MARIAH’S “E=MC2″ ALBUM COVER

E=MC2 will be released on April 15 on Island Def Jam Records. Track Listing: 1. Migrate featuring T-Pain (Danja) 2. Touch My Body (C. “Tricky” Stewart and Tarius “The-Dream” Nash) 3. Cruise Control featuring Damian Marley (Jermaine Dupri) 4. I Stay in Love (Bryan-Michael Cox) 5. Side Effects featuring Young Jeezy (Scott Storch) 6. I’m That Chick (Stargate) 7. Love Story (Jermaine Dupri) 8. I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time (DJ Toomp) 9. Last Kiss (Jermaine Dupri) 10. Thanx 4 Nothin’ (Jermaine Dupri) 11. O.O.C. (Swizz Beatz) 12. For the Record (Bryan-Michael Cox) 13. Bye Bye (Stargate) 14. I Wish You Well (James Poyser)

Busta Rhymes Sentenced To Probation

by AF A Manhattan judge sentenced Busta Rhymes to three years probation and 10 days of community service and ordered to pay a $1250 fine plus court costs for an incident in August of 2006 where a fan was assaulted along with another incident in December of 2006 where his former driver was also assaulted. Judge Larry Stephen told Busta If he violates the terms of his plea, he could end up serving a year in prison. “I thank the judge for giving me a chance and I thank everybody for being supportive,” Busta told reporters.

Gnarles Barkley New Album Dropped Today (3/18)

by AF Gnarles Barkley’s latest title, "The Odd Couple", is in stores now. The album was suppose to drop on April 8th. Due to the album being leaked to the internet early, the label decide to push up the release 3 weeks early.

New Lil Wayne Strapped Condom Ad

This is a big improvement from the original ad (below).

LA Times Writer Chuck Phillips Speaks About The Tupac Shooting In 1994

by AF Chuck Phillips is the writer that claimed that Diddy and Jimmy Henchmen knew that Tupac was going to be attacked in NYC in 1994. Both Diddy and Henchmen denied these claims.

Mario #2 and Karina Make Sparks

Video: Alicia Keys Stars in ‘Fresh Takes’

Alicia Keys stars in “Fresh Takes,” a new micro-series by MTV and Dove, which follows the lives of three roommates in their mid-twenties living in New York City. The episodes air weekly during “The Hills” starting March 24th.

Soulja Boy “21 & Under” Tour Dates w/Lil Mama & V.I.C.

Soulja Boy’s touring this spring with Lil Mama and V.I.C. in the 21 & Under Tour. April 11: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues) April 12: Charlotte, N.C. (Neighborhood Theatre) April 14: New York (Nokia Theatre) April 16: Baltimore (Rams Head Live) April 17: Philadelphia (Electric Factory) April 18: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (The Conference Center for Niagra Falls) April 19: Agawam, Mass. (Six Flags New England) April 20: Toronto (Kool Haus) April 22: Chicago (House of Blues) April 24: Cleveland (House of Blues) April 25: Indianapolis (Egyptian Room) April 29: Denver (Ogden Theater) April 30: Anaheim, Calif. (The Grove in Anaheim) May 1: Los Angeles (House of Blues) May 2: Alpine, Calif. (Viejas- Concert in the Park) May 4: Las Vegas (House of Blues) May 7: Dallas (House of Blues) May 9: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theater) May 11: Atlanta (Tabernacle)

Diddy’s $130million Lawsuit

After nearly two years, Sean "Diddy" Combs completed his deposition last Wednesday in the $130 million civil lawsuit stemming from the 1999 Club New York shooting that sent the Bad Boy CEO’s former protégé, Shyne, to prison. Natania Reuben, who filed the suit, claims the Bad Boy CEO and Shyne (Jamal Barrow, who changed his name in 2006 to Moses Michael Leviy in honor of his Jewish heritage), are responsible for the injuries she suffered that night as a result of the gunfire. Diddy — who signed Shyne to Bad Boy Entertainment — was acquitted of all charges in the criminal trial. On the night of December 27, 1999, Shyne, Diddy, Diddy’s then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and others were at the now-defunct Club New York. A man named Matthew "Scar" Allen approached Diddy’s crew and then tossed a wad of money toward them, taunting the Bad Boy top dog. Reports conflict over what exactly happened next. Shots were fired and three people were hit, causing patrons to hurriedly exit the night spot. Clubgoers fingered Shyne as the shooter, but the rapper argued that a member of Allen’s entourage fired first. Diddy and Lopez escaped the scene in a car, and their driver ran several traffic lights while getting away. The civil trial could be the first time Shyne would testify about the events that took place that night. At the center of the deposition, according to Michelen, is whether Shyne acted independently when he pulled a gun and fired shots that night — or as a part of the Bad Boy collective. However, a situation could result where Diddy would have to pay up and then seek financial compensation from his one-time recording artist Shyne. The club management and the security firm were also named in the civil lawsuit, as was Bad Boy Entertaintment, in addition to Diddy and Shyne. Diddy’s attorney, Kenneth Meiselas, issued a statement through a publicist maintaining his client’s innocence. "Mr. Combs was acquitted by a jury of all charges related to this 1999 incident and we are confident that he will prevail in this civil lawsuit" Shyne could be released from Sullivan Correctional Facility as early as this year or next year, according to his attorney. A parole hearing date has not been set, but the rapper has served eight years of his 10-year sentence. The trial could take place as early as 2009 source

Case Against Gillie Dropped, Signs With Koch

by AF The charges of conspiracy and possessing narcotics with intent to deliver were dropped. Back on Feb. 6, 2007, Gillie and four associates were found with more than89 lbs of marijuana. It had a street value of worth an estimated $404,000. Gillie Da Kid has inked a deal with Koch Records. The Figgas 4 Life Entertainment and Koch Records release will feature the rapper working with a variety of producers, including Zookon (Jim Jones, Red Café), Hotrunner (Will Smith, Eve, Lil Kim, Major Figgas, Fabolous, Ray J) and Ruggedness (Beanie Sigel, Freeway). Gillie Da Kid is his forthcoming album Get It How You Live is set to hit stores later this year.

First Look of Jamal “Gravy” Woolard as B.I.G.

Fox Searchlight has released this first official photo of Jamal "Gravy" Woolard as The Notorious B.I.G. for the January 16, 2009 biopic Notorious.

Nas And Kelis Divorcing?

This is wack but word is going around that the two have hit a rocky spot in the marriage. (what marriage doesn’t) Word is that Nas is staying in their NY apartment and Kelis in their LA apartment. And to cap off the rumor….. Kelis has turned lesbian.

NEW MUSIC FROM SOLANGE

Here is a new track from Solonge’s sophomore album, Soul Angel & the Hadley Street Dreams, which is due out in August. "I Decided"

Chris Rock Busted… Literally

And good thing he wore a rubber! This is too funny….. Just goes to show be careful with the people you mess with!!! Click HERE for AUDIO SMH

2 Boys Attempt To Rob A Police Station

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) – Two teenage boys are under arrest after they attempted to rob a police station. Port St. Lucie police say the two boys – ages 12 and 14 – walked into the lobby of a regional station Wednesday afternoon and demanded money from an aide behind the glass enclosure. Police spokesman Rob Vega says the kids were laughing and remarked, "We’ll be famous now."

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