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Bun B Hosts Food Drive For Kids On 2nd Annual ‘Bun B Day’

By Maurice Bobb

The second annual “Bun B Day” celebration was held in Houston on Thursday (August 30) and even when it’s his day, the Trill OG thinks of others.

Instead of submerging himself in celebratory superfluity for Bernard “Bun B” Freeman Day (as declared by Houston Mayor Annise Parker) the UGK rapper lent his star power to a much greater cause: children.

“When the mayor awarded me Bun B Day and I stood before city council, I told them that I wanted Bun B Day to be about helping the children of Houston,” the Trill OG told MTV News. “I feel that’s always been the first priority.”

Bun hosted a food drive for the Houston Food Bank ahead of Hunger Action Month in September to “start tearing down these walls that we have in our community and start unifying again as people.” Bun said he believes that the lack of unity in communities brings more problematic side effects than just not knowing your neighbor.

“I notice that people live in these apartment buildings and these subdivisions and unless you grew up with people like in the hood, most people don’t really know each other,” Bun said. “They don’t socialize and they don’t associate, and we want to stop that. That’s why crime has become more and more prevalent because people don’t know who’s coming in and out of the neighborhood. That’s why we have a lot of misidentified people as criminals because people don’t even know the children that are their own neighbors. They’re calling [the] police on somebody that stays seven blocks away in the same neighborhood. We don’t come out and unite as a community anymore.”

On hand to assist the revered rap vet were rappers Marcus Manchild and Trae Tha Truth, who just released his latest mixtape, Tha Blackprint.

“It’s always good when you get people on our level doing what we can for the community,” Trae said. “And it’s a good thing that he teamed up with the Houston Food Bank. That’s kind of like history for us. He’s down on whatever I’m doing for the kids and when I heard about him doing what he’s doing for the Houston Food Bank — and on top of the fact that it’s his day — that’s my brother, so I came out to support.”

The first anniversary of Bun B Day was just the beginning of many more charitable anniversaries to come for the Professor of Trill. “This is the beginning of me trying to honor that pledge [to the mayor] and the first place that we decided to stop was with the Houston Food Bank because right now they’ re focusing on getting the kids good, healthy meals on the weekend,” Bun said.

The Houston Food Bank is a new, 308,000 square-foot facility and is the nation’s largest Feeding America food bank. Charity-minded Houstonians dropped off various food stuffs and, in return, were treated to a meet and greet with the Port Arthur-bred MC.

 

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Nas Toasts To The Good Life In ‘Bye Baby’ Video

By Rob Markman

It’s hard to say goodbye, but Nas has clearly moved on. It’s been two years since God’s Son and his ex-wife Kelis finalized their divorce, but with his latest music video the multiplatinum rap icon kisses his old life good bye and toasts to a new beginning.


The Aristotle-directed “Bye Baby” starts with a familiar scene as Nas sits in a white suit with Kelis’ green wedding dress draped across his knee. It’s the same scene captured on the front cover of Nasir’s latest masterpiece Life is Good. ‘Bye baby, I guess you know why I walked away/ When we walked to the alter that was an awesome day,” he begins to rap as a sampling of Guy’s 1988 track “Goodbye Love.” The video even features performance shots with the group’s lead singer Aaron Hall.

The usually guarded MC marches through a empty home with an open bottle of cognac in hand. He is clearly going through emotions as he stands on the balcony reflecting and then sifting through his ex’s bare closet taking a frustrated swipe at the left over clothes and hangers.

Before he can truly let go Nas digs through old home film, finding footage from his wedding day that he then sits to watch. The video does a great job in creating (or recreating a moment) in Nas’ life. Only he knows how he dealt with his actual break-up, but adding his and Kelis’ actual wedding footage is an excellent touch.

By the third act it’s clear that the strained marriage is beyond repair as Nas and a Kelis stand-in sign divorce papers in the presence of their attorneys. “Listen, can you imagine writing your deposition/ Divorce lawyer tellin’ you how this thing gonna be ending,” he rhymes, marking the scene.

