T.I. Announces Release Date & Title For New Album
The ATL return of The King is catching headlines with his break out post-prison announcement... The new shit!
After dropping the trailer to his “F*ck A Mixtape” video [below] thanks to DJ Drama and his Gangsta Grillz series, T.I. has now announced the name of his next studio album. King Uncaged will be released as scheduled for August 24th.
[Peep the latest track and first interview below.]
'Love Again' by T.I. (with The Dream)
This is the first live interview with the rapper since his recent April, 2010 release from a year and a day bid inside.
T.I. gets live 'n effect locked up again in the studio recording his verse for B. o B's 'Bet I Bust' for his debut "B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray" [in stores April 27th]
Late post, i know - however it's really only relevant when there's an album or show to promote. Welcome back Tip - [Rip, Ed]
411: Dr Dre & Jay-Z To Drop Detox Record
E! News own Michael Yo has been putting out a rumour of a studio collab between industry legends Jay-Z and Dr. Dre and dropping the record this week! Further reports have arisen supporting the notion that this "uptempo" track will be the infamous Detox's first single.
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
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
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.
Snoop Dogg Signs Cypress Hill to Priority Records
"It Ain't Nothin'" by Cypress Hill-
“My role as Creative Chairman of Priority Records has put me in the driver’s seat to help revive the most important West Coast hip-hop label,” Snoop said in a press release. “As such, I’m excited to announce my first signing as Cypress Hill. Cypress Hill is undeniably one of the most important hip-hop groups in music history, not only are they incredibly talented and the first Latino hip-hop group to go platinum, they are also from the West Coast- so this signing is the perfect marriage.”
Snoop also expressed his desire to revive Priority Records’ classic catalog as well as sign new Left Coast artists to the iconic label. He’s already got the ball rolling in doing so with the USDA Uncut Snoop Dogg Approved album which he says will include, “ timeless records that… really need to be brought back to life again- Master P, Ice Cube, N.W.A.” He also wants to release The West Coast Blueprint a compilation album that he says will show what Priority is all about.
In the mean time, Cypress’ Rise Up, the groups’ first major release in six years, is scheduled for release on April 6. — Brooklyne Gipson
Nate Dogg In Therapy: 'He can lift his head'
(AllHipHop News) Long beach singer Nate Dogg is recovering from a stroke and doing well in therapy, according to childhood friend and longtime collaborator, Warren G. Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale has suffered two strokes since January of 2008.
The strokes left the Grammy-nominated singer partially paralyzed and he was also using an assisted breathing tube, to make breathing easier.
"He’s in therapy getting himself together, that’s all I can tell people," Warren G. told HardKnock.tv. "I see him any and every time I want to. It’s hard when you have somebody that got two strokes, usually the person don’t make it. But he’s strong. He’s getting good therapy and he’s pulling out of it.”
According to Warren G., Nate Dogg was relearning to use basic human functions and that he “can lift his head up.”
“It’s hard when you first have a stroke, you got to learn everything over again, Warren G. stated. “It’s like you’re a baby again. You gotta learn everything.”
For a previous report on Nate Dogg's health, [CLICK HERE]
Rappers, Entertainers Unite For Hope for Haiti Now Telethon
Taken from Allhiphop.com - Saturday, January 23, 2010 1:07 AM | By Chris Richburg
The spirit, faith and determination of the people of Haiti stood front and center Friday night as actors, musicians and Haitians united for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.
The event, which dominated primetime viewing on more than 25 networks, featured an all-star line up of performers, many of whom wore black while pouring emotion into inspirational songs for the telethon. R&B songstress Alicia Keys set the tone early by opening the two-hour show with “Prelude to a Kiss.”
The hip-hop nation was prominently featured in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon, with the Roots backing performers such as Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige in New York. In London, Jay-Z was on hand to debut his new Swizz Beatz-produced collaboration with Rihanna and U2 members Bono and The Edge, “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”
“Not gonna leave you stranded. Oh no, “ sang Rihanna and Bono as a focused Jay-Z brought home the importance of helping Haiti rebound from the 7.0 earthquake that has displaced, injured and killed many Haitians since January 12.
"We right by your side/ While we trying to make sense of this/ Heavenly Father/ Help us see through these problems/ For those that's left/ Welcome them into your garden,” the rapper rhymed. "Let's get involved with 'em/Hand in hand with 'em/ Arm and arm with 'em/ Till they get strong again."
"When the sky falls and the earth quakes/ We gonna put this back together/ We won't break," said Jay-Z, who referenced another devastating disaster in Hurricane Katrina and the lesson taken away from that 2005 ordeal in the second verse of “Stranded.”
"We learned from the past/ New Orleans was flooded/ So we know we just can't rely on the government," he said.
To contribute to the Hope for Haiit telethon, visit hopeforhaitinow.org or call 1-877-99-HAITI. An album featuring live performances from the telethon will be available on iTunes. Proceeds will go to the Yele Haiti Foundation, Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation, the Red Cross, Oxfam America, United Nations World Food Programme, Partners in Health and UNICEF.
BREAKING NEWS: Rapper Apache Dies
Apache - Gangsta Bitch
Mr. L0c0 | MySpace Video
Taken from Allhiphop.com - Friday, January 22, 2010 1:59 PM |
By Gentle Jones and Grouchy Greg Watkins
Flavor Unit emcee Apache, born Anthony Teaks, passed away today (January 22) after a protracted illness.
As an original member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Apache first appeared on 45 King Presents The Flavor Unit and his best known single “Gangsta B**ch” peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
Shakim Compere, CEO and Co-Founder of Flavor Unit Records, remembered Apache.
“Without Apache there would have been no Queen Latifah, no Naughty By Nature, no Chill Rob G., no anything” Compere told AllHipHop.com. “Apache was the string that tied all of Flavor Unit together. Without Apache none of this would be.”
Apache was one of the three original rappers in Flavor Unit, which also counted Queen Latifah and Latee as early group members. The rap crew consisted of groups or rappers like Lakim Shabazz, Lord Alibaski, Chill Rob G., Naughty By Nature, Freddie Foxxx, Nikki D and Queen Latifah. Apache's appearances included collaborations with Naughty by Nature, Fat Joe, Tupac, and A Tribe Called Quest.
“That’s my G, R.I.P in peace big homie, you will be missed, shout out to his family naughty by nature, I just did a show with them, god bless,” DJ Kid Capri said via Twitter.
Suge Knight Faces Drug Charges from August Assault
AllHipHop.com has verified that Suge Knight will face felony drug charges stemming from his August 27 arrest for the alleged assault of girlfriend Melissa Isaac.
Police reports reveal that officers arrived and witnessed Knight wielding a knife and punching a naked Isaac in a parking lot off the Las Vegas Strip.
According district attorney David Roger, Knight was arrested that night for felony assault, misdemeanor domestic violence, and for the illegal drugs Ecstasy and hydrocodone (a codeine-based pain reliever). With the lab reports now completed, the path has been cleared to file a criminal complaint.
"It took a while for the lab to analyze the substances, which cause a delay in filing the charges," Roger explained. "Considering Mr. Knight's notoriety, these are serious charges."
The felony complaint will charge Knight on Monday November 17 with battery and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
The assault charge on Knight remains in jeopardy, as the alleged victim Melissa Isaac has gone missing since the incident. At the time of her disappearance, Isaac was scheduled to testify against the former Death Row CEO in court.
Even without Isaac, Roger's prosecution team has vowed to move forward with the case, as two arresting officers were witness to the assault.
At press time, Suge Knight could not be reached for comment.
By Ismael AbduSalaam