The husband of singer Corinne Bailey Rae has been found dead in a London apartment.

      SKY News reports the body of 31-year-old Jason Rae was found around 3:15 PM Saturday, a victim of an apparent drug overdose. Cops reportedly arrested a 32-year-old man for "supplying controlled substances." That man was then released on bail. No word on if Corinne was home at the time.

        Jason Rae was a saxophonist with the Haggis Horns.

      The 29-year-old Bailey Rae is best known for her hit "Put Your Records On."

Our condolences go out to the Family

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     Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico endorsed Sen. Barack Obama in the Democratic race for president today.

      "Barack Obama will make a great and historic president," Richardson told a rally in Portland, Oregon, with Obama standing at his side.

      Richardson said Obama’s recent speech on race in America, saying he "understands clearly that only by bringing people together, only by bridging our differences can we all succeed together as Americans."

      "He appealed to the best in us … as a Hispanic American I was particularly touched by his words," Richardson added.

      Richardson, who served as United Nations ambassador and energy secretary in the Clinton administration, dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination on January 10.

Stats:

Pledged:
1,413
Superdelegates
209
Total:
1,622  Needed to Win: 2,024

Pledged:
1,242
Superdelegates
243
Total:
1,485 Needed to Win: 2,024

Pledged:
1,243
Unpledged RNC
82
Total:
1,325

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In a recent interview with Ballerstatus, Ray J implied that Marques Houston and Chris Stokes are gay lovers:

Here is an excerpt of the interview:

BallerStatus.com: There was a track on [your new CD] where you came at Chris Stokes kind of raw.

Ray J: F— that mother—–. Man, that n—-’s a bitch. He’s a thief. He tried to take my records and pull me off of television shows and put Marques Houston on the shows, basically replace me. It was a lot of weird things going on over there and I felt like he was trying to dig into my money and try to compromise my career. He and Marques Houston take it in the butt together. I’m real, so I say it how I see it.




      Paperboy, whose real name is Mitchell Charles Johnson, was popped in Merced, Calif. after cops found a small amount of pot and a prescription bottle not in his name after a traffic stop.

      Johnson was booked on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and transportation, illegal possession of prescription medication and driving on a suspended license. He was released after posting $10,000 bail.

      During his best days in the hip-hop world, Johnson was known for his song, "Ditty," which garnered him a Grammy nomination for best rap solo performance and a No. 24 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1993.

by AF

According to the New York Post , an insider told gossip columnist Page Six that Jay is asking for $100 million for his label, Carter Music Group.

"He wants a label to give him $100 million for the Carter Music Group and provide for overhead, development and digital investment. It’s crazy. He wants the labels to basically be his venture capital fund – but unlike a venture cap, they won’t get 50 percent. This is not the ’90s anymore."

To read the full New York Post report, click here

Meth & Red Together Again

 |  March 20, 2008
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by AF

After nearly 10 years, Method Man & Redman hit the studio together again to record Blackout 2. 

The album features production by Gilla House, E-Sermon and Rocwilder.
"A lot of good music comin’ out this year," Redman told sitdownstandup.com. "You’re especially gonna hear from us, finally."

Blackout 2 is expected to hit stores this summer.


T.I. Out For Easter

 |  March 20, 2008
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by AF

A judge is allowing T.I. attend a service sponsored by New Birth Missionary Baptist Church at the Georgia Dome on Easter Sunday.  The judge says T.I. must be accompanied by a court-approved monitor and one of his attorneys.

Back in November, T.I. was denied the opportunity to host a Thanksgiving gathering at his home.

by AF

Before The Carter 3 hits stores, Lil Wayne is bringing you one more mixtape, 5th edition of The Drought Is Over.

TRACK LISTING

01. Carter III Is Coming (Grand Closing)
02. I
03. Walk It Off
04. Open Shop
05. Done It
06. Introducing Milli
07. Milli
08. Damn I’m Cold (Feat. Bun B.)
09. I’m A Dog Ya (Freestyle)
10. Stunt When I See You
11. We Hustle
12. I Got My
13. Lick The Rapper
14. Certified
15. Girls All Around
16. Single Again
17. Drought Is Finally Over
BONUS TRACKS
18. Too Clean (Feat. Lil’ Chuckie)
19. Nike Boots (Feat. Wale) (Official Remix)

Drought 5


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