At the clip’s close a confident Nas has moved on, toasting with boys to new beginnings while laughing and grinning ear-to-ear. Life is Good after all.

What did you think of Nas’ “Bye Babye” video? Let us know in the comments!

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2 Chainz & Kanye West – Birthday (video)

2 Chainz & Kanye West has finally released the video for ‘Birthday’, which is a single from Chainz Based On a T.R.U. Story‘s album. The concept for the video is about two guys with a birthday wish, ‘STRIPPERS’. And they got exactly what their desires wished.

Check out the video for 2 Chainz ‘Birthday’ ft. Kanye West.


Chris Lighty’s Death Initially Ruled As Suicide

By Nadeska Alexis with reporting by Rob Markman

Music industry veteran Chris Lighty is dead at the age of 44 after an apparent suicide committed in his Bronx, New York apartment on Thursday (August 30)

Lighty, the founder of Violator Entertainment, was a manager to music heavyweights such as Mariah Carey and LL Cool J. Police responded to a call 670 West 232nd Street in the Bronx, New York, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Officers discovered Lighty with a gunshot wound to the head and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities recovered a black semi-automatic pistol at the scene and tell MTV News that Lighty’s wound appear to be self-inflicted.

Lighty got his start in the 1980s, building his reputation from the ground up. He emerged from the Native Tongues camp and went on to start Violator, which has helped to launch the careers of stars such as Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Nas, LL Cool J and more.

According to the New York Daily News, Lighty had been dealing with some personal issues that included a divorce from his wife last year and an IRS debt that totaled around $5 million.

As news of his death broke, members of the hip-hop community who have worked with Lighty began tweeting out their disbelief that he was gone. A message from Def Jam Records’ Twitter account read, “We lost a great one today, Rest in Peace Chris Lighty. Forever in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Fat Joe, who has worked closely with Lighty, wrote, “R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE!!! I Would Be Nothing Without YOU!!! My Kids Appreciate YOU God Bless Chris Lighty.” Saigon added, “If this Chris Lighty sh– is true, that just f—ed up my whole YEAR. He was my manager for 2 years.”

Lighty began working at Rush Management, under the guidance of Lyor Cohen and Russell Simmons, in 1988, picking up the savvy marketing skills and brand-building expertise that would later culminate in Violator.

Upon hearing the news of his death, Simmons issued a somber statement, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of a hip-hop hero. Chris Lighty has been a dear friend of mine since he was a kid. Was a brilliant partner in business and I was so proud of all that he had accomplished,” Simmons wrote via Global Grind. “He is an amazing example of how a passionate kid from the street can go to the most even-keeled, smart, thoughtful manager in the business and a generous philanthropist. He was loved by everyone who knew him, including me. He will be missed greatly by all of us.”

In recent years he teamed up with Warner Music Group to launch Brand Asset Group, in an effort to further his knack for branding to a wider range of artists and last September merged with Primary Wave to create Primary Violator management company.

Share your condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Chris Lighty in the comments.

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Lil Kim is ready to Make History: Plastic Surgery Talk

VH1 preparing for the airing of their Behind The Music with Lil Kim aka Queen Bee. The Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, New York feMcee is ready to drop the scoop on her run with plastic surgery that had many fans like WT@#$%. Guessing Behind The Music wouldn’t be worth watching if this matter wasn’t the center of the show, as the world has heard about other things before, such as her relationship with the late Notorious B.I.G., whom was leader of their Junior Mafia crew until Biggie’s March 9, 1997 demise.

See Lil Kim ft. Lil Cease before the plastic surgery make-over in her Crush On You video.


Slaughterhouse Freestyle On ‘RapFix Live’

Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5’9″ and Crooked I let loose on Wednesday’s episode of “RapFix Live.”

