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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,
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(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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(AllHipHop News) As the summer time rolls around and concerts and festivals begin to churn out line-ups, the Lone-Star State’s Springboard South Music Festival (SSMF) has announced its 2nd Annual line up .
With official plans slated to kick off on Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd at the Warehouse Live in Houston, TX.
For the festival’s opening night, hometown Grammy-nominated Paul Wall and fan favorite Slim Thug will perform representing the urban music side of the festival.
Independent artists on the bill include Elle Gie, Miss Myi and Soulfruit, while more artists will be announced soon filling out a lineup that is slated to include Pop, Rock, Country, Latin, Singer-Songwriter, Metal, Gospel and Jazz genres.
With more than 90 shows from 54 artists on three stages, SSMF looks to provide the general public with live music while mentoring and educating the next great generation of independent artists by launching them to the next level.
In addition, SSMF choose 26 official Springboard South artists chosen to participate.in one-on-one mentoring sessions geared to accelerate the talent.
The chosen artists will also be given the opportunity to present music to a panel of music supervisors in ”emerging artists” and “young performer” slots to help build the Springboard South artists of the future.
The festival also plans to present the panels with one-on-one sessions on Thursday, June 20, as local music business mentors are scheduled to provide individualized advice to artists.
Legal experts Al Staehely and Ricky Anderson; social media pioneers Nancy Byron and Madalyn Sklar; music licensing professional Barry Coffing; producer Preston Middleton; and publicist, Ami Blackwell are all part of more than 20 music business experts that will be sharing advice on how to develop a career.
“We are very excited about the second installment of Springboard South where we will be showcasing an incredibly diverse group of artists in almost every genre,” stated Barry Coffing, founder and creator. “We are featuring great local talent as well as other independent artists from the south who will be sharing the stage with well-known artists to create an event that should be nothing short of amazing. I can’t thank all of the music business professionals and headlining artists enough for donating their time and wisdom to help this next generation of great artists.”
This year’s activities will also serve as the launch of the festival’s non-profit initiative Sustainable Artists. Created to help artists achieve a balance between artistic focus and economic reality, this organization will empower artists by increasing their education, networking and business skills in order for them, and the art they create, to be self-sufficient.
To achieve their goals, Sustainable Artists will assemble and utilize resources from government agencies, business professionals, other non-profit organizations and educational Institutions.
Additional organizations include, Fireseeds, Houston’s Voice, We Get Music, UTN – The Urban Television Network and Bose Corporation’s Live Music Team.
General Admission tickets for the Springboard South Music Festival are $24.95 and are available now online through Front Gate Tickets by visiting warehouselive.frontgatetickets.com.
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(AllHipHop News) As the world awaits for information about Kanye West’s next album and the arrival of the rap superstar’s first child with girlfriend Kim Kardashian, there is news that moviegoers will get to see the G.O.O.D. Music boss on the big screen in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Hollywood.com is reporting that West has a cameo in the Will Ferrell led sequel. The details of the rapper/producer’s role in the film are scarce, but according to a Hollywood.com source Kanye was seen filming on a rooftop in downtown Atlanta with Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd. Applegate and Rudd were both main characters in the original Anchorman.
“[West] was quite afraid of heights and required an umbrella for shade most of the time he was on the roof,” said the source.
Kanye is joining an extensive roster of A-list entertainers who have been connected to the project. Of course there is the original cast that includes Ferrell, Applegate, Rudd, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carrell, Luke Wilson, and Chris Parnell. There have also been reports that Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Good, and Nicole Kidman will make appearances.
West has shown an interest in filmmaking in the past. He presented the short film Runaway prior to the release of his 5th album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Last year he debuted another short film, Cruel Summer, during the Cannes Film Festival.
Kanye’s previous acting credits include voice-over performances on The Cleveland Show and cameos in The Love Guru and Entourage.
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Anchorman: The Legend Continues, directed by Adam McKay, is currently set to hit theaters on December 20th.
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(AllHipHop News) Over the past year and some change Bronx bred rapper French Montana has catapulted himself into the national spotlight with a string of hit songs and guest appearances on several Billboard charting hits.
