New Music

Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta

New Video

Rae Sremmurd ft. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug - Throw Sum Mo

New Video

Fabolous ft. French Montana - Ball Drop

New Video

Ludacris - The Breakfast Club Interview

Jan 27, 2007

Saturday Special

Young Buck Arrested In Nashville

G-Unit rapper Young Buck was arrested yesterday for failing to appear in court on a previous violation.

The Associated Press reports that Young Buck, born David Darnell Brown, was stopped when police witnessed his black Cadillac Escalade weaving in and out of traffic near downtown Nashville.

Police said that Brown was cited last July for driving with suspended license and while his license is currently valid, his record showed an outstanding warrant for the charge last July.

Young Buck, 25, was released on $1,000 bond and is due in court Feb. 27.
The rapper was in Nashville supporting designer Gino Green and promoting his upcoming album Buck the World which is due in stores Mar. 20.

B.B. King Hospitalized

B.B. King was admitted to the University of Texas Medical Branch on Thursday the 26th. King reportedly had a low fever and was resting as of Friday. The blues musician, 81, has a history of diabetes, though that was not indicated as a cause of his ailment.

He was scheduled to perform at the Grand Opera House, but was unable to do so. Hospital spokesman John Coloen indicated that King is expected to be released Friday or Saturday.

Forbes ranks filthy rich musicians

Forbes Magazine released its annual list of the top earners in the U.S. music biz this week.Some of the names that cracked the top ten were unexpected. The list doesn’t account for sponsorships, merchandise sales or any revenue made outside the U.S.–only tour gross and album sales in the States.

01. The Rolling Stones ($150.6 million)
02. Tim McGraw / Faith Hill ($132 million)
03. Rascal Flatts ($110.5 million)
04. Madonna ($96.8 million)
05. Barbra Streisand (95.8 million)
06. Kenny Chesney ($90.1 million)
07. Celine Dion ($85.2 million)
08. Bon Jovi ($77.5 million)
09. Nickelback ($74.1 million)
10. Dave Matthews Band ($60.4 million)

the 1st rapper on the list comes in at number 15

15. Diddy (24.3 million)

19. 50 Cent(19.7 million)

21. Eminem (17.8 million)

22. Jay-z (17.5 million)
27. Kanye West (16.9 million)
28. Dr. Dre (16.9 million)

Notorious B.I.G.'s Greatest Hits Tracklist

The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits Tracklist:
1. "Juicy"
2. "Big Poppa"
3. "Hypnotized"
4. "One More Chance (Remix)"
5. "Get Money"
6. "Warning"
7. "Dead Wrong"
8. "Who Shot Ya"

9. "Ten Crack Commandments"
10. "Notorious Thugs"
11. "Notorious"
12. "Nasty Girl"(why?)
13. "Unbelievable"
14. "Ni**az Bleed"
15. "Runnin Ya Mouth" (unreleased)
16. "Want That Old Thing Back" (unreleased)
17. "F*cking You Tonight"

OK, 1st of how can you have a best of off of 2 albums???
Second don't all you biggie fans have all these songs, and the remixes??
Thirdly, how many times can you pull together old scraps of songs to make a new 1???
Whats next Biggies voice mail messages.....

"Yo, I'm Not in leave a message, ( yea, yea that's right)"

or how about

" Yo Puff, this Big, Call me back. One"

Come on Puff, Let it go.

Biggie's Greatest Hits is slated for March 3, 2007.

New Music

Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana - Black Republicans (Hov Dis?)

Looks like Whoopi, I mean Weezy Strikes back.

Young Buck - Get Bucked

Ashanti feat. Jim Jones - You Can’t Deny It (Ridah) (full) - download

Fabolous ft Swizz Beatz- Return of the hustle

Prodigy of Mobb Deep- Mac 10 handle

Jan 26, 2007


GANGSTA RAP: THE GLOCKUMENTARY will have its theatrical release Friday, March 2 on nearly two dozen screens in the L.A. area. The feature-length comedy is independently released by Ill Ville Films/Big Business.

Written and directed by Damon "Coke" Daniels, who co-wrote My Baby's Daddy with Eddie Griffin for Miramax, GANGSTA RAP: THE GLOCKUMENTARY owes its street cred to Daniels' extensive turn in the world of hip hop, during which his group Madkap (Loud Records) toured with the likes of Notorious B.I.G, The Pharcyde, Twista, Common, The Alkaholics and the Wu Tang Clan.

Daniels also served as producer, alongside Craig Chapman, Chris Dreyer and Paul Stewart, who also handled the film's music supervision. Stewart, who founded PMP, a promotions company associated with Island/Def Jam and Loud Records, has also served as music supervisor for the Oscar-winning Hustle & Flow and Four Brothers, starring Mark Wahlberg and Terrence Howard, as well as the Barbershop franchise. Myles Nestel, who was founding partner of Cobalt Media Group, which financed the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog, Swimfan and Steven Spielberg's Band of Brothers, and Mike Medlock, are executive producers.

Shot in mockumentary style, with Daniels in the role as filmmaker, GANGSTA RAP follows the flickering fortunes of Gangsta Rap, "the hardest group you've never heard of," a trio of old school, West Coast rappers: Murder Mike, Du Rag and DJ Ballistics. Despite run-ins with the law, shady dealings, numerous child custody cases, and a serious slide into irrelevance with the public, these self-proclaimed godfathers of gangsta rap are hell-bent on staging a comeback.

With fresh tracks such as "My Mamma's A Bitch" and "In My House Shoes," Gangsta Rap is angling to re-establish their supremacy. The group originally burst on the scene in the mid-eighties, virtually ruling the West Coast underground into the next decade. Following a slew of setbacks and some vicious in-fighting, the O.G.s put the past behind them to take one more stab at success.

The film features an ensemble cast of both real-life rappers and stand-up comedians, including Howie Bell (P. Diddy Presents...The Bad Boys of Comedy; Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza), Gerald Johnson (aka, Slink Capone The Cutaluff, produced by Too Short), Schuylar Harvey, Leslie (aka Leslie Jones; HBO's Def Comedy Jam; Girlfriends; National Security) Tomy'a Bowden (The Steve Harvey Show; Dahmer), Clifton Powell (Ray; Woman, Thou Art Loosed) and Sam Maccarone, director of the recently released National Lampoon's TV: The Movie and also features cameos by rappers Too $hort and GLC.

Something tells me this is goingto be Funny as hell

Daily Update 1*26*07

Supreme Trial Update: Death Penalty Thrown Out, Preme Tells Supporters, "Don't Cry Out When Verdict Comes"

After hearing both parties closing arguments yesterday (January 24), the judge removed the possiblity of a death sentence in the double murder trial of drug lord Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff.

In a shocking turn of events yesterday, U.S. District Judge Frederic Block influenced the prosecution to phone the attorney general in Washington, D.C. to have the death penalty charges removed from the case. Block determined that Supreme did not warrant a death sentence after hearing both the proscecution and the defense' summations.

"There's just no chance that 12 jurors will vote for the death penalty in this case, and I think it is good for us to save money, if we can do that, and judicial resources," Judge Block said, according to the Associated Press.

With the death penalty officially thrown out, McGriff now faces life in prision with no parole. However, the defense is expected to ask for a mistrial today (January 25), claiming the prosecution made misleading and false statements about the merits of the testimonies of informants who they assert were receiving government benefits.

Both sides are slated to get 30 minutes apiece for rebuttals today before the judge charges the jury on how and what they should deliberate. This is expected to be a lengthy process as the jury will undoubtedly have questions and need clarification. The verdict could come at any time.
IHH has learned that Supreme has requested of his family, friends and supporters not to scream, yell or cry out when his verdict is read, but to "just roll with it."