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Nicki Minaj – I Am Your Leader – Ft. Rick Ross – Camron

“I Am Your Leader” by Nicki Minaj produced by Hit Boy is one of the nicest tracks on her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Young Money . This song features Maybach Music’s CEO Rick Ross and Cam’ron. Nicki squeezed in a Lil Kim diss in her verse while Rozay followed her with a dope verse of his own. Cam’ron verse was good, maybe this song will put him back on the scene for a while. Check out the video below.


Beanie Sigel Gets Arrested For Firearms And Drugs

On Tuesday Aug 28th, 2012, Beanie Sigel released his sixth album entitled “This Time”. Less than 24 hours later, he was arrested for drugs & firearms charges. According to ABC news, Sigel was arrrested after a traffic stop in Delaware county. The cops found codeine syrup, prescription drugs, a handgun and over $4,000 in the car. The driver of the vehicle and Beanie Sigel are both convicted felons. Sigel already had a pending date to start a two year prison sentence for tax evasion.


Rick Ross – Amsterdam – YouTube

Rick Ross has just dropped a new video for the single “Amsterdam” from the album God Forgives, I Don’t.

In this video, Rozay features Notorious actress Antonique Smith as the co-star. The glamorous lifestyle of a boss is depicted in this visual showcasing the estates of a flashy millionaire.

Check out the video below:


‘RapFix Live’ With Slaughterhouse, Twista, Renee Graziano

Here’s your official invitation to join Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I), Twista and “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano on Wednesday’s episode of “RapFix Live.”It’s been over a year in the making, but on Tuesday, Slaughterhouse are dropping their Shady Records debut Welcome to: Our House. The next day, Eminem‘s band of lyrical assassins will be hitting up the “RapFix Live” couch to chop it up with the show’s show’s host, Sway Calloway.

SH first made headlines in 2008, when the four soloists banded together to form a rap supergroup. The next year, they released their self-titled debut album independently, and then at the top of 2011, it was announced that the fearsome foursome were signed to Eminem’s Shady Records. Ever since the signing, fans wondered how the pairing would pan out, especially under the guidance of Eminem, who has built his entire multiplatinum career at the top of hip-hop’s verbal food chain.

“I think all of us have been around long enough and are humble enough to know the appropriate time to be a sponge, and this entire process, all of us have done nothing but that, as well as sponging off each other,” Joe Budden told MTV News of Em’s influence on Welcome to: Our House.“So for me, it’s been a learning process throughout the entire time, and I can say the same thing for these brothers because I hear it in their music as well. We’re just blessed.”

As a team, Slaughterhouse can potentially go down as the greatest group of MCs ever assembled. “I just want to say I feel like these guys right here are some of the best rappers I’ve ever heard rapping, ever,” Crooked I told MTV News of Budden, Royce and Joell. “I’m a student of hip-hop — since Rakim, LL Cool J, KRS-One, I’ve been a student, and to hear these guys rap, to me, these are some of the best rappers I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Catch Slaughterhouse on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on “RapFix Live,” on RapFix.MTV.Com and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists @MTVRapFix!

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Game Changes Album Title To Avoid ‘5’ Bandwagon

By Bryant Gilmore

Now that Trey Songz and 50 Cent have both used the number 5 in their recent album titles, Game felt like he had to come with something different to avoid confusion, so he changed his upcoming album’s original title from, F.I.V.E: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution to the more spiritually minded, Jesus Piece.

The album name change was brought on–not only by his collaboration with Kanye West on the now title track–but also Game’s renewed faith in God following his baptism over a year and a half ago.

Despite his reconnection with Christianity, Game tells Vibe that his fans shouldn’t have to worry about him losing that street edge that made them connect with him in the first place. Still, he feels that now he has the freedom to take chances with his music and according to him, his peers that have heard the album so far, from Weezy to Rick Ross to DJ Khaled, have agreed.

