This was a "swagged out" production of none other than The Mike Smoak! Teamed up with DTLR Southlake Mall location in Atlanta, Georgia and Interscope Records presents Mr. Swag himself Soulja Boy! This in store signing was in support of his latest album "The DeAndre Way." The album features hits like "Speakers going Hammer," "Pretty Boy Swag," and the hit all the ladies love, which they were definitely doing today, "Blowing Me Kisses!"As DTLR employees paraded the mall with posters, fans lined up patiently hours in advance. Buying cd's in advance and securing their spots in line all to get the unique signature of Mr. Soulja Boy tell em! Stacks On Deck Money Gang was of course heavily representing with Soulja Boy. One fan says "Bruh I remember you from middle school and I'm a big fan!" Girls crying and trying to keep their composure as they get autographs, hugs, and pictures from the artist.
UGK founding member Bun B has teamed with Boost Mobile to host a holiday food drive to benefit the Houston Food Bank.
From today until December 18th, Bun B is requesting his fans to show support by dropping off canned goods at Boost Mobile stores throughout the Houston, Texas area, for donation to the Houston Food Bank.
Fans who give five or more cans of food will receive a free pair of tickets to see Bun B. at Warehouse Live during a special holiday concert on December 18th.
"Once again at this time of year, when so many are without the basic necessities of life, Boost Mobile and 2 Trill Entertainment are more than happy to recommit themselves to helping the Houston community," Bun B told AllHipHop.com in a statement released today (December 8th).
Bun B has worked with Boost Mobile to help feed the hungry and homeless in the past. In 2009, the rapper teamed with Boost and collected over 7,000 cans of food, which was donated to the Houston Food Bank.
“Boost Mobile believes in the positive power of music,” added Maurice Elrod, local marketing manager, Boost Mobile. “Partnering with Bun B to is a great way to encourage the Houston community to give back this holiday season. We are confident we will provide the Houston Food Bank a large contribution of canned goods.”
For more information on drop off locations, visit www.warehouselive.com.
A Nicki Minaj concert recently held in Trinidad has drawn outrage from some government officials, who claim that the island nation was grossly overcharged for the event.
Nicki Minaj was part of the "Localise Itt" concert this past October, which included a fashion show featuring local designers, performers and artists.
According to Diego Martin's Central MP Amery Browne questioned the $825,000 spent to organize the show, $382,000 of which went to Nicki Minaj and her entourage.
The concert was organized by Sport and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Roberts, who revealed that the costs for the concert.
Expenses included $150,000 for advertising, $75,000 for the venue, infrastructure and stage, $60,000 to produce the fashion show, $60,000 for the Hilton Hotel where Nicki and her entourage stayed, $40,000 for the local acts, #$32,000 to the Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago and $26,000 for "cultural acts."
MP Amery Browne has called for an official audit of Anil Roberts' office and another for the promoter of the concert, Daryl Braxton of D Project Records.
“Five weeks before the concert, the Localise Itt concept was only in my head and I shared it with Cabinet. Now, Localise Itt is on everyone’s lips,” Roberts said in defense of the pricey concert.
Additionally, Roberts claimed the expenditures were justified, because of the exposure the Trinidad and Tobago stands to gain, based on being featured in Nicki Minaj's new documentary being aired on MTV.
According to Browne, the Nicki Minaj concert was so expensive, there was no funding left to hold other community related events, including a health fair and a peace march.
Soulja Boy Tell’em debuted on The Billboard 200 sales chart this week, with his third album The DeAndre Way. But the Swag rapper failed to sell as many copies as expected.
Moving close to 13, 400 units in his first week, SB didn’t make a lot of noise on the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (December 8). Soulja’s last disc, 2008’s iSouljaboytellem sold about 45,500 copies in week one.
Curren$y’s new disc Pilot Talk II also debuted on the chart this week. The set moved about 18,400 copies in its first go-round, beating out the ATLien. Last July the first installment of Spitta’s PT series moved 10,700 units in its first week.
Nicki Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday, moves another 102,395 copies in its second week release bringing the album’s totals to 477,395 at the number 6 spot
Meanwhile, Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being EP sells 25,528 copies. So far the New Orleans MC has sold a total of 537,943.
Slim Thug enters the charts at number 78 with his latest album Tha Thug Show at 14,000
Young Jeezy's manager, Demetrius Ellerbee, has denied a report that the rapper was arrested in the Bahamas on Saturday.
"It's not true," Ellerbee told MTV News.
According to Bahamian newspaper The Tribune, Jeezy was on his way to a show in an area of the island called New Providence when he was arrested by local officials. While the reason for his arrest was not specified, the paper says the rapper wasn't held for very long.
"He was here with us a short while. He passed through the station briefly on Saturday," said Superintendent Ashton Greenslade, an officer at the Wulff Road station. "He was booked in here and taken to CDU (Central Detective Unit)."
A Tribune source surmised that the Atlanta MC was simply "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Elsewhere, Rick Ross recently responded to what he took as a dis from Young Jeezy in The Source magazine, stemming from the pair's beef regarding Ross' "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)." Following the release of the Bawse's single, Jeezy dropped his own "B.M.F." freestyle and the pair have been on the outs since.
"It's not like I'm in Miami and you in New York," said Ross. "We see each other. That's the only issue I had. It was sideways. So I made a record, 'Summer's Mine,' just to [let him know], if we gonna play that sport, let's put it on the table like men. If it was just a freestyle that the world took the wrong way, leave it alone. That's how I took it."