Rap Recap: Choclair, 50 Cent, Godessa, New Zealand


bred rapper Fat Joe has signed on to star in "Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon."

The "Max Havoc" franchise will spawn off three films. The first one

that features Fat Joe centers around a former extreme fighter and co-stars Mickey

Hardt, Carmen Electra and Taiwanese actress Qi-Shu. The film starts shooting

May 3 on the island of Guam....

Choclairtook home a Juno Award

last night, Canada's equivalent to a Grammy Award, for his album Flagrant.

The album snagged Best Recording of the Year. 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin'

was named best international album over Evanescence's Fallen. 50 Cent

lost out to the group at the Grammy Awards and protested by walking on the stage

during the rock group's acceptance speech. He also vowed to never return to

the awards in his entire career. 50 Cent is in the middle of a Canadian tour...

The 2nd Annual International Human

Beatbox Convention will kick off April 23 in New York City. Beatboxers from

America, Russia, London, Switzerland, Japan and Germany will attend the event,

which features a keynote speech delivered via prerecorded video tape by beatboxing

pioneer Dougie Fresh. The event takes place at the Bowery Poetry Club in New

York, New York...

After being criticized for spending

$26,000 to send two people to study Hip-Hop abroad, New Zealand's government is

under fire amid claims that Christ Church-based organization Otautahi Maori

Women's Welfare League used Community Employment Agency (CEG) money to pay for

a $10,000 strip performance by a revue group. In 2001, Otautahi president Aroha

Reriti-Crofts described the "Kiwi Fire" performance as "high-class entertainment."

"They're not going to show their diddles, for God's sake," she allegedly


South Africa's first female Hip-Hop

group Godessa will drop their first album, Spillage. The album features

13 songs. "We produce conscious Hip-Hop about bread-and-butter issues that

concern us daily," said 24-year-old group member Burni.