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AHH Stray News: Joe Budden Arrested, Shyne Helps Kids, Jerry Wonda Launches Label

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(AllHipHop News) Religious rapper Shyne is teaming with an Israeli music company to help at risk teens in Belize, Central America, Israel and other parts of the world, through his music. Shyne is involved with the “Let’s Fill This Town With Musicians” program with Oleh! Records, an Israeli-based non-profit that supports Israeli musicians and projects. The program will link Israeli musicians with underprivileged youth in Belize and around the world. Shyne will teach the youth involved with the project music, production and business skills needed to survive in the music industry. “I really believe in music and music education as an alternative to violence,” Shyne told Israeli-based tech website NoCamels.com. It’s important to have the music education resource center as a place where these kids can escape from violence, and hopelessness.”

Slaughterhouse member Joe Budden was arrested last night, shortly before his highly anticipated show in New York. Slaughterhouse members Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9
performed at The Best Buy Theater last night. The group explained Joe Budden’s absence from the show. According to reports, Joe Budden was arrested for a 2007 warrant, for a minor traffic violation. Prior to the performance, Joe Budden tweeted a picture of the empty venue during sound check.

Grammy Award-winning producer Jerry Wonda is entering a new phase of his career. The super-producer has launched his own production company, Wonda Music. The new company has signed a variety of artists, producers, songwriters and musicians, who are currently in the studio with top talent. Producers with Wonda Music are already working with Kelly Rowland, Ashanti, Keri Hilson, Miguel, Keyshia Cole, French Montana and others. Jerry Wonda debuted as a producer on The Fugees’ hit album The Score, which has sold over 17 million copies worldwide. He has since produced for acts like Michael Jackson, Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Shakira and Stevie Wonder.

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