AHH Stray News : “Hustle & Flow 2,” Murder Inc Trial, Daz Dillinger

Actor Terrance Howard has reportedly signed on to appear in a sequel to “Hustle & Flow,” a hit movie about a Memphis pimp/rapper going through a mid-life crisis. The movie was written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton. Since its premiere in July, the acclaimed film raked in over $22 million at the box office. According to published reports, the cast will remain the same with actors like Anthony Anderson, Paula Jai Parker, Taryn Manning, singer Isaac Hayes and Ludacris as rival rapper Shinny Black.

The money laundering trial of Irv and Chris Lorenzo (professionally known as Irv and Chris Gotti as been delayed for the third time after federal prosecutors announced they had a bombshell witness on the first day. The presiding judge also disallowed the prosecution’s request to use the 2000 shooting of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in their opening statements. Prosecutors hope to use a purported “confession” by Chris Gotti to Drug Enforcement Administration agents in 2003. According to thesmokinggun.com, Lorenzo said that reputed drug lord Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff was granted a "free soundtrack" for "Crime Partners," a movie McGriff produced. At the time, Chris said that the soundtrack was worth $1 million, an inadvertent confession of money laundering according to the feds. The trial will now start on November 16.

Daz Dillinger has announced a promo tour to promote his upcoming So So Def debut. In a statement, Dillinger explained, "I am really glad to be more visible. I haven't left the game. I just took a role behind the scenes. But this tour is a clear indication that I am beginning to turn on my career as a solo artist." The rapper has already released Dillinger II Young Gotti: The Saga Continues, a reunion album with Dogg Pound partner Kurupt.

Below are the dates for Daz’s promo tour:

11/15/2005: Las Vegas: KLUC, KVEG

11/16/2005: Los Angeles: KPWR, KKBT, KDAY

11/17/2005: San Diego: z90, XMOR

11/18/2005: Bakersfield: KISV, KBDS, KSEQ, KBOS

11/19/2005: N. California: KHTN, KWIN, KSFM, KBMB