Sep 13, 2008
Mane was sent to jail friday (September 12) for violating his probation.
According to My Fox Atlanta, Gucci Mane was convicted of assault in 2005 and was put under probation for several years. As part of his probation, the rapper was ordered to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
During a hearing Friday, it was pointed out that Gucci had repeatedly violated his probation.
A few weeks ago, Gucci was arrested for driving under the influence and showed up at a probation meeting under the influence of ecstasy and marijuana. The rapper also tested positive for alcohol at the meeting. He had also failed to fulfill his requires community service.
Gucci was sentenced to a year in a jail. The rapper tried to ask for forgiveness but the judge told him that he had squandered away his many chances.
Jermaine Dupri and Tha Dogg Pound's Daz Dillinger have both been named in a $250,000 defamation suit. Documents filed in Georgia's Northern District Court on Sept. 3 list Jermaine Dupri Mauldin and Delmar Arnaud as defendants in a case filed by Aika Kendrick.
The official grievance is listed as intellectual property/copyright infringement. Kendrick is suing on the grounds of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and copyright infringement.
The suit stems from a recorded conversation found at the beginning of "The One," a song on Daz's 2006 album So So Gangsta. The album was Daz's only work recorded under Dupri's So So Def/Virgin imprint. Virgin Records America, Inc. is also labeled as a defendant in the suit, the label continued to make copies of the album available after Kendrick claimed to send a cease-and-desist order to So So Def.
Kendrick is represented by Pamela Gordon. As of press time calls to Gordon's law offices were not returned. Neither Daz nor Dupri, who has since left Virgin to become President of Urban Music at Island/Def Jam, has publicly commented on the incident.
"DJ Clue.tv Vol 1"
1. Desert Storm Intro
2. Mornings Were Hashbrowns - Jadakiss
3. Shook Hands - Lil Kim
4. Skull Gang Got Money - Juelz Santana Ft. skull Gang
5. Money Chasers - Freck Billionaire Ft. Fabolous & Red Cafe
6. Never Lie - Cassidy
7. Can't Believe It (Remix) - T-Pain Ft. 50 Cent & Juelz Santana
8. 3 Straps - Tony Yayo
9. Barry Bondz - Styles P Ft. Sheek
11. Pop That Pussy - Byrd Man Ft. Rick Ross
12 B.N.C - DJ Clue Ft. Lloyd Banks
13. They Ain't Got It - Jadakiss
14. It's Like That - (Lox) Jadakiss Ft. Styles P & Sheek
15. Pop Champagne Remix - Ron Browz Ft. Jim Jones & Juelz Santana
17. Here I Am - 50 Cent
18. Kings Ransom - Ransom
19. So Easy - Red Cafe
20. Swagga Like Us - T.I, Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne
21. Let It Go Lil Mama - Nelly Ft. Pharrell
22. D-Block - Sheek Ft. SNYP, Bully & Bucky
Sep 12, 2008
Queen Latifah recently revealed that she is returning to her rap roots by releasing an all-rap album in December.
Latifah divulged to Rolling Stone that the album will feature collaborations with LL Cool J, Ludacris and Dr. Dre. Missy Elliot and Swizz Beatz will also be contributing to the album.
“Dre helped me write some stuff. He wrote some stuff with me and Ludacris wrote a record for me,” Latifah revealed. “Lyrically it covers a range of topics. A lot of love on there. People, dealing with people, how people do all kinds of things.”
Latifah hasn't released an all-rap album in ten years. She released two all-singing albums during her hiatus from rap and has been heavily involved in film.
Latifah joked that she almost titled her upcoming album The L Word in response to the lesbian rumors that have dogged her over the years.
“L was gonna stand for love though or La,” Latifah said. “Since people want to play games, I like to jab back sometimes just for fun, but I’m like, ‘Nah, that’s too much energy wasted.”
Latifah has not decided on a title for her upcoming album.
In related news, Latifah will be sharing the big screen with Alicia Keys in an upcoming film titled The Secret Life of Bees. The flick opens on October 17th.
Trick Trick is currently gearing up for the release of his sophomore album titled The Villain.
The album will feature appearances from Eminem, Kid Rock, Ice Cube, Guilty Simpson, Proof, Esham, Paradime, Diezel, Esham, Guilty Simpson, and Royce da 5'9.
Production on the set is supplied by Trick Trick, Eminem and Dr. Dre.
“I wanted to make music that I feel good about, to bring some real music back to the game. Each track is designed for its texture of song, texture of writing. I wanted to do what I felt good about, not chase after the times,” Trick Trick said via a statement. “Music is eternal so I might have a song that is rotten as f***, and there's a point to it. I'm making a statement. If you don't respect me, this is what I'm forced to do to you.”
