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Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Album Download No. 1, Sells 518K

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Kanye West’s debut week for his ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album is #1 as he predicted. ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ his fifth studio album, which was released on November 22, 2010, managed to sell roughly 518,775 copies.

Although the album cover art became a controversial topic due to the nature of the artistic art and was banned from certain store outlets due to an armless winged phoenix (woman) visibly showing her breasts and derriere while straddling a painted Kanye West, it seems to not have hindered his sales.

As for special guests, the album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ features the likes of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, RZA, John Legend, Kid Cudi, Raekwon, Rick Ross, amongst others and almost all the production was by Kanye West in collaboration with a few other notable producers.

Meanwhile, as Kanye West stands at #1, female rapper Nicki Minaj falls into place in the #2 spot with 371,049 copies, as reported on HipHopRX.com, followed by country music star Taylor Swift who is still holding on for her album “Speak Now” released October 25, 2010.

In other news, Kanye West is working on a new album “Watch the Throne” in collaboration with rapper Jay-Z. The album “Watch the Throne” is expected to release sometime in 2011.

Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ album track listing

“Dark Fantasy”
“Gorgeous” (featuring Kid Cudi & Raekwon)
“Power”
“All of the Lights” (Interlude)
“All of the Lights”
“Monster” (featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
“So Appalled” (featuring Jay-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz & The RZA)
“Devil in a New Dress” (featuring Rick Ross)
“Runaway” (featuring Pusha T)
“Hell of a Life”
“Blame Game” (featuring John Legend)
“Lost in the World” (featuring Bon Iver)
“Who Will Survive in America”

iTunes bonus track
“See Me Now” (featuring Big Sean, Beyoncé & Charlie Wilson)

Deluxe edition bonus DVD
“Runaway” (short film)

Kanye West Leaves His Twisted Fantasies To “Watch The Throne” With Jay-Z

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Kanye West is over his beautiful dark twisted fantasy and is expected to release a new project this Summer. The controversial rapper and producer is said to be working on not one but three projects.

The first project that Kanye West is expected to release is “Watch The Throne” he announced via Twitter. “Watch The Throne” is reported to be a collaboration album with hip-hop music mogul and rapper Jay-Z.

Earlier this month the alleged first single “H.A.M” produced by Lex Luger from the album “Watch The Throne” was released.

Meanwhile, prior to the release of the project “Watch The Throne,” Kanye West states that he will be releasing a new music video called “All of The Lights” which will be released in one week.

As for the music, Kanye West says this is high-end rap music.

Now, all we have to do is wait for the results.

Rapper Paul Wall Named President: Texas Grammy Chapter of the Recording Academy

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The Houston-based rapper, Paul Wall has been elected President of the Recording Academy: Texas Chapter, the organization responsible for throwing the annual Grammy Awards.

Paul Wall has been Governor of the Texas Chapter for some time now alongside Houston execs and artists like Mathew Knowles, Joe Posada, Chuck Rainey and others and was just recently promoted to President by the organization.

Paul Wall told AllHipHop.com that he’s “been a Governor on the board of the Texas chapter for a long time” and that the process of someone getting nominated for a Grammy is done by voting and he wants to get the membership up in Texas.

Though Paul Wall has never won a Grammy, he has been nominated for one. His goal as President is to boost local membership.

“There’s so much credible music here in all genres… there could be more nominations for artists from Texas,” Paul Wall added.

Caught on Tape: Rapper Paul Wall Beats Fan With Mic On Stage With Slim Thug

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Seems like rapper Paul Wall was in a seriously bad mood during a car show concert in Texas when a concert-goer from the crowd allegedly flipped him off with the finger. What did Paul Wall do after the fan allegedly gave him the finger — he allegedly beat the fan with his microphone and the whole incident was caught on tape.

Paul Wall can be seen in the video, obtained by TMZ, performing on stage with rapper Slim Thug when Paul Wall can be seen leaning over apparently having some words with a concert-goer who at some point gave the rapper the finger, and that’s when the mic starting flying.

Paul Wall can be seen swinging the microphone again and again but from the angle of the camera, there’s little to see besides Paul Wall swinging.

The incident apparently happened on Sunday night at the Low Low Car Show in San Antonio, Texas.

As of yet, there have been no reports of charges filed and the concert-goer was allegedly removed from the show.

Big Time Rush ft Snoop Dogg – Boyfriend (Music Video)

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Big Time Rush in the music video for the song “Boyfriend” featuring Snoop Dogg.

Big Time Rush is a pop group most known from the TV series “Big Time Rush” and consists of four real best friends (Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr. and Logan Henderson) created by Nickelodeon Viacom Music and TV Productions.

Bruno Mars Pleads Guilty; Strikes Deal in Las Vegas Cocaine Case

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Reportedly, RnB star Bruno Mars has been sentenced to community service as well as probation and drug counselling after striking a guilty plea deal to possession of cocaine.

Bruno Mars, 25, was arrested back in September at the Hardrock Hotel in Las Vegas after a bathroom attendant caught the singer with what appeared to be cocaine in one of the stalls. The attendant notified police and Mars were charged with possession of cocaine.

The singer is required to serve 200 hours of community service, one year of probation, pay a 2,000 dollar fine and attend drug counselling as result of pleading guilty according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Mars will be able to withdraw his guilty plea if he completes his probation without any problems and all charges will be dismissed because he is a first time offender.

Mars is reported to have told police officers that “he has never used drugs before”, adding that his decision was “foolish.”

Bruno Mars is known for co-writing the hooks for hits such as ‘Nothing on You’ by B.o.B. and ‘Billionaire by Travie McCoy as well as his solo efforts ‘The Way You Are’ and his most recent single ‘Grenade’ off his debut album ‘Doo-Wops and Hooligans’, In stores now.