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AHH Stray News: Common Teams W/ White Sox

Rapper Common has teamed with the Chicago White Sox to help raise awareness for his non-profit organization, The Common Ground Foundation. On August 12, the organization will host the Common Ground Foundation Day with the Chicago White Sox, when the team faces off against the Royals. The Common Ground Foundation empowers youth in underserved communities… Read more »

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T.I. Gets MTV Reality Show

Rapper T.I. will turn his legal issues into an untitled reality series that will air on MTV in early 2009.   According to Variety, MTV will follow the Grammy Award winning Atlanta rapper as he performs 1,000 hours of community service and readies for a one-year prison sentence, for possession of unregistered machine guns and… Read more »

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50 Cent Employee Arrested For Assaulting Woman At Rapper’s Mansion

Police in Farmington, Connecticut arrested a man at 50 Cent’s mansion for allegedly assaulting a woman.   Authorities accuse Dwayne McKenzie, 27, of choking and striking a New Britain woman with a belt during the altercation, which took place on the rapper’s property.   McKenzie was charged with assault, strangulation, breach of peace and unlawful restraint… Read more »

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Nas To Release The N****r Mixtape

Nas plans to release The N****r Mixtape, after the rapper recently made headlines for removing the racially charged word out of his album title. DJ Green Lantern recently revealed that he would collaborate with Nas on the effort. Green Lantern stated that the alliance is the result of some choice conversations via their mobile devices…. Read more »

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MC Lyte Launches New Group Almost September

Hip-Hop veteran and pioneering female rapper MC Lyte has launched a new group, Almost September.   The Hip-Hop/Soul group, which is comprised of MC Lyte, producer/writer/vocalist Whitey and producer/writer/vocalist Jared Lee, will debut six songs from their upcoming album via iTunes today (May 27).   The new group and album release is part of a… Read more »

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Rapper Rev. Run Tapped As Kool-Aid Spokesman

Rapper Reverend Run has been tapped as the spokesman and brand ambassador for Kraft Foods’ Kool-Aid line, which is introducing new and reformulated products this spring.   The 81-year-old company has formed also formed a partnership with Reverend Run and KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that aims to build 24 playgrounds in cities across the United… Read more »

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Rapper Camu Tao Dies From Lung Cancer

Definitive Jux rapper Camu Tao died on Monday (May 25) at a Columbus, Ohio hospital, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.   Camu Tao, born Tero Smith, had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment, since being diagnosed with the disease in 2006.   “[Camu Tao] had been going through repeated chemo treatments while remaining out of… Read more »

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