Wednesday, 31 August 2011

T.I. Is Back Released From Prison Today

Rap Daily:The release date for T.I. was correct, as the rapper has officially been released from prison, one month early.

T.I. was released from prison today, after serving 11 months in prison for drug possession while being on probation.

According to reports, T.I. was released from the Forrest city, Arkansas prison around 7:30 AM this morning.

T.I. took to Twitter, where he expressed joy for being reunited with his family.

"Feels great to be back where I belong...Back in the arms of those who need me the most," T.I. tweeted. "The storm is over & da sun back out. IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!"

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Birdman Has Yet To Pay $8 Million For Maybach

 Rap Daily: The $8,000,000 Maybach Exelero that rapper Bryan “Birdman” Williams was supposed to purchase is still up for sale, according to the luxury vehicle's over.

Birdman announced that he was purchasing the one-of-a-kind Maybach for $8,000,000, along with plans to customize the car and paint it red.

But a representative for the European entrepreneur who owns the car told magazine MotorAuthority that Birdman has yet to pay for the pricey vehicle.

Reps for Arnaud Massartic said the expensive Maybach Exelero was still on the market and up for sale.

The Maybach Exelero was a concept car th
at was created by Fulda in 2005, to test its high-speed tires. 

LAPD Investigate Game Over Tweet That Jammed Emergency Phone Lines

Rap Daily: Compton rapper Game is in trouble again with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, after he sent a tweet out containing the department's number, which jammed emergency lines for hours yesterday.

Game sent out a series of tweets during an exchange with one of his  followers on Twitter.

In one of the messages, the rapper listed the departments number and suggested fans call for internships.

Thousands of fans created what has been labeled a “telephone flash mob,” which overwhelmed the Los Angeles County Sheriff's emergency phone system.

According to LA County Sheriff spokesperson Lieut. Suzan Young, the phone started ringing around 5:20 PM yesterday and were jammed for almost two hours, delaying emergency calls.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is opening an investigation into the incident.

Game commented on the issue on his twitter page early this morning.

"Y'all can track a tweet down but cant solve murders," Game sneered. "Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job! P.S. who killed Biggie & Pac?"

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Schoolly D Reacts To Andres Breivik Quoting His Lyrics

Rap Daily: Philadelphia rap legend Schoolly D. has responded to terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, who quoted the rapper's lyrics in his infamous “Manifesto” after committing mass murder in Oslo, Norway last week.

Breivik's "Manifesto" references a 2003 essay by scholar John H. McWhorter, titled “How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back.”

Although Breivik does not give credit to McWhorter in the document, the Philadelphia City Paper noted that a portion of the “Manifesto” actually references Schoolly D.'s 1985 classic “PSK (What Does It Mean).”

The song is recognized by Hip-Hop historians as being the first “Gangsta rap” record.

"People who use Schoolly’s music to justify their own actions are saying that I thought that I was telling them to be a gang banger or worse," Schoolly D. told The City Paper."That’s horrible, that they are taking MY lyrics — not really listening and not really enjoying it — and just being sick. And sick and weird as they are, they are, they not really brave."

Schoolly claimed that those quoting his lyrics or referencing them to justify heinous acts such as the Oslo shooting/bombing, which took the lives of 77 people, were simply looking to justify their own immoral behavior.


"In the song 'PSK' the last thing I say is “I put the pistol down because I got a educated mind” nobody quotes that," Schooolly D. continued. "When they hear that, the people actually listening, then they say “oh now I get it….the people who gravitate toward one part of my lyrics or song aren’t really listening."
  
In the "Manifesto," Breivik says that media companies should censor the negative and instructive images that hip-hop music allegedly perpetuates.

"As for the fate of the hiphop industry; banning it altogether is not the optimal solution as it would cause overwhelming short term outcry and it would eliminate positive aspects as well…certain positive aspects of the hiphop movement should be allowed to survive such as break dance and positive genres of the music as long as it positively influences the self confidence of European youths and only if it can be re-defined as a European tradition and not portrayed as a ghetto/ethnic/multiculturalist lifestyle."

