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Sep 20, 2008

Busta Rhymes Exits Aftermath, Signs With Motown

Busta Rhymes has reportedly cut ties with Aftermath/Interscope Records and has signed with Universal Motown Records.

According to SOHH, Busta will be releasing his next project via Motown but its unclear whether it will be the rapper's eighth solo album titled Blessed.

Blessed was slated to be released via Aftermath Interscope late last year but was pushed back repeatedly.

The delay of the album’s release was allegedly caused by a rift between Busta and Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine.

Universal Motown is home to Lil Wayne(Cash Money), Nelly and Chamillionaire.

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"Swagger Like Puff" - Diddy

Take that damn Vocoder away, please.

Andre 3000 Readies For ‘Battle In Seattle’ and New Album

Andre 3000 recently revealed that he will be releasing his solo album in the coming months.

The Atlanta rapper divulged to Rolling Stone that his solo project is a conceptual album but he has not decided on a release date or title.

“It should be dropping by the end of this year or early next year. I’ve pretty much been working with myself,” said Andre 3000. “I’ve never really been that big on collaboration. I have a concept, and all the soundscapes are already in my head, so I just have to figure out how to get there.”

In related news, Andre 3000 will be starring alongside Woody Harrelson in the movie Battle In Seattle which opened in theatres Friday (September 19). The film is based on the protests that took place outside the World Trade Organization summit in 1999.

Joe Budden Responds To Royce 5'9

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Sep 17, 2008

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Statik Selektah - For the City f. M.O.P. & Jadakiss

Off Statik Selektah's upcoming album, Stick 2 the Script, dropping October 21st.

Jay-Z Forms Label With Production Duo Stargate

Jay-Z has reportedly joined forces with Norwegian production duo Stargate to create a new label called StarRoc.

According to MIC Norway, Stargate have relocated their studio from Manhattan to Jay-Z's Roc The Mic studios.

Stargate is comprised of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksed.

The duo has produced an array of hits including Ne-Yo's “So Sick” and Beyonce's “Irreplaceable”.

Royce Da 5′9″ Addresses Joe Budden

Young Jeezy Stays On Top, LL Cool J Makes His Debut

Young Jeezy's The Recession remains at the top of the Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart' this week by pushing 89,900 units.

After 2 weeks on the charts, The Recession has sold a total of 350,500 copies.

Compton rapper The Game holds fort at No. 2. L.A.X. pushes 49,200 discs this week, pushing its total to 377,100.

Posted at No. 3 is Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III scans 47,300 copies this week. So far, the album has sold a total of 2,409,900 discs.

Debuting at No. 4 is LL Cool J with his latest effort titled Exit 13. The set shifts 43,700 units in its first week out.

Entering the charts at No. 5 is Gym Class Heroes with their sophomore album The Quilt. The album bags up 32,200 units in its first week spin.

Reggaton duo R.K.M & Ken-Y debut at No. 6 with their latest effort titled The Royalty. The set scans 14,500 copies in its first week on the charts.

Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall makes his debut at No. 7 with his fourth solo album titled Not 4 Sale. The album, which features appearances from Akon, T-Pain and Rihanna, reels in 11,900 copies in its opening week.

Sitting at No. 8 is Ice Cube. Raw Footage sold 11,700 copies this week. The album's tally stands at 130,300.

M.I.A. slides four slots down to No. 9. Kala scanned 10,500 units this week. To date, the album has sold 313,400 copies.

Wrapping things up is Shwayze at No. 10. Their self titled project moves 7,900 units this week. So far, the album has sold 85,100 copies.

G-Unit Clothing Returns

Earlier this year in February, G-Unit clothing parted ways with Mark Ecko’s Mark Ecko Enterprises, a move that decidedly had people scratching their heads despite its successful capital gains. With the split, it was reported that 50 Cent also walked away with full ownership rights.

After speculation as to where G-Unit clothing would find its new home, 50 Cent has finally made his decision; back with Mark Ecko Enterprises.

The re-launch of G-Unit clothing comes at an opportune time for 50 Cent, who took a marketing strategy class from Snoop Dogg with plans to integrate his clothing line into different ventures including his soon to be released album Before I Self Destruct, video game Blood In The Sand, tour, book, and other media outlets he partakes in.

Fans of G-Unit clothing can expect the new line to be released with Ecko’s spring 2009 collection.

