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Cop Killer In NC May Have Listened To Pastor Troy Song Before Deadly Shootings

April 10th, 2007 | By Administrator

Officials in Charlotte, NC believe a man charged with killing two police officers may have been influenced by a song performed by rapper Pastor Troy titled “Murda Man.”

Demeatrius Antonio Montgomery, 25, is charged with fatally shooting Officers Jeff Shelton, 35, and Sean Clark, 34, on Mar. 31 during a struggle outside of an apartment complex.

Montgomery was arrested after the shooting, charged with two counts of first-degree murder and may face the death penalty if convicted.

“Murda Man” is taken from Pastor Troy’s 2005 album Face Off Part II.

The rapper disses fellow Atlanta rapper’s Lil’ Jon and Lil’ Scrappy on the single, which features lyrics like:

I flex, I motherf***in ball better ask em/Catch a n***a talkin s**t and motherf***in blast em/Murda, m-u-r-d-a/I’m pumpin gats at whoever in the way/I’m back with gun play/Don’t think they understand/But I don’t think they wanna f**k with the murda man, murda man

Police claim Montgomery spent the day drinking brandy, smoking and believe that he listened to “Murda Man” shortly before killing both police officers.

Officers raided an apartment Friday (Apr. 6) in connection with the shootings, seeking more evidence, including the Pastor Troy CD that contains the “Murda Man” song that Montogomery allegedly listened to.

“It’s a real tragedy for us, the officers, for the families, for the communities, that we’ve lost two in one incident,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Darrel Stephens said.

Duke U Considers Legal Action After T.I. Concert Ends Early

April 10th, 2007 | By Administrator

T.I. may be faced with a lawsuit from Duke University, after the rapper arrived late and walked off the stage early during the university’s Cameron Rocks! concert that took place on Saturday (Apr. 7).

According to Duke’s student newspaper The Chronicle, T.I. was paid $70,000 to perform for a full hour at the Cameron Indoor Stadium, but he abruptly exited the stage and ended his show 40 minutes into his set.

According to Duke University Union officials, the Grammy Award winning rapper was late to the concert, because he attended an unrelated dinner at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, leaving over 3,000 fans waiting.

In related news, T.I. has been booked to play at Cornell University’s Cornell’s Slope Day Celebration, which takes place on May 4th, 2007.

Yung Joc Featured On Debut Single By Adult Film Star India

April 9th, 2007 | By Administrator

Adult film actress India is gearing up to make strides in the mainstream with a little help from rapper Yung Joc.

The Block Entertainment artist is featured on “2am,” the new single from India’s debut Hip-Hop album Role Play.

The Black Widow/ Warner Music Group release represents a new chapter for India, whose love for music prompted her to venture out towards new challenges after appearing in more than 100 adult films.

India, who has appeared in videos for rappers like Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Juvenile and others, will celebrate her new album with an invite only listening party on April 21 at the 40/40 Club in New York.

Guests expected for the event include DJ s Green Lantern and Envy as well as comedian Damon Williams and America?s Next Top Model star Jade.

The entertainer will also embark on a promotional tour for the album April 20-24 in NYC, Atlanta, Minneapolis, St Louis and Chicago.

In addition, India will also appear on local and national radio stations such as New York?s Hot 97 FM, Sirius and XM for a series of interviews.

Role Play is scheduled to hit stores May 22.

Three 6 Mafia Shoot For Playboy, Prepare For Reality Show Debut

April 5th, 2007 | By Administrator

Southern rap collective Three 6 Mafia recently took a break from the mic to get behind the camera as the newest celebrity photographers for Playboy.com.

Oscar-winning group members DJ Paul and Juicy J made the most of their time with the model, Playboy cyber girl Jennifer Korbin, as they invaded Playboy’s Santa Monica studio for the after-hours photo session.

Juicy J handed out compliments and praise for Korbin, while also taking pictures of the grips and makeup artists in the background and giving the entire photo crew a nickname.

“The Playboy shoot was the s**t,” DJ Paul told AllHipHop.com. “We got to pick the clothes and even the positions.”

