An unsettling video hit the ’Net last week, showing notorious hip-hop vixen, Kat Stacks, being assaulted by two unknown males. After slapping Stacks, one man shouted out, “Apologize to Fab,” while the other added, “And Bow Wow,” making people believe the two rap stars were involved. XXLMag.com recently caught up with Bow Wow to set the record straight on the attack.
According to the newly signed Cash Money rapper, he had nothing to do with the incident and does not know who the assailants are. “Of course I had no involvement with it,” he said. “It’s so far fetched for me. Come on, man, everybody knows I make records for girls,“ he added, alluding to the fact that he’s not known for his gangsta image.
To further explain his detachment, Bow made a correlation to basketball. “You gotta look at it like this,” he said. “Skip Bayless talks terrible about Lebron…and I’m sure the city of Cleveland knows about Skip being all hot on him. Skip wouldn’t go to Cleveland, as bad as he talks about Lebron. And a Cavaliers fan threw a basketball at Skip; is you really gonna blame Lebron James for it? Lebron’s probably in his mansion chillin’ with his girl and his kids, he don’t know that fan. But that fan loves Lebron James. So you talk about him, in his city, and something happens, you can’t blame Lebron. So therefore you can’t blame me. The only thing you can associate me with is that somebody said my name.”
“I’m not an evil person,” he continued. “I don’t condone violence. That’s just the type of person I am. I just feel like, if anything, positivity is always the way out. So I think that maybe if she humbles herself a lil more and be positive and go about things differently, then hopefully she’ll be alright…but that’s not my style. I don’t put hits on people, I’m in the music business…if I wanted to fight, I’d be in the MMA.”
Bow Wow will be at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors tonight, honoring the pioneers of Southern rap music.
It’s about to go down. The world’s most controversial awards show is taping tonight at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom and as you can plainly see the Sunshine State is well represented. Finals game 1 vs. Dirty South All-Star extravaganza? Game time decision. Ha!
Texas grown hip-hop star, Dorrough will be honored at the 23rd Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Los Angeles, California June 25, 2010. He was named as a recipient based on the success of his recently certified platinum selling single “Ice Cream Paint Job.”
The invitation-only awards celebration will honor the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2009 R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap and Gospel charts. “Ice Cream Paint Job” was the 2nd released single from Dorrough’s debut album “Dorrough Music.” The album and single received a lot of national mainstream attention, shining the spotlight on Dallas as a hub for talent. “Getting this award is a great honor, and indicator of the hard work of my entire team. Outstanding sales, radio airplay, and chart performance, are all goals we working to duplicate with my new project and single, Get Big, from my sophmore album that will be in stores this summer.”
Drake previewed his highly anticipated debut album on Wednesday night (June 2) for New York media outlets and the listening session turned into a star-studded affair as Chris Brown, Bow Wow and Jay Sean joined the festivities.
The Toronto MC's Thank Me Later leaked online earlier this week, but the buzz was still plentiful.
Journalists from Billboard, BET, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, VIBE, Us Weekly and the New York Times, among others, were present as Drake played his finished project.
Between selections, Drake — who personally manned the boards to preview the album — spoke about each track, explaining the inspiration behind a number of the songs.
"Fireworks," "Karaoke" and "The Resistance" kicked off the album and the three selections serve as a bridge between Drake's breakout mixtape So Far Gone and Thank Me Later.
"Over," the rumbling first single, is where the album's story really starts, according to those close to Drake who chatted with reporters. Birdman were also among those in attendance at Manhattan's MSR Studios. The trio joined Drake in the studio, along with his October's Very Own set, where the rapper sat behind the boards and spoke to the crowd via a microphone as the feed was transmitted to a television in the larger lounge area.
Kid Cudi was present as well — the Kanye West protégé was recording in a separate area upstairs at the facility.
Prior to the full album leaking to the Internet, a number of selections such as the Jay-Z-assisted "Light Up" and "Shut it Down" featuring The-Dream, were posted on blogs and made available for free download.
Bloggers, however, banded together in protest against posting the entire album.
"Enough is enough," Andrew Barber of FakeShoreDrive.com told MTV News on Wednesday.
Drake also confirmed he visited Lil Wayne in prison since he was in town, and the rapper is also scheduled to appear at VH1's Hip-Hop Honors: The Dirty South and Hot 97's Summer Jam during his time in New York.
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The showdown between former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross and Carol City, Florida rapper Rick Ross (William Leonard Roberts II) will commence prior to the release of Teflon Don.
Representatives for Freeway Ricky Ross will seek an injunction seeking to block the release of rapper Rick Ross’ highly anticipated studio album, Teflon Don.
“If William Roberts attempts to use the ‘Rick Ross’ name that he spent years earning and spending time in prison to uphold, he will be met with an injunction,” a representative for Freeway Rick Ross told AllHipHop.com. “Simple as that. This is not a publicity stunt, a game or a hoax, to sell some Rick Ross albums, as some have suggested. In fact, [Freeway] Rick Ross intends to halt the release of any Summer 2010 ‘Rick Ross’ album.”
Freeway Ricky claims rapper Rick Ross stole his name, image and likeness and parlayed it into a successful rap career, making millions of dollars, without permission.
Freeway Ricky Ross is a well known, former drug dealer from Los Angeles. During 1980’s and early 1990’s.
Ross made millions of dollars per day, by dealing drugs throughout California, Ohio, Maryland, Indiana and other states.
Ross’ case is of note, due to a series of articles published by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb, who uncovered the CIA’s connection to Ross and drug dealing in Los Angeles in the San Jose Mercury News, in 1996.
The articles were the beginning of the notorious Iran-Contra scandal, which also linked Danilo Blandon, Ross’ cocaine connection, the CIA, which allowed sold arms to Iran and allowed the cocaine into black communities, to fund a war in El Salvador.
That same year, Freeway Ricky Ross was sentenced to life in prison, for attempting to purchase 100 kilos of cocaine from an undercover agent.
Freeway Ricky Ross’ life sentence was eventually reduced to 20 years, and that was further cut down because Ross was a model prisoner.
He was released from a Texarkana, Texas state prison in May of 2009. Freeway Ricky maintains that rapper Rick Ross has become famous at his expense.
Representatives for Freeway Rick Ross maintain that the Rapper Rick Ross applied trade to register and trademark the name Rick Ross, but were refused by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In addition to rapper Rick Ross, Slip-N-Slide, Jay-Z, Antonio Reid, Island Def Jam will be named in the lawsuit, unless the parties can reach a settlement.
“Jay-Z had no reason to disrespect Rick Ross and violate his name, because Jay-Z was a hustler, just like Rick Ross and [he] should’ve respected what ‘the boss’ did in the ‘game.’ L.A. Reid knew he should’ve cleared the name before letting Roberts’ art imitate [Freeway] Rick Ross’ life and exploiting his name.”
Sources close to the matter told AllHipHop.com that Freeway Ricky Ross will seek “half” of everything rapper Rick Ross has ever earned.