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Tyga Lands New High-Paying Gig

November 29th, 2014 1:20pm EST
Rapper Tyga has a new job -- he's been named the ambassador and creative director of a premium smoking paraphernalia brand.

The hip-hop star will receive $5 million in his collaboration with Shine Papers, which invented the 24-carat gold rolling papers that are intended for "legal smoking herbs."

Tyga, who is reportedly dating reality star Kylie Jenner, will be the face of the product and help the company create new products.

He explained, "I recognize Shine as innovators and tastemakers in their industry. These are the same qualities I try to embody as an artist so it was a natural fit...

2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 2

October 12th, 2013 9:10pm EDT
I Am Not a Human Being II
Welcome all who dare to part deux of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013 for all who dare to enter the brentmusicreviews zone! Ha… If you missed the first part (Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013, Part 1), you should like totally check out my favorites from 2013, ‘cause there was some awesome albums.  If you’re not one for positivity and optimism, maybe you’re just checking this out because some you enjoy skepticism, criticism, and the occasional, um, cynicism.  Regardless, let me remind you how I started off my previous post:

As I look o...

Video Girls Sue Tyga Over Nudity In 'Make It Nasty'

December 30th, 2012 2:05pm EST
Three women who starred in Tyga's "Make It Nasty" music video are suing the rapper over allegations they never gave approval for the nude shots that are featured in the promo.

On Friday, Alissa Rae Ross, Azia Davis, and Elizabeth Velasquez filed lawsuits claiming that when they auditioned for their roles, the casting advertisement stated there would be no nudity and the video would be "tastefully shot."

During filming in July they the trio was asked to appear topless in some scenes, but they were were told their nipples would be "covered" or "edited out."

An unedited version of the video...

Police Investigating Shots Fired At Tyga's Entourage

March 20th, 2012 1:38pm EDT
Nebraska police are investigating reports of a shooting incident at a concert by rapper Tyga on Monday night.

The rap star had just completed a set at the Sokol Auditorium in Omaha when shots rang out following an altercation between Tyga's bandmates and audience members.

The angry encounter started when the frontman reprimanded fans who were throwing items onstage.

Tyga hissed, "Who threw this s**t? Who threw it? You threw it? See my outside... For real, you can meet me outside. I'm gonna do this one more motherf**king song for my fans and them I'm gonna go outside you b**ch-ass n**g...

Chris Brown Leads 2011 BET Awards Nominations

May 18th, 2011 8:22am EDT
Chris Brown
R&B singer Chris Brown's comeback is complete - he is leading this year's BET Awards with a total of six nominations.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker was convicted of assault and ordered to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Rihanna after confessing he beat her during a heated fight on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Brown has since attempted to rebuild his reputation and singing career - beginning with a Michael Jackson tribute at the 2010 BET Awards ceremony. The star insisted the performance was his "ultimate apology" for letting fans down over his actions - and just a year on he has receiv...

Chris Brown's New Hit

September 3rd, 2010 11:00am EDT
Chris Brown
Singer Chris Brown is fighting fit again - he's topped the U.S. charts for the first time since his attack on Rihanna wrecked his reputation.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker was sentenced to community service and five years probation after he admitted assaulting his then-girlfriend during a bust-up last year.

His career looked to be in ruins following his conviction, as thousands of fans deserted the star and he was refused a visa to tour the U.K.

However, after more than a year of uncertainty, Brown is punching above his weight again - his new single, Deuces, featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall...

Chris Brown To Hit The Road With Tyga

September 2nd, 2010 2:34pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has lined-up a new tour mate after talks broke down with R&B superstar Usher - he's set to hit the road with rapper Tyga.

Record producer Bryan Michael Cox - who has created hits for both Brown and Usher - sparked rumors of a collaboration when he took, claiming the pair was teaming up for a new trek. In the video, he revealed: "Usher and the boy Chris Brown are going on tour, y'all know that, right? I might've just gave y'all some exclusive s**t!"

Brown appeared to back up the statement - taking to his page to ask fans whether they would like the pa...

Lil Wayne Shot Nine Videos Ahead Of Sentencing

February 10th, 2010 6:13am EST
Lil Wayne Shot Nine Videos Ahead Of Sentencing
Prison-bound rapper Lil Wayne has ensured fans won't forget about him while he's behind bars - by filming nine music videos last weekend. The "Lollipop" hit-maker, real name Dwayne Carter, Jr., was expected to begin serving time for his 2007 arrest for gun possession immediately after his sentencing in court on Tuesday.

A judge allowed him an additional three weeks of freedom for an upcoming dental operation - but the hip-hop star had prepared for his incarceration by shooting a backlog of music videos for his fans. Video director David Rousseau tells Lil Wayne began the shoot o...

All Time Low Announce Fall Headline Tour

August 3rd, 2008 4:00pm EDT
All Time Low
All Time Low has officially announced the first round of dates for their upcoming fall headlining tour. The Compromising of Integrity, Morality & Principles in Exchange for Money Tour will kick off in Norfolk this October before it makes its way across the US. Supporting All Time Low will be Mayday Parade, The Maine and Every Avenue.

An exclusive online pre-sale has begun for the upcoming fall dates. Fans can access the ticket pre-sale by registering at the link below. The pre-sale includes VIP meet & greets, early show admission and fan club memberships. Limited tickets are available ...

Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

June 16th, 2008 11:08am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse highlight the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics made by our users.

News Highlights = This week’s commented stories involved a very romantic show called "Bromance,” Cindy Margolis’ lackluster love life as well as the never-ending "Lohan Lesbo" saga. However, two of the more humorous comments involved “The Strangers" story and the "Busey for Counselor" anecdote.

Topic Highlights= No love for John Cusack, George W. or the Pussycat Dolls last week. However much love for the always popular Tom Size-More.

Top Comme...

Tyga Needs 'No Introduction'

April 6th, 2008 10:30am EDT
Emerging new artist Tyga is preparing for his highly anticipated debut album, "No Introduction," set for release on June 10th. Signed to Pete Wentz's Decaydance Records, through Travis McCoy's imprint, Bat Squad, the 18 year old phenom was named "one of the best undiscovered rappers in America" by Vibe Magazine. He performed at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards and can currently be seen in Lil Wayne's new video "Lollipop," proving that this star is clearly on the rise.

The forthcoming album entitled "No Introduction" features amazing collaborations with Travis McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), L...