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Joe Budden's Album Pushed Back

The Padded Room, Joe Budden's sophomore album has been postponed until February 24 due to 'complications with the physical product'. The initial release date for The Padded Room was October 28.

Although the release of The Padded Room has been delayed, fans of Joe Budden will be pleased to hear that his label Amalgam Digital will be releasing a digital album entitled The Halfway House on October 28. The Halfway House will include 14 new tracks by Joe Budden and can be purchased online at

"Though I'm not happy about it being pushed so far back, I do understand the method behind the madness. We've got an album I'm extremely proud of and a lead single that Amalgam Digital and I are both very happy with, but for those of you who are just as anxious as I am, I apologize," Joe Budden said in a statement.

Joe Budden's label Amalgam Digital also issued a statement on the matter, "There is a popular misconception that Amalgam Digital is strictly an internet label. Although the label places a strong focus on new media marketing initiatives, promotions, and distributing digital releases, the company is actually still releasing physical CD's as well. While Amalgam has a unique and progressive strategy, the company still faces the same issues and delays every major label encounters when dealing with physical product."

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Nate Dogg In Stable Condition After Stroke

Recently, reports arose that Hip Hop legend Nate Dogg suffered a second stroke in less than a year.

Now, is reporting that the singer known for being rappers' go to hook man is in stable condition.

Reportedly, Nate Dogg is using an assisted breathing tube. The tube is apparently not essential, but makes breathing easier.

Fortunately for the West Coast native, he did not suffer any brain damage, contrary to other reports. It is unclear at the moment whether or not the stroke will impact him physically in any way; however, there is not much movement below his neck at this time, reports say.

Sep 16, 2008

Chance & Real Return To VH1 W/ Their Own Reality Series

They didn’t find love on “I Love New York” but the search is not over for VH1 reality stars Real and Chance. The network recently revealed their plans to give the brothers another shot on the show “Real Chance of Love.”

Real and Chance first made their television debut as contestants vying for the heart of “Flavor of Love” reject, New York on “I Love New York.” When they didn’t get their woman, the brothers turned their eyes towards a $250,000 cash prize when they joined the cast of, I Love Money.

According to New York’s Daily News, now Real and Chance, also known as the Stallionaires, will get another chance to find love in a new 11-episode reality competition.

VH1 is moving 15 young ladies into the Stallionaire ranch to compete for the brothers’ broken hearts.

In the final episode, Chance and Real will each be left with two potential women. They’ll then decide who they would like to take a real chance of love with, and who’s going home alone.

“Real Chance of Love” debuts on November 3rd on VH1.

T.I. Responds to Baby Mama Lawsuit

T.I. has responded to the lawsuit filed against him by his ex-girlfriend and mother of two of his sons, demanding increased child support payments.

The King of the South was sued last week by his ex, Lashon Dixon who claims she is in dire need of more money. The 29 year-old has reportedly been receiving $2,000 a month for their two children, ages 7 and 8. Rather than demanding a specified amount, Dixon is asking a court to order a stipend equal to Tip’s financial success.

In a statement released today via his website StreetCred, T.I. explains that in addition to the monthly cash payments, he also funds the children’s health insurance, private education, clothing, food, gifts and other activities including various sports and acting lessons.

He also claims that Dixon tries to live solely off of the child support payments by choosing not to work and that this is ultimately the cause for any financial woes she may be experiencing.

“I believe that it is every parent’s responsibility to provide unconditional love and support for their kids,” he said. “I have made every attempt to do so for my boys. I provide 100% of their financial support. I should only be judged for my actions and not Lashon’s conscience decision not to work and not to contribute to the financial support of our boys."

Lil’ Wayne Hearing In Gun Case Rescheduled Till October

Lil’ Wayne was due in Manhattan Supreme Court today for a continuation of his pre-trial hearing but due to witness scheduling the hearing has been postponed.

As previously reported, Weezy appeared in a New York City courtroom last week to face a weapons charge that he picked up in July of 2007.

During that pre-trial hearing, the arresting officer, Diane Hornung, said she entered Wayne’s tour bus after smelling marijuana and found Weezy, trying to conceal a loaded .40 caliber handgun.

Lil’ Wayne’s attorney, Stacey Richman, contested the officer’s statement citing court documents, which placed Hornung several blocks away at the time. Richman believes the police boarded the bus without probable cause and therefore the charges should be tossed out.

