AHH Stray News: Chingy, XXL, Eminem

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

speculated about the split in

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.

Controversial shock

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

clause.

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