Rapper Chingy has
departed Ludacris’ Disturbing The Peace and his management with Chaka Zulu.
Kenneth Crear and Johnny Wright of WCM will act as co-managers over the multi-platinum
St. Louis rapper as his preps his sophomore album, Powerball. While AllHipHop.com
August, Zulu denied the sources’ validity in a statement. Chingy will
drop Powerball in November. WCM also manages the Backstreet Boys, Christina
Milian and others.
The most recent
XXL magazine features an insightful interview with Nas, a story written by scribe
Jon Caramonica. The issue also features an investigation piece on Mystikal,
who presently is serving jail time for sexual assault. The issue also features
notable stories on Jim Jones, Nore, De La Soul and reviews on Mos Def and Talib
Kweli, among others.
Eminem will reportedly
exercise his Freedom of Speech by criticizing President George W. Bush. "The
cuts we heard were very political," said a record-store buyer to rollingstone.com.
"Eminem’s distaste for the Bush administration is pretty clear." Interscope
president Jimmy Iovine played a number of the Dr. Dre-produced songs for national
retailers earlier this month. Em’s Encore album is set to drop
on November 16.
jocks Star & Bucwild have moved closer to New York, despite being prevented
from getting into the competitive market. The pair will work both Philly’s
Power 99 morning show and there current slot at Hartford, Connecticut’s
WPHH (104.1 FM). Star & Buc were formally with Emmis Communications’
Hot 97, but were prevented from returning due to 10-day temporary restraining
order. Emmis says that the pair cannot return until March 2005 due to a noncompete