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Hip-Hop Rumors: Former Death Row Exec Shot & Killed!! Nas & DJ Premier Still Working On Album?! The Roots’ Short Film for “undun”!!

Former Death Row V.P. Shot and Killed in Los Angeles!

40 year-old, former Death Row vice president John Atterberry passed away earlier this week after being shot by a “crazed gunman” in both the face and the neck over the weekend. The music executive also helped propel the careers of artists such as the Spice Girls and Jessica Simpson. The Hollywood Reporter detailed the events: “Atterberry, 40, was sitting in his silver Mercedes-Benz coupe Friday by the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street when the gunman shot him three times in the face and neck. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital, where he remained in critical condition until Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at 4:51 p.m.”

R.I.P. John Atterberry

Nas and Preemo Still Plan on Collaborating For Entire Album?

That’s the word, according to DJ Premier who, in the above interview with HardKnock.tv, revealed that he and Nas DO still have plans to complete that long-rumored and highly anticipated collaboration album at some point. He also speaks on the Re:Generation project, working with Slick Rick, and more!

The Roots Release undun Short:

Yesterday, it was announced that the legendary Roots crew were looking into turning the concept album into a film or play, and today brings forth a short film for undun, which was directed by Clifton Bell. It is a collection of the “music videos” released for the album’s songs: “Sleep,” “Stomp,” “Tip the Scale,” and “Make My.” undun is in stores now!!

Three Rappers Walk Into A Recording Studio…

Well, we already know that a CRS album is basically out of the question, but these three were caught in the studio together working on some new material. Tyler’s new album? Food & Liquor 2? Any ideas?

Quickies:

-Chris Brown has announced via Twitter that he and Godfrey Tabarez will be directing the music video for Wale’s “Slight Work,” which also features Big Sean. Interesting.

-More congrats are in order for the 2011 Grammy Nominee for Best Artist, J. Cole, whose “Work Out” single was certified Gold earlier this week.

-Russell Simmons has stepped in and purchased all remaining advertising space for the TLC network’s “All-American Muslim” to keep the show on the air. Anyone seen it?

-Before Maino’s releases his sophomore album, The Day After Tomorrow, on January 31st, he will be dropping a mixtape titled I Am Who I Am: The Album Before the Album. Guests include Prodigy, Jim Jones, Ace Hood, Lil Wayne, Lloyd Banks, and more.

-50 Cent is PISSED at Interscope Records for releasing cover art for a track, “Girls Gone Wild,” featuring Jeremih that isn’t even his true single. Just drop the album already, and eff the label, Fif!

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