Pusha T and Pharrell made their way to Jimmy Kimmel show to give a performance of their collaboration S.N.I.T.C.H.. He then went on to do King Push. Both these track is featured on Pusha T’s album titled My Name Is My Name, which is in stores now.
Daz Dillinger drops off his new mixtape called Bacc 2 Tha Old School Vol 1. It comes with 12 tracks and also Daz remixing his favorite old school jams.
Yo Gotti took his promo run to The Arsenio Hall Show and to give a performance of Cold Blood and King Shit. Yo Gotti new album I Am is in stores now.
T.I. has finally found a new home. It was announced today that the ATL rapper has officially inked a deal with Columbia Records. T.I. will also be bringing along his Grand Hustle label, and currently working on his next album, which will be executive produced by Pharrell. He is also working with Timbaland and DJ Toomp. Here is what T.I. had to say about the new deal:
“I’m honored to be partners with such a successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records, who respects and supports the vision of their artist and partners. Nothing but love, respect & appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff. Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”
SoundCloud: Doggystyle: The Samples [20th Anniversary]
November 23rd marks the 20th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s highly-acclaimed Doggystyle, in honor of this date, Snoop has created an enticing mixtape of the samples used on Doggystyle. Never done before, Snoop offers exclusive commentary about each song and the behind-the-scenes stories that went on during the making of the historic record.
Cascade Investment, the private equity firm of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has purchased Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta from Host Hotels & Resorts.
This is the second acquisition of a Four Seasons property in recent weeks, the company announced. The purchase cost for the 244-unit hotel was not disclosed.
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is a spectacular landmark property hotel in one of the strongest growth markets in the U.S.,” Michael Larson, chief investment officer of Cascade Investment, said in the announcement.
The 54-story Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta opened in 1997 and features an atrium lobby, European-style furnishings and 99,000 square feet of office space. The hotel includes a 7,790-square-foot private spa and fitness center and two restaurants.
Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which is jointly owned by long-term shareholders Cascade Investment, Kingdom Holding Company and Triples Holdings, will continue to manage the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.
Saudi Billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Mr. Gates purchased a 95 percent stake in the Four Seasons chain in 2007 in a deal valued at $3.8 billion, according to Bloomberg.
Hotel chains in the U.S. are enjoying increased demand in the lodging industry. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., owned by Blackstone Group LP, filed to raise $1.25 billion in an initial public offering this month, Bloomberg reports.
Four Seasons has 92 properties in 38 countries, with more than 60 projects under development, according to the company.
Mr. Gates is showing interest in international property as well. Last month, he purchased a 6 percent stake in the Spanish construction company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas S.A., for 113.5 million euros ($156 million).