AHH Stray News: Kanye, Snoop, Ma$e, Eminem

According to reports

and months of chattering, Kanye West has landed a label deal with the newly merged

Sony/BMG record label. The name of the venture is reportedly Getting Out Our Dreams.

The critically acclaimed producer/rapper also entered into a production agreement

with the major. West remains signed as an artist to Roc-A-Fella.

Snoop Dogg and

Pharrell will perform their latest release, "Drop It Like It’s Hot"

at The 32nd Annual American Music Awards. The single is the first shot off Snoop

Dogg’s highly anticipated venture with The Neptunes’ Star Trak label

and is taken from his upcoming album, R&G: Rhythm and Gangsta.

Usher, Kanye West, Twista and others are also expected to perform. The AMA's

air November 14th.

Ma$e recently collaborated

with Ciara, known for her hit single “My Goodies.” The two will

appear on a remix of Ma$e’s “Keep It On,” which encourages

girls to keep their goodies covered up. The remix will also feature an appearance

by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs.

Eminem will pick

up the expenses for the funeral of his uncle Todd Nelson, who committed suicide

last week. Nelson allegedly shot himself after quarreling with a neighbor over

a Rottweiler dog in Michigan. The 42-year-old reportedly helped raise the rapper,

after his father walked out when Eminem was a baby. Reports suggested that Nelson

was struggling financially. Betty Kresin, Nelson’s mother and Eminem’s

Grandmother, said Nelson would be laid to rest in his home state of Missouri.