Aug 28, 2009
Legendary Bay Area rapper, Too Short, was busted for a DUI early Thursday morning (August 27) in Las Vegas.
According to TMZ:
Cops say rapper Too Short was too far over the legal limit to be driving around Las Vegas this morning.
According to law enforcement, Short -- real name Todd Shaw -- was arrested for DUI, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, speeding and exhibition of power (burning rubber) by Las Vegas Metro Police at around 4:00 AM.
It's the second time Short's been popped for DUI -- in Las Vegas -- in the last three months.
Cops say the 43-year-old is still behind bars.
Timbaland announced the collaborators on his upcoming album Shock Value 2 via Ustream yesterday (August 27).
According to Timbo, Shock Value 2 will feature collabos with Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Estelle, Missy, Drake, Keri Hilson, Usher, Chris Brown, Jonas Bros, Daughtry, Hollywood Undead, Danja, Pharrell and his younger brother Sebastian.
Shock Value 2 is slated for release in 2010.
tracklist and download link after the jump
02. Roll It Up
03. Cut Thorat Shit
04. Swamp Nigga Ft Willie The Kid
07. Da Man
08. Bitch Niggaz
09. In Motion
10. 1000 Degrees ft LA the Darkman
11. Sleep Walk
12. Gangsta Shit
Along with singer, songwriter and producer, The-Dream has now added another profession to his repertoire - Vice President of Island Def Jam Music Group.
The-Dream announced the promotion via his Twitter page. "I wanna thank everyone at Island Records/DefJam for their faith in me and making me Executive Vice President of Island Records," wrote The-Dream. "Thank you to my team..my manager Mark Stewart & my attorney Aaron Rosenberg for getting this 1st step of a goal accomplished."
The-Dream also thanked several industry executives, including Island Def Jam Chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid and the singer's production partner Tricky Stewart.
"I look forward to the challenge of rebuilding music for not only Island Records but for Universal Records as a whole. Today I'm humbled and blessed," he added.
Aug 27, 2009
Jadakiss says he has nothing to do with activities that led to two people being arrested for drug possession in an apartment leased under his name on Saturday.
Yonkers police raided an apartment leased to the MC and found seven pounds of marijuana, five grams of heroin and about $42,000 in cash, along with "other items," according to a police press release. They were led to a building at 1 Van Der Donk Street after housing-unit officers stopped a suspicious vehicle out front on Friday.
According to the report, an investigation "revealed the presence of marijuana inside the vehicle." The driver was arrested and a passenger was taken in after a short foot pursuit.
On Wednesday (August 26), Jadakiss told MTV News that he was not present at the time and has not visited the home for months.
"What happened on Saturday was an unfortunate situation, but one in which I have no involvement in," 'Kiss told MTV News exclusively Wednesday afternoon. "Since the release of my recent album Last Kiss, I have been on the road touring and promoting my project. I am focused on my performance schedule and career."
Gabriel R. Henriquez, 39, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, second degree assault and obstructing governmental administration in the second-degree. Alberto Lajara, 25, was taken into custody for criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and disorderly conduct, according to the report. Yonkers police say the investigation is ongoing.
'Kiss has, indeed, been on the road this summer. While a tour planned with Cam'ron dubbed "The Bosses" did not take place, the pair performed several concerts together.
Aug 26, 2009
The younger brother of Eminem was ordered today to community service, alcohol monitoring and to refrain from operating his vehicle for three months during sentencing for a drunken driving offense.
A 41-A District Court judge ruled Nathan Mathers, 23, will pay $1,000 in fines and costs by Friday or face 100 days in jail on his conviction of operating while visibly impaired, second offense.
Other terms of the sentence include 18 months reporting probation, attendance of an outpatient program for drugs and alcohol, tether monitoring for alcohol consumption and 100 hours community service, court officials said.
Mathers of Clinton Township pleaded guilty to the charge last month. He was originally facing a charge of operating while intoxicated, second offense, court officials said today.
Mathers failed to pull over for an ambulance before failing sobriety tests April 15 in Macomb Township. His blood-alcohol level was 0.16, twice the legal limit.
The arrest came just 15 days after he was convicted of a separate alcohol-related offense in Clinton Township's district court.
Eleven days after he was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for a Jefferson Parish murder, New Orleans rapper C-Murder was sentenced yesterday morning (August 25) in connection with two unrelated attempted murders in a Baton Rouge nightclub.
C-Murder, 38, received the 10-year sentence from Judge Tony Marabella of the 19th Judicial District as part of a plea deal the rapper agreed to on May 27.
