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Friday, March 18, 2005
  Lil' Cease: I Chose to Go In, I'm Not Going to Jail. For Real, Though, I Got a Career and Other Shit to Do."
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Capone and Lil Cease testified in court. Lil' Kim got convicted. Ya boy Capone doesn't call it snitching and now Lil' Cease is denying that his testimony constitutes snitching. I don't know, well I do, but it's not for me to decide anyway. But I know what they call that in the hood. Like ya boy Skinny Suge say, "Stop F*ck*ng Snitching!" Read Cease interview here.
 
Thursday, March 17, 2005
  Lil' Kim Convicted of Perjury
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Damn, looks like Lil' Kim might be the first female rapper to go to the Feds. Lil' Kim was convicted of three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy, but acquitted of the most serious charge, obstruction of justice. Kim faces a maximum of five years for each count, but the news says she is likely to be sentenced to several years in prison. In some related sh*t, Capone denies that his testimony in the trial was damaging to Kim. "I went to court because I was subpoenaed and obligated to be there," Capone said in a statement. "My testimony in no way incriminated Kim. I basically testified that I didn't see anything. The media is creating a frenzy out of this case, and people should know what's really going on."
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
  Ja Rule Hit With $ 4 Million Civil Suit
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Almost a week ago Ja Rule pleaded guilty to an assault for an incident that took place at La Rouge Nightclub in Toronto, June 2004. The R.U.L.E. was facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm, which could have resulted in jail time. He said he was provoked by a crowd that had formed near him at the nightclub, shouting "derogatory" comments about his feud with 50 Cent, said prosecutor Mary Humphrey, reading from an agreed statement of facts. As he was leaving, he punched someone standing nearby. The dude ended up with a black eye and some cuts to the eyelid. Well, now the Brampton, Ontario man has filed a $4 million lawsuit. Sh*t, now I see what Ja was talking about on SMACK 7, where he said he had to pay off a couple lawsuits due to the beef with 50. I guess he didn't think it would get this deep. I wonder if this is a part of 50 Cent's diabolical plan to bankrupt The Inc. and Ja Rule and then sign him to G-Unit as a replacement for The Game.
 
  The Source Supports Al Sharpton's Plan to Ban Violent Rappers
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Last week, Rev. Al Sharpton proposed a 90-day ban on radio and TV airplay for any rapper who engages in violence. This came a week after 50 Cent kicked The Game out of G-Unit and a member of The Game's crew was wounded during a shooting outside Hot 97 in New York, where 50 was on the air, announcing that he was kicking him out of G-Unit. Sharpton wrote, in a letter to major music conglomerates, that violence in the music industry is being cynically used by some for record and CD sales at the expense of romanticizing violence to young Americans. Note: 50 Cent is No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100 Albums Chart while The Game is No. 5. Now Source magazine co-owner Dave Mays has announced that the publication was supporting Reverend Al Sharpton's effort to ban violent artists for 90 days. In a statement issued by Mays he said, "It is inspiring to see that Rev. Al Sharpton is speaking out against the crisis of corporate manipulation of violence in the Hip-Hop industry, which is benefiting the bottom line of a few major conglomerates." Mays also stated that The Source didn't approve of censorship, but is opposed to rappers using violence to boost sales. Here's two questions, who will this affect more, the executives that really profit from this or the artist and does Dave Mays figure this is a way to get at Eminem and friends? Sh*t, he knows it won't affect Benzino, he doesn't sell records.
 
  Ex-Korn Guitarist Writes Letter From God To 50 Cent
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He left Korn last month, and Brian "Head" Welch was baptized in the Jordan River. Now he wants to save souls for Christ starting with 50 Cent."The Big Guy speaks through me a lot when I write, and I have a song for 50 Cent I wrote in the Holy Land. I feel like it's a personal letter to 50 from God, so I'm going to give it to him personally and see what his reaction is," Welch wrote in an email to MTV about his trip to Israel. "If it's a positive reaction and he's willing to talk to me, then I'm not gonna release it, but if the reaction is not positive, I'm going to share it with the world." Welch said he doesn't fear retribution from 50 either because he feels protected by the fact that he's merely acting as an emissary between God and the former Curtis Jackson. "It's not a mean song, but it is like a loving father disciplining his son and telling him how it is — kind of like Tré's dad in the movie 'Boyz N the Hood', " Welch continued. "There is really no way he can come back at me through music because it's not from me ... it's from the Big Guy. Even 50 respects the Big Guy." There's been no comments from 50’s camp concerning the song so far.
 
