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DJ FUNK MASTER FLEX ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING WIFE

HOT 97 DJ / Tim ‘Big Dawg’ Westwood best friend Funkmaster Flex (real name Aston George Taylor, Jr) was arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting his wife. The Daily News reports a woman who identified herself as Flex’s wife told Greenburgh Town police that she and Flex got into a fight over threatening texts he sent Thursday night, police said. The fight escalated at the couple’s Ardsley, NY, home, and the hip-hop star pushed the woman to the ground, cops said. She []

FOOLISHNESS OF THE DAY: TRINA TO BE HONOURED IN JAMAICA

Via Allhiphop Miami, Florida rapper Trina will be honored in Kingston, Jamaica during the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) this coming March. EME Awards Founder and Chairman Richard “Richie B” Burgess said Trina will be the 2011 “International Friend of Reggae Honoree”  honored for her collaborations with various Jamaican acts like Queen Lady Saw, Sean Kingston, Barbee and others. “Some of the icons of our rich musical heritage as well as the hottest newcomers around will receive the recognition they []

HIP HOP PIONEER KOOL HERC IN HOSPITAL AND IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

AllHipHop reports that Hip Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc (real name Clive Campbell) is currently in the hospital suffering from an unknown health condition. According to Gangstarr’s DJ Premier, Kool Herc’s health is deteriorating and he is in need of financial assistance, because he reportedly doesn’t have health insurance. Premier revealed on his XM Satellite radio show, Kool Herc is very sick. For those that know about Hip-Hop, who we call the father of Hip-Hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well. It’s funny how we have a father of []

NICKI MINAJ FORCED TO CANCEL LONDON GIG AFTER FIGHT BREAKS OUT IN NIGHT CLUB

Source Via MTV News Nicki Minaj was forced to cancel an appearance at London nightclub, Runway, after a fight broke out at the venue. The Check It Out rapper, who is currently promoting her new album, Pink Friday, in Blighty, was due to perform at the club, but had to change her plans last-minute after hearing about the brawl. Continue Reading….. I read via Twitter that some people paid £1,000 just to be near Nicki at the Runway night spot. If this is in []

VIDEO: DIDDY – DIRTY MONEY LISTENING PARTY (LONDON)

Last night London went in to an absolute “frenzy” because  Diddy-Dirty Money were in town to launch their new album Last Train To Paris, released in America in late 2010. The album will drop here in the UK on the 24 January, but lets face it most people on this side of the pond (who are fans) have probably already listened to the album. Anyway Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle UK attended the listening party last night where Diddy later brought on stage the crème de la []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: REGGAE /DANCEHALL STAR VYBZ KARTEL

“This is my new image,” Kartel said in the interview. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan. [Reggae star Vybz Kartel talks about his ridiculous skin bleaching antics in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine] Check out lost soul Vybz below.

UK NEWS: 2011 BRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Yeah it’s that time again….. Check out nominees below via Punchbowl Blog British Male Solo Artist Mark Ronson Sony Music Paul Weller Universal Music Plan B Warner Music Robert Plant Universal Music Tinie Tempah EMI Music British Female Solo Artist Cheryl Cole Universal Music Ellie Goulding Universal Music Laura Marling EMI Music Paloma Faith Sony Music Rumer Warner Music British Breakthrough Act Ellie Goulding Universal Music Mumford & Sons Universal Music Rumer Warner Music Tinie Tempah EMI Music The XX XL Beggars []

UK NEWS: 50 CENT SIGNS X-FACTOR REJECT GAMU NHENGU

I didn’t believe this news when I first came across it but Sumit over at The Hip Hop Chronicle UK assures me it’s true. 50 Cent has signed former X-Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu to his G-Note label. The rapper formed the label in late 2010 for Pop, Dance and R&B artists, and in a statement released today the label revealed that they have renamed Gamu ‘Miss Gamucharai’. “Miss Gamuchirai has been signed to 50 Cent’s new record label, G-Note! G-Note will focus on []

WRITER DREAM HAMPTON ‘SHEDS LIGHT’ ON JAY-Z AND BEYONCE’S RELATIONSHIP

Jay-Z’s biographer Dream Hampton (the woman behind his autobiography Decoded) has written an article about Jay and Beyonce’s relationship. The “revealing” article is featured in the latest issue of Ebony Magazine. This is what a gushing Dream had to say about the power couple. Via Vibe.com “He is her best friend, someone who immediately and implicitly understands her life, not only as a star, but as a hard-working driven artist“ “For all their might as solo power players, their relationship is remarkably []