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Announcement Top 3 Don't Funk Up Our Beats 7 Winners! Tupac Estate In New Hands, Unreleased Music PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Meara   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:30

Tupac Shakur's estate is currently in "total reset," according to those who are now handling it, new music is reportedly on its way.

In a new announcement, the state of Tupac's estate is in "total reset" after a recent Gatorade commercial set a new precedent in releasing the late West Coast rapper's material.

According to Billboard, JAM Inc.'s Jeff Jampol, Shakur's mother, Afeni and Tom Whalley, who originally signed Tupac to Interscope in the early 90s are currently working in coordination in order to release never before heard music from 'Pac and apparently, there's a bunch of it.

According to Whalley, the music "is in bits and pieces, some of it is complete; some of it is good, some of it needs work." He also remarks that "the work that is left can be completed, and is worth his fans hearing." Along with the unreleased music are "remixes, original demos, writings, scripts, plans, video treatments, poems" that've never been available to the public. Perhaps also notable is that there's a forthcoming biography by "a very serious writer," according to Mr. Whalley.

Kendrick Lamar's recently released album, To Pimp A Butterfly contains an interview with Tupac Shakur on the track "Mortal Man." Whalley claims Kendrick approached him about using the interview–something he approved. It's also been thrown around that Kendrick's most recent collaboration with Tupac's unearthed material isn't going to be an isolated occurrence and that there's a good chance their music could come together again in the future.

 

Source: http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.33155/title.tupac-estate-in-new-hands-unreleased-music-could-be-unearthed

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:40
 
N.W.A Takes Over Charts, Gets First Top 40 Hit on Hot 100 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:22

Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, MC Ren and DJ Yella of N.W.A photographed on July 15, 2015 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Eric Ray Davidson

 

In the wake of the release of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, the iconic rap group’s music takes over Billboard charts.

On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart dated Sept. 5, N.W.A notches its first top 40 hit, as “Straight Outta Compton” debuts at No. 38 (the survey's highest debut of the week). It’s not only the first top 40 hit for the act, but its first Hot 100 entry ever. Although first released in 1988, “Compton” is allowed to enter this week's Hot 100, as older songs are eligible to chart if ranking in the top 50 and showing notable gains in sales, streaming and/or airplay.

The bow is spurred by publicity generated by the hit film of the same name, which bowed in theaters on Aug. 14 and has earned $111.1 million at the U.S. and Canada box office through Aug. 23. The song sold 35,000 downloads in the week ending Aug. 20 (up 127 percent compared to the previous week) and tallied 5.7 million domestic streams (up 123 percent), according to Nielsen Music.

The track also debuts at No. 7 on Rap Streaming Songs, No. 9 on Hot Rap Songs, No. 11 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, No. 13 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 20 on the overall Streaming Songs chart.

On Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, N.W.A also collects a debut with “F**k Tha Police” (also released in 1988), which bows at Nos. 20 and 25 on the lists, respectively.

N.W.A member Eazy-E also scores his third Hot 100 hit, as “Boyz-N-The-Hood” (from 1987) debuts at No. 50. It also launches at No. 14 on Hot Rap Songs and No. 18 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It immediately becomes Eazy’s highest-charting single on the latter tally, surpassing the No. 30 peak of “Just Tah Let U Know” in 1995.

In terms of albums, N.W.A-related titles occupy 10 slots on the Billboard 200 chart, led by the group’s Dr. Dre at No. 3 with his new set Compton. Right behind him at No. 4 is N.W.A’s own Straight Outta Compton, which flies 30-4 (a new peak).

Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It reenters at No. 32, Dr. Dre’s The Chronic rises 75-38, Dre’s Dr. Dre — 2001 moves 62-55, N.W.A’s Greatest Hits returns at No. 93, the group’s Ice Cube reenters at No. 99 with Death Certificate and at No. 118 with Greatest Hits, N.W.A’s The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge also climbs back on at No. 119. Ice Cube’s 1990 album Amerikkka’s Most Wanted rounds out the N.W.A parade at No. 150, as it returns to the tally.

