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May 8, 2009

T.I. Boots Alfamega From Grand Hustle Following Informant Revelation

Following the leak of documents that indicate that rapper Alfamega served as a federal informant in his past, T.I. has issued a statement, in which he ultimately kicks the rapper off his Grand Hustle imprint.

Reading from a prepared statement, T.I. revealed the news over Hot 97 radio airwaves, claiming he was stunned when he heard about Alfamega's background.


"I am stunned and totally surprised by the news about Alpha 'Ced' Zellers," T.I. said. "Even though all our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history, at no time did Alpha never disclose to me or Grand Hustle, which is now appearing in the news.

"He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose information about his past, and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior," he continued.

Earlier this week, The Smoking Gun (TSG) released a smoking gun to rapper Alfamega's career, by leaking damaging documents that show he served as an informant for the DEA, as well as a government witness during the mid-90s.

Court records show that the rapper began working with law enforcement in 1995 after he was sentenced to just over nine years, thanks to a federal gun case ( a prior felony robbery conviction, the rapper was busted for selling weapons to an undercover federal agent).

For his part in the conviction of a known drug trafficker, Alfmega's sentence reduced by 18 months, and eventually went on to sign with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint, where he raps about stories of his past criminal.

In the end, with hip-hop's stance regarding a "no snitching" policy, T.I. opted to severe ties with the rapper. However, he said he wishes him well.

"As I've always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions. We at Grand Hustle cannot support or condone blaming others for our own mistakes," T.I. said. "I hope that he prays to God bless his plans, but I don't for see me or my company playing a role in his personal or professional business."

At press time, Alfamega had not commented on the situation.

May 6, 2009

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Drake Not Signed To Universal Motown, Close To Inking Deal

Contrary to earlier reports, Drake apparently isn’t signed to Universal Motown.

According to Drizzy’s managers, Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson of Hip-Hop Since 1978, the Toronto rapper is close to signing on the dotted line with an undisclosed label. “Drake isn’t signed to Universal Motown,” Roberson told XXL. “He’s currently in the final negotiations of his deal.”


Drizzy reached a deafening buzz in the last few months with the release of So Far Gone, his third mixtape featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Bun B, Trey Songz and Lloyd, among others.

The mixtape has also produced a few fan-favorites, including “Successful” and “Best I Ever Had,” which is presently gaining momentum at radio stations, including New York’s Hot 97.

Still high off touring alongside mentor Lil Wayne on his I Am Music tour, Drake recently embarked on his own So Far Gone tour—hitting markets like Chicago, Westchester, NY and more recently Atlanta. Stay tuned as this Story develops

Naledge feat Rus Soul- “Star Struck”


Off his Upcoming Mick Boogie Hosted mixtape "Chicago Picasso" in stores June 30th!!!

Chingy to Release Online Album

When Chingy and DTP/Def Jam parted ways (again) late last year it seemed the future of the rapper best known for his club smash “Right Thurr” was looking quite bleak. However, despite the setback of leaving a major label, Chingy is on path to release his fifth album, 1st Quarter.


1st Quarter features R&B crooner Trey Songz on “Spend Sum Money,” as well as Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy on the albums’ first single, “Balla.”

The album, which comes as a digital release, is marked as a joint venture with Chingy’s Slot-A-Lot Records and Gracie Productions, which in turn is a similar move fellow St. Louis rapper J-Kwon had done just a few months ago.

Dorian Washington, President of Gracie Productions Urban division, explained the significance of having an established artist on his roster. “We are thrilled to have an artist of Chingy's caliber partner with Gracie. This is an incredible album, and a tribute to how great an artist Chingy continues to be,” he said in a press release statement.

The track listing for 1st Quarter is below:

1. Pu**y Ni**a
2. Hatin’ On Myself
3. Look At Her Go
4. Money Motivation
5. Balla (ft. Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy)
6. Spend Sum Money (ft. Trey Songz)
7. Ain't No Way
8. Porn Star
9. Stand Tall
10. Git Doe
11. Another One
12. Lovely Ladies
13. 2 Kool 2 Dance
14. Outro

Jay-Z Concert Loses Nearly $1 Million

It appears as though Jay-Z's Midas touch could not save the first concert in Arizona Stadium since 1977.

Featuring both Hov and Kelly Clarkson, The Last Smash Platinum Bash ended up costing those hosting it $917,000.


Tommy Bruce, outgoing president of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, told The Arizona Daily Star that he believed the concert's poor ticket and merchandise sales could be attributed to the economy.

“Nobody predicted the economy would be the way it is now last May,” he said.
The contract for Jay-Z, who was paid $750,000, was signed March 24.

The ASUA is expected to apply its entire emergency budget reserve - $350,000 - to help cover the losses.

May 5, 2009

Drake Signs To Universal Motown

The bidding war is over. XXL learned from reliable sources that red-hot rapper Drake has just signed a deal with Universal Motown. Word is that Interscope and Atlantic Records also put deals on the table for Drizzy.