In the "Manifesto," Breivik said that he learned to train himself for the massacre by playing “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.”


Friday, 29 July 2011

50 Cent: Refuses To Put Out Black Magic album


Rap Daily: 50 Cent claims to have scrapped putting out his new album, saying he "will not put out another album" due to an ongoing dispute with his label. "They dropped the ball with me one time too many," the rapper wrote on Twitter. "I apologise to all my fans."
50 has been beefing with Interscope Records for more than a month, accusing them of bungling the lead-up for what would be his fifth studio LP. Once described as a "dance album" called Black Magic, the rapper recently revealed he was moving in a different direction with a new title and "a whole different energy". "The Black Magic music, I have it, and I'll probably use it in, maybe, a film project," he told MTV News.
Whatever this new album sounds like, 50 Cent insists Interscope has been dragging its feet on its release. "Feels like they're moving in slow motion," he wrote in June, saying the LP could be delayed until 2012. "My whole career iv been doing shit and they have been playing catch up ... THEY BETTER WAKE UP AND WORK."
Although Interscope's Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine later tried to smooth things over, 50 Cent's temper flared again this week. "Man I'm not releasing a album," he tweeted. "I can't believe Interscope is this f*cked up right now ... I will work with other artists on their projects but I will not put out another album." It didn't help that one of 50 Cent's new songs, I'm On It, appeared on filesharing sites on Wednesday. "I don't know how I can record 41 songs for my album and the one song I give Interscope leaks," he said. "I hate when I can't present my music the way I feel it should be."
The rapper threatened revenge by sharing an unreleased single by one of his bosses, Dr Dre. "[It's] a big song," he wrote, "[but] I just don't think it deserves a great set up [since] they can't seem to get it right when it comes to me." The rapper eventually backtracked, saying Dre "has done nothing but help me".
50 Cent's most recent LP, 2009's Before I Self Destruct, was the lowest-selling album of his career. It reached No 22 in the UK charts

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

DMX Reps Deny Reports of Reality

 Rap Daily: Rapper DMX are hitting back at reports that he is in negotiations to star in a reality series  him with his children.

reports suggest that  DMX was in the process of filming a reality show titled “X–tended Family” which would feature DMX reuniting with 10 of his children, some of whom he had allegedly never met before.

According to DMX's official publicist, there is no reality show being produced around DMX's family at press time, and that source of the reports were most likely one of the rapper's disgruntled ex–girlfriend's.

Another source expounded on the bad information, allegedly released by one of DMX's ex's. 

"My guess is its coming from Yadia [one of (X's baby mama] and her people…this guy also set up a press conference that I had to shut down because X knew nothing about it," an official member of DMX's camp told AllHipHop.com.

Reps for DMX confirmed that he is in the recording studio, working on material for an upcoming album. 

The rapper is also in the process of booking his first tour since being released from prison on July 19th.


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Amy Whinehouse Dead At 27: Stars Show Love

Rap Daily: TROUBLED pop star Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in Camden, north London.

The Rehab singer, 27, was discovered at the property in north London by emergency services at around 3.54pm this afternoon.A police statement said:
"Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
"On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Stars have took to twitter to show their grief and condolences 
Rick Ross tweeted "Wanted to collab w/ Amy Winehouse...r.i.p...smoking 1 in your memoryyy!!" 
Nas simply tweeted "R.I.P Amy Winehouse" Whilst rihanna took to her twitter to say
rihanna " U made a MAJAH impression on this industry and throughout the world, in such a short space of time...too short! "

Friday, 22 July 2011

Witness Says Lil Boosie Paid Him $15G's To Kill Rapper

 Rap Daily: Rapper Lil Boosie is accused of paying $15,000 to have rival rapper named Nussie murdered.

Prosecutors played a videotaped statement from Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding in court this week.