"The judge wanted to do everything in one day and some of my witnesses were not available," Richman told reporters

Richman is expected to call several witnesses to the courtroom to support her case when the pre-trial hearing resumes next month.

Webbie Free On Bail After Police Car Chase

Webbie has posted $25,000 bail after his arrest in Mississippi, stemming from a high-speed car chase with authorities.

According to Louisiana’s Daily Review, police took down the Baton Rouge-raised emcee when they attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation on Sunday (September 14). Once obtained, Webbie was charged with eluding an officer -which is a felony- driving while under the influence of alcohol and aggravated assault.

A Forrest County Sheriff’s Office official says the aggravated assault charge has since been dropped but the rapper is expected to face the other criminal accusations.

Webbie has reportedly posted $25,000 bail for the felony eluding charge as of today.

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Judge Issues Arrest Warrant For Dame Dash’s Baby Mom

A Manhattan judge has issued an arrest warrant for Linda Williams, the mother of Dame Dash’s son, Boogie.

According to TMZ, the judge in the custody case lost her patience after it was reported Williams failed to return her child with Dash back to him after a weekend visit.

The boy’s whereabouts are unknown. It’s alleged that Dash has not seen his son for weeks.

Court orders stipulated that the boy should live with his father. But Williams has ignored the edict and could fail jail time should she decide to continue with holding her child.

The boy, 16, went to visit his mother in Long Island, but did not return to his father in Manhattan.

According to the New York Post, Williams’ lawyer said Boogie wants to live with her and not his father.
Dash and Williams have been in a custody battled over their son for the past five years.

Sep 15, 2008

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R. Kelly Breaks His Silence On His Child Porn Case

R. Kelly will openly speak about his child pornography case for the first time on BET (Black Entertainment Television) this week.

As reported earlier, Kelly was accused in 2002 of making a sex tape with a 13 year old girl between 1998 and 2000.

The case took six years before going to trial earlier this year and the singer was acquitted on all 14 counts of child pornography that he faced.

Kelly, who hasn’t spoken about the case during the past six years, will discuss the case and it's affects on his career and personal life on a BET special titled R. Kelly Speaks tomorrow (September 16).

The show will air at 10:00 p.m. and Kelly will be interviewed by BET host and acclaimed journalist Toure.

Bouncer Who Killed Woman At Lil Kim's Party Pleads Not Guilty

New York bouncer who had initially confessed to killing a woman during Lil Kim's birthday party at Spotlight Live nightclub last month has reportedly plead not guilty to the murder.

As reported earlier, 24-year-old Ingrid Rivera's body was found in a utiltity closet on the roof of Spotlight Live on August 6th.

Rivera had attended Lil Kim's birthday party at the nightclub two days prior to her body being found.

A day after Rivera's body was found, Sayed Rahman, a bouncer at Spotlight Live, confessed to hitting Rivera at the back of the head with a metal pipe.

Rahman told police that he attacked Rivera because she had refused his advances.

According to amNewYork, Rahman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Manhattan's State Supreme Court today (September 15).

Prosecutor Anne Schwartz argued that Rahman's confession of the killing was videotaped but Rahman's lawyer, Peter Frankel, said he hasn't seen the "so-called confession" and refused to comment on it

Breaking News:Nate Dogg Suffers Second Stroke

While details are sketchy, sources stated that the rapper is in serious condition due to the stroke, which is his second since December 20, 2008.

Sources tell reporters that at this moment, the famed singer cannot breathe on his own.

The first stroke left Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale, partially paralyzed on the left side of his body, although his brain didn’t suffer any major damage from incident. In May, rumors surfaced that Nate Dogg had died as a result of the stroke, but his manager Rod McCrew dismissed the reports, and stated that he was pleased with the progress of Nate Dogg’s recovery.

In June, Nate Dogg was arrested for allegedly making threats against his former girlfriend as he followed her in another car on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles.

50 Cent vs Kanye Part 2: Announces Release Date For 'Before I Self Destruct'

50 Cent recently revealed the release date of his forthcoming album titled Before I Self Destruct.

In a video clip of the rapper's recent concert, 50 Cent announced that Before I Self Destruct will be hitting shelves on December 9th, a week before Kanye West's upcoming album titled 808's & Heartbreak.

After the announcement of his album's release date, 50 would mock Kanye West by performing the Chicago rapper's latest single “Love Lockdown”.