The Toronto rapper reached a deafening buzz in the last few months with the release of So Far Gone, his third mixtape featuring appearances from Lil Wayne, Bun B, Trey Songz and Lloyd, among others.

The mixtape has also produced a few fan-favorites, including “Successful” and “Best I Ever Had,” which is presently gaining momentum at radio stations, including New York’s Hot 97. Still high off touring alongside mentor Lil Wayne on his I Am Music tour, Drake recently embarked on his own So Far Gone tour—hitting markets like Chicago, Westchester, NY and more recently Atlanta.

The signing ironically comes months after the rapper addressed being passed over by Universal Motown on “Say What’s Real,” another standout track on which he spits over Kanye West’s “Say You Will” on So Far Gone.

“I’ve always been something that these labels can’t buy, especially if they try to take a piece of my soul/And Sylvia be tellin Tez, ‘Damn, Drake fly’/And he just be like, ’silly motherfucka, I know’/That was yo bad/How could you pass up on him/He just take them records and he gas up on em’/Wayne will probably put a million cash up on him/Surprised nobody ever put yo ass up on him,” Drake spat in reference to a conversation between Cortez Bryant, Wayne’s manager and Sylvia Rhone, Universal Motown’s president.

The signing comes a few months after Kid CuDi inked a deal with Motown. At press time, Universal reps had no comments on the signing

Source XXL

Grand Hustle's Alfamega a Goverment Informant???

The Smoking Gun has obtained documentation showing that Grand Hustle's Alfamega "agreed to cooperate with authorities and was debriefed" about the criminal activity of several individuals back in 1995. Mega also testified at a trial that lead to the conviction of a Mr. Ali Baaqar.


Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars, who records for T.I.'s Grand Hustle Entertainment, is a hulking 6' 4", calls himself "The Grand Hustle Muscle," and proclaims, "I'm a real hood." What he does not mention, though, is his prior work as a Drug Enforcement Administration informant who snitched out criminal cohorts and testified as a government witness at the trial of an Atlanta heroin trafficker.

Court records show that Zellars began working with law enforcement officials after he was sentenced in September 1995 to 110 months in a federal gun case (Zellars, who had a prior felony robbery conviction, was collared for selling weapons to an undercover federal agent). Zellars "agreed to cooperate with authorities and was debriefed" about the criminal activity of several individuals.

"In particular he was debriefed concerning the drug trafficking activities of a Mr. Ali Baaqar," according to a government court filing, a copy of which you'll find below. During his cooperation against Baaqar, Zellars met with a DEA agent and a federal prosecutor, and subsequently testified at trial. "Ali Baaqar was convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin based upon the trial testimony of [Zellars] and others."

In return for his snitching, Zellars had 18 months shaved off his prison term when he was resentenced in July 1997 by Judge J. Owen Forrester. A court order signed by Forrester came after federal prosecutors petitioned the jurist to reduce Zellars's sentence in light of his "substantial assistance to the Government.

Ed Note
All I can say is, its a damn shame when the hardest dude in your camp is a rat. Tip lost

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Nicki Minaj on Lip Service



The object of my desire swung by lip service and talked about roleplaying, and stepping "your pussy game up"



50 Cent Rerecords Before I Self Destruct

50 Cent has been back in the lab reworking his forthcoming effort, Before I Self Destruct. The album, which was once said to be completed, now has 70% new material with a large amount of production work accredited to Dr. Dre.

According to 50, the current version of the album is about 30% of what he had when he "felt he was finished."

What exactly has changed? Fif says the production and concepts have been reworked because he felt the original had become dated.


"The production. Dre made a lot more music that’s on the actual album," Fif tells MTV News.

"I rewrote some concepts, cuz to me sometimes, it would sound like I’m absolutely out my mind if I play you the music.

But it gets dated because I’ve been playing it to myself for so long that I’m no longer as excited as I was when wrote it for the first time. So I’m making new material and adding it to the actual project."

"Ive been conceptually doing some things that directly apply to the initial concept of Before I Self Destruct and I wrote, produced, and directed my first screenplay." He continued.

"It’ll actually be in the album packaging, so you get the DVD when you get the actual album. I just wanted to make sure my fans have the opportunity to see my first [full length directorial] effort. It allowed me to create cause and effect.

A lot of times when a song is three minutes you can only make descriptions of actions. You can’t create reason for why a person would do something like that or how it could happen. "

Nelly Set To Launch Apple Bottoms Perfume

Nelly already has a successful jeans and women's apparel line with Apple Bottoms, and now the rapper is gearing up to expand the brand into a signature scent.

According to published reports, Nelly has partnered with Romane Fragrances and is set to release his own Apple Bottoms scent.


