50 Cent has a mission: to make sure hard-core rap music thrives. Fif is about to hit us with his War Angel LP. The G-Unit dropped the first record, "Redrum (Murder)" — real soulful, real hard. According to Fif, this is going to be the mixtape ... er, street album of his career. The project is available for free download via 50's Web site. As always, keep checking for us at Mixtape.MTV.com.
G-Unit member Tony Yayo is disappointed to see friend and recording partner Max B go to jail. Max, born Charles Wingate, was found guilty of manslaughter, as well as eight other charges, last week in New Jersey. His sentencing is July 31.
Yayo said the trial went south before it even started, blaming his friend's downfall on a January video blog, in which Max and his lawyer, Gerald M. Saluti, spoke about the case for more than six minutes.… Continue
Randall Kessler, who is representing Usher's wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond, in their impending divorce, has spoken about the couple's split. On Friday, Usher filed for divorce from Foster-Raymond after less than two years of marriage. The couple have two sons together: Usher Raymond V, 18 months, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 6 months.
Kessler told The Associated Press that Foster-Raymond, 38, was a "faithful wife and loving mother," and declined… Continue
Hulk Hogan's legal team had a slew of witnesses attack Linda Hogan's character today -- because Hulk claims she's been wasting a lot of her 40k a month in temporary alimony on drugs.
A hairdresser named Tracy Morgan testified in Florida court this morning that Linda came into her salon and asked to have some checks cashed -- all because Linda needed some greenbacks in order to buy drugs. The hairdresser claimed Linda's favorite drug combo… Continue
Chris Brown should not be playing Rihanna jokes a week before she takes the stand against him during his preliminary hearing.
But that seems to be exactly what went down last night in Orlando during the NBA final game between the L.A. Lakers and the Orlando Magic.
We're told Chris came with a dude and Teyana Taylor (right, with Rihanna on 5/08), a singer who must have thought it was funny to dress up like Rihanna. Apparently Chris felt… Continue
WHY DO RAPPERS PLAY THE WHOLE TRACK WHEN THEY'RE PERFORMING?
WHAT HAPPENED TO JUST THE INSTRUMENTAL WITH THE CHORUS, SO WE CAN GET THE FULL EFFECT OF A LIVE PERFORMANCE.
ISN'T THAT WHAT I'M PAYING FOR?
I'M BETTER OFF JUST LISTENING TO THE TRACK THAN PAYING $80.00 TO SEE THIS… Continue
"Whoever doesn't put in, doesn't play," Styles joked, looking directly at one of the new D-Block recruits, Bully. The LOX are excited to see how the streets handle a full dose of the guys they are tapping as the next dangerous MCs.
"We got a massive team," Styles said as he and… Continue
As we reported earlier this month, Lil Wayne is going back on the road this summer, and he'll be joined by Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'em and Drake. The outing was officially announced on Monday morning (June 15) and dubbed Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival. The tour starts July 27 at the Toyota Pavilion at Scranton, Pennsylvania, and ends on August 23 in… Continue
Fox News bowed to pressure from Kelly Preston, Tom Cruise and other members of the Church of Scientology when it fired columnist Roger Friedman, the entertainment journo is expected to charge in a wrongful termination lawsuit this week.
In April, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. announced it had “terminated” Friedman after he wrote on FoxNews.com about watching a pirated Internet copy of 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men Origins:… Continue
A 76-year-old Queens barber slashed his wife's throat with a butcher knife Sunday, then turned the knife on himself as their developmentally disabled son watched in horror, cops said.
The bloody murder-suicide occurred about 7:35 p.m. in the Ozone Park apartment that the killer, Eusebio Salazar, shared with Geraldina Salazar, 51, and their grown son, who was born with Down syndrome.
"My mom! My mom!" cried the son, who ran… Continue
Guys named Sticky Fingaz and Luce Cannon should not be playing around with guns -- 'cause someone is bound to get shot.
And that's exactly what happened last week when Sticky was showing off his baby Desert Eagle to Luce -- the gun accidentally went off and shot Luce in the leg.
The bullet shattered the bone in Luce's shin and he had to have surgery. He's doing fine now, but the bullet is still lodged in his leg and he's going back… Continue
While the Shaq-less Los Angeles Lakers enjoy the sweet taste of victory -- there's a 7-foot trash-talkin' ex-teammate who knows he's got a big helpin' of "Kobe Bryant's ass" comin' his way.
Check out the message Shaquille O'Neal just posted on his Twitter page ... spelling errors and all:
Congratualtions kobe, u deserve it. You played great . Enjoy it my man enjoy it. And I know what yur sayin rt now "Shaq how… Continue