McGriff is presently on trial for ordering the deaths of two of his rivals, Queens rapper E-Money Bags (born Eric Smith) and Troy Singleton. His escapades as a drug kingpin were featured in Queens Reigns Supreme, which graphically detailed the drug-laden streets of Queens, New York in the 80s

Though Supreme had a wish list of over 50 witnesses to attest to his legitimacy as a businessman, including Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Lyor Cohen, Kevin Liles and Irvand Chris "Gotti" Lorenzo, none of the celebrity witnesses appeared on his behalf. When asked about the lack of support from his former "colleagues", sources close to the case stated that Supreme's response was simply "those dudes don't owe me anything."

J.D. to Def Jam???

Producer Jermaine Dupri is in negotiations with Universal Music Group (UMG) about joining the Island Def Jam label as an executive The New York Post reported today (Jan. 25). The deal would reunite Dupri with Island Def Jam's CEO/Chairman, Antonio "L.A." Reid. Reid enjoyed success distributing Dupri's So So Def label, when it was distributed by Arista from 2000-2005. Dupri stepped down as President of Urban Music at Virgin Records, after disappointing sales of various artists, including Janet Jackson's comeback album 20 Y.O.

Free Drama & Cannon!

The petition is already up and running. The RIAA rep who spoke for the RIAA and showed up with the SWAT team for the raid, Matthew Kilgo, is having his email floated around by the Internet community ( and the FREE DRAMA & CANNON campaign has just begun. Lil Wayne who enjoyed much success due to the Aphilliates music group (Drama, Cannon & Sense) has spoken up about how "they were doing it wrong", T.I is featured on the cover of this month's XXL with Drama (his touring DJ) standing prominently behind him. T.I who is hard at work on his T.I vs T.I.P. album has not commented on the arrests yet. During the raid, the SWAT team discovered quite a bit of musical recording equipment, which isn't usual for bootleggers, what is usual is massive computers with advanced copying techniques.
Although the RIAA made the arrests last week, Drama's Gangsta Grillz series in still for sale on the iTunes music store.

The two DJs are facing state racketeering charges connected to alleged music piracy, but they have a new court date after their scheduled appearance on Wednesday was postponed.
Tyree Simmons (Drama) and Donald Cannon (Cannon), will have their case heard next Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court , though officials with the county's District Attorney's Office said Wednesday that appearance might get pushed back as well.
Wednesday's session before Judge Richard Hicks was reset because a scheduling conflict prevented their lawyer from attending, court officials said.

The pair face allegations that they sold illegally produced music materials, mostly via the Internet and violated Georgia's Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Simmons (28) and Cannon (27) are free on $100,000 signature bonds.

Clipse On The Mixtape Controversy, "There's Real Crimes Out There & We're Just Making Music"

Pusha T sounded off to IHH, moments before his recent New York City performance, about the RIAA mixtape controversy, disappointing album sales and what's next for Clipse.
"It's always good to perform, it's always good to see the reaction from the crowd, the album was highly anticipated. New York has been a great place for us and we think this show is gonna be crazy," Pusha told IHH before hitting the stage.

Reflecting on Clipse' personal success on the mixtape circuit, Pusha T also spoke out about the arrests of DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon earlier in the month.

"I feel Drama's arrest is fucked up. We ride with you Drama, we support any and everybody that's in the struggle. Once you're in the industry you think the struggle is over, but as you can see and Drama and Cannon can see, it's not. We stand by you. It's fucked up. There's real crimes out there and we're just making music. We're gonna be doing this mixtape thing until the day we die, we're gonna be throwing them joints out and it is what it is, come and get us."

While Hell Hath No Fury has been ranked by many as one of the best albums of 2006, sales have been a disappointment for the duo but the group continues to lay plans for 2007.

"We're not really watching the charts like that. We're not happy with the album sales but we have no control over that. We just keep doing what we do," Pusha said before revealing that the duo are currently laying down music for their next mixtape, "We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 3: The Spirit of Competition." "We just think we better. We're also shooting a movie Hell Hath No Fury the movie/musical, with a soundtrack that's all Re-Up Gang music. It's gonna be a Re-Up Gang Year in 2007!"

Skyzoo, Remo Tha Rapstar and Kidz In The Hall also performed for the Bowery Ballroom crowd on Wednesday (Januaty 24), before yielding the stage for duo who ran through material from Lord Willin' and Hell Hath No Fury as well as the We Got it 4 Cheap mixtapes. They were also joined onstage by the Re-Up Gang's Ab-Liva, Sandman and Rosco P. Coldchain, who was recently released from prison.

Mystikal Still Incarcerated, Reps Clarify 'Released' Status

While the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that New Orleans rapper Mystikal was "released"vlast week, fans of the rapper may be disappointed. Sources close to Mystikal told that his "released" status is correct, but that it is related to a federal misdemeanor tax conviction last year. A representative with Jive Records confirmed that Mystikal, born Michael L. Tyler, is still incarcerated and serving a six-year sentence at Louisiana state prison, Elayne Hunt Correctional Facility. Mystikal is serving the time after pleading guilty to extortion and sexual battery charges. The charges stem from an incident in which the 36-year-old rapper forced a woman to perform oral sex on camera, after he caught her writing $80,000 in bogus checks. Yesterday (Jan. 25), a representative with the FBP confirmed with that Mystikal was "released," because he served one year of a different sentence concurrently, after he was convicted in Jan. of 2006 for two misdemeanor tax violations. He was sentenced to the additional year for failing to report almost $2 million in earnings from 1998-1999. Jive Records released Mystikal's best selling album to date, 2000's Let's Get Ready. The album spawned the No. 1 singles "Danger" and "Shake Ya Ass." Mystikal remains a hot commodity. As news of his alleged release started to spread last week, radio stations in the South began reporting the news. Representatives for the rapper said they have been bombarded with phone calls for show and interview requests.

Young Buck's Sophomore Set Pushed Back... Again

An official release date for Young Buck's highly anticipated sophomore album, Buck The World, has been confirmed.
The album, which was originally due in stores last year, was slated to be released next month.

According to an Interscope representative, Buck The World will now hit stores on March 20. The album features production from Hi-Tek, Dr. Dre, Lil Jon, Jazze Pha, Jake One and Needlz, among others. T.I., UGK, Lyfe Jennings and members of the G-Unit family will also make appearances on the project.

The Nashville bred rapper will be heading on a short club tour to promote the album. Following are his scheduled dates:

Jan 28 8:00 p.m. Platinum Night Club Birmingham, Alabama
Jan 31 8:00 p.m. City Auditorium Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 9 8:00 p.m. Crocodile Rock Café Allentown, Pennsylvania
Feb 10 8:00 p.m. Sharky's Round Lake, Illinois

Capitol Records Merges With Virgin

Capitol Records recently merged with Virgin Records In the U.S. as a part of a massive restructuring by parent company, EMI.

The newly formed record label, known as the Capitol Music Group, will be headed by Virgin's chief executive Jason Flom, who's been promoted to Chairman and CEO. Flom will report directly to EMI Group CEO Eric Nicoli.

"The music business shows exciting growth potential, but the environment remains extremely challenging," said Nicoli via a statement. "In order to thrive and meet the demands of a rapidly evolving and dynamic music market, we must re-think our operations, not only to make them efficient, but also more effective and focused on creative excellence. By bringing Capitol and Virgin into one label group, we will be better equipped than ever to promote and nurture artistic talent. We remain strongly committed to developing artists in America in all genres as this is a key repertoire source for the world, and to that end, we will maintain our A&R focus and keep a presence in both LA and New York. This structure will also allow us to further build our digital capability."

