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May 10, 2008

DMX Arrested Again, Charged With Drug & Animal Cruelty Charges


Barley two days after being arrested for speeding and reckless driving, DMX was reportedly arrested on animal cruelty and drug charges in Arizona early Friday morning (May 9) following a seven month investigation.

As reported earlier, DMX's house was raided last August after authorities were tipped that dogs were being abused on his property. DMX wasn't at the house during the raid and was not formally charged.

According to The Associated Press, Arizona authorities raided DMX's house at around 3 a.m. Friday and he was arrested on seven misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and four counts of felony drug possession.

Authorities claim that DMX tried to barricade himself in his bedroom but eventually came out without further incident.

Five pit bull mix puppies, weapons and drugs were found during the raid.

Authorities also revealed that they also delivered a search warrant Friday at a local clinic which they believe is involved in a possible fraud scheme with DMX. No further information was given.

DMX made a court appearance Friday and his bail was set at $7,500.

May 9, 2008

Judge Reinstates Second Notorious B.I.G. Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Los Angeles judge has reportedly reinstated a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G against the city of Los Angeles and various LAPD officers which was dismissed last year.

As reported earlier, District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper threw out the lawsuit last year after Biggie's family failed to file the suit within the necessary time frame given by the court.

The lawsuit was originally filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, and then moved to federal court.

According to The Associated Press, Biggie's family appealed Cooper's decision and she reversed her earlier decision yesterday (May 8) after finding federal claims in the case.

Cooper gave Biggie's family 20 days to file a new lawsuit and drop the state claims.

B.I.G., whose real name is Christopher Wallace, was shot and killed on March 9, 1997 after a party at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

Biggie's family has filed two wrongful death lawsuits against the city of Los Angeles and various LAPD officers claiming they were involved in the rapper's murder.

The first lawsuit, filed in 2002, alleged wrongful death and civil rights violations. It ended in a mistrial in 2005. The case remains active, with the judge allowing the family to amend the lawsuit because of newly discovered evidence.

Cooper's recent ruling involved the secondary suit, which contends that rogue police officers conspired to kill Biggie and that the Police Department covered up their involvement.

R. Kelly's Latest Request To Delay Trial Denied

A judge has tossed out R. Kelly's latest request to once again delay the start of his trial as jury selection will begin on Monday (May 12) TMZ.com reports.

Child pornography charges were originally filed against R. Kelly June 5, 2002 after authorities alleged between Jan. 1, 1998, and Nov. 1 2000 he made a sex tape with a girl who is said to have been 13 at the time.

The girl, now 23, denies it was her in the video.

A ruling will come down May 16 as to whether or not court records and hearing transcripts will be unsealed for media and public consumption.


Tiger Attacks Trainer On Set of New Rick Ross Video

A white tiger which was being used on the set for Rick Ross' latest video reportedly attacked its trainer during production.

According to published reports, the tiger was playing the role of Ross' pet in the video for his song "Here I Am" when it got tangled up in its chain, fell and become irate.

The tiger would then bite its owner when he was trying to get it out of the cage.

“The trainer went out to help [the tiger] but he grabbed it by the tail and the tiger didn’t like it. So, it turned around and bit the trainer's leg,” explained Cesar Chacon, a crew member.

The trainer would receive medical attention and managed to put the tiger back in its cage.

The video for “Here I Am” also features Nelly who wasn't at the set when the attack happened. No one else on the set was harmed.

The following is a news report on the incident:



May 8, 2008

Foxy Brown Let Off The Hook In BlackBerry Assault

Foxy Brown pled guilty to one misdemeanor charge of menacing today (May 8) in a Brooklyn Criminal Court.

Brown was facing felony assault charges stemming from a 2007 incident in which the rapper's neighbor, Arlene Raymond claimed Foxy slapped her with a BlackBerry phone.

As previously reported, the bench warrant that was issued for the rapper's arrest just days ago (May 5) was a misunderstanding and was recalled the next day.

According to TMZ, the prosecution threw out the assault charges following Foxy's guilty plea and the Brooklyn Don Diva was sentenced to time served.