  The Breakup of State Property (So?)
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In news almost no one cares about, Beanie Sigel recently dismantled his group, State Property. After he got locked up, it seems the whole clique forgot about the n*gg* that put them on. Read what Sigel's mom says about those grimey mofo's here.
 
Monday, March 14, 2005
  Jadakiss: "I Challenge 50 for a Million Dollars Cash on Pay Per View in Vegas"!
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Damn, ya boy Jadakiss is ready! He challenged Fifty to battle on Pay Per View and got the F*CK 50 Volume 1 Mixtape hitting the streets soon. I see he's gonna get the most out of this free promotion.
 
Thursday, March 10, 2005
  Jadakiss: "Screw a Press Conference, Press This On Ya Conscience"
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Peep Jadakiss' sh*t getting at 50 Cent. Sh*t's kinda hot. After this and Fat Joe's response, it's all on 50 Cent now.
 
  Fat Joes: "Hate It or Love It, The Game's On Top,Now You Jealous Of Him, When Your Sh*t Gon' Stop?"
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All that other sh*t almost made you forget 50 Cent still had beef with Fat Joe and Jadakiss, huh? Well Joe ain't forget. Peep the lyrics and listen to his reply right here, cuz you heard what he said, after this it ain't gonna be no more. The dumb sh*t is Fat Joe already said alot of this sh*t when he called up to Hot 97.
 
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
  The Game And 50 Cent Make Up Part 2
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At first 50 Cent was heated, then he calmed down a little. Now they say it's over. I guess you can't really be mad after doing 1.14 million in one week.
 
  Lil' Cease And Banger Deny Snitching On Lil' Kim
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Lil' Cease: We wasn't in there telling on her, cause she didn't do nothing for us to tell on. The people that actually did things already copped out to it, they already got sent away. So this should have been over and done already, but now she's on trial for lying to the grand jury. She said she didn't know certain people, and they got evidence together that she did know them. So we got subpoenaed and had to come in and testify again to what was already on the record. The people she said she didn't know, we know those people too. So if we didn't go up there and tell the truth that just means we go to jail. Why would I go up there and jeopardize myself like that, for someone who's not even on good terms with me, who doesn't even mess with me?
Banger: Everything we said is already known and proven. They have videotapes, phone conversations, pictures, how am I gonna go against that and go with her story, when I don't even know her story? She don't f#@$ with me, I don't f#@$ with her, so I don't even know what she said. I can only go in there and say the truth of what I saw.
Read the sh*t here.
 
  The Game and 50 Cent Make Up!
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This morning The Game called into Hot 97 with Angie Martinez to reveal that 50 Cent and Black Wall Street have decided to lay their beef to rest and will make a formal announcement at a press conference today. 50 Cent will also announce the launch of a new foundation, the G-Unity Foundation. “I see this as a real opportunity to show the power of our community," Game said. "50 and I are proving that real situations and real problems can be solved with real talk. This can also be seen as a big step for my organization, Black Wall Street, in terms of making a difference. Maybe we can help save some lives the way rap music saved mine.”
Awww That's Sweet!! 2 Guys Breaking Up To Make Up!
 
  Notorious B.I.G.
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R.I.P. Christopher Wallace March 21, 1972- March 19, 1997
 
Monday, March 07, 2005
  Members of The Game's Crew Sought By NYPD
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NYPD detectives are in Los Angeles searching for clues to last week's shooting at Hot 97. The NYPD has surveillance footage of the incident and is hoping that the LAPD's Gang Unit can help identify members of The Game's crew. The shooting victim, 24-year-old Kevin Reed, is from Compton and detectives suspect that the other men on the tape are as well. The police have already identified two members of 50 Cent's camp and both men have been linked to Violator Management, which manages 50, and was shot at hours after the Hot 97 incident. They also believe that the footage shows the face of the shooter, but they have yet to identify him. "They have a face but they don't have a name," an investigator told Daily News. I think the cops should holla at Lil' Cease and Capone. I'm sure those two dudes will tell them anything they need to know.
 
