AHH Stray News: Graffiti, Styles P., Shock G., Mase

The New York Police

Department will reportedly disband their anti-graffiti unit, a division that

has been active in the city since the ‘80s, according to a report released

last week. Members of the NYPD, however, fear that the move will prompt an increase

in vandalism due to their time being transplanted elsewhere. “Graffiti

is already on the rise," an officer told the Daily News. "If we're

not there every day, it will spread like a virus."

While details are

sketchy, sources told AllHipHop.com that Styles P. was arrested this morning

after a fight broke out in the trendy South Beach, Miami nightspot, Opium. “There

was a fight inside of the club,” a source told AllHipHop.com. “All

I know is they were bringing him out to the police car afterwards.” Miami

police refused to comment on the matter as of press time.

Shock G., the rapper

behind legendary group Digital Underground, will drop his debut solo album.

Fear of a Mixed Planet hits stores October 12th and features appearances

by Money B., the character Humpty Hump, Yukmouth, Cley MC, Java and 5th Element.

"With almost

all emcees on the same subject matter & viewpoint, it's especially necessary

to lift the human spirit & break the monotony of continuous, increasingly

bleak, negative or desperate songs & topics," Shock G. said.

Mase took the stage

Monday night (8/23) at Webster Hall in Manhattan, performing in New York for

the first time since his return to rap after a five-year hiatus. The performance

was a part of the Harlem rapper’s album release party for his third album,

Welcome Back. DJ Red Alert, Bad Boy Executive Harve Pierre, Babs of

Da Band, and Power 105 morning show hosts Ed Lover and Monie Love were all in

attendance to show support. Noticeably absent, however, was P.Diddy, who has

yet to make a public appearance with his one time protégé.