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Dec 15, 2006

12*15*06 Update

DJ Clue Talks New Album, Core DJ/Young Buck Controversy

While Clue released The Professional's first two installments within two years, reports say he's been working on the third one for years now. Six years after his first offering, Clue is finally set to drop his third installment.

"It's not me, it's the artist, man," Clue told IHH regarding the reasons for his album's perpetual delay. "I don't rap. It's the artists. The artists got their own schedule. They got their own agenda. I had to do it when they can do it....unless I wanna just take any song."

Heads weren't aware of Clue's release date up until recently. But instead of blaming Def Jam's lack of promotion, the Queens, NY DJ plans to take matters into his own hands to ensure his product is promoted.

"I mean, every regime is different. I'll never depend on a label to work my record," Clue explained. "So it's like I depend on myself. You always gon' be your best form of promotion."

Clue alongside prominent DJs like Kay Slay recently phoned into a conference call to mediate an incident between Young Buck and BME's DJ Will. Conflicting reports have Buck harming Will after the DJ defiantly played The Game's "One Blood" twice before Buck took the stage at Atlanta,GA's Club Nocturnal. Clue informed that the incident seems close to a resolution.

"From what I hear it wasn't a real fight and I heard they was supposed to be working it out. I don't know how true it is, but I heard Will and Buck was actually on the phone talking," Clue revealed. "If they can get on the phone and talk about it, I think maybe it was just a misunderstanding more than Buck really trying to physically hurt him or something like that."

DJ Clue's The Professional Pt. 3 featuring guest appearances from Nas, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne, Diddy, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous and production by DJ Clue, Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz hits stores on December 19.

Beyonce Teams With Shakira, Speaks "Spanglish"

In preparation for the upcoming year, Beyonce has collaborated with Latin Grammy winner Shakira to release a slew of new songs and also plans on re-releasing her sophomore CD B'Day.

The re-release of B'Day will include several new songs such as the single "Beautiful Liar," a "Spanglish" duet with Shakira, and hits stores sometime in early '07 according to label sources. B also revealed in an interview with Spanish language television network Univision, that she has already recorded several tracks with Shakira. There is no word on when these songs will be released.

Rumor has it that B will also be recording an all Spanish CD next year. A Spanish language version of Beyonce's current hit single "Irreplaceable" recently leaked onto the internet.
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Forget Obama and Clinton, here's a much better presidential candidate

There's a better option for the '08 election

Forget Hillary and Barack. McCain? Nah. Newt, Guiliani, Edwards? Take a seat.

There's a much better candidate out there for president in 2008. I'm talking about none other than Jay-Z. Yes, that Jay-Z.

Jay is a little busy right now promoting his new album "Kingdom Come," and perhaps isn't able to put any thought into a potential run for the White House.

Not to worry: I've done the thinking for him and he's surprisingly overwhelmingly qualified. He's got intelligence, money management skills and a good plan for universal health care. OK, he'll have to work on that last one.

Here's a Top 10 list of reasons why Jay-Z would make a good president. H.O.V.A for the oval office '08!

10. He's stylish
Sure, it's superficial, but when's the last time we had a well-dressed president? J.F.K?
Jay looks polished every time he's out, which is a good thing for a politician. Plus, he's 6 feet 3 inches tall and would tower over diminutive dictators like Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Quite the intimidation factor, don't you think?

9. Foreign relations
Jay is a world traveler, so he knows the way of the land. Plus, he's already made friends with leaders like Prince Charles and other dignitaries through his work with the United Nations.Plus, he's tight with U2's Bono, who hasn't met a world leader he hasn't liked. Come to think of it, Bono would make a good vice president, if it weren't for that whole born in Ireland thing.

8. Fiscal management
According to various estimates, Jay is worth close to $300 million, so he certainly knows how to keep a good budget. Plus, he has C.E.O. experience (Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella records) and founded his own clothing line.He's also part owner of the New Jersey Nets. Managing the White House and the nation should be a cinch.

7. Social issues
He's passionate about several. Born in housing projects in Brooklyn, he certainly knows the plight of the working class poor. He's also into looking at fair trade practices, knows when to boycott Cristal and has joined with MTV to fight global water shortages.Certainly a Hurricane Katrina debacle would never happen under his watch.
6. A new presidential anthem
We all love "Hail to the Chief," but perhaps its time for a change. Maybe a rap? More sampling from "Annie"? The sky's the limit. Maybe he could even rap it himself when he enters a room. It'll save money: that presidential band doesn't come cheap.

5. A knack forspotting talent
Jay mentored Kanye West. West for secretary of state? And he's got a knack for spotting underground, offbeat talent like white British rapper Lady Sovereign. I'm sure he'd fill the cabinet with good choices.

4. War plans
He's been a part of many rap wars and handled many others during his time founding Roc-A-Fella. He could bring those skills to the world stage.

3. He likes to collaborate
He often does duets with other artists, like Linkin Park, and likes to work with others with his many business ventures. Could he reach across the aisle in a way Bush never could?
2. His name
His real name is Shawn Carter and we can't really have another President Carter, so doesn't President J or President Z sound really cool? It sounds futuristic. Bonus: it's easy to pronounce and spell. Hear that Ahmadinejad?!

