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Jan 5, 2007

I can do anything I want

50 Cent is hooking up with Richard Greene, the author of my favorite books of all time, The 48 laws of war, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War, to write 50 Laws of Power, a hood version of The 48 Laws of Power. 50 is also releasing a brand of condoms and donating the proceeds to an as of yet unnamed HIV awareness program.

I'm interested in the book, just to read it and see what they can concoct together, but as far as the condoms, i don't think i can deal with G-unit rubbers.

(props to eskay for the info)

Daily Update 1*5*07

SAMUEL L. JACKSON TO PLAY JAMES BROWN?

Samuel L. Jackson is being tipped to play James Brown in a movie of the late soul legend's life.
The film was already in the early planning stages before Brown died of pneumonia on Christmas Day (25.12.06). He was 73.
Rumours are now rife that the film's director Spike Lee, whose past work includes 'Clockers' and 'Malcolm X', wants Jackson to play the part.
A source is quoted by Britain's Daily Express newspaper as saying: "The film of Brown's life had actually been planned for some time prior to his death. Filming is now expected to begin in 2008 and it's understood that Jackson is in pole position to land the role."
The as yet untitled movie will focus on all aspects of Brown's remarkable life, including his phenomenal music, his prominent role in the American civil rights movement and his turbulent private life.





Chi-thugs claim Buck's chain.

A few Chicago hoodlums popped up on YouTube earlier this week, claiming they jacked Young Buck's chain when he visited the Chi.
"It's Young Buck's chain. We robbed his ass. We took his bitch ass chain. We took him down," the alleged robber (who looks like GLC) boasted while holding a "YB" pendent. "You want your shit back, Buck? Come up with some money!" Yet to keep it funky, the chain doesn't really look like anything Buck has rocked or anything he would sport. view the video here






50 Cent "Ski Mask Way" Book Being Turned Into A Movie

Rapper/Actor turned author 50 Cent has told DJ Cipha Sounds that one of his new books, "Ski Mask Way", will be turned into a movie.50 said that the film would be completed before the end of 2007 and will see the light of day late '07/early '08.There is no word yet on whether this will be a theatrical release or a straight to DVD title but 50 himself is slated to appear in the film.50 Cent's new album, "Before I Self Destruct", is slated for release this Spring.

also here is "Young Interscopes" interview on howard stern Audio Link
props to whatspoppin.net





TYRESE ACCUSED OF PUNCHING PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND
It appears as if Tyrese has taken his favorite wife-beater tank tops a little too far.
According to TMZ.com, police are investigating reports of the chiseled singer-actor punching his pregnant girlfriend twice before taking off in his car.
Police sources tell the Web site that a woman claiming to be his live-in girlfriend said she was struck after the two began arguing around 5:30 a.m. at their Los Angeles home.
Paramedics were called to the residence after Tyrese allegedly punched the woman, who is three months pregnant, in the arm and thigh, then drove away from the scene.
Additionally, Tyrese was supposed to call Sacramento radio station KSFM 102.5 Thursday morning and plug his upcoming movie “Transformers,” but right before his scheduled interview, his reps called the station and said he was “missing in action.”

DMX Goes On Trial For Traffic Violations, Faces Jail Time

After missing two court dates in relation to an arrest this past June, DMX is going to trial.
X (born Earl Simmons) was arrested for driving at unreasonable speeds, making unsafe lane changes and driving without a license on June 2, 2006. The Yonkers, NY rapper faced City Court Judge Barbara Leak yesterday (January 4), confirming that he refused a plea bargain offered by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office last year and assured her that he would be in court for a pretrial hearing on March 6.
"You have to be here," Leak told X during the hearing.
X had a more than a few brushes with the law in 2006. He was ticketed for causing a car accident, was cited for carrying a concealed handgun outside a nightclub in Scottsdale, AZ and missed a court date-prompting a warrant to be issued for his arrest.
"I just want to get this over with as soon as possible," X told the Journal News. "I'm sure I'm the only individual with $25,000 bail on traffic violations."
If convicted X could will serve at most a year in prison and receive a $1000 fine.

1st must have album for 2007
1) "Love Rain" (Head Nod remix) featuring Mos Def
2) "Daydreamin'" featuring Lupe Fiasco
3) "Good Morning Heartache" featuring Chris Bott
4) "Said Enough" featuring the Isley Brothers
5) "One Time" featuring Eric Roberson
6) "Let Me" featuring Sergio Mendes and will.i.am
7) "8 Minutes to Sunrise" featuring Common
8) "Funky for You" featuring Common and Bilal
9) "Sometime I Wonder" featuring Darius Rucker
10) "Slide" featuring Jeff Bradshaw
11) "The Rain" featuring Will Smith

12) "God Bless the Child" featuring Al Jarreau and George Benson
13) "Kingdom Come" featuring Kirk Franklin
14) "Love Rain" featuring Mos Def

if you into the whole neo-soul thing, you need to get this album, i gotta admit for all my thuggery, you cant listen to dmx at 8 am on sunday morning. this is the alternative, something laid back. Besides you should always keep a r&b c.d. in your disc changer for the females.