Capitol Records' chief executive Andy Slater stepped down following earlier announcements that company would begin a $217 million restructuring which also led to the departure of both former president Alain Levy and vice chairman David Munns.

R&B and hip-hop acts affected by the merger include Faith Evans, Corrine Bailey Rae, LeToya Luckett, Chingy, Purple Ribbon Allstars, Sleepy Brown, Beenie Man and Bizzy Bone among others.


Justine Simmons, the wife of Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of Run DMC fame, has written a new book that encourages children to carve out their own relationships with God.

Titled “God Can You hear Me?” the 32-page book for kids ages 5-10 aims to pique the interest of readers with questions and answers that encourage them to seek their own spiritual enlightenment.

"We teach our children to write letters to God as we do ourselves," Simmons told "I felt like children need to know at an early age that they can go to God and speak to him. I tried to get some things that I felt that children may have problems with and they may need answers to. If you really talk to him or write to him he will show up."

Simmons, whose family life is chronicled in MTV’s reality series “Run’s House” said that writing the book was a therapeutic experience following the recent death of her newborn daughter, Victoria.

"Being as though I write to God, I had to really write to God during my loss," Simmons said. "Not until you really have that problem in your face where you need that peace and strength, do you really know if it works. The peace I had almost scared me. I guess you just really have to have a situation, to know the strength of God or the peace of the Lord really works. It's just amazing."

Jan 25, 2007

Daily Update 1*25*07

Jay-Z Stars In Bud Light Superbowl Commercial

While former rapper Kevin Federline may miss the chance to appear in a Superbowl XLI commercial this year due to the controversial content of his advertisement, fans of rap can take solace in seeing superstar Jay-Z instead.

Over 90 million viewers will see Jay-Z square off with former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula in a new commercial for Bud Light. The two men engage in a chess-like high tech football game that uses holographic imagery.

The Bud spot is part of Jay-Z's new partnership with St. Louis-based brewer Anheuser-Busch, which was announced in Oct. 2006.

The rapper, born Shawn Carter, is co-brand director for Budweiser Select and works with the company on marketing programs and advertising development.

The NFL's Superbowl, which is the most watched media event of the year, will be broadcast on CBS on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m., live from Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.

This year, the Indianapolis Colts will face the Chicago Bears in a landmark game, which will feature not just one, but two African-American head coaches competing for the NFL championship for the first time in history.

One of the coaches, either the Colts' Tony Dungy or the Chicago Bears' Lovie Smith, will also enter into the history books as the first African-American to win an NFL championship ring.
"Being the first black coach to lead this team, of course our players knew about it and they wanted to help us make history," Smith told "So I feel blessed to be in that position."
"It means a lot," Dungy said shortly after the Colts beat New England 38-34, in a classic hair raising AFC championship game. "I'm very proud of being an African-American. I'm very proud of Lovie [Smith]."


R&B singer Brandy has issued a statement addressing her involvement in a car crash last month in Los Angeles that left one woman dead and another driver with moderate injuries.

According to, Brandy was behind the wheel of her 2007 Land Rover on Dec. 30 traveling at 65 mph on the 405 freeway and did not notice that cars in front of her had slowed down.

Sources say Brandy's vehicle struck a 2005 Toyota, which, in turn, hit a 1989 Toyota. The 2005 Toyota then slid sideways and hit the center divider. As the 2005 Toyota came to a halt, it was struck by a 1988 Acura.

The driver of the 2005 Toyota was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition and eventually died of her injuries, sources tell the Web site. The driver of the Acura is said to have suffered moderate injuries.

Police found no drugs or alcohol at the scene, and Brandy was neither injured nor arrested, TMZ reports.

Brandy’s rep Courtney Barnes told EUR that he called and requested that their initial story stating that Brandy had “caused” the accident be changed to suggest she was merely “involved” in the incident – as the matter “is still under investigation.”

However, TMZ reported Wednesday afternoon that it has spoken exclusively with a man who says he was driving directly behind Brandy at the time of the crash and claims the entertainer repeatedly blamed herself.

"She got upset, talking about how it was all her fault ... she didn't stop, kept saying how she hit the lady," the witness tells TMZ.

The witness also claims Brandy was hysterical at the scene and that he attempted to console her by repeating, "It was an accident." He says he advised Brandy to stop admitting guilt, and at one point checked on the woman in the Toyota, but couldn't find a pulse.

A statement released Wednesday by Barnes said Brandy “wishes to publicly express her condolences to the family of the deceased. Brandy asks that you respect the privacy of every one involved at this time.”

Baby F'ing Weezy

Gilly da kid has a dvd coming out where he suggests that Baby may have sexually abused Lil Wayne. In particular, Gilly questions whether Baby may have kissed Lil Wayne on the lips before the young rapper turned 18 years old.

Below are Gilly Tha Kid's exact words:

This is the question I want to ask to the people. If Baby met Wayne when he was 9, and Baby's about 50 ... At what age did Baby tell Wayne, "we going to start kissing"? Was Wayne 12 and he 39? Was Wayne 15 and Baby 42 ... He molested that boy.

Brian "Baby" Williams is actually only 37 years old. And he claims that the kiss (shown above) was just him showing his "fatherly love" for Lil Wayne.Baby adopted Lil Wayne when he was a teenager. Since then, Wayne has referred to Baby as "his daddy."

here is a clip of the dvd

Jose Cuervo Tequila Partners With Pitbull/Roc La Familia For Talent Search

Jose Cuervo, the world's largest Tequila company, has partnered with urban superstar Pitbull, Hip Hop mogul Chingo Bling and rising talent Malverde to announce the 2nd annual talent search for "La Nueva Generación", the next generation of Latino artists in urban music.

Known as Cuervotón, the contest will serve as a platform for exposure to unsigned artists, ensuring the longevity of Latinos in the music industry in partnership with, BMI, Gibson, Def Jam's Roc La Familia and Atlantic Records. Jose Cuervo is also partnering with LIFEbeat, The Music Industry Fights AIDS charity organization, which is dedicated to reaching America's next generation with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention.

Beginning in January, Cuervotón will tour the country searching for the hottest up-and-coming talent. Contestants from across the nation will have the opportunity to submit their demos for review, compete for a major record deal with Def Jam's Roc La Familia and be featured on Estudio 201's Volume 3 CD. In addition, finalists will share the stage with some of the hottest stars in urban music and tour with Cuervotón in 2008. Semi- Finals will be held in New York, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix and Houston. The final concert event will take place in Chicago in May, 2007.

"As someone who grew up with obstacles to overcome, I know what it's like to get a break and work tirelessly to achieve your dreams," said Pitbull. "This competition provides an opportunity for success to some very talented people who otherwise may never have had the chance.

Cuervotón is all about shining a light on Latino musicians and giving them a shot." Last year, Cuervotón was led by Chingo Bling, DJ Tony Touch with support of record labels Machete Music and Wu-Tang Latino. The campaign reached over 30,000 consumers across five cities in 12 weeks, while promoting the message of "Drink Responsibly, Play Safe" by partnering with LIFEbeat.

The final concert took place in Times Square's Nokia Theater in New York City with performances by Pitbull, N.O.R.E., Chingo Bling and many more."As a Latin American company, Jose Cuervo recognizes the potential of Latino artists and the influences they have on today's urban music," said Bertha González, Commercial Director Jose Cuervo Portfolio in NA. "The Cuervotón movement will help solidify the future of Latino artists in the U.S. for generations to come."

Fans can log on to to find more details and to register for the contest.

