By: Rizoh His last album, King, outsold every other rap record released last year. Can T.I. repeat the feat with his forthcoming 5th LP, T.I. vs. T.I.P., due out July 3 via Grand Hustle/Atlantic. Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, Ciara, Justin Timberlake, and R.Kelly will feature on T.I. vs T.I.P, along with Wyclef Jean, Nelly, and Akon. Mannie Fresh and Just Blaze, who worked with T.I. on King, will return to the boards for T.I. vs T.I.P. Scott Storch, Timbaland, and Wyclef also lend their production wizardry to the album. The lead single is a toss up between the Mannie Fresh-laced "Big Things Poppin’" and "Show It to Me," a club track that will feature Nelly. T.I. raps in two personas throughout the album: that of himself, and of his alter ego, T.I.P. "It’s basically a battle within myself," he told Billboard back in December. "There’s not nobody out there doing what I do as well as I do it, so I see myself as worthy competition for myself."
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno If you’re not busy during this weekend, March 23-25, BET’s Annual Spring Bling events will be going down at Riviera Beach in West Palm Beach Florida. During the weekend you can catch live performances from Akon, Lloyd, Young Jeezy, Omarion, MIMS, Marques Houston, DJ Khaled, Mike Jones, UNK, Remy Ma and a whole bunch of other folks. In addition to the performances, Spring Bling is bringing back its popular shows Revamp (groups from across the country reenact their favorite videos, competition in front of celebrity judges); Freestyle (the ultimate battle of the mics – mc’s showcase their lyrical prowess to win the title of SPRING BLING ‘07 Champion); Get To Steppin’ (a national step competition) and Rides, Rims, and Runway (featuring the most tricked out celebrity rides, sexy fashion models and music performances to hit the beach). Plus news shows like Irreplaceable (SPRING BLING’s version of the dating game); Sibling Rivalries (two celebrity sets of siblings battle it out on how well they know each other and work as a team); Cheers, Jeers and Tears (SPRING BLING’s version of the gong show) and Jump off (the ultimate dance party). If you can’t make it down, look for the events to air on BET from April 5-8 with plenty of reruns thereafter.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno The upcoming 50 Cent starring movie, “Get Live”, has finally found a director. Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Lozano, who directed the popular Mexican flick “Matando Cabos”, will direct “Get Live” with production starting later this year. According to Variety, the heist film is set in the underground world of clubs and illegal street racing. The script originally called for the story to be in New York, but Lozano, along with screenwriter Tony Dalton, are rewriting the script and adding Las Vegas and Philadelphia as locations, plus tweaking the characters a bit. "We wanted to give the characters more soul," Lozano told Daily Variety. "I didn’t want to make a film that just stayed an action film." The film is being produced by Stuber/Parent’s Mary Parent and Scott Stuber are with G-Unit Films’ Chris Lighty and are hoping for a 2008 release. 50 will also be starring in “Ski Mask Way”, a film based on the book which is based on his song, also shooting for a 2008 release. As previously announced, 50 will also be starring alongside Nicolas Cage for the prison boxing flick, “The Dance”.
By: Hot Gossip Gal There is whisper of an unfortunate loss in Hip-Hop. It is being reported that Tiny, TI’s Tiny has miscarried the baby she was carrying. The singer is allegedly recovering in an Atlanta hospital and we here at HipHopCrack.com send our deepest condolences to the couple and their families for their loss.
By: Rizoh On March 6, Jay-Z invited Roc-A-Fella artists Freeway, Memphis Bleek, and the Young Gunz to help celebrate Beanie Sigel’s birthday bash. Beans, who’s been tightlipped about reuniting with Roc-A-Fella Records, finally laid speculations to rest in a recent radio interview. While speaking to DJ Absolut of Hot 97 FM, Siegel revealed that his new Roc-A-Fella album will be titled The Solution. “I’m the solution to a lot of things. I’m here to clear it all up.” According to Beans, The Solution features “a lot of collaborations with Jay-Z and Just Blaze.” As if that wasn’t enough, the Philly MC added that he’s also ready to go to war on Jay’s behalf. “I hear a lot of shots being popped at the big homie.” Sigel’s warning shot may appear subliminal but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that he’s referring to the long-running feud between Jay-Z and the Dipset crew.
By: Rizoh 42-year old actress Vivica A. Fox has been released from jail after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The actress was stopped late Tuesday night for drunk driving after her vehicle flew past a patrol car on the Hollywood Freeway at 80 mph., accoding to the Associated Press. Fox was arrested after failing a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. Vivica A. Fox has starred in several movies, including “Booty Call” and “Soul Food.” She’s slated to appear in a movie based upon the life of R&B superstar Whitney Houston.
