By L.T. DinwiddieTwo legendary rappers are about to duke it out and heat up the billboard charts. In one corner you’ve got one of the most beloved east coast rappers who, in his own way, has changed the rap game forever.
In the other corner, a west coast superstar who has proven his value to hip-hop by his ability to remain relevant in today’s ever changing music scene.
The stakes are high and everyone will be paying close attention to both of the iconic rappers record sales next week.
Well I’ll be dammed! Maybe 50 doesn’t have all the power after all because The Game made an impressive splash on the billboard charts this week after selling a staggering 380k copies. Though The Doctor’s Advocate sold a little less then expected (some media outlets reported that he was supposed to sell 500K) it’s still a great first week seeing that he didn’t have a major single to support it.
Akon, the Ohio born self proclaimed African, also had a sizeable impact on the charts this week. His new album Konvicted sold more then 286k copies. After having two smash singles with Eminem and Snoop Dogg he is almost guaranteed platinum plaque.
What’s crazy about all the success of of The Game and Akon, I couldn’t help but ask myself – “What happened to Puffy”? Diddy’s album has fallen into obscurity and my sources close to the “Diddy” are telling me that he is quite pissed at all the attention Jay-Z got with his Hangar Tour. You couldn’t buy that kind of publicity that Jay got and Puffy seems to know that (allegedly).
Next week’s releases are topped by Def Jam’s eagerly anticipated Jay-Z album, already flying out of stores, along with Geffen’s Snoop Dogg, as well as, Amaru/ Interscope’s 2Pac. It’s going to an exciting week!
Finally, Jennifer Hudson gets a record deal. But, I don’t know how I feel about her being signed to J Records? Am I the only one who could see it as a huge conflict of interest?!? American Idol, Fantasia, Rueben, and others all fall under that whole RCA/J Records umbrella. I just want my girl to blow the roof off with her vocal ability.Good for you Jennifer!! FULL STORY
Outkast’s, latest song, “Hollwood Divorce”, has been released. It was the only song that I could actually feel from their last album IdleWild. Big Boi gives all the internet journalist’s a shout out on the track be sure you listen closely to his part. HOLLYWOOD DIVORCE
In my opinion Jay-Z is at the height of cornation. When Denzel Washington hold’s up the Dynasty sign its time to put it away. I mean really!!!Random Thought...
The American Music Awards came and went. Nothing about the award show is even worth talking about. I fell asleep watching it twice.
Here we go again!!! Meet Jessica, she is the baby that Madonna wants to adopt/buy, allegedly. She’s from Malawi, the same place where Madge adopted David Banda. She wants to adopt 18-month-old Jessica, but the problem is that an Australian couple already has dibs on her. Two Australian missionaries are afraid that their adoption plans are in jeopardy, because of Madge.
The couple said, ‘We knew Madonna was at the orphanage and she had met all the kids but we were already in the process of adopting Jessica and we hope we will be successful’.
If Madge doesn’t get Jessica, she might not have to wait long for another. David Banda’s father has remarried and his new wife is expecting their child. Madge can get this one right out of the oven! FULL STORY
Universal Music Group, the parent company of Island Def Jam, filed a lawsuit against MySpace.com's corporate parent News Corp. on Friday (Nov. 17), claiming the popular Internet site is guilty of copyright infringement.
UMG, the world's largest label, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for California's Central District, after Jay-Z's highly anticipated come back album Kingdom Come was leaked on MySpace.com. FULL STORY
It is an honor to post my first original “Blind Item”. While Myra Panache is out of town on vacation, she selected O1LT.com to run an exclusive Blind Item for my site. Words can’t express how honored I am to even have been considered. O1LT.com has exploded over the past few months. I am thankful for every moment and I am thankful for each and every one of you guys who keep me inspired to keep it going! Ok enough of the mushy crap; we got blind items to decipher.
We reported last year on this woman who is affiliated with the WNBA.
She was known to beat the hell out of her live-in girlfriend who she considered her "wifey." The beatings were severe, broken noses, ribs, and a broken jaw. She would always buy her an expensive gift to make up.
The woman finally got tired of the beatings, packed up and left. She was tracked down but she threatened her abuser with a restraining order and media attention. She backed down and moved on to another woman.
We were recently informed, two weekends ago, she put a whupping on her new lesbian lover, so severe, she was hospitalized, but she is too scared to press charges and she’s still in love with her abusive partner.
Tyrese has a new video out, do we care?