By: Rizoh Hieroglyphics member Del tha Funky Homosapien is about to release his first solo disc in seven years. The west coast rap legend told smokingsection.net that the album, 11th Hour, will be issued on El-P’s Definitive Jux label. “11th Hour about to come out, know what I’m saying,” said Del. “Looks like I’m possibly f**king with El-P you know for the release of this through Def Jux. I’ve known El-P for a long time. That’s my boy man.” But don’t expect Del to be rapping about spaceships (a la El-Producto). “If you want that,” says Ice Cube’s cousin, “you got to listen to Deltron. This is strictly about me, how I get down, my real world shit and I how I get through it.” This isn’t the first time Del has teamed up with El-P on a creative level. The two collaborated on “Offspring,” from Del’s well-received 2000 album Both Sides of the Brain.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Things were getting a lil heated down in the A this weekend without anyone taking their clothes off it appears. Jermain Dupri was hosting his annual strip off with the big prize this year being $250,000. BUT the club that held the event last year Club Onyx told its dancers/strippers that if they were to enter the competition which was being held at another ATL hot spot, then they would lose their jobs. Turns out JD was not impressed at all with the reaction of the club as he thinks he is the reason for the clubs success. JD said he won’t let any of his celeb friends go to Onyx now…tough talk JD. What I want to know is what can a stripper do that is worth a quarter of a mill……
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Awhile back there was announcement that Dr. Dre’s 22-year old daughter Manaj, was signing with TM Media Group for various projects. That first project is a documentary called “Daddy’s Shadow”, which follows Manaj as she tries to break into the music industry without her famous dad’s help. Apparently, Dre objects to Manaj having a music career and refuses to help her. Last year, after the announcement of the documentary, Manaj said she was actually cut-off by her father. It appears that Manaj shares a lot of stories and history that Dre himself didn’t want to become public. The film is still under production, but a trailer is now available to view plus you can a sample of her music (yes, she’s an emcee), from TM MEDIA GROUP. Manaj also started a blog last week, MANAJ BLOG , to keep potential fans up to date on her career moves. If you really want the movie, you can pre-order it here WIGGA WRECKORDS .
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno A new way to get people to eat McDonald’s food? Throw free concerts! McDonald’s announced that they will be hosting a handful of free concerts around the nation, most of them going down in restaurant parking lots. Ne-Yo has been tapped the kick the shindig off on July 26 in California’s Venice Beach Recreation Center and Twista doing a show on August 1 at yet to be announced McDonald’s in Chicago. “This is the first time we’ve put together a McDonald’s tour," Douglas Freeland, director of U.S. marketing at McDonald’s, told Billboard.com. "We’re always looking for ways to strengthen brand relevance with young adults, and we know from work we’ve done in the past that music is their number one passion. Our strategy was to involve emerging multi-genre artists who are releasing new music this summer." Other cities involved in the “tour” include Denver, Bloomfield, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, Austin, Kansas City and Madison, Wisconsin. All the artists have yet to be announced, but check MCDLIVE for the latest updates.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Has Foxy had a boob job or what? Looking a lil spaced out here Fox…
By: Hot Gossip Gal Yeah very slow gossip day today..but turns out Justin Timberlake’s newrestaurant in NYC is getting its fair share of a list clientele rolling through. Jay Z and the Rev Al Sharpton got their grub on at Southern Hospitality this week. Jay really needs to work on his face though..I mean what is that look for?
By: Rizoh An 18-year old girl named Becca has claimed that 17-year old singer Sean Kingston begged her for sex in his hotel room. Kingston was put on blast when the girl called up a Boston radio show with her story. “We were in his hotel room taking pictures. Next thing I know I’m getting pulled onto Sean Kingston’s lap.” Things took a different turn after Becca turned him down. “He tells me he’s here to have a good time and he can get any girl he wants. He got real mad and called me an a**hole. He was like ‘I’m Sean Kingston; I’m here to have a good time.’ He kept repeating himself over and over.” Kingston later denied the girl’s version of the story, claiming that she’s a groupie.
