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Lets start the day off a bit different with the quickies!
First, Christopher Coke was captured. Coke is the reputed drug lord in Jamaica that caused calamity and chaos about a month ago. He is reportedly fearful he will die under suspicious circumstances like his daddy.
The murder of Anna Nicole Smith is being investigated.
Luke officially disowned his kids and admitted that with them he was sperm doner. WOW!
Gary Coleman secretly filed a restraining order against ex-wife Shannon Price in February. Youre not getting away with killing, Gary!!!
People seem to be trying to make Dez a star like Amber Rose. I dont know, I just dont know.
I saw a video of Kat Stacks..she was all drunk and looking deathly.
BOOSIE DIDNT KILL HIMSELF! THE GAME DIDNT EITHER!
First there was Game rumor yesterday. I know a lot of people thought it was a press hoax, but it really wasnt. what happened, was the rumor didnt start with us it started in the tech world, where a lot of hackers and whatever reside. And it was out there, but never really got to the people, only the press.
There is a rumor that Boosie killed himself. This is coming from my folks down South. Boosie does not impress me as the suicide type and there is a good reason for that hes not. There is something sinister brewing down there though, but I will tell you about it later. For now REJOICE Boosie is alive!
TRINA WEIGHS IN ON NICKI vs LIL KIM
Trina is smart.
Stay out of it.
BUSHWICK BILL TO BE DEPORTED?
I heard this one a while ago, but it recently came back to life recently. I am hearing that Bushwick Bill may be facing deportation. Heres what we heard. First, as you know, I heard Bushwick was arrested or something and was unable to make the Hip-Hop Honors with Willie D. So. They had GAME do Bills part. Moving on Bushwick is originally from Jamaica I am being told and he never formally became a citizen of the United States.
HMMMM....T.I. TALKING SLICK ABOUT JAY?
I personally don't think Tip is talking slick about Jay, but this comes on the heels of Jay-Z allegedly talking about LL Cool J. He said the following to CNN.
Im not going to be the 40-year-old rapper. I would not. Thats Jay. Hes doing it very well. Hats off, but I just dont see that for me.
If I had the option to [be] Jay-Z [or] Will Smith, I think Id go with Will, he revealed. Im a Jay-Z fan. I have a lot of admiration and respect for Jay and his legacy. But I feel like Will, he gets to spend more time with his family. He gets to be home more and actually raise his kids. I feel like he has more of a home life and the money dont hurt. Twenty million dollars a flick aint bad.
There is no right or wrong here, but rappers seem to want to cut their careers off short. Bruce Springsteen is over 60 and Jay-Z is the richest rapper at 40. What's the issue? Do that which is best for your life. Ozzie Osbourne is crazy as batsh*t and he is on tour at 61. Go figure.
Don't limit yourself or Hip-Hop.SPEAKING OF OLD SCHOOL...
Big Daddy Kane has a song called "Act A Fool" and it features Busta Rhymes. It ain't new, but Kane is mounting his return.
SOMEBODYS ABOUT TO DISS CASH MONEY?
Tampa artist 2 Pistols, who signed to Cash Money last year, is now looking to get off of the label, over money. Why? The word on the skreet is that there is a dispute in the contract. There is no formal word on what exactly 2Pistols is disagreeing with, but he is. The email source says dude, does not want to be shelved like 80% of all Cash Money artists like Glasses Malone, Brisco, Mack 10, All Star and countless of other noname artists.
JADA CONFIRMS AN OPEN MARRIAGE WITH WILL?
This is interesting. They have said this in the past and I guess I didn't catch it. But, here it is again.
"We always have people that we're attracted to that we talk about. That dont stop just because your married. Somebodys always gonna catch your eye. Thats real. Somebodys gonna always be prettier than me, and somebodys always gonna be more in awe of him than me, and he gonna be like (in Wills voice) yo she really like me (laughter) but as far as somebody being right for us is there somebody right for a nice night? Maybe. But somebody that can sustain our life and sustain what weve built together, absolutely not!"
Here is the kink, I mean, LINK!
THE DIP SET REUNION PREVIEW, SON!
I was never a Dip Set fanatic, but this is very cool.
NO NICKI / KIM SONG!
The homey DOE hit me up and told me that that Lil Kim verse is from HIS song with Kim from a ways back. Here is what he said:
Illseed what's good neighbor? This is D.O.E, I just peeped a phony Lil Kim and Nicky Minaj song on your page so I had to address it. That's a old verse Kim did for my mixtape which also features Black Rob. If you jump to 1:42 you'll hear Kim say "I don't even know these bitches DOE". The song is called "In the hood"
RIHANNA COMMENTS ON DRAKE
Eh....I saw this coming. Pause.
I hope so cause hes really, really talented, and I think hes one of the illest lyricists out there right now, so I would love to work with him."
Drake is about to officially put up his numbers today on the Billboard. She shoulda linked with him.
THIS IS SCARY - SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END
A woman knew her time was coming - somebody was trying to kill her. Raquel Antoinette Mundy, a 24 year old from Houston, sent text messages to her mom moments before she was killed. This story is long, but here is the short version. The woman put her mom and kids on a bus at about 1 am. Her mother and kids left her even though the woman's car had gotten towed away from a local McDonald's, where she was parked. That early in the morning, she failed to find any family members that could help her get a ride. She actually managed to pay the tow bill with her mom's debit card. It wasn't enough. She still needed a ride.