He has called this new album, a return to the “old Game,” and he hopes to take this album further than his breakthrough debut, The Documentary, but more from a lyrical standpoint. The album, which is still in the recording stages, also features collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, is scheduled for release sometime in late 2012.

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NASA Broadcasting Will.I.Am Song ‘Reach For The Stars’ From Mars

By James Montgomery

The future is here. On Tuesday (August 28) at 4p.m. NASA will broadcast will.i.am’s latest single, “Reach for the Stars,” from Mars. Yes, you read that correctly. The song will be played from the Mars Curiosity rover.

It’s part of an educational event held at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab — will is a big proponent of the space program, recording a promotional videotouting the terrestrial benefits of NASA’s technologies and occasionallydressing like a space alien — and while we’ve got to admit that the whole thing is pretty cool, we’re concerned that perhaps the broadcast might anger residents of the Red Planet, who, in addition to being our future overlords, are probably Yes fans.

Still, in the off chance they actually are bumping Black Eyed Peas tracks on the peak of the Olympus Mons, we’ve decided to put together a playlist that will appease their fickle Martian ears. Because when they docome to conquer us, we’d like to say we at least tried to make peace. Here are our BEP picks for our neighbors to the (far) north.

» “My Humps”: Not only is it Chazz Michael Michaels’ favorite song, but it’s a fitting tribute to the topography of Mars, which, as Curiosity has shown, is full of lumps, lady or otherwise.

» “Boom Boom Pow”: Have you seen everything that went into landingCuriosity on the surface of Mars? Boom, Boom, Pow indeed.

» “Don’t Phunk With My Heart”” This is how they spell “Funk” on Mars, after all.

» “Meet Me Halfway”: Our plea to all the Martians out there: You live on a huge planet, and finding you is probably going to take years. Any chance you could, you know, just rendezvous with us on the lip of the Gale Crater or something?

» Fergie’s “London Bridge”: We’re willing to bet most Martians have never been to England, and what better introduction to the complexities of Anglo culture than a song that contains the phrase “Grey Goose got ya girl feelin’ loose”?

» “I Gotta Feeling”: This song was even a huge hit at Martian bar mitzvahs.

» will.i.am’s “I Got It From My Mama”: Since Mars is probably where Interscope hid all the unsold copies of his Songs About Girls album anyway.

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Slaughterhouse Celebrating Our House Debut On ‘RapFix Live’

By Rob Markman

Here’s your official invitation to join Slaughterhouse (Joe Budden, Royce da 5’9″, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I) on Wednesday’s episode of “RapFix Live.”

It’s been over a year in the making, but on Tuesday, Slaughterhouse are dropping their Shady Records debut Welcome to: Our House. The next day, Eminem‘s band of lyrical assassins will be hitting up the “RapFix Live” couch to chop it up with the show’s show’s host, Sway Calloway.

SH first made headlines in 2008, when the four soloists banded together to form a rap supergroup. The next year, they released their self-titled debut album independently, and then at the top of 2011, it was announced that the fearsome foursome were signed to Eminem’s Shady Records. Ever since the signing, fans wondered how the pairing would pan out, especially under the guidance of Eminem, who has built his entire multiplatinum career at the top of hip-hop’s verbal food chain.

“I think all of us have been around long enough and are humble enough to know the appropriate time to be a sponge, and this entire process, all of us have done nothing but that, as well as sponging off each other,” Joe Budden told MTV News of Em’s influence on Welcome to: Our House.“So for me, it’s been a learning process throughout the entire time, and I can say the same thing for these brothers because I hear it in their music as well. We’re just blessed.”

As a team, Slaughterhouse can potentially go down as the greatest group of MCs ever assembled. “I just want to say I feel like these guys right here are some of the best rappers I’ve ever heard rapping, ever,” Crooked I told MTV News of Budden, Royce and Joell. “I’m a student of hip-hop — since Rakim, LL Cool J, KRS-One, I’ve been a student, and to hear these guys rap, to me, these are some of the best rappers I’ve ever heard in my life.”

