Saturday, 31 December 2011
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"For New Year's I'm gonna be waitin' on 'F--- da City Up' to drop. We got a party poppin' off down here in Atlanta, 200 Peachtree. We gonna turn up and it's basically that," T.I. told MTV. "Between the party and the mixtape, that's all I got going. New year, new money. That's that."
The recording sessions for the mixtape, which features Young Jeezy and Dr. Dre, have been been featured in a series of black & white trailers, the most recent of which came out this past Tuesday (Dec. 27), and while the songs have yet to leak, it sounds like some of Tip's best work in years.
Friday, 30 December 2011
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''He Had A Lot of Legitimate Points''
50 Cent and T.I. had a brief war of words last month on Twitter; following 50 Cent's assertion that Tip's wife, Tiny, should have taken the rap for the 2010 drug possession charges that landed T.I. back in jail for a year. Although T.I. balked at 50's commentary, 50 Cent says that the two have put their differences behind them now.
In a recent interview, 50 shared that some acquaintances and a phone call helped end the 'beef' before it ever really boiled over.
“We got mutual friends and I was actually in conversation with one of them, and they were around him,” 50 explained. “I didn’t tell him to get [T.I.] on the phone and [T.I.] didn’t tell him to get me on the phone, it was just there and it was like, 'Yo, you just need to talk to him because you don't know where [his anger] is coming from. We [got] into it and he had a lot of legitimate points.”
Labelhead Facing Allegedly Part of Drug Ring
Sucka Free Records head Duane “Hump” Hobbs has been accused of taking part in a drug distribution network; helping to sell hundreds of kilos of cocaine. Sucka Free was home to popular early 2000s rapper Lil Flip.
Prosecutors claim that Hobbs took part in the drug distribution network while running the label. The organization was reportedly affiliated with Mexican drug cartels.
The drug ring allegedly stretched from Mexico, Houston, Chicago and Mississippi and into several other states and cities. An informant says he personally delivered cocaine to Hobbs numerous times.
The organization’s operated from 1995 until as recently as 2010. Hobbs has no criminal record, but could face 10 years to life in federal prison without parole.
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Q: Is the AfricanAmerican gentleman on the Allstate commercials the same person who played in Major League with Charlie Sheen?
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Here’s a visual for the first release off �Talib Kweli’s�?Prisoner of Conscious? album. Video directed by�Darryl Phillips.
Rapper Busted For Vandalism In L.A.
Tyler, the Creator was arrested for suspicion of vandalism last night in Hollywood, California. The Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All frontman was taken into custody after destroying sound equipment at the Roxy following a performance.
Tyler performed that evening but had reportedly been dissatisfied with the sound engineer. According to TMZ, he was arrested and was booked at a nearby station after police said the rapper “just destroyed an electric soundboard belonging to the venue."
Authorities also alleged that the rapper inadvertently agitated the crowd. "As [Tyler] was being escorted to a nearby radio car, the crowd exiting the venue became angry and rushed into the street, towards deputies."
Sunset Blvd was shut down for a half an hour following the incident.
Monday, 26 December 2011
Here’s Phil Ade’s latest addition to #PhilAdeFriday. Produced by�The Official.�#PhilAdeFriday Vol. 2�out December 30th. Download: Phil Ade – Gone!
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TMZ reports that the Grammy-winning entertainer totaled $20,403.64 for an American Express credit card bill. American Express claims the rhymer hasn't paid up on the monies owed to the company, even after being sent a notice about the amount.
The credit card company filed a lawsuit against Nelly in October, according to the tabloid website. The suit demanded that the 'Country Grammar' star, born Cornell Haynes, Jr., pay back the more than $20,000 and an additional $3,000 in lawyer's fees, which have yet to be paid.
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According to estimates, Young Jeezy's fourth offering, 'Thug Motivation: Hustlerz Ambition,' which was released on Tuesday (Dec. 20), is projected to surpass 200,000 sales in its first week, despite lengthy delays.
Based on one-day reports from retailers, Hits Daily Double claims that the Atlanta rapper will come to close to matching his last album, 'The Recession,' which was released in 2008, and clocked almost 260,000 first-week sales. By comparison, Jeezy's nearest competition is Chi-town legend/film star Common, whose 'The Dreamer, The Believer' is projected to sell a paltry 55,000 - 65,000.
The much-heralded video, which was preceded by a 30-second trailer, finally debuted on BET's '106 & Park' on Dec. 7, during a special appearance by the 11-year-old singer, who also announced the title of her debut, 'Knees & Elbows,' which is scheduled for an April 3 release.
Introduced by a 'Star Wars'-referenced opening scene, replete with signature roll-up text -- Willow was 22 years away from being born when 'Star Wars' premiered -- the petite entertainer gets the party started with a bejeweled eyepiece, backed by some fancy footwork in the streets, pyrotechnics and a toned down, big sis-style guest verse from Nicki, rocking a fluorescent teddy bear dress.