From TMZ:

Chris Brown was arrested in Washington D.C. this morning for FELONY assault after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel on K Street and allegedly punched him once IN THE FACE. We’re told the man Chris struck never threw a punch. Sources say Chris and the alleged victim did NOT know each other.
The incident occurred at about 4:30 AM.
Chris was with his bodyguard, and we’re told he was also arrested.
Our law enforcement sources say Brown did not appear to be under the influence of anything at the time of the incident.
Brown is currently in custody. As for the other person, we’re told he’s being evaluated at a D.C. hospital. Sources say he’s claiming injury.
Brown is still on probation in the Rihanna beating case and this could be grounds for violating his probation — which means he could be sentenced to prison for nearly 4 years … worst case scenario for him.


Kanye West Opens Yeezus Pop-Up Shop In Los Angeles


From 2DopeBoyz:

Yeezus is omnipresent. He’s everywhere when you least expect it. Yeezus is also omniscient. He knows that you thirst for his Wes Lang-designed Yeezus merchandise. For those who just can’t settle for the three tees PacSun is selling, you can now head over to 8422 Melrose Avenue (located next to the Kardashian trio’s Dash store) and cop whatever at your heart’s content: tees, tote bags, trucker hats and sweatshirts. Hit the jump for a couple more photos. Thanks Twitter and Miss Info.


Q The Question talks NFL football on DTong Sports show!

SKE Records the indie label from Philadelphia, Pa started by Trel Mack & Q The Question is a making a strong presence in the industry appearing every where!Co-CEO Q The Question outside of music is a die hard NFL fan and loves the Philadelphia Eagles. Q The Question was recently a guest on the DTong Sports show. Q called in to give his take on the 2013 NFL season, his playoff picks for the NFC & AFC East, and why the Philadelphia Eagles will win the NFC East. He also explains why the New York Jets will take a step down and why he picks the Miami Dolphins as a wildcard playoff team. While on the show he also gave some some insight on what’s next for Trel Mack, Petter Jones and his new book.

Q The Question talks NFL season on DTong Sports!

Meek Mill “Dreamchasers 3” Release Date, Tracklist & Cover Art

ImageUPDATE #2: Meek Mill tweets a release date for his forthcoming “Dreamchasers 3” mixtape.

Ever since releasing last year’s Dreamchasers 2, fans have been clamoring for Meek Mill’s mixtape follow-up.

Next up on the list is the creatively-titled Dreamchasers 3, featuring both Rick Ross and DJ Drama in the background as Meek takes center stage.

Currently, no tracklist is available. Below is the cover art for the project (via YHTN):


The first likely refers to Maybach Music Group’s Self Made Vol. 3, which despite Meek Mill’s tweet, has a September 17 release date according to the framing around a YouTube video featuring Rick Ross on the MMG YouTube page




Maybach Music Group “Self Made Vol. 3” Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklisting


UPDATE #2: Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group set a new release date for their “Self Made 3” mixtape and release the tracklist for the collection, which features Rick Ross, Meek Mill and others.

After label compilations released in 2011 and 2012, respectively, Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group has formally announced the third volume in its Self Madeseries. Since 2012’s June release of Self Made Vol. 2, the label has added Chicago, Illinois rapper Rockie Fresh to the roster.

According to, MMG will release Self Made Vol. 3 on August 6. Ross is believed to have tweeted and instagrammed the project’s artwork this morning.

UPDATE #2: The updated cover art and tracklisting has been released for Maybach Music Group’s Self Made 3according to The mixtape, which is slated for a September 17 release, features 18 tracks and appearances from Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Lil Boosie, Wale, Rockie Fresh, Stalley, Omarion, Louie V Gutta and Lupe Fiasco, among others, as per the site.

The Self Made 3 cover art and tracklisting are as follows.

1. “Lil Snupe Intro” f. Lil Snupe

2. “Gallardo” f. Gunplay featuring Trina, Rick Ross & Yo Gotti

3. “The Plug” f. Meek Mill featuring Omelly

4. “Levels” f. Meek Mill

5. “Lay It Down” f. Rick Ross featuring Young Breed & Lil Boosie

6. “Stack on My Belt” f. Rick Ross featuring Wale & Birdman

7. “Black Grammys” f. Wale featuring Rockie Fresh, Meek Mill & J. Cole

8. “Coupes/Roses” f. Stalley

9. “Know You Better” f. Omarion featuring Fabolous & Pusha T

10. “Say Don’t Go” f. Omarion

11. “What Ya Used To” f. Rockie Fresh featuring Hit-Boy

12. “The Great Americans” f. Rick Ross featuring Gunplay, Rockie Fresh & Fabolous

13. “Kilo” f. Meek Mill featuring Louie V Gutta, French Montana, Yo Gotti & Torch

14. “Poor Decisions” f. Wale featuring Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco

15. “Bout That Life” f. Meek Mill featuring French Montana

16. “God Is Great” f. Rockie Fresh”

Bonus Tracks:

 17. “My Man”

18. “Paris”



Mobb Deep Announces Additional “20th Anniversary Tour” Dates



UPDATE #2: Prodigy and Havoc bring Alchemist and Boldy James on tour as they celebrate 20 years of Mobb Deep and that infamous sound.

Mobb Deep has announced the initial dates for its upcoming 20th anniversary tour.