1. Four wordsFirst Lady Beyoncé Knowles.

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Pastor Troy Arrested

Rapper Pastor Troy was arrested early this morning (Dec. 15) for an alleged probation violation. Pastor Troy, born Micah Levar Troy, was conducting an interview with on Hot 107.9 when someone called the police and alerted officials that he was wanted in Fayette County
Police confirmed the warrant and went to the Hot 107.9 studios around 9:00 am, where Troy, 29, was detained and arrested.

A spokeswoman for the Fayette Sheriff's office said that the Atlanta bred rapper is currently on probation for having no insurance and driving with a suspended license, but could not offer details about the reason behind today's arrest.


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12*15*06 update

'06 Digital Sales Totals Beat '05 By A Landslide

According to Nielsen SoundScan, in 2006, the sales of individually downloaded digital tracks are up more than 67% over the same period in 2005, accounting for more than 525 million digital downloads; already 173 million more than 2005's annual total.Historically digital downloads have dramatically increased year-over-year. In 2005, digital track sales reached 353 million; 150% higher than total track sales for all of 2004. In 2004, digital download track sales broke the 100 million mark with more than 140 million digital tracks sold.

In 2006 to date, 54 tracks have sold more than 500,000 units as opposed to only 22 tracks in all of 2005. None reached that sales mark in 2004.

Nielsen SoundScan tracks digital download sales from more than two dozen providers in the U.S. including every major digital music retailer. Nielsen SoundScan data coverage represents more than 95% of the digital music sales market.

Detroit Rapper Trick Trick Signs With G-Unit

Detroit based MC Trick Trick has signed a new deal with G-Unit Records and hopes to have his new album in stores July 2007. Trick was previously signed to Motown Records where he released "The People Vs..." and sold a sub-par 56,000 copies.

"They're not a good label for rap," says Trick to the Detroit Free Press. "They did some real stupid stuff with my album. They had me competing with people like Mary J. Blige and Jamie Foxx. And I had very little promotion. Motown Records didn't support my record like a real record label should support a real artist. So I requested a release and got it."

Trick has most of the material for the album already done, including a guest appearance from Eminem, with whom he collaborated on the 2005 hit single "Welcome to Detroit." He's also laid down tracks with 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, Ice Cube, WC, Young Jeezy, Kid Rock and has production work from Dr. Dre.

Young Jeezy On Pace To "Inspire" 325,000

Young Jeezy's new album, "The Inspiration", is on pace to sell 325,000 copies during its first week in stores and debut in the top 5 on Billboard.

The album is fueled by the lead singles "I Luv It" and "Bury Me A G" and is the follow-up to his commercially successful and critically acclaimed debut album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101" which featured the hits "And Then What" and "Soul Survivor".

Comedian Pleads No Contest to Gun Charge

Katt Williams has been sentenced to three years' probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm.
A judge also ordered Williams to pay restitution and gave him credit for the three days he spent in jail, Jane Robison, a district attorney spokeswoman, said Wednesday.
He was arrested November 6 at Los Angeles International Airport after a gun was found in his briefcase.

Armed Teenager Shot Dead By NYPD

New York police shot and killed an armed teenager after chasing him into a building lobby last night.

According to the Associated Press, 19 year-old Timur Person was standing with a group of men on Walton Avenue in the Bronx around 8 p.m. when four officers in a marked vehicle approached them. While the others escaped, Person was chased into the lobby, where he tussled with the police before he was shot.

Hector Suarez, who witnessed the shooting, claims that he heard police tell Person to let go of his weapon, and Person responded, "I'm giving you the gun," prior to being shot.
Witnesses reported that at least one officer shot Person at close range.
"He stood over his head and he just looked down at him and he just shot four times, one, two, three, four," Suarez said.

Person, who had a loaded .38-caliber semiautomatic and an extra clip in his possession, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Person's shooting marks the city's first fatal police shooting since officers killed Sean Bell on his wedding day last month in a barrage of 50 bullets.

Cash Money to sign Jadakiss?

That's the word according to Weezy F. Baby. During a recent interview, the self-proclaimed "king of New York" revealed that Cash Money and Jadakiss had been speaking about bringing the Yonkers lyricist to the New Orleans-based label. Are things that bad on D-Block?

If heads thought that Weezy's claims of being better than Jay-Z were blasphemous, they haven't heard anything yet. When asked if anyone besides Hov was close to being on his level, Weezy replied, "Juelz Santana." Keep in mind that Lil' Weasel was alternating between blunt pulls and cherry bites when he made the outrageous declaration. In other words, dude was high.

Monie Love and company challenge Hov.

The Philadelphia radio personality has been bringing the truth to the airwaves as of late. Only days after Young Jeezy stormed out of the statio

Love interviewed President Carter over the phone.

The interview began with Monie and company asking Hov about forgotten Roc-A-Fellers including Freeway, Peedi Peedi and Tieara-arra Marie. Well, close enough. Rather than admitting that miss Marie caught splinters from going wood with her debut album, Hov made it seem like both parties parted ways amicably. "We felt that she can grow better without us," Jay explained. "I stick to people even if they're not successful, I mean, look at my history." Ouch!

