Hip-Hop Rumors: Eddie Griffin Breaks Down? Shawnna Gets Thick! Lloyd Banks Unites NY?
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.
THE DAILY TWO SENSE
Funny. I was thinking about old cats as I added this look at Soulja boys new cartoon. I mean, it looks like Soulja boy has officially defied the odds. He didnt fall off as a one hit wonder as many suspected. Hes officially got two hits lol. I think the old dudes lost and Soulja Boy won. Am I wrong? Click here for a behind the scenes look at his new cartoon with Alphonzo Ribera.
OH S**T! DIPSET REUNION RUMORS! JIM TO DISS CAM?
Again, this is a rumor that I hope is false. I mean I REALLY hope this one is false. But, you know what the reputation for Summer Jam is, right? Rappers dissing each other or somebody making a huge announcement! I am hearing that the proposed Dipset reunion has been deaded. You all might have seen the video online of Camron saying NO to the reunion we all wanted to see happen. I am hearing that Jim Jones may be the centerpiece for this years Summer Jam and he MAY be taking a shot at his former friend and rap buddy.
50 CENT IS OFF THE HOOK! DIDNT BURN HIS HOUSE DOWN!
50 Cent was once a suspect in burning down his own home as his son and baby moms stayed in there. But, Fif is officially off the list of possible suspects. You might remember but the Long Island mansion housed his son Marquise and mother Shaniqua Tompkins. This is the official word: the police department and insurance investigators ruled that there is absolutely no proof or evidence suggesting that Curtis Jackson or any affiliated parties were involved. Curtis Jackson has just been cleared of all the accusations. The investigation will continue until the guilty party is found.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JAY-ZS COMMENTS ABOUT MUSIC?
I would have to say that I disagree with Jay on this one. Sounds like the hokey talk to get more mainstream acceptance to me.
"I thought that to be the oddest pairing ever but, soon realized, it's what I've always professed. There is no such thing as black music or white music only good or bad music. It's stupid cool to like things that are not like you, and that goes for outside of music. If you're an African American you can have a Jewish friend..."
YOUNG BUCK UPSETS FANS!
A lot of people are rooting for Young Buck, even thought its not looking to great for the young rapper. Hes still the man in our books for his rapping skills and realness. But, there are some recent fans that arent too happy after they tried to express support for Mr. Ten-a-Key. Here is the letter I got, straight from the fans keyboard:
wassup Illseed? Now 1st off i must say I'm a big Young Buck fan son when my panther (whom is a DJ) invited me to go with him to a Young Buck show because he's was going to host and DJ in Greenwood, Mississippi I jumped on it. !st up the promoter told us he spent upwards to 25K on the show. They told us they sold a whole lot of tickects so I'm expecting the show to be @ lest smi packed. Mann, other than the opening acts, about 20 people showed up for the show. Buck must got the word because he didn't show up either. I still can't understand how this happened because they did a lot of promotion and Buck was even on the radio. I know it's been 2 years since Buck dropped an album but damn, thats a bad look
Im still a major fan of Buck and I hope we get another album from him eventually.
LLOYD BANKS PULLS NEW YORK TOGETHER!
There might be hope to see NYC come back to form. We have quite a few people doing their thing and then there is Lloyd Banks. I heard that Banks has confirmed that he's got a track with Jadakiss, Juelz, Fabolous and possible others. I also hear Banks is working with Ransom, Ron Browz and Uncle Murda. Now that Banks is a free agent, it looks like a good deal is in the works for him, Def Jam or Atlantic.
EDDIE GRIFFIN HAD A MAURY MOMENT!?
Nancy and Buck from my Hot Morning Crew hit me up and gave me some intel that they heard. Were hearing that Eddie Griffin got drunk and started crying on stage at the Funnybone Comedy Club Friday Nite in Manchester Connecticut. Apparently two people started giving him shots of gin and out came the truth. He allegedly got toasted and started spilling his guts about how his 10-year-old son isn't his. He said he just got a DNA test and it proved that he was not the father. He started crying on stage talking about it, I heard. OH BOY poor guy. To make matters worse, I heard they called the cops to help him and he almost got arrested! This is comedy night and this isnt funny! people were getting mad at the audience members who were feeding him drinks. A listener told Nancy, "I was at the show on Friday night and saw everything that happened, it was crazy! It was so awkward when he started crying about his kid!! We got up and left when the cops came and he started yelling about being handcuffed too. Someone out there has a video from outside the mall. "
I heard Eddie had a show for Saturday, but they just cancelled.
