AHH Stray News: Ja Rule, Diddy, A Tribe Called Quest

Rapper Ja Rule

has sued Fred "Nickels" Moore and Nickleplated Inc., claiming Moore

and company illegally signed a performance contract of before of Ja Rule. The

lawsuit, which was filed in New York County Court, claims that Moore misrepresented

himself and signed a performance contract on behalf of Ja Rule for a performance

in Korea. Ja Rule, born Jeffrey Atkins, seeks $125,000 in damages. Sean

"Diddy" Combs has teamed with Los Angeles based company The Firm, who

will now represent Combs in all areas of entertainment. Manager Jeff Kwatinetz

will represent Combs in his music, film, TV and branding efforts in the entertainment

business. The Firm, which recently launched a record label backed by EMI, also

represents David Banner, Ice Cube, Jermaine Dupri, Korn, Jennifer Lopez, Tyler

Hicks, Leonardo DiCaprio and others. The Firm will also help with the release

of Combs' latest solo album Press Play, which hits stores Oct. 17.A

Tribe Called Quest will embark on their first tour in six years, as the group

will headline dates on the 2nd Annual 2K Sports Bounce Tour. A Tribe Called Quest,

which features group members Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife Dog, will hit

15 cities during the tour, with stops in Detroit, Los Angeles and Milwaukee. In

addition to the tour, the group is features on a remix of their song "Lyrics

to Go," on the 'Dan The Automater Presents 2K7 soundtrack. "I'm excited

for me and my group to be a part of the 2K Sports Bounce Tour," Phife said.

"It's a win-win situation for Tribe because we get to be a part of such a

dope game, and we get to reach out and touch our fans in these 15 cities. I couldn't

ask for a better opportunity. Also, I'm excited because everyone knows I am a

sports nut, so being down with the game and also being a character in the game

is crazy to me." Tour

dates for the first leg are:Sept

1 - Detroit MI Sept 20 - Baltimore MDSept 8 - Las Vegas NV Sept 22 - Washington

DC Sept 9 - Berkeley CA Sept 23 - Atlanta GA Sept 10 - Los Angeles CA

Sept 24 - Lake Buena Vista FLSept 13 - Denver CO Sept 28 - Atlantic City NJ

Sept 15 - Chicago IL Sept 29 - Worcester MA Sept 16 - Milwaukee WI Oct

1 - Sayreville NJ Sept 17 - Toronto ON Oct 5 - TBA, NY