AHH Stray News: LL Cool J, Loon, Shyne

Bad Boy rapper Loon will appear in Beverly Hills for a September 8 preliminary hearing for an assault case that occurred earlier this year. In February, the rapper allegedly stabbed a security guard when a group of men attempted to forcefully enter the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California during a release party for Lil Jon. Police said that in the ensuing fracas, the security guard was injured. Loon reportedly missed an initial court date on June 3 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He and his co-defendant William Reyes appeared before a judge soon after.

Singer/ rapper Lauryn Hill has reportedly upset organizers at “Rock The Vote,” an initiative backed by MTV. The singer was tapped to perform at a pre-Democratic National Convention in Boston. However, the singer only performed one song, according to a story by the New York Daily News. She played one acoustic song and departed, reports say. According to “Rock The Vote” planners, Hill was supposed to play for a longer, unspecified period of time.

LL Cool J has jumped into the 59Fiftyat50 fray and designed his own cap like other Hip-Hoppers before him. LaLa of MTV fame is the most recent cap designer, but others like Cam’ron, Fabolous and Spike Lee have already crafted their own. Cam’ron’s hat was made in his trademark colors pink and purple.

Def Jam has reportedly moved up the release date of incarcerated rapper Shyne’s album, Godfather Buried Alive, to August 10 in order deter online piracy and bootlegging. A new single will follow the release of the album.

Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs has been the victim of a high-end heist. About 7.2 million in jewelry was stolen from his New York office, according to a number of published sources. No suspects have been found at press time, but those close to the situations feel the thief/thieves have access to the mogul. Bad Boy employees have been rumored to be taking polygraph lie detector tests.

Method Man is reportedly extremely unhappy with the script and writers behind the “Method & Red” show. The show, which he serves as an executive producer, has been criticized for being stereotypical. Meth however had stated that the show isn’t “ghetto” enough and has gotten writers ousted to redirect the show. "Method & Red," has seen a decline in viewers since it premiered.