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Soul II Soul - Keep On Moving

Now some of y’all aren’t ready for this one. I dug deep for this one because I forgot this song existed until I was coming home from Christmas break and heard it on the radio. This video is weird as hell but the song goes hard and I don’t care what anyone says. For some reason the girl at 3:02 looks like Kelly Rowland to me.

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Kanye is at it again

Posted by J under Ign'ant, Kanye West
Kanye West vs. Amelle

According to The Mirror, KANYE WEST was furious after being turned down by European Pop singer AMELLE (of THE SUGABABES). His assistant called Amelle and claimed that Kanye didn’t “like being ignored.”

“She said she was calling on behalf of Kanye who was furious because I had offended him by not dating him. I told her that Kanye knew I had a boyfriend, but she wasn’t having any of it,” Amelle said. “She said he was not used to being treated like that, and I should be more considerate next time I see him.”

“Just because Kanye clicks his fingers I’m not gonna come running,” she added.

The singer went on to explain that she loved her current boyfriend and had no intentions to date Kanye.

No word from Kanye West as of press time.


You know, this is not surprising in the least. More interesting to me is how these damn “Sugababes” stay in the American gossip pages. I’ve never heard a single song from them but they are all up in my face 24/7! Are they good? With a name like “Sugababes” I would venture a guess that they AREN’T.

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Blind Items for Friday

Posted by Erin T. under Blind item, Uncategorized

Here are new blind items for us to try to solve!

This woman gives the impression that she puts her foot down when her hip-hop man strays. Apparently, she’s not putting her foot down hard enough because he’s currently involved in a very passionate relationship with a female singer. He pays her rent, she receives a monthly allowance and he bought her a luxury car. He can’t seem to get enough of his “outside woman.” He constantly talks about her beauty to his boys. He’s sprung. This may not be a passing fancy like the others. His main woman has cause for worry.

This pint sized man is affiliated with rap and he’s wilding out on drugs. If he’s not careful, the majority of his money will go on drugs and he will be broke by next year. He’s constantly high, he hasn’t been sober for the past year and his crew is worried. In his condition, he can be taken advantage of by groupies.

Coverup…When this black female singer received a big sum of money, she and her husband splurged on a kilo ($20,000 at the time) of cocaine. He overly indulged and started experiencing heart palpations. He had to be air lifted to the nearest hospital. She went to great lengths to keep this story out of the gossip columns, and she succeeded until now.

#1 is OBVIOUSLY Diddy and Cassie. I mean COME ON! there is a lot of debate over the fact that this might be Jay-Z , Beyonce, and Rihanna but I have never read anything where Beyonce was talking about keeping Jay-Z in check. Kim Porter has been in every magazine from Essence to Nickelodeon talking about how she puts her foot down noow on Diddy and that when he leaves she knows she will come back. This is Cassie to the max that they are talking about because this dude was all over youtube and shit defending her as a terrible singer. I mean that was desperate. You should just see the look in Cassie’s eyes in this youtube


This is the mos pathetic thing i’ve seen in awhile. This right here sealed the deal for me.

#2? The Pint Sized clue makes me think Bow Wow. I changed my mind. I think it’s Lil Wayne now. When he was in that magazine talking about how he is better than Jay-Z and what not there was no doubt in our minds that he was high ( even though he IS better than Jay ) I’ve been hearing through the vine that he is always high on something so this doesn’t suprise me at all.


What do you all think?

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Maia Campbell on crack now?

Posted by Erin T. under Uncategorized


Above is a clip of Maia Campbell ( from In the House ) doing a singing while naked and she was apparently given crack for doing this video. Word has been going around for a hot minute that she was a big coke head but now it has moved up to crack. The video is NSFW but the nudity is blocked out. A full length video is due in 2007. This is very sad to me.

Taken from Juiicy Scoop and Media Take Out

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Tyson arrested in Arizona on DUI charges

Posted by Erin T. under Uncategorized

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Mike Tyson was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine after police stopped him leaving a Scottsdale nightclub early Friday.

Sgt. Larry Hall said the heavyweight boxer was stopped after his car almost struck a sheriff’s vehicle while leaving the club at about 1:45 a.m.

“He showed signs of impairment, and voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests,” said Hall, a member of the Buckeye Police Department who was working in the area as part of a holiday DUI task force.

