Archive for April, 2006

Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon Shoot Commercial For Heineken

April 28th, 2006 | By Administrator

Atlanta Hip-Hop stars Jermaine Dupri and Lil Jon recently wrapped a thirty second television spot for Heineken titled “Jet Bet.”

In the ad, the pair wager on who will take home the most Grammy’s, with the winner receiving a 12-pack of Heineken, personally delivered by the loser of the bet.

After Dupri wins, Lil Jon flies on a private jet to deliver the prize, one bottle short.

“I think they’re gonna love it because it’s real young fly and flashy,” Dupri told AllHipHop.com. “It kinda takes from my video with Jay-Z [“Money Ain’t A Thing], but here we are betting 12 packs instead of money.”

It’s full of private planes, Bentleys, girls, Heinekens and all the s**t we do! It’s straight up Hip-Hop, from the look, [to] the actors [Dupri and Lil Jon] to the soundtrack.”

The commercial is slated to begin airing May 7 during the NBA playoffs.

Bow Wow Responds To Lil’ Romeo And Master P.

April 21st, 2006 | By Administrator

The feud between Bow Wow and Lil’ Romeo has intensified, as Bow Wow has responded to comments Master P made surrounding the two rappers’ growing beef.

Lil’ Romeo’s father, Master P, confirmed that the two rappers had crossed paths backstage at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Award show, on April 1st.

According to Master P, Bow Wow ran in his trailer and refused to talk about tensions with Lil’ Romeo.

Now, Bow Wow has come forward to address Master P and Lil’ Romeo.

“I can’t understand all this, but I guess that’s how it is when you ain’t getting no attention,” Bow Wow told AllHipHop.com. “You can hear me on the radio all day, every day. You [Lil’ Romeo] can’t sell no records, and your daddy is on Dancing With the Stars.”

Lil’ Romeo was apparently offended at the line on the song “Fresh Azimiz,” where Bow Wow claimed to be making more money than an unspecified person’s father.

Romeo released a diss to Bow Wow titled, “Hood Stars.” Master P also accused Bow Wow’s success of going to the rapper’s head.

“I just think Bow Wow done sold a couple records and got real cocky, and forgot where he came from,” Master P said in a previous interview.

Bow Wow dismissed Master P’s allegations.

“The crazy part is the line that got them all bent outta shape was an old LL line (“The Do Wop from LL Cool J’s 1987 album Bigger and Deffer). That shows how much they know about Hip-Hop.”

Bow Wow also countered Master P’s challenge to a Pay-Per-View boxing match between Romeo and Bow Wow.

“If Romeo wanna make some real money, come sign with me,” Bow Wow said. “Then, he wouldn’t have to pull these stunts ’cause there ain’t No Limit over here.”

Pimp C’s Bentley Totaled By Fleeing Gang Members

April 21st, 2006 | By Administrator

UGK member Pimp C was treated for minor injuries Wednesday (April 18), after he was involved in a car accident while leaving the video shoot for his new single “Pourin’ Up.”

After the shoot concluded Pimp C and a Rap-A-Lot security guard departed in a silver Bentley.

Mike Jones, who makes a cameo appearance in the video, followed in his black Bentley.

Sources told AllHipHop.com that a mile away from the set, two groups of people in separate vehicles were involved in a dispute, when one fired upon the other.

A Port Arthur Police officer that was escorting the rappers responded to the gunfire and pursued the shooters.

As the suspects fled through local neighborhoods on a flat tire, they crossed over Gulf Way Dr., ran a red light and struck Pimp C’s Bentley at high speed.

The back left of Pimp C’s Bentley was damaged.

Pimp C was treated for minor injuries and released but the Rap-A-Lot security guard is still in the hospital, although he is expected to make a full recovery.

Keisha Hunter, one of the producers of the “Pourin’ Up'” video, said Pimp C was a victim of circumstance.

Hunter also cleared up rumors that Pimp C had actually been shot.

“It is truly unfortunate that these gentleman were innocent bystanders that happened to drive through the wrong place at the wrong time,” Hunter told AllHipHop.com. “The local residents that were shooting at one another were all apprehended and the Port Arthur police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the motivation for them shooting at one another. At no time were Pimp C nor Mike Jones the targets of the shots that were fired and at no time were any of them injured by the gunfire that was more than a block ahead of them.”

Police seized an automatic weapon from three alleged gang members, who were later arrested in connection with the incident.

“The accident was crazy,” Mike Jones told AllHipHop.com. “I seen it first hand I’m just glad that everyone is OK.”

Pimp C’s new album Pimpalation is slated to hit stores June 13.

Paul Wall’s A New Father, Still With His Wife

April 20th, 2006 | By Administrator

The self-proclaimed “People’s Champ” Paul Wall and his wife Crystal have given birth to a baby boy.

William “Fat” Patrick Slayton was brought into the world Tuesday (April 18) at 11:33 a.m.

The birth comes amid speculation that Wall and Crystal, whom he married in October 2005, were headed for divorce, but Wall assured otherwise.

“Me and my wife have been together a long time,” Paul Wall told AllHipHop.com. “Every trip has its bumps in the road. Our relationship is a journey. We’re not giving up anytime soon. Wer’e doing great.”

In related news, Paul Wall is hard at work on Get Money, Stay True, the follow-up to his platinum-selling debut album The People’s Champ.