Lil Flip Freestyle on Rap city

Snoop Dogg Pleads Not Guilty To Aiport Weapons Charge

Rapper Snoop Dogg pleaded not guilty Wednesday (January 24) to a felony possession of a deadly weapon charge, stemming from an arrest at the John Wayne Airport.According to KTLA, the rapper's attorney, Donald Etra, appeared on Snoop's behalf and waived his client's right to have a hearing -- in which a judge would have decided if there is enough evidence for a trial.

Snoop was charged last November with felony possession of a dangerous weapon for trying to bring a collapsible police baton aboard a plane at the airport His pre-trial hearing is set for April 5.The rapper (real name: Cordozar Calvin Broadus) went before the judge in December for his initial court appearance, and signed a waiver allowing him to skip certain court appearances, at which he would be represented by his lawyer.

Snoop was at the airport with two bodyguards. When he placed his carry-on luggage on the security conveyer belt to be scanned, security officers saw a long object in his computer bag and asked to search inside.Upon search, a collapsible baton -- which is classified as a dangerous weapon and illegal to bring on a plane -- was found.

The rapper said it was a prop for a movie he was filming while in New York and that he didn't realize it was illegal. It was seized, and he was allowed to board the plane.If convicted, Snoop could face up to three years in prison.

Lil Jon Makes Crunk Rock

Lil Jon fans were pleased when Snap Yo Fingers was released.The song, which followed a recent trend of "snap music" became a mainstream hit. Then came the confusion. Lil Jon didn't follow up that successful track with an album.

Why not?

"I dropped 'Snap Yo Fingers' because I was going through the drama with TVT Records, and I wanted to show people that I didn't go anywhere," Lil Jon recently told Billboard. "TVT and I eventually settled our differences. So I was caught between a rock and a hard place, because it was really the first single for 'Crunk Rock.' So it was either promote the record for a nice look in the marketplace, or we don't do anything and start from scratch when I do put my record out."

Now, the producer and his various guests are in the lab, putting together material for his forthcoming Crunk Rock album.

"It's not a compilation," he explains. "But it'll have a lot of appearances, like how Dr. Dre does his records. There'll be a hip-hop side and a rock side. It's a mixture of all the sh*t I've done. Like Run-D.M.C. rapping over a hard rock track, I'm going to go back to some of those hard guitars over hip-hop beats. I won't do a Metallica song, but I'll take a Metallica riff and put it over a gangsta beat."
The album already looks to have guests such as Lil' Wayne, Ciara, Nate Dogg and Three 6 Mafia.

No release date has been finalized as of press time.

ONYX Return To The Hip-Hop Clothing Game

Rap group ONYX have re-launched their Madface clothing line for 2007.

The group has stated "It's da return of da MadFace invasion....we gonna invade da whole world wit da MadFace".

The new Madface Clothing line consists of:






There will be lines for men, women and children.

A preview of the 2007 line is available here: There is no word yet on an exact date when clothing will be available in stores.

Word on the Net

Now im not trying to take illseeds job or anything but this is my attempt on rumors.........

Word on the net is a certain big name rapper just got released from jail. i can day any names but, its been so long since hes been gone. (you figure it out)

The Bays own Keyshia Cole and Keith Sweat have a song 2gether on her new album

Apparently Ne-yo has a sextape out

Nelly AND Ashanti broke up (yeaaaaaa)

Apparently Snoop has an interview where he disses Eminem, see here:

Dubcnn: Then we get to the next Dre record, which is "Round Here". When I heard the beat I was like "Damn, I know this sample from somewhere!" It sounded real similar to Eminem's beat for "Stan".

Snoop: Not to me! When I first heard it, I didn't think about "Stan". I don't listen to Eminem records, no disrespect to him, but I don't listen to Eminem's records. I'm a gangsta.

Dubcnn: It had the same sample that's used for Eminem's beat.

Snoop: I can't tell! "Stan" was talking about a fan, somebody that is a groupie on Eminem's dick, that's writing him letters and all kind of shit, dreaming of being him. My shit is "Round Here", gangsta shit!

I didnt take that as a diss, but you know people will take it out perportions

Young buck has changed the title of his album to Get Bucked!!!!

Game has made a remix of ballin called "Blackwallin".

If you ever wanted to own a piece of Death Row history here is your chance. Someone (maybe Danny Boy himself) has put up an unreleased promo CD copy of Danny Boy Presents...Platinum Pearl "The Come Up". Platinum Pearl was a group Danny Boy put together but the release got shelved. Now the album is up on eBay here:

NBA To Crackdown on Clubbing?

It looks like the NBA is headed towards yet another crackdown.

In an editorial published on basket ball magazine Slam’s web page, NBA Commissioner David Stern will attempt to regulate night clubs that league players can attend.

That’s right, if Stern has his way, some night life establishments will be off limits to NBA players (we are talking about grown men right?)

“The NBA this past week ordered its security forces in all 29 cities to come up with a list of clubs and other night spots that should be made off-limits to players. Once the clubs are identified, with the help of local law enforcement, the league will send a directive to teams mandating that players avoid those spots or be subject to a substantial fine,” the article states.

It’s important to note that this story has not been confirmed by the league (nor has it been denied).

With all of the initial uproar over last year’s dress code, the club regulation may not go over well with the Player’s Association.

Wu-Tang To Reunite This Summer

Some people thought it would never happen (myself included); another Wu-Tang album. As their solo careers have pulled them each in different directions, it has seemed less and less likely that we'd ever see them form like Voltron ever again. But as we've reported, they're taking it back to the beginning with Steve Rifkind.

Rifkind, founder of Loud Records, helped launch the legendary group in 1993 with their classic debut. Now he looks make waves with them 14 years later with his new label SRC/Universal. "This is the perfect time for us to come back, the stars are aligned," stated RZA. "It's like when we first started with Steve. We put out real hip-hop at a time when it was turning into pop or R&B. We brought the focus back to the music in its rawest form, without studio polish or radio hooks."

"The energy is just like it was, and it's needed in our industry same as back then," adds Rifkind. "Over the last few years, the group has developed a whole new fan base from the new generation of hip hop fans that never even seen them play."

Album number 5, and their first since 2001's disappointing Iron Flag, will be called 8 Diagrams. To no surprise, the title is a Kung Fu reference.

There will be an Ol' Dirty verse on the album, but a single verse from the late maniac emcee surely isn't going to fill the void that he has left. The album is slated for a summer '07 release, and word is that the album is about half recorded at this point.

"People want something that gives them an adrenaline rush, we're here to supply that fix. How could hip-hop be dead if Wu-Tang is forever?" RZA asks. In the meantime, look out for the Afro Samurai OST on Koch, produced entirely by The RZA, it drops January 30th.

Young Jeezy Stays On Top, Nas Slips, Eminem Reaches

In this week's Hip-Hop Charts, Young Jeezy exits the Top 10, Nas continues to descend and Eminem and company trail behind.

Although he is no longer in Top 10 territory, Young Jeezy holds the No. 1 rap spot this week, slipping five seats to No. 14. The Snowman still has fiends craving, as his numbers for this week read off at 30,700. According to the Nielsen SoundScan, The Inspiration has reeled in a total of 741,000 copies.

The going has begun to get tough for Nas. Hip Hop is Dead drops to No. 22 moving only 25,200 units this week. After 5 weeks, the album has a sold a total of 560,000 copies.

Despite a slight decrease in sales, Eminem and his Shady crew are slowly but surely approaching the platinum target. The Re-Up scans 24,500 copies this week and stands at No. 25. The album has sold 792,000 units.

Stepping up his game this week, Snoop Dogg moves two spots to No. 28. Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is also moving toward platinum road as the album moves 21,900 units and brings its total to 713,300.

Jay-Z manages to stay put at No. 29 as Kingdom Come moves 21,600 units in its ninth week. The album has sold a total of 1,283,800 copies.