Sunday, March 06, 2005
  The Game: 50 Cent's Security Guards "Hit My Boy, Peanut"



The Game had some choice words at his concert at The Vault 350 Club in Long Beach on Friday. “G-Unit can suck my d*ck”, he said during a brief intermission in the show. Game specifically named 50 Cent, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Olivia and Violator Management, whose offices where shot at last week. "He's just blowing off some steam," said The Game's lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman. "How would anyone feel if their friend gets shot? The Game said that 50 Cent's bodyguards "hit my boy, Peanut." He then called 50 Cent's peoples "cowards" who "envy" him.
The Game also threw a challenge at 50 to come and get him, telling the crowd that if "Fifty Cent" had a problem with him, then he could come "kill me," Lichtman confirmed. In the end Lichtman said that despite his client's on stage venting, he made no statements of fact about the attack. "What Game said in the concert had nothing to do with the shooting." He also said that The Game has every right to criticize 50 Cent in public. "I think [The Game's comment] speaks for itself," he said. "We're in America and he can say whatever he wants. I support his right to free expression." Uh Oh, The Game's lawyer is cosigning him, you know it's on now.
 
  Mel Man Gives His Two Cents On 50 Cent and The Game
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Dr. Dre's homie Mel Man posted on the dubcc.com forums and gave his thoughts on the 50 Cent and The Game situation:
I can only imagine the amount of rumours and posts this topic has produced - I'm sorry for doin another one, but I thought you might want some perspective on the situation. Just as we were moving away from 50's album and really focusing on Busta's new joint this happens. I don't really know 50 or Game outside the studio and working environment so I'm not gonna pretend like I know what's really going on between them. I am not surprised that Game and 50 split from each other. I think we all knew the situation was coming to a head and I know Dre, Em and Jimmy were hoping for a peaceful solution and for Game to move off G-Unit as quietly as possible. However, 50 obviously didn't want a peaceful and quiet solution. It is real unfortunate that it happenned this way, but it did and it has to be handled INTERNALLY from here on out, not over the radio station. I don't really know what 50 was thinking. 50 talks about loyalty but to me one of the most unloyal things one can do is to air out FAMILY BUSINESS in public. 50 put Dre and Em in an unfair and difficult situation. This could have been handled in a positive way. Obviously 50 and Game's relationship had deteriorated to a point beyond repair. But it should have been settled as a family. Game could have been moved off G-Unit through internal discussions and monetary settlements could have been handled fairly. I will not take sides either way. I don't think anyone should take sides and please don't believe all the rumours and media reports. The media is jumping all over this and relying on false information to generate headlines and interest. Please refrain from making judgements too soon, cause you don't really know anything besides what you heard 50 say on the radio and that game is off g-unit. Besides that eveything else is rumours and innuendo.
What has been Dre's reaction to all of this? I won't speak for him but...