(props to Rizoh for the info)
Mark your calendars.January 30th it is.


Will Smith for President. Smith 2016?
Regardless of the date, a Smith presidential campaign apparently isn't that far fetched. The rapper tuned actor recently revealed that he honestly believed he could become the United States' first Black president. "A few years ago I said I honestly believe I could be President of the United States. Now, there were probably political experts that laughed. But put me on a lie detector right now and I positively believe I could be President," Smith told Yahoo News. Well, the establishment does seem to love his big ears.




Lupe Fiasco Wastes No Time, Planning Follow Up
1st & 15th/Atlantic Records recording artist Lupe Fiasco lifts a song title from his highly praised debut for it's follow up, 'The Cool,' tentatively set for a summer release. "There's gonna be a lot of setup and a lot of pre-production on this album, so it's gonna be in pieces," said Lupe. His long awaited September debut,' Food & Liquor,' fell victim to street and online bootleggers last spring, so he reportedly plans on laying the blueprint for 'The Cool' and recording the bulk of material in about a week to avoid a leak. Lupe’s sophomore opus reportedly will not feature big names like Jay-Z, Jill Scott and The Neptunes; most production work will be handled by 1st & 15th's in house staff. The emcee also says he'll show off a new perspective this time around. "Jay-Z's assistant, she pulled me aside at the GQ Men of the Year thing and she was like, 'Now I know you're in the process of rebuilding,' said Lupe, who reportedly hasn't written a rhyme in months and has temporarily tuned out the Internet. "You gave everything that you had. So now you got to take the experiences that you had throughout this process; putting out the album and traveling, doing all this stuff. And now you got to tell those stories.' So it's a whole 'nother side that people are about to see, [more] experienced." Besides depicting his own worldly excursions, Lupe wants to fill out some of the characters he says many fans may have overlooked on 'Food & Liquor.' "People are gonna see it and be like, 'Wow, ain't that the dude from this song?," he said. "I'm building concepts now for the album. This album is gonna be a bit more streamlined and a little bit more focused, I guess you could say." However, the jazz and cartoon influenced writer does not want to make 'The cool' a "full-on story about somebody else." "I been wrestling with how to make the concept about what I want to make the album about fit but still have enough room…where you still get all the ' what I think are — necessary ingredients to do a good, good album," he says. Lupe is up for three Grammy awards in 2007, including "Best Rap Song" for his skate anthem "Kick, Push," and is one of GQ's 2006 Men of the Year.

Snoop Dogg Sued Over Reality Series

New York-based Natural Resources Media & Technology Group has filed suit against the rapper's Snoop Youth Football League Foundation, alleging the foundation made a deal for a reality television series chronicling Snoop's involvement in the league in violation of a pre-existing deal with 20th Century Fox to develop a similar feature film.According to the complaint, filed last week in New York Supreme Court, the June deal purportedly gave Natural Resources exclusive pay-per-view, cable, home video and other video footage rights for the league in exchange for raising and providing more than $100,000 for the production and splitting revenue with the foundation.But when Fox got wind of the planned production, its sent a letter to the parties involved -- which include Maryland-based production company TV One, Beverly Hills- based Strange Fruit Film and TV, and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Axcess Sports & Entertainment -- informing them of Fox's "exclusive rights to portray Snoop in any motion picture or television project or other production based on Snoop's involvement with his sons' football teams and leagues."
Fox is currently developing a feature entitled "Coach Snoop" with screenwriters Mark Gibson and Philip Halprin. "Fox already has made a huge investment in our project and if you continue to move forward with your television project in violation of Fox's rights, it will severely impact the viability of our theatrical motion picture," Michael Ross, Fox's senior vp legal affairs, wrote in a letter dated October 13.
Natural Resources alleges production on the show, which was to feature the on- and off-the-field activities of Snoop and his 9- to 12-year-old players leading up to the "Snooperbowl," a championship game planned to coincide with Super Bowl XLI, was halted immediately and the "parties with whom plaintiff had contracted for the recording and broadcasting of the event withdrew from their agreements and ceased recording the events," according to the complaint.Natural Resources, run by Corey Simmons, alleges it informed Snoop after receiving Fox's letter that he was in breach of the contract by failing to own the rights the foundation had licensed. "They did not respond to our request that they cure the breach," said the plaintiff's attorney, Rochester, N.Y.-based sole practitioner Bradley Rosen. Fox is not named as a defendant.The rapper's attorney on the case, Donald Etra, did not respond to requests for comment.The complaint alleges a single cause of action for breach of contract and seeks $250,000 in damages plus attorney's fees.