You may as well call The Roc minus Kanye and Sigel a bunch of bums. Jigga also wouldn't budge when asked about being a self-promoting CEO, claiming that Def Jam was second to none in breaking six acts in the last three years.


The grand opening of a new wine bar owned by Usher took place yesterday in Atlanta.
The Grape, located in Inman Park (two miles east of downtown Atlanta), opened its doors for a newspaper reporter earlier in the week as construction workers and employees were hustling to get things ready for its scheduled Thursday debut.

A Grape in New York is scheduled to follow in late 2007, and will reportedly coincide with the release of his new album. After Grape conquers the Big Apple, there are plans for its expansion out west into Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

Dec 14, 2006

Iverson Watch Update

According to
Heat coach and president Pat Riley said Wednesday night that he has a "level of interest" in Iverson, a four-time NBA scoring champion whom the 76ers are trying to trade, although it's unknown if Miami is actually involved in any serious talks with Philadelphia about making a deal.
If this trade somehow worked out, it would classify as another huge move for the Heat -- who won the NBA title last season, but are off to a 9-12 start this year after losing 99-89 to Phoenix on Wednesday. And there's some in the Miami locker room paying close attention to all the Iverson trade talk.

"He's that guy in the NBA," said Heat forward James Posey -- who could be included in any deal that sends Iverson to South Florida. "He's that All-Star who can fill up arenas and things like that. Everybody pays attention to that, and until it ends, everybody's going to stay tuned because everybody wants to know where he's going, what team's going to make that move."
Several deals have been rumored, but apparently nothing has worked to satisfy either Iverson -- who requested a trade last week -- or the 76ers.

"They're playing the field," Riley said. "That's what they should do."

A.I. waits.................

all i can say is if this trade goes thru, A.I. and D.wade in the back court. a scary combination.

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Diddy & Snoop Tour World

Two of the game’s vets and unlikely bed fellows are linking up for an overseas tour.

Snoop Dogg and Diddy are gearing up for an 18 city European run, which will hit nine different countries.

The tour kicks off March 12 in Norway and will also stop in Paris .

Both artists are riding high after releasing new albums.

Snoop’s eighth solo offering, Tha Blue Carpet Treatment was is garnering critical acclaim and Diddy’s latest, Press Play claimed the top spot on the Billboard 200, powered by the Nicole Scherzinger assisted, Come to Me.

Nas Having a Secret Show

Nas is having a secret concert next Monday (Dec 18) It goes down at Webster Hall in the NY and is hosted by Hot 97. You can get the tix here.

He also went on Hot 97 to talk with Ms. Jones early this morning. He talks about Jay, Jeezy, The South, and why hip hop is dead. Check out the interview here.

(People saying Hip Hop ain't Dead):"They don't know nothing, they just trying to immortailze themselves, they tryin to push their career faster then it should go. Thats why they are confused and frustrated and even insecure. I bring judgemnt day, Hip Hop is bigger then dudes on the red carpet thats finally famous. These guys are camera whores."

(The South beefing with the album title): "I meant to put some of these rappers in a frenzy, they needed me to shake it up. They should know I'm deeper than to single out one region of the United States, I wasn't talking about Atlanta ever. You getting money in Atlanta, you get money in Atlanta, you don't know nothing about me."
"Don't fear what you don't understand, I'm here for you, a lot of them don't understand and think its a blow to their lower I.Q."

(What do you mean by Hip Hop Is Dead): "There is not enough creativity, not enough love, we are monkeying around scrambling to get attention and disrespecting eachother . Beef is played out, thats not man busniness, if you a grown man you have to move on."

(Jim Jones)"No New York dude with a perm can really never say anything to me.Any of your homeboys have perms? Hes my brother at the end of the , thats my brother with a perm, with the s curl, the luster silk."

(50 Cent)"He got to put out some more work and show some diversity. I can predict everyting he about to say, thats why its not hot right now for him right now, hes a talented cat, but its not for him."

"If I see one of you New York dudes kiss another New York rapper, I'm moving to Russia."

"50 Cent needs to be there for Sean Bell, 50 Shots where is 50 Cent?"

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Irreplaceable No. 1 on Singles Charts

Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" continues its reign over the Hot 100 for a second week. The track is the tally's greatest airplay gainer for a sixth straight, the first to achieve that disinction since 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" in 2005. "Irreplaceable" also sits at No. 1 on the Pop 100 for a second week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third.Akon's "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg is No. 2 on the big chart for a second week. Another Akon hit, "Smack That" featuring Eminem, falls 3-4, while Fergie's "Fergalicious" flip-flops with it, climbing 4-3.

"My Love" by Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. keeps the No. 5 position warm for a second week. Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" rockets 12-6, a new peak, in its fifth week on the chart. Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up" slips 6-7 while Jim Jones' "We Fly High" ascends 10-8.

