Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Snoop Dogg Works With Charlie Sheen- Drops New Album 'Doggumentary'

Rap Daily: Snoop Dogg was recently in the studio with actor Charlie Sheen over the weekend, working on music for an upcoming project. 

Charlie Sheen tweeted a picture of himself with Snoop and former Korn member Robert Patterson in a recording studio at the actor's house over the weekend, in Los Angeles. 

In a Tweet, the 45-year-old former star of the hit series "Two and a Half Men" labeled himself "Sheenius." 

"Warlock meets his makers-music makers that is @SnoopDogg @robpatterson666 get ready to rock the Sheenius within," Sheen tweeted to his millions of followers.

According to sources, the Sheen, Snoop and Patterson were working on material that will be included on the soundtrack to Sheen's upcoming Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour. 

Hopefuls can send an email with an MP3 to winningwarlockmusic@gmail.com for a chance to be on the soundtrack.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg's 11th studio album The Doggumentary landed in stores today (March 29th). 

The album features guest appearances by Bootsy Collins, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort, Kokane, Daz Dillinger and an epic collaboration with country singer and fellow pot smoker, Willie Nelson. 

Jay-Z, David 'Big Papi' Ortiz Settle '40/40' Lawsuit

Rap Daily: Jay-Z has finally reached a settlement with David "Big Papi" Ortiz over the baseball star's use of the name 40/40 Club.

When Ortiz attempted to open a club named "Forty-Forty" in the Dominican Republic, Jay-Z slapped the Red Sox star with a $5 million dollar lawsuit. 

Earlier in this month, lawyers for Ortiz claimed that Jay-Z wanted too much to settle the case, leading many to believe the matter would have to be settled by a judge. 

According to The New York Daily News, Jay-Z and Ortiz were slated to head to Manhattan Federal Court today (March 29th) over the issue, after a round of negotiations failed last month. 

"The case has been settled in principle," Jay-Z's attorney Peter Raymond told The NewYork Daily News. "We have agreed on the outlines of a settlement and need to reduce it to writing."

50 Cent Stars Opposite Robert De Niro In 'Freelancers'

Rap Daily: Rapper 50 Cent and Robert De Niro will work together again on a new upcoming movie titled Freelancers.

According to reports, 50 Cent and Robert De Niro are attached to the movie, which will be directed by Jessy Terrero, the man behind movies like Soul Plane, Gun and a variety of rap videos. 

The movie stars 50 Cent as the son of a slain NYPD officer who follows in his father's footsteps and joins the police force. 

Things take a turn for the worst when he joins Captain Vic Scarcone's (Robert De Niro) crew of rogue cops. 

Freelancers is slated to begin shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 18th. 

Producers include 50 Cent and Randall Emmett for their film company Cheetah Vision, along with Fred Malmberg and Daniel Wagner.

DJ Megatron shot to death in New York City


Rap Daily :Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron, who built a career at hip-hop and R&B radio stations from Philadelphia to Boston and told viewers of a popular music TV show "What's Good," was shot to death early Sunday, according to his manager and police.
The BET cable television segment host was killed while heading to a store near his home on New York City's borough of Staten Island around 2 a.m., his manager Justin Kirkland, known as J. Smoove, said.
Police say the 32-year-old deejay, born Corey McGriff, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest. No arrests have been made.
His manager said friends and relatives had no idea why anyone might have attacked a deejay known for his upbeat, amiable attitude.
"He probably had one of the best personalities around, super-positive, happy all the time," Kirkland said.
Rising to the on-air ranks after starting as an intern, DJ Megatron began his career at New York's WKRS-FM, better known as Kiss FM, where deejays remembered him on the air and online Sunday.
He also worked at what was then Boston's Hot 97.7, or WBOT-FM, and at Philadelphia's The Beat, or WPHI-FM, according to a bio on his MySpace site.In recent years, he appeared on BET's popular "106 & Park," where his "What's Good" spots took him onto the streets to ask bystanders about topics ranging from sports to "The Five Elements of Hip-Hop." Viacom Inc.-owned BET, or Black Entertainment Television, had no immediate comment.
Sometimes known as Mega or Mega McGriff, the deejay also appeared in movies including 2005's "State Property 2," starring Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash and rappers Beanie Sigel and N.O.R.E., formerly Noreaga.
A father of three, DJ Megatron also devoted time to charitable events on Staten Island, his manager said.

Rick Ross Busted In Shreveport For Weed

Rap Daily:Rapper Rick Ross was arrested in Shreveport, Louisiana last night (March 25).

