Universal, Not Nas Put A Stop To Remy Ma’s “Shether” Diss Track

It was rumored that Nas had Remy Ma’s “Shether” diss track pulled off of the internet. We now have learned that it was not Nas, it was Universal that had an issue with it. Nas was completely fine with the whole thing.


Universal Admits To Whitewashing Trailers For ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Universal has admitted to making two separate move trailers for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ to better suit different races. White people saw one trailer and black people saw another. For the white audience, Universal didn’t mention N.W.A. They focused their attention on on the rise of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. The marketing chief for Universal, marketing chief Doug Neil and Jim Underwood, who is the head of Facebook’s entertainment spoke on their partnership while at SxSW.


Ice Cube Tapped To Be Scrooge In Christmas Movie ‘Humbug’

Who would have thought 25 years ago that that crazy motherf*%#er named Ice Cube would be starring in family-friendly Christmas movies one day? Deadline reports that the legendary rapper has teamed up once again with his Ride Along director, Tim Story, and will star as Ebenezer Scrooge in a modern remake of the classic holiday film, A Christmas Carol. Will O’Shea Jackson Jr. play Tiny Tim? Ha! (All jokes aside though – I’d so be there for that. Hey, O’Bae!) Cube will also produce the movie alongside Jeff Kwatinetz for his Cube Vision imprint. We can expect Humbug in theaters during the holiday season of 2017.


Universal Denies Rumors Of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel

We recently reported that a sequel to ‘Straight Outta Compton’ could be coming soon that would focus on Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and Tupac. Although this follow up film could be dope, we can’t get our hopes up just yet because Universal Pictures just shut down the rumors. Read more below.


What’s Next For The Music Biz?! Universal Music Group Dismantles Distribution Company

Universal Music Group officially dropped the name Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), and updated its U.S. structure. In a digital market, where applications like Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes have limited the number of hard copies purchased by consumers; it looks like Universal Music Group will be placing more interest in marketing and e-commerce operations.


(Photos) Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties

The era of the online purchase, digital download, and streaming service definitely threw the music business for a loop and looks like there’s still hiccups in the system. Now Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties Dispute and will forever change the royalty structure for artists from now on. How the money’s getting split and who else was behind the lawsuit besides Hip Hop’s own Chuck D is one thing, but exactly what changes???


(Photos) Universal Sues Companies Selling Mixtapes in Prison

“I left a half a hundred in your commissary” said Nas in 1994, but could inmates with money to spend be denied music now? Universal Sues Companies Selling Mixtapes in Prison and reportedly wants $150,000 per song allegedly-illegally distributed across 40 states in the US. (Yikes!)


(Photo) Universal Reveals Title of Latest ‘Fast and Furious’ Film!

The saga continues! We now know the title of the latest Fast and Furious film, due to a poster released by Universal we know it will be titled “Furious 7.” Universal Studios made the announcement earlier on Facebook, and included a new poster and video clip in a later post. “Because of our fans, our saga has grown bigger and better with every chapter. In just 7 days, we will reveal the first trailer for our next installment – FURIOUS 7 – at The Road to Furious 7: Trailer Launch Event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles!” Check out the photo in the gallery.


(Photo) The First Official Pic Of The NWA Bio Pic Cast!

It was recently announced who would play Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E in the upcoming NWA biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” Now today, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube revealed the first official picture of the cast! Check out the flick after the jump!


Vin Diesel Becomes Too Difficult To Work With On The Set Of ‘Fast & Furious 7’

It seems like Vin Diesel has become more than a diva on the set of “Fast & Furious 7”. He’s become completely unbearable. So much so, a source from the set reveals that the star has been so difficult to work with, that some have fantasized about using facial-replacement technology as a sub for Vin Diesel. The same technology used to put Walker in the film!


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