Pitbull Signs With Polo Grounds Music/RCA Music Group

 

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Miami Hip-Hop star Pitbull has inked a deal with Bryan Leach’s Polo Grounds Music, a source has confirmed with AllHipHop.com.

Pitbull, who released his debut album and all subsequent releases under the TVT deal, had a public falling out with label head Steve Gottlieb.

Pitbull, born Armando Perez, accused the label and its executives of sabotaging his career due to the lack of promotion for several of his albums, including has last, The Boatlift. Continue reading

Trick Daddy reveals he suffers from Lupus disease

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As Trick Daddy prepares for the release of his upcoming autobiography, he has revealed that he is also dealing with a serious health issue. The Miami-bred rapper appeared on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show today (March 23) to promote his autobiography Magic City: Trials of a Native Son. During the interview, he made the shocking revelation that he suffers from Lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease, which makes the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue.

Lupus affects all major organs in the human body, including the heart, kidneys and nervous system. “I went to the doctor like 12 years ago. He took all kinds of tests, because I was trying to get rid of what we call dry skin, she did biopsies and blood tests and swab tests. She told me I have lupus. I am allergic highly to the sun, that’s my worst enemy. It’s like an AK-47 with a double clip on it. I could jeopardize kidney and liver failure from the treatment and the medication.” The disease, which affects African-American and Hispanics in disproportionate numbers, particularly women. The disease has already taken the life of prominent Hip-Hop producer James “J. Dilla” Yancey.

M.I.A. Gives Birth to Baby Boy

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M.I.A. has given birth to a baby boy, a move ceremoniously announced by way of her MySpace blog.

M.I.A.’s baby missed his due date on Sunday, which allowed the eccentric entertainer to perform “Swagger Like Us” at the Sunday Grammys with Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I. and Lil Wayne. He eventually arrived on Wednesday.

The child’s father is fiance Benjamin Bronfman.

The boy, whose name wasn’t revealed, didn’t miss the mark by far. The singer/rapper went into labor about 2 am on Monday morning.

On her blog, M.I.A. humorously detailed her joy by writing:

“MY BABY WAS BORN WEDNESDAY , HE IS HEALTHY , FINE , BEAUTIFUL AND THE MOST AMZING THING EVER ON THIS PLANET, OF COURSE IM HIS MUM!!!

ME AND BABY ARE PUTTING OUR TOUR DATES FOR 2010 TOGETHER AND MAKING MIX TAPES AND FIGURING OUT A WAY TO BREAK OUT OF THE HOSPITAL !

HOPEFULLY THE WORLD IS BEEN TICKING ALONG AND I AINT MISSED MUCH!