By: Hot Gossip Gal Y’all are tripping if you believe that rumor that is circulating. TI WILL NOT be pleading guilty to no charges today when he appears in court. His team are hoping they can have him placed under house arrest and tagged to avoid being banged up until the case which is what the feds are hoping to achieve today.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno After a report from Fox News that Def Jam Records is not releasing a new Nas album this winter and it would never release an album with title like “Nigga”, Nas told MTV News that the report was news to him. "I don’t know where that [report] came from and neither does Def Jam," Nas told MTV News. "None of us knows where that came from." Nas told MTV that he changed the album title to “Nigger” and it’s slated to hit stores on December 11. He said that he’s two weeks away from finishing up the album and it features production from Salaam Remi, Jermaine Dupri, Diddy and DJ Toomp. In response to the negative reactions from Jesse Jackson, NAACP and other Fox News pundits, Nas said to mind their business. “I’m a street disciple," Nas said. "I’m talking to the streets. Stay out of our business. You ain’t got no business worrying about what the word ‘nigger’ is or acting like you know what my album is about without talking to me. Whether you in the NAACP or you Jesse Jackson. I respect all of them … I just want them to know: Never fall victim to Fox. Never fall victim to the sh– they do. What they do is try to hurry up and get you on the phone and try to get you to talk about something you might not know about yet. "If Cornell West was making an album called Nigger, they would know he’s got something intellectual to say," Nas continued. "To think I’m gonna say something that’s not intellectual is calling me a nigger, and to be called a nigger by Jesse Jackson and the NAACP is counterproductive, counter-revolutionary." Nas also told MTV he wanted to help make the word less hurtful while at the same time educating his fans. "I wanna make the word easy on mutha—-as’ ears," he explained. "You see how white boys ain’t mad at ‘cracker’ ’cause it don’t have the same [sting] as ‘nigger’? I want ‘nigger’ to have less meaning [than] ‘cracker.’ With all the bullsh– that’s going on in the world, racism is at its peak. I wanna do the sh– that’s not being done. I wanna be the artist who ain’t out. I wanna make the music I wanna hear. "We’re taking power from the word," he added. "No disrespect to none of them who were part of the civil-rights movement, but some of my n—as in the streets don’t know who [civil-rights activist] Medgar Evers was. I love Medgar Evers, but some of the n—as in the streets don’t know Medgar Evers, they know who Nas is. And to my older people who don’t now who Nas is and who don’t know what a street disciple is, stay outta this mutha—-in’ conversation. We’ll talk to you when we’re ready. Right now, we’re on a whole new movement. We’re taking power from that word."
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though the BET Hip-Hop Awards gave Common the Lyricist of the Year Award and honored KRS-One with the “I Am Hip-Hop Award”, the two rappers, along with Diddy, Timbaland, and Kevin Federline made Blender Magazine’s “The 40 Worst Lyricists” list. Listed at number #36, the mag said Common is “a self-righteous hippie. The principled rhymer’s earnest neo-soul thoughts touch on abortion (“Turning this woman’s womb into a tomb”), social injustice and his own vegetarianism.” KRS-One is listed at #25 with the magazine saying “the hip-hop pioneer’s raps devolved quickly from shrewd antigovernment observations to crackpot tirades and bizarre diatribes against the FDA and the IRS.” Diddy is listed at #33, Kevin Federline at #30 and Timbaland at #29. Yes they listed all of them as better lyricists than KRS-One. The #1 worst lyricist is rock singer Sting. View the list for yourself at Blender.
By: Hot Gossip Gal I thought this dude was playing daddy and fighting charges..but he ain’t he is in the studio working on his last album (??) The D.O.C, The diary of Compton…yup The Game is back…they are all crawling out of the woodwork now, Cam and now Game…2008 looking interesting already.
By: Rizoh Contrary to public belief, Mariah Carey will not be engaging in a chart battle with Mary J Blige a la 50 Cent vs. Kanye West. In fact, the R&B star has postponed the release of her eagerly awaited new LP to February 2008. The disc was originally scheduled for December 4th, but will now drop sometime in February. Mariah is not the only R&B diva dropping an album this winter. Mary J Blige’s Growing Pains is billed for November 20th. CDs from Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, and Madonna are also set to hit shelves in the coming months.
By: Rizoh Indy giant Koch Records has announced an expansion of its deal with Atlanta‘s Big Oomp Records. The deal will see Big Oomp heading the newly formed Koch South Urban division of Koch Records. Says Oomp of the new venture, “I’m very happy with what KOCH and I have come up with, and to head KOCH South. It’s an honor to commit my energy into doing the best I can do to make sure we turn in hits. KOCH is building its house and I’m glad to be a part of it. I’ve had a successful first year with KOCH and think that they deserve to have me for a couple more years.” Upcoming releases on Koch South include albums by Big Korey, Baby D, and DJ Unk.
