Monthly Archives: January 2010

50 Cent’s ‘Before I Self Destruct’ Goes Gold

50 Cent has another Gold certified album on his hands.

The rapper’s 2009 effort Before I Self Destruct”was recently certified Gold by the RIAA due to sales in excess of 500,000 copies.

Led by the single “Baby By Me,” 50 Cent’s Before I Self Destruct closed out a strong decade of hit albums and singles for 50 Cent including the 2003 debut Get Rich or Die Tryin and The Massacre”(2005).

Before I Self Destruct includes collaborations with Eminem and Ne-Yo, with bonus tracks featuring Jovan Dais and R. Kelly.

Lil Wayne & Eminem Set To ‘Drop The World ‘

Lil Wayne and Eminem will unite to create a music video for their Rebirth collaboration track, “Drop The World.”

The shoot will be taking place this weekend in Los Angeles.

“Drop The World” is off Wayne’s latest album Rebirth which hits stores next week (February 2).

The set features apperances from Shanell, Kevin Rudolf and Nicki Minaj.

Ludacris Brings Nicki Minaj & Trina For ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

Ludacris is waging an all-out war with the opposite sex. The Atlanta legend has challenged some of female rap’s biggest stars to a battle on his new album.

Lil’ Kim, Eve, Trina, and Nicki Minaj are among those getting in the ring with the Grammy winner on his seventh studio album Battles of the Sexes, due March 16.

Previously planned as a joint album with femcee Shawnna, the set will also include appearances from Ne-Yo, Ciara, Flo Rida and Plies.

“There’s never really been an album with a male rapper and a female rapper together going head-to-head on different issues, mostly relationship issues,” Ludacris told Rap-Up last year. Bangladesh, Swizz Beatz and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League have all contributed to the project.

“How Low,” the first single off the follow-up to 2008’s Theater of the Mind, is already No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. A video directed by Dave Myers debuted last week.

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