Archive for February, 2006

Master P., Silkk The Shocker To Stand Trial For Weapons Violations

February 28th, 2006 | By Administrator

Brothers Master P. and Silkk The Shocker were ordered to stand trial for various weapons charges by a Superior Court Judge yesterday (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles.

Master P., born Percy Miller and Silkk The Shocker, born Vyshonn Miller, were arrested in Jan. of 2005 after being pulled over by University of California police officers.

Police said they stopped the brothers’ leased Chrysler 300 because the vehicle didn’t have license plates.

According to prosecutors, officers saw a handgun near the driver’s seat of the car and a later search of the vehicle yielded a second gun under the front passenger seat, where Master P. was sitting.

The brothers were arrested and released on $35,000 bond each.

Both Master P. and Silkk the Shocker pleaded not guilty to the charges in March of 2005.

C-Murder Seeks New Trial

February 23rd, 2006 | By Administrator

Incarcerated rapper C-Murder, who was convicted three years ago of second-degree murder, has filed a request with the Louisiana Supreme Court for a new trial.

The No Limit rapper, born Corey Miller, was found guilty on Sept. 30, 2003 of killing 16-year-old Steve Thomas. The verdict carries a mandatory life sentence in prison.

Thomas died Jan. 12, 2002 during an alleged fight with C-Murder at the Platinum Club, a currently-closed local night spot.

C-Murder, the younger brother of Percy “Master P” Miller, pled not guilty and maintained his innocence throughout the trial. The rapper appealed the decision and in 2004, Judge Martha Sassone ordered a new trial.

Judge Sassone ruled that the prosecution withheld evidence from the defense, after it was revealed that some of the prosecution’s witnesses had prior criminal records that were expunged by the District Attorney in return for testimony against C-Murder.

The rapper’s lawyers also argued that black jurors were systematically excluded from the case.

That ruling was appealed and in March of 2005, two of the three judges on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal disagreed with Sassone’s ruling. The judges refused to grant C-Murder a new trial and upheld the original conviction.

C-Murder made national headlines while in prison, after he outraged Louisiana officials by recording an album and shooting a video for his single “Y’all Heard of Me,” from behind bars.

Event: Get’em Magazine Music Awards

February 22nd, 2006 | By Administrator

Event Type: Muisc Awards, Fashion Show

Invited Guests: Bun B and Pimp C, D4L, Gucci Mane, Lil Webbie, Roy Jones,
Jr., DJ Drama maker of Gangsta Grills, DJ Dagwood, Justin Gatlin, Max Minelli,
Jokaman, Shadowyze, DJ Mr. King, and many more.

Invited Media: Ozone Magazine, Murder Dog Magazine, Sports Magazine, New
Power Magazine, Holla Magazine, Hood Magazine and

Where: Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, FL

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Lil Jon & TVT Settle Differences, Rapper Working On ‘Crunk Rock’

February 22nd, 2006 | By Administrator

Lil Jon and TVT Records have put their differences aside and have announced the label will finally release the rapper’s fourth full-length album, Crunk Rock.

The Atlanta producer/rapper is in the studio finishing up the album, which is slated to be released later this year. Crunk Rock was delayed because of a contractual dispute between Lil Jon and TVT Records.

Lil Jon refused to record or produce music for the label, accusing TVT and the label’s founder, Steve Gottlieb, of cheating him out of millions of dollars in royalties.

“After a long battle and negotiations with TVT, we worked out our differences,” Lil Jon said. “TVT cut the check and now it’s time for me to get back to work. Crunk Rock is going to be some next level s**t.”

The first single from the album will be “Snap Yo Fingers,” which features E-40, who is also an artist on Lil Jon’s BME Records.

BME is also preparing releases from female rapper Chyna White and singer Oobie.

Lil Jon is currently touring in Australia with 50 Cent.