Mundy was last seen about 1:30 a.m. last Thurday. She got into a car of a man presumed to be Hispanic. After she got into the car, she sent her mom two texts that indicated she knew she was in danger. Around 5:00 am, she send the following two messages: "Tell my girls I love them. I love you, Mom." and then 7:45 am "Mom I think this Mex might hurt." The woman was found dead yesterday lying face down, naked from the waist down. Police are investigating if she was sexually assaulted. They know she died from strangulation though.
Sadly, Mundy was trying to improve her life and was leaving to Cali for a better life as a medical assistant. On her Facebook page, she said: "Tomorrow is a big day. I start school at ten am. Yes, bettering myself and my girls along the way."
To help, cal Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or can give anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
A COMMENT ABOUT OBAMA AND THE HOOD
I spoke about Chicago and the violence over the weekend. I also mentioned Obama and one of my readers wrote this response:
Illseed I have to start off by saying I love you. I read your column everyday. With that being said, I have to address something that you said in regards to Obama helping Chicago. I live in Chicago was born and raised in the englewood community and some of my family still resides in the hood of englewood. Obama has so much on his plate that he can't tackle Chicago, it's the police and the mayor that Ned to do something about the shooting and the killings. Many don't understand that the shootings here are a combination of things. # 1, they have tore down all the projects in the city. It seems like a good idea, but living in the projects u have a different mentality in regards to living. Projects and drugs go to gather like peanut butter and jelly. The project money is gone. Niggas is broke and doing whatever to make some ends. They reporting the shootings but not the kidnapping and robberies and home invasions. They have moved all the people from the projects into mixed income communities and niggas are selling drugs in the new neighborhood, which makes the old heads feel as though they are taking money from their pockets. There are other problems as well such as education, lack of REAL parents, crooked cops, crooked politician and to put icing on the cake, stupid niggas that have no respect for anything. There was a one year baby that got shot in this shit. It's crazy out here. Obama isn't the answer. They really need to send the national guard out here like previously suggested. Get Daley and crooked cop Weiss out along with 85 percent of the other politicians here, work on schools and get parents some resources for parenting classes and we might have a chance. Until then, I will stay out the hood, keep my kids going to school up north with the white kids.
AN OPEN LETTER TO CHARLES HAMILTON
Before I push this out there, I want to say that I cannot co-sign this letter, but it sure is strange. Theres rumor material in there as well. Something about it seems to have some merit, even though I cannot say it does. Its weird to say the least, this persons alleged interaction with Charles Hamilton. Read it and tell me.
Open Letter to Charles Hamilton
I am withholding my name and my role in the music industry because the intent of this letter is not rooted in self promotion or promotion for the artists I work with. Nor is the intent of this letter intended to disparage or humiliate Charles Hamilton. More than anything, I have to write this letter for my own repentance and as a plea for someone to help that young man. Last night I was in NY for an event, and as I was coming out of my hotel waiting on the artist I manage. A young man wearing what looked like a Minnesota Vikings Jersey approached me asking for money and if I knew how to get to the ferry. At first glance I was pretty positive I knew who the young man was, so I asked him his name to be sure. He replied, Charles, I cut him off and said, Charles Hamilton? he said yeah and I shook his hand. I was immediately taken aback because he looked either under the influence of something lethal, or he was mentally very unwell. I immediately felt bad. A while ago, Charles Hamilton had made some pretty outrageous remarks about Sonic the Hedgehog being the basis of his religion or something like that and as a Christian it angered me so much that I told myself when I saw him, I might want to physically harm him. (Perhaps a contradiction, but I am defensive about my savior being compared to a video game character forgive me.) Later, Charles claimed that he had a mix tape executive produced by my favorite producer of all time, J-DILLA. The only problem with that is that Dilla has been deceased and this just came off as being totally disrespectful. In addition to that, when Charles Hamilton emerged as an artist he had a similar backstory as another artist that I currently manage and mentor. So in some ways Charles was achieving what I had been working so hard to obtain for my artists and honestly I was angry, and somewhat jealous, because I didnt feel that he was as talented as my artist. So we set out to diss him and put together a campaign to humiliate Charles. We studied him, his interviews, etc, we did everything we could to disparage him, but never did we think anything might have really been wrong with him. We thought he was playing a character or perhaps acting and saying erratic things to stay relevant. (a common occurrence in the industry) After seeing him last night, I want to sincerely apologize, I have no idea what that dude was or is going through, but it clearly is severe and I am begging whomever is around him, his family, someone to please help that dude. I hope I am wrong, maybe he was just having a realllllly bad day, but I doubt it, I think there is something seriously wrong. Seeing Charles last night made me really realize that you never know what someone is going through and its easy for us to attack people, especially in this age of the internet where people can sit behind a screen, make judgments and make comments about people without any fear of ever seeing that individual eye to eye. I want to apologize to Charles. Last night, I did offer to allow him to ride in my cab, I allowed him to use my cell phone to make a phone call. I felt bad that I didnt have any cash to help him where he was trying to go. The whole experience really put in perspective for me how incredibly vicious this industry can be. I encourage any fans reading this to take a second to rethink dissing even the artist you dislike. You have no idea where they may be coming from or what is driving or influencing their art. One year ago I didnt have the position I have now in the industry and didnt understand the pressures as I do now. This game will spit you up and chew you out. I exhausted a ton of negative energy regarding a young man I didn't even know. Again. Charles I apologize and wish you the best. Anonymous
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