Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Officially Seeing Each Other!

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are officially dating! Kanye and Kim are either masterminds as non-public relations people or they are decidedly going public as an item.

Amber Rose, Ye’s ex-girlfriend, has been insisting more than a friendship had been blossoming between the two, even while she dated the now-designer. Remember when Khloe said the flagrant pair “tried dating”? To be fair, she didn’t say when (raised eyebrow).

According to TMZ, Kanye and Kim are indeed dating and the two are ‘just starting.’ The indulgent duo was photographed leaving a theater after taking in “Hunger Games” in New York City on Wednesday.

— Check out the entire article here: http://www.popularcritic.com/2012/04/06/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-a-couple-after-movie-lunch-shopping-date/


Snoop Dogg Set To Release “Rolling Words: A Smokeable Songbook”

Snoop Dogg is introducing an all-new way to get in-tune with his music.

Rolling Words, Snoop’s newest book release in collaboration with Pereira & O’Dell, is not only a collection of some of The Dogfather’s greatest lyrics, but also a fully functioning one-stop shop for smoker enthusiasts.

The book, which is composed of hemp-related materials, features rolling papers as pages and a striking strip on its spine for lighting matches.

And for those of you wondering, the ink used to pen Snoop’s lyrics are fully non-toxic!

Of the collaboration, strategic brand director Nick Adler said, “Honestly, we were kind of blown away.” Pun intended? “It’s a fantastic brand extension for us, and totally captures the vibe and sprit of Snoop and our platform.”

— Props to Global Grind for sharing the news. Peep game here: http://globalgrind.com/music/snoop-dogg-presents-rolling-words-smokeable-songbook-photos#ixzz1r5wTBnSQ

Rihanna Covers The Latest Issue Of Elle Magazine

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Rihanna reportedly told her Roc management team to kiss off after their failed attempt to keep her away from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. The ‘Rude Boy’ singer is allegedly rebelling against her management and in her recent cover story with Elle Magazine Rihanna all but confirm she will do as she pleases. The ‘Man Down’ singersat down for a revealing interview for Elle Magazine’s May cover story and opened up about having children, her violent breakup with Chris Brown, their subsequent reconciliation and of course, finding Mr. Right.

On her breakup with Chris Brown:
“It gave me guns. I was like, well, fuck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”

— Props to Popular Critic for the news. Click here for the rest of the article: http://www.popularcritic.com/2012/04/04/rihanna-chris-brown-breakup-was-liberating/

Superhead’s Dropping A New Book – “Drink F*ck Sleep”

Drink F*ck Sleep is the title of Karrine Steffans new anthology of stories from novice writers. But, we think the title could also allude to how she spent many of her nights with some of your favorite rappers. The former video-vixen turned author is now the owner of her own, Steffans Publishing, a venture that will release books from authors other than Steffans herself.

— Click here for the full article: http://allhiphop.com/2012/04/03/karrine-steffans-a-k-a-superhead-announces-new-book-drink-fck-sleep/

Russell Simmons Says A Prayer For Trayvon Martin

Justice is not enough for Trayvon Martin.

Yes, justice is what we all want for Trayvon.

Justice is what he and his family deserve.

And justice is what I’m confident that they will one day receive, hopefully in the not too distant future.

But no, justice alone is not nearly enough for Trayvon.

If his senseless death can somehow lead to anything of lasting value, it will only be an awakening to a much larger truth.

And that is that we are ALL connected.

President Obama touched on this truth when he said that if he had a son, he would have looked like Trayvon. But if we are to learn anything from these past weeks, we must wipe off our collective lenses and see the larger truth as well: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich’s sons all look like Trayvon too. This is because no matter what color our skin, no matter whether or not we wear a hoodie, no matter who we fall in love with, or even what gender we are, at the end of every day, we are ALL the same.

