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AHH Stray News: Ice-T Talks To Kids; Romeo Off USC B-Ball Team; Dr. Dre Tribute

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“Gangsta” rap pioneer Ice-T will speak to dozens of foster youth on May 29th at the Texas Foster Youth Conference, taking place at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. Ice-T will speak to the kids about his life experiences on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles, how he dealt with various trials & tribulations in the music industry and the work it took to become one of Hip-Hop’s most successful crossover actors. Ice-T was left an orphan at an early age, when both of his parents died of heart attacks. “He was an orphan early on and he knows the issues our foster youth face,” Nancy Bonilla told the San Antonio-Express News. “Because of his celebrity status, he brings recognition to the issues, and a big part of the conference is to bring awareness to the issues.”Rapper/actor Romeo has quit the USC basketball team, after a disappointing season due to a should injury. During the two seasons he played with The Trojans, Romeo played point guard in a total of nine games, earning a total of five points. Romeo, who starred in the hit series “Romeo!” on Nick, originally graduated from Beverley Hills High School, where he started all four seasons. Rappers Spice One, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, Bronx Style Bob, producer Domino and others have teamed to pay tribute to Dr. Dre on a new album. The release, titled The Chronic 2011: A Millennium Tribute to the Songs of Dr. Dre, features a variety of rappers remaking songs from Dr. Dre’s entire production catalog. Spice 1 remakes “We Want Eazy,” while Felicia “Snoop” Pearson remakes Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice.” The album is slated to be released this fall on CD and vinyl. Additionally, two slots are being left open for a new rapper or Hip-Hop group to remake a track to be included on the album. MySpace.com links can be emailed to DrDreTribute@yahoo.com.

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