By: Rizoh Snoop Dogg is busy working on his next album and his new reality show at the same time, but he’s never too busy to do some charity work. Snoop will take time off his busy schedule to host his third annual benefit concert this Sunday (Dec. 16) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The concert is geared towards raising funds for the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL), a football league created by Snoop to help kids stay off the streets and out of trouble. Proceeds from the benefit concert will go towards the purchases of new league uniforms and equipment, as well as food and transportation, for their upcoming Snoop Bowl. Comprised of twelve chapters, the SYFL was established to give inner-cit youths an opportunity to participate in organized sports. The league has grown over the years, and Snoop credits that growth to his team’s commitment and hard work. “I am as committed to the SYFL as I am to any of my other interests,” says Snoop, “it ranks as high, if not higher than the others for me. The kids in the league depend on me to keep it going and giving 100% of the sales from this concert is my way of making it happen for all of them.” The league seeks to empower kids with a sense of discipline, while giving them a positive alternative to the negative influences on the streets.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Who Let His Hair Down? Damn I didn’t recognize Omarion..I thought it was Luda wearing a weave if I am totally honest…someone sit that kid back in the chair and get those corn rolls back ASAP..what would his Momma say?
Posted by: Crackspace It has been reported by TMZ that music legend Ike Turner has passed away today in his San Marcos, California home. He is most known for his work with R&B Diva Tina Turner. At this time it seems that Ike died in his sleep. Story Developing…. RIP
By: Rizoh DJs have had some level of success lately, with the likes of DJ Khaled and DJ Drama dropping critically acclaimed albums. One of L.A.’s top DJs Felli Fel is hoping to add his name to that list soon. Fel has just inked a deal with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records. To get things started, the west coast disc jockey has already unleashed a radio single titled “Get Buck In Here.” The star-studded banger features Ludacris, Akon, Diddy, and Lil Jon. Fel’s new EP is scheduled for release sometime in 2008. Listen : DJ Felli Fel ft Ludacris, Akon, Diddy, & Lil Jon – “Get Buck In Here”
By: Hot Gossip Gal Remy Leaving Messages for Kim on Myspace Dont you just love it when the girls get down and dirty. Remy is now supposed to have been leaving Kim messages on myspace..yes AS IF..although I am not sure what Remy is up to nowadays besides beating charges so maybe she has been having some fun on the space..but anyhow like I said last week..the Vaseline is out and ready.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno The music world is a really forgiving place. Just five years ago, R. Kelly was slapped with child pornography charges stemming from a video tape that allegedly had him doing the do with an underage girl. Fast forward to 2007, R. Kelly’s career is soaring, he’s making hit songs and contributing to other artists’ hit songs as well. But activists in Los Angeles aren’t having it. They’re organizing a protest against Kelly during his L.A. show on Friday at the Forum. "It’s like pulling teeth to get people to talk about this," L.A. activist Jasmyne Cannick told the L.A. Times. "It’s a challenge to get the black community to even discuss it. . . . They’re acting like he doesn’t have 14 counts of child pornography against him. . . . We’re all acting like we don’t have daughters and nieces and little sisters. Everyone is making money, and everyone seems OK with him. People really need to wake up." Kelly’s case is still in the books but has been hampered by constant delays. A new trial date has yet to be announced, but Kelly faces 15 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been a pretty good year for Jay-Z. he dropped a well-received album, his Def Jam artists Rihanna, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo have been blowing up all year and the label earned 26 Grammy nominations. But his contract as president and CEO Def Jam Records ends at the end of the month and there has yet to be announcement if he will be back or not. “I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes,” Jay-Z told Entertainment Weekly. “But seriously, it’s not about money. That’s really the last thing. Of course, as a person that does these type of things and puts his heart and soul into it — and it’s effective, as the Grammys would indicate — you want to be compensated for what you do. But it’s really not about money. It’s really about the future of the music business, and not wasting anyone’s time. I don’t ever want to sit in a seat just to sit in a seat. I could be off doing something else that’s beneficial to the future of the music business as well as myself. So it’s not about money! I mean, you couldn’t pay me enough. And I don’t mean that in a cocky way.” Jay-Z said that negotiations are currently under-way and refutes the New York Daily News story that says talks stalled because of money. There’s no word on what Jigga’s next project is.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Rihanna Flaking Peeps in the UK are not impressed that Rhianna has canceled three of her shows in the UK, The Bajan Princess of Pop was probably so over excited about being nominated for six Grammies she fell down and twisted her ankle again. Bless her…although she has to be smiling smugly as Jayonce was only nominated for one. Anyhow the Brits aren’t happy but I mean really why would they be when their boy took a hammering in Las Vegas the other night too. …sike.
