By: Rizoh A newlywed mother of two, Angela Bryant, was found gunned down in her Algiers, New Orleans, home while her young children were inside. Bryant is the sister of well known hip-hop producer and former Cash Money Records member Mannie Fresh (aka Byron O. Thomas Authorities say that the 41-year-old woman was found dead in her home in the 1000 block of Farragut Street around 8 a.m. Thursday from an apparent gunshot wound, although police believe she was shot sometime late Wednesday evening. Family members told investigators that the family had dinner together in a restaurant Wednesday evening to celebrate Bryant’s birthday. Her husband was reportedly out of town at the time of the tragic incident, but wasted no time in making his way back to New Orleans yesterday. Mannie Fresh is also said to have left Texas to return to New Orleans. Investigators are yet to determine whether the incident was a home invasion or if Bryant was familiar with her assailants. “We’ve not drawn any conclusions,” said Assistant New Orleans Police Superintendent Marlon Defillo to WWLTV. “We’ve not made any elimination. As the day progresses, we hope to learn more, but it’s a work in progress.” Our condolences go out to the Taylor family.
By: Rizoh A former associate of Jay-Z’s named De-Haven Irby has renewed his attacks on Hov’s credibility. De-Haven who once released a YouTube video dishing on Jay’s dirty past now says his former ally never sold drugs, despite his claims to the contrary in rhymes. While speaking to the New York magazine recently, De-Haven said: “He ain’t do much selling drugs. I did all that work. He was just a good dude to be around. He was one of my best friends. I taught him some things, but I mainly kept him from being out on the street a lot.” He also alleged that he shared everything with Jay, from clothes to women. “Whatever was mine was his. So, we shared clothes, we shared a whole bunch of stuff. We had sex with the same women plenty of times. We both got burnt! We had the drip. My mom took him to the clinic. My mom also got him out of jail.” Jay-Z has already responded to De-Haven’s claims on the song “No Hook,” from his new album American Gangster. “F**k De-Haven for cavin’,” Jay rhymes, “That’s why we don’t speak/Made men ain’t supposed to make statements.”
By: Hot Gossip Gal I kinda hope so. I like Lauren a whole lot better than I like Superhead. I mean i still see him with Trina but that is so over now..pastures new is a good thing. The two were reportedly snapped at Hornets Game over the holiday together. Not see the pics yet, but this isn’t the first time I have heard these two have been mingling. Least he ain’t rolling with the young uns like his Daddy.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Pause for thought…the reason for R Kelly’s publicist resigning is speculated to be because the pied piper is actually doing the dew with her 19 year old daughter. I mean they say she has been around Kelly since she was 4 which makes sense as her Momma was working with him for 15 years…but we all know that chick going to be passing her sell by date real soon. Kelly likes them younger than 19…we all know that.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno After tabloids went babbling about Usher and his lady Tameka Foster having their baby, the singer’s publicist confirmed it. The couple had a baby boy weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces on Monday night. "We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son,” Usher said in a statement. “What a blessing!" This is Usher’s first child and Tameka’s fourth. She has three children from a previous marriage.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Last year Kidz in the Hall stepped on the scene with their debut album, “School is my Hustle” on Rawkus Records. The duo, Naledge and Double-O, earned critical acclaim for the album and a loyal underground following. Now the group has announced they have left Rawkus and joining up with Duck Down Records, home to Boot Camp Clik, Smif n’ Wessun and Black Moon. "I think that this deal is an excellent opportunity to spread our wings,” Double-O said. “Duck Down Records has proven that they can successfully promote independent acts on a major scale and their enthusiasm in our music let’s us know that they are 100% behind making the Kidz In The Hall movement successful." Their first album under the new deal, “The In Crowd,” is set to hit stores in March. To hold you over, however, the Kidz in the Hall are giving away their new Mick Boogie-mixed mixtape, “Dentention,” for a limited time at DUCKDOWN.
By: Hot Gossip Girl Is Britney even pregnant? I heard she was trying on panties on a shop floor on the Hollywood Strip the other night. The staff didn’t want her going into a cubicle as they thought she might get up to some craziness. Well she did anyway..way to go Brit.
By: Rizoh Revered R&B diva Whitney Houston claims she has overcome her trouble past and is ready for a comeback. Houston has her eyes set on a special comeback concert in Malaysia next month, where she’s expected to preview some songs from a long-awaited new album. The one-shot performance will take place in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, on December 1. In recent times, the 44-year-old singer’s personal life seems to have overshadowed her comeback efforts. Her marriage to fellow R&B icon Bobby Brown ended in a divorce, and her battle with drug addiction hasn’t helped either. But Houston’s friends hope the new album will help her find her voice again. She’s said to be working with the likes of Ne-Yo, Will.I.Am, and John Legend on the upcoming album .
