ross,” he said.

The July/August 2010 XXL Show and Prove alum says the two first got acquainted months ago over Twitter. When he heard that Ross was coming to his hometown, he started a campaign on the social networking site to get his fans to convince Rick to jump on the remix to his song “Rozay Red,” while he was in town. “So many people hit Ross up on Twitter that he was like yeah tell that nigga to come through the radio station and holla at me,” Meek said.

The two met that night at Cosmic Kev’s show on Power 99. “You know Ross being Ross, he’s like, ‘Listen, you got a movement; I like what you doin’; I’m gonna fuck with that joint,’” he said. “Week later he sent the verse and that was that.”

“Funny story about Meek, that was on the Teflon Don promo [tour] as soon as I drive into the Philly market, everybody on Twitter was like, link with Meek, this the future,” Ross said, corroborating the story. “Just to see that type of following for somebody I had never heard of at that point was very impressive. So I reached out to the homie. We went to the radio station. I told him get him up there to the station. He slid through. Then he just presented himself as a man of business….I just seen it in his eyes that he was a nigga of his word, so we stayed in touch.”

Since then the two collaborated on a few more cuts. Ross flew him down to Miami to record the “I’m A Boss” in MIA and he is also on a song with another Maybach Music hopeful Wale and Chester French that will be included on Rick’s forthcoming Ashes to Ashes mixtape, dropping on Christmas Eve.

“I look forward to seeing all his contributions in hip-hop man,” Ross said. “He’s a stand up dude, the type of dude that I fuck with on a personal level, not just on music.” It’s deeper than rap.



Wednesday
Dec152010

Gorilla Zoe - Vampire

Wednesday
Dec152010

Yelawolf On The Importance Of Industry Co-Signs 

So far, Yelawolf has collaborated with Raekwon, Slim Thug, Bun B and Juelz Santana and Big Boi. In his forth XXL video blog Yela speaks on the importance of co-signs…