In total for the week ending Aug. 20, N.W.A’s album sales grew 234 percent to 47,000, while its song downloads soared 208 percent to 95,000. In terms of streams, the group collected 14.6 million clicks for the week (up 114 percent).S

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6677553/nwa-first-top-40-hit-hot-100

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:30
 
Tupac Estate To Make Special Announcement PDF Print E-mail
Written by by Victoria Hernandez   
Monday, 24 August 2015 18:15

by Victoria Hernandez

 

The official Twitter account of The Estate of Tupac Shakur said yesterday (August 23) that it is going to make a special announcement today (August 24).

"Return tomorrow at 5pm EST for a special announcement from The Estate of Tupac Shakur," the post reads with a piece of artwork depicting the rapper on a white background with splashes of color. The picture has the quote "Expect me..." written on it.

Follow @2pac for the announcement.

There have been talks about a Tupac biopic directed by John Singleton who worked with the late rapper on Poetic Justice. Singleton stepped down from directing a film that he said was not coordinating with Tupac's estate.

Marcc Rose, who played Tupac in Straight Outta Compton, said that he and Singleton would make a film once Tupac's family were given the rights to make the movie.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 18:27
 
(Video) Man Claims To Have Transported The Payment For Biggie’s Death Ordered By Suge Knight PDF Print E-mail
Written by EricSIFWT   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:02

Man Claims To Have Transported The Payment For Biggie’s Death Ordered By Suge Knight. Hop into the post fore the exclusive details and video that may answer millions of questions that we have been asking for almost 20 years. #IFWT!

 

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This man just admitted that he had transported the payment for Brooklyn Rapper, Notorious B.I.G’s death ordered by Suge Knight to be administrated by LAPD back in 1996. According to the unnamed man, they were al at the meeting trying to come up with a strategic fool proof plan to murder the New York Rapper.

 

Source: http://www.inflexwetrust.com/2015/08/22/video-man-claims-to-have-transported-the-payment-for-biggies-death-ordered-by-suge-knight/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:23
 
Suge Knight Sues Ice Cube and Dr. Dre for Defamation PDF Print E-mail
Written by By Rio On The Radio   
Friday, 21 August 2015 01:09

 

 

The rift between Suge Knight and former N.W.A members continues to this day.

Former CEO of Death Row records, Suge Knight has filed a $200 million defamation lawsuit against Dr. Dre and Ice Cube over the portrayal of his persona in hip hop blockbuster “Straight Outta Compton.”

According to a reports from TheNewsNerd.com, the 50-year-old mogul says Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who serve as executive producers, defamed his character by making him appear “soft” in the film.

In a statement released by his lawyer Knight stated:

“That entire story was bullsh*t. You think I let Eazy get off that easy? I beat that man within an inch of his life before he signed those papers. I was knocking dudes out daily. If they are gonna show Suge, then they need to show the real Suge. I’ve been the realist gangsta in this biz from day one, and I gonna be the realist until the casket drops.

Y’all know Dre ain’t built like that. Y’all really think I let that man scream in my face like that? I would’ve rearranged his face if he ever took that tone with me. He also didn’t just leave Death Row like that. He cried like the little bitch he is begging me to let him keep his music, but I Debo’ed that and it wasn’t a damn thing he was going to do about. He was a mark then and he is a mark now. I ran the entire California rap music scene for decades. No one on any label made a move without my say so. I don’t know who that soft n*gga was in that movie, but it wasn’t Suge Knight.”

The Los Angeles County Jail where Knight is being held on murder charges in under investigation for allowing Knight to watch the film.

Suge was arrested for an incident in which he ran over and killed rap producer Terry Carter on the set of the movie “Straight Outta Compton” in January. Knight claims self defense and said his life was in danger.

Ice Cube nor Dr. Dre have yet to respond to the lawsuit.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 18:13
 
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