Rapper 50 Cent, currently on movie screens in "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," is branching out into publishing with his own imprint.
When a brash disc jockey named Irving Lorenzo decided to call himself "Irv Gotti" and start a music label called Murder Inc. in the late 1990s, he said it was all about selling records. Records by stars like Ashanti and Ja Rule sold in the millions, turning Lorenzo into a rap mogul.
The problem, according to federal authorities, was that his gangster persona wasn't mere hype.
Game may be having a change of heart about his feeling toward 50 Cent.
When recently asked what he thought of 50's new movie, the rapper said he actually thought it was good.
"I've seen ['Get Rich Or Die Tryin']," Game told BallerStatus, backstage at the Saturday night's Vibe Awards. "It was better than I expected. I wish [50 Cent] the best of luck."
Federal prosecutors say the man who shot rapper 50 Cent in 2000 was later hired as a bodyguard for the hip-hop recording label, Murder Inc.
Irv and Chris "Gotti" Lorenzo go on trial in New York Tuesday on charges of laundering money for convicted drug kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff through their label, Murder Inc., now known as The Inc.
KOCH Entertainment has inked deals with Mid-West record label Legit Ballin Records and Northern California Real Talk Entertainment.
Legit Ballin was founded in 1999 by Chicago rapper Twista and is run by CEO “White Boy” James Frasier.
Has Jay-Z influenced the NBA's New Jersey Nets since becoming a co-owner last August? That all depends on who you ask.
Nets head coach Lawrence Frank, who has been coach since January 2004, says Jay has helped out with the team whenever needed.
Sooner or later, famous musicians face the temptation to diversify a little bit and try their hand at acting. Some have found the transition to be smooth and successful (Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube come to mind), while others have become perennial Razzie winners (Madonna, unfortunately, will never learn to stay away from celluloid).
Harlem, New York rap group The Diplomats were named Group of the Year at the Third Annual Vibe Awards, which was taped last night (Nov. 12) in Culver City, California.
The group bested nominees Destiny’s Child, 112, The Black Eyed Peas and The Ying Yang Twins.
With his major-label debut The Sound Of Revenge
set for release on Universal Records, Chamillionaire is offering a fan a chance to spend his debut album release day with him.
Universal Records, in conjunction with eBay, is offering the auction winner and one (1) guest to accompany Chamillionaire as he promotes his new CD across the city of Houston, Texas.
50 Cent, Amerie, Lloyd Banks, and Olivia were on hand for a special screening of 50's big-screen debut 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin', hosted by GQ magazine on Monday (November 7) in New York City. Check out pictures from Clasos, Abaca, GlobePhotos, RexFeatures, GettyImages, LFI, WireImage (premiere / afterparty), and Yahoo.
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