Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Ja Rule Prepares For Prison

Rap Daily: Rapper Ja Rule  is scheduled to serve a two-year prison sentence starting June 8 after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon at a New York court in December.

It will be recalled that authorities have they found a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in his Maybach sports car in July 2007 after his concert with Lil Wayne, who was detained separately and already completed an 8-month prison sentence after reaching a plea deal regarding the case.

On top of the weapon charges, the Grammy nominated artist could face more prison time after admitting he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 13 on three tax evasion charges and faces up to one year in prison and $100,000 in fines on each count.

But one day before going to prison, the rapper is set to release his latest album "The Renaissance Project".

"I just want to put it out to the world before I go in," Ja Rule told The Life Files. "It's funny because, I'm about to go to jail, and my main concern is to make sure that I get this album done and out there for the fans."

Ja Rule also made an effort to reconcile with another well-known rapper 50 Cent.

"It's resolved now," Ja Rule said. "I'm cool. We ain't beefing no more. We'll never collaborate. That's just what it is... We don't gotta go to war, but we're not friends either. But we can coincide inside of a world. He's doing him, and he's not thinking about me, and I'm doing me and I'm not thinking about him."

Monday, 30 May 2011

Sean Kingston Stabilized After Jet Ski Accident

Rap Daily: Hip-hop super star Sean Kingston was driving a jet ski in Miami Beach early Sunday evening when the watercraft collided with the Palm Island Bridge. His condition has now been stabilized.

"Sean was heading west from the MacArthur Causeway and Miami Beach Islands when his personal watercraft collided with the bridge, and he and his female passenger ended up in the water," Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the lead investigative agency of the accident,.

"A good Samaritan tended to the two of them until Miami Beach Fire Rescue arrived and saw there were injuries," added Pino.

The rescue team's assessment was to transport the star and his female passenger to Jackson Ryder Trauma Center in Miami around 6 p.m.

The singer's publicist, Joseph Carozza, issued the following statement "Sean Kingston is now stabilized and has moved from the trauma unit to ICU. Sean's family thanks everyone for their prayers and support during this time."

Pino said investigations into the cause of the accident are still underway, but "nothing indicates there was alcohol involved."

"Nine times out of 10, recklessness on the water involving personal watercraft contributes to accidents,". "That is not necessarily the cause of this one, but we spend a lot of time patrolling the areas looking for violations with jet skis and motor boats."

Kingston, 21, best known for his 2007 hit "Beautiful Girls," recently collaborated with Justin Beiber for "Eenie Meeni." As the 17-year-old Tweeted: "Got my friend @seankingston in my prayers tonight. a true friend and big bro. please keep him in your prayers tonight as well."

Friday, 27 May 2011

M Bone's Funeral Today

Cali Swag District will attend the funeral of their slain member M Bone today.

Services for M Bone start this morning at 11:00 AM (PT) at Faith Central Church, in Inglewood, California.

The rapper born Montae Talbert, was gunned down in front of a liquor store in Inglewood, California on May 15th.

"We gotta stay strong and keep our music going, keep our heads on right and just stay safe and stay off the streets," stated Cali Swag District's C Smoove.

In honor of M Bone, Cali Swag District has released a new song titled "How To Do That."

The track features remaining Cali Swag District group members JayAre, Smoove and Yung trade verses about M Bone, whose voice is sampled on the song.

"M Bone was the life and energy of our group. We'd have fun on stage because of him," added Yung. "We hope that fans will help us pay tribute to him by continuing to dance in M Bone's memory," added Yung.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

DMX To Be Released From Prison In July

The X Is Back on July 1st.
DMX is currently behind bars serving a year long sentence for violating the terms of his probation by using drugs. But the superstar rapper, born Earl Simmons, will be back on the streets by the end of the summer.
According to court records, dmX will be released from prison under supervised watch on July 1st. His supervision will end on August 12th, while his maximum end date in prison ends on August 25th.
X headed back to prison on December 16th after pleading guilty to violating his probation. At the time, the judge speculated that he had “an undiagnosed mental condition” and possibly suffered from bi-polar disorder. He was admitted to the Flamenco Mental Health Unit at the facility.
This marks DMX’s 13th incarceration. He was arrested in Maricopa County, Arizona in November 2010 for violating probation stemming from an incident involving attempted aggravated assault by throwing a food tray at a jail guard, as well as theft by using a fake name to dodge a $7,500 hospital bill and  also for being in a stolen car

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Lil Boosie Charged With Attempting To Smuggle Codeine Into Prison

Rap Daily: Rapper Lil Boosie was hit with drug charges today, for attempting to smuggle codeine into Angola prison.

