By: Hot Gossip Gal The Louis Vuitton Don got his time to speak on Beanies allegations about him being gay while in the studio with Angie Mar at Hot 97 in NYC. Sounds like Ye was a lil upset that Beans took it that way, but he doesn’t have no beef. check it out for yourselves here anyway. Damn and there I was thinking Kanye was going to smack the Broad Street Bully with his LV pocket book. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Just days after Wyclef Jean put hopes into a new Fugees album, Pras comes out saying the entire project is dead, thanks to Lauryn Hill. In an interview with Billboard.com promoting his new DVD about L.A.’s Skid Row, Pras shared his thoughts about the possibility of reuniting with his group. "We went in the studio and recorded a couple records that were incredible. But, to put it nicely, it’s dead," Pras told Billboard. "Me and Clef, we on the same page, but Lauryn is in her zone, and I’m fed up with that sh*t. Here she is, blessed with a gift, with the opportunity to rock and give and she’s running on some bullsh*t? I’m a fan of Lauryn’s but I can’t respect that." In meantime, Pras is promoting “Skid Row”, a documentary where Pras lives as a homeless man for nine days in L.A.’s Skid Row. The film opens on August 24 in L.A., New York and Washington D.C. He’s also a prepping a new album, “Experience,” due out near the end of the year on Sony BMG.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Havoc has been one half of Mobb Deep and the man behind the group’s sound for over 14 years, but has never released a solo project. Now the Queensbridge producer is finally dropping that debut, “The Kush”, on September 18. “I was always ready (to drop a solo-album), but the reason why it took me so long is because the timing wasn’t right,” Havoc said. “I was always working on Mobb Deep material and working with other artists and I used alot of the material I was going to use for a solo-LP for Mobb Deep records. Basically, ‘The Kush’ is dark and gutter, I really wanted to go that direction.” Don’t expect a bunch of appearances on the album either. Only Prodigy and new cats 40 Glocc, Un Pachino, Nyce and Nitti appear on the album, which was all produced by Havoc. “Besides Prodigy, I did not want a bunch of big stars on it, as it would have taken away from the real objective of the LP, which is grimy and down to earth,” he said. Here’s the track listing to the album dropping though Nature Sounds Records: 1.) NY For Life (produced by Havoc) 2.) I’m The Boss (produced by Havoc) 3.) By My Side f/40 Glocc (produced by Havoc) 4.) One Less Nigga (produced by Havoc) 5.) Ride Out f/Nyce (produced by Havoc) 6.) Balling Out f/Un Pachino (produced by Havoc) 7.) What’s Poppin Tonite (produced by Havoc) 8.) Class By Myself f/Nitti (produced by Havoc) 9.) Set Me Free f/Prodigy & Nyce (produced by Havoc) 10.) Be There (produced by Havoc) 11.) Hit Me Up f/Un Pacihno (produced by Havoc) 12.) Get Off My Dick (produced by Havoc)
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well not quite sure what to think of this really, Trina is still rocking the ring that Weezy gave her. This is either a case of ‘not letting go’ or ‘not letting you into my world AGAIN.’ I mean her and Weezy kept their relationship on the DL for a long time before they officially came out when he was promoting the Carter II so who knows what the deal is but Miss Trina is looking very very well.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Fans are looking for refunds after walking out of shows featuring Ms. Hill. I mean obviously she is trying to come back otherwise she wouldn’t be out on the road and people wouldn’t be spending their hard earned cash to go see her if they didn’t want her to come back…BUT she ain’t doing a good job of it right now. Get a grip Lauryn..we need you Ma to rep for the gals.
By: Rizoh Prince is giving away three million copies of his new album, Planet Earth. The eccentric pop star has teamed up with British paper Mail On to distribute the freebies. Free copies will also be handed out at his concerts. The Minneapolis artist explained: “It’s direct marketing and I don’t have to be in the speculation business of the record industry which is going through a lot of tumultuous times right now,” Prince, who register a dismal 80,000 sold copies of his last album in the U.K. Meanwhile, industry retailers are angered by the royal giveaway. Paul Quirk, co-chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association, said the decision “beggars belief,” before adding that “The Artist formerly known as Prince should know that with behavior like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores.” Don’t you wish all artists would take the Prince approach and make music available for little to no cost?
