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
This is the artwork that’ll represent John Legend and The Roots’ joint project, Wake Up! on September 21st. You can view the track titles here. Don’t sleep! rap-up
[vodpod id=Video.4031131&w=425&h=350&fv=] It’s always interesting to see an artist’s expression upon hearing a track for the first time. Here’s footage of Ross previewing “Tears Of Joy” for Cee-Lo Green. Teflon Don drops next Tuesday. Bonus: Rick Ross x Raekwon “Audio Meth” X
[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 […]
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.
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
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