Still wondering if they pulled it off. Guess we will all know on June 16th.
Still wondering if they pulled it off. Guess we will all know on June 16th.
He getting alot of flack for shooting a mock Donald Trump in this video. The song is actual dope and probably the first relevant song he has had in years.
We got a bunch of celebs who said the same thing but I call bullshit.
Another icon of the black community has passed away. Producers of the upcoming Tupac biopic are definitely going to press the gas with getting this into the theaters with the untimely passing of Afeni.
via Daily News
Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of late rap legend Tupac Shakur who was the subject of one of his most iconic songs and who oversaw his posthumous legacy, has died. She was 69 years old.
Marin County deputies responded to Shakur’s home in Sausalito, Calif., Monday night after she suffered a possible cardiac arrest, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday morning. She was taken to a local hospital and died just before 10:30 p.m.
Ran into this on accident this morning.
A revolutionary new way to watch YouTube.
This guy says he has solved the murders of Biggie and Tupac.
Greg Kading, the former LAPD detective covered and” solved” the murders of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur in his 2011 book, Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations. Today, his documentary of the same name was released, and according to Kading, it’s the “book on steroids.”
What makes Kading different from all of the others who’ve attempted to solve the infamous murders is the fact that he bases his conclusions on factual, documented evidence. During this exclusive clip, Greg explains that what we’ll see in the Murder Rap documentary is “evidence-based information. It comes from inside the investigation, not from outside.”
Watch as he drops names and links one of them back to Suge Knight in this intensive exclusive.
I guess Skillz wasn’t paying attention this year.
Jerry is not happy about the movie and in all his subsequent interviews after its release he has stated as such. I am posting a recent interview where he claims that Eazy-E was never jumped by Suge Knight.
Jerry Heller is suing everyone connected with “Straight Outta Compton,” alleging the movie defamed him … and he wants $110 MILLION minimum.
Straight OUTTA Rock-N-Jocks is where to get this just dropped COMPTON (Made by STARTER) Snapback. It will sell out fast. Get yours and represent STRAIGHT OUTTA http://www.rocknjocks.com
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My name is Gobi M. Rahimi and I had the honor of directing and producing Tupac Shakur’s music videos during his time at Death Row Records.
A few weeks before Pac was shot, I wrote the letter that Tupac signed, firing Suge Knight and his lawyer David Kenner. After that, the tension between Tupac and his label soared to new heights.
Ice Cube son looks like him but being lighter than his father is throwing me off a bit, but it looks like his performance will overshadow all of that.
The one thing that confuses me about this story is how did Suge wind up killing his good friend when he alleged was attacked by two other men. Weird story indeed.
Suge Knight’s lawyer tells TMZ he’s confident murder charges will not be filed because his client has a sold defense … mortal fear.
Suge Knight has the award locked up for most drama-filled existence in the history of mankind and who can live to talk about it. More below from TMZ
Sources tell TMZ Suge’s lawyer is arranging for his client’s surrender to the Sheriff’s Dept. It is unclear if law enforcement will arrest Suge for hit and run or manslaughter. It’s possible the cops could conclude Suge is not legally on the hook because he fled out of fear for his life.
Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, ran over a man who later died, and then fled the scene.
” If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they will k!ll you ”
Stole that quote from a commenter on BOXDEN and it hit the value of comedians right on the head. They always speak truth to power and make you laugh while they are doing it. Edutainment at its finest.
This is a Must Watch for everybody.
Jeff interviews author John Potash, topics include: the corrupt oligarchy, Tupac Shakur, Tupac was an an activist before becoming a rapper, FBI war on Tupac Shakur, Black Panthers as community activists, Huey Newton, Black Panther Cubs, Mike Tyson, entrapment, targeting of political musicians, Death Row Records was a US intelligence front, conspiracy and cover up, MK Ultra, CIA and drugs, Afghanistan, Kurt Cobain, Jimmi Hendrix, and much more.
Wise words from Mr. Shakur.
Suge Knight speaks on his recent shooting whereas he was hit six times by an unknown assailant at Club 1 Oak in Los Angeles.
You would think club security in Los Angeles by this time would know how to keep automatic weapons out of high profile venues such as this. Chris Brown better be very careful since he is very proud of his gang ties and eventually they will catch up to him. Lastly, Suge Knight got shot and walked out on his own, fuck is this guy made of?
Shots rang out at 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood at around 1:30 AM Sunday … and Suge Knight was shot twice and taken to the hospital by ambulance where he’s currently in surgery … eyewitnesses and Suge’s family tell TMZ.
