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TIMBALAND TO BE AWARDED BY TRINITY COLLEGE IN DUBLIN

Multi-platinum producer Timbaland has been chosen to receive the highest award bestowed by Ireland’s prestigious Trinity College Dublin. This October, the Grammy Award winner will be inducted into the school’s Philosophical Society as an Honorary Patron. Each year, the society chooses an elite group of individuals to carry on its time honored traditions, established more than three hundred years ago in 1684. Those selected, usually politicians and scholars, are then invited to share their knowledge and expertise with Trinity College students. “Timbaland []

NE-YO RECEIVES DAMAGES FOR R KELLY TOUR

R&B singer Ne-Yo has been awarded $700,320 (£395,580) after he was dropped from a tour with R Kelly. The Closer singer claimed he was fired as Kelly’s opening act last November because fans and critics preferred him – an allegation his co-star denied. Continue Reading….. Does any one feel sorry for R Kelly right now?

UPDATE: RAPPER JUELZ SANTANA ROBBED IN LONDON?/ JUELZ ISSUES STATEMENT

Juelz Santana a long with his fellow Dipset brethren (sadly my Jim Jim wasn’t there) performed at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Sunday (August 31st), and rumour has it, he was robbed. According to sources the Harlem rapper’s jewellery was stolen over the weekend, and it was revenge for shafting several promoters out of 70k in the past. Click here to read more….. it’s rough out here…… smh…. UPDATE: In an statement to AllHipHop.com, Juelz Santana revealed details about the incident, which took place as the rapper was preparing for a show at []

RAPPER DA BRAT SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN PRISON

Chart topping rapper Da Brat was sentenced to three years in prison today (August 22), after being charged with assault for hitting a woman in the face with a bottle of rum. The prison sentence stems from a November 2007 incident, in which Da Brat, born Shawntae Harris, argued with Shala Stevens, a waitress working at Jermaine Dupri’s Club 72. Stevens, a budding model, Atlanta Falcons cheerleader and actress, suffered deep lacerations to her cheek and swelling to her forehead. Stevens, who []

IS ISLAND DEF JAM ABOUT TO FIRE JERMAINE DUPRI?

A Def Jam source has informed resident SOHH.com writer Gyant, that the head of Island Record’s Urban Division, Jermaine Dupri is about to be given his marching orders! Gyant writes: “After several failed projects, which includes Janet Jackson’s Discipline, Mariah Carey’s E=MC2 and Johnta Austin’s permanently shelved project it looks like the powers that be have had enough and JD’s time as head of Island Records’ urban division has come to an end. I am being told that JD’s termination papers were being drafted []

USHER REHIRES MOTHER AS HIS MANAGER

  It’s now official that R&B singer Usher has rehired his mother, Jonetta Patton, as his manager.    As the ‘New York Daily News’ speculated on July 7, Usher has officially ended his business relationship with Benny Medina and replaced him with his mother.   Apparently Usher has made the management overhaul because of the lackluster response to his recent release, ‘Here I Stand.’ Continue Reading…. I think that this is probably a wise move on Usher’s part. So far thing’s just don’t []

DEF JAM WILL NOT RELEASE ANY NEW MUSIC FROM JANET JACKSON

In a recent interview with Rwdmag Janet jackson had this to say when questioned about releasing a new single from her latest album ‘Feedback’… “That’s pretty difficult to say, only because of the record label at this point. We started off with Feedback and the label and myself haven’t quite seen eye to eye since, so they’ve basically stopped all promotion,” she said. “I’m trying to figure out a way to say this, but just to say it and to be quite honest, []