50 Cent Readies For Next Major Contract Deal
50 Cent is not yet free from his deal with Interscope, but he's already looking around for the next big score.
According to the New York Post, the G-Unit honcho wants to follow in the steps of fellow mogul Jay-Z, who, SOHH previously reported, recently struck a $150 million partnership with Live Nation.
But before 50 is free to ink a more lucrative deal, he has to turn out two more records for Interscope. The first of the two, G-Unit's T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight), is set to hit stores on July 1. Sources close to Fif say he wants that second album, a solo project, out by fourth quarter, so he can wrap up his Interscope ties by the end of the year.
Still, insiders close to the rapper's camp said that unnamed parties are already talking the mogul up. There was speculation about a major deal with MySpace, though several industry executives familiar with the situation called the idea premature.
But Fif would be a great asset for any company looking to make its way into the record business, or for a label that's ready to revamp.
Fif's portfolio includes an investment in Vitamin Water valued at $100 million, his own record label, a branded clothing line, sneakers through Reebok, fitness videos, books, video games, Hollywood movies, and most recently a memorabilia line through a deal with Steiner Sports.
Live Nation hasn't been ruled out as a bidder for 50's services, though already deeply financially committed with a major like Jay already on its payroll.
Before anybody gets their hands on 50 Cent though, Interscope has to be satisfied. Rumour has it the label has a first refusal option that could keep any other interested company off the horizon.
[Article By Brandi Hopper Sohh.com]
MTV Names Top 10 MCs In The Game
MTV has released its list of the 10 hottest MC's in Hip-Hop.
- Kanye West
- Lil' Wayne
- Rick Ross
- Snoop Dogg
- 50 Cent
- Lupe Fiasco
- Young Jeezy
- Andre 3000
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Kanye West's entry at #1 was co-signed by Snoop Dogg who told MTV the following:
"I think what makes you hot is your ability to hold a crowd, demand respect, be respected amongst your peers whenever you're in an environment where it is predominantly MCs. ... Kanye West belongs on the list, because his record was phenomenal. I love the way he came on his record. It's was dope. It was clever. It was genius. He kind of moved ahead of his boss if you ask me."
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The Game Has Bentley Towed - Talks of Third Album
According to TMZ, Game was stopped by authorities around 7 p.m. "His car was towed because the tag has been expired for more than 6 months," Glendale police spokesperson John Balian said.
Game, who was also cited for not having proof of insurance, will have to pay fines, late fees and produce an insurance card to recoup his ride from the police impound.
In related news, SOHH recently chopped it up with Game to talk about how his third album, L.A.X., may possibly be his last. The controversial emcee compared his short career to The Notorious B.I.G.'s, saying sometimes "three albums is enough in hip-hop." [Watch Below]
"Biggie only had two albums and that was enough for people," Game explained. "People say he was the greatest rapper alive, which is one of the things I agree on, but he only had two albums.
L.A.X., which hits stores on July 8, features production by Kanye West, Cool & Dre and Just Blaze along with appearances by Common, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry.
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Remy Ma Sentenced to Eight Years
Remy has been sentenced today (May 13) to 8 years in prison.
Remy was sentenced on weapons and coercion charges in Manhattan Criminal Court. Prior to delivering his judgement, the judge gave a statement.
"I've learned Remy is an intelligent and charitable young woman...She's overcome a difficult childhood. Her music has inspired people in need. She's loved and has support from her family...This is somewhat of a pattern. This is not the first time she has been engaged in a violent act. She never took responsibility for her actions. This has nothing to do with rap it's about the actions of one person. Remy is an extremely angry young woman who feels the rules do not apply to her.
Remy Ma herself addressed the court while weeping. "I stand here today as Remy Mackie. I'm a loving wife, mother and loving daughter and loving sister to my brothers and sisters."
Rev Run Puts On Show At The Garden
Hip-Hop pioneer Reverend Run will make a triumphant return to Madison Square Garden during a sold out performance this Thursday (May 15).
The Run-DMC co-founder and Run's House reality TV star is in the midst of an international trek with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and J. Geils Band member Peter Wolf. The critically acclaimed show flows more like one fluid performance, with artists from different genres performing with each other during the concert, which draws fans of all races, creeds and colors.
The show marks Reverend Run's first appearance at Madison Square Garden since 1988 and is Lynyrd Skynyrd's first ever appearance in the venue. "Here it is 2008, 20 years later. I can't believe that God has allowed me to perform at the Garden once again," an enthused Reverend Run told AllHipHop.com. "Me, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd? You can't get more diverse than that. It's sold out. I'm excited."
The appearance is a homecoming of sorts for the rapper, who first introduced his legendary catch phrase that was popularized in the movie Krush Groove. "This is a big deal for me," Reverend Run told AllHipHop.com. "The Garden was the first place I screamed 'Whose house?' and they all screamed Run's house!"
The phrase, which was also turned into a hit single in 1988, also serves as the intro music to Reverend Run's hit reality show Run's House.
Prior to Reverend Run's appearance at Madison Square Garden, the legendary rapper will meet and greet fans at the Foot Action on 34th St and 7th Avenue.
[Article By Nolan Strong Allhiphop.com]
Suge Knight Knocked Out!
Hip-Hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was assaulted and involved in an altercation with an unknown man in front of a Hollywood nightclub last night (May 10).
Knight was at Shag nightclub when he began arguing with another man, reportedly over money. According to reports, Knight and his entourage assaulted the man, who managed to land a blow which knocked Knight unconscious for almost three minutes.
An unknown woman who attempted to commandeer an SUV and transport Knight to the hospital struck the vehicles in front and in back of her, before security removed her from the driver’s seat.
Knight was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor wounds. He did not file a police report and allegedly refused to cooperate with Los Angeles Police Department officers.
[Article by: Roman Wolfe Allhiphop.com]