TRINIDAD JAMES, JOEY BADA$$ MAKE 'XXL''S FRESHMAN CLASS 2013
XXL has revealed its Freshman 2013 class cover. This year's freshman class includes: Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Logic, Action Bronson, Kirko Bangz, Travi$ Scott, Dizzy Wright and Angel Haze, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. Also, Chief Keef snuck in as the "11th Freshman" -
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KIM KARDASHIAN SPEAKS ON RAISING A BI-RACIAL BABY
In an interview with BET, Kim Kardashian spoke about raising a bi-racial baby with Kanye. She said, "I have a lot of friends who are of all different nationalities and their children are bi-racial so they've talked to me a little bit about it and what to expect. The most important thing is, the way I want to raise my children is to not see color. There are experiences that you won't really know how to prepare for until you really go through it but raising a child in general is challenging."
She continued, "As long as you are open-minded and don't have any pre-conceived ideas of how you are going to raise your children, it really keeps this broad spectrum. Obviously, You want your child to travel the world and experience different races and different cultures everywhere. So that's really important to me."
Kim is due in July.
DIDDY TOPS FORBES WEALTHIEST HIP HOP ARTISTS LIST
Diddy has topped Forbes list of The Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists. Diddy is worth $580 million and most of his money is coming from his non-music ventures like Diageo's Ciroc -- which pays him an eight figure annual salary and a nine figure windfall. Jay-Zcomes in at no. 2, with a net worth of $475 million, due in part to the 2007 sale of Rocawear, which brought him in 4204 million and a $150 million deal with Live Nation. He also holds stakes in his Roc Nation imprint, Carol's Daughter, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Barclays Center.
Dr. Dre came in at no.3, with a net worth of $350 million. Cash Money CEO Bryan "Birdman" Williams worth, who is worth $150 million, came in at number 4 and 50 Cent rounded out the top 5 making $125 million this past year. Although he hasn't dropped an album in almost four years, the rap star earned money from his previous releases , merchandise, video games, books and his stake in Vitamin Water.
Yep...J. Lo will be on CB's new cd...
CHRIS BROWN REVEALS MORE ABOUT 'X'
Chris Brown has opened up about his sixth studio album, X. In an interview with MTV News, he said, "The song and the album title 'X' has a couple different meanings. It can refer to an ex-girlfriend, in terms of you always look forward to moving forward from. It's also about being a reject in a sense. In me being myself, being able to grow up, me not always hanging around the right crowd or doing the right thing all the time - it's me saying, 'I'm over it. I'm past the bulls-it now.' "
He said about his first single "Fine China," "For the first single, I wanted to go more nostalgic, bring Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke to it, but also bring a new sound to what my audience and fans are listening to. For this album, I wanted to have the same mentality as I did with the first album - me being green, me not thinking I know what's hot and what's next, me just being Chris Brown."
He continued, "I think this will show my vocal ability a lot more. I've developed a falsetto, I can sing at a higher register, and I can elaborate more on my skill."
He also revealed that he is collaborating about Kendrick Lamar on a song called "Autumn." He said, "If you're in your car just riding, it's perfect. It just feels like a weather record - an emotional record. I feel a certain way when I hear it."
CHRIS MAY HAVE A SONG WITH RIHANNA ON NEW ALBUM
Chris also revealed that he has a song with Rihanna on his new album, but is not sure that it will l make the cut. He told The Los Angeles Times, "When we did 'Nobody's Business' we actually did another song for my album called 'Put It Up.' I wanted to do an R&B record with Rihanna. I didn't want to do the pop stuff, I wanted to do something that people aren't used to hearing."
LIL WAYNE TO SELL BETWEEN 190-210,000 IN ITS FIRST WEEK OUT:
According to HITS Daily Double, Lil Wayne's new album I Am Not A Human Being II is on track to sell 190,000-210,000 copies in its first week out.
MEEK MILL CANCELS TWO EUROPEAN SHOWS DUE TO ILLNESS: According to Allhiphop, Meek Mill has cancelled the two final shows on his European tours in Luxembourg and Berlin. He said in a statement, "I'm sorry to announce that due to illness I will not be able to perform my last 2 shows of my tour tonight in Luxembourg and Tomorrow in Berlin. I'm so sorry to all my fans and we will be announcing rescheduled dates very soon."