For the trek, Prodigy and Havoc will set it off at Chicago, Illinois’ Double Door on May 9th. Stops on the tour include San Francisco, California’s DNA Lounge, Atlanta, Georgia’s Terminal West and Washington, D.C.’s The Howard Theater. The venture will conclude on June 9th at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s The Blockely.

The tour marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the duo’s debut Juvenile Hell, which dropped in April 1993. The group has been on a rocky road over the past year, with Havoc taking to Twitter last April to put Prodigy on blast. He later denied the tweets, yet an audio recording was released shortly after where he slandered his partner in rhyme. Days later, they were pictured together at a New York Knicks game.

Last month, Havoc spoke with HipHopDX and skirted around talk of a reunion tour. “Right now, I don’t have no comment on that,” he said. “I’m just gonna let the chips fall where they may. Hopefully, whatever me or [Prodigy] decide to do, it will be something that everybody likes.”


:: @Rapsodymusic Explains Common And Raekwon “She Got Game” Appearances


Rapsody’s just-released “She Got Game” mixtape features Common, Raekwon and Wale, as well as production from 9th Wonder, DJ Premier and others.

Rapsody’s just-released She Got Game mixtape was primarily produced by 9th Wonder. Even though the North Carolina beatsmith didn’t handle the music for the collection’s “Feel Like (Love Love)” track, he helped secure Common’s appearance on the song.

“9th and Common have known each other for a while and they talk from time to time,” Rapsody says during an interview with “I had that record and it just sounded like him to me. I even got the ‘Feels like love, love,’ inspiration from him because it sounds like something along the lines of something he would do. 9th just reached out to him one day and sent him the song. Common heard it and said, ‘Yeah.’ Not to say it was that easy, but that’s just what it was. I was blown away. He had a speaking engagement down here at North Carolina Central and I went to it. He gave a phenomenal speech and I went to meet him afterwards. He was very nice, humble and a real genuine dude. He was like, ‘I got the record and I like it. I’m gonna do that for you. You got my word and when I give my word, I give my word.’ That was one of the last records we were waiting for because he was shooting two movies during the summer.”

9th Wonder also laid the foundation for Raekwon’s appearance on She Got Game track “Coconut Oil,” which also features Mela Machinko.

“I met Raekwon two years ago for the first time,” Rapsody says. “He had a show in Raleigh and after the show, 9th got him and brought him to the studio. I was working on Thank H.E.R. Now at the time. He looked at me and said, ‘You sing?’ which most people ask when they don’t know me. I was like, ‘No, I rap,’ and he asked to hear something. 9th played him a joint and he was like, ‘Wow, let’s do something.’ The first song we ever did was ‘Black Diamonds’ in 2011. He reached out to me later on and I did a record for one of his projects that hasn’t come out yet. We sent him another one because I wanted to work with him again. I love Raekwon like everyone else does. It was supposed to be on The Idea of Beautiful originally, but with timing issues it didn’t work out, so we just held on to it. He finished it and we put it on the tape.”

She Got Game is hosted by DJ Drama and is part of his Gangsta Grillz series.



50 Cent Files Federal Suit, Claims Judge Discriminated Against Him


50 Cent says an arbitration judge discriminated against him on the basis of race and because he’s a Hip Hop artist.

Earlier in 2013, 50 Cent lost a lawsuit against Sleek Audio, a company the Queens emcee claimed owed him over $261,000.

Now, according to TMZ, 50 Cent is filing a federal lawsuit, claiming that the arbitration judge in the case discriminated against him because he’s black, associates with controversial African-American figures, and because of his status as a Hip Hop artist.

50 claims that the judge did not allow him to cross-examine witnesses, and refused to look at evidence that he presented.

The rapper is seeking that the award from the first lawsuit be vacated, and is asking for a hearing regarding the judge’s bias.

Sleek has responded, claiming that 50’s allegations are an attempt to avoid the arbitration decision that awarded Sleek the money in the first place.

In the original suit, Fif sought $261,000 from Sleek Audio for a longstanding debt, while the company argued that 50 tried to cut the company out of their business arrangements to create a new line of headphones.

Robin Thicke Files Suit Over “Blurred Lines”


Robin Thicke has not been shy about where he took inspiration for his smash-hit “Blurred Lines.”
He’s told a number of interviewers that his life-long love of Marvin Gaye helped spur the song of the summer. But now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Thicke has launched legal action against Gaye’s family and a company that owns some of legendary funk band Funkadelic’s songs in order to shield “Lines” from potential legal copyright actions.

The suit, filed in California federal court on Friday on behalf of Thicke, T.I. (Clifford Harris, Jr.) and producer/co-songwriter Pharrell Williams was lodged against Gaye’s estate and Bridgeport Music over complaints that “Lines” bears similarities to at least two other songs. The Gayes and Bridgeport have been threatening legal action if they don’t get a financial settlement over their claims that “Lines” is too similar to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” and Funkadelic’s “Sexy Ways.”

The action reads, “Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”

Thicke has spoken in multiple interviews about his love of the Gaye song and the suit claims that the Gaye family is alleging that “Lines” has the same “feel” and “sound” as “Give It Up” and that the Gaye estate is claiming ownership of “an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.”

“But there are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements,” the lawsuit argues. “Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.”