The fragrance is "designed to be the perfect compliment to the lifestyle of the Apple Bottoms woman," celebrating the "beauty and the curves we see in our core female demographic," said a press release.

The Apple Bottoms by Nelly Eau de Parfum is infused with a burst of citrus and a subtle pink peony note, and also includes rose and coconut as floral layers. Also, sandalwood, golden amber, velvet musk, and a soft hint of apple blossoms creates the heady signature scent that lingers on the skin, the company's description reads.

"Apple Bottoms jeans make a women feel great about herself, and that's exactly the same feeling our fragrance and body care products create," said Monte Heinge, CEO of Romane Fragrances.

The scent will be launched along with a range of beauty products -- consisting of pearlescent body wash products each retailed at $20 and body lotion products retailed at $22. The Apple Bottoms fragrance will be available in two sizes -- 3.4-oz. retailed at $58 and 1.7-oz. retailed at $48.

It will also come packaged in a box designed with decorative golden chains, overlaying a white background.

It is slated to debut in fall 2009 in department and specialty stores.

May 4, 2009

DJ Scratch And Busta Rhymes - I Bullshit You Not



Tracklist After the jump


Tracklist
01. Fate Of The World
02. Director’s Cut (feat. Uncle Murda)
03. Let’s Do It (feat. Spliff Star)
04. Foreign Currency (feat. Maino)
05. Piano Man (feat. Spliff Star & Reek)
06. Death Wish (feat. Raekwon)
07. Try Your Hand (feat. Show Money)
08. The Game Room (feat. Lil Fame)
09. Victim
10. Give A Damn (feat. Show Money & Reek)
11. Bounce Back
12. Feel My Pain

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Details Emerge In Nas/Kelis Divorce

Details have been unveiled since news broke Thursday (April 30) that Nas and Kelis were headed for divorce.

In an interview with Angela Yee's Shade 45 satellite radio show, former XXL editor-in-chief Elliott Wilson revealed some news about the relationship, revealing that the pair got into an argument last week and that was the straw that broke the camel's back.


"The final straw went down last Friday when they had a disagreement, and they haven't seen each other since to my knowledge," said Wilson, who now heads RapRadar.com where he broke the news.

As the interview continued, more info was revealed.

On the women Nas was cheating on his pregnant wife with:
"She had found a certain young lady's photos and inappropriate text, correspondence between a certain young lady on the side ... I don't believe it's a famous woman. I believe it's a black chick from Virginia who may be a promoter of some sort, but definitely not a famous chick.."

On the verbal abuse allegations:
"The biggest issue I heard is a lot of him just talking to her crazy...besides physicaly abusive they can be verbally abusive...A lot of the drama I'm hearing had to do with that aspect too."

On the breaking point:
"To find out your man's cheating on you when your seven months pregnant in a blatant way makes Kelis feel like this is the breaking point and she's calling the lawyer."

Kelis officially filed for divorce on Thursday in Los Angeles, citing both verbal abuse and infidelity as the cause.

She is currently pregnant with their first child, due in July.

50 Cent Cleared Of Charges In House Fire Incident

50 Cent has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fire that consumed his Long Island Mansion occupied by his son, Marquise Jacksonn, and Marquise's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins.

50 was being investigated after the $1.4 million estate went up in a blaze while he was trying to get Tompkins, the mother of his child, evicted.


Tompkins and their son were both taken to the hospital after the blaze which resulted in both parties filing restraining orders against each other.

According to reports, the police department and insurance investigators ruled that there is absolutely no proof or evidence suggesting that Fif or any affiliated parties were involved.

Fif was cleared of all accusations. The investigation will continue until the guilty party is found.

Man Involved In Pimp C Car Crash Sentenced To 70 Years

According to the Beaumont Enterprise, a Texas newspaper, a man involved in an accident that crashed the car of late rapper Pimp C in 2006 has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

The car crash stemmed from an incident that took place after a video shoot in Port Arthur, Texas. The man charged in the crash, Shawn Donnell Jones, was shot at shortly after the video shoot.


As a result of the shooting, Jones fired back with a SKS assault rifle and a car chase ensued. Jones fired several shots at Pimp C’s car while his accomplice Joseph Paul Smith drove the vehicle. The chase ended when Jones’ car rammed into Pimp C’s car at an intersection. Both Jones and Smith were eventually captured by police.

Aside from the incident involving Pimp C’s car, Jones already has 19 previous criminal convictions and 90 incidents of misconduct while in prison.

"We were most gratified by the jury verdict against a chronic offender who has been a terror in the city of Port Arthur for years,” prosecutor Pat Knauth explained to the Beaumont Enterprise. “Who knows who else might have been injured or killed by his actions if the police hadn't been right on top of this situation?"

Jones will not be eligible for parole until about 30 years after his prison sentence begins.

Although Jones was sentenced to 70 years in prison he is still facing another aggravated assault charge. He will appear in court today, May 4, to face that charge.

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