Hip Hop News Round Up (21/06/12 - 24/06/12)

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Jimmy Henchman’s Publicist Statement On Murder Indictment

A representative for incarcerated Hip-Hop mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has responded to recent news that he has been indicted for a 2009 murder.

Rosemond is currently incarcerated in a federal prison in Brooklyn awaiting sentencing, after he was convicted on 13 charges on June 4, relating to cocaine distribution charges.

Rosemond, who is facing a life sentence in October, was indicted on Friday (June 22), for the September 2009 murder of a man named Lowell Fletcher.

Lowell Fletcher was an associate of 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and G-Unit.

He was also a top leader of a faction of The Bloods gang street gang in Far Rockaway, Queens.

Fletcher, aka Lodi Mack, was involved in an infamous incident, in which Tony Yayo allegedly smacked Rosemond’s son as they left the offices of Violator Management, which handles the career of 50 Cent.

“This new indictment is no surprise, we heard it was a possibility,” Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez told AllHipHop.com.

“Again his family and supporters are standing by Jimmy and we’ll let his attorneys do their job.”

Both Lowell Fletcher and Tony Yayo pleaded guilty to the crime of striking Rosemond’s son.

Fletcher served two years for the incident and unrelated charges, in addition to the ultimate price – his life.

In February of 2008,Tony Yayo was sentenced to community service and ordered to do public service announcements denouncing violence.

The rapper’s grandmother’s house was also shot up in an incident in April 2007 and 50 Cent’s Dix, Hills mansion was firebombed and burned to the ground in May 2008, while his family was inside.

Tony Yayo addressed the incident on the track “Straight Outta Southside” from the album T.O.S.: Terminate On Site.
Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against James Rosemond for the murder of Lowell Fletcher.

oh wow



Big Hutch Sues Dr. Dre, Aftermath, Interscope, Ruff Ryders and EVE

West Coast pioneer Big Hutch is claiming theft and deception, and is suing multi-platinum West Coast producer Dr. Dre., his Aftermath Records, Interscope Records, Ruff Ryders and and multi-platinum Philly femcee Eve over the 1999 single, “Love Is Blind.”

Hutch stated the song was stripped of some of its original components and released in September 1999 on the album, Let There Be EVE… Ruff Ryders’ First Lady.

Hutch asserts that he co-wrote and produced “Love Is Blind,” and that when EVE made the transition from Aftermath to the Ruff Ryders, all parties failed to give Hutch credit.

In addition, Hutch says that between 2000 and 2001, while serving as the VP to Death Row during Suge Knight’s incarceration, Hutch approached Aftermath to assist him with retaining compensation for his involvement, but was told, ‘We can’t help you. You have no proof.’

Aftermath further explained to Hutch they could not put anything together to help obtain the rights to the song he “helped produce.”

Hutch continued on with his own music career while battling Aftermath, but was incarcerated from July 2004 to August 2007. Prior to his incarceration Hutch says he, “stored and warehoused all his musical catalog, and it wasn’t until this year 2012 that he finally stumbled across his ‘proof’, for the original.”

“I’m not trying to take away from what EVE has done, but I was a key in helping EVE create a hit record,” Hutch said.

Hutch was signed to the late Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records and had a group called Above The Law. Hutch and Above The Law’s 1990 Living Like Hutstlers debut album release was selected as one of The Source’s “100 Best Rap Albums Ever” and claimed The Billboard 200 at #75 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at #14.

He acknowledges himself as Dr. Dre’s “understudy,” in his legal press release and is currently signed to Psychopathic Records, home to the famed Insane Clown Posse. Hutch plans to release an album ICP’s label entitled The Only Solution. Hutch currently also heads his own label West World Records with his business partners with the label Big Shot Music Group.

EVE, Dr. Dre, Aftermath Records, and Interscope Records have yet to comment. More news will be released as details emerge.

ummm it took him 12 years to get proof? ok



Miami Heat Stomps Oklahoma City In Finals; Rappers React

The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday (June 21), in a resounding victory, clenching the NBA Championship title.

The Heat defeated The Thunder 121-106, taking game 5 and winning the series 4-1.

“Congrats to da Homie [LeBron James] he deserve that Ring!! Might see me in da club tonight Holding the championship Trophy,” said Miami rapper Ace Hood.

The Heat shot with laser-like precision during the game, landing 7-14 from downtown.

Miami’s Chris Bosh scored 24 points, Mike Miller scored 23 and Dwayne Wade contributed 20.

“My niggaz deserved that!!!! Congrats to the Heat great season to the Thunder!!! Great series great basketball!!!,” tweeted Young Money’s Mack Maine.

LeBron James, who scored 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, was named MVP of the finals.