Police busted the rapper after a strong odor of marijuana was detected from his room at the Hilton in Shreveport.

When police arrived at the rapper's door they allegedly saw about a gram of marijuana in plain sight.

Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts III, was immediately taken into custody. 

The rap star was in town that evening to perform at Kokopellis nightclub for a birthday bash for DJ Bay Bay. 

Also arrested the same evening was Philadelphia Eagles star Jason peters. 

The Queen City, Texas native was arrested after he allegedly refused to turn down police officer's request to turn the music down in his car. 

Peters, who was in town to celebrate with Rick Ross, was also arrested and charged with loud music and disturbing the peace. 

Both men have since been released. 

Friday, 25 March 2011

Nicki Minaj Helps Victims Of Japan Earthquake And Tsunami

Rap Daily:  A variety of rappers are being tapped for an upcoming digital album being released by Universal Music Group to raise funds for the victims the March 11th earthquake/tsunami in Japan that left over 15,000 people dead. 

According to reports, Nicki Minaj has been confirmed for the project, while Universal acts like Rihanna and Bon Jovi have also been tapped for the album, which will be released worldwide. 

Proceeds from the album, which is being rushed to be released at the end of this week, will benefit the Japanese Red Cross. 

A number of other Universal artists could be included on the project, including top-selling rapper Eminem and pop singer Lady Gaga.

Universal representatives are looking for artists who are willing to waver their royalties for the tracks that appear on the untitled, digitized benefit release.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Nate Dogg Funeral Details Announced

The funeral for revered singing Hip-Hop hook master Nate Dogg will take place this Saturday (March 26th) in his hometown of Long Beach, California. 

A viewing for Nate Dogg will be held on Friday (March 25th) from 10 to 4pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach. 

The public is invited to the viewing, with tight security measures in place, which includes a ban on all cameras. 

Nate Dogg's sister Pamela Hale-Burns revealed that singer will be laid to rest at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. 

According to Burns, who is a reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the service will be open to the public, although there will be strict security at the door and no cameras will be allowed. 

Nate Dogg died at the age of 41 on March 15th due to complications from two strokes in 2007 and 2008. 

According to Hale-Burns, Nate Dogg's family has been received condolence from fans across the world. 

"We appreciate all the words of encouragement and all the thoughts and prayers they have been sending our way," Hale-Burns said. "Remember my brother for what he loved - doing his music."

Master P Gucci Mane Announce Details Of Movie 'Get Money'

Rap Daily: Hip-Hop mogul Master P. has tapped Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane to co-star in a new comedic drama, titled "Get Money."

The pair will star in the flick, which centers around a street hustler and "philosopher" experiencing a mid-life crisis. 

Master P. plays a character named "Monster," who has his way with words and women. 

Gucci plays "Big G," who is focused on steering Monster away from a life of crime for a career in the Hip-Hop business. 

The two hustlers eventually snag $1 million dollars from a rival gang, just as Monster begins to settle down and renounce his former way of living. 

In addition to Master P. and Gucci Mane, "Get Money" stars Meek Mill, Megan Good, AJ Johnson, Miss Chee, Bengie, Gangsta, Oaktree and others. 

"Get Money" is executive produced by Master P. and Gucci Mane. The movie is slated to be in theaters in August of 2011. 

For more information, go to http://www.NoLimitForeverFilms.com

Search For Actor To Play Tupac Hits The Internet

Rap Daily:The search for an actor to play the role of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur has gone viral, as production company Morgan Creek is harnessing the Internet to seek out top talent. 

Morgan Creek is hosting an online casting call with popular L.A. personality DJ Skee and Karmaloop.TV for the upcoming motion picture "Tupac," which is based on the life of the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur.

"Tupac" will focus on the rapper's rise to superstardom, his imprisonment, his stint at Death Row Records and his untimely death at the hands of an unknown assassin in September of 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

“We are excited to partner with Morgan Creek on this innovative casting call,” said Scott “DJ Skee” Keeney, founder of Skee.TV. “This audition process is a great example of utilizing today’s ever-evolving technology to reach fans and actors around the world to pay homage to a hip-hop legend.”

Serious actors who want a shot at playing "Tupac" in the major motion picture can also log on to InSearchOfTupac.com to upload their videos for reviews.

The website will also help to keep fans abreast about important announcements and other opportunities to take part in the flick, which is being directed by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day," "Brooklyn's Finest"). 

"Tupac" is also being executive produced by Afeni Shakur, along with producers LT Hutton, James G. Robinson and David Robinson. 

