By Quibian Salazar-Moreno As Pharoahe Monch prepares for the release of his new album, Desire, on June 26, the rapper has hooked up with the Guns 4 Cameras organization for a national college speaking tour. The Guns 4 Cameras organization invites at-risk youth to turn in guns and rifles – no questions asked - and get a video cameras in exchange. The organization travels from city to city holding events and free concerts in an effort to stop gun violence. The dates have yet to be announced. In the meantime, Monch will be killing it on stage this weekend at the Coachella Festival and is creating quite a buzz with his contribution to the remix of Amy Winehouse’s hit “Rehab” where he criticizes the rehab trend in Hollywood. Plus his album is heavily anticipated by hungry hip-hop heads. "I’ve never been so free with my creativity before," Monch said in a recent statement. "I’m excited about this new album because everything feels so fresh, almost as if I were a new artist. I’m taking it to whole new places, hip-hop, rock, and gospel. It’s all there and it’s all sides of me."
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Ever have a hard time deciphering those lyrics from your favorite rapper and go online to find them to only be disappointed by only finding one verse and it’s all wrong? Well, Yahoo! and Gracenote have joined forces to publish the official lyrics for every song from the catalogs of Bertelsmann AG’s BMG Music Publishing, Vivendi’s Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and other publishers which cover almost every record label in North America. Gracenote is the company known for providing tracklists and album cover art for CDs when you play them using iTunes, Windows, Real Media and other computer media players. Soon you will have the option to download all of the CD’s lyrics as well. "Finally, a free, legal and definitive way to settle a bet with the guy sitting next to you at the bar who is certain the Ramones’ most famous anthem declares, ‘I wanna piece of bacon,’" Ian Rogers, general manager of Yahoo! Music, told Reuters. "We think we can build a really healthy business for lyrics and I think publishers stand to gain quite significantly from this new revenue stream. With the popularity of lyrics on the Internet, advertisers want to be there. This is definitely a selling point.” Song lyrics are one of the web’s most popular searches, but are dominated by unauthorized websites that have incomplete and inaccurate results. According to Reuters Gracenote Chief Executive Craig Palmer said licensing lyrics should boost worldwide music publishing revenues, estimated at about $4 billion annually, with the words to songs ultimately providing as much as $100 million in annual revenues in about 10 years.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Yeah the Howard alum who was picked up and marketed and produced and guided by super producer Rich Harrison has been said to have insured her legs for 2 million dollars. I mean I cant lie her legs ain’t bad but its not like she is a football player or soccer star..you can understand why those guys insure their legs…Amerie…hmm still thinking about that one.
By: Rizoh Britney Spears won’t believe who’s got her back in LA. Suge Knight was caught dishing a verbal attack on an unidentified K-Fed imposter outside Club Privilege two nights ago. The Death Row founder referred to Britney (K-Fed’s ex-wife) as his “homegirl” and made it clear that he’s rooting for her. In the video shot by TMZ.com, Suge lashed out at the K-Fed double, “He’s a bitch!" and "Britney’s my homegirl cause she’s the underdog. I like the underdog.” “That fool wants to act f**ked up with Britney, act weird about her kids, we’ll chase his ass up out this city,” warned Suge as he left the club. If Suge’s trying to get his name back in the headlines by becoming Britney’s unofficial cheerleader, who are we to complain? CLICK HERE TO VIEW
By: Rizoh For Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, it’s not enough to just have one of the top selling colognes in the country. Diddy has now upgraded the highly successful Unforgivable fragrance to a new limited edition Unforgivable Multi Platinum. Combs told USA Today that this “luxury version” of Unforgivable is comparable to fine wine. The new cologne will cost you $65 for 2.5 ounces, $10 more than the regular version, and is likely to only be around for a short time. “I’m definitely attracted to something that won’t be around a long time,” Diddy explained. With the introduction of Unforgivable Woman this fall, the ladies can now walk around listening to Diddy’s music while smelling like him at the same time.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Looks like Michael Jordan has been taking the same lessons as Akon. Here the G.O.A.T is seen in the islands this past weekend grinding up on some girl…that divorce couldn’t come soon enough eh Mike?
By: Rizoh Apparently, Beyonce and Rihanna aren’t the only female pop stars getting some attention from Jay-Z. The Jiggaman reportedly hooked up with British singer Amy Winehouse (not in that manner, you perv!) to record a remix of her hit song “Rehab.” Word has it that he adores Winehouse’s sultry vocals so much that he’s indicated interest in helping the break into the American market place.. “Jay-Z told Amy he had some great ideas and when he called her back a few weeks later, she couldn’t believe it,” said an inside source. Jay, we hate to break it to you, but Pharoahe Monch already beat you to that “Rehab” remix. Besides, Amy Winehouse’s new album—Back to Black—is already a hit with the American music buying populace, having docked at No.7 on Billboard 200.
By: Rizoh Your favorite rapper’s favorite blue-eyed-soul singer Robin Thicke was so impressed with Lil’ Wayne that he “offered” his wife, actress Paula Patton, to the New Orleans rapper, claims Contactmusic.com. Thicke collaborated with Wayne on a reincarnated version of his famous song “Oh Shooter,” on the latter’s Tha Carter II LP. “Wayne called and said, ‘I love that record [“Oh Shooter”]. Can I put it on my new album?’ And I was like, ‘You can do whatever you want. You can do whatever – you can have the song, you can have my wife…’ No, I’m just kidding!”
