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.
By: Rizoh The funeral of Pimp C, who passed on last Tuesday, has been set for Thursday, December 13, 2007. Pimp C (born Chad Butler) will be laid to rest in his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas. The memorial service will take place at the Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, located at 3401 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur, Texas. The funeral is open to the public, and is set to kick off at 11 a.m. As previously reported, Pimp C was found dead in an L.A. hotel room, on Nov. 4, 2007. According to his record label, Rap-A-Lot Records, the Texas veteran was in Cali to assist rapper Too $hort with a few live performances. He was later discovered alone dead in his room hotel room. An autopsy has been conducted to ascertain the cause of death. A Tribute to UGK: Pimp C’s Final Performance
By: Rizoh Raekwon has been complaining about the new Wu-Tang album a lot lately, but he still wants fans to pick it up. “I’m supporting it,” Rae said in an MTV News interview. “Go get it. I’m on it. I laid down the dressing on that. But like I said, it could’ve been stronger! I know the capabilities that we all have when we all sit in the room together. And then, at the end of the day, it was leaning towards RZA’s world. I told RZA, ‘This is a Wu-Tang Clan album. This ain’t RZA’s album.’ If we say, ‘We need this to proceed,’ respect what we need to proceed.” This conflict within the Wu camp may continue for a long time, as Raekwon plans to team up with the rest of the group for another project titled Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang. This time, RZA will not be around to ruin the album with his amazing production skills.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Fabolous Twist? On the real the NYPD are making it sound like a modern day Oliver Twist. Instead of pinching pockets, Fabs crew are said to be robbing chains. I mean they haven’t exactly pointed the figure at Fab but they are saying his crew are out robbing from the rich and I don’t think they are giving to the poor.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Mobb Deep rapper, Prodigy is gearing up to go to prison on January 9th to serve three in a half years on weapons charges. On his new website, HNIC2, P explains what really went down that night when he and Alchemist got arrested. “I did an illegal u-turn so I could catch a parking spot not knowing that the hip-hop task force (NYPD) was following me the whole time in a yellow N.Y.C. taxi cab. The D’s jumped out and told me to roll down the windows, I told them the truck was bulletproof and the windows don’t roll down, so they opened my door,” Prodigy wrote on his blog. “They told us to step out and began searching us. That’s when two more un-marked police cars pulled up and just watched. Then the two dicks that pulled me and alchemist started searching my truck without asking which is called ILLEGAL SEARCH. Really no surprise the pricks and dicks is grimey as fuck, but when I was in my cell later that night I saw the true devil come out these niggas. All night they tried to get me to set up 50 CENT, they wanted me to plant guns in his car, plant drugs, or arrange a buy & bust. I was shocked how many times they tried and how many different detectives and ATF agents they tried to send at me. It was crazy. Then to top it all off, the same arresting detectives from the cab got on the stand in my trial and lied to the Grand Jury saying that they saw me put a gun in the console box of my truck. THIS NEVER HAPPENED….STRAIGHT LIE That ruined my illegal search case. I had to cop out to a 3 1/2 year sentence other wise I would have lost and got 15 years. I been threw a lot of cases, Murder cases, Guns, Grand Theft, ect. I got away with so many crimes it’s incredible. So me doing 3 1/2 aint shit compared to what I deserve.” In the time leading up to the beginning of his sentence, Prodigy is working on his album, “HNIC 2”, and is shooting a video for every song. He also said that he’s working on a reality show that he’ll include with the HNIC 2 album.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Philly rapper Beanie Sigel served 10 months in prison back in 2005 on weapons charges and various past offenses and now he wants to curtail kids from going down the same path. In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sigel said he’s trying “get off the bad guy thing,” and helps kids stay out of trouble. "The whole thing that’s going on in the city, with these kids killing each other? I can be part of the solution to that problem," he told the Philly Inquirer. "These young kids, they don’t want to hear ‘Put the guns down, stop selling the drugs’ from a suit and tie that’s going back to their suburban house and their kids in their Ivy League school. You got to be of the people, to get to the people. ‘Cause the first thing they going to ask you is, ‘What you know about being down here in South Philly?’ " Beanie’s new album, “The Solution,” drops on Tuesday, December 11 and features appearances from Jay-Z, Styles P, Ghostface and Peedi Peedi.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Cassie and Diddy all loved up in MIA Turns out that Diddy has finally caught the woman of his dreams..Cassie. These two have dodged the rumors for long enough. Anyhow they are supposed to be spending some quality time in Miami before the Xmas holidays when Diddy will be off playing happy families with his baby Momma again.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Joe Budden Far From Over Someone whispered in my ear this past weekend that Joe Buddens is gonna be coming back hard and not to write him off after the Mood Muuzik 3 buzz dies down..not that I would anyway. Turns out there will be a Mood Muzik 4 coming first half of the year kids.
By: Rizoh In case you haven’t noticed, Eve is no fan of plastic surgery and she’s speaking out publicly about it. The Philadelphia-bred rapper expressed her condolences to Kanye West who recently lost his mother, but seized the opportunity to warn people against the hazards of plastic surgery. “We live in a society of quick fixes,” Eve was quoted as saying in USA Today. “The cost is your life. Hopefully, this will make people think more about getting surgery.” Dr. Donda West, mother of Kanye West, suddenly passed away on November 11, 2007, at the age of 58. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, she may have died because of complications from surgery. The pitbull in a skirt said she emailed Kanye shortly after getting the tragic news about his mom’s death, but is looking forward to expressing her sympathies to him in person. Eve’s long-delayed comeback album, Here I Am, is due out in 2008.
By: Rizoh Teen rap sensation Soulja Boy (born DeAndre Way) has been sued for trademark infringement by a man who says he first coined the stage name. Willie Lyons, an obscure rapper, claims he has been known as Souljah Boy for twelve years and has initiated legal proceedings against the more popular rap artist. In a letter published by gossip blogger Perez Hilton, Lyons states that a complaint has been filed in a federal court against “Souljah Boy, his record label, attorney & manager in connection with his blatant infringement of Mr. Lyons’ trademark.” Soulja Boy has not yet responded to the claims.
Posted by: Crackspace Bow Wow was rushed to a local hospital immediately following his co-leading performance on the Chris Brown tour. On the road promoting the December 11th release of his new album Face Off, Bow Wow is in good spirits and awaiting the doctors diagnosis which appears to be a combination of stress and exhaustion. Bow Wow will have to sit out his Chicago appearance tonight, but promises his Chicago-area fans that “he loves them and will be sure to come back to Chicago soon!”
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