AHH Stray News: Shady/Mick Boogie, Lupe Fiasco, Mississippi Rap, DJ Muggs

Cleveland DJ Mick

Boogie, Shady Records DJ and creator of the Jay-Z/Superman Returns mixtape,

has crafted a new Pre-Up mixtape to get Shady fans excited for the upcoming

album release of The Re-Up. "Mick Boogie is one of the most consistent

and creative mixtape DJ's in the game, so when he came to us with this concept

of The Pre Up, it felt like a party for everyone," said Shady Records

A&R rep Dart Parker. The mixtape, hosted by Eminem and The Alchemist, features

exclusive freestyles and songs from D12, Stat Quo, Mobb Deep, Cashis, Bobby Creekwater

and others. Among the exclusives is an unreleased track by late D12 member Proof,

produced by The Kickdrums. "Being able to get the project cosigned by Eminem

and Alchemist truly takes it to the next level," Mick Boogie said. "Not

to mention the treats Alchemist provided for the listeners!" The mixtape

is available now, while The Re-Up album is slated to hit stores December


rapper Lupe Fiasco was recently named one of GQ Magazine's Men of the Year

2006. Lupe received the "breakout" award on the magazine's annual list.

Other celebrities named Men of the Year 2006 were Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Ferrell,

Al Gore and Jay-Z, who executive produced Lupe's critically acclaimed debut, Food

& Liquor. Tonight (Nov. 22), Lupe Fiasco will appear on the Late Show

with David Letterman. The rapper will perform his new single "Daydreamin'"

with Philadelphia songstress Jill Scott. Mississippi

rappers are being invited to the steps of the state Capitol for a group portrait

on Saturday (Nov. 25) at 1:00 PM The photograph will be included in author Valeria

Nelson's book titled Mississippi and Rap: 1985 to Present. Nelson, of the

Mississippi Endowment For Cultural and Civic Arts, said the book will be released

in July. Nelson also invited musicians, producers, singers and songwriters. DJ

Muggs recently inked a deal for his Soul Assassins Radio, to syndicate the show

in six territories throughout Australia. Muggs' Soul Assassins radio show spotlights

exclusive Hip-Hop from the West coast, as well as the rest of the United States.

Muggs recently reentered the recording studio and has finished new tracks for

Bun B., Mitchy Slick, Planet Asia, Cashis, Killa Kyleon and La Coka Nostra. In

related news, DJ Muggs has teamed with skating boarding clothing brand Diamond

Supply Co. to release a mixtape in anticipation of Muggs' upcoming album Soul

Assassins, Chapter 3. Each mixtape will be sold along with a limited edition

Diamond & S.A. T-shirt. DJ Muggs' Souls Assassins Chapter 3 will be

released in early 2007 on DJ Muggs' Angeles Records.