A source close to Suge tells us … he was shot in the stomach and arm.
Tyson Beckford, Robert Ri’chard and Apple de Ap all tell TMZ … they were inside the pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown when they heard 4 shots ring out inside the club.
Suge walked out on his own power … a cop spotted him and walked the rap mogul to the police car where Suge sat. Suge was then put in an ambulance and taken to a local hospital.
Suge Knight is gonna be pissed once again, but there is nothing he can say to stop Dre from closing on one of the smartest and biggest deals in the history of the music industry.
Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE … thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.
Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION — and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine created the brand … it’s a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash.
This will definitely be a must watch even though he is probably the most hated man in Hip hop history I would dare to say.
Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua will direct and produce the tentatively titled project based on the life and exploits of the Death Row Records co-founder. Black Swan’s Bradley J. Fischer will produce alongside Fuqua. The Knight doc is the first in a series of new documentaries produced by Showtime that will spotlight iconic and controversial figures to be overseen by filmmakers.
Well it seems this story has sparked interest from the NYPD.
via Huff Post
NEW YORK — New York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said Wednesday if police determine the post is legitimate they will seek to interview the prisoner.
The claim was posted on the website AllHipHop.com. The person says he was paid $2,500 by another hip hop mogul to rob Shakur outside a studio in Manhattan in 1994. Shakur suffered gunshot wounds but eventually recovered. He was later killed in 1996 in an unsolved slaying.
Wow. We have definitely have been in a crazy resurgence of everything Tupac culminating with the street banger “Tupac Back” courtesy of Maybach Music signee Meek Mills and Rick Rozay. Now comes this out of the world news that Dexter Isaac has not only admitted to shooting Tupac Shakur back in 1994, but that Jimmy Rosemond aka Jimmy Henchmen paid him $2500 to do it. Unbelievable.
A man has admitted to shooting rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994 after allegedly being paid $2,500 dollars by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November of 1994.
Dexter Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses.
Isaac came forward Wednesday (June 15th) with the information on the eve of what would be Tupac’s 40th birthday.
It seems cops have arrested Suge Knight again, but with a bail at $65,000 he will be out in a few hours. TMZ has the story below:
A witness in the Suge Knight incident told police that the rap mogul pointed a gun at another car this morning — while sitting in the driver’s seat of his own SUV, this according to law enforcement sources.
Will we see Tupac’s greatest hits now hocking cars? 18 million was probably a bargain for this historic catalog.
Music publisher EverGreen, which owns the catalogs of 2 Live Crew, Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer, Tupac Shakur and others, has signed a deal with WIDEawake, the Canada-based development company that acquired the assets of Death Row Records earlier this year, to be the worldwide administrative company of the legendary rap label. As part of a long-term arrangement, EverGreen will administer and handle licensing for all of the compositions and master recordings in the Death Row catalog, as well as the processing of all mechanical and performance royalties in the catalog.
“After purchasing the Death Row catalog in January, WIDEawake began looking for a partner to help monetize their rights,” David Schulhof, co-CEO of EverGreen, tells Billboard.com. “We already had a relationship through the estate of Tupac Shakur; WIDEawake was looking for an exclusive boutique company to help focus on licensing in the film, television, video game and ad world; and because we own the catalogs of Tupac and 2 Live Crew and Teddy Riley and others, they knew we already had experience in the genre. So, it just felt like the obvious choice for them to partner up with us for Death Row.”
With the new joint venture, WIDEawake extends EverGreen’s rights to market, promote and collect royalties on all the copyrights and master recordings in the Death Row catalog, including more than 10,000 released and unreleased songs by such artists as Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger and Nate Dogg, to list a few. It also includes never-before released albums by Crooked I, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, RBX, The Lady of Rage, Warren G, K-Solo, Danny Boy and DJ Quick, among others.
After producer Details(signed to singer/label owner Akon’s Konvict Muzik) was robbed last week, former Death Row owner Suge Knight and his cronies were blamed. TMZ has the first words from Mr. Knight who tells Akon to “stop snitching”.
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Red Cafe has issued a threat to hip-hop mogul Suge Knight, vowing to strike back for allegedly costing him legal feesThe “Paper Touchin'” hitmaker claims Suge filed a lawsuit against one of his associates.