Jan 4, 2007

Daily Update2 1*4*07

Styles P Refuses To Press Charges Against Truck Driver

Rapper Styles P is recuperating from an incident during a traffic incident in upstate New York on Dec. 23 and is refusing to press charges against the driver of a truck that rammed the rapper, breaking his leg.
Styles P., born David Styles, was driving his 2003 Mercedez-Benz on Saw Mill River Road in upstate New York, when he was cut off by 50-year-old John Henson, of Connecticut.
The
rapper
exited his vehicle and threw napkins at Henson's truck. When Henson appeared in Town Court on Tuesdsay (Jan. 2), he explained that the entire ordeal was an accident.
"I didn't know if he had a gun or something else he was going to throw at me," Henson said, adding that he feared for his safety and was "all shook up" as he attempted to drive away.
Henson, who has five children, was charged with second-degree assault. He spent Christmas day in jail and was released when he posted $1500 bail.
He said he was suspended from his trucking job over the incident and is currently falling behind on his mortgage.
Sources stated that certain officials in the
City
of Greenburgh are appalled that the rapper is refusing to press charges against Henson's intentional act of violence.
Henson's next court date was slated for Jan. 26.
Styles P. was forced to cancel a series of scheduled
concerts to promote his critically acclaimed album, Time Is Money, which hit stores Dec. 19. The rapper's concert dates will be filled by fellow Lox members Sheek Louch and Jadakiss.

Source:ahh

Jay-Z Moves On Up, NY Condo Up For Sale
The $40,000-a-month New York condominium that rap mogul Jay-Z has been renting since September 2005 is currently under contract to be sold.
According to the New York Post, the 4,800-square-foot Time Warner Center luxury condo where the Brooklyn-born rapper resides is listed as under contract through the Corcoran Group real estate firm and expected to sell for $27 million.
The 76th floor pad features four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, twelve foot ceilings, a library, formal dinging room and one of a limited number of private terraces in the structure. Jigga's soon to be former digs also conveniently offers a view of Beyonce's nearby crib, across the park at One Beacon Court.
In 2004, Hov purchased a $6.85 million Tribeca penthouse on Hudson Street, however the "best rapper alive" has been shelling out dough for his five figure Time Warner Center rental while his own home is being renovated.
Jay-Z's landlord, owner Michael Hirtenstein, is currently traveling in Europe and was unable to offer his comments on the sale. Hirtenstein, a major telecom executive, purchased the high-end property for $15.7 million in December of 2004; when in New York he resides in a spread nearby at the Park Imperial - just floors above another big name in hip-hop -- Sean "Diddy" Combs.
There's no word yet on where "home sweet home" will be for Hov once the sale goes through.

source:sohh

Gospel singer in unlikely pairing with Jay-Z

It was after church on a Sunday, and Chrisette Michele had God and hip-hop on her mind.

The 23-year-old Long Islander was on her way to a studio to write and record the hook for "Lost One," the first single off Jay-Z's recent No. 1 album "Kingdom Come." She hadn't heard the rest of the song yet, but the deacon's daughter wondered if it might be too explicit for her strong moral code.

"I was preparing in my head how I would say, 'I'm sorry, I can't do this,"' says the singer-songwriter of her meeting with the hip-hop mogul.

But after Jay-Z played the track, which deals with commitment, friendship and death, "I looked at him and said, 'Yo, this song is spiritual.' This song is about self-respect." Chrisette pauses for a moment. "He's a preacher."

That's quite a statement for someone with a family full of clergy, who led the gospel choir in high school and college but never got a CD until she was 17.



She also has a neverending stream of songs in her head that she attributes at least in part to attention-deficit disorder, a condition that she calls "a gift."

But it wasn't until the day a high school track coach stopped her in the hallway Chrisette had been jogging down the corridor singing that her artistic fate was sealed. The coach gave her a CD of Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz' "The Girl from Ipanema," a song that would establish her love for mixing jazz melodies with what she grew up with: gospel vocals and hip-hop beats.

"I went up to my jazz teacher in school, and said, 'I need you to give me some more of that,"' she says, recalling the discovery of a cabinet full of classic jazz music. "Every day after that, at lunch period, I would go into the piano room and practice those songs."

With Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday as newfound heroes, Chrisette went on to major in music at 5 Towns College. A show at New York City's Village Underground led to opening gigs for India. Arie, and eventually a contract with Island Def Jam (Jay-Z is president and CEO of its Def Jam Recordings unit). "Lost One," her collaboration with Jay-Z, has been climbing Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot 100 charts, where it now stands at No. 19 and No. 60, respectively.

Chrisette, who is finishing up her own album on Island Def Jam, was featured on the Heineken Red Star Soul tour this fall and performed onstage with Jay-Z at his Radio City concert.

She also wrote and sang hooks on Nas' album "Hip-Hop Is Dead," including on single "Can't Forget About You," a nostalgic reminiscence that's bubbling under the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart.

