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Yukmouth Responds to Suge Knight Robbery / Assault
This is a first, Suge Knight was not involved in a assault/robbery incident involving Bay Area rapper Yukmouth on Monday (March 22), despite initial reports saying otherwise.
Police were seeking Knight for his alleged involvement in an incident earlier this week where Yukmouth was stuck up for $92,000 in jewelry while in the parking lot of a Ralph's supermarket in the San Fernando Valley.
During the week, further details were revealed. An LAPD detective said that the rapper (real name: Jerold Dwight Ellis III) had filed a police report that detailed the assault, naming Knight and 10 of his associates, as the culprits.
However, Yuk is denying those claims, stating that he and Knight are friends, and the police are just out to get him.
"L.A. police have been after Suge Knight for years and are lying about me to try to get him. If Suge was caught jaywalking they would lock him up," Yuk told VladTV.com. "I never filed a police report and I never pressed any charges. Me and Suge have always been cool. I wouldn't have had a meeting with him if I thought there was some sort of problem."
As far as the robbery, the rapper admits that it took place and says that it was "some other people that didn't have anything to do with Suge". He claims the police are investigating, but he refuses to talk to them.
Yuk also says innocent bystanders, watching the crime, filed the report. Not him.
"When the incident happened in the grocery store parking lot, other people called the police and filed reports," Yuk explained. "The L.A. police have been calling me trying to have me come in and cooperate, but it's not happening."
Since the incident, a photo of Yukmouth's chain was posted on Twitter by Black Wall Street recording artist, The Menace, with the message: "For $sale lol."
However, he later says he found the photo online. "Shit man ... I don't know nothin' ... lol, niggas i got that off the net," he wrote (@SlimMenace).
Aside from the robbery, it's business as usual for Yukmouth. He's currently preparing the release of a new solo album, titled Free At Last, set to drop June 1st through his own Smoke-A-Lot Records.
- by Allen Starbury
Ice Cube Criticised For Not Helping Newcomers
After raising eyebrows last week with in a blog where he said he isn't obligated to help "local L.A. rappers," Ice Cube penned another entry this Thursday (March 25) where he clears the air about his statements.
Last week, the veteran rapper stated: "It ain't my job to make nobody famous."
Some took offense, including newcomer Jay Rock who felt Cube's comments were aimed at the "New West" (a group of rising Cali rappers), which he says he's proudly a part of.
Well, Cube elaborated on the statement in a new blog entry, saying he wishes the young rappers all the success, but says he can't stand when new artists diss the OGs ... namely him.
"I want to make myself clear to all my fans who think I turned my back on the young rappers out here. No," Cube wrote. "I wish every young MC nothing but success, especially the ones from the New West. BUT, I have a major problem with any mothafucka from ANY COAST dissing the Old West ... especially me. I'M SERVING YOU!"
He also explained why he hasn't helped introduce any new artists since WC and Mack 10. Cube is tired of "babysitting," he says, adding that an artist under him does blow, they are ungrateful.
"I got burnt out. Niggas couldn't take the baton and run wit it," Cube said. "I was sick of babysitting grown ass men and walking them through the industry. I felt like Dr. Frankenstein building uncontrollable monsters. How? If you DON'T make'em a star, they blame you. If you DO make'em a star, they leave you. I got sick of that ungrateful shit."
Aside from controversy, Cube has filmed the music video for his first single, "I Rep That West." However, it was unknown when it premiere.
I Am The West is slated for release July 13.
- By Ronnie Gamble
Video: Jeezy Brings Out Ice Cube on BP3 Tour
Live at the Staples Center, home to the L.A. Lakers Young Jeezy brought the roof down when he invited west coast legend, Ice Cube to spit 'Check Yo Self' to his home crowd for the BP3 Tour. Next stop, Vegas - Wes Wes y'all!
