Thursday, September 24, 2009



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lil Boosie Sentenced To Two Years In Jail

Looks like being "superbad" has garnered a degree of punishment that's likely more serious than Lil Boosie bargained for when he created the pseudonym.

Lil Boosie has been sentenced to two years in jail as a result of the guilty plea he entered on Tuesday afternoon (September 22). Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was slated to stand trial on Monday, but reached a plea deal with the DA.

The sentence stems from a case related to an arrest involving the rapper last fall which resulted in gun and drug charges. The rapper was pulled over by police where a gun, marijuana and a cigar laced with an unknown drug was found during the routine vehicle search.

According to police reports, Boosie approached deputies in his Dodge Challenger while on the road in East Baton Rouge Parish. Claiming there was a scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle, authorities reportedly approached the 26 year old rapper who, in turn, refused to step out of his car and then proceeded to drive away. Stopping him from escaping, Boosie was eventually arrested by deputies and placed into Parish Prison on counts of marijuana possession, possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance and attempting to run from law enforcement.

When asked about the motive behind his decision, the southern rapper claimed that the quicker he can put his actions in the past, the better. "I'm just ready to get all of it behind me and get further on with my career," Boosie said. "I plead guilty in my own best interest."

The rapper could get out in a year on good behavior.

Mario & Trey Songz Set To Headline BET/Live Nation Tour

A double mash-up is about to hit a city near you when Live Nation and BET team up with singing sensations Mario and Trey Songz for a new club tour.

Mario and Songz will kick off their tour at clubs and theaters across the country on September 29 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Califormia.

The cross-country jaunt will end in November and feature supporting acts Day 26, Sean Garrett, and RydazNRtist.

BET will serve as the tour's exclusive media partner, says

"BET is a brand that is highly respected by artists and music fans alike and they wield considerable marketing power in major markets across the U.S.," House of Blues president of talent Michael Yerke said in a statement. "Together we hope to expand the roster of national tours playing Live Nation's national network of clubs and theaters."

Mario is currently making waves in the industry for his hit song Break Up, featuring Sean Garrett and Gucci Mane.

Meanwhile, Songz has been quickly emerging as what some call "the next R. Kelly" for his new swag and album Ready, which features the hit songs I Need A Girl and LOL :).

He's also been seeing success for his soulful hook on Drake's song Successful.

Play-N-Skillz: We Still Haven't Been Paid For "Tha Carter 3" Work

Though they say they harbor no hard feelings toward Lil' Wayne, production duo Playa-N-Skillz are still going to the media about not being paid for the work they did on the rapper's wildly popular album Tha Carter 3.
"It's not officially settled, but I'm going to say we took massive steps forward to get everything resolved," they revealed in an interview with Real Talk NY. "There was never really a lawsuit, I don't know where that one really [went] left field. We were never officially suing Lil' Wayne and Young Money and Cash Money, it was just we were at a producer conference and we were giving advice to young producers and I'ma say it again. Sometimes, you gotta just jump out into the water without a life vest and just go and do what you gotta do to survive. And that's what we did, we had the opportunity to be on an album like Carter 3, we'll arrange it later on, we gonna get it fixed. We handle all the paper work, that's not the case like we didn't handle our business, it's just the checks haven't been cut. Not just for Play-N-Skillz, but d*mn near every producer on that album has not been paid, you know what I'm saying? It's just a bunch of sample bullsh*t and everything else that's going on, so shout-out to Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money, it's all good daddy, let's do another one."

Play-N-Skillz originally broke the news about their lack of compensation during an interview with Allhiphop earlier this year.

"We haven't gotten any compensation," Skillz said. "We really didn't want to speak on anything like that, just because of our relationship with T-Pain and Wayne. We're more thankful for the opportunity to be on Tha Carter III, but business is business at the end of the day."

Play-N-Skillz are perhaps best recognized for their work on Chamillionaire's Ridin' and the above mentioned track in question, Lil' Wayne's Got Money.

Eminem Continues Legal War With Apple

Eminem and his publishing company, Eight Mile Style, are not letting up on their legal issues with computer software and consumer electronics giant Apple, as they are now suing the company for copyright infringement.

EMS has filed suit against Apple, claiming iTunes illegally put 93 songs from their catalog up for sale without their permission or compensation, says the Associated Press.

