Detroit's Obie Trice has left Shady Records after eight years and two albums, AllHipHop.com has confirmed today (Jun 30).
He is currently working on his third album, while solidifying a new situation for his own imprint.
“Obie and Shady were moving in different directions,” the 30-year-old rapper’s manager Terry Wilson tells AllHipHop.com. “But he still has a great relationship with Shady Records. He has some big plans for his World Wide… Continue
Nas usually isn’t one for picking great endorsement deals. Willie Esco? 310 Motoring for kicks? But the Queens rapper might be smartening up. Nas recently inked a deal with Fila Footwear to serve as a spokesman for Italian-founded company. “My best friend [Ill] Will and I loved Fila,” Nas explained. “It represented prestige and everything that was cool to us [when we were younger]. When Will passed, we buried him in a black Fila sweat suit, so doing a… Continue
*The nomination isn't secure yet, but HBO's critically-acclaimed series "The Wire" is very close to nabbing one for outstanding drama series at the upcoming 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
"The Wire" is among the top 10 finalists for nominations in the drama category, as revealed last week by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The contenders were announced on the group's Web site Thursday in a move to thwart the type of Internet… Continue
CNN, Proctor and Gamble, Pepsi and General Motors pulled their ads from Rap City and 106 & Park after the companies viewed “The Rap on Rap,” a content analysis of BET and MTV programming. The study found that children were exposed to violence, profanity or obscenity once every 38… Continue
BBC reports "Making history at Glastonbury 2008. Watch Jay-Z prove the naysayers wrong." Memphis Bleek also comes through on stage. Heres the story Noel Gallagher of Oasis said that hip hop didn't belong at Glasonbury so Jay dissed him by singing Oasis most famous song Wonderwall. (c)… Continue
A 3-year-old boy was crushed to death Friday evening by a large, rusted steel gate at the Cabrini-Green housing complex, prompting a crowd to gather and hurl accusations of mismanagement at property managers.
"How many accidents happen over here because of failed inspections," screamed Willie J.R. Fleming, a resident and a director with the Coalition to Protect Public Housing. "There's no accountability, there's no oversight of this."
OLATHE, Kan. – One man is charged with first degree murder and another two are charged in connection with the murder of an Olathe man.
District Attorney Phill Kline filed first degree murder charges against Alphonse James Jackson, 19, of Kansas City, Mo., in connection with the shooting death of Rodney Keith Butner, Jr., 21.
PliesRapper Plies has set up his own non-profit organization aiming to help cash-strapped convicts cover legal costs.
The Big Gates and Plies Power Of Visions will provide funding for legal representation and aid to needy individuals, specifically those who are incarcerated. The organization will also provide educational forums, classes, workshops, training, opportunities, and other charitable activities aimed at rehabilitated former… Continue
DMX was arrested again, this time, yesterday in Miami for allegedly attempting to buy cocaine and marijuana, TMZ is reporting.
According to the gossip Web site, X approached an undercover officer and handed him $45 for a combination of the drugs.
The former New York rapper was just busted earlier this week in the Sunshine State for driving with without a valid driver’s license.
The arrests continue what’s become a patter now… Continue
A Knox County Criminal Court judge on Wednesday ordered prosecutors in a fatal carjacking case to answer four "Ws": what, when, where and who.
In a straightforward case, Judge Richard Baumgartner's directive might pose little or no problem for prosecutors and might not even be a concern for the defense. But, as the judge noted at a hearing Wednesday, the carjacking-turned-torture-slaying of a young Knox County couple is anything but… Continue
Jay-Z talks about how he first started rapping and growing up in Bed-Stuy. He said he started rapping at the age of 9 and also saw someone get shot at that age. He goes on to say the thought of ever being broke again motivates him to succeed. Its a funny interview worth the… Continue
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2. IMAGE IS EVERYTHING
3. THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM
4. IT'S LONELY AT THE TOP
5. SUCCESS-WHERE OPPORTUNITY MEETS PREPARATION
6. BUSINESS IS PERSONAL
7. EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE EVERYTHING
8. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, OR WHO YOU KNOW....IT'S WHO KNOWS YOU!
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Nino Abraham, 18, is charged in the fatal shooting of Isaac Saucedo in a funeral procession on the Southwest Side.
CHICAGO (STNG) ― An 18-year-old man was charged with murder early Friday for the fatal shooting of man shot while riding in a funeral procession Monday on the Southwest Side.
Charges were approved at 1:30 a.m. for Nino Abraham, of the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, who was charged with murder in the fatal shooting… Continue
The gunshot sounded like thunder at first, but it was enough to wake Juanita Wiggins early Thursday morning. When she looked out the window of her Sycamore Street rowhouse in South Camden, she saw someone lying on the ground.
The she heard it.
"Someone yelled my name, 'Nita, Nita.' I thought, 'Oh my god, it's Kevin,' " she said.
By the time Juanita Wiggins got outside, she saw someone running around the corner and her… Continue
(New York, NY) — Platinum-selling rappers the Clipse have partnered with KOCH Records for a special release: The Clipse Present the Re-Up Gang, which will be released on August 5th, 2008. The Re-Up Gang, formed in 2004, is a larger ensemble encompassing the Clipse and collaborative Philly MCs Ab-Liva and Sandman. This fearsome foursome has been recording together since the Clipse’ platinum debut Lord Willin’, and is responsible for the celebrated We Got… Continue
Kanye West apparently has a new mortgage on his hands. TMZ reports ‘Ye must fork up $600,000 to an Illinois trust company to pay off the mortgage on his late mother’s condo. The creditor’s claim documents, which can be viewed on TMZ, state that Dr. Donda West owed over $600,000 plus interest at the time of her death. As the executor of Donda’s estate, the Louis Vutton Don inherited the debt. Just last year TMZ reported that Dr. West passed with less… Continue
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with a shooting in Garyville on Thursday that left one man dead and another hospitalized.
St. John the Baptist sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested Jermaine Joseph Weber, 20, of Garyville, charging him with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder, in connection with the afternoon shooting, officials said today. Weber is being held in the St. John parish jail. Authorities have not… Continue