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by admin // Thursday, December 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

T.I. says he and Dr. Dre have created "chemistry" together on their latest collaboration.

The 'Sleazy 2.0' rapper has teamed up with the legendary producer for his forthcoming mix tape 'F**k da City Up' and he says they worked very well in the studio together.

He told MTV News: "Dre was here. He sent for me over to the spot. We really just turned up more than anything else. It was about creating chemistry.

"Of course we can get together, he got hot beats and I got dope rhymes, so we can always get together and make music. But for people to feel what we're sayin' and for it to sound like a party comin' through your speakers, you gonna have to create some chemistry. So that's what we spent more time doin' than anything else; developing that chemistry."

This is not the first time the pair have worked together.

A few years ago they recorded 'Topless,' a song which was said to be included for Dre's often delayed album 'Detox' but it was leaked onto the internet.


by admin // Thursday, December 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Kanye West's latest album is "almost done."

The 'Stronger' hitmaker - who released collaboration record 'Watch The Throne' with Jay-Z earlier this year - is set to travel to London to complete work on his latest project, which is in connection with his G.O.O.D. Music label, according to rapper Big Sean.

He told MTV News: "We're going to do the G.O.O.D. Music album first: we been working on that.

"So, me, Kanye, Cudi, CyHi, John Legend, Common, Pusha T, everybody on G.O.O.D., Mr Hudson: We're all working on a new project; it's almost done. We're going to London to finish it up and do the last part of it and working on my album at the same time with 'Ye and everybody."

Big Sean expects Kanye's latest album to be released in spring next year, and the Detroit MC is set to have a busy 2012 as he promises to drop his Finally Famous Over Everything (F.F.O.E) mixtape next year, with his new album due in the summer.

He added: "I got the new F.F.O.E. mixtape, 'Finally Famous Over Everything', coming, new G.O.O.D. Music album, the next Finally Famous album, so we going hard."

by admin // Wednesday, December 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Lady Gaga has been chosen to lead the New Year's Eve countdown in New York's Times Square this year.

The pop superstar - who is a proud New Yorker - has been personally chosen by Major Michael Bloomberg to push a Waterford Crystal button and drop the ball into the crowd at 11.59pm on Saturday night.

Every year the major picks a special guest to lead the countdown and previous choices have included former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary Clinton, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Rudy Giuliani.

Over one million people are expected to join the celebrations in the 'Big Apple.'

Gaga will also be performing on the annual ABC TV show 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012' to see in the New Year.

The 'Marry the Night' singer will also appear on Japanese broadcaster Nhk's New Year's Eve TV spectacular 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' as part of a live satellite link-up from New York.

Because of the time difference Gaga will 'celebrate' New Year's twice as she will appear on the Japanese TV show before the big countdown happens in the US.


by admin // Wednesday, December 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys are recording a new album in 2012.

The 'I Want it That Way' boy band are getting together ideas for their eighth album, the follow up to 2009's 'This is Us,' with a view to recording next year.

Singer Howie D told online TV channel Clevver Music: "That's one of the things that we're going to be happening this next year, is we're going to be in the studio working on a new record."

Howie - who is joined in the group by Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and A. J. McLean - also said, despite the band having been recording and performing since 1993, they have their "finger on the pulse" and their new record will see them work with top producers to sound fresh.

He added: "That's always the challenge working on new albums; trying to push the envelope, trying to always top the last album. But that's what we do.

"That's one of the reasons why we take our time to make the record the best it can be. To not rush it and to keep your finger on the pulse of what's hot."

Backstreet Boys will tour Europe in 2012 with fellow boy band New Kids On The Block, under the banner NKOTBSB, while Howie's solo single, 'Lie to Me', is out now.