Lupe Fiasco has been tapped to highlight the 2006 Sierra Mist Major League Soccer
All-Star Game Halftime Show on Aug. 5. The 11th Annual MLS All Star-Game takes
place at Toyota Park, in Bridgeview Illinois and features the 2006 MLS All-Star
Squad going head-to-head with Chelsea FC, the English Premier League champions.
The game starts at 6:30 PM and will also be broadcast live on ESPN. Lupe Fiasco
is preparing to release his debut, Food & Liquor on Sept 19.Rapper
Doug E. Fresh will provide entertainment during the 2nd Annual Fire Ball Weekend
in Detroit. The annual event raises money for the Charles H. Wright Museum of
African American History. Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and First Lady Carlita
Kilpatrick, Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and First Gentleman Daniel
Mulhern; Roderick D. and Dr. Linda Gillum and Judge Greg Mathis (Judge Mathis
Show) were named as Honorary Chairpersons for the 2nd Annual Fire Ball Weekend.
The Fire Ball Weekend 2006 takes place Aug. 11-12. Sponsors include General Motors,
House of Courvoisier, Pepsi and Greektown Casino. Ticket prices begin at $200.
Tickets can be purchased at the Wright Museum or through www.fireballdetroit.com.
Jam has announced that Rick Ross’ "Hustlin’" has become the first ringtone
to sell a million copies before the release a physical album. According to Def
Jam reps, "Hustlin’," taken from Ross’ debut Port of Miami, has
sold over a million copies. The song had previously been certified Gold by the
RIAA in May, for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. “Ringtones are an amazing
gateway to connecting with fans,” Ross said. “They really are the next
level. It’s a beautiful thing that "Hustlin" is ringing on a million
phones right now." The next single from Port of Miami is "Push
It," which contains a sample of Giorgio Moroder’s "Scarface (Push it
to the Limit)," from the classic 1983 movie Scarface. The album features
guest appearances by Lil’ Wayne, Dre (of Cool & Dre), Mario Winans, Akon,
Lyfe Jennings, Carol City Cartel, J Rock and others.According
to reports, ashes of rapper Tupac Shakur will be spread over the South African
township of Soweto. The rapper’s family is heading to Soweto to record vocals
with South African Kwaito star and actor Zola, who will be featured on a track
with Snoop and the late Shakur. While there, the Shakur family will spread the
slain rapper’s ashes over Soweto in honor of the township’s struggle against apartheid.
The ashes of the legendary rapper have already been scattered in the Pacific Ocean
and in a private garden in Los Angeles. According to sources, the track will be
featured on a CD commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Shakur’s death. Tupac Shakur
was shot four times on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 7, 1996 and died
from gunshot wounds on Sept. 13. His murder remains unsolved.