“I got next on Suge Knight jaw,” Cafe said in an interview. “That jaw glass, everybody is getting money. I was trying to get it first and they stopped me like, ‘Nah, he gonna sue,’ but then he ended up suing my man. He ran into sombody fists and he blamin’ my man for it. So now it costs me money for it ’cause I gotta pay for an attorney. So if I’ma have to pay now, you know what, gimme some of that. I’ma stay there, yeah, that was me…I’ma get it on tape and we gonna put it onHottestInTheHood.com. Right now you go to HottestInTheHood and you got him on the pavement from the last time he ran into a fist it’s there right now…I’m in Brooklyn, he don’t wanna go there. Come holla at cha boy.” (Hot 93.7)
Suge’s last publicized confrontation took place at last month’s NBA All-Star Weekend in Arizona with an Akon associate.
“At about 3:30 AM, police were called to a private party on the second floor of the W Hotel,” the police report reads. “Hotel securitypersonnel called police when they became concerned that there would be a fight between two groups of guests having heated words in the VIP area. Officers arrived and watched a group of about 6-8 guests exiting the VIP area. They saw one person, later identified asRobert Carnes Jr., punch the victim in the head two times. Officers deployed tasers to quell the fight that erupted.” (SOHH) Continue reading
During the ‘90s, Death Row Records linked the sound and do it yourself ethic of Stax and Motown with Hip Hop. It laid the blueprint for No Limit, Roc-A-Fella and a half dozen other independent labels. Along with the trademark sound emerged tales of industry shakedowns, studio beatdowns and a conflict that left two of Hip Hop’s greatest contributors dead. Things got so bad that Dr. Dre then Snoop Dogg and nearly everyone else departed, leaving thousands of unreleased recordings and plenty of drama in their trail. A few who chose to remain occasionally made headlines. As a shell of its former self, Death Row brought in a steady trickle of a couple million dollars annually, until a crippling lawsuit forced the label to sell its assets in a recent auction.
Canada’s WIDEawake Enertainment purchased the remaining Death Row assets for $18 million, simultaneously ending and starting a new era. As questions arose about the reintroducing the label’s analog material in a now digital Hip Hop landscape, the new owners promised a drastic change in the way business was conducted. After nearly a decade of re-releasing bootlegs and b-sides that were better left on the cutting room floor, stories of a board of trustees led by a suburban soccer-mom did little to ease the fears of die-hard Death Row fans.
In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, WIDEAwake/Death Row CEO Lara Lavi and Senior Vice President John Payne cut through the clichéd press clippings to explain why they can equally relate to the suits who write the checks and the artists who cash them. With ties that reach back to Death Row’s infancy as Future Shock Records, John and Lara have offered a full pardon of sorts for all the artists and music stranded on Death Row. In the following pages, you can judge if they’ll successfully take the hood off of Death Row’s iconic mascot without taking the hood out of the label’s master recordings.
HipHopDX: What initially attracted you to the Death Row purchase?
John Payne: I was actually with Death Row from the very beginning. I did the Deep Cover Soundtrack, and I helped formulate the direction Death Row took before it kind of went a little negative. When the company went bankrupt, I worked with the trustees in identifying everything. Continue reading
LAS VEGAS – Marion (Suge) Knight has pleaded guilty to misdemeanour battery for beating a woman in a Las Vegas parking lot last year.
The 43-year-old rap producer entered the plea in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday in a deal that dismissed two felony drug charges and one felony coercion charge stemming from the August incident.
Police said officers witnessed the co-founder of Death Row Records striking Melissa Isaac while holding a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip. They said Knight was carrying Ecstasy and hydrocodone when they arrested him.
Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman ordered Knight to receive counselling and pay a $340 fine. He’s due back in court in August for a status check.
For the second time in 9 months, Suge Knight got his face punched in — and the alleged ass-beater claims to be Akon’s business manager.
It all went down in a private party at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ — where Suge was attending a private party for NBA All-Star weekend. Cops say they were called to the scene by hotel security who warned about a brewing fight between two groups in the VIP area.
According to the Scottsdale PD website, when cops arrived, they saw a man punch the victim — aka Suge — two times in the head.” Officers had to break out the tasers to “quell the fight.”
The suspect, Robert Carnes Jr., was charged with one count of felony aggravated assault — they ruled it a felony “due to the severity of the victim’s injuries.” Another man was also arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Suge was transported to a local hospital and treated for facial injuries.
CLICK BELOW to read the Scottsdale PD arrest report.
“At about 3:30 AM, police were called to a private party on the second floor (pool area) of the W Hotel. Hotel security personnel called police when they became concerned that there would be a fight between two groups of guests having heated words in the VIP area. Officers arrived and watched a group of about 6-8 guests exiting the VIP area. They saw one person, later identified as Robert Carnes Jr., punch the victim in the head two times. Officers deployed Tasers to quell the fight that erupted. Officers arrested CARNES Jr. and ANDERSON for assault and disorderly conduct. The victim was transported to SHC-Osborn hospital where he was treated for facial injuries. CARNES Jr. reported to officers that he is employed as the business manager for singer “Akon”.