Of those hit songs, “Pop That,” which samples Miami veteran rapper Uncle Luke’s voice on the hook, has become the center of a copyright infringement case on the verge of being initiated by Uncle Luke.
While the world has known about discrepancy for a while, recently French and Luke took shots at each other via their respective interviews with New York’s Hot 97 radio, telling their side of the story and how the song and its controversy came to be.
“Actually Luke went on air and was like, ‘French owe me some money.’ Well, that’s after I brought him out at BET Awards – me, him and Puff. Then I heard he went on the internet and was talking about, ‘French owe me some money.’ I can’t owe you some money if you don’t own your thing,” French Montana told Hot 97. ”You gotta own your product, it’s [owned by] somebody named Lil J or something like that.”
Uncle Luke has a different version of the story, and while Luke was invited to the video shoot by French in an act of respect and to pay homage, Luke was reportedly unaware of the song’s existence and the usage of his voice before it’s release and just moments prior to the video shoot.
“Ok, let me tell you how it all went off. In the beginning Puffy told me to come to do a video shoot in Miami on Memorial Day last year. I asked, ‘What video shoot, to what song?’ – because I work with a lot of kids. They never told me the name of the song nor did they ever send me a copy of the song. So they were basically trying to set me up to be a part of a video shoot to a song that had me appearing on it,” Luke explained.
“Second of all these guys had press conferences – this stuff is all online – and this guy is sitting here saying, ‘Hey I just did a song with Uncle Luke and all these other guys on the song.’ So we’re seeing this information online and seeing all the press conferences, and I’m thinking like, ‘What song did I do with this guy? I really don’t even know the guy,’” Uncle Luke explained to New York’s Hot 97. ”So they did the video and that’s why I didn’t appear in the video, because I wasn’t going to appear in anything I didn’t hear or know anything about.
“At the end of the day, we went back, checked our contracts and our agreements about the songs and what the person who owns it can do or cannot do. They cannot alter my music, so they went ahead and did, I had a conversation with Puffy and his people. I don’t have a problem with it, but it’s really the principle. Call me up and let me know whats the deal, don’t just try to pull a fast one like this and then have me appear in the video without even a courtesy call,” Uncle Luke explained.
While Luke hasn’t yet pursued the case due to his relationship with Diddy, after hearing the song on radio repeatedly, after getting asked about the song by people in his community, and after French Montana’s interview with Hot 97 Luke says, “that don’t work good with me.”
“Go make a hit record, stop trying to use a situation that’s a dead situation and try to make it out of something. Now if he want me to sue him, I got not problem, if he keep it up, then I’m gonna sue him. We can settle it in court,” said Uncle Luke.
Diddy has yet to comment on the situation yet. More news as details emerge.
Check out the full Hot 97 interviews below:
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(AllHipHop News) There are very few artists in Hip-Hop that have been known to smoke as much herb as Pittsburgh, PA bred and Hollywood residing rapper, Wiz Khalifa.
That being said, it was no surprise when Winston-Salem police smelled a skunk-like odor coming from the Taylor Gang CEO’s tour bus in May of last year and charged the rapper with the possession of approximately 1/2 an ounce of buds.
Yesterday, Wiz learned his fate as a North Carolina judge told Wiz that he would merely need to a complete court assigned community service to make amends for his first offense in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Generally prosecutors in Forsyth County will voluntarily dismiss charges for first-time offenders if they perform community service and refrain from getting in further trouble with the law.
In order to complete his service, the court asked Wiz to shoot a video encouraging students to stay in school and make positive choices.
Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, complied and will star in the video for students at Carter G. Woodson School in Winston-Salem, although the video is not yet available to the public.
“He provided a community service that a lot of people can’t provide because of his status,” Assistant District Attorney Mike Silver said. “He’s well known. He’s a very popular artist.”
Winston-Salem Police said that 18 to 19 other people were charged with drug possession although the charges were also dismissed for community service.
Instructors at Carter G. Woodson will be given the video along with a lesson plan to ensure that students get educational value out of watching Wiz in the commercial.
In other news, yesterday Wiz and Berner dropped their video for the song called “Paradise” which samples the Phil Collins song, “Another Day in Paradise.”
Check below for the “Paradise” video:
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