By: Rizoh Tha Dogg Pound crew has terminated its relationship with Cash Money Records after just three months of announcing that they had joined the Birdman-led label. According to a statement on the group’s web site, Dogg Pound severed ties with Cash Money because “Cash Money just couldn’t come up with the cash.” The statement continues: “Though the Tha Dogg Pound was looking forward to working with Slim and Baby, Tha Dogg Pound is moving on to pursue other endeavors. Be on the look out for Make it Rain the Movie and other albums to be released with other parties in the near future, including, Daz’s solo project Only On the Left Side coming soon.” Tha Dogg Pound is currently in talks with other labels and will announce new developments in the near future.
By: Rizoh Mention Eazy-E to any hardcore hip-hop fan and words like “legend” and “icon” will start flying around. The truth remains that Eric “Eazy-E” Wright left a ton of compelling music for us to remember him with. Twelve years after his death, Eazy still has a lot to say. His latest is a 16-song album chock full of past collaborations and rare recordings. The CD, titled Featuring Eazy-E, not only highlights Eazy’s force as a collaborator, it also includes four previously out of print tracks. Check out the tracklist for Featuring Eazy-E below: 1. Luv 4 Dem Gangsta’z* Beverly Hill Cop III soundtrack 2. 2 Hard Muthas w/MC Ren 3. Trust No Bitch* w/Penthouse Player’s Clique, DJ Quik & AMG 4. L.A. Is The Place w/Ron-De-Vu 5. Findum, F**kum & Flee w/N.W.A 6. Get Yo Ride On w/Mack 10 and M.C. Eiht 7. Black Nigga Killa Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary compilation 8. We Want Eazy (12" remix)* Eazy-Duz-It 9. Foe Tha Love Of $ w/Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 10. I’d Rather F*** You N.W.A 11. 24 Hrs To Live Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary compilation 12. Boyz In Tha Hood (G Mix) w/ Dr. Dre It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa 13. Fat Girl w/Ron-De-Vu 14. Automobile w/N.W.A 15. P.S. Phuk U 2* w/Penthouse Player’s Clique & DJ Quik 16. Ruthless Villain w/MC Ren
By: Rizoh A couple months ago, Queen Latifah hinted at the possibility of returning to the rap game. Don’t expect that to happen anytime soon, as the Queen is still busy churning out movies at the speed of light. Latifah will co-star with Terrence Howard and Morris Chestnut in The Perfect Holiday, an African American take on the classic Christmas family flick, The Perfect Holiday. It chronicles the life of Nancy, a divorced mother of three who gets so absorbed with her busy schedule that she forgets to take care of herself. The Perfect Holiday, which opens on December 12, also features Gabrielle Union, Katt Williams, Charlie Murphy, and Jill Marie Jones.
By: Hot Gossip Gal What is it about this dude? He be running his mouth about a whole lot of people. I feel he wants to be like 50 and is biting what 50 already been and done..so originality is not a strong point here. He thought the Clipse Mr Me Too video was about him. Hmmm not sure about that Weezy. This all comes out in this months Complex.
By: Hot Gossip Gal OK so they saying Tina Davies isn’t getting down and dirty with her boy Chris Brown..rep spoke out yesterday. All the fans can breath again and get ready to scream when he hits the road with Bow Wow in December. I don’t think this is the end of this story somehow.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno On Thursday November 29, the inaugural J.A.M. (Justice, Arts & Music) Awards will go down at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The awards show not only honors Jam Master jay but the positive aspects of hip-hop. Among the honorees are Kanye West, Wyclef Jean, Spike Lee, Chuck D and Dr. Cornell West. Guests for the award show include Snoop Dogg, Everlast, DJ Muggs, DMC, De La Soul, Q-Tip, Mobb Deep, Marley Marl, Dead Prez, Raekwon, Kid Capri, EPMD, Lord Finesse, Bumpy Knuckles, DJ Kay Slay and Jim Jones. “Jason [aka Jam Master Jay] was a big influence on me when I was first getting into rap,” Everlast said in a statement. “This is an opportunity to show my respect and to raise money for a very worthy cause.” A portion of proceeds from the show will go to the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music, a non-profit organization started by Mizell’s widow Terri, providing funding and resources to support free public school music education programs.
iHipHop Blog Team