AHH Stray News: Lil Scrappy, OutKast, WhooKid, Vlad

Lil Scrappy, the crunk protégé of Lil’ Jon, is trying to make strides in the fashion world. The rapper has started his own clothing line, G’s Wear. Scrappy told AllHipHop.com, “Its called G’s Wear, aka God’s Little Thug Clothing. It’s going down. If you’re not a G, you can’t wear me.” Scrappy has not secured distribution, but he said that he’s already starting making the clothes.

A judge has ruled that a doctor must explain why Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks cannot testify against OutKast even though she is the individual bringing the suit against the group. Parks alleges that the group’s 1998 hit song “Rosa Parks” exercised false advertising and infringed on her trademark rights, a charge the rappers deny. OutKast said they merely utilized their right to free speech. Parks, who is 91 years old, allegedly suffers from an unidentified ailment, her lawyers claim. The trial is set for Jan. 10.

Lil’ Wayne shot his latest video from the Ohio State Reformatory for the next single “Go DJ.” The jail has also been featured in the hit film “The Shawshank Redemption” and other Hollywood blockbusters. Wayne paid $2,000 to use the 250-cell jail.

DJ Whookid and producer Red Spyda have taken old, unreleased Eazy E tracks and remixed them to give the late gangsta rapper a new edge. The pair also add G-Unit/Compton-bred rapper The Game to the song, titled “Still Cruising.” The Eazy E track will be featured on an upcoming mixtape.

DJ Vlad hosts a new mixtape, Hot In Here, that features a new Shaquille O’neal diss to rapper Skillz. Earlier in the month, Skillz devoted a whole mixtape to the basketball champion. The mixtape also reportedly features lyrical disses for former teammate Kobe Bryant. The mixtape also features exclusive mixes and other unsigned artists.

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