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Cassie Tapped Lil Wayne on 'Official Girl' Video


June 21, 2008 03:47:29 GMT


Preparing for the release of her sophomore effort, Cassie gives a special treat on the upcoming LP as on the latest single from the set "Official Girl" she taps Lil Wayne to do some rap tunes. Not only that, the female singer will also feature Wayne on the music video for the song, which has been shot earlier this week in L.A.

Explaining about Wayne's involvement on the video and the single, Cassie told MTV that she's wasn't the one who should get the credit, stating that it was all P. Diddy's effort. "Puff surprised me with it. He laid the verse. I had no idea. I got on the phone and said, 'Thank you.' It's great. With how he's doing now ... he's platinum today, and he decided on his platinum day to be here with me. It's great. He's one of the best rappers out right now."

Video Premiere: Lil Mama's 'What It Is (Strike a Pose)' Ft. T-Pain


June 21, 2008 03:08:03 GMT


Female rapper Lil Mama has just premiered her new music video for the single "What It Is (Strike a Pose)" on FNMTV on Friday, June 20. For the new clip, which was being directed by R. Malcolm Jones, she also tapped T-Pain to feature on it.

The new video is a colorful one as it features some background changes from a house, streets, and a club. The scenes start at Lil Mama's house where she was seen choosing the wardrobe that she will use as she plans to go to the club. Besides that, the clip also features lots of dancing moves which were done by kids and adults.

Video Premiere: LL Cool J's 'Rockin' With The G.O.A.T'

June 21, 2008 02:33:20 GMT


The new music video from LL Cool J for his new single titled "Rockin' With The G.O.A.T" has just been premiered. The new visual which is being directed by TAJ sees LL playing a role as a boxer.

The clip starts with the rapper entering a gym and starting to do some workouts which also can be seen in most of the scenes. On the end of the music video, LL posts a note written by a famous African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar that said, "For the man who fails is the man who failed to cry."

Kanye West to Headline the Nike Plus Human Race Concert

June 20, 2008 09:25:06 GMT


Having just finished performing at the Bonnaroo Festival on Sunday, June 15, Kanye West is set to perform at another major concert. The rapper has been tapped to perform at the post race concert of the biggest one-day running event, Nike+Human Race.

The concert is being held in a unique way as in each city where the running is being held the participants will be treated with a special music show which features famous musicians. The event itself, taking place on August. 31, will be held in 25 cities in all around the world, and it will start in Taipei and end in L.A.

Video Premiere: Jonas Brothers' 'Burnin' Up'


June 20, 2008 08:10:06 GMT


The new music video from teen pop-rockers the Jonas Brothers for their single "Burnin' Up" has just been premiered on iTunes today (June 20). The new clip features a fun storyline and cameos from Selena Gomez, Danny Trejo and David Carradine.

The video starts with a scene where the brothers are sitting in beach chairs discussing about a girl, shortly after that they receive a paper from their bodyguard that shows them the activities they will be doing on the clip. The band mainly perform in a pool, which can be seen in most of the scenes from the clip, while each members of the band have their own mission. Nick Jonas plays in James Bond kind of story, Joe Jonas partnering with his bodyguard play a role as a detective with a mustache that is chasing over a bad guy and Kevin Jonas is being shown learning karate lessons from Carradine.

Oasis Pen New Record Deal With Sony BMG

June 20, 2008 07:07:36 GMT


Oasis are getting ready to release a new album and already set to expand its worldwide marketing further by signing a three albums deal with Sony BMG. The new contract will be a profit-sharing deal as the band will still create music under their own label Big Brother Records, while Sony only handles the global distribution of the rockers next three records.

Explaining about the deal Sony BMG U.K. CEO, Ged Doherty said, "Oasis are in complete control of their destiny and could have chosen to sign with anyone, or even go it alone, so I am delighted that they have chosen to continue to work with us." Adding to the statement above Oasis management principal Alex McKinlay stated, "This allows the band to take advantage of all the opportunities presented by the new business models available today as well as remaining totally in control of their own destiny."

Guns N' Roses to Sue a Website Over Songs Leak


June 20, 2008 06:11:36 GMT


After having some of their tracks from the highly awaited album "Chinese Democracy" being leaked by Antiquiet.com on June 18, Guns N' Roses are making a haste response to handle the problem. After calling the website to remove all of the leaked tracks not long after it was streamed, the band reportedly are threatening to sue the site for all the mess it has created.

Previously, Antiquiet.com has boldly revealed to public that they have acquired some "mastered and finished" tracks that will be on GNR's long awaited LP and also posted those songs on their site. "I'd like to share with you 9 tracks from the new Guns N' Roses album, "Chinese Democracy". These are mastered, finished versions that you probably haven't heard," the website previously stated.