According to Louisiana State Police Lieut. Doug Cain, Lil Boosie was working with two  men to get the drug into Angola prison.

Police began an investigation and had an undercover officer work with two local men, Titus Franklin 27, and Arthur Stewart, also 27.

Both men were arrested last week and hit with drug charges, according to Lieut. Cain.

Lil Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, was booked into Parish Prison and charged on one count of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution and inciting a felony.

Lil Boosie is currently serving 10 years prison for possession of marijuana, although he was only expected to serve two years of the sentence.

While he was in prison for his third marijuana possession charge, the rapper was indicted for first degree murder.

In that case Boosie is charged with paying a hit man to kill 35-year-old Terry Boyd in October of 2009.

Boosie is also being investigated into at least five other murders in Baton Rouge, along with five other men.

Snoop Launches His Own News Network'Channel

 Rap Daily: Now this should be funny Rapper Snoop Dogg has announced the launch of the GGN Double G News Network on his YouTube channel.

Snoop Dogg's WestfestTV will host the news program, which features Snoop Dogg playing anchorman Nemo Hoes, Bishop Don Juan, anchorwoman Stormy Fronts and actor Andy Milonakis as Android Miller.

“I am excited to launch another project for my fans to get up close and personal with me," Snoop Dogg said. “Being the social media guru that I am, the GGN: Dogg News Network gives me a chance to be innovative and create my own original programming.”

According to Snoop Dogg the Double G News Network will cover a number of important issues, including current events conspiracy theories and "green topics."

Snoop and co. will release a new episodes every Tuesday and the network will eventually expand to host a variety of original content by Snoop Dogg and other celebrities.Whatever next!!!

Ja Rule Speaks About Beef And His Upcoming Jail Term

Rap Daily: Ja Rule's is counting down the days to his prison sentence and has kicked his promotion  for his seventh and eighth albums The Renaissance Project and Pain is Love 2 into overdrive. The former Murder Inc. star recently caught up with the LIFE Files TV to discuss his long-awaited return to rap.
During the interview, Ja weighed in on Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim's extended feud. No stranger to high profile beefs himself, Ja said that he thinks rappers are far more susceptible to feuding with each other because of the competitive nature of rap music. Ultimately, he believes that the two artists can work it out in the end. 
"I think it's terrible, man," he said. "I like Nicki, I know Kim. It's fucked up that artists in Hip Hop go through that shit, because artists in pop and R&B and other genres..don't go through that shit...[Kenny Chesney vs. Garth Brooks,] you don't get that shit. You don't have to disrespect another artist's creativity...to better yourself or get ahead as an artist. I think Nicki and Kim, they can resolve that."
Speaking of beef, Ja also spoke on his failed super-group Murder Inc. with Jay-Z and former foe DMX. He said that the group ultimately never really took off because some of the members' egos.
"We tried to put the Murder Inc. group together, but it didn't pan out," he said. "I think egos got in the way of that whole situation. But you've got to understand that that's Hip Hop, too. Niggas are competitive. I think DMX and Jay-Z were so competitive real talk, we couldn't even get them in the same room because of their competitive natures and what they had been through before that with.the legendary battle that they had on the pool tables up in Uptown with the guns out." 
The full interview can be seen below.

Notorious B.I.G. Estate Sign With Branding Agency

Trustees of Notorious B.I.G.'s estate, which include mother Voletta Wallace and widow Faith Evans, have joined with licensing agency Brand Sense Partners to brand his name. The deal would include control over licensing and merchandising of products containing the late rapper's name, likeness, and legacy.

