The Beats, Rhymes and Life section is in full effect. Big ups must go out to Buddah M.A.C. for some of the news shown here. Plus we do get news from Sohh.com, MTV.com.
12 and Prodigal are doing an album together, they are called 2 In A Row. So far 15 tracks are recorded, they plan to record 5 more. Two known songs from the LP are "2 In A Row" & "Get At Me" featuring Black Knights & Shyheim. Production on the album is by RZA, True Master & 4th Disciple. Also featured on the album is ol' dirty bastard. Plus, Shyheim has said that his album will be out this fall on Loud records.
Holocaust has changed his name to Warclout
ODB will be let out in November just in time for "The W".
Several pieces of the Source Awards show that ended in a brawl Tuesday night, will be re-staged in order to have a complete package to air on UPN next week. Organizers say that they have enough footage to go ahead and try to air the event plus most of the performances already recorded. They only have five of the ten awards being presented, so they plan to re-stage the presentation of the other five. The only performances they did and will not get featured a medley with Dr. Dre, Snoop, Kurupt and Nate Dogg and a song from Method Man & Redman. The show will air on UPN August 29th at 8 p.m. Here is a list of the winners:
Artist of the Year (Solo) - Dr. Dre
Artist of the Year (Group) - Hot Boys
Album of the Year - Dr. Dre 2001, Dr. Dre
Single of the Year - "Whoa!" Black Rob
New Artist of the Year (Solo) - Eve
New Artist of the Year (Group) - Tha Eastsidaz
Lyricist of the Year - Eminem
Live Performer of the Year - Method Man and Redman
Producer of the Year - Dr. Dre and Mel-Man
Music Video of the Year - "Guilty Conscience," Eminem and Dr. Dre (directed by Phillip Atwell)
Lifetime Achievement - Ice Cube and Dr. Dre
Pioneer Award - Grand Wizard Theodore
Juvenile, Lil Wayne and other Cash Money Millionaires teamed with
E-40, Nelly, Nas and Noreaga & Capone to record the 18-song soundtrack to
"Baller Blockin'," due Sept. 12th, according to Universal Records. The movie,
shot in New Orleans' Magnolia Projects, is a straight-to-video release due
Ill Bill said that "The Future Is Now," is due out sometime in February 2001. The production team on it includes; Necro, Large Professor, Pete Rock and none other than DJ Premier. Plus, it's 18 tracks long. Big ups to Seven for the info.
Big L goes in at #13
Harlem rapper Big L lives on. The underground artist’s posthumous first album The Big Picture has Billboard’s highest debut this week at number thirteen. According to SoundScan data released Wednesday, the record sold 75,000 copies.
In other Big L news the version of 'Deadly Combination' with 2pac AND Biggie will surface on a soon to be released Big L combination
Eminem Refuses $2m Settlement
Eminem has rejected an out-of-court offer to settle a $10 million defamation suit filed against the rapper by his mother, Debbie R. Mathers-Briggs, for only $2 million, intending to take the case to trial.
Though the offer was first made back in June, lawyers for Mathers-Briggs opted to have the rebuff officially entered into court documents on Wednesday, according to Michigan's "The Macomb Daily."
Mathers-Briggs filed the lawsuit against her son last September after taking umbrage with comments the rapper made about her during interviews in several magazines, including "Rolling Stone" and "The Source," as well as on the "Howard Stern Show."
The civil suit is expected to come before a Macomb County Circuit Court later this year, and Eminem is scheduled to give a deposition in the case on September 13.
DJ Muggs Returns for Chapter 2
After releasing his first critically acclaimed compilation album, DJ Muggs Presents: Soul Assassins, and touring with Cypress Hill, Muggs is now gearing up for his sophomoric effort. Simply titled, Soul Assassins: Chapter 2, the album will hit store shelves October 3 on RuffLife/RuffNation Records. Production will be handled by Muggs and Alchemist and feature appearances from Cypress Hill, GZA, Xzibit, Goodie Mob, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Kool G Rap, Everlast, King T, Dilated Peoples, Hostyle (of Screwball), Ras Kass, Godfather (of Infamous Mobb) and Self Scientific.
Regarding the new album, Muggs said, "I'm really excited about this new project. On this one, we're takin' it back to the underground hip hop with dark clubs and hoodies.”
The first single will be “When The Fat Lady Sings” featuring GZA, along with a full-length video, also directed by GZA. Look for the single and video in early September. You can catch the GZA track plus cuts from Kool G Rap, Roscoe & Kurupt up in the New Ish section.
