T.I. REPORTEDLY SHOPPING $75 MILLION RECORD DEAL: T.I. is reportedly a free agent after completing a 10-year contract with Atlantic Records. According to TMZ.com, Tip is currently in talks with other labels. As part of the package, the rapper promises three albums; 10-20 percent of publishing, touring, merchandise, film and TV rights; corporate endorsement deals; and exclusive signing of all Grand Hustle artists. T.I. has already met with Dr. Dre and Jay-Z. Sony has offered him a $50 million deal. He will also meet with Universal next week.
THE GAME'S MANAGER IS WORKING ON A G-UNIT REUNION: According to HipHopNMore, The Game's manager revealed that he has been working on reuniting Game with G-Unit. Dontay "Taydoe" Kidd said in an interview, "I can't say it'll happen, I can't it won't happen; however, from a business perspective, I'm gonna attempt to make [a reunion] happen. I think it'll be a wise business move on both parts..." He continued, "I'm thinking about tours, I'm thinking about merchandise, I'm thinking about all these other things that [are] lacking in the industry, and this is the perfect timing for that...I can't really speak for 50, but I think they're both open; it's just a matter of approaching it in the right way. 50 understands that he needs Game to make a G-Unit push. Game understands that if it's gonna be a push, he needs to be involved and 50 needs to be involved...they both are business savvy."
DMX TO APPEAR ON 'IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE': Madameniore.com has reported that DMX will appear on the next season OWN's Iyanla Fix My Life. X has not been shy about his issues with the law, drugs, alcohol and issues with his mom. The second season comes back in April.
THE DAUGHTER'S OF LIL WAYNE AND BIRDMAN TO PUBLISH TEEN BOOK: Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter and Birdman's daughter Bria Williams is reportedly set to write a book for teens. According to Madamenoire.com, the book is entitled Paparazzi Princesses and will be published by Simon Schuster in conjunction with Cash Money Content. The fiction novel will be about two teen girls who are the daughter's rap music legends. Paparazzi Princesses is set to release June of 2013.
LIL KIM SHOOTS 'JAY-Z' VIDEO WITH PROTEGE TIFFANY FOXX: Lil Kim was spotted on her protege Tiffany Foxx's "Jay-Z" video shoot. The song appears on Tiffany's Yellow Tape mixtape. Tiffany is signed to Kim's International Rock Star Records.
METHOD MAN TALKS ABOUT HIS NEXT ALBUM 'CRYSTAL METH': Method Man has revealed that he will start working on his new album Crystal Meth. He said, "I'm going to start work soon. [Laughs] I can't put a number on it, man. I am doing it at my own pace - just slow as sh*t. I'm a keep it 100, I need to get my ass off the couch. I've been on that couch, heavy. I write a verse every now and then, but I just don't know if there are any real listeners. It's like you gotta have a real listener to appreciate what you are doing." He also revealed that a new Wu Tang album will be coming soon. He explained, "I already spoke to RZA. It'll probably happen. Definitely."