By: Rizoh Dave Chappelle was hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion, according to his reps. The former host of Comedy Central’s “The Chappelle Show” was rushed to a Los Angeles emergency room and was released hours later. Despite rumors that Chappelle may have been on drugs, his publicist insists that the 33-year old comic was fatigued. “It was exhaustion, he had been traveling,” said Carla Sims, who wouldn’t comment any further on the issue. Chappelle made headlines back in 2005 when he walked away from a $50 million contract with Comedy Central, citing creative differences.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Supposed to have been a lil scuffle at the Chicago All Star Arena on Monday night back stage between the two rappers. Fighting over who is going to go gold the fastest in the US with their recent and up and coming releases..yeah well I think Buck got Joe on that.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno In the upcoming issue of Laced Magazine Pusha T and Malice discussed their so-called “beef” with Lil Wayne. Within the last few years a little bit of animosity rose between the two camps after, what The Clipse say, “the streets said Wayne was biting the Clipse.” The duo also had a few thoughts on Lil Wayne (and fans) calling himself a legend and the greatest rapper alive. “If you Wobble Dee Wobble Dee, you can’t be a legend,” Malice told Laced Magazine in the interview which was previewed at RealTalkNY.net “You can’t kiss other men, you can’t wobble dee-wobble dee, and you can’t bite styles,” Pusha T added.“You can’t bite everybody’s styles. You can’t try to rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums, and now dress like Jim Jones. You can’t do all that and be a legend. You have to be a trendsetter and he ain’t setting any trends.” The Clipse also announced that they’re working on a movie, “Hell Hath No Fury.” The film will be about the group’s hiatus after “Lord Willin’” up until last year’s album “Hell Hath No Fury.” The film will be directed by “Shottas” helmer Cecil Vera.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno While hanging out Langkawi, Malaysia, Wyclef Jean took time out to talk to the local media about his upcoming album, “Carnival II: Memoirs of An Immigrant.” The album drops in October and features Mary J. Blige, will.i.am, and Paul Simon. "When I came up with The Fugees, I believed we always had an international statement," he told Channel News Asia. "But for Carnival II I felt that this music had to be a great representation of the music heard at every corner of the globe. This is serious business so we wanted to do it right and not just work with samples as some previous artists have done. I never sacrifice culture before pop music just to follow what’s hot. If I do four or five songs in my lifetime that hit the charts, I always think ‘will these songs stand the test of time?’ That’s what the guys who invented hip-hop thought of, focusing on culture and not just diamonds or pearls." When asked about the possible Fugees reunion, Wyclef said he’s in the same boat as fans wondering if it will ever happen. "The Fugees are like the hip-hop Beatles, so anything that’s so good like that comes with a lot of drama and baggage, you know what I’m saying?," he laughed. “I hope The Fugees can do another record, I’m giving them four years to get their act together and get it done before I go back to Haiti for good!"
By: Hot Gossip Gal OK now I feel it my obligation to chill a bit with Remy’s wardrobe f**k-ups as she has got a lot to deal with right now (her manager had to put up his crib to make her bail..WTF is that about??)….so obviously I have looked elsewhere and there in my in box today I found a pic of Kelis wearing what looks like something she got from a Martha Stewart Home Furnishing sample sale while performing in London
By: Hot Gossip Gal Look at the chops on the soon to be Mrs Raymond. She looks like she ready to jump up and check that white chick. This marriage is gonna be a test…faithful is a word both of them have a hard time understanding anyway.
By: Rizoh Kelly Rowland is known for making hits with Destiny’s Child. She’s now known for taking one…on the floor, that is. Ms. Kelly collapsed onstage while performing in Lagos, Nigeria. According to her rep, dehydration was to blame for the incident; Kelly was performing outdoors in the sun. She was rushed to a Lagos hospital, where we assume the Doctor prescribed a glass of water and sent home. The 26-year old R&B star was in Nigeria to plug her new album, Ms. Kelly. The event was also part of Nigeria’s ThisDay Music Festival, which featured additional performances by Shakira and Rihanna Kelly Rowland is now on her way back to Houston, TX, where there’s an infinite supply of cold water.
By: Rizoh Now that Queen Latifah (born Dana Owens) has attained superstar status, she’s ready to give back to her community. Latifah is set to launch her first FatBurger fast-food diner in Miami, FL. The rapper-turned-singer-turned-actress said it has been her dream to establish a FatBurger for years. "That was part of my LA education,” said the 37-year old Queen. “On Sundays in California everybody would come out in all these low-riders. FatBurger was, like, the centerpiece for it all.” In related news, Queen Latifah is starring with the new musical Hairspray, alongside Amanda Bynes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and John Travolta, among others.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Not quite sure what they are doing on this cover..but haven’t they already given us enough to talk about with the ‘kiss?’ Now here they are shirtless and hugging on each other on the front of XXL. I am not saying there is anything wrong with ‘home boy love’ but these two do have history. Plus that tattoo on Baby’s right titty looks a lil like Weezy. Just saying what y’all are thinking.
iHipHop Blog Team