Hall said Tyson was placed under arrest after “showing more signs of impairment” during the field sobriety tests.

Police subsequently searched Tyson and found cocaine on him and in his car.

No one else was with Tyson at the time, Hall said.

Tyson was booked at a Maricopa County sheriff’s jail, and he was expected to have an initial appearance before a judge later Friday to determine bail, Hall said.


It’s a shame that when I read this I didn’t even bat an eyelash. Like we expect this type of shit from him now. I’m suprised they didn’t find a tied up white girl in the truck or something else really random. Mike Tyson is on some other shit.

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While I do my laundry at 3 AM like a meth addict, here’s a throwback I thought y’all might appreciate…


This is just old as hell and I’m laughing at myself for remembering it. Look, his name is Domino and he’s playing dominos, damn that’s clever! Is it me or does he look like The Black Power Ranger? I like how he just stole every bit of LA imagery from ICE CUBE’s “It Was A Good Day” and threw it in this video. I’m especially mad at the ghetto bird shining the searchlight in his window. Y’all ever seen HALLE BERRY in Losing Isaiah? There’s a HILARIOUS scene with crackhead Halle involving this song that will make you wanna scream “HOW HAS THIS BITCH WON AN OSCAR BUT ANGELA BASSETT HASN’T!” Check it out:


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Kidz Bop does Chicken Noodle Soup

Posted by Erin T. under Uncategorized

we all joked about this but we didn’t think it was going to happen


LMAO THEY ARE GETTIN IT!! I fucking fell out when the dude with the pads and helmet on hits a backflip.

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Gabby and friends

Posted by Erin T. under Uncategorized

I know, I know. We fell off pretty bad during the Christmas Break and all but we are back. Besides, it’s been very slow for entertainment news as you can see with the pics i’m posting right now.

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Hill Harper, Gabrielle Union, and Tigger ( LOL ) hanging out in Miami during the Miami New Years Weekend Bash.

yep. Slow day.

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R.I.P. James Brown

Posted by J under Deaths

[Image Courtesy of Front Row King]

James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured “Godfather of Soul,” whose rasping vocals and revolutionary rhythms made him a founder of rap, funk and disco as well, died early Monday, his agent said. He was 73.

Brown was hospitalized with pneumonia at Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Sunday and died around 1:45 a.m. Monday, said his agent, Frank Copsidas of Intrigue Music. Longtime friend Charles Bobbit was by his side, he said.

Copsidas said Brown’s family was being notified of his death and that the cause was still uncertain. “We really don’t know at this point what he died of,” he said.

Along with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and a handful of others, Brown was one of the major musical influences of the past 50 years. At least one generation idolized him, and sometimes openly copied him. His rapid-footed dancing inspired Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson among others. Songs such as David Bowie’s “Fame,” Prince’s “Kiss,” George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” and Sly and the Family Stone’s “Sing a Simple Song” were clearly based on Brown’s rhythms and vocal style.

If Brown’s claim to the invention of soul can be challenged by fans of Ray Charles and Sam Cooke, then his rights to the genres of rap, disco and funk are beyond question. He was to rhythm and dance music what Dylan was to lyrics: the unchallenged popular innovator.

“James presented obviously the best grooves,” rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy once told The Associated Press. “To this day, there has been no one near as funky. No one’s coming even close.”

His hit singles include such classics as “Out of Sight,” “(Get Up I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good)” and “Say It Out Loud - I’m Black and I’m Proud,” a landmark 1968 statement of racial pride.

“I clearly remember we were calling ourselves colored, and after the song, we were calling ourselves black,” Brown said in a 2003 Associated Press interview. “The song showed even people to that day that lyrics and music and a song can change society.”

He won a Grammy award for lifetime achievement in 1992, as well as Grammys in 1965 for “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” (best R&B recording) and for “Living In America” in 1987 (best R&B vocal performance, male.) He was one of the initial artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, along with Presley, Chuck Berry and other founding fathers.

He triumphed despite an often unhappy personal life. Brown, who lived in Beech Island near the Georgia line, spent more than two years in a South Carolina prison for aggravated assault and failing to stop for a police officer. After his release on in 1991, Brown said he wanted to “try to straighten out” rock music.

