By: Hot Gossip Gal Word on the streets is that Dame Dash reached out to Jay Z to borrow some money. I mean we ain’t talking a Benjamin here either. Word is Dame asked Jay for 5 mill and Jay helped out his boy out…finding it hard to believe that Dame would reach out to Jay even if he did need the money..but that is the word..if it is true wonder what Dame is looking to do with that 5 mill….
By: Rizoh Even though “Us Placers” is the only song in the CRS (Child Rebel Soldiers) catalog, the trio of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Lupe Fiasco are planning on releasing a full-length album. Lupe, who performed “Us Placers” at Lollapalooza, told Billboard that all the details are being fleshed out behind the scenes. “Whoever is going to pay is going to pay a whole hell of a lot. Everybody is excited, but “Us Placers” is the only record we have.” Fiasco also hinted at early retirement, stating that he’s no longer excited about rapping. “I’ve been doing it for seven years. I still don’t think I’m famous. I’ll do what I have to do to promote my next album, but I’m not enthused about doing seven albums. I’ll do my three, and then I am going to keep moving to the next phase of life and maybe grow trees.” His sophomore album, The Cool, is scheduled for release on November 20th.
By: Rizoh Foxy Brown has left Def Jam Records to start her own independent label. Brown’s imprint, Black Rose Entertainment, will be distributed through indy giants Koch Records. With the label politics behind her, Foxy can now focus on what the fans really care about: releasing her long-delayed comeback album. The LP, now dubbed Brooklyn’s Don Diva, will be her first CD since regaining her hearing. “I’ve always been a symbol of independence as a female in music,” said Foxy Brown in a statement. “My brand is already established, millions of my records have already been sold, and I have a fan base already loyal, after 13 years at Def Jam, I felt it was time as a matured business woman to move on and continue my brand under the roof of something I own.” It’s been a long wait for hip-hop fans and even Foxy will agree. “I have two albums of music recorded, and my fans have waited long enough,I’m back b****es!!!” The first single from Brooklyn’s Don Diva will hit the airwave within the next few weeks, with album arriving inDecember.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Two of my fave girls need to check their stylists on these looks. I know its all about expression but seriously..
By: Hot Gossip Gal Yeah looks like Havoc is a lil mad with the south right now and TI. He was running his mouth on Whoo Kids show the other day about how ‘TI needs to get off his own d**k’..wonder what has Havoc talking shit right now about TIP. Mad because Tip sells units? He has a thing for Tiny? Mad because Tip appeared on the One Blood remix? Pissed because Tip played is boy Yayo at some award show when he was working the crowd? Well whatever, the lil man is mad at Tip bout something.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Fans are pretty much aware that any movie the Snoop Dogg plays in, his character will be close to who he is as a rapper. From a gangster in “Training Day” and “Baby Boy” to a pimp in “Starsky & Hutch”, it’s not much of a stretch for Snoop. But now the Doggfather has been cast in the romantic comedy “The Golden Door” which also stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Sarah Roemer and Joseph Cross. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film follows a blue-collar nursing student played by Cross ("Running With Scissors") who’s forced to quit school after his father dies in a freak handball accident. His uncle finds him a job as a doorman in a swank Manhattan apartment building, leading to an unlikely romance with a young resident, played by Roemer ("Disturbia"). Cook will play the sister who encourages Cross’ relationship, much to the dismay of the girl’s mother. Snoop Dogg plays the slick doorman who hazes his new co-worker and shows him the ropes. Filming is set to begin in September with a 2008 release date.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno According to Little Brother their last album, “The Minstrel Show,” didn’t do the number they wanted. So Phonte and Pooh told 9th Wonder that they want to rhyme over other people’s beats. They also told Atlantic Records they wre done doing the major label thing and went back to ABB Records. Now they’re gearing up to drop their new album, “Getback,” this fall. The album features production from Hi-Tek, Nottz, Illmind, Mr. Porter and 9th Wonder is still around as well. Lil Wayne, Jozeemo and Darien Brockington also make appearances. “I think this is the closest we could get to the feeling and energy we had when we made our first record” Pooh said in a statement. “Back in 2001 no one knew who we were or that we were even making music. Fast forward to 2007, fresh off Atlantic, the three man group now a duo, people either counted us out or don’t know what to expect anymore. That gave us the freedom to be just that, free.” The album is set to drop on September 25, but there’s no word on a first single or video.
By: Hot Gossip Gal It is coming..the diss aimed at Curtis from Lil Wayne. The track which is produced by Streetrunner is going to hit airwaves/Internet within the next couple of weeks. Maybe after Sept 11th might be best as Wayne starts serious promotion for The Carter III which is said to drop before the year end. Why give Curtis free promo?