Birdman and Lil' Wayne also refuse to budge and hang on to their No. 48 spot. Like Father and Son moves 15,500 copies, bringing the album's total sales to 553,000.

Flipping the script, The Dreamgirls soundtrack steps down, Corrine Bailey Rae leaps into the Top 10 and Akon trips. After holding the No. 1 spot for two weeks in a row, The Dreamgirls soundtrack drops to 2nd place. Thanks to all the Oscar hoopla, the CD has a slight increase in sales and pushes 65,200 units this week. The total for the album reads off at 577,300. Corrine Bailey Rae, who sat at No. 32 last week, makes an amazing jump to take the No. 4 spot this week. Her self titled CD moves up 28 spots by hustling 55,000 copies in its 31st week on the charts. To date, the British bred singer has sold a total of 872,700 copies. After keeping the No. 2 spot warm for the past two weeks, Akon slides down to No. 5. Konvicted is still selling like hot cakes, moving 52,000 units this week and bringing the albums total sales to 1,328,000. Justin Timberlake slows down his pace this week and jogs three steps down to No. 3. FutureSex/Love Sounds only pushes 42,200 copies this week and its tally stands at 2,521,500.

A decrease in sales shoves Beyonce four spots to No. 10 this week. B'Day nets 32,800 copies, bringing her total to 2,125,900. The heightening buzz of "Lost Without You" helps Robin Thicke maintain his No. 16 spot. Evolution Of Robin pushes 29,355 units in its sixteenth week and has total sales of 326,600 copies. Despite securing his No. 27 spot, Omarion continues to struggle in the sales department. 21 moves 22,700 copies this week, bringing the albums total sales to 209,000 in its 4th week.

Next week look for Rza, Sunshine Anderson and Pretty Ricky to shake things up on the Hip-Hop Charts

Jan 24, 2007

Im HipHop Sports

Raiders hire USC O-coordinator Kiffin as coach

After four miserable seasons, Al Davis knew the Oakland Raiders needed a fresh start. He couldn't have found a new coach much more fresh than Lane Kiffin.

Kiffin, who took the job Monday, became the youngest head coach in club history and the NFL's youngest in several decades. If the job of rebuilding a 2-14 club intimidates him, Kiffin didn't show it while sitting next to Davis in a sharp black suit.

"I'm extremely excited about this opportunity and where I see this place going," Kiffin said at the Raiders' training complex. "It's a historic franchise that has had greatness and has fallen on tough times, but we will bring it back to where it was before. We will do that through hard work. I'm prepared to roll up my sleeves and go to work."

Kiffin, the son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, has just one season of NFL experience -- as the Jacksonville Jaguars' defensive quality control coach in 2000. But the 77-year-old Davis wasn't afraid to hire a coach young enough to be his grandson.
In fact, Davis wanted another talented young offensive mind to lead the franchise where John Madden, Mike Shanahan and Jon Gruden excelled in their 30s. Shanahan and Gruden won Super Bowls with other teams after leaving the Raiders rancorously when their ideas clashed with Davis' vision for the franchise.

"I think, '31 years old, wow, that's young,' " Davis said. "But you don't have to be old to be great. You have to be good. You have to want it. You have to have a desire, a passion for football."
The Raiders will also retain defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who built an above-average defense last season despite the offense's woes. Kiffin, who left for the Senior Bowl after Tuesday's news conference, plans to hire an offensive coordinator soon.

I dont care Who the coach is, aslong as they draft JaMarcus Russell. If not I'm quiting Football.

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Vick is our starter, not on trading block
Michael Vick will not be traded and will be the Atlanta Falcons' starting quarterback in 2007, the team's ownership said Tuesday.

"There are no plans to trade him or cut him," Kim Shreckengost, executive vice president of operations for Arthur M. Blank Group, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Michael is our quarterback and the leader of our team. We have a new head coach who is anxious to start working with him. Everyone has high expectations of him going into next season. Michael has those too."

Vick came under scrutiny when on Jan. 17, he attempted to bring a water bottle through airport security in Miami. Lab tests on the bottle, which contained a hidden compartment that police suspected may have contained marijuana, later found no evidence of drugs.

Vick was never arrested or charged. but the incident was not well-received in Atlanta, where earlier this season he was fined for making an obscene gesture at fans after a home loss to the New Orleans Saints. In that instance, Vick apologized, paid a $10,000 fine and donated another $10,000 to charity.

After the airport incident, Vick sat down with Blank, new coach Bobby Petrino and general manager Rich McKay. McKay described Blank as being "upset" with the quarterback at the meeting and said Vick was told future incidents would not be tolerated.

While the team is committed to Vick as starter, there are financial reasons for keeping him as well. The Journal-Constitution reported that if the Falcons were to trade or cut Vick, they would take a hit of roughly $23 million against the $109 salary cap in 2007, probably forcing additional roster cuts and limiting the team's efforts to sign free agents and draft picks.

Crusaders shine in Sunshine Bowl
The Crusaders' receiving duo leads the all-stars to an easy win in the Sunshine Bowl.

Three members of the Virginia Crusaders who recently received All-American recognition from the Minor League Football News showed why they were picked for that honor at the fifth annual Sunshine Bowl in Homestead, Fla., on Jan. 13.

Wide receiver Cecil Chaniel was named the game's offensive MVP, receiver Shawn Jackson displayed big-play abilities and Isaac Powell excelled on defense in leading the Minor League All-Stars past the Southeast Football League All-Stars, 40-6.

Chaniel made five catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while Jackson hauled in seven passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Powell, playing cornerback, broke up one pass, deflected another and had six tackles

"Our receivers dominated," said Crusaders head coach Larry Stith, one of the assistant coaches for the winners with Crusader coach Daryl Lucas.

Stith is hoping to produce more top stars for his Hampton-based semi pro team, which made its debut last year. The team went 4-6, but expectations are higher this season with increased interest.

When tryouts begin Feb. 10, Stith said there might be 100 players showing up. The team is especially looking for players wanting to enhance their skills to take them to the college or pro level.Those interested may obtain information at

Daily Update 1*24*07

DJ Drama/Don Cannon Hearing Postponed; DJ's Not In Court

The first court session involving Tyree Simmons, known as DJ Drama, and Donald Cannon, who goes by DJ Don Cannon, since their arrest on racketeering charges is being rescheduled.

No date was announced at Fulton County Superior Court Wednesday morning, when prosecutors and defense attorneys were to discuss the high-profile case in music circles, and how it will proceed.

Simmons and Cannon were not present in Judge Richard Hicks' courtroom.

Supreme Trial Update: Defense Says Supreme's Legit,
As Prosecution Provides Murderous Evidence
As the double-murder trial for notorious druglord Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff continued yesterday (January 23), the defense attempted to portray their client as a legitimate businessman, as new and potentially damaging evidence was introduced in the case.

In an effort to describe the legitimacy of McGriff's business dealings and discredit money laundering claims, the defense called on Ray "Uncle Ray" Copeland, DMX s manager, Supreme's sister Barbara, who worked for his company Picture Perfect, and the owner of Club Amazura in Jamaica, Queens.
The also called upon Bentley Maurice, publisher for Holloway House. Maurice, who owns the rights to 16 of famed author Donald Goines' novels testified that McGriff bought the rights to Goines' Crime Partners for $135,000. Supreme turned the novel into a film in 2001, starring Ice-T and Snoop Dogg and reportedly purchased the rights to Goines' Black Gangster in an effort to bring it to the screen as well, but the movie never materialized.

