AHH Stray News: Trick Trick For The Kids, Snoop, Battle For Death Row Rages On (Doc)

(AllHipHop News) Detroit rapper Trick Trick is offering local high school students an incentive to stay in high school. The rapper is offering a variety of rewards to the student that has the best attendance record. According to reports, Detroit schools ranked last in a Princeton study which revealed that only 21.7% of students in the district graduate with a high school diploma. So Trick Trick will offer a 20 minute performance and rap session with a student, who will also be able to attend a concert with Trick Trick and a variety of celebrity artists. According to the study, Michigan drop-outs lose over a total of $11 billion in total lifetime income.Gamers hoping to rock out to the new Rock Band video game will get a little rap thrown in from West Coast rhyme representative Snoop Dogg. Eight of the entertainer’s songs will be featured in the Rock Band music store. Tunes reproduced for the hit game include Snoop Dogg classics such as “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?,” “Tha Shiznit,” “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head,” “Beautiful,” “Ridin’ In My Chevy,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “That’s Tha Homie” and “Sensual Seduction.” The addition of Snoop Dogg to Rock Band marks a milestone for the Long Beach,Ca. native, who is the first rap artist to be featured in the video game. Snoop Dogg’s music joins an established list of songs for Rock Band, which features songs from rockers such as AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day and the Who. The new Rock Band video game featuring music from Snoop Dogg is slated to hit stores on Tuesday (Sept. 7).The battle over Death Row Records continues in Delaware State Court, in a new lawsuit filed by the label’s co-owner, Laura Lavi. Lavi has been at odds with former business partner Ronald Ovenden, who is CEO of the company New Solutions, which purchased Death Row’s assets for $18 million dollars in January of 2009. Lavi claims that Ovenden forced her out of the company and misused funds that were earmarked for the company. In the latest lawsuit, which was filed on August 31st, Lavi claims that Ovenden has never given her an accounting of the monies the legendary label has earned, nor has the company operated with a budget. Lavi’s lawsuit claims that E1 advanced Death Row $5 million, but Ovenden allegedly used the advance to fund another business purchase.  

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