Wu-Tang Clan's Method
Man is preparing the follow-up to 2004's Tical O: The Prequel with a new
album titled 4:21. The first single from the album is titled "Say"
and features Lauryn Hill of the Fugees. Method Man's latest album also boasts
guest appearances from Styles P., Fat Joe and others and features production by
various top name producers, including Dr. Dre. In related news, Wu-Tang is planning
to release Legend Of The Wu-Tang, the first collection that captures all
of the group's popular videos, as well as a 21-minute documentary titled Enter
The Wu-Tang. The documentary was originally filmed in 1994 and features in-depth
interviews with all the original members of the group. Such videos as "Method
Man," "C.R.E.A.M", "Protect Ya Neck" and others are featured
on the video compilation. Legend Of The Wu-Tang hits stores June 12.
Afeni Shakur, Judge
Mablean Ephriam and The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation will award various men
for their positive contributions to their communities on Friday June 16, at
The First Annual Honoring Urban Fathers (H.U.F.) Awards. The awards will be
hosted by Donnell Rawlings and will take place at the Fox Theater Egyptian Ballroom
in Atlanta. The awards were created by Judge Mariam Mablean, who presides over
various divorce cases on Fox TV's Divorce Court. Over 100 men were nominated
for Solo Warrior (Single Father), Love Cares (Married Father), Fatherhood Forever
(Divorced Father), Village Dad (Non-Biological Father) and Living Legacy (Father,
Grandfather, Great-Grandfather) awards.
Nas has signed
Tre Williams, a new R&B singer to his Ill Will Records label. The singer
was featured on the title track to Petey Pablo's album Diary of a Sinner.
Williams has already completed songs with Nas, Styles P., Kanye West and
others. Williams, who hails from Daytona Beach, Florida, has released a mix-CD
titled Street Gospel that is hosted by Nas and DJ Big Mike. The crooner's first
album under the deal will be titled The Depth of My Soul.
jock Star asked for a dismissal of his court case on Wednesday (May 30) after
being fired and arrested earlier this month from New York radio station Power
105.1, for comments he made about Hot 97's DJ Envy and his four-year-old daughter.
The two traded insults over the New York airwaves for weeks. The insults reached
a climax when Star, born Troi Torain, threatened to urinate on DJ Envy's daughter
and hurled racial epitaphs at Envy's wife, who is black and asian. Star's attorney
Ben Brafman protested the charges saying the rival DJ's on Hot 97 were hurling
insults as well. "If we are going to criminalize comments made by warring
deejays in competing radio broadcasts, then the repeated threats against Mr.
Torain must be dealt with by authorizing the immediate arrest of the offending
Hot 97 deejays," Brafman said in his motion. "This case either does
not belong in criminal court at all, or if it does, the Hot 97 DJs should both
be arrested as well, if you apply the same legal theory used to authorize the
arrest of Mr. Torain."