Top Tracks: September 28 - October 4
10) The Game feat. Diddy - Standing On Ferraris In his search for another hit, The Game is an equal opportunity employer. The decidedly West Coast rapper is even willing to reach out to the figurehead of the label that was once at the forefront of the East Coast sound -- though he only grants him a speaking role. "Standing On Ferraris" didn't budge in its second week on the charts, holding strong at #10.
Diddy & Bad Boy Records Sign With Epic
Shortly after Bad Boy Records announced the signing of former child star Bow Wow, the label has made yet another move, linking up with a major label for distribution. Epic Records has not only signed Bad Boy, the label will be distributing two albums from Diddy as well.
Bow Wow Signs To Diddy & Bad Boy
Months after leaving Cash Money Records, Bow Wow, aka Shad Moss, has inked a management deal with Bad Boy. Moss shared the news yesterday on his Instagram with a picture of himself living it up with Diddy and French Montana. He then named the members of his new management team and finished the post by writing, "Making money won't be the issue. Figuring out where to keep it all is another story!"
Ty Dolla $ign Was High On Shrooms The First Time He Met Diddy
Ty Dolla $ign is well-known for his fondness for weed, and apparently he's the type to take it a step further and go on a psychedelic voyage from time to time. In a new interview with DJ Small Eyez, Ty recalled his "horror high story" in which he took shrooms at Coachella 2014 and ran into Diddy backstage during the most intense portion of his trip. "I performed with the homie Carnage and then after or before, I put hella shrooms on pizza. I did the show. The show came out cool. I guess the high didn't kick in yet," he said.
Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings List Includes Diddy, Jay Z, Drake, & More
Forbes released its 2015 Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and there are few surprises. Diddy holds down the top spot, matching the $60 million he raked in last year. He can thank Ciroc for his financial success. Sorry, 50.
Diddy Reportedly No Longer Facing Charges In UCLA Assault Case
Diddy is reportedly no longer facing criminal charges for a June incident in which he allegedly swung a kettlebell at UCLA football strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi.
50 Cent Clowns Puffy's Ciroc For Its High Calorie Count
50 is at it again, continuing to clown Puffy and Ciroc. It seems he's the only one playing the game now, though French Montana has recently chimed in on behalf of the "Ciroc Boys." In his latest Instagram video, Fif tells his followers about the health benefits of choosing EFFEN vodka over Ciroc. According to Fif, there are 1700 calories in a bottle of Ciroc -- aka 2 Big Mac combos at McDonalds. He continues: "And you wondering why your big ass can't lose no weight." He then holds up a bottle of cucumber-flavored EFFEN, which is sugar-free. "Health options," folks.
Who Would Be In Kanye West's Presidential Cabinet?
Whether you saw it live on Sunday night or saw it later on the Internet, everyone and their mom knows that Kanye announced he will be running for U.S presidency in 2020.
MTV VMAs: Top Hip-Hop Moments
The MTV Video Music Awards are upon us. The popular cable network has definitely changed drastically over the years - putting its once eponymous ‘Music’ on the backburner. Their flagship award ceremony acts a nice bit of nostalgic entertainment for the channel, still a celebration of the year in music.
50 Cent's Effen Vs. Diddy's Ciroc: History Of An Instagram Vodka War
Now that 50 Cent and Diddy are two of the richest men in the industry, they conduct their beef via vodka wars, with 50 Cent putting his Effen up against Diddy's Ciroc. With millions of dollars at stake, they both dedicate a substantial portion of their social media posts to pimping vodka, and the primary vehicle by which they both promote their brand and keep the beef alife is Instagram. Let's take a look back at the history of the battle between "David Effen" and "Ciroc Obama." It now rages fiercer than ever, with no end in sight.
French Montana & 50 Cent Exchange More Vodka Jabs On Instagram
Last episode, French Montana incurred the wrath of his old nemesis 50 Cent by throwing out a box of unopened Effen bottles into the garbage. The battle between Effen and Ciroc continues to rage in the public arena of Instagram.
French Montana Enters Fray In 50 Cent Vs. Diddy Vodka War
Followers of 50 Cent and Diddy on Instagram know that they are currently embroiled in a bitter vodka war, with 50's Effen vodka dueling it out against Diddy's Ciroc. Recently things have escalated, with 50 using the hashtag #nopuffyjuice to encourage his fans to boycott Ciroc. Now French Montana has entered the fray and aligned himself firmly in the camp of Puff "Ciroc Obama" Daddy.
#TBT: Fabolous' 2001-2005 Era
At one point, there was no one hotter than NYC's Fabolous. Coming up in the Bedstuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, Fab eventually started pursuing rap in high school. DJ Clue eventually invited him to come rap on his Hot 97 radio show, which lead to Fab getting signed to Clue's Desert Storm Records.
10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
Diddy Reportedly Preparing "No Way Out 2" As His Final Album
Diddy announced his MMM album a while back, but after a few promising singles, news of the project seemed to slow to a halt. Last week, the release of "Finna Get Loose," a Pharrell-produced number billed to Puff Daddy & The Family got people talking about the project again, but according to a close collaborator of Diddy's, there's a whole 'nother album in the works.
50 Cent & Diddy's Effen Vs. Ciroc Battle Continues On Instagram
Ever 50 Cent introduced his new brand of Vodka, Effen, he's had to go head-to-head with the other big brand of vodka owned by a New York hip hop mogul. Diddy's Ciroc has been around longer than Effen, thus making it a more established brand, but Fif's tried his damnedest to drum up some notoriety with a #NoPuffyJuice campaign on Instagram. Last night, Diddy fired back with a backhanded birthday wish to 50.
Diddy's Assault Case Rejected By District Attorney
About two weeks ago, Diddy went 0-100 real quick on a UCLA assistant football coach, allegedly assaulting the man.
Natural Born Hustlers: Top 5 Rapper CEOs
The rap game is filled with natural born hustlers, that much is undeniable. It is truly astonishing, looking at how so many MCs, since the inception of the genre itself, have successfully used hip-hop as a platform to become titans of multiple industries. Even though Jay Z (spoiler alert: he’s on this list) was the one who coined the phrase “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man,” he has not been the only rapper to make it a reality.
Review: King Los' "God, Money, War"
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Diddy On His Fall At The BET Awards: "I Busted My Ass!"
Either last night's BET Awards was really something special, or the internet has just become too good at meme-ifying everything they see. It's probably a combination of both, but one truly spontaneous moment came when the generally-light-on-his-feet Diddy took a major spill during his performance of "All About The Benjamins". Within minutes of it happening, a Vine had already circulated Twitter, and it wasn't long before Diddy himself partook in the friendly roasting session.