Both suspects were booked into Scottsdale City jail and are being held in custody.
ANDERSON is charged with 1 count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. CARNES Jr. is charged with 1 count of Felony Aggravated Assault. (Felony charge is due to the severity of the victim’s injuries.)”
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(All photos by Brandon Perkins. For full gallery, click images to view the Death Row Auction slideshow.)
It was perfect. The portrait of Nate Dogg in itself was tacky, but Suge Knight’s alleged tweaks to the painting — black eye and multiple bullet holes — were priceless. The frameless artifact wasn’t the most glamorous or even the most infamous item up for bid at Sunday’s “Death Row Auction” in Fullerton, but it was the most poignant. Priceless and poignant, unfortunately, being way out of my price range.
Officially dubbed “Case # 2:06-bk-11205-VZ,” the day’s festivities were ordered up by the US Bankruptcy Court on behalf of Suge Knight and Death Row Records. As the staple of Los Angeles music and definition of gangster rap for nearly a decade since its 1991 inception, the controversial record label and its fearsome owner ran their pop culture course into the ground shortly after its flagship star, Tupac Shakur, was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996.
But for nearly 200 bidders at the auction, the spirit of Death Row was still relevant in 2009. The specifics of that relevancy remained varied. For some, it was a chance to make a quick buck. Where else could you buy 17,000 CD copies of Snoop Dogg’s Tha Doggfather for four cents a piece? Others were looking for deals…like a pallet full of dated (but working) television sets that sold for $15. And in accord with many of Death Row’s notorious business practices, some people were just trying to get their stuff back.
“I wanted to see what the prices were going to be on the some of the pieces that actually belonged to my son, Jay Jenson. He worked for Suge Knight,” Diane Jensen said. “I’m trying to buy them back. They actually belong to him, but the bank has them now.”
Before the auction began, bidders carefully eyed each other. It was easy to imagine Snoop or Dre sending surrogates for their platinum plaques and VMAs, or even that Suge commissioned troops to make sure certain things stayed unsold. But when the auctioneer commenced the dizzying affair with cases of “Death Row Water” — for less than the cost of water, to people who clearly had never attended an auction before in their life — it was apparent that the majority of the day’s bidders were there for one thing: Nostalgia.
“I just wanted to be here, I knew it was going to be a one of a kind event,” DJ Skee, host of the New Music Show on KIIS, said. “There’s been nothing in hip-hop that’s quite had its run like Death Row has, that’s made so much timeless quality music. You can pop in any of those albums today and they’re still relevant…Doggystyle, The Chronic, All Eyez On Me, they’re relevant in the club, in the streets, on the radio.”
And Skee — who really is playing non-commerical music on commercial radio every Sunday night — held true to his claim by paying over $600 on the art proofs for Tupac’s All Eyez On Me CD in the day’s first spirited bidding war. And when he stuffed a wall-sized platinum plaque presented to Dr. Dre into the back seat of his BMW convertible, he was officially one of the day’s bigger players.
But the same guy that snagged my beloved Nate Dogg portrait also won everything else he attempted, including two of the day’s biggest prizes: the “Notorious P.I.G.” original painting and Death Row’s actual electric chair. His name was Dale and his tattoos spoke louder than he did, explaining that he was a fan of “big businessmen like Suge” and that, yeah, he did have a few good spots to put all this artwork. Dale’s seemingly bottomless wallet may have left a few fellow bidders bitter — he’d just hold his arm in the air until everyone else bowed out — but if bullying wasn’t the mantra of Death Row, then nothing was. (Brandon Perkins)
With thousands of unheard songs by hip-hop heavyweights Tupac and Snoop Dogg, among others hitting the auction block later this month, fans would think they would have no problem finding buyers, but it seems as if former owner, Suge Knight, is a real turnoff.
New York’s Daily News reports that Knight’s Death Row Records will be going up for sale on January 15 but the label founder’s shady reputation may make it a tough sell. A source tells the paper that, “Some people don’t want to go near the catalog because they think Suge still believes it’s his.”
The former hip-hop mogul was forced to put the music up for sale after filing for bankruptcy in ’06. Authorities have tried unsuccessfully to put the extensive library on the auction block before, but all the prior deals have fell through. As XXLmag.com previously reported, Suge was accused of hiding a portion of Death Row’s catalog from Global Music Group, an indie that tried to buy the West Coast label last year.
