From BallerStatus -- The Donda West law, which was introduced in September, has officially become a California state law. The law, inspired by the late mother of rapper Kanye West, makes health checks and a written clearance mandatory before being allowed to undergo plastic surgery in the state of California. Nearly two years ago in November 2007, Donda West passed away at the age of 58 following cosmetic surgery. The retired professor underwent…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 17, 2009 at 12:08am —
SOULJA BOY is in trouble again - he is facing eviction after breaking the rules of his tenancy agreement and falling almost $10,000 behind in rent payments. The Crank That (Soulja Boy) hitmaker rents a lavish property in Los Angeles, which he has made his home since the beginning of the year (09). But the star's landlord isn't pleased with the way the hip-hop star has treated the property - and has sent a letter threatening to kick him out. Soulja Boy is accused of failing to abide by…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 17, 2009 at 12:00am —
Rap-Up Reports: Most artists would jump at the chance to work with Madonna, but not Eminem. The rapper passed on a potential collaboration with the Material Girl. “I wanted to work with Eminem. I don’t think he wanted to work with me,” she told Rolling Stone in the magazine’s current issue. “Maybe he’s shy.” When asked who she listens to today, she cited her collaborators Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. “I really, genuinely like the music of Timbaland and Justin,” adding…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 16, 2009 at 11:57pm —
Despite all the free promotion that 50 Cent has given Fat Joe, for his new album, J.O.S.E. 2- Joe still couldn't manage to move more than 9,000 copies in his first week. Fat Joe sold very disappointing numbers according to Nielsen's Soundscan. He moved exactly 8,343 copies. J.O.S.E. 2 was Fat Joe's 9th Studio album and was promoted very poorly. Even Fat Joe himself admitted that many consumers didn't even realize he had an album coming out until 50 Cent started announcing…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 16, 2009 at 11:51pm —
This email that you are reading comes from a family that is currently living in Longmont, Colorado. Specifically, I, Jeff McBride, am writing this letter, to you. The purpose of this letter/email is to find someone, somewhere that can help us get to Phoenix, or, any city nearby. Or, a church in this case, that can help us get to Phoenix. If you go to this web site http://www.helpusgettophoenix.com, this will explain better, hopefully, of where I am coming from and why I am sending this…
Added by Jeff McBride on October 16, 2009 at 11:46pm —
Added by KENN WHEEZE on October 15, 2009 at 3:29pm —
(CNN) -- The Wu-Tang Clan -- the New York hip-hop supergroup that spawned millions of album sales, nine solo acts and a few acting careers -- almost never was.Method Man, the group's most recognizable voice, was nearly killed before the band formed, Wu-Tang's chief producer, RZA, writes in his forthcoming memoir. Meth was walking to buy marijuana at 160 Park Hill Avenue in Staten Island -- the house in Wu-Tang's "Protect Ya Neck" video -- when RZA saw him across the street, he writes…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 14, 2009 at 1:09pm —
The Compton MC will release his fourth LP The R.E.D. Album on December 1, Rap-Up.com has learned. A deluxe edition of the set will also be available that day. The holiday release season heats up as Game goes head-to-head with Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom and R. Kelly’s Untitled “R.E.D. album soon, wrappin this mothaf#$%@ up in 30 days ! Jimmy Iovine told me to tell ya when this sh!t drop, Merry X-Mas ! BWS/Aftermath,” he tweeted on Monday, while hinting that his new labelmate…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 14, 2009 at 1:05pm —
The week of November 24 is about to get even more crowded. 50 Cent’s fourth studio album Before I Self Destruct will now hit stores during the busiest release week of the year. The follow-up to 2007’s Curtis has been pushed back six days to Monday, November 23, Rap-Up.com can confirm. It was previously scheduled for a November 17 release. The album and accompanying film of the same name are set to arrive the same week as Rihanna’s fourth album, Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster,…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 14, 2009 at 1:03pm —
Israel was the chosen nation of God.These people of God however chose not to believe in God even after seeing what God was capable of doing(Deliverance,providing,protection,love ).