JAY-Z CANT LIKE THIS!
I know acting is not real life, but what if you make it real life? LOL. Idris Elba recently had to do a kissing scene with Beyonce and he surely got a kick out of it.
It was weird when I met her - within 20 minutes we had to kiss. I wasnt complaining. It was full on, we had to do these pictures for the wall and it was full on kissing. I was like, Oh god, Im kissing Beyonce, I cant believe it.
He got a kick out of it, but I would have gotten a stomp, a punch and a bite out it like Chris Brown! LOL! Jay-Z is the man though. He was doing it up real big in Vegas.
FREEWAYS NEW ALBUM
Here is the latest on Freeway. The philly spitter is working with Jake One, Im hearing. Jake is from Seattle and Freeway has been out there working on his new album. Jake is producing ALL of it, I heard. Rumor has it, Free wants to go old school with it. Like Premier and Guru used to do. I heard Jake and Freeway knocked out eight songs in two days. LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO! Real Hip-Hop! LOL!
HALLE LAYS DOWN THE LAW!
This cannot be the way to raise a child. YUCK.
MO MONEY MO PROBLEMS FOR RICK ROSS
You couldnt pay me to be a rapper these days. This dude named Ric Tann is about to all out assault Rick Ross. Hes already sent out a plea to 50 Cent to pay for some songs that Ross did. To me, the songs sound like reference tracks for a female. I could be wrong. Anyway, Ric says that he and Ross go way back to when the BAWSE wasnt so bossy. He also says he is going to release a new video on how Rick Ross got the nickname Boss. I thought that was because Rick was in command. Apparently, there is something more to that. These dudes are reportedly working on a full DVD of anti-Ross material. These guys have a lot of material on the way.
SHAWNNA THICKENS UP!
How did she manage to get this thick this fast?
CHARLES HAMILTON EXTENDS OLIVE BRANCH TO RAPPERS
Looks like Charles Hamilton is tired of beefing. Check out this blog post his put on his blog:
I JUST sent a message to Rhymefest on Twitter to get his number. Honestly, I'm tired of people hitting me up about it, and even more honestly, this kind of sh1t can be resolved. Of all that I gotta deal with on the regular, pseudo-beef over some bullsh1t is the least of my priorities. But for the sake of the artform, I can get off my "I can't stand this n1gga sh1t" for a few minutes to hear FROM HIM (and not an interview) what the big deal is, and say my piece...
Without either of us going off the deep end.
It's about time diss tracks just f*ckin stop. Dead ass...
So 'Fest, you get the message, hit me back witchur math. You ain't gotta like me, but hip-hop is bigger than macho ignorance...
And that offer is extended to ANYONE in this business who has an issue. No wax, no sublims, no "threats", no Twarguments. Either on the phone or face-to-face.
From artists to execs, in ANY form of industry.
Just got word that MoeRoc & Charles Hamilton are working on an Album together called "Harlem In The Fast Lane" that will be Produced by Charles Hamilton. This could be very interesting. The two released 'The Beginning' a few weeks ago & are now finishing the album/mixtape. I heard that this might drop mid June.
EPIC FAIL OF THE DAY
Youre pimp hand must be weak if you cant keep an 8-year-old in check. I am kidding, but I am actually very serious. An 8-year-old Saudi girl has divorced her 50-year-old husband. I wrote about this so I want to refresh your memory. The girls father SOLD her to the middle-aged husband for about $13,000. She was forced to marry the man and be one hell-uv-a young wife. Saudi Arabia offers no minimum age for marriage, but there are times when there is consent needed. Now, they said that she would have to wait for puberty to get divorced, but she got herself a lawyer and got free! Good deal, but these men need to find a better way to get money. Selling your daughter isnt G.
I am hearing that Fab and Ne-Yo are moving closer to that Best of Both Worlds project weve been hearing about.
Who remember McGruff? Hes a Harlem OG that I heard Camron recently signed.
Rumor has it Tyler Perry and Oprah are working on a movie together called Precious.
If you didnt already know, Red Café is definitely signed to Bad Boy records.
They are saying that Rihanna turned down that Dubai "comeback" gig. Good for her.
Is Lauren London still a banger? Something is missing.
OLD BUT NEVER OLD
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