AHH Stray News: Lil' Dap, T.I., Mya, Soul Train Awards

Lil' Dap of Group

Home fame has singed with Poland's Prosto label and is preparing to release

a CD and Vinyl single, with three new tracks featuring Lil' Dap, Slim and Waco.

All of the recording has been done in Warsaw, Poland. A full length solo album

from the Brooklyn, New York native is also due out in September of 2005. For

more information visit www.lildap.com or


Atlanta rapper

T.I., whose latest album Urban Legend reached platinum status last

week, has joined Nelly's major-city tour, which commences from the end of March

through May. Fabolous and Fat Joe have been confirmed as opening acts, while

Nelly is reportedly in the midst of scheduling tour dates and lining up venues

across the country.

Mya is said to

be collaborating with Aftermath rapper/producer Dr. Dre for her upcoming album

Control Freak. "['My Love Is Like Whoa'] was a moment and I don't

need to revisit that again," Mya told TV Guide. "That's how I felt

then and that's what I said, and now I can leave it alone. But this album is

really sassy. The lyrics will be more...interpretable, versus so straightforward

and blunt."

Continuing their

award-winning streaks, Usher and Alicia Keys cleaned up at the Soul Train Awards.

Both singers won two individual awards and shared an award for best R&B-soul

single by a group or duo for their collaboration "My Boo." Usher notched

awards for best male R&B-soul single for "Confessions Part II,"

best R&B-soul album by a male artist for his multi-platinum "Confessions,"

and best R&B-soul or rap music video for his work with rappers Ludacris

and Lil Jon for "Yeah!" Jay-Z also won for best R&B-soul or rap

music video for "99 Problems." The Soul Train Awards were held at

Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA.