Bkaezown718's Blog – November 2009 Archive (314)

Day 26 Are No Longer Bad Boys

Day 26, the R&B quintet put together by Diddy during “Making The Band 4,” have ended their relationship with Bad Boy Records. Diddy recently signed a new distribution deal for the label with Interscope Records. Day 26 will remain on Atlantic Records, the former distributor of Bad Boy Records. “Bad Boy is always our family, but we’re with Atlantic right now,” member Willie Taylor told The BoomBox.

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Officials To Exhume Body Of A.J. Jewel



What caused the October death of A.J. Jewell, the ex-fiance of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss? After Jewell’s relatives protested the conclusions of a medical examiner, Georgia authorities have agreed to exhume his body for a second autopsy, CNN reports.



Jewell died at age 34 on Oct. 2 following an altercation at an Atlanta strip club; another man involved in the fight, Frederick Richardson, was arrested for voluntary… Continue

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Coolio Whips Up New Cookbook

Last week, Coolio released his first cookbook, Cookin With Coolio. In the book, Coolio compiles recipes for Superfry Chicken, Chicken Lettuce Blunts, and Grilled Italiano Breastesses, amongst other tasty treats.



Coolio launched his own cooking show on the internet last year. The show, which featured Coolio cooking meals alongside special guests like T.I. and Raekwon, quickly became a… Continue

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Bernard Hopkins Speaks on Jay/Beans, Confirms Police Incident

By Ismael AbduSalaam



Vengeful former Roc-a-Fella artist Beanie Sigel is receiving public support from fellow Philly native and boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, who verified the rumored police incident that ignited the Jay-Z/Beanie Sigel feud.







The former middleweight and light-heavyweight champion revealed in an exclusive appearance on AllHipHop Radio’s Eric B. & Friends Morning Show yesterday (November… Continue

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50 Cent Reaches Settlement With Taco Bell

By Roman Wolfe



50 Cent and Taco Bell settled a lawsuit filed by the rapper, after the fast-food chain used his name in a commercial to promote tacos on their value menu.







The rapper sued Taco Bell for $1 million dollars in damages over a June 2008 promotion that offered 50 Cent $10,000 to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent for one day.







50 sued the fast-food chain for using his name and… Continue

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Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Secures $10 Mil In Funding



By Nolan Strong



Representatives for the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame have announced they have secured $10 million dollars in funding for the new, Manhattan-based project.







The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame will feature artifacts from Hip-Hop’s rich history, exhibits, workshops and community outreach programs with the pioneers of rap, many of whom are on the museum's advisory board.







The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame… Continue

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New Boyz Va Concert Spirals Out Of Control

By Nolan Strong



A concert featuring rap group the New Boyz turned into chaos yesterday (November 23) in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.







Hundreds of people showed up at the Red Clay Restaurant to see the popular duo during a benefit concert sponsored by local station Jammin’ WJJS.







The event quickly spiraled out of control when guests were forced outside, due to the large amount of people in attendance… Continue

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50 Cent & Beanie Sigel "Go Off" In NYC, "And That's Just The Beginning, Wait 'Til Me & 50 Dig In"

Last night, 50 Cent surprised fans at his MySpace Music Release New York City concert by bringing out Beanie Sigel to perform their Jay-Z diss record, "I Go Off."

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50 and his G-Unit camp heated things up as his deejay turned on "Hand's Up."



Moving from his new single "Do You Think About Me," the G-Unit leader introduced the crowd of fans to the next possible Unit member, Beanie Sigel as "Hand's Up"… Continue

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Jay-Z & Eminem's "DJ Hero" Reportedly Showing Modest Sales

Online reports claim that sales for Jay-Z and Eminem's new DJ Hero video game have been modest.

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While the official game numbers have not been announced, speculation has begun to grow about its overall success.



Despite all the hype surrounding DJ Hero it looks like consumers are tightening up their spending for the Holiday season as analysts call sales of the video game "modest." While no official… Continue

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Slaughterhouse Director On "Microphone" Music Vid, "We Were Bouncing Ideas Around About For Weeks" [Video]

Music video director John Colombo has shared the inspiration behind Slaughterhouse's new "Microphone" video.



Colombo touched on the importance of including a variety of microphones.



"The idea for 'Microphone' came about as a tribute to microphones," Colombo revealed in an interview. "I found a guy who owns a recording studio called The Salt Mine, and they have a collection of over 250 classic microphones. After that, we decided to… Continue

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Rihanna Talks Chris Brown's Influence On New LP, "All Of It Isn't About That Specific Relationship"



With Rihanna's long-awaited Rated R album landing in stores this week, the singer spoke on how her time with former boyfriend Chris Brown played a role in its content.

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According to RiRi, her relationship with Breezy does not dominate the entire album.



"This album is an expression of all those feelings that I went through in the last eight months, just different emotions," she said of the… Continue

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Dame Dash Denies Money Problems, "I Am A Cake-aholic. My Quality Of Living Never Changes"

Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon "Dame" Dash recently addressed the recent speculation about financial problems, and said he appreciates the attention.

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According to Dame, his money problems are overly exaggerated by the media.



"I have fun everyday," Dash said about his life post-Roc-A-Fella. "The problem is, I think people take themselves a little bit too serious. I'm happy to be a part of history so… Continue

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Lupe Fiasco Looking To Earn Top Rap Spot, "If It Takes 3 More Albums To Do It, Then So Be It

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco recently revealed his intent to earn a spot amongst the rap elite even if it means dropping another three albums on Atlantic Records.

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According to Lupe, he is unsatisified with the recognition he has received as of late and wants to gain the public's utmost respect for his emcee skills.



"The last six months, it's been like, 'I gotta really, really go out there and… Continue

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Omarion On Timbaland's Absence On New LP, "He Had So Much On His Plate"



Former Young Money singer Omarion has revealed why Timbaland did not produce his forthcoming Ollusion album despite initial speculation and explained how breaking ties with Lil Wayne has helped him move forward to create his own company.

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Timbo's role on the project was decreased due to the producer's workload.



"Timbaland had so much on his plate," Omarion recalled in an interview. "And when I… Continue

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Usher's Post-Divorce Album Delayed, "We Want To Give It A Proper Launch"

Usher's first album since his highly-publicized divorce from Tameka Foster, Raymond v. Raymond, has reportedly been placed on hold and is expected to be pushed back until next year.



While an exact release date has not yet been revealed, an Usher representative has confirmed the decision to move the date from December 21st.



According to the spokesperson, the date change is to give Raymond v. Raymond the proper set-up time that it… Continue

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QD3 On Working W/ Lil Wayne For "Carter" Doc, "He's Always Pushing The Envelope"



Producer Quincy "QD3" Jones III recently talked about his experience working with Lil Wayne for The Carter documentary and how the Grammy-winning artist holds no creative boundaries.

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QD3 thinks Wayne has all of the characteristics of a rock star.



"He has a total disregard for convention and what people think of him," Jones said in an interview. "The more we filmed of him, the more we realized… Continue

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Canibus Goes After Em On Scathing Diss 'Air Strike'



By Nolan Strong

Rapper Canibus released a new diss track today (November 23) aimed at Eminem.







The track, titled “Air Strike (Pop Killer),” was released on Warlab Records and features Canibus and label mate DZK airing out Eminem over a number of issues.







Canibus and DZK insult Eminem on the 5:32 second track, making fun of his feud with Mariah Carey, in addition to Eminem’s addiction to pain killers… Continue

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"Freeway" Ricky Ross Teams With Nick Cassavetes For Feature Film



By Grouchy Greg Watkins

Former drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross has teamed with Emmy Award winning actor and writer Nick Cassavetes, who will help produce and write a screenplay based on Ross’ life.







Ross and Cassavetes are working in conjunction with the Geno Taylor and Apocalypto Films to write and produce the screenplay to Ross' life.







The untitled, autobiographical film will reveal the truth… Continue

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Drake Hypes "Thank Me Later" LP, "I've Gotten Better At Rapping"



Young Money's Drake recently talked about his emcee skills getting better and the focus he has on putting a story-based spin on his forthcoming Thank Me Later debut next year.



For Drizzy, the anticipation to share his personal journey with fans has continued to increase.



"You can expect the same sound, I'm still going to be telling a story," Drake explained in an interview. "I've got a great story to tell now -- it's been a… Continue

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Timbaland Drops Chris Brown From New Album, "There's Nothing Against Chris"

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has reportedly decided to drop Chris Brown's contribution to a song titled "The One I Love" which is on his upcoming album, Shock Value 2.





Reports claim the singer may have been taken off due to the controversy surrounding his publicized domestic dispute with ex-girlfriend Rihanna last February.



A source close to Brown tells TMZ the singer's vocals were removed from a song called "The One I… Continue

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