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AHH Stray News: Ashanti, Hoodfellaz, Dizzee Rascal, Rosa Parks

Just as Irv Gotti’s

The Inc. label is readying Ashanti’s latest album, the R&B singer was

hit with a $4 million dollar lawsuit. T.E.A.M. Entertainment, based in Georgia,

claims they were cheated out millions in royalties, based on contracts the singer

signed when she was 16-years-old. "It is an opportunity to grab lotto,"

Ashanti’s lawyer said in the court documents. “Here is someone I knew

back in 1997, now they’re successful and I want to put my hand in the pocket.”

After years of

being shelved at Bad Boy Records, The Hoodfellaz officially left Sean “P.

Diddy” Combs’ label last month. Group member Morock is working on

his solo album, while the group continues to record as a group. The group received

attention when they released “Taking Da Band,” a dis record aimed

at their label mates “Da Band.” "We have no ill feeling towards

Puffy and the Bad Boy family,” Morock said. “Puff believed in the

Hoodfellaz from the very beginning. We will continue to support Puff and the

Bad Boy family. However I’ve moved in silence for 3 years, now I think it’s

time I’ve been heard."

Dizzee Rascal has

been tapped to perform at the Shortlist Music Prize awards in Hollywood on November

15th. The Shortlist Music Prize honors the most creative albums in all genres

of music. In order to qualify, nominees must have sold less than 500,000 copies.

The 10 Shortlist finalists include Ghostface, the Streets, the Killers, Loretta

Lynn and others. The awards will be broadcast on MTV2 on November 20th.

The Judge presiding

over Rosa Parks’ lawsuit against Outkast, has requested the former mayor

of Detroit acts as a legal guardian for the 91-year-old civil rights activist.

Dennis Archer would review all paper work involved in the lawsuit, which claims

the inclusion of her name on Outkast’s hit song “Rosa Parks”

violated her trademark. Archer is a former Michigan Supreme Court justice. Last

month it was ruled that Parks could not take the stand to answer questions because

she is suffering from dementia.

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