Archive for November, 2010

Alicia Keys, Gaga, Kim Kardasian & Others To Log Off Twitter For Charity!!!

Posted in ADS AND ENDORSEMENTS, ALICIA KEYS, BILLBOARD, CHARITIES, kim kardasian, lady gaga, MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on November 30, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga take charity work seriously, and they’re going offline to prove it.

Gaga, Justin TimberlakeUsher and other celebrities have joined a new campaign called Digital Life Sacrifice on behalf of Keys’ charity, Keep a Child Alive. The entertainers plan to sign off of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday, which is World AIDS Day. The participants will sign back on when the charity raises $1 million.

“It’s really important and super-cool to use mediums that we naturally are on,” Keys said in a phone interview from New York last week.

For the campaign – which also includes Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Elijah Wood, Serena Williams, Janelle Monae and Keys’ husband, Swizz Beatz – celebrities have filmed “last tweet and testament” videos and will appear in ads showing them lying in coffins to represent what the campaign calls their digital deaths.

“It’s so important to shock you to the point of waking up,” Keys said. “It’s not that people don’t care or it’s not that people don’t want to do something, it’s that they never thought of it quite like that.”

The campaign, she said, puts the disease in perspective.

“This is such a direct and instantly emotional way and a little sarcastic, you know, of a way to get people to pay attention,” said Keys, who has more than 2.6 million followers on Twitter.

The foundation, which began in 2003, will accept donations through text messages and bar-code technology, which is featured in the charity’s Buy Life campaign. Raised efforts support families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India.

“We’re trying to sort of make the remark: Why do we care so much about the death of one celebrity as opposed to millions and millions of people dying in the place that we’re all from?” said Leigh Blake, the president and co-founder of Keep a Child Alive.

“It’s about love and respect and human dignity,” she added.

Keys said recruiting celebrities was difficult because of scheduling, but “once I got people on the phone and I was able to paint the concept for them, everybody was in.”

Not one person said no, Keys recalled.

“I have a feeling that Gaga is going to raise it all by herself,” Blake said. Lady Gaga has more than 7.2 million followers on Twitter, and nearly 24 million fans on Facebook.

“She’s got a very, very mobilized fan base and that’s beautiful to watch I think (and) she’s able to draw their attention to these issues that are very important, you know, and that people follow it and act.”

Keys is hoping more people – both famous folks and non-celebs – get involved once the new initiative launches: “It just doesn’t have to be just because you’re a celebrity or something like that. It can be anybody.”

Keys, 29, married rapper-producer Swizz Beatz in July. The two had their first son, Egypt, last month. The Grammy winner said that though her life’s getting busier, being a mother and wife makes her want to help others even more.

“As a human being, you deserve to have a chance at life,” she said.

Source: Billboard

This is a really great idea. I wonder how long it’ll take them to raise the million! Great cause!

Nicki’s Ready To Work With Beyonce!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BEYONCE, HIPHOP, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

She’s worked with everyone from Mariah Carey to M.I.A., and now Nicki Minaj has her sights set on her next collaboration.

When asked by UsMagazine.com who her dream collaboration would be, one name came to mind. “Probably just Beyoncé right now,” revealed the Harajuku Barbie. “I’ve worked with just about all my dream collabs, like I’ve worked with Jay-Z and I’ve worked with Kanye and I worked with Rihanna and I’ve worked with Eminem. Those were at the top of my list. Now that I’ve done that, probably the only one on my list that I haven’t worked with that I’m really, really excited about is Beyoncé.”

The “Right Thru Me” rapper said earlier this year that she wanted to write for the pop star. “I think I could come up with some crazy stuff for Beyoncé,” she shared. “I have things that I write for girls, like R&B singers.”

It was Jay-Z who advised Robin Thicke to put Nicki on his “Shakin’ It 4 Daddy” record, so Mr. Carter shouldn’t have a problem convincing his wife to do the same. “Beyoncé, she’s fearless, and I think that she could embody my crazy swag in a female R&B world.”

Source: NewNickiMinaj.com

I don’t think Beyonce’s gonna jump on wax with her if she hasn’t already.. I think she might be a little threatened. She use to be the baddest chick in urban music but she put that crown down to jump in the ring with Britney Spears, Gaga and others.. Maybe we will see a Nicki collabo on Beyonce’s 4th coming album..

