VLN Headlines: Ice Cube Blasts ‘Wack’ West MCs, Paul Wall For Prez, Brandy x Ray J


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In his latest blog, Ice Cube chose to answer the long discussed question as to why the OGs in hip-hop don’t work with the new talent. Cube says he’s not here to make anybody famous. [Ballerstatus]

Houston rapper Paul Wall has been elected president of the Texas chapter of the Recording Academy, the organization responsible for The Grammy Awards. [AllHipHop]

He’s got haters like a tenured, rich rapper, but the adoration of a segment of hip-hop that’s not so interested in lyrical prowess. Through it all, Waka Flocka Flame seems content in the idea that hate trumps indifference any day. [AllHipHop]

Brandy and Ray J have worked hard to become chart-topping artists. Now, the duo must work just as hard to take over the family business their parents are putting aside to enjoy retirement. [Singersroom]

When Beyoncé chose the song “Fever” to front the campaign for her new fragrance, “Heat,” she might have had an inclination that the fragrance would be a hit just like I Am…Sasha Fierce. Today, the “Diva” singer’s Heat fragrance is flying off shelves. [Singersroom]