Hip Hop News: Monday 27th May
Lil Wayne and Birdman kiss
In a bizarre revelation, singer TQ has revealed how Lil Wayne and Birdman kissed “constantly” but aren’t homosexual.
“I never understood it,” admitted TQ in an interview with KFYB of UGS Radio. “I asked for an explanation and they gave me an explanation and as a man as part of my clique had to respect the explanation.”
J Cole Upcoming Album to feature TLC
J Cole has announced that TLC will be appearing on his upcoming album ‘Born Singer’.
Though he wouldn’t name other guests, Cole discounted many possibilities, stating that “no [one else] is rapping on the album.”
Eminem Announces Europe Dates
Eminem has announced three August concerts in Europe. As Em is in the reported final stages of his eighth solo album, the rapper posted on his website that he will appear in Ireland, Scotland and France for the dates. Em has brought along two of his Shady Records acts: Yelawolf, who will appear at two dates, and Slaughterhouse, who will also appear at two dates. Also on board for two dates is another rising star within the Interscope Records family: Kendrick Lamar.
Tax Evasion charges for Fat Joe
Fat Joe Admits He’s Facing Jail Time For Tax Evasion.
Joey Crack faces up to two years in prison for failing to pay income taxes for the years 2007 and 2008, amounting to roughly $700,000.
Record of the Week: Eve – Make It Out This Town
Eve – Make It Out This Town
Unity Radio Hip Hop News – Monday 20th May
Kendrick Lamar & Lady GaGa
The Swimming Pools rapper added: “It’s just great to be around people that inspire you from another genre, you know. In fact, it’s even bigger for her to respect hip hop music the way she does, true hip hop music, so much respect to her.”
Kanye West lands role in new Anchorman movie
According to Breaking News, Yeezy was spotted filming scenes on set inAtlanta on Tuesday (May 7), where he was apparently dressed in an afro wig.
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is due for release at the end of the year.
Rapper Ja Rule released from Prison
Rapper Ja Rule has been released from prison in New York after spending several months in the slammer.
He was originally sentenced to 24 months behind bars for reportedly carrying a firearm in his car, but he was handed another sentence for failing to pay taxes for $3 million in income between 2004 to 2006.
Beyonce’s New Single – Rise Up
Beyoncé has confirmed plans to premiere a new song, titled Rise Up, later this month.
Record of the Week: Mic Righteous – Up All Night
Mic Righteous is a well known & respected rapper & lyricist on the UK Underground scene, however ‘Up All Night’ is the 1st mainstream cross over single from the artist hailing from Margate, Kent, and it has done the job perfectly. The catchy Hook and Mic’s witty as always lyrics are sure to make this track a future anthem bringing Mr Righteous to a brand new crowd.
Make sure you grab your copy of the record as the single is released this week.
Record of the Week: Benga & Kano – Forefather
‘Forefarther’ is the 1st sing to be released from Benga’s upcoming album ‘Chapter 2’. The record is out this week & features UK MC Veteran Kano. Listen in this Friday to catch Drive Time Host Joshy B question Benga himself on what made Kano the perfect choice plus more.