ALLHIPHOP WEEK UPDATE
So, I am sure you have already looked at the AllHipHop Week run down. If you havent, please do, but I have to admit, there are some changes already on the horizon. One change thats already come to life is Hurricane Chris has departed the finale concert, which features Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco and Cassidy. Thats a rumor itself, but thats another day. Anyway, other acts are to be added, but they will be revealed in a day or so.
Bentley Farnsworth of G.O.O.D. Music was on the AHH Fashion Show, but he opted to host the Art Show at Nubian Heritage in Harlem instead. This, I find interesting.
There is more to come-- promises, promises, promises.
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WU TANG MEMBERS ARRESTED?
I heard that Wu Tang was arrested after leaving a concert out in Seattle, WA. I dont know any particular details, but from what I heard, they were pulled over on Monday about 1:30 am and they had a posse or crew, groupies and fans. Now, I dont know for sure, but the cops may have been looking for something like weed. Whether or not they found anything remains to be seen. Whoever was arrested was released in the morning so it wasnt anything too crazy.
Whoa! I am hearing a new rumor about Foxy Brown on the Island. If you dont know what the Island is, its Rikers Island! You know, I think it might be time for the Free Foxy Brown movement. I assumed that she would be coming out soon, but shes not. The latest I have heard is that Rikers now has her medicated and subdued. I have not confirmation, but I think that is it time for her to come out of there. I wonder what sort of legal efforts they are currently making? I dont want a tragedy!EXCLUSIVE KANYE/MOS DEF SONGSo, Kanye West is sneaky. He does special versions for people over seas and we have to get them from our friends ini Japan! Anyway, Graduation - the Japanese version - has a special song called "Good Night," which features Mos Def. Check that out. All I can say is its way better than that "Drunken Hot Girls" song, which I totally hate with every fiber of my being. Other than that...album's tight. Click here for the song.
LEAKED CURTIS: NOT THE WHOLE THING?
We all know know that there a leaked version of Curtis out and about. Well, 50 Cent and Whoo Kid say that there are roughly three tracks missing from the album, rumor says. Now, from what I have been told, these other songs are not the I Get Money remix. I cant imagine what else they can include three more songs, they have to charge for a double album.
HALLE IS BERRY PREGNANT
We suspected it and its true. Halle Berry is expecting her first child, according to reports. The Oscar winner and her 2-year-and-running boy friend confirmed that she is in month THREE of this event. Here is what Berry told Accress Hollywood: Yes, I am three months pregnant. Gabriel and I are beyond excited, and Ive waited a long time for this moment in my life. Now, the next seven months will be the longest of my life!
MAYBE ASHANTI ISNT SO SAD
My company organized Nelly's 2nd annual Black and White Ball in St. Louis over Labor Day weekend that you mentioned the event in today's gossip column. Ashanti had a great time at the party and got on stage twice- first, the magician entertaining during dinner brought Nelly and Ashanti on stage for his final trick and then, Ashanti went on stage to dance with her friends and Nelly's family while Nelly was rocking the mic. They seemed very happy together. Additional pictures can be found via the following links- feel free to use as appropriate:
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THE MAN WHO CAN BEAT 50 CENT AND KANYE WEST
In our lil Hip-Hop bubble, we forget the outsiders. Anyway, there is a guy named Kenny Chesney and he might play spoiler in this battle for number one on Sept. 11. I forget how many albums he has, but Kenny has always opened up in the No. 1 spot. If you look at the overall decline in rap sales and the fact that some fans are going to pick either Ye or 50, Kenny has a shot! It's funny how with every record that comes out, we're aware of the urban [competition], and none of those acts acknowledge that I exist, until I have that No. 1 debut on the Top 200," Chesney told EW. What would be iller is if somebody came in the No. 3 slot.
I cant wait to see the hate levels rise above sea level.
EXCLUSIVE REMY MA SPEAKS
So, nobody has heard from Remy Ma since her alleged shooting of a friend. Well, shes finally speaking on it in this AHH interview. Now, she wasnt able to speak on any details surrounding the case, but there are some interesting quotes in this piece. She even calls the internet The Haternet. You have to love that.
SHAQ FILES FOR DIVORCE
Here is the entire Shaq story. I thought they were happy. Is this the post-Kobe affect? If you read it, it would seem like Shaq thinks wifey was stacking chips for this moment. I dont know, but feel free to read below.
MIAMI (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal has filed to divorce his wife after nearly five years of marriage, his attorney said Tuesday night.
Attorney Ira Elegant said the petition was filed on behalf of the Miami Heat center in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who is representing Shaunie O'Neal in the case.
The Heat did not have an immediate comment, and Shaquille O'Neal did not respond to a request for comment made through the team.
Shaquille O'Neal has filed for divorce. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE / Getty Images)
According to the filing, which was first reported by The Miami Herald on its Web site Tuesday night, Shaquille O'Neal is asking Shaunie O'Neal to provide a "correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities" that she had access to or obtained during the marriage.
They are the parents of six children; Shaquille and Shaunie O'Neal had four together, and each had one other before their Dec. 26, 2002 wedding.
