Saturday, October 31, 2009

Beanie Sigel Disses Jay On New Track "Average Cat"

Early this morning Hot 97's DJ Kay Slay debuted, Beanie Sigel's new track Average Cat, which to the surprise of most turned out to be a Jay-Z diss record. At first silent about the status of his relationship with Jay, the latest track by the Philly rapper appears come to fruition due to a culmination of past events. The most recent blow took place at Jay's September 11th concert.

Sigel raps, ""The rapper Shawn called the police on me/ 'cause I was front row at the Blueprint 3/ Sh*t, I just wanted to see him MC, and reminisce on when we was the R.O.C./ But he called all the cops, not only that he brought out the Feds/ So that's telling me 'F*ck You Sig'/ So 'F*ck you too' and 'F*ck Bleek three'."

Approximately four minutes into the seven minute song, Beans stops rapping and starts talking. With noticeable anger he says, "I think I held my tongue long enough about this whole Roc-A-Fella situation. I was the realest thing that happened to the Roc."

Reminiscing over old Roc-A-Fella beefs, he says, "I fought all them battles, me that's who, Jadakiss, Nas, Dipset. Anybody you would've told me to go after. Matter of fact, you ain't even have to tell me. I front-lined that thing of ours, for that diamond that people was throwing up. I'da took a bullet for Roc at that time."

Sigel insists that neither jealously or money is the motive behind his speaking now, spewing, "This ain't about a dollar. This ain't about me hating on you because or anything because I never asked you for a dollar." Beans also speaks on Jay not coming to see him, while he was doing his 1 year stint in 2004, "You didn't come one day to come see me, not one picture or letter."

After Beans was released from prison other labels expressed interest in signing him, but, Jay rebutted with monetary incentives for Beans to stay. "You was in a position to let me get my own money, and you couldn't do that," states Beanie.

Towards the end of the song, Beans warns other rappers, "This ain't a green light for everybody to start making a diss Jay-Z record."

He closes the song saying that, "This is just me taking my brother out in the yard for 5 minutes...Roc-a-Fella for life!"

Accomplice In T.I. Friend's Death Pleads Guilty

Padron Thomas, 41, plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges as an accomplice to the 2006 slaying of T.I. associate, Philant Johnson, according to The Associated Press. He was initially charged with murder.

Thomas was the driver of the car that was involved in the May 2006 shooting that fatally wounded Johnson, and injured 3 others. The wild car chase stemmed from an argument with T.I. and his entourage at a local nightclub in Cincinnati. T.I. and his crew left the venue, but a group of men followed them and begin to shoot at the vehicles carrying the rapper and his friends.

As a part of the plea deal, Padron testified last December against his younger brother, Hosea Thomas, who pulled the trigger. Hosea, 34, was found guilty of murder, felonious assault, and illegally having possession of a gun after a felony conviction. He was sentenced to 66 years in prison. This is the second time that Hosea was convicted of shooting in a public area, he was charged with the same crime in 1992, after firing his weapon during a bar fight. A pregnant woman was injured in that crime.

Padron Thomas is scheduled to be sentenced on November 17th, and in line with the plea deal, faces 10 years in prison. He is currently serving 17 years on unrelated federal drug charges.

Beanie Sigel Fires Shots At Jay-Z, "F You Too And F Bleek Three"

ay-Z and Beanie Sigel have been engaged in some sort of unspoken psuedo-war since the days of the demise of Roc-A-Fella, one that has now spilled over into a diss track from the Philadelphia native with claims of disloyalty.

Sigel debuted his track, Average Cat, early this morning (October 30) via HOT 97's DJ Kay Slay.

Though he doesn't air out all of their dirty laundry for the world to see, Sig did pull the curtain back on a shocking incident he says occured during Jay's live televised performance at Madison Square Garden on September 11.

"The rapper Shawn called the police on me/cause I was front row at the Blueprint 3," Sigel raps over the track. "S**t, I just wanted to see him MC, and reminisce on when we was the R.O.C./But he called all the C.O.Ps, not only that, he brought out the F.E.Ds/So that's telling me "F You Sieg,/so F you too and F Bleek three."