The first single off the album is “Let It Fly” which features Ice Cube. A video for the single will be released in the coming weeks.
The Villain will hit stores on October 28th via Koch Records.
Kelis has reportedly been cleared of charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest which stemmed from a 2007 Miami incident.
The singer was arrested in Miami last year after confronting and verbally abusing two undercover officers during a police operation in the South Beach nightclub district.
The officers were talking to various men during their operation and one of the men included rapper Nas, Kelis' husband.
According to The Associated Press, Kelis was cleared of the aforementioned charges on Thursday (September 12).
Kelis released a statement to the AP saying she was “happy that justice prevailed” and she hopes the incident “shedded light on the fact that wearing a uniform and carrying a badge does not allow you to act above the law.”
DMX is reportedly in custody in a Phoenix jail on identity theft charges.
As reported earlier, DMX was arrested in Miami on August 14th on a warrant for failing to appear in a Phoenix court for a drug related case.
DMX attempted to bail out from the Miami jail but the Phoenix judge who issued the warrant revoked his bail and the rapper had to face drug charges he had picked up in Miami in June.
DMX would plead guilty to the Miami drug charges two weeks ago as part of a plea deal and was only sentenced to time served.
Phoenix authorities had fifteen days to arrest DMX or he would have been allowed to leave Miami on his own recognizance so the rapper was extradited from Miami to Phoenix on Wednesday (September 11)
According to the Associated Press, DMX is being held on a $25,000 cash bond. The identify theft charges stem from accusations that the rapper used a fake name at a Phoenix hospital to avoid a bill.
DMX also faces animal cruelty charges and drug charges in Phoenix.
Sep 11, 2008
DVD release date Fall 2008.
Lashon Dixon, the mother of two of T.I.'s children, has reportedly taken the rapper to court over child support.
According to Fort Mill Times, Dixon claims that she is having a hard time supporting her two sons and wants the court to rule on a monthly payment that is commensurate with T.I.'s current success.
Dixon and T.I. had the two boys prior to the rapper's success.
T.I. has been giving Dixon about $2,000 a month to care for the boys who are aged 7 and 8.
In related news, T.I. will be releasing his fifth solo album titled Paper Trail on September 30th. The album will feature appearances from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Rihanna, among others.
02) Get It (ft. Roscoe)
03) Shootin' Freestyle
05) Dip Drop Stop Dip (ft. Keak Da Sneak)
06) Really Wanna Change (ft. Dion & Sean Kingston)
07) They Don't Want It (ft. Soopafly)
08) DPG Speaks
09) Rollin' In A Droptop (ft. Snoop Dogg)
10) Lollipop Freestyle (ft. Roscoe)
11) I'm A Str8 G
12) They Know Freestyle
13) True Stories
14) Thiz Weekend (ft. Soopafly)
15) Da Dopeman
17) Mystic River
18) Hood In Ya Life (ft. Roscoe)
19) Bounce Rock Rolla Skatin (ft. Snoop Dogg, Terrace Martin & DJ Quik)
20) Who I Be
21) Willie The Kid ft. Trey Songz, Gucci Mane, La The Darkman, Young Joc, Bun B & Flo-Rida - Love For Money
"What Them Girls Like"
Ludacris Feat. Chris Brown & Sean Garrett
Lil Wayne's lawyer, Stacey Richman, is questioning the story of a New York officer who claims she found the rapper in possession of a.9mm handgun last year.
As reported earlier, Officer Diane Hornung testified on Monday (September 8) that she smelt marijuana coming from Lil Wayne's tour bus after the rapper had left a concert with Ja Rule in Manhattan in July 2007.
Hornung claimed that the marijuana smell prompted her to enter the tour bus and she found Wayne sitting on a bed in his underwear trying to hide something in a bag.
While Wayne got dressed, Hornung claimed she looked inside the bag and found a loaded .9mm handgun.
According to The New York Daily News, Richman contended Hornung's story on Wednesday (September 10) claiming that court documents show that Hornung was no near where Wayne was arrested.
Richman claims the documents show Hornung was several blocks away helping her fellow officers arrest Ja Rule and two other men on gun charges.
Richman claims Wayne's tour bus was stopped and boarded without probable cause and his gun charges should be dropped.
Wayne has pleaded not guilty to the gun charges. He faces to three and a half years in prison if convicted.
Kanye West was reportedly arrested at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today (September 11).
According to Access Hollywood, West was arrested on charges of battery and vandalism. The Chicago bred rapper/producer is still in custody.
Details about the incident have not been revealed but a police source at LAX told Access Hollywood that it may have involved paparazzi.
