31 July 2011
30 July 2011
“The elaborate rumors circulating about Soulja Boy purchasing a jet for his 21st birthday are grossly over exaggerated and are not true,” spokesman Greg Miller said in a statement.
The life and times of a real Dream Chaser. In Part 2 of 3, Meek Mill talks about Philly and what it was like growing up in his city.
Details of the luxury purchase landed online Friday (July 29).
For our 21st birthday, we bought ourselves a 40. For Soulja Boy's 21st birthday, he decided to treat himself to a $55 million dollar jet. Why? Because he's worth it. To be honest, we're seriously surprised that Soulja has that kinda cash, but then again, he did write 'Donk'. His management team, who for some reason didn't stop him said that the young rapper purchased a G5 jet earlier in the week. (The Fab Life)
Although the jet itself cost $35 million, Soulja Boy spent additional money to deck it out.
He bought the G5 jet for $35 million. He then spent an additional $20 million to customize the jet with 12 custom Italian leather seats, 4 liquor bars, flat screen TVs, Brazilian hardwood cabinets and a special travertine tiled floor. It was also said that Soulja replaced the in-flight lavatory with a giant, luxurious bathroom. The pimping out was not only done for the inside of the jet, but also for its outside appearance. The 'Pretty Boy Swag' rapper allegedly gave his jet a custom paint job to include his logo."
29 July 2011
28 July 2011
As a result of rapid growth and expansion, #TheMarque Radio Show will no longer be apart of StarlineRadio.com and will become a member of Volta Radio. Due to communications with the head of StarlineRadio, #TheMarque will resume broadcast at it's new time starting on Wednesday, August 3rd from 9-11pm on it's new station Volta Radio.
We encourage all of our listeners to follow us on twitter @TheMarqueRadio for more details and check out the site of our new home voltaradio.com
27 July 2011
Meek Mill, Fabolous, DJ Clue, Red Cafe and a few more ventured down to Dream Nightclub this weekend for some fun in the sun and to host Kevin Hardy’s birthday event. I was hoping to see Meek at Charlie Mack's Movie premiere for Streets.
iSocialite was on hand at the world premiere of 'Streets' and got a chance to check out the movie first!
In his interview with Jenny Boom Boom and Craig G, J. Cole announces that he is cancelling plans to release a mixtape prior to his oft-delayed debut album which comes out September 27th. Instead of a mixtape, Cole plans to release the songs that would have made the cut one by one in a weekly installment fashion. Cole's rationale for switching up his agenda is because he doesn't want fans to get stuck on a mixtape just weeks prior to his album release.
Kelly Rowland celebrated the release of her third studio album, Here I Am, yesterday (July 26) at the Moet Rose Lounge at the Top of The Standard Hotel in NYC. Beyonce and Michelle were spotted and also in the house were rapper Big Sean, R&B singer Estelle, Adrienne Bailon, model Jessica White and many more. Read more for the rest of the photos!
26 July 2011
25 July 2011
Famed producer, artist and fashion icon, Pharrell Williams has extended his lifestyle brand, from music, clothing and footwear to include Qream, yes with a Q. Qream is Williams’ new brand of premium liqueur. Pharrell celebrated the launch of his new brand in at the New York Public Library. Celebrity guests included, Jay Z, Russell Simmons and Selita Ebanks just to name a few. Williams wants to “bring indulgence back to the ladies,” with his cream based alcohol. Qream is said to be “99% lactose free” and comes in 2 flavors, Strawberry and Peach.
The Weeknd made his much anticipated live show debut at Toronto’s Mod Club on Sunday night. The show was just supposed to be The Weeknd’s practice run for his upcoming appearance at Drake’s OVOfest, but the club’s tickets sold out within three hours, and fans were reportedly lined up as early as noon on Sunday afternoon. The Weeknd and a live band performed about an hour and a half of songs off his critically acclaimed House of Balloons mixtape to a packed house. Read more for photo's and videos of his performance.
“i recorded this song B4 vickileekx and never put it out. its a unfinished demo. R.I.P A.M.Y.,”
A day in the life of Young Chris in his hometown of Philadelphia. From visiting the Nicetown neighborhood he hails from to talking about leadership with Peedi Crakk, Young Chris gives a unique hometown look at his career and a glimpse at why he is one of the fastest rising stars in the game.
23 July 2011
"Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained."
Story developing ...
22 July 2011
First off let me say thanks to Isocialite for giving me the chance to contribute and I hope to bring you more thought provoking posts in the future
So I listened to the V-nasty again...I forgot which white girl rapper it was. Funny, if you notice a few weeks ago, I posted about the desire for there to be a successful white female rapper to take off where Eminem started. Right after, Kreayshawn popped up from the Bay area with "Gucci, Gucci" and a day or so later, V-nasty appeared on world star with a freestyle:
So both of these females are supporting each other (are they actual sisters?) and coming from an area that is known as a niche and trying to expand. The issue most people have is that in their music, they are known to drop the word 'nigga'. Black folks immediately seem to be shitting their draws over this, I'm here to say one thing-get over it.
We don't 'own' the word, it was derived from the French word negre and stuck as the derogatory term for us black people in the country for years. It was adapted and over the past 60 years or so, the meaning for the most part has been changed especially when used int he social context as slang as you see in most rap songs. Saying "that's my nigga right there" is a different term from a slave-owner using it and yes the 'er' does make a difference as it takes the contempt and disrespect from the word. As it is today, when you look at hip-hop and its influence it seems patently obvious that people who grow up listening to hip-hop will eventually use the slang associated with it regardless of race.
It's 2011 and fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you see things more of the generations starting with mine (I'm almost 30) and following are identifying less with their racial features and more with the group of people they live around and share likes with. The spread of music and migration of people into more diverse communities has made the traditional lines harder to see and older people often are somewhat confused by this. It might be easier if I tell you the exact two moments that made me, a person who has never experienced that real,true racism, understand that the word nigger or nigga was not the same as it had been just a scant 15-20 years earlier.
Continued on Yet another Hip Hop Blog...
In this new diss record Game not only takes aim at Jay, but also takes shots at everyone from Big Sean to Kreayshawn to Marc Anthony. What does he think he's doing? Somebody tell him to SIT DOWN. I hope Jay-Z doesn't even acknowledge this with a rebuttal. Let the numbers talk, Jay! Read more for the lyrics! UPDATE: Check out what Game said in an interview with VIBE.
21 July 2011
20 July 2011