Catch Slaughterhouse on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on “RapFix Live,” on RapFix.MTV.Com and be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists @MTVRapFix!

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Watch Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion Part 1

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Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

Reunion Part 1

For those who didn’t get a chance to see Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion Part 1, you can watch it here. Shout out to the cast members: Mimi Faust, Steve J, Joseline Hernandez, Rasheeda, Kirk Frost, Erica Dixon, Lil Scrappy, Momma Dee, K. Michelle, Karlie Redd, Ariane Davis, Benzino, and Shay Johnson.


Kendrick Lamar Has No Plans To Vote In Near Future

A brief listen to Kendrick Lamar’s music makes it obvious that the Compton rapper is well aware of the negative way that bad politics has affected cities like his hometown, but during a recent interview with Truth Is Scary via WSHH, K Dot still surprised us by admitting that he’s not into voting and has no plans to vote for Barack Obama in the upcoming election.

“My vote counts? I don’t do no voting. I will keep it straight up real with you. I don’t believe in none of the shit that’s going on in the world,” Kendrick said matter-of-factly. “You talk with me, you talk with me for hours because everything has a contradiction, everything is higher ranking and way beyond us, way beyond people. So basically, do what you do, do good with your people and live your life because what’s going on isn’t really in our hands.”

Elaborating further on his reasons for not voting, Kendrick added, “When I say the president can’t even control the world, then you definitely know there’s something else out there pushing the buttons. They could do whatever they want to do, we all puppets. Just play your cards right.”

Kendrick isn’t the first rapper to take this stance, he and Lupe Fiasco might find that they have a few things in common. The Black Hippy rapper’s major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city is due in October.

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Natasha Finley – Beautiful Plus Model

Natasha Finley – Beautiful Plus Model

Natasha Finley is a mother, plus model, motivator, achiever and inspiration to many. Her children are the inspirations that drive her to consistently work hard at her goals. She lives life by faith with the belief that “The only limitations we have in life are the ones we set for ourselves.” As a model Natasha has accomplished many goals yet still strives to do more. She has done print work and ripped the runway for several designers and participated in several charity events over the past few years. Fashion shows that have benefited Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club of America as well as The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She also graced the runways for several designers at Full Figured Fashion week in NYC this year. She is a women of Faith, Joy and Life. Her motto is “Beauty is seen in the modesty and elegance of a classy women who has a passion for remaining a rarity.” Natasha brings a positive influence to women young and old. Inspiring them to embrace their worth the more each day.

Follow Natasha on Twitter @NatashaFinley and check out Ashley Nell Tipton’s Runway Presentation at FFFWeek 2012 in New York City


Terry Milla – Superbad feat. Jabar – NRG – Youtube

TERRY MILLA – SUPERBAD feat. JABAR / NRG

Mob General Muzik presents Terry MILLA’z new single and video, “SuperBad”. TerryMillaTerry and Jabar / NRG return wit more fyah for tha people. This video is for tha fly new single from M. illa from tha upcoming album “Warrior King”. Check for tha new videos comin soon and download tha mixtape, “MillaTerry Vol. 1”, for free at www.terrymilla.com

Mob Gz Up

Also watch Terry Milla’z High Speed Paper Chase video.

Follow Terry Milla on Twitter TerryMillaTerry

Like Terry Milla on Facebook TerryMillaMusic

also make sure to visit www.TerryMilla.com


The-Dream Debuts ‘Dope Chick’ Video With Pusha T

The-Dream teamed up with Pusha T for his Love IV MMXII single “Dope Chick,” (or “Dope Bitch“) and the G.O.O.D. Music rapper joins him in the newly released video as well. We don’t want to give too much away, but based on the title you can make a pretty good guess about what’s in store here.