In related news, Kanye is currently gearing up for the release of his fourth solo album titled 808's & Heartbreak. The set is slated to hit stores on December 16th.
This past weekend, Kanye performed a song off the set called “Love Lockdown” at the MTV Video Music Awards this past weekend.
Shawty Lo has reportedly buried his beef with fellow Atlanta rapper T.I.
The former D4L frontman recently revealed to The Hip Hop Chronicle that he and T.I. agreed to end their feud and there will be working together in the future.
“Believe it or not, the beef is dead, you know what I’m saying, its dead … we talked, it aint nothing but a good understanding,” Shawty Lo explained. “Y’all stay tuned and see what’s next.”
Shawty Lo also revealed he has begun working on his second solo album which is currently untitled.
He plans to drop the album in early 2009 and it will feature appearances from Lil Wayne, Akon, Rick Ross, Bun B and T-Pain.
Sep 10, 2008
Lil Wayne and Jay-Z will be sharing the stage for a special one night only “Powerhouse” event in New Jersey next month.
According to SOHH, the event will take place at the Izod Center on October 28th. The show will kick off at 7 p.m. EST and tickets will become available this weekend via Ticketmaster.
The rappers will be joined by R&B singer Ne-Yo. The show will be hosted by Power 105.1 and is produced by Live Nation.
"Let It Bang"
Heat Scalese Feat. Trav & AC
Debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart' this week is Young Jeezy with his third solo album titled The Recession.
The set, which features appearances from Nas, Lil Boosie and Trey Songz, scanned 260,500 discs in its opening week.
The Game loses the top spot and slips to No.2. L.A.X. shifted 88,700 discs this week, pushing its total to 327,800.
Still burning the charts at No. 3 is Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III bags up 46,500 units this week. After 13 weeks, the set has sold 2,362,600.
Ice Cube slips one spot to No. 4. Raw Footage shelved off 18,400 discs this week, pushing its total to 118,500.
Posted at No. 5 is the MTV backed, Shwayze. Their self titled album shells out 12,100 discs this week. After 3 weeks the album has sold a total of 77,100 copies.
M.I.A. rises two spots to No. 6. Kala reels in 10,600 copies this week, pushing the album's total to 302,900.
Right behind her is Nas at No. 7. 10,100 folks picked up Untitled this week, bringing the album's total sales to 372,600.
Entering the charts at No. 8 is Slim Thug & The Boss Hogg Outlawz with their second compilation titled Back By Blockular Demand. The set moves 9,800 copies this week.
Daddy Yankee holds fort at No. 9. Talento De Barrio sells 9,400 copies in its fourth week on the chart. So far, the set has sold 64,000 units.
Wrapping up the Top 10 is Florida rapper Plies. Definition Of Real cashes out 9,000 copies this week, bringing the album's tally to 489,200.
Katt Williams will be hosting BET's Hip Hop Awards for the third time later this fall.
The third annual BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped at Atlanta’s' Civic Center on October 18th and will air on BET on October 23 at 8:00 p.m.
The event's nominees and performers will be announced later this month.
In related news, Katt Williams will be releasing his live-act DVD titled It’s Pimpin Pimpin DVD on November 11th. The DVD will include footage of the comedian’s 100-city national tour.
The release date and title for Kanye West's upcoming fourth solo album has been revealed.
According to a posting on Target's website, Kanye's album is titled 808's & Heartbreak and will be hitting stores on December 16th.
West performed a single from the album titled “Love Lockdown” at the MTV Video Music Awards this past weekend.
West will be facing stiff competition in the fourth quarter as Jay-Z and 50 Cent are also expected to drop their latest efforts in late November or December.
Jay-Z will be dropping his eleventh solo album titled The Blueprint 3 while 50 will be drooping his last album on his current Interscope contract titled Before I Self Destruct.
VH1 will be counting down hip hop’s 100 greatest singles and profiling the legendary rap group N.W.A. this fall.
On September 29th, the network will air a five part series titled 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs.
The show will highlight rap's most influential songs by revealing the story behind each of them and finding out what the respective song-makers are doing today.
Some of the rappers who will be profiled in the series include Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Outkast, Eminem and Grandmaster Flash, among others.
On October 3rd, the network will air VH1 Rock Doc: NWA: The World's Most Dangerous Group.
The documentary, which will be narrated by Chris Rock, will take a look into the rap's group’s history and will feature interviews with Ice Cube, MC Ren, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, Eazy-E's widow Tomica Woods-Wright, Ice T and director John Singleton, among others.