"The family and I are excited to move forward with the exceptional team at BSP," said Biggie's former manager Wayne Barrow in a statement. "Their understanding of Christopher's cultural impact as well as their vision for our brand mission made them the best partner possible for the task. We look forward to working hand in hand with them to build on Christopher's unique legacy."

BSP also said that they hoped to "leverage the untapped equity in his brand." The deal was officially confirmed on May 20--a day before what would have been Big's 39th birthday.

50 Cent to Launch Cell Phone App

Rap Daily: Although his music may not sell quite as much as it used to, 50 Cent has devised a wide variety of ways to make money regardless. Now, the G-Unit general is preparing to break ground on a new cell phone venture.50 Cent has inked endorsement deals with a group that makes cell phone apps and a dietary supplement company.
50's long-time manager Chris Lighty recently spoke to Billboard about the Queens rapper's new deal with UberMedia to launch Uber50, a custom theme available to users of of UberMedia's Blackberry-based Twitter app UberSocial. Lighty explained that the deal actually came about at a time when UberMedia's future in the Twitter sphere looked most dubious.
"[The deal between 50 and UberMedia] was struck during the period that Uber got locked out of Twitter and got fined," Lighty said. "50 had to use a different app. He was one of them going crazy and one of the more vocal ones. Uber saw that and contacted us."
Lighty also indicated that 50 Cent plans to expand his brand futher into the health foods market. In addition to his lucrative deal with Vitamin Water, 50 plans to lauch a vitamin supplement company that cater to stores like GNC. 
"We're working on a new supplement company," he said. "We're going to build new supplements cause it's a big opportunity like Vitamin Water was. We want to market and promote it when we put out 50's album. There are different options of penetration for supplements through music; like going to GNC for protein shakes, vitamins, etc.. No beverage. When you go to a vitamin shop, there's no one of pop culture [representing], it's mostly muscle heads. We'll cut through the clutter with 50 in the store saying, 'You want to be 10% of me so take what I'm taking.'"

Mystikal Ready For Comeback

Fresh out of jail Mystikal ready to make his mark on the hip hop seen once again
Released from prison in January 2010 after serving six years, Mystikal has been taking his time returning to the spotlight. Now, the New Orleans, Louisiana rapper will release his comeback mixtape in June or July, with a studio album to follow shortly after.
“The mixtape. I’ve gotta do it one step at a time. The first step is to let ‘em know that I am home. I’ma drop this mixtape,” he told KPRS’ Brooklyn Martino. “I really didn’t drop anything when I first came home. I put a couple little singles out just to let ‘em know I’m here, but now, I’m finna drop the mixtape. Since I’ve been performing for a year and people know I’m home, I’ll get a big buzz with the mixtape and after that, here come the album.”
The gravel-voiced MC is pleased with how fans have welcomed him home. “It’s been humbling, first of all, just to come home after six years. And when I left six years ago, the hands were in the air,” he continued. “Kind of left abruptly in a disarray. So to come home six years later and the hands still in the air, that’s pretty awesome.
He also hinted at a Tech N9ne collaboration. “I think so,” he said of a potential duet. “Once again, it’s an art form. Tech N9ne, he is definitely a true artist. He’s one of the pioneers of what he do. It’s unique, it’s eclectic. He’s in his own lane.”
And though he’s still signed to Jive Records, he’s unsure if his next album will be released on the label. “It’s yet to be seen,” he added. “We’ll see. But whatever’s gonna come out of it, it’s going to be awesome. It’s going to be powerful.” WATCH A NEW INTERVIEW BELOW WITH THE RAP STAR

Monday, 23 May 2011

Calli Swag M-Bones Funeral Will Be Open To The Public

Fans of the recently murdered Cali Swag District member can pay their respects at his funeral.
Family of recently-deceased rapper M-Bone have announced that his funeral will be open to the public.
"There has been a tremendous outreach of concern and the family would like to have the funeral open to the public and fans that would like to support," said Cali Swag District's publicist in a statement.
Services will begin Friday, May 27 at 11:00 AM PT at Faithful Central on 333 W. Florence Avenue in Inglewood, California.
As previously reported, the 22-year-old rapper was shot twice in the head while sitting in his care on La Brea Avenue in Inglewood.