Sigel went on to claim to have information potentially damaging to Jay's relationship with Beyonce before dropping a non lyrical explaination of why he decided to come at his "brother."

"I think I held my tongue long enough about this whole Roc-A-Fella situation," said Sigel, apparently seething with emotion. "I was the realest thing that happened to the Roc. The Roc was just a rock. I brought the Fellas to Roc-A-Fella Records; Hot 97, State Prop, y'all remember. I brought the street cred to that. I fought all them battles: Jadakiss, Nas, Dipset. Anybody you woulda told me to go after. Matter of fact, you ain't even have to tell me. I frontlined for that thing of ours, for that diamond that people was throwin' up. I'da took a bullet at that time."

Beans continued to throw accusations at Jay, calling him out for not visiting him during his 2004 incarceration.

Although he's taking the emcee to task for what he seems to consider betrayal, Beans concluded his venting with a disclaimer about other rappers coming at Jay.

"This ain't the green light for everybody to start making Jay-Z diss records. I still got love for the nigga. This just me taking my brother out in the yard for 5 minutes because I got a knot in my chest that needs to get unloosened. When you got love for a motherfucker it just don't go away that easy. See many people gone walk in and out your life dog but only real friends leave footprints on your heart dog but I think yours fading in the sand. The richest man ain't the one with his first dollar dog�€¦ he's the one who still got his first friend. Roc-A-Fella for life nigga."


Former Sean "Diddy" Combs protegee Shyne touched down in his native Belize on Wednesday(October 28) escorted by U.S. Marshals. The rapper was deported after serving over 9 years in prison for his involvement in the 1999 Club New York shooting that left 3 injured. While Shyne spends time regrouping in his homeland, politically connected Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree will continue to work on his behalf on his immigration status here in the States. Shyne's uncle, Michael Finnegan, spoke on his nephew's immediate plans:

"Shyne is home. He wants to say how happy he is to be home and to be a free man. He would love to have a conversation with the media but because he was legally advised by Professor Ogletree, he must not speak to the media because he doesn't want to prejudice his situation with the US government or with the Belize government. So he asked me to ask you that he does not want to disrespect you the media, but please to understand what is going on. You could see the tears in his eyes as they hugged and the romantic situation in there especially with his Grandmother and with his father, with his younger brother Anwar, they hugged and did not want to let go of each other."

"His residence at my place is two weeks away from completion so he has rented a complete floor at the Radisson Fort George Hotel. So every room on a floor was taken by him whether he will use it or not. He said that after going through the eight and a half years he has gone through, he needs some privacy, he needs not to be around anybody, he needs just to sit down in isolation and contemplate his life. And I think that we need to respect that. If you notice, he has lost an extreme amount of weight."

There's no official word yet on Shyne's plans for music, but purportedly, the once fledgling hip-hop star will try to re-launch his career in Europe.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fergie To Become Part-Owner Of Miami Dolphins

Black Eyed Peas star Fergie is showing her love for Miami, Florida by buying a stake in the city's football team.

Fergie is in final talks with Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins, to join Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Serena and Venus Williams and Gloria Estefan as shareholders in the NFL team.

According to, NFL owners voted on Tuesday to approve Fergie as the latest celebrity minority investor in the storied NFL franchise. She just needs to sign off on the contract to seal the deal when she returns from Australia, where she is currently on tour with the Black Eyed Peas.

All celebrity part-owners have agreed to make appearances at the stadium during games as part of Ross' effort to attract a more diverse crowd.

Busta Rhymes Ordered To Pay $75,000

Another rapper is in trouble with the law again. This time its Trevor Nelson also known as Busta Rhymes. Back in 2003, Busta was accused of attacking a man at a rap concert in Albany, New York. The victim Alex Duncan claims that Busta Rhymes and a bodyguard assaulted him at a performance at the University of Albany.

He claims that both Busta and his bodyguard sprayed water on him, punched, and beat him. According to the New York Post, Duncan says he suffers from psychological troubles and has nightmares from the attack.

