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Too $hort Arrested For Assault

Too $hort found himself on the other side of the whistle this morning, when he and an associate were arrested on assault charges at the Knitting Factory in Boise, Idaho. According to police reports, security guards say they were assaulted after Short Dog was told he couldn’t bring underage girls backstage. He was released from Ada County Jail and is due back in court August 4th. If found guilty, he faces six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. yk2 via ism

Swizz Beatz Explains “Fancy” Handover

[vodpod id=Video.4030462&w=425&h=350&fv=configParams%3Dvid%253D538005%2526uri%253Dmgid%253Auma%253Avideo%253Amtv.com%253A538005] YN pointed out a couple of weeks ago that “Fancy” originally featured Mary J. Blige. The track’s producer Swizz Beatz, explains to 1515 how the record landed on Drake’s Thank Me Later. “It started off as a Swizz record. Then I got Mary [J. Blige] on it. It was supposed to be on her [Stronger With Each Tear], but we missed the deadline. Then I pulled it back for my [upcoming] record. Then five o’clock one morning, on […]

New Music: Drake “Do It All”

According to Karen Civil, this is off the mixtape, No More Thank You’s which came out today. Sounds like this was left on Thank Me Later‘s cutting room floor. Update: The song of the day is a Diddy reference track. Damn, you leak scavengers. Ha! And now a word from the producer.

New Music: Fat Joe “Power” (Freestyle)

Joey liked Kanye’s version so much, he decided to take a Crack at it. “I just feel like he’s super talented and that joint was, I’m sure he’s got even better than that I like [‘Power’] a lot, but I’m sure he’s even better than that. Kanye West’s my favorite rapper and at the end of the day, I’m a huge Kanye West fan.”—Fat Joe 57ave

Tragedy Khadafi Goes Diggin’ For Beats

N.O.R.E. told the crowd at S.O.B.’s on Tuesday that long time collaborator Tragedy Khadafi was home after serving four years in prison on drug charges. Well, here’s footage of the Intelligent Hoodlum in the lab listening to some new instrumentals. He told HHDX last month that he plans on releasing a new book and music. Good luck. X