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(AllHipHop News) There are disturbing reports circulating that indicate that Malcolm X’s grandson, Malcolm Shabazz has died.
Family friend and mentor Terrie M Williams revealed the tragic news on her personal Twitter account earlier Thursday morning(May 9th):
I’m confirming, per US Embassy, on behalf of the family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm… fb.me/2ph2Qdqa8
— Terrie M. Williams (@TerrieWilliams) May 9, 2013
Reports on the cause of death are conflicting with some rumors stating he was shot and others claiming he died from injuries caused by being thrown off a building during a robbery attempt in Tijuana.
In late March, Shabazz issued a statement detailing “a pattern of harassment from law enforcement”, specificially “the F.B.I.’s Counter Terrorism Task Force Unit located in Goshen, N.Y.” Shabazz was arrested by Middletown law enforcements in February after requesting a travel visa to attend The Hollywoodism International Conference in Iran.
Terrie M Williams worked with Shabazz’s godmother, Ruth Clark established the Malcolm Shabazz Legal Defense Fund and helped raised the necessary funds to bail Shabazz out of jail. Williams spoke with The Journal News about her memories of Shabazz:
“I mentored him and he did a lot of work with us in terms of speaking to young people, He was a very, very powerful brother.”
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(AllHipHop News) With the election of President Barack Obama in last November’s elections, Hip-Hop’s endorsement of Obama cannot be understated. As rappers across the game showed their support throughout the election, icons like Jay-Z, Common, Diddy and Nas all came to Obama’s aid, helping Obama defeat Massachusetts Republican Mitt Romney.
Despite critics that discredited Obama’s new-found support in the Hip-Hop world, Obama himself applauded urban youth for their turnout in last year’s elections, and throughout his run for office, Obama told reporters on multiple occasions about his love for, Hip-Hop mentioning The Fugees, Kanye West, and Jay-Z as artists on his iPod playlist.
Now Yonkers bred rapper Jadakiss is continuing where Hip-Hop left off in last year’s elections, endorsing Jersey City mayoral candidate Jerry Walker.
In a video released today, Jadakiss, born Jason Phillips, gave Walker the official co-sign on video inside Jersey City’s City Hall, as Jadakiss’ song “Why,” played in the background.
“The D-Block general with the big homie Jerry Walker, you know I’ve been watching him for years, since he was in high school. I was little, but he was a hell of a ball player, and an even better person. Get ready to have a new mayor in Jersey City. Haahaa!” Jadakiss said, closing out with his signature tag line.
Walker, 31, is a former basketball player who helped Seton Hall win the Big East Tournament championship twice, making several trips to the NCAA tournament. Walker played for the Seton Hall Pirates, the New Jersey Nets and also spent seven years playing basketball abroad in countries like Spain and Turkey.
The Jersey City mayoral election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th.
Check the video of Jadakiss and Jerry Walker below:
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(AllHipHop News) The stars have aligned, the universe is happy. Chris Rock and Eminem are in the studio working together.
Chris Rock recently released the picture of the two together on his personal Twitter account:
In the studio with Em don’t sleepsay.ly/BNp5LUG
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) May 8, 2013
There is no word on what capacity the two are working together but there are numerous possibilities. Chris Rock is starring in Grown Up 2 which is releasing on July 2nd. The film features Adam Sandler whom Eminem worked with in the 2009 film Funny People.
Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg also revealed in March that Eminem is planning a “post-Memorial Day” release for his untitled eigth solo studio album.
[ALSO READ:Eminem Plots for a Summer Return]
This is not the first time Chirs Rock and Eminem have met. Back in summer of 2002, while Eminem was promoting his album The Eminem Show the two shared an interview on BET’s 106 & Park.
Check out the clip below:
“He is the new Ice Cube. He’s on another level.”-Chris Rock
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(AllHipHop News) Last week Busta Rhymes released his song “Twerk It” featuring and produced by Pharrell Williams. The only problem is that the song may have been stolen, according to burgeoning Miami rapper Monty $$.