After a previous peak at No. 5, the Fray's "How To Save a Life" falls 7-9. "Shortie Like Mine" by Bow Wow featuring Chris Brown and Johnta Austin rounds out the top tier on the Hot 100, descending 9-10. Thirteen new tracks enter the Hot 100 this week, with Eminem, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Cashis' "You Don't Know" as the hot shot debut at No. 12 -- the highest ever Hot 100 debut for each artist. The Killers' "A Great Big Sled" featuring Toni Halliday, at No. 54, and Sarah McLachlan's "River," at No. 78, are the only two holiday-themed tracks new to the chart this week.

Other debuts include Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around" (No. 64), Jay-Z's "Lost One" featuring Crisette Michele (No. 66), Nas' "Hip-Hop Is Dead" featuring (No. 76), Blue October's "Into the Ocean" (No. 85) and T.I.'s "Top Back" (No. 88). On the Hot Latin Songs chart, Ricky Martin's "Tu Recuerdo" featuring La Mari replaces Mana's "Bendita Tu Luz" at No. 1, moving from No. 3. After 20 weeks on the chart, Sugarland's "Want To" climbs 2-1 on Hot Country Songs, dethroning Rascal Flatts' "My Wish."There are new leaders on Billboard's rock charts, as Incubus jumps 2-1 with "Anna Molly" on Modern Rock and Three Days Grace makes a similar climb on Mainstream Rock with "Pain." It's the third No. 1 on each chart for the respective artists.

12*14*06 Update

Proof Lives On, New CD Set To Hit Shelves Next Year

An album recorded by slain D12 member Proof is slated to be released next year via Detroit based Iron Fist Records.
According to Iron Fist president Cleveland Hurd, who recently spoke to The Detroit News, the album titled Time Will Tell, will feature eighteen tracks written and recorded by Proof during a 24-hour period in January 2006.
Hurd divulged that Proof was challenged by his friend, DJ Jewels Baby, to write and record an album in one day. The Iron Fist head also revealed he plans to premiere a film of the recording process at Detroit's Star Southfield on March 8 before releasing the album.
"The world was cheated," Hurd told The Detroit News. "They never got to see this side of [Proof]."
Time Will Tell was recorded at Jewels' home studio on Detroit's west side.
"It shows how serious Proof was about recording," explained Jewels , who claims they started recording at midnight and never slowed down. "As soon as he came in, he went to work, and he didn't stop until time was up."


I love New york promo

The time is finally upon us. VH1 has scheduled a premiere date for its highly-anticipated “Flavor of Love” spinoff that features season 1 and 2 contestant New York selecting a mate from a harem of eligible men.
“I Love New York” will debut Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. on the network, but folks with a broadband Internet connection can watch the full season premiere a week earlier, Jan. 2, on VSPOT at
In fact, VSPOT is currently running clips featuring some of the men who auditioned for the show. They’re available for viewing now at, and will premiere Dec. 18 on VH1 On Demand across various cable providers' VOD platforms.
A press release on “I Love New York” states: ‘Throughout the new series, cameras will follow these men as they try to win New York over with their physique, dating skills and bank accounts. These guys are flashy, bold and determined to get their woman -- at any cost. Coming along for the ride is her outspoken mom, Sister Patterson who will not be shy about who she likes and who she never wants to see again.”

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ok, I've had this song for a couple of days, but since everybody else posted it, I didnt wanna fall behind.

XXL Helping Relaunch Scratch Magazine

Hip-hop magazine XXL is relaunching Scratch, the two-year-old publication that highlights producers and DJs in the music industry. Elliott Wilson, XXL’s editor-in-chief, is helping oversee the magazine affiliate, and he has already appointed Brendan Frederick to run Scratch’s editorial staff.
The first issue of the new Scratch magazine hits newsstands on Feb. 6. Previous issues have included features on DJ Premier, Kanye West, Madlib, and Dr. Dre. Both XXL and Scratch are owned by Harris Publications, which also own King, SLAM, and Ride.

Ciara's Promise Video

ok, I know this aint exactly hip hop, but have you seen her in this video??? let me found out bow wow put her out there.

Dec 13, 2006

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/9/2006

This week proved to be an interesting one on the charts. While it was almost easily assumed that Eminem Presents The Re-Up would take the #1 spot, Ciara proved that nothing is for certain as Evolution beat out the Shady/Aftermath release for the top spot. Evolution sold just under 340k to edge out Eminem Presents The Re-Up, which clocked in at #2 with 308k sold. Lil Scrappy’s Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live couldn’t get enough G-Unit magic to make a difference on the top 10 as it lands quietly at #24 with 82k sold it its first week.

Elsewhere, Akon’s Konvicted proves to be the sleeper album of the winter by taking the #12 spot in its fourth week on the chart with another strong showing of 118k sold (676,702 sold overall). It pushed past Jay-Z’s Kingdom Come (#15 with 101k sold in week 3) although Jay is closing in on platinum with 923k sold overall. Game’s Doctor’s Advocate just can’t seem to catch up while landing at #42 this week with 49k sold (604k sold overall). Snoop and his Blue Carpet Treatment is holding steady at #28 this week with 69k sold as it closes in on gold status (424k sold to date)

While Ciara is holding it down for the women, Beyonce and Fergie prove that they are no slouches either as they punch in at #13 and #19 respectively. Beyonce’s B’Day pushed another 108k sold putting it at 1.6 million sold overall while Fergie’s Dutchess moved 92k units putting it at just under 805k sold in 12 weeks on the chart.

