Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Will It Ever End?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket The recanted testimony of a man involved in the still-unsolved murder of rap icon Notorious B.I.G. is the focus of a newly filed federal court motion by the rapper's estate.
The motion, which was filed Monday (Oct. 29), claims that Waymond Anderson was lying when he recanted his testimony in the case that implicated former Los Angeles Police Department officer Rafael Perez in the March 9, 1997 killing of B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace). According to the Associated Press, the motion asked for Anderson's phone and prison visitation records.
Anderson, a former R&B artist currently serving a life sentence for murder in a separate case, said in an Aug. 20 deposition that he lied as part of a scam involving Wallace's family members and attorneys to win a monetary settlement from the city of Los Angeles.
The phone and visitation records, the Wallace estate argued, will reveal holes in Anderson's latest story and show who was behind Anderson's "wholesale assault on the truth."
In his deposition, Anderson accused the Wallace family and their lawyer of offering to cut him in for a portion of any award for falsely testifying that Perez told him that another ex-police officer, David Mack, was involved in the Wallace's killing.
The motion is the latest in a series of twists and turns in the case. In a new interview with AllHipHop.com, Kevin Hackie, a former bodyguard for the late Tupac Shakur, revealed that an arrest for the murder will soon be made.
"LAPD detective Greg Kading concurred with me that there will be an arrest in the Wallace case shortly," he said. "Greg Kading who's status with the LAPD and you can quote this is confidential, said there will be an arrest made shortly."

Friday, October 26, 2007

TI makes Bail!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketA judge ordered rap superstar T.I. released from prison on $3 million dollars bond but the rapper must stay in home confinement until his federal trial for possession of machine guns and silencers.
Judge Alan Baverman said the rapper will be restricted to a house in Henry County, Georgia and will be monitored 24 hours a day by a private monitoring service that he must also pay for.
The judge said that T.I. was to have no contact with witnesses or informants associated with the case.
T.I., born Clifford Harris, is charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.
The rapper was arrested in Atlanta on October 13 by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after he allegedly attempted to purchase three machine guns and two silencers from an undercover agent, acting as an arms dealer.
Police also found loaded weapons and marijuana on T.I. when they arrested him. A subsequent raid of his Atlanta mansion turned up a cache of loaded automatic weapons.
"On behalf of the family and friends of T.I., we appreciate the global outpouring of concern that he has received during this period," representatives for the rapper said. "T.I. is humbled by the overwhelming encouragement he is getting from his fans and offers his profound thanks to all."
T.I., 27, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Police in De Kalb County, Georgia have arrested one individual and are investigating a series of racial attacks at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, after vandals tied a noose around the neck of a bronze statue of slain rapper, Tupac Shakur.
According to police, the first incident occurred early Saturday morning (October 20), when vandals defaced the building and tied a noose around the neck of the statue of Shakur, which is located in the center's Peace Garden.
A second attack also occurred on the statue of Shakur, when vandals drew crosses and wrote rants about Hurricane Katrina and various record labels.
The attacks are being investigated as hate crimes by the De Kalb County Sheriff's Office and police are seeking additional suspects.

Michael Jackson (Poor Guy!) LoL!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Chalk up another "L" for Michael Jackson, as the singer collected another legal debt to pay.

According to the Associated Press, Jackson was ordered Monday (Oct. 15) to pay $175,000 in overdue attorney’s fees to Ayscough & Marar. The law firm sued the pop icon in February 2006 claiming he didn't pay for services it rendered on his behalf.

As a result of all of this, Jackson owes more than $430,000 to the firm. To date, Jackson hasn’t paid any of the money due, said Brent Ayscough, a partner at Ayscough and Marar.

As for whether the embattled music icon will eventually pay up, Jackson’s attorney simply told the AP, "You’d have to ask him that."

Until then, the court award will increase annually at a rate of 10 percent.

While I’ve been known to hold out on paying my debts, there’s a limit to how long we can go before our debt grows beyond our budget. Maybe Jacko can set up a We Are the World type of event or song to help a worthy cause...himself.

Tego Calderon

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket When Hip-Hop meets Reggaeton, Tego Calderón is chillin' at the intersection. The non-Spanish speaking audience may not understand his lyrics completely on remixes of Fat Joe's "Lean Back" and 50 Cent’s "P.I.M.P." but they are sure drawn to the voice. Making his worldwide debut with El Abayarde (his alias meaning a Puerto Rican insect similar to a fire ant) in 2002, Tego returns with El Abayarde Contra-Ataca (El Abayarde Counter Attacks). While his music covers the struggles of poverty and racism coupled by strong political beliefs, his life is dedicated to keepin' it 100% real.

Jeezy Shot?

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThere were several reports that Young Jeezy was struck by a bullet – negative. Young Jeezy is very much alive, if you heard something on the net about him getting shot. Shout out to Jeezy for being alive. , Jeezy is working on his next CD.

Gangsta B*#@h or Dumb A##

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketImprisoned rapper Foxy Brown has been sentenced to 76 days in solitary confinement on Rikers Island over several infractions, including an altercation with another inmate.
Foxy Brown was removed from the general population of the prison and placed in a segregated cell, after she committed three violations this month in the jail.
On October 3, Foxy Brown and another female prisoner became involved in a shoving as they headed to a dining hall.
The following day, Brown, born Inga Marchand, was allegedly verbally abusive towards correction officers and she refused to submit to a random drug test.