CONDOLENCES OUT TO JOE BUDDEN
Last night the celebrity rap battle went off at SOB's it wasnt quite as planned though. Early yesterday, Joe Budden found out that his brother had been shot 8 times. This made the battle iffy as it was and everybody was wondering what was going to happen. Joe stated that he would do his best. His brother was alive, but in critical condition and that was No. 1 on everybody's mind. There was a lot on the line and Joe attempted to make it, but unfortunately he didnt. There was his brother being in the condition he was in and the terrible traffic at the Holland Tunnel in NYC that ultimately prevented him from making it. Condolences to out to his brother and we want him to get back into good health. Joe, hold your head.
The battle. After Joe wasnt able to make it, the AHH organizers had to make some difficult decisions. Both Royce (Detroit) and Mistah Fab (Oakland) were getting antsy, because everybody tried to wait for Joe. The crowd even started to shout, Joe, Joe, Joe. Fat Man Scoop was the boss for the night and he and Kulture of Hot 97 managed the situation on stage. As for the battle let me know what you find on youtube. It was a very classic Hip-Hop moment. People as far as Delaware drove up to the joint.
Well talk about that later.
On top of everything, the Hip-Hop police were totally there for no reason. The entire event was a PEACEFUL HIP-HOP EVENT with no violence at all YET they came in to let everybody know they were watching. No matter the winner, AHH wants to THANK Joe Budden, Mistah FAB and Royce Da 5 9 for being a part of the battle. You know what? Just about every rapper you THINK should have been in the battle wasnt for whatever reason. These three men were in it for the love of HIP-HOP and we are eternally respectful of that. Rumor has it Remy Ma wanted to be in it, but there were outside forces stopping her.
THE BREEDING GROUND!
Shout out to NORE, who hosted the Breeding Ground. Shout out to all the artists that performed that evening. MOP, Freeway Even Remy Ma showed up and performed her hit joints. Chamillionaire was in the building. The AllHipHop staff begged Immortal Technique to come to the stage as people were waiting for Joe Budden. They were flatly turned down by the militant rapper, but Craig G was happy to oblige. On the real, I heard there were a lot of stars born in SOBs last night.
Here they are: WILLIE JOE// JAE ELLIS// JOELL ORTIZ// HEDONIS// WIZ KHALIFA// C-RIDE// B.O.B // DONNY GOINES!
MORE ON JAY-ZS NEXT ALBUM!
I think the frenzy is getting to a fever pitch! Rumor has is Jay-Z will be calling his next album Boss Hova. Now, from what I have been told thats the name of the album for now, but hes also considering several other names too. Thats the name of the month. Anyway, Im not sure when Jay-Z plans to release it, but I am hearing some interesting things. I heard that Jay intends to adopt a more retro feel that will remind fans of the Golden Era of Roc-A-Fella. I heard that hes got a song with Beanie Sigel and Bleek that is already finished. I dont know how far hes in, but fans can expect production from lil bro Kanye, Just Blaze, 9th Wonder, and DJ Toomp (my fave producer of the moment). We know Jay didnt leave, but I heard hes coming back.
Oh yeah, Jay-Z references the I Get Money remix and states that there is no beef with him and 50 Cent. To Entertainment Weekly:
Jay-Z: I just wanted to show that were not enemies. Its a great story for this, youre the first person to ask, so you got great timing! [50 Cent] called me to ask for the remix, and I told him he couldnt put the remix out until the first week came. I didnt want it to affect any type of numbers. [Laughs] So as you see, it came out the 17th, when the SoundScan cycle is finished. So just to show, Im still competing! Were not enemies, were just competing.
SHOUT OUT TO KANYE JOB WELL DONE.
After September 11, we knew there would be no losers, but we do have a winner in Kanye West. Kanye scored 930,000 units sold. 50 Cent raked in 660,000 and that is nothing to sneeze at, haters. The country dude came in No. 3 and he pushed a cool 400k. Nice job, guys! I think 50 is a lil tight about it, but he has no reason to be THIS IS HIP-HOP I mean, its a friendly competition.
CAM ON TERRENCE & ROCSI?
I always pegged Camron to be a Rap City kind of guy, but from what I am hearing, he is more of a 106 & Park type of fellow. I heard that the purple and pink one will break his silence on the stage with Terrence J and Rocsi. From what I have been told, Camron will talk about 50 Cent, whats going on with him, Jim Jones and Juelz. Im not certain, but I heard thats what it is. So, let me know of the links when it hits the internet. I heard this will air this week.
NO FIGHT WITH DIDDY AND ELEPHANT MAN
It would appear that some people are just into making up rumors. The rumor about Diddy and Elephant Man appears to be a big, fat hoax. According to sickhop.com, there was no fight at Bad Boy and Diddy didnt get beat down at all. Very simple its a lie. Here is what the Energy God had to say:
Me and Bad Boy are Good To Go, me and Bad Boy is family, nothing like that happen[ed], when dealing with business you have to have manners. Bad Boy for life.
It never happened.
JAE HOOD WALKS HIS D-BLOCK CHAIN
And raps with 50 Cent. You see Hood in the back
THE JENA 6 UPDATE
The MAN is still f**king with Mychael Bell, one of the Jena 6 that had his case overturned by a judge. So, the DA/prosecutor has decided to try Bell in juvie court. What a racist piece of trash. Hes already served 10 months in a hardcore jail and they cant even consider the time served.
Scratch magazine is officially DEAD. Pour out a lil' water...or liquor.
Word has it, Michael Jackson is in New York for the cover of Italian Vogue, but they are saying that his hair alone took three hours to style. How long will make up take?
Marc Anthony your wife is desperate to have kids. If you wont impregnate J-Lo, I will dream about it.
50 Cent deaded his European Tour people are saying that hes starting his retirement now.
I would love if the bloggers would leave Alicia Keys alone. Shes a beautiful person and her skin has nothing to do with anything.
Rumor has it OJ was set up. You saw how convenient that recording was? Yeah. Rumor says the Goldmans finally made it happen in a sting.Below is a lil' diddy bop with Gnarls Barkey...artsy fartsy.
LETS GO BACK TO THE 70S
Rose Royce Wishing On A Star 1977
Lets ride out to this beautiful song!
EARTH WIND & FIRE
I dont know when this vid was made, but it seems like the 70s!
SHALAMAR Night To Remember (actually 1982, but close enough)
Jody Watley was so dope.
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Shout out to LL Cool J and Liris Crosse, who hosted the AHH Fashion show on Monday. Shout out to all the fashionistas and devos out there.
TOMORROW, WE LOVE YOU!
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!
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