I know this has hurt him quite a bit, especially 50's way of handling the situation. I know Dre was getting more and more frustrated but was hoping things could be worked out internally and they could keep a strong business and music relationship. With 50 airing out his frustration with Dre on the radio it only made things worse. If 50 had a problem with Dre he should have talked to Dre about it in private. I know 50 has a lot of respect for Dre and vice versa, thats why I don't understand his approach. I know 50 was hoping Dre would produce a lot of The Massacre, but because 50 was so stubborn in releasing the album early in the year and sticking to his (50's) schedule Dre could only spend a small time on the album. Dre was focusing on Game's debut album whle 50 was prepping the massacre. Even when 50 was out here Dre had to focus on getting game ready. If 50 would have been able to wait until Game's album was mixed I think you would have heard a lot more Dre tracks on The Massacre. 50 tried to smother Game's release and only allow it 3 weeks to sell before releasing his album. Thankfully Jimmy and Dre got it pushed backed to March.
I really hope and pray that 50 finds some peace and gets his ego in check. The 50 I met when he was here for a week to work on GRODT is much different than the 50 I saw when he was out here to work on the Massacre and Game's album. The 50 I first met was humble, hungry, at ease and really fun and positive to work with. Dre had a great time working with him. Last year though 50 was a lot different. I don't think he is real happy. The dude is surrounded by bodyguards and a Army of personal secret service men at all times. It can't be fun needing protection every waking minute of the day. Deep down I think 50 is a good person, but right now he is confused and doesn't really listen to anyone, even his musical family. And he didn't think about the possible reprecussions of his words before he opened his mouth on the radio a few days ago. I do know that as soon as they could the big three got a hold of 50 and told him to shut up for once, cancel his appearances and come handle the situation privately with them. Dre and Em are really stuck in a tough situation and have been trying to put their minds together and figure out a positive solution to the problem.
What happens from here? I hope (and think) there is a positive solution out there for this problem. I don't think 50 and Game will have a relationship, but past that too much is upon the air to speculate or predict how it will turn out. All I ask is that people stop putting rumours out - let this situation be handled as a family. Let Dre, Em, 50 and Game have a chance to get together and try to work things out privately. Hopefully 50 heeds his gag order and puts his ego and frustration aside and listens to Dre and Em and handles things the right way. The only way this situation can be worked out is through face to face discussions with everyone working together like men and seeing if relationships can be repaired and solutions can be found. 50 (and Game too) have to learn that when it comes to family problems you can't put it out there in the media and disrespect family in public. That's a cowards way to handle things. Real men talk things out in private. I might sound like I'm mad at 50. I'm disappointed more than anything. I like the old 50 Cent and hope and pray he can make changes for the better. I don't want to see him or Game dead because of some bullshit. I don't want to see 50 go down this path. Dre always stresses that you can always turn any negative into a positive. Hopefully we can take this negative situation, learn and grow from it and turn this situation into a positive one.
I hope everyone takes care. PEACE.
(via okayplayer)
 
Friday, March 04, 2005
  Lil' Cease And Capone Talk!
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What the f*ck is going on? Capone and Lil' Cease testified in court yesterday against Lil' Kim. Neither of these dudes faced any time and still couldn't keep their mouths closed. Lil' Cease, real name James Lloyd, said Kim told him she had a relationship with Damion Butler, the same dude she told the feds she didn't see at the shooting. "Somebody approached him, they was conversating," Cease said of Capone and a member of Kim's entourage. "I heard a shot after and everybody got down on the floor. Some ran ... I got down on the floor. Kimberly Jones, she was on the floor next to me." Cease also said he did not see who was busting off, but he, Lil' Kim and other members of the entourage, jumped into a limo and went back to Lil' Kim's Englewood, N.J., home. Butler joined them later, he said. "Everybody was talking about how crazy it was that it just went down," he told jurors. Capone, real name Kiam Holley, told jurors that when he arrived at the station, Kim and her entourage were leaving the building. "Some guy came up and said, `You got a problem with Kim?"' Capone testified. "I said, `Nah, I ain't got no problem with Kim." Capone said he ran to a subway station and never called the police after gunfire erupted. One of his associates was wounded when shots were fired. Capone even got into a little rap history by letting everyone know that he and Kim were discovered by the Notorious B.I.G. He says he never joined Biggie's Brooklyn-based entourage because of his lineage to Queens. These n*gg*s shouldn't ever mention B.I.G.'s name again. I know he wouldn't approve of them helping to send his bottom b*tch to the clink!
 
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
  Who Will Snitch on Lil' Kim First?
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Damion Butler, rumored former boyfriend and manager of rapper Lil' Kim testified at her perjury trial on Wednesday that he opened fire with a machine gun outside Hot 97.1 in New York during a shootout with CNN's entourage. That's f*ck*d up because prosecutors say that Lil' Kim told the grand jury she didn't know Jackson when they questioned her and evidence shows the two have been friends for about a decade. It's also been reported that Lil' Cease, Hip Hop nobody Banga from Junior Mafia, Capone from CNN and a couple other mofos will be called by the prosecution to testify against Lil' Kim. I know Cease and Banga are still bitter about Kim deading them and not releasing Lil' Cease from his contract, but I hope they keep their mouths shut. One of the most important and now most broken rules of the streets is 'If Something Happens, Keep Ya Mouth Shut'. It doesn't matter if you stand to do time or not, never snitch.
 
