zaterdag 23 april 2011

50 Cent's Slave Roots Explored In 'The Origin of Me'

A new VH1 Rock Doc featuring rapper 50 Cent is scheduled to debut next month that features the rapper in search of his family's past.

The documentary "50 Cent: The Origin of Me" will feature 50 Cent traveling to Edgefield, South Carolina, where he traces his family's lineage.

The rapper uses local genealogists and census data, which helps him discover more information on his great, great, great grandmother, Jane Jenkins.

The documentary reveals that Ms. Jenkins lived as a slave until the mid-1800's.

During "50 Cent: The Origin of Me," 50 also finds out his former ancestors fought the "Redshirts," who were the precursors to the Ku Klux Klan.

50 Cent's Rock Doc "50 Cent: The Origin of Me" will debut on Monday (May 23) at 9:00PM.

New Owners of Death Row Banned From Selling 'The Chronic' Online

The new owners of Death Row Records lost a round in court yesterday (April 19th), when a judge ruled that the label does not have the rights to sell Dr. Dre's hit album The Chronic digitally.

U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder ruled that Dr. Dre has never received the proper royalties from sales of the hit album The Chronic, which has sold over eight million copies since being released in 1992.

While The Chronic can still be online, Judge Snyder ruled that Dr. Dre should receive 100 percent of all of the proceeds from online sales of the album.

The judge also ruled that the new owners of Death Row Records do not have the rights to sell Dre's music from The Chronic on a compilation or any other albums.

The judge ruled that Death Row could only sell The Chronic in four formats: CD, cassette, vinyl and 8-Track.

donderdag 14 april 2011

Krayzie Bone Officially Leaves Bone Thugs After 20 Years

Well...if thats your decision no1 can hold you back...but remember you're leaving behind a legend..that will not be forgotten for a long time

After 20 years as a member of veteran Cleveland, Ohio Hip-Hop act Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Krayzie Bone has announced he is leaving the group to pursue a solo career and other projects.

The rapper made the official announcement via a YouTube clip that was released to the Internet early this morning (April 14th).

"I will no longer be a part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony," Krayzie Bone revealed. "Due to uncontrollable circumstances, it's basically time for me to move on and just start embarking on different endeavors I've already had planned in my life. Just trying to go to a whole other level in the music game, I am trying to grow and become greater at what I do."

According to Krayzie Bone, he will focus on his label, The Life Entertainment, and develope new artists through a recently announced, upcoming project titled Cleveland is the City Vol. 1.

"It's been a great 20 year run with Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, I have nothing to complain about," Krayzie Bone said. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be right now, so its much love, for what Bone Thugs-n-Harmony has done for me. But its that time in my life to where I finally closed this chapter and opened up a new chapter in my life to start exploring these options out here."

The news of Krayzie's departure from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony comes on the heels of an explosive, two-part interview with AHH, in which the rapper aired out all of his grievances with the group over the past 20 years.

Group member Bizzy Bone also responded in an extremely revealing two-part interview that details Bone's history, his relationship with the group and why he initially left one of the best-selling acts in Hip-Hop history.

During the course of his career, Krayzie Bone and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony have collaborated with a number of artists, including Tupac Shakur, Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, Big Pun, Mariah Carey, E-40, Kurupt and Chamillionaire, who took home a Grammy in 2007 with Krayzie Bone for the hit single "Ridin'."

As for Krayzie Bone, he thanked fans for their years of support.

"I thank all the fans for supporting me with Bone for over 20 years and I hope that y'all will continue to support me on these future endeavors that I embark on. It aint nothing but love, I love y'all, thanks for everything you've done."

FBI Says Eazy-E, Tupac Victims of Jewish Defense League Extortion Attempts

Now HERE is some shit that just grabbed my tupac was the first rapper i've listened to, news about him always grabs me 

New documents released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) confirm longtime allegations that the Jewish Defense League (JDL) attempted to extort rappers Eazy-E and Tupac Shakur.

The FBI released the documents in response to various Freedom of Information requests for the documents, which until this point had been unreleased.

The new documents claim that members associated with the JDL, which has been labeled a right-wing hate organization, targeted Eazy-E, Tupac Shakur and others with an unsophisticated scheme to dupe the rappers out of cash.

According to the FBI documents, unnamed members of the group would call the rappers and make death threats.

"Subjects then intercede by contacting the victims and offering protection for a fee," the notes read. "The victim and their family are taken to a 'safe haven,' usually a private estate, and are protected by gun-toting body guards associated with the Jewish Defense League."