Slim Thug Goes Titanium For Energizer Music Contest

February 20th, 2006 | By Administrator

Rapper Slim Thug has hooked up with Energizer for the battery company?s Engergizer Titanium Technology Freestylin? music contest.

The contest, which runs through March 24, will give participants the chance to freestyle over a beat provided by Energizer.

“I started out by freestylin’ over different beats,” Slim Thug said. “Energizer’s providing an opportunity for other underground talent to prove they have what it takes to, in this case, go titanium. From there, you never know what can happen.”

Contestants can enter by visiting to download the beat to record their original lyrics and upload their completed song.

Entries should be no longer than two minutes and no larger than five megabytes.

Five semifinalists will be selected and have their songs featured on the site starting April 3.

The two with the most votes will have their songs judged by Slim Thug, who will select the grand prize winner on April 12.

The winner will go on to meet the emcee April 23 at the DUB Auto Show and Concert in Miami, Fla.

Free Mixtape Download – DjScrap.Biz Vol.1

February 18th, 2006 | By Administrator

01. DJ Scrap Intro
02. Young Jeezy – Dat Rap Shit (Throwed off 3 Sample)
03. Big Boi – Kryptonite (Dj Scrap Remix)
04. Purple Ribbon Ft/ Lil Wayne, Remy Ma, Bubba Sparxx – Kryptonite Remix
05. Master P – Cookie Money (Throwed Off 3 Sample)
06. Lil Boosie – They Be On A Nigga
07. Teph Ft/ T.C – Game Spitta (Throwed Off 3)
08. Camron Ft/ Webbie & Lil Wayne – Suck It Or Not (Throwed Off 3)
09. Three 6 Mafia Ft/ Remy Ma – Got Ya Hooked
10. SwishaHouse Ft/ UGK – Chunk Up Duece
11. Ray Cash Ft/ ScarFace – Bumping My Music
12. B.G Ft/ Mannie Fresh – Move Around (Streets Of The South 6 Sample)
13. Max Minelli – Flow (Streets Of The South 6 Sample)
14. T.C Ride Til We Die (Throwed off 3 Sample)
15. Big Tuck Ft/ Slim Thug & Tum Tum – Tussle (Throwed Off 3 Sample)
16. Teph – Flow
17. Mookie Ft/ Master P, Benji & Sam I Am – Brown & White (Throwed Off 3 Sample)
18. Slim Thug – Im A Superstar (Throwed Off 3 Sample)
19. Dj Scrap Outro

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Police Seek Man Suspected Of Soulja Slim Retaliation Slaying

February 17th, 2006 | By Administrator

Houston, TX police are questioning Hurricane Katrina evacuees that sought refuge in the state, in an attempt to locate five men accused of various crimes, including a man suspected in a revenge murder related to the death of rapper James “Soulja Slim” Tapp.

Police are seeking Jerome Hampton, 23, for the Dec. 28 murder of Steven Kennedy.

Officials suspect Hampton murdered Kennedy to avenge the death of Soulja Slim, who was gunned down in 2003 in New Orleans.

Soulja Slim was shot 3 times and shortly afterwards, 22-year-old Garelle Smith was arrested and charged with Soulja Slim’s murder, but the charges were eventually dropped.

Police also suspected Soulja Slim in an unrelated murder before he was gunned down.

“We want people to know that they shouldn’t be afraid to speak out,” Houston police Sgt. Brian Harris told the Associated Press. “We need evacuees to see that this is a different justice system that will see cases through and take ownership over what happens in this city. If you go to jail in Houston, you stay in jail.”

Authorities also believe some of the violence is the result of drug gangs from various New Orleans housing complexes attempting to gain in-roads in the drug trafficking market in Houston.

Two other men are being sought for a shooting, robbery and murder of two victims for their money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Another man is accused of killing his friend over a monetary dispute last week, while the fifth suspect is being sought for the home invasion of an evacuee, who was robbed of his FEMA money as well.

