By: Rizoh Gather ‘round G-Unit stans, things just ain’t the same for your favorite faux gangstas. Word on the street is that Young Buck fired off some anti-G-Unit shots at a recent music concert. According to spywitness over at a Black Wallstreet blog, Buck specifically said “F**k G-Unit, Cashville Records is the new Unit!” at radio station 107.9 FM’s Birthday Bash in Atlanta. Buck Marley supposedly took the stage after The Game’s performance in front of over 20,000 people, but it hasn’t been confirmed that Game was directly involved in the saga. The folks at BlackWallstreet Blog are alleging that YB’s outburst stemmed from angst at 50’s purported $400 million cash-in from Glaceau Vitamin Water. Glaceau, which manufactures 50’s Formula 50 vitamin water, was recently bought by the Coca-Cola company for $4.2 billion. Buck and the rest of the G-Uniters were left behind on the deal, claims the BWS blog, despite being a part of 50’s marketing campaign. Maybe Buck is simply fed-up with 50’s own “F**k G-Unit” campaign. The G-Unit General has been lashing out at his underlings a lot lately. After Buck disclosed to Hot 97 FM’s Angie Martinez that he had spoken to The Game—50 Cent’s nemesis—over the phone, 50 dashed to Hot 97 to say that he now “holds Young Buck in the same space as The Game.” Strangely, Curtis did a 360 on his statement in the June issue of VIBE, saying: “In no way do I hold him in the same regard as Game.” In the same VIBE interview, Fif barked: “I’ll fire everybody. I don’t give a f**k. They’re capable of all their responsibilities, but when they start slacking, they gotta get the f**k outta here.” G-Unit has been dead on the charts for a while, but is this the end of the Unit as we know it?
By: Hot Gossip Gal …..Eddie Murphy you are the Father. I mean c’mon Mel B was too adamant in her quest for verification ( and child support) for it not to be him. This sure is no Maury show we dealing with here.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno You really can’t go a week without a popular rapper getting into some legal trouble, but you know what? Cops don’t like underground emcees either. According to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Coup’s lead emcee, Boots Riley was a victim of racial profiling while leaving a friends get-together at a Bay area warehouse. “They were saying, ‘Don’t f***ing move, don’t f***ing move,’ and came straight at me," Riley told the Guardian’s Kim Chun. "They put my hands above my head, searched me, and searched my car, even though they were looking for someone who was stealing tires. You know, if they had a description of a light-skinned black man with a big Afro and sideburns, maybe they should have taken me in. But they were yelling, ‘Are you on probation? Do you have a warrant?’ And every time I said no, they said, ‘Don’t lie to us. Don’t f***ing lie to us.’" They also had Boots at gunpoint as neighbors walked by checking out the scene. In the end, Boots was let go and he is considering filing a grievance with the Office of Citizen Complaints, since they didn’t even check his ID. "Usually it’s not anything with me specifically being a rapper," he said. "I might have even more protection because of that. Like at this get-together, somebody came up and said, ‘Don’t you know who this is? This is Boots Riley.’ They might not have known who I am, but they realize this isn’t the regular case where they can do whatever they want."
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno There’s dozens and dozens of movies and documentaries on the life and death of Tupac Shakur, but a new film, “Tupac: Revelations”, is apparently going where no film has gone before. Director Richard Bond has hooked up with Pac’s former bodyguard Frank Alexander (who had a Tupac DVD called “Before I Wake”), to take an investigative look at the murder of Tupac, which is still an unsolved and open case. Bond and Alexander get commentary from former detectives, judges, prosecutors, and criminal journalists on how the entire case was mishandled and mismanaged from the get-go. The DVD will hit stores on the anniversary of Tupac’s murder, September 7, 2007. To get a sneak peek of the film, check out the trailer HERE .
By Hot Gossip Gal Anyone who is on myspace has more than likely been requested to be a friend of Tila Tequila, the pint size chick who has launched her music career through myspace. Anyhow turns out that this chick has landed the cover of Penthouse this month. I mean with over a mill and a half friends who she says she has ALL the emails of, and over 6 mill profile views..looks like Miss Tequila is truly doing her thang.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Nice to see my fave female lyricist step her style game up, Remy is looking kinda fly here in these pics taken of her at the recent Fab release party. Fab by the way had all charges dropped against him stemming from the incident in the parking lot at Justin’s in NYC last year. Cops couldnt prove the guns they found in his truck were actually his. But anyhow..good work Remy…loving the hair and the look….keep up the good work.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well Kobe’s bodyguard has spilled the beans about the indiscretions of the Lakers’ player in a book titled ‘Dead Women Tell No Tales.’ Even the title was enough to send a shiver down my spine. But the book gives an insight to the rape charge, just what Kobe gets up to as a married man and how money talks regardless of the crime.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno For anyone not keeping up with the Saigon and Atlantic Records situation, here’s a quick recap. Just Blaze scored a label deal with Atlantic Records and launched his label, Fort Knocks Entertainment almost two years ago. The first artist Blaze signed was Saigon and plans for his debut album, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, was initially scheduled to be released in early 2006. the album never came out and is still waiting for a release date. Frustrated, Saigon indicted Atlantic Records was the reason for the hold up of the album and not him. He called Atlantic the home of “ringtone making artists” and threatened to leak his album online. Now Just Blaze, gaining internet fame with his new blog at http://themegatrondon2.com, has responded to Saigon’s claims saying the real hold up is a sample clearance issue. “We (myself and Saigon) just had a short meeting about this the night before (Saigon’s blog post) and you know exactly what is happening and who is working on what, why would you go out and slander the company he runs in the middle of him trying to negotiate something on YOUR behalf?” Blaze wrote. “It’s kinda like going out and sleeping with your lawyer’s wife the night before he’s about to represent you for a murder case.You’re asking to get buried.” Blaze also goes into detail about the entire sample clearance process and even announces that he charges between $50,000 to $80,000 for a beat. He also goes after Atlantic Records for not supporting Saigon. “How do I feel about Atlantic?” He wrote. “I have mixed feelings about certain things. I DO feel 100% that once itpicked up the little bit of steam it had, they should have gotten behind "Pain In My Life" Regardless of whether or not they thought it was a great song or understood it. That record got Saigon spins on Hot 97, rotation on BET, a FULL WEEK of hosting Rap City (who else has that? 50 i think?) and MTV exposure. And that’s without a single person pushing a button on it in the building.” To read the entire entry, check out http://themegatrondon2.com/2007/06/14/strictly-business.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Back in October, Fabolous was arrested after getting shot during a party at Diddy’s Justin’s restaurant and club in Manhattan. While Fab was getting treated for a gunshot wound to his thigh, police searched the Dodge Magnum where they found two guns a .40 caliber and .380. The attributed the guns to Fab and the three men he was riding with. Fab’s defense that it was not his car and he was trying to escape the gunfire that went off in the club and got in any car he could. Apparently this proved to be true.