Apple, on the other hand, claims they didn't have to go through EMS because they obtained authorization to sell the songs through Aftermath.

According to EMS, however, Aftermath's permission is irrelevant because they did not have authorization to make any deals on digital downloads.

Both parties are scheduled to meet in court on Thursday (September 24) to hash things out.

This copyright infringement lawsuit is just one of many issues Eminem has had with Apple and iTunes.

Back in March of this year, FBT, a production company Em was "in bed" with, filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming they were entitled to 50% of all royalties from the sales.

FBT's lawsuit was unsuccessful.

Em did score a victory against Apple in May though, when a judge forced the company to pull an ad featuring an actor singing his song Lose Yourself.

A lawsuit over that issue ended with a undisclosed financial settlement for Em.

Jay-Z: "No One's Scared Of 50 Cent"

Taylor Swift isn't the only one being asked a myriad of questions about the MTV VMA debacle. But instead of walking out on interviews, Jay-Z is facing the questions head on and taking on 50 Cent's threats in the process.

While he acknowledges the error of West's ways, Jay says he's not mad at him for his awkward awards ceremony announcement. What he says he does take issue with is 50 Cent's comments about blacking West's eye if he were in Swift's shoes, a threat Jay says intimidates no one.

"I think he would have done that if that was 50 Cent, no one's scared of 50 Cent," Jay explained to radio personality Trevor Nelson. "I want everybody to be clear, no one's scared of 50 Cent. So I just think that's what he believed. I think it was rude, I thought it was in appropriate. And I told him this much, but I don't think he was wrong."

Yo! Raps previously reported on 50 Cent's comments about West following the now over publicized incident with Taylor Swift.

"That was interesting," Fif said in an interview. "When you nominated for the first time, what you saw from me in 2004 was The Grammy's . When I went up, Evanescence won 'Best New Artist' and it was like, I sold 12 million records. That's the largest debuting hip-hop album today and I was overlooked and I still don't have a Grammy. It's been 13 nominations. It's because I wrote the harsh realities, I've been overlooked, completely. So when you got an artist there for the first time and you go and you wanna tell them, well, you know, Beyonce is great. There's nobody that's confused in that actual area. But Taylor Swift is great and is new at that point and you can't replace it. Even an apology can't replace what it feels like for the very first time receiving that award. Now in her head, 'My first award was Kanye West.' And it's damaging, I wish he would come take one of my awards so I can black his eye and in front of everybody..."

50 has yet to respond to Jay's declaration.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009







Friday, September 4, 2009

DMX Rants, Says Jay-Z Made Him Leave Def Jam

DMX has been caught on tape in what some claim is an alleged drug induced rant, going on about Jay-Z's position at Def Jam and how his actions ultimately forced him to change his label situation.

X says that he still respects Jay and his talent, but could not stand by as he made some questionable decisions after being appointed president of Def Jam back in 2005.

"I f*cks with him and had respect for him -- until he became the president of Def Jam and I ain't gonna say too much more about it, but you know what it is," X said, brimming with emotion and excitment during a studio session with actor/singer Tyrese. "There's a difference between doing wrong and being wrong. There's a difference between doing wrong and 'being' wrong, at one point you were 'being' wrong. N*ggas can't do it like we could, n*ggas couldn't do it like we could. N*ggas weren't able to -- we're artists. Jay is a talented motherf*cker. Don't misunderstand me. He is talented but he has no heart behind it. There's no soul behind it. It's motivated by money... But I still maintain the respect, because our birthday is in the same month and you know, we have history. But I lost it when he became president of Def Jam, that's why I left Def Jam...When you became the president, you hit me 'yo dog, the inmates is running the building!!!' You know what that mean, your mans is in charge... That's what it is, we good,' 'cause we had history. And then you go do that. You come down, listen to my sh*t -- we ready. Then you go on vacation. N*ggas take a picture of you with chancletas on. That's what you leave the hood for, son? That's why you walk out on your man for, son? Flip-flops? Serious? You serious? Real talk son, I respected you. I'm in my feelings about that. I'm hurt. I ain't ever talk about that."

X's comments have come as a surprise to many fans, as the two headlined the Hard Knock Life Tour together back in 1999.

In other DMX news, the embattled rapper is also said to be working on a Ruff Ryders reunion project with the assistance of Swizz Beatz, Eve, and Jadakiss.

