Ever since Outkast's birth, it's been known that Big Boi (one 1/2 of the legendary hip-hop group, the other half being Andre 3000...duh) is far from the typical rapper. With a career that spans about two decades, the Atlanta native released one of the best albums of the year, had some critically acclaimed live performances, and managed to nab two grammy nominations. I sat down with "The Son Of Chico Dusty" after his show with Chromeo's Dave 1 in New York to talk about why his new album was delayed, what a Big Boi Christmas is like, and what happens to people that criticize his dog breeding.
Rapper Waka Flocka Flames was released from prison earlier this evening (January 5th), stemming from a raid on his home on last week.
The rapper posted a $40,000 bond and was released from the Henry County Jail, after surrendering to authorities on January 3rd.
Waka Flocka was not home during the raid on his house on December 16th, which resulted in several men being detained and arrested on minor drug and gun possession charges.
Waka Flocka, born Jaquin Malphurs, was charged with various charges stemming from the raid, including marijuana and hydrocone possession, firearm possession by a felon, probation violation for driving on a suspended license and violating the state's Anti-Gang laws.
Additionally, the latest charges have resulted in the rap star being charged with violating the terms of his previous probation, for possessing a shot gun earlier in the year.
Ted Johnson, Waka Flocka Flames' attorney, said that the guns were found in the house were not illegal, a claim echoed by the rapper's mother/manager.
"They found a bunch of guns and twice much of cash," Debra Antney told AllHipHop.com short after the raid. "They found the security..his gun [he's] licensed to carry. Waka's security and his cousin was sleeping in the room. The door was locked and what they kicked it in for I don’t know, because if they would have asked for the code, we would have given it."
Ms. Antney also said the media was overhyping the "raid" on the house last month.
"You put this big thing out there and start scaring sponsors," Antney told AllHipHop.com. "It was two officers there that let us know and that s**twas bulls**t!"
Songwriter Drops Diss Track Responding To Soulja Boy's Claim Of Writing Willow Smith's "Why My Hair"
The Queen Bee is set to perform her diss song, “Black Friday,” to the Young Money princess at Rockit on Friday, January 14. In addition to the controversial track, Kim is sure to grace fans with a set list including all of her greatest hits.
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Behind The Scenes: Lil Kim "Black Friday" (Nicki Minaj Diss)
The musical alliance between Cee-Lo Green and actress Gwyneth Paltrow has become official, with the pair recording a new version of the rapper/singer’s hit song “F*** You.”
People.com received confirmation of the collaboration from Green himself as he revealed that he and Paltrow were at work at studio MSR in New York this past weekend and Monday (January 3rd) afternoon.
The new version of “F*** You” comes after Green praised Paltrow’s recent performance of the clean version of the single, “Forget You,” on the hit Fox show Glee.
Prospects of the duo working together began to circulate last month when Green admitted that he and Paltrow have been “considering a few things actually.”
“It's a little too early to commit to a statement and I won't ruin the surprise because whatever we're going to do is going to be extra cool," the Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley member told E! Online.
Paltrow also fanned the flames on Monday (January 3rd) by telling ABC’s Good Morning America that she and Green are e-mailing each other and a duet could be on the horizon.
"We don't know where that's gonna go, but I am such a big fan of Cee Lo,” she said. “He is so gorgeous and talented and amazing. We'll see."
Green and Paltrow could unveil their collaboration with an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The Iron Man star will host the episode, which is scheduled to air January 15, while Green serves as the musical guest.
“F*** You” is the lead single from the rapper’s latest release, The Lady Killer, which is currently in stores.
Rapper/actor Bow Wow is the subject of a lawsuit seeking at least $75,000 in damages, after he pulled out of a concert, as well as the make-up date, in St. Louis, Missouri.
According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, Bow Wow was booked by Brad Gould's Macsimum Entertainment to perform at a family oriented event at St. Charles Family Arena, but that date was nixed by Bow Wow's agency, ICM, because ticket sales didn't meet the company's expectations.
The rapper was rebooked for a second makeup date to perform during the "Back to School Jam" that was held at Rotary Park in Wentzville in September, but the lawsuit claims Bow Wow failed to show up at the event.
The second cancellation was even more embarrassing, because the Mayor of the city personally lent a hand to help promote the event, which planned to donate a portion of the proceeds to local chapters of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
"There were a lot of fans waiting to see (Bow Wow) and looking forward to the show," Mayor Lambi told the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. "The concert promoter had put a lot of work into it. It was kind of embarrassing for him because he got the mayor involved, the charities, and then the guy [Bow Wow] didn't show."
The company claims they paid Bow Wow $50,000 up front and another $43,000 on promotions, venues and Bow Wow's rider requests, which included first-class tickets for himself and entourage, five-star hotel accommodations and special meals.
According to the lawsuit, Bow Wow tweeted that he missed the show due to inclement weather, then apologized to fans for also missing his second flight as well.
Lawyers for Macsimum have been following Bow Wow around the country in hopes of serving him papers related to the lawsuit, but they couldn't get to the rapper because of his security detail.
They claim Bow Wow is playing a game of cat and mouse to avoid being served.