Rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was hit with a $43, 219 lawsuit by their lawyers
Walter & Haverhill. The lawsuit, filed in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County
Court, claims that the multi-platinum rap group owes money for unpaid legal
services. Representatives for the group declined comment.
At an event celebrating
his first ever Grammy nomination, Twista and luxury rim company New Millennium
Wheels will unveil the new Timekeeper Rim Series, the world's first wheels to
display analog time as the vehicle is in motion. To honor his Grammy nomination
for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards, Twista will perform a set, "Twista Unplugged,"
Saturday (Feb.12) at an exclusive party in Hollywood Hills, California. Major
Muzik Ink recording artist Bravo will open. Coming off the success of his sophomore
album Kamikaze, Twista also plans to re-introduce his hometown rap crew Speedknot
Mobstaz during the event, hosted by video vixen Melyssa Ford, co-host of BET
Style, and model/actress Tamala Jones.
Nelly and his St. Lunatics
crew are preparing to tour seven colleges in the U.S. in March to promote Nelly's
latest platinum-selling albums Sweat and Suit. The St. Louis-bred MCs also plan
to venture out on a larger tour in April. Nelly will premiere his latest collection
of Vokal and Apple Bottoms clothing next week at the MAGIC Marketplace fashion
convention in Las Vegas.
will now include purchased downloaded songs in its weekly Hot 100 hit list for
the first time. 50 Cent's new single "Candy Shop" will immediately
benefit from the changes, leaping from No. 30 to No. 8 next week due to its
popularity. As the most downloaded song, the single sold about 40,000 downloaded
copies this past week, according to Billboard, whose charts have served as an
indicator of hit status in the music industry for years. Nielsen SoundScan has
recorded digital downloads for Billboard since 2003, though obstacles arose
when considering different versions of songs and the various media where songs
were available. Billboard says they are finally content, however, with their
method for determining the Hot 100. The chart does not account for illegally
downloaded songs. Billboard anticipates that the changes will permit a more
diverse selection of singles besides hip-hop, which has dominated the charts
in the last few years. Billboard cites the trend as an indication of hip-hop
radio stations' tendency to play hit songs more frequently than other stations.