Hip-Hop Rumors: Black Star Returns?! Shakurs to Sue Over Sex Tape! Palin A No Go for 2012!!

Blacksmith vs. Duck Down If you're in the NYC area for this year’s CMJ Festival, you might want to catch the Blacksmith…

Blacksmith vs. Duck Down

If you're in the NYC area for this year’s CMJ Festival, you might want to catch the Blacksmith vs. Duck Down show on October 22 that will be featuring Jean Grae, Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Smif-N-Wessun, Pharoahe Monch, and more! In the meantime, enjoy this clip of Black Star from The Colbert Report...

The Shakurs Are Ready to Sue Over Sex Tape:

TMZ spoke with a spokesperson for Pac's estate, who was VERY clear, "We will sue anyone who tries to sell a Tupac tape" The rep insists ... only the estate has the power to authorize the use of Tupac's image for commercial use ... and there's NO WAY the sex tape will ever get the proper approval. We're told Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, is aware of the tape -- and has told her spokesperson, "Get the legal team ready because [we] will not allow someone to put it out."

Currently, the Shakur estate is trying to single out the person(s) responsible for the marketing of the tape. It is believed that the female featured in the video is behind the sale. For those that don’t know…the tape is said to be from 1991, is 5 minutes long, and features a woman going down on Mr. Shakur. How exciting! Not.

Jay-Z Has Some Words for J. Cole Who Has Some Words For Fans:

"J. Cole's success is testament to amazing artist development and Cole's hard work," Jay-Z said, via press release. "I want to congratulate him on a #1 album, and more importantly, a great body of work."

Cole World: The Sideline Story is in stores now!

Illseed’s Quickies:

Irv Gotti wants the Def Jam President job. Thoughts?

The Transporter’s Jason Statham will be joining the cast for the next two Fast and Furious sequels which will be filming back-to-back for release in 2013 and 2014.

The theme song for ESPN’s Monday Night Football has been dropped after Hank Williams Jr.’s remarks about Obama and Hitler on a nationally televised news show last week. Williams has since apologized, but uhhh...

America can rest easy for another four years. Sarah Palin WILL NOT be running for President in 2012. Thank God.

Ron Artest Metta World Peace is taking his skills from the NBA to the “Laff Mobb,” a comedy group based out of L.A. His first big show will be on 10/28 at Planet Hollywood in Vegas.