The defense successfully pointed out that funding for the Crime Partner's soundtrack came from Def Jam and the money for the film came from various sources, yet only McGriff is facing criminal charges.
While McGriff looked to have many hip-hop heavyweights testify including Jay-Z, the Gotti brothers and 50 Cent, many declined. McGriff, who had business dealings with Jay-Z and Irv and Chris "Gotti" Lorenzo, had an interesting relationship with 50 Cent which is explored in the book Queen Reigns Supreme in greater detail.

Despite the potential progress for the defense, key pieces of evidence were also introduced by the prosecution.
Two camcorders found in an apparent Maryland stash house with a tape of Eric "E Money Bags" Smith's shooting, were introduced. Four guns, allegedly used in the murder of Smith and two more guns, allegedly used in the murder of Troy Singleton, were also put into evidence, as well as a print out of two-way pager messages dating back from July of 2001 to December 2002.

It is believed that the defense could rest their case today (January 24), leaving McGriff's fate in the hands of the racially diverse jurors by as earl as tomorrow. While McGriff faces the death penalty if convicted, he displayed a calm demeanor throughout yesterday's proceedings and can be seen daily smiling, winking and waving at his supporters in the courtroom.


Premiering tonight at 8 on PBS is the special “Oprah’s Roots,” an expanded look at the family history of talk show billionaire Oprah Winfrey with host, Professor Henry Louis Gates.

Winfrey was part of Gates’ four-part PBS series “African American Lives,” which premiered in Feb. 2006 and saw Gates combine genealogical and historical research with state-of-the-art DNA analysis to trace the history of several celebrities, including Chris Tucker, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones and Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Tonight’s program digs deeper into Winfrey’s ancestry and uncovers new and interesting insights, including her paternal grandfather’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement, the life of her great-great-grandfather Constantine Winfrey, a former slave, and the revelation that singer Mavis Staples is her distant cousin.

The special will be accompanied by the publication of Gates’ book, “Finding Oprah’s Roots: Finding Your Own,” available now on and in bookstores.

A special DVD of “Oprah’s Roots,” available at the same Web site in March, will feature 30 minutes of excerpts from the broadcast, plus more than an hour of additional comments and research guidance from genealogists, historians and geneticists featured in the program and in the original “African American Lives” series.

Dr. Dre To Operate On Papoose?

Word is spreading that Papoose may be working with Dr. Dre on his long anticipated debut, The Nacerima Dream.

Though his freshman LP is reportedly completed, Pap is still stacking up material. While the Brooklyn emcee has already worked with
DJ Premier, Kanye West, DR Period and Pharrell Williams for the album, Dre may just make it into the final track listing.

"It ain't final till it's final," Pap told reporters regarding Dre's production. "I got some joints though."

Though a release date has yet to be set, Pap vows not to sit on the shelf this year. He promises that his record will sit amongst
hip-hop classics once it finally hits stores.

"At the end of the day, my material, my
music speaks for itself," Pap explained. "I never came into this with no gimmick. I never had to diss nobody to get no attention. I always came with pure talent, pure material. I ain't gon let ya'll down with this album, straight up and down. My album gon' make history."

Papoose's The Nacirema Dream is scheduled to hit stores later this year.

Lil' Kim Searches For "Pussy," Tapped For New Reality Show

Lil' Kim has been tapped to be a judge for the CW Network's upcoming Reality TV series, "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll."

Kim will be one of the judges to pick the Pussycat Dolls' seventh member from a pack of nine contestants who will live together in Los Angeles throughout the eight-episode series.

"The Pussycat Dolls is one of my favorite groups. It's a no brainer to have me here. A lot of them [the Dolls] tell me they've patterned things they do after me," Kim told attendees at the CW Winter 2007 Press Tour.

Show Producer and Geffen Records executive Ron Fair, who also serves as a judge on the show, agreed that Kim is a valuable asset to the program, "She has an enormous amount of musical credibility. She's one of the pillars of hip-hop." PCD creator Robin Antin will round out the judging panel.

"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" is set to premiere on the CW network on Tuesday, March 6 at 9 p.m. EST.

Snoop Bowl III In Miami

Music icon, Snoop Dogg, announced today that Snoop Bowl III, presented by Amp'd Mobile, will be taking place on February 3rd, 2007 at the Orange Bowl Stadium in Miami, FL. The event is being produced by Jacksonville-based Axcess Sports & Entertainment.

Snoop Bowl III will feature the Snoop Dogg All-Stars, a youth football team from California coached by Snoop Dogg, against an all-star team from South Florida coached by Oakland Raider Zach Crockett, his brother, former Minnesota Viking, Henri Crockett and Green Bay Packer Al Harris. The game will be held the day before Super Bowl XLI, and is expected to draw in excess of 15,000 fans. The teams will be competing for the Snoop Bowl Trophy, which is being created by the world renowned jeweler and silversmith Tiffany & Co., who also craft the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl trophy for the NFL.

Snoop Bowl II, held last year in Detroit, MI prior to Super Bowl XL was a huge success, drawing nearly 20,000 fans and raising over $50,000 for charities. In that game, the Snoop Dogg All-Stars came away with a 31-6 victory over the Detroit PAL All-Stars, in an event that was tabbed one of the "Top 5 Things To Do in Detroit" during Super Bowl week. In 2005, the Snoop Dogg All-Stars captured the inaugural Snoop Bowl in Jacksonville, FL in front of over 12,000 fans.

"This game is not only about working with the kids through football, and helping them learn all of the positive values that come with it, but it's a way for the kids to see a different part of the country and to meet their peers from other places who are just like them," commented Snoop Dogg. "This game is all about the kids and making sure they know that we care and want to see them succeed both on the field and off.

"The Snoop Dogg All-Stars are made up of kids who participate in the Snoop Youth Football League, a football league comprised of 2,000 kids in the Los Angeles area funded by Snoop Dogg and corporate sponsors like Amp'd Mobile. Snoop Dogg founded the league in 2005 in order to provide at-risk youth an affordable way to play football. Kids who participate must maintain strict academic requirements to remain eligible and Coach Snoop even provides insurance to each participant free of cost.

"If these city kids didn't have the SYFL, most of them wouldn't be able to play football," says Johnny Borda, Senior Director of Production at Amp'd Mobile. "Most of the leagues for kids this age are expensive and located in the suburbs, so city kids with working parents don't have a chance to play. The SYFL gives these kids a chance and that is all a kid needs. Amp'd Mobile is proud to support such a worthwhile cause.

"Proceeds from Snoop Bowl III will benefit the Snoop Youth Football League, a 501c3 non-profit foundation aimed at building character in under-served youth through athletics, academic and leadership programs.Tickets are on sale at the Orange Bowl stadium, as well as by calling 877-877-7677 or logging on to and are $10 each.


Jamie Foxx is stepping up his business hustle with the launch of two new ventures, a company designed to develop and nurture songwriters, and an urban lifestyle channel for Sirius satellite radio.
The entertainer has teamed with music publisher Bug Music in a symbiotic relationship that will benefit the actor’s Foxx King Entertainment endeavors in film, TV, music and new media, while leveraging Bug's global music services infrastructure,according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Music has always been a key part of my life and my work," Foxx said. "But first, it is a true love of mine. I have always admired the songwriters and the musicians and now have the opportunity to collaborate as a publisher with songwriters, established and new, who share this love with me."

Bug also will administer the music publishing catalog of Foxx's publishing company, Sly as a Foxx Music, registered with BMI.

In the spring, Sirius Satellite Radio will launch The Foxxhole, an exclusive urban comedy, entertainment and lifestyle channel that will feature the Academy Award winner as executive producer, on-air host and contributor.