Cassidy Freed From Prison

hip hop star Cassidy is released from prison amid rumours he was a murder suspect appear false

Rap Daily:Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has been released from jail, after being arrested for a probation violation last week.

Cassidy was arrested by police in Hackensack, New Jersey, after Philadelphia police issued a warrant for the rapper, claiming he violated his probation.

Although initial reports stated that Cassidy was a suspect in a murder and a possible suspect in two other attempted murders, those reports have turned out to be inaccurate.

"GOD is great! I just touch down! Feeling better than ever! Down,dont believe everything you hear.. I'm good," Cassidy tweeter early yesterday morning.

Cassidy, who didn't exactly shy away from the controversial reports, stated that he was going to be returning to the studio and dropping new music, now that he is free.

"All I do is murder beats, thats why I beat murders...I'm dropping some new music tomorrow," Cassidy said. "Since my name in Niggaz mouths, why not.."

It turns out that Cassidy was arrested simply for failing to check in with his probation officer.

An unrelated complaint was lodged against the rapper, although police have refused to issue details.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Ja Rule and Ashanti Reunite

Rap Daily: The former Murder Inc. artists are set to reunite on a new song called "LOL."
Between tracks like "Mesmerize" and "Always On Time," Ja Rule and Ashanti knocked out hit single after hit single together in the 2000's. Now, the former Murder Inc. artists are set to reunite in the studio for the first time in close to seven years.
Ja Rule has enlisted Ashanti for his self-produced song "LOL." Rule explained that the song will appear on one of his two upcoming albums, The Renaissance Project and Pain is Love 2
“It’s a fun record,” he exaplined. “It’ll definitely be on one of the albums, either The Renaissance Project or P.ain I.s L.ove 2, but I’m not sure which one yet.”
Ja Rule is currently preparing to serve a two-year prison sentence beginning this June 8 for possession of a weapon. Before he heads to prison, however, Rule said that he would be releasing his two aforementioned albums The Renaissance Project and Pain is Love 2, due out this June 7.

Man Sells Pimp My Ride Car For $18 Thousand Dollars

Rap Daily: A man Has Sold his $500 Buick for $18,000 after Xzibit and West Coast Customs pimped his ride.
Not many people can forget MTV's "Pimp My Ride" featuring Xzibit and the eccentric crew of Los Angeles' West Coast Customs. For those who don't remember, Xzibit would show up to the doorstep of a lucky fan with a beat up car, and offer to go above and beyond in fixing it.

One man who goes by the name Jake Glazes, and who was featured on the show during its run, said he got much more value out of selling his newly pimped out 1986 Buick Century than he would had he kept it. West Coast Customs had transformed his $500 vehicle into a portable deejay booth with a new sound system and turntables. However, Glazes says the car may have been spruced up on the outside, but the insides were still beat up.

"The problem with the show is, they don't fix any of the mechanical issues and my car was a piece of shit," he said. "What they did was make my piece of shit sound exceptionally awesome, which is great. Just not great enough to drive on the roads."

MTV's contract asserted that cars from the show should not be sold online. However, Glazes was able to circumvent that contract by selling the car to the company associated with the vehicle's upgrade for $18,000. And although he couldn't drive the car, he says his experience with Xzibit was a good one.

"Xzibit was very chilled out. We probably shared 3 entire bags of Fiery Hot Cheetos. He also told me many stories. The crew at West Coast Customs were great dudes also. Very kind."