Diddy Comments On New Biggie Movie

Diddy is letting his feelings be known on the up-coming Biggie biopic "Notorious."

The mogul tells MTV the following:

"It's rare that you get a movie made about you when you're still relevant, but [they] took on the challenge," Combs said of the cast, adding that he was especially impressed with actor Derek Luke, who is playing Diddy.


"People asked me years ago who you'd want to play me, and I said Derek Luke ... so it was just destined. I got to see him do his thing, and it was scary for me. I had to leave, 'cause he was acting just like me."

Diddy also says that despite some early criticisms, Gravy will be able to pull off his role playing the late Notorious B.I.G.:

"Gravy, the guy playing B.I.G., it was just too eerie for me to be on that," Combs marveled. "Gravy's killing it. If I tell you he's killing it, then that's all we need to say, you know what I'm saying? I don't think anybody could have done a better job."

"Notorious" is slated to hit theatres in January 2009.

(L note: Let me say this one more time; The more i hear about this movie, the more i think it should go straight to DVD, couple that with that fact that Diddy, felt the need to "endorse" Gravy and cast, really makes me think i'll pick it up at blockbuster.)

(hhlive)

T.I.'s Sets August Release Date For 'Paper Trail'

T.I. recently revealed the release date of his upcoming fifth solo album titled Paper Trail.

According to Billboard, T.I. revealed that the album will hit shelves on August 12th. The project was initially slated for release in September.

“There was a great demand for the product,” T.I. explained. “Once we put out 'No Matter What,' we got so much positive response that we moved up the date.”

T.I. released the song “No Matter What” on his website, streetcred.com, last week.

The Atlanta bred rapper revealed the album will feature production from DJ Toomp, Drumma Boy, Keith Mack, JR Rotem and Lil C.

He plans to release the song "Top of the World", which features B.O.B and Kanye West, as Paper Trail’s first official single.

R. Kelly Seeks To Delay Trial

In a case that has taken six years to reach court, defense attorneys for R. Kelly are once again seeking to delay the trial for the R&B singer who's facing multiple child pornography charges.

In the latest chapter of this on-going saga, attorneys for Kelly are attempting to continue to prolong the trial's start, as jury selection in the case is set to begin this Friday (May 8), according to the Chicago Tribune. Legal experts and observes are doubtful that the last minute request will be granted.
The defense team filed a motion on Wednesday asking Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan to shelve the trial temporarily because of "a torrent of publicity surrounding the case."

The motion, which is being kept under seal, cites recent media coverage of the judge's decision to allow a woman to testify that she had a three-way sexual encounter with Kelly and the alleged girl shown in the videotape, Kelly's attorneys said in court Wednesday.

The judge will not rule on the request until at least Friday, the day that 150 potential jurors are scheduled to report to the courthouse. County officials also are continuing with trial preparations such as issuing press credentials and painting courtroom benches.

Legal experts say it's unlikely the judge will postpone the high-profile trial, which has languished for nearly six years. Given Kelly's celebrity status, the case would generate media attention regardless of when it's held, said Richard Kling, a professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

"Jurors can be questioned as to publicity, and the judge can determine whether or not they would be fair," Kling said.

Judge Gaughan has previously said the secret proceedings were essential in order to preserve Kelly's right to a fair trial and prevent the jury pool from becoming tainted.

Kelly faces up to 15 years if found guilty.


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May 7, 2008

DMX Arrested For Speeding In Arizona

DMX was arrested earlier today (May 7) on suspicion of driving at speeds exceeding 100mph on Loop 101 through Scottsdale.

On January 21, X was photographed driving his 1966 Chevy Nova II on the Loop 101 at a speed of 100 miles per hour in a 65 mile per hour zone.

Just a minute later he was photographed at another camera moving at a speed of over 114 miles per hour.

Three minutes later, DMX was caught on camera driving at a speed of 101 miler per hour.

Police arrested DMX at his home in Cave Creek and charged him with racing on a highway, reckless driving, two counts of endangerment, three counts of criminal speed and driving with a suspended license.

DMX was booked into the Scottsdale County Jail and released earlier today (May 7).


