50 says to Rick Ross: “this is the kind of attention that when it goes away, you go away. Oh sh*t!
Previously: 50 Cent – Try Me Officer Ricky
“Our goal is to make sure that fans’ first taste of the new Death Row is stuff that’s fresh,” WIDEawake CEO Lara Lavi tells the Wall Street Journal. “There’s so much video and artwork and music that’s never been seen by fans…We’re going to put a Death Row online destination store site together. Suge doesn’t own this thing anymore” adds Lavi. “As long as we keep pulling it back to that, it makes it very hard to go forward, and it’s painful for the artists. I really want these artists to feel good. Mr. Knight is a business man. And I think he comes from a community with these artists, and they know each other and they’re going to continue to know each other. It’s not about what he influences but how we go forward as a team to create a new day for Death Row.”
“There is an irony to a singer/songwriter/entertainment lawyer/soccer mom now being the chief of this thing,” says Lavi, who also co-founded Very Juicy Records with her husband, producer Maurice Jones Jr. “I’ve been married for many, many years to an African-American man. I’ve had the blessing of being exposed to music that perhaps my upbringing would not have suggested would be possible. [We need] to have a healing process with the Death Row artists, and that is probably one of my first priorities…to systematically talk to the artists that have quality catalogs in the Death Row asset purchase and get things on a better level,” Lavi says. “They deserve better than this. Their product has been sitting in a bankruptcy proceeding for the past three years. Much of it hasn’t seen the light of day.”
Jadakiss was in NYC last night hosting the listening party for his The Last Kiss album coming out on March 21. Cop that.
Miami MC has some choice words for G-Unit general in new song. Cruel intentions or just witty hip-hop referencing? Everyone is talking about Rick Ross’ new record “Mafia Music,” where he name-checks everyone from Shawty Lo and T.I. to Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. For four minutes and 21 seconds, the Ross relentlessly praises his own success and admonishes some of his enemies.
The most notable person he talks about on the record is 50 Cent. “I love to pay ya bills, can’t wait to pay ya rent/ Curtis Jackson baby mama, I ain’t looking for a cent/ Burn the house down,” Ross raps, referring to the “suspicious” fire at a home owned by 50 (in which his son and ex-girlfriend lived) last year. “You gotta buy another/ Don’t forget the gas can, jealous, stupid muthaf—-r.”
It’s not hard to figure out what the G-Unit general thinks about the song: 50′s camp has already posted the track on Thisis50.com and labeled it “50 Cent Dis.” Early in 2008, 50 warned Ross not to stay too close to Fat Joe during the Bronx don’s beef with the G-Unit. Recently, during an interview with MTV News, Ross warned that some of his peers would be catching feelings once “Mafia Music” was leaked.
“It’s titled ‘Mafia Music’ and it’s gonna cause a lot of problems,” he explained. “It’s a scathing four-and-half-minute nonstop flow, me being autobiographical about my life and my come-up and my triumph. Of course, I had to address a few things, I had to address a few people. I love it. The thing is, some people are gonna be — um — they’re gonna be f—ed up. That’s the best way I can put it.” The Miami native also told MTV News that an official single, “I’m the Magnificent” would be coming soon. Ross’ new LP Deeper Than Rap, is due this spring.
Funkmaster Flex’s love for all things auto-related will take centers stage during a new television show set to launch on Spike TV. Flex’s latest TV show is set to premiere in April and is titled Fast Machines with Funkmaster Flex. Spike TV will air Flex’s new original half-hour series during the network’s highly rated automobile programming block, “The PowerBlock.”
The series, which is produced by Emmy-nominated producer Monica Taylor (Live with Regis and Kelly), features Funk Master Flex customizing and modifying various cars, from old to new, from his garage in the Bronx. A number of celebrities are featured in the 12-episode series, including 50 Cent, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Fat Joe, Jim Jones, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Terrell Owens, Jermaine Dupri and others.
Spike TV was elated to have Funkmaster Flex back on the network which originally hosted Flex’s popular series Ride With Funkmaster Flex. The series earned high ratings amongst the male 18-34 viewing audience on Spike TV from 2003-2005. “We knew Flex would find his way back to his true television home, Spike TV, and we are thrilled to have the true undisputed king of car customizations back where he belongs,” said Kevin Kay, president, Spike TV.
Funkmaster Flex is no stranger to the automotive world, having hosted hits shows like All Muscle with Funkmaster Flex and Cars Wars, on ESPN. Both shows were also broadcast internationally via the Kenya Television Network (African) and Channel V (Australia). Fast Machines with Funkmaster Flex is set to debut on Sunday, April 5 at 10:30am ET/PT on Spike TV.