Next week it’s all about Young Jeezy, Ghostface and Black Ty.

Wayne and Baby on the cover of Ozones. sex issue.

Now if this aint some funny ish.(props to Eskay)


Jada Pinkett Smith reached deep into the pocket of her charity organization and pulled out a $1 million check for her high school alma mater, The Baltimore School for the Arts.

The Baltimore School for the Arts also announced Monday that it will name its new theater after Pinket Smith. The former “A Different World” star, however, wanted the theater named for her former classmate, the late Tupac Shakur, because of the friendship they developed at the school.

12*13*06 Update

Young Jeezy And Nas Squash Beef?

Young Jeezy beefing with Nas? Naw. The beef has come to an end, and their relationship has taken quite a surprising twist.

As we reported earlier, Jeezy went on a rant about how Hip-Hop is not dead in an interview last week. He also went on to claim Nas has no street credability.

Jeezy hit NY's Hot97 earlier this week to speak on the matter. He said he spoke with Nas and the two were able to settle differences.

Aside from this, a tour may be in the works, which will pair up various Def Jam MCs, including Jeezy and Nas.

Ludacris recently told MTV that he would love for this to happen.

"That needs to happen. If we can get Nas, Jeezy, myself, Fabolous, Rick Ross and Jay-Z all on the same tour, it would be unstoppable. I'm trying to make that happen," he said.

Jay on Barbara Walters

Hov was interviewed last night on ABC as part of Barbara Walter's 10 Most Fascinating People special.

Royaltys To Go Down For Songwriters & Music Publishers?

The RIAA believes that the current rate of royalties is "out of touch with reality" and feels it's time for the government to take action. The government hasn't adjusted the royalty rate since 1981 forcing music publishers, songwriters and labels to make their own deal. The RIAA cites that the rate changes are needed because the music industry has changed in the past 25 years.
According to the RIAA, though piracy runs rampant in the music industry, music publishers have seen a hike in royalties due to ringtones sales.

Iverson Watch

Where Will The Answer play???

OK in an attempt to diversify this blog i thought i would go over the whole A.I. deal. According to, A.I. recently vetoed a trade to the Charlotte Bobcats (can you blame him
So lets review the teams that are in the running..........
The Boston Celtics
This to me seems the best chance. The only thing i see Stopping this trade is the fact that the Celtics are in the same division. Paul Pierce is quite simply the truth!! Inside, outside, however you want it, Paulie will give it to you. Sounds Familiar? You can say the same about A.I. So put them together and they would become favorite to challenge the Heat for eastern conference champion. On top of all that a backcourt of Allen Iverson and Sebastian telfair would lead the league in broken ankles, easy.

Now this trade makes sense from the sixers stand point. They would move him out of the east, and they only have to play him twice a year, as oppose to the Celtics, they play them 4 times a year. Now here's where it gets tricky , the only way i can see this trade happening is if the timberwoles trade Kevin Garnett, if they did that it would put A.i, and K.G. . in the same situation he is now. Where he is by far the best player on the team, with no help in sight.
Now Here is the dark horse team. The hawks have the cap room, the young talent, and the fan base to pull this out. On top of all that don't forget that Mike Vick, Deangelo hall, and Jimmy williams, are from the same area as A.I. Im sure they would show him all the good spots to go to. The only bad thing is well the Hawks suck, so A.I. chances of getting a ring would be dead.

Now of course there are other teams in the running, like Sacramento, the Lakers, and Golden State. But I don't See any of those trades happening, to many variables. Can you really see A.I. Playing with Ron Artest?? or A.I. playing with Kobe??? I don't think so. As far as Golden state is concerned, the only players they have of value are Baron Davis and Jason richardson, and Frankly both of them don't equal 1 Allen Iverson, but who knows what will happen. You gotta remember this is the same team that traded Charles Barkley for Jeff Hornacek, Andrew Lang and Tim Perry.

Update: according to
The Sacramento Kings are removing themselves from the Allen Iverson sweepstakes. Kings co-owner Joe Maloof did not give details on why the once-interested team has backed out of the dealings.
"We're staying away," Maloof said in a telephone interview. "We're not going forward."
Some of the teams interested in the seven-time All-Star are the Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets, but there's no word yet on when a decision will be made on Iverson's future.
1 down 2 to go........

Dec 12, 2006

Mixtape of Week

POW! Radio, Volume 5: Pimpin' Pimpin'

Alongside 'Money Mike' aka. Katt Williams, the hip-hop comedian behind the HBO special "Pimp Chronicles," DJ Whoo Kid is back with his 5th edition of the POW! Radio mixtape.With Williams donning his pimp cane, coat and cap, this pimpadocious Pimpin' Pimpin' edition mixtape is only a taste of what you'll find on his upcoming album It's Pimpin' Pimpin'. Due out later in 2007, this hip-hop/comedy album was just picked up by The Diplomats/Diplomat Records for release.With a dose of hip-hop's hardest, Katt will have you rolling on this hilarious mixtape featuring tracks from 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg & Katt, Lil' Scrappy, Lloyd banks, Young Jeezy, Lil' Wayne, Young Buck & Tony Yayo, Obie Trice, Prodigy, Akon, Rick Ross, J.R. Writer & Busta Rhymes and more.