I wanted something to come out of it. I don't even go to parties anymore, because there's always someone asking, "What happened to that Busta Rhymes case," Duncan testified in court. Busta Rhymes' lawyer, Robert Kalina was not in court for the trial or hearings.

Duncan is seeking $75,000 in punitive damages from Busta Rhymes. The rapper has been ordered to pay Duncan the money.

Rhymes has not commented about the trial. There's no word if Duncan or Rhymes will return back to court.

Drake Dissing Hip-Hop Legend Tupac Shakur?

Drake recently raised some controversial with his song Fear where he is allegedly dissing the legendary Tupac Shakur but the Hip-Hop superstar said that this is not the case.

"I never cried when 'Pac died," Drake raps on Fear from his So Far Gone EP. "But I probably will when Hov does/ And if my tears hold value, then I would drop one for every single thing he showed us/ And I'll be standing in a puddle."

To avoid misunderstandings Drake called MTV News from Toronto to explain his lines.

"A lot of people also sort of don't understand the meaning of that line," Drake said. "It's not necessarily that I don't love West Coast hip-hop or that I don't love 'Pac now that I'm 22, but that line was just said to show how new I am to hip-hop. And like I said, I was 9 when that happened, so it didn't really affect me. But that song in general was just one of those things that took awhile to finish because it was an opportunity to say a lot of the things on my mind. That always feels good as a rapper, when you can get your thoughts out."

In related news, Billboard reported that Drake's first single from his debut album Thank Me Later will be Shut It Down featuring The-Dream which is expected to drop in January 2010.

"It's sexy. It's slow, but there's an energy to it," Drizzle told Billboard. "I rap on it. Me and Dream both sing on it. It's cool. It also has a message that's never really been explored by male singers. This song is sort of like an anthem for women, like pre-the club. It's like an anthem for you to be at your house with your girlfriends getting ready, what you listen to before you get there. It's a song for the non-famous woman to make her feel special and just to let you know that even though I'm up here and have the option to mingle with these 'upper-echelon' women, if you will, that sometimes I'd rather be with the girl from back home or a student or a girl that works at Wal-Mart. They don't have to be a star or rich or anything like that; that's kind of the gist of the song. It's an empowering song for all women."

Lil Wayne Expecting Son With Nivea

has learned that Lil Wayne is expecting a son with R&B singer Nivea. The Hip-Hop superstar confirmed the rumors with BBC's Tim Westwood during his radio show. The baby will be Weezy's third son to be born in just over a year.

As Yo! Raps previously reported, Wayne and Lauren London welcomed a new born baby boy into the world via a Los Angeles, California hospital in September 2009.

"Two girls pregnant at the same time?" Westwood said. "Congratulations."

Wayne just responded "Three". I mean [I'll have] three sons," he explained to Westwood who thought the rapper had gotten three women pregnant at the same time.

The rumors of Nivea's pregnancy began to circulate last month when his second son was born. In addition to London's baby, Wayne is now expecting another child with Nivea. He is also the father of Reginae Carter with his former wife from Tiny & Toya fame and Dwayne Carter III.

A representative for Nivea has yet to comment the baby rumors.

In related news, Weezy is working with the Young Money team on the next project, his long awaited solo LP Rebirth and a new mixtape called No Ceiling. Lil Wayne told MTV, "I got tired of sitting back," he said. "Everybody was making mixtapes. And I could rap too. Once I found myself jumping in my car putting on the radio instead of CDs, that's when I know I gotta go murder their beat."

Yo Gotti (Feat. Gucci Mane, Nick Minaj & Trina) - 5 Star Remix (video)


Friday, October 9, 2009






Saturday, October 3, 2009

50 Cent Apologizes For Kanye West "Gay Tour" Comments

In a move no one could have ever predicted, 50 Cent has apologized for comments he made about Kanye West and Lady Gaga's now scrapped journey -- saying he didn't mean to offend with his "gay tour" remarks.
"During an interview with Angie Martinez yesterday, certain comments I made were taken entirely out of context," 50 said. "When I referred to the Lady Gaga tour as 'the gay tour,' I was basically repeating what I thought she had referred to the tour in the past. It was not my intention to offend anyone. I don't have a problem with anyone's lifestyle and have no issue with Lady Gaga. She makes great music."

