DX News Bits: Lil Wayne Signs Porcelain Black, Ja Rule Plans 2 Albums In 1 Day, Rev. Run Signs Watch Deal

posted March 19, 2011 11:55:00 AM CDT | 25 comments

DX News Bits: Lil Wayne Signs Porcelain Black, Ja Rule Plans 2 Albums In 1 Day, Rev. Run Signs Watch Deal

Young Money signs a new artist, Ja has big plans before heading back to prison, and Reverend Run expands his business portfolio.

Young Money head Lil Wayne his introduced his latest signing, 25-year-old glam-rocker Porcelain Black.

Wayne introduced the singer, born Alaina Beaton, during the first stop on his "I Am Music II" tour in Providence, Rhode Island this week, reports rap-up.com. Beaton is a Detroit native who formerly recorded with her rock band under the name Porcelain and the Tramps. She was previously signed to Virgin Records, and is now working with producer RedOne on her Universal Republic debut.

Her first single, "This is What Rock 'N' Roll Looks Like," features Wayne and is due on iTunes on March 29.

In other news, Ja Rule plans to drop two albums in one day, the day before he heads to prison for a two-year sentence.

The rapper plans on dropping Pain Is Love 2 and Renaissance Project both on June 7. The rapper dropped the news via Twitter:

Me and @iam7Aurelius making history AGAIN PIL2,R.P. both dropping June 7!!! I'm not playing wit y'all...8:55 AM March 18 via TwitBird

Finally, Rev. Run revealed via his Twitter account that he has signed a deal to launch his own line of watches with AZAD. The brand has been worn by artists such as 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Ice Cube in the past.

Signing major deal for a Rev Run watch line.. Shout out to AZAD... Sooo excited! Click Here --> http://twitpic.com/4ahdqt9:08 PM March 17 via Twitpic

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