It's hard getting dressed when you wake up at 4am to do morning show. Some days are better than others. Here is what members of the Rise N Grind Morning Show threw on.
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Kanye West is still going strong on his Yeezus tour but that's not stopping him from making moves for his next album. Ye told us at the Rise Grind Morning Show that he’s putting out music in the summer and on Tuesday fellow G.O.O.D Music partner Q-tip announced that he will be co-producing the project along with Rick Rubin. No release date or title for the album but we can expect it sometime around next summer.
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Jay Z's celebrated his 44th birthday yesterday and it seems like he's been during some reflecting. After announcing that he and Bey will be living a vegan lifestyle for the next 22 days he released a list of the 12 solo albums of his career and ranked them. He even provided a little insight as to why albums were put where they were:
1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic)
2. The Blueprint (Classic)
3. The Black Album (Classic)
4. Vol. 2 (Classic)
5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. Vol. 1 (Sunshine kills this album…fuck… Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me…)
8. BP3 (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. Dynasty (Intro alone…)
10. Vol. 3 (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. BP2 (Too many songs. Fucking Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. Kingdom Come (First game back, don’t shoot me)
In other related news, a source revealed that Jay Z has begun work with Barneys' advisory council and has already implemented changes in Barney's policies as it relates to the recent racial profiling incidents at the store. A Barneys memo was also obtained that was issued to security staff that revealed that the store will begin logging and recording police officers who use its security room’s closed-circuit televisions. Officers will now also be required to give a description and reason for any person they wish to place under surveillance.
The Game is helping to raise money for the funeral of Talib Pecantte, a seven-year-old who was shot and killed in L.A. earlier this week. According to reports, the boy's shooting is gang-related. So The Game is getting support from some of L.A.'s top gang leaders. Game said he has already raised $7,000 and that a lot of the money is coming from rival gangs like the Crips, Bloods and Latin gangs. Makes sense since they say The Game is blood. The rapper plans to keep raising money until he can't get anymore. He also revealed that he is speaking to rival gang leaders about "instituting a cease fire" at least during the holidays. Gang members have hearts too!
Just a couple of days ago Kanye West announced that he was joining the Adidas team and now Drake is being added to the list of artists getting into the sneaker business. During his stop in Portland, Oregon- Nike's hometown- Drizzy announced that he would be partnering up with the Jordan brand. He said, "Today I came to Portland and I officially became inducted into the team Jordan family...I don't take that word [family] lightly." So far pictures of his OVO Air Jordan 10 and 12s have been released. No word yet on when the sneakers will be released or how much they will cost. PS Teyana Taylor who had a deal with Adidas no longer has that deal Adidas have announced.
Happy birthday to Keri Hilson who is 31 today! And Lauren London who is 29 today
Paul Walker Autopsy - Yesterday the autopsy results for Paul Walker were released. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner coroner determined that the driver- Paul's friend and business partner Roger Rodas- died of "multiple traumatic injuries" and Paul passed due to "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries." So he died from the fire after they crashed into the tree. They said the bodies were severely burned. The car went ablaze when it smashed into a tree and light pole. Toxicology reports on Paul and Roger are expected back in a few weeks. As of now, the November 30th crash has been ruled an accident. Told you yesterday the Fast and the Furious filming was on hold until the investigation is concluded, well now Universal Pictures is saying the production is shut down indefinetly. This is makes sense since they probably have to regroup and see how they will redirect the franchise.
Caskets In North Philly - Police are investigating several caskets that were found underneath a playground at a North Philadelphia school. The water department was conducting an excavation at the William Dicks Elementary School when they found several wooden caskets complete with headstones. One of the caskets appeared to be child size. It's believed that the area may have been a grave site in the 1900s and was paved over. Officials from the Historical Society have been called in to investigate. It's not yet known if there were bodies inside of the caskets or not.