"Hi Hater (Remix)"
Maino Feat. T.I., Swizz Beatz, Plies, Jadakiss & Fabolous
Sep 9, 2008
50 Cent recently claimed that Lil Wayne ripped off his 2005 hit “Candy Shop” to create his song “Lollipop”.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, 50 Cent claimed that various rappers have stolen his style to create their records and pointed out the similarities between “Candy Shop” and Lil Wayne's “Lollipop”
“‘Lollipop’ is ‘lick lick lick lick it like a lollipop,’” 50 explained. “And ‘Candy Shop’ is ‘I’ll take you to the Candy Shop/ I’ll let you lick the lollipop.’”
50 Cent is currently working on his new album titled Before I Self Destruct which is slated for release later this year. The G-Unit honcho claims he has stopped listening to other rappers so he can create a new sound.
“I’m not really listening to anyone else’s records,” 50 said. “I’m in another space where I gotta make what I’m excited about.”
“[Other rappers] can take what I’ve done for the last five years and do their version of it and be successful with momentum,” he added. “Meanwhile, I have to reinvent the wheel.”
Before I Self Destruct will be 50's last album on his current contract with Interscope Records.
Lil Wayne, Bun B and Ghostface Killah are among various rappers who will take the stage at this year's “VH1 Hip Hop Honors”.
“VH1 Hip Hop Honors” pays homage to icons of the hip-hop culture through performances from today's talent.
As reported earlier, this year’s honorees include Too Short, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature, De La Soul and Cypress Hill.
Other artists also slated to appear at this year's event include Big Boi, Biz Markie, DJ Kaos, Kid Rock, MC Lyte, Lil'Jon, Q-Tip, Scarface, Wyclef Jean, Cheech and Chong and Sanaa Lathan.
Comedian Tracy Morgan will be hosting the show which airs on VH1 on October 6 at 10 p.m.
A New York judge has threatened to have Damon Dash's former girlfriend arrested if she fails to appear in court tomorrow with the rap mogul’s son (September 9).
Linda Williams, Dash’s former girlfriend and the mother of his teenage son, failed to appear in court Monday (September 8) with Damon Dash II for a custody hearing.
According to TMZ, Dash's son went to visit his mother last week but was not returned home. Dash has sole legal custody of his son.
MC Breed is slowly recovering from kidney failure after being admitted into an Atlanta hospital on Friday (September 5)
According to MTV, Breed (born Eric Breed) collapsed while playing basketball during a pickup game in Atlanta on Friday.
The rapper was rushed to hospital and doctors discovered he was suffering from kidney failure.
Breed was initially listed in critical condition but has been taken off life support. The rapper’s kidneys were only 30 percent functional and he will remain hospitalized for another week.
Darryl Morris, Breed's manager, revealed that the rapper will likely need a kidney transplant.
Morris has reached out to other rappers to hold a benefit concert to help Breed with his medical expenses.
“We are hoping we can find Breed a kidney through this process, before it’s too late," said Morris.
Breed garnered fame in the early 90's via his hit single “Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin”. He was preparing to release an album titled Original Breed and a DVD based on his life titled Where is MC Breed.
A New York police officer testified in a pretrial hearing on September 8th that she caught Lil Wayne with a gun on his tour bus last year.
As reported earlier, Wayne was arrested on a weapons possession charge last July after a 9mm was found in his tour bus following a performance with Ja Rule at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre.
According to The Associated Press, Officer Diane Hornung testified Monday that she got on the bus after smelling marijuana and found Wayne sitting on a bed in his underwear trying to hide something in a bag.
While Wayne got dressed, Hornung claims she looked inside the bag and found a loaded .9mm handgun.
Wayne, who appeared at the hearing, has pleaded not guilty to the weapons possession charges. He faces to three and a half years in prison if convicted.
Sep 8, 2008
Today, a Long Island judge awarded 50 Cent with regular visitation with his 11-year-old son Marquise.
50 Cent will be able to see his son every other weekend up until his appearance at a Suffolk County Family Court on October 22 for the custody trial.
An order of protection was placed on 50 Cent by his ex-girlfriend and mother of Marquise, Shaniqua Tompkins after someone set her home on fire back in May. Tompkins accused 50 Cent of being behind the incident, but agreed to let 50 Cent see his son every other weekend.
Since Tompkins placed an order of protection against 50 Cent, their son will have to be dropped off by his mother at a Queen's police precinct and then picked up by a member of 50 Cent's family on visiting weekends.
Although the custody trial is only weeks away, 50 Cent has no plans on changing his current lifestyle.
"Yeah, I'm happy. I get a chance to see him," 50 Cent explained. "I'm going to hang out with some (women). Make some music, make some movies, and continue to kick it."
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