By: Rizoh Ludacris has teamed up with Seattle SuperSonics forward Damien Wilkins to host a free concert in Atlanta. The Ludacris & Friends Strength in Numbers Concert, designed to uplift and unite the community, will be held September 2nd. Guest performers will include Ludacris, Chingy, Ne-Yo, and Shareefa. NBA stars Rashard Lewis, Ray Allen, Kevin Durant, and, of course, Damien Wilkins will also be in attendance. The after-party will take place at The Opera Nightclub, located at 1150 Peachtree St NE in Atlanta, GA.
By: Rizoh If you thought that success has slowed Cee-Lo Green down one bit, think again. Cee-Lo, one third of the Goodie Mob, is working on three different albums at the same time. The most prominent one is obviously the follow up to Gnarls Barkley’s 2006 epic St. Elsewhere. He recently told Rolling Stone magazine that he wants the music to happen as organically as it did the first time. But the untitled Gnarls Barkley album isn’t the only thing keeping Cee-Lo busy these days. In addition to recording his first solo disc since 2004’s Cee-Lo Green…Is the Soul Machine, he’s also in the studio with his newly reunited Goodie Mob family.
By: Hot Gossip Gal The UK newspaper The express blasted a 39 year old fitness instructor for holding pole dancing lessons for girls under the age of 10 in their Sunday edition this past weekend. The ex stripper…oops sorry fitness instructor claims that there is nothing wrong with pole dancing for kids…ummm yeah ok…and where is it that we see this hobby taking place? The Olympics??? Please…… let kids be kids on the real.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Is it me or does this new barbie doll actually look better than Kimora Simmons upon who it was based. I mean not really dressed how kids dolls should be dressed but not actually quite sure what market some of these dolls are aimed at anyway nowadays.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It seems like D’Angelo is too busy in the courtroom to be trying to record any new music. On Friday, the singer pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence from a 2005 car accident. He was rolling in a Hummer in Virginia when he was thrown from the vehicle. He suffered bruised ribs and contusions. But the law let him off kind of easy. The judge fined him $1,000, but suspended $500, then sentenced him to nine days in jail, but suspended it all, and revoked his license for 90 days on the suspended license charge. He was also fined $1,500, with $750 suspended and was sentenced to six months in jail, also suspended, and suspended his license for 12 months on the DUI charge. In April 2005, he was fined $250, given a 90-day suspended jail term and his driver’s license was suspended for one year on a DUI conviction. Just a week before his 2005 accident, D’Angelo was given a three-year suspended sentence on a cocaine charge stemming from a traffic stop.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno It’s been awhile since we’ve heard something from Ice Cube’s Lench Mob Records, but the rapper is trying to put it back on the map. Cube announced that he will dropping WC’s new album, “Guilty By Affiliation,” on August 14. This will be WC’s first solo album since 2002’s “Ghetto Heisman.” Produced entirely by Ice Cube, the album features appearances from not only Ice Cube but Snoop Dogg, Butch Cassidy and The Game as well. "WC is the best MC I’ve ever produced,” Cube said in a statement. “I’m lucky to have him on my label." Here’s the track listing to the album: 1. This Is Los Angeles 2. West Coast Voodoo featuring The Game 3. Jack and the Bean Stalk 4. Paranoid 5. Guilty By Affiliation 6. Dodgeball featuring Snoop Dogg and Butch Cassidy 7. Keep It 100 8. Crazy Toones 4 President 9. If You See A Bad Bitch 10. Look At Me 11. Side Dick 12. 80′s Babies featuring Ice Cube 13. Gang Injunctions 14. Addicted To It
By: Rizoh Even though Jay-Z and Dame Dash are the well-known co-founders of Roc-A-Fella Records, a man named Dehaven now claims he’s the one responsible for The ROC’s existence. The Brooklyn native, who was referenced on “December 4th,” promised to expose Jay-Z and Dame Dash for who they really are in a new book. “I’ll let y’all know how bad they f***ed the game up and how blind they got y’all talking ‘bout how real they are and sh*t.” Dehaven admitted, though, that money remains the main motive behind his decision to air out Jay-Z but added that it’s also about street principles. “You ain’t paying what you owe to the n***as that put you on there,” he reprimands. “Remember how my moms used to come get you when you get locked up. Remember how she was taking us to the same clinic when we was burning and sh*t, when we was f***ing the same b***h.” This isn’t the first time Jay-Z has been “exposed” by disgruntled cronies from back in the day. Back in July, a former Brooklyn drug dealer who Jay shouted out on “Allure” told DJ Kay Slay that Hov is a phony. “In the 80’s, Jay wasn’t trying to be a drug dealer he was trying to be a rapper,” said the man named Calvin Klein, “but in order for him to transcend himself into this hell of a dude, he had to take characters from the 80’s like myself , said Klein. “ I give him 10% of his life that he talked about; I gotta give him something. He is from Brooklyn, he lived in Marcy Projects, his name is Sean Carter, he got that right.” Watch the video below:
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