There is no release date for the effort to date.

Benzino Questions Talent Of Slaughterhouse, Goes In On Joe Budden

Former Source co-owner and current Hip Hop Weekly owner Benzino is calling hip hop supergroup Slaughterhouse out, questioning the talent of two of its most visible members.
Although he claims to have no beef with Joell Ortiz and Crooked I, Benzino goes on an almost five minute rant about the group, saying his rap group Made Men could "tear their a**holes out."

"I think them n*ggas is mad overrated, real talk," Zino said in a video clip currently making its rounds on the internet. "Yeah, them n*ggas is mad overrated yo, for real. I don't know what all the hype about them is. And I knew Tahiry was gonna leave Joe Buddens, you blog too much homie. You blog too much, stop blogging man and watch out [for] where your girl's at, man. You blog too much homie. Them n*ggas is overrated. I'm not f*cking with Slaughterhouse, f*ck them n*ggas. F*ck Royce Da 5'9, [it began] with some sh*t about we trying to interview Slaughterhouse and they don't want to give us an interview because of Kim 'Fat B*tch' O'Sorry H*e is wife to the manager of Royce Da 5'9 and they don't want to give us an interview so like f*ck them n*ggas man. Crooked I though, that's my n*gga. I can't front on Crooked I. I don't even have no beef, I just think them n*ggas is overrated. I don't even know who Joell Ortiz is, I'm not up on Joell Ortiz -- it's not that I don't like [Budden], I just think the n*ggas is overrated. I don't see where all the hype at, not just them n*ggas because I get a lot of hate out there but my thing is, I know I got some banging sh*t -- I bet you the Made Men could tear their a**holes out. Why not?"

Joe Budden has been having a rough summer in terms of beef with other rappers.

In addition to his verbal altercations with some members of Wu-Tang, the rapper reportedly assaulted by Raekwon recently.

Rae has since denied any physical contact with Budden.

Stars React To Chris Brown's "Larry King Live" Interview

Chris Brown's first televised interview since the infamous Rihanna incident premiered on Larry King Live last night (September 2) and stars like Ja Rule and Styles P wasted no time in giving their opinion on what went down.

Instead of focusing in on what Brown was saying, rapper Ja Rule went in on the singer's attire before praising his mother's presence.

"Why is this n*gga chris brown wearing a powder blue bow tie," Ja wrote on Twitter last night. "I like that his moms is there... Shout to all my strong women."

Styles P, however, expressed a bit more emotion about the situation, questioning the public's love for R. Kelly despite his alleged issues and calling out King for the questions he asked Brown.

"Yall took r.kelly back and that was a million times worst!!," he wrote. "As matter of fact a lot of yall motherf***ers wasn't even mad at him let cb live F*ck larry king I never seen him go this hard on anyone! And rhianna is west indian you know she was f*ccckking cb up! Probably alldatime! mad chics get hit everyday and nobody gives a fuck .!!rhianna was with him after the incident so if she forgave him so can we!

Also displeased with the interview King conducted, R&B singer turned radio personality Lil' Mo also expressed her desire to put an end to the entire fiasco.

"So now that the LK/CB intvw is over is everyone ready 2 move on w/ their lives?," she asked. "I didn't see it but I cood get blood out of a turnip Larry KING is WACK. He's overrated and he's OLD! @cthegod wooda asked EVERYTHING and GOT ANSWERS! I live for Charlemagne on the low 4real!! pls he's old! He can retire and pass the torch! No1 feels comfortable talkin 2 an old man. It just seems weird! I didn't see it, I'm not into wack politically correct questions and rehearsed answers! They tryna ruin chirs and that's wack he's never gonna tell wut happened! I wish erbody wood see his damage control team are the TOP OF THE LINE"

Tupac's Estate Seeking Millions Over Movie

Lawyers for Amaru Entertainment won big in a California court on Tuesday (September 1) when a judge ruled in their favor to uphold a cross-complaint for "tortious international interference" against Morgan Creek Productions, says PRNewswire.

"We are pleased with the court's ruling yesterday morning," Amaru's attorney Skip Miller said yesterday (September 2). "It supports our claim that Morgan Creek tortiously interfered with the making of the Tupac Shakur movie. I look forward to trying this case and have the jury decide the matter. Morgan Creek has a history of bullying people into giving them rights they did not acquire. This time, they picked on the wrong people."

