AHH Stray News: The Source, Missy Elliott, Eminem, B.I.G.

The Editor-in-Chief

of The Source magazine turned himself in yesterday (Oct. 26) to face vandalism

charges, after he admitted to spray painting in a Jehovah’s Witness assembly

hall in Harlem, New York. Dasun Allah, who is scheduled for arraignment today

(Oct. 27) in Manhattan Criminal Court, said he spray painted various markings

with religious connotations on the wall to expose the religions “hypocrisy.”

According to Allah, he was asked to leave the Jehovah’s Witnesses more than

13-years-ago and is now a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths (aka The 5%

Nation), an offshoot of the Nation of Islam, which was founded in Harlem in the

late 1960's.

Missy Elliott is a free agent according to sources at Violator,

the management company that handles the superstar rapper’s career. Sources

told AllHipHop.com that Atlantic Records was in negotiations with Elliott to

return to the label, but so far a deal has yet to be struck. Elliott’s

last album The Cookbook is approaching platinum status. Elliott is

currently recovering from surgery, after she tore her left Achilles tendon while

rehearsing in Los Angeles for a TV Guide Emmy party.

Eminem’s Shade 45 channel on Sirius Satellite Radio is

celebrating its first anniversary. Over the next several days, the chart-topping

rapper will appear on the channel to discuss the anniversary, his upcoming greatest

hits album Curtain Call and new projects in the works. “This

channel gives me a direct outlet to the streets and our audience,” Eminem

said. “We have the opportunity to go straight to our fans with whatever

we want, where we find it. No middleman, no playlists, no bulls**t and most

of all, no censorship.”

Sean “Diddy”

Combs’ Bad Boy label is preparing to release The Notorious B.I.G.

Duets: The Final Chapter. The album pairs B.I.G.’s vocals with new

vocals from an all-star cast of Hip-Hop talent and producers. "The love

for B.I.G. was and is real,” Combs said. “This movement has been

both an emotional and therapeutic experience, one that finds us at the end of

the road in terms of original releases for a great man and at the threshold

of a sound and a quality which may have fallen by the wayside after losing him."

Guests on the album include Diddy, Eminem, Bob Marley, Obie Trice, Twista, Bone

Thugs N Harmony, Jay-Z and others. Many of the Hip-Hop industry’s top

producers have contributed as well, with the album featuring tracks by Swizz

Beatz, Timbaland, Jazze Pha, Just Blaze, Havoc, Stevie J, D. Dot, Scott Storch,

DJ Green Lantern, Clinton Sparks and more. The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The

Final Chapter hits stores Dec. 20.