Drake Owns Someone Elses Rolex?/ Jay-Z Partners With Duracell/Waka Flocka Goes at Rick Ross/ New Music

Posted: June 12, 2012 in Hip Hop News

Man Claims Wrongfully Sold $30,000 Rolex To Drake

A Manhattan, New York lawyer has filed a lawsuit alleging that his $30,000 Rose-Gold Rolex Presidential with a diamond bezel went missing from a Midtown jeweler, only to later found out that the establishment sold the timepiece to Drake.

According to the New York Post, attorney James McMillan filed a lawsuit against Rafaello & Co. on West 47th Street in Midtown, Manhattan for selling his watch to Drizzy.

Sources close to Drake, however, told TMZ that the claim is total nonsense and that the Young Money rapper does own a Rose Gold Rolex—the same one he wears on the cover of his sophomore album, Take Care—but vows that he bought it directly from Rolex himself. Furthermore, the source adds that Drake never received a watch from the midtown jeweler named in the case.

Still, McMillan is sticking to his guns. He alleges that the drama started last year, when he brought his prized timepiece in for a cleaning. He claims the owner told him that he loved the watch so much that he was wearing it. McMillan went back a week later, only to allegedly be told that his watch was gone and later learn that it was allegedly sold to Drake.

“He goes back to the store and confronts them and they confirmed that the watch was sold,” McMillan’s lawyer, Claudine King, told The Post.

A lawyer for Rafaello & Co says that’s not true.

“I believe the allegations in this lawsuit will be proven to be without merit,” Mark Rosenfeld told the same newspaper.

Drake is currently on his Club Paradise Tour.—Jakinder Singh (XXLmag.com)

Jay-Z Partners With Duracell To Bring Powermat Technology to 40/40 Club

As DX reported, Jay-Z is now a spokesperson for Duracell’s Powermat technology. The Marcy emcee and the Duracell company are now announcing their “Wireless Power Nation” campaign.

Powermat is an apparatus that allows users to charge cell phones wirelessly by placing it on a mat.

Jay-Z has promised to add this device to his 40/40 Club as part of this partnership. The mats will look like coasters but they will also charge users’ cell phones.

“People will be able to charge wirelessly on embedded ‘wireless power hot spots’ in public venues where they travel and interact throughout their day,” notes Powermat CEO Ron Rabinowitz, in an interview with Mashable. “All they will need to do is put their phone on the table, same thing they normally do. The only difference is that now, their smartphones will get charged from the table.”

Aside from Jay-Z, Powermat has partnered with Chevrolet in this endeavor and Chevrolet cars will also have this technology in their new Volt vehicles. This system reportedly costs $100.(hiphopdx.com)

Waka Flocka Calls Out Rick Ross For Snagging His ‘Sound’

Waka Flocka Flame has some words for fellow rapper Rick Ross.

Waka Flocka Flame doesn’t dabble in rap politics. The outspoken Atlanta rap star hasn’t yet mastered the art of being diplomatic and he most likely never will. In his most recent interview with Complex magazine, Waka weighed in on Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross and other rappers he feels have capitalized off of his rowdy, down-bottom sound.

“What are y’all gonna say now? Jay-Z stupid as hell? My sound is wack? You gonna say that? They love the sound. They can’t run away from it. That s–t re-sparked n—as’ careers. My sound put life into a lot of people’s careers. I feel like my sound changed hip-hop. Period,” Waka told the magazine. “It’s crazy when I came out with it, everybody laughed at it, but the next year everybody’s doing it. They getting credit for the sh– you started. You be like, ‘Damn, how is this n—a a genius for doing something I started?’ ”

Flocka first emerged in 2009 with “O Let’s Do It,” a riot-starting jam fueled by a mix of sporadic horn stabs and thumping bass. His next single, the Lex Luger-produced “Hard in the Paint,” would introduce rap fans to a refreshing-yet-schizophrenic sound. By 2010, the horrific synth lines and kinetic drum patterns became rap’s hottest sound and Luger one of the most in-demand producers.

Kanye tapped Waka’s sound scientist on the Throne’s “H.A.M.” single. Rick Ross, who first collaborated with Waka on his “O Let’s Do It” remix, went on to make a number of hits with Lex, most notably “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast).” In just two years, Luger has crafted tracks with Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, 2 Chainz, Wale, Mac Miller and Ace Hood. Waka, who will release his new album Triple F Life on Tuesday, doesn’t mention Ross by name, but suggests that the Maybach Music boss swiped his signature sound.

“This n—a out here making 30 f—ing songs with your sound,” Flocka charged. “He watering it down, just putting words together that sounded good. Sh– would be harder if it was the truth.”

Thirty songs may be a stretch, but still Waka is not flattered by what he sees as imitation. “That sh– made me tight. N—as built labels off our sound — like, literally. You know how many n—as sound like Lex Luger and Southside?” he asked rhetorically, referencing his second in-house producer Southside. “I go in n—as’ studios, all their beats sound like my producers. I be like, What the f—?” (mtv.com)

NEW MUSIC

Chris Brown feat. Snoop Dog & 2 Chainz – Oh Yeah

Lloyd Banks feat Vado – We Run This Town

French Montana feat Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That

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