By: Rizoh Fans who are eager to know what 50 Cent’s prized mansion looks like will get their prayers answered on November 29th. MTV Cribs will take viewers through a virtual tour of the 17-acres of Connecticut land 50 calls home. The house boasts 19 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms. It’s also equipped with a helicopter pad, an ATV track, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, as well as a movie theater with a database of over 3,000 movies! 50 doesn’t call it the East Coast Playboy mansion for no reason. The house includes its own strip club and DJ booth. 50 bought the Farmington, Connecticut mansion from former boxing champion Mike Tyson for $4.1 million. Tyson bought the 51,000 sq. ft house for $2.7 million in 1996, the same year he knocked out Frank Bruno to win the WBC title. If you miss the original airing of 50’s Cribs episode, you can still tune-in to MTV2 for an encore of the special on December 2nd at 3p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Baseball superstar Barry Bonds was charged Thursday with perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying when he said he did not use performance-enhancing drugs. The indictment, unsealed Thursday by federal prosecutors in San Francisco, is the culmination of a four-year federal probe into whether he lied under oath to a grand jury investigating steroid use by elite athletes. The indictment comes three months after the 43-year-old Bonds, one of the biggest names in professional sports, passed Hank Aaron to become baseball’s career home run leader, his sport’s most hallowed record. Bonds, who parted ways with the San Francisco Giants at the end of last season and has yet to sign with another team, also holds the game’s single-season home run record of 73.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Jermaine Dupri Compares Himself to Curtis He says in a recent interview that the reason that people dont like him and 50 Cent is because they are too good at what they do and I guess the pint size producer thinks that people hate on them both for that reason. Hmmmm not quite sure if I am agreeing with you there Jermaine…I think people just don’t really pay any mind to you and Curtis just encourages people to hate on him. Take the blinkers off JD Joined at the Hip Jay and Sean are def spending way too much quality time together it would appear. Jay should be talking to his girl about trying to cover Aliyah’s One in a Million track as opposed to running the streets with Diddy and just what the hell does he think he is wearing?
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno February 2008 will be the two-year anniversary to producer J Dilla’s passing due to complications from Lupus. In an effort to give tribute and honor Dilla’s memory, Mos Def will perform with his Mos Def Big Band on January 21 at Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium in Michigan. According to the Detroit News, Mos Def Big Band is an eight-piece brass ensemble that has previously performed at the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This J Dilla tribute is being billed as a one-time-only performance. "I know it’s going to be great," Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey told the Detroit News. "I will be behind anything that they do." The show is being hosted by the University of Michigan’s University Musical Society and the U-M Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives with tickets going for $25-$45. If you want to go, tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday online at ums.org, by phone at (734) 764-2538 or in person at the League Ticket Office at 911 N. University Ave. on the campus of U-M.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Everyone’s favorite TV show about the streets, “The Wire”, is coming back on January 6 on HBO, but along with the new season, Nonesuch Records will release the official soundtrack. The soundtrack will include the theme songs from all of the seasons as well as the club and hip-hop tracks from local Baltimore artists that featured in the show over the years. Some of the songs include. Rod Lee’s “Dance My Pain Away,” Tyree Colion’s “Projects,” Diablo’s “Jail Flick,” Mullyman’s “The Life, the Hood, the Streetz,” and “What You Know About Baltimore?” by Ogun featuring Phathead. The soundtrack will also include “Oh My God” by Michael Franti, “I Walk on Gilded Splinters” by Paul Weller, “The Body of an American” by The Pogues, “I Feel Alright” by Steve Earle (who also has an acting role on the series), Solomon Burke’s “Fast Train,” and the show’s closing theme, “The Fall,” composed by The Wire music supervisor Blake Leyh. The soundtrack will be in stores on January 8.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Halle Looking for a Daddy Turns out the gorgeous soon to be Mom is having drama with her Baby Daddy…damn i think they have more drama in Hollyhood than we do in the hood…but anyhow turns out he doesn’t want to move to LA to play happy families..he wants to stay in NY to pursue his modeling career. I thought it was a restaurant he had anyway. Poor Halle…I am sure there are a million and one dudes out there that would want to play happy fams with Ms. Berry. Is Fantasia Pregnant? Is Young Dro the Father? Well they are together it appears..but not too sure about the baby yet.
By: Rizoh Federal authorities arrested six people yesterday for importing nearly fake street wear, including Rocawear and Evisu. The counterfeit designer clothing imported into the U.S. from China are said to be worth about $20 million. Undercover FBI informants purchased some of the fake street wear at stores located in New York, and intercepted phone calls and emails between some of the defendants. Among the six people arrested was a man based in China who manufactured the clothes, and a freight forwarder in Los Angeles. The others were arrested in New Jersey, California, and New York.
By: Rizoh Eyewitnesses are dishing that Nas could not remember the lyrics to his verse on “Success,” his latest collaborative track with Jay-Z, which appears on American Gangster. Jay brought Nas onstage during his recent performance at the Apollo Theater, but God’s Son choked on his own words. According to concertgoers, Hov then covered Nas by holding him down on ad libs. On the bright side, Nas eventually recovered during the rendition of their remarkable first collabo “Black Republican.”
