AHH Stray News: Ghostface, Weezer, A3C Fest, G-Unit
A show featuring Ghostface was halted last night when members of his entourage became embroiled in a physical dispute during a free show last night in Manhattan. Ghost was on stage performing tracks from his album The Wizard of Poetry. The fight occurred between two groups of men who were on stage and associated with Ghostface during the performance. The fight spilled into the audience before the melee was eventually quelled by security guards. Other performers during the evening included Redman, Jadakiss and Kid Cudi, who attempted to battle Ghost during the set.
Weezer recently revealed to high profile Hip-Hop collaborations for their upcoming album Raditude. The rock band tapped Jermaine Dupri to co-write a song titled "Cant Stop Partying," which features Young Money boss Lil Wayne. "It was a real challenge for me, taking his ideas, which are very slick, R&B party [ideas], and giving it some kind of edge, some darkness, making it work with rock, making it work with Weezer," group member Rivers Cuomo told MTV.com. Weezers Raditude is due in stores November 3.
Atlanta will be scene of the 5th annual A3C Hip Hop Festival this year. The three-day festival will take place on the East Atlanta Village from October 1-3. The festival features a headlining performances by Rakim, Buckshot and Duck Down Records, Kidz In the Hall, Mike Bigga (p/k/a/Killer Mike), People Under The Stairs and others. In addition to the headliners, the festival will feature a showcase hosted by URB magazine, an iStandard producer battle and a number of workshops and panels designed to educate aspiring rap artists. For more information or tickets, visit www.a3cfestival.com.
Armed with free school supplies and inspiration to study harder, G-unit affiliates Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks brought more than their celebrity to students at New Yorks P.S. 48 William Wordsworth elementary school two weeks ago. The pair, who recently visited the Queens institution, were well-received by students as they posed for pictures, signed autographs and handed out the much needed supplies. The act of goodwill came as a pleasant surprise for P.S. 48 school principle Patricia Mitchell, who expressed her gratitude toward Banks and Yayo. I want you to know that what youre doing is important and we are so grateful that, she said. I just feel really blessed.