Missy Elliot is asking fans to her upcoming album due out this Spring. To enter the contest, go to www.missy-elliott.com and submit the album name. The winner will receive a $500 adidas “Respect Me” git card and credit on the album cover. The contest ends February 20th and the winner will be announced March 2nd.
by AF Today is Super Tuesday, which means it’s time to vote. People had fought and died for this right. Whether you vote for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or whomever, just vote.;
Word on the street is that Mary and Jay will be touring later this year … together! Maybe it’s just an album that they are working on? Anyway these two are definitely up to something!
According to a lawsuit filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, Sonja Norwood, the mom of Brandy and Ray J, claims in 2004, when Kim K was a stylist, she was given permission to use Sonja’s American Express card to make "one (and only one)" purchase on behalf of Sonja. Also, Kim allegedly gave the card to other members of her family — Khloe, Kourtney and Robert Jr. The suit claims in 2006, the Ks racked up $62,793.83 in unauthorized charges. And, in 2007, they blew another $57,841.82. The total: $120,635.65! And get this for audacity: the suit claims the Kardashians charged thousands of dollars in their own stores, Dash and Smooch. source
Blacksmith Live At The Apollo featuring Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, and the Strong Arm Steady gang. The album will first be available on iTunes on 2/19.
The girls are definitely growing up!
by AF According to the Houston Chronicle, Pimp C’s (Chad Butler) cause of death was an accidental overdose of cough syrup and sleep apnea. . For more click here.
The famed Apollo Theater, in Harlem, on February 22nd, 2008 (7:30PM & 11:00PM) will kick off The Roots Heineken New Legends Series. Tickets go on sale February 6th, but there’s a phone pre-sale going on now. Call Ticketmaster at 212.307.7171 and use the code "Roots". Tickets start at $31.50. Before that though, The Roots crew heads to L.A. for Grammy weekend where they will be throwing down for their 5th Annual Jam Session the night before the awards. This year’s event is in collaboration with ROCK THE VOTE. Peep the flyer and learn more. LA !! Okayplayer is giving away 10 pairs of tickets to this exclusive event so enter now! source
Listen to "Neva Hafta Wurry" ft. Uncle Chucc here TRACKLISTING: 1. Get Rich And Die Tryin’ 2. Ridin’ Featuring Terace Martin Problem & Scar 3. Sexual Eruption 4. Neva Hafta Worry 5. Flashbacks Featuring Warzone 6. Fear & Respect 7. Hi-Definition (OG) Featuring Lupe Fiasco & Pooh Bear 8. Hoe, Hoe, Hoe Featuring Nate Dogg 9. Sexual Eruption (Remix) Featuring Lil’ Kim 10. Father Hood (Skit) 11. Thou Shall Not Kill Featuring Mobb Deep 12. Mind Right Featuring Lil Wayne & Katt Williams 13. What It Do (4:07) 14. Sensual Seduction (Remix) Featuring Robyn 15. Blast Featuring Kurupt
In a statement released today Q-tip supports Obama. "We are in the midst of a very important time in our history. The world is fixated on an American election for many obvious reasons. Abroad, young Americans are dying in a poorly managed and ill-conceived war. America’s prestige as a moral leader has suffered as a result of a divisive approach to foreign policy. Unfair trade practices have resulted in the loss of countless jobs and toxic products for children have reached our shores. Untold millions are unable to pay their mortgages and afford the cost of gas. Global warming and its effects are spreading at an unchecked pace, and special interests have frozen the nation’s governance into inaction. Given this disturbing climate at home and abroad, it is imperative that we break out of old habits and politics as usual. It is time we endorse real change. This is why I endorse Senator Barack Obama for President. I have been blessed with the opportunity to be apart of a great American culture with the Hip Hop movement. The music that I created was inspired by fresh, new ideas in expression. I have always strived to let that sentiment live in my music. Hip Hop continues to be a mighty voice for the disenfranchised, the disillusioned and poor. Senator Obama offers the best opportunities for all of us who fit these descriptions. A large amount of us still remain unregistered to vote, and Barack Obama not only represents unification of our communities by his presidential platform but the ignition of the light that remains untouched by any political figure. Hip Hop culture was the product of the impoverished who found strength and solace in this music phenomenon. It is a transformational art form born of neighborhoods where crime and drugs were on the rise and self-esteem was sinking. The education system was failing, and the odds were against us. But as a people, we persevered. I know about having true substance, new ideas and a desire for fundamental change like Senator Obama. This is not an emotional decision, although I am moved by Obama’s American story. I am endorsing Barack Obama because I feel that we can benefit greatly from a leader that offers sound judgment and experience rooted in the lives of real people. We can change our economy. We can change our health care. We can change the course of the Iraq war. We can change our neighbor’s minds about nuclear weapons. The only way we can have this renaissance is with the Senator from Illinois as President of the United States. We are on the brink of moving past our stigmas and preconceived thoughts to make a substantive decision for change… The change is Barack Obama." source
50 Cent and Robert De Niro cover the March ‘08 issue of Vibe Magazine and discuss why it’s cool to play a gangster. Is it ok to play a gangster? 50 Cent: “Actors are imitating life. That exists. People who don’t actually follow the rules. So for an actor to create a project to show people what actually happens, that’s cool.” De Niro : “Movies are like dreams, an expression of people’s subconscious, what they feel, what they would want to do but wouldn’t do … And we all know the difference between reality and fiction.“
iHipHop Blog Team