Heres the official tracklisting :
1. Missjones Intro
2. Real life-----------------------------------Kool G Rap
3. We Will Survive------------------------Godfather of Infamous Mobb
4. You Better believe---------------------Xzibit & King T
5. When The Fat Lady Sings---------GZA
6. This Some'n-----------------------------Goodie Mobb
8. Victory and Defeat------------------Hotstyle of Screwball
9. Heart of The Assassin--------------Corsigan Bros feat Rass Kass
10. Suckers Are Hidin'----------------Dilated Peoples (Produced by the Alchemist)
11. When The Pain Inflicts------------Kurupt and Rosco (Produced by the Alchemist)
12. Don't Trip-------------------------------Cypress Hill
14. Millenium Thrust---------------------Self Scientific
Jay-Z produces Movie
Jay-Z is gonna produce a movie that tells the lives of some of New York's
most infamous gangsters. Actor Mekhi Phifer has already been tapped to start
in the currently untitled film which begins shooting later this year.
In the spirit of the Spitkicker tour, the Roots, Common, Dead Prez, Mos
Def, Dilated Peoples, Jill Scott, and much much more are all set to head up
the Okayplayer tour. The tour starts in October and will land in 20 cities.
Tha-Real in HHC
British Hip Hop Magazine HHC (Hip Hop Connection, Much better than the Source, XXL, ask your newsagent to stock it if they don't) finally recognised us here at Tha-Real.com by including us in their monthly Internet section 'WebHeadz'. You can check out what they had to say in the September 2000 copy (With the Suge Knight Cover) or just click Here.
J5 in Bus Accident, Charli 2Na has Surgery
According to the official website, L.A. hip-hop group Jurassic 5 were involved in a bus accident on their way to Houston Tuesday night. The group was “banged up” pretty bad but the most serious was Chali 2Na, as he had to go into surgery that evening. Not much information on the details of the accident has been released but we’ll keep you updated.
Jurassic 5 was on road with the Warped Tour and had only 4 more dates to complete in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and El Paso, Texas. Following that tour, they planned on heading to the U.K. and perform in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. For more information on Jurassic 5 and upcoming tour dates, check out their official website at Jurassic5.com.
Not Again? : Young MC makes a comeback
After being clowned by hip-hop heads nationwide (Even The Source gave him 1 and half mics), Young M.C. is gonna try it again. Got to give to him props for determination. Young M.C. is releasing a new album on September 12 called Ain’t Goin Out Like That. His new album will feature a “west coast sound” and an east coast influence in his “lyrical flow”.
Since his 1989 hit, “Bust A Move”, the rapper has been writing songs for various pop stars. As most fans know, he was the one responsible for Tone Loc’s two hits, “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina”.
Kim Mathers in Court
Last week, Eminem's wife, Kim Mathers, was in a Michigan courtroom to set a trial date for a Disturbing the Peace charge. The charge stems from a June 3rd incident at a nightclub in Warren, MI. According to witnesses, Eminem saw his wife kissing another man. Em became so enraged that he attacked the man at the scene. Kim didn't heed officers when they demanded her to sit-down and not talk to her husband.
Apparently, Mrs. Slim Shady has been getting professional help to cope with the stress that led to a suicide attempt last month. Her lawyer shared this information with the judge and asked for adjournment of the hearing until Kim has "recovered from her injuries". The judge agreed.
This was a good move for Kim, in that it leaves the case open to be taken under advisement. This gives Mrs. Mathers time to have the charge deleted from her record, since she has no prior offenses. She is set to return to court on October 24.
DMX in the 4th 'Crow' Movie
With hip-hop and film continuing to blend, rapper DMX has just signed up for another acting gig. The emcee has been cast to star in the fourth installment of The Crow series, as Lazarus, a rapper who gives up his music for a woman and later is killed in a drive-by shooting. He is then resurrected and avenges his murder. The film, The Crow: Lazarus, is tentatively set to begin production in November.
DMX is also currently filming the Steven Seagal movie, Exit Wounds, scheduled for release early next year. You can also catch DMX in the upcoming film, Boricua’s Bond.
Napster Prevails, For now
Those of you that were online this weekend might have noticed that Napster, the controversial file-sharing program, is alive and well. Several hours before having to shut down their network, Napster, Inc. was granted a temporary stay early Friday, delaying the injunction that would have required the site to close shop at midnight.
The RIAA responded to the stay through a statement that read, “Napster's claim that the injunction would put it out of business is both untrue and legally irrelevant. The law does not permit a company deliberately built on copyright infringement to complain that its business will be devastated if it is forced to stop trafficking in pirated music. The Court of Appeals apparently regards this case as the first of its kind, and wants to consider it before any injunction takes effect." The RIAA added, "It is frustrating, of course, that the tens of millions of daily infringements occurring on Napster will be able to continue, at least temporarily. In fact, since the district court issued its order, the illegal downloading of copyrighted music openly encouraged by Napster has probably exceeded all previous records."
The temporary stay allows Napster attorneys to prepare a formal appeal, which is due August 18, 2000. The RIAA must reply with their grievances by September 8, 2000.
News Archives :July 2000