The dispute over the movie began when Morgan Creek filed suit against Amaru earlier this year amid claims that the company "backed out of negotiations" for the film and was "refusing to honor and perform a contract of a production for a film based on the life of Tupac Shakur."

However, Amaru claimed there was never an agreement and accused Morgan Creek of using legal tactics as a way to bully their way one and scare away other potential film studios.

Superior Court judge Richard E. Rico agreed with Amaru, saying Morgan Creek interfered by making "intentional misrepresentations of fact to third-party studios claiming to own the film rights and threatening them to back off on further negotiations with Amaru Entertainment."

A trial date has now been set for April 13, 2010.

Play-N-Skillz Ink Distribution Deal With SRC Records

Fresh on the heels of Dorrough's successful debut album, the Dallas sound continues to tighten its strangle hold on the Rap game.

Play-N-Skillz, the Dallas production duo known for crafting such hits as Chamillionaire's Ridin' , Lil Wayne's Got Money and Kia Shine's So Krispy, recently signed a deal with SRC Records.

The Grammy-award-winning brothers, Juan "Play" and Oscar "Skillz" Salinas, that they just inked the deal last week with label head Steve Rifkind. "They gave us a joint venture/distribution deal," Play said. "But it's not just producers and artists, we're going over there as executives as well," he explained. "They're giving us the power to put out the records, market the record, you know the whole nine, so it's a beautiful situation."

The production duo has always been ambassadors of the Dallas sound and movement, so this will be interesting to watch the effects of this signing on the growth of their home cities' music scene. Besides Lil Wayne and Chamillionaire, the duo has also worked with Dallas vets such as Big Tuck and Tumzilla of 2006's Caprice Muzik fame.

Play-N-Skillz, had previously released their own solo album, The Process (2004), via Asylum's roster. "We wanna thank Asylum Records for sticking through everything in the last couple of years we were signed to them, but we're off Asylum and we got our new situation," Play noted. The duo has plans to drop their sophomore disc, Out Tha Box soon.

Max B Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

A Bergen County, NJ Superior Court judge sentenced Max B, born Charly Wingate, to 75 years in prison yesterday (September 3).

Max and his co-defendant Kevin Leerdam were convicted in June on charges of felony murder, kidnapping and armed robbery for planning and robbing Allan Plowden and David Taylor at a Holiday Inn in September of 2006. Taylor was murdered during the robbery, which was planned by Max's girlfriend Gina Conway. Conway later testified against Max and Leerdam a during their June trial. She is facing 18 years when she is sentenced. Max fired his attorney Gerald Saluti just before the sentenced was handed down. Saluti often used unorthodox methods such as making public statements on YouTube and conducting interviews with various websites while the trial was still on-going. Kevin Leerdam was sentenced to life plus 35 years for his role in the murder.

Max B rose to fame alongside fellow Harlem native Jim Jones after appearing on Jones 2005 album Harlem: A Diary Of Summer and signing with Jones' Byrd Gang Records.

At the time Max had just came home from an 8-year prison term for a robbery. The two eventually fell out because of financial disputes in following years and Max was released from his contract. Max hit the mixtape scene hard and frequently collaborated with French Montana before signing with Amalgam Digital. Preparations were underway for his debut album, Vigilante Season, when he was found guilty of the robbery and murder charges.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Track List

1.Huriccain intro-
2.Jay-Z - Off That [Jay-Z + Drake]
3.Kollosus - Settin' Standards (Explicit)
5.B.G Story
6.Jay-Z - Real As It Gets [Jay-Z Young Jeezy]
7.D.Blake-I Can See
8.Rick Ross - All I Really Want
9.Juvenile - Hands On You [feat. Pleasure P]
10.Jay-Z - Hate [Jay-Z Kanye West]
11.Drake ft Nippsy Hustle
12.Triple C's - Go
13.Jay-Z - Empire State Of Mind [Jay-Z Alicia Keys]
14.Gorilla Zoe Ft. Gucci Mane & Jon Geezy - Brand new
15.Donnie goins-Dream awake
17.Jayyrock n mr pupp phonsexx
18.N.B.H- Hustle Ghost (Album Version)
19.Too deep-whoop some
21.Too deep-pave the way