Prosecutors, who recommended the sentence, said C-Murder also gets credit for the time he has been jailed awaiting trial and under house arrest. The amount of time C-Murder must serve on the sentence has not been calculated.
C-Murder pleaded no contest to two counts of attempted second-degree murder, for attempting to shoot the owner of Club Raggs and a bouncer, after he refused to be searched.
The Aug. 14, 2001 incident was caught on Club Raggs' video surveillance system, showing C-Murder , wearing a New Orleans' Saints jersey bearing the number 03, arguing with the bouncer. As he left the club's front door, C-Murder is seen pointing a pistol.
Authorities said C-Murder tried to shoot the two people, but the semiautomatic pistol jammed. He tried to clear the jammed weapon and ejected a b ullet that investigators recovered but since lost, prosecutors in the Baton Rouge case said.
Prosecutors said they feared that the lost evidence and claims made by the Club Raggs' owner Norman Sparrow in a related civil lawsuit, hindered their chance of getting a jury to convict C-Murder in the aged criminal case. In the civil case, also filed in the 19th Judicial District, Sparrow claimed that C-Murder's actions were a publicity stunt.
C-Murder was convicted Aug. 11 of second-degree murder in the Jan. 12, 2002, death of Steve Thomas, 16, who was shot in the chest while being beaten by a group of men in the now-closed Platinum Club in Harvey.
Judge Hans Liljeberg of the 24th Judicial District Court, sentenced Miller to a mandatory life sentence in prison on Aug. 14. C-Murder was immediately transferred to the custody of the state Department of Corrections after the sentencing in Gretna.
C-Murder , who lived in Baton Rouge in 2001, was free on bond in the Club Raggs case when Thomas was shot in Harvey. The Jefferson Parish jury voted 10-2 to convict C-Murder of killing Thomas. C-Murder, who says he is innocent of that crime, is appealing.
Scott Storch tried to hold on to his Miami mansion, after going through financial and personal problems the past few years. But, he has finally lost it.
TMZ reports: The former music producer for Britney Spears, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey continues his legendary fall from grace -- Scott Storch has lost his massive Miami Mansion.
SunTrust Bank took back ownership of the home Storch defaulted on last July, buying it back at an auction on Friday for $5.5 million.
The 10-bedroom, 16-bath home was valued at around $7 million.
The bank had been trying to foreclose on Storch for months, but couldn't because he had declared for bankruptcy (it was recently dismissed).
At last report, Scott had signed a deal for his own reality series.
In conjunction with the release of Blueprint 3, Hov's gracing the cover of XXL's October issue which hits newsstands September 15.
hit the jump for excepts from the interview
CRITICISM OF “D.O.A.”
“I’m not hating on young people. Like, when people say that, I’m like, What are you talking about? It’s just stupid. I’m not hating on young people… I’m not Bill Russell, [saying] Michael Jordan ain’t shit. I’m saying Lil Wayne and Kanye are like LeBron and Kobe. My job as someone at the forefront of the game is to leave it in a better position than when I came in. Same way that Russell [Simmons] left it to me. ’Cause this thing saved my life. Literally. So I have a responsibility to it karmically. And after that it’s on you. I did my part. I made ‘D.O.A.’ I said it. I made the statement. I made the push. Here, y’all take it from here.”
HIS LEGACY AS FORMER DEF JAM RECORDS PRESIDENT
“So if you ask me to grade my performance as the president, I’d say A-plus. No one can bat a 100. It’s impossible. I mean, everyone is looking at my shit. But if we really looked under the hood [of] every single [record exec] and the acts they put out in that time, I’d be comparable to anyone.”
HIS STANDING IN THE GAME
“But when I say I’m the best, I don’t say that outta my ass. I say that with all my stats behind me. I put that against anybody. I mean anybody. I really believe that… I believe in a lot of things. ?I believe that ‘SportsCenter’ is the best thing on TV. I shouldn’t have to prove it. But I do have these stats to prove it. I’m talking about real run. I’m not talking about years off. I’m talking about straight—boom, boom, boom—back to back. We’re not talking about heritage acts either. We’re not talking about respect what I’ve done. I’m talking No. 1 [albums] 10 times. The Beatles is the only one [to have more ?No. 1 albums]. They got 19, and if I get a surge of creativity, I could make nine albums next year.”
in stores September 15.
Faced with a possible life sentence in federal prison, Chicago rapper Bump J has accepted a plea deal that carries a minimum seven year sentence.
In the plea deal signed June 26, Bump J admitted his guilt in the Jan. 4, 2007 robbery of the Chase Bank, 800 Madison St., which netted $108,135. He also admitted threatening bank employees with a gun.
