DJ Quik is celebrating his 20th anniversary in rap with the release of his newest album The Book of David will land in stores this April.
The Book of David is DJ Quik's first album in six years, his last official album being the critically acclaimed release Trauma.
DJ Quik handled all the production for his eighth solo album, while guests like Ice Cube, Kurupt, Bun B., Bizzy Bone, Suga Free, Jon B. and Dwele check in with featured appearances.
“The whole idea behind this project was not just to make another rap album,” DJ Quik revealed. “I wanted to focus on the overall musical performance process…not just the rapping part. It’s a smart album, it’s everything I wanted it to be."
DJ Quik's The Book of David is due in stores on April 20th (4/20).
A Washington, D.C. production company has filed an $18 million lawsuit over the rights to the music on the hit song "Bottoms Up" by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.
Derrick Price, Doc Mob Records and IHip Hop Music filed the lawsuit against Trey Songz, Atlantic Records, Kodak, manager Gee Robertson, producer Kane Beatz and others. According to the lawsuit, which was filed February 2nd in the Southern District of New York, Doc Mob hired producer Milton James aka "Tony Scales" to produce the original, copyrighted track for "Bottoms Up" for his company, Doc Mob Records.
Price and Doc Mob further claim the track was originally produced by James in Price's home studio. At some point, James teamed with producer Kane Beatz who added production to the song, which was eventually used by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.
The lawsuit claims that "Bottoms Up" was contained on Trey Songz' hit album Passion, Pain and Pleasure but only listed Kane Beatz as producer of the song.
Doc Mob's Derrick Price alleges that he sent multiple cease-and-desist letters to Atlantic Records and Trey Songz, but they were allegedly ignored by the defendants in the case.
Kodak has been dragged into the $18 million dollar lawsuit, for using the song in an advertising campaign featuring Trey Songz.
Rap star Flo-Rida will try his hand as a record label executive, with the recent launch of his own record label, International Music Group. Flo, who is working on his new album Only One Rida, recently launched the imprint, which has signed Hip-Hop/R&B quartet Git Fresh. "I've always wanted to bless some other artists, and I felt it was time to do it," Flo Rida told the Miami Herald in a recent interview. Git Fresh was originally known as Deep Side. They rose to popularity based on successful collaborations with artists like Rick Ross, Jamie Foxx, Trina and others. The group is preparing to release a new mixtape "Eat It Up," which will be released on Valentine's Day (February 14th).
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rapper Wiz Khalifa announced the name of his highly anticipated major label debut earlier today (January 26th) during a chat with fans via uStream.
The popular artist, known for his hit single "Black & Yellow" revealed that the name of his album will be titled Rolling Papers, a nod to his drug of choice, marijuana.
According to Wiz, Rolling Papers will land in stores on March 29th and will feature a variety of guest appearances, as well as production from Jim Jonsin, Pharrell Williams and others.
The first single from the album is titled "Roll Up," which is expected to impact radio this March.
Compton, California rapper The Game is celebrating an operation that went successful to help his daughter with an unknown condition.
The rapper took to Twitter yesterday to reveal that his three-month-old daughter, Cali Dream Taylor, was undergoing surgery at Cedar's Sinai Pediatric Ward, for a condition that has worsened over the past several months.
The Game, who landed in Vienna, Austria just hours ago, lamented that he couldn't be in the hospital to support his daughter and the child's mother. "She's only 3 months old so it's extra HARD to fathom but through God's strife she is already healed, still I pray that all goes as planned," the rapper tweeted before his young daughter went in for the surgical procedure.
Afterwards, Game was overjoyed to see that the surgery was successful.
"Cali Dream Taylor a.k.a. Superwoman," Game tweeted. "Strong lil chubby baby ha ha ha... Again, thank God as well as her mother & all of u 4 the blessings."
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