For the 24/7 outlet on channel 106, Foxx will draw from his wide array of artistic experience and success from music, comedy, film and television. He will be heard on the channel daily with a segment featuring dispatches from Jamie no matter where he is in the world. Additionally, Foxx and his team of contributors will host a weekly show on the channel to feature original comedy bits and a new approach to radio theater.

"The Foxxhole will break new ground in comedy, blurring the lines between stand-up, sketch, and music," said Foxx. "Sirius Satellite Radio gives me the opportunity to create urban entertainment and programming like you have never heard on the radio."

Marcus King, who has produced such Foxx projects as The Jamie Foxx Show, Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable, Genius: A Night for Ray Charles, and other television series and specials, will also serve as executive producer.

Former President's Hometown Seeks To Ban Sagging Jeans, Short

Sagging may be the norm in the world of rap, but the trend may see an early end if some residents of a small southwest Georgia town have their way.

The Associated Press reports that people in Plains, GA., are up at arms over seeing the underwear of young people who are wearing their pants and shorts low.

So much so that members of the Plains City Council plan on asking the town’s attorney to look into whether they have the authority to regulate sagging.

Plains is best known as the hometown of former President Jimmy Country, the nation’s 39th Commander in Chief.

Protesters of sagging believe those who engage in the trend could ward off some of the 68,000 tourists who visit Plains each year. The town boasts a population of 600,
“To have a lot of young men walking around like that it creates a bad image of the place," said Plains City Councilman and anti-sagging campaign leader Eugene Edge. "We don't want to infringe on anyone's rights, but ... nobody wants to look at your rear end. I don't think it's too much to ask for a person to wear their pants above their butts."

Sagging pants and shorts have become popular among
rappers, who have advocated the trend in videos, concerts and public appearances. Rap fans soon followed suit as youth adapted the style and made it their own.

Nevertheless, officials have tried to ban sagging. Although attempts by schools in Columbus, OH, Kittery, ME, and Red Bluff, CA have been initiated, other efforts ban sagging have met with failure, according to the AP, which cited a case in which “droopy drawers” legislation won approval in the Virginia House in 2005.

Senators later rejected the proposal, saying international news reports on the bill had embarrassed the state.

A similar bill was turned down in 2004 by Louisiana lawmakers after warnings that the bill would make the state a laughing stock. The situation has yet to be addressed in Dallas, TX, where the city attorney was asked to look into a ban by city officials.

As for Plains, the town's attorney, Jimmy Skipper, revealed that he hasn't explored the legality of the ban.

Guess Who's Making A Comeback
Its ANOTHER BAD CREATION! Do you remember them? They had a few hit songs like "Iesha" and "Playground" along with a pair of albums in the early 90's. Look at them now! They look like they are about to mug Iesha and serve the the playground that raw!

Well, I am hearing that ABC is about to come back and from what I hear they have a listening session on deck. So, look out for their new music. They had a listening session in ATL last month... Y'all might recall ABC got dissed by both Kriss Kross and Illegal, two kiddie rap groups. Mike Bivens was behind ABC and he just let his boys get styled on by other rappers. Diss them now and prepare to be met with infrared beams, gats and bats.

THE GAME'S Payday??

Apparently Tony Yayo was on the radio the other night in NYC and was saying that The Game is only gonna make $225,000 off of his new Doctor's Advocate album because he has to pay Jimmy Henchman, Jimmy Iovine and 50 Cent.Yayo also said that his new album is coming and that he has a song dissing Jim Jones and The Game

New Music

Kanye West Throw Some D’s Remix

Raekwon "My Corner"

The rumor is that it's the first single off of Rae's Cuban Linx II



Nyckz (you know the dude who got styled on)

Nyckz - You Mad ‘Cuz I’m Stylin’ On You

Stephen Marley featuring Damian Marley "Traffic Jam"

Jan 23, 2007

Producer Disco D Commits Suicide

Producer Disco D, born David Shayman, commited suicide earlier today (January 23). He was 27 years old.

Shayman, who grew up in Ann Arbor Michagan, made a name for himself as a DJ in area nightclubs and purveyor of mix cd's while he was still in high school. He first got widespread notoriety in the hip-hop community as a result of his work on the 50 Cent song "Ski Mask Way" from The Massacre.

Disco D had recently put in work on new projects from Crime Mob, Trick Daddy and Lil' Scrappy (listen to an unreleased track produced by Disco D featuring Lil' Scrappy here:

According to the statement released by business partner Sam Valenti, Shayman suffered from bi-polar disorder and bouts of depression. "Those who knew Dave know he was a once in a lifetime person with an electric and captivating personality," said Sam Valenti of Ghostly International, the record label Shayman helped create. "He was a friend without equal, who was selfless with himself and his counsel, consistently living up to his mantra. The only thing you can't make more of is time… He was a relentlessly creative, passionate and ambitious artist whose passion for music illuminated everything he touched."

Mixtape of the Week

With all the stuff happening with Dj Drama and the mixtape game, I thought it would be appropriate that this be the tape of the week.

THE MIXTAPE GAME IS DEAD :: Street Wars Vol. 17 - P-Cutta mixtape CD

P-Cutta feat. Abeeku & Don Brody – Fly Off The Rooftop
P-Cutta – SW17 Intro “The Mixtape Game Is Dead”
Nas – Carry On Tradition (Dissin 50 Cent)
50 Cent – Rob Me Blind (Dissin Jadakiss, Nas, Jay-Z & Oprah)
Styles P feat. J Hood – G-Joint (Dissin G-Unit)
Nas feat. Jay-Z & Illanoise – Black Republicans RMX
Jay-Z Speaks vs. Jim Jones
Jay-Z – Brooklyn (Dissin Jim Jones)
Jim Jones feat. Juelz Santana – Harlem (Dissin Jay-Z)
Jim Jones Speaks vs. Jay-Z
Nas – Money Over Bullshit (Dissin Jim Jones)
Peedi Crakk – Fallin (Dissin Juelz Santana)
Un Kasa – Peedi Crackhead (Dissin Peedi Crakk)
Illanoise – J.U.I.C.E. “The Movie” (Intermission)
Nas Speaks vs Jim Jones. & Hip Hop Is Dead
Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead (Dissin The Industry)
Young Jeezy Speaks vs. Nas
Young Jeezy – Streets On Lock (Dissin Bleu “BMF” & Gucci Mane)
P-Cutta feat. Illanoise & Smif-N-Wessun – Get Em (Rooftop Exclusive)
Game feat. A Lot Of Artists – One Blood (Beef Mix)
Snoop Dogg feat. Young Jeezy – Wanna Be’s (Dissin Lil Wayne)
Gomez Brothers vs. Ja Rule (Skit)
Ja Rule – 21 Gunz (Dissin G-Unit)
Skillz – End of Year Re-Cap 2006 (Dissin Everybody)
Uncle Murder feat. News (Dissin Gravy)
Gravy – Fake Niggas (Dissin Uncle Murder)
Papoose – 50 Shots (Dissin NYPD) (Art Of War Vol. 4 Preview)
now becaue of all the issues recently with mixtapes I cant tell you where you can get it from, but they are still out there.

Daily Update 1*23*07

Florida Promoters Sue Lil' Wayne Over Missed Concert

Rapper Lil' Wayne has been hit with a lawsuit by a Tampa Bay based promotions company, claiming the rapper missed a concert date and has refused to reschedule the performance. The Associated Press reports that the lawsuit was filed Friday (Jan. 19) in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. According to the lawsuit, Lil' Wayne, 24, signed a contract with Nunoise Entertainment and Jahfari Promotions to at a Tampa nightclub last October. The rapper missed the event and returned a $15,000 deposit, but the companies claim the rapper still owes $45,000 for canceling the show and is obligated to schedule another performance. The lawsuit also alleges that promoters lost more than $200,000 due to Lil' Wayne's cancellation of the show.Representatives for Lil' Wayne were not available to comment as of press time.

