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May 15, 2009

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Willie D Arrested For iPhone Scam

Willie D has been a celebrated businessman, in addition to his 20-plus year music career. From brokering air travel, to foreign real estate, the Houston, Texas-based rapper has extended his brand beyond writing hits for The Geto Boys and numerous acclaimed solo albums, many released on Rap-A-Lot Records in the early '90s.

Today, The Houston Press reported that the political gangsta rapper was arrested for fraud charges, through his association with Texas One Wireless.

The reports state that Willie set up an eBay account, and beginning September 2008, established feedback, selling Apple's iPhone internationally. Once a reputation was built, the rapper reportedly asked buyers to pay him for the coveted phones through wire transfers, not authorized through the Bay Area auction powerhouse.

Deposits were reportedly made, but items were not delivered.

The rapper told victimized buyers that he filed reports of lost product through the United States Postal Service, but then would cease communication.

These federal charges, if convicted, could cause the rapper to face 20 years and/or a maximum fine of $250,000.

Willie D is supposed to appear in court today.

In the last year, Willie D had been primarily focused on developing Alabama white-rapper trio, Huntzville, whom he was writing for and producing. The group received some recognition for their song about school violence, "Backpack Fulla Guns"

DMX Released From Jail, Has Plan To Become A Preacher

DMX has finally completed his stint at an Arizona prison after serving over 90 days behind bars.

The rapper was released from "Tent City," aka the Maricopa County Jail, late Wednesday afternoon (May 13).

Now, the Yonkers MC has vowed to to turn his life around - and is using his faith and the small screen to try and help those in a similar position.

"I'm gonna start a TV show called Pain and Perseverance, it's about how I can reach people that the average person can't reach because I'm grounded," X says.

"I'm going to give my first sermon in the church. That's going to be incredible for me and hopefully the congregation of that church."

It's not the first time DMX has turned to religion to fix his problems - in 2003, he turned his back on rap and pursued a preaching career.

He briefly semi-retired to study the Bible.

Before being incarcerated, X was working on a double LP, Walk with Me Now and You'll Fly with Me Later.

Originally due out on October 14, 2008, it is now expected to be released in the Summer of 2009 through BODOG Music.

The Empire & Drake - The Drought Is Over (Friends With Money)

Tracklist and download link below

1.Drake Speaks
2.Good Night, Good Luck
3.Uptown (Original )
4.Drake Speaks
5.She Just Wanna Dance
6.Overdose On Life
7.I Want Dis 4 Eva
8.Friends With Money
9.President Freestyle
10.Get Like Me
11.Still Drake
12.What Im Thinking Right Now
13.Girl Let Me
14.Every Girl
15.Closer To My Dreams (Original)
18.Can't Hide From Love Freestyle
19.Cannon Ball
20.Best I Ever Had
21.Take You Down Freestyle
22.Enjoy Yourself
23.November 14th (Chuck Inglish Remix )
24.Im Goin In

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May 13, 2009

Snoop Caught In Weed Bust

Fresh off being cleared in a civil assault case, Snoop may have found himself in trouble with the law once again.

Snoop and an aide are being investigated by police after a suspicious package from Canada was received by the member of his entourage.

According to TMZ, authorities swooped on Snoop's pal when the suspicious package arrived at the Norfolk Plaza Hotel addressed to him and arrested him for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Snoop quickly arrived on the scene and presented his medical marijuana card to police, insisting the drug package was wrongly addressed.

Police are investigating both Snoop and his aide.

Joell Ortiz - Covers The Classics (Hosted By DJ Green Lantern)

Tracklist and download link after the jump

01 Intro
02 Rappers Delight (Feat. Dj Enuff)
03 Know The Bk Ledge
04 Somethin For Hot 97 (Feat. Dj Camilo)
05 Strictly The Bizness
06 Treat Me Right
07 Industry Enemy #1
08 Brooklyn Children's Story
09 I Can't Go Broke
10 Live At Cooper Day Bbq
11 Uptown Anthem
12 U.N.I.T.Y.
13 T.R.O.Y.
14 Primo Tribute
15 Just To Get A Check
16 Mass Appeal
17 Act Like They Don't Know
18 The Whut (Animal Shit)
19 Bk Get Money
20 Got My Mind Made Up
21 Drop A Gem On 'em
22 Intercourse
23 Cell Therapies
24 High Roller
25 Brooklyn Ghetto Child
26 What They Do (Root's Tribute)
27 Renee's Revenge
28 Goin To Miami (Feat. Dj Khaled)
29 What Happened To Hip Hop
30 4,3,2,1
31 Recognize
32 24Hrs
33 Rican Ebonics 09

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JoJo Simmons Gets Charges Reduced

Felony drug charges against the son of Rev. Run have been reduced to misdemeanors after his arrest in New York City last week.

As previously reported, JoJo Simmons was busted for buying marijuana on Friday (May 8th, 2009) evening.

According to the New York Post, Simmons bolted after cops allegedly saw him rolling a joint in Washington Heights at 7.30 p.m.

Police say the teen, who was parked on Wadsworth Ave when officers approached him, slammed his BMW in reverse and smashed into vehicles parked behind him.

He then took off on foot.When officers caught up to the 19 year old, he allegedly started throwing punches.

Jojo was arrested and charged with drug possession, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

A New York City judge dropped the felonies in a Manhattan court on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 and the teenager now faces two counts of drug possession and one of resisting arrest.

The Run's House star was released on his own recognisance and is due to face the reduced charges at a later date.

