Wyclef Jean has teamed with
writers Danny Hoch and Seth Rosenfeld to create a comedy series for HBO based
on the Haitian born rapper/singer’s life. Jean is a member of the recently
reunited platinum selling Hip-Hop group, The Fugees. While the group was on
hiatus, Jean enjoyed success as a solo artist, earning seven RIAA gold and platinum
certifications for his solo albums The Carnival and The Ecleftic:
2 Sides II A Book. Jean will also provide music for the series. Hoch’s
writing and acting credits for television and film include “Bamboozled,”
“Washington Heights,” “Prison Song,” “Subway Stories,”
“Thin Red Line,” “Whiteboys,” “Blackhawk Down,”
“Some People” and “Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop.”
Rosenfeld’s acting and directing credits include “King of the Jungle,”
“A Brother's Kiss,” “Subway Stories,” and “Sunset
company Eight Mile Style is suing five companies selling his ringtones without
authorization. The chart topping rapper is suing Fanmobile, Myphonefiles, Nextones.com,
Maxtrixm and Cellus USA for violating copyright laws. Eight Mile claims the
companies are selling ringtones by Eminem and Dr. Dre on the internet illegally.
Eminem’s publishers said they would target karaoke companies offering
the rappers material as well.
50 Cent is finishing the
soundtrack to his feature film debut, “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.”
Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Get Rich Or Die Tryin'
is slated to hit stores on November 8 and the movie hits theatres the following
day, November 9. The soundtrack will feature all new material from 50 Cent and
the entire roster of artists signed to G Unit Records. "I created the music
for the soundtrack while I was actually filming the movie. I had a studio trailer
with me and would record every day between takes," 50 Cent said. "I
keep telling you, I'm the hardest working man alive." The album features
production by Dr. Dre and Hi-Tek and is executive produced by Sha Money XL and
The LA Symphony
recently dropped their latest album, Disappear Here on Gotee Records.
The album features group members CookBook, FLYNN, Sharlok Poems, UNO Mas, and
Joey the Jerk alongside, madlib, MURS and Grammy nominated singer Tonex. The
album also features production by Evidence and DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous
Beat Junkies. The group is currently on a West Coast tour, opening for the Alkoholiks.