AHH Stray News: Eminem & Apple, BEP, John Singleton, Common

Eminem and Apple have

patched up their relationship and the chart topping rapper, who was reportedly

released from rehab for addiction to pain killers, is featured in a new advertisement

for the iPod. On Wednesday (Oct. 12) Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a new iPod

that plays TV shows and videos. Eminem’s image is featured in one of Apple’s

new silhouette ads. In May of 2005, the rapper reached a settlement with Apple,

after he sued the company for copyright infringement. The rapper’s Eight

Mile Style publishing company accused the computer giant of using one of his songs

without permission in a previous iPod advertisement.

The Black Eyed Peas debuted the video for their song “My Humps” on

Monday (Oct. 10) on MTV’s show, TRL. The song is taken from their latest album

Monkey Business. The group shot the video after radio jocks across the

United States started spinning the record, turning it into a surprise hit. The

group attempted to recreate a bygone era in Hip-Hop. “I wanted to recreate

the biker short, drop Nissan truck, Troop jackets, the 808 bass era of Hip-Hop,”

will.I.am told AllHipHop.com. “When groups like the Gucci crew, Salt-n-Pepa,

JJ Fad, Egyptian Lover and MC Shy D. ruled the airwaves. Classic swap meet Hip-Hop.

To love Hip-Hop is to understand every shape Hip-Hop has been and can be.

“Hustle &

Flow” producer John Singleton will be awarded with the Kodak Award at

the ShowEast, one of the premier events for the motion picture industry in the

United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Singleton will be awarded with

the honor at the Coca-Cola Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27

at the Orland World Center Marriott. The Show East takes place Oct. 24-27.

Common has left Kanye West’s Touch the Sky tour because after landing

a role in a new movie that will co-star “Hustle & Flow” star

Taraji Henson. West’s Touch the Sky tour kicked off Tuesday in Miami,

Florida and will wind down on December 11 in Vancouver.

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