"We’re looking for someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role," added producer David Robinson. "At this point, we’re more concerned about finding someone with the ability to give their entire heart into the performance than just looks and personality.”

Universal Pictures will distribute "Tupac" in the United States, while Morgan Creek will co-distribute internationally overseas.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Young Buck Owes Total $11.5 Million- $10 Million From G-Unit

Rap daily: Young Buck's troubles continue to deepen, as claims against the rapper have reached $11.5 million, with $10 million of the claims coming from his former label, G-Unit. . 

According to Buck, G-Unit Records has filed a $10 million claim against former artist Young Buck in the event that he breaches his contract with the label, in his ongoing bankruptcy case. 

Rapper 50 Cent has also filed a $171,000 claim against Young Buck, claiming he loaned his former artist $300,000 in 2005.

In all, Young Buck has 14 claims against him in the bankruptcy proceedings, which total a whopping $11.5 million dollars. 

Young Buck's lawyer Robin Mitchell Joyce blamed some of Young Buck's financial troubles on the deal he signed with 50's G-Unit imprint. 

She claims that G-Unit managed Young Buck, handled all of his business, provided legal counseling and acted as his booking agent. 

This could have put anyone working with Young Buck in danger of running afoul of 50 Cent, especially after the two men began to feud.

"One of the biggest problems with Buck's situation is not only that it's so complex, but also that he didn't understand it," Joyce told The Tennessean. "The money went in and the money went out and Buck's universe of knowledge about his financial state is a balance on an ATM receipt. … Buck never knew at one point, at several points, that he was a millionaire."

According to Joyce, she has submitted a $500,000 budget for a new album since Young Buck is technically still signed to the label, although his releases through G-Unit have been put on hold. 

Joyce believes the label must either approve the budget and release Young Buck's third album for G-Unit or let him out of his contract. 

Young Buck is also facing 10 years in prison over a federal gun rap after a March 7th arrest, which accused the rapper of illegally being in possession of a gun in August of 2010. 

He is free on $100,000 bail. 

Monday, 21 March 2011

SOULJA BOYS BROTHER DIES IN CAR CRASH

On Monday morning (March 21), the rapper revealed on Twitter that he's mourning the passing of his younger brother, who passed last night.
In a tweet to to his 2.6 million followers, the young rapper expressed his sadness, writing (@SouljaBoy): "at home crying my eyes out I can't believe my Lil bro is gone... today is so not my day.. RIP lil brother love you always :(".
Soulja Boy's manager, Miami Mike, followed by stating that that the rapper's brother was involved in a car accident late last night.
"The Flags are @ Half Staff @ the Offices of SODMG & PTE, R.I.P. to @Souljaboy little brother who passed-way in a auto crash last nite :-(" Mike wrote (@CEOMiamiMike)."

No further details have been released as of press time. Story still developing..... 

Slim Thug Sued For Pistol Whipping Man During Business Meeting

Rap Daily: A Texas man has filed a lawsuit against rapper Slim Thug, who is accused of assaulting the man during a business meeting. 

Clarence Evans filed the lawsuit against Slim Thug and Raymond Thomas II on March 18th, in the District Court of Harris County, Texas.

According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Clarence Evans attended a meeting at a residence in Harris County with Slim Thug and several associates.

Evans claims that he was "suddenly and without warning" attacked by Slim Thug, who allegedly struck Evans in the face with the end of a pistol. 

The lawsuit claims that Slim Thug ordered his associates to attack Evans and rob him of his money.

"Defendants participated in the attack and directed the other attendees of the business meeting to attack Plaintiff and steal any money Plaintiff had in his pockets at the time," the lawsuit claims. 

Evans is seeking an disclosed amount for a variety of charges. 

Evans is suing Slim Thug and his associate Raymond Thomas for medical, hospital and pharmaceutical charges, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disability and disfigurement. 

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Wyclef Jean Released From Hospital After Being Shot In Haiti

Rap Daily: Rap star Wyclef Jean was shot earlier today in his native homeland of Haiti, just hours before voting is slated to begin the contested Presidential election. 

While details are sketchy, reports are stating Wyclef was shot in the hand. He has been since discharged from a local hospital in the city of Delmas. 

"We have spoken to Wyclef, he is ok," a representative said in a statement. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers." 

Wyclef is in Haiti supporting Presidential candidate Michel Martelly, who is running against Mirlande Manigat, a law professor who is also the former first lady of Haiti. 

