Jackass star Steve-O is reportedly launching a career as a rapper. Contactmusic.com reports that Steve-O, born Steven Glover, claimed he was in negotiations with Universal Records during a recent performance by 80's cover band Metal Skool in Hollywood. Steve-O reportedly displayed his rap skills in front of the audience and then dropped his pants and "mooned" the crowd.
T.I. and Ashanti are planning to shoot the video for the upcoming single "Pac's Life" at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, GA. The song is taken from the upcoming Tupac tribute album of the same title, which hits stores Nov. 21 on Amaru/Interscope. In related news, T.I. will give a performance following the Nov. 11 game against the Seattle Sonics. Young Dro, Big Kuntry and others will also perform. Following the performance, Sean "Diddy" Combs and T.I. will host a private, invitation only event celebrating the upcoming Dec. launch of T.I.'s magazine, Dapper.
Kool G Rap recently completed a track with LL Cool J to be featured on LL's upcoming album, which is executive produced by G-Unit's 50 Cent. "Kool G Rap is the greatest lyricist of all time and DJ Premier is the most sought after producer in the game so this is major," said Dan "Dmak" Herman, CEO of Chinga Change Records.
Dame Dash's Damon Dash Music Group has announced national tour dates for dance hall artist Sizzla. The national outing kicks of on Nov. 24 in Newark, NJ and ends on Dec. 15 in Revere, MA. The tour will support Sizzla's new album The Overstanding, which hits stores Nov. 21. by DDMG /Kalonji Records.
11/24 Newark, NJ Terrace Ballroom
11/25 Bladensburg, MD Crossroads
11/28 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
12/2 Columbus, OH AIRosa Villa
12/5 Wilmington, NC The Rox
12/6 Winston-Salem, NC Ziggy's
12/7 Raleigh, NC Lincoln, Theater
12/8 Norfolk, VA The Norva
12/9 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
12/12 Providence, RI Lupo's at The Strand
12/14 Stowe, VT Rusty Nail
12/15 Revere, MA Club Lido