‘‘It means everything,’’ James said after the win. ‘‘I made a difficult decision to leave Cleveland but I understood what my future was about. I knew we had a bright future. This is a dream come true for me.’’

“It’s good 2 see relief n joy on LeBron’s face! Now he can be crowned king 4real! 1 day Knicks,1 day!,” tweeted sports enthusiast, Knicks fan/Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg.

“Humble speech but Lebron shoulda taken off his headband and shined that trophy with it just to stunt on all doubters,” said Chamillionaire.

Producer 9th Wonder applauded Kevin Durant’s performance for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Durant contributed 32 points and 11 rebounds, despite his team’s loss.

“Round of applause for Kevin Durant,” 9th Tweeted. “He is a class act…and has NOTHING to hang his head about.”

Boo Rossini, an artist on Young Jeezy’s CTE imprint, celebrated Miami’s victory by sending out a new track titled “Going Pro.”




A$AP Rocky Gets Dissed By Producer SpaceGhostPurrp

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Tyga’s protégée Honey Cocaine counts her blessings on “Who Shot Me.” The 19-year-old blonde femcee recalls the night that she was shot after Tyga’s “Careless World” show in Omaha, Nebraska, in March. She was struck in the arm by a bullet and taken to the hospital, but was released soon after. “It was just fate ’cause it wasn’t my time,” raps Honey over a sample of Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya.”

Great story, boring song

50 Cent Weighs In On Breezy Vs. Drizzy Fight – Picks A Winner

50 Cent added his two cents into the conversation, and went as far as choosing who he think would come out on top if Breezy and Drizzy got into a fight.

“I’d take Chris, because of all of the physical movement and dancing that he does. He just be slipping and moving and Wham, and I don’t see Drake doing that.”

”Chris be having his shirt off, he has one of those MMA fighter looks,” said 50 Cent. “Like he might have done karate as a kid.” “He might put him [Drake] in an arm bomb, break it on the floor.”



I like her flow


Maybach Music Group extends its reign with the second installment in the Self Made series. Due Tuesday, the follow-up to 2011’s Self Made, Vol. 1 includes appearances from MMG’s own Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, and the newest member Omarion. The Bawse also reached outside of the camp for collaborations with Nas, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey Hussle, Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Roscoe Dash, and T-Pain. Stream the entire album below.





On Nicki Minaj vs. Hot 97:
“I was just happy to see them work it out. Hot 97 and hip-hop artists, we all one family. I feel she was right to resolve it and let’s just get along.”

On the state of hip-hop: “I like it right now. Artists today are going for it. They’re not letting the culture die, so I’m happy about that.”

On the death of Amy Winehouse: “I was devastated ’cause she was so full of life. I still can’t even believe it. We all know she was going through a lot, but she just had a big spirit, so love to Amy.”

On why his marriage fell apart: “Money was never a thing. Money is money, it’s material. Love is real. Money isn’t. At the end of the day, that didn’t matter. It wasn’t like she came at me like that. The way it came out in public was like that. It just went wrong in a lot of areas.”

On his love life: “I still will marry again. If I get hit by that love, I’ll still do it again. It’s just life. You live and learn and you grow.”

On Kelis: “Shout out to Kelis. She’s an amazing woman and that’s the mother of my child and she’s great and everything is good.”





Rico Love’s Division1 protégée Rabbit heats up the streets with her remix to Nicki Minaj’s single “Beez in the Trap.” The D.C. stripper-turned-rapper, who released her first mixtape 3to3 in May, flexes her bars and body in the gritty video, which she dedicates to Trayvon Martin.



In addition to revealing the release date for the G.O.O.D. Music compilation, Pusha T weighed in on a number of hot topics during his interview with Funkmaster Flex. Find out what he thought of “Ghoulish,” Lil Wayne’s response to his fiery record “Exodus 23:1,” and whether Kanye West has taken interest in his beef with Young Money. Plus, does he support Nicki Minaj’s decision to cancel her Summer Jam performance and what does he make of the Chris Brown vs. Drake drama? You may be surprised by his answers.

On whether we will see another Clipse album: “Definitely. A lot of people get that twisted and they say, ‘You and your brother broke up.’ We can’t break up, we brothers. It doesn’t happen that way. He went and did his book and I went on a solo venture. We definitely coming back with another Clipse album.”

On Nicki Minaj vs. Hot 97: “Let’s call a spade a spade. [Peter] Rosenberg attacked her. Rosenberg was doing him, but that’s what he does. He’s an outspoken guy, everybody knows that. … I definitely would have performed, just for the sake of my fans. I know Rosenberg’s personality well enough to know that this is what comes with the territory. It’s a cruel world out here. Everybody got their own opinions. When Rosenberg disses me, I’ma black out in a verse immediately the best way I know how.”

