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A$AP Rocky Is Playing a Marvel Superhero

By HP Cheung

A$AP Rocky is the voice actor of Marvel hero Falcon in a new video game, Marvel Avengers Academy. The game portrays the cast of comic book characters in their teen years and Flacko will be voice acting alongside Dave Franco's Iron Man and John Cena's Hulk. The game is now available to download on iOS and Google Play. (Read More)

According to Mike WiLL Made-It, Feds Have Blocked His Gucci Mane Collaboration

By Petar Kujundzic

Mike WiLL Made-It is ready to complete his Ransom 2 project, but he's missing the contribution from none other than Gucci Mane. Only problem, the Atlanta rapper has been incarcerated since 2013 on weapons charges. While he managed to stay prolific so far thanks to a few collaborators, his collaboration on Ransom 2 has been blocked by federal law enforcement officers, as Mike points out in a series of tweets:

Mike Twitter:

To see it all rollout & be so A1, salute Bey, HOV, Big Jon, & her whole team.

Now I can get #RANSOM2 done how I want to. Unfortunately the feds said no to Gucci hosting a project from jail.

My "Trap Tape" is still coming once the Trap God comes home.#FreeGucci (Read More)

Music Streaming Will Now Count Towards RIAA Platinum and Gold Certifications

Cary Sherman (CEO of RIAA)

For nearly six decades, whether it’s vinyl, CDs, downloads or now streams, the Gold & Platinum Program has adapted to recognize the benchmarks of success in an evolving music marketplace. We know that music listening—for both for albums and songs—is skyrocketing, yet that trend has not been reflected in our album certifications. Modernizing our Album Award to include music streaming is the next logical step in the continued evolution of Gold & Platinum Awards, and doing so enables RIAA to fully reward the success of artists’ albums today. (Read More)

Drake’s ‘Views From the 6’ Arrives in April

By Peter Kujundzic

The 6 God shared this news during his OVO Sound Radio show on Beats 1, saying:

"For now, just know we are working. I’m here. I’m excited for all this."

While his hot new song, "Summer Sixteen," is definitely setting the tone for an appropriate #ViewsSZN launch, he also refers of April as the month when the NBA All-Star Weekend is taking place, which makes him curious to see who else will be dropping music around that time

"I’m ready to see who is playing in the League this year." (Read More)

Jay Z Is Being Sued for $18-Million for Not Promoting a Cologne

By Davis Hunyh

Remember when Jay Z made headlines two years ago for releasing a new cologne? Well, it looks like Hov's got "99 Problems" and the 'Gold' cologne company is one of them. The company is alleging Jay Z hasn't been holding up his part of the deal, which were mainly public appearances, failing to show up on several public outings including Good Morning America, a cover story with Women's Wear Daily and "rejected five prototypes for an 18-carat gold capped bottle designed by Jacob the Jeweler for a customer contests.” It should be noted, Hov’s cologne was the best-selling celebrity fragrance in 2014 and Perfumania Holdings Inc. were forcasting sales of $35 million in 2015, instead, only brought in roughly $6 million and Perfumania Holdings Inc. claims it’s because Jay wasn't properly promoting the fragrance. As it stands, Perfumania wants Jay Z to return the $2 million he’s already received in royalties and an additional $16 million in damages for not holding up his side of the deal. (Read More)

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