Archive for May 23rd, 2008

05.23
08

Slick Rick Finally Gets Governor’s Pardon… No More Deportation Threats (We Hope)

by West ·

After years of deportation woes, hip-hop legend Slick Rick has finally been pardoned by New York’s Governor and will be allowed to stay in the Bronx where he has been a resident since the age of 11.

“My family and I are eternally thankful to Governor Paterson, my attorneys Michael Krinsky and Craig Kaplan at Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman and to all of the people who have supported me throughout the past seventeen years,” Slick said in a statement. “This has been a long and difficult road and I am happy for this to be settled once and for all. I look forward to enjoying this time with my family and friends and to continue leading an honest and productive life.”

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05.23
08

New video: Hot Stylz – “Lookin’ Boy” Feat. Yung Joc

by admin ·

Courtesy Zomba and Hot Stylz… funny…

VIDEO: Hot Stylz – “Lookin’ Boy” Feat. Yung Joc

05.23
08

Rap/R&B News Roundup: 50 Cent, Nas, R. Kelly

by ksmith ·

Nas changes title of next album – Looks like Nas and the people at Def Jam are having a change of heart, as the Queens MC has opted for the title of just Nas instead of the much more controversial title N****r for his next album. Slated for a July 1st release, this will be Nas’ ninth studio album, and probably his most anticipated since Illmatic. Too bad the name didn’t stick.

50 Cent Blasts 106 & Parks Rosci on DC Radio -A war of words has ensued between the G-Unit leader and the 106 & Park Co-Host. 50 Cent is reportedly “garbage” in Rosci’s eyes, so 50 took it upon himself to air her out on Radio, saying the outburst were because she hadn’t slept with him like she wanted. He also reportedly knows 4 people that she has slept with. Hmmm

MTV’s Top 10 Hottest MC’s In The Game ListMTV revealed their list of the Hottest MC’s this week, with the #1 going to Mr. West; Kanye wouldn’t have it any other way. 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Rick Ross and Lil Wayne also make the list, in their respective slots.

R. Kelly trial continues – The first days of R. Kelly‘s trial took place this week. With some interesting testimony’s from witnesses, including R&B singer Sparkle. The movie Little Man has been mentioned, and interesting facts about Kelly have been revealed. Wow.

05.23
08

New Hip-Hop Releases: Bun-B – II Trill

by ksmith ·

Just months after the death of his long-time friend and partner Pimp C, Bun-B is back on deck to carry the torch solo with his new album II Trill. A follow-up to his debut album, Trill in 2005, this one proves to be worth the wait. With all-star guest like Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Young Buck, Rick Ross, 8 Ball and MJG, and a sleuth of others, Bun-B brings the Texas-twang Trillness that only he can. Check out the video for the new single, “That’s Gangsta” with Sean Kingston. R.I.P. Pimp C.