AHH Stray News: Snoop Rape Case Dropped, M-1 Solo Album, New Album From Daz, Kimora Pleads Guilty

An Emmy Award winning

makeup artist has dropped her $25 million dollar lawsuit against Snoop Dogg

that claimed the rapper and several men in his entourage raped her. Kylie Bell

claimed that she was incapacitated after drinking what she was told was champagne

in Snoop’s dressing room during a taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

According to the Associated Press, Snoop also dropped a $5 million dollar countersuit

against Bell, whom Snoop accused of extorting him. Snoop maintained his innocence

sued for punitive damages and prevention of future threats.

M-1 of dead prez

announced the release of his upcoming solo album Confidential while

hosting the annual Black August concert Sunday (August 7) in New York City.

“I’m bringing a lot of my family,” M-1 told the crowd. “Down

south and Texas, I got Bun B and Scarface coming,” he said of his album's

guest appearances. The Brooklyn rapper also added D-Block's Styles P to the

features list and his "Brooklyn family." No release date has been

set yet.

Dogg Pound member Daz is preparing to release a new album aimed

at professional producers and aspiring musicians titled Samplin’ to

the Beat of the Drum. The album is collection of drum beats made for sampling.

The album also features additional drum work by Dion Neuble. Samplin’

to the Beat of the Drum hits stores September 6. Daz is currently in the

studio working on a new Dogg Pound album with Kurupt. To read the feature, Click


Kimora Lee Simmons

pleaded guilty to careless driving in Bergen County Superior Court, yesterday

(August 9). The plea stems from a July 2004 incident in which Simmons allegedly

ignored a police officer attempting to pull her over. Simmons must serve six

months of probation and will enter a pretrial intervention program for non-violent

first time offenders. The model/Baby Phat designer also faced drug possession

charges after authorities found marijuana in the vehicle.