From the 1950s, when Brown had his first R&B hit, “Please, Please, Please” in 1956, through the mid-1970s, Brown went on a frenzy of cross-country tours, concerts and new songs. He earned the nickname “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.”

With his tight pants, shimmering feet, eye makeup and outrageous hair, Brown set the stage for younger stars such as Michael Jackson and Prince.

In 1986, he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And rap stars of recent years overwhelmingly have borrowed his lyrics with a digital technique called sampling.

Brown’s work has been replayed by the Fat Boys, Ice-T, Public Enemy and a host of other rappers. “The music out there is only as good as my last record,” Brown joked in a 1989 interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

“Disco is James Brown, hip-hop is James Brown, rap is James Brown; you know what I’m saying? You hear all the rappers, 90 percent of their music is me,” he told the AP in 2003.

Born in poverty in Barnwell, S.C., in 1933, he was abandoned as a 4-year-old to the care of relatives and friends and grew up on the streets of Augusta, Ga., in an “ill-repute area,” as he once called it. There he learned to wheel and deal.

“I wanted to be somebody,” Brown said.

By the eighth grade in 1949, Brown had served 3 1/2 years in Alto Reform School near Toccoa, Ga., for breaking into cars.

While there, he met Bobby Byrd, whose family took Brown into their home. Byrd also took Brown into his group, the Gospel Starlighters. Soon they changed their name to the Famous Flames and their style to hard R&B.

In January 1956, King Records of Cincinnati signed the group, and four months later “Please, Please, Please” was in the R&B Top Ten.

While most of Brown’s life was glitz and glitter, he was plagued with charges of abusing drugs and alcohol and of hitting his third wife, Adrienne.

In September 1988, Brown, high on PCP and carrying a shotgun, entered an insurance seminar next to his Augusta office. Police said he asked seminar participants if they were using his private restroom.

Police chased Brown for a half-hour from Augusta into South Carolina and back to Georgia. The chase ended when police shot out the tires of his truck.

Brown received a six-year prison sentence. He spent 15 months in a South Carolina prison and 10 months in a work release program before being paroled in February 1991. In 2003, the South Carolina parole board granted him a pardon for his crimes in that state.

Soon after his release, Brown was on stage again with an audience that included millions of cable television viewers nationwide who watched the three-hour, pay-per-view concert at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

Adrienne Brown died in 1996 in Los Angeles at age 47. She took PCP and several prescription drugs while she had a bad heart and was weak from cosmetic surgery two days earlier, the coroner said.

More recently, he married his fourth wife, Tomi Raye Hynie, one of his backup singers. The couple had a son, James Jr.

Two years later, Brown spent a week in a private Columbia hospital, recovering from what his agent said was dependency on painkillers. Brown’s attorney, Albert “Buddy” Dallas, said singer was exhausted from six years of road shows. Source

Damn, it’s a sad day for soul.

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Just weeks after an on-air confrontation with Young Jeezy, female rapper and radio host Monie Love is no longer working at Philly’s 100.3 The Beat WPHI-FM.

Sources from the radio station confirmed to SOHH this morning that Monie (born Simone Wilson) is no longer employed there. Her departure from the station follows on the heels of her December 7 interview with Young Jeezy where the two argued vehemently over whether hip-hop is dead. During that conversation Jeezy also questioned Nas‘ street cred. The argument ended with Jeezy storming out of the studio. While many within the industry have speculated that the incident is the real reason behind Love leaving her morning show post, representatives at the station were unwilling to confirm.

“I have no comment on that,” Daisy Davis, Operations Manager at 100.3 The Beat, told SOHH.

The British-born Love was member of the 80’s and 90’s collective known as the Native Tongues (Queen Latifah, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep). Monie Love’s first album, Down to Earth, spawned two Grammy-nominated singles, “Monie In The Middle” and “It’s a Shame (My Sister).” A second album, In a Word or 2, was released in 1993. Love also released an EP Slice of Da Pie in May of 2000.

Monie Love did not respond to attempts to contact her regarding this story.


In case anyone hasn’t seen it, here’s the video of Monie and Jeezy getting into it on the air:


I don’t think anything she said was bad enough to get her fired, damn. They got into an argument but it wasn’t vicious or anything.