DJ Paul captured Korbin one shot at a time, before reposing her and repositioning the cameras and lights for his next shot, sources said.

The Three 6 Mafia pictorials as well as behind-the-scenes photographs and a video from the sessions can be seen in the Playboy Cyber Club, Playboy.com’s subscription site.

The group joins a long list of guest celebrity photographers which include fellow rappers Nelly, Outkast, DMX and Ja Rule, in addition to NASCAR start Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carmen Electra, Jenny McCarthy, rocker Tommy Lee and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis.

In addition to the Playboy photos, fans can catch Three 6 Mafia in front of the cameras on their new show Adventures in Hollyhood.

The series, which follows the group and their entourage as they set out to Hollywood in an effort to make the most of their fame, premieres tonight (April 5) on MTV.

“People are itching to see this show,” DJ Paul said. “You have to watch the whole season. It’s funny and you might even learn something!”

Ludacris Performs Exclusive UK Date; Booked In Tribeca Film Festival

April 4th, 2007 | By Administrator

Rapper Ludacris will make his only UK appearance on Apr. 14, during a performance at a popular nightclub.

The rapper will perform one date at Zenn nightclub, which will be followed by a meet and greet with VIP fans.

Promoters said that Ludacris, born Chris Bridges, was seeking to promote himself in England and the exclusive performance is the start.

In related news, it was recently announced that Ludacris will be a features speaker during the Tribeca Talks panels, which take place during the 6th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.

Also featured will be actresses Eva Mendes, Julia Stiles, Julie Delpy, Rosario Dawson and other leading entertainment industry executives.

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place Apr. 25- May 6 in New York.

‘White Rapper’ Persia Speaks Out Against Young Jeezy ‘White Girl’ Promotion

April 4th, 2007 | By Administrator

White female rapper Persia has spoken out against Young Jeezy & USDA’s plans to create an all-white street team to promote the group’s new single “White Girl.”

According to Persia, the promotion is nothing more than a gimmick that could have unneeded racial undertones, and didn’t fit the song’s true subject matter – cocaine.

“Is this what Hip-Hop has come to?” told Daveyd.com of the promotion. “I thought his white girl song was a metaphor, so why don’t have a band of baseheads handing out the flyers.”

Persia’s stance comes on the heels of an announcement by Jeezy and USDA, who seek “field marketing teams” to help promote the group’s new album, Young Jeezy Presents USDA: Cold Summer.

Slick Pulla said the group are seeking 18-24-year old “blondes, the brunettes, the green eyes, the grey eyes, the red heads” to help promote the album on the remaining stops of the Street Dreams Tour.

“Another thing I cant stand in Hip-Hop,” Persia said. “The whole ‘sex sells’ movement. And I’m embarrassed for Jeezy for even thinking this was the next ‘bomb idea.'”

Persia is best remembered for her part on a competitive reality show on VH1, which was hosted by MC Serch.

She was eventually eliminated.

In related news, Persia is slated to appear in New York from May 5-6 at The Underscore.

According to reports, the rapper will perform during Eric Tapout’s NYC Saturday Night Show.

The event will also feature performances by 2007 American Idol star Marisa Rhodes, NBC’s America’s Most Talented Kids finalist Ashley Rose and others.

Field Mob Member Shawn J. Arrested

April 2nd, 2007 | By Administrator

Field Mob member Shawn J. was arrested last week and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.

Shawn J., born Shawn Timothy Johnson, was arrested by officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff Department on Mar. 27 and charged with carrying a concealed fire arm, which is a felony.

The 28-year-old rapper is not eligible for bond and will appear in court on Apr. 9 to respond to the charges.

In Sept. of 2004, Johnson was arrested on kidnapping charges, after police claimed the rapper took the a six-month girl he claimed to have fathered and vanished.

Albany, GA based Field Mob is signed to Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace label.

The group is best known for their single “Sick of Being Lonely” from their Oct. 2002 album From Tha Roota to the Toota.