Louding confessed to detectives that Lil Boosie wanted Nussie killed, after the rapper was allegedly disrespectful to one of Lil Boosie's associates during an altercation.

According to The Advocate, Lil Boosie hired Louding and another associated named Michael “Ghost” Judson to murder Nussie, as well as another man named Terry Boyd.

Only Michael Louding is on trial for the murder of Christopher “Nussie" Jackson, because Judson is dead.

Louding's trial for murdering Nussie is just the start, as he has been charged with five other murders between 2009 and 2010. 

Rapper Lil Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, is also charged with first-degree murder in one of the killings.

Prosecutors claim to have evidence that Lil Boosie hired Louding to shoot a man named Terry Boyd in October of 2009.

Lil Boosie, 28, was not charged in the death of Christopher “Nussie” Jackson, because he did not have direct contact with Michael Louding prior to Nussie's murder.

Earlier this week, Lil Boosie was accused of attempting to smuggle drugs into a second state prison in Louisiana.

The rapper was indicted for trying to smuggle codeine into Angola State Prison, as well as the Dixon Correctional Institute at Jackson, where he was previously incarcerated, while serving a 10-year sentence for possession of marijuana. 

Prosecutors are still debating if they are going to seek the death penalty against Lil Boosie.


Thursday, 21 July 2011

50 Cent Signs Genasis To G-Unit


Rap Daily: 50 Cent continues to expand his G-unit label with another Signing.
After signing Shawty Lo to a partnership deal and adding Kidd Kidd to his roster, 50 Cent has another addition to his growing G-Unit family. The media mogul has signed Genasis to the imprint, with the West Coast native making the announcement on his Twitter page
@GENASISISHERE  Just inked a deal with  ..I'm Officially G-unit records


The rapper is best known for his single "Jackie Chan," which can be heard below.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Exclusive: R Kelly Undergoes Emergency Throat Surgery

Rap Daily: R&B singer R. Kelly has been rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, after an abscess was discovered in the singer's throat.

A spokesperson for R. Kelly confirmed that the singer went into emergency surgery at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital, to have the abscess drained.

R. Kelly's publicist Alan Mayer told the Associated Press that the singer had recently complained of pain in his throat.

He was rushed to the hospital after a throat exam. 

The singer will be in the hospital “indefinitely” according to Mayer.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

DMX Released From Prison Today

Rap Daily: Rap star DMX was released from prison in Yuma, Arizona today.

The rapper was greeted by a small group of friends and family as he walked out the prison gate. 

Sources close to DMX said that his first stop would be a visit to his probation officer, followed by a shopping trip.

Then, DMX is slated to take up residency in an unknown area of the state.

"I spoke to my daughter, I just got off the phone with my wife," DMX said in an  interview. "I'm going to go see my daughter while the sun is up then I'm going to be in the studio man."

DMX, born Earl Simmons, was originally sentenced to one year in prison in December of 2010, after he violated his probation by refusing to submit to a drug test and other minor infractions.

He served seven months of the prison sentence, after being given credit for the 100 days he spent incarcerated awaiting trial.

“Our goal is to keep DMX on the right track, and get him back to work,” a member of DMX's inner circle told AllHipHop.com.

According to sources, DMX is currently lining up a number of shows and fielding offers for television, movie and recording projects.

Reps for DMX confirmed that he was in serious negotiations with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, although an official offer has yet to be made.

DMX is being managed by Built For War Management/UMMG (United Music & Media Group), while his bookings are handled by Carl "Blacksmif" Smith.

"Earl has so much more to offer the world. His latest project has been on hold for so long! It is now time for X to redefine the world of Hip-Hop with his highly anticipated album of inspirational, painful & street accredited rhymes. It is time to let the Dog out of the kennel," added his manager Nakia Walker.

Ja Rule Gets Two More Years For Failing To Pay $3 Million In Taxes

 Rap Daily: Ja Rule was sentenced to more than two years in jail today but luckily for him the jail time will run concurrently with his two year sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, stemming from a July, 2007 incident.  after failing to pay income taxes on over $3 million. 

