You were embroiled in a dispute with Lil Wayne's camp over the royalties for "Lollipop." How were you able to come to terms, and were you able to collect the full $500,000 you sought?
The song's [royalties] are probably more than that, by now. We worked out an arrangement. They're giving me some money now, and will pay the balance in the first or second quarter next year. I never had an issue with Wayne, he and I were cool. It's just there was some confusion owing to [clearance issues with] a sample from another song I made for him ["I Feel Like Dying"]. There's never been hard feelings between me and him.
A lot of people have complained about not being paid by Cash Money/Young Money, but apparently the label knows not to mess with you.
I think I have bigger muscles than they do.
Either that, or they know about the heat you're packing.
That's not how I got my money back, though.
David Banner's Heal The Hood Inc. hosted its annual gift giving program last Saturday (December 18th) in Jackson, Mississippi. The rapper provided Christmas gifts to 15 needy families and 10 young men from a local homeless shelter. The event, now in its fifth year, gave gifts tailored to each families specific needs. The recipients were families headed by single parents, living in improvised conditions. Later in the evening, David Banner treated families and men from the local homeless shelter to a concert featuring Big K.R.I.T. and Wiz Khalifa. "It's just to try to bring sunlight to families who just may not have the opportunities and may not have the finances to do the same. For me its important to be able to help and to come back to the community that I'm from and to give back, Banner told local WLBT Channel 3.
Former Cash Money Records' artist Magnolia Shorty was recently shot and killed in New Orleans.
While details are sketchy sources told AllHipHop.com that Magnolia Shorty was shot at least 26 times in her New Orleans neighborhood.
She was given her rap name by late rapper Magnolia Slim, who also hailed from the notorious Magnolia housing projects.
She was also discovered by Brian "Birdman" Willis.
Magnolia Shorty was also the second female artist to sign with Cash Money Records.
Just months before her death, Magnolia Shorty was a featured artist at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
"I wanted to be a rapper. I've been rapping since I was 12 years old," Magnolia Shorty told Spinner.com. "I was working on mix tapes and my verse while rapping at block parties. I eventually got introduced to Cash Money Records and we just went from there."
Bow Wow let it be known a few weeks ago that his new album will be entitled, Underrated. Can’t argue that. And backstage at Hot 106′s Holiday Hot Night concert in Rhode Island, Bow Weezy gave some details as to his first single produced by Boi-1da.
Nearly 48 hours after shutting down Saturday Night Live with Eminem, Weezy retreated to his blog and discussed his performance and upcoming Rolling Stone cover.
Hello World & Fellow Martians! I hope you enjoyed my Saturday Night Live performance. I can’t describe what it felt like being back in my element. I wanted to share some behind the scenes photos from my Rolling Stone photo shoot. The shoot was in Miami two weeks ago and just being able to do this type of stuff again is therapeutic. Be sure to pick up the issue when it hits stands. Thank you to the people at Rolling Stone for the opportunity.
Thank you for making 6 foot 7 foot #1 on itunes, you will continue to be #1 in my heart.
Nicki Minaj Perfomed “Moment 4 Life” and “Save Me”. “NBC’s New Years with Carson Daly” airs live on New Years Eve
"Cipha Sounds, who was on the air for "The Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Show" of Hot 97 and made a derogatory comment about Haitian women. This is what Cipha Sounds said, "The reason I'm HIV negative is cause I don't mess with Haitian girls." Which is purely false and NOT true!! The entire Haitian community including Haitian Fresh felt his apology was not sincere. Haitian Fresh who is the voice of the Haitian people felt his comment impacted and affected the whole Haitian community in a negative manner after fighting against racism, discrimination and social stigma." - Chimovement.com