411: Rev Run Speaks On Son Diggy’s Hiphop
15 year old son of kings of rock, Run DMC legend, Rev Run is completely behind Diggy Simmons and his burgeoning hiphop career signing to Atlantic Records and will not let school get in the way of stacking Benjamins.
XXLMag.com called Run to get his fatherly word on the could-be heir to his father's emcee crown. Questions on whether the young-un is too young for this kinda attention on the mic in this cut-throat hiphop business were broached to the Rev, he remarks on daughter Angela and her Pastries sneaker business too.
“Never, I don’t discourage nobody in my house,” he said. “This is an entertainment house. My daughter Angela was in college, she was like, ‘Daddy, I don’t know what to do, I’m getting straight A’s in college, but Pastries is taking off.’ I’m like, ‘Peace college, go take your butt down to the sneaker office and go get that paper…that’s your college… We’ll get back to [school], Pastries is doing millions.’”
“This is a household that follows dad,” he continued. “I was in college when Run-D.M.C. started to hit, but I had to take a leave of absence. I’ve been absent ever since.”
His recent drop on the First Flight mixtape, has been furthering the Simmons' empire and painting Diggy with his own I.D. Borrowing Nas' classic beat earlier in the month the boy dropped the video for 'Made You Look (Flow Stoopid)' [Peep below]
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Mixtape: Jay Rock – Tales From the Hood 2
Jay Rock drops his latest mixtape featuring DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Scream. From XXL cover to reppin' the west coast warzone. Pushing rhymes like weight until his debut album is packaged, Watt's finest, Jay Rock keeps it hot on this one!
Suge Knights Goes Debo on Yukmouth!
Disgraced and out of pocket former Death Row Records mogul, Suge Knight is making headlines once again. The former Death Row honcho is being accused of beating and robbing Bay Area rap vet Yukmouth, according to TMZ.com
Authorities tell the site that an altercation happened last night at Ralph’s supermarket in the San Fernando Valley, that ended in Knight allegedly walking away with $92,000 worth of jewelry from the former Luniz MC.
The clash reportedly went down at around 10 p.m. and included 10 members of Suge’s entourage. Police are seeking to question all of the men.
Yukmouth has yet to comment on the incident.
Meanwhile peep Suge Knight's trailer for upcoming reality show: Unfinished Business.
- By Elan Mancini
Film Trailer: Snoop Dogg's Malice In Wonderland Mini-Movie
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This is the brand new trailer for Snoop Dogg's upcoming original short film, inspired by the rapper's upcoming new album More Malice, both due out on March 23rd.
Guru Surgery Successful; Full Recovery Expected
Those close to Guru have revealed that the rapper's heart surgery performed in the last 24 hours has been a complete success and Guru is expected to have a complete recovery. [Full story: read previous entry]
According to sources told to Allhiphop.com the 43 year old New York MC is doing “fine” despite bullshit reports on the Internet claiming that he had died last night. Gang Starr's DJ Premier also confirmed this news via his Twitter account.
“Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily,” said the source.
Everyone's prayers and best wishes have helped and will continue to with our support for the legendary rap icon.
We will keep you updated as and when news comes through.
BREAKING NEWS: Guru Suffers Heart Attack & Coma!
According to HipHopWired.com, information has been obtained in relation to the health of east coast rapper, Guru. Apparently he has just recently suffered a cardiac arrest and now fallen into a coma. These details come by way of Guru's own sister.
Legendary emcee formerly with DJ Premier in the famous rap outfit Gang Starr, Keith 'Guru' Elam is also considered a pioneer for rap/jazz fusion with his Jazzamatazz album series. The only other public release has come over the airwaves from DJ Premier.
from Hip Hop Nation:
DJ Premier, the other half of Gang Starr called up Satelite XM radio station "Hip Hop Nation" and confirmed Guru's heart attack.
"Guru IS in a coma and will go under surgery tomorrow afternoon."
More details as it comes to light will be reported on Hiphop.sh and online across the board.
Our condolences and best wishes go to Guru and his family at this time.