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Pretty Ricky‘s sophomore effort, Late Night Special, is sitting pretty at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The album sold 132,000 in its first week, according to Billboard. The group’s 2005 Bluestars debuted at No. 16.
Look out for â€œMemoirs Of A Super Freak,â€ the autobiography of Rick James completed just before his death in 2005. There is also a new album due in May via James’ Stone City Records.
Chamillionaire has dropped the lead single from his upcoming sophomore mainstream release. â€œNot a Criminalâ€ featuring Kelis is the first track from Ultimate Victory. As part of his effort to communicate, the Houston rapper will retire his diamond grill.
â€œI need people to pay attention to what I have to say, instead of just staring at my mouth,” he said. “I speak with a purpose and definitely want people to know that Iâ€™m not just some rapper with diamonds in his mouth. As soon as they get past the materialistic stuff and listen to the message on my album then I will feel like I have won.â€
Not only will he be involved in the new Nike marketing juggernaut, Juelz Santana has also teamed up with Lil Wayne for a new mixtape called I Can’t Feel My Face, according to AllHiphop. The set has already been leaked and will be fodder for an upcoming album from the duo.
Justine Simmons, wife of rap legend Reverend Run, recently spoke out about the death of her baby girl, expected by millions who watched the Simmons family’s reality show. “The peace I had almost scared me,” she said. “I guess you just really have to have a situation, to know the strength of God or the peace of the Lord really works. It’s just amazing.” Mother to five children, Simmons is also releasing a religion-based book, God, Can You Hear Me?, for children ages 5-10.