Jay Z’s Bid for Swedish Streaming Company Is Accepted

Getty Image Jay Z’s $56.2 million bid for Aspiro, the Swedish streaming company, has been accepted. Swedish news outlet E24 confirmed the news. Minority shareholders had apprehensions at first but minority shareholder representative Sune Karlsson accepted the bid on their behalf. In an email to E24, Fredrik Bjorland, head of the independent bid committee in charge of reviewing the offer ahead of its acceptance wrote, “We as a board tried to be as transparent as possible towards minority shareholders… Read more »

Suge Knight Claims He’s Blind in His Left Eye

Getty Image Suge Knight’s defense is now claiming that the rap mogul is blind in his left eye and he couldn’t see in the fatal hit-and-run incident that happened back in January. “How can he go left if he can’t see?” said Suge’s new lawyer, Matthew Fletcher, to New York Daily News. “This was a literal presentation of being blindsided. He was attacked on his blind side. To me it seems obvious. He’s being… Read more »

Charles Hamilton Drops a Crazy Freestyle on Hot 97

After disappearing from the public eye for an extended period, Charles Hamilton is once again courting the media. Only this time, as Hot 97 host Peter Rosenberg points out, the rapper is doing it through more conventional brick-and-mortar means, where his mid-2000s heyday was orchestrated mostly through the tangled web of the rap blog world. Hamilton stopped by Rosenberg’s show for a frank discussion about his mental health, a topic… Read more »

Azealia Banks Gets Interactive in ‘Wallace’ Video

Azealia Banks has never been one to do things conventionally. That’s why her new video should come as no surprise–for “Wallace,” from her critically acclaimed, commercially stunted Broke With Expensive Taste, Banks enlisted directors Nick Ace and Rob Soucy to help craft an interactive short film. The video runs on Google Cloud Platform, using webcam technology to insert the user into the video, making for a fully immersive Banks experience…. Read more »

Listen to Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign, ‘Post Up’

Taylor Gang don Wiz Khalifa and his capo Ty Dolla $ign team up for the sexually explicit “Post Up.” Ty opens things up with a verse about stealing someone’s girl before harmonizing on the hook. Wiz then comes on and spits a verse about having relations with a woman in New York while smoking California. Check it out above. For fans of Khalifa and Ty Dolla collabs, a joint EP… Read more »