AHH Stray News: Killer Mike, Shyne, Kidz In The Hall, The Game
Killer Mike has announced his collaboration album featuring an all-star cast of Atlanta rappers will land in stores September 1. Killer Mikes Underground Atlanta features a number of Atlanta artists together for the first time on one release, which includes artists like T.I., Soulja Boy, Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Young Dro, Pastor Troy, Fonzworth Bentley, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater and others. "This record is the ATL experience, Killer Mike said of the album. In the 90s, everyone here was on their own particular vibe yet they all vibed together. I remember seeing Goodie Mob, Joi, Monica, Kilo and OutKast all at the Warehouse on the same night and the crowd rocked with each artist regardless of genre. Atlanta is a special city where people party together and not just with their scene; thats what I wanted to capture with this project." Killer Mike is still working on his untitled debut for T.I.s Grand Hustle label.
Incarcerated rapper Shyne will be released on October 6, after serving over 8 years in a New York prison for his role in a shooting inside of a New York City nightclub. HipHopDX spoke with Shynes lawyer Oscar Michelen, who confirmed the release date, although the rapper was due in court today (August 4) in regards to the terms of his parole once he is released from Woodbourne Correctional Facility in Sullivan, New York. What happened was when they sentenced him [in March of 2001 to ten years] they didnt sentence him to any parole post release supervision, which was mandatory. So the Correction Department has asked the court to re-sentence him under the law they can do that, explained Michelen. In related news, sources told AllHipHop.com that Jay-Z is currently attempting to sign Shyne to his Roc Nation imprint.
Kidz In The Hall have announced details of their new album Land of Make Believe, the follow-up to their debut album The In Crowd. Land of Make Believe, which comments on the state of the music industry. According to group member Double-O, the album will mean different things to different people. For us it is the space between where we are now as artists and where we feel we should be, Double-O told AllHipHop.com in a statement. It's the idea that until you actually get to your destination or goal you have to act like you are already there." The first single from the album, which will drop October 13 on Duck Down Records, is titled Flickin. As a lyricist, I used this album to serve as a soundtrack to my aspirations and to my downfalls, but also as a chance to evaluate who I am as a man compared to whom I envisioned myself to be, group member Naledge added.
A cousin of The Game has filed a civil suit against The Game in regards to an assault during a funeral for a cousin last year. Robert "Kirky" Kirkwood filed a lawsuit against The Game in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that The Game and a group of men assaulted him last July, after he confronted the rapper about paying for $7,000 worth of funeral costs. Kirkwood is seeking financial compensation from the incident and is seeking medical and court costs, in addition to his claims of severe and permanent damages during the attack.