Rob Ford’s Radio Show - Rob Ford's recent media shenanigans got him picked up for a reality TV show but he was dropped because production was too expensive but it looks like we haven't heard the last of the Toronto mayor. According to reports yesterday Ford has been selected to join a sports radio talk show. It's ironic that the show is called "Sports Junkies" which is ironic since Ford admitted to smoking crack. Ford will be called every Thursday morning to talk about sports and his NFL picks. His favorite football team is the Toronto Argonauts but unfortunately due to his raunchy sexual comments the team allegedly asked him to stay away from their playoff games. Should you want to tune in you can catch him on Washington's WJFK. This guy is a huster! Getting checks! lol
Detroit Officially Bankrupt - A federal judge ruled that Detroit meets the criteria to win protection from its creditors and file for chapter 9 bankruptcy. The city will be the largest in US history to declare bankruptcy. The 140 page ruling was delivered after a state appointed emergency worker and unions discussed the potential impact of filing bankruptcy on pensions. The judge said, "This once proud and prosperous city can't pay its debts. It's insolvent. It's eligible for bankruptcy...At the same time, it also has an opportunity for a fresh start." Back in July the city was in about $18 million of debt and 40 cents of every dollar collected went to repaying more than 100 creditors. Without the filing that 40 cents would have shot up to 65 cents. Other options are also being discussed like pension cuts and selling the city's art collection. They've said, "We're trying to be very thoughtful, measured and humane."
Newtown Recording Released - Officials in Newtown Connecticut released 911 recordings made by people at Sandy Hook Elementary School during the shootings that took place there last year. The lives of 20 kids and 6 adults were taken that day and now the calls give some insight as to what was going on during the chaos. One caller said, "They're shooting at the front door, something's going on ... The front glass is all shot out, it kept going on. It's still happening." Another woman said "They're still running, they're still shooting. [gunshots could be heard in the background] Sandy Hook school, please!" The town initially did not want the recordings to be made public but the Freedom of Information Commission required that 7 of the phone calls made that day be released. The school superintendent sent out an email letting parents know that the calls would be released to prepare them for "emotional triggers". The remaining phone calls and photos have been sealed off by state officials.
Hackers Steals Passwords - Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others. The massive data breach was a result of keylogging software installed on computers around the world. The virus stealing log-in credentials for the websites over the past month and sending those usernames and passwords to a server controlled by the hackers.
ADP, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter told CNNMoney they have notified and reset passwords for compromised users. Google didn't want to comment and Yahoo didn't respond. Your best bet is to update your antivirus software and download the latest updates for your Internet browsers, Adobe and Java.
Obama Talks To Youth Summit Leaders About Obamacare - Shouts to White House officials for inviting me to this Youth Leaders Summit that happened yesterday in DC. Sorry I couldn’t go. Don’t have any days to take off this year. All the ones I have left I’m using for the end for the year for a much needed vaca! During a this youth leadership conference with young people from all around the world, the POTUS said, "Obamacare is already making a difference for millions of young people, and it’s about to help millions more. I’m going to need you all to spread the word about how the Affordable Care Act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up...I do remember what it’s like being 27 or 28, and aside from the occasional basketball injury, most of the time I kind of felt like I had nothing to worry about. Of course, that’s what most people think until they have something to worry about." He explained how he's not allowed to have an iPhone due to security reasons but that his daughters Sasha and Malia seem to spend a lot of time on theirs. He told the youth that he guesses they're spending around $100 a month between their cell phone and cable bills and "The idea that you wouldn’t want to make sure that you’ve got the health security and financial security that comes with health insurance for less than that price, you guys are smarter than that. And most young people are, as well." He told them that he needed their help and hopes that more young people will sign up for coverage before the March 31st deadline.
Fight Breaks Out At Philly Center City Tree Lighting
Lamar Odom wants to fix his relationship with wife, Khloe, and the Kardashians but won't do so if his father isn't included. Lamar was invited to come to Thanksgiving dinner with the family but decided not to go because Kris Jenner wouldn't invite papa Joe. Joe made some ugly comments about Kris and the Kardashians for being responsible for his son's drug problems.
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Gucci Mane may have spend alot more time in addition to his 6 month sentence for gun possession. The feds are looking to charge Gucci for illegally possessing firearms This charge is following his Septermber incident with the police where he made some threats while having guns in his possession. Now prosecutors are looking to give him 20 years if found guilty.
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Its looking like Terence Howard may have tied the knot for the fourth time! The Best Man star was spotted rocking a very pricey piece of jewelry on his finger. Your reports are leaking that the oscar nominated actor has kept quiet about his marriage to a woman by the name of Miranda just months after rumors that he had beat one of his exes. He also brought his new lead lady to the Best Man: Holiday premiere.
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Dominique Scott has been arrested on forgery charges while working for a tutoring company. The reality star who appeared on TLC's “The Sisterhood” was arrested for giving false statements including documents with fake income amounts and a forged bank statement. She faces 25 years in prison if convicted along with fines of up to $400,000.
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