Track Listing
1- Katt Williams Intro
2 - Snoop Dogg feat. Katt Williams - All My Bitches
3 - Katt Williams feat. Snoop Dogg - Get Yo Mind Right
4 - Lloyd Banks - Get Yo Guns
5 - Young Buck feat. Tony Yayo - Off Parole
6 - Young Jeezy feat. T.I. - I Got Money
7 - Lloyd Banks - Born & Raised
8 - Young Jeezy - Bury Me A G
9 - Akon - Go Gangster
10 - Prodigy feat. 50 Cent - Don't Front (remix)
11 - Katt Williams - Bitch Nigga Skit
12 - Lil' Wayne - All Alone
13 - Young Jeezy - Go Getter
14 - Katt William feat. DJ Whoo Kid, Coach PR & Dan The Man - Killing Dan The Man
15 - Prodigy - Sit Alone
16 - Rick Ross feat. Triple CCCs - Mi Yayo
17 - Lil' Scrappy feat. 50 Cent - Niggas Wassup
18 - Obie Trice feat. Katt Williams - Please Believe It
19 - 50 Cent - Jimmy Crack Corn
20 - Mobb Deep - 7th Heaven
21 - Katt Williams - Freestyle
22 - Snoop Dogg - No He Didn't
23 - Ali Vegas - Glock On My Side
24 - Katt Williams - Dipset Skit
25 - J.R. Writer & Busta Rhymes - Put It Back In Motion
26 - John Lovitz - Freestyle
27 - Maino - My Life Is Like A Movie
28 - Katt Williams - Callin Out Walk Comedians Skit
29 - Katt Williams - Comedy Diss
30 - Prodigy - Return Of The Mac
31 - Katt Williams - Outro

You can buy this mixtape here

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Legal Wrestling Match Between DDP & Jay-Z Continues, Rocawear Added To Lawsuit

The legal wrestling match between wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and Jay-Z continues in court, as the wrestler has added Roc-A-Wear to a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit.
Diamond Dallas Page filed the original lawsuit in December of 2005 in Los Angeles Federal Court, claiming that Jay-Z's popular Roc-A-Fella diamond hand gesture was illegally adopted from his patented "Diamond Cutter" symbol.

Dec. 11, a federal judge granted a motion to add Rocawear, Roc Apparel Group LLC, Urban Menswear LLC and Rocawear Licensing LLC to the lawsuit, which seeks an injunction to prevent Jay-Z from using the symbol, as well as an unspecified amount of monetary damages.
Page decided to add Rocawear to the existing lawsuit, after he learned Jay-Z recently used the hand gesture to market and promote the Rocawear clothing line.

"Many athletes and celebrities also flashed the Diamond Cutter sports celebration move," states the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Federal Court. "In Game 6 of the 1998 NBA finals against the Chicago Bulls, Karl Malone, the Utah Jazz star basketball player, flashed the Diamond Cutter Trademark during the game and referred to the symbol as Plaintiff's hand sign. Similarly, former professional football player and Dallas Cowboy star running back, Herschel Walker used the Diamond Cutter Trademark after a 64 yard touchdown run and also acknowledged that it was Plaintiff's signature trademark."

Page, who is shooting the movie Gallow Walker in South Africa with Wesley Snipes, says that he used the symbol to promote his DDP character while working for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as early as 1996.

The wrestler used the hand gesture just before executing his signature finishing move in the ring, the "Diamond Cutter."
Due to the popularity of the hand gesture, Page used it in other business endeavors including a pair of inspirational products including the Yoga For Regular Guys DVD series and book, and an upcoming audio book titled Own Your Life.

B.G. Introduces Chopper City Boyz' Debut

New Orleans native B.G. will introduce The Chopper City Boyz' debut album We Got This on his Chopper City Records imprint this February.
B.G. has helped The Chopper City Boyz (Sniper, Hakim aka Hakizzle, VL Mike and Gar) develop a following by featuring the group on four of his last studio albums that were released through his Chopper City imprint, which is marketed and distributed by KOCH Records.

"After being in the game for 12 years, I'm introducing my new group," B.G. said in a statement. "The Chopper City Boyz are the next step in the Chopper City movement. Since the breakup of my super group, The Hot Boyz, there's been a lack of talented real Hip-Hop groups from the South. The Chopper City Boyz are gonna change all that."

The first single from the album is "Make Em Mad," which features The Chopper City Boyz and B.G. The single was produced by Mississippi producer and rapper, David Banner.
"I'm the s**t on the boards and this is the first part of my take over [on production]," David Banner told AHH of the single. "I'm sick of playing!"