Being on Nas' album had particular significance for Chrisette, whose mother was raised in the same Queensbridge housing project as the rapper.

Childhood memories of her own, particularly of the homeless women and girls her family took into their home, inspired her own album. Themes include self-esteem, commitment, and abstinence.

"I don't want to come off preachy, but I'm not afraid to be a Christian in this industry and to really believe what I believe in," says Chrisette, a stance made easier to take with respectful and respected artists like Nas and Jay-Z behind her.

"He curses," she says of the latter, smiling audibly. "He didn't say the curses when I was in the room, but he curses. But that's okay."

Source:yahoo news
Props to Eskay

Buck The World

Here is the cover art and "supposed" partial tracklist for Buck's new album....


"Nobody Worries" (w/ Lloyd Banks & Prodigy)
"If You Want Some" (w/ Jazze Pha)
"Do It Myself"
"Do Wrong" (w/ Kokane)
"4 Kingz" (w/ Young Jeezy, T.I. & Jazze Pha)
"Paid The Cost"
"Don't F**k It Up" (w/ T.I., B.G. & Young Jeezy)
"Ride With Me" (w/ Lloyd Banks & 50 Cent)


Looks Promising..........

You make The call


According to hhnlive, The next single fron Nas's landmark album is scheduled to be "Black Republicans" feat. Jay-z. i personally think the next single should be "Let there be light' feat Tre Williams. Now while i can understand the significance of a Nas and Jay-z video, From a business standpoint "Let there Be light would" would be the next logical single. It is a great song, its radio friendly and on top of that is would introduce the world to Tre Williams, who is the 1st artist on Nas's Label The Jones Experience. (which by the way is a wack name for a label) But I'm going to let you, my public decide. So you make the Call................

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Busta Rhymes Turns Himself In, Appears In Court Today
Fresh off his arrival from a goodwill trip to Angola, Busta Rhymes turned himself in to New York City authorities to face assault charges last night (January 3).
As previously reported, police sought Busta (born Trevor Smith) earlier this week following allegations brought by a driver employed by the rapper. 39-year-old Eddie Hatchett filed a police complaint claiming that he was attacked by Busta at his lower Manhattan office building on December 26, after Hatchett approached him about money he says he was owed. According to Associated Press reports, the driver was treated at a hospital after allegedly being punched in the face and kicked by the rapper
.
Rhymes was in Angola when the charges were levied, but the AP has reported that since returning to New York, Rhymes has turned himself in at a Manhattan police station and been booked for a misdemeanor assault charge. Lt. John Grimpel told AP reporters that Rhymes was scheduled to be taken to court today (January 4).
In related news, according to the Angola Press, Rhymes was in Luanda, Angola earlier this week at the invitation of the Casa Blanca show promotions company along with singer Akon. In addition to performing, the entertainers visited a children's shelter Tuesday, donating used clothes and $15,000.


Producer/Director Chris Stokes To Launch Upscale Clothing Line
Veteran film director and music producer, Christopher Stokes -- who has also managed top musical acts such as Marques Houston, Brandy and Omarion -- recently revealed that he will launch a high-end, contemporary streetwear fashion line called Christopher Brian Apparel."I created the line, after years of perfecting an intricate eye for style through studying design and browsing countless lines worldwide," said Stokes. "Christopher Brian Apparel is 'the brand for the million dollar man,' with only the use of the finest quality of wool, cashmere, and lamb skin leather. The line is fresh yet timeless, and will truly please customers in search of an exclusive fit and a comparable price tag to that of other high end fashion houses."The line will debut the fall 2007 collection of Christopher Brian Apparel between February 13-16, 2007 in Las Vegas at MAGIC Marketplace, a fashion industry trade event that attracts everyone within the fashion industry. The line will include sleek sunglasses in 2007, and in 2008 will unveil a line of both men and women’s' clothing and accessories, which will be exclusively available exclusively the first year to upscale specialty retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Barney's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.Stokes also recently signed celebrity wardrobe stylist, Kim Kardashian, to lead a multimillion dollar ad campaign. She will also serve as the spokesmodel, and will promote the women's line of the Christopher Brian Apparel brand, via advertisements throughout 2007."Kim was chosen because her keen sense of fashion aligns perfectly with Christopher Brian Apparel," explained Stokes. "She styles some of Hollywood's elite stars because of her ability to create amazingly smart fashion pairings. It is a partnership that I believe will lead this brand into the future."

FINALLY He's G-Unit???
I doubt that anyone in cares but word is Shade45 has announced that Ma$e has officially left Bad Boy. Diddy got what he wanted out of Ma$e and just released him...according to Shade 45. 50 might finally bring Ma$e over to G-Unit like he wanted. The question is, after going though so much of a hassle, does 50 still want him?








