January 2010 Blog Posts (455)

Chuck D Organizes Haiti Relief Effort with New Benefit Album

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D is coming to the aid of the people of Haiti via the power of music and the Internet.

The rapper/activist assembled artists on his SLAMjamz record label for Kombit pou Haiti, a new album featuring material created to help raise money for the ongoing recovery effort in the ravaged country. According to sources, Chuck D got the idea for the album in the hours following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake… Continue

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Pharrell 'Heart Broken' Over Haiti; Organizes SOS W/Diddy, Latifah

Sean “Diddy” Combs, Queen Latifah and Pharrell Williams are teaming with BET, Pepsi and Procter & Gamble to present Saving Ourselves - Helpfor Haiti telecast.

The two-hour concert will be held at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami Florida and aired live on BET, Centric, MTV and VH1 on Friday, February 5 at 8:00 PM.

Proceeds from the event will go to Yele Haiti, CARE, Project Medishare and… Continue

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Murders Of Pac, B.I.G. Featured On 'Famous Crime Scenes'

The murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. will be subjects of a new VH1 documentary series that will premiere next month.

The new documentary series, titled Famous Crime Scenes, will look into the murders or deaths of a number of famed celebrities.

Shakur was gunned down on the Las Vegas strip in September of 1996 and died from his wounds on September 13 at University Medical Center in Las… Continue

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Mystikal Back In The Game With Mardi Gras Concert

Rapper Mystikal is heading right back to work since being freed from jail after serving 6 years in a Louisiana prison or sexual battery and extortion.

The Grammy Award winning rapper has been tapped to headline the “Mystikal and Friends” Mardi Gras concert at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for Performing Arts.

The rapper, who was released from prison on January 11, will perform hits like “Danger,” “Shake… Continue

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YO U HEARD?:Nelly Vs. Bow Wow For $100k, Rev Run Does Wedding, Fabolous

Rappers Nelly and Bow Wow will host their own celebrity basketball game this weekend in Chicago to foster peace and unite in the community. The pair will be on hand with various representatives of Nelly Derrty Ent as well as reps for the Cash Money Millionaires. Nelly’s team will play Bow Wow’s and the losing team will have to donate $100,000 to a charity. The event, which takes place January 31 at the UIC Pavilion on January 31, will also feature… Continue

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Russell Simmons Announces International Hip-Hop Summits

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) Founder Russell Simmons and CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis have partnered with several organizations to create the Music 4 Peace Initiative and Tour.

HSAN will team with the Music4Peace Foundation, Tribes of the Worlds, SwaggMedia and The Gandhi Tour to promote a global message of peace, using music, artists and global resources.

Under the new partnership, Simmons and… Continue

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Ludacris Hosts Sprite Step Off Docu-Series

The nationwide Sprite Step Off competition will be the focus of a new docu-series hosted by rapper/actor Ludacris.

The six-part series, titled Sprite Step Off, will follow six step teams from fraternities and sororities across the country as they prepare for the regional rounds of the Sprite Step Off competition while learning steps and beats as well as juggling round-the-clock rehearsals and family, friends and school… Continue

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8Ball & MJG Announce 'Ten Toes Down'; T.I. Comments

Memphis rap group 8Ball & MJG will release a new album titled Ten Toes Down via a new deal between T.I.’s Grand Hustle and E1 Music.

The group’s 12th official album will feature an all-star lineup of rap artists that includes Snoop Dogg, David Banner, Young Dro, Bun B. and Grand Hustle CEO, T.I.

"I’m happy to be working with America’s #1 independent, E1 Music,” T.I. told AllHipHop.com about the new… Continue

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DJ Irie and Miami Dolphins’ Jason Taylor Begin After-School DJ Program

Internationally acclaimed DJ Irie and Miami Dolphins All-Pro Jason Taylor begin a new after-school initiative for children interested in the discipline of deejaying tomorrow (January 29).

“Irie’s DJ Spiniversity” will be held at the Miramar Youth Enrichment Center in Miramar, FL.

Its location is strategic, with the goal bridging the student’s predilection for music and their educational skills needed… Continue

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Tracklisting For Kurupt's Down & Dirty'; Petey, Pac & More

Dogg Pounds fans will be treated to an album of all new material from group member Kurupt next month, when Down & Dirty hit’s the stores.

The album is being released by Death Row Records/ Wide Awake Entertainment, the company that bought the famed Gangsta rap label out of bankruptcy in January of 2009.

The new album features 16 “rare” recordings from Kurupt and includes guest appearances by 2 Pac,… Continue

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Wyclef Jean Addresses Haiti Victims Being Maced, "I'm Gonna Speak W/ The Head Of The UN"

Wyclef Jean has addressed the recent footage and accounts of Haiti victims being maced by United Nations officials last week.