“I’ve been working in the studio with T Farris, who A&Red my first album and also Mike Jones’ album,” said Wall. “We’re pumping out a lot of hits with Houston producers.”

Get Money, Stay True is slated for release in September.

Bubba Sparxxx Heads To Germany To Support U.S. Troops

April 19th, 2006 | By Administrator

Bubba Sparxxx is the latest rapper recruited to perform for United States troops stationed overseas.

Sparxxx will perform May 11 at Kaiserslautern, Germany’s Rhine Ordnance Barracks as part of a United Service Organizations show, while fellow rapper Master P will appear with country singer Lee Ann Womack June 14 at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

The performances are part of a group of scheduled concerts featuring American artists, according to Stars and Stripes’ European edition.

While some shows are scheduled during welcome home ceremonies for service members returning from downrange, all military identification cardholders and individuals with access to U.S. military installations are welcome to attend, said Heather MacTavish, touring entertainment program manager for Installation Management Agency-Europe.

The concert series kicks off May 3 with a performance from ’70s funk group War, who will take the stage at Sullivan Barracks in Mannheim, Germany, to welcome home the 5th Signal Command.

Alternative rock group Lit will play Giebelstadt Army Airfield, just outside W?rzburg, Germany, on May 19.

Plans for a live radio broadcast of the concerts are also in the works, said MacTavish. All shows will be free.

Master P also performed in March in Vilseck, Germany, for returning troops.

Sparxxx will be playing for European Command personnel for the first time.

Master P Comments On Lil’ Romeo’s Beef With Bow Wow

April 18th, 2006 | By Administrator

Master P. has come forward to discuss the brewing rivalry between his son Lil’ Romeo and Bow Wow.

The two rappers have traded veiled disses in rhymes, but the feud reached it’s peak when the two rappers crossed paths backstage at Nickelodeon?s Kids? Choice Award show, on April 1st.

According to Master P., accounts of their run in have been exaggerated.

Lil’ Wanye’s Former Manager Files Lawsuit Over $500k In Back Commissions

April 7th, 2006 | By Administrator

Cash Money Records rapper Lil Wayne is the focus of a new lawsuit filed by his former manager.

In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday (April 5) in U.S. District Court in Miami, Lil Wayne (born Dwayne Carter) told White Tides Entertainment president Melissa Philipian last December that he was firing her after he became angry over the quality of a hotel room booked for him.

As a result, the 23-year-old rapper refused to pay $500,000 in back commissions, according to Philipian’s lawyer Richard Wolfe, who added that Lil Wayne also owes White Tides 15 percent of his earnings over the next two years under a three-year contract signed in June 2005.

“We’re probably looking at damages in excess of $1 million,” Wolfe told the Miami Herald. “Sometimes artists make it big, and they want to forget about the people who helped them get there.”

The lawsuit further stated that Lil Wayne’s contract with White Tides only allows him to end the agreement in writing after one-year of service for specified contract breaches.

The company booked at least 21 concerts for the rapper as well as arranged product and publicity deals and organized guest performances on other artists’ videos and albums.

The quality of a hotel room does not qualify as a reason to end the contract, so Lil Wayne is liable to pay White Tides for the next two years, Wolfe said.

News of the lawsuit comes as Lil Wayne enjoys the success of his latest album, Tha Carter, II.

Since debuting at number two on Billboard’s Top 100 albums chart in December, the album has gone platinum.

The rapper, who serves as head of Cash Money and Young Money Entertainment, is currently studying psychology at the University of Houston this semester, according to his website.

Lil Wayne and his lawyer, Ron Sweeney, could not be reached for comment Thursday (April 6).

B.G. Inks Deal With Atlantic Records

April 6th, 2006 | By Administrator

New Orleans rapper B.G. is officially part of Atlantic Records. The former Hot Boy, who has racked up more than 7 million albums sales, signed a multi-album deal Wednesday (April 4) to distribute his Chopper City record label.

The signing concludes months speculation of which label B.G. would call home.

Atlantic representatives were not available to comment on the deal. According to reports, Atlanta, Georgia rapper T.I. will executive produce the B.G.’s Atlantic debut.

B.G.’s latest album, The Heart Of Tha Streetz: Vol.2 (I Am What I Am) debuted at number six on The Billboard Top 200 Chart and number one on the Independent Album Charts. The album sold over 63,000 units in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan.

B.G. is currently in the studio crafting his Atlantic debut. The album, executive produced by T.I., and B.G., is set for a fall release.

Ludacris To Appear As Guest Of Kentucky Derby Festival/Gala

April 5th, 2006 | By Administrator

Disturbing tha Peace rapper Ludacris will make an appearance at the 132nd Run for the Roses in Louisville as a guest of the the Kentucky Derby Festival and the Barnstable Brown Gala.

An annual event first held in Louisville, Kentucky in 1956 the Kentucky Derby Festival is Kentucky’s largest event.

The 28-year-old rapper will join family and friends in River City for the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on May 4 and the Barnstable Brown bash before the Derby.

This year’s event marks the first time the Kentucky Derby Festival and the Barnstable Brown Gala have co-hosted a Derby guest.

The Barnstable Gala is an annual gathering held to raise money for diabetes research.

Last year’s event attracted the likes of DMC, Usher, Kid Rock and actresses Jamie-Lynn DiScala and Rebecca Romijn.