All 15 G-Unit LPs, Ranked From Worst To Best

In honor of G-Unit releasing their new EP, The Beast Is G-Unit, we at The Source decided to rank all the albums that came out on G-Unit Records throughout the years. There were a total of 15 studio albums released from the likes of Game, Tony Yayo, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and legendary Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, and while some of them were legendary, some were pretty obvious misses. We ranked them from worst to best, here.

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Vanilla Ice to Perform at BET Concert in Selma

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BET has announced that it will be hosting a three-hour concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary o the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legendary March On Selma. The show will take place on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the exact location where police forces attacked the peaceful protesters as they tried to advance toward Montgomery. The event, dubbed Bloody Sunday, took place exactly 50 years ago this March 7; the concert to memorialize it will feature Vanilla Ice.

Speaking to AL.com, Parker Baxter, the General Manager and Executive Vice President of Centric TV and President of BET Event Productions (both of whom are putting on the show), defended the controversial decision. “Vanilla Ice was in the Soul Train Awards two years ago and he’s a really cool person,” Baxter said. “When we call him for things he likes working with us, and we like working with him.” Baker went on to add, “He’s one of the people we call to participate in things with us, and if he can do it he absolutely will. I sent him a text and within two minutes his response was two words: ‘I’m in.’”

The concert will center on a reprise of “Self Destruction,” performed by Ice, Rick Ross, Bell Biv DeVoe, Flava Flav, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, D-Nice and more.

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Chris Paul Wanted To Kill Deandre Jordan Last Night…Why?

Chris Paul was incensed with a play that Deandre Jordan kinda forgot to make

Last night, the Los Angeles Clippers seemed to have everything under control. They were in a tough battle against the resilient Portland Trailblazers, who sit two spots above them in the Western Conference standings, and with just three minutes left in the game, it appeared CP3 and company had everything sewn up. However, a huge run from the Blazers, backed by some sharpshooting from Nicolas Batum, had Portland right back within striking distance, and eventually, knotted up with the Clippers heading into the final seconds.

Doc Rivers drew up a nice play that freed Chris Paul up just long enough for him to get a rather clear shot at the rim, but the All-Star couldn’t connect. Deandre Jordan cleaned up the glass, and mistook the shot clock buzzer for the end-of-regulation buzzer. So did several of Portland’s players. So, rather than put the ball in the hoop for an easy, last-second, game-winning layup, Deandre Jordan just stood there with the ball in one hand as time winded down, and Chris Paul jumped up, screamed and flailed trying to tell Jordan to put the ball in the hole.

Demonstrative isn’t really the appropriate word to describe Chris on this play, is it.

The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes Sheds Eurodance for Lounge on New Track

Nathan Sykes of the Wanted has stepped out of the club and into the lounge on his debut solo track “More Than You’ll Ever Know.” The sultry R&B-tinged track is now available as a free download. The 21-year-old’s new sound is a far cry from his band’s Eurodance vibe, which came across on some of their biggest singles like “Glad You Came” and “Chasing the Sun.”

Sykes’ as-yet-untitled debut album is set to be released later this year, with an official first single arriving later this spring. On the LP, the pop star collaborated with Babyface, Diane Warren and British producer-songwriter Harmony Samuels.

Previously, Sykes had worked with Samuels on “Almost is Never Enough,” his duet with ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande off Grande’s 2013 debut Yours Truly. “He really helped me create the sound and he’s now the executive producer on the album,” Sykes told Hunger TV when he announced his solo career earlier this year.

The youngest member of the Wanted is the first to step out on his own following the UK boy band’s hiatus last year. Prior to the announcement, the band had released their third album, Word of Mouth, and starred in the E! reality series The Wanted Life. The show chronicled the band recording their third album alongside Sykes’ throat surgery to remove a nodule from his vocal cords.

Shawn Mendes Sings The Very, Very Sad “Sad Song” With Nick Grimshaw: Watch

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Something big happened for Shawn Mendes. Now, watch him get vulnerable with his new video.

Move over, Adele: “Something Big” teen heartthrob Shawn Mendes and BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw are the newest, saddest singers of song you’ve ever met.

While overseas doing promo, Mendes teamed up with Grimshaw to sing a duet dedicated to sad, sad, terrible things submitted by listeners.

The subject matter is positively devastating: Dropped bacon sandwiches, a lack of muffins and milk, inability to watch American Horror Story, putting dirty socks on with holes in them, being stuck in traffic, trying to make toasters with toast already in them and not having time to eat breakfast. Terrible!

Thankfully, the two bravely soldier on through the sweetly sung acoustic tune and deliver what will surely be the breakout ballad of 2015. (But seriously, Shawn sounds lovely! And Nick, you did…good too.)

Watch the silly duo perform their very sad “Sad Song” down below, and let us know what you thought in the comments.

Dame Dash Suggests That Jay Z Is Involved With Informants On ‘Sway In The Morning’

Dame Dash says he refuses to talk about other men, but talks about other men anyway

Yesterday morning, the always entertaining entertainment mogul and business man Damon Dash chatted with Sway on Sway In The Morning for just over an hour about “whatever Sway was curious about.” That, of course, turned out the current standing of several of Dash’s turbulent relationships, including his status with Jay Z, Jim Jones, Curren$y, Smoke DZA and several others. When the topic of Jay Z came up, Dash made it clear that he didn’t have any issues with Jay–”I love Jay”–but also made sure to mention that he read something in the paper recently that scared him out of making contact with his former business partner.

