By: Rizoh Jay-Z and Lil’ Wayne have traded subliminal disses back and forth in the recent past. How then did the two “Greatest Rapper Alive” contesters wind up on “Hello Brooklyn 2,” one of only three collaborative tracks on Jay-Z’s American Gangster? Turns out Jay-Z doesn’t consider the joint much of a collaboration at all. “Wayne‘s camp sent the record and it was done,” Jay explained to MTV News recently. “So it wasn’t like a collaboration thing. It was done already…It’s more of a great record than a lyrical slugfest. It’s more a creative, great record than two guys spitting. “Success” (with Nas) is more of what people wanna look at when you judge that type of collaborative stuff. It’s me and Nas going at it.” Wayne confirmed that track was already packaged before Jay-Z asked to use it for his album. It was previously recorded for Tha Carter III, but Weezy says he decided to relinquish it because Jay is the “king.”
By: Rizoh A couple days ago we reported that Foxy Brown was thrown into solitary confinement for bad behavior at the Rikers Island facility where she’s been jailed since August. Fox Boogie’s management now claims that the Brooklyn diva’s latest problems stemmed from a misunderstanding with Rikers authorities. According to her manager Chaz Williams, who was interviewed by Billboard, Foxy’s defective hearing is to be blamed for her recent string of issues. Foxy was punished with confinement after reportedly refusing to take a drugs test and verbally abusing a prison officer, not to mention her alleged scuffle with another inmate. Williams claims that Foxy didn’t hear the request to take a drug test. “Really she didn’t hear the request,” he said. “She has a battery-operated device and sometimes it dies out.” Foxy has been in solitary confinement for ten days, with 66 to go. The measure requires her to spend 23 hours a day in isolation in her cell, with 1 hour allocated for visits and other activities.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Kay Slay news Turns out youtube had to pull a video down of Kay Slay as he showed one of his fave gals balancing a glass of liquor on her ass. Wonder why you would tape that shit and not expect it to end up on youtube? Anyhow turns out Kay is a lil mad about it and had the video pulled…not quite sure why actually as you only have to catch him at Sin City pretty much any night of the week I heard doing the same shit. Dame Dash Another One Yeah Dame Dash is expecting another child with his fashion designer wife Rachel Roy. This will be the second for the couple. I really wanna see Dame do well. I heard he had some major news to announce last week..just hoping this ain’t it. I want to see Dame the CEO back busting balls and cashing checks
By: Rizoh Lil Wayne may be the president of Cash Money Records, but that doesn’t mean he’s always able to pay for his bling. Wayne procured a $138,000 diamond ring and a $32,000 necklace from a Miami jeweler, but failed to pay for the items. Consequently, the jeweler Jack Sutton has filed a lawsuit against the New Orleans rapper. According to the suit, Wayne owes $146,000 on the $170,000 purchase he made on October 6th. Sutton claims that Wayne had agreed to pay monthly installments. He received a check for $24,000 on October 12. The second $24,000 check was postdated for January 18, and according to Sutton a stop payment was issued on that check when he attempted to deposit it. Sutton was bewildered by the irresponsible behavior on the part of “one of his best customers.” “He spent a lot of money with me,” he said. “I thought we have a really good relationship. I don’t know what happened, unless it’s a misunderstanding.’”
By: Rizoh The uber-hustler that we all know as Sean “Diddy” Combs has signed a multiyear deal with Ciroc vodka, a subsidiary of Diageo PLC. Diddy is expected to receive 50% of the revenue from the deal. According to Diageo, the venture will be worth over $100 million for Diddy over the course of the deal, all things being equal. Unlike Jay-Z’s partnership with Ace of Spades brand of champagne, Diddy’s vodka agreement is not an endorsement deal. Diddy will also be in charged of marketing and promoting the brand. The Bad Boy CEO, who already has his own line of fashion and cologne, is optimistic that the deal will yield high results. “Once consumers actually taste Ciroc,” said Diddy “I think we can convert a lot of people.”