Shaquille O'Neal makes $20 million annually in his contract with the Heat, plus endorsement deals that are estimated to be worth several million more each year. The couple has also listed their home on Miami Beach's posh Star Island for about $32 million, or roughly $13 million more than they paid for it after O'Neal was traded to the Heat by the Los Angeles Lakers before the 2004-05 season.
BLACK ENTERPRISE GIVES EDDIE GRIFFIN THE BOOT FOR N-WORD
Im not sure what BE thought of Eddie Griffin before their recent conference, but we know now. According to reports, Eddie decided it was a smart thing to use the N-Word around Earl Graves, Sr. in his comic routine. According to tmz, all Griffy had to say was, "Why are some black leaders telling us to stop using the N word?" and his mic was cut off. Graves laid the smack down and ushered Griff up out of there. Graves said, "We will not allow our culture to go backwards ... We will pay Mr. Griffin all that we owe him but we will not allow him to finish the show if that's the way he's going to talk."
I heard that there was a standing ovation even though Griffin got paid for his appearance. Its bigger than Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop! Richard Pryor started it! LOL.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG DEFENDS MIKE VICK
Whoopi Goldberg made a splash as she replaced Rosie ODonnell on The View.: The ratings were down and it looks like they are about to get it Crunk. Here is what she said:
"It's like cockfighting in Puerto Rico. There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country."
This is actually true. I dont think she said it in defense as much as she said that it was a cultural thing for Vicky. On the flip side, a lot of cultural things will get you locked up.
DALLAS AUSTIN: I DONT LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS!
Remember when Dallas Austin read that AllHipHop interview with Joss Stone and went off about people f***ing for tracks? Well, I wonder what he thinks about Da Backwudz being unhappy with Rowdy Records. My man Shonuff emailed me a statement and I thought I would share it with you. Looks like a change is gonna come though.
what up.... This is shonuff(1/2 of da backwudz) letting you know of a lil rumor thats about to be reality.... Of course we've been signed to Dallas Austin ova at rowdy records or what not but we've obtained a lawyer to get us removed from that situation... We still have alot of fans that actually heard the album and they know it was bigger than just (u gonna luv me) and that damn oompa loompa(i dont like the look of it) record that was put out on top of the label hating on promoting the project, putting enough albums out to the people to recieve it, ect....long story short, its about to be a rap with that str8 up...the music industry is a BUSINESS, but what they got goin on ova there aint business...we still da backwudz(big marc is my family we real cousins) but we got another group that we're apart of( 4 man group) thats reaaly about to b nutz as soon as you blink...real music, hiphop plus real subject matter that real people can relate to on a daily basis...instead of glorifying dope, talk about was gon happen when you get caught,go before that judge, doin10 to 15..fun music (dancing) is cool but the south better get ready for a four man hiphop south shit from decatur to berlin....gotta get yall some new music homie...check 4 (The Labratz)....sol messiah what it izzzz...P.S. I Aint got no words for dallas or that bs ova their...dont hold niggaz hostage,let us do us so we can be free to speak to the congregation and do what we was born to do...make good music(country rap
tunes) to all the fans on myspace and that we see in da streets, we aint went nowhere its just politics... no man can stop whats destined.
DIDDY AND KIM GETTING BACK?
Well, they say Kim Porter attended Diddys White Party in the Hamptons over the Labor Day weekend. There is a rumor that they were all hugged up and stuff in a romantic manner. I dont know, but they are saying that the display of affection shows serious possibilities that they may get back together. You know, they have a lot invested in this I think its a good idea.
CASSIDY CLARIFIES ON GILLIE
Just so you know, Cassidy is going to be at AllHipHops Rebirth concert along with Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli and others that have yet to be announced.
In a recent interview with Wild 94.9, Chamillionaire said the 50 Cebt/Kanye beef is nothing but a sham. Even 50 Cent said that
If you missed the Jena 6 story on CNN, click here for a transcript of the story.
The R.Kelly child porn trial has been pushed back AGAIN!
Shout out to Allen Williams, who isnt related to Serena, but if he was, would put me D.
I heard Kanye West was named GQs International Man of the Year or something. I dont know, but Rosario Dawson gave him the honor. (Ok, I know, but I dont really feel like writing about it. Click here for the article.)
FAM, LOG OFF!
A dude disses AllHipHops Ill Community. I dont know what happened, but its e-beef is always funny. I will gladly put a battery in everybodys back.
Before any drama or accusations, Remy Ma was just the No. 1 female rapper in the US and she performed at AllHipHop Week last year. She was the only person to rock twice during the week. She did the Final Concert and the Fashion Show. To see the clip of the show, click below
Here is Remy going accapella. She said she would Lady Luck a female rapper.
Oh and Lloyd Banks was there too. He rocked it and anybody that was there can testify that Banks got it in. He marched right through the crowd and continued to perform. This reminds me its time for him to come back out.
ILL PICSDid this chick really have a baby 4 months ago? Talk about "snap back!"
Is it me or is "Jayonce" going stronger than ever?They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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