50 CENT CONFRONTS STEVE STOUTE AT KNICKS GAME

50 Cent and Steve Stoute had what looked like a heated brawl during Saturday night’s New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors game at Madison Square Garden.

A picture is worth a thousand words, cameras captured a few snap shots of the confrontation which didn’t seem too pleasant.

Though no word was captured from the encounter but looking at the pictures, for real they are worth a thousand words, the vendetta may stem from Fif’s time Sony/Columbia when he was dropped after infamously being shot in 2000. At the time, Stoute was the President of Urban Music. 50 has since spoken about his distrust for the former music mogul. More recently, Stoute excluded Jackson from his list of influential artists during an interview with The Breakfast Club saying the Queens rap star hasn’t been relevant in a while.

Photos: Paul J. Bereswill/AP

Source: XXL

The reason behind Rick Ross’ Trayvon Martin Line on ‘Mastermind’

Rick Ross‘ new album, Mastermind, is due this coming Tuesday, March 6th. This is Ross’ 6th LP, Mastermind is currently available to stream in its entirety on iTunes Radio, and new music videos for his freelease “Oyster Perpetual” and Diddy‘s new single, “Big Homie”, which features Ross, were released yesterday.
Rick Ross raps on the D-Rich produced “BLK & WHT” with the controversial line :”Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target”

Last year Ross had a stint of controversy concerning his lyrics, as he was infamously stripped of his Reebok endorsement due to his “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it” line on Rocko‘s popular and of-remixed song, “U.O.E.N.O.”. Yesterday Ross had an e-mail chat with Vibe, which ironically marked the two-year “anniversary” of Trayvon Martin‘s murder, to clarify and discuss the context of his current eyebrow-raising rap lyric.

Rick Ross- “It’s so important that today, on the two-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, we never forget that tragedy. I’m never going to let the world forget that name. In my song ‘Black and White’ off Mastermind I say, ‘Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target’. There I’m reminding people that if you’re a black person or a person of any color for that matter in this country, you have to be accurate, whatever moves you make, stay accurate. Even when you’re walking down the street, playing music from your car, you have to stay on point. Black men are being killed and their killers [are] beating the trial. It hasn’t been this much violence against black men since the ’60s. I am Trayvon Martin, we’re all Trayvon Martin. He was from South Florida. That could have been me or one of my homies. So, stay alert and never miss your target. Whatever that target may be. Getting out the hood, providing from your family. Stay sharp. Stay alive. Trayvon, Rest in Peace”.

Source: The Source

Another banger from Miley Cyrus & Pharrell “Come Get It Bae”

Miley Cyrus’ creative collaboration with Pharrell Williams bore fruit on the singer’s 2013 LP Bangerz, which saw the R&B Renaissance man providing production on neo-funk-pop-lite tracks like “4×4″ and “Get It Right.” Cyrus returns the favor now with a cameo on Pharrell’s upcoming album GIRL, lending her twangy purr to the spare, thudding “Come Get It Bae.”

“Hey!” ejections pepper the track like a layer of additional percussion, with Pharrell’s falsetto and Cyrus’ likable croak harmonizing to sound like an androgynous choir; “You wanna ride it, my motorcycle?” they sing together. Like most of Pharrell’s music, it’s both nostalgic and futuristic, the soundtrack to a hoedown throwdown in space where everyone’s on sizzurp.

Stream GIRL in full on iTunes Radio

Source: Sam Lansky for TIME

YOUNG MONEY’S ‘RISE OF AN EMPIRE’ TRACK LIST REVEALED

As the 11th of March draws near Young Money will be releasing their second compilation, Rise Of An Empire. After unveiling the album art last week, today the track listing has been revealed. The entire collective of Lil Wayne, Birdman, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Euro, Lil Twist, Shanell, Chanel West Coast, Cory Gunz, Gudda Gudda, Flow, Jae Millz and PJ Morton get placements on the 12-song project. Drake’s “Trophies” gets a slot on the album appearing as track No. 2. Check out the previously released videos for “WE ALRIGHT” featuring Euro, Lil Wayne and Birdman, and “LOOKIN’ASS” featuring Nicki Minaj.
Check the entire track list, below.

01. We Alright – Euro Featuring Birdman & Lil Wayne [Watch Video]
02. Trophies – Drake
03. Bang – Lil Twist Featuring Euro & Cory Gunz
04. Senile – Tyga Featuring Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne
05. Induction Speech – Euro
06. One Time – Lil Twist Featuring Tyga & YG
07. Hittin Like – Shanell Featuring Chanel West Coast
08. Lookin Ass – Nicki Minaj [Watch Video]
09. Fresher Than Ever – Gudda Gudda Featuring Jae Millz, Flow, Mack Maine & Birdman
10. Back It Up – Lil Twist Featuring Tyga
11. Moment – Lil Wayne
12. You Already Know – PJ Morton Featuring Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda & Jae Millz

Source: XXL

Volcano erupts in Indonesia, 100,000 evacuated, airports closed

JAKARTA – A volcano erupted late on Thursday night on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java, sending a huge plume of ash and sand 17 km (10 miles) into the air and forcing the closure of three airports.

Mount Kelud is 140 km south of Indonesia’s second biggest city Surabaya, a major industrial centre.

The cloud from the eruption was seen as far as 9 km to the west, and forced the shutdown of airports at Surabaya and the cities of Yogyakarta and Solo.

“Areas to the west of Mount Kelud, including central Java, Yogyakarta, Cilacap, Magelang, Temanggung and Boyolali are still experiencing showers of ash because last night the biggest eruption … threw sand and ash 17 km into the air to the west,” National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said by telephone.

Cilacap is home to a major oil refinery, but there was no immediate word on whether its operations had been affected. Its refineries supply about a third of the country’s fuel needs.

The agency later said the cloud was dissipating and that the volcano was no longer erupting.

Nugroho said the agency was still trying to confirm reports that two people had died.

“We don’t have data yet on how many people have been evacuated in total. We can say 200,000 people were affected. We received reports of deaths but we have not verified them yet,” he said.

The eruption caused minimal damage to buildings, Sutopo said, but had left 3 to 5 cm (1 1/2 to 2 inches) of ash and sand on roads.

An estimated 200,000 people live within a 10 km radius of Mt Kelud, one of nearly 130 active volcanoes in the world’s fourth most populous country.

At least 11 people were killed earlier this month in the north of the island of Sumatra when Mount Sinabung erupted. The volcano has been spewing lava and ash for months, forcing thousands to flee the area and destroying crops.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wrote in a message on Twitter that he planned to visit the area near Kelud.

Source: Reuters

Kid Cudi reveals the official cover art and tracklisting for “Satellite Flight.”

Kid Cudi has revealed the official cover art and tracklisting for his upcoming album, “Satellite Flight.” The rapper/producer designed the album’s cover art himself and has a lot to offer on the physical copy. according to the Cudi , the EP TURNED ALBUM is his “BEST WORK” AND HAS “CLIFF HANGERS.” stated Cudi. “I’m really excited because it’s my best work and it’s a surprise. People weren’t really expecting it. I was just on fire creatively.” Check cover art below….

According to the Cleveland MC, despite now being a full-length project, the album will still fall in line with the chronology of his previous and future works. “It starts where Indicud left off perfectly, and takes you right into MOTM III,” Cudi said. “It’s like a TV show that ends with that cliffhanger. The album ends that way, where you get that one song and before you know it, the song is over and the album is over, but there’s a ‘to be continued…’ There’s more to the story.”
Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon album.. features ten tracks with the lone feature coming from Raphael Saadiq.
 

Source: XXL