50 made headlines on Thursday (October 1) for insinuating Kanye West was gay because of his choice of audience and quickly received a ton of backlash from gay rights groups.

"I have nothing against them, but he's cool with them. He goes, drops his video off to them. Remember 808s & Heartbreak? Where'd he premiere it? Ellen Degeneres. He went there to premiere his video. He's conscious of the gay community and wants them to buy his CDs," he told Angie Martinez.

Regardless of 50's feelings about the nationwide romp, Live Nation has reportedly pulled the plug on the West/Gaga tour due to undisclosed reasons.

Nick Cannon Revives Eminem Feud

Nick Cannon's recent comments about Eminem and his issues with Mariah Carey prove that the former Wild 'N Out host is not very good at letting things go.

All has been quiet on the Em/Nick/Mariah beef front since the high pitched singer dropped Obsessed and Em responded with The Warning.

Apparently unsatisfied with what many considered an end to the issue, Nick has decided to pick at the scabs in a recent interview with In Touch magazine.

"He's lucky I haven't run into him yet," Cannon said. "I'm supposed to protect my woman if someone can be so heinous and disrespectful. Until we speak, I don't respect him as a man. He and I need to have an old-school sit-down."

Eminem's beef with the newlywed couple began with comments he made on his Bagpipes From Baghdad track, suggesting a romantic relationship with the singer. He also suggested Nick "back the f*ck up" and called Mariah a "c*nt."

Cannon quickly came to his wife's defense in a May post to his blog saying, "At first I thought it was old material that had been dug up from when dude 'fantasized' about having a pretend fling with Mariah. So as I further examine the track, I hear dude cross the line. He begins to call my wife out of her name! Now as y'all know, I don't take that type of nonsense lightly. So on some grown man sh*t I'm instantly like, I got to get at this Lame... Let's not forget about Eminem's amateur mixtape rants of calling African Americans N*gger and how he hates 'Black B*tches.' How did we let him get away with that in the first place?! He is a natural born racist in disguise... So I'm putting this out there now. Marshall Mathers, you need to holler at me on some grown man sh*t. Man to man, let's meet up and deal with this like adults... So Miss Marshall, I'm going to make you wish you never spoke my name and regret the ungodly things you said about my wife. This is going to be fun! It's however you want it! Just remember, you did this to yourself! Your legacy has now been tainted from this day forth! You will now be known as the rapper who lost to Corny-a** Nick Cannon !!!"

At press time, Em has yet to respond to Cannon's latest comments.

Drug Pin "Freeway Ricky Ross" Is Released From Prison

we have has learned that "Freeway Ricky Ross" has been released from prison. If you don't know who he is, Ross was incarcerated at the Texarkana Federal Prison in Texas. He served a maximum of 14 years to a 20-year sentence for attempting to purchase 100 kilograms of cocaine from FBI agents in 1996.

But the real Ross was famous for his run in with the rapper Rick Ross also known as William Roberts, who was a Correctional Officer at the Federal Prison.

"Freeway Ricky Ross" was very upset that Rick Ross had stolen his name. Freeway had told AllHipHop in a past interview. "After seeing all the stuff that has been going on with Correctional Officer (William Roberts) that stole my name, [it] makes me think back to a year and a half ago when we spoke. I tried to talk to him like a big brother and let him know to be you, and that he couldn't be me." Ross the inmate had many influence on the rapper Rick Ross.

During his years as a drug king, Ross grossed over $23 million dollars per week selling crack cocaine on the street corners of Los Angeles in the 80's. His 20-year sentence was exposed by articles in the San Jose Mercury, claiming that the C.I.A. would dole out cocaine to black communities.

For Ross' future, there's a new memoir about his life and a plan to start a record label with music industry veteran, Wendy Day.