Along with Death Row going up for sale, Knight’s Malibu mansion was auctioned off for $4.5 million just last month. The 8,272 square-feet house was built seven years ago and has 9.5 bathrooms, a pool, a spa and mountain and ocean views. It’s estimated value is over $6.2 million.
Former bodyguard Grime Reaper Q, who was one of the most feared celebrity body guards in the industry, plans to tell all in a new documentary entitled “The World’s Most Dangerous Bodyguard” .Known for taking a bullet wound for R.Kelly and confronting feared hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, Grime details his heartless career and reveals the life-changing event that altered his decision to transform from a bouncer to a trained killer.
“When I got stabbed, it turned me into a person who said, ‘I’m never gonna let anybody hurt me again, unless they f*cking shoot me,” Grime says in the film’s trailer.
Claiming he has “killed eight or nine men,” Grime uses the documentary to tell unheard stories about protecting some of the biggest names in the music industry. “An incident happened where DMX got rushed and basically [his security] didn’t handle the situation right, they didn’t get him out of there, they didn’t get him out of harm’s way,” Grime adds. “In every city of this country — you got your hood guys, you got your guys that are gonna come after artists or do sh*t wrong at a concert.” Continue reading
On the heels of yesterday’s official announcement that the economy is in a recession, Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight may be Hip Hop’s first casualty. The Los Angeles Times reports Knight’s $6.2 million Malibu mansion was recently sold in bankruptcy court for $4.56 million.The sale is likely the last in a financial freefall that began when Knight and Death Row filed for bankruptcy protection in April of 2006. Since then, both Warner and Global Music Group have either claimed ties to or tried to acquire the former home of artists such as Dr. Dre, 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.
Within the last few weeks, Knight has sued Kanye West, accused the Barstow Police Department of stealing a diamond earring and been charged with assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend.
This has definitely not been a good summer for the former record mogul. Losing his catalog, getting knocked out by an avearge joe, and this recent arrest shows that even the most feared are capable of having the biggest falls. TMZ got the scoop:
Suge Knight has been busted again, this time for allegedly terrorizing and attacking his girlfriend.
The former rap impresario was busted by Las Vegas cops for assault with a deadly weapon, possession of controlled substances and domestic violence.
Law enforcement tells us Suge allegedly attacked his girlfriend of three years early this morning. She claims he punched her in the back of the head while they were driving. She claims she tried getting out of the car, grabbed the steering wheel to cause an accident so someone would notice her peril.
The car struck the curb and stopped. She fled from the car and allegedly Suge chased her, caught her and that’s when the cops came.
Cops say they saw Suge kick the woman in the head and was wielding a knife in his hand.
Yeah this story was floating around a couple of weeks ago, I guess the check got cut.
My question is why Dre did not take his supposed millions and buy back his catalog?All of those whispers of the couple who purchased the Death Row catalog, being a front for Dre and Snoop sounds bogus to the kid. That would be a straight power move for Dre who can’t seem to make hits anymore.
Could you imagine Detox with some new Pac vocals? Hip Hop lost.
NEW YORK (AP) – Death Row Records, the hip-hop label that released seminal gangster rap albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, has been auctioned for $24 million.The New York-based Global Music Group Inc. said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that on June 24 it purchased Death Row, including its enviable back catalog and current artist contracts.
Originally due June 24 then July 8, the Game’s third album, “LAX,” is now set for release July 22 via Geffen. The first single, “Game’s Pain,” featuring Keyshia Cole, is currently No. 26 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Other tracks on the set include the Lil’ Wayne-assisted “My Life,” “Angel” with Common, “Camera Phone” and “A Thug and a Gentleman,” both featuring Ne-Yo, “Us Live” with Chrisette Michelle,” “Put Ya Hands Up” with Busta Rhymes and the promotional single “Dope Boys,” with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. An accompanying video for the latter is currently in the works.
Other guests include Ice Cube, Raekwon, Ludacris, Bilal and Raheem DeVaughn, appearing on “State of Emergency,” “Bulletproof Diaries,” “Cali Sunshine” and “Touchdown,” respectively.
Cool & Dre, Irv Gotti, Nottz, J.R. Rotem, Scott Storch, DJ Toomp, Hi-Tek and Kanye West lend their production efforts to the album.
The Game changed the original June 24 release date because his former cohort-turned-nemesis 50 Cent was to release G-Unit’s “T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight)” the same day, but both were pushed back. G-Unit’s album is now slated for July 1.