AHH Stray News: Mase, Master P., T-Pain/Akon, Kia Shine Vs. Drake

Rapping preacher Mason “Mase” Betha will host a conference this Friday (September 18) in Columbia, South Carolina. Mase will headline the No Limits Youth Conference, which is a free, all-ages event at the Right Direction Christian Center. Mase continues his comeback to Hip-Hop music, having recently released his latest single “Something for the Radio” at the end of last month. For more information visit rayg.org.

 

Master P. is producing a video for Romeo and a new rap group named The College Boys this October in Indianapolis. Scenes from the video will be shot during the Battle of the Bands portion of the Circle City Classic Football game, which takes place October 3. Locals who wish to try out can visit Circle City Classic’s Facebook page. The video shoot is part of a recent partnership Master P. struck with the Indianapolis-based Circle City Classic, to produce a series of community events for local youth. “I’m excited to join Circle City Classic in this effort,” Miller told the Indianapolis Recorder. “This is a great opportunity to encourage more people to value education and explore our culture. I attended Southern University, so I understand the value of having a college education. I appreciate the work Circle City Classic is doing to promote historically Black colleges and universities, and that is a cause close to my heart, so I’m glad to be doing my part to help out.”

 

R&B singer Akon will return to the Philippines with producer/rapper T-Pain this October as part of the Freedom Tour 09. The pair will shair a bill with homegrown Filipino talent Billy Crawford, who hit big with the single “Trackin,” which was #1 in France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and other countries. He recently released an album titled Groove. The concert takes place October 23 at the Araneta Arena. Tickets are available through TicketNet.

 

Kia Shine has replied to comments Drake made on his blog regarding ownership of Drake’s hit song “Best I Ever Had.” Kia Shine was spotted at the BMI Awards holding plaques for his involvement in the song’s creation, which utilizes a sample from an earlier record Kia Shine produced for Lil Wayne titled “Do It for the Boy.” Drake denied ever meeting Kia Shine, but admitted to sampling a line from the Kia Shine -produced Lil Wayne song. Drake also denied that Kia Shine owned up to 25% of the song and labeled the public discussion of publishing royalities as “distasteful.” “First of all, no one is bragging about it,” Kia Shine told Angela Yee during an interview on Lip Service radio show. “Once I got the BMI award and it happened and it started to get out. I’m just giving the information about what happened…it’s been quiet. I’ve known about this since January.”

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