By: Hot Gossip Gal Not quite sure what this is about AT ALL but sure as hell not feeling this look. Anyhow turns out billboards of Jay’s B are causing a few problems in Vegas after residents complained that Beyonce was too raunchy looking in a bikini. I mean come on ..this is the City of sin we are talking about here..not some rural Amish village in Rural Pennsylvania.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Marques Houston first stepping into the acting world in 1994 in House Party 3 as part of his group Immature and he continues to try to do so. His show, “Cuts”, alongside former B2K singer Omarion got cancelled last year, so they decided to do the straight to DVD thing. Their new film, “Somebody Help Me,” hit stores this week starring both Omarion and Marques. The horror story revolves around characters Brendan Young (Marques Houston) and Darryl Jennings (Omarion) as they head off with friends and their respective girlfriends for a weekend stay at a remote cabin in the woods. One by one of group ends up missing or dead, while the dwindling group is forced to ban together more and more to figure out who or what is behind the killings. Check out the trailer here:
By: Hot Gossip Gal Looks like New York is trying to get into the head of Lil Mama who looked like a whole different person in this get up at the This Christmas premiere in Hollyhood the other night. Kinda liking this a bit more than the pacifier and bonnet she subjected us to the other month..but she still has way to go and New York ain’t the right person to be rolling with..although NY probably paid home girl to have her pic taken with her as you never see NY with many celebs in pics…they see her and run i guess
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno While Foxy is setting in a cell at Rikers Island, thinking about her choices in life, her single “When the Lights Go Out” is slowly making its way up urban radio charts and getting some burn in the clubs. To let the single marinate a little longer, Koch Records have decided to push the album, “Brooklyn’s Don Diva” back until February 5, 2008. It was originally slated to drop on November 20. While “When the Lights Go Out” is the commercial/club track, Foxy has also been floating around the more street tinged, “We Don’t Surrender” featuring Grafh, as the new single from the album. At her website, FreeFoxyBrown.com, you can listen to both tracks as well as “Mister DJ” featuring Barrington Levy.
215hiphop.com presents its 6th installment to the producer and MC showcase: Beats & Rhymes. Quickly becoming the fastest growing legacy to Philly Hip Hop, we’ve already had the honor of getting such top notch talent as: Last Emperor, OuterSpace, Jay Ski, Chum Skrilla, Hezekiah, Reef The Lost Cauze, Jus Allah (JMT), DJ Skipmode and the list keeps growing….. In this edition were bringing back to Philly producer; Documentalz who while living in all of Atlanta, Philly, and NYC has worked with such heavy weights as: GhostFace Killah, Mobb Deep, Bilal, MOP, Dave Ghetto, and our special guest co-host: Verso. Documentalz plans on bringing out a few special guests and treats in showcasing what he has to offer. And doing this will be host Verso who had Documentalz produce half of his debut album “Audio Visuals” that dropped a few months ago. Joining the producer stage is well known DJ and Viro The Virus collaborator DJ Caliph-NOW. Who’s one fourth of the group 420 and Executive producer for all Viro The Virus’s last four albums. The third and fourth producers are new blood to the spotlight, but not really. DJ Jason Famous has been grinding for years along with two of our past B&R guests, Producer STRESS and MC Side Effect and has been apart of the Krush Unit/ChopShop Production crew for years. He plans to bring both his DJ skills and his production skills to the stage in full force. And of course last but not least a name you probably never heard before, but won’t forget when you leave the show: Philly Ant! This producer was one of the first artists to hand me a cdr at a Beats & Rhymes event, and when we first heard it. We just had to include him in, and now were finally getting that chance! You may also want to personally not miss this, so email me back for a comp. And as always thank you much for all the past, present, and future press you have given both us as a company and website. Were just trying our best to not make this city boring and repetitive! *ALSO NOTE: In addition to promotional press before the event, we are also looking for journalists to come out to the show to write a review. Although our video’s do a great job in showcasing the event. In order for you to truly understand why this event is so important and enjoyable for fans. You really have to come and experience it. 215hiphop Presents: Beats & Rhymes A Four Hour non-stop Producer & MC Showcase ***Watch Out Our Previous Video’s At** September Video ‘06: November ’06 Video: January ’07 Video: May ’07 Video: September ’07 Video NEW Video: Sat. November 17th 2007 @ The Khyber (2nd & Chestnut St.-Philly, Old City) 21+ Cover: $10 9pm-2am Opening the night off & live remixes with: DJ Roxy Live On The Beats Documentalz Production Credits: Verso/MOP/GhostFace Killah/Eshon Burgundy/Nickelz/Hedonis Da Amazon/Bilal DJ Caliph-NOW Production credits: Viro The Virus/420/Slim DSM/Adam 12 Philly Ant Production credits: Poca/Langston Black/Rich Dauphin/All Pro DJ Jason Famous Production Credits: Side Effect/M Ski Live Performance & Hosted By: Verso & The Mighty Flipside Esq. (Electric City) w/some very Special Guests Powered By: 215hiphop hiphopcrack m3printing BUY TICKETS HERE
By: Hot Gossip Gal I mean the big O is denying any involvement in introducing the late Dr Donda West to the so called Doc who has more controversy surrounding him than OJ Simpson. Word is, introductions were made on Oprahs show..not that it matters who introduced Dr West but I just find it amusing that Oprah always gets her name dragged into anything and everything in some way or another. RIP Dr Donda West and thoughts to those she left behind
By: Rizoh The Flipmode Squad as we know it may exist no more. Rampage went on a, well, rampage about the broken relationship in the crew. According to hhnlive.com, the Flipmode Squad’s revamped lineup doesn’t include Busta Rhymes. “Rah Digga, Baby Sham, Spliff Starr, and myself,” said Rampage of the lineup. “We just changed the name of the group and it’s now called FMS” So, what about Busta Rhymes? Is he part of the FMS squad? “Nah, we just decided to do our own thing…It’s not under Flipmode anymore. It’s under FMS, said Rampage. He added that FMS stands for Famous Millionaire Squad.
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