By: Rizoh Six years ago, Pharrell Williams was saying “Pass the Courvoisier.” Now he’s probably saying “Pass the Hennessy.” Williams has been tapped by Moet Hennessy USA to craft music for their marketing and promotional campaign. Skateboard P will also create some Internet spots to be featured on the campaign’s Web site. On an unrelated note, Pharrell also teamed up with pop icon Madonna to record a song for her upcoming album, Madame. The song, titled “The Beat Goes On,” utilizes a mid-tempo drumbeat flavored with the signature bling sound that made the Neptunes a production staple in hip-hop.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was in court on Thursday (9/6) to hear motions in the charges related to the allegations of the rapper assaulting a 14-year old boy, who is the son of The Game’s manager Jimmy ‘Henchman’ Rosemond. Yayo’s lawyer, Scott Leemon, told the court that he submitted an affidavit to the DA’s office three week’s ago from a witness who knows the teenager and Yayo, and saw the incident. The witness says that Yayo didn’t slap the teenager. "That person has already signed the affidavit saying Yayo was not the person who slapped the boy," Leemon told MTV News. "The judge instructed the DA to send an investigator and investigate it because nothing has been done in three weeks." Yayo is set to go back to court on October 30.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Even though Kanye West previously turned down the offer to “debate” 50 Cent on whose album is better on 106 & Park, he has agreed to go on the show on the day of his album’s release alongside 50. BET announced that bother rappers will be in the house on Tuesday, September 11, the day both of their album drop. "I don’t think it’s a battle, I think it’s a lot of fun. I think Kanye will tell you he moved his date to 50′s date to draw this type of attention, to create this marketing opportunity," Stephen Hill, executive vice president at BET told the Associated Press. "We’re gonna have fun on Sept. 11, the only place they are going to be together." Both artists will perform their singles and promote their albums, but don’t expect any lyrical battles. It’ll be just a bunch of friendly trash-talking.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Which one gets your vote? The official or the funny as hell one that Curtis himself is supposed to have put together. September 11th is just around the corner people…how exciting and word is there are an additional three joints on the Curtis album that didn’t get leaked. Can we have three letters please.D.R.E
By: Rizoh Ever since Ludacris dropped a heated verse over 50 Cent’s “I Get Money” beat, the streets have been buzzing with rumors. Was he getting at T.I. when he said: “Let’s get one thing clear, the south’s still here. Still got the Grammy for Album of the Year”? You damn right he was. The Grammy-winning Ludacris confirmed the diss during an appearance on BET’s 106 & Parks. “There was an individual that said something about me not winning a Grammy or basically them winning a Grammy and feeling like I didn’t deserve it. Man, I’ve been in this game [for] 7 years, I just started winning awards. For somebody to tell me that I don’t deserve an award that I put my heart and soul into, of course I’m gon’ respond to it.” Luda is referring to T.I.’s line on “You Know What It Is,” where he raps: “Had the album of the year, n***a / Grammy or not.”
By: Rizoh British model Danielle Lloyd has filed a lawsuit against The Daily Mirror for alleging that she had sex with–*gasp*–50 Cent. The Celebrity Big Brother star claims that the article has caused her distress and embarrassment. Lloyd argues that the story ruined her professional reputation, and that the Mirror published it despite knowing it was false. You may recall that Lloyd was was accused of racism on “Celebrity Big Brother,” along with Jade Goody and Jo O’Meara, for bullying Bollywood actress and the show’s winner Shilpa Shetty. The disgraced “Celebrity Big Brother” star has been approached by TV producers about hosting her own talk show. She’s also set to star in a yet-to-be-titled movie with Ricky Tomlinson and Lisa Stansfield.
Full Time for Shaq and wife Well can’t say I didn’t see this coming because word on the streets down in MIA is they literally been living single lives for a while now. Shaq and his wife are calling it quits. This isn’t the first time though is it? So maybe its a case of ‘let’s get some press and have everyone thinking we over, but get back together on a reality show.’ Yeah I had heard the couple were in talks for a reality show..showing how Shaq can juggle life both on and off the court. Anyhow turns out their crib on Star Island Miami Beaches exclusive area is going for a serious $32 million bucks. Snoop Hearts Amy Classic line from my West Coast homie, Snoop in regards to Amy Winehouse. "I want her to know that if she needs a place to chill for a bit, my hood is her hood." Oh man can you imagine what fun would go down if those two hung out. Snoop says the drug addicted Winehouse has inspired him to go ahead and do a solo album void of features. Something he has never done. Always said talent recognizes talent.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Stones Throw Records announced its partnership with 2K Games to release a soundtrack for its upcoming game, NBA 2K8. The soundtrack, “B-Ball Zombie War” was compiled by Peanut Butter Wolf and is set to drop on October 2, the same day the video game hits stores. The soundtrack features appearances from Talib Kweli, Percee P, Q-Tip, MF Doom, Guilty Simpson and others with production from Just Blaze, J Dilla, Madlib, and Peanut Butter Wolf. After the album’s release, 2K Sports and Stones Throw will partner for two tours: Common, Q-Tip and Percee P in September and a Stones Throw Showcase featuring Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf and J Rocc. Here’s the tracklisting for the soundtrack: 01. SUPREME TEAM (MADLIB & KARRIEM RIGGINS) – See (Suite) 02. MED – Break It Down 03. GUILTY SIMPSON – Make It Fast 04. J DILLA feat. Q-TIP & TALIB KWELI – Lightworking 05. PERCEE P feat. J.ROCC – Legendary Lyricist Pt. 2 06. J.ROCC – Super Sound 07. MADLIB – The Wigflip 08. J DILLA feat. MF DOOM & GUILTY SIMPSON – Mash’s Revenge 09. OH NO – Action (Rap Version) 10. BEAT KONDUCTA – Trouble 11. QUASIMOTO – Hydrant Game (Jaylib Remix) 12. ALOE BLACC – Find A Way 13. DAM-FUNK – Sidewayz 14. BARON ZEN – Electronic (Koushik Remix) 15. JAMES PANTS – Ka$h (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix) 16. NIKO & DJ BABU – Now You Know 17. KOUSHIK – Basketball Beat 18. ARABIAN PRINCE – Professor X Saga 19. JONATHON BROWN – Bass Creator’s Groove 20. CX KIDTRONIK feat. TCHAKA DIALLO – Big Girl, Skinny Girl
