Pras, a member
of the recently reunited group, the Fugees, has signed on to appear in First
Night, a documentary about homelessness. According to reports, the rapper
will attempt to live on the streets for nine days with $9. Pras has starred
in various films, including Careful What You Wish For, Fastlane
and Higher Ed.
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels recently launched a fan club called the City
of DMC and relaunched his personal website, www.ME-DMC.com, in support of his
debut solo album, Checks Thugs and Rock ‘N’ Roll. "A lot of artists
have ‘fans.’ I have ‘friends," said DMC, who was the subject of the recent
VH1 special DMC: My Adoption Journey. "I want my friends to have
a place where they can access me, DMC, to see what I’m doing, hear what I’m
saying and tell me what’s going on." That includes footage of DMC talking
about the making of the album, the video for "Just Like Me," which
features Sarah McLachlan, and a service where DMC leaves messages for his fans.
Lil’ Troy has filed
a lawsuit against fellow Houston rapper Scarface, alleging that he was defamed
on a Geto Boys song. Lil’ Troy (born Troy Birklett) claims that Scarface (born
Brad Jordan) insulted him on the 2005 Geto Boys reunion CD, The Foundation.
In a lawsuit filed in Harris County Court, Lil’ Troy argues that Scarface wrongfully
accused him of being a "snitch" and a "ho" in the song.
The two rappers squared off in court in 2002 when Scarface sued Lil’ Troy’s
Short Stop Records and won a $220,000 judgment after Short Stop released recordings
featuring his vocals, backed by tracks produced by Lil’ Troy.
Child member Letoya Luckett has enlisted a who’s who of Houston rappers for
her self-titled debut album, due July 18 via Capitol Records. Bun B., Mike Jones,
Paul Wall and Slim Thug are featured on the first single, "Torn,"
produced by Scott Storch. "It’s the world’s first time hearing me and getting
to know me as a solo artist," LeToya said. "So what better way to
get them to know me than call it LeToya?" The singer performed and co-wrote
several hits for Destiny’s Child, including "Bills Bills Bills" and
"Say My Name." LeToya is also the owner of Lady Elle, a clothing and
accessory store in Houston.