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Kanye West Cleans Out Kim Kardashian’s Closet + little brother Rob K. crying (video)

Kanye tells his boo, ‘Babe, if you’re going to be rocking with the best, you must rock the best’. In the latest clip of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E!), the G.O.O.D. Music exec./Roc Nation artist along with his stylist went over to the Kardashian’s pad to do a little closet cleaning. Now here it is, Kim is already on her ‘A’ game with fashion. But being that she’s with the perfectionist maestro of music and fashion, ‘the best isn’t the best unless Mr. West says YES!’.

Kim says that Ye has inspired her to be a little bit more of an individual. Fair enough.

Leading on to the next thing, seems the Kardashian sisters, plus mom Kris Jenner has rubbed brother and son Rob Kardashian the wrong way, has he broke down in tears while he along with sisters Khloe, Kim, Kourtney and mom Kris visited family counselor Dr. Nicki J. Monti. In order words, Rod was saying that he’s tired of their bull…. Thankfully he has brother-n-law Kanye West to help him cope with his emotions.


Tameka Foster Comments On Usher’s Primary Custody Ruling

The bitter custody battle between Usher and his ex wife Tameka Foster ended on Friday, with the singer winning primary custody of the former couple’s two sons. After issuing a statement addressing the death of her son Kile Glover and her custody case with Usher earlier this month, Foster took to Twitter this time to send a brief message after the healines broke.

“Money can buy many things… But in the end. Truth goodness will prevail,” she tweeted. “I must continue to believe this. Stand firm.” Her previous tweets read: “A woman’s loyalty is tested when her man has nothing… A mans loyalty is tested when he has everything!” and “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you… Fear the fake friend that hugs you. There’s not much worse.”

The details of Foster’s access to or visitation rights of her children have not yet been released, but the ruling comes as somewhat of a surprise, given the emotionally charged accusations slung back and forth between Usher and Foster during the trial. Foster accused her ex of being too absorbed in his career to be a good father and that he had used drugs in the presence of his sons. She also told Global Grind that she never wanted to enter the custody battle to begin with and was satisfied with their previously agreed upon “joint custody” arrangement.

Usher was, at one point, held in contempt of court for canceling his wife’s credit card at Saks Fifth Avenue. The court ordered Usher to reinstate the card because Foster argued that she needed use of that particular credit card in order to fulfill her duties as a stylist.Usher filed for divorce in 2009 after the couple had been married for two years. The couple’s relationship was fraught with drama with rumors that circulated about Foster reportedly controlling the singer, Usher’s mother’s disapproval, etc.Neither party has commented on the ruling.This is another personal setback for Foster, who is still mourning the tragic loss of her son Kile Glover. The 11-year-old died from severe injuries sustained when he was struck by a Jet-Ski in July.

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Wiz Khalifa Rounds Up Lil Wayne And Young Jeezy For ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ Remix

By Rob Markman

With only a few weeks until his O.N.I.F.C. LP drops it seems Wiz Khalifa is working harder than ever recruiting Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy for the remix to his “Work Hard Play Hard” single.

The Taylor Gang captain took to Twitter early Saturday morning (August 25) to tweet a link to the remix to his already platinum track. The Snowman sets things off with his patented ad-libs and d-boy wordplay, twisting Khalifa’s flow from the original spitting: “Every night it’s champagne n—a/ Key to life, maintain n—a/ Nothin’ changed but the chain n—a/ What weigh a ki? My chain n—a.”

The Stargate/Benny Blanco instrumental and catchy hook both remain untouched, but new verses from Wiz and his guests make all the difference. “Work hard, play hard, my d–k, stay hard/ But suck my skate-board,” Tunechi rhymes nodding to his favorite past time to end his 16.

Cap rounds things out saving his bars for last. In his verse Wiz spits of his latest European tour reminding listeners that he “be goin’ to different countries gettin’ money” and that he perpetually exists in a blunt-free zone. To the victor goes the spoils and the T.G.O.D. leader isn’t shy when showcasing his stats. “Rich n—a, cool dude/ Rock star like U2/ Camos on, you too/ 100 million views on YouTube,” he raps.