According to Jean, he does not approve of the security tactic and will address the matter with the UN president.

"When I saw that macing, Whoo Kid, I was ecstatic and p*ssed off," Wyclef told DJ Whoo Kid in an interview. "I was there doing a food drive and when I was on my way to the food drive, I saw… Continue

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Travis Barker Confirms Eminem, Drake & Lil Wayne Grammy Performance

Rocker Travis Barker has confirmed recent speculation suggesting he would be hitting the Grammy Awards stage tonight to perform with Eminem, Drake and Lil Wayne.

While he is still not sure, Barker predicted the threesome would perform "Forever."

"I have yet to rehearse [with anyone]. I got a call, like, on Tuesday. Everyone found out a day after I did. So, I don't know exactly what I'm doing yet," Barker said in an interview.… Continue

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Ex-NBA Star Jayson Williams Robbed For $150K, Handwritten Tupac Shakur Writing

Former NBA star Jayson Williams was reportedly recently robbed for more than $150,000 in sports souvenirs and a personal handwritten lyric sheet by the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Details on what he was robbed for have landed online.

Jayson Williams is allegedly the victim of a crime -- for a change -- after a report says his home was broken into and a slew of sports memorabilia, electronics and jewelry were stolen. Among the… Continue

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Juelz Santana Ready For Presidential Return, Set To Drop 'Reagan Era' On V-Day

Skull Gang leader Juelz Santana has updated fans on the delayed release of his Reagan Era mixtape.

According to Santana, the mixtape will be released on Valentine's Day next month.

"I know the label got a job, but sometimes the artists think the label's gotta do everything," Santana told DJ Kay Slay. "Like sometimes, the label thinks the artists gotta do everything so you know like I say, I come from that groundwork, doing… Continue

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Lloyd Banks Emerges From Shadows, "I'm Just Starting Back"

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has emerged from recent controversy surrounding a speculated assault on a Canadian promoter earlier this month.

According to Banks, making new music is currently his primary focus.

"I'm just starting back," he said. "I've been so focused with taking over the street and people hearing me back on that market -- so when I come with the official records, they'll appreciate it more. 'Beamer, Benz or Bentley,'… Continue

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DJ Khaled Supports "Free Buju Banton" Movement

DJ Khaled has voiced his support for incarcerated reggae artist Buju Banton in light of his current legal woes involving alleged drug trafficking.

While not getting too deep into Banton's situation, Khaled expressed the good character behind Buju's personality.

"Shout-out to Buju Banton," Khaled said in an interview. "My comment is he's a great person, he's a great friend of mine and I know him for being a great person, great… Continue

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Just Blaze Clowns Kelis' Fashion Steez, "Hi Nas, Show That Pic To The Judge"

Producer Just Blaze has taken a few shots toward Nas' estranged wife/singer, Kelis, through his Twitter page.

Referring to a recent photograph featuring Kelis wearing platform shoes, Blaze poked fun at her similarity to film maker James Cameron's sci-fi thriller Avatar.

"Hi nas, this month's 50k went towards a failed attempt at the seduction of James Cameron. Leme know if you need her offed mkay? -J Hi nas, this month's 50k… Continue

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Tila Tequila Blasts Game For Denying Pregnancy Reports, "That's A Punk B*tch Right There Coward!

Reality star Tila Tequila has gone on a Twitter rage to call out rapper Game, who she claims has gotten her pregnant.

Writing exclusively through Twitter, Tequila detailed Game's lies.

"hhah YES TMZ I AM WATCHING AND GAME IS LYING! IM HEADED TO YOUR STUDIO NOW TO TELL YOU THE REAL DEAL! ON MY WAY!!!!!! POW! Game didn't even know how 2 answer Harvey's questions. He kept stuttering cuz GAMES A LIAR! 9 Months from now I will… Continue

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Game Confronts Ashanti Dating Gossip, "That's How Rumors Start"

West Coast rapper Game has confronted recent speculation of being romantically involved with former Murder Inc. nemesis Ashanti.

According to Game, Ashanti has been hitting the recording studio with him and Dr. Dre as of late.

"No, no man," Game said about a romantic relationship with the singer. "Ashanti came by the studio and worked with me and Dre the other day. She's real cool and that was it. And they took a picture of… Continue

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Kanye West Knocks Out LAX Assault Community Service, Charges Are Dropped

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has finally completed the community service hours he was slapped with following the 2008 scuffle with a photographer at LAX.

According to reports, Ye's attorney appeared in court with documents proving his completion of volunteer work.

Kanye West wasn't just doing his good deed for the day when he performed community service for International aid agency, The Red Cross -he was also working… Continue

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