Queens rapper Nas remained relatively quiet when it came to speaking on the kidnapping of a concert promoter in Angola at the top of the year, but the rapper finally broke his silence on today’s (March 28) episode of “Rap Fix Live.”
The New Jersey promoter (Patrick Allocco) and his son were kidnapped by another promoter (Henrique "Riquhino" Miguel) involved in the event after Nas was a no-show at a New Year’s Eve gig he was scheduled to appear at.
50 Cent has announced the release of his upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape The Lost Tape with DJ Drama.
The G-Unit honcho, often credited for popularizing mixtapes on a mainstream level in the early ‘00s, is yet to release a project with DJ Drama. He last released The Big 10 in December 2011, and prior to that, dropped Forever King in July 2009.
A representative for a Miami-based company that is suing rapper DMX has replied to a statement his managers made regarding a failed tour of Germany.
DMX was supposed to tour Germany in April, but was forced to postpone the “DMX Undisputed Comeback Tour 2012″ due to passport issues.
Despite recently releasing a visual for The R.E.D. Album track “The City” with Kendrick Lamar, Game is looking ahead to what’s next, specifically parting ways with Interscope Records and releasing a new mixtape, California Republic.
The options for Game are endless according to the Compton MC who spoke on the possibility of aligning himself with an independent label with MTV. “That seems like a really, really good move where I can capitalize off of all the finances being made off of my music for once, but I don’t know. I kinda like having a lot of help, a lot of assistance from a big label. I don’t know, maybe we’ll have a meeting about a lot of money or I’ll be talking to my conscience.”
Rapper Rick Ross has emerged victorious in his battle with former drug baron “Freeway” Ricky Ross, over the usage of his name.
According to TMZ, an L.A. County Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit, making it the second time Freeway Rick has lost in court against the rapper.
Nas financial battle with the Internal Revenue Service continues, over a $6 million delinquent tax bill.
According to TMZ, the IRS recently filed court documents seeking to garnish Nas’ earnings from his publishing companies.
During a performance in Portland, Oregon, Lupe Fiasco made two major announcements in the middle of his set.
"We got a long, illustrious career on the mixtape circuit, right?" said Lupe. "Some pretty groundbreaking things on those mixtapes, right?"
Nardwuar the Human Serviette struck again, as the famous interviewer astounded Kendrick Lamar at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas.
During the interview, Nardwuar asked whether Tech N9ne, with whom Kendrick later did a BET Cypher, connected Kendrick with another Compton native, Dr. Dre.
Pitbull has landed the theme song for this summer’s sure to be box-office hit Men in Black 3, which lands in theaters May 25th.
“It’s an incredible honor to be a part of such an amazing franchise as Men in Black and I have so much respect for Will Smith, especially with our similar musical backgrounds,” Pitbull said.
DMX has been sued for almost $750,000 by a booking agency over a botched international comeback tour.
According to TMZ, a company named Heavy Rotation filed a suit against X in New York City, New York, stating that it had an exclusive yearlong deal with the rapper to book him international tour dates. But after he encountered several legal troubles, including child support squabbles and a traffic violation, a lien was placed on his passport, preventing him from leaving the country.