JAY-Z IS GETTING READY TO TOUR!
I feel like a stan, but I am beginning to get information aka rumors about whats next with this Jay-Z American Gangster situation. I dont know if the album is done, but I have heard that Jay has already begun rehearsing for a promo tour. Now, previously Jay-Z said this would come in the summer, but it appears to be coming in November. From what I understand, it fits into the plan he explained to AHH interview, just not in the summer. Jay said he wanted a live band to execute the instrumentation thats demonstrated on American Gangster.
SPEAKING OF JAY-Z
Here is the new tracklisting of the album. I see Blue Magic got the bonus track treatment. I dont see the Cant Knock the Hustle remix. Im looking forward to hearing that. At any rate, I think there are going to be other songs leaking out. Lil Wayne, eh? Wayne could play the heroin baby or something since its a 70s-era album. Still, this one stays in the rumor category.
3. American Dreamin
4. Hello Brooklyn 2.0 f/ Lil Wayne
5. No Hook
6. Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)
8. I Know
9. Party Life
10. Ignorant S**t feat. Beanie Sigel
11. Say Hello
12. Success feat. Nas
14. Blue Magic
15. American Gangster
DAME AND BIGGS DO THEIR OWN THING TO MAKE JAY MAD?
Dame Dash and Biggs are doing things on their down accord. They recently released a promotional CD called Beyond Reasonable Doubt, where old Roc artists rock over Jay-Z beats. Click here for the news story and click here for the music, a six-song preview. I wonder what Jay-Z thinks of this.
DIDDY ABOUT TO TURN HIMSELF IN!
Oh wow! Diddy was alleged to have beat down Dames homey Stevie. Well, now the cops are going after Diddy over a lil fisticuffs! I know we heard the bodyguards got into it, so we cant discount that it might not have been a fair one, but all I can say is that Diddy is expected to be charged today for punching this Stevie guy, who is a part of Dame Dashs real entourage. They say, Stevie and Diddy got into it over a girl. Diddy allegedly socked Stevie and when Stevie got up, Diddy socked him again. Then, Stevie called the cops since Diddy had his bodyguards with him. Diddy is expected to be charged with misdemeanor assault. Stop the violence and kick the science!
HEAVY D, THE OVERWEIGHT LOVER, IS BACK
I also heard that Heavy D, the overweight lover, is about to get his weight back up in Hip-Hop. According to rumor, his plan is to go on a lil tour some time this year to get the people back in the know of who Waterbed Hev is. Now, if you dont know, you might be suspect, but not necessarily. Hevs been doing a lot of acting and plays and less beats and rhymes. I bet when Andre Harrell got honored, that sparked a lil umph in Hev to get out there again.
IS TINY PREGNANT AGAIN?
UH OH. Things might get even more difficult for T.I. and Tiny if the rumors being spread are true. I am getting chitter chatter than Tiny might actually be pregnant with T.I.s second baby. There are all sorts of reports of how it all went down. I heard that the ATF / Feds were especially brutal when raiding T.I.s home. Crazy. A fed doubling as a bodyguard for a rapper? Do a background check on these people, people!
NICK CANNON IS BACK ON THE PROWL!
According to OK magazine, Nick Cannon has already scored a new babe like a week or so after breaking off with his fiancé, Selita Ebanks. Now they are saying that hes bagged a babe in Rachel Smith aka Mss USA. I heard they were all over each other and left a NYC club together. Yeah, I know you dont care and neither do I. I give Nick credit for being able to do the wop like a pro though.
NO NAS REALITY SHOW!?!
If they thought we were going to forget, they were wrong! Weve seen a lot of Hip-Hop-based reality shows come and go, but the Nas was never came or left! From what I heard, that chumpie got canceled by the brass at Viacom. I dont know the exact reasons, but perhaps there wasnt enough drama? I know Nas is a pretty private dude and we dont know a lot about Kelis either, other than the music. They shun the paparazzi so maybe it wasnt conducive to TV?
JERMAINE DUPRI LETS IT OUT ABOUT BIGGIE!
Shout out to Jermaine Dupri for making the cover with his beautiful daughter! JD was on the Hot 97 morning show talking about how he was right there the moment before Biggie got killed. He said that he was getting in the truck, but right as he got in there, his own car pulled up and he got in there instead. Right after that, Biggie was killed. He also stated that he and Biggie were very close and that BIG didnt quite understand why everybody didnt love him and his music. Interesting stuff He also commented on the DeBarge family and their claims that Janet has a daughter by one of them. He was like, Youll say anything when youre broke. OUCH!