Rick Ross Explains Inspiration Behind Meek Mill's "Tupac Back"

Rap Daily: The Teflon Don and Wale shared that some listeners don't even know who Tupac is.
Rick Ross scored another smash with his feature onMeek Mill’s “Tupac Back,”  paying homage to the fallen legend. The Maybach Music Group leader explained that the record was made as a tribute to ‘Pac and the impact he had on the game.
“it was really paying homage to Tupac. Sitting in the studio, a lot of times I think of different approaches and I think of different artists and that’s what the vibe was of that record,” Ross told MTV2’s Sucker Free. “Tupac was such a huge influence on the musical level as well as outside of music. A lot of times, I be thinking if Pac was alive, he’d be in politics now.” 
MMG member Wale added that the younger generation might not know about his legacy unless they do their research. “It’s been 15, 16 years since he died. That means if you’re 20, you really don’t connect unless you do your history,” he said. 
Rozay echoed his sentiments, stating that he was shocked by how many people don’t even know who he is. “That surprised me most with the record. We put the record out, I was surprised how many people was asking, who is Tupac? On Twitter, on the blog, who is Tupac?” he said. “There are some people that the only people that they familiar with is Wayne and newer,” said Wale. “That’s it. Not evenBlock is Hot Wayne.”
Ross added, “I’m a firm believer that if you gon’ play basketball, you need to know who Jordan is.”
Listen to the track below and tell me what you think in the comments

Rapper Nelly Working On New Album

Rap Daily: St. Louis,rapper Nelly is reportedly working on another project to follow his last album, 5.0. 

While Nelly was unhappy with the album sales of 5.0, the album's break out single "Just A Dream" earned him a Grammy nomination and sold over 4 million copies, proving the rappers star power. 

“I’ll hopefully have a new album coming out at the end of this year. I’m going back in,” he told Today Show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. “The last album, 5.0, was phenomenal- ‘Just a Dream,” 4 million and things.”  
In between recording, appearing on VH1's Behind the Music and touring recently in Australia with Snoop, Bow Wow and Game the multi-platinum rapper is releasing  a workout video which features his famous friends various exercises.

Nelly also recently shot a video with Keri Hilson for the single “Lose Control,” the next single off her No Boys Allowed LP. 

Nelly's project is currently untitled.

B.G. Arrested On Gun Charges Facing Up 10 Years In Prison

Rap Daily: Former Cash Money Millionaire rapper B.G. is facing gun charges, after being indicted by a federal grand jury on gun and obstruction charges yesterday.

B.G., born Christopher Dorsey, is facing up to 10 years in prison over an incident in November of 2009.

The 30-year-old rapper and two other men were arrested when police stopped their car and found three guns, loaded magazines and extended clips.

To make matters worse, two of the three guns police found were reported stolen.

According to the charges, B.G. conspired with two other men to get a man named Demounde Pollard to claim ownership of the guns.

Pollard, 19, is accused of signing a false affidavit stating that B.G. did not possess the guns.

Pollard and another man named Jerod Fedison have already pleaded guilty to the related charges.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Machine Gun Kelly To Debut Live In New York

Rap Daily: Cleveland, Ohio rapper Machine Gun Kelly will make his debut in New York City this weekend.

Machine Gun Kelly is teaming with MTV2's Sucker Free, for a performance at Gramercy theater on Sunday.

Earlier this week MGK made his lost Angeles performance debut at the Roxy Theatre.

A number of special guests attended the show including Mike Posner, Dom Kennedy, special surprise guest Juicy J., who performed the single "Boatload" and Travis Porter, who performed their hit single "Make It Rain."

Machine Gun Kelly, 21, will perform songs from his latest mix tape "Lace Up" during his tour, which has been dubbed "The Art of Rage."

Check out one of his music videos below

Thursday, 19 May 2011

50 Cent To Star In "Odd Thomas"

The rapper has reached another deal to hit the big screen.
50 Cent's seems to be taking his acting career to the next level. The G-Unit Boss has signed on to star in the film Odd Thomas, adapted by Stephen Sommers from the bestselling novel by Dean Koontz.
The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was the last to sign on to the film, in which he will play "Shamus Cocobolo, a blind deejay who helps the titular hero [played by Anton Yelchin] uncover a Satanic plot. The flick, which begins production immediately in Santa Fe, New Mexico, also stars Addison Timlin, Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nico Tortorella.
The Queens, New York native is set to appear in the upcoming film Set Up alongside Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe. He recently inked a deal to appear alongside Willis in Fire with Fire, and is currently filming Freelancers with Forest Whitaker and Robert De Niro.


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