AHH Stray News: Violence At Jim Jones Show, Gnarls Barkley, Wyclef, Czar Squad DJ’s

A police officer

was assaulted and one man was stabbed yesterday (May 21) at a Jim Jones concert

in Buffalo, N.Y. The rapper was performing at The Tralf nightclub on Pearl Street

when over fifteen hundred extra people showed up but could not get into the

concert. Police were summoned as people rushed the front doors, and a female

officer was struck on the head, according to reports. David Jones, 36, was taken

into custody for the assault. He was taken to a local hospital after police

learned he had been stabbed. Jones underwent surgery and is currently in stable

condition. Another man was shot and killed while sitting in traffic on Pearl

Street. An unknown gunman came up to 21-year-old Lamar Williams’ vehicle and

open-fired, instantly killing the man. Police have not yet arrested anyone in

connection with Williams’ death.

Gnarls Barkley

has been tapped to perform at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. The duo of DJ Danger

Mouse and rapper/producer Cee-Lo recently released the album St. Elsewhere.

Their first single "Crazy" became the first single to reach No. 1

on the UK singles chart simply based off downloads. If the track maintains No.

1 for a ninth week, it will tie Queen’s nine-week run for their hit "Bohemian

Rhapsody." The 2006 MTV Movie Awards airs June 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Casting has begun

for the new HBO show Wyclef Jean in America. The series is loosely based

around the life of the Haitian born rapper/singer, who moved to New York at

the age of nine. Wyclef went on to form the rap group The Fugees before embarking

on a solo career. The series will be written by Danny Hoch, Seth Zvi, and Wyclef,

who will also provide the soundtrack for the series.

Czar Entertainment

CEO Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond and Victor Herrera have announced the

formation of a new DJ collective, the Czar Squad DJ’s. Rosemond, who manages

the careers of Too $hort, Rick Ross, Shyne, The Game, Mario Winans and others,

said the collective is designed to help launch the careers of music artists

and DJ’s. Czar Squad has 18 professional DJ’s throughout the United States,

Canada and Europe and includes such notables as DJ Warrior, DJ She-Devil, Kris-Stylez

and Chris Brown’s DJ, Babey Drew. “The Czar Squad D.J.’s is designed

to offer new and established artists the opportunity to gain exposure, while

giving fans the chance to hear fresh talent which they may not be exposed to

from their local radio station,”Rosemond said. “My objective is to

build the Czar Squad D.J. initiative into the premiere DJ movement in the world

by offering quality music and creating a presence in every major market.”

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