Ja Rule was accused of failing to pay the IRS millions of dollars in taxable income that was earned from 2004 to 2006. 

The new jail time means that job role could serve an extra 4 to 12 months in prison for the tax violation. 

"I in no way attempted to deceive the government or do anything illegal," Ja Rule said, reports the AP. 

"I was a young man who made a lot of money -- I'm getting a little choked up -- I didn't know how to deal with these finances….


In March, a federal judge pushed Ja Rule's prison sentence for attempted criminal possession of a weapon back, so that he could finish an album in an attempt to settle his debt with the IRS. 

Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, is currently serving two years in prison, after pleading guilty to attempted criminal weapon possession, stemming from an arrest in July of 2007, where police found a gun in his Maybach. 

He must also pay $1.1 million in back taxes.

50 Cent Sets Out To Feed Billions of Africans

Rap DailyMillionaire g-unit boss 50 Cent is planning on putting his money to good  work, with a new goal of feeding starving people in Africa.

50, who performed in Casablanca, Spain this week is made the announcement on his twitter page.

“I want to impact people's lives more,” 50 Cent tweeted. “I created a new goal for myself, I want to feed 1 billion people in Africa over the next 5 years.”

50 said he decided to target Africa's due to the severe level of poverty on the continent.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Lil Boosie Hit With Another Drug Charge

Rap DailyLil Boosie is facing some new drug charges, after being accused of trying to smuggle codeine into  Prison for a second time.


According to Baton Rouge's The Advocate, the 28-year-old rapper has been indicted for trying to get codeine syrup into Louisiana State penitentiary at Angola.

The rapper attempted to have an associate mix 1 ounce of codeine syrup with a soft drink, but a confidential source blew the whistle on Lil Boosie's drug smuggling scheme.

Lil Boosie has been charged with one count of criminal conspiracy to take contraband to and from a penal institution, and another count of inciting a felony.

All told the rapper is facing another five years in prison with the new charges.

Additionally Lil Boosie could potentially face the death penalty, for his role in an alleged murder conspiracy that resulted in the death of a 35-year-old named Terry Boyd, in October 2009.

Lil Boosie is charged with first-degree murder, after allegedly paying a 16-year-old named Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding to kill Boyd, who was shot through a window in his house.

Louding is also charged with five other murders including the shooting death of Christopher “Nussie” Jackson, who was also gunned down in 2009.

Although Lil Boosie is not charged in that case, he is suspected of paying Louding to murder Nussie, as the two men were feuding and trading disses on records.

Louding is scheduled to go on trial early next month.

Lil Boosie's mother as also proclaimed her son's innocence. Check out the video below:

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Dmx Caught With Drugs In Prison

Rap Daily: Rapper DMX will remain locked up, after jail officials in Yuma State Prison found the rapper with drugs behind bars.

According to reports, DMX has been cited for drug possession, failing and refusing a drug test and smoking, all during his incarceration.

The rapper, who was supposed to be released from jail on Wednesday will be locked up for at least another week and possibly longer.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, was sentenced to a year in prison in December of 2010, for failing to report to his probation officer and refusing to undergo drug treatment.

The rapper has been arrested six times in Maricopa County, Arizona, alone and at least once every year, since 1999.

Chris Tucker To Do A New Stand Up Comedy Tour

Rap Daily:Comedian and actor Chris Tucker has announced he will launch an 18-date national standup comedy tour.

The tour kicks off on August 19th in Long Beach, California and winds down November 26th in Oakland, California at the Paramount Theater. Chris Tucker rose to fame as a standup comedian on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. He went on to star as “Smokey” in 1995's classic movie “Friday.” 

Since then, Chris Tucker has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors starring in comedies like “Rush Hour,” "Rush Hour 2" and "Rush Hour 3" with Jackie Chan. 

He has also starred in hit movies like "Dead Presidents," "Money Talks" "Jackie Brown" and others.

