By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Ten years ago, Master P and his No Limit Records used to be part of the problem with hip-hop, but now he wants to part of the solution. P will be the only rap artists testifying at today’s congressional hearing, “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degradation.” "I am not trying to take away anyone’s freedom of speech," P told the NY Daily News. "I’m concerned about the constant use of profanity. And it’s time to clean up hip hop in order to preserve it for the next generation. We need to clean up our lyrics, but not turn our backs on the entire hip-hop community because they’re not the problem. The artists are the puppets who are controlled by the puppeteers. It’s time for accountability. "I made mistakes and now I want to do better," said Miller. I am a businessman trying to prove that clean music sells. … You can keep it real and keep it clean without the cussin’." P recently released a curse-free album with his son Romeo as the Miller Boyz called “Hip-Hop History.” The congressional hearing is a discussion on the stereotypes and degradation in hip-hop.
By: Rizoh If you thought you’d seen the last of Lil Wayne this year, you thought wrong. The ubiquitous rapper has landed himself a cover feature on the upcoming November issue of VIBE magazine, in which he discusses childhood, drugs, his relationship with ex groupie Karrine “Superhead” Steffans, as well as his quest to become the best rapper alive. Weezy’s next album, Tha Carter III, is expected to hit shelves in December.
By: Rizoh Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has stepped on the wrong side of the law again. The Orange County police department is investigating reports that Rodman, who once claimed to have slept with over 2000 women, smacked a female bar hopper’s rear so hard it left a mark. The incident took place at Hennessy’s Tavern in Dana Point, according to TMZ. The woman has accused the former NBA star of sexual battery. Rodman’s lawyer contends that the matter is one of “money extortion” and expressed optimism that the case will work out in the favor of his client.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been about a year and a half since producer extraordinaire J Dilla passed away from Lupus, and now the J Dilla Project is putting up its dukes to fight disease. On October 13, the J Dilla Project and J Dilla fans everywhere will join the 2007 New York City Walk With Us to Cure Lupus Walkathon as a team. “So here’s the deal. A lot of y’all talk the talk, now it’s time to walk the walk,” the J Dilla Project in a press release. “We need your help to fight this sh** that took my man out the game. NYC stand up! Spread the word to any and everybody that you think will be down for the cause. Thank you.” The J Dilla Project is also encouraging the fans who can’t attend to the New York event to look up event in their local cities. The J Dilla Project has a list of cities they are working on organizing teams to participate in the events on their MySpace page. To sign up for the NYC walk, visitLUPUS RESEARCH
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Authorities who are investigating abuse and neglect allegations at DMX’s home in Phoenix, Arizona dug up carcasses of dead dogs and found disturbing evidence. Although cause of death is unknown, authorities found serious bite wounds on one of the dog carcasses, with serious trauma to the abdomen of another body. Another dog was burnt so badly that an exam was inconclusive. Last month, DMX’s home was raided after a neighbor complained of the treatment of the dogs at the home. They seized 12 live pit bulls, numerous weapons, and about a quarter-ounce of marijuana in a bedroom. DMX’s lawyer said that the rapper hadn’t been there in months and was paying a caretaker and vets to take care of his property and his dogs. "How do you attribute activities to a person who has not been there, when they have knowledge that other persons have been," X’x lawyer, Murray Richman told the Associated Press. "Is it because of the celebrity nature?"
By: Hot Gossip Gal Why do I feel that Mobb Deep are trying to stay relevant by starting shit? We had the Prodigy/Saigon drama last week and now this week we got Havoc going after Kanye. I mean this could be in defense of his employer..who knows but anyway check this out, still think he needs to shut up though: CLICK HERE TO VIEW
By: Hot Gossip Gal People in high places and people who just know their history are a lil mad that Luda failed to omit the N word when performing Money Maker on stage at a recent concert for the Martin Luther King Memorial in DC. Known fact that MLK spent many years trying to omit the N word from people’s vocabularies. Should Luda have bit his tongue?
By: Rizoh Masked MC/producer MF Doom is rumored to be hospitalized for an undisclosed illness. Doom’s absence from the recently held New York-Tokyo Music Festival, for which he was slated to perform, as well as recent allegations that he’s been using doubles at live shows prompted several questions about the rapper’s well being. Though Doom’s label, Rhymesayers Entertainment, is yet to issue a formal announcement, concertgoers at the New York-Tokyo Music Festival were told the rapper couldn’t make it because he had been hospitalized. Doom was accused of deceit by his fans after he enlisted a double to pose as him and lip-synch at one of his concerts.
By: Rizoh Last month we reported that Lil Wayne was facing a $1 million-lawsuit from a woman who allegedly sustained various injuries at Weezy’s now infamous Morgan State University concert. Yet another female fan has filed a suit against the New Orleans rapper, claiming she was injured during the money-throwing incident at the same show. Carlisa Dixon, who filed the complaint, alleges that she was impaled on a metal pole as the crowd scrambled to collect money that was being thrown at the crowd by Lil Wayne’s camp. She also claims that her injury required surgical procedures and is seeking 1 million dollars from Lil Wayne and the university as a result. Earlier in August, a woman named Tyrique Layne filed a suit against Wayne, alleging she was trampled during the money throwing incident at the same concert.
By: Hot Gossip Gal To be or not to be? I mean this is the first I have heard about this, but we gotta give it a mention. I mean does Trick Daddy go with the profile for a G Unit member? I guess we just have to wait and see on this one really.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Since the beef is pretty much old now, Dr. Dre finally got to share his thoughts on the whole fiasco from a couple of years ago. In an interview in the upcoming issue of GQ obtained by MTV News, Dr. Dre said that he tried to stay out of the squabble and didn’t want to talk about it to the media. "It was definitely a conscious thing," Dre said of his decision to not talk about the beef. "This is something that’s between labelmates. I’ve said, ‘When you guys are ready to make some music, let’s get down. Let’s get in the studio.’ All that other stuff, that’s not for me. This is something they created, so it’s something they have to handle. I don’t feel like I have to choose a side." According to MTV News, Dre also revealed in the GQ interview that, at the request of Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine, he once asked Game not to dis 50 during a New York show. "I knew that this one wasn’t gonna go away," he said. "I know these guys, and I know nobody is gonna back down." So that’s probably why The Game kicked off Aftermath/Interscope Records and sent over to Geffen Records.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno The Game rolled over to New York yesterday to answer to charges of impersonating a police officer. The Manhattan Criminal Court seemed to be a fan though, as he ordered an adjournment “in anticipation of dismissal”, ONLY if the rapper stayed out of trouble for the next six months according to TMZ.com. Sounds like a good deal! The rapper was arrested in November 2006 in New York after jumping into a cab and telling the driver that he was an undercover cop. He ordered the driver to run red lights, until they were pulled over by the NYPD. The cab driver spilled the beans and told the officers that he thought the game was cop, that’s why he was racing through the streets. The game has a weapons case pending in California as well, but won’t affect his case in New York.
iHipHop Blog Team