Rapper MC Hammer officiated
at the wedding of Motley Crue member Vince Neil yesterday (January 9th). According
to reports, Neil, 43, struck up a friendship with the multi-platinum rapper while
they filmed the reality television show “The Surreal Life” in 2002.
Neil married his girlfriend Lia Gerardini in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Raphael Saadiq is in the process of compiling the best unused songs from production
sessions with various artists for release this year. The untitled album will
feature Mos Def, Nappy Roots, Kelis, Babyface, Angie Stone, Erykah Badu, TLC,
Ginuwine and others. In related news, Saadiq recently completed work with Mary
J. Blige, producing and writing two songs for her new album. Saadiq is also
preparing to shoot a video for “I Want You Back" (featuring Teedra
Moses), the new single from his critically acclaimed Raphael Saadiq as Ray
Seal recently criticized
rappers for damaging the African-American community in the United States. In
a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister magazine, Seal, who was recently wed
to supermodel Heidi Klum, said that the rappers were hurting their respective
communities in a way that others would not. "Take for example the Jewish
culture. They’ve been persecuted just like the black people, right? But you
never see them eating their own. They don’t. But we will,” Seal said.
"I really feel that there is a responsibility and what goes around comes
A DVD on the life
story of author Donald Goines recently hit stores, featuring a who’s-who
in Hip-Hop. “Donnie’s Story” is the history of Goines, a former
heroin addict, pimp and gangster, who authored “Dopefiend,” “Addict,”
and “Blackgirl Lost,” which was also a song by Nas. “Donnie”
as his sisters and close friends called him, share insight on his life in never
before seen interviews. Filmed on location across the nation, the DVD features
interviews with DMX, E –40, Ice Cube, Capone, Fab 5 Freddy, Benzino, Mike
Conception, Fredro Starr, Bun B, Easy Mo Bee, Mike Epps, Sticky Fingers, Bo
Tie, Miller London, BMF, Cheddaboyz & many others and was produced &
directed by Kelvin “Kal” Williams.