by: Hot Gossip Gal This kid looks quite content chilling with Jay and B on the French Riviera, but who is he? Is this the child that should be calling Jay Z daddy??? Hmmm one to ponder on.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Akon makes his apology through song….will someone please tell me this is a joke. What was he thinking? He is still going to have to dig deep in his pockets to avoid the threat of being a Konvict again for throwing that kid off the stage. Word is the kids parents are looking for a few hundred g’s to hold them back from pressing charges. Anyhow take a listen here to the song SMH: http://www.ihiphop.com/popupPlayer.hhc?trackId=1045 A little too late maybe homie but hey with the way music is you probably got a number one there anyway.
by: Rizoh By now you may have heard about the death of Dipset-affiliated rapper Stack Bundles (born Raquon Elliott). Some of Stacks’ friends in the hip-hop community have responded to the tragic news. Lupe Fiasco’s paid a tribute to his late friend via MySpace: “My Dear Friend…it hurt so much to wake up to this…So sad,” writes Lupe. “…I’ve watched from the humble beginnings…when he used to live with me out in Chicago we rocked together everyday…He’d write rhymes in one room and I’d be writing rhymes in the other…He was there with me through many a milestone in my life, the up’s and the downs, and I was so proud and happy to see him achieve success in his life at what he loved…Hip-Hop…Stacks was the first person that was signed to 1st + 15th way back when it first started. FYI…Even beyond that I considered Stacks family…My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends in this time of sadness…We all lost a good friend today…But He wont be forgotten…May God have mercy on his soul, Forgive him for his sins in this Life, and watch over him in the next… “(I) love my ni**a, I only shed tears for a few and I shed tears for you… R.I.P. My homey Stack Bundles…” Jim Jones, who signed Bundles to his Byrd Gang Records label, also issued a statement expressing his grief over the loss of a friend. “Not only did we lose a member but we lost a brother and a friend,” said Jones. “Rayquon Elliot a.k.a Stack Bundles was a joy to be around, charming, very intelligent, compassionate and concerned about the upliftment and enrichment of his community and the people in it.” Freekey Zeke, president of Diplomats Records, described Elliott as a “true soldier” and sent his “thoughts and prayers to his family especially his sisters.” Stack Bundles was shot in the head and neck at about 5 am Monday on a Queens street, according to police. Authorities were investigating whether the unidentified shooter stole a chain from the rapper. We at ihiphop.com express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Raquon Elliott.
by: Rizoh One of singer James Brown’s daughters, Yamma Brown Lumar, allegedly tried to kill her husband with a butcher knife on the eve of her father’s burial, according to Atlanta Journal Constitution. Yamma Brown Lumar was arraigned in Fulton County, where she was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the March 9 attack. Yamma’s husband, Darren Lumar, reportedly told authorities that the couple had argued and struggled when she broke free, went to the kitchen to get the knife and then stabbed him in the right forearm as he tried to stop her. JB’s daughter claimed she was only acting in self-defense, but her husband said “she was going for my chest. I have no doubt that woman was trying to kill me.” Neeedless to say, the couple are in the midst of divorce proceedings.
by Hot Gossip Gal …again. Is Eminem showing his own Stan like tendencies with his obsession with Mariah Carey? She is once again the focus of a song on Em’s new album. Now even if these two did really date or if Em just hit it, he needs to let this shit go. Its getting played out. Or maybe he is trying to get M some shine as she has seriously struggled being thirty something…but I doubt it.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno For those of you who thought T-Pain was a one-hit wonder with last year’s “I’m In Luv (With a Stripper)”, think again. The vocoder singer has a new hit with “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’”, selling over 800,000 ringtone downloads and his new album “Epiphany” is currently number one on the Billboard charts. Another thing you may not know, T-Pain has a wife and has been married for two years. How does she fell about T singing about strippers and trying to get girls drunk? “My wife doesn’t mind,” he told the Miami Herald. “All the money goes back to her. And that, she don’t mind at all.” His album dropped last week and moved 171,000 copies, which is pretty good considering this day and age of downloading. But there’s still no slowing down for T, he’s continuously working on new music with R. Kelly, Chris Brown, Usher and even Britney Spears.
iHipHop Blog Team