“It opens with his murder and funeral, then doubles back to his Brooklyn childhood. We get a few scenes of Biggie at home, in the classroom, and on the corner dealing crack; there are some rap posters in his bedroom, and we see him fill a rhyme book during a nine-month prison sentence, but there’s no real explanation given for how he went from enthusiastic fan to one of hip-hop’s all-time most revered emcees. Nevertheless, by page 30, he’s signed to […]
It’s been reported that producer Static Major (real name Stephen Garrett) died yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky. At the start of his musical career Static was a member of Swing Mob (Jodeci star Devante’s creation) and formed close ties with former members, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and Ginuwine. Static’s most successful work was for Aaliyah, whose single “Try Again” was a worldwide smash. He also worked with R&B group Pretty Ricky, Mary J Blige and recently collaborated with Lil Wayne on the track ‘I Got Mine’. The cause of death has […]
Jim, Chrissy and Damon Dash Well it seems that my Jim Jim is engaged to this woman, Chrissy. I don’t know what he is thinking. He should be with me not that old brok down gyal….
Photograph: Calvin Robertson According to Sandra Rose things turned violent at a private listening party held for Ross Ross last night in Atlanta, when the police/security got a little over excited and started man handling industry folk. Continue Reading…. What did that industry professional do to receive such treatment at a PRIVATE/INVITATION ONLY event??? Madness!
Rap stars Redman and Method Man will perform a series of exclusive shows across the United Kingdom in March. The duo will perform at the Bristol Academy on March 25, Glasgow Academy on March 29th and Shepherd’s Bush Empire on March 26th. (Source: Allhiphop.com) Its been a long time coming…..
And meet the DJ/Producer behind the track, DJ Khalil…. It looks like Nas has a winner on his hands….
Rap mogul Jay-Z is at the center of a $5 billion dollar “claim of lien” filed against him by Hip-Hop co-founder Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell and the DA Black Defense League. According to the New York Observer, Campbell recently filed the claim along with the DA Black Defense League. Continue Reading….
Singer Javine Hylton has given birth to former So Solid Crew member MC Harvey’s baby. Javine, who had an affair with Harvey while he was married to Strictly Come Dancing winner Alesha Dixon, plans to name their new daughter Angel. She gave birth in hospital at Tooting, South London, early on Saturday. Continue reading