  Churches Plan 'Nelly' Protest
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Ministers from 20 churches have joined forces to protest Nelly's upcoming performance at Arkansas State University. After reading his lyrics, the ministers decided to boycott the March 12th performance, which is taking place at ASU's Convocation Center. A news release from Rev. Adrian Rogers of the Fullness of Joy Church of Jonesboro said the ministers wanted to "express their disappointment with the 'gangsta rapper' Nelly being allowed to come to the taxpayer-funded Convocation Center." He followed with, "We feel that the lyrics of 'gangsta rappers' are detrimental to society at large, but more specifically to the development of young people". The ministers are urging members of their congregations not to purchase tickets, but according to the Convocation Center's manager, over 5,000 tickets have already been sold. Now here's two questions, even though the ministers are boycotting Nelly's concert, how many would normally go anyway and is Nelly really a gangsta rapper?
 
  DJ Zxulu
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For those who care, 'cause I don't, here's an interview with DJ Zxulu from Allhiphop.com. He's the d.j. from WKYS 93.9 who got fired after The Game and his crew supposedly beat him up weeks ago in D.C.
 
  Jay-Z's First Song
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Well, maybe not Jigga's first song, but this is his first recorded appearance. This sh*t ain't that hot, but remember this was 1986. Check "HP Gets Busy".
 
  Rap News Update:50 Cent vs The Game, Jadakiss, Nas and Fat Joe
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For those who don't know sh*t went haywire on Tuesday at Hot 97.1 in New York. 50 Cent had already voiced his opinions about Ja Rule, Nas, Fat Joe and Jadakiss. Now he really brought the beef home by including one of his own minions, G-Unit thug actor The Game, in it. I won't go into everything that's wrong with The Game, but let's just say I seen this coming. Anyway Fat Joe got a chance to defend himself on Kay Slay's show while Jadakiss pleaded his case on Clue's show yesterday. Truthfully I smell fear with those two, the dudes might have made a song with Ja but they don't wanna have their careers wrapped up like him. Just listen to these guys on the radio, 50 got 'em copping out. Talking about,"He might sell more records, but...", Come on, get some heart, it took ya'll n*gg*s mad long to respond. Flat out, The Game is Finished. I knew Fifty wrote all his sh*t anyway!
Note:This is all promotion for 50 Cent,the leaking of half of The Massacre, the sudden appearance of the ill underground video for Disco Inferno and the neverending beef just equal more dollars for 50 Cent. I mean sh*t duke even got a video game coming out.
 
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Lil' Cease: I Chose to Go In, I'm Not Going to Jail. For Real, Though, I Got a Career and Other Shit to Do."
Lil' Kim Convicted of Perjury
Ja Rule Hit With $ 4 Million Civil Suit
The Source Supports Al Sharpton's Plan to Ban Violent Rappers
Ex-Korn Guitarist Writes Letter From God To 50 Cent
The Breakup of State Property (So?)
Jadakiss: "I Challenge 50 for a Million Dollars Cash on Pay Per View in Vegas"!
Jadakiss: "Screw a Press Conference, Press This On Ya Conscience"
Fat Joes: "Hate It or Love It, The Game's On Top,Now You Jealous Of Him, When Your Sh*t Gon' Stop?"
The Game And 50 Cent Make Up Part 2
Lil' Cease And Banger Deny Snitching On Lil' Kim
The Game and 50 Cent Make Up!
Notorious B.I.G.
Members of The Game's Crew Sought By NYPD
The Game: 50 Cent's Security Guards "Hit My Boy, Peanut"
Mel Man Gives His Two Cents On 50 Cent and The Game
Lil' Cease And Capone Talk!
Who Will Snitch on Lil' Kim First?
Churches Plan 'Nelly' Protest
DJ Zxulu
Jay-Z's First Song
Rap News Update:50 Cent vs The Game, Jadakiss, Nas and Fat Joe