AHH Stray News: Remy Ma, AMA’s, Miami Hurricane Rappers, 334 M.O.B.B., WMG

Remy Ma is giving

back to her Bronx, New York community and will give away 600 turkeys and 400

hams today in the Bronx, New York. The female voice of Fat Joe’s Terror

Squad will host the event at Jessica Guzman Medical Center from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Remy’s solo effort There’s Something About Remy coincides

with the passing of Big Pun’s passing on Feb. 7, 2005.

The 33rd Annual American Music Awards took place last night at the Shrine Auditorium

in Los Angeles, California. The evening was hosted by comedian Cedric The Entertainer.

Missy Elliott won Favorite Female Artist in the Hip-Hop category, while 50 Cent

took home top Hip-Hop album. Eminem took home Favorite Male Hip-Hop artist,

Will Smith snagged Favorite Pop/Rock performer and The Black Eyed Peas were

honored with Best Group awards in the Hip-Hop and Pop/Rock categories.

Several current and former

Miami Hurricanes football players are in hot water, after a nine-minute rap

song surfaced featuring the football players demeaning women. The song was recorded

a year ago by “The Seventh Floor Crew,” who took their name from

a student resident hall. "To those who may hear this material, we apologize,"

Athletic Director Paul Dee said in a statement. "Any students whose voices

can be identified will be subject to appropriate discipline and/or counseling."

The matter will be handled internally, as the recording – which was posted

on a student’s blog – was not meant for public distribution.

Montgomery, Alabama duo 334 M.O.B.B. has inked a deal with Def Jam after years

of work in the South. Group members Sawed-Off and Supa Star’s song “Wiked

Church” received airplay in various markets and the group’s mixtape

version of their song “I Aint A Killa” featuring David Banner and

Bone Crusher helped seal the deal. “We don’t want to be pigeonholed as

rappers” group member Supa Star said. “We can do it all, from emceeing,

production and performing, were going to shake things up in the hip-hop game.”

The group has performed with T.I., Outkast, Lil’ Jon and will join Nappy

Roots on an upcoming nationwide tour. 334 M.O.B.B.’s untitled Def Jam

debut is set for a Spring 2006 release.

Warner Music Group has agreed

to a $5 million dollar settlement in regards to a payola probe by New York State

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. The $5 million dollar settlement will go towards

New York music education and appreciation programs. Spitzer announced that Warner

Music Group agreed to cease giving radio stations incentives in exchange for

airplay. Warner admitted to giving direct bribes to programmers, airfare, and

tickets to concerts, iPods and other incentives to increase airplay.

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