By: Rizoh R&B singer Ray-J, who seems to be on a rampage lately, has moved on from Whitney Houston to Lil’ Kim. Word on the street is that Ray-J treated Queen Bee to a 20,000 splurge at Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. According to In Touch magazine, Brandy’s little brother gave Kim the $20,000 several weeks ago to spend as she pleased at the Louis Vuitton. A source told the magazine that “they’ve been spending a lot of time together,” and that Ray-J threw a surprise birthday party for former jailbird at Los Angeles nightclub Les Deux. We see how Ray-J has been spending the money he made from that Kim Kardashian sex tape.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Rawkus artist Mr. J Medieros (also of Rawkus group, The Procussions), is scheduled to drop his debut album, “Of Gods & Girls”, on July 24. But in recognition of the success of his first single, “Constance,” which tells the true story of a girl raised in The Philippines, kidnapped, and forced into prostitution and internet pornography at a young age, Mr. J is launching his anti-child trafficking campaign, LAM CONSTANCE. “People don’t see the connection between clicking on the internet here and someone being raped in a hotel room on the other side of the world,” J said. “I want people to recognize our responsibility in what is happening here. Child pornography is a $3 billion market and the porn industry all together is $57 billion worldwide; it brings in more money than professional football, baseball, and basketball franchises combined. More than 800,000 women and children are kidnapped, trafficked and raped each year. That’s 2200 people each and every day, one every 39 seconds. Traffickers who are arrested may receive as little as 1 -4 years in prison. This has to stop.” Check out the moving video for “Constance” below:
By: Hot Gossip Gal Yeah it is officially Ray J is sticking it to the Kim’s again. Reunited with the ex, the porn star dropped serious money on Kim while shopping on Rodeo Drive. Well someone has to I guess as home girl ain’t really had much luck since she got outta the pen last year.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Def Jux recording artist Aesop Rock is dropping his new album, None Shall Pass, on August 28 and it’s already getting a lot of buzz. To get fans hyped for the album’s release, Aesop is hitting the road to share the live version of project. He’ll be joined by Rob Sonic, Blockhead, Cage, Black Moth Super Rainbow and the Octopus Project on select dates. Aesop will do several festival dates this summer and then hop onto the full version of his tour in September, playing all the way until November. Here’s his current itinerary: 7/28/07 SEATTLE, WA CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY 9/6/07 PORTLAND, OR NORTHWEST MUSIC FESTIVAL w/ Cage and Blockhead: 9/8/07 PHILADELPHIA, PA STARLIGHT BALLROOM 9/9/07 NEW YORK, NY IRVING PLAZA 9/10/07 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 CLUB 9/11/07 PITTSBURGH, PA REX THEATRE w/ The Octopus Project and Blockhead: 9/13/07 CHICAGO, IL METRO 9/14/07 MADISON, WI BARRYMORE 9/15/07 MILWAUKEE, WI PABST THEATRE 9/16/07 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FIRST AVENUE 9/18/07 DETROIT, MI MAGIC STICK 9/19/07 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP 9/21/07 BALTIMORE, MD OTTOBAR 9/22/07 PROVIDENCE, RI LIVING ROOM 9/23/07 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST 9/25/07 NORTHAMPTON, MA IRON HORSE 9/26/07 BURLINGTON, VT HIGHER GROUND w/ Black Moth Super Rainbow and Blockhead: 10/10/07 SAN FRANCISCO, CA FILLMORE 10/12/07 LOS ANGELES, CA HENRY FONDA THEATRE 10/13/07 PHOENIX, AZ CLUBHOUSE 10/15/07 ALBUQUERQUE, NM SUNSHINE THEATRE 10/16/07 DURANGO, CO ABBEY THEATRE 10/18/07 DENVER, CO CERVANTES 10/19/07 BOULDER, CO FOX THEATRE 10/20/07 FT. COLLINS, CO AGGIE THEATRE 10/22/07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT IN THE VENUE 10/25/07 PORTLAND, OR WONDER BALLROOM 10/26/07 VANCOUVER, BC COMMODORE 10/27/07 BELLINGHAM, WA NIGHTLIGHT 10/30/07 EUGENE, OR WOW HALL 11/07/07 ASHEVILLE, NC ORANGE PEEL 11/9/07 ORLANDO, FL CLUB FIRESTONE 11/10/07 MIAMI, FL STUDIO A 11/12/07 NEW ORLEANS, LA HOUSE OF BLUES 11/13/07 BATON ROUGE, LA SPANISH MOON 11/15/07 DALLAS, TX THE LOFT 11/16/07 HOUSTON, TX WAREHOUSE LIVE 11/17/07 AUSTIN, TX EMOS 11/19/07 NASHVILLE, TN EXIT IN 11/20/07 ATLANTA, GA MJQ
By: Hot Gossip Gal The so called bankrupt CEO obviously has acquired new tastes. One being white girls, he defended Brit during her bad hair day and he helped Paris deal with her sorry drunken ass in one of LA’s hotel bars last week,. But his other taste is biting fingers of white actors. He snapped away at Kevin Connolleys from Entourage the other night while at a party thrown by Lebron James. Blood everywhere but KC said it was no big deal…yeah right.
By: Hot Gossip Gal You taking it a little too far with the thoughts of a modelling career Ma. I think home girl may have got a little above herself what with Remy being all caught up in that drama…Khia probably thinks the time has come for her to shine.
By: Rizoh T.I. Vs. T.I.P. has held onto the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums for the second week in a row. Despite its 60% drop in sales, T.I.’s fifth solo album moved a solid 175,000 units in its second week on the chart. That was more than enough to hold off competition from rockers Smashing Pumpkins’ Zeitgeist LP, which shifted 145,000 copies. T.I. vs. T.I.P. debuted with an impressive 468,000 scans last week to become Tip’s second consecutive album to go gold in its first two weeks. Last year’s King charted at No.1 with 522,000 scans and eventually became the highest selling rap album of the year.
By: Rizoh 50 Cent, who once slammed Kanye West for his post-Katrina criticism of George Bush, has now done a 360 on his opinion of the President. 50 recently accused George Bush of being cruel and heartless, in his latest interview with New York magazine: “George Bush has a talent: he has less compassion than the average human. By all means, I don’t aspire to be like George Bush.” Duh, the President’s public support is at an all-time low, stemming from that much-talked about Iraq war policy. You may recall that 50’s infamous GQ interview, where he expressed his admiration for President Bush, saying “I wanna meet George Bush, just shake his hand and tell him how much of me I see in him.”
iHipHop Blog Team