Remy Ma is giving
back to her Bronx, New York community and will give away 600 turkeys and 400
hams today in the Bronx, New York. The female voice of Fat Joe’s Terror
Squad will host the event at Jessica Guzman Medical Center from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Remy’s solo effort There’s Something About Remy coincides
with the passing of Big Pun’s passing on Feb. 7, 2005.
The 33rd Annual American Music Awards took place last night at the Shrine Auditorium
in Los Angeles, California. The evening was hosted by comedian Cedric The Entertainer.
Missy Elliott won Favorite Female Artist in the Hip-Hop category, while 50 Cent
took home top Hip-Hop album. Eminem took home Favorite Male Hip-Hop artist,
Will Smith snagged Favorite Pop/Rock performer and The Black Eyed Peas were
honored with Best Group awards in the Hip-Hop and Pop/Rock categories.
Several current and former
Miami Hurricanes football players are in hot water, after a nine-minute rap
song surfaced featuring the football players demeaning women. The song was recorded
a year ago by “The Seventh Floor Crew,” who took their name from
a student resident hall. "To those who may hear this material, we apologize,"
Athletic Director Paul Dee said in a statement. "Any students whose voices
can be identified will be subject to appropriate discipline and/or counseling."
The matter will be handled internally, as the recording – which was posted
on a student’s blog – was not meant for public distribution.
Montgomery, Alabama duo 334 M.O.B.B. has inked a deal with Def Jam after years
of work in the South. Group members Sawed-Off and Supa Star’s song “Wiked
Church” received airplay in various markets and the group’s mixtape
version of their song “I Aint A Killa” featuring David Banner and
Bone Crusher helped seal the deal. “We don’t want to be pigeonholed as
rappers” group member Supa Star said. “We can do it all, from emceeing,
production and performing, were going to shake things up in the hip-hop game.”
The group has performed with T.I., Outkast, Lil’ Jon and will join Nappy
Roots on an upcoming nationwide tour. 334 M.O.B.B.’s untitled Def Jam
debut is set for a Spring 2006 release.
Warner Music Group has agreed
to a $5 million dollar settlement in regards to a payola probe by New York State
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. The $5 million dollar settlement will go towards
New York music education and appreciation programs. Spitzer announced that Warner
Music Group agreed to cease giving radio stations incentives in exchange for
airplay. Warner admitted to giving direct bribes to programmers, airfare, and
tickets to concerts, iPods and other incentives to increase airplay.