As a member of Cash Money Records' group The Hot Boyz, B.G. helped usher in a new Southern sound in Hip-Hop along with former group members Lil' Wayne, Juvenile and Turk, who is serving 10 years behind bars for weapons charges stemming from a Jan. 2004 shootout with Memphis SWAT Team members.
During his stint as a member of The Hot Boyz, B.G. was featured on critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums like Get It How U Live (1997), Guerrilla Warfare (1999) and Let 'Em Burn (2003).
As a solo artist, B.G. had a massive hit with the single "Bling Bling," which was taken from his 1997 album Chopper City in the Ghetto. The term, which is slang for expensive jewelry, eventually made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary and Websters dictionary.
We Got This hits stores February 27th 2007. Below is the album's tracklisting:

1. Intro - Ziggy
2. Taking Over - Hakizzle, Sniper, VL Mike, Gar
3. Bounce - Hakizzle, VL Mike, Gar, Sniper
4. Make Em Mad - Hakizzle, Sniper, VL Mike, Gar feat. B.G.
5. Thoro Street Nigga - VL Mike, Sniper, Gar
6. It's Real - VL Mike
7. What I Like About Her - Hakizzle, Sniper, VL Mike, Gar, B.G.
8. Flatliners - Sniper, VL Mike & Gar
9. Chopper City - Gar
10. Never Had - VL Mike, Sniper & Gar feat. Mercedes
11. Knuckle Up - VL Mike, Sniper & Gar
12. Heart of a Killer - Sniper
13. I Can Do That - Gar feat. B.G. & Lady Dolla
14. Going On - Hakizzle, VL Mike feat. B.G.
15. Crucial Shit - Hakizzle
16. All We Got - Sniper & VL Mike
17. Shake Em Off - Gar, Sniper & VL Mike
18. All Eyes On Me - Gar feat B.G.
19. The Price Is Right - Hakizzle feat. B.G.

Bow Wow Surprises High School Students As Principal

Bow Wow surprised several high school students on Thursday (December 7) when he showed up to their high school as Principal for a Day." According to, the rapper performed at Schurr High School in Montebello, CA on last week, after students won a Power 106 (Los Angeles) radio station contest. One cheerleader was extra impressed, after the 19-year-old rapper pulled her on stage and serenaded her. The rapper also gave a pep talk to the school's football team, attended a breakfast, visited classrooms and made the morning announcements.

Lupe Fiasco Speaks On Next Album

Lupe Fiasco can get rappers as guests on tracks anyday. So, Fiasco has decided to challenge himself. Reports indicate that the Chi-Town MC will try his hand at getting Pink Floyd to appear on his next LP.

"I got my wish list on my last album so I made this one unattainable," he recently told Billboard of his first LP, which featured guests such as Jay-Z, Jill Scott, Pharrell Williams and more. "Now I want to work with Pink Floyd, or the remnants of Pink Floyd," he added.

While Lupe knows this is sure to be a difficult task, he's also confident that it could work. After all, this isn't the first time he's had to face this type of situation.

"'American Terrorist' wasn't going to be on the album, because we heard Chick Corea doesn't like hip-hop," Fiasco explained. "But we went the extra mile to make sure he heard the rest of the record and could see that there was no cursing, and that there was positivity. We were taking extra care with his work and not putting any garbage out there. It's that same approach with Floyd. I'm really serious!"

Fiasco's next LP, tentatively titled The Cool is sure to have some "intensity."

"Lyrically, it's going to be intense, but nothing is recorded as of yet."

Dame Dash Says He Doesn't Have Beef With Jay-Z Despite Alleged Dis

Damon Dash hasn't spoken to former best friend Jay-Z in a while, but he's definitely been listening to Jay's music. Dash says he doesn't know for sure but hopes the new Jigga track "Lost ones" isnt about their relationship.

While Jay hasn't verified that the first verse in the song is about Dame Dash, it's largely perceived that Hov is talking about the Roc-A-Fella breakup .

He raps: "I heard muthaf---ers saying they made Hov/ Made Hov say, 'OK, so make another Hov'/ N---as wasn't playing they day role/ So we parted ways like Ben and J. Lo."

On Friday evening at the offices of Damon Dash Enterprises, the Harlem native spoke out publicly for the first time about the song. Dash said he too thought the lyrics were about himself and Kareem "Biggs" Burke, who used to be the other third of the Roc-A-Fella brass."Me and Jay did too much together for me to have beef with him," Dash said. "If he was talking about me, I would be disappointed. I wish he would take me aside and tell me. That's what grown men do.

We done so much, for me to have beef with him would be crazy. It would make everything I did look corny. ... Guys like us don't talk about other guys on a track. We pull each other to the side and speak."I was just a little disappointed," Dame continued. "I don't feel nothing against him. I think it was a bad decision on his part. I would never air my laundry like that. It damages the history that we made. I got nothing bad to say about that man, just that scenario.

Could you imagine 10 years ago that Jay would be making a record about Dame Dash? I used to eat at his house for Thanksgiving. I know his mother, his whole family. I got no beef. We made way too much money together. I almost felt sorry for him. It's like he made an excuse for what he did. We used to have a lot of fun. The absence of Dame Dash is critical."

In last month's issue of XXL Magazine, Jay addressed the split by saying, "At the end of the day, when I look around and I know I'm on the side of right or what I believe is right in my heart ... sometimes you think you're doing right but you're not. But what you believe to be right in your heart, that's your truths. Then certain things happen that go even further then that, and you know you was right. The way people carry themselves after, it's like, 'Wow.' I wouldn't have did that. [He laughs.] A true friend wouldn't have done that."Dame also described the Roc-A-Fella breakup as being more personal than the loss of a partner."Well," he said, gathering his thoughts, "I looked at it as more like a loss of a friend. I didn't really care about the business. What we sold was our friendship. ... Again, it's a different age, we grew apart.

