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Hip-Hop Rumors: Akon A Fraud?! Ja Rule Dropped? Alicia Keys Sets Wed Date!? Kanye & Will.I.Am’s beat?

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All content within this section is pure rumor and generally have no factual info outside of what the streets have whispered in our ear. Read on.

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TODAY’S RUMORS

AKON GETS EXPOSED!

It appears that Akon has been exposed! The Smoking Gun has gotten gully on cats again. Apparently, has discovered evidence that Akon has lied via police, court and corrections records to show he really isn’t the ex-convict he claims to be (even though he is a convict!). Here is one highlight in the story:

Akon’s ad nauseum claims about his criminal career and resulting prison time have been, to an overwhelming extent, exaggerated, embellished, or wholly fabricated, an investigation by The Smoking Gun has revealed. Police, court, and corrections records reveal that the entertainer has created a fictionalized backstory that serves as the narrative anchor for his recorded tales of isolation, violence, woe, and regret. Akon has overdubbed his biography with the kind of grit and menace that he apparently believes music consumers desire from their hip-hop stars.

While the performer’s rap sheet does include a half-dozen arrests, Akon has only been convicted of one felony, for gun possession. That 1998 New Jersey case ended with a guilty plea, for which the singer was sentenced to three years probation. Another 1998 bust, this one in suburban Atlanta, has been seized upon by Akon and transformed into the big case that purportedly sent him to prison (thanks to his snitching cohorts) for three fight-filled years. In reality, Akon was arrested for possession of a single stolen BMW and held in the DeKalb County jail for several months before prosecutors dropped all charges against him.

So there was no conviction. There was no prison term between 1999 and 2002. And he was never “facing 75 years,” as the singer claimed in one videotaped interview.

[I’m not even going to try to recreate this report. Look here and read it all – the Smoking Gun! ]

THE GLOW IN THE DARK TOUR HAS STARTED

My girl Tori LaLa checked in with me and gave me the run down on the Glow in the Dark Tour with Rhianna, Kanye and Lupe Fiasco. If you don’t want to know about this tour, do NOT read this.

Alright, so after MONTHS of anticipation and rumors, the US leg of the Glow in the Dark tour started tonight in Seattle. Overall, it was an amazing show but I’m disappointed to report that the majority of the rumors weren’t true. Also, I don’t know if it was Key Arena, or KanYe’s inner diva but cameras were strictly forbidden. Apparently camera phones were allowed but every time we tried to use the iPhone, security bugged us. We kept having explain that it was a phone (obviously we were in Microsoft territory) but eventually told to just stop.

Lupe kicked off the show. He had some pretty crazy energy. His set featured all dancers and musicians in red. He was wearin’ some sequined red pants with a red leather jacket. Lupe never introduced his backup singers so it took a bit for people to realize that Mathew Santo was on stage. The lights were great. Lupe didn’t use the big screens for any trippy art or to help the folks in the nosebleed seats know what’s up, he featured videos.

Next up was N.E.R.D.s. Pharrell has crazy sexy dance moves! I really had no idea. Their set and clothes weren’t as choreographed as Lupe’s. Unfortunately, Pharrell walked straight into a fog machine shooting fog out and caused some sort of damage to his voice. He apologized when they finished the set. I think they were planning on rocking the mic a bit longer but he really did apologize to the audience, which was sweet. N.E.R.D.’s background screen was scrolling English and some sort of character (Asian flare) alphabets with X-files coloring.

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Rihanna was the third performer. Her set was disappointingly short (even shorter than N.E.R.D.). It’s hard to believe she’s only had two albums and we have becoming obsessive as we’ve become for her. RiRi’s hair and makeup was amazing. Her video screens zoomed in often on her and she was wearing the purple-y shade of lipstick that is THE COLOR for Spring 2008 (ask any lady, she’ll know what I’m talking about). Initially, she came out in a short black dress with a fluorescent pink detailing at the top. She eventually changed into baggy utilitarian pants and fluorescent yellow details. Oh and she also sported a police hat which was ridiculously sexy. When you see Ri on TV or in pictures, she looks like this cute little girl. WRONG! Not only does she own her sexiness, homegirl is ridiculously toned and her a** is pretty big. As much as I love Rihanna, I cannot omit one fact, her lips and voice weren’t always on the same syllable though it was hard to tell if that was a layering issue (like how a singer yells “Hey” while they’re in the middle of singing the chorus). Rihanna ended with “Umbrella” which would’ve been the perfect opportunity for Chris Brown to come out. Everyone kept peepin’ the corners of the stage but no Chris Breezy, at least in Seattle.

