“Inertia – Lookin’ Ass Bitches”
“Inertia – Lookin’ Ass Bitches”
Drake and Lil Wayne are gearing up for the Aug. 8 launch of their co-headlining “Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour,” and a trailer for the outing is going down “Street Fighter” style.
The tour’s Capcom-themed trailer shows Lil Wayne as Sage preparing to battle Drake as Protégé.
Watch quick teaser and the dates for the tour below.
Aug. 8 – Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 9 – Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
Aug. 10 – Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug. 12 – Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 13 – Hartford, CT (XFINITY Theatre)
Aug. 15 – Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 16 – Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 17 – Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
Aug. 19 – Forest Hills, NY (Forest Hills Tennis Stadium)
Aug. 21 – Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 25 – Mansfield, MA (Xfinity Center)
Aug. 26 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 27 – Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)
Aug. 29 – Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
Aug. 30 – Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
Aug. 31 – Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)
Sept. 3 – West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
Sept. 4 – Tampa, FL (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre)
Sept. 6 – Austin, TX (Austin360 Amphitheater)
Sept. 7 – Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
Sept. 10 – Morrison, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
Sept. 11 – West Valley City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre)
Sept. 13 – Ridgefield, WA (Sleep Country Amphitheatre)
Sept. 14 – Auburn, WA (White River Amphitheatre)
Sept. 16 – Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Sept. 17 – Wheatland, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 19 – Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 20 – Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 22 – Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
Sept. 25 – Phoenix, AZ (Ak-Chin Pavilion)
Sept. 27 – Woodlands, TX (The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
It looks like Mase has gone full circle: from rapper to preacher to rapper again.
According to TMZ, Mase has officially left his parishioners of the El Elyon International Church high and dry … and has run back to the rap game full time.
At the height of his career in 1999, Mase left the rap to pursue the ministry. With a following of thousands, he did well enough to build two churches in Atlanta and Phoenix where he proselytized about the virtues of marriage and family values.
Well that phase, we suppose, came to an end earlier this year when he and his preacher wife, Tyla Betha, divorced and their flock took the hint and split as well.
Now he’s dropped all ties to the churches he built and has jumped back into his former lifestyle, hardcore; playing regular rap gigs around L.A.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. T.I. beef isn’t going away anytime soon.
At a recent press conference to hype his rematch with Marcos Maidana, the boxing champion admitted for the first time publicly that his relationship with Tip’s wife, Tiny, was more than friendship.
While at the podium fielding questions about Maidana someone yelled out T.I.’s name.
“F*ck the b*tch,” Floyd said. “I was f*cking his b*tch. Money May gonna make it do what it do baby.”
Those comments will only make a bad situation worse. T.I. and Floyd came to blows In May at a Fatburger restaurant in Las Vegas over Tiny.
Money May later released a statement saying that he would never bed a married woman. He added that he and Tiny were just longtime friends.
I’m not sleeping with that girl [Tiny] and I told that man before. But if I was, talk to her about that, don’t talk to me about that. But I’m not going to be disrespectful because I’m not going to sleep with a married woman. Now if she was divorced…I still wouldn’t do that because I’m cool with her and we have a real cool and cordial relationship and sometimes sex can mess a good friendship up. And basically, I don’t want to f*ck up a good relationship that I have with a person. So whatever I said, ‘stole your b*tch…take your b*tch’ or whatever, I apologize to Tiny and all of her children and T.I.’s children for saying that. I want to apologize to the children and Tiny and Tiny’s family for saying what I said.
We’ll have to wait and see how this goes, but it’s getting ugly. Watch Floyd’s comments in the video below starting at the 2:17 mark.
TMZ.com reports the quintet will cap off a 20-country world tour by recording a final full album that will only make one copy of it available for sale though auction. Bidding for the offering will start at $1 million.
Bone’s decision echoes the choice made by Wu-Tang, which will auction off a single copy of their The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album. According to the RZA, Wu Tang has received a $5 million bid on the project.
“It’s more like a painting, it’s more like a sculpture. You know what I mean?,” the rapper/producer told HipHollywood just before the auction regarding the album’s rarity. “Its not just an album, its a work of art.”
For more of HipHollywood’s interview with RZA, check out the video below:
Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from a racist casting announcement for the film that has caused outrage.
The company said in a statement late Thursday that “the filmmakers … did not approve and do not condone the information in this casting notice. We regret and sincerely apologize for being in any way associated with the offensive descriptions it contained.”
Sande Alessi Casting posted an open call earlier this week that sought women in four categories. “A girls” were described as “the hottest of the hottest” and could be of any ethnicity. “B girls” were to be “light-skinned,” whereas “D girls” were “African-American… Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone.”
Gawker.com quoted the casting call in an article Thursday. The casting company has since removed the announcement from its Facebook page. A woman who answered the phone at Sande Alessi Casting on Thursday declined comment and would not identify herself.
Universal has not said if it is still working with the casting company. The Sande Alessi Casting website shows it is still inviting African-American men and women to audition as extras for “Straight Outta Compton” at an open call later this month.
“Straight Outta Compton” is scheduled to be released Aug. 14, 2015.
Back in the day, N.W.A. was known for ticking off people with the content of its rhymes. Although the group is no longer together, a casting call for a planned biopic on the collective is raising many eyebrows and triggering outrage for the type of women being sought.
The casting call for “Straight Outta Compton,” which was recently posted on the Facebook page of the Sande Alessi Casting Company, will definitely make you feel some kind of way. It reads as follows:
SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR FEMALES-ALL ETHNICITIES- from the late 80′s. Shoots on “Straight Outta Compton”. Shoot date TBD. We are pulling photos for the director of featured extras. VERY IMPORTANT – You MUST live in the Los Angeles area (Orange County is fine too) to work on this show. DO NOT SUBMIT if you live out of the area. Nobody is going to be flying into LA to do extra work on this show – and don’t tell me you are willing to fly in.
SAG OR NON UNION FEMALES – PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN. DO NOT EMAIL IN FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY:
A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair – no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS
B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyoncé is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS
C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS
D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS
Needless to say, the original Facebook post for the casting call has since been removed. But not without a slew of angry feedback from those expressing their outrage on the Sande Alessi Casting Facebook page, particularly over the sexist and colorist vibe of the controversial casting call.
In addition, the ad has resulted in claims of racism and classism from people who took offense to the “D” group of women being the associated with an economic class (“poor”) as well as the fact that the group was made up of only dark-skinned, out of shape black women.
A rep for Sande Alessi Casting finally responded to the uproar over the casting call, telling TMZ.com the ad was an “innocent mistake.” As for the classist claim, the company stated that when casting the “poor” people, they’re also looking for women of various skin tones and body types.
The racist claims directed toward the A, B, C, D grouping system were also dismissed by Sande Alessi Casting, which told TMZ that the system is the usual method they use to look for different types of people for any project and it wasn’t meant to offend anyone.
The N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” is scheduled to arrive in theaters in August 2015.