Mar 20, 2010
After being sentenced to 75 years in prison last September for of felony murder, aggravated manslaughter, kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy Max B was granted an appeal Friday.
According to XXL, Max B's manager, Joli O’Shay, stated they are simply waiting on " an actual appeal date."
Once the date for the appeal is set, Max will have a new lawyer and "try to get it a mistrial or get it time served, whatever we can do.” stated O'Shay.
Waka Flocka Flame has been released from prison as of Friday, March 19th.
As previously reported, Waka Flocka was detained in Houston County following a recent parole violation.
In 2006 Waka was arrested for possession of a sawed-off shotgun, he plead guilty and was sentenced to four years probation. As part of his probation he is not allowed to leave the state of Georgia.
He was arrested in Houston when it was discovered he had travel out of state
Luda's new album gave him his fourth number 1 album on the charts, selling 137,000 copies.
According to Billboard, Battle of The Sexes ties Luda for the third-most no. 1s albums in rap history trailing behind the all time leader Jay-Z, with 11.
The Gorillaz' Plastic Beach is listed as number 2 on the charts. The album features Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and De La Soul.
Sade's Soldier Of Love slides in at number 6 nearing platinum status with 951,000 albums sold.
Rounding out the top 10 at number 9 is The Black Eyed Peas. They celebrated their 40th week on the charts with The E.N.D. by selling 2,271,000 copies to date.
Stay tuned next week for the latest in album sales, and chart movement.
Waka Flocka Flame was arrested in Houston on Tuesday (March 16) for probation violation after it was discovered by Georgia authorities that he had traveled outside of the state.
According to TMZ, the rapper was picked up by the Houston County Sheriff's Office and is being held at the Houston County Jail without bail until his court appearance.
Waka is currently on probation for a gun possession charge for possessing a sawed-off shotgun.
Published reports say his court appearance should be 'within a few weeks'.
According to published reports Jeezy wants to get his grown man on. The rapper, who recently turned 32 isn't feeling as "Young" as he used to be, and now simply want to be known as "Jeezy."
You may have first noticed the change in the credits to Rihanna's single "Hard", but it only became official on his single "Lose My Mind," off his upcoming album, Thug Motivation 103.
The change is now reflected on Jeezy's official DefJam.com website, which shows a new Young-less Jeezy logo and story to make it official.
Mar 17, 2010
Gucci is set to drop the sequal to last years mixtape "The Burrrprint" on April 13th. Guest included Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, Jim Jones, Trey Songz, DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka Flame, Shawty Lo, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj and OJ Da Juiceman.
Here is the official tracklist according to Asylum Records after the jump.
1. Gucci Speaks
2. Intro Live From Fulton County JailHD
3. Boy From the Block
4. Gucci Speaks/ Shawty Lo Speaks
5. Parked Outside
6. Gucci on the Rise
7. Rick Ross Speaks/ DJ Khaled Speaks
8. Do This Shit Again (feat. Yo Gotti & Rick Ross)
9. Everybody Looking
10. Yo Gotti Speaks
11. Coca Coca (feat. Rocko, OJ Da Juiceman, Waka Flocka, Shawty Lo, Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj)
12. Gucci Speaks
13. Here We Go Again
14. Lil’ Kim Speaks
15. Antisocial (feat. Mylah)
16. Beat It Up (feat. Trey Songz)
17. Gucci Speaks
18. 911 Emergency
19. Alley Boy Speaks
20. How I’m Living (feat. Jim Jones)
21. Shining For No Apparent Reason (feat. Waka Flocka & Wooh Da Kid)
22. I’m So Tired Of You
23. Outro Live From Fulton County JailHD
It appears the State of Arizona has a beef against rappers. In the same week where they sentenced DMX to six months in jail, they issue a bench warrant for Lil wayne.
Weezy's warrant was issued because the rapper failed to appear in court on drug and weapons charges from an arrest in January 2008. Wayne's tour bus was stopped and searched at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. During the search, DEA agents confiscated 105 grams of marijuana, 29 grams of cocaine and 41 grams of ecstasy pills, said reports. Wayne was charged with three felonies.