Rap Chart Movement: The Roots Take The Crown

The Roots' seventh group album, Rising Down, debuts at the top spot of Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart' this week.

The album, which features appearances from Common, Dice Raw and Saigon, scans 53,900 copies in its opening week.

Debuting at No. 2 is Lil Mama with her first solo effort titled V.Y.P. (Voice Of The Young People). The set sold 18,600 discs in its first go-around.

Right behind her is Rick Ross at No. 3. Trilla reeled in 18,300 units this week. After 9 weeks on the chart, the album has sold 484,000 copies.

Atmosphere, who debuted at No.1 last week, drop to No. 4. When Life Gives You Lemons... moved 14,000 units this week. After 2 weeks, the album has sold 50,500 copies.

Posted at No. 5 is Flo Rida. Mail On Sunday shells off 12,800 discs in its 7th week on the charts. To date, the album has sold 214,000 copies.

Snoop Dogg slips two spots to No. 6. Ego Trippin' bags up 10,100 units this week. So far, the album has sold a total of 301,400.

Chilling at No. 7 is Trina. 8,100 folks picked up Still Da Baddest this week, pushing the album's total sales to 95,300.

Slipping a spot to No. 8 is Lupe Fiasco. The Cool hustled 7,500 CDs this week. The album's tally stands at 474,500.

Holding fort at No. 9 is Soulja Boy. Souljaboytellem.com has moved 890,500 discs thus far, with 5,500 representing the week-in total.

Wrapping up the Top 10 is Kanye West. Graduation rang out 5,400 copies this week, bringing the album's total sales to 2,092,500.

Notable debuts under the Top 10 this week include MJG and Baby D.

MJG's latest effort, Pimp Tight , debuts at No. 26 selling 2,300 copies while Baby D's A-Town Secret Weapon opens at No. 34 selling 1,700 copies.

GTA IV Pulls In $500 Million During First Week

According to the game's publisher Take-Two Interactive, GTA IV sold 6 million copies during its first week in stores taking in a record breaking $500 million.

The PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 title sold 3.6 million during its first day of release on April 29.

"...first week performance represents the largest launch in the history of interactive entertainment. We believe these retail sales levels surpass any movie or music launch to date" said Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick.

The previous record holding launch was that of Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 platform which sold 3.3 million during its first week in stores taking in $300 million.


Method Man Offers "Golden Blunts"

In support of his upcoming CD/DVD, Back to Back: RAW & Uncut, Method Man is giving fans a chance to win free concert tickets via 'Golden Blunts'

Ten 'Golden Blunts' have been packaged in the first 200,000 pressings of the Back to Back: RAW & Uncut CD/DVD’s and the lucky ten who find the 'Golden Blunts' will win concert tickets to watch Meth perform at the venue of their choice .

The ten winners, who can bring a guest along for the shows, will also get a chance to meet Method Man.

As reported earlier, Back to Back: RAW & Uncut will hit stores on May 13th.

The CD portion of the set will be a double disc containing a live Method Man performance along with appearances from various members of The Wu-Tang Clan including GZA, Cappadonna and Street Life.

The DVD portion will contain the full performance as well as a behind the scenes footage of Method Man on tour.

T.I. Calls Atlanta’s 107.9

Tip calls in to Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 to speak on his new single and Shawty Lo.

New Tupac Shakur Tribute Double Album Coming


Thug Life Army Records is releasing In The Shadow of the Icon, a double-disc collection of numerous west coast artists and 2Pac affiliates paying homage to the fallen legend. AllFrumTha I, X-Clan, Road Dawgs and Celly Cel all contributed songs to the release, which is currently selling digitally and accepting pre-orders for retail.

Thug Life Army is the Cincinnati, Ohio-based imprint inspired by the work, art and teachings of Tupac Shakur.

The label is home to Binky Mack, a member of the Inglewood group AllFrumTha I, a group that was signed to Mack 10's Hoo-Bangin' Records in the late '90s. He produced tracks for Westside Connection, R.A. The Rugged Man and MC Eiht.