The elections are slated to start today.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Family Says Tru Life's Sentencing Too Lenient

Former Roc-A-Fella Records artist Tru Life was sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in a stabbing that left one man dead and another injured. 

Tru Life, born Robert Rosado, was in court yesterday (March 16th), along with his brother Marcus. 

Both men apologized to Christopher Guerrero, was stabbed to death during a June 2009 altercation with the brothers. 

According to the Associated Press, relatives of Guerrero were unhappy with the the brothers' sentence, which they felt was too lenient, considering the magnitude of the crime. 

"Christopher, who was unarmed and defenseless, was attacked," said Guerrero's brother, Jason Ramirez. "We believe the system has failed us."

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Nate Dogg Dies Aged 41

The West Coast star passed away in Long Beach, California, in the early hours of yesterday morning, according to his family.
The cause of death remains unknown, though he did suffer a stroke in December 2007 that rendered the left side of his body paralysed.with Dre, Snoop and Kurupt; and 2003 tune 21 Questions, with 50 Cent.
In April 2002 he was arrested and charged with firearms and drugs offences in Arizona, pleading guilty at trial and sentenced to probation and community service.
He released three albums during his career - 1998's G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2, 2001's Music And Me, and an eponymously titled 2004 collection.
However, he'll be best remembered for his collaborations, having contributed to over 40 charted singles.
His distinctively deep voice also played a big role on Dre's top-selling 1991 album The Chronic.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

50 Takes G-Unit International

Rap Daily: 50 Cent is taking his record label international with a new European distribution deal for G-Unit Records. 

According to reports, 50 Cent is planning to open an office in the United Kingdom via a new marketing and distribution deal with PIAS Group.

"Last year we took the decision to restructure the label and begin to carve out it's own world-wide distribution, marketing and promotions strategy, said Nikki Martin, Vice President, G-Unit Records & Entertainment. “After signing with EMI for North America we looked at who could help develop the brand in other key territories and we decided to partner with PIAS who shared our vision and passion for the music."

50's UK's office will be headed up by renowned DJ, Dan Greenpeace, who is a notable figure in the UK music industry.

PIAS is one of Europe's leading independent music labels, launched in 1982 by Kenny Gates & Michel Lambot.

The PIAS Group is headquartered in Brussels and has local offices in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain. 

Sunday, 13 March 2011

New Ja Rule Album Lands In Stores Day Before Rapper's Prison Term

Queens, New York rapper Ja Rule has announced his new album The Renaissance Project will drop in June, just as he starts a 2-year prison term for being caught with a handgun in July of 2007.
Ja Rule was sentenced to the term after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

Earlier this week, the rapper's lawyer revealed that a judge had pushed Ja' surrender date to June, so he could pay off an old tax debt and finish recording his album.

Earlier today (March 13th), Ja took to Twitter and announced the official release date for the album is June 7th, the day before he must surrender to authorities and begin his prison sentence.

The Renaissance Project will be released on Ja Rule's Mpire Music Group, which is distributed and marketed by Fontana Distribution.

Ja Rule is due in court to surrender and start his prison term on June 8th.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Eminem Certified Diamond Pens Open Letter to City of Detroit

 Eminem has reached another milestone in his career, as his 2002 album The Eminem Show has been certified Diamond, by selling 10 million records.

According to reports, the Recording Industry Association of America  has certified the Grammy Award winning album The Eminem Show Diamond. 

Additionally, his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP has moved over 10 million records as well, although the album has yet to receive its own Diamond status from the RIAA. 

In related news, Eminem recently penned an open letter to the City of Detroit.

"You took our country from its infancy into industry. And your name still carries with it, the idea of a nation. Built on steel, muscle and sweat. you became a city that carried a country," Eminem said. "Who know that nothing is accomplished without hard work, without sacrifice. When you hurt, we hurt..."

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Meek Mill Concert Cut Short After Brawl

Maryland police are investigating a shooting that took place after a massive brawl between 50-60 people broke out during a concert featuring Meek Mill, who recently inked a deal with rapper Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. 

Meek, who hails from Philadelphia, was the headlining act at Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge on Sunday.

A fight broke out amongst patrons, resulting in one person being removed from the venue. 

While security guards escorted the person out of the venue, larger fights broke out inside the hall amongst 50-60 people, where food and chairs where thrown. 

When security guards used pepper-sprayed to contain the fighting patrons, over 600 people rushed for the doors. 

In the parking lot, ten shots were fired, prompting the crowd to scatter. 

Police are currently investigating the brawl, which left several attendees with minor injuries. 

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