Rapper Max B’s appeal has failed. The rapper, born Charly Wingate, was convicted on 9 out of 11 counts of murder and robbery charges as the result of his role in a robbery attempt that became a homicide. The former Dipset member is now likely to spend the next 30 years in prison before he will be eligible for parole. As of right now, the earliest Max B could leave prison is November 9, 2042.The rapper was optimistic last year, when he was quoted as saying “You might see me in the summer. You might see me at the end of the year.”
Rumors are swirling (no pun intended) regarding pop superstar Katy Perry and a possible hook up with hip hop mogul Diddy. Yes, Diddy is ‘allegedly’ dating Cameron Diaz, but wandering eyes spotted the two A-listers getting a little close-for-comfort at a Vanity Fair party this week. But wait–there’s more…
According to Bossip, KP has also caught the eye of another, older hip hop impresario. That’s right, Russell Simmons has apparently cast his eye towards Ms. Perry as well. He supposedly asked her for her phone number at pre-Oscar party last week.
All it takes is a divorce from Russell Brand to make this chick the most sought-after woman in music? Who knew…
2Pac’s life and music is the inspiration behind a new musical that will begin casting soon in New York City. “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” a project being directed by Broadway director Kenny Leon, will feature the late rapper’s songs and is being described “American musical inspired by and featuring the music Tupac Shakur.” Leon, who has worked with talents like Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. He previously discussed the project late in 2011. ??A long time ago, maybe eight or nine years ago, I??ve been talking about that with Tupac??s mother, Afeni, and so weve become fans of each other and she sort of entrusted me with her son??s music? Leon said. The idea was always to make a musical inspired by his music and not to do an autobiographical approach to his life or anything like that. And because I always thought that Tupac was a prophet and I thought if everybody could hear his words and hear his stories, they would see what I see.
Rapper J. Cole is being honored in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Roc Nation star, who broke through big in 2011, is being given a huge party and his own weekend–dubbed “Dreamville Weekend.”
Thursday, March 1st will kick off the first annual “Dreamville Weekend” in Fayetteville. The event honors J. Cole and encourages the city’s young people to follow a positive path. Cole will visit his alma mater Terry Sanford High School, and there will also be a celebrity dinner and the official announcement of J. Cole Day in Fayetteville. A Cole performance will wrap things up March 3rd. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cumberland Community Foundation.
My dude Freddy Colon aka Pops sent me over some of the new artist hes promoting Kadeve and Maad MaxXx and I must say Im pleasantly surprised as to what these boys are doing. Looking forward to connecting with these boys out on the left coast….. Check the visual and take me later!
Rapper Jim Jones was maced and arrested by police after a fight broke out at a Connecticut casino this weekend. The Dipset member was leaving a party at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods that was being hosted by Diddy, when he and an unidentified man got into an argument. Jones initially tried to ignore the man but was physically assaulted. The two then began to fight, and their respective entourages soon joined in the melee. When the police arrived, Jones fought back against the cops. He was then maced and five policemen were needed to subdue and arrest the star.
T GreeZ is a Dope MC from Akron, Ohio ( Home of LeBron James ) & Founder of the Higher $tatuZ CluB. Growing up as a kid, GreeZ always had a great passion for music. After seeing his cousin do it, and meeting local pioneers of the music scene, at age 14 he started recording in his friends’ basement in a studio he built.
After years of mastering his craft, writing, recording, and losing albums’ worth of songs, GreeZ bought equipment & started recording himself. He released his debut mixtape in October of 2011 titled “ Pen & Papers “. With production done entirely ( besides track 5 produced by KG Blaze Da Beat ) by shadowville.com & GreeZ’s UNDENIABLE DELIVERY, this project was definitely a CLASSIC.
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Veteran rap/rock act Limp Bizkit has been confirmed as the latest signees to Cash Money Records. Lil Wayne revealed that Fred Durst & Co. had joined the label in an interview with Kissing After Dark and that a certain R&B singer may also be joining the fold. “Every other day I hear about somebody new signed to Cash Money,” Wayne explained. “For example, the other day I just found out that Limp Bizkit signed to Cash Money. So they’re signing everybody. Every body’s getting a chance.”As far as that R&B singer? Wayne says nothing is set in stone, but she could be confirmed soon. “I don’t want to step across any boundaries but I think we’re working with Ashanti right now,” he says.