Friday, September 10, 2010

Bossip Tweetstakes: Enter To Win An Evening Of Luxury Relaxation In Jeremih’...


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via Bossip by thatsmybiz1 on 9/10/10


Attention Jeremih fans! If you're in the ATLANTA area, BOSSIP and Def Jam are offering you the chance to attend a special evening of music, cocktails and spa treatments at the Artmore Hotel all compliments of Def Jam artist Jeremih!

20 lucky ladies will get a special spa manicure/pedicure in the Jeremih "All About You" Pampering Suite, and an additional 20 will be treated to complimentary cocktails and a live listening session/performance from Jeremih.


1. Follow @Bossip on Twitter:
2. Use Twitter to tweet this message to enter: Follow @Bossip for a chance to win an evening in the @Jeremih "All About You" Pampering Suite #jeremihsuites

1. Contest begins 09/10/2010 and ends 09/12/2010 at 4:59pm EST.
2. Ten lucky winners will each receive complimentary mani/pedi's good for them and a friend
3. Ten lucky ladies will each receive entrance to the event for them and a friend
4. Winners will be chosen at random
5. Enter as many times as you like
6. You must be 21+ to enter
7. You must be in the Atlanta area, no transportation will be provided


Behind The Scenes Of Usher's VMA Rehearsals [Photos]


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via Hip-Hop Wired by Danielle Canada on 9/10/10

Usher is continuing to prepare to hit the stage Sunday at this year's MTV Video Music awards.

The "OMG" singer who's set to go on tour this fall, rehearsed for his performance at L.A.'s Nokia Theater this week surrounded by a bevy of women and flashing lights.

Usher is nominated for "Best Male Video", "Best Dance Video" and "Best Choreography" for "OMG" featuring

The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards will air Sunday, September 12 at 9:00 PM EST

Check out Usher's rehearsal pictures below courtesy of MTV.


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Russell Simmons Files $55 Million Lawsuit Against Clothing Distributor


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via Hip-Hop Wired by C. Vernon Coleman II on 9/10/10

Hip Hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons has filed a $55 million lawsuit against a Hong Kong clothing distributor after Simmons claims the wholesaler failed to support his brands, American Classics By Russell Simmons and Russell Simmons Argyleculture.

Simmons states that Hong Kong-based apparel licensing company Li & Fung, USA was tasked with assisting him with marketing and promoting his Argyleculture flagship brand. He goes on to allege that the company only, "expressed a false enthusiasm" in his Argyleculture collection in order to persuade the mogul into licensing them his mass market brand, American Classics by Russell Simmons.

Simmons claims that in the two years that Li & Fung, USA has been under contract that the company has been unsuccessful at establishing any development or backing for either of his brands, resulting in the legal action.

Simmons issued a statement saying the suit is a last ditch effort to protect his investments,

"I have taken this action to protect my partnerships with retailers and recover millions in damages on behalf of my brands and to protect my name and reputation in the industry. Over the last 30 years and with the help of numerous partners, I've built successful groundbreaking businesses in music, apparel, television, film, jewelry, games and multiple charities and causes. Not once have I ever had to file a lawsuit. For the first time in my career I found myself with a partner in Li & Fung, which had executives who willfully and repeatedly put the integrity of my brands at risk."

Simmons is co-founder of the legendary Def Jam Records.

He is also behind the Phat Farm clothing line which he established in 1992 before selling it to Kellwood for $140 million in cash in 2004.


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Mac Miller vs. Some Producer Dudes Tryna Get a Rep


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via XXL by xxlstaff on 9/10/10

While surfing this here Internet this morning, I stumbled upon a video (not using Stumbleupon) of Mac Miller after his SOB's show the other night. Although I wanted to make it out, I wasn't there. #Fail From what I read and heard, it seemed like he did his thing inside. Outside, though, was a different story.

Mac got confronted by some dudes who, at first, it seemed to be there to interview the kid. They told him the track "La La La" off of his recent mixtape, K.I.D.S., was dope, and wanted to know who produced it. The young spitter from Pittsburgh said he didn't know. Then, on some David Copperfield/Criss Angel shit, the interviewers revealed that it was they who were behind the boards for the smooth track.

Shit then sorta escalated. Mac seemed a little caught off guard. The production crew seemed a little tight. Understandable on both ends, I think. Pretty soon, there were talks of e-mails gone unanswered, there were cameras getting touched, and some pushing at one point. It seemed like things could have gotten even worse, but no one was there to actually fight. A shake down, at most, was the goal.

These dudes wanted credit for producing the track. They wanted it on YouTube, where there were almost 300,000 views. I don't think that's asking too much. That said, people do joints on mixtapes all the time without giving proper credit to the producers. I think you can kind of get away with that on mixtapes. Doesn't make it right, but it happens. I'm curious how Mac got his hands on the beat initially, though. Maybe these dudes shouldn't let their creations float around so liberally. I dunno. I'm just speculating.

At the end of the video, the production team was back in front of their computer and showed what looked to be their e-mail exchange with Mac. Turns out, he did receive and return some e-mails. Then there was some name-calling and friendly suggestions not to return to New York.

Like the homie Rob "The Deputy" Markman was saying when we were talking about this earlier, if Maino tells me to stay out of New York, aight, maybe I'm gonna think about my next move (even though the dude maybe isn't even really that tough 'cause he clearly can't do push ups). But who are these cats to tell Mac Miller not to come back to New York? And, even more so, the bigger question I'm wondering is why they're calling him a "bitch" and "fake." That track is dope. Clearly Mac thought so, clearly his fans thought so. Why not just keep building together? The sounds of the production and his flow/voice/delivery went together harmoniously once, so why not try again.

Mac seemed genuine in saying that he wasn't tryna slight them, and it turns out he did add a credit to them after the fact. But I guess that wasn't enough. I'm not sayin' it shoulda been. I honestly don't know how I woulda felt in the shoes of the producers. Clearly, they're tryna get on and build a buzz, too. From the video, it just seems like getting their credit wasn't the most important—trying to mess with Mac Miller's name and rep was. —Adam Fleischer

Were these dudes justified in getting as riled up as they did? What do you y'all think?


Bye Bye Summer: BOSSIP Breaks Down Best Beach & Bikini Bodies Moments


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via Bossip by dkwateng41410 on 9/10/10

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As summer winds down, we can't help, but reflect on the good times when the sun was shining and the most beautiful beach bodies were out frolicking. Check out some of the sexiest and/or possibly scariest beach moments of this summer :)


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