According to court documents published by The Jasmine Brand, DMX has paid off the mortgage for a house in Westchester County, NY where his ex-wife Tashera Simmons and their four children live. Mortgage payments on the house went unpaid for just under four years before DMX reportedly paid the remaining sum of $258,927.87.
DMX initially purchased the Mount Kisco, NY property in 2000 for $649,000 before multiple stints in jail early in the decade. The rapper and his wife Tashera Simmons filed for divorce in 2012 after 14 years of marriage.
After performing a set at Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary Concert in Brooklyn last week, Ja Rule spoke with MTV about his career and collaborations with Jay Z and DMX. Recalling early plans to record a group album under the Murder Inc. group moniker, Ja Rule admitted that there is likely unreleased material from that recording period.
“We tried to deliver that album,” he said of working alongside Jay Z and DMX. “It was a situation where egos all just played a part in its demise. We couldn’t get X and Jay in the same room, from long ago, their storied battle on the pool table, guns out and all of that.
Now that Snoop is done beefing with Iggy Azalea, the focus can be put back on the music.
ICYMI, Uncle Snoop’s next project will be released under Pharrell’s imprint, I Am Other and Columbia Records. According to a recent Instagram post via I Am Other’s page, the upcoming album is set to feature Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder
Jhene Aiko says that working with Childish Gambino comes natural because their creativity balances each other out. Childish Gambino appeared on “Bed Peace” from Aiko’s Sail Out EP. He also directed the video for “The Pressure” from her debut album, Souled Out.
“I think that me and Donald work so well together because we both have different creative minds,” the singer says in an interview with Radio.com. “But they complement each other. But it’s like I think we both, we think of things differently just even our whole thought process about regular things are so different but they’re so complementary to one another so when it comes to working together, it just it works.”
As the Ebola craze heightens, Harlem rapper Cam’ron has put his entrepreneur hat on, as he took to his Instagram account yesterday (October 16) to introduce his customized Ebola face masks.
“Ebola is no joking matter.. So if u have to be safe.. Be fashionable.”#CamEbolaMask get’m at @dipsetusa1997 nx week, made by @chinagram www.dipsetUsa.com,” his caption read.
According to reports Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is close to being released from jail. Since the Maybach Music Group member is not home yet, he wanted to reach out to his supporters. So he got on the phone with R&B star August Alsina who shared the conversation on Instagram.
Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. is currently on his promotional run to highlight his upcoming album Cadillactica. The Def Jam artist stopped by Sway In The Morning to give some information about the LP, but the idea of recording a joint project with Roc Nation’s J. Cole was brought up as well.
The blockbuster $3 billion deal between Apple Inc and Beats Electronics sent shock waves through both the business world and the music world. As a result of the technology giant purchasing Beats, co-founder Dr. Dre made $620 million in one year, easily landing him atop the Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings list.
Snoop Dogg says that he’s done with his beef with Iggy Azalea after talking with her mentor, T.I.
“Boys and girls, I just got off the phone with my homeboy Tip, the King of Atlanta and it’s officially over,” Snoop Dogg says in a video he posted on his Instagram account. "No more bad talk. I apologize. Yeah. I apologize. I’m sorry. I won’t do it again.”
TDE rapper Ab-Soul once again addressed matters of race, during a newly-released interview on NiteCap With Peter Bailey. Weeks after speaking on racism and declaring that “racism is a race” on Home Grown Radio, Soulo was asked to share his thoughts on the perceived separation of races.