By: Hot Gossip Gal Awww and she even put Daddy’s name on the birth certificate and called the lil momma Iris Murphy-Brown…hey she was all about girl power back in the day with the Spice Girls, see nothing has changed. Paternity test still pending of course but I doubt home girl would do what she has done if she wasn’t 101% sure that child was his..waiting eagerly to see how Ed responds to this.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Eve is currently putting the finishing touches on her first album in five years and announced that it will hit stores on August 7. The album, Here I Am, will feature production and appearances from Timbaland, Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, Cool & Dre, Pharrell and Sean Paul. The first single is the Swizz-produced “Tambourine.” But despite the push to get the album finished for a summer release, Eve has been cast in the upcoming film, Ego, slated for a 2008 release. The film follows a cop, played by Vincent Laresca, who harasses a recently-paroled ex-con, played by Mekhi Phifer, who was convicted of killing the cop’s father. The cop continually harasses the ex-con until a tragic accident and then must live with the consequences of his vengeance.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Rumors are swirling about a reignited beef between Kurupt and his former Dogg Pound co-horts, but Kurupt is moving forward with a collaboration project with Likwit Crew producer J. Wells. The album, Digital Smoke, is set to hit stores on June 5 with the first single, “All We Smoke,” now available at iTunes. “This is a different flavor,” Kurupt said in a statement. “This is along the lines of what J. Wells is doing and we’re letting people know that this generation of West Coast is coming with that fire.” In regards to the first single Wells said, “I’m talking about how I came in the game and about cats that influenced me, like DJ Quik, like Battlecat, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and N.W.A. I talk about my addition to the West Coast and to hip-hop, period. Kurupt is on there spitting, killing it.” The album also features appearances from Goodie Mob, James DeBarge, Roscoe, Butch Cassidy, Tha Liks and others. Here’s the tracklisting: 1.) Smokestra 2.) All We Smoke 3.) I’m Just Sayin f/Roscoe & Tri-Star 4.) Get It f/Goodie Mob & Roscoe 5.) I’m Too Gangsta f/Gail Gotti & Styliztik Jones 6.) Summertime f/Y.A., Gail Gotti & Nire’ 7.) Digital Experience f/Bigg Gipp of Goodie Mobb 8.) Smokin f/ Y.A. & James Debarge 9.) History f/ Butch Cassidy 10.) Weed Types 11.) Los Angeles f/ Samuel "Shawty" Christian 12.) Itz Nothin f/ Roscoe 13.) Got Me Going f/ Knoc-turn’al 14.) I Came In The Door f/ Kokane 15.) Likwit Smokestra 16.) Let Em Know f/ Tha Liks
By: Hot Gossip Gal B is giving the big girls props it would appear. These are the chicks she had dancing for her at a show she did in Sydney, Australia.
By: Hot Gossip Gal This is the chick who is saying she has Chris Rocks 13 year old child. Chris has not denied that he was messing with ole girl so I guess we just waiting for the paternity tests to come back to see if this chick is legit.
By: Rizoh Bad news for the two of you who only buy Cam’ron’s albums because of his so-called street credibility: Turns out your favorite is a documented “snitch,” according to police records unearthed by The Smoking Gun. Just last Sunday, Killa Cam was doing his best pro-snitch/anti-police co-operation performance on CBS’ 60 Minutes, but Cam hasn’t always been against co-operating with the law. In fact, New York Police Department records indicate that he once helped cops arrest a culprit after he was assaulted at a Harlem playground in 1999. According to theDocuments—available for your viewage on thesmokinggun.com—Cam was involved in a “verbal dispute” with about 15 black males “while at basketball game.” Being the certified gangsta that he is, Cam took a few knocks and fell to the ground after being “kicked in the head and groin.” He was debriefed by police at Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated and released.
By: Rizoh Common is the latest rapper to suffer from foot-in-the-mouth disease. The Chicago MC who once condemned the men’s lacrosse team at Duke University accused of raping a Black exotic dancer, has now said that his statements stemmed from personal reactions and did not reflect the facts of the case. Bottom line: he publicly apologized for jumping to conclusion. “I want to say first of all that I apologize for accusing people wrong that didn’t do it,” Comm said to The Raleigh News. “I just felt like, ‘That’s my sister,’ so I felt emotional about it, and I guess I did what a lot of people do to other people, to convict them or consider them guilty before we even know the truth,” he added. Wait, why on earth is Common issuing a public apology when everyone else who pulled the race card during that rape scandal has now hunkered-down in shame? Well, Comm will possibly face the same students he wrongly condemned when he performs at a Duke festival, The Last Day of Classes. Fortunately for him, some students have already accepted the apology. “There were definitely irresponsible comments, but the fact that he apologized makes it seem like he will try and put on a good show and actually cares about what Duke students think," a freshman, Jordan Rice, told the Duke Chronicle. While some are in the process of forgiving Common, others get it. “He just kind of jumped on the bandwagon in condemning these guys,” said sophomore Jon Martin. “It’s always appropriate to apologize, but I think it’s pretty obvious this was a PR move.” That’s right, Martin; to err is human, and to apologize is a PR move.
iHipHop Blog Team