What the hell is going on here? Apparently Paris Hilton just got a record deal with Cash Money Records and is releasing a new album. Last time she released an album was in 2006 and we’re pretty sure nobody listened to it. We love the Cash Money family and everything, but this is such a weird pick up. Let’s brighten your day and throw in a video of Paris Hilton DJing, can’t you just feel how much the crowd loves her?
Looks like Meek Mill won’t be the only one Instagramming #PumaLife pics, Casey Veggies just inked a deal with the shoe brand also. Seems like a lot of these companies have been taking on rappers for brand ambassadors like Tyga for Reebok and Big Sean for Adidas.
Wiz Khalifa is back on The Breakfast Club and they start things off with making fun of each other’s clothes. First Charlamagne goes at him, then Wiz fires back. They also talk about his child, new responsibilities, and much more. Check it out below…
Just last week Jay-Z started his own sports agency, and this week he makes another very powerful move and partners his Roc Nation label with Universal Music Group. This includes all artists under the Roc Nation umbrella like Rihanna and J. Cole. Here’s what the Jigga Man had to say about the new deal.
“We are looking forward to working with Lucian and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal. We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists—being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”
UMG’s chairman & CEO Lucian Grainge adds:
“In just five years, Roc Nation has established itself as one of the most successful brands in music with a reputation for developing some of today¹s most influential and popular talent.Not only does this agreement provide a dynamic platform for Roc Nation’s exciting emerging artists, it extends our relationship with the extraordinary Rihanna and represents a homecoming for JAY Z—a brilliant artist and entrepreneur, who has been a creative cornerstone of our company.All of us at UMG are thrilled that JAY and Roc Nation chose UMG as their partners, knowing we will support their artists with a level of resources, expertise and passion that is simply unmatched in the industry.”
Didn’t even know Jay-Z would want to pull a move like this but being the boss that he is, this is the best decision for the whole Roc Nation. He signed himself and Roc Nation to a global publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. Jon Platt recently started working there too and him and Jay-Z have done work together in the past. Here’s what Jay-Z had to say about the move…
“The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend. Jon Platt is such a person. He’s a man of extraordinary character as well as a remarkably talented executive with an ear for music and an eye for talent. It’s great to watch him grow to be one the best in the business.”
Want some super low prices on an iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, or iPad? Well then head over to the place where all prices are usually a lot lower than normal. Apple and Walmart cut a deal which will make the iPhone 5 $127 with a new contract. They will also be offering a 16GB iPhone 4s for $47 and a 16GB iPad with retina display for $399. Click HERE for more info.
Thanks to our favorite news source Twitter and DJ Skee, we just found out that Trinidad James signed a deal with Def Jam today worth $2 million. The guy himself admits that he’s only really been rapping for 10 months. This just goes to show if you can make a hit, develop a great character, and meet the right people… the world is yours. Congratulations to Trinidad James who we had the pleasure of meeting down in Atlanta recently. Huge accomplishment.
Looks like the announcement won’t be made official until tomorrow, but apparently Drake’s OVO Label has inked a deal with Warner Bros. We’ll keep you updated about it tomorrow but this is one very huge move. Another label that made a similar move was Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group and it seems to be going great for them.
Looks like tennis is making some athletes the super big bucks these days, especially tennis and champagne together. Roger Federer just signed a five year, $30 million endorsement deal with French champagne maker Moet & Chandon. Click HERE for more info.
A big brand transaction went down today. Nike has officially announced that they reached an agreement to sell affiliate Umbro to Iconix Brand Group, Inc. for $225 million USD with the deal expected to be complete by the end of 2012. Click HERE for more info.