Obviously, Weezy couldn't appear since he's currently serving a one year prison sentence for a separate gun charge in New York.
Lil Wayne's attorney, James Tilson, told reporters that his client couldn't appear because of his current incarceration and filed multiple motions to have his Arizona gun trial moved to a later date.
However, Yuma County prosecutor Deann Sandry said it was the state's position that Lil Wayne is now a convicted felon and that a bench warrant should be issued and his bond be increased to $150,000.
Tilson told reporters "It does not appear that a trial will be occurring anytime within the next eight to 12 months."
Waka Flaka, Diddy and Rick Ross linked up last night where Maybach Films Spiff TV and G Visuals to direct the Remix to "O Lets Do It" and it all went down at Central Station in East Point. This video has several guest apperances as Kevin Wales, Fabolous, Jay Electronica, Young Dose, Tarvoria, Young Money's own Shanell, Lil Chuckie, and DJ Trauma & Green Lantern show up to show love.
After being arrested last week in Arizona for parole violation, On Tuesday (March 16th) DMX was ordered to serve six months in a Phoenix jail.
According to published reports, X appeared in court and admitted to Maricopa County Court Commissioner Christine Mulleneaux that he violated his probation by failing a drug test.
Also during the hearing, a rep from MTV's "Celebrity Rehab" ask to treat DMX instead of jail. The judge however declined the request saying such a request would have to be approved by California court officials.
In addition to his six month jail sentence, X was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
Mar 16, 2010
With only 5 weeks on the charts Weezy's latest release, Rebirth, has already sold 500,000 copies.
The rock-influenced album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap chart and landed at No. 4 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop charts
You can read the full press release after the jump
March 15, 2010, NEW YORK--Cash Money/Universal Motown multi-platinum recording artist Lil Wayne's seventh studio album, Rebirth, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.The album is picking up considerable momentum, approaching platinum status by the RIAA measurement. Rebirth hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rap Album chart and reached No. 4 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart.
The singles "Drop the World," featuring Eminem, and "Knock Out," featuring Nicki Minaj, are rising on the charts.On Rebirth, Lil Wayne extends his range, drawing from rock, reggae, and new wave influences, intermeshed with his savvy lyricism and distinctive, quick-witted delivery. Lil Wayne received eight Grammy nominations for his multi-platinum 2008 CD, Tha Carter III, which shattered records by selling over one million copies in its first week of release. With Rebirth, Lil Wayne closes a chapter on outstanding decade of repeated successes and starts fresh with renewed drive.
The New Orleans native who hails from the Hollygrove streets is already a sage artist who released his first tracks at age 12 after he was introduced to Cash Money Co-CEOs Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Birdman" Williams. Lil Wayne released the first album in Tha Carter trilogy in 2004, which added to his platinum plaques. Two years later, 2006's Tha Carter II further solidified his status as one of the best MCs in the hip-hop game. But it was 2008's critically acclaimed Tha Carter III that gave Lil Wayne his iconic stature in popular music by earning eight Grammy nominations (Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Performance by Duo or Group, Best Collaboration on a Rap Song, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and the coveted Album of the Year). His leadership role grows as CEO of Young Money Records.
With the release of 2010's Rebirth, Lil Wayne challenges himself by taking his music to the next plateau. "I have evolved both lyrically and musically as an artist and I want everyone to hear my growing pains," says the celebrated MC, who is currently serving a one year sentence on Rikers Island in New York City. "This is probably my best work yet." New singles from Rebirth are posted on Lil Wayne's official website www.lilwayne-online.com.
01 - Pastor Troy-Intro The Known Soldier
02 - Pastor Troy-Tell My Family
03 - Pastor Troy-My Dogs Tags
04 - Pastor Troy-War
05 - Pastor Troy-All I Know
06 - Pastor Troy-Cant Stop Now
07 - Pastor Troy-Kill My Dawg
08 - Pastor Troy-Comin Home To You
09 - Pastor Troy-Well Uh Huh
10 - Pastor Troy-Gangsta Thats All I Know
11 - Pastor Troy-Soldier
12 - Pastor Troy-I Want War
13 - Pastor Troy-Outro Rip
Last month west coast legend Ice Cube announced plans for his new album "I Am The West." But when the new hit the web it met with heavy criticism.
