Archive for May 4th, 2012

May 4, 2012

Michael Jackson To Appear In Pepsi Ad & The Re Release Of Bad

Michael Jackson is set to appear in a Pepsi advert as the late singer’s estate have made a huge deal with the soft drinks company. The promotion will feature some of his iconic dance poses. As well as the advert the singer silhouette is also expected to appear on one billion cans for a global campaign.

The cans of Michael Jackson Pepsi are part of their ‘Live For Now‘ campaign using pop culture to boost sales.

Nicki Minaj is also expected to appear in an advert as part of the campaign for Pepsi who are ranked as No.3 in the States for carbonated drinks.

Michael Jackson worked with Pepsi firstly back in 1983 appearing alongside the Jackson 5 in their first Pepsi campaign. In 1984 whilst shooting a commercial for the brand again in Los Angeles, his hair caught fire, burning his scalp, and leaving him with second degree burns. This incident was blamed for MJ’s addiction to painkillers.

Along with the commercial and campaign to put MJ on Pepsi cans, sees the 25th anniversary of the release of the album Bad. Pepsi, the Jackson Estate and Sony will be teaming up to releases mixes of tracks from the Bad album. It is rumoured that Skrillex and Diplo will be working on the remixes. The executors of Jackson’s estate said of the deal: “We are thrilled to bring Michael and Pepsi back together, as they were in 1988, to celebrate the 25th aniversary of the ‘Bad’ album and tour, and to put Michael on one billion Pepsi cans.”

May 4, 2012

Just Blaze Talks ‘Hip-House’ & Why He’s Not Working With Jay Electronica At The Moment

New Jersey producer Just Blaze was interviewed by HardKnock.tv recently and said Jay Electronica’s move to London is why they haven’t been able to work together. He also talked about growing up listening to house music, and how he tried his hand at dance tracks in early 2000’s.

“I grew up on house just as much as I grew up on Hip Hop. So I was probably trying to reintroduce ‘Hip-house’ too early,” said Just Blaze after mentioning dance tracks he created for Rah Digga and Joe Budden. “But I mean it’s cool. It’s great because again that just opens the door for us to be able to play both at a party without it being a weird thing. Cause there was a certain point where if you played one at a party you wouldn’t play the other. It was either a Hip Hop party or a house party…I kinda feel like where music’s at right now you can play a little bit of everything.

A lot fans of the work Just Blaze and Jay Electronica have done together will be disappointed. Due to Jay Electronia’s move to London, it has been hard for them to work together.

“Jay moved out to London. Jay’s got a situation in London. He’s doing good out there. He’s happy out there,” Just Blaze explained to HardKnock.tv. “I personally, I can’t be out [in London]. My life is here in the U.S. We’ve gotten back in the studio, we’ve sat down, we’ve chopped it up, we’ve exchanged some ideas and what not but in terms of being heavily at work we’re not really.”

May 4, 2012

Birdman Will Do Whatever It Takes To Sign Chief Keef To Cash Money

Birdman wants to sign the 16 year old artist Chief Keef to Cash Money so badly, he says he will do whatever it takes. With Kanye West remixing the song and Boy Better Know, it seems a lot of people are feeling the young Chicago rapper.

“I like him, he kinda reminds me of us,” said Birdman in an interview with MTV News”[He’s] out the streets, I think he’s swagged up and I’m definitely talking to his people and I’d like to see if we can make it pop, see if I can see if I can get him to be down with the team.”

He continued about his interest in Keef. 

“That’s what I like, it’s a movement and he’s young, I think the game needs young blood all the time,” he said. “[We] need youngsters to keep it innovative, because they’re new and creative in their own way. I’m into the young world, that’s my thing. And I’ma do whatever it takes to make it happen.”

May 4, 2012

Maybach Music Group Ft. T Pain -Bag Of Money

Mayback Music release the first video off Self Made Vol.2 which is due to be released 26th June 2012.

May 4, 2012

50 Cent x 2 Chainz – Riot Remix

50 Cent drops a new track Riot remixing 2 Chainz original, who he has given praise to as the hottest artist right now. This will be on 50’s upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape The Lost Tape out for download on May 15th.

May 4, 2012

Waka Flocka Ft. Meek Mill – Let Dem Guns Blam

Waka Flocka Flame releases a new single featuring Meek Mill Let Dem Guns Blam.

May 4, 2012

Birdman & Mack Maine Ft. Kendrick Lamar,Ace Hood & Dj Khaled – B Boyz

Birdman & Mack Maine release the video to B Boyz off their Billionaire Mind II mixtape, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ace Hood and DJ Khaled.

May 4, 2012

JME x Jammer x Skepta – I Don’t Like (Remix)

Jme, Jammer and Skepta jump on the instrumental of Chief Keef‘s smash, I Don’t Like. 

May 4, 2012

Geko ft. Jay Soul – Mommy

One of the youngest USG member’s Geko releases the video to his latest single Mommy.

May 4, 2012

A$AP Rocky – Goldie

 A$AP Rocky has debuted the video for his new single “Goldie.” The track, produced by Hit-Boy, is the first to be taken from his new album LongLiveA$AP.

A$AP is set to return to the UK in June to play the following shows:

 Tuesday 5th June – London Electric Ballroom

Wednesday 6th June – London Electric Ballroom

Thursday 7th June – Birmingham HMV Institute

Friday 8th June – Manchester The Ritz

Saturday 9th June – Glasgow The Arches