May 2009 Blog Posts (144)

Alfamega’s Manager Speaks: The Other Side

On Tuesday, May 05, Atlanta rapper Alfamega’s career took a public nosedive.

In a climate where authenticity in Hip-Hop is valued now more than ever, the self-proclaimed “Grand Hustle Muscle” provided evidence against an Atlanta heroin dealer during his trial. As a result, Alfamega saw his nearly 10-year prison sentence, for his attempt to sell guns to an undercover officer, reduced to 92 months… Continue

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Max B’s Ex-Girlfriend Testifies at Murder Trial

By Ismael AbduSalaam Gina Conway, ex-girlfriend of rapper Max B, has begun her testimony for the prosecution in the Harlemite’s murder trial.

Conway testified in Hackensack, New Jersey Superior Court that Max, real name Charly Wingate, masterminded the September 2006 murder of David Taylor in a botched robbery.

According to Conway, the real target was Taylor’s friend, Allan Plowden, who she had begun seeing shortly after splitting… Continue

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Floyd Mayweather Gets Sued Over Freck Billionaire

By Houston Williams

Floyd Mayweather is the target of lawsuit from a company that claims the boxer stole their artist.

Just for You Entertainment, a Long Island-based company, alleges that the Mayweather-owned Philthy Rich Records signed Freck Billionaire even though the rapper was signed to them in 2005.

Just for You claims the company spent $155,000 in recording studio time, travel expenses and other costs when… Continue

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Slaughterhouse Signs Deal With E1 (Koch)

By Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur

Slaughterhouse, the lyrical super group comprised of Joe Budden, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9” and Joel Ortiz has found a recording home with E1.

E1 is the label formerly known as Koch Records and houses a number of independent rap entities.

“We’re working on it. It’s a one-off [a one album deal],” Joe Budden told “It’s coming very soon.” No official release date has been… Continue

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Bubba Sparkxxx Arrested For Drugs

By Houston Williams

Rapper Bubba Sparxxx has been arrested at exotic restaurant Hooters for buying illegal drugs.

The rapper was arrested in Clearwater, Florida after he tried to by drugs in the presence of an off duty police officer, according to

An officer searched the rapper and found the narcotic Tranxene, which is legal if you have a prescription. The drug is generally used for individuals that suffer from anxiety. Sparxxx didn’t have permission to… Continue

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T.I.'s Appeal Denied

By Tai Saint Louis

U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell Jr. has ruled that T.I. must report to federal authorities in Arkansas on Tuesday (May 25) to begin his one year prison sentence as scheduled.

Judge Pannell handed down his decision Friday afternoon (May 22), just one day after attorney’s for the rapper requested a two-week delay.

In March, T.I., born Clifford Harris, was sentenced to serve 366… Continue

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Swizz Beatz Seeks Gag Order Over Alicia Keys Affair

By Ismael AbduSalaam Producer Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) has requested a court-approved gag order in the divorce proceedings with R&B singer Mashonda.

Upon announcement of the divorce last year, gossip columns and sites began speculating the reason for the split was due to Swizz Beatz' alleged affair with R&B superstar Alicia Keys.

After vehemently denying the claims for months, Swizz confirmed the… Continue

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Hip Hop Soda Shop Closes Tampa Location

By Roman Wolfe The much hyped Hip Hop Soda Shop in Tampa, Florida has announced it will close it doors, citing the poor economy and real estate issues as the culprit.

According to reps for parent company H3 Enterprises, the company is exploring other opportunities in Tampa Bay in hopes of securing another location to house the restaurant/gaming franchise.

In July of 2008, the company suffered a loss, when… Continue

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Will Smith To Star In Katrina Drama

By Tai Saint Louis Will Smith’s production company has partnered with Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring to life the story of one of the many heroes of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath, the two companies announced Wednesday (May 20).

Overbrook Entertainment and Sony have earned the film rights to the story of former Marine John Keller, who rescued nearly 244 of his neighbors in New Orleans in the days that followed one of the… Continue

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Drake Denies Rihanna Rumors

By Tai Saint Louis In a live phone call on New York City’s Hot 97 Thursday morning (May 21), Canadian Hip-Hop sensation Drake denied that he is romantically involved with singer Rihanna.

During a promo call for a performance in conjunction with the station next week, the former child actor told morning show hosts Cipha Sounds and Paul Rosenberg that he and the starlet are just friends, despite reports to the… Continue

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Em On Pace To Set Sales Record

By Ace Cannon Hip-Hop star Eminem continues to be one of the music industry’s top selling acts, despite an four-year hiatus from the business. After two days in stores, the rapper’s sixth album Relapse is on pace to move over 650,000 copies, making it the year’s best debut thus far. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope release will easily beat U2’s record setting album Horizon, which sold 480,000 copies when it was released on Interscope in March. Relapse is… Continue

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Carmelo Anthony Inks Label Deal With Block Ent.

By Ismael AbduSalaam NBA star Carmelo Anthony has finalized a joint venture with his imprint Krossover Entertainment and Atlanta-based record label Block Entertainment.

For the last few years, Block Entertainment has been a consistent force in Atlanta’s music scene due to the star power of Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, and Boyz N Da Hood.

The joint deal will initially focus on promoting the national debut of… Continue

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Rapper T.I. Appeals Prison Location

By Tai Saint Louis T.I. has requested that he be allowed to remain free while he tries to find a new minimum security facility that will allow him to serve his prison sentence closer to home.

As previously reported, the Atlanta rapper, born Clifford Harris, is scheduled to turn himself in by no later than noon on Tuesday (May 26) to serve a 366-day sentence at the Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex’s low security… Continue

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Jay-Z Has Become An Independent Artist

Doug and I spoke directly and had one of the most unique “negotiations” ever. Doug won the toss but, we both won in the end. I thank him for allowing me to be a completely independent artist. Not every artist can say they own or are given the opportunity to own all of their music.”

- Jay-Z via Rap Radar

Will this become a new trend in the industry? I guess this means he can really take his time with Blueprint… Continue

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Maino - A Million Bucks (Prod. By Swizz Beatz)
MAINO - “If Tomorrow Comes…”
In Stores June 30th 2009!!!!

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Drake ft. R. Kelly - Best I Ever Had Remix

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Cam’ron First Week Sales Are In

Cam’ron’s return to Hip Hop, “Crime Pays,” sold 43,000 records in its first week of sales. This total is less than 200 more than Jim Jones’ debut with, “Pray IV Reign.” Would a Dipset album with Cam’ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana be more successful than the solo albums?

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Nas Requests Judge To Deny Kelis’ Spousal Support Request

Kelis filed for divorce April 30. She’s weeks from giving birth and unable to work, but no matter to Nas — he’s filed his response to the divorce, asking the judge to deny her the spousal support she’s seeking. For bad measure, he also wants her to pay her own lawyer’s fees.

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