AHH Stray News: DJ Screw, Dame Dash, Eve, 50 Cent

REL entertainment has released the documentary, Soldiers United For Cash, an exclusive behind the scenes look at the late DJ Screw and the legendary Screwed Up Click. The 2-hour DVD features footage of Screw, along with Lil Flip, Big Moe, Z-Ro, and many more. DJ Screw, a pioneering practitioner of the “Chopped & Screwed” style, which slowed down songs to a relaxed melody, died in November 2000 due to a codeine overdose. He was 30.

50 Cent remains number one. The G-Unit general’s single “Candy Shop” holds onto the Billboard Hot 100 top spot for the third consecutive week. Along with “Candy Shop,” 50 has two other songs in the top 5 as “How We De,” his collaboration with The Game, and “Disco Inferno” are numbers 4 and 5, respectively. The Massacre, 50 Cent’s recent LP is also number one on the Billboard album charts after selling over one million units in less than a week.

Rapper-turned-actress Eve is set to star in and executive produce a

Showtime movie called Getting Unstuck,” based on a true story about an HIV-positive lesbian talk-show producer. The movie is taken from a memoir of the same name and based on the real-life character Conscious (real name Merle Soden), who fought through an abusive childhood, drugs, homelessness, and HIV. Soden became a producer for Queen Latifah’s former talk show. Eve will work with Showtime president Robert Greenblatt, whose company executive-produces Eve’s UPN sitcom. The movie will “show [Eve] off in a way no one’s ever seen before,” Greenblatt told Variety.

Hip-hop mogul Dame Dash is preparing the first two releases for his newly formed Damon Dash Music Group. Beanie Sigel and Ol’ Dirty Bastard will lead off Dash’s post Roc-A-Fella venture with The B. Coming and A Son: Unique. Sigel’s third album will include guest appearances from Peedi Crakk, Redman, and Bun B. The Neptunes-produced single “Don’t Stop,” featuring Snoop Dogg has recently hit the airwaves. ODB’s Dash-headed project will finally be released April 12. The late Wu-Tang member’s album features clan brethren Raekwon, Method Man, and Ghostface, as well as several appearances by Macy Gray.

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