The group’s last album Light Poles and Pine Trees hit stores in 2006 and contained singles like “So What” featuring Ciara and “Georgia” featuring Ludacris and actor/singer Jamie Foxx.

BG, Unk, Young Joc Help Historically Black Colleges Affected By Katrina

April 1st, 2007 | By Administrator

Former Cash Money Records rapper BG is giving back to his native New Orleans by taking part in a benefit block party for area universities.

BG, along with fellow rappers the Chopper City Boyz, Unk, Young Joc and R&B crooner Lloyd, will take the stage during the BET “Stand and Deliver” block party.

Hosted by BET 106 and Park co-hosts Terrence and Rocsi, the event was created by BET and Cox Communications to rebuild historically black colleges and universities in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, as well as renew school spirit and restore hope.

“I am proud of BET’s long-term commitment to the rebuilding of the Gulf region,” said BET Chairman and chief executive officer Debra Lee, who added that “Stand and Deliver” represents an example of the network’s “strong connection with students at historically black colleges and universities.”

BET cameras were on hand to tour the campuses of Dillard, Xavier and Southern Universities, while staff and personalities met faculty and administration and talked with students, to get a feel for campus life one year after Katrina.

The block party will celebrate the launch of the Stand and Deliver Rebuilding Fund, a special fund established by the BET Foundation to reconstruct or repair a building at Dillard, Xavier and Southern. Proceeds from the event will benefit the universities.

Established in 2003, the BET Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to raise public awareness to the numerous health-related challenges within African- American communities.

Paul Wall Cosigns New Pimp Killa Thug Album

March 29th, 2007 | By Administrator

The Texas rap scene is about to become more competitive with the arrival of Pimp Killa Thug (PKT), a rapper best known for his association with fellow Lone Star lyricist Paul Wall.

Wall has teamed up with Southern Majesty Entertainment to officially introduce PKT to the masses with his debut independent album, Retribution.

The release, described as an “audiobiography,” marks a new chapter in the career of PKT.

The rapper, who has appeared on numerous mixtapes, was also recognized as the third member of The SleepWalkazz, a group that featured Wall and Chamillionaire.

Wall credits PKT with “teaching him how to rap.” The lead single from Retribution, titled “Laid Back”, was released as a mixtape anthem for Houston.

The response from the song later resulted in a remix that included a cameo from Wall, who is among the guests appearing on Retribution.

The 16-track album’s follow up single will be “Anytime.” Production on Retribution will be handled by Kenneth “Breallant” Williams of Street Dreemz Productions.

Retribution is slated to be released in the late Fall.

Lil’ Wayne Gets New Managers, Working With Kayne West On ‘Tha Carter 3’

March 27th, 2007 | By Administrator

Management/production firm Hip-Hop Since 1978 has entered into an exclusive partnership with Bryant Management to represent rapper Lil? Wayne.

Gee Roberson and Kyambo ?Hip-Hop? Joshua of Hip-Hop Since 1978 will work together with Lil? Wayne?s longtime manager Cortez Bryant as they take on all facets of Lil? Wayne?s career including music, television, and film.

Roberson and Joshua also manage superstar rapper Kanye West, who will lend his production talent to Lil’ Wayne’s upcoming release, Tha Carter 3.

?I?m excited to bring Hip-Hop Since 1978 onto the team,? said Lil? Wayne?s manager Cortez Bryant in a press release. ?I?m positive their combined experience, expertise, and well-cultivated relationships will help us take Wayne?s career to the next level.?

In recent news, Lil? Wayne is being sued by a young woman who suffered a broken collar bone and other injuries at a concert held at Tennessee State University.

Her injuries were received as a crowd of people rushed the stage to catch money Lil? Wayne had thrown at the audience.

Along with Lil? Wayne the woman is also suing Tennessee State University and another man involved in the incident; she is suing all three for a total of $150,000.

Despite this current lawsuit, Lil? Wayne continues to tour alongside rapper Young Jeezy as part of the Street Dreams Tour.

Tha Carter 3 will be released sometime this year.

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