Dem Franchize Boyz Debut High On The Charts, Rack Up Ring Tune Sales

February 16th, 2006 | By Administrator

So So Def/Virgin Records’ group Dem Franchize Boyz recently reached the one million mark in ring tune sales, just as their debut album, On Top Of Our Game entered near the top of Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

The Atlanta-based group racked up 1,056,924 in sales of ring tune versions of their #1 hit “I Think They Like Me,” as well as their top ten follow-up “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It.”

“Jermaine Dupri and his staff have hit a home run with Dem Franchize Boyz,” said Virgin Records chairman Jason Flom. “This phenomenon began back in July with the launch of the first single as a ring tune on the same day it went to radio.”

The group’s debut effort moved almost 106,000 copies since hitting stores Feb. 7.

The album was the highest rap debut this week, entering Billboard’s Top 200 Chart at #5, coming in behind Andrea Bocelli’s Amore, Barry Manilow’s The Greatest Hits Of The Fifties, Mary J. Blige’s The Breakthrough and Jack Johnson’s Curious George soundtrack.

In related news, Dem Franchize Boyz will make a late night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday morning (Feb. 17) at 12:05 am on ABC.

Block Ent. Inks Deal With Bad Boy, New Albums From Yung Jock & Jody Breeze

February 15th, 2006 | By Administrator

Russell “Block” Spencer, CEO of Block Enterprises, recently inked a multimillion dollar label deal with Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment and Warner Music Group (WMG).

“When Block and I first met, I realized he had an ear for the streets of the South,” Diddy told in a press release. “Block brought us his first group, Boyz N Da Hood, and showed his knowledge of the sound of Atlanta and the South.”

Ultimately, the success of Hip-Hop power group Boyz N Da Hood helped introduce Block Entertainment to the mainstream while Block helped guide the catapulting career of rapper Young Jeezy.

In 2000, Block, an Atlanta native, founded Sho Nuff Records with Jazze Pha and shortly after served as president of the pioneering Houston-based independent label, Suave House.

Block has managed projects for Ciara, Tela, 8Ball & MJG and Crime Boss.

Shortly after his time with Suave House, Block became head of A&R forNoontime Records.

As Bad Boy South continues to nourish its alliance with Block Entertainment, the two labels plan to release new music from Boyz N Da Hood, as well as solo albums from rappers Yung Joc, Big Gee, Jody Breeze and rock n’ soul artist Jill Rock Jones.

Don P. Of Trillville Denies Rape Charges

February 14th, 2006 | By Administrator

Bail was set for Trillville rapper Don P, who was recently arrested, spending 10 days incarcerated for the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl.

A Georgia judge set a $75,000 bail for the Atlanta rapper, born Donnell Prince, after he was charged with rape and two counts of aggravated sodomy.

The incident stems from an alleged assault that happened Dec. 16 at the Wood Crest Walk apartments in Lithonia, Ga.

“The bond hearing ended up being like the trial because the word on the street is she’s been telling her friends that hopefully she can get paid and write a book like Monica Lewinsky or some s**t,” Don P. told “Word got back to the State and her story just keeps changing. I’m the only n***a in the room, of course, the only n***a she knows to say [committed a crime] is me. So, that’s how that got out of hand.”

After listening to several hours of testimony, Dekalb Senior Superior Court Judge William McMurray also ordered that Don P not leave the country nor contact the alleged victim.

Don P. admitted he watched the underage girl strip in front of a group of people, but flatly denied all of the charges against him.

“Everybody in the industry has supported me, because this is so old,” said Don P. “This trick has been done over and over to Tupac to Kobe. It’s just been done too many times. You gotta think of something else to do. I still gotta go to trial. All the witnesses [were] just coming forward like, ‘We need to let them know what happened.’ Everybody was up there. People was saying how this was some bulls**t, but I still gotta go to the thing so [the charges] can get dropped. She’s just changed her story too many times.”

Don P’s next court date has yet to be scheduled.

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