A police officer
was assaulted and one man was stabbed yesterday (May 21) at a Jim Jones concert
in Buffalo, N.Y. The rapper was performing at The Tralf nightclub on Pearl Street
when over fifteen hundred extra people showed up but could not get into the
concert. Police were summoned as people rushed the front doors, and a female
officer was struck on the head, according to reports. David Jones, 36, was taken
into custody for the assault. He was taken to a local hospital after police
learned he had been stabbed. Jones underwent surgery and is currently in stable
condition. Another man was shot and killed while sitting in traffic on Pearl
Street. An unknown gunman came up to 21-year-old Lamar Williams' vehicle and
open-fired, instantly killing the man. Police have not yet arrested anyone in
connection with Williams' death.
has been tapped to perform at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. The duo of DJ Danger
Mouse and rapper/producer Cee-Lo recently released the album St. Elsewhere.
Their first single "Crazy" became the first single to reach No. 1
on the UK singles chart simply based off downloads. If the track maintains No.
1 for a ninth week, it will tie Queen's nine-week run for their hit "Bohemian
Rhapsody." The 2006 MTV Movie Awards airs June 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Casting has begun
for the new HBO show Wyclef Jean in America. The series is loosely based
around the life of the Haitian born rapper/singer, who moved to New York at
the age of nine. Wyclef went on to form the rap group The Fugees before embarking
on a solo career. The series will be written by Danny Hoch, Seth Zvi, and Wyclef,
who will also provide the soundtrack for the series.
CEO Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond and Victor Herrera have announced the
formation of a new DJ collective, the Czar Squad DJ's. Rosemond, who manages
the careers of Too $hort, Rick Ross, Shyne, The Game, Mario Winans and others,
said the collective is designed to help launch the careers of music artists
and DJ's. Czar Squad has 18 professional DJ's throughout the United States,
Canada and Europe and includes such notables as DJ Warrior, DJ She-Devil, Kris-Stylez
and Chris Brown's DJ, Babey Drew. “The Czar Squad D.J.’s is designed
to offer new and established artists the opportunity to gain exposure, while
giving fans the chance to hear fresh talent which they may not be exposed to
from their local radio station,”Rosemond said. “My objective is to
build the Czar Squad D.J. initiative into the premiere DJ movement in the world
by offering quality music and creating a presence in every major market.”