TYLER, THE CREATOR PARTNERS WITH WHALEROCK INDUSTRIES TO REVEAL “MEDIA HUBS” FOR CELEBRITIES

TYLER, THE CREATOR PARTNERS WITH WHALEROCK INDUSTRIES TO REVEAL “MEDIA HUBS” FOR CELEBRITIES

On February 17 & 18th, independent tech news, review and event hosting website Recode, conducted their first Code/Media conference in Laguna Niguel, California, that hosts industry leaders in media and technology. Upon hearing that Tyler would be a part of this event, I became highly intrigued. Looking at the roster of speakers, it was clear that he would be in the company of CEO’s of leading social media websites & other well-known entertainment giants.

What was he there for, you may ask? Tyler joined Lloyd Braun, previous senior executive at ABC and Yahoo, and founder and CEO of Whalerock Industries, an independent media/technology company which creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands across the media landscape. They discussed Braun’s soon to come plan of creating personal media channels/networks that allow to celebrities to put out their own content such as videos, photos, & etc. all while directing a larger sum of revenue into their personal pockets by removing a “middleman” from the equation.

Aside from Tyler, those on board to have a platform are Kim Kardashian and Howard Stern. “I won’t even have to use Twitter anymore. I’ll be able to engage with my fans straight on,” Tyler commented. These channels, which should be appearing by June via web and mobile apps, will offer a mix of free and paid content. Braun has plans to service 12-20 performers and brands by 2018. Scroll through the photos & Check the video below which shows excerpts from Tyler and Mr. Braun’s talk at Code Media today, and be on the look out for this service to roll out within the next few months. You never know, maybe one day your favorite artist may join.

50 CENT ON GRAMMYS: “I DON’T THINK PEOPLE CARE ANYMORE”

While ‘Ye was chopping it up with Ryan Seacrest, Curtis was on PEOPLE Now to talk his new underwear line, but naturally the conversation shifted towards Kanye’s actions and the end results of the awards show. He spoke briefly on the GRAMMY committee, and actually sides with Beck winning Album Of The Year. BOOM!

A FATAL SHOOTING OCCURRED OUTSIDE OF SCHOOLBOY Q’S PRE-GRAMMY PARTY

It’s the biggest weekend for the music world –being that it is the Grammys weekend. Just like the Super Bowl, every rapper and their mother are having their pre-grammy parties. TDE’s Schoolboy Q hosted his own event, although things got out of hand very quickly.

His party was hosted at the Supperclub, where one man was shot in the head and another was fatally killed outside of the venue.

A TMZ report claims that it’s unknown whether the men were at the party or not, but it has been confirmed that the two injured were involved in gang activity. Among the artists in attendance at the party were Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, & DJ Paul. We’ll keep you posted.

eMC Releasing New Album “THE TONITE SHOW” on May 5, 2015

eMC Releasing New Album “THE TONITE SHOW” on May 5, 2015

February 20, 2015, New York, NY–Hip Hop super group eMC is set to release their second full length album ‘The Tonite Show’ May 5, 2015 on M3/Penalty Entertainment/Sony Red.

Formed in 2007, eMC is comprised of three spectacular lyricists: the legendary Brooklyn-bred, former Juice Crew member Masta Ace, the Milwaukee born phenomStricklin and the widely respected and “Lyricist Lounge” emcee Wordsworth. They reunited in spring of 2014 signing to Penalty Entertainment and releasing their EP“The Turning Point”.

Penalty Entertainment President and CEO, Neil Levine is excited about ‘The Tonite Show’ stating, “We’re happy to continue our relationship with eMC who are three of the most talented MCs in the game. The Tonite Show shows both their versatility and lyrical skills guaranteed to satisfy their fans as well as expanding their base”.

The album theme follows a day in the life of the group as they prepare for a last minute performance on ‘The Tonite Show’. The first single and video released will be “Fly Thoughts” featuring Pearl Gates and produced by Kic Beats which encompasses the true hip hop that eMC is known for and sets the stage for the group’s journey to perform.

Actress Rosie Perez and comedians Russell Peters and Tony Rock lend their voices in various skits throughout the LP while songs with guest features from singerDion on the astrology driven love ode ‘Signtology’ and legendary rappers B-Real on‘Stoopid’, Xzibit on ‘Numbers’ and Sadat X on ‘Moopies’, a song about male groupies round out the album giving eMC fans a solid musical experience they have come to expect from this exceptional group.

Masta Ace shares, “We realize it’s been a long wait for the fans since the ep came out but I think the extra time in the studio really paid off. With the help of some very talented people in Hollywood and in the music industry we have really outdone ourselves. I can’t wait to see the fans react to this record. It’s an experience that goes beyond the great verses and hooks. I’m proud to be a part of this and to be in a group with two talented, responsible and grounded brothers like Stricklin and Wordsworth!”

eMC has also planned a fun and interactive social media campaign leading up to the release of ‘The Tonite Show’ with contests and surprises starting with the attached video where they announce the album and guest features.

The Tonite Show will be available for pre-order on iTunes with three instant grat tracks March 17 with a wide street date release on May 5, 2015.

JAY Z AND BEYONCE RENTING L.A. PALACE FOR $150K A MONTH

Jay Z and Beyonce have been on the hunt for a new West Coast home since at least the middle of last year, and during their search for new digs the power couple have spent part of that time hanging their hats at at an insanely luxurious address in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Dropping $200,000 per month to rent the pad last summer, TMZ reports that Jay and Bey have negotiated with the owner to knock down the price to a mere $150,000 per month based on signing a longer lease for this year.

What does $150k per month get you? Well, the home features everything one would expect in a residence listed at $45 million: 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, infinity pool with waterfall, wine cellar, catering kitchen, 75-foot-long art gallery, two libraries, theater, tennis court; the list goes on and on.

Check out a few pics of the ultra-luxe digs up top.

 

WIZ KHALIFA CLAIMS HE NEVER CHEATED ON AMBER ROSE

Wiz Khalifa’s week ended in turmoil as he took to Twitter to vent about the problems he’s faced since separating from his estranged wife Amber Rose.

The TGOD rapper opened up on Saturday, the day of his son Sebastian’s second birthday. While Sebastian spent the big day with Amber, (which she documented via Instagram video), Wiz posted several photos of presents and a cake he set up for the toddler’s birthday party. Wiz explains how he hasn’t been able to see his son and claims he never cheated on Amber.

“I’ve never voiced my true unhappiness out of fear of the person I was with and what she would do to make me more unhappy of anyone knew,” he tweeted. “Anyone who really knows me knows that I never cheated on Amber. I always kept my views on family and stability clear and stood by them just as I do anything else I feel strongly about.”

It was recently reported that Wiz submitted photos to the court of Amber’s patio filled with dog feces and trash, allegedly proving that their son would not be in the safest or cleanest environment if he stays in the model’s custody. The PA rapper also compares himself to a hummingbird in reference to his fatherly duties for his son.

KHLOE K CRACKS JOKES ON KANYE WEST AFTER MINOR CAR ACCIDENT

Khloe Kardashian was looking forward to this evening’s Academy Awards after her minor car accident with Kylie, Kim and North West on Saturday.

According to TMZ, the youngest Kardashian drove the family into a ditch after their ski trip in Bozeman, MT. Khloe was blindsided when a semi-truck drove past and covered the black GMC Yukon with snow. The family wasn’t harmed in the accident and Kim posted a photo of a sunset in Montana with the caption, “Thank you God for watching over us and keeping us safe.”

Just a few hours before the Oscars, Khloe cracked a joke on Instagram telling her brother-in-law Kanye West to stay away from a mic during the telecast.