Kendrick x Quincy get together and chop up game.
In theory this makes sense but in reality these guys are not going to step to the plate to the level as our former civil rights leaders. I would love for them to prove me wrong.
SOHH has confirmed that Busta Rhymes has left Aftermath/Interscope and is officially signed with Universal Motown.
According to Motown reps, the New York rapper has signed an agreement to release his next project on the famed label – which is also home to Lil’ Wayne and Chamillionaire.
As previously reported by SOHH’s Ya Heard blog, the hip-hop icon was in talks earlier this week about leaving Aftermath to pursue a run with Motown. Busta helped the summer heat up when it was rumored he was being dropped from the label.
“I can’t confirm or deny anything,” an Interscope/Aftermath rep previously told SOHH about the then rumored split. Continue reading
Source : NYTimes, Musicians Guide
If behind every great man is a great woman then Sylvia Rhone is definetly amazing! Rap superstar Lil Wayne doesn’t hesitate to thank his boss, Ms. Rhone who is President of Universal Music Group’s Motown Records/ VP of Universal Records, for aiding in the breakout success of the Carter III, which sold over 1 million copies in its first week.
“He stayed connected and nurtured his audience,” said Sylvia Rhone, president of Universal Motown Records. “He was always working. And I think the rabid following he’s cultivated is reflected in those sales numbers.” Universal Motown is also responsible for heavy-hitting artists such as Stevie Wonder, India Arie, Akon, Erykah Badu, Ashanti and Nelly.
If you’re looking for success in the music industry then Sylvia Rhone is more than a role model she is a living legacy. Ms. Rhone became the first African American woman to command a major record company when appointed as president/CEO of Atlantic Records division Eastwest Records in 1990. In 1994, she was appointed as chairman/CEO of Elektra Records where her roster included talent such as Missy Elliott, Metallica, Fabolous and Yolanda Adams.
Protests are erupting over a graphical depiction of domestic violence that is being promoted by Universal Records to push Ashanti‘s new project. The disturbing mock news clip has blood-soaked references to “Black children” dying and simulates a scene suggesting that Ashanti’s video for “The Way That I Love You” is responsible for a surge in mutilated bodies of “cheaters.” The site pushing this promotion is even called “Universal Crime Network” and features flash animation of a blood-soaked blade cutting through the scene. Activists have responded by beginning a letter-writing campaign. Below is excerpts from a letter written by Najee Ali protesting the move by Universal.
“Over the last 15 years as a Black activist I have been a voice of concern on various issues that I personally felt needed attention drawn to them from organizing gang truces in South L.A, protesting police brutality and organizing forums to help stem Black on Black violence just to name a few there are some who say I have been at the forefront of the movement to help stop the violence and increase the peace.
Which is why along with several of my colleagues nationwide have now launched a campaign to draw attention to R&B singer ”Ashanti” who I feel should be ashamed of herself. Her participation in the glorification of violence in her music video “The way I love you” sends a horrible message to thousands of impressionable youths worldwide who are accessing the unedited video that is being promoted by Universal Music and Motown on their website.