Slim Thug, Boss Hogg Outlawz Preparing To Serve & Collect

Slim Thug and the Boss Hogg Outlawz have joined forces for a new album, "Serve & Collect," due Feb. 27 via Koch. The 17-track set features Thug alongside Hoyz N Blue members PJ Tha Rap Hustla, Sir Daily, Chris Ward and Killa Kyleon. Also featured are J-Dawg and Young Black. Meanwhile, Slim Thug is also working on the follow-up to his 2005 debut, "Already Platinum," which opened at No. 2 on The Billboard 200.






Pharoahe Monch Draws His Guns

Pharoahe Monch told fans today on his website, gundraws.com, that with his new video Gun Draws he wants to educate.
"We have undoubtedly become desensitized to death thru senseless violence, whether perpetrated by or committed against us. This is my effort to help awaken the unconscious and nourish the youth."
Monch is working with the group, Guns for Cameras, which aims to take the guns out of childrens' hands and replace the guns with video cameras for them to document their lives.
In a recent interview with Hip Hop Connection, Monch said of the song and video, "I've seen people get shot in the head, that was sitting, like, two people away from me. I've grew up in the hood, so I have the liberty to write about those visuals that I've seen: people with holes in their head, and going to funerals of people with holes in their head, and family members and friends of mine?"
When asked why he decided to make a song reminiscent of the Organized Konfusion song, Stray Bullet, he said, "That was just beat-driven. I didn't have any intention of doing it at first. Denaun (Porter of D12) gave me the beat and he had the chorus on there. I'm sure for him, he saw another vision, but I was like, 'I love this beat, but I can't talk about guns, because that's not me.' I think this shit is hard as fuck, but it's not gun-toting and I haven't shot anybody, and, so?"
He added that guns in the US are ultimately too accessible, saying "Billions of dollars are spent yearly on the manufacturing of weapons, and consequently those weapons need to be sold or paid for by someone. History has shown wars have solved nothing and only caused more war, but it is during war that countries need weapons so sometimes even wars are manufactured. Gun control is more a global issue than a hood issue but let's examine the similarities?"


see the video here:



Here is the Trailer for Alicia Keys and Common's new Movie; Smokin Aces







LL Cool J Drops Jewels, Heads On National Book Tour

Hip-Hop veteran LL Cool J is set to embark on a book tour to promote the release of his new work out book, "LL Cool J's Platinum Workout"
The book, which was released last month, was a collaboration with his long time trainer Dave "Scooter" Honig and features the hard-bodied LL sharing his personal workout and nutrition regiments. The book promises to "build muscle and burn fat" and allows readers the option of following either the "bronze," "silver," "gold" or "platinum" work out plans according to how much time and energy they are willing to devote to the program.
The guide also features photos of LL himself demonstrating the proper way to do the exercises as well as recipes and meal planning for those who are looking to lose weight.
The Queens-bred icon has also set out on a two-week promotional tour and book signing which began yesterday (January 3) at Barnes and Nobles bookstore on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The platinum-selling MC will continue the tour until January 13 where he will wrap it up with appearances in Chicago.
Here is a list of remaining book-signing appearances:


January 6, 2007 2:00 p.m. ET
Borders Music and Books
80-16 Cooper Avenue
Suite 3-101
Glendale, NY


January 9, 2007 7:00 p.m. PT
Borders Music and Books Century City
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA


January 10, 2007 7:30 p.m. PT
Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA


January 11, 2007 7:00 p.m. PT
Barnes & Noble
98 Broadway
Oakland, CA


January 12, 2007 7:00 p.m. CT
Borders Music and Books
830 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL


January 13, 2007 Exact Time TBA
Wal-Mark
2500 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
EXACT ARRIVAL TIME TBA
EXACT APPEARANCE/BOOKSIGNING TIME TBA
Dusable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th pl
Chicago, IL