Not 50 percent the same, 75 percent the same, or even 90 percent the same. No, we are all 100 percent the same. From Trayvon Martin to George Zimmerman to Barack Obama to me to you, there is not one degree of difference between us. We are all just little drops of water tossing around in the same big ocean of God.

Read the rest here: http://globalgrind.com/news/russell-simmons-prayer-trayvon-martin-george-zimmerman-race-sanford-florida-photos-pictures#ixzz1quzfb6t8

Kanye West Sued For $500,000 Over Samples

The Fader reports the following:

Kanye West is facing another lawsuit for his track, “Girls, Girls, Girls (Remix)” from his 2006 mixtape, Freshmen Adjustment 2. The track contains a sample from soul group The Persuaders’ 1972 track, “Trying Girls Out.” Freshmen Adjustment 2 was never commercially released, but Persuaders singer Robert Poindexter is unhappy with the use of his song, and on March 27th filed a claim with the U.S. District Court in Southern New York seeking $500,000 in damages

Check out the entire article here: http://www.thefader.com/2012/04/02/kanye-west-sued-for-500000-over-sample-used-in-2006/

Denaun Porter Quits Eminem’s Rap Group D12

HipHopDX sheds light on Mr. Porter’s recent split from Detroit’s own Dirty Dozen:

Like Bizarre before him, Mr. Porter calls it quits with D12.

Mr. Porter has followed in Bizarre’s footsteps, announcing his departure from D12.

Shortly after it was revealed he would be releasing his debut solo album, Mr. Porter, also known as D12’s Kon Artis, took to Twitter to reveal that he would be splitting with the Dirty Dozen.

“I love every moment I have shared on this planet and with the people I shared it with I will always love the legacy I was apart off#D12,” he Tweeted. “I got nothing but love for my crew I am growing and excelling as u should as an artist i hope you all support that!”

Mr. Porter, who clarified that he would maintain his role as Eminem’s hypeman, wished his partners-in-rhyme the best in the future. “I want nothing but the best for @McVayD12 @kuniva and @Bizarresworld what proof created was beautiful and we had a great ride! Love N light”

Mr. Porter indicated that his “Kon Artis” persona had “died,” perhaps symbolic of his departure from the multi-platinum collective.

D12’s last album was 2004’s D12 World.

— Porter was probably the only other member of the group capable of surviving as an independent artist under his own creative production talents besides Em. I wonder where the rest of the group is at on this one.

Usher’s Next Album, “Looking For Myself”, To Drop June 12th

Singers Room reports the following about R&B Legend Usher:

Fresh off “Climax,” his rising single, Usher has lined up a release date for what will be his seventh studio album.

Titled “Looking For Myself,” the album features collaborations with Diplo, Redd Stylez and more.

Due June 12 on RCA Records, “Looking For Myself” follows his 2010 hit album “Raymond V. Raymond.” Led by “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home),” “Raymond V. Raymond” spawned five singles in total. A follow up set titled “Versus” was then released featuring “Hot Tottie” and “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love.”

Labrinth and T.I. are among those Usher has collaborated with in recent months. It is unclear if those collaborations will make “Looking For Myself.”

“Looking For Myself” is due in stores June 12 via RCA.

— Props to Singers Room. Can’t wait for Ush’ to drop his next album.

Rihanna’s Sexy New Hairstyle

Rihanna is tempted to return to her mowhawk hairstyle of yesteryear. The ‘Man Down’ singer tweeted a series of pictures showing off a small portion of the side of her head shaven. The new look comes after RiRi finally decided to ditch the blonde locks – yeah! – for a jet black look.

The trio of pictures were accompanied with the caption,
“Cuz I’m black b**ch.”

The ‘Birthday Cake’ singer who’s in Japan to attend the premiere of her debut film ‘Battleship’ shared her inspiration with her followers. Under an image of a complete Mohawk look she wrote:

“I was missin she, but I aint ready to chop ha”.

What do you think of Rihanna‘s new hairstyle?

— Props to Popular Critic for sharing the news with the world. Check out the pictures below.