efforts to infiltrate its Big Mac sandwich into Rap music, McDonalds has joined
with House of Blues for a three-week "Are You MAC Enough?" sweepstakes
from April 12 through May 2 beginning with two concert events. Fabolous will
perform tracks from his latest album Real Talk at the Chicago concert
tonight (April 11). "The [sweepstakes] gives us a great opportunity to
blend our style of music with this promotion," said Fabolous in a statement.
D12's Bizarre is
stepping out on his own from Eminem's Dirty Dozen rap crew to release his solo
debut Hannicap Circus. "I reveal more topics and let people know
who I am," said Bizarre in a statement. "I have a crazy-a** rap style,
a crazy a** image, but I'm really a laid back guy named Rufus that likes to
pop Vicodin and go fishing." The rotund rapper will release the Eminem-produced
"Rock Star" as the first single. "Every entertainer is weird
in their own way. It's what makes them special. I feel like I'm just a little
more specialer," Bizarre proclaimed. The album hits stores on June 28 and
features Eminem, Big Boi, Dead Prez and Raphael Saadiq.
Sean "P. Diddy"
Combs was ordered to pay more than $21,000 a month in child support for him
and his ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim's 11-year-old son Justin. The order,
issued April 7 by the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division, mandated
that Combs pay monthly payments of $21,782. Rob Shuter, a spokesman for Combs,
said the hip-hop mogul plans to appeal the decision. Combs currently pays Hylton-Brim
about $5,000 a month. He was sued by his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter when the pair
was separated, for child support for their son, Christian. Combs currently pays
Porter about $30,000 a month.
Lauryn Hill is scheduled to perform at the Taste of Chicago
11-day music and food festival this summer, according to United Press International.
The former Fugees member will headline opening night on June 24 at Grant Park.
Other acts include Clint Black, LeAnn Rimes, Santana, and Donna Summer.