Omarion Tops The Charts, Nas Holds Down NY, Young Jeezy Steps Up

In this week's Hip-Hop Charts, Omarion tops the charts, Nas holds it down, and Young Jeezy steps up.
Debuting on the Hip-Hop Charts this week at No. 1 is Omarion. The second solo effort from the former B2K member, entitled 21, has finally been released after two hit singles. The summer-time jam "Entourage" and the wintery "Ice Box" has helped Omarion to bag 119,000 copies.
Making a slight shift on the charts is Nas, coming in at No. 4. "Hip-Hop is Dead," Nas' Def Jam debut, is still putting in work as this week's numbers have rounded off at 101,100. It looks like week #2 is bringing Nasir closer to official gold status, with 457,000 units sold thus far.
Catching a come-up this week is Young Jeezy, coming in at No. 5. After an amazing step-up on the charts, compared to his No. 18 position last week, "I Luv It" and the R. Kelly assisted "Go Getta" seems to be ringing in the sales, with 630,200 discs sold in total. The week-in numbers have finished off at 91,800.
Coming in at No. 7 is Eminem and company. This week, the latest effort from Em and his Shady camp has finished at 84,000, bringing the total to 697,300 after 4 weeks going.
Taking the No. 21 seat this week is Jay-Z. The platinum LP is still getting it in, as the total sits tight at 1,206,800. This week, Hova has made off with 60,900 copies.
Tumbling face-flat on the charts is Bow Wow, coming in at No. 23. After last week's entrance at No. 6, sales have numbed to 57,100 in his second week. "Shorty Like Mine," the lead single, seems to be losing its clout, but has still helped to bring The Price of Fame to 319,000 after 2 weeks.
Making a turn-around on the Hip-Hop Charts is Snoop Dogg, coming in at No. 26. After hitting up No. 38 last week, Blue Carpet Treatment has stepped its game up considerably, moving 49,900 units and bringing the total to 636,800 after 6 weeks on the charts.
Trying to bring it back this week is The Game, ranking in at No. 35. After a slight absence in the rap race, it appears as if The Game is all about his business, with 40,400 copies sold this week. It's been 7 weeks, and the Cali rapper is still aiming for platinum status, with 751,700 discs sold to date.
Changing faces, Akon does the game greasy, Justin Timberlake puts in work, Ciara holds on tight, Beyonce is still holding her spot, and Fergie follows close behind. Coming in at No. 2 on the Charts is Akon. After sitting tight at No. 10 last week, Akon has made his way back to the top, bringing in 1,158,000 CDs after 6 weeks. The week-in total reads off at 112,300. Taking the No. 8 seat is JT. His total reads off at 2,377,100, with 82,700 units sold this week. Hitting up No. 9 is Ciara. The ATL R&B singer is still pushing weight for the Evolution, with 79,100 discs sold. The total for her sophomore LP stands tall at 802,400 after 4 weeks on the go. Holding on to the top of musical competition this week is Beyonce, holding down No. 12. The double-platinum effort from the Houston singer is still pushing strong, with 2,010,300 copies sold. This week, "B" has banged it out with 67,000 units moved. Coming in at No. 17 this week is Fergie. Dutchess has managed to hit up 63,000 CDs this week, bringing the total to 1,206,700.
Next week look for Nas and Young Jeezy to compete for top slots.

Jan 3, 2007

I Love New York Online


You can watch the first episode of the Flavor of Love spinoff online at VH1.
(props to realtalkny)

When Keeping it real goes wrong......

Ill. Senator Barack Obama is keeping it real… and it may come back to haunt him as he ascends the political ladder.

In a memoir written before his political aspirations began, Obama admits to marijuana use and even labels himself a “junkie.”

"Junkie. Pothead. That's where I'd been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I was out of my mind," according to a report from The Post. Those words appear in Obama’s “Dreams From My Father”, a piece written in his 30’s.

Obama is now 45-years-old.

In another drug related news bit, Obama has also admitted, via another book to using cocaine at one time.

While many politicians have been hindered by telling too much of the truth, Obama believes that America is ready for a politician who is open and honest.

"I believe what the country is looking for is someone who is open, honest and candid about themselves rather than someone who seems endlessly driven by polls or focus groups," said Robert Gibbs, Obama's spokesman.



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Styles P Off Interscope

Now at first I heard Styles P was dropped from Interscope. That was the main reason for the poor promotion. I believed it becuz if you didn't know fiddy runs Interscope. But some people hit me up to inform me that Styles came on Sucker Free to officially announce that he is officially off of Interscope. He left, he didn't get dropped!....righttttttt. NEways Styles claimed that he wasn't being treated fair and doesn't want his album to be delayed over and over again. He also let it be known that he was going independent. In related news, there's a rumor flying around that Styles P & Jada are gearing up another diss aimed at 50 Cent & the G Unit camp to celebrate Styles now being off Interscope.




Source:hhlive

Nelly Is Not Engaged

Nelly is still among the rappers in the world of single celebrities.
Over the holiday break, rumors spread that the St. Louis rapper had been engaged to girlfriend Ashanti, but the rapper has dispelled the notion.
Nelly and Ashanti are not headed to the wedding altar, a publicist at Universal Records told AHH.com on behalf of the artist.
The pair were supposedly engaged over the Christmas holiday according to a number of blogs and rumor sites.
While there are no upcoming nuptials, Nelly is working on his next album that will have him working with "some surprising people."
In addition to his own career, Nelly is also guiding the path of a young soul singer named Avery Storm.
Nelly's unnamed sixth album is expected to drop later this year.




Source:ahh


"Before I Self Destruct" Tracklist

I really don't believe this list either...It's kinda early plus I doubt the LL Cool J Freeze remix would ever touch a 50 album but stranger things have come from Fiddy so.....