Originally O.N.I.F.C. was scheduled to be released August 28, but due to a pushback fans will have to wait just a few weeks later until September 18. The anticipation is building, but luckily Khalifa dropped this to hold us over.

What do you think of Wiz Khalifa’s “Work Hard Play Hard” remix? Let us know in the comments!

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Rihanna And Joan Rivers Trade Nasty Words Over Chris Brown

Last week fans got to see a more vulnerable side of Rihanna during the singer’s interview with Oprah on “Next Chapter.” She spoke candidly about her relationship with ex boyfriend Chris Brown, admitting that she still loves him despite their tumultuous past. Fans, of course, shared their opinions on this admission on Twitter, but so did Joan Rivers who might’ve taken it a little too far.

The “Fashion Police” host overstepped her boundaries a bit, tweeting, “Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now it’s my turn to slap her.” She had to know that Rih was gonna respond right? The outspoken singer snapped back with, “Slap on some diapers,” and “@JoanRivers Wow, you really do get slow when you’re old, huh?” which was later deleted.

Rivers, never one to be intimidated though, got the last word by tweeting, “Honey, @Rihanna, everyone knows: If he hit you once, he’ll hit you again. Read the statistics. PS – Love to have you on Fashion Police!”

Sure, they could talk things out face-to-face.

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First Look: Game Holds A Cookout On ‘Celebration’ Video Set

By Julia Brokaw

There’s nothing like a summertime cookout and who better to host an old-fashioned Southern Cali barbecue than Game? On Friday (August 24) MTV News hung out with the “Hate It or Love It” MC on the set of the music video for his newly-released “Celebration” single, which features Chris Brown, Tyga, Lil Wayne, and Wiz Khalifa.

The clip which was shot in a Los Angeles-area park, depicts just another day in the life of the Compton-born rapper. Game is caught chillin’, partying in the sun, barbecuing burgers (yes, Game actually ate one at lunch), and drinking 40’s with his friends, family, and of course, plenty of beautiful women.

Just as advertised the video was indeed a celebration as girls dressed in skimpy jean shorts and swimsuit tops played volleyball in their heels. There was definitely some on-set excitement when one of the models lost her top, in a moment reminiscent of the famous scene from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” video.

Despite the heat, Game looked hot as ever in a green backwards cap and his signature Ray Bans shades. With the infectious song playing in the background, you really felt like you were at a friend’s backyard kickback.

The song, which samples Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “1st of tha Month”, is the perfect end-of-summer jam and we can’t wait to see how the rest of the video with Game’s all-star roster turns out.

Which is your favorite Game video? Let us know in the comments!

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Rita Ora Gets Stern With J. Cole In “Love & War”

By Miranda Johnson

Joining forces with her Roc Nation label mate J. Cole, Rita Ora presents fans with her newest cut, “Love War.” The two MCs trade bars duet-style on the track, acting out a scene as lovers contemplating if they can recover from constant fighting and turn over a new leaf.

The British songstress opens the tune with stern lyrics as though she’s speaking from experience. “You give me love and take it away,” she sings. “I see you like this game that we play/ And yo this fighting sh-t is getting too old/ And you gon’ find yourself left out in the cold.”

With Ora and Cole going back-and-forth through their relationship frustrations, the chorus goes: “Yeah, something crazy about the way we love to hate each other/ I don’t wanna fight anymore/ Everyday we fighting like the navy, baby/ Maybe we could save each other/ I don’t wanna fight anymore/ You go off, I go off and you mad over nothing/ I don’t wanna fight anymore/ Can’t we just make love and not war?”

The Roc Nation singer also appears in a super sexy GQ spread in the magazine’s September issue. In the feature, the 21-year-old gushes about the fun she had making her debut album ORA (expected to drop August 27 in the UK and forthcoming internationally), stating “It’s fun to show off your abilities. Your vocal range, your tone.”


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