Archive for May, 2013

Jadakiss ft. The-Dream – Big Boy Dialogue

Posted in 1 on May 31, 2013 by bobbybounce

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As promised, Kiss delivers his Top 5, Dead or Alive single featuring Terius.

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Jermaine Dupri, 9th Wonder & More React To Andre 3000’s Loss

Posted in 1 on May 30, 2013 by bobbybounce

jermaine-dupri-2008-12-01-300x300Atlanta producer Jermaine Dupri, 9th Wonder, Janelle Monae and more all publicly reached out to send positive thoughts to OutKast’s Andre 3000 in light of losing his mother yesterday (May 28).

JD shared a few thoughts on Three Stacks losing his mother on his birthday.

“My condolences go out to Dre,and the entire Benjamin-Hodo family,” JD tweeted May 29th. (Jermaine Dupri’s Twitter)

Much like Dupri, fellow producer 9th Wonder sent his best wishes to Andre’s family.

“Pray for the good brother Andre 3000 and his family…” (9th Wonder’s Twitter)

Midwest singer Janelle Monae briefly addressed the shocking passing.

“Our Prayers and love go out to our friend André 3000 & family during this time.” (Janelle Monae’s Twitter)

Atlanta rapper Big Gipp immediately sent his condolences out after the news went public.

“My Condolences And LOVE GO OUT TO 3000 …WE ALL LOVED YOUR MOTHER MISS B..God got her NOW!!#DUNGEONFAMILY… Gipp,” he tweeted May 28th. (Big Gipp’s Twitter)

An Atlanta pastor named Jamil V. Willis also spoke on the unexpected passing.

“I just received a very disturbing phone call that Lady Sharon Benjamin Hodo passed away moments ago in her sleep.,” he tweeted Tuesday.

“She is the wife of Pastor Robert Hodo… As destiny would have it She is also the mother of Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) of OutKast.” (Jamil V. Willis’ Twitter)

Confirmation on the platinum-selling rapper’s loss surfaced online late Tuesday night.

Andre “3000” Benjamin’s mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo has passed away, a representative for the musician and actor confirms to Billboard. Benjamin-Hodo was the founder and guiding force of The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, which she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, GA — the church of her husband, Pastor Robert Hodo. In lieu of flowers, continued support of The Starlight Camp is appreciated by the family, Benjamin’s spokesperson notes. (Billboard)

New Music: Wiz Khalifa “Karate Chop (Remix)”

Posted in 1 on May 26, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Produced by Metro Boomin, Wiz Khalifa decides to add a little Taylor Gang flavor to Future record.

Max B, French Montana & Daft Punk – Been Around The Wave (Prod. by Harry Fraud)

Posted in 1 on May 25, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Roc Nation Sports Signs Jets QB Geno Smith

Posted in 1 on May 22, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports has signed a deal to represent recently drafted Jets QB Geno Smith. Well, possible future QB if he can convince them he’s worth a contract and then beat out Mark Sanchez for the job (which shouldn’t be too hard). Smith famously dismissed his previous agents after his draft stock tumbled and he was passed over in the first round of the NFL Draft. According to the NYDN, Smith claims that Jay-Z’s attachment to the company played “not that big of a role” in his decision to sign with the firm, and that lucrative marketing deals are not his first priority. Which of course is him pretending that football is the only thing on his mind:

“The only thing that’s important to be is the image that is perceived around this lockerroom, the guy that I am to my teammates, to my coaches and the work that I put in on the football field,” Smith said. “I’m all about football. I’m all about getting better and that’s the one thing that I’m focused on: Better myself daily and prepare myself to be there when the time comes.” #Salute

Ja Rule Looks Like D-Bo After Jail Bid, Poses W/ N.O.R.E

Posted in 1 on May 18, 2013 by bobbybounce

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After breaking the news of rapper Ja Rule’s release from prison earlier this month, CNN’s N.O.R.E. has taken things a step further by releasing a photo of the former Murder Inc. star.

In the picture, Rule shows he made sure to keep fit while behind bars for nearly two years.

Ja Rule returned home last week after being released from prison, serving a two-year bid for weapons possession and a following concurrent bid for tax evasion. Earlier today, N.O.R.E. tweeted a photo of Ja posing his new brolic look. As we’ve seen in recent years, it looks like jail keeps rappers fit. (Miss Info TV)

N.O. officially broke the news of Rule’s release in early May.

“Welcome home @Ruleyork,” N.O.R.E. tweeted May 7th, referencing Ja Rule’s Twitter account.

“Just spoke to @Ruleyork everybody tell him welcome home!!!” (N.O.R.E.’s Twitter)

While music is expected to come, Rule is reportedly working on a memoir.

UPDATE: 1:59 AM PT — Ja’s spokesperson, Melanie A. Bonvicino, tells TMZ … “My client Jeffrey Atkins (aka Ja Rule) was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman.” “At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir.” (TMZ)

Initial reports claimed Ja would likely remain behind bars through late July.

The 36-year-old rapper left a state prison in central New York last week after serving most of his two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and went straight into federal custody in a tax evasion case. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he has since moved from an upstate jail to Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, which houses prisoners awaiting court dates or having short terms left on their sentences. The bureau said Thursday his expected release date is July 28. Ja Rule admits he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million earned between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in New Jersey

Kelly Rowland Blown Away By Jay-Z/Beyoncé Preggers News

Posted in 1 on May 18, 2013 by bobbybounce

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Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland is the first of what will likely turn into many high-profile celebrities to react to news of her pal Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Jay-Z expecting a second child together.

Shocked by the multipe anonymous confirmations, Rowland was speechless when approached by paparazzi following the news.

Former “Destiny’s Child” singer Kelly Rowland had NO IDEA Beyonce was pregnant with a second child … either that, or she deserves an Oscar for the performance she just gave in a L.A. parking lot. Kelly was on her way out of a cafe when we asked how she felt about the latest reports … that Beyonce is pregnant with baby #2 — and Kelly looked totally flabbergasted, saying, “WHAT?!?!” But it’s likely she actually did know … because as soon as we started asking more questions, Kelly clammed up. (TMZ)

While details are still fuzzy, multiple sources confirmed baby number two is on the way earlier in the day.

Blue Ivy’s gonna be a big sis! That’s right: Superstar supermom Beyoncé is expecting her second child with hubby Jay-Z, multiple sources exclusively confirm to E! News. The news follows rampant speculation that the “Countdown” songbird was pregnant, even as the couple remained tight-lipped about their ever-growing family. (E! Online)

The 31-year-old hitmaker had the Internet buzzing after nixing a concert earlier this week, which only sparked more pregnancy chatter.

Buzz of baby No. 2 on board kicked into gear on Monday. Now Beyoncé has announced she’s canceling her Tuesday concert in Belgium because of dehydration and exhaustion. The singer’s publicist tells AP that Beyoncé has been advised by her doctors to rest. She was scheduled to perform at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. The show will be rescheduled and tickets can be used at that show. Her next tour date is Wednesday at the same arena. The statement says “she is awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision.” (USA Today)

Prior to Blue Ivy Carter’s birth last year, Rowland talked about her anticipation for Bey and Jay to become parents.

“I’m so happy for my sister and her husband. They’re so happy in this moment right now, as they should be. They’ve made a little bundle of love, I’m so excited for them,” she said in an interview. “I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyonce at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible. She won’t be spoilt but she will be very well looked-after. I’ll be on hand for babysitting duties and I’m actually very good with messy diapers!