The rapper, whose real name is Antonio Shelton, claims to have released his own version of the song and that Pharrell and Busta simply “copied it and put it out,” according to Monty $$’s statement to the Miami News Times.
“The drum patterns are the same. And then there is the hook: ‘Twerk it, twerk it, twerk it, twerk it.’ When I put out my song, nobody was saying it the way I was saying it.”
Monty $$ alleges he sent the original track to an unnamed friend who works for Pharrell and has taped phone conversations with the friend wherein he admits to his version of “Twerk It” being the basis for the Pharrell-produced version.
Monty $$ states he has attempted to contact Busta Rhymes via Twitter on numerous occasions to no avail. Pharrell has not released a statement on the matter.
[ALSO CHECK OUT: Talib Kweli Ft. Busta Rhymes “Rocket Ships” (Prod. by RZA)]
Compare the two songs below:
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(AllHipHop News) Lauryn Hill may be down, but she’s not down enough that she couldn’t take the time to thank those that supported her in her legal fight. The rapper singer wrote a heartfelt letter to thank everybody that wrote the judge on her behalf, including singers Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder. Hill was sentenced to three months in jail for tax evasion. She recently signed a million dollar deal with Sony, which most felt would defer jail time. She then satisfied her financial obligation to the IRS.
RELATED: Lauryn Hill Sentenced To Three Months In Prison Over Taxes
The letter is below:
I want to extend a sincere thank you to the following people, who wrote letters to the judge on my behalf:
Linda Banks, Edison, NJ
Binna Choi, Beijing, China
Hafiz Farid, East Orange, NJ
Miriam Anne Banks Farrakhan, Union, NJ
Vincent Gardner, New York, NY
Michael Green, Fair Bluff, NC
Elitta Harden, Ft Worth, TX
Mrs. Valarie Hill, South Orange, NJ
Maureen Hogan, Jersey City, NJ
Walter Jones, New York, NY
Elena Lau, Toronto, Canada
Jerald Miller, New York, NY
Tracy Morris, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Elise Munoz, France
Bunmi Olukoya, Laurel, MD
Jimmie Pierre, Trenton, NJ
Gabrielle Fulton Ponder, Atlanta, GA
Dominique Reese, Oakland, CA
Chris Schwartz, Philadelphia, PA
Ashley Scott, Brooklyn, NY
Derek Singletary, Astoria, NY
Dr. Sara Tai, Manchester, UK
Suzette Williams, Teaneck, NJ
Lisa Willis, Philadelphia, PA
Jonathan Wunderlich, Cabarete, DR
And thank you Jerald Miller, for taking the initiative to put this together.
I also want to thank all of my family, friends, business associates, and fans who have called, emailed, sent texts, and posted messages of concern, encouragement, and support. I appreciate the well wishes, and I thank you for your prayers. Also, to anyone who may have written letters that we did not know about, thank you also, all of you. I will have more to say soon, but did not want to further delay expressing my appreciation.
Thank you again,
Filed under: Headlines, News Tagged: Alicia Keys, jail, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder
(AllHipHop News) In the second part of our exclusive interview with super producer Scott Storch he speaks on his work with Dr.Dre on the legendary album 2001 and creating a signature sound for the West Coast.
“We spent some time together (Dr.Dre) making some records he’s got a collection, he probably has like 3 million records for that album, he has such a high standard for what he wants out of Detox.”
He also touched on the popular sound the two created.
“Dre and I in 1999 created a cool sound, those ingredients [are] part of me, its something that we did collectively…its not something we have in common, we actually engineered that, created that sound, created the sound of the west.”
Storch also spoke of potentially working with 50 cent.
“50 he’s dope. For some reason we can’t make a bad record.”
Check Out the 2nd Part of the Exclusive Interview with Scott Storch:
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