Kanye’s set takes probably forty-five minutes to set up. But it’s so worth it! A huge black curtain was hung between the audience and the stage while it was being set up. The stage is basically set up as a foreign planet with screens taking you through space. Kanye starts off in no-frills, functional gear and only one glove. Kanye and the robot/pilot of the space shuttle that crashed talk throughout the set and eventually with Kanye you travel through space and through deserts and tundras. Because of the intense graphics, taking any pictures, even without the security, would’ve been nearly impossible. Kanye did a tribute to his mom through his own content and through Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” At all of the bars, people who weren’t as lucky to be able to buy a ticket kept asking friends and I if we had been at the concert (must’ve been the dress and heels on a Wednesday night) and the second question was “Did Kanye cry for his mom?” Yes, he did. The second question was “Did it seem sincere?” It did actually. I can’t really say anything sarcastic about that. During “Jesus Walks,” Kanye promised to not make a scene at any more award shows. Also, there are two scenes where Kanye has an alien doll come on stage. That was more comical than the very sensual holographic golden women who rubbed each other’s a**es. No joke.

Right after Kanye’s set started, I looked behind me and the whole tour’s entourage was just chilling with the sound and light technicians. You could really tell that the graphics and lights impressed them. Also, just chillin’ with the sound and light techs? Pharrell! With his arms around a cute skater looking girl the whole time. Despite the disappointment of seeing one of my main crushes’ arms around another woman, I knew that it meant the chances of the CRS supergroup song happening were unlikely. Kanye performed for probably about an hour and a half, two hours. There was no encore and the stage was immediately torn down though walking out, no one said anything negative about the entire concert. “Most dope” and “craziest” were the most used terms.

Also, I noticed someone with an official Glow in the Dark tour pass was filming for the entire concert. I’m wondering if this tour is going to be made available on DVD later on.

I saw K-Weezy perform two years ago and comparing his performance/stage presence and overall tour, it’s obvious that he’s a major star, no longer the producer who go in the car wreck who got a record deal. This tour is the tour of the summer and I feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t have a ticket.

-Tori LaLa

[ILLSEED NOTE: DAMN! I’M THERE IF IT AIN’T SOLD OUT! Also, my homey Roger told me that he was extremely saddened that there was no CRS moment or announcement!]

RAY J AND BOBBY BROWN ARE GONNA FIGHT!

Even though, we know he is dissing Bobby Brown, Ray J says that “Boyfriend” is not talking about the fiasco with Whitney. On the song he says, “Is that your wife? / well, I’m her boyfriend.” He told InTouch, “I don’t ever attach a name to a song, but it’s good that people can listen to a song and create a story about it, because it could be about that situation. I don’t want anybody to think I’m taking any shots at Bobby personally and spilling out my relationship or my sex life with Whitney — I would never do nothing like that.” Apparently, Bobby Brown now refers to Ray J as the “little guy.” In all honestly, I think Bobby needs to defend his honor and get it on!

Thanks Brock.

KHIA AND MS CHERRY CLASH IN ATL?

Khia dissed my girl Wendy Williams, Trina and now I heard she got into an altercation with Ms. Cherry (aka T-Pain’s baby mother). Anyway, I will keep this short and sweet like Khia! I heard Ms. My Neck, My Back beat that skinny Ms. Cherry up! I don’t know for sure, but I certainly know that on the show, it didn’t really look like Khia wanted to throw down. If this is true, I would say it’s the beginning of the end of reality shows.

ALICIA KEYS AND KRUCIAL SET THE DATE?

I certainly believe that people first read about the possible Alicia Keys wedding here first and I am not sure I need to brag about that. But, I heard that some other outlets have built on top of that and published a date. Not only will she allegedly marry producer Kerry ‘Krucial’ Brothers in New York this summer, they are looking to set it off on July 4th. They are trying to get it poppin’ with the fireworks and all that! Also, rumor has it, they have set it to all go down at the Oheka Castle in Long Island. Obviously, nobody has confirmed or refuted the story so we just have to wait and see. I do find it interesting that she shoots down the “gangsta rap conspiracy” rumors, but not these.

CHILLI LETS IT OUT ABOUT URSH AND TAMEKA

Necole Bitchie, my new girl, just told me that she interviewed Chilli and here is how it went down.

“I will say this and I know it’s gonna be everywhere. Lord, Tameka gonna be trying to fight people. But honestly I will say, although Marlon {wayans} is the one that got away, Usher is the one that I truly did love. Like that was truly my first adult love. I love him very much and I will always love him. I don’t know how you love someone that deeply and just stop loving them. I’m not in love with him anymore but I can’t say that I don’t love him anymore. And of course I do want him to be happy and all but me and him had what I never had in any of my other relationships, and that was chemistry. Even in that picture that you have up. Any picture that you see with the two of us, you see it. It’s just there! I could be standing next to him til this day and people will be like “Wow”. It’s not that you are wondering if we are back together again, it’s just that we look like we just go together.”

For some audio, click here.

JA RULE IS…GONE?

You know, I was quietly rooting for Ja Rule to make this triumphant comeback. I heard that s**t is never going to happen, sadly. Why? I heard the Def Jam/ Universal has permanently shelved his album for like eternity. As you should recall, Ja had two songs and videos, one of which had Lil’ Wayne in it! Nothing really worked so I am getting the rumor that the album is sitted up there with Joe Budden’s The Growth and my album.