Nelly’s Blaming His Label For Weak “5.0” Sales!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, BITCHASSNESS, BUSINESS!, HIPHOP, Nelly, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

After weak sales figures on his latest LP, 5.0, rapper Nelly is placing part of the blame on his marriage with Motown.

The album, which hit shelves November 16, sold only 63,000 copies. Sadly under par according to the St. Louis rapper who took to Twitter to vent.

A record deal is a 50/50 partnership! As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they (record company) can sell,” Nelly tweeted.

“Thing about the partnership is that n the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! the artist is always the 1who catches 90% of the blame.”Nelly also attributes blame to Motown/Universal for undershipping his record, tweeting,

“If u only ship 200 thound [thousand] of an album how many are u f#cking tryen [sic] to sell?? The artist does control that nor does he or she control marketing.”

According to Nelly, the first single off 5.0“Just a Dream,” has sold almost 2 million digital copies, which adds to his perplexity about the low album sales.

Nelly’s last album Brass Knuckles debuted #3  on Billboard’s Top 200 charts in 2008, moving 83,717 copies during the first week in stores.  As of September 2010, Billboard shows that Brass Knuckles has only moved 223,000 units so far.

In related news, label mate Kanye West sold over 530,000 copies of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is expected to debut at #1 this week.

Female rapper Nicki Minaj, also on Motown/Universal, moved 400,000 copies of her debut Pink Friday, during her first week.

Both albums were released a week after 5.0.

Source: HipHopWired

I agree with him, partly at least. His single was a top 10 hit and it didn’t sell so why didn’t the album match it? I for one wasn’t even sure when his album was going to be on shelves. The marketing was pretty weak for it.. This happens all the time, a label will choose the wrong singles, the label won’t have there artist seen enough or absolute worse case scenario the label will ship 1 or 2 hundred thousand copies. That really shows how much they believe in there product.. He’s cuttin up for being signed with Motown, they don’t have any relevant artist signed for a reason. Nelly needs to start shopping labels..

Kanye West Booed At Thanksgiving Parade !!!

Posted in BITCHASSNESS, DEF JAM, HIPHOP, KANYE WEST, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , on November 29, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

LMAO!!! Ye can go ahead and keep making that soulful sh** cuz the commercial market is NEVER going to forgive his crimes against Taylor Swift… He couldn’t cross over with a bridge at this point, such a shame because white america had just forgave him for those Bush/Katrina comments he made a few years ago. “808s” was flying off the shelf lol..

Nicki Minaj & Rihanna “Fly” Live!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, DEF JAM, HIPHOP, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, RIHANNA, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

It’s a huge possibility that “Fly” will be Nicki’s next single. It’s appeals to both the commerical and urban market places, plus Rihanna is the featuring act. Anything and everything that chick has touched in the past year has turned to gold!!! Nicki may earn her first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and Rihanna might be ready to collect number 10!!!

This performance is beautiful!

Nicki Minaj Brings Out Kanye West, Rihanna & Drake For Thanksgiving Performance!!!

Posted in ALBUMS, HIPHOP, NEW ALBUMS, NEW ARTIST, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, nicki minaj, POPULAR MUSIC, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY, YOUNG MONEY with tags , , , on November 29, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

Nicki is killin sh** right now. Her album will likely debut at #2 next week, shifting somewhere between 400 and 450k. Kanye’s will take the top spot shifting almost 600k. Both of these debuts are monumental, 2 of the biggest debuts of the year and the biuggest ever in Hip-Hop (Only Lauryn moved more records in a week Nicki)…

 

Raz B Admits To Oral Sex With J Boog on VIDEO!!!

Posted in BITCHASSNESS, NEWS, PUBLICITY STUNT, raz b, RUMORS, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on November 29, 2010 by JupiterDaTruth

This is sooooooo FOOLISH!!! This dude is trying to pretend like he wasn’t down.. Like someone put a gun to his head and made him get into sexual activity with his band mates… That’s NOT what happened… AT ALL!!! He was willing at the time, he wasn’t forced or pushed to do anything. It’s WRONG to go and out all these people that u called your friends just because you don’t feel that way about yourself anymore, F***** UP!!!