By: Hot Gossip Gal Big Things Chopping? Talk about foreseeing the future…maybe the good folks at Complex need to pick up where Miss Cleo left off.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been four years since Freeway dropped his last album, “Philadelphia Freeway,” and after a trip around the world, the Philly emcee is gearing up to drop his new album. The album, “Free At Last,” drops on November 20 and is executive produced by both 50 Cent and Jay-Z, who both make appearances on the album. "The past four years, a lot’s been goin’ on with me, personally," Freeway said. "I’m a Muslim, and I had the opportunity to go to Mecca, and that really brightened my horizons; the break-up at the Roc, that had me stagnant for a while to be honest; meanwhile, the music is changing, that’s how music is, constantly changing. As far as for me, I didn’t change anything in terms of my style, I do what I do. I’m a reality rapper, always have been, so I got a lot to say about what’s goin’ on. I let it all out on record. That’s why my fans love me." The album also features appearances from Scarface, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, 2 Short, Paul Wall with production from JR Rotem, Cool & Dre, Don Cannon, Bink, Dame Grease and others. You can hear songs from the upcoming album at ROCAFELLA
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Afeni Shakur and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts report that their building in Stone Mountain, Georgia was defaced last weekend and placed a noose around the neck of the Tupac Shakur statue in front of the building. The statue was defaced again early Monday morning with rants that include references to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina as well as vague threats against various record companies and rappers. "We thank everyone for their prayers and support,” Afeni Shakur said in a statement. “Although our hearts are temporarily in pain, our spirits have already forgiven the perpetrators. Hate comes in all colors and genders therefore we will use this act of hate and ignorance to bring our community together and to pray for the healing of those who harbor such feelings. With God’s guidance, the work of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts and Peace Garden will continue to positively impact and transform our community." A suspect in the vandalism attack has been arrested. The center is now raising money to build a fence around the property to protect from future attacks. The Center is also planning its 2nd Bi-Annual Film Screening with a re-dedication service of the Peace Garden on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 1:00 PM. For more information, check out TASF.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Or a street soldier lol...Jimmy Jones has such a way with words and people are still trying to tell me that all is cool with the Dips..you have got to be kidding me. They are straight up and down dissing each other. The only one you never really hear much about is Juelz. He is probably working out his next moves to get out of his situation with both the Dips and Def Jam.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been seven years since we’ve heard from The Lox, but we’ve heard plenty from Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss as solo artists in that time frame. Styles P is putting the finishing touches on his new album “Supa Gangsta, Extraodinary Gentleman” which drops on December 4 and with Sheek dropping his album early next year. After that, expect a Lox album in mid or late 2008. "We’ve got a good amount of songs," Styles told Billboard.com. "It’s the same direction we always go in — 100 percent pure hip-hop electricity. You’ll hear a lot of songs on each one of our solo albums preparing you for the LOX album." There are no guests scheduled for the Lox album but you can expect appearances from Akon, Ghostface Killah, Black Thought, Ray J and Max B on Styles upcoming album. There’s no details on Sheek’s upcoming album and Jada’s last album, “Kiss of Death” dropped in 2004.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Looks like Foxy Brown won’t be getting out of jail for good behavior anytime soon. According to the New York Post, the rapper has been removed from the general population at Rikers Island and moved into a segregated cell for 76 days after committing three violations. The first incident, Foxy and another inmate were having a shoving match on their way to the dining hall to eat. The next day, Fox Boogie was verbally abusing a guard and the third incident, Fox refused to take a random drug test. She got 11 days for the shoving match, 20 days for talking salty to the guard, and 45 days for refusing to pee in a cup. Foxy will be locked up in her cell for 23 hours, and for one hour a day she can receive visitors, go to the library or exercise in a recreation area. She was sentenced to one year in jail on September 8 for violating her probation.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well I mean we see the logo everywhere, we may as well see it on our trash too right? I mean since when did people get all designer with their trash. My oh my
By: Rizoh Diplomats, D-Block, Tha Dogg Pound…now you can add Terror Squad to the growing list of hip-hop groups signed to Koch Records. With the recent success of Terror Squad’s own DJ Khaled, Koch has decided to ink the entire TS crew to a two-album deal. “We’ve had major success with Koch and the Terror Squad imprint in the past, especially with DJ Khaled’s two albums,” said Fat Joe on the deal. “We will continue this success with this new Terror Squad deal at Koch Records. It’s a perfect place to unveil our new members.” Koch GM, Alan Grunblatt reflected on his past relationship with Joey Crack. “I signed Fat Joe to his first record deal in 1992 when I was at Relativity [Records],” said Grunblatt. “I’m thrilled to be working with Joe again, and continuing our relationship with Terror Squad and DJ Khaled. We’ve had great success this year.” . TS producer/DJ Khaled was also excited about the Koch deal. “The Terror Squad albums at Koch are going to be huge,” said Khaled. “Terror Squad/Koch is going to make history. Koch is a label that works their artists to victory. I’m happy to be a part of two big families.” No word on whether Remy Ma, who extricated herself from Terror Squad last year, will be appearing on the group’s next album.
By: Rizoh One of Philadelphia’s finest MCs, Beanie Sigel, is ready to bounce back into the rap game. The Broad Street Bully will release his long overdue fourth album, The Solution, on December 11, 2007. Beans picked thatalbum title because he sees his style as cure for the complacency that has infested hip-hop lately. “I realize that the game has changed,” says Beans. “Everything sounds the same…very repetitive. The Solution is the answer to all of that. For those that want to here a little rock, jazz or soul, I got all of that!” If you’ve been anywhere near a radio recently, you’re probably familiar with The Solution’s lead single, “All of the Above,” which features R. Kelly. “All of the Above” was produced by The Runners, with the video directed by Jessy Terrero. Other collaborators on The Solution include: Scarface, Styles P, and Raheem DeVaughn.
iHipHop Blog Team