"Dash says he's grown apart from music as well and that he hasn't come across any new talent to make him want to jump back in the business. He recently started an urban-networking Web site called and of course is still focusing on movies and his number one hustle these days: fashion."I don't wanna be yelling all my life," he began to laugh. "How loud did I have to yell to say that Jay-Z was the man and the best rapper of all time? Nobody believed me until it happened 10 years later. You saw what happened when I brought Kanye over. ... I love music, but the people in the music don't wanna work. I know this. I'm in the fashion industry. I haven't had to shout for two years."

This report is from MTV News.


His wardrobe malfunctions have been famously intentional…(remember the buttless pants)…however, organizers of Super Bowl XLI in Miami have booked veteran musician Prince as the star headliner for its halftime show at Miami’s Dolphin Stadium.
His Royal Badness will take the stage on Feb. 4, midway through the NFL’s annual championship game between leaders of the NFC and AFC divisions.
The halftime show has been under a spotlight ever since Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during her performance in 2004. The brief flash led CBS to be fined by the FCC, and prompted a crackdown on indecency. The Rolling Stones were bleeped several times during their halftime performance this year in Detroit.
Prince’s Super Bowl gig was announced on the CBS sports show "NFL Today," three days after he received five nominations for the Grammy Awards.

Lil Wayne vs. Buck and Gillie

Word has it that G-Unit may have another signee soon. None other than Weezy's fave person Gillie Da Kid. Recently Young Buck told GDK he had an open invitation to roll with the UNIT so they could attack the common enemy: Cash Money Records. Gillie said he's actually more interested in signing with a big name record label, but he's impressed with a platinum selling artist like Buck reaching out to him since he's just on his way up.

And as for Wayne, he told Complex magazine in the upcoming issue that he isn't even seeing Buck right now. He said:

"I'm rich! I'm something to talk about. He should have been promoting his album."

Tha Dogg Pound Releasing New Album in February

Daz and Kurupt have been in the studio working on their next Dogg Pound album. The new album, Dogg Chit, is scheduled for a February, 2007 release. Daz Dillinger is executive-producing Dogg Chit, the follow-up to 2006’s reunion album, Cali Iz Active.Tracklisting: 01 Get Out My Way 02 I'll Bury Ya 03 Everybody 04 Anybody Killa Feat. The Game 05 More Murder 06 Vibe With A Pimp Feat. Snoop Dogg 07Can't Get Enough Feat. Too $hort 08 Thiz Gangsta Chit Iz Our'z 09 1 N 1 Out 10 Where U From Feat. Bad Azz 11 Throw Ya Hood Up 12 Good Day 13 Pull Ya Draws Down Feat. Snoop Dogg 14 Blast On Em Feat. Brother Lynch Hung 15 Bucc'm Feat. Snoop Dogg and RBX 16 Dat Aint My Baby 17 Blaze It Up Feat. G.Malone, Jayo Felony, B.G Knoccout and Dresta Snippets can be heard exclusively at

Tragedy Strikes Family Of Cash Moneys Williams Brothers

Tragedy has struck the family of Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams yesterday (Dec. 11) when their sister Tamara Williams, 26, was killed in a head-on collision in New Orleans.
Williams, who majored in psychology and was studying for a nursing degree, died when her 2006 Toyota Camry was struck by a motorist who was driving the wrong direction on a downtown boulevard.
She leaves behind a husband and three children. The other driver, Jason Williams, 30, is in a local hospital where he is in serious condition.
Tamara Williams was the youngest of six siblings

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Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West Over "Touch the Sky"

Legendary daredevil motorcycle stuntman Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Kanye West, claiming the Chicago rapper tarnished his image in the video for the hit single "Touch The Sky."
The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court, accuses Kanye West of trademark infringement and unauthorized use of the Evel Knievel image by using vulgar, sexual and racially questionable content.
Roc-A-Fella Records and "Touch the Sky" video director Chris Milk are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Knievel, 68, claims the video disgraced him and accuses Kanye West of ripping his image apart.
The video, which stars actress Pamela Anderson Lee, features Kanye West as a fictional stuntman named "Evel Kanyevel" attempting to jump a canyon. Evel Knievel's lawyer Richard Fee claims the video is a recreation of Knievel's failed attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in Western Wyoming in 1974.
"In my opinion, this video maybe reflects West and his way of life, but it's sure not mine," Knievel told the St. Petersburg Times. "I don't want my children or my grandchildren associated with this kind of thing...I want it stopped."

Knievel is also seeking royalties and an injunction to prevent Kanye West from using Evil Knievel's image in the future. The single and video for "Touch the Sky" are taken from West's triple platinum album, Late Registration.
West and the "Touch the Sky" video were subject of controversy last month at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The rapper burst onto the stage as Justice and Simian were being awarded Best Video and went into a tirade over losing in the category.
West later apologized to Justice and Simian for his antics.