Nicki Minaj plans to re-release Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on November 19th with the new title, The Re-Up. The re-release will feature will feature 5 new songs, including “The Boys,” which features Cassie.
The American Music Awards recently announced that it has nominated Nicki Minaj for four of its awards. Ms. Minaj has been nominated for the following categories: Best Pop/Rock Artist; Best Pop/Rock Album; Best Hip Hop Artist; and, Best Hip Hop Album. The show is scheduled to air at November 18th at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Salt-N-Pepa will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame this year along with Whodini. The event is scheduled to take place at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, New York.
Tim Needham, Vice President of Long Island Music Hall Of Fame, had this to say about the trio:
“The Long Island Music Hall is very proud to be one of the first museums to recognize the enormous contributions of Salt-N-Pepa to Hip Hop history. Salt N Pepa had remarkable commercial success as females in male-dominated art form, and showed the world that Rap stars could also make it on the Pop charts.”
MC Lyte has been selected to host HipHop 4 Life’s Annual Youth Fest next month at John Jay College in New York from 9:30 AM – 4:00.
The event is designed to help 12-18 year-old’s build self-esteem and leadership skills. The event’s theme is Don’t Pressure Me… Respect Me!: Combating Bullying.”
Youth Fest will feature an activity fair, parent workshops, performances and entertainment.
Additionally, 200 children will be provided with a free lunch during the event. Visit http://hiphop4lifeonline.com/programs/youthfest for more information.
Nicki Minaj has released the promotional ads for her signature fragrance, “Pink Friday.” Nicki describes the fragrance as “a celebration of my life at this moment; it is a reflection of me as a creator, and an expression of me as a woman.” The scent is a mixture of juicy fruits, creamy vanilla, and sensual musks. “Pink Friday” is available at Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, and other department stores.
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Lauryn Hill and Nas announced that they plan to tour together this fall. Nas is scheduled to make few solo appearances with Ms. Hill joining the tour on October 29th at Dallas, Texas’ Palladium Ballroom. Check below to see if they are coming to a city near you.
Oct. 6 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona State Fairgrounds (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 26 – Asheville, NC – MOOG Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 27 – Nashville, TN – Riverfront Park (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 28 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Festival (NAS ONLY)
Oct. 29 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Oct. 31 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Nov. 2 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Nov. 3 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa Theatre (NAS ONLY)
Nov. 4 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov. 9 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory(NAS ONLY)
Nov. 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Nov. 16 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Nov. 17 – Magna, UT – Salt Air
Nov. 19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Oakland Theater
Dec. 31 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall (NAS ONLY)
M.I.A. took to Instagram to reveal the cover sleeve for her upcoming Rizzoli book entitled, M.I.A. The book, which will be released on October 23rd, chronicles M.I.A.’s life through a series of collages, photos, and prints.
[Via M.I.A.'s Instagram]
Kreayshawn just released the full stream of her debut album, Something’ ‘Bout Kreay, which hit stores and the internet airwaves today. The album features guest appearances from Chippy Nonstop, V-Nasty, Kid CuDi, Diplo, Sissy Nobby and 2 Chainz. Head over to HipHopDX to listen.
Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj have both received 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards nominations.
Missy Elliott has received a nomination under the “Reese’s Perfect Combo” category for her collaborative record, “Nobody’s Perfect,” with J. Cole. Nicki received her nomination for best hip hop style under the “Made You Look” category.
The 7th annual BET Hip Hop Awards will air on October 7th with hosting by Mike Epps.
Missy Elliott has just released the cover art for another one of her upcoming singles, “Triple Threat.” Missy is re-entering the game in full force when she releases the full versions of two new singles, “9th Inning” and “Triple Threat,” next Monday, September 17th, at 6:45 p.m. ET. Be sure to look out those tracks.