Lil Wayne Taps T-Pain on New Music Video


June 20, 2008 04:18:00 GMT


Following the success of his new LP "Tha Carter III", Lil Wayne is set to further promote the record by preparing to launch a new music video for his latest song. Wayne reportedly will shoot the clip for his latest single "Got Money" in Los Angeles starting from Monday, June 23.

Just like its single the rapper will also tap T-Pain to feature on the music video. Not only that Wayne will also reunite with the director of his latest clip for "Lollipop", Gil Green, who has also been picked to direct the upcoming video.

Janet Jackson Tapped by MTV for New Reality Series

June 20, 2008 03:19:10 GMT


Pop diva Janet Jackson can finally leave her disappointment over her label's decision on not doing more promotion for her latest LP "Discipline" as she reportedly has inked a new deal with MTV. Latest report said that Janet has been tapped by the music channel to work on a new reality music project.

The upcoming project's goal is to find new singers that can also dance, just like Janet, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Revealing the details of the upcoming project, the show's executive producer David Broome, told the press, "It's really about finding who's the next Janet Jackson or Justin Timberlake or Usher.

Coldplay Slip Pass Lil Wayne on Billboard Hot 100

June 20, 2008 02:42:17 GMT


Just as it was predicted, English rockers Coldplay are set to start their domination on the U.S. charts as it has officially been announced that the band managed to score their first no 1 single in the U.S. chart. The rock act take their second single and album title track "Viva la Vida" to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week replacing the reigning chart topper Lil Wayne's "Lollipop".

The rockers' success in topping the Billboard singles chart this week, make them the first British musician to do it since the Spice Girls with their song "Wannabe" in 1997. Beside having their single topping the U.S. chart, the band's latest LP has also been predicted to top next week's albums chart as its sale has already reached the 300,000 mark on its first day.

Jonas Brothers to Play on Top of a Bus in London

June 19, 2008 09:17:38 GMT


A unique and unusual act are about to be done by pop-rock band Jonas Brothers for the launch of their new album "A Little Bit Longer" in London. Celebrating the album's release, the band reportedly will stage a free gig on the roof top of one of the famous red buses in the city on June 27.

The band seem keen to give a special treat for their fans in England as it is the first time that their album is being dropped in U.K. The band have actually released three albums in U.S. including the new LP, but the two previous records didn't get an official launching in the Queen Elizabeth's country.

Poison Sued Label for Breach of Contract

June 19, 2008 08:43:25 GMT


Glam rock band Poison adds to the list of musicians that are having problems with their record label as they have just filled in a lawsuit for their company Capitol Records. According to the document posted by TMZ.com, the band alleged that the record company haven't pay enough amount of their royalties for years.

Not only that the band also claimed that the company have also shortchanged them over the contract deal that the band made in 2005 for the rocker's greatest hit album "The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock". On the lawsuit, which is filled at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, June 18, the band sued Capitol Records for breach of contract and also asking damages in excess worth $25, 000 .

Slipknot to Release 'All Hope Is Gone' in August


June 19, 2008 07:42:05 GMT


Nu metal band Slipknot are getting ready to drop their new album as the band have just revealed its title and release date. The rockers will name their new set "All Hope Is Gone" and it is being scheduled to hit the shelves on August 24 via Roadrunner.

Commenting about the new album the band's lead vocalist Corey Taylor said to Billboard.com, "We have made an album that will show the road behind, the road ahead, and where we are as men." Corey then also stated that the new record is "the best thing I've ever made. And I challenge anyone to prove me wrong."

Video Premiere: Pretty Ricky's 'Cuddle Up' Ft. Butta Creame


June 19, 2008 06:59:40 GMT


The new music video from R 'n' B group Pretty Ricky has just been premiered on June 18 on BET. The new clip, which was directed by Syndrome, was made to accompany the group's first single title "Cuddle Up".

Just like the song, on the video Pretty Ricky also tap new female group Butta Creame to feature on it. The clip, which seems to be shot in a warehouse lookalike set, starts with the girls group dropping from their jeep and start singing their part of the song.

Coldplay to Rule U.S. Albums and Singles Chart

June 19, 2008 06:04:22 GMT


English band Coldplay are set to continue their new album success from U.K. to the U.S. as Billboard reported that "Viva la Vida"'s first day sale has already reached 316,000 copies. Moreover, a source told Billboard.com that the rockers new set's sale might get around 700,000 to 750, 000 on its first week.

Although it won't beat Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" numbers, Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" seems set to top the Billboard Albums chart next week. If that happens it will reprise the success it had in U.K. as the new record has already been topping the albums chart there.
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