And here’s Monie’s single “It’s A Shame (My Sister)” (1991) as a throwback for everyone:


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While rapper Nas is riding a wave of success with his new album Hip-Hop Is Dead, the rapper’s former girlfriend Carmen Bryan has been hit with a lawsuit over her salacious, tell-all book It’s No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal-a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All.

In a lawsuit filed in Columbus, Ohio Federal Court, Tannell Davis claims to have written the book, which originally had a working title of Sex, Drugs and Hip-Hop…Oh, and Did I Mention Love?”

Bryan, who did stints at Def Jam and Capitol Records, also shares a daughter with Nas.

The 272-page-book tells Bryan’s life story and her role in a vicious feud between Nas and rapper Jay-Z and her affair with both rappers as well as other trysts.

Bryan details a secret affair she had with Nas’ one-time rival Jay-Z and claims she was the inspiration behind a number of hit records written by Jay-Z, including “Give It To Me, “Is That Yo Chick” and others.

The lawsuit alleges that Davis originally wrote and copyrighted Sex, Drugs and Hip-Hop…Oh, and Did I Mention Love? and that Bryan plagiarized the original version and sold the new version to Simon & Schuster under the new titled It’s No Secret.

Davis seeks an undisclosed amount in damages.

All Hip Hop

OK, this solidifies it, if you didn’t know it before: Carmen Bryan is a no-talent ho. I know y’all remember those clips of her reading the excerpts from the book. If she couldn’t write at that 7th grade reading level then we know she has nothing to offer to the community, besides oral sex, apparently.

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50 lost his virginity at 12

Posted by Erin T. under Ign'ant

Rapper 50 Cent has revealed how he lost his virginity at just 12 years old after an older woman seduced him.

The artist, real name Curtis Jackson, said that he was flattered by the attention.

He told The Sun, “I had sex for the first time when I was 12-years-old with a grown-a** woman. Like, 22. She wasn’t really attractive.”

The Get Rich Or Die Trying star revealed how he was unsure about what he was supposed to be doing, but followed her lead.

He added, “I was a big 12-year-old…I had no idea what I was doing, but I was ready.” Source

She was 22? What? This is some Mary Kay Letourneau shit right here. Does he not realize he was raped at 12? I hope he is making this up because him just casually talking about this makes him look like a fool! They need to pull a “To Catch a Predator” on her ass and put her away.

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“If I cry, his blood will be my tears.”

The next day, Daquan awoke with a throbbing headache, and he couldn’t unknot his stomach. Even the smell of Grandma Mama’s gumbo didn’t give him an appetite for anything other than blood.

He showered and dressed quickly, then tip toed out the door, because he didn’t want to see Grandma Mama’s face, knowing what he had in his heart. Daquan went straight over to Nut’s and found him sitting on the front stoop, smoking a cigarette. They nodded a silent greeting, then Daquan picked up Nut’s Camels and lit one up.

“How we gonna do this?” Nut asked solemnly, like there was no question it was getting done.

Daquan blew a stream of smoke out, and replied, “Get us a fiend’s car, you know, grab them thangs and lay on the n***uh till we can creep ’im.”

Nut looked over at him. “You know where he stay?”

Daquan shook his head, “But we know where he be. Trust me, he won’t be too hard to find.”

Nut nodded in agreement and thunked his cigarette to the pavement. He got up and went in the crib, then returned a few minutes later, shirt bulging with the print of two gats, a nine and a .38. He handed Daquan the nine, which he tucked in his jean shorts.

“Let’s go see if we can get Ol’ School car.” Daquan suggested.

It didn’t take much convincing to get the old rusty Oldsmobile from the dope fiend called Ol’ School, especially after Nut offered him a hundred dollars for the whole day. Ol’ School had heard about how Black had openly disrespected Nut and Quan and his big cousin Jerome. By the look on their face and the bulge in their waist, he knew what they intended to do. He hated to see boys so young get caught up in the game that had drug him down, but he knew he was powerless to stop them, so he just told them, “Ya’ll watch yo’self, ya heah?”

Daquan got behind the wheel and started the fifteen-year-old engine—older than he was himself—then slammed the rusty door with a loud squeak.


They followed Black to the Rosham Red Motel and allowed him to get a room and go inside. Once he was in, they pulled close to the rear of the hotel and got out, looking around.

“So what, we just knock on the do’? What if she answer?” Nut asked, puffing on a cigarette.

