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.
FIRST THINGS FIRST!
As I told you, I have officially endorsed Senator Barack Obama so I want you to vote for who I like! OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA! It is Super Tuesday and this day decides A LOT for our nation. We've had Bushes and Clintons running America for TWENTY YEARS! (Old Bush - 4 years, Cool Clinton - 8 years, Wack Bush - 8 years). You want another 4-8 of Hillary Clinton or even worse, the Republicans galvanize to defeat a Clinton? I like Hillary so should she win, my support is there 100%, but until then...It is time for fresh, uncorrupted blood! BARACK OBAMA!
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THE UK GETS IT!
There are a lot of Jay-Z haters now that they have seemingly found some chinks in his armor. Its sad to see rappers get heart when they think a rapper is weakening, not when hes at his peak. Jay is headlining the largest festival Glastonbury in the United Kingdom. This is the first time that a rapper has ever headlined the massive celebration, but what I am hearing from my UK Fam is that Jiggas not the favorite of the mainstream. They probably love U2 or something. All good, but this is a new era. The organizer has typically marketed the festival to the middle-aged crowd and now they are shifting. Neil Diamond is also on the bill. LOL!
The buzz is that Pharrell and N.E.R.D. are going to reunite live on stage and give the people some Hip-Hop pop rock. Lupe is confirmed. (Thx Pee Wee!)
I MISSED THIS
Def Jam has not dropped the entire Roc-A-Fella Records roster. Really? I thought it was Jay-Z dropping the Roc staff, not Def Jam dropping them. According to Billboard.com, everybody is still there and that includes Kanye West, Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Tru Life, DJ Clue, Memphis Bleek, Young Gunz and Hector Bambino. To punctuate that point, they are saying that Beanie Sigels CD will be reissued with some remixes and singles. WEIRD.
THE FLAVOR OF MICROSOFT!
Check this one out! Flavor of Love 2 and Charm School megastar Shay Buckeey Johnson has a brand new venture with Microsoft. No, not microsoft as in Flavor Flav, Microsoft as in Bill Gates! The reality star has joined forces with gaming company Konsole Kingz to offer exclusive Shay Buckeey Johnson themes and gamer pics to Xbox 360 owners. Aw shucks! Thats a real sweet rumor, that I think it's actually true. Shout out to Buckeey.
NATE DOGG IS THE HOMEY, BUT DONT DELAY DETOX!
Now, there is 39-year-old Nate Dogg. Hes the greatest Hip-Hop crooner of all time. There is a rumor that his unfortunate and tragic stroke might put the Detox project in jeopardy for its 2008 release! NO, PLEASE! The word on the street is that Dre is ready and willing to put the highly anticipated album on hold until his long-time homey has recovered. I dont know, but this could be over six months. Nate is reportedly instrumental to what Dre wants to do with Detox and hes not going to think about messing up his final album for anything. This MIGHT be a 2009 conversation. I really dont think I personally can take this anymore. I might be the next one to have a stroke! Shout out to Nate Dogg get better FAST!
BUT WHO WOULD READ IT?
MoNique? I thought she and her ex were cool peeps. He got half and she reportedly gave that up, because he deserved it as far as her career is concerned. Anyway, rumor has it, homey is writing a tell-all book on the successful heavy-set actress. I dont know why he would do all that, when nobody will read it. We MIGHT read a book from her. But nobody is going to read a one-sided novel from a bitter B-word. Sheeesh. Get a grip and be a man.
I know this has been seen a million times, but when I think of MoNique, I think of this clip that features her, Jamie Foxx and some poor comedian that got his career ended on one fell night. You love to see the video again and again:
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THE FANSTASTIC FOUR-GOTTEN FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE!
I would say that a lot of you saw the blockbuster movie The Fantastic Four, the movie with Jessica Alba and a bunch of others I cannot recall right now. Anyway, lo and behold, there was a FF before FF. And the precursor was a big pile of doggie doo. As you will read, the first movie was made, but they didnt have the money to finish it. After the person holding the rights to the flick lost those rights, Marvel Comics scooped in and took the movie to what you see today. Anyway, rumor says Marvel ended up having to pay millions just for this version of the FF to NOT come out. Too funny.