By: Hot Gossip Gal 50 Going After Weezy Classic Line from Curtis when asked by King magazine as to why go after Wayne when he is not coming after you…..’why not break his neck…I got nothing else to do.’ I guess promotion has ceased on the album then. Eye Candy or Not? I shall let y’all be the decider on this one…Fantasia in a bikini…let the comments begin.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Jahiem’s last album, 2006’s “Ghetto Classics”, didn’t make that much of a splash in the music world, but he has a fan following like not other. That’s probably why Atlantic Records signed him and prepping to drop his new yet-to-be –titled album on December 18. "This is a milestone project for me, which reflects on changes and growth in my personal and professional life. I produced and wrote half of the album. I’m just focused," Jaheim told Billboard.com. "I’m with people that understand the market — no disrespect to anyone over there [Warner Bros.]. At this point in my career, I need a company that understands and they [Atlantic] are taking me to a whole new level." The album features productions from R. Kelly, Kaygee (formerly of Naughty By Nature), Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins of Karma Productions, Jasper Cameron and former Luther Vandross producer Nat Adderly Jr. Keyshia Cole is the only guest on the album. The album’s first single, “Never,” is just now hitting radio.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno C-Murder was convicted of ….murder, back in 2003 for the shooting death of 16-year old Steve Thomas on January 12, 2002. But the conviction was tossed by judge Martha Sassone after she find out that prosecutors withheld criminal background information on their witnesses from C-Murder’s attorney. In March 2006, Sassone set C-Murder’s bail at $500,000 and ordered him to house arrest. Now, C-Murder will be retried on those murder charges with the trial beginning on February 11, 2008. The rapper faces a mandatory life sentence with no chance of parole. During his ordeal, C-Murder has found time to write. Earlier this year, he released his first novel, “Death Around the Corner”. In 2005 and 2006, the rapper also released a couple of albums. There’s no word on what projects he’s currently working on.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Damn corporate companies love the Hip-Hop game but when she hits the fan they quick to walk away…no innocent until proven guilty in corporate America. Car giants Chevvy are dropping TIP, for obvious reasons from his contract with them. Most Gullible Jah Rule is another dude trying to stay relevant off another mans name. Now he claiming that Curtis wanted to do a track with him really bad, but just didn’t know how to ask…will you stop…go do some gardening or something, you are killing me Jah
By: Rizoh As CD sales continue to plummet out of control, record labels are scrambling for ways to keep up with evolving online trends. Universal Music Group, the latest to launch an innovative effort geared towards new media, will release USB singles starting on October 29th, 2007. The USB singles will be first tested in the U.K. before being pushed in the U.S. USB singles will cost you a whopping $10.17! Kanye West’s Graduation and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black are expected to be released on USB before the end of 2007. If the USB singles are so expensive, imagine how much UMG will charge for USB albums.
By: Rizoh Fresh of his Alltell People’s Choice award win at the 2007 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Birdman is back on the grind and ready to drop another album. The Cash Money mogul will release his third solo effort, 5 * Stunna, this winter. “Poppin’ Bottles,” featuring Lil Wayne aka Birdman Jr., is the first official single from 5* Stunna. Other songs on the Stunnaman’s new album include: “I’m a Stunna” and the star-studded song titled “100 Million,” which features Lil Wayne (again), Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy. Baby’s last album Like Father Like Son, a collaborative venture with protégé Lil’ Wayne, was certified platinum.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Last weekend, during a show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, Nas announced that his new album will be called “Nigga” and drop in December. While the media and blogosphere went crazy over the news, Def Jam Records came out on Tuesday saying that it isn’t so. "There is no album release by Nas on the release schedule at this point," a source close to Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid told FOXNews.com. "And they would be unlikely to release an album with that title. How would that look at Wal-Mart?" The only album Nas is coming out with in 2007 is a greatest hits collection dropping next month. When Nas made the announcement, people like Jesse Jackson and NAACP’s Richard McIntire came out in disapporvement. "The title using the ‘N’ word is morally offensive and socially distasteful," Jackson said in a statement. "Nas has the right to degrade and denigrate in the name of free speech, but there is no honor in it. Radio and television stations have no obligation to play it and self-respecting people have no obligation to buy it. I wish he would use his talents to lift up and inspire, not degrade, making mockery of racism." "We will not support and we will not continually be assailed by other individuals who want to use that type of term in our presence," said national NAACP spokesman Richard McIntire. "This has gone on long enough."
By: Hot Gossip Gal Why? Why does Dame Dash have to make moves like this? He is releasing some remade joints of Jays classic Reasonable Doubt, which feature Juelz Santana, Nichole Wray..surprisingly enough the Jimmy Jones and Cam joints have gone missing. But why would you want to pay homage to Jay in this way? I mean send him a Xmas card or summin if you trying to mend bridges.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though Foxy Brown is currently serving a one-year sentence at Rikers Island for violating her probation, she still has some legal issues to work out. Foxy was supposed to be in court on Friday to answer to assault charges stemming from an allegation that she threw her phone at her neighbor, but Foxy refused to get on the bus for the court appearance. The judge then ordered the hearing for Tuesday, October 16 and if she refused to get on the bus, officers would cuff her and force her. She finally appeared in court on Tuesday and plead not guilty to assaulting her neighbor with a Blackberry. The neighbor claims that the phone hit her in the face, bruising her eye and chipping her tooth. If convicted of the felony assault charges, Foxy could face up to seven years behind bars. Foxy says she’s innocent and that she is a victim of her own celebrity.
iHipHop Blog Team