AHH Stray News: Jay & B To Wed, B.A.R.S. Awards Turned Out, Bow Wow, Ice Cube


to the New York Post, Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles will be married

during a four-day party celebrating Jay-Z's 37th birthday next weekend. Jay-Z,

born Shawn Carter, was born on December 4, 1969. "Beyoncé is throwing

Jay a four-day birthday party, but it's really a wedding," a source told

The Post. Family, guests and close friends were told to have passport applications

filed, so they can attend the wedding, which will take place at a five-star resort

in Anguilla. According to reports, both Beyoncé and Jay-Z approved the

wedding location during a visit earlier this year. Jay-Z recently released his

comeback album Kingdom Come, which moved over 620,000 copies during its

first week in stores and hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Beyoncé

Knowles' latest movie Dreamgirls is slated to hit theaters on December

25. The highly anticipated film is based off the 1981 play of the same name and

also stars Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson,

Sharon Leal and others.A

party for the emerging Bay Area rap scene turned chaotic at the San Mateo County

Event Center last weekend according to the Mercury News. Police were called

in to the The Bay Area Rap Scene Awards (B.A.R.S.) and ended the event 45 minutes

early, due to an unruly crowd. Event organizers were not pleased with the crowds

rowdy behavior when artists like Hyphy champion E-40 hit the stage. "They

(the audience) all want to get on stage with the artist," Lizz Moala, project

manager said. "We brought (the show) for us. It was for all of us —

the Bay Area. This is why our music has no respect anywhere." At one point,

an estimated 300 people were on the stage. While there were no arrests or injuries,

the general manager for the San Mateo County Event Center said the backstage area

was the root of the problem. "I'll never go through that again," General

Manager Chris Carpenter said. "Not in my 31/2 years here has a show been

cut short...I'm very pleased that there were no arrests." Others blamed the

artists and the huge entourages that accompanied them to the awards.Bow

Wow's "Shortie Like Mine" single continues its successful run at the

top of the chart, holding on to the No. 1 slots on two Billboard charts.

"Shortie Like Mine" holds the top spots on the Billboard Monitor

Rap Chart for a third week and Urban Mainstream chart for the second week in a

row. The single is taken from the rapper's upcoming album, The Price of Fame.

In addition to the radio success and an upcoming album, Bow Wow will make an appearance

in an upcoming episode on The CW Network's television series, Smallville.


Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg have announced dates for a 10-city tour of Canada, that

starts January 12. The two legends of gangsta rap will hit the road and visit

cities like Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and other during the outing.

Ice Cube will perform songs from his latest album Laugh Now, Cry Later including

newer singles like “Why We Thugs,” and “Go to Church”

which features Snoop Dogg. Ice Cube will also treat his Canadian fans with a number

of songs from his legendary 18-year-catalog of material. Snoop Dogg is expected

to be present on the tour, despite Canada's tough entry laws into the country.

Snoop has had several recent high profile arrests, leading to speculation that

he may not be allowed entry into Canada. Last year, Canadian

Immigration sought to ban "gangsta" rappers from performing in certain

areas of Canada. Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg's tour dates are listed below:

Jan. 12 Victoria,

Canada Save On Foods Memorial CenterJan.

13 Vancouver, Canada Vancouver Pacific ColiseumJan.

14 Kelowna, Canada Prospera Place Jan.

15 Prince George. Canada Prince George Multiplex Jan.

17 Edmonton, Canada Rexall PlaceJan.

18 Calgary, Canada Calgary Stampede CorralJan.

19 Red Deer, Canada Enmax Centrium ArenaJan.

20 Lethbridge, Canada Enmax CentreJan.

22 Regina, Canada Brandt CentreJan.

23 Winnipeg, Canada Winnipeg Convention Centre