Tracklisting
1.) Boo Kapone - KNOWLEDGE
2.) Concrete Souljahs - Walk wit me
3.) allfrumtha i - Everywhere I Go (good and evil)
4.) SUPe - The System
5.) Hustle Creed - We Live and We Die
6.) Purple Lounge "H.O.P.E"
7.) Nolan - PEOPLE
8.) 1223 - Wish I Knew
9.) Jasiri X and Franchise - 2 Pacs More (Producer: Paradise Gray (X Clan) and GM3)
10.) Page 1 - Fallen
11.) Ebony Burks - Choice
12.) G Luv - Revelation
13.) FAME - Next 2 Kin
14.) U.N.D feat. Teeka - Understand
15.) binky mack - Conflict Of Interest


1.) Kemo the Blaxican - Breathe
2.) Celly Cel - No Tomorrow
3.) Dolo - So Much Drama
4.) Qwiccshott - Never
5.) Sammy B feat Big Dee - No Half Steppin
6.) 3RDegree - Broken Home
7.) allfrumtha i - Me & My Dawg
8.) K - Loron - Speed of Life
9.) Concrete Souljahs - Related to the Underground
10.) Tommy Danger - Run for Cover
11.) Wize-Fool - DANGEROUS FREE THINKER
12.) binky mack - Taken Over
13.) Malign20 - Hopes and Dreams
14.) Queen Josie - Young Men of Today (Spoken Word)

May 6, 2008

Lil Wayne Pleads Not Guilty To Arizona Drug, Gun Charges

Lil Wayne appeared in an Arizona courtroom on Tuesday (May 6) to answer to several drug charges, stemming from an arrest in January.

He has maintained since that arrest, the rapper entered a not guilty plea on charges of multiple drug possession charges -- three being felonies -- and a misconduct involving weapons charge.

He is scheduled to appear back in court on May 19.

Weezy was arrested at in late January, following a search of his tour bus during a routine stop at a Border Patrol checkpoint just outside of Yuma, Arizona.

During the stop, DEA found numerous narcotics -- including 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of ecstasy -- and a 40-caliber pistol registered to the rapper.

Wayne's legal team filed a motion in March asking for a lesser drug charge, claiming the amount of cocaine (29 grams) was incorrect. They claim that the rapper had fewer than eight grams of coke.

He was subsequently arrested, along with two others, and booked into the Yuma County Sheriff's Department.

A day after his arrest, he posted $10,000 bond and is currently free pending the outcome of his case.


IHH 1st Look Jessica on The Cover On Smooth

If your wondering why she looks so familiar, peep game. ImHipHop affiliate Tekniq, put me on to her and she was featured as Eye Candy Of The Week back in March and as on Tek's Misexy back in February. Yea, were trendsetters.

Arrest Warrant For Foxy Brown Dropped

An arrest warrant which was issued for Foxy Brown after she failed to make a court appearance yesterday (May 5) has reportedly been cancelled.

As reported earlier, Brown is accused of hitting her neighbor, Arlene Raymond, with a Black Berry cell phone after they got into an argument last year.

Judge John Walsh issued an arrest warrant for Brown after she didn’t appear in court Monday morning but according to The Associated Press, Walsh cancelled the warrant minutes later after the attorneys in the case revealed to him that they had agreed that the rapper didn’t have to be there.

Walsh then scheduled a court conference for Brown's attorneys and the prosecutors.

Brown was released from New York's Rikers Correctional Facility last month after serving eight months for violating probation.

IHH Radio: Jadakiss - I Don’t


(this is an older track when Hood was still D-block)
props to Legend

IHH TV: Fat Joe - You Ain't Sayin Nothin'

"You Ain't Sayin Nothin"
Fat Joe Feat. Plies & Dre

May 5, 2008

Bench Warrant Issued For Foxy Brown

Just two weeks after being freed from Rikers Island after an eight month stint in prison, Foxy Brown has another run in with the law.

A judge issued a bench warrant for rapper Foxy Brown, after she failed to appear in Brooklyn Criminal Court earlier today (May 5). Brown, who was released from prison on April 18, was due in court today, to face assault and weapons charges, from an altercation with her Brooklyn neighbor.


