AHH Stray News: Freddie Foxxx, Ghostface & Atmosphere, The Game, Gnarls Barkley

Freddie Foxxx will

perform Oct. 31 at B.B. King's in New York during the 5th Annual Room Service/Brooklyn

Bodega CMJ Showcase. The show will be Foxxx's first performance since a public

falling out with legendary rapper Rakim. According to reps, Foxxx plans to address

the situation during his show, which will also serve as a platform to debut new

material from his forthcoming studio album Amerikkkan Black Man. Rappers

Stetsasonic, Dres of Black Sheep, CL Smooth and A.G. are also slated to appear.

The CMJ Music Marathon takes place Oct. 31-Nov 4 at the Lincoln Center.Ghostface

and Slug of Atmosphere are among the artists that have been confirmed as presenters

for mtvU's upcoming Woodie Awards. The ceremony honors the best music, chosen

by students from over 750 colleges in the United States. Both Ghostface and Atmosphere

are up for awards this year as well. The Woodie Awards will take place Oct. 25

at New York's Roseland Ballroom and will air Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.West

Coast rapper the Game has partnered with Bix.com for two talent competitions--a

freestyle battle and a video girl contest. To enter the freestyle challenge, rappers

must submit a 16-bar freestyle on video. The first round will run until Jan. 1,

2007. Five finalists will be selected by the Bix community, with the winner to

be chosen by the Game no later than Jan. 8. He/she will earn a guest spot on the

rapper's next mixtape. Participants in the video girl competition are required

to submit a video of an original dance performance to one of five pre-selected

"booty shaker" beats, created exclusively for Bix by DJ Skee. The contest will

run until Dec. 1. The Game will pick his favorite of the five finalists no later

than Dec. 10 and the winner will appear in his next music video. "At casting calls,

you know you're not seeing all of the talent that's really out there," said the

Game, who's gearing up for the release of his sophomore album, The Doctor's

Advocate, due on Nov. 14. "These contests on Bix open it up to anyone looking

to show off their skills and a chance to make it on my [music] video or mixtape.

I can't wait to see what people can do." For more details and official contest

rules, visit bix.com/thegame.Gnarls

Barkley will hit the road with the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a three month arena

tour across the United States. The Chili Peppers launched their U.S. tour in August

in support of their double album Stadium Arcadium, which was produced by

Rick Rubin. Gnarls Barkley will tour with the group from Jan.-March 2007. In related

news, Gnarls Barkley is preparing a limited edition deluxe package of their critically

acclaimed debut, St. Elsewhere. Due Nov. 7, the CD/DVD combo includes a

92-page booklet, bonus songs from live performances and four music videos.