According to "Friday's" director, Ice Cube, he is willing to produce a another installment of the series, but only if Chris Tucker reprises his role as "Smokey."

"That’s my dream. I hope so, I even want Chris Tucker in it," Ice Cube said "I think that’s what everybody wants to see. They want to see all of us together, I’ve been campaigning trying to put that together, I’m going to keep campaigning until the idea is so old nobody wants to see it."

Tour dates are below: 

August 19
Terrace Theater
Long Beach, CA

August 20
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

September 2  
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

September 3
Palace Theatre Albany
Albany, NY

September 4
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY

September 9
Shea's Performing Arts Center
Buffalo, NY

September 10
Citi Wang Theatre
Boston, MA

September 16
Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL

September 23
UNO Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA

September 24
The Fillmore Miami Beach 
Jackie Gleason Theater 
Miami, FL

September 30
Murat Theatre at Old National Center
Indianapolis, IN

October 1
Fox Theatre
Detroit, MI

October 7
DAR Constitution Hall
Washington, DC
October 14
Verizon Wireless Theater
Houston, TX

October 21
Paramount Theatre
Seattle, WA

October 22
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA

November 25
Civic Theatre
San Diego, CA

November 26
Paramount Theatre
Oakland, CA

Friday, 8 July 2011

Rapper Bigga Threat Shot And Another Man Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Rap Daily: A rising Harlem rapper affiliated with Max B. was shot and wounded and another man was killed in a bicycle drive-by shooting in Harlem earlier today.

The New York Daily News reports that rapper Bigga Threat, who has recorded with artists like Max B., French Montana, Dame Grease, and others, was one of two men shot by a gunman who pedaled up on a bicycle on E. 128th St. and opened fire.

Another man named Laquan Parks was shot in the head and killed instantly during the ambush, which took place a little after noon.

Bigga Threat was shot in the right thigh and taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where he is being treated for his wounds.

According to the New York Daily News, Parks' body was left outside for hours, as police chased the scene and searched for suspects in the deadly shooting.

"I know he'll be okay, but I don't know if he'll be okay mentally after this," the rapper's brother, Mike Edwards, told the Daily News.

Last year, Bigga Threat released several diss records aimed at Dipset affiliated rappers Jim Jones and Hell Rell.Check out his hell rell diss below

Master P Drops New Single With Gucci Mane "Meagan Good"

Rap Daily: A number of unreleased tracks by rapper Master P will be featured on the soundtrack to the new movie  “Get Money.”

The movie, which also stars Gucci Mane, centers around to street gangsters who dream of making it big in the music business.

The songs, which were taken from an album titled MP Lost Tapes, were used for Master P's character, a hard-core gangsta rapper named “Monstahh.”

According to Master P, director Sal Martino needed music for the film, so the rap mogul reached into the No Limit Records archive and produced 24 unreleased tracks, 12 of which are used in the film.

Master P's producer Chip aka Roi Anthony updated some of the songs, resulting in the soundtrack's first single “Meagan Good.”

“I got Chip to add some some of the tracks sounds to the beat and I’ve been talking to Meagan Good on the phone and decided to give the song a character and named it ‘Meagan Good’ since she is one of the finest actresses in the game right now," Master P. told AllHipHop.com. "She’s classy, hood, sexy, independent and beautiful. I think every woman can relate and every guy wants to be with.”

In addition to Master P, the soundtrack to “Get Money” features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Waka Flocka Flames, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Eastwood, Silkk the Shocker, and others.

The soundtrack could usher in Master P's return to the rap game since he announced his retirement in 2006.

“It felt good being in Thee Bat Cave Studio with some of the world’s talented music producers like Chip aka Roi Anthony, Riley, Drumma Boy and XL Productions," Master P. said. "And now that Gucci Mane is [on his way] home, we bout to go hard. I felt like I got my second wind working with hot new artists like Bengie B, Miss Chee, T-Bo, Black Don, Romeo and Valentino.”

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