On Young Money’s decision to boycott Summer Jam: “I thought it showed a real level of camaraderie by her listening [to Wayne] and not performing, and sort of banding together like, ‘Yo, we ain’t doing it.’ There was some solidarity there. I thought that was fresh.”

On his song “Exodus 23:1,” which is believed to be aimed at Drake: “I was surprised by anybody, Wayne specifically, answering ‘Exodus.’ I’ve never seen one record that didn’t say a name cause so much of a firestorm.”

On what he thought of Wayne’s “Ghoulish” response: “It was horrible. It was trash. It wasn’t great.”

On why he hasn’t responded
“I haven’t said anything about it ’cause I didn’t think it was good enough to respond to.”

On Wayne saying there’s no beef: “He’s already said what he’s said. At the end of the day, I think him saying what he said was in his best interest, to admit that you were emotional in reacting to something. I still want to know what part pertained, what hit you? I wanna know.”

On whether he’s spoken to Kanye about the feud: “I don’t talk to ‘Ye about rappers. I blacks out. I get busy. I stand by myself. We ain’t talked about it once.”

On the Chris Brown vs. Drake beef: “I would have never thought that the two was at it like that. I really wouldn’t have put them together and that whole situation. I didn’t like it. You know Chris from Virginia. I ain’t like that. You know, bottles and cuts and all that… That’s weak.”
LOL I love him

Btw, if you haven't heard Exodus 23:1 you're missing out



Hot garbage

D.O.P.E. “Stand Up” [Video]


Dom Kennedy “My Type of Party” [Video]


Kendrick Lamar’s “Cosmic Kev” Freestyle [Video]


LL Cool J Talks Working on New Album

Just because LL Cool J hosted the 54th Annual Grammy Awards this past February and has a recurring role on CBS’ drama, NCIS: Los Angeles, doesn’t mean he’s forgot where he came from.

The multi-platinum and legendary rapper revealed that he’s working on a new album.

“As far as the album is concerned, it’s real authentic hip-hop, you know what I’m sayin?” LL told XXL yesterday (June 20), after announcing the launch of his new virtual studio recording software, My Connect Studio, in conjunction with Sony. “It’s LL Cool J being LL Cool J.

“It’s 2012, so it doesn’t sound like it would sound if it were 10 years ago or 20 years ago, but it’s definitely official,” he added.

Although LL didn’t reveal a title or ballpark release date, he did suggest that his 13th studio album would give listeners something that they haven’t heard.

“It’s a breath of fresh air,” he said. “It doesn’t sound like anything that’s out right now. I think it’s crazy. It’s the business. It’s real.”

Exit 13 back in September of 2008 marked LL last LP offering, as he hasn’t dropped a new album since.

Yesterday, he also shared that he already started using his My Connect Studio software, which essentially allows two people to collaborate on music real time despite their location, to record parts of his new album.

“I’m going to be doing a little bit of the album on the studio, make sure that it is official,” the MC discloses. “And as a matter of fact I started on my album too. It’s authentic hip-hop, it’s the business.”

does anyone even want a new LL Cool J album tho jw...

N.O.R.E. “R.E.A.L.” (Starring Styles P) [Video]

“It’s kind of hard being real in a world full of fake,” raps Noreaga in his new visual featuring an appearance from Styles P…


Joey Bada$$ & The Pro-Era’s Track By Track Breakdown of 1999

XXL unveils the buzzing mixtape’s creation process…

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Throwback beats nostalgic of the early '90s East Coast hip-hop? Check. Wordplay and flow that's effortlessly New York? Check. A crew of friends from the 'hood down to make music? Check. Joey Bada$$, the much talked about 17-year-old talent from Brooklyn, had all the right ingredients to cook up his solid mixtape debut, 1999, which he calls it "a dedication to the '90s since it's recognized as the golden age of hip-hop and '99 being the last year of the era."

His attempt at recapturing the era's vibe has so far garnered positive responses. The 15-track project, consists of original production from Pro Era's in-house beatsmith Chuck Strangers, along with multiple jacked beats across YouTube, details reflective thoughts from inner city youths and bonafide braggadocio. Joey Bada$$ along with his crew Pro Era recently stopped by XXL to break down the creation process behind the heralded mixtape

Read the rest at the SOURCE

Is Shia Labeouf Coming For Eminem’s Crown?

OK, the truth is, I heard this came before Shia was famous and when he was in a rap group called Elements. Shame on the past for coming up to the present and giving us this to mess up our future. Just kidding. It was fun to hear for the first 10-15 seconds. :)


LeBron James Raps “Riot” and “Cashin’ Out” at Club Following NBA Finals Win [Video]