The Clipse Hits The Road To Support New Orleans Rebuilding Effort

Virginia-based rap duo The Clipse will take center stage at this year's Seagram's Live concert tour. The critically-acclaimed group is slated to appear Wednesday (Jan. 24) at the Seagram's Live preview in New York's Webster Hall, to perform songs from their latest album Hell Hath No Fury. The tour officially kicks off April 7 in Memphis, TN. The Clipse is the latest act to headline the tour, which has featured past performers such as Mary J. Blige, Jaheim, Jagged Edge, Lil' Mo, Cee-Lo Green and Tweet. Funds raised from the event, which is noted for supporting community issues such as housing, job training and adult education, will benefit the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Other stops include

New Orleans,





Washington, DC,

New York,

Fort Bragg and
Tampa as the tour concludes April 29 in Miami.

Shots Fired!!!!!

Tru life who is quickly becoming my favorite rapper, had an interview with Here are the highlights. (props to str8hh)

On Weezy:
Tell Whoopi Goldberg to go work on Sister Act 3 or keep hosting the Apollo. Don’t get it fucked up. We run New York. They are not even fucking Harlem. Roc la Familia is Harlem, OG Juan is Harlem. Even though Weezy Goldberg might have been comfortable running with the pink banging bunnies, that era is over. This is our city.

They do look alike. Wezzy F GoldBerg

and on the Dips:
Don’t believe everything you hear. I read your comments and it’s funny to me. Niggas think he invited me to fight and that I never answered to the fight. I’ll fight them anytime they want. I might throw out ten stacks at a show so it’s nothing. I threw thirty stacks in the air in PR, loving life and showing love to the same people who support and love me. It’s nothing. Fifty stacks? C’mon, I can handle that bet. We actually called back like, You want to play this game? OG Juan and Hov said they would put up a million. I told them to put up a million dollars and I would fuck his ass up. $50,000 was a weak bet. I would take that bet. I would throw it back in the crowd. I’ll whoop his ass for free and throw it back in the crowd because $50,000 ain’t shit to me. It’s not about the money. I don’t have to brag about how rich I am and show my diamonds in the camera. Since they’re “ballin’,” why not put a million on it?

They’re playing these bitch games and I caught myself wearing my chain every night, which isn’t me, because they’re saying they robbed me. Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear. He called the radio station and told them he had $50,000 for the fight. He could have come downstairs when I was in their area. This shit is funny to me. It’s like wrestling. These dudes are lying. These dudes don’t want to kill me. These dudes don’t want to do nothing to me. These dudes just want you to believe that they’re the streets and that they’re hot. Stop being a false prophet and misleading the kids, Jenny Jones.

King Daughter Knocks Violence, Hip-Hop Culture

With a reference to the fatal shooting of a Her father
Bernice King graduate student at North Carolina Central University, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King promoted nonviolence and criticized hip-hop culture as 2,000 attended a university commemoration of Martin Luther King's birthday. The real celebration is living the lives her parents advocated, Bernice King said.

"We've been having a great legacy in the life of Coretta and Martin King; what are we going to do with it?" King asked.

"I believe we're at a time now that my father's legacy is calling for the people that ... are willing to risk their lives," said King.

"We have to make a decision that we're a part of something greater than ourselves."
King was the keynote speaker at the Jan. 12 celebration.

In discussing nonviolence, King referred directly to the death of North Carolina Central graduate student Denita Smith.

"How much longer do we have to witness . . . young people losing their lives and innocence by gunshots?" she asked.

King was critical of the entertainment industry and hip-hop culture and said she's afraid this generation doesn't see the humiliation that results when entertainers set their values.
She said women should understand they are not "bitches and whores," and men should understand they "are not dogs . . . but princes."

King also instructed students not to carry financial debt because it distracts focus.
"We've got to redirect our energy and raise our standards," she said. "We are letting others define us, image us and even brand us."

According to King, her father was busy trying to reduce the economic gap between the "haves and have-nots" before his 1968 assassination. She said she shares his belief that the gap is too big between rich and poor.
She said at another point, "Many times we die with our dreams inside of us, our visions inside of us, our artistic abilities inside of us."

Students from Durham public schools attended the event.
"They were all focused and attentive," said Cynthia McCrimmon, an Ivy Prep coordinator for Shepard Middle School, who brought 27 students whom she thought would get a lot out of the program.
McCrimmon said many of her students fall into the hip-hop trap King spoke about.
"All they know is the industry of entertainment," she said.

McCrimmon said one of her female students allows the boys to disrespect her.
"They call her a 'ho,' and she answers," said McCrimmon

Tonight at 7:30, BET premieres a new half-hour reality series that follows a group of high school kids and their drama teacher in New Orleans as they prepare to stage a version of the hit Broadway musical and film, “Dreamgirls.”

“One Night Only” (repeating Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.) showcases the students as they split their everyday teenage activities with the rebuilding of their homes, school, and community in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The six-part series will feature guest appearances from Jennifer Hudson, Blair Underwood, celebrity couple Dwayne Martin and Tisha Campbell Martin, Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison and TLC host and celebrity makeup artist Damone Roberts.


Just when you thought it was safe. Terry McMillan's gay ex-husband is about to snitch on her Superhead style. Dude has signed a book deal that will offer a "fictionized" tell-all account on his marriage with the legendary author. As you all know, she started that mess, because her book/movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back is based on their relationship. I mean, her book doesn't include the gay stuff, the rage she feels now and the unhappy ending. I think Terry got styled on.

Musiq Soulchild Signs With Atlantic; Preps New Album

As one of the newest R&B acts to Atlantic Records, Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Musiq Soulchild is gearing up for the release of his eagerly anticipated label debut, Luvanmusiq in March. As his first new album is three years, the singer has continued to develop his unique sound -- a distinctly modern melding of 70's soul, classic funk grooves, and hip-hop swagger. "I'm excited to be an Atlantic recording artist for the simple fact that it's a label of great tradition and legacy, which has been responsible for signing some of the greatest artists of all time -- from Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, and John Coltrane to Gerald Levert, T.I., and James Blunt," said Musiq Soulchild. "Just to be added to this great list of artists is enough in itself. I look forward to working with the Atlantic team to continue the legacy." "I am thrilled to welcome Musiq into the Warner Music Group and Atlantic family," said Warner Music Group Executive Vice President Kevin Liles. "I had the pleasure of working with Musiq during my career at Island Def Jam Music Group, and he is without a doubt one of the most creative, inspirational, humble, and important soul singers of his generation." The album's first single, "Buddy," has already been serviced to radio, with the companion video slated to premiere in mid-February. Musiq Soulchild is also partnering with Courvoisier to launch his new album as part of the House of Courvoisier (HOC) Music Room Tour. Kicking off in Chicago on March 8th, Musiq Soulchild will play ten cities across the country, performing live at a series of intimate HOC concerts.


Foxy Brown didn't waste anytime putting herself back in the spotlight after regaining her hearing and getting an A+ grade from her probation officer. Word on these skreets is that Foxy will drop her "Black Roses" album February 13th!!! She leaked a new track called "Up Jumps The Boogie" that is cool but nothing like that blazin' "Art Of War" track from '06. There has been no word from Def Jam on whether this is actually goin' down but my guess is Foxy's new album won't see the light of day until the Spring.

Stylin on you Uncut
After extensive research( you think its easy surfing the web???) I was able to find the lost episodes of Stylin on you. Shouts out to all the other websites that posted it, truthfully I have had this footage for a while. I just didn't feel like posted it then.....
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