All content within this section is pure rumor and generally have no factual info outside of what the streets have whispered in our ear. Read on.
FIRST THINGS FIRST R.I.P.
Sean Levert found dead
R.I.P to Sean Levert of the R&B group Levert. He was found dead over the weekend in a Cleveland, OH jail. As you know he had some issues with child support and was being held for not paying some $80k in support to his three kids. Maybe there were larger issues at hand. The cause of death is not yet known. Sean was the son of O'Jays lead singer Eddie Levert and younger brother of Gerald Levert. He was a mere 39 and had recently completed an album with Marc Gordon, the third member of Levert. Sad.
Is it me or are people dying at an alarming rate for random reasons? Check out the dedication video at the bottom of the page.
BEY-Z: THINGS ARE GETTING SERIOUS?
Via the New York Daily News, Jay-Z and Beyonce are getting very serious:
Things are getting more serious for Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The couple of nearly six years have been slow to take that next step in their relationship, in part because her parents believe shes too young (26) to get married. But now that Beyoncés acting career is taking off, her folks are more open to the pair getting serious, says a pal of the Knowles clan.
While Beyoncé was on location filming Cadillac Records, Jay-Z met up with Knowles sibling Solange in the Florida Room of South Beachs Delano Hotel, where the pair sipped on Don Julio tequila and chatted about how the hip-hop mogul could move things to the next level.
JAY-Z GETS TWO-FACED ON EM
I take this with a grain of salt, but they are saying that Jay-Z might be picked to the next spokesperson for Fendi. A number of sources say that Jay met with Karl Lagerfeld, the head of Fendi. Jay is apparently a model in the companys next photo shoot.
LIL WAYNE IN PHILLY
Here is what a concert goer said about the Lil Wayne show in Philly:
He was like an hour and a half late but he put on a sick ass show. After watching Dj touchtone dj for and hour and a half waitin for Weezy people started booing ..5 minutes later Weezy came out to Fireman. he looked mad fu**ed up but he def threw it down and rocked the crowd. Security gettin in was very rough though, there were like a million police officers outside and inside the event. Show was def sick though.
Here is another one from Rob G:
OMG .WEEZY WAS OFF THE CHAIN performance, songs, and swaggg ..by far he best Ive seen. He rocked the crowd for an hour he brought out Freeway and Chris unbelievable performance ..big up to WEEZY best rapper alive ..
AWWWWW THEY DISSING THE ROOTS?
I was reading gawker and they dissed The Roots saying that nobody was reading the Hip-Hop legends blog! Well, I am going to say that it clearly isnt getting a lot of commentary, but I say you should check it out. So, check it out! Click here to see their Blog!
PEOPLE CANT WAIT FOR CASSIDY?
Hip-Hop fans are getting a lil beside themselves! I heard that Cassidy is still doing his thing and made an appearance at Xavier University in New Orleans. People expected him around 10 pm and he didnt show up until about 11. People started leaving! Now an hour late and thats not bad for rapper time. Anyway, I heard the Hustler fared well with the people that were patient. Thanks Pounders!
BUSH GETS BOOED!
Damn, yall voted him in and now you want to boo, son son. Well, he did jack the elections, but still. He got booed something terrible at the 2008 Nationals home opener. 294 DAYS until dude is gone!
TONE LOC IS A NICE DUDE
Tone Loc is still drinking that funky cold medina, but a couple of bars are saying that he ripped them off. Peep this report that was on tmz.com:
Two small Michigan bars were scammed out of a total of $1,400 last summer after a man posing as Loc's manager promised the rapper would play their establishments. Why this con man didn't pose as the manager of a popular rapper -- one from the 21st century, perhaps? -- is a mystery.
Fast forward to this year, where Tone's real manager heard about the misfortune, and out of the kindness of his heart agreed that the rapper would play at both bars -- for Tone's regular fee.
Clearly Sir Mix-a-Lot, Young MC and Kid 'n Play were all too busy.
FLOYD MAYWEATHER DEFEATS BIG SHOW!
Now, you know this is comedy, but if you want to see it, check below. Also, click here if you want to read a story on the W Floyd amassed over the weekend. Also, 50 Cent didnt appear and neither did Fat Joe. Where does this stuff come from?
DJ KHALEDS IM SO HOOD THE ROCK REMIX -- FREE download link. This is a sneak download from illseed. Its going to appear on the rest of AllHipHop.com at a later time.
Streetz hit me up and made it clear that Pastor Manning is really Uncle Rukus from the Boondocks!
Pro baller Isaiah Rider was arrested over the weekend for grand theft auto when he was caught driving a stolen car. He was booked on $25,000 bail. He was also arrested this month for possession of narcotics and evading a cop, according to tmz.
"SNL" comic Kenan Thompson was stopped by police in NY after his boy was caught smoking weed. Kenan just got a ticket for careless driving, BOO!
Want to see something funny? Check out Sexual Infection, a parody of Snoops Sexual Eruption.
I dont know if you recall the rumor that Ice Cube might be playing BA Baracus (Mr. T.) in the new move adaptation of The A-Team. Cube is reportedly interested in the role.
If you or somebody you know is an ill animator, email me at email@example.com. Put ill animator in the subject heading so I can find it.
Tyra Banks isnt quitting her night job at Americas Next Top Model either. FYI.
I heard Twista is in the UK at Route club in Colchester, Essex and he performed for a mere 10 minutes and left. Well, he does rap fast! He probably condensed a 30 minute show in 10!
Syleena Johnson is coming back on her own Aneelys Records (Syleena spelled backwards). She is slated to drop a new album called Chapter 4: Labor Pains on September 2nd.
Told you it was a hoax! Pauly Shore basically punkd all of us with his video of him dissing Black comedians. More on this later.
50 Cent on why Curtis didnt sell better (MTV):
It was a blockbuster that I lit, and it didnt explode. I felt like it should have went a lot further than the results I received Publicly, I feel that 50 Cent fans dont believe it was a dud. It did have I Get Money, it did have Ayo Technology, Ill Still Kill, Follow My Lead with Robin Thicke. These records were hit records, but the timing they came out was wrong. If the first record you heard off Curtis was I Get Money, it would have shifted more millions in sales.
Beyonce on the leak of Beatutiful Nightmare:
Yesterday, Beautiful Nightmare, a demo Ive been working on for possible inclusion on my next album, leaked on some websites. I want to thank all my fans for the positive response to the song, but I want to tell you that this is just a work in progress. It is not my time to put out new music.
[Illseed note: Cassie is safe for now.]
SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END
Back in the day Black men and boys were killed just for looking at a White woman word to Emmett Till. Now, they are paying for sex with Black men as sex tourist?
Dudes generally do that for free!
I NEED TO GO TO CHURCH MORE!
I never seen stuff like this whenever I got to church. Peep this lil kid singing. Lil Buddy went off.
RIP SEAN LEVERT
Toss Gerald in there too shout out to the homies for giving us classic music. Hold you head, Eddie.
YESTERDAY, WE LOVE YOU!
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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