CROOKED I ON SNOOP DOGG

We got Snoop’s take on it and here is Crooked I’s take on it.

RANDOM QUOTES: THE GAME EDITION

If you didn’t read it, you have to, because The Game has some humdingers. This is just part 1, but there’s more. LOL. Here is a random sampling of AllHipHop.com’s latest cat with the West Coast rapper.

“I’m going for Obama man, that n***a could say I’m going to kill every n***a in the hood when I get in there – I’m going for Obama man. That’s it. Gotta see a Black man [win], man I’m biased man.”

If you Black and you don’t vote for Obama you just need to find a revolver spin that b***h and pop ‘til your noodles’ on the f***in side of the bed man. That’s just a no brainer man.”

“So, if you don’t like me [name dropping], I can save you some gas, 20 dollars and I can save your speakers. Don’t buy my record, man, if you ain’t looking for that. That’s a part of who I am.”

“Dre can’t finish Detox without me man, I’m the West coast man. Dre reached out and expressed that he wanted me to be a part of Detox and I also let Dre know that when it’s time for Detox just holla at me, I’m there whether you do my record or not…”

“Somebody need [to create a] reality show on like creating an album from scratch ‘til when it’s done so people can see actually what the f**k is going on. People don’t really appreciate music like they used to…”

“I work with Kanye, you know, the leader of the hipsters and that’s my man. I leave the little mini-hipsters to everybody else man.”

Click here for The Game: The AllHipHop Interview Part 1

ILLSEED’S QUICKIES

I just want you all to remember, I am not an A&R or a rapper manager or somebody that can get you a deal.

Check out some flicks from Kanye’s tour. It looks like it’s going to be incredible.

I heard that A Tribe Called Quest is going on a tour this summer.

You heard of O’Neal McKnight? He’s a singer that’s related to Andre Harrell. Well I heard that he’s got an MTV reality show coming down the line.

Danity Kane is going on tour with Day 26 and Cheri Dennis on May 24th for a full month.

Looks like Tyrese is going to retire from music until he gets an Oscar.

Somebody told me that Dr. Dre has actually retired from rap and will not release Detox! No way, dude!

I know Khia said she wanted to have a baby by Lil’ Wayne, but he has taken it to the next level. Her new song “,To Be Your Lady,” serenades her lil’ Weezy.

Fab 5 Freddy has reportedly stated on the record that Yo! MTV Raps paved the way for Barack Obama to be accepted in his run for the presidency. XXL, get on that in the next “Negro Please.” LMAO!

I heard Brit Spears is back to working on songs in the studio. Don’t act like you didn’t like when she said, “Its Britney, b***h…”

Tyler Perry is supposedly writing a movie based on Barack and Michelle Obama. Hmmmm…

It might be the last stop for the Soul Train. I heard that the show’s producers have cancelled the Awards show this year. It would have been No. 22. Soul Train stopped doing new shows in 2006.

FLAVOR FLAV!

I heard Flavor Flav is about to set it off in the moves. I can feel Chuck D cringing! Read my lil’ diddy on Flav right here.

Here is a Becky talking about Flav. This is actually quite funny.

SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END

To be homeless isn’t the best case scenario for anybody. To be an amputee isn’t fun either. To be both has to suck. In San Diego, a homeless amputee was beaten to death and the murderer used the victims own own crutch to do the deed on Monday night. Apparently, the homeless man and another person got into an argument. Well, the man he was arguing with, had all of his faculties and beat the man down with his crutch. The man died in the trauma center.

Shout out to my Holla at my Nigerian people and Silver Spoon Records.

WHO BIT: ESTELLE OR WILL.I.AM

OK, I admit…I am a Will.I.Am fan. I was listening to his album, Songs About Girls (yes, the album that flopped) and I there is a track called “Impatient.” Well, I am like, “This sounds familiar.” I searched through my mental library and it came back with Estelle’s “American Boy.” Sure enough the track is almost exactly like Will’s, but this BEP-type joint came out way back in 2007 and Estelle’s came out in 08. Does anybody know the deal?

Did I miss something? Will.I.Am’s version.

LINE DANCING IN DELAWARE!

Inner Circle Home – 29 Dec 07 Chase Center, Wilmington, DE

RIP TO JAYBEEZLE

If you didn’t know, Jaybeezle was a member of the AHH Family and Ill Community and he sadly died recently. I didn’t know he, but here are a pair of videos that give you some insight. He was a real funny dude. He was cracking the ladies up. Part 1 and 2. (Thanks King High for the video) R.I.P.

YESTERDAY, WE LOVE YOU!

They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!

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WHO: illseed

WHAT: Rumors

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HOW: Send your rumors and ill pics to illseed at ahhrumors@gmail.com.

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