USHERS NEW HOUSE
Usher and wife Tameka Foster Raymond have recently purchased a new $3.2 million house in Roswell/Crabapple, Georgia in a sweetly gated community. Here is what Tiffany Long had to say about it:
The gorgeous European, Traditional has 5 huge bedrooms along with 5 baths. The home also has an oversized Bonus Room, Exercise Room, Family Room, Library/Office, Recreation Room, Separate Living Room and a ground pool. The home has a line work-out center on the terrace level along with a complete game room and bar. Usher also has a private garage that can house 8 cars from his collection. God has truly blessed me said the new father. I have a beautiful home, beautiful wife and baby and a new extended family. What more could a man ask for, he said.
Moby isnt Hip-Hop so he should stay out of the streets. I heard he did a lil improv street performance and people only gave the lil guy $10.
Do remember JUSTO! The 11th Annual Justo Mixtape Awards (www.themixtapeawardsonline.com) is coming on February 20-21, 2008, at The Tribeca PAC Theatre. Stay tuned and google Orpheous 'Justo' Fasion!
Tyrese told me that they are already working on a new Transformers movie. Thats whats up.
SIGNS THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END
I dont know about your world, but in my world, an 11 year old having a baby is a bad, bad sign. Also, getting knocked up by your moms boyfriend is not wavy at all. This all went down in Cincinnati a few months ago. The boyfriend did the deed when the girl was a mere 10 years old. Here is more info. The pedo is 40 and they have DNA proof that he is the father of the newborn. The mother may not get to have her child though, because officials and social workers dont feel that she is capable of caring for the kid. She might get visitation rights at least twice a week if supervised by a social worker. The child rapist is looking at life in jail if convicted. What is also disturbing is the fact that there were other men that were tested to be the father, basically this kid was getting it, straight getting it. I wonder how the mother feels to have totally failed her child, because thats what happened here.
Ian McDonald on what we are seeing about the war on terror:
"The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk."
Winehouses husband, Blake Fielder-Civil (NME.com):
Quit smoking crack or you'll be dead in three months.
YO! This video clip is from Scare Tactics, a show that no longer gets any air play. But, they certainly left us with a classic clip that keeps on giving. The words Little Monster Man are forever etched in my mind. This might be the funniest thing ever in the history of humankind.
LUPE AT VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University)
You really cant get Lupe to dumb it down, especially at a university. Lupe has really stepped up as a performer. This is from Feb.1.
DING-DONG: SHYHEIM VS RAEKWON
This isnt particularly new or anything, but I thought I would show another fine example of Black man vs Black man on the internet. You have to hate this so much that you love it (and then you hate it again).
Shyheim was working on a DVD and wanted a drop from Diddy and Raekwon blocked the drop. Not sure why Rae did that. I dont know the root of the beef. Below you will see the clip, but obviously, there is a deeper beef. The song in the clip below is pretty hot though. Why is this happening to the Wu Crew?
(Shout out to High Caliber Music)
DIDDY WANTS YOU, BUT SO DOES ILLSEED!
So, if you are a model, send me your picture and/or website. You can be male or female. I will feature the people that have the illseed look. LOL. Maybe Diddy will read and take note. Send them to email@example.com. Here is Diddy pushing to put more kings and queens on the runway. Not mad at that.
SON P, SON!
He hails from New Zealand Check him out. SON P. I heard he is the 50 Cent of New Zealand. Just remember where you heard about Son P first. (Shout out to Black Bauer.)
PAPOOSE STILL CAN AMAZE
Pap is really a helluva MC remember those? I would induct him in the illseed movement, but hes already established. Here is a double dose of Papoose.
A VIDEO FOR SONG CRY FOXY FANS STAND UP!
ILLadelph Soldier produced this dope video.
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