"Intro"
"Write It Up"
"Small Changes" (Feat. Jay-Z)
"The Power"
"Before I Self Destruct"


"Danger" (Feat. Lloyd Banks & Young Buck)

What Moves You" (Feat. Eminem)
"One Choice"
"Timeline" (Feat. Ludacris)
"Still Crushin'" (Feat. Bun B)
"Classy"
"Aftermathmatics" (Feat. Eminem & Dr. Dre)
"Tease Me"
"Freeze" (Feat. Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks & Young Buck)
"My Respect"
"Playin' Around" (Feat. Chamillionaire)
"Very Real"
"Life and Death"
"Outro (Cleanin' Up)" (Feat. D12)
"f*ck Off
Source: hhlive


Nelly Donates Clothes To N.O. Women

Nelly and his women's clothing line, Apple Bottoms, spread cheer this past holiday season by donating clothes to woman affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana native Daphne LaSalle, winner of the Apple Bottoms' model search 2006 distributed Apple Bottoms outerwear and apparel to the women and children at the Allie Mae Multi Service Center, an organization that provides shelter to women and their children who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina.

source:whatspoppin









New Cover of Vibe....

























i know i dont need to say this but, Bow Wow, you F*cked up


Chris Brown & Akon Working With Michael Jackson

Chris Brown's dreams of working with his idol, Michael Jackson, may soon be realized as the two are in talks to collaborate on Jackson's forthcoming studio album.
"We got a chance to meet at the World Music Awards and we're talking to his management about when we can set up a date to be working on his album," Brown told Billboard. "It would be an honor and a blessing for me to work with my idol. He's one of the reasons I do my music."
Brown recently performed Jackson's now legendary hit, "Thriller," in tribute to the King of Pop at the 2006 World Music Awards.
Usher, another long-time admirer, may also be added to Jackson's laundry list of potential collaborators which also include Akon and G-Unit affiliate DJ Whoo Kid.
"We actually spoke about doing something, but nothing more than a conversation. It was for his project," Usher told KIIS FM host Ryan Seacrest.
As previously reported, Jackson's as yet untitled set is due out later this year on Two Seas Records and is expected to include production from will.i.am, who incidentally is nominated for a Grammy for producer of the year.
source:sohh

Damon Dash's New Clothes...
Word in the industry and from some of my good friends/sources is Dame Dash has found some new money in the fashion scene. Supposedly Dame is looking to launch a new "Damon Dash" formal wear collection. No I'm not talking about the "CEO'S" brand that came out earlier, from what I hear it's already on the streets but people just haven't noticed. Some of the users off of Dash's new site BlockSavvy.com have received a sneak peek of the new brand and Damon has been testing the brand in the streets. Big ups to Dame! He could have gone along with the beef with Jimmy Ones but instead, he's making that money. Real Talk.






source:ahh


50 Cent Will Be Signing Books In NYC This Thursday

50 Cent has a new line of books coming out called, "Hip Hop Novellas," as part of his G-unit books imprint. Titles for his new books are, "The Ski Mask Way," "Death Before Dishonor," and "Baby Brother." For those wishing to attend:
To ensure 50 Cent, Nikki Turner and K. Elliott have the opportunity to meet as many customers as possible, no photographs are allowed. No memorabilia, CDs, periodicals, or books about or by 50 Cent, with the exception of G-Unit Books, will be signed by 50 Cent.Beginning Thursday, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m., wristbands will be given out to customers who have purchased copies of G-Unit Books. There is a limit of up to five autographed copies of any G-Unit Books per wristband. Wristbands will be given out on a first come, first served basis and will offer customers a place in line, but do not guarantee a chance to meet the authors. Copies of the book are available for purchase at Borders stores.















props to realtalkny for the song
Throw some d's remix feat rick ross and game

Jan 2, 2007

Eye Candy week 1 part 2 *Maliah*






Think you got what it takes to be Eye Candy?
Send your pic to L at ImHipHopNews@gmail.com
each week I will pick a winner and post her best pics on line
So here is your chance to get seen by the world. Good luck
winners will be notified by email. All pics will become property of
Imhiphop.

Mixtape of the week

ok normally for the mixtape of week i try to post something with alot of exclusives, something full of songs you have never heard of before. Unfortunately there is a great lack of those out this week. So i just decided to post the best mixtape i could find which is
Nas: The Passion Of Hip-Hop
i've been on my Nas shit latley huh??


