Gear: Jordan Take Flight 1 (Oak Hill and St. Patricks HS PE)
These are only available to the members of the staff and team and Oak Hill and St. Patricks. Must be nice to be sponsored by Jordan. Hit the jump below to see the video of the real “Jordan Take Flight” kicks.
Record Sales from Kanye, Nicki Minaj, and Lloyd Banks are in (1st Week)
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
#1 – 518,775
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
#2 – 371,049
Lloyd Banks – Hunger For More 2
#25 – 45,188
So it’s safe to say Kanye won and Nicki is on her way to a successful career. Drake sold 462k his first week and Lauryn Hill sold 462k her first week just for comparison purposes. I’m glad to see Banks didn’t flop seeing that his album is independent his money will be good. Also Ne-Yo debuted at #8 with “Libra Scale” selling 117k.
On to the Next: Jay-Z Inks Deal That Will Bring 40/40 Club to Airports in the U.S.
NEW YORK, NY and BUFFALO, NY–(Marketwire – November 30, 2010) – Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service, has entered into an agreement with Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club that will bring the exclusive sports bar concept to select airports across the United States.
In the first phase of the agreement, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services will give travelers access to the elite, modern sports bar to watch the game of their choice in an opulent lounge setting, all without leaving the airport. The division of Delaware North Companies operates dozens of national and regional brand restaurants and shops at more than 20 major U.S. airports.
“We are thrilled to partner with the 40/40 Club, to bring a stylish sports bar and lounge to airports across the country,” said Robert Stanton, vice president of business development. “From the personalized, one-of-a-kind jerseys on the wall, to every sports game you can think of on the television screens, the club will bring a new experience that we are sure travelers will welcome.”
New documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site provide details about an unannounced BlackBerry handset. The 8980, which appears to replace the Curve 8900, has quad-band GSM/EDGE radios in addition to Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Pictures published by the FCC show the 8980 to have a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera with flash, optical trackpad, and 3.5mm headset jack. Research In Motion has not officially announced this handset, and neither have any U.S. carriers. via PhoneScoop
Whats Beef: Joe Budden Speaks on Problems With Just Blaze
“When we were creating the Slaughterhouse album I got a beat from Emile; real talented guy, I love him,” Joe Budden said. “I recorded to it right there on the spot. I planned on using it for The Great Escape but that didn’t happen at the time. So I said let me put this out on Mood Muzik 4. I love the record, I’d love for the fans to hear it.”
According to Budden, despite repeated calls he wasn’t able to reach Emile to get proper permission to use the track but decided to use the record anyway figuring the producer’s consent was a no brainer. It wasn’t until the album was already pressed up, and while Budden was boarding a plane heading overseas, that he finally heard back from Emile, who told him that it was actually Just Blaze that produced the track. So Budden’s reunion with Blaze, who produced the biggest hit, “Pump It Up” from off the rapper’s self-titled first album, was totally unintentional.
“In my head I’m like, ‘Am I in the f–king Matrix or some shit?’ ” asked Jumpoff Joe. “I haven’t got a beat from Just Blaze since who knows how long, this can’t be his beat.”
Shortly after Blaze’s Twitter tirade the two spoke on the phone and chalked up the situation to a misunderstanding. Budden apologized and was sympathetic to the producer’s concerns.
“Just also comes from that school of integrity,” Budden said. “He just wants the music to be heard the way that it’s supposed to be heard.” via RapFix