“Naw Nut, we gonna make the n***uh come out to us to get it,” Daquan smirked.


Daquan looked around the parking lot, until he saw a nice softball-sized piece of concrete, then went and retrieved it. “With this.”

Nut looked at him with confusion.

“One of us gotta be in the car, while the other one bust his car window then slide up under it. As soon as he come out, pull off so he’ll think the n***uhs got scared or somehin’. Then blast his ass, ya hear me?” Daquan explained, already knowing he’d be the one under the car.

Nut paused for a moment, then went and got the car. Daquan crept up behind the Caddy and pulled out his nine. When Nut backed up behind him, he cocked back the rock, took a deep breath, and smashed the driver’s side window completely; making Black’s alarm go crazy. He quickly dropped and rolled under the car, feeling the heat of the transmission on his face.

“What the f**k?! Hey!” Black came out, shouting, as Nut skidded off around the building. Black was clad only in boxers, hard dick poking a tent in the material.

The sound of his own breathing was heavy in Daquan’s ears, and it felt like his heartbeat was beating in the fingers that he had poised on the trigger.

“Punk muhf**kas!”

“Baby, what happened??”

“Take yo’ ass inside!” Black demanded.

Daquan could hear Black’s bare feet hitting the pavement, coming closer and closer, until his toes were directly beside Daquan’s shoulder. Daquan closed his eyes for a second, then reopened them as he slid his torso from under the car, raised the gun, and fired twice into Black’s stomach as he leaned in the window to see if anything had been taken.

The girl, wrapped in a dingy white sheet, was only a few feet from Black when the shots cracked the silence, and she let out a piercing scream, seeing Black stagger back. Daquan came out from under the car and fired again, hitting Black in the chest, when he noticed Black had a revolver in his hand, one he never got to use.

As Black fell back on the concrete, Daquan stood over him and hissed, “Charge this to the game, n***uh,” then fired twice into Black’s skull, opening it up like a cracked egg.

The girl was frozen in horror, but her scream had brought a few people to the windows of rooms. Daquan didn’t think twice, but he regretted all three shots he pumped into her head, from almost point-blank range. By the time her body hit the ground, he had dashed into the safety of the darkness and jumped into the car with Nut.

All Hip Hop

OK, I don’t even know where to begin. While I admire C-Murder’s tenacity in trying new things, this is one he should have left to the John Grishams of the world. This shit reads like a bad intro to New York Undercover. I’m especially mad at “Daquan” finding a random piece of concrete to bust in the window like he knew it was gonna be there and at C-Murder explaining how that dude’s dick was hard or some mess? Lawd almighty. How long until BET gives this the greenlight to be a TV movie? Evan “LaMichael” Ross will play Daquan.

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Apparently Timbaland’s solo album is amazing

Posted by J under Oh Lawd
Timbaland being a goon

This year, producer Timbaland went from shadowy hip-hop genius to king of pop (a.k.a. “that guy in every video”) — and judging by the sneak peek we got of his upcoming “solo” album, his reign may well continue in ‘07. Timbaland Presents Shock Value, due in March, is set to include songs with Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, M.I.A. and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger — plus She Wants Revenge, Elton John and the Hives. While we haven’t heard the Hives track yet (can’t wait), we did check out the song with She Wants Revenge, which has Tim rapping and singing over the band’s guitar lines, with Justin Warfield coming in on the chorus. We also heard the ultra-poppy “Scream,” with Scherzinger, which features a simple, tambourine-bashing rhythm track — and someone having a very loud (fake?) orgasm in the background.

Rolling Stone

I dunno. I’ll believe it when I hear it, Rolling Stone. I’m just mad at these stupid producers putting out “solo albums” when they are barely on the shit. And Timbaland makes dope beats but he just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

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Remy Ma, Jacki-O and Shawnna teaming up?

Posted by J under D-List

Over at Remy Ma’s Myspace she has this picture up of her and her “girls” Jacki-O and Shawnna and the caption says they’re forming a new group. Aww, how sweet, they’re putting their 50k sales together in an attempt to scan aluminum. They look like Snoop’s flopped female group Doggy’s Angels in this picture. All of the ’90s female rappers like Kim, Foxy, Missy, Eve and Lauryn are supposed to be dropping next year so I guess 2007 is year of the lady MCs.

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