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Jay-Z Has Signed & Is Managing Brandy?

Brandy RapRadar.com

Ok I can’t get confirmation from the big homie but I heard from a reliable source that Brandy is now signed to Hov’s new Roc Nation label. Plus Jay and his partner in big deal making John Meneilly are also gonna assume management duties. YN expects a perturbed text from SC in 5… 4… 3… 2…

Bonus Throwback:

Young H.O. co-signing a Young Brandy. It was written. Ha!

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B’s Still Ready
Beyonce RapRadar.com

Mrs. Carter is preparing for her world tour and ready to drop videos for her next round of singles, “Broken-Hearted Girl” and “Ego.” How come the latter’s remix with Kanye West hasn’t leaked yet?

Props: Rap-Up who got it from EW.

?uestlove on the Jimmy Fallon Set (Part 2)

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In the second part of our convo, Ahmir breaks down who are the current 7 members of the band (My man with the chewstick retired), how the TV show actually has made them record more music together and whether or not the Philly cat is ready to lay his head in Harlem or Brooklyn.

Details of Chris and Rihanna Duet
Rhianna Chris Brown RapRadar.com

“The whole thing came together when they decided to reconcile shortly after the attack. Sources tell us music producer Polow Da Don convinced both Chris and Rihanna to get in the studio and record a love song stat, stressing that timing was important because the heightened emotions would translate powerfully into the music.

Both Rihanna and Chris agreed and snuck in a couple of “late night” sessions that we’re told were “very, very emotional … the feeling in the room was pure love.”

The whole thing gets more sickening every day. Your man’s an opportunist.

Props: TMZ.

BONUS:

Missed TMZ’s early report on the story behind the text. Thank God for that Asian. Ha!

Happy Born Day Minya Oh!

Biggie Tributes
Busta Rhymes RapRadar.com

Fellas it’s March 10, but OK.

Busta and friends lick a shot for Big Pop in heaven.

“March 9th”

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Be clear: The Marching 9 consists of Mr. Rhymes, Styles P, Sheek

Louch, Lil’ Cease, Billy Danze, Lil Fame, Maino, Red Cafe, & Uncle

Murda.

Props: Splash who sent me clean edit late last night when I was gettin’ some shut eye. I know there’s no sleepin’ online.

Bonus:

Joell Ortiz also went in.

“Too Soon”

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Props: eskay

Haitian Mike you owe me! Ha!

Young Jeezy Makes Kanye’s 808’s Tighter
Jeezy RapRadar.com

Words: Brian “B.Dot” Miller

So far, Young Jeezy is having the best week year ever. Still reveling in the success from last year’s aptly titled The Recession, this January, Da Snowman became the official spokesman for Belvedere Vodka, Then last week, inked a deal with management firm Hip-Hop Since 1978 (Kanye West and Lil Wayne). Sweetening the pot, this summer he makes his acting debut alongside Ice Cube and Mike Epps in the comedy Janky Promoters. Sitting down with RapRadar, Jeezy talks about on his new deal, film, and writing for Kanye West.

You recently signed your management deal with Hip-Hop Since 1978. Why did you hook up with them at this stage of your career?
It got to the point where I wanted to focus just on my music and I wanted to trust somebody else to put it in they hands. So I just took my Louis Vuitton backpack off and put it on them for a minute. I been doing a lot for myself, but sometimes you just gotta expand your game and the way you do that is get linked with people. That what they do for a living, all day everyday.