Lil Hot and his Money By Da Pound team cleared out dozens of turkeys, 103 in total, at a local WalMart to donate to the Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless during V-103's live remote today (11/17) at the Kroger on N. Hariston Rd., in Stone Mountain, GA. He presented his donation during Greg Street's time slot. Additionally he gave a monetary donation in the hopes of helping others have an enjoyable Thanksgiving.
OK, so these guys might not exactly be new jacks, but Partners-N-Crime are still on the come up. After building an extensive catalog and collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, the New Orleans duo are expanding their fanbase.
Riding the wave of their new banger "Finally Could Breathe," featuring Young Money president Mack Maine, Kango Slim and Mista Meana are currently hard at work on their 10th project, Legendary, set to drop next year. It's an effort they once would have been hard pressed to put together, when their camps warring with each other years ago.
"When we were coming up in the game, Wayne was a little bit younger than us," Slim told Mixtape Daily. "We were on a label at the time called Big Boy and he was with Cash Money Records. And to be honest, both of the labels had a rivalry thing going on. Once Cash Money blew, Big Boy continued to do their thing. They housed Mystikal, Fiend, us, and a couple more artists. At one time, we never looked eye to eye, but as we grew older things began to change."
Wayne helped break the ice when he reached out to the underground vets a couple of years ago offering to record a track together. (The group was also, at one point, signed to former Cash Money member Juvenile's label.) Partners-N-Crime sent Weezy something they were working on, a rockish number called "We Do What We Want To," which eventually landed on their last set, We Are Legend.
The superstar MC liked what he heard and contributed a verse. ("This was a little bit before he got into the same type of music with Rebirth," Meana recalled.) The result was a raucous anthem that helped to push PNC beyond their bayou borders.
Before finishing up their Legendary collection, the group is next scheduled to perform at BAM's 2010 Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn, New York, as part of the Red Hot + New Orleans lineup.
Music-wise, it's been a pretty stellar year for "Saturday Night Live," with memorable sets from Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire.
But things will heat up even more in December, when the venerable weekend sketch show rounds out the year with a trio of heavy-hitting host/performer pairings. The most anticipated will be the December 18 show, which The Hollywood Reporter reported will feature five-time musical guest Eminem performing the song "No Love" alongside Lil Wayne, who will be making his second appearance on the show.
As of right now, the slot will be Weezy's first major TV performance since his release from prison earlier this month.
The host that night will be "Tron Legacy" and "True Grit" star Jeff Bridges, who last hosted the show 27 years ago with his brother, fellow actor Beau Bridges, marking the longest gap between hosting duties in the show's history.
Paul Rudd will make his second tour of duty as host December 11 to promote "How Do You Know," on a night when Paul McCartney will take the "SNL" stage for the third time.
And coming up on December 4 will be third-time host Robert De Niro and Diddy-Dirty Money, appearing to promote the trio's long-delayed Last Train to Paris disc. De Niro will be promoting "Little Fockers," which is due December 22.
This Saturday's show will be hosted by Anne Hathaway, with musical guest Florence and the Machine.
Which "SNL" host or musical guest are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments!