Nicki Minaj Teases Fans With Immediately Releasing Her New Album


Yesterday evening YMCMB artist Nicki Minaj teased her fans with dropping her new album out of nowhere on Twitter.  The highly anticipated album entitled The Pinkprint will be Nicki’s third album.

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Nicki Minaj is back to let the naysayers know that the crown is still hers. The only question is “When is Nicki actually dropping The Pinkprint?”  With Ms. Black Barbie making her return to the rap scene with bangers like “Lookin’ A** N****, “My N**** Remix”, “Danny Glover Remix”, and “Boss Ass B*tch” fans have been patiently waiting for the new project by Minaj.

Was that move last night just Nicki being bored or was it part of her strategic marketing plan?  Who knows, maybe she was actually thinking about dropping the album.

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August Alsina Discusses 106 and Park Incident, Trey Songz and More with Sway


New Orleans singer August Alsina debut his album entitled “Testimony” this week. With the big debut he has been doing radio and television interviews all over the country the past few weeks. This week the young rapper made his stop by 106 & Park, to chop it up with co-host Bow wow and Keshia Chanté.

In the past few weeks there has been rumors surrounding the possible beef between he and R&B artist Trey Songz. It seems as though August made it very clear that he wasn’t open to discussing it while on the show. Against better judgment Keshia decided to ask him about it anyways. August known for speaking his mind did nothing but that live on the show watch here:

Although he wasn’t willing to talk about the issue there, On Thursday he addressed the issue in a sit down with Sway on Sway In The Morning. Here is a little of what he had to say:

I was played, man. Here’s the thing. I look like the bad guy now because of how I have been portrayed. Really, people don’t know. First off let me say, I ain’t no b-tch, I ain’t no hoe, I ain’t no p-ssy, I ain’t no pushover. None of the above. So nobody… don’t play with me! Like, lead me to believe something that it is not. If you tell me we ain’t gon talk about this when I ask you…You lied right to my face! So don’t blindside me!
So it’s like, all of us, we are going to war around this motherf–ker, with each other. We all on the same squad and then as soon as we get out there bustin’ at ni–as, ya’ll just start shooting at me, “Boom, boom!” So you gotta prepare for me to bust back at you if you don’t kill me. And that’s what it is! So I was played.

Even though August has made it into the music industry it’s clear from his demeanor that he hasn’t detached from his “gangsta” street style. He has made it clear that he has no regrets about what he said. From his prospective, no one should make any mistakes in the future about asking him about Trey Songz when it relates to any potential riffs between the two.

Check out the full interview:

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Prince Re-signs With Warner Bros. Records Ending 18-Year Rift, Regains His Masters In The Deal


Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached an agreement with the pop icon, who was signed to the label from 1978 to the mid-1990s, during which time he released key projects like Purple Rain,  1999,  Diamonds and Pearls  and Around the World in a Day.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed according to The Associated Press. 

Prince’s new partnership will include the release of “previously unheard material” from his nearly two-decade tenure on the label. A 30th-anniversary edition of Purple Rain will be released this summer.

Prince, 55, said in a statement that he’s “pleased with the results of the negotiations” and looks “forward to a fruitful working relationship.”

The agreement comes years after Prince’s relationship with Warner Bros. soured as he failed to gain possession of the music he recorded for the label. He changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and wrote the word “slave” on his cheek. He also vowed to rerecord the 17 albums he released on the label and sell them on his own.

After Warner, Prince began releasing music in 1996 over the Internet, but didn’t match his previous successes. He struck deals with Arista Records and Columbia Records, where he saw a comeback with the Grammy-winning Musicology  in 2004.

The singer has also released many albums through his own label, NPG Records, following his split with Warner.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also said he’s working on new music apart from Warner Bros. Prince has recently been performing with the all-female trio 3RDEYEGIRL.

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