Romans 10;9-10 That if you confess with your mouth,"Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,you will be saved.For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
13 For everyone who calls on the name of…
Added by RAELI WANJIRU on October 14, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Dr Dre recently talked about the time he takes to craft his music, saying sometimes the delay is due to his need for perfection. Dre says he puts a lot of emphasis on the final sound of his production. "Yeah, I mean, if I spend a year in the studio working hard late nights and what have you and I put all this time into tweaking [my production] and making sure it sounds right, my main concern is for you to hear it the way it should sound," Dre explained in an interview. "The way I…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 14, 2009 at 12:52pm —
Tip picks up the best collaboration award and the album of the year award. Tip, who is locked up in an Arkansas penitentiary on a federal weapons conviction, won the best collaboration award with Rihanna for the song "Live Your Life" and the album of the year award for "Paper Trail." His fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle accepted his awards at the ceremony in Atlanta and read a letter by the rapper, who began serving a yearlong sentence in late May.…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 13, 2009 at 2:56pm —
The 2009 BET Hip-Hop awards had Atlanta at a standstill this weekend. The city was abuzz with celebrities of Black Hollywood rubbing elbows for a weekend of parties, appearances and ultimately the awards show. The main event took place Saturday, October 10 at the Atlanta Civic Center and was hosted by Mike Epps. Epps took the reins of the show while the always excited and always screaming, DJ Khaled, served as MC.
Ice Cube was honored…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 13, 2009 at 2:55pm —
This year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards proved drama free. Instead of being marred by controversy as in past years, music took the spotlight at Saturday’s fourth annual show in Atlanta. Highlights included performances from Young Jeezy with special guest Jay-Z (“Real As It Gets”), Snoop Dogg and The-Dream (“Gangsta Luv”), Wale and Gucci Mane (“Pretty Girls”), Mario, Sean Garrett, and Gucci Mane (”Break Up”), Soulja Boy, OJ Da Juiceman, Gucci, and Shawty Lo…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 13, 2009 at 2:34pm —
By Defsounds - Lil Wayne joined the long list of people who were a bit confused with some of the picks for MTV's Hottest MCs In The Game list.The rapper questioned the validity of the list containing Gucci Mane and omitting Eminem during an interview with Tim Westwood; "Eminem is not on the list? Who else is on the list? Gucci who? Gucci Mane? Gucci Mane was on the list and Eminem wasn't on it? [laughs] Shout-out my nigga Gucci,"
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 13, 2009 at 2:24pm —
Baton Rogue, Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie spoke to AllHipHop.com about his upcoming 10 month jail sentence for gun and marijuana possession charges. Lil Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, was arrested in October of 2008, after police found gun, a bag of marijuana and a cigar loaded with marijuana. Boosie, who recently released his album Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz, is scheduled to be sentenced to 10 months in prison on November…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 13, 2009 at 2:23pm —
50 Cent held his first annual "ThisIs50" Fest at New York's Governor's Island last weekend, and considering his career has been tarnished with a number of hip hop feuds, the Queens rapper managed to bring together some of New York rap's elite for the event.On the bill were Slaughterhouse, Uncle Murda, Maino, Corey Gunz, Young Trav, D-Block, Red Café, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Papoose, Ron Browz, Al Be Back and 50 Cent's own G-Unit crew.…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 11, 2009 at 10:51pm —
Associated Press: T.I. didn't need to attend the BET Hip-Hop Awards to win two trophies on Saturday.
The rapper, who is locked up in an Arkansas penitentiary on a federal weapons conviction, won the best collaboration award with Rhianna for the song "Live Your Life" and the album of the year award for "Paper Trail." His fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle accepted his awards at the ceremony in Atlanta and read a letter by the rapper, who began serving…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 11, 2009 at 10:51pm —
There will be no more half-naked pictures of David Beckham wearing Georgio Armani's underwear. After stripping down for the clothing line's campaigns in the last four seasons, the former Real Madrid's midfielder is replaced with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has just joined the Spain's soccer team in summer this year.
On Friday, October 9, Milan-based Giorgio Armani SpA has announced that Cristiano, who is also the captain of Portugal's national…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 11, 2009 at 2:15am —
By XXL Mag
Rule No. 1 in surviving in the entertainment industry is having more than one hustle. Rappers have been hip to that for a minute—launching labels, clothing lines, fragrances and acting careers. Lately it seems like comedians have started to follow suit by picking up the mic. Instead of droppin’ funny lines, though, they’re spittin’ hot ones.
Funnyman Katt Williams signed with Dipset as an artist back in 2005. Although that…
Added by Mustapha Selemani on October 11, 2009 at 2:11am —