So the Don Mega took to his website, Icecube.com, to give his reasons for the the title.
In a post, Cube says simply because "it's true."
"I knew, as soon as I named my record, I Am The West, suckas would come out the wood work and have something to say about it," Cube wrote. "First of all, it's true. I am the west. I have a few OGs in hip-hop that I show respect to for help starting the West Coast movement, like Ice-T, Dr. Dre, King Tee, DJ Pooh, DJ Quik, Too Short, MC Eiht and everybody from NWA, of course. But the rest of these MCs out here are some how some way just branches on the NWA tree. So basically, if you didn't have a record out before 1986 ... you probably can't tell me sh**."
Cube also said that he is currently shooting a video for the first single called "I Rep The West," but had no release date in mind.
As far as collabos Cubs says currently there are none, but he's not opposed to the idea.
"It has to be organic. I don’t do collabos just to do them," Cube explained.
As of now the album is scheduled to be released this summer.
For more info go to ICECUBE.COM
On Sunday March 14th Esco spoke to a full auditorium of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania high school students about the importance of education. He then went on the revel his plans to go back to school and get his diploma.
"The reality of it is, you need to keep educating yourself, and I wish I had stayed in school," he said.
Dispite having an illustrious career, and will no doubt go down as one of the greatest M.C.'s of all time, Nas says says dropping out of school was one of the biggest mistakes of his life.
Frank Sanchez, VP for corporate relationships for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America stated "This is an incredible message, to have someone who succeeded so much in their life, but there is still a void."
Nas was just one of the stars to speak with the teens during this four-day education conference.
In related news Nas will team up with Damian Marley to Release "Distant Relatives" on May 18th.
Mar 15, 2010
01 I'ma Do Me Reguardless
02 Childless Games
03 The More I Get
04 Sounds G.O.O.D. 2 Me
05 Let U Live
06 Your Luck's Gonna Run Out Soon
07 Don't Stand So Close
08 Down This Road
09 Life Is Short
10 Don't Mean 2 Hurt You
11 It's G.O.O.D. Music
12 We Fight_We Love Remix
13 Whatever U Want G.O.O.D. Vs. Bad
01 Intro (Something New) (prod. Damian Marley)
02 As We Enter (prod. Damian Marley)
03 Revolutionary (prod. Damian Marley)
04 Count Your Blessings (prod. Damian & Stephen Marley)
05 Belief is Key (prod. Damian Marley)
06 Africa Must Wake Up f. K’naan (prod. Nas, Damian & Stephen Marley)
07 Black Horizon f. K’naan (prod. Damian Marley)
08 Only the Strong (prod. Damian & Stephen Marley)
09 Our Generation f. Joss Stone & Stevie Wonder (prod. Damian Marley)
10 Empowerment (prod. Stephen Marley)
11 AID (prod. K’naan & Nas)
12 Let’s End It (Poverty) f. K’naan (prod. 9th Wonder & Damian Marley)
13 The Earth f. Bob Marley (prod. Salaam Remix, Damian & Stephen Marley)
14 Black Man’s Paper f. Erykah Badu (prod. Afry) [UK Bonus]
15 Weed On f. Snoop Dogg (prod. Damian Marley) [iTunes Bonus]
Jacki-O is gearing up to drop her second book, an autobiography titled Relentless.
The book is her first biography, which according to a press release, will detail her life growing up in Miami, her rise to fame as a rapper, and her charity work with people with disabilities.
In mid-April, Jacki-O will head to Mississippi where she will serve as the headliner for Hip Hop and Books' reading events throughout the state.
"It's great to be coming back to Mississippi," the rapper said. "The people showed me so much love, and I'm glad to be meeting my fans again and talking about the importance of reading."
Jacki will kick things on in Jackson on April 15, and hold events through the 17th at various locations around the city.
The rapper first began her career as an author in 2008 with the release of an urban tale called Grown & Gangsta.
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