The theme for the 4th installment of Beats & Rhymes is “Fresh of a World Tour”. By having four out of eight producers and MC’s that are in this months event, tour the world yearly! Fresh off a world tour with Jedi Mind Tricks promoting there sophomore album, OuterSpace joins us to host and perform new tracks off there new album, “Blood Brothers” out now on BabyGrande Records. Also joining them off that same tour is, producer and Jedi Mind Tricks touring DJ; DJ Kwestion. Along with fellow Skratch Makanik DJ/Producer DJ Sat-One, who is wrapping up a DJ tour with the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff as we speak. Similar to our last event with Reef The Lost Cauze this is also a very special event that features four producers that OuterSpace has worked with, throughout there very successful career. And to make it even more special, this is also Sat-One’s first center city gig in over 3yrs. from DJ’ing weekly at Manayunks hot spot: The Grape St. Pub. (people are still in shock that we kidnapped Sat-One for a night!) Sat-One has worked with OuterSpace since his breakthrough award winning ’12 in 2000 titled “Dangerzone” that featured both OuterSpace & Baby Blak on the vocals. Joining the producer showcase is DJ Kwestion & Sake who provided beats for “Grown Ass Man” & “Street Massacre” off the “Blood Brothers” album. Producer A.K. is a new talent who has been recently knocking out street anthems with OuterSpace & affiliate QD member: King Syze! This event is sure to exceed the sold out crowd that we reached at the Jan. showcase, with turning people away at the door. So make sure you come out uurrrlllyyyy!! Beats & Rhymes A Four Hour non-stop Producer & MC Showcase: Watch Out Our Previous Video’s: September Video: November Video: January Video: Sat. March 24th 2007 @ The Khyber (2nd & Chestnut St.-Old City, Philadelphia PA) 21+ Cover: $10 9pm-2am Opening the night off & live remixes with: DJ Tactics Live On The Beats: DJ Sat One (Skratch Makaniks) Production Credits: OuterSpace/Bahamdia/Baby Blak/Last Emperor DJ Kwestion (Jedi Mind Tricks/Skratch Makaniks) Production credits: OuterSpace/Vinnie Paz/Poynt Blanc Sake Production credits: OuterSpace/Vinnie Paz/Royce The 5’9 A.K. Production Credits: King Syze/LNS Live Performance & Hosted By: OuterSpace & The Mighty Flipside Esq. (Electric City) w/some very Special Guests Powered By: 215hiphop Crackspace BUY TICKETS NOW Click For Flyer
By: Hot Gossip Gal I gave him props last week for his comment about our dear President..but he gotta get his dress sense together. Here he is at the premier of Jada P-S and Don Cheadles new movie Reign Over Me with wifey…looking like he should be out selling bootleg DVDs on 125th Street …just saying y’all.
By: Rizoh Word on the street is that Redman is on the verge of extricating himself from Def Jam’s shackles. According to some unconfirmed reports, Red is unhappy with the way Def Jam has handled the promotion behind his new album, Red Gone Wild. On a related note, Red is hard at work on Muddy Waters 2 , which he says would be strictly for his core fans and only hoped to produce 50,000 units of the album domestically. Other upcoming Redman projects include: How High 2 (the movie), Blackout 2 (with Method Man), a new Def Squad album, and a Gillahouse compilation. Red Gone Wild: Thee Album is due out on March 27, 2007.
By: Rizoh Snoop Dogg and Sean ‘Diddy‘ Combs, who’re currently on tour together, have labeled themselves “the best heroes for kids” despite having had several run-ins with the law. The two maintain that youngsters can learn from their collective life experiences, both good and bad, according to teenhollywood.com. “I think we are the best heroes for kids,” Snoop said recently. “We’ve been through everything in music and in life. We give kids the best example to deal with everything.” Diddy chips in, “A lot of role models have not been through trials and tribulations. You got to judge a champion by how he get up when he been knocked down.”
By: Hot Gossip Gal Yeah Dallas Austin should apologize for running his mouth the way he did. As somewhat of a professional in the game he should know better than mouthing off like that. Read his apology in the news section right now.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Earlier this week a video of Dallas Austin was leaked onto the internet where the Atlanta producer was calling out Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone for allegedly sleeping with producers to get their beats for their albums. Austin worked on Aguilera’s last album and on Joss Stone’s debut album. After all the fanfare and outrage of Austin’s comments, he released a statement apologizing to the singers for his words: “Every action generates an equal and opposite reaction. My statement about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone was a reaction to an incident I care not to discuss in any forum, and while I may have felt justified, I do owe an apology to Christina, Joss and their families. “The comments I made about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone were purely an act of retaliation not of malice or cruel intent. As we all have our boiling points, I sincerely apologize as this is not my character nor should I have let anyone’s actions push me to this limit. I have let my family, friends, employees and business associates down with my actions. “All content and any malicious statements that were in my control have been removed from outlets that may have posted this. “Please accept this as my formal statement and apology to all parties involved.”
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno After 30 years of going from city-to-city making people laugh with his down home jokes, Bernie Mac announced that he’s retiring from doing stand-up comedy. The comedian went on the David Letterman show this week and announced his decision. "I’m going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit," Mac told Letterman. "I missed a lot of things, you know. I was a street performer for two years. I went into clubs in 1977." Mac plans on doing one more stand-up comedy film, “The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth, So Help Me Mac,” that will hit theatres sometime this fall, and that will be it. “You miss out on so much, you know, and you live in all these hotels — I was on the road 47 weeks out of the year," Mac said. “Comedy has been so good to me. And that’s all I ever wanted, watching you guys. I had great mentors — Jackie Gleason, Flip (Wilson), Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Buddy Hackett. I had so many people to watch, that today you don’t have that anymore."
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