Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Flesh-N-Bone was released from prison today (May 2), after prosecutors dropped a gun and drug charge. Flesh was arrested in Santa Clarita, California on April 2, after police stopped his vehicle for a faulty tail late. Because of his parole status, police searched his home and uncovered a gun locked in a suit case in closet, as well as a small amount of marijuana. Prosecutors had dropped the case a few weeks later, after realizing that the gun belong to Fleshs wife, an inactive member of the Chicago Police Department. As for the marijuana, lawyers for the rapper proved he had a prescription for the drugs.
The entire Eminem debacle with Sacha Baron Cohen was allegedly scripted, including Cohens bare-bottom, crash landing into the chart-topping rappers face. MTV Movie Awards head writer Scott Aukerman revealed in a blog post that the entire scene was scripted and rehearsed. Yes, the Bruno/Eminem incident was staged. Thats all anyone wants to talk about, so lets get it out of the way, Auckerman wrote on his Tumblr blog. They rehearsed it at dress and yes, it went as far as it did on the live show then. Okay, you can stop reading this blog now! Interestingly, the post can no longer be found on Auckermans blog. As for Eminem, the rapper has yet to make a statement about the incident. Eminems representative, Dennis Dennehy also refused to comment when contacted by AllHipHop.com.
Former Death Row CEO Suge Knight was issued a cease and desist letter over the name of his fledgling new label, Blackball Records. Although Knight has been using the name since last year, the owners of a company named Black Ball Records claim Suges similar name infringes on their brand. Both sides have been unable to reach an agreement, and will bring the issue before the trademark office. Knight claims to have filed a copyright in 2006, while the other Black Ball owners state their filing was done in 2002.
Rookie sensations and Universal Motown label mates Kid Cudi and Asher Roth have teamed up to headline their first summer concert series, dubbed The Great Hangover Tour. Spanning 19 cities, the cross-country tour will feature supporting performances from B.O.B. on all the dates. Pac Div will be featured at 11 locations, with Kanye West affiliate 88 Keys coming on for the final 8 shows. The cities confirmed for the tour include Atlanta, Boston, New York, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston. The tour kicks off July 14 in Boston.