PRODUCERS ABOUT TO SUE 50 CENT?
Im not in the music game, even though I get MP3s and myspacess like I am. I can only imagine how brutal it is. Through the years, there has been rapper after rapper and producer after producer saying that they got ripped off. Now, there is another one. Here are HIS exact words not mine! He says he is making this into a legal matter. (There have been no alterations to his words for style, clarity, spelliing or grammar.)
This beat jacking took place in august of 2006 after I sent G-unit a beat CD of my copyrighted material and I didn't find out that they used it until November of 2006 I talked to Sha Money XL and they said they were gonna pay me but they failed to do so by saying they couldn't get Sample clearance... So I talked to Sha Money XL in person at the One Stop Shop Producers conference after scoreing like a 4th place in the beat battle and I told him I was gonna remake the beat with like instrumentation so that we could avoid the sample clearance so I did in LA with the Living Legends at mutual friends studio sha called me and asked for it and I said I will have it done by the end of that night. I got back to phoenix and I sent it to him and he said it was hot and he was gonna get at 50 and I never heard back. than as of October 1st 2007 50 cent released a book called 50 x 50 where it comes accompanied with a CD with an unreleased track which is 'Puppy Love' and they went around my remake and had someone else remake my beat and it sounds the same but horrible... so now I have took legal action against them and I want to make this public to everyone... here is the Radio Spot from Friday Night Flavas (Power 98, AZ) that they talk about the situation and had callers... I wanna put him on blast...
I heard that Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls was supposed to be the original female in the Black Eyed Peas, but she took too long to reply. Fergie stepped right in!
Somebody told me they heard Oprah and Justin Timberlake had a thing going on! Pure silliness. (Nice try, Justin!)Click here to see some of the guns ALLEGEDLY found on T.I.P.
IRV GOTTI CLEARS UP ALL RUMORS....
Recently Irv Gotti checked in with the "Trey the Chocolate Jock Morning Jump-off" (Power 92 Chicago) and pretty much put all the rumors about Ashanti to bed! My homegirl...Kendra G (Morning Show Co-Host) hit me up and this is what Irv had to say. Kendra G. quotes...
IRV GOTTI ON NOT INCLUDING ASHANTI ON HIS REALITY SHOW.........
"It's not that I didn't want to include Ashanti, it's just that Ashanti isn't really around Murder Inc like that. She is still on the label but Ashanti isn't really around us and that is a decision that she choosed. It's not that I didn't want her to be on the show...it's reality! It's reality tv and reality is she isn't around us like that!"
WHAT HAPPENED TO IRV AND ASHANTI???
"I thought she was a rider..but when the trial hit she made a collective decision on her part that Murder Inc maybe was hurting her. And Murder Inc, she has out grown it and she doesn't want to do the M's up no more and she wants to distance herself from it. But unforunately I still had her under contract and I didn't put all this work in just to let you go because you feel that you have out grown something after I have put all this work in, you know what I am saying?"
IS IT A BITTER SITUATION BETWEEN IRV AND ASHANTI????
"The relationship is what it is. If I didn't have contract would she be around me? I am pretty sure she would have left. But it makes for a different situation because I have put in a lot of time in energy and effort from the start of her career. You know she had two record deals prior to me, you know. And when she got with me I put her on the back of JaRule and people need to realize that when I put her on "Always on Time" Ja was hot as fire. I could have called anybody, any artist in the world but I said, "Yo, I am going to do it with her and break this new artist." You know it is a little...it makes for a funny and a unique situation because it wasn't like she came to me and was like R.Kelly!"
OKAY IS THERE TRUTH TO THE RUMOR THAT IRV AND ASHANTI SLEPT TOGETHER......
"There is no truth to that! I was doing another interview with somebody (Wendy Williams) and they were like, "SO, I heard you take care of your family, did you take care of Ashanti?" And I was like oh...why are going to get into this and they were just like, "I am going to take that as a yes!" And I was on the air with somebody like..that's what they do...so I felt no need to say like, Naw..it's not true because all they were going to do is just keep at it. So then it became this whole thing, but you know I never said that, I never said that I slept with Ashanti or I have been with [Ashanti]
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