It Was All Good Just A Week Ago:Alfamega Arrested, Jailed On Felony Gun Charges

Alfamega has been pretty quiet since T.I. dismissed him from his Grand Hustle label, after The Smoking Gun (TSG) dropped a bombshell last week revealing that he served as a government witness before shooting to rap stardom.

There's a reason why the rapper's been so quiet about the situation. It's because he's in jail, and has been sitting in jail even before T.I. kicked him out of Grand Hustle.

According to TSG, Alfamega (real name: Cedric Zellars) was arrested on April 29 on felony gun and obstruction charges, following a wild confrontation with cops.

An Atlanta police report says that authorities found a stolen .40 caliber pistol in the rapper's SUV during a search of the vehicle following a traffic stop -- the pistol was actually loaded and had a round in the chamber.

Once the gun was discovered, police say Alfamega became "combative and non-compliant", and tried to flee. That's when officers used pepper spray to subdue him to no avail. He took off on foot, and police chased him to a nearby parking lot where he was struck by police batons. However, the strikes did not stop the rapper.

He ran through the parking lot, climbed over a garage wall, and jumped "25-30 feet to the ground." The fall resulted in Alfamega breaking his ankle, allowing police to finally catch up to him.

The rapper was booked into a Fulton County jail, and charged with two counts of felony obstruction and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Last week, the TSG leaked documents showing that Alfamega once served as a DEA informant and government witness during the mid-90s, despite having a reputation as hardened criminal with multiple years in prison under his belt. He even bragged about how "real" he was during interviews.

While he did serve a lengthy stint behind bars, thanks to a federal gun case, Alfamega received an 18-month reduction for help in the conviction of a drug trafficker named Ali Baaqar, who he testified against at trial.

Since the revelation, T.I. has come forward, stating that he was "surprised" by the news. He essentially dropped Alfamega from his Grand Hustle imprint, crediting the rapper's "dishonest and misleading behavior" as the cause.

Since that news, 'Mega has not publicly commented about the situation.

Alfamega remained behind bars until Saturday when he made bail. If his case is picked up by federal prosecutors, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Mos Def - Casa Bey

May 12, 2009

Akon to launch Konvict fragrance line

Akon is reportedly branching out into the beauty world, according to new reports.

The grammy-nominated R&B singer has revealed his plans to launch two fragrances, Konvict and Aliaune, in the autumn.

According to Woooha, he's named the fragrances after his top-selling album, 'Konvict,' and his given name Aliuane 'Akon' Thiam.

It's thought that the two scents will be produced in partnership with his newly formed company Konvict Cosmetics Intl.

A spokeswoman has also revealed that the company is approaching retailers Macy's and Nordstrom for distribution in the autumn, but the fragrances will also be available on the firm's website.

Industry sources have predicted that Aliaune will be targeted at an older, more sophisticated customer, while Konvict will speak more to the younger generation.

Jay-z and Ciara Plan A 10 City Joint Tour

Jay-Z and Ciara will give fans the best of both worlds when they bring their hip-hop and R&B tour to a city near you this summer.

Hov' and Ci-Ci will embark a 10-city outing that runs through July. Ciara had hinted of touring with a major rapper via her Twitter page and revealed the name on Monday night.

“I will say it because the information has been leaked,” she confirmed. “Me and Jay-Z will be doing a 10-city tour run together! More details coming soon!”

The full itinerary had not been announced at press time, but a few dates have leaked, including stops on July 3 and 4 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, July 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, and July 12 in Atlanta.


Rick Ross Faking Again.

The self proclaimed "Boss" has now been called out by Louis Vuitton for sporting counterfeit shades on a recent cover of XXL Magazine.

The XXL Editors received this letter from Louis Vuitton concerning the May 2009 cover of Rick Ross.

Dear Editor:

We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is important to clarify several points.

The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit. Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The third is that counterfeiting is illegal.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.


Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.
Louis Vuitton Malletier

May 11, 2009

Drake performing November 18 in Houston

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Snoop Dogg Cleared Of Assault, Must Pay 450k

Snoop Dogg has been cleared of civil assault and battery by a jury after claims the rapper hit a man who jumped up on stage during a 2005 concert.

Richard Monroe, Jr. was seeking $22 million in damages and punitive penalties over allegations the hip-hop star and his entourage attacked him during a concert at the White River Amphitheater in Seattle, Washington.

Monroe Jr. says he was beaten, robbed, and left for dead by Snoop and his entourage during the "How the West Was Won" tour.

Snoop took to the stand during the trial and described the people who were on stage during the melee as the court was shown video of the altercation.

According to Snoop, several people involved in the struggle were with The Game, who also toured with him.

Though Snoop was cleared of civil assault & battery, the jury ruled Monroe suffered serious injuries during the concert and awarded him $449,400 in damages to be paid by Snoop's label, Doggystyle Records, rapper Soopafly, and other unnamed parties.

Rev. Run's Son Busted For Marijuana

The son of Hip Hop pioneer, Reverend Run, was busted for buying marijuana on Friday (May 8th, 2009) evening.

According to the New York Post, Joseph "JoJo" Simmons ran after cops allegedly saw him rolling a marijuana joint in Washington Heights at 7.30 p.m.

Police say the teen, who was parked on Wadsworth Ave when officers approached him, slammed his BMW in reverse and smashed into vehicles parked behind him.

He then took off on foot.

When officers caught up to the 19 year old, he allegedly started throwing punches.

He was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, marijuana possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

Rev. Run has not issued a statement on the situation.

UNCUT Knockout Of The Week *Tammy Torres*

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