Producer 9th Wonder
has departed from North Carolina Hip-Hop group Little Brother. According to published
reports, the split between the producer and the remaining group was amicable.
The split was due to a nonexistent relationship with Atlantic Records’ A&R
and creative differences within the group. Remaining group members Pooh and Phonte
are working on their third album Get Back, which is slated to hit stores
later this year. The album features production from the Alchemist, Just Blaze,
DJ Premiere and others. Managment for the group stated that they were unhappy
with their deal with Atlantic and that Get Back would most likely be the
last release with Atlantic Records. In related news, producer 9th Wonder has launched
The True School Corporation. According to 9th Wonder, the company produces a traveling
party in different cities that feature Hip-Hop music and images circa 1980-1995.
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American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s will host its 59th Annual
Meeting & Exhibits in New York City on Feb. 26 and Hip-Hop culture will be
a focus during an educational forum. Hip-Hop authors artists and activists, as
well as the general public will convene for an educational seminar titled "Exploring
the Use of Hip-Hop as an Innovative and Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Resource."
The forum will examine the history of Hip-Hop and its impact on education today.
Actor and political strategist Jason Parker (The Wire), author and speaker
Bakari Kitwana, Dr. Tricia Rose, a professor of Africana Studies at Brown University
and rapper Gabriel “Asheru” Benn will be featured panelists during the
event, which takes place from 3:45 pm- 5:15 PM at the Hilton New York.Sweden-based
global Furniture giant Ikea is supporting Hip-Hop with a new contest taking place
in Australia. The company is holding a competition between Australian children
aged nine-16, in an attempt to find the best rap song containing the words school
and Ikea. The contest, which runs until Feb. 11, will be narrowed down to five
finalists, who will perform in an Ikea store in Australia, with the winner receiving
the grand prize of an ACER Aspire laptop computer. For more information visit
group Tha Dogg Pound announced that they will release Dogg Chit, the follow
up to their 2006 reunion album Cali Is Active. The album features guests
appearances from The Game, RBX, Jayo Felony, Brother Lynch Hung and Too $hort,
who is featured on the first single "Vibe With a Pimp." "We got
a new album coming out March 27th, first Dogg Pound album entirely produced by
us since Dogg Food," Daz Dillinger said. "We doin’ it again,
we ready." The
track listing for Dogg Chit is below: 1.
Get Out My Way2. I’ll Bury Ya3. EveryBody4. Anybody Killa Featuring
The Game5. Mo’ Murder6. Vibe With A Pimp Featuring Snoop Dogg7. Can’t
Get Enuff Featuring Too $hort8. Dat Ain’t My Baby9. Thiz Gangsta Chit
Iz Our’z10. 1 N 1 Out11. Where U From Featuring Bad Azz12. Throw Ya
Hood Up13. It’s A Good Azz Day14. Pull Ya Drawz Down Featuring Snoop Dogg15.
Blast On’ Em Featuring Brotha Lynch Hung16. Bucc’m Featuring Snoop Dogg &
RBX17. Blaze It Up Featuring G.Malone, Jayo Felony, B.G Knoccout, Dresta