This is the one time that the paper did scare me, and I was like ‘well there has to be some truth to it,’ which is when I read about his affiliation with informants. You know, that he was in business with certain people. And, it’s tricky for me to say but based on where I’m from, I can’t have nothing to do with that.

Sway, rightfully so, asked Dame, who just 20 minutes earlier condemned popular media channels–newspapers, radio, TV–for never having all the information, or having all the information and conveying it in a confusing manner, a very simple question: “Do you believe that though?” Dame’s reply:

There’s paperwork. So, it’s not to believe, there’s paperwork so, that part of it scares me. I know Biggs is in jail, I know Irv Gotti’s been harassed for years over sh*t he didn’t do. I know they’ve been f*cking with me for years. So, it just means I need to stay over here.

Wow. Dame didn’t come right out and call Hov a snitch, but those are definitely a bold set of comments to make. Is this just Dame talking and justifying his paranoia or could there actually be truth to this statement? You can watch the Jay Z segment of the interview beginning at the 55:30 mark.

The Sexiest Movie Roles of Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes celebrates today her 41st birthday and in honor of the Miami bombshell, we show respect to her craft and her sex appeal by giving you seven of her most sexiest movie roles. The Cuban actress has starred in some of the biggest movies of all time. Her long list of accolades includes roles in the Fast & Furious franchise, comedies like The Other Guys and All About The Benjamins and the love comedy Hitch. As she celebrates another year of life, here are Mendes’ 7 sexiest roles in movies.

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Kelly Clarkson Responds To Katie Hopkins Calling Her Fat: “Who?”

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Watch Kelly perform "Since U Been Gone" and "Heartbeat Song" on 'Good Morning America.'

A few weeks ago, when Piece By Piece songstress Kelly Clarkson was performing on The Graham Norton Show, notoriously harsh British personality Katie Hopkins tweeted a series of rude tweets about the “Heartbeat Song” singer’s weight.

“Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen. Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better. Baby weight, puppy fat, muffin top. We’re so weakwilled we have to make up cute names for fat. Babies, puppies, muffins. Nope. Just fat love,” she wrote.

The controversial tweets obviously made some waves, so UK celeb mag Heat decided to see how the American Idol alum felt about Hopkins’ tough words. And as it turns out, she doesn’t think very much of them at all…because she never even read ‘em, nor does she know who Hopkins even is. (The ultimate shade!)

“I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about,” she reportedly said, leaving the editors to have to explain who Katie Hopkins is to her. “Oh, and she’s tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will.”

Boom. And she continued further: “I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family – I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”

And there you have it: Kelly Clarkson, our Eternally Unbothered Idol. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, indeed.

What do you think about the exchange? Sound off in the comments below.

 

Vanilla Ice to Perform at BET Selma Anniversary Concert

BET has put together a three-hour concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic voting-rights march in Selma, Alabama on Sunday with scheduled appearances by Bill Withers and Rick Ross, among others. But it’s one name in particular that has drawn scrutiny: Vanilla Ice.

The president of BET Event Productions, Paxton Baker, who helped select the Salute Selma lineup with Harry Belafonte, recently explained the surprising booking to AL.com, which described the “Ice, Ice Baby” rapper as “not the type of artist [one] would expect to perform at a concert celebrating one of the seminal moments in the American civil rights movement.”

“Vanilla Ice was in the Soul Train Awards two years ago and he’s a really cool person,” Baker said. “When we call him for things, he likes working with us and we like working with him. He’s one of the people we call to participate in things with us, and if he can do it, he absolutely will. I sent him a text and within two minutes his response was two words: ‘I’m in.'”

The exec also explained that the network only began booking the event on February 19th when Selma reps asked for help putting together the March 8th event.

Vanilla Ice will perform “one of his own songs,” according to AL.com (and it’s easy to speculate which one hit he’ll play) alongside an updated version of the 1989 single “Self Destruction,” the anthem for the Stop the Violence Movement led by KRS-One. Joining him for the performance will be Rick Ross, Bell Biv DeVoe, Flavor Flav, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, D-Nice and other artists who have yet to be announced.

The concert will take place on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where authorities attacked King’s peaceful protesters during their march toward Montgomery on what subsequently became known as Bloody Sunday, March 7th, 1965. Other artists confirmed to appear include Aloe Blacc, BeBe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Yelawolf, Blind Boys of Alabama and Keith Sweat, among others.

Belafonte and Peter, Paul and Mary’s Peter Yarrow, both of whom participated in a concert for those marching with Dr. King five decades ago, will also take part in the event.

Listen To Royce Rizzy’s “H*e In You” Remix Featuring IAMSU!, Wiz Khalifa & Curtis Williams

Head of The Private Club and RCA/SoSoDef recording artist Royce Rizzy is currently prepping for his forthcoming tour and upcoming collaboration project with bay area native IAMSU!. In the meantime, he reveals the remix to his latest effort “H*e In You” featuring IAMSU!, Two-9’s Curtis Williams and Taylor Gang head honcho Wiz Khalifa. The quartet all provide a splendid verses on the heavy hitting production of Zaytoven & Cassius Jay. Keep an eye out for major announcements coming from Rizzy in the near future.

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