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AHH Strays News: Pras, DMC, Lil Troy Vs. Scarface, Letoya

Pras, a member

of the recently reunited group, the Fugees, has signed on to appear in First

Night, a documentary about homelessness. According to reports, the rapper

will attempt to live on the streets for nine days with $9. Pras has starred

in various films, including Careful What You Wish For, Fastlane

and Higher Ed.

Run-DMC frontman

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels recently launched a fan club called the City

of DMC and relaunched his personal website, http://www.ME-DMC.com, in support of his

debut solo album, Checks Thugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll. "A lot of artists

have ‘fans.’ I have ‘friends," said DMC, who was the subject of the recent

VH1 special DMC: My Adoption Journey. "I want my friends to have

a place where they can access me, DMC, to see what I’m doing, hear what I’m

saying and tell me what’s going on." That includes footage of DMC talking

about the making of the album, the video for "Just Like Me," which

features Sarah McLachlan, and a service where DMC leaves messages for his fans.

Lil’ Troy has filed

a lawsuit against fellow Houston rapper Scarface, alleging that he was defamed

on a Geto Boys song. Lil’ Troy (born Troy Birklett) claims that Scarface (born

Brad Jordan) insulted him on the 2005 Geto Boys reunion CD, The Foundation.

In a lawsuit filed in Harris County Court, Lil’ Troy argues that Scarface wrongfully

accused him of being a "snitch" and a "ho" in the song.

The two rappers squared off in court in 2002 when Scarface sued Lil’ Troy’s

Short Stop Records and won a $220,000 judgment after Short Stop released recordings

featuring his vocals, backed by tracks produced by Lil’ Troy.

Former Destiny’s

Child member Letoya Luckett has enlisted a who’s who of Houston rappers for

her self-titled debut album, due July 18 via Capitol Records. Bun B., Mike Jones,

Paul Wall and Slim Thug are featured on the first single, "Torn,"

produced by Scott Storch. "It’s the world’s first time hearing me and getting

to know me as a solo artist," LeToya said. "So what better way to

get them to know me than call it LeToya?" The singer performed and co-wrote

several hits for Destiny’s Child, including "Bills Bills Bills" and

"Say My Name." LeToya is also the owner of Lady Elle, a clothing and

accessory store in Houston.

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