Former Ruthless Records executive Jerry Heller implied that Eazy-E had respect for JDL in his autobiography, "Ruthless."

According to Heller, Ruthless Records hired Israeli bodyguards to protect the business from Marion "Suge" Knight, who was also allegedly threatening Eazy-E with violence, after Dr. Dre left the record label around 1990.

In "Ruthless," Jerry Heller claimed that Eazy-E liked the JDL so much, that he planned on doing a movie on the organization.

During one office visit Suge Knight allegedly paid to Ruthless Records in the Fall of 1990, Knight warned Heller and Eazy-E to get new bodyguards.

Heller said he hired an Israeli named Mike Klein to head up Ruthless Records' security, since he had a "background in the Israeli security forces."

"The effect was immediate and extreme," according to Jerry Heller. "Somehow, the Suge Knight camp had Klein checked out and realized they were now dealing with a Mossad motherf**ker who didn't fool around. Suge vanished. His crew vanished. An uneasy calm descended."

According to the FBI, after Eazy-E died from complications related to being infected with the AIDS virus, the death threats continued until at least 1996, against Eazy-E's wife and family.

The JDL, which has been labeled a domestic terrorist organization, tried the same tactics with Tupac Shakur, but their efforts allegedly failed.

Producer Deezle Breaks Silence On $20 Million Lil Wayne Lawsuit

way to show your gratitude wayne..the dude is co-creating your hits.
how does it come up in your mind to just not pay him?

Producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison has issued a statement regarding a $20 million dollar lawsuit filed against superstar rapper Lil Wayne, over unpaid royalties.

Harrison filed the $20 million dollar lawsuit in March of 2011, claiming Lil Wayne, Young Money Records and Cash Money Records owes him unpaid royalties for producing the hit track "Lollipop" from Tha Carter III.

"After consultation with my team I have decided to make a statement as it relates to the litigation pending against Cash Money and Young Money," Deezle said in a statement. "At this time I am owed a sufficient amount of money and will protect the rights afforded me by the State of New York. My team is of the opinion that the matter will be resolved in a timely fashion."

Deezle's lawsuit claims Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter III, which produced the Grammy Award winning single "Lollipop," has sold over six million copies, generating over $70 million dollars in income.

The producer also filed a $2.5 million dollar lawsuit over unpaid royalties against Lil Wayne over the hit single "Mrs. Officer," also taken from Tha Carter III.

Deezle, who has won three Grammy Awards, also separated himself from legal Rasheed "Ralo Wonder" Harrison, a former associate who has also levied claims against Young Money and Cash Money Records.

"Ralo Wonder" issued a statement in regards to the lawsuit, which suggested that Deezle would continue to sue other record labels for royalties as well.

“All you labels and music companies that owe royalties watch out because there’s a monster mixed with a tango bobcat on the loose!” Ralo Wonder said in a statement shortly after Deezle filed the lawsuit in March.

Deezle distanced himself from Ralo Wonder and his "bobcat" statement.

"Mr. Harrison was terminated from a trial basis management agreement for various indiscretions which include forgery, misrepresentation, and lack of knowledge of the music industry," Deezle said. "At this vital moment in my career it is imperative to have seasoned, educated individuals assisting me in my ventures."

woensdag 13 april 2011

Eminem To Play Osheaga Music Festival In Montreal This July

With headlining spots at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the UK's V Festival, it looks like Eminem is set to transition from from chart dominance to concert glory.

Now, news has broken that the Detroit rapper is also slated to headline the 2011 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.

Em will hit the stage at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival this July in Montreal, Canada. Marshall Mathers will be joined by fellow headlining acts Kid Cudi, Ratatat, the Flaming Lips and Elvis Costello for the three day event.

The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival will last for three days from July 29 to July 31, and will feature over a dozen different acts. More information about the festival can be found on their website.

Em will also be sharing the stage with Lil Wayne at this June's Bonnaroo and later this summer with Rihanna at the V Festival in August. He will also appear at this year's annual Lollapalooza featival.

Nicki Minaj Confirmed For Britney Spears Tour

wtf? nicky minaj with britney spears?

After weeks of negotiations, rapper Nicki Minaj has been confirmed as the opening act for Britney Spears' upcoming tour.

Nicki Minaj will hit the road with Spears after she finishes her dates with Lil Wayne's "I Am Music II" tour.

The rapper will perform on the Britney's opening date, which is June 17th in Sacramento, California.

Nicki Minaj, who replaces singer Enrique Iglesias, will hit 26 cities across the United States with Britney.