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno VIBE Magazine and VH1 announced its upcoming event “VH1 Presents: VIBE Awards Special,” will air on VH1 Soul on November 14. The award show will be hosted by Eve and feature a wide array of categories such as Hip Hop Artist of the Year, R&B Artist of the Year, Best Collabo, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, among others. Although performers have yet to be announced, the nominees were announced with Beyonce getting three and R. Kelly, T-Pain, and Robin Thicke getting a couple. Here’s the catch: the fans get to decide the winners. From now until September 30, fans can visit www.vibeawards.vh1.com and place their votes of who they think should win. Here’s the list of nominees: Hip Hop Artist of the Year T.I. Diddy Lil Wayne Jay-Z R&B Artist of the Year Ne-Yo R. Kelly T-Pain Beyonce Best Collabo R. Kelly duet with Usher "Same Girl" Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo "Make Me Better" DJ Khaled/T.I./Akon/Rick Ross/Fat Joe/Lil Wayne/Baby "We Takin' Over" Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige "Runaway Love" Breakthrough Artist of the Year Robin Thicke Rich Boy Amy Winehouse Chrisette Michele Producer of the Year Timbaland Scott Storch Swizz Beatz Polow Da Don Song of the Year "Lost Without U" Robin Thicke "Irreplaceable" Beyonce "Buy U A Drank" T-Pain featuring Yung Joc "We Fly High" Jim Jones Video of the Year "Runaway Love" Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige "Get Me Bodied" Beyonce "Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Same Girl" R. Kelly/ duet with Usher VStyle Beyonce Diddy T.I. Kanye West Kimora Lee Simmons VIBE Props Stephon Marbury Jay-Z Barack Obama Oprah Winfrey Mixtape of the Year Kanye West "Can't Tell Me Nothing" Lil Wayne "Da Drought III" DJ Drama "Gangsta Grillz 16" DJ Soul "Assorted Donuts" Ringtone of the Year "We Fly High" Jim Jones "This Is Why I'm Hot" Mims "Lip Gloss" Lil Mama "Party Like a Rockstar" Shop Boyz "Walk It Out" Unk VHollywood Ice Cube T.I. Jennifer Hudson Will Smith
By: Hot Gossip Gal Turns out Ms Berry is pregnant with her ‘chef’ boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey…not quite sure how he managed to sink his claws into one of the hottest actresses out there..but he did. Anyhow Halle is three months and why oh why do I feel a scenario like Brit and K Fed escalating from this. Halle has been spotted about town looking fly in big baggy bump hiding clothes and has dodged questions about her pregnancy..but now it is official.
By: Rizoh The Game (born Jayceon Taylor), who’s facing charges for making criminal threats and waving a firearm in a school zone, has been ordered to stand trial for the incident. The west coast MC was arrested in May and later released on a 50,000 dollars bail. Game will now face three felony charges following the gun brandishing incident. He’s scheduled to reappear at Los Angeles Superior Court for arraignment on September 25. Game caught the charges during a basketball game at an educational facility in Los Angeles. Police threatened an opponent with a gun. If convicted, he could face up to five years behind bars. 50 is somewhere laughing his butt off right now.
By: Rizoh Confused? You should be. After all, there was little to no mention of Rick Ross’ sophomore LP, Rise to Power, (September 18th) until recently. Well, that’s because the album is being released via Texas independent label Suave House and not Def Jam. Slip-N-Side and Def Jam partnered up to release Rick Ross’ debut, Port of Miami, in 2006. But Suave House CEO Tony Draper claims that the Miami rapper was signed to his label first. He asserts that having legal control over Ross’ early material empowers him to release the album. After a bit of bickering—including a cease-and-desist letter to nix the release—Suave House agreed to split the revenue from Rise to Power with Def Jam. Trilla, Ross’ official follow up to Port of Miami will be released via Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam on November 11th, 2007.
By: Hot Gossip Gal The new BBF must have upset the DJ at Jet Club at the Mirage in Vegas the other night. The two not content with taking over the charts (yeah not quite I know) they take over some poor DJs set. Just where do these celebs get off? I am sure the crowd were happy to witness such a monumental occasion….NOT. Anyhow Vegas is going to be a buzz later this week for the XYZ Awards..sorry MTV awards. Big Girl you are Beautiful Chris Brown not ashamed to cavort on stage with the healthy women among us…good for you Chris …still not sure what you were talking about in parts in your recent Vibe interview but you get brownie points for this…
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno By now we’re sure even Usher is tired of this “let’s get married” business. Last month, the singer and his bride Tameka Foster, 37, cancelled a lavish wedding for unknown reasons and tied the knot in Usher’s lawyer’s office. This past weekend however, Usher and his old lady tied the knot again with all of their friends at the Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. During the ceremony Lalah Hathaway sang the Vandross tune “Forever, For Always, For Love” for the happy couple. After the ceremony, Usher, Tameka and their 200 guests has a traditional southern dinner with fried chicken and mac n’ cheese – that’s right, no lobster and shrimp. Next up for the couple is their baby, due in the next several months.
iHipHop Blog Team