Later on in the video, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo can be seen backstage mocking Kanye's recent scuffle with paparazzi at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Before I Self Destruct will be 50 Cent's last album on his current contract with Interscope Records. Kanye's 808's & Heartbreak hits shelves on December 16th.

Lil Wayne Tops BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations With 12 Nods

The Cash Money star leads the way with a whopping 12 nominations for the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards, the network announced today.

Weezy received nods in Lyricist of the Year, Best Video (”Lollipop”), and MVP of the Year, among others nods.

The New Orleans rapper has had a big 2008 so far. He has the best-selling album of the year in Tha Carter III, he was a recent headliner at the MTV Video Music Awards, and his single “Lollipop” was his first number one hit.

The Roc boys, however, didn’t do bad for themselves either. Kanye West received seven nominations, while Jay-Z earned a tally of six. Other artists receiving multiple nominations include David Banner, DJ Khaled, Plies, Rick Ross, and Flo Rida.

The two Roc-A-Fella artists will compete head-to-head in a number of categories; Lyricist of the Year, MVP, Track of the Year, and CD of the Year categories. Jay will compete with Weezy, Diddy, Khaled, and 50 Cent in the Hustle of the Year category.

The show is set to air October 23 on BET with comedian Katt Williams once again serving as host. The festivities will be held in Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center. This year, Russell Simmons will be honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop” award.

In addition to the artists, fans will also get a chance to represent at has partnered with MySpace for the “Hot 16″ challenge. Aspiring rappers will compete online for a change to win a studio session with Jermaine Dupri. Performers and presenters at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be announced soon.

The 2008 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominees:

Best Hip Hop Video
David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – “Get Like Me”
Common – “I Want You”
DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – “I’m So Hood (The Remix)”
Lil Wayne f/ Static – “Lollipop”
Snoop Dogg – “Sensual Seduction”
Kanye West f/ T-Pain – “Good Life”

Best Hip Hop Collabo
David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – “Get Like Me”
DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – “I’m So Hood (The Remix)”
Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – “Low”
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2″
Kanye West f/ T-Pain – “Good Life”

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
Gil Green
R. Malcolm Jones
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
David Banner
J.R. Rotem
The Runners

MVP of the Year
DJ Khaled
Lil Wayne
Kanye West

Track of the Year
“A Milli” – Lil Wayne produced by Bangladesh
“Dey Know” – Shawty Lo produced by Balis Beatz
“Good Life” – Kanye West f/ T-Pain produced by Kanye West and DJ Toomp
“Lollipop” – Lil Wayne f/ Static produced by Jim Jonsin & Deezle
“Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)” – Jay-Z produced by Sean Combs & The Hitmen

CD of the Year
Jay-Z – American Gangster
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s “The Cool”
Nas – Untitled
Kanye West – Graduation

Rookie of the Year
Ace Hood
Flo Rida
Shawty Lo

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Felli Fel
DJ Khaled
DJ Tony Neal
DJ Greg Street

Hustler of the Year
50 Cent
DJ Khaled
Lil Wayne
P. Diddy

Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Nominees
Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
Lupe Fiasco f/ Matthew Santos – “Superstar”
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2″
Rick Ross f/ Nelly and Avery Storm – “Here I Am”
Young Jeezy f/ Kanye West – “Put On”
Yung Berg f/ Casha – “The Business”

Hottest Hip Hop Ringtone of the Year
Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – “Low”
Lil Wayne f/ Static – “Lollipop”
Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2″
Rocko – “Umma Do Me”
Yung Berg f/ Casha – “The Business”

Best UK Hip Hop Act
Dizzee Rascal

Webbie Behind Bars After High Speed Chase, Causes Accident & Faces Drug Charges

Webbie is currently in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase in Mississippi this past weekend.

According to WAFB, the chase took place on Sunday afternoon (September 13) after police tried to stop Webbie in his 2009 Dodge Challenger for a traffic violation.

During the chase, authorities claim Webbie crashed a into a 1999 Mercury Cougar but kept going.

The cops would lose Webbie after stopping to attend to the victims in the Cougar and Webbie's Challenger was found abandoned in a nearby Wal-Mart parking lot.

Witnesses told police they saw Webbie get into another car, a 1993 Ford Crown. Police would later find Weebie in the Ford Crown with two other men.

Webbie was arrested and charged with one count of felony eluding, one count of driving under the influence ,one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana and one felony charge of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.

The marijuana was found in Webbie's Dodge Challenger. The two men who Webbie was found with were not charged.

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