Under federal sentencing guidelines, Bump J, 28, faced between 37 and 46 months in prison for the bank robbery itself, but life in prison for menacing bank employees with a .45 caliber handgun. He will be required to serve a mandatory minimum seven years on the charge of brandishing a gun during a crime of violence. He's scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Charles R. Norgle on Sept. 1.
Police say Bump J and another man entered the bank the morning of Jan. 4, 2007, announced a robbery and took the money from a vault. Boykin was arrested in November 2008 without incident after a routine traffic stop by downstate Carbondale police.
He earned local notoriety in 2004 for the Chicago hit, "Move Around," which was produced by Kanye West. At the time of the bank robbery, Bump J was reportedly working on a "comeback" album and had just released a record.
Aug 25, 2009
Police raided an apartment in Yonkers, New York this week, and found heroin, marijuana and lots of cash. The home was leased to rapper Jadakiss.
According to the Lower Hudson Journal, Jada was not at the apartment at the time of the police executed search warrant, and is not wanted at this time, police said.
During the search, police seized 5 grams of heroin, 6.5 pounds of marijuana and $40,000 in cash.
Two men were arrested though -- Alberto Lajara, 25, and Gabriel R. Henriquez, 39. However, their relationship to 'kiss was not known at press time.
The warrant was issued following a Friday arrest of the two men, in which their vehicle was stopped and police detected marijuana in the vehicle.
Lajara was charged with fifth degree criminal possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct, while Henriquez was hit with second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and second-degree assault, both felonies, and second-degree obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.
After further investigation, a search warrant was issued, which lead them to Jadakiss' apartment.
50 Cent recently revealed that his highly anticipated album Before I Self Destruct has officially been pushed back again, this time until November.
The G-Unit boss made the announcement during an interview backstage at the Coke Live Festival, in Cracow, Poland Saturday night (August 22).
The last confirmed release date for the album had been September 29 and prior to that, September 11.
50, who has recorded and the re-recorded BISD, also revealed that a companion movie will come with the rapper’s fourth major studio album.
“I was limited [with] time on my other projects, And this one, just because the system was in a state of confusion with things changing - the music business itself changed,” 50 Cent said. “And it was definitely a time where I felt like I was ready and it wasn’t a possibility for me to release the record at that point. And then the Eminem train came running down the track and I had to get out the way to let Eminem’s record [Relapse] go out. Because he had been off for two years, it made good sense for to let him go out first.”
The film version of BISD marks the rapper’s directorial debut and is based off of the songs contained on the album.
“It will be within the album packaging, so when you buy the record you will get the film that I wrote,”50 Cent revealed.
50 is also working on a new untitled album that will be a radical departure from his previous releases.
“[I’m] working on a new project, is so far what they’ve heard from me in the past. It’s different things we are doing that they’ll be surprised to hear. What creatively, I came up with."
According to 50 Cent, Before I Self Destruct will land in stores the first week of November, which would make the release date Tuesday, November 3.
The album features production by Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Polow Da Don, Ty Fyffe and others.
2 WE DID IT AGAIN
3) I'M GOOD F/ PHARRELL (FREESTYLE)
4) I'M LIKE THAT F/ RICK ROSS
5) MAKE THE CITY JUMP
6) TRAP BAIL OUT F/ FETTI
7) D.I.D. INDEFINITE F/ FETTI
8) HARMONICA FLOW
9) FO REAL FO REAL F/ DOUT GOTCHA AND DOUBLE XL
10) RHYME NO MORE (FREESTYLE)
11) ASK YA FRIENDS
12) HURTIN NIGGA'S FEELINGS
13) MISUNDERSTOOD F/ FETTI
14) CHILLIN LIKE A VILLAIN
15) SEEN IT COMIN
Two concert goers are said to be recovering at a Pennsylvania hospital after being involved in a post Fabolous concert shooting in Allentown.
According to WENN, the double shooting occurred just after Fabolous' anticipated show at Allentown, Pennsylvania's Crocodile Rock Cafe.
Taking place in the parking lot just after the show, sources say a fight broke out and was followed by a shoot out that left a man and woman injured.
According WENN, this is the second time violence has erupted at the Crocodile Rock Cafe.
In 2006, four people were in need of medical care after a fight broke out when rapper Juelz Santana canceled his set.
Fabolous was touring in support of the summer 2009 release "Loso's Way".
Aug 24, 2009
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Aug 23, 2009
From "The Green Ghost Project" (Dj Green Lantern with Styles P) in stores Nov 3rd
Source: Green's Twitter