This is great news. Rapper Big Pooh has signed a two project deal with Mello Music Group for 2014. The first project is a joint album with producer Nottz and it will be released this Summer on MMG. In other great news, Rapper Big Pooh will release a second project which will be an extended EP produced by Mello Music Group beat-makers (Apollo Brown, Quelle Chris, Oddisee etc).
Are you excited for this!
Out of nowhere, J. Cole releases a brand new project. Some songs we’ve heard before, but anything with J. Cole on it. We’re co-signing. Features includes Bas, Omen, and more. The project includes the original version of “Crooked Smile”. Make sure you download this now. Stream and download the project after the jump. Happy birthday J. Cole.
J. Cole and his Dreamville imprint has signed a partnership with Interscope Records. Great news!
First and foremost, this was a great album. I’ve always been a fan of Ye’s work, so this is some exciting news. Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak album will be getting remastered and re-released next month. The scheduled release date is February so hopefully right around Valentine’s Day is when the album will be released. The album will be released in digital retailers, and also in stores.
Universal Music has announced that some of the major, Hip-Hop albums will be re-mastered and re-issued which will be a part of their Respect The Classics campaign. Leading the charge will be 50 Cent’s Diamond debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ which will receive a 10-year anniversary platinum vinyl edition on November 12th. Other albums include Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP, Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter and more. According to the label, the aim is to highlight “spotlight iconic, genre-defining albums” from the back catalogs of Def Jam, Interscope, Priority and Virgin Records imprints.
Wow. The Purple One will always be a Gawd to music lovers like myself, but we gotta remember we gotta support the music culture. According to SPIN, Prince is suing 22 for $22 Million over live recordings and posting tracks online. He doesn’t even know the identity of all the defendants, but he’s demanding each pay $1 million in damages. 22 defendants equals $22 million. Prince wants the defendants permanently blocked from infringing on copyrights and he also wants them to forfeit any money they may have made from his music. With interest. Sheesh.
According to the 21-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco (viaAntiquiet), the defendants “engage in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.” The lawsuit targets Dan Chodera, Karina Jindrova, and 20 anonymous defendants. Chodera and Jindrova allegedly operated a no-longer-online Facebook account that posted a bunch of bootleg Prince videos.
The other defendants — “Does” 1 through 20 — are accused of similar infractions, such as pointing to a 1983 Chicago set from WorldofBootleg.blogspot.com. Hey, we’d like to hear that one.
Prince asks for a jury trial, which, though highly unlikely, would have to make for some fascinating courtroom drama. In addition to the $22 million total in damages, Prince wants the defendants permanently blocked from infringing on his copyrights. He also wants them to forfeit any money they may have made from his music — with interest — and to return any “unlawful materials” to their rightful Purple custody. Oh, and they’d better cover his lawyers’ fees, too.
Two of my favorite rock groups Fall Out Boy & Paramore have announced an upcoming tour called, MONUMENTOUR. The tour will kick off on June 19 in Hartford, CT, and ending in Concord, CA on August 17. They will traveling through cities such as North Carolina, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, Atlanta, Dallas, and more! Tickets go on sale Friday. Purchase them, here and here.
Check out after the jump for the tour dates.
Are you excited? Andre 3000 & Big Boi have confirmed that they will reunite at Coachella in April this year, but today the legendary Atlanta duo have bigger news. Outkast has announced that they are set to perform at over 40 festivals this year in 2014, but did you know that this will be the Also, this year will be the 20th anniversary of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik.
“It’s truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose. Don’t just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I’m looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans – stank you smelly much, this is for y’all!”
“And imagine, all we wanted to do was rap! I am thankful to have been a part of a group that allowed me to explore anything that came to mind and have fun doing it. Returning to the stage together is the most exciting way for us to thank everyone for their 20 years of supporting Outkast.”
A couple of days ago, Chuck Inglish took to twitter to reveal some news that makes us over here at Millionaires Club excited. Been awhile since we’ve gotten to hear a full length project from these two, but it seems as 2014 we’ll get to hear some new tunes. The name of the upcoming project will be entitled Shark Week, but no other details have been revealed, so now we play the waiting game.
Childish Gambino has announced that he’s going to bee hitting the road in February on his own tour called The Deep Web Tour. The tour kicks off February 27th in Oakland and ending May 3, 2014, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Check out the tour dates after the jump, and purchase his latest album, Because The Internet, here.