Hip-Hop's Disciple Stackhouse Records is back off the success of his Jay-Z remix project S. Carter, flipping the script and remixing the Ether half of the card, this time paying mixtape tribute to Nas' music career. Stackhouse's track record has been quality in the past, and now with Nas back to resurrect the game with his new album Hip-Hop Is Dead, Stack is remixing his way through a gang of Nas' finest work, past and recent.This mixtape features Nas blends & classics, plus appearances by B.I.G., Jadakiss, Pitbull, Kool G. Rap, Papoose, AZ, Prodigy, 2Pac, Common, Big Pun, Floetry and more
Track Listing
1 -Bootlegers Intro
2 -Interlude
3 -DJ Roz Interlude
4 -Everything I Love RMX feat. Jadakiss, Diddy & Cee Lo
5 -Ether (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
6 -Imagine feat. Pitbull
7 -2nd Childhood (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
8 -Nas Speaks
9 -Why Hate The Game feat. The Game & Floetry
10 -Life’s Gone Low
11 -Why Hip Hop Is Dead Interlude?
12 -Hip Hop Is Dead (LIVE) feat. Jay-Z & Meena (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
13 -Blood Diamonds
14 -American Dream feat. Kool G Rap & Jay-Z (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
15 -Where Are They Now?
16 -My Swag feat. Biggie (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
17 -I Got Mine feat. Jadakiss (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
18 -Blaze The 50 (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
19 -U & Me feat. Papoose (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
20 -Can’t Forget About You feat. Chrisette Michelle
21 -Interlude
22 -One Love (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
23 -It Ain’t Hard To Tell feat. Blake (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
24 -Married to the Game feat. AZ (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
25 - We Gon’ Make It feat. DMX & Prodigy (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
26 - World Is Still Mine (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
27 - Niggaz Bleed (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
28 - Root of All Evil (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
29 - Black Republicans feat. 2 Pac (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
30 - Hustler’s feat. The Game
31 -I’m Still Illmatic (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
32 -Affirmative Action feat. Biggie, Big Pun, AZ & Foxy Brown (Stackhouse Recordings mix)
33 -Music For Life feat. Common, Floetry & Busta Rhymes
34 -The N
35 -I Already Know
36 -Outro
Cop it here

Daily Update*2 1*2*07

50 vs Lil' Wayne



Well Lil' Wayne and Chamillionaire were the first and only artists who were going to grace a 50 cent album. Now it's just back to the Koopa.
Word is since Young Buck and Lil Wayne are beefing pretty heavy right now Wayne is out. Since all G-Unit soldiers "stick up" for each other, word is Lil Wayne was dropped out of the features line up for 50's next album Before I Self Destruct.



source:hhlive






Royce Da 5' 9" Addresses Nas Signing, "For Him To Say I Was Nice Meant A Lot"
Royce da 5'9" recently caught up with SOHH to discuss working with DJ Premier, writing for Diddy and possibly signing with Nas.
After nearly a two-year break, Royce has enlisted DJ Premier to executive produce his next LP. Nottz and Carlos "Six July" Broady are also expected to produce on the CD.

"I'm working with Preme, but he's not doing the whole album," Royce told Reporters. "He's doing like six songs, but he's executive producing the album. He's like hands on with every song that I do. He likes to be there when I cut the vocals and everything. I actually got like about five [records] done with Preme. We'll probably do 10 to 15 records before we pick the best 6."

Besides working his own project, Royce took time to do a little ghost writing last year. While many were reported to have written for Diddy's Press Play album, Royce was quietly credited for penning "Tell Me," Puff's second single featuring Christina Aguilera.

"I didn't go around doing a lot of bragging about it. It was in the early stages of me working with Puff and I was still building a relationship. The last thing I wanna do is run out and say, 'oh, I wrote this for Diddy.' I just didn't wanna say too much," Royce explained. "I was proud of myself for being in that position, for working with a dude of that caliber, but I also wanted to keep it real respectful. I just ran a real tight ship with working with him just to give him my respect. So I didn't do a lot of publicizing."

Diddy not only recognized Royce's pen, the mogul also expressed interest in signing the lyricist to Bad Boy. Recently, reports also began spreading that Nas was interested in inking Royce to his Jones Experience imprint. Royce's camp is hopeful that the two parties could meet soon and possibly involve God's Son in the ongoing project.

"I'm an emcee and I'm a fan first before anything. When I heard that there was an interest and he [Nas] thought I was nice ...you know that affected me moreso than him saying he wanna sign me," Royce offered. "People say they wanna sign me all the time. But for him to say I was nice. That shit meant a lot to me."

Royce was sentenced to one year in prison for reportedly violating back in September. Though rumors say he's been released from the Oakland County Jail in Detroit, sources from Royce's camp denied the rumors.


Cassie Lets Dipset Get It?
Cassie is admitting to ho'ing it up? Rumors are flying around that recently she has told people close to her that she apologizes for having sex with Cam'Ron and Jim Jones while intoxicated. Rumors flew last month about the Dipset crew running through this chick a few times under the disguise that she's just "really good friends" with Cam and Jimmy. The whole story sounds suspect to me--but I wouldn't be surprised if true. She got to stay in the game some kind of way. And talent is not what's going to keep her here.





Speaking of Jimmy and Cam--I hear they are in the works of remaking Hov and Nas' "Black Republicans" track.
source:sohh