By: Rizoh An invasion of privacy case filed against Dr. Dre by former Detroit officials has ended up in judge’s trash bin. The suit accused Dr. Dre (born André Young) of invading privacy by videotaping a conversation without the knowledge of the officials. In what the Detroit Free Press dubbed a :surprise ruling,” A Wayne county judge dismissed the case in which ex cops and the press secretary for former Mayor Dennis Archer accused Dre of improperly videotaping a backstage conversation at a concert way back in 2000. Judge John A. Murphy ruled that the city workers had no reason to assume the conversation was private.
By: Hot Gossip Gal His n Hers How cute..looks like Jigga and Jayonce been using the same stylist while in Paris. The power couple are heading home..Jay probably to get fired and his girl to talk to her sister about that outfit she was wearing the other night.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno The last project that Erykah Badu released was 2003’s “Worldwide Underground,” which really didn’t get much play. Now Ms. Badu is pulling out all the stops for her new album, “Nu AmErykah”, which is set to drop on February 26. "I named this album ‘Nu AmErykah’ because I’m dealing with whatever is to come instead of what was," Badu told Billboard. "In taking on a project like this, I’m taking the responsibility to talk for my race and my planet. I’m sure the record company will make their money and they’ve given me the blessing of time." The album will be an 18-track opus spread out over to CDs, and will be sold separately. The first single, “Honey,” was produced by 9th Wonder and is making its way up radio. Here’s the tracklist for “Nu AmErykah.” "American Promise" "The Healer" "Me" "My People" "Speech" "Soldier 7" "The Cell" "Twinkle" "Love Me" "Honey" "Emotions" "Don’t Be Long" "YPOM" "Hot Slow Jam" "Jump Up in the Air" "Loretta Brown" "Dirty Dirty" "The Healer Outro"
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno For the last several months, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah have been airing out the Wu-tang Clan’s dirty laundry in regards to the making of the group’s new album, “8 Diagrams”. Ghostface accused RZA of being funny with the money and Rae is disappointed in the musical direction of the album which was also headed by RZA. Method Man has finally spoken out and admitted that members had issues when the album was being created. "When niggas went in to do the album, it was little discrepancies here and there," Meth told MTV News. "Everybody talking and shit. Everybody talking at RZA and not to him. Him being who he is and where he came from, of course he’s goanna poke his chest out. And it’s gonna be a standoff. [8 Diagrams] is the results of it right here. I don’t think anybody is listening to anybody. What I did as a constant, I spit on what I was required to spit on. I’m not trying to throw no monkey wrench in anything. I strived to make the album sound like an album." Raekwon still stands by his assertion that this isn’t the best work from the Wu, but will still promote the album and support it. But he still has plans on releasing a response to this album called “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang” without any involvement from RZA. "That’s how I feel right now," Rae also told MTV News. "It’s coming and it’s gonna be a lesson learned. That’s a lesson to bust the Abbott’s (aka RZA) ass and let him know what we do. At the end of the day, if nobody don’t do nothing, Chef’s gonna show and prove. You [can only] hold in but so much, my dude."
By: Hot Gossip Gal Diddys Sons Are Rapping Now Man oh man Wikipedia is just a play ground for the haters..remember we did the T Pain story a while back which had showed up on the internet encyclopedia? Well this time the victims are the sons of Diddy. This is the way the story goes.."His sons Christian and Justin, also rap and produce, under the names Lil Choo Choo and Ducket. Their debut album is set to release in 2009. Borrowing heavily from their father’s influence, the boys’ artistic palette ranges from hood anthems, to club hits; as seen in slated singles, "You Gotta Ni*ga Hard", and "Sweet Ghetto Pu$$y." I am sure it will have been pulled down by the time this story goes live..but see what happens when people have too much time on their hands.
Posted by: Crackspace Will Smith cemented his showbiz legacy yesterday, leaving imprints of his hands and feet outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Along with his hand prints, which will now grace the sidewalk alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest legends, Will also carved the message “Change The World.” Joining Will at the ceremony was pal Tom Cruise, along with Will’s youngest kids Willow and Jaden, as well as his “I Am Legend” co-star – Abbey the German Shepherd. His wife, Jada, was not present. "I am Legend" has its New York City Premier tonight and is in theaters this Friday, Dec. 14th.
By: Hot Gossip Gal 50 Only Wants The Body The days of 50 signing a CD cover for you are over, if you are female that is. Turns out Curtis will only sign the bodies of females now..arms, legs, chi chi’s…but if you are a dude you still good to get your CD signed. Wonder what Ci Ci thinks of all that? My source is telling me she has been keeping him company while out on his world tour and the two were spotted in some Eastern European Town all hugged up.
iHipHop Blog Team