KRS-One was recently booted from a scheduled lecture at Oxford
University in the United Kingdom. In a recent interview with the California’s
North County Times, the pioneering rapper explained the situation. "Every
philosopher wants to lecture at Oxford," KRS-One said. "I got the
letter in the mail and I framed it. They had a big room for me and a fruit tray.
They’d sold 400 tickets, and the day of the lecture, the dean of the school
cancels the lecture. He said that they weren’t prepared for the kind of audience
I was going to bring in.” KRS said the audience went to the Christ Church
of Oxford where he delivered his lecture to about 80 students. A representative
for Oxford University confirmed an event with the rapper was canceled, but denied
it was to be held at Oxford University. “He was never due to speak here
at Oxford University,” a spokesman for Oxford University told AllHipHop.com.
sophomore album Late Registration topped the Billboard’s pop
chart yesterday (September 7). The album took the #1 spot on the Top 200 Albums
chart, on sales of over 860,000 copies in the first week. The album is the second
best selling album of the year, second only to 50 Cent’s album The
Massacre, which moved over 1 million copies when it hit the stores in March.
Sales spiked for West’s debut The College Dropout, which has
moved almost 3 million copies. Tony Yayo’s debut Thoughts of a Predicate
Felon debuted at #2, moving over 200,000 copies.
Steve Harvey has inked a
joint syndication deal with Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio and Inner City
Radio. Clear Channel reps said “The Steve Harvey Show” morning program
will showcase the comedian’s talents, feature celebrity guests and have
compelling features. Harvey will be based out of WBLS in New York and the show
already has singed up radio stations in Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois,
Columbia, South Carolina and Jackson, Mississippi.
Miri Ben-Ari, the
“Hip-Hop Violinist,” has been signed to Reebok’s "I Am What
I Am" ad campaign. Ari joins the likes of Allen Iverson, Nelly, Jay-Z and
50 Cent for the campaign. "The partnering with Reebok is a natural fit
for me because I truly value artists who are not afraid to be different, and
stand out from the crowd." Ari said. Ari has created string arrangements
for Hip-Hop artists Kanye West and Twista and has worked with such artists as
Anthony Hamilton, Scarface, Patti Labelle, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.
Miri Ben-Ari ‘s debut album Miri Ben-Ari The Hip-Hop Violinist drops