The two women fought over the volume of Brown’s car stereo, as well as the noise her entourage was allegedly making in the Prospect Height’s neighborhood.

The NYPD accused Brown of striking her 25-year-old neighbor in the face with her Blackberry, causing the woman to have a swollen lip, loose teeth and swelling in her right eye.

Brown is also due in court on May 8, where she is expected to reach a plea with the State Attorney in Florida, stemming from an altercation at the Queen Beauty Supply Store in February of 2007, in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Lil’ Wayne Dump G-Unit Tour, Plans Road Trip With Keyshia Cole

It looks like Lil’ Wayne may be touring with R&B singer Keyshia Cole to support The Carter III when it finally hits stores.

According to MTV, Weezy initially negotiated with 50 Cent to hit the road with G-Unit later this year. “Um, that one, I don’t think is gonna work no more,” Wayne revealed to MTV about the aborted G-Unit tour. “It was something that ain’t went right. I think I might go out with Keyshia Cole. You’re bringing two different types of people in there. You got people coming to soothe their souls with Keyshia, and you got people who wanna throw their hands up with me.”

Cole is also looking forward to touring with Wayne. “I’ma kidnap him and take him on tour with me,” Cole told MTV. “I think it’s a little harder to get him on the stage than it is to get me. We gotta make sure we get together on that.” Wayne and Cole have shared stages before.



The two co-headlined BET’s Spring Bling earlier this year.

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IHH TV: Meet The Cast Of The Biggie Movie "Notorious".




(L note: Everything I've seen about this movie tells me it should go straight to dvd, or B.E.T. should show it on "BlackBuster Theater")

Remy Ma Calls In From Rikers

Remy Ma granted an exclusive interview with DJ Kay Slay on his satellite radio show on Eminem's Shade 45.

Remy joked, saying of her sentence, “Its nothing. I’m in here chillin’ – eating mad mackerel.” She then described her situation more seriously. “I’m in the cell 23 hours a day – max security. It’s real crazy over here. You got certain officers that are extra nice and you got the ones that are extra not nice. I be telling them it’s not my fault that my commissary is more than their salary.”

“Just because 12 people say something, who weren’t there, does not mean nothing. I’m not even mad at people. I’m mad at money or what lack of does to people. Its really sad,” said Remy in the interview, in which she proclaimed her innocence following her conviction on four counts of an assault and weapons possession. “Ain’t nothing changed, because I’m on the Island…[I'm] still the Queen of NY.”

Remy's sentencing was pushed back to April in order for her lawyer, Ivan Fisher, to ready an argument against the maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. Although it has been reported she will only serve 3-5 years.

“Don’t be mistaken about a jury that was not my peers. There was no tan [or] dark brown, Black – nothing - on that jury. It’s a whole conspiracy against rappers right now so I already knew what it was,” said Remy of the trial.

Remy also added that she has a new mixtape coming, titled 6 Minutes Remy Ma You're On.


May 4, 2008

50 Cent Inks Deal With Steiner Sports To Sell Memorabilia

50 Cent has reportedly inked a multi-year deal with Steiner Sports to sell his memorabilia.

Steiner Sports is well known for selling athletes memorabilia and has exclusive contracts with various sports stars to offer fans unique collectibles.

Among the various sports stars affiliated with Steiner Sports include Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

According to The New York Post, 50's deal with Steiner will offer fans autographed photos, movie-related products and concert-worn apparel.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Woman To Testify She Had Threesome With R. Kelly & Underage Girl

An unidentified woman will reportedly testify in R. Kelly's trial that she had a threesome with the Chicago bred crooner and an underage girl.

As reported earlier, Kelly is facing multiple child pornography charges for allegedly making a sex tape with a teenage girl who is currently in her 20's.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a source close to the case revealed that the unidentified woman will testify that he had sex with Kelly and the girl in the tape that would have between 13-14 years old at the time.

“She was involved in a threesome with (the girl) and R. Kelly,” the source said.

The girl in the center of the tape is also expected